More Time to Park Free in Chatham Borough; New Recycling Contract Awarded


CHATHAM, NJ - Longer parking times near Main Street were adopted and a new recycling contract was awarded on Monday night by the Borough of Chatham Council.

The ordinance amending various portions of the parking code was adopted unanimously by the council. Among the changes are: Decals for residents to purchase so they or their caregivers can park in front of their homes without fear of being ticketed; the switch from one-hour parking to 90 minutes on a number of streets near Main Street; and the switch from two to three hours in parking lots near Main Street.

A new contract for recycling pickup of $127,500 was awarded to the Morris County Utilities Authority (MUA). Chatham will save money by going to the MUA, which will move the pickup day from Wednesday to Friday. Included in the deal will be expanded times at the depot for recycling electrical devices and dropping off bulky plastics.

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The increase in parking times from one hour to 90 minutes includes: Both sides of Center Street (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday); Fairmount Avenue - East (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.), except for Sundays and holidays; North Passaic Avenue - West (8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday); South Passaic Avenue - East (8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday); and South Passaic Avenue - West (8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday).

Also, the limit of two-hour parking has been expanded to three hours in the Bowers Lane Lot; the Passaic Avenue Lot, and the Firehouse Plaza Lot.

In other business, the council also adopted an ordinance on second reading that adds "porticos" as exceptions under front-yard coverage requirements. Porticos can be added to an existing landing or stairs as long as they don't extend more than five feet beyond "the existing outside face of the exterior front wall."


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With teenage suicide rates on an upswing, a barrage of tragedies in the news, and the heightened pressures of adolescence in a media-frenzied world, it’s more important than ever for caring adults to know how to intervene effectively.

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