Chatham Township Committee Votes to Amend 2018 Municipal Budget to Include Storm Cleanup; Budget Adoption April 12

March 23, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee unanimously voted to amend the 2018 municipal budget, adding $150,000 for overtime and costs related to storm debris cleanup at its regular meeting on Thursday night.

The amended budget will be up for adoption at the April 12 meeting.

The 2018 budget will push the municipal tax rate to .277 per $100 of assessed valuation, up from ...

Chatham Township Residents Ask Committee to Reconsider Gun Safety Letter; Kelly Has No Plans to Reintroduce

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township residents urged the Township Committee to reconsider sending a joint letter to elected officials asking for gun safety measures to be enacted at the regular meeting of the committee on Thursday night.

At its March 8 meeting, committee member Mike Kelly presented a drafted letter that he asked committee members to sign. But no consensus was reached on what the ...

Chatham Borough Has Set Up Emergency Operating Center; Conference Call with JCP&L President Reports Few Outages

CHATHAM, NJ - An AlertChathamBorough message from administrator Steve Williams has notified residents that Chatham Borough officials have opened and staffed the Chatham Borough's Emergency Operating Center in borough hall in anticipation of hazardous weather conditions.

Borough officials completed a brief conference call on Wednesday with JCP&L President James Fakult, who reported ...

Chatham Borough Will Poll Verified Chatham Residents on Post Office Plaza Redevelopment Through 'Planet Civic'

CHATHAM, NJ - Borough of Chatham Council President Len Resto announced that residents weighing in on plans for the redevelopment of Post Office Plaza, or offering ideas of their own, will be able to do so through "Planet Civic" in the near future. 

In the wake of the open public meeting held Tuesday night to update residents on the status of the redevelopment plans for Post ...

Chatham Borough Holds Discussion on Post Office Plaza Redevelopment; Residents Wary of Overcrowded Schools, Congestion

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham residents asked many questions on the redevelopment plans for Post Office Plaza, but left the open public meeting held Tuesday night without definitive answers.

Actually, there are no concrete answers to give at this point since no plan has yet to be proposed and developers have yet to receive the information needed to make "Requests For ...

Gov. Murphy's Budget Means 7.8 Percent Rise in Chatham School District State Funding; Still Less than 2009-2010 Aid

CHATHAM, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy's first budget introduced this week will mean a 7.8 percent rise in state funding for the School District of the Chathams.

According to Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa, Chatham "will receive an increase of $169,154, or 7.8 percent, in state aid for fiscal year 2019."

LaSusa calculates that it will "put us at ...

Chatham Borough to Hold Open Public Meeting on Post Office Plaza Development 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 in Boro Hall

CHATHAM, NJ - The planner for the redevelopment of Post Office Plaza will give a presentation on the feedback he has received from "public outreach" and review of the "draft" plan at a special public meeting set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 at Chatham Borough Hall, 54 Fairmount Ave.

The Chatham Borough Council voted 4-0 to designate Post Office Plaza as "an area ...

Chatham Borough Lauds Administrator, First Responders, Madison; JCP&L? Not So Much; Calls For Underground Wires

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Administrator Steve Williams received high praise for his work during Winter Storm Quinn on Monday night when the Borough of Chatham Council held its regular meeting and assessed the JCP&L response to the power outages experienced over the last week.

Williams received applause from the mayor and council and those in attendance for his work to inform Chatham ...

No Consensus for Chatham Township Committee on Gun Safety Letter Drafted by Committee Member Mike Kelly

CHATHAM, NJ - While the Borough of Chatham Council unanimously approved a resolution urging the enactment of gun safety measures on Monday night, the Chatham Township Committee could not come to a consensus when it met and discussed a letter written by committee member Mike Kelly, which was presented last Thursday.

Unlike the borough resolution, which was originally drafted by council ...

Chatham Borough Council Unanimously Approves Resolution Urging President Trump, Elected Members to Enact Gun Reforms

CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council unanimously voted in favor of a resolution it intends to send to President Donald Trump and elected officials at all levels of government urging the enactment of "common sense, multi-faceted reforms to prevent gun violence in our school communities," at its regular meeting on Monday night.

Chatham Borough Council President Len ...

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Chatham Township Committee Advises Residents to Take Precautions During Winter Storm Toby

March 20, 2018

Municipal Offices Will Be Closed on Wednesday; Residents Are Reminded
To Stay Off Snow Covered Roads; No Overnight Street Parking; Contact JCP&L
Immediately If They Lose Power; Clear a Perimeter Around Fire Hydrants;

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CHATHAM TOWNSHIP, NJ – March 20, 2018 – The Chatham Township Committee advised residents to take all necessary ...

Proud of Chatham Township Residents During "Weather Events"

March 13, 2018

To the Editor

As I watch the next “Weather Event” cross my computer screen I am compelled not to roll my eyes in hopelessness to but reflect on the incredible response of helpfulness I have seen throughout the Chatham Township Community over the last several days. 

We are a rural community with dozen of miles of winding road yet we have seen our volunteer first ...