Government

August 28, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ - Montville Township Mayor Richard Conklin reported to the Montville Township Committee the results of the meeting with Jersey City Power & Light (JCP&L) concerning the frequent power outages experienced in certain areas of the township. At the Committee meeting on Aug. 21, ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Vastly high-speed services will be available to Montville Optimum customers in a few years as the company schedules upgrades across the township, but the company is keeping mum as to what the cost of the improved speed will be. After new Patrolman Meece was sworn in at the July ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Township Clerk Leena Abaza stated that the closed session portion of the July 17 Montville Township Committee meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. instead of its usual time. This change of time does not affect the public portion of the meeting, and the public portion will remain the ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Public Schools will likely have a school resource officer plus a special law enforcement officer if an ordinance introduced on June 26 passes in two weeks. Parents have been vocal about asking for a police presence in the schools at March and April board of ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – With seven township roads freshly paved, the township administration has announced four more roads that will be paved as a result of funds left over from projects last year. Part of Gathering Road, all of Manchester Way, part of Passaic Valley Road, all of Fletcher, Brook Valley ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Various improvement projects are moving forward in Montville Township as the township committee passed a bond ordinance at its June 12 meeting appropriating $575,000 and issuing $460,000 in bonds for the water utility department for water tank rehabilitation ($350,000), hydrant ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Township of Montville released information about its no solicitation list, following consternation on the Montville Moms Facebook page regarding door-to-door salespeople who were canvassing the town. At the Tuesday, June 12 Montville Township Committee meeting, the mayor and ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Following two winter storms and a surprise May thunderstorm that left many Montville Township residents in the dark for a total of 15 days or more, JCP&L Area Manager John Meehan answered residents’ and township committee members’ questions at the May 22 Montville Township ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Residents have seen the results of the township committee’s approved capital budget, as paving of roads has taken place township-wide. Township Administrator Victor Canning approached the committee at the May 22 meeting with the question of whether to cancel authorized debt no ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Committee swore in three new police officers at their May 22 meeting. Patrolman David J. Chieppa was introduced to the assembly by Police Chief Rudy Appelmann and sworn in by Mayor Rich Conklin. “David has had a keen interest in law enforcement from an ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Although approximately 50 people attended the May 8 Montville Township Committee meeting, only two speakers came to the microphone during the public portion to address Committee Member June Witty regarding her recent Facebook post, whereas at past meetings, dozens did so. In the ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township Administrator Victor Canning announced as part of his report to the township committee that milling and paving projects will begin in the township on Monday, May 14. The projects are anticipated to last approximately three weeks and are weather dependent, the ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The municipal budget was passed at the April 24 Montville Township Committee meeting, following more than an hour of impassioned public portion speakers in the June Witty Facebook censure situation. (Read about the speakers’ comments here.) Township Administrator Victor Canning ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Approximately 200 people packed into the assembly room at the Montville Township municipal building for the April 24 township committee meeting to have their thoughts heard regarding censured Committee Member June Witty and her posting on her personal Facebook page which compared ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Committee held a special Saturday meeting on April 7 at which they discussed their goals for the year. Township Administrator Victor Canning and the township committee had put together a list of possibilities at a previous special Saturday session held ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The state Senate Economic Growth Committee has passed legislation sponsored by Senator Joe Pennacchio to hold utility companies accountable for their failure to provide reliable service, according to a release from the senator’s office. “Right now, a negligent utility only pays ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Committee voted to censure Committee Member June Witty for a personal Facebook post she made on April 8 which compared Democrats to Nazis. All four members of the five-person committee asked for her resignation. The post, a chart which states that Nazis ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Township Administrator Victor Canning called the three utilities’ follow-up to trees laying on wires across the township “shameful” in the aftermath of damage from two devastating March storms that can still be seen across the town and have the DPW scrambling to complete the ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Residents were still recuperating from snowstorms “Reily” and “Quinn” which left thousands without power across the township as the Montville Township Committee convened for its March 13 meeting and Township Administrator Victor Canning announced the statistics regarding the costs ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Committee recognized the 2017 Montville Recreation Cross Country Team. As outlined in this article from November: four titles, the team did extremely well at the Lakeland League Championship Meet held Oct. 28. In the 13-14 Boys division, the Montville ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Noting that thousands of North Jersey residents and businesses remain without electricity following last Friday's snowstorm, three Republican state lawmakers today called on Gov. Phil Murphy to declare a state of emergency. Murphy, a Democrat, wasn't biting. “The Governor ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – It was clear that the recent shooting event in Florida was fresh on the mind of parents when many attended the Feb. 27 Montville Township Committee meeting and expressed concerns about safety in the school district and the need for a school resource officer (SRO) to protect ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The contract that Montville Township has with Cablevision of Morris to provide cable services for residents expires on Dec. 31, 2018, and therefore the township will be undertaking a questionnaire process to seek residents’ opinions of their cable services. “In my six years as ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Township Administrator Victor Canning announced at the Jan. 23 township committee meeting that progress is being made on the township budget, but the capital and open space portions of the budget are “concluded.” Mayor Richard Conklin said the special Jan. 13 Saturday work session ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The bill aimed at stopping pedophile teachers from moving around to various school systems, dubbed the Safer Schools bill, has passed another hurdle by passing unanimously in the New Jersey Senate, 39-0, on Feb. 1. The bill, S414, originally reported on by TAPinto Montville here, ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Following no movement on his bill in the year 2017, Assemblyman Jay Webber’s anti-teacher abuse bill, created at the urging of former Montville mayor Jim Sandham, has seen its first hurdle surmounted. The bill, created in part due to William Mason Elementary School first grade ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Following the Montville Township Committee passing an ordinance allowing the building of townhouses in Towaco center, property owner Dan Furia brought his application for a mixed-used building on 202 across the street from the train station combined with a 20-unit townhouse complex ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Planning Board will need to reverse its rejection of a Wawa market and gas station if a lawsuit filed by Pine Brook property owner Raymond Eshaghoff prevails. The board rejected an application to install the 24-hour Wawa in the Pine Brook section of town on ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Township Administrator Victor Canning told the Montville Township Committee that the town clerk’s office was kept extremely busy during the last week of 2017, as the township collected $11,851,044 in advanced property tax payments for 2018. New tax laws took effect on Jan. 1 which ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Newly named Mayor Richard Conklin gave the State of Montville Township address at the Jan. 1, 2018 reorganization meeting, as required by township code. He spoke of the strengths of the township, the challenges it faces and his personal goals for the year. First he gave a rundown ...

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