Letters to the Editor

Bruce Harris Endorsed for Mayor

I am proud to endorse Bruce Harris for Mayor of Chatham Borough.
I have worked with Bruce for over a decade while on Council, the Environmental Commission, Planning Board, Open Space and other committees.  Bruce and I first worked together updating the Open Space Inventory for Chatham Borough when we served together on the Environmental Commission. He did most of the work.  That document became the basis for the Borough’s Open Space Plan, and the proposal to create an Open Space Fund.
When I became Mayor I suggested Bruce run for my open council seat, as I was very impressed with his intellect and work ethic.  Bruce ran and won then and twice since. I appointed him to the Planning Board and the Environmental Commission among other committee assignments.  He handled all his committee assignments in a very professional manner and collaborated well with other council members, staff and our volunteers.  He helped improve our communications system, such as the community television and website.  We implemented his recommended improvements to our Council Agendas and Borough Calendar.  He helped improve our Land Development Ordinances and Planning Board procedures. 
More recently he was a key person in the development of the recycling contracts, leading to our new single-stream system with more recyclables.  He was the only elected official working with the Borough Administrators for Chatham Borough, Chatham Township, Madison and Harding on the shared court system and was instrumental in getting all parties to a final agreement.  As part of the Public Safety Committee, he worked with police, fire and EMS in transitioning our dispatch operations to the county with significant cost and efficiency savings.  As a member of the Budget and Finance Committee, he championed the multi-year financial planning process, leading to shared services cost savings using attrition rather than layoffs.

I am proud to call Bruce my friend and encourage everyone to support him, as I will, with your votes to make him the next Mayor of Chatham Borough.
Richard Plambeck
Former Mayor of Chatham Borough

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of TAPinto.net or anyone who works for TAPinto.net. TAPinto.net is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer. Click here to submit a Letter to the Editor.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, February 19 – Sunday, February 25, 2018


By Galina Natenzon

Friends of the Library are continuing their book collection in preparation for Annual Book Sale.  Kids are off from school on Monday for Presidents’ Day – bring them to the library!  We have plenty for them to do.  For adults, Professor Licklider’s second lecture on North Korea will take place on Tuesday.  The ...

A Week at the Library of The Chathams - Monday, February 5 – Sunday, Sunday, February 11, 2018

A Week at the Library of The Chathams

Monday, February 5 – Sunday, Sunday, February 11, 2018


By Galina Natenzon

Friends of the Library book collection continues.  The tax season is here, and dedicated volunteers are here to help you with you tax returns!

For information about all programs or to sign up, please call the library at 973‑635‑0603 or go to ...

Imagine a Chatham Toboggan Ride from the Top of Fairmount Avenue to Main Street

Did you know….
there was a time when Chatham kids could ice skate from downtown Chatham all the way to Florham Park? And that a toboggan ride could last from the top of Fairmount Avenue down to Main Street and beyond?

Those were the days!

This was back in the early to mid-1900s. The Passaic River meandered through grassy meadows and woods on the north side of Chatham. The marshy ...


AtlantiCast Medical Minute: Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center

On this episode of the AtlantiCast Medical Minute, we’ll take you inside the Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center, with the center’s director, Jason Lowenstein, MD.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M7euCp86-c

AtlantiCast Episode 011

Breaking Atlantic Health System news on this week’s AtlantiCast! Plus, find out why Morristown Medical Center is one of the best hospitals in the nation when it comes to recovering from joint surgery, see the newest center for fighting brain cancer and an Atlantic Health System red-carpet premiere!


Sara Irish of Chatham Named to Saint Joseph's University Dean's List

February 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Sara Irish of Chatham earned Dean's List honors at Saint Joseph's University for the Fall 2017 semester.

Irish studies Risk Management and Insurance in the University's Erivan K. Haub School of Business. Students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or above, a B or greater in all their classes, and complete at least 15 credits to earn Dean's ...