News & Events
NJ Register Ready (pdf)
Register Ready – New Jersey’s Special Needs Registry for Disasters allows New Jersey residents with disabilities or access and functional needs and their families, friends, caregivers and associates an opportunity to provide information to emergency response agencies so emergency responders can better plan to serve them in a disaster or other emergency.
Bring Your Own Bag! - Reduce Single Use Plastic Waste
Help reduce our community's single use plastic waste by participating in the Bring Your Own Bag initiative. Starting June 1st, 2019, a collection box will be placed inside the Chatham Borough Hall main entrance, where community members can pick-up or drop-off their reusable bags! There will also be a collection box at the Chatham Borough Farmers’ Market located at Railroad Plaza South, operating every Saturday between June 15th and November 23rd.
Navigating Hope - Mobile Mental Health & Addiction Services
On Thursday, June 13, Navigating Hope will be at the Shop-Rite of Chathams from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Morris County’s Navigating Hope is a mobile outreach initiative designed to provide social services and is a partnership between the Morris County Department of Human Services and Family Promise of Morris County. It is a complementary service to the Hope One van, which provides mobile mental health and addiction services across our county. Navigating Hope offers on-site benefits eligibility screenings and application assistance, as well as linkage to other community services. Residents can apply for SNAP (food stamps), Medicaid, TANF, utility assistance, and housing assistance.
Plastic Bag Survey
The Environmental Commissions of Chatham Borough, Chatham Township, Madison and some other municipalities are interested in your opinion about single use plastic bags and other single use plastics. Attached is a brief survey on plastic bags (it should take 4 minutes at most) that we would like residents to complete. Paper surveys will also be available at the library, senior center, and Borough hall, but the easiest way to provide feedback is to click below and complete the survey.
JCP&L Ash Tree Removal in Chatham Borough
Jersey Central Power and Light Company (JCP&L) has begun removing Ash trees in Chatham Borough that have been identified as being or having the potential of being a high hazard to their power lines. These Ash trees, that are within eleven feet of power lines or that could jeopardize power if an Ash tree limb or tree were to fall on their wires, are being evaluated individually and removed if they are deemed a hazard because of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).
2018 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 according to Federal and State laws. The Annual Drinking Water Quality Report shows the results of our monitoring from January 1st to December 31st, 2018 and lists only detected contaminants.
Council Members Thad Kobylarz, Carolyn Dempsey and Jocelyn Mathiasen are Offering Regular Office Hours. Please refer to the Borough Website Calendar for Dates and Times
Residents of Chatham Borough are invited to come speak with Council Member Thad Kobylarz, Council Member Carolyn Dempsey and Council Member Jocelyn Mathiasen regarding any matters pertaining to the Borough. Office hours are posted on the Borough website calendar for quick reference.
Chatham NJ 07928 Postal Customers
Residents experiencing inconsistencies or problems with mail delivery in Chatham Borough can contact the United States Postal Service Northern NJ District consumer affairs hotline at 732-819-3260 to assist them. Due to the high volume of package inquires, customers may leave a detailed message if they are not able to speak to someone live.
Morris County Sheriff Warns Residents of a Continuing Phone Scam (pdf)
The Morris County Sheriff is advising residents to be aware of a continuing phone scam with callers posing as Sheriff's officers asking for immediate payment of an outstanding debt. The Sheriff’s Office never solicits payments and personal information over the phone. Learn more about the recent scam calls and how to protect yourself.
Letter from Mayors Representing Communities and Train Stations served by the NJ Transit Morris and Essex Line (pdf)
Mayor Bruce A. Harris along with mayors representing 18 municipalities served by NJ Transit's Morris and Essex Line are urging immediate action to improve the experience of tens of thousands of constituents and customers using NJ Transit rail service.
Morris County has moved to a new emergency alert system called AlertMorris. In our town, it is called AlertChathamBorough (pdf)
With AlertChathamBorough, you can receive emergency alerts by email, text, phone, or whatever method of communication you prefer. If you were a member of the County’s old notification system, Everbridge, your information was forwarded to AlertChathamBorough. But we ask that you register again, so we are sure to have captured everyone in the new system.
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.
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.
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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