News & Events
A Reminder that Payment of 3rd Quarter Tax Bills are Due On or Before September 6
The 3rd quarter property tax bills were mailed out the week of August 6th and the interest-free period for payment of the 3rd quarter property tax bill has been extended to September 6, 2017. Payments received after September 6th will be charged interest back to August 1st. Anyone who has not received their property tax bill should contact the Tax Collector’s Office at 973-635-0674 x202.
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.
Chatham Borough Police Department Participating in Impaired Driving Enforcement Crackdown
The 2017 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide Labor Day impaired driving enforcement campaign, designed to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through high-visibility enforcement, runs from August 18 to September 4. During the campaign, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols targeting impaired driving.
JCP&L Customers Can Save $10,000 Off the Price of a 2017 All-Electric Nissan LEAF with Special Rebate Offer until September 30, 2017 or while Supplies Last (pdf)
Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) customers can save $10,000 off the price of a 2017 all-electric Nissan LEAF by showing their electric bill and a copy of the attached official program flyer to a participating Nissan dealership. In addition, the purchaser could qualify for up to $7,500 in federal electric vehicle tax credits, and the New Jersey Sales and Use Tax Act provides a tax exemption for qualified zero-emission vehicles. If interested, Nissan suggests calling ahead to the dealership to confirm inventory.
Information About the Post Office Plaza Redevelopment Investigation and Planning Study is Available on the Borough Website
In November of 2016, Chatham Borough began a process to identify and designate an area in and around Post Office Plaza as an Area in Need of Redevelopment. The objective is to enable the Borough to plan for the future development of Post Office Plaza so that it is integrated, both physically and socially, into the downtown area with new retail and residential uses. Information about the Post Office Plaza Redevelopment Investigation and Planning Study is available on the Borough website Click here for more information on this project .
Residents Who Missed the Post Office Plaza Community Visioning Session can Complete Public Surveys Online (pdf)
A community visioning session was held on June 15th for the public to provide their input and comments on what they would like to see redeveloped in the downtown. Topology, the planning firm, created public surveys for the visioning process. Residents who missed the community visioning session can complete the surveys online.
Mayor Harris announces Steve Williams has been Appointed as Acting Borough Administrator
Mayor Harris and the Borough Council are pleased to announce that at the June 12th Council meeting they adopted a resolution appointing Steve Williams as Acting Borough Administrator. Steve's prior experience in the private sector, combined with his experience as a Council Member and Assistant Borough Administrator, have provided him the skills and experience needed to serve very effectively in this position. Please join us in congratulating Steve in his new role in Chatham Borough.
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.
Borough Hall Summer Hours Will Begin Friday, June 2nd
Borough Hall offices will close every Friday at 1:00pm from June 2nd through September 8th. Wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable summer season!
Plastic Bags Reduction and Recycling Program
The Chatham Borough Environmental Commission will be conducting a plastic bag recycling drive during the months of March through August. Residents can deposit their “bag of bags” and other plastic film materials into specially-marked bins located at the Borough’s Recycling Depot, 99 Summit Avenue, open Saturdays 9am-12noon. The Chatham Borough Environmental Commission has set a goal to collect 500 pounds of plastic bags and, if successful, will receive a bench made of recycled materials from Trex.
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.
New Jersey's Clean Energy Program (pdf)
Save money, save energy. New Jersey's Clean Energy Program is a statewide program that offers financial incentives, programs and services for New Jersey residents, business owners and local governments to help them save energy, money and the environment.
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.
Chatham Borough Board of Health President Honored (pdf)
The New Jersey Local Boards of Health Association presented its 2016 Board of Health Member of the Year Award (the Christopher Saccenti Award) to Lisa DeRosa, President, Chatham Board of Health, for exceptional service to public health.
Chatham Borough Police Department Recognized by AAA Northeast for Excellence in Traffic Safety (pdf)
Congratulations to Traffic Officer Roy George for receiving the 2016 AAA Traffic Safety Leadership Award and to the Chatham Borough Police Department for receiving the AAA 2016 Traffic Safety Commendation Award.
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.
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.
FEMA Releases New Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps for Morris County (pdf)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for Morris County. Once adopted, FIRMs will determine if flood insurance is required and the rates that property owners will pay to the National Flood Insurance Program. Morris County has launched a website to inform and assist municipal officials and property owners in their review of FEMA’s flood hazard maps.
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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