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Chatham Borough Council Introduces 2017 Budget; Asks for Feedback from Taxpayers

March 28, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Borough Council introduced the 2017 municipal budget at its regular meeting on Monday night. It provides for a $33.87 annual increase for an average assessed home of $670,694. 

Council member James Lonergan asked the public to look at the budget online and provide feedback. It is scheduled to be adopted April 27.

Longergan also noted that ...

$700K Worth of Changes Coming to Chatham Township Shunpike Shopping Corridor

CHATHAM, NJ - Chris Vitz, Morris County engineer, came to the Chatham Township Committee meeting Thursday night to explain the upgrades planned for the Shunpike Shopping Corridor between Southern Boulevard and Green Village Road.

The project is budgeted at $700,000 with $600,000 of it paid for by Morris County and up to $90,000 covered by Chatham Township.

The right-turn "slip ...

Chatham Township Residents and Mayor "Dialogue"; Petitioners Unhappy with Wording of Proclamation

CHATHAM, NJ - The public portion of the Chatham Township Committee meeting was dominated Thursday night by residents chastising Mayor Curt Ritter for making a proclamation in lieu of a "Welcoming" resolution at the March 9 committee meeting.

Ritter pointed out in his remarks Thursday that he had been "proactive" and acceded to the petitioner's request he received for a ...

Chatham BOE Trims Proposed Budget from 3.09 to 2.87 Percent Increase

CHATHAM, NJ - Flat state aid, increased enrollment and high health insurance costs are the three key factors affecting the 2017-2018 School District of the Chathams budget, according to the presentation given by Superintendent Dr. Michael LaSusa during an open finance meeting held Monday night.

LaSusa presented the trimmed-down version of the budget, which lowered the proposed budget ...

State Geologist Hoffman Comes to Chatham and Speaks About Water Standards; Tests for Tap Water Available

CHATHAM, NJ -  NJ DEP State Geologist Jeff Hoffman, came to Chatham and spoke about water standards at the behest of the Chatham Township Environmental Commission Thursday at the Chatham Township Municipal Building.

Hoffman did his best to break down what he described as a "complicated" issue. In general terms, the standards in New Jersey are in the top tier in comparison ...

Chatham Borough Presents 2017 Municipal Budget; $33 Increase to Taxpayers

CHATHAM;, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council gave a presentation on the 2017 Municipal Budget, which represented a point-85 percent tax increase, at its regular meeting Monday night.

According to information provided in the power-point presentation by Robert Falzarano, borough administrator, and Tim Day, chief financial officer, the council will introduce the budget on March 27 and adopt it ...

Chatham Resident says Moms Appearing on Fox News Made Chatham 'A Global Target'

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough resident Tracey Tango read a letter of thanks after the Borough of Chatham Council passed a "Welcoming" resolution on Monday night, but followed up with a counter-point to council member Peter Hoffman's statement, by asserting that two Chatham moms appearing on Fox News last month had made Chatham a "global target."

Chatham mothers ...

'Major Winter Storm' for Chatham with Blizzard Conditions, Limited Visibility

The Morris County Emergency Operations office continues to monitor the Nor'easter. At this time, the winter storm appears to be on track to reach our area this evening into Tuesday evening.

We are preparing for what forecasters have described as a "Major Winter Storm." The National Weather Service has issued a "Winter Storm Watch," which is in effect from ...

Chatham Borough and Chatham Township Garbage Collection for Tuesday Canceled by Weather

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough and Chatham Township garbage collection for Tuesday, March14 has been canceled.

In Chatham Borough, Route B garbage collection is canceled for Tuesday.

Garbage collection for Route B - south of railroad tracks - is anceled for Tuesday, March 14 due to anticipated snow and blowing wind. Garbage will be collected on Friday as scheduled. Please do not ...

Chatham Township Commits $1.25 Million to Road Improvement; Passes 1/2 Cent Open Space Tax

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee agreed to spend $1.25 million on road improvements in 2017 after hearing a report on township roads by John Ruschke, township engineer, on Thursday night at the regular meeting of the committee.

The Chatham Township Committee also voted, 4-1, to reduce the Open Space Tax to half a cent, which it was last year. By referendum, the Open Space Tax is ...

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