Government

May 30, 2020

MONTVILLE, NJ – Restaurant owners are asked to reach out to the township committee about expanding and/or creating outdoor dining capabilities. Normally this would require a formal approval process through the planning board, but during the COVID-19 crisis, government officials want to ease the ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Even though residents have been warned about the scams that texters are using to make money off of the COVID-19 crisis, if you receive a text or email that says the Census Bureau wants your opinion – it’s most likely real. The U.S. Census Bureau has launched two new surveys to ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Township Administrator Victor Canning announced the increase in tax levy with the Montville Township Committee’s passing of the 2020 budget during their May 12 meeting. The increase in taxes will be 1.44%, or an increase of $30.13 to the average-assessed home in Montville, which ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Committee voted to extend the grace period for struggling homeowners to June 1, after issuing a statement April 29 stating that all homeowners had to pay their property taxes on time. “On April 28, the date Executive Order 130 was provided to the township, ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Committee had a moment of silence at their April 28 meeting for five notable residents who died recently. Ralph Daniels, 86, was a dedicated and active member of Montville’s VFW Post 5481, Mayor Frank Cooney said. He was a Korean War veteran. He died on ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Township Administrator and OEM Coordinator Victor Canning and Health Officer Aimee Puluso wanted residents to know how information is gathered and shared during the Coronavirus crisis. The purpose of this memorandum is to assure residents of the township’s ongoing close ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – In a sign of the times, the Montville Township Committee met via telephone on March 24. The public could dial in to hear the meeting live, and could also speak via telephone during the times that they would normally be allowed to speak, during the public portion and during public ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – As the mayor and township committee, and members of Montville Township’s Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5481, we want to remind everyone that, we, as a nation, are going through some very trying and uncertain times, fighting this Coronavirus pandemic outbreak. We Americans must ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township Mayor Frank Cooney took to Facebook once again on March 27 to warn residents that their social distancing measures were not up to par. The good weather has brought residents out-of-doors, but instead of walking alone or as families, residents have been seen ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Mayor Frank Cooney addressed residents via Facebook Live March 24 from his home, where he has been quarantined following a positive Coronavirus diagnosis several days ago. “I am doing great!” he told residents from his bedroom quarantine. He took a moment to call for a moment ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Four people are presumed to have COVID-19 in Montville Township, according to township administration. All appropriate precautions and protocols regarding monitoring and tracking are in place and are being followed, officials stated on the town website.  The individuals who ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Mayor Frank Cooney and the township committee, in conjunction with the township’s Office of Emergency Management, Police Chief Andrew Caggiano and the township’s health department have declared a local state of emergency on March 16. The declaration allows for flexibility in ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township administration announced sweeping closures in programs effective March 13 in an effort to promote social distancing. Sports and senior citizen programs, township meetings aside from the township committee, and use of buildings were brought to a halt by the ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – No cases of coronavirus have been reported in Montville Township, but it is a good idea to be prepared. With this in mind, the township’s Office of Emergency Management convened on Thursday, March 5 to discuss procedures and preparations. The meeting included Township Administrator ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Rabbi Mark Finkel joined the Montville Township Committee at its Feb. 25 meeting to declare April 19 through April 25 as Days of Remembrance in memory of the victims of the Holocaust and in honor of the survivors as well as the rescuers and liberators. Finkel and the Pine Brook ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – If a suggested project moves forward, a new park could be formed at Dorsey Pond. The pond, located on Route 202 at the edge of Towaco near the Lincoln Park border, is currently bogged up and basically unused. But as it is part of the former Morris Canal, the Canal Society of NJ’s ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The site plan for the Avalon Bay apartment complex to be built in Pine Brook was passed, but not without a lot of deliberation regarding the bridge in the rear of the complex. The 349-unit luxury rental complex to be built on the contaminated site of the former GI Auto salvage ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Committee meeting of Jan. 14 began with a moment of silence for resident Jerry Hug, who passed away Jan. 12. According to his obituary, he was a member of the zoning board of adjustments, a president and founding member of the Montville High School Hall of ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – After its 2017 rejection by the zoning board but 2019 inclusion in the township’s affordable housing plan, Avalon Bay presented a site plan for its 349-unit rental apartment development on the former site of the GI Auto salvage yard to the Montville Township Planning Board on Jan.

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Jan. 4 Montville Township Committee meeting was punctuated by the naming of Frank Cooney as mayor and the re-swearing in of members Richard Cook and Richard Conklin. Cooney, after being sworn in as mayor by state Senator Joseph Pennacchio, just had to say “Wow.” He thanked ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – A festive atmosphere marked the Jan. 4 Montville Township Committee reorganization meeting as residents gathered at the municipal building to see Frank Cooney be sworn in as first-time mayor of the township. State Senator Joseph Pennacchio performed the ceremony, as Cooney’s mother ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Township Clerk Leena Abaza has announced the 2020 meeting schedule for the Montville Township Committee. The committee will be meeting in open public session at 8 p.m. on the following dates: Jan. 14, Feb. 11, Feb. 25, March 10, March 24, April 14, April 28, May 12, May 26, June ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township Administrator Victor Canning announced at the Dec. 10 township committee meeting that the township had received a grant of $185,000 from the NJ Department of Transportation for phase two of the Taylortown Road project. The latest grant will help pay for paving ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Current Deputy Mayor Frank Cooney was nominated and voted unanimously to be township mayor for 2020. By ordinance, residents vote for the members of the township committee, but the members themselves nominate and choose the mayor for the next calendar year. On Dec. 17, the ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Mayor Richard Conklin swore in Montville Township Police Officer Joseph Colella at the Dec. 10 Montville Township Committee, after Police Chief Andrew Caggiano introduced him to the committee. “Patrolman Joseph Colella is a lifelong resident of Montville Township and he graduated ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Committee will be holding its annual reorganization meeting on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 at 2 p.m. at the Montville Township Municipal Building. At the meeting, Richard Conklin and Richard Cook, who were the winners of the November election, will be re-sworn ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Committee passed a resolution asking the state legislature to “support legislation and efforts to combat youth vaping and use of electronic cigarettes” at its Nov. 12 meeting. While the legal age to acquire vaping products in the state is 21, last year the ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The second hearing by the zoning board on the Wine Outlet application, which would be built on Changebridge Road across from the Bader Farm Store, was held on Nov. 6. H.G. Martin would like to divide 289 Changebridge Rd., currently zoned industrial, leaving part of it as Level ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – VFW Post 5481 Commander Ken Hanzl came to the microphone at the Oct. 7 Montville Township Committee meeting to describe the post’s activities. He described the post’s goals as including camaraderie among members who are veterans of overseas conflicts. “All of our members serve ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Vaping, food trucks, road repaving following utility construction, and a crosswalk on Horseneck were discussed at a very busy Montville Township Committee meeting Sept. 24. The committee once again discussed the issue of banning the sale of vaping products in the township at the ...

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