CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Mayor Michael Kelly has posted an announcement about the Coronavirus situation, noting that the scheduled Chatham Township Committee meeting set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday night will go on as scheduled in the municipal building at 58 Meyersville Rd.

As a precaution due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the township will sanitize all surfaces in the committee chambers before the meeting - and afterward on Friday.

Chatham Township has a March 13 court date with Superior Court Judge Michael Gaus, who is expected to rule on a number of motions concerning Chatham Township's affordable housing obligation and its litigation with the Fair Share Housing Center.

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A number of measures concerning the designation of River Road as a site for 62 affordable housing units are on the agenda for approval by the committee.

A portion of Kelly's statement is below:

After consultation with our local Board of Health, the Township Committee
will hold its regular public meeting tonight, Thursday, March 12, at 7:30
p.m. at the Municipal Building at 58 Meyersville Road. Communication is
especially vital at this sensitive time, and it is the obligation of the
governing body to continue with important municipal business. The
Township is taking the precaution to clean and sanitize all surfaces in the
Committee Chambers before the meeting, and will clean again on Friday
after the meeting. We urge all residents who may be particularly
vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus, who may have a compromised medical
or immune condition, or who are displaying any cold symptoms to avoid
all public gatherings and, in this case, to consider watching the Township
Committee meeting on live Cable TV, Verizon Fios Channel 26 or Comcast

Channel 29. The video recordings of all Township Committee meetings
also are posted on the Township's website by the following Monday.