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NEWS & EVENTS

Community Shred Event, Saturday, April 25th to Benefit Senior Services of the Chathams
Dispose of unwanted financial documents and other paper at a Community Shred to benefit Senior Services of the Chathams on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 10:00am to 1:00pm in the parking lot of the Chatham train station. The cost is $5 per brown paper grocery bag or $10 for a small/medium box. In addition to documents, newspapers and paperback books will be accepted. This event is open to the general public.
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Call Before You Dig (pdf)
Before you begin projects that involve digging, dial 8-1-1 three days in advance of your project to notify local utility companies. Within a few days, they will mark the location of underground electric, gas or other utility lines. Unintentionally hitting underground utility lines can cause outages and is extremely dangerous.
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JCP&L Tree Trimming Maintenance Program (pdf)
JCP&L has announced that its tree trimming maintenance operations around and under JCP&L power lines will be conducted in late March. Notifications to residents impacted by tree trimming crews working in their neighborhood have been sent. Attached is a listing of areas and streets that will be affected by tree trimming crews in the Borough.
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Mayor Harris Announces Saturday Open Office Hours
Mayor Harris has decided to have open office hours for a few Saturdays.
  • Saturday, March 21 - 12 pm to 1 pm (note change)
  • Saturday, March 28 - 11 am to 1 pm
  • Saturday, April 18 - 11 am to 1 pm

Other times by appointment. Please call 973.635.0674 x 213 to make appointment.


Chatham Borough Affordable Housing
Chatham Borough Affordable Housing Services maintains a waiting list used to market resale of existing affordable housing units or vacancies for rental units. If your income meets the COAH guidelines below, please download the interest application located here or obtain an interest application from the Chatham Borough Clerk’s office.
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The Borough Council has authorized temporary lights and extended the playing time hours at Lum Field starting March 13th (pdf)
Due to the accumulation of snow, the natural turf fields will be out of service longer than expected for our recreation programs. Sports representatives have asked the Borough Council to authorize temporary lights and extend the playing time hours at Lum Field from 6:55pm to 8:30pm three nights a week starting March 13th and ending April 9th.
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“Morris County in Motion” Public Workshops (pdf)
Morris County is developing a new Circulation Element of the Morris County Master Plan. The new transportation plan, “Morris County in Motion,” will examine how people and goods travel by car, truck, bus, train, bicycle, and by foot, now and in the future. Morris County invites you to attend a public workshop to help identify transportation issues affecting Morris County and to provide input on the goals and strategies that will be incorporated in the new Circulation Element of the County’s Master Plan. Four public workshops are scheduled in March and April.
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New Jersey Fish and Game Council Approves Proposed Updated Comprehensive Black Bear Management Policy (pdf)
The new proposed policy continues to emphasize the importance of public education and research to reduce bear conflicts and to maintain a sustainable and robust bear population, recognizing its importance as a natural resource valued by residents of the state and as being important to ecological balance.
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Poisoning Injuries and Deaths are Preventable (pdf)
Each day, 55 children are exposed to potentially poisonous substances and a loved one calls the experts at the NJ Poison Center for help because of exposure to potentially dangerous items such as household chemicals, medicines and vitamins, cigars/cigarettes, coins, magnets and batteries. If you believe your child, pet, or anyone else has ingested something that could be harmful, call the NJ Poison Experts at 1-800-222-1222. A quick response by both the caller and the poison center expert can make a difference in preventing serious injury and saving lives.
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2015 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report (pdf)
The Borough of Chatham Water Department routinely samples and tests for over 80 possible contaminants in our water supply in accordance with Federal and State laws. We are pleased to present this year's 2015 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report. The purpose of this report serves to enhance consumer understanding of our community’s drinking water supply and to improve awareness of the need to protect our precious water resources. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water.
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Adult Immunizations: 19 Years and Older
Many people think that vaccinations are only for children - but that notion is false. The recent measles outbreak associated with travel to Disneyland and mumps outbreak associated with the National Hockey League should be clear evidence of this.
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Chatham Borough’s Annual Curb Side Brush Collection to begin Monday, March 23, 2015
Due to the snow cover, the annual curb side brush collection scheduled to start Monday, March 16th has been postponed until Monday, March 23rd. The Department of Public Works will be making a curb side collection of brush starting Monday, March 23, 2015. Please have your brush out at the curb by 7:30am Monday morning.

This is a brush only collection. Limbs should be tied in a bundle with twine and not exceed 4’ long and 4” in diameter.
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IRS Phone Call Scams Continue; IRS Identifies Five Easy Ways to Spot Suspicious Calls
The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert providing taxpayers with additional tips to protect themselves from telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the IRS.
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Resolution of the Mayor & Borough Council Opposing the Proposed Pilgrim Pipeline Project (pdf)
The Mayor and Borough Council Passed a Resolution Opposing the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline Project and Creating the Chatham Borough Pilgrim Pipeline Advisory Committee. The resolution is only the beginning of the Borough’s expression of opposition to the project. Read the Resolution and share it with your neighbors, family and friends.
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The Chatham Borough Police Department would like to Remind Drivers to Practice Cell Phone Safety while Driving
The fines for talking and/or texting on a hand-held wireless communications device while driving have increased. First time offenders will be fined $200. The fine for a second offense will increase to $400 and drivers who are caught a third time will be fined at least $600, face a possible 90-day suspension of their driver's license and will be assessed three (3) motor vehicle penalty points. Please follow the law and do not talk or text on your phone while driving.
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RECYCLING

Recycling changed in 2014
FRIDAY is the new Recycling Day
Recycling Depot, 99 Summit Ave., Saturdays 9-12 noon

  Recycling Curbside (pdf)
  Acceptable Material Sheet
 www.MCMUA.com

 Recycling How To (pdf)
  Recyclables End Use
 www.recommunity.com

RECYCLING PLASTICS

Please review the following information regarding
Bulky Rigid Plastic Recycling

Recycling Depot
ACCEPTED
Bulky Rigid Plastics
(pdf)
Recycling Depot
UNACCEPTABLE
Bulky Rigid Plastics
(pdf)

Recycling Depot, 99 Summit Ave., Saturdays 9-12noon

High Priority Information

Click here to view the Monthly Safety Notices from the Chatham Police. 


Borough of Chatham
Pilgrim Pipeline Information


Train Station Parking Lots North & South

2015 Daily Parking Rate
$5.50


Click here for more information on Parking
 


BUILDING CONSTRUCTION DEPARTMENT
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY 
ALL CHATHAM BOROUGH
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION
QUESTIONS, PERMITS 
AND INSPECTIONS
WILL BE CARRIED OUT BY 
THE BOROUGH OF MADISON
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION OFFICE
973-593-3064
Chatham_Madison@rosenet.org

50 Kings Road, Madison NJ
The Hartley Dodge Memorial Building 
Second Floor

ALL ZONING QUESTIONS, LAND DISTURBANCE PERMITS, TREE REMOVAL PERMITS, AND CCO REQUESTS WILL BE HANDLED BY THE OFFICE OF THE BOROUGH ENGINEER. 


FREE TREES!
Would you like a tree planted in the Borough right of way in front of your home? Click here to contact the Shade Tree Commission.


COMING UP!
Today:
Fri Mar 27
Recycling
Sat Mar 28
Mulch Area Open 12pm to 4pm
Recycling Depot 9am to 12pm
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Borough of Chatham
54 Fairmount Avenue, Chatham, NJ 07928
973-635-0674     Hours: 8am to 4pm M-F