54 Fairmount Avenue, Chatham, NJ 07928     
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Residents who use electrically operated LIFE-SUPPORT EQUIPMENT
If a member of your household depends on electrically operated life-support equipment, please let JCP&L know by calling 1-800-662-3115. Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) will send you a form that must be completed and signed by your physician every year to verify that you have life-support equipment in your home.
Public Service Electric & Gas Warning
Public Service Electric & Gas is warning New Jersey residents that scammers have spoofed one of its phone numbers in attempts to obtain personal information. On Thursday, PSE&G started receiving a small number of inquiries, with calls escalating during business hours today. Many of the callers were returning missed calls that appear to have been made from a PSE&G phone number.
Road Work Notice (pdf)
Beginning on or around Monday August 19, 2019 North Passaic Ave in Chatham Borough will undergo a road restructuring project under the direction of the Morris County Department of Engineering.
Council Member Dempsey Schedules Office Hours
Council Member Carolyn Dempsey’s office hours have been scheduled for, Thursdays, Sept. 12 (Benigno Room)and Oct. 10 (Quiet Study Room), from 11:30am-1:00pm at the Library of the Chathams.
Tax Bill Notification
The 2019 Final Tax Bills will be mailed out during the week of August 5. The third quarter due date has been extended from August 1 to September 6, 2019.
Integrated Pest Management
The Morris County Division of Mosquito Control carries on a program of Integrated Pest Management including inspections, biological controls, water management and public education. Additional information can be found below.
Single Use Plastics

Recently, Council Member Jocelyn Mathiasen and Environmental Commission Chair Len Resto gave a detailed presentation to the Mayor and Borough Council Members on single use plastics and the plan to ban them. To view the PowerPoint presentation on single use plastics click here. To watch the video from the June 24, 2019 Mayor and Council meeting where the presentation was given please click here.

Shade Tree Commission Cancellation Notice (pdf)
Chatham Borough Shade Tree Commission meetings scheduled for July 16, 2019 and August 20, 2019 have been cancelled.
Summer Safety in New Jersey!
Prevent a trip to the hospital! Check out this information!
2019 Hiring Notice - Class III SLEO (pdf)
The Chatham Borough Police Department is currently accepting resumes for the position of Special Law Enforcement Officer (SLEO) – Class III.
Morris County Awards Ash Tree Removal (pdf)
Morris County Awards Ash Tree Removal Contract to Deal with Infestation of Tree-Killing Insect. Morris County is initiating a long-term tree removal program along county roads to deal with infestation caused by Emerald Ash Borer.
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.
Military Veterans Can 'Munch & Learn' (pdf)
The Morris County Department of Human Services and Veterans Services will host the first of a series of bi-monthly informative “Munch and Learn” presentations on the evening of Tuesday, June 18 in Morris Township.
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.
New Jersey Clean Energy Program. Save Energy and Save Money (pdf)
Eliminate drafts during the winter months, lower utility bills, and improve the comfort of your indoor space. Everyone can save money and save energy through New Jersey's Clean Energy Program. Call (866)NJSMART
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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Events (Monthly Calendar)

Sat Aug 17
Farmers' Market 8 am - 1 pm
Recycling Depot 9 am - 12 pm
Mulch Area 12 - 4 pm
Sun Aug 18
Library Closed
Tue Aug 20
Green Team 7 pm
Shade Tree Commission 7:30 pm Cancelled
Historic Preservation Commission 7:30 pm
Wed Aug 21
Mulch Area 1 - 4 pm
Planning Board 7:30 pm
Fri Aug 23
Curbside Recycling
Borough Hall Closes at 1 pm
Sat Aug 24
Farmers' Market 8 am - 1 pm
Recycling Depot 9 am - 12 pm
Mulch Area 12 - 4 pm
Sun Aug 25
Library Closed
Tue Aug 27
Library Board 7:30 pm

Borough Code Book
Redevelopment Planning