CURRENT NEWS & ALERTS
Chatham Township Committee E-Newsletter
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.
Giralda Tract Opening to the Public
The 136-acre Giralda Tract – newly-acquired open space in Chatham Township, Morris County – will open to the public on National Trails Day, Saturday, June 6. Learn more here.
Safe Routes to School Travel Plan
Layfayette Avenue School
Southern Boulevard School
Pilgrim Pipeline Update
The Chatham Township Committee passed a first of its kind Ordinance that prohibits pipelines within the Township that are not public utilities that distribute services to end users (i.e. consumers) and are unregulated by the Board of Public Utilities. Learn more here.
2015 Budget Overview
The Township Committee is pleased to announce that the municipal tax rate, after remaining basically flat for the past four years, will decrease in 2015 by a full cent to $0.28 per $100 of assessed value. This decrease will give the Township the smallest tax rate for the municipal portion of the tax bill since 2007! Few, if any, municipalities in NJ can match this accomplishment. See past Township meeting discussions here and view a copy of the 2015 budget here.
Dive Into Summer at The Colony Pool Club
The Chatham Township Committee announced the opening of summer registration for The Colony Pool Club with the launch of a new website www.TheColonyPoolClub.org, which highlights the reduced membership fee schedule, various new amenities and increased special events and social activities planned for members this summer. Learn more here.
Mayor Kevin Sullivan delivers his 2015 Statement
Good evening everyone, and welcome to Chatham Township’s 2015 Reorganization Meeting. I first want to welcome our two newest members of the Township Committee, Mrs. Karen Swartz and Mr. Mike Kelly. Read the full statement here.
Open Space History Made In Chatham Township
The Chatham Township Committee announced that the Morris County Freeholders voted unanimously to approve full funding of a $10 million Chatham Township open space application for the undeveloped portion of Giralda Farms and made history in the process. Read the press release here.
Protecting Your Home From Burglars
Chatham Township prides itself on being a safe and secure town, but recent burglaries remind us that we are not removed from or immune to crime. We want to remind you to take the necessary precautions to properly secure your home and for each of us to keep a watchful eye in our neighborhoods. Call the Chatham Township Police Department at 973-377-0100 to have your home assessed and please make note of these tips.
Black Bear Encounters
Learn what to do if you encounter a black bear in your neighborhood. Click here to learn more and view the Black Bear Management Policy from the NJDEP here.
Chatham Township's Drug Take-Back Program
The Chatham Township Police Department has initiated a program to safely dispose of residents' unused and unwanted medications. Click here for details of the program. For a discussion of the medical safety and environmental impacts of improperly disposed medications see the Dispose My Meds website.