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Chatham NJ 07928 Postal Customers (pdf)
On Friday, December 8th, community leaders from Chatham Borough and Chatham Township met with USPS representatives to review concerns and outline plans to improve mail delivery service. The Chatham Post Office is working to restore the confidence in its ability to provide the best possible mail services in the Borough and the Township.
Chatham Borough Residential Collection of Paper Leaf Bags Scheduled for December 12th and December 19th
The Borough's curbside leaf collection program has ended for the season. Please do not place piles of leaves at the curb. On Tuesday, December 12th and Tuesday, December 19th, the Public Works Department will pick up paper leaf bags that are placed at curbside, or residents can bring their paper leaf bags to the mulch area. The mulch area will be closed for the season at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 9th.
Looking for the Perfect Gift Idea for the Holidays or a Way to Give Back to the Community? Rides for Seniors Offers the Gift of Independence (pdf)
Consider giving the gift of independence to those who can’t drive or choose not to drive. The Tri-Town 55+ Coalition’s Rides for Seniors Gift-A-Ride program, in partnership with GoGoGrandparent, is the answer. Family and friends can purchase trips for their loved ones to use for shopping, dining, medical appointments or a night on the town. To purchase trips for a registered rider’s account through Gift-A-Ride, log onto www.tritown55plus.org or call GoGoGrandparent at 855-464-6872.
The Chatham Borough Police Department Will be Collecting Toys for Tots from November 15th until December 18th
The Chatham Borough Police Department continues its holiday tradition of collecting new and unwrapped toys for the Toys for Tots Program, a program founded and run by the United States Marine Corps Reserves. Toy collection bins are placed at police headquarters in Borough Hall from November 15th until December 18th. Please consider donating a toy (or two) to the Marine Toys for Tots Program this holiday season.
New Jersey Clean Energy Program. Save Energy and Save Money (pdf)
Eliminate drafts during the winter months, lower utility bills, and improve the comfort of your indoor space. Everyone can save money and save energy through New Jersey's Clean Energy Program. Call (866)NJSMART
Free Smart911 Emergency Call Service Now Available to Borough Residents (pdf)
More than 70 percent of calls made to emergency 9-1-1 come from mobile phones. However, when dialing 9-1-1 from a mobile phone, the 9-1-1 call takers have little information to help you – only your phone number and a general sense of your location. The Smart911 service gives first responders key information that can make the difference between life and death in an emergency.
NJ Safe Care Cam Program Expanded to Help Ensure the Safety of Elderly and Disabled New Jersayans (pdf)
The growth of our senior population has led to significant increases in the demand for both in-home and nursing home caregivers. The Safe Care Cam program, made possible by the NJ Office of the Attorney General Division of Consumer Affairs, will loan a hidden micro-camera, free of charge, to provide families with peace of mind that their loved ones are being cared for properly, or provide proof that immediate protective intervention is necessary.
Community Advisory Regarding a Trending Computer Scam (pdf)
The Chatham Borough Police Department would like to make residents aware of a trending computer scam. In this particular scam, an individual calls stating that he or she is with Windows Security and that your version of the Windows operation system software needs to be updated. Once in your system, the individual can encrypt files and then hold the files hostage until you pay a sizable ransom.
Know the Bear Facts and Be Bear Aware (pdf)
Black bears are native to New Jersey and their prime habitat consists of mixed hardwood forests, particularly in the northwestern area of the state. This time of year, black bears begin searching for food in preparation for the winter. Taking steps to avoid attracting bears with food or garbage is the best way to prevent black bears from becoming a nuisance near your home. Learn more about black bears in the attached NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife’s brochure.
Medicine and Drugged Driving. Can Your Medicine Make Driving Dangerous? (pdf)
Millions of people suffer each year from seasonal allergies triggered by pollen from grass, weeds, or trees. For symptom relief, many head to their local pharmacy to purchase allergy products, usually oral antihistamines. Many of these products can cause drowsiness and loss of attention, making driving dangerous and could result in the same kind of impairment as if you are driving under the influence of alcohol.
Rides for Seniors Transportation Assistance Program (pdf)
The Tri-Town 55+ Coalition has launched a new “Rides for Seniors” pilot program to help residents 65 years of age and older living in the Chathams and Madison schedule transportation for medical appointments, errands, or pleasure. The Tri-Town 55+ Coalition will subsidize each one-way trip, up to 15 miles, at a cost of only $5. Registration is now open and easy to do by phone or online.
NJ Register Ready OEM Special Needs Registry (pdf)
When a disaster strikes, Chatham Borough OEM wants to ensure that Borough residents with medical and access needs are identified so that help can be provided when time matters most. Sign up to NJ Register Ready.
Residents Are Reminded to be Aware of AARP Solicitations for Water Service Line Repair Coverage Plans (pdf)
Borough officials have learned that AARP is marketing to its members exterior water service repair coverage plans through HomeServe, an independent company. This is not a Borough program.
Status Update on Pilgrim Pipeline (pdf)
Fifteen municipalities have joined together to create the Municipal Pipeline Group to ensure that the interests of the affected municipalities and their residents will be protected.
The Congressional Award Program for Young Adults (pdf)
Congressman Frelinghuysen and Mayor Harris invite young men and women ages 14-23 to participate in the Congressional Award Program, America’s Award for Youth. Congress established the Congressional Award in 1979 to recognize initiative, service and achievement in young people. Information on the program, application and FAQ’s is provided.
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Events (Monthly Calendar)

Mon Dec 11
Council Meeting 7:30 pm
Tue Dec 12
Mayor's Wellness 8:30 am
Farmers' Market Committee 7:30 pm
Library Board 7:30 pm
Recreation Committee
Curbside Leaf Bag Pickup
Wed Dec 13
Traffic Safety 6:45 pm
Zoning Board - 7:30 pm
Environmental Commission 8 pm
Thu Dec 14
Board of Health 7 pm
Fri Dec 15
Sat Dec 16
Recycling Depot 9 am - 12 pm
Mon Dec 18
Joint Meeting 7:30 pm
Tue Dec 19
Last Curbside Leaf Bag Pickup
Historic Preservation Commission 7:30 pm
Shade Tree Commission 7:30 pm
Wed Dec 20
Planning Board 7:30 pm - CANCELLED
Fri Dec 22
Sat Dec 23
Recycling Depot 9 am - 12 pm
Sun Dec 24
Santa Arrives Firehouse Plaza 2 pm
Library Closed
Mon Dec 25
Christmas Day
Municipal Offices, Library, Schools Closed
No Trash Pickup