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Borough Hall Offices are Closed December 26th and 27th
In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, Borough offices will be closed on Thursday, December 26th and Friday, December 27th. Mayor Harris, the Borough Council, and the Borough workforce wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

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.

Holiday Food Safety Tips (pdf)
Holidays are about spending time with the family … and of course eating! Food poisoning can spoil the holidays just as easily as a burnt meal. Learn some quick facts about food poisoning and food safety tips.

Join the Chatham Community Garden for the 2016 Gardening Season
The Chatham Community Garden is preparing for the 2016 gardening season and is now accepting new applications for the garden. The Chatham Community Garden is located at 87 Woodland Road, just east of Madison. The Community Garden Advisory Committee oversees the operation of the garden, including the governing rules for the garden, which are typical of the rules utilized by community gardens in the U.S. Gardeners are expected to keep their own plots in good order and volunteer for assignments for the benefit of the whole garden community. Interested? Click on Chatham Community Garden for the application and rules.

Chatham Borough Police Host Toys For Tots Collection in the Police Department Lobby for the Holiday Season
Toys For Tots collection boxes will be set up in the Police Department lobby at 54 Fairmount Avenue for residents to drop off new, unwrapped toys. A collection box will also be set up at the Chatham Borough 3rd Annual Christmas Tree lighting, which will be held on Saturday, December 5th at 6pm on the front lawn of the Library of the Chathams. The Chatham Borough Police wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!

2015 Leaf Collection Program - Leaves Should Not be Placed at the Curb After November 23rd (pdf)
Starting Monday, November 23rd, one final pick up of leaves will be conducted starting in zones 5 & 6, moving to zones 3 & 4, and ending in zones 1 & 2. Leaves should not be placed at the curb after November 23rd. Learn more about the Leaf Collection Program and the hours of operation for the Borough's mulch site.

Adult Health Screenings, Friday, December 4th (pdf)
Adult residents are encouraged to check their heart health at the Adult Health Screening on Friday, December 4, starting at 8am at the Madison Health Department. The screening includes the CMP (comprehensive metabolic profile blood analysis), blood pressure checks, information on cholesterol, diet, fitness, and preventing osteoporosis. The CMP analysis includes total cholesterol, HDL and LDL cholesterol, CBC and other blood components. This screening is a fasting test and registration is required. Participants should have their physician’s name, address and telephone number ready when registering.

Free Rabies Clinics (pdf)
It is important to keep your dog or cat up-to-date on rabies vaccinations. Cats and dogs that spend time outdoors may have more risk of coming into contact with a rabid wild animal, but it is important to also vaccinate pets that stay indoors. Free Rabies Clinics are scheduled in November, December and January 2016.

JCP&L Receiving Increased Reports of Scammers Targeting Utility Customers (pdf)
JCP&L is warning its customers to be aware of telephone callers posing as electric utility company employees who threaten to shut off the customer’s power unless immediate payment is made. Learn what you can do to protect yourself from being a victim of this scam.

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.

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.

Until further notice, Lower Lum Field is closed for all activities and access by the public is prohibited
Lower Lum Field is closed for all activities and access by the public is prohibited. The entire field area, which includes the baseball field and the area around the oak tree, is closed. The Borough’s forester has reported that the oak tree, located on Lum Field between the ECLC building and the train station parking lot, has an internal cavity and there is evidence of root decay on one side of the tree. Evaluation reports prepared by James Houck, ISA Certified Arborist; John Linson, Certified Tree Expert; and Joe Kunkel, Certified Tree Expert, can be reviewed on the Plans-Reports webpage.

Become an Election Day Poll Worker (pdf)

Streetlight on the Blink? Tell Us. (pdf)
Streetlights brighten up a community and help keep it attractive and safe. To report a streetlight outage, please call JCP&L's automated outage reporting line at 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877}.

The Chatham Borough Police Department would like to Remind Drivers to Practice Cell Phone Safety while Driving
The fines for talking and/or texting on a hand-held wireless communications device while driving have increased. First time offenders will be fined $200. The fine for a second offense will increase to $400 and drivers who are caught a third time will be fined at least $600, face a possible 90-day suspension of their driver's license and will be assessed three (3) motor vehicle penalty points. Please follow the law and do not talk or text on your phone while driving.

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Thu Nov 26
Thanksgiving Day
Municipal Offices, Library, Schools closed
No Trash pickup
Fri Nov 27
Municipal Offices, Library, Schools closed
Trash Pickup Route A & B
Sat Nov 28
Mulch Area 12 - 4 pm
Recycling Depot 9 am - 12 pm
Tue Dec 1
Farmers' Market Committee 7 pm
Mulch Area 1 - 3 pm
Wed Dec 2
Planning Board 7:30 pm
Mulch Area 1 - 3 pm
Thu Dec 3
Mulch Area 1 - 3 pm
Bulk Pickup Route A
Fri Dec 4
Mulch Area Open Last Weekday 1 - 3 pm
Borough Hall closes at 12 pm
Bulk Pickup Route B
Sat Dec 5
Mulch Area Last Day 12 - 4 pm
Recycling Depot 9 am - 12 pm
Sun Dec 6
Chanukah begins at sundown
Mon Dec 7
2016 Railroad Parking Permit Renewals due Dec. 8th
Wed Dec 9
Planning Board 7:30 pm
Traffic Safety 6:45 pm
Environmental Commission 8 pm
Thu Dec 10
Board of Health 7 pm

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Click here to view the Monthly Safety Notices from the Chatham Police. 

Borough of Chatham
Pilgrim Pipeline Information

Train Station Parking Lots North & South

2015 Daily Parking Rate

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Would you like a tree planted in the Borough right of way in front of your home? Click here to contact the Shade Tree Commission.


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

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