News & Events
MACC at the Movies Film Series at the Robert’s Chatham Theater (pdf)
The Municipal Alliance of the Chathams will present a showing of the film THE MASK YOU LIVE IN, Wednesday, April 25 at 7:00pm at the Roberts Chatham Cinema (Hickory Mall below Dunkin Donuts). Reserve Free Tickets.
Chatham Borough Spring Clean Scheduled for Saturday, May 5th from 8:00am to 1:00pm (pdf)
This year, the Borough’s annual Spring Clean event will include two locations. Volunteers can choose to meet at Reasoner Park to spruce up the train station and downtown area, or meet at Shepard Kollock Park to help plant 1,050 2-gallon tree saplings along the Historic Riverside Trail. For more information, and to register, please contact Janice Piccolo, Director of Community Services at 973-635-0674 x200.
Arbor Day 2018 Concert Event (pdf)
The Chatham Borough Shade Tree Commission invites the community to attend a free concert to celebrate Arbor Day. The concert features Harpist/Vocalist/Songwriter Kristy Chmura, who will be performing songs about, or inspired by, trees. The concert will be held on Sunday, April 29th, 2:30pm to 3:30pm at St. Patrick’s Church.
The Senior Center of the Chathams Community Paper Shredding Fundraiser Event will be held on Saturday, April 28th (pdf)
Tax time is the perfect time to de-clutter and dispose of documents safely and securely. The Senior Center of the Chathams Community Paper Shredding fundraiser event will be held on Saturday, April 28th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Chatham Train Station parking lot. Residents from Chatham and other surrounding towns are invited to participate. Newspapers, magazines and paperback books will be accepted in addition to paper documents. All proceeds will benefit the Senior Center of the Chathams.
Council Member Thaddeus Kobylarz will be Holding Office Hours this Spring in Borough Hall
Chatham Borough Residents: Council Member Thaddeus Kobylarz will be holding office hours this spring in Borough Hall (room 313) at the times listed below. Feel free to stop by to discuss any and all matters pertaining to the Borough. Friday, April 13: 10:30am to 12:00 noon; Thursday, April 26: 7:30pm to 9:00pm; Friday, May 11: 10:30am to 12:00 noon; and Thursday: May 24: 7:30pm to 9:00pm.
The State Division of Parks and Forestry is making 90,000 Free Tree Seedlings available to New Jersey Residents (pdf)
Residents are eligible to receive 5 free tree seedlings at eight designated municipal locations in Morris County during the month of April. The free tree seedlings are made available through the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign, an on-going effort of the New Jersey Forest Service, the Arbor Day Foundation, and other partners. Read more for additional information and distribution locations and dates.
Congressman Frelinghuysen’s18th Annual 11th Congressional District U.S. Service Academy Night (pdf)
On Monday, May 14th, United States Congressman Rodney P. Frelinghuysen will host his annual United States Military Service Academy Information Night at the Montville Township High School from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about obtaining a Congressional Nomination to one of the United States Military Service Academies and will meet representatives and cadets from the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy, and the U.S. Naval Academy.
Scheduled brush collection for the Borough has been completed. Residents are asked to please remove any brush and yard materials placed at the curb.
Residents may bring their brush to the mulch depot located behind Milton Avenue School on Wednesdays 1:00pm to 4:00pm and Saturdays 12:00noon to 4:00pm. Contact the Public Works Department at 973-635-5242 for more information.
JCP&L to Begin Aerial Transmission Line Inspections on April 14
JCP&L will be performing routine aerial patrols on all 230kV and 115kV transmission lines beginning on Saturday, April 14th. Chesapeake Bay Helicopters will be performing the aerial inspections and will be flying slowly along the lines to get an overall look at the transmission line and associated hardware. At times, the helicopter may hover over top of structures and spans of conductors to get a better look at any issues that may be found during the patrol. The helicopter scheduled for these patrols is a Black and Silver Bell 206 with tail registration number N785CB.
The March 20th Post Office Plaza Redevelopment Planning Public Presentation is Now Available for Public Viewing on Cable Channel 21 and Fios Channel 32 during Scheduled Rebroadcast Times (pdf)
Residents and members of our business community who could not attend the March 20th Post Office Plaza redevelopment planning public presentation can view the televised rebroadcasting of the presentation on CableVision Channel 21 and Verizon FIOS Channel 32 during scheduled days and times. The presentation can also be viewed on Video On Demand.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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