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Posted Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

 Courthouse Design and Seeds of Change Award on the Agenda 

The Morris County Board of Freeholders will meet tomorrow (Wednesday, Nov. 13) for a work session at 4:30 p.m. and a public meeting at 7 p.m. Both meetings will be held at the County Administration and Records Building, 10 Court Street, in Morristown.

At the work session, the county’s Open Space Trust Fund Committee will make its recommendations for 2019 open space project grants to the Board of Freeholders. Also at the work session, Clifton-based infrastructure firm, AECOM, will brief the board and the public on the upcoming design of an estimated $62 million Morris County Courthouse expansion.Freeholders Meet on Wednesday, Nov. 13 -- Courthouse Expansion, Open Space, Seeds of Change on Agendas

The freeholders voted on Oct. 23 to award the $3.9 million design contract to AECOM, which has extensive experience in designing judicial facilities.

In moving ahead with the design, the freeholders significantly reduced the initial cost of the estimated $106 million overall project by modifying the scope and breaking it into phases, so the county only will have appropriate $62 million for the first phase or construction phase of the new building when work begins in a few years.

At the Freeholder Board’s public meeting at 7 p.m., the Morris County Advisory Committee on Women will award its 2019 Seeds of Change Award. The award, which honors the legacy of the late state Sen. and Freeholder Leanna Brown, is presented each year to a Morris County woman who exemplifies Brown’s dedication to public and community service.

The Morris County Board of Freeholders meet twice monthly, usually on the evening of the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, at the County Administration and Records Building. The public can comment at those meetings. The board also holds public work sessions on the mornings or afternoons, usually  of the second and fourth Wednesday. Public comment is not allowed at work sessions.

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