CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee honored Steven Hennelly, the recently retired township police chief on Thursday night with a resolution recognizing his 31 years of service.

Hennelly reflected on his law enforcement career in the video below

Hennelly had announced his retirement at the June 21 meeting of the Chatham Township Committee.

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The 53-year-old Hennelly already has started his next career in the private sector as the director of the security for the Newport Centre Mall in Jersey City.

Hennelly, who has served as police chief since February 2013, had officially retired from his position on Aug. 1, exactly 31 years to the day when he started his employment in Chatham Township.

Chatham Township Deputy Mayor Karen Swartz read the resolution in honor of Hennelly into the record in the video below

In other business, the committee voted, 4-0, to adopt a $550,000 bond ordinance that will be used to make capital improvements to the township sewer utility. Chatham Township Mayor Curt Ritter was absent from the meeting and did not cast a vote.

Thomas Ciccarone, the township administrator, announced that the committee will hold a special executive session, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, to discuss its Fair Share Housing litigation.