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Annual Toys for Tots Drive. Chatham Borough Police Department collection drive ends December 13th
The Chatham Borough Police Department will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for "Toys for Tots" Residents can bring toys to the Police Department lobby at Borough Hall until Thursday, December 13th.
Police Records Custodian - Administrative Assistant Position (pdf)
The Chatham Borough Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Police Records Custodian/Administrative Assistant. Applications close December 28, 2018 at 3:00pm. See attached for more information.
Santa is Coming to Town on December 24th
The Chatham Borough Fire Department will be helping Santa as he arrives in Chatham Borough on the "North Pole Express" firetruck on Monday, December 24th at 2:00pm at the Reasoner Park gazebo. Chatham Borough children young and old are invited to welcome Santa on his arrival!
Shop Small in Chatham this Month (pdf)
Visit your local retail shops this month and you could win $100 in Downtown Dollars! The winners will be chosen every Saturday through 12/22. See the attached flyer for more information about the program and visit the Department of Community Services page for a list of participating shops.
Poster and Poetry Contest hosted by the Madison Chatham Coalition and the Library of the Chathams (pdf)
Artists and poets of all ages are invited to use your talent to illustrate the dangers associated with marijuana use and/or underage vaping! Prizes and honorable mentions will be given out in four age categories. Entries can be submitted from December 13-January 10. Click “More” for the contest’s full stipulations.
New Post Office Plaza Redevelopment Planning Survey
In response to the many comments that were received at the November 28th Post Office Plaza Redevelopment Planning Public Workshop held at the Library of the Chathams, a new online survey is now available that allows Borough residents an opportunity to provide their input and thoughts on the architecture and style of buildings that they would like to be considered in the planning of the redevelopment project. Please take a few moments to complete the survey and feel free to leave additional comments.
What is important to you in regards to the Post Office Plaza Redevelopment Project? Take the survey. Poll closes December 21st.
Chatham Borough’s Mayor and Council are interested in resident input and thoughts on the Post Office Plaza Redevelopment project. Please take a few moments to complete the survey and feel free to leave additional comments.
Chatham Borough Achieves Sustainable Jersey Silver-Level Certification and is Awarded the Sustainable Jersey Champion Award (pdf)
Chatham Borough has met the rigorous requirements to achieve Sustainable Jersey certification - and is one of only 11 New Jersey municipalities that have attained certification at the silver level in 2018. Chatham Borough also received the Sustainable Jersey Champion Award! Congratulations also to Chatham Borough, Chatham Township, Madison Borough and the Tri-Town 55+ Rides for Seniors Program in being awarded Sustainable Jersey's 2018 Collaboration Award!
Flu Shot Reminder (pdf)
Although the Borough is not hosting a flu shot clinic this year due to a significant decrease in participation over the last few years, the Board of Health would like to remind all residents to get their annual flu shot as soon as possible. Flu shots are now conveniently available and easily accessible at many places in and around Chatham, and it only takes a few minutes. Need help finding a flu shot location - check out the "Flu Shot Finder" search engine at www.westfieldnj.gov/health. If you are homebound or uninsured you may contact the Westfield Health Department at (908) 789-4070 to arrange for a flu shot at no cost. The Board of Health wishes everyone a healthy, flu-free season.
Post Office Plaza Redevelopment Public Workshop to be held on November 28th (pdf)
A Public Workshop will be held on Wednesday, November 28th at 7:00pm at the Library of the Chathams to discuss potential redevelopment concepts for Post Office Plaza. Borough residents can also participate online. See the attached flyer for more information.
Black Bears Have Been Sighted In All 21 New Jersey Counties (pdf)
If you encounter a black bear in your neighborhood or outdoors while hiking or camping, here are some tips to minimize conflicts with bears. Please report any bear damage or nuisance behavior to the Chatham Borough Police Department or to the Division of Fish and Wildlife at (877) WARN DEP (877-927-6337).
Chatham Borough Candidates' Night TV Rebroadcast Schedule
Residents can view the rebroadcast of the Chatham Borough Candidates' Night, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Morristown Area, on Cable Channel 21 and Verizon FIOS Channel 32 on the following days and times: Mondays - 8am and 4pm; Tuesdays - 12pm and 4pm; Wednesdays - 4pm and 8pm; Thursdays - 1am and 12pm; Fridays - 1am and 8pm; Saturdays - 12pm and 6:30pm; Sundays - 1am and 8pm.
Chatham Borough Launches SeeClickFix, a Digital Request Reporting System for Residents (pdf)
Residents can now report neighborhood issues they see like needed pothole repairs, street tree hazards, drainage issues and more - with photos, videos, and descriptions - using the "Report a Concern" button on the Borough’s website or through the free SeeClickFix mobile app for Android or iOS. Once a concern is reported, residents will be kept informed on the progress. SeeClickFix makes it easier to report concerns in our community.
Interested in a Healthier, Happier and Even More Vibrant Community? Take the Survey
The Board of Health is working with our public health professionals at the Westfield Regional Health Department to begin the process of creating a Community Health Improvement Plan specific to our community. Please take a moment to complete our survey to make your voice count.
Beginning Sunday, October 14th, select NJ Transit trains will be temporarily discontinued or have origin and destination changes (pdf)
Schedule adjustments will impact customers along the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line, Morris & Essex Lines, Montclair-Boonton, and Main and Bergen County Lines.To proactively address the potential service adjustment impacts, NJ TRANSIT will offer a 10% discount on all NJ TRANSIT rail tickets and passes for travel in November, December and January while the mandated Positive Train Control hardware installation is completed.
Letter from Mayors Representing Communities and Train Stations served by the NJ Transit Morris and Essex Line (pdf)
Mayor Bruce A. Harris along with mayors representing 18 municipalities served by NJ Transit's Morris and Essex Line are urging immediate action to improve the experience of tens of thousands of constituents and customers using NJ Transit rail service.
Letter from Assemblywoman Nancy F. Munoz to NJ Transit (pdf)
Letter from Assemblywoman Nancy F. Munoz to the Executive Director of the New Jersey Transit Corporation seeking to address the poor service NJ Transit has provided to residents.
Morris County has moved to a new emergency alert system called AlertMorris. In our town, it is called AlertChathamBorough (pdf)
With AlertChathamBorough, you can receive emergency alerts by email, text, phone, or whatever method of communication you prefer. If you were a member of the County’s old notification system, Everbridge, your information was forwarded to AlertChathamBorough. But we ask that you register again, so we are sure to have captured everyone in the new system.
The Library of The Chathams Online Survey
What library services offered at the Library of The Chathams are important to you or members of your family? What type of programs would you or members of your family consider attending at the library? The library is your community center with resources and services for everyone. Help us provide what you want in your library by completing a brief survey.
View Chatham Borough’s Preliminary Flood Hazard Data
The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing the public an early look at a home or community’s projected risk to flood hazards. FEMA’s Preliminary Insurance Rate Map webpage is geared towards homeowners and community officials who want to understand how their current effective Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) may change when the preliminary data becomes effective. Prior to the FIRM becoming effective, stakeholders are provided a 90-day appeal period in which they can appeal.
Chatham Borough is Actively Seeking Volunteers to Serve on Boards, Commissions or Committees (pdf)
Chatham Borough residents have a long history of volunteering for their community. Each year, many residents offer their time, energy, knowledge, and talent to the Borough by offering to serve on one or more of our boards, commissions, or committees. Learn about the many volunteer opportunities that are available and how to apply.
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.
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
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.
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.
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Events (Monthly Calendar)

Wed Dec 12
Environmental Commission 8:00pm
Zoning Board 7:30pm
Thu Dec 13
Board of Health 7:00pm
Fri Dec 14
Railroad Parking Permit Renewals Due Today
Curbside Recycling
Council Member Thad Kobylarz Office Hours today 10:30am to 12noon
Sat Dec 15
Recycling Depot 9am-noon
Mon Dec 17
Joint Meeting 7:30pm
Tue Dec 18
Shade Tree Commission 7:30pm
Historic Preservation Commission - Cancelled
Leaf Bag Pickup
Wed Dec 19
Planning Board 7:30pm
Fri Dec 21
Curnside Recycling
Sat Dec 22
Recycling Depot 9am-12pm