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Borough Hall Offices will be Closed on Monday, February 15th
In observance of Presidents' Day and George Washington's birthday, Borough Hall Offices will be closed Monday, February 15th.

Borough Residents Invited to Provide Input on Master Plan. Public Attendance and Input is Vital to the Outcome of the Project (pdf)
The Borough is undertaking a re-examination of its Master Plan, a document that lays out the town's future vision for responsible development within the borough. A Community Open House will be held on Thursday, February 18th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, at the Library of the Chathams. Please save the date and join other Borough residents in sharing ideas to help shape our communityís future development and character.

Scholarship Opportunity for New Jersey High School Seniors and Juniors (pdf)
Chatham Borough Mayor Bruce A. Harris and Chatham Township Mayor Curt Ritter have teamed up with the New Jersey State League of Municipalities to participate in a statewide scholarship competition centered on the theme "What My Municipal Government Does Best." One semi-finalist will be selected from each municipality to compete for one of three statewide scholarships. Applicants must submit an application and 500 word essay by March 10, 2016.

Flu Season Begins. Individuals are Encouraged to get an Influenza Vaccine and Take Precautions (pdf)
Influenza activity is increasing across the country and individuals are encouraged to take precautions such as covering coughs and sneezes, staying home when sick, and washing hands often to stay healthy and stop the spread of viruses.

The Perils and Pleasures of Organic Gardening
All gardeners who have a plot at the Chatham Community Garden - or want to learn about having a garden plot - are invited to the Chatham Community Gardenís annual meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, February 22nd, at The Library of the Chathams.

Morris County Public Safety Youth Academy (pdf)
The Morris County Public Safety Youth Academy is a five-day program providing high school students exposure to the field of public safety. The program will provide cadets with specially designed training and hands-on experience in the fields of police, fire, EMS, emergency management, and more. The program is open to all Morris County students who will be enrolled in Grades 9-12 in the Fall of 2016. The program is sponsored by the Board of Chosen Freeholders, and is completely free of charge to the cadets and their families.

Join the Chatham Community Garden for the 2016 Gardening Season
The Chatham Community Garden is preparing for the 2016 gardening season and is now accepting new applications for the garden. The Chatham Community Garden is located at 87 Woodland Road, just east of Madison. The Community Garden Advisory Committee oversees the operation of the garden, including the governing rules for the garden, which are typical of the rules utilized by community gardens in the U.S. Gardeners are expected to keep their own plots in good order and volunteer for assignments for the benefit of the whole garden community. Interested? Click on Chatham Community Garden for the application and rules.

Congressional Award Program for Young Adults
Congressman Frelinghuysen and Mayor Harris invite all young people ages 14-23 to participate in the Congressional Award Program. The Congressional Award is the United States Congressí award for young Americans. Participants earn Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Certificates and Congressional Award Medals. Each level involves setting goals in four program areas: Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration. Program participants move at their own pace and it accommodates young people with special needs or disabilities who are willing to take the challenge.

Proposed Plans for Improving the Floor Plan of the Library of the Chathams (pdf)
The library Board of Trustees has commissioned preliminary plans to reorganize space within the existing building to create a better experience for its patrons and is requesting public feedback. The plans can be viewed on the library's homepage click here.

Have You Been Selected to Participate in a U.S. Census Bureau Survey? (pdf)
The U.S. Census Bureau conducts various surveys year-to-year and may randomly select your household or business through a process of scientific sampling. Data collected from a sample of the population is then used to produce estimates for the entire population. If you are visited by someone from the United States Census Bureau, here are some RECOGNITION TIPS to assure the validity of the field representative.

JCP&L Receiving Increased Reports of Scammers Targeting Utility Customers (pdf)
JCP&L is warning its customers to be aware of telephone callers posing as electric utility company employees who threaten to shut off the customerís power unless immediate payment is made. Learn what you can do to protect yourself from being a victim of this scam.

Update on the Proposed Pilgrim Pipeline (pdf)
The Pilgrim Pipeline Advisory Committee understands that the Pilgrim Pipeline Holdings has engaged a lobbying/public relations firm to assist it with the promotion of the Pilgrim Pipeline Project. Further the Committee understands that Pilgrim is about ready to begin their permitting process before a myriad of governmental bodies. Resolutions have been passed by affected municipal governments but Resolutions alone will not stop this pipeline. We must remain vigilant and active in our opposition. See details on how you can help.

Until further notice, Lower Lum Field is closed for all activities and access by the public is prohibited
Lower Lum Field is closed for all activities and access by the public is prohibited. The entire field area, which includes the baseball field and the area around the oak tree, is closed. The Boroughís forester has reported that the oak tree, located on Lum Field between the ECLC building and the train station parking lot, has an internal cavity and there is evidence of root decay on one side of the tree. Evaluation reports prepared by James Houck, ISA Certified Arborist; John Linson, Certified Tree Expert; and Joe Kunkel, Certified Tree Expert, can be reviewed on the Plans-Reports webpage.

Black Bear Facts for Homeowners

Master Plan Update | Community Open House, February 18th (pdf)

Aerial Inspections to be Performed on JCP&L Transmission Lines Beginning January 4, 2016 (pdf)

Streetlight on the Blink? Tell Us. (pdf)
Streetlights brighten up a community and help keep it attractive and safe. To report a streetlight outage, please call JCP&L's automated outage reporting line at 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877}.

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High Priority Information
Community Open House, Thursday, February 18
A Community Open House is scheduled for Thursday, February 18th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, at the Library of the Chathams. This is a great opportunity to join other Borough residents in sharing ideas to help shape our communityís future development and character. Public attendance and input is vital to the outcome of the project.

Mon Feb 15
Presidentís Day
Municipal Offices, Schools Closed
Route A Trash Pickup
Tue Feb 16
Jt. Mtg. Finance & Operating. Committee 7:30 pm
Historic Preservation Commission 7:30 pm
Wed Feb 17
Planning Board CANCELLED
Fri Feb 19
Sat Feb 20
Recycling Depot 9 am - 12 pm
Mon Feb 22
Council Meeting 7:30 pm
Tue Feb 23
Library Board 7:30 pm
Wed Feb 24
Zoning Board 7:30 pm
Fri Feb 26
Sat Feb 27
Recycling Depot 9 am - 12 pm

 Click here for all recycling

Click here to view the Monthly Safety Notices from the Chatham Police.

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Pilgrim Pipeline Information

Train Station Parking Lots North & South

2015 Daily Parking Rate

Click here for more information on Parking

Would you like a tree planted in the Borough right of way in front of your home? Click here to contact the Shade Tree Commission.


Borough of Chatham
54 Fairmount Avenue, Chatham, NJ 07928
973-635-0674     Hours: 8am to 4pm M-F