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Annual Small Fry Trout Fishing Contest this Weekend
The annual Small Fry Trout Fishing Contest sponsored by the Chatham Borough Fire Department Association will be held this weekend, Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 at Kelley's Pond located behind Milton Avenue School from 8:00am to 5pm. Chatham Borough youth ages 13 years and younger are eligible to compete in the contest.

Arbor Day 2016 Concert Event on Sunday, May 1st (pdf)
The Chatham Borough Shade Tree Commission is celebrating Arbor Day and welcomes the community to attend a free concert downtown at Café Beethoven on Sunday, May 1st at 3:00pm.

The Environmental Commission is Seeking Volunteers to Help Clean up Trails Near the Passaic River on April 30th
The Environmental Commission of Chatham Borough is seeking volunteers to help clean up trails near the Passaic River. Meet at Shepard Kollock Park, 14 Henderson Drive, on Saturday, April 30th between 8am and 1pm. Bring gloves. If you have any questions, send us an e-mail at environmental@chathamborough.org. Hope to see you on the 30th.

Time to Clean out the Medicine Cabinet of Expired or Unwanted Medications (pdf)
Saturday, April 30th is National Prescription Drug Take-back Day. It’s time to clean out the medicine cabinet and turn in your expired or unused medication for safe disposal. Drop-off unwanted medicines at the CVS Pharmacy, 471 Main Street, from 10am to 2pm.

Paper Shredding Event to Benefit Senior Services of the Chathams (pdf)
Senior Services of the Chathams announces its Spring Cleaning Community Shred fundraiser to be held on Saturday, April 30th, 10am to 1pm in the parking lot of the Chatham train station, Fairmount Avenue. The cost is $10 per cardboard box and $5 per brown paper grocery bag. Paper clips and staples do not need to be removed. Newspapers, magazines and paperback books will be accepted, too. Money raised from the event will be used to fund wellness programs at the Senior Center.

11th Congressional District Service Academy Night to be Held on May 2nd (pdf)
Congressman Frelinghuysen invites all high school students, parents and guidance counselors to attend his annual 11th Congressional District Service Academy Night at West Essex Regional High School on Monday, May 2nd, from 7pm to 9pm, to meet representatives and Cadets from the United States Military, Naval, Air Force, Merchant Marine and Coast Guard Academies. This is an opportunity to learn more about the educational programs offered at each institution and the academy nomination process.

Hydrant Flushing Scheduled for May 2nd through May 23rd (pdf)
Each year the Chatham Borough DPW Utilities Division flushes the water mains in the Borough’s distribution system by opening hydrants. This is an essential part of our system maintenance program, which helps us to continue to provide high quality water service.

4th Annual Spring Clean Scheduled for May 7th (pdf)
Chatham is the town we live in. It is where we shop, work or go to school. Our town is a reflection of who we are. The Borough's 4th annual “Spring Clean” is an opportunity to work together to clean our green spaces, remove litter, replenish mulch and showcase our beautiful downtown area. Consider volunteering on Saturday, May 7th between 8am and 1pm. Rain or shine. First 200 volunteers to pre-register will receive a “Spring Clean 2016” t-shirt. Opportunities also exist for individuals, groups and businesses to be event sponsors.

2016 Memorial Park Pool Registration (pdf)
Registration for the 2016 Memorial Park Pool season has started. The Memorial Park Pool, located on North Passaic Avenue, opens on Memorial Day. Membership is open to Chatham Borough and Chatham Township residents. See the attached flyer for more information and how to register on-line, by mail, or in person.

Fishawack Festival Scheduled for June 11th. Save the Date (pdf)
This year's Fishawack Festival, an annual Chatham favorite event, will be held on Saturday, June 11th. There will be activities for everyone to enjoy. Be sure to save the date! For local businesses and vendors interested in participating, please visit our Document Center listed under "Quick Links" for applications and information.

Call Before You Dig (pdf)
Before beginning projects that involve digging, dial 811 to locate underground electric, gas or other utility lines. Know what's below - Call before your dig.

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report (pdf)
The Borough of Chatham Water Department routinely samples and tests for over 80 possible contaminants in our water supply. Our goal is to provide our valued customers with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. Everyone can help ensure we maintain a clean water supply by disposing of household cleaners, motor oil, and paint properly and limiting the use of fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides.

Emerald Ash Borer: What Borough Homeowners Need to Know (pdf)
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a metallic green insect native to Asia that attacks and kills North American ash trees. Once ash trees become infested, the tree mortality rate is 99%. EAB was first detected in NJ in 2014 and has spread to multiple counties throughout our state. Learn more about how to address EAB on trees on your private property.

Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives (pdf)
If you're 50 years old or older, talk to your doctor about getting screened. Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Every year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from it. But this disease is highly preventable, by getting screened beginning at age 50. [more]

Morris County Public Safety Youth Academy (pdf)
The Morris County Public Safety Youth Academy is a five-day program providing high school students exposure to the field of public safety. The program will provide cadets with specially designed training and hands-on experience in the fields of police, fire, EMS, emergency management, and more. The program is open to all Morris County students who will be enrolled in Grades 9-12 in the Fall of 2016. The program is sponsored by the Board of Chosen Freeholders, and is completely free of charge to the cadets and their families.

Congressional Award Program for Young Adults
Congressman Frelinghuysen and Mayor Harris invite all young people ages 14-23 to participate in the Congressional Award Program. The Congressional Award is the United States Congress’ award for young Americans. Participants earn Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Certificates and Congressional Award Medals. Each level involves setting goals in four program areas: Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration. Program participants move at their own pace and it accommodates young people with special needs or disabilities who are willing to take the challenge.

Community Workshop Presentation on the 2016 Master Plan Re-examination (pdf)
The Planning Board, and its planning consultants, held the first of several Community Workshops on the 2016 Master Plan re-examination on February 18th at the Library of the Chathams. This Community Workshop allowed citizens and businesses to focus on identifying what they like most about Chatham, their current perception of the downtown, and changes they would like to see. Presentation materials can be reviewed here.

Proposed Plans for Improving the Floor Plan of the Library of the Chathams (pdf)
The library Board of Trustees has commissioned preliminary plans to reorganize space within the existing building to create a better experience for its patrons and is requesting public feedback. The plans can be viewed on the library's homepage click here.

Update on the Proposed Pilgrim Pipeline (pdf)
The Pilgrim Pipeline Advisory Committee understands that the Pilgrim Pipeline Holdings has engaged a lobbying/public relations firm to assist it with the promotion of the Pilgrim Pipeline Project. Further the Committee understands that Pilgrim is about ready to begin their permitting process before a myriad of governmental bodies. Resolutions have been passed by affected municipal governments but Resolutions alone will not stop this pipeline. We must remain vigilant and active in our opposition. See details on how you can help.

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Fri Apr 29
Sat Apr 30
Fishing Derby 8 am - 5 pm
Mulch Area 12 - 4 pm
Recycling Depot 9 am - 12 pm
Sun May 1
Fishing Derby 8 am - 5 pm
Property Taxes Due May 1st - 10th
Wed May 4
Planning Board 7:30 pm
Mulch Area 1 - 4 pm
Thu May 5
Route A Bulk Pickup
Fri May 6
Route B Bulk Pickup
Sat May 7
SPRING CLEAN 2016 8 am to 1 pm
Recycling Depot 9 am - 12 pm
Mulch Area 12 - 4 pm
Mon May 9
Council Meeting 7:30 pm
Tue May 10
Mayor’s Wellness 8:30 am
Recreation Committee
Farmers' Market Committee 7:30 pm
Wed May 11
Environmental Commission 8 pm
Traffic Safety 6:45 pm
Mulch Area 1 - 4 pm
Thu May 12
Board of Health 7 pm

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Borough of Chatham
54 Fairmount Avenue, Chatham, NJ 07928
973-635-0674     Hours: 8am to 4pm M-F