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Civic Duty, Volunteerism to be Honored Monday

Former senator, youth wrestlers to be congratulated by Chatham Council Monday

The Chatham Borough Council will vote on several resolutions recognizing the accomplishments of local residents and allowing for volunteers to hold traditional parades down Main Street, and will allow public presentations by several volunteer organizations at its meeting Monday

One resolution on the agenda recognizes Leanna Brown, the former state senator who began her political career on the Chatham Borough Council. Brown remains a borough resident to this day.

Another congratulates Chatham Youth Wrestling for winning the 2012 Holiday Tournament, and another supports the annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure, which will be held May 5.

The council will then go into closed session to discuss pending litigation against TriCare, which is suing the borough for not allowing them to use the Parrot Mill Inn as a gambling rehabilitation center.

Discussion items on the agenda include:

  • The annual Chatham Athletic Foundation Gala, which in 2012 was moved from its usual location at the Madison Hotel to Reasoner Park in downtown Chatham Borough, with permission from the council;
  • The annual Fishawack Festival, held the second Saturday in June each year by the Chatham Chamber of Commerce;
  • The Chatham Downtown Alliance, a collective of businesses in downtown Chatham which advocates local shopping and supporting Chatham businesses.

The council will also vote on resolutions allowing the annual Fourth of July Parade by the Chatham Borough Fire Department to take place on Thursday, July 4, including a fireworks display by Garden State Fireworks and a picnic with alcoholic beverages allowed.

Budget Items

A formal presentation of the 2013 budget is not on the agenda, but there will be a discussion of the 2014 parking fees by Councilman James Lonergan and a shared service with Summit for gasoline.

The council will also vote on a resolution setting sewer service charges for 2013 at $3.52 per 100 cubic feet of metered water.

The Chatham Borough Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Chatham Borough Municipal Building. A full copy of the agenda is attached to this article.

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