To the Editor:

I have known Bob Weber for many years now, even before he joined the Borough Council. Bob is a dedicated public servant who has served the people of Chatham well over the last three years. I am urging all Chatham voters, regardless of party affiliation, to join me in supporting him for a second term.

Bob began and ended his law career as an Assistant Morris County Prosecutor. For 26 years he worked tirelessly to keep the streets of Chatham Borough and the rest of Morris County safe. After retiring from that position, he became a public-school teacher and currently serves as a substitute teacher for the School District of the Chathams.

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Bob’s decision to become a school teacher was no surprise as he has always been committed to the youth of our community. Some of the youth-based volunteer activities Bob has been involved in include: Boy Scouts/Scouts BSA (Assistant Scoutmaster, Eagle Scout Coach, District Eagle Scout Advisor, Fishawack District Advancement Chair); Cub Scouts (Cubmaster, Den Leader); Chatham Recreational Sports (Head Coach, Assistant Coach); Project Graduation Chaperone; and Appalachia Service Program Chaperone.

Bob has also volunteered his time and talents in support of other community service projects, including the Jaycees Christmas Tree Sale; St. Patrick Church’s Christmas In A Box Program; the Community Food Bank’s Annual Turkey Drive; and the Jaime Pinare 5K & Fun Run.

As a member of the Borough Council, he had a very productive first term. Some of his accomplishments include:

  • Hiring of a Class III Special Police Officer to patrol the Borough’s schools

  • Updating of the Borough’s Health Code

  • Leading the fight to stop the NJ Legislature from allowing marijuana dispensaries in Chatham.

  • Creating an off-leash dog area at Shepard Kollock Park

  • Lobbied successfully the Chatham Police Department to establish the Borough’s National Night Out Program

  • Saving unpaved portion of Vine Street in Chatham for continued public access.

  • Creation of handicap bus turnaround on Tallmadge Ave and additional handicap parking space at Borough Hall.                                                                               

One thing is clear, Bob Weber is a problem solver who gets things done. He is committed to making Chatham the best it can be for all of its residents. I urge my fellow residents to vote for Bob Weber so he can continue to deliver positive results for our community.

Patti Page

Main Street Chatham