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Chatham Borough Working on Revamping Overnight Parking Rules

Council member James Collander announced that Chatham Borough is working on a new overnight parking plan Credits: TAP Chatham

CHATHAM, NJ - Council member James Collander, chairman of the traffic and safety committee, announced at the regular meeting of the Borough of Chatham Council on Monday night that new overnight parking regulations are being formed and should be enacted in the fall.

Currently, Chatham Borough residents contact the police through the Morris County call center to inform the local police that they will be parking a car on the street overnight. Chatham Borough has been looking into a better system for more than a year now and is getting closer to a solution.

"The borough administrator, police chief and captain have come up with a draft that has been presented to the traffic and safety committee," Collander said. "The committee will meet again on that draft and they will take comments from members of the committee, who will finalize the draft and present it to the council. They'll review it and give their comments. Then we'll get an end document and form the legislation."

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Council member James Collander talks about the plan to introduce a draft plan for overnight parking after the summer

In other business, the council voted to authorize a service agreement between Chatham's Community Pride and the Madison YMCA in which the borough will provide up to a maximum of $28,122.36 for "cognitive behavior counseling services to children and teens attending Chatham Schools."

Before it was approved, council member Victoria Fife asked that the resolution be clarified to describe it as part of Chatham Community Pride, which is a program funded by the borough on a yearly basis.

Chatham is also going through the process of promoting a Chatham Borough Police Sergeant to the rank of Lieutenant. The Chatham Borough Police have not had a Lieutenant in its ranks since Brian Gibbons was elevated to the rank of Captain in December.


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