Government

January 8, 2019

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Mayor Bruce Harris broke a 3-3 deadlock for a seat on the Borough of Chatham Council Budget Committee, casting the deciding vote in favor of new council member Jocelyn Mathiasen. Council member Thad Kobylarz, the new chairman of the budget committee, objected to the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The swearing in of new members Carolyn Dempsey and Jocelyn Mathiasen to the Borough of Chatham Council gave women 50 percent of the seats on Monday night. Dempsey and Mathiasen were part of the "Blue Wave" that brought Democrats into office in both Chatham Borough and Chatham ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Jeffrey Fricke was sworn into a four-year term as the Fire Chief for the Chatham Borough Volunteer Fire Department on Monday night at the Borough of Chatham Council Reorganization meeting. Fricke replaces retiring Chatham Borough Fire Chief Doug Allan. Also sworn in were: Deputy ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - "My name is Tayfun Selen. I'm the mayor of Chatham Township." Those words brought applause from the packed crowd in the Chatham Township Municipal Building meeting room on Thursday night when Selen achieved what he described as the "American Dream" after he was voted in as the new ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee proclaimed Jan. 13, 2019, as "Monsignor James T. Mahoney" day in honor of the retiring Corpus Christi monsignor. In his final act as Chatham Township Mayor, Curt Ritter read the proclamation into the record, noting that Msgr. Mahoney came to Corpus ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township will swear in a new mayor on Thursday night at its reorganization meeting.  Curt Ritter, the township mayor for the last three years, is not seeking another year. See his remarks in video announcement below.  

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CHATHAM, NJ - The public service of Kevin Sullivan and his coordination to help purchase Giralda Farms Park was the focal point of the special business meeting of the Chatham Township Committee Thursday night. Sullivan was presented with a resolution of commendation as he concluded his six years ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee unanimously approved the hiring of Robert S. Hoffmann as its new township administrator at its special business meeting held Thursday night. Hoffmann will be paid an annual salary of $175,000, effective Feb. 1, 2019.  Hoffmann replaces Thomas ...

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CHATHAM, NJ- While most of the discussion at last week's Chatham Township Committee meeting focused on whether the Skate Park can be moved to a new location, lost in the public reaction was the fact that an Affordable Housing agreement has been negotiated. The Chatham Township Committee has been ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee unanimously approved a resolution to enter into a shared service agreement with the School District of the Chathams to hire an armed Class III Special Law Enforcement Officer at its regular meeting on Thursday. If the agreement is approved by the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Residents from Chatham Township and surrounding towns came to the Chatham Township Committee advocating for the relocation of the Skate Park, which is slated for demolition to accommodate Affordable Housing mandates. The Chatham Township Committee heard from the public before ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham resident Fran Drew suggested during the public commentary portion of the meeting that the Borough of Chatham Council should expand from six members to eight so that Len Resto and Peter Hoffman could remain a part of the governing body. Resto and Hoffman were sent off from ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council recognized Dr. Norman Schaefer for his 28 years of service on the Chatham Board of Health with a commendatory resolution at its regular meeting on Monday night. Schaefer joined the board in 1991 and served as a member and the vice president during his ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council voted, 5-1, in favor of a resolution that opposes the state's pending vote to legalize the recreational use of marijuana at its final meeting of 2018 on Monday night. The resolution calls for a certified copy of the resolution be sent to Gov. Phil ...

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In response to the many comments that were received at the November 28th Chatham Borough - Post Office Plaza Public Workshop held at the Library of the Chathams, an additional survey initiative has been added to the PlanetCivic website www.planetcivic.com/town-initiative .  This new survey ...

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The Department of Public Works final curbside collection of leaves will take place on Monday, December 3, 2018. Once the vacuum crews have passed your house they will not return for the season. Please do not place leaves at the curb after Sunday night, December 2nd.  On Tuesday, December 11th ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham residents turned out for the Post Office Plaza Redevelopment Workshop to ask questions and offer their own ideas on Wednesday night. The Cub Scouts also came armed with models of their own. Overall, it was a productive session for urban planners from Topology, who gathered ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Owners of a new fish and steak restaurant, Main Street Grill, will be coming before the Chatham Borough Planning Board on Wednesday, Dec. 5, to seek a "change of permitted use" for their proposed eatery on Main Street. The new establishment would take over the space that was the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Council member Bob Weber made a power-point presentation on the "Consequences of Legalized Marijuana" and urged the council to pass a resolution opposing the state's "fast-track" legalization at Monday night's regular meeting. The council decided to take a slower ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Four consecutive lots on River Road, starting from the corner of Watchung Avenue, was designated as "an area in need of redevelopment" by a 6-0 vote of the Borough of Chatham Council on Monday night. The vote followed a public hearing held at the Nov. 7 planning board meeting, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - A presentation asking for a zoning overlay that would allow for 38 luxury apartments and nine affordable housing units to be built on Main Street was met with opposition by the mayor and Borough of Chatham Council at its regular meeting Monday night. Scott Bradley of the Bradley ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council meeting brought residents out to ask questions about the Post Office Plaza Redevelopment plans while the borough council informed the public that it is juggling yet another vote on a separate redevelopment plan. The Chatham Borough Planning Board ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - There were 216 Chatham Borough residents who answered the Planet Civic survey questions about marijuana legislation, although some did not answer all the questions. In addition, there were 22 comments. To see the questions and comments made CLICK HERE. The Chatham Borough ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough residents can now answer questions and post their comments and preferences on Planet Civic survey now available on the Chatham Borough website. The public is invited to attend and give feedback to concept plans for the redevelopment of Post Office Plaza, Wednesday, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Many of the questions surrounding the plans to redevelop Post Office Plaza in Chatham concern traffic congestion. On Monday, Planning company Topology reported on some traffic pattern data to consider with its presentation given at the Borough of Chatham Council meeting. At the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Robert W. Kelly was sworn in as a new probationary firefighter for the Chatham Borough Volunteer Fire Department on Monday night at the Borough of Chatham Council meeting. The 18-year-old Kelly joins the Chatham Borough Fire Department's Hook & Ladder Company.

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GREEN VILLAGE, NJ - The Green Village Fire Department held its annual Veterans Day Ceremony on the triangle Sunday. Janet Doherty of the Green Village auxiliary made the introductions and Pastor Annie Williams of the Green Village Methodist Church offered prayers for the Veterans. Vocalist ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Skate Park on Southern Boulevard appears certain to become collateral damage when the final agreement for the township's third round of affordable housing obligation is approved in court. The skate park will be demolished, according to the two ordinances ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Thomas Ciccarone asked the Chatham Township Committee to move the executive session up to start the meeting Thursday night. When the public session resumed, the Chatham Township Administrator announced that he will be retiring, effective Jan. 31, 2019. Ciccarone, 65, has been the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The blue wave that swept Democrats into office in Chatham Borough also washed over the race in Chatham Township. Democrat challenger Tracy Ness has unseated Republican incumbent Kevin Sullivan, according to mail-in ballots tallied by the county on Wednesday. "This has been a ...

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