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Until further notice, Lower Lum Field is closed for all activities and access by the public is prohibited (pdf)
Lower Lum Field is closed for all activities and access by the public is prohibited. The entire field area, which includes the baseball field and the area around the oak tree is closed. The field is not to be used or accessed for any purpose by anyone. Until further notice, scheduled recreation program activities will be transferred to another field location. The Borough’s forester has reported that the oak tree, located on Lum Field between the ECLC building and the train station parking lot, has a 24” internal cavity and there is evidence of root decay on one side of the tree. The forester's tree evaluation report is attached.

Effective Monday, July 27th, Watchung Avenue will be Closed 6am to 4pm Daily for Milling and Paving. Expect Traffic Delays
Starting on Monday, July 27th, through Friday, July 31st, the entire length of Watchung Avenue from the bridge at the Union County border in Summit to Lafayette Avenue will be closed 6:00am to 4:00pm daily for milling and paving. Detours will be posted. Please plan alternate routes and give yourself extra travel time. Traffic delays are expected.

Introducing the Chatham Borough Newsletter!
Chatham Borough’s Communications and Technology Committee is pleased to announce the launch of the first edition of the Chatham Borough Newsletter. The Summer 2015 Edition is now available. Register to sign up on the Borough’s website to receive this informative newsletter electronically. Each quarter, the newsletter will arrive to your email inbox, reminding you of important upcoming events, key dates, and general information about what's happening in the Borough. Scroll down to sign up

Borough Summer Hours Now In Effect
Borough Hall offices close Fridays at 1:00pm for the summer months.

Chatham Borough Ranked No. 2 as Best Suburb in New Jersey
Deciding where to live is one of life’s biggest decisions. Founded in 2002 by Carnegie Mellon University students, Niche Local incorporates data provided by the US Census and other sources and ranks US suburbs based on livability using grades for safety, schools, jobs, housing, and transportation. A high ranking indicates that a suburb offers a high quality of life to its residents. Click on Best Suburbs in New Jersey to review the published rankings.

Motor Vehicle Thefts and Burglaries in the Borough (pdf)
Over the past month, the Chatham Borough Police have investigated multiple burglaries to motor vehicles along with several motor vehicle thefts throughout the borough. The individuals committing these burglaries and thefts have targeted unlocked cars with personal property in plain view. The Chatham Borough Police Department is asking for your help by removing personal property from view within your vehicles, locking all doors, removing keys from your glove compartment, leaving exterior lights on during overnight hours, and reporting any suspicious activity quickly to the police department.

Chatham Borough Ranked #2
According to the NJ Bicycle & Pedestrian Resource Center, Chatham was ranked #2 in the 2013-2014 New Jersey Bicycling Benchmarking Report for the Borough’s investments in Safe Routes to School. Chatham Borough’s Complete Streets policy, adopted in 2012, received a Gold award from the Safe Routes to School Recognition Program in 2013. That same year, three Chatham District schools were also awarded Gold and one school received a Silver award. To read highlights of the report or to download the full report visit the NJ Bicycle & Pedestrian Resource Center.

Got unwanted or expired medicines? (pdf)
Properly disposing of your unneeded, expired, and over-the-counter medications can help us keep our drinking water clean and prevent accidental poisoning and unintentional abuse. Medications should NEVER be disposed down the drain because wastewater treatment facilities cannot remove pharmaceutical compounds. To search for your closet drop off location please visit this site.

Streetlight on the Blink? Tell Us. (pdf)
Streetlights brighten up a community and help keep it attractive and safe. To report a streetlight outage, please call JCP&L's automated outage reporting line at 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877}.

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.

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.

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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Wed Jul 29
Mulch Area 1 - 4pm
Fri Jul 31
Borough Hall Closes at 1 pm
Sat Aug 1
Farmers' Market 8 am - 1 pm
Mulch Area 12 - 4 pm
Recycling Depot 9 am - 12 pm
Sun Aug 2
Library Closed
Mon Aug 3
Property Taxes Due Aug. 1st - Aug 10th
Wed Aug 5
Planning Board 7:30 pm
Mulch Area 1 - 4 pm
Thu Aug 6
Bulk Pickup Route A
Fri Aug 7
Borough Hall closes at 1 pm
Bulk Pickup Route B
Sat Aug 8
Farmers' Market 8 am - 1 pm
Mulch Area 12 - 4 pm
Recycling Depot 9 am - 12 pm
Sun Aug 9
Library Closed
Mon Aug 10
Council Meeting 7:30 pm
Wed Aug 12
Environmental Commission 8 pm
Traffic Safety 6:45 pm
Mulch Area 1 - 4 pm

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

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Pilgrim Pipeline Information

Train Station Parking Lots North & South

2015 Daily Parking Rate

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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.


Borough of Chatham
54 Fairmount Avenue, Chatham, NJ 07928
973-635-0674     Hours: 8am to 4pm M-F