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The Chatham Township Committee e-newsletter is designed to keep residents abreast of the activities of the various departments in the Township and increase their engagement in community-related activities. Click here to view the May/June issue.

Suicide Prevention Presentation
The Chatham Township Committee, in its continuing effort to raise awareness of suicide prevention, will host a community-based presentation, “Talk Saves Lives,” in conjunction with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The free presentation will take place on Thursday, June 2 at 6:30 PM at the Chatham Township Municipal Building. Individuals interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP to Mayor Curt Ritter. Click here to read the press release.

Chatham Township Perspectives
This new communications initiative features a series of Q&A-style videos with key Township officials, and volunteers. Learn more about those who serve and volunteer in your community. Click here to view videos.

Black Bear Encounters 
Learn what to do if you encounter a black bear in your neighborhood and learn more about the Comprehensive Black Bear Management Policy and black bear facts here.


The Colony Pool ClubDive Into Summer at The Colony Pool Club!
We invite you to join us this summer at The Colony Pool Club. Located in the heart of Chatham Township, the Club features new amenities and special events of interest to families, seniors and young adults alike. Visit to learn more. Click here to view the press release.

Website Survey

Website Survey
The Chatham Township Committee wants to know how it can best improve the Township website and your experience using it. Read the press release here and take the online survey here. Your feedback is important and will ensure we develop an improved website. Thanks.



Mayor Curt Ritter recognized many of the Township’s volunteers during Volunteer Appreciation Month. Read the proclamation here, view the video here and learn more about volunteer opportunities here.

2016 Introduced BudgetLocal Taxes Cut for a Second

The Township Committee recently adopted the 2016 Township budget providing residents a tax cut for the second year-in-a-row and reflecting the lowest local purpose tax rate in more than 10 years! Few, if any, municipalities in New Jersey can tout this significant accomplishment. View the budget and financial statements here.


2016 Mayoral Statement

Read Mayor Curt Ritter’s 2016 Mayoral address here.

Neighborhood Watch Program Launched
The Chatham Township Committee announced the launch a new community-wide Neighborhood Watch Program aimed at educating residents on how they can help prevent crime while implementing home and personal security strategies. Learn more here.


Giralda Farms Preserve is Now Open to the Public
The 136-acre Giralda Farms Preserve at Loantaka Brook Reservation is now open to the public. Watch the video here.

Chatham Township's Drug Take-Back Program
Residents can safely dispose of unused and unwanted medications at Police Headquarters. Learn more here.






Municipal Building Hours
Effective May 31, 2016, the Municipal Building will be operating on Summer Hours.  Business hours on Monday through Thursday will remain 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, and business hours on Friday will be 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM.

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