Chatham Borough Mayor Harris Sets Meeting with NJ Transit to Discuss Building Second Chatham Train Station

December 11, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Mayor Bruce Harris announced on Monday night that he has confirmed a scheduled meeting with NJ Transit in January to discuss building a second train station in Chatham on River Road.

Harris credited Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen at the regular meeting of the Borough of Chatham Council for making a call to the Department of Transportation, which set ...

Chatham Borough Council Set to Name Williams Administrator; Dixiedale and Post Office Updates at Monday Meeting

CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council will vote on a resolution to appoint Steve Williams as borough administrator at its regular meeting set for 7:30 p.m. Monday night.

Williams has served as the interim acting administrator since June 12, after Robert Falzarano resigned to take a similar position in Harding Township. If approved, Williams will receive a salary of $136,000 for ...

U.S. Postal Service Delivers Reinforcements to Calm 'Perfect Storm' in Chatham; Will Hold Office Hours for Citizen Complaints

CHATHAM, NJ - The U.S. Postal Service sent four representatives to Chatham Borough Hall on Friday morning and met with local officials to discuss ways to alleviate problems brought to its attention about unreliable mail delivery.

Keith Reid, post office operations manager, explained how he had brought in as many as 15 extra mail carriers to take care of lagging deliveries in the Chathams. The ...

Chatham Borough Mayor Has Been Contacted by Post Office to Set Up a Meeting

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Mayor Bruce Harris has been contacted by the Chatham Post Office to set up a meeting date to discuss complaints by residents about mail delivery.

"A representative of the Post Office has contacted us to set up a meeting," Harris said. "We haven't confirmed a date yet.

"There have been a number of complaints about mail delivery since ...

Chatham Resident on U.S. Mail Delivery: "The System is Broken"

CHATHAM, NJ - After five days with no mail delivery, Chatham Township Buttonwood Lane residents went directly to the Chatham Post Office to get their mail on Monday morning.

While waiting, the group from Buttonwood was joined by other Chatham Township and Chatham Borough residents with similar complaints about spotty mail delivery. Residents from Center and Division avenues in the ...

Chatham Borough Council Introduces Ordinance Amending Land-Development Guidelines; Approves Funding for New Lum Turf

CHATHAM, NJ - An ordinance amending Chatham's land-use regulations for residential districts was introduced and ordinances to resurface the turf at Lum Field and set municipal salary guidelines were adopted at the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night.

The amended ordinance, which adjusts setback regulations and other residential guidelines was passed, 4-0, and will be up ...

After Reviewing Costs, Chatham Borough Council Will Decide in January About How to Finance Fishawack Festival

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Mayor Bruce Harris indicated that a decision on how the annual Fishawack Festival is financed will have to be made in January during the discussion held Monday at the regular Borough of Chatham Council meeting.

The decision will be whether Chatham Borough should continue to run the Fishawack Festival at taxpayer expense or possibly hand the reins over to ...

Chatham Borough Engineer: Where will the 8,900 Cars Go if Hillside Avenue is Turned into a Cul-de-sac?

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Engineer Vince DeNave summed up the conundrum before Chatham residents and council members when it comes to the prospect of turning Hillside Avenue into a Cul-de-sac: "Where are the cars going to go?"

Chatham Township's move to rezone the 30-acre Dixiedale Farm property from single-family to multi-family homes has ignited a push-back reaction ...

Chatham Borough Mayor Harris Receives State Award for Sustainability Jersey Leadership

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Mayor Bruce Harris is the recipient of the state's Sustainable Jersey Leadership Award, which was presented by the League of Municipalities in the state.

Harris is the second mayor to win the award initiated in 2016 and named in memory of Mount Arlington Mayor Art Ondish.


Chatham Borough Council to Discuss Dixiedale Farm Property and Possible Hillside Avenue Cul-de-sac Monday, Nov. 27

CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council has put a "Dixiedale Farm Property Update" on the agenda for its regular meeting set for 7:30 p.m. Monday night.

Chatham Borough Mayor Bruce Harris and council member Peter Hoffman will speak on the issue, which has been brought on by the rezoning of the Dixiedale Farm property from single-family to multi-family development with ...

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Kelly Offers 'Coffee with a Committeeman' Saturday to Discuss Rezoning of Dixiedale Farm Property

December 4, 2017

Anyone with questions about the proposed rezoning of Dixiedale Farms to allow townhouses is invited to a 'Coffee with a Committeeman' to discuss the issue on Saturday, Dec. 9 at the Fairmount Country Store.

Chatham Township Committeeman Michael Kelly will be at the Fairmount Country Store at 10 a.m., and will stay until noon or as long as anyone has ...