LINCOLN PARK, NJ - As part of their continuing effort to make it easier for the public to participate in county government, the Morris County Freeholders will hold their next “road meeting’’ in Lincoln Park on Wednesday, Oct. 28.
The county governing board will conduct its work session at 5:30 p.m., followed by a 7:30 p.m. regular meeting. Both will be conducted at the Lincoln Park municipal building, 34 Chapel Hill Road, in Lincoln Park. The public is invited to speak at the 7:30 p.m. session.
Besides Lincoln Park, the freeholders have committed to conduct one more road meeting this year in Florham Park on Nov. 23. They have held meetings previously this year in Boonton Township, Chatham Township, Harding, Morristown, Netcong and Rockaway Borough.
Travelling meetings have been held in all 39 towns in Morris County since the practice began in 2007.
“These meetings give us a chance to meet local residents and officials from across the county on their own home turf, to be able to hear any local and regional concerns about county issues, and to give the freeholders a good understanding of what is important to these communities,’’ said Freeholder Director Kathy DeFillippo. “It’s been a positive experience traveling the county this year and we hope to continue the practice in 2016.’’
The “road meetings’’ also are more convenient for local residents and those from neighboring communities, in this case Lincoln Park and nearby Pequannock, Butler and Riverdale, to attend a freeholder meeting, meet the freeholders and learn more about Morris County government and the services it offers, said DeFillippo.
Residents of all Morris County towns are invited to attend.
The area formerly known as Beavertown was carved out of a portion of Pequannock Township and re-named Lincoln Park in 1871. Much of the land was developed by the draining of the Bog and Vly Meadows in the Beaver Brook area, known for the numerous beaver that inhabited the local waterways.
Lincoln Park was incorporated as a borough by an act of the Legislature in 1922. The borough was named in honor of President Abraham Lincoln
The board of freeholders meet twice monthly, with meetings normally held at the County Administration and Records Building in Morristown. For more information on Morris County government, please visit: http://www.co.morris.nj.us/