Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The Board of Education will meet to vote on the budget Thursday night.
The Board of Education will meet Thursday to cast a final vote on the 2013-14 school budget. As currently drafted, the budget includes a tax levy increase of 2.6 percent over the prior year, which is inside the allowable exceptional 4.13 percent increase of student enrollment, health insurance costs and banked cap. A 2.6 percent increase in the tax levy means an additional $1,404,134 will be raised in local taxes over the 2012-13 amount, for a total tax levy of $55,409,234 for the operating fund. Another $827,475 will go into the banked cap fund for potential use over the next three years. According to the agenda for the Thursday meeting, the budget includes two additional questions, one for enhancing counseling staff in the district and …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
The Chatham Township Committee meets Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
The Chatham Township Committee meets Thursday night to swear in Bailey Brower, Jr. for his fourth term and to welcome new Committee Member Kathy Abbott. Other items included on the agenda for Thursday's meeting are: Over the next several meetings, various board and committee representatives will give their reports to the committee on their 2011 activities and 2012 objectives. Lists of appointees were not available in advance of the meeting. The committee meets Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Chatham Township Municipal Building.
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 …
Thursday, July 28, 2011
The township currently uses the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority.
The Chatham Township Committee plans to examine their municipal curbside recycling program at the Thursday night meeting. Currently the township uses the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA), which requires residents to sort their recycling into bottles and cans in a single container and paper products in another container. Only No. 1 or 2 plastics can be recycled. In June, Kathleen Hourihan, district recycling coordinator of the MUA, told the committee that the MUA wanted to offer single stream recycling to Chatham Township. Single-stream recycling, in which residents can put all their recyclables into one container without sorting, has been a topic of discussion in the township for several months. The committee said they …
Friday, June 24, 2011
Neighbors complain about lights, parking and the behavior of some of the children on the field.
Shunpike Field may be open, and neighbors continue to ask the Chatham Township Committee to address their concerns over the lights, parking and access to Sunset Lake. Neighbors, most of whom live on Lake Road, voiced their concerns to the township committee during its meeting Thursday evening. The turf portion of the field officially opened on June 18 and has already hosted several games, including the night of June 22, which necessitated the use of the highly controversial lights. The lights are allowed to remain on until 10 p.m. when there are night games, with the stipulation that they will be off by 10:30. Neighbors have complained that the hour is too late for lights of that magnitude to be on in the neighborhood. Township …
Friday, June 10, 2011
Also, the Chatham Township Committee honored winter athletes from Chatham High School.
The buffer zone between Shunpike Field and the homes on Lake Road, as well as the hours the field lights, were subjects of considerable debate during the Chatham Township Committee meeting Thursday evening. Linda Sisk, who lives on Lake Road, said the majority of the people who live on that street want a fence installed along the length of the buffer zone. Several other residents of the neighborhood echoed her sentiments. Sisk said neighbors are concerned about people trespassing in the area and cutting across their property to access the field. Mayor Nicole Hagner said there has never been a problem before, and there is already “a pretty good buffer” there with the trees that separate the field and the properties. Township Administrator …
Friday, May 13, 2011
Borough council members sent a representative to the Township Committee regarding plans to put the township logo on Shunpike Field.
UPDATE: Township Committee Member Bailey Brower Jr. said that the Township Committee discussed possible alterations to the plan to place the township logo on Shunpike Field during executive session Thursday night. "We talked about substituting a different type of logo on the field to respond in good faith to what the borough people had to say," Brower said. Possible options include putting the logo for Chatham Recreation on the field or the words "Shunpike Field" rather than the logo of one particular municipality. "It's not about one town or the other," Brower said. Borough Council President James Lonergan spoke at the Chatham Township Committee meeting during the regular meeting Thursday. He said that displaying the township logo on the …