News & Events
The Senior Services of the Chathams Community Paper Shredding Event Scheduled for October 21st (pdf)
Dispose of unwanted documents and paper safely and securely at the Senior Services of the Chathams fall Community Paper Shred fundraiser on Saturday, October 21st from 9:00am to 12:00noon at the Lafayette School, 221 Lafayette Avenue. In addition to documents, newspapers, magazines and paperback books will be accepted. A donation of $5 per brown paper bag or $10 per cardboard box will benefit Senior Services of the Chathams.
Chatham Borough 2017 Curbside Leaf Collection Begins October 23rd (pdf)
The Department of Public Works will be collecting leaves weekly throughout the Borough from October 23rd though December 4th using the curbside vacuum method. Leaves should be placed at the curb not more than 5 feet from the roadway. Please do not place leaves in the street and always keep leaves away from culverts and storm drains.
Chatham Borough Volunteer Fire Department Blood Drive to be held on Saturday, October 28th (pdf)
Save the date! The Chatham Borough Volunteer Fire Department will be sponsoring a Blood Drive at the Firehouse on Saturday, October 28th from 9:00am until 2:00pm in memory of Cindy Mahoney. Walk-ins are welcome or individuals can schedule an appointment. Donors should bring a photo ID and eat prior to giving blood.
Flu Clinic for Chatham Borough Residents Young and Old to be held on Saturday, October 28th (pdf)
Flu season runs from September through March and the best protection for yourself and loved ones is getting a flu shot. The Chatham Borough Board of Health Flu Clinic will be held on Saturday, October 28th, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Parish Center Gym, 85 Washington Avenue. No appointment necessary. Please bring ID and insurance card.
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.
FEMA Releases New Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps for Morris County (pdf)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released revised preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps for Morris County. The Flood Insurance Rate Maps delineate flood hazard areas and specific flood risk zones, which will determine if flood insurance is required and the rates that property owners will pay to the National Flood Insurance Program. Digital versions of the maps can be searched by address to find if there is a specific flood risk.
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.
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.
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.
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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