Thursday, November 10, 2011
The funds were spent on overtime, extra contractors and equipment rentals for three weeks.
Chatham Township Administrator Tom Ciccarone stated Thursday that the October snowstorm cost the township $144,000 over and above budgeted staff hours and equipment for the year. "This is strictly for the public works [and police] overtime for the storm, ... the cost of the outside contractors and equipment rental that we've engaged to help us with the clean-up," Ciccarone said. Mayor Nicole Hagner said the staff of the Department of Public Works and the Police Department were all called in to work during and after the snowstorm that hit the Chathams on Oct. 29 and caused numerous trees and branches to fall down and dozens of wires to come down as well. All of Chatham Township lost their power as a result of the storm. The Chatham Township…
Friday, November 4, 2011
The Chatham Township mayor is a candidate for State Assembly in the upcoming election.
Nicole Hagner, a 3-term member of the Chatham Township Committee now in her second year as mayor, is running for General Assembly representing the 27th district. Hagner and her runningmate, Livingston resident Lee Holtzman, are running as Republicans against Democratic incumbents Mila Jasey and John McKeon. Election Day is Nov. 8. In-person voting is available for registered voters in the Morris County Clerk's Office Monday now through Monday, Nov. 7. The hours are as follows: The clerk's office is also accepting applications to vote by mail through Tuesday, Nov. 1. Applications may be downloaded directly from the Morris County Clerk's Office website. Township polling places for the Nov. 8 election are listed below, with their addresses …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
JCP&L crews working in the township until 8:30 p.m., Mayor Hagner says.
Chatham Township Mayor Nicole Hagner said residents with continued power outages should make sure to call JCP&L. "If you don't call, they don't know that your power is out," Hagner said. "I know it's frustrating to go through all the little prompts, but that's how they know to check on that [area.]" Hagner said the Chatham Emergency Squad building at 45 Spring St. would be open Wednesday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for residents to warm up and charge their electronics. There is no internet available from the building. Hagner also said the township has "secured additional resources to get the debris cleared" from township streets. The state is providing extra crews of workmen to remove trees and get primary utility wires functional again. Several …
Monday, October 3, 2011
The candidates for State Assembly say they will promote small business growth in Trenton if elected.
Nicole Hagner, the mayor of Chatham Township, and District 27 General Assembly runningmate Lee Holtzman announced that they were endorsed by the New Jersey branch of the National Federation of Independent Business (NIFB). The two Republican candidates for State Assembly said the endorsement is another indication that the tax-hiking policies of their Democratic opponents will not encourage job creation and small business in the Garden State. "John McKeon has become the go-to guy whenever Trenton politicians need someone to champion a tax increase,” Hagner said. “Not only has he voted for more than $10 billion worth of tax increases over the past decade on sales, income and small businesses, he personally sponsored laws to increase taxes on …
Thursday, September 22, 2011
As part of National Hunger Month, local grocery store recruits officials to help raise awareness.
The mayors of Chatham Borough and Chatham Township, along with members of the Chatham Township Police Department, did their part to raise awareness about local hunger. Nelson Vaughan of the borough and Nicole Hagner of the township bagged groceries for ShopRite customers in Chatham Township Wednesday as part of the store's "Help Bag Hunger" event. Robert Scheetz and Scott Herchick of the Chatham Township Police Department also donned aprons and helped out. Assistant Store Manager Scott MacGregor said the store has also held spaghetti dinners, 50/50 raffles, a hot dog wagon and ice cream socials to help raise funds from shoppers to support local food banks.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The GOP state assembly candidates for the 27th district said gas increases take millions from taxpayers.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Nicole Hagner and Lee Holtzman, the GOP candidates for the State Assembly from the 27th district, pledged not to raise New Jersey gasoline prices if elected and ask their Democratic opponents to pledge the same. Hagner, the mayor of Chatham Township, said, “New Jersey cannot afford to take hundreds of millions of dollars from our already overburdened homeowners and businesses and give it to Trenton politicians.” According to a press release from the two candidates, Democrats have tried to raise the price of gas at least three times since 2008. Holtzman, an attorney from Livingston, said the Democratic incumbents in the assembly will likely keep pushing for higher taxes. “We will not increase the financial burden on our residents by …
Friday, September 9, 2011
With remarks from the mayor, Chatham Township held a small service to commemorate those who died in the terrorist attacks.
Chatham Township marked the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and the Chatham lives lost in an understated ceremony Thursday evening. Monseigneur James Mahoney of Corpus Christi Church in Chatham Township gave the opening prayer in the remembrance cermeony. Mayor Nicole Hagner recalled Sept. 11, 2001 in her remarks, including her own worries about the safety of a loved one who worked in the Twin Towers. Deputy Mayor Robert Gallop read aloud the 13 names of the Chatham residents who died in the attacks. Below is the text of Hagner's speech: Three years ago, we stood here to dedicate this memorial, and it is with mixed feeling[s] that I stand before you today to remember the heartbreaking events that happened 10 years ago on that fateful day in …
At least, committee members hope.
When the Chatham Township Committee met Thursday night, members reminded Adminstrator Tom Ciccarone of his last report on construction at Shunpike Field. "I know I said at our last meeting that it would be done by this meeting," Ciccarone said with a smile. Ciccarone did not know at that Aug. 18 meeting that an earthquake, a hurricane and near a week of rain would prevent Fredco from completing the project. "The weather isn't cooperating," Hagner said. "We weren't able to complete the remainder of the work." According to Committee Member Bill O'Connor, there is one field which needs sodding and a few other small tasks are outstanding. Ciccarone said the contractor is already starting to demobilize from the site. The opening ceremony for …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Colony Pool will likely not open again this season due to damage sustained during Hurricane Irene.
Nicole Hagner and Nelson Vaughan, the mayors of Chatham Township and Chatham Borough, agreed Tuesday for the Chatham Borough Municipal Pool to accept Colony Pool memberships through the pool's closing on Labor Day. "I just spoke with Mayor Vaughan, and he is going to make arrangements for our members to go to the Borough Municipal Pool," Hagner said. Colony Pool sustained "significant damage," in Vaughan's words, during Hurricane Irene and has been closed since Saturday. John Pacelli, the director of the township's Department of Public Works, said one large tree came down at the pool and rain "eroded quite a bit of soil" from the pool area. Much of Colony is covered in mud, he said. Hagner previously said she hoped Colony Pool would open …
Friday, August 26, 2011
The two GOP candidates held a press conference Thursday where they called for change in Trenton.
At a press conference at Chatham Township's municipal building Thursday, Chatham Township Mayor Nicole Hagner and Lee Holtzman, the two GOP candidates for the General Assembly representing the 27th District, blasted the current practice of huge pay outs of accumulated sick and vacation time for municipal employees. Citing a recent Bloomberg News report, the candidates said the Garden State was facing hundreds of millions of dollars in payments to government workers for unused sick time and other leave. The two said if elected to Trenton they would support limits on payouts for unused sick days and vacation days. Hagner said Chatham Township has already limited cash payments for unused vacation days and capping unused sick leave days to …