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Four Borough Streets to be Milled and Paved Today, September 1st, and Tomorrow, September 2nd (pdf)
Please be advised that beginning September 1st, Tilcon Inc. will be starting the milling and paving process associated with the Borough’s 2015 Road Resurfacing program. Four (4) streets will be milled and paved in this phase of the project: Fairview Avenue (Fairmount Avenue to Washington Avenue); Overlook Road; Raymond Street; and, Center Avenue (Milton Avenue to Yale Street). Also please be aware that the entrance to each driveway will have a lip after the milling and prior to the final paving. Please take caution when entering and exiting driveways until the final paving is completed.

Flu Clinic for Borough Residents Aged 50 Years and Over Scheduled for Saturday, Septermber 26th (pdf)
Seasonal influenza (FLU) immunizations will be administered to Chatham Borough residents aged 50 and older on Saturday, September 26, 2015, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Parish Center, 45 Oliver St, Chatham Borough. No appointment is necessary. Seniors with a Medicare Part B card are asked to bring it to the clinic. All are reminded to wear short sleeves if possible when they come for their flu shot. The immunizations are provided by the Chatham Borough Board of Health and the Madison Health Department.

9-11 Remembrance Ceremony to be held Friday, September 11th in Memorial Park (pdf)
The Chatham 9-11 Memorial Foundation will hold this year’s 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony on Friday, September 11, 2015, 7:00pm at the 9-11 Memorial site in Memorial Park. The 9-11 Memorial was dedicated to 13 fellow Chatham Borough and Chatham Township residents who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. The memorial is located at the North Passaic entrance to Memorial Park in Chatham Borough.

Aerial Inspections on JCP&L Transmission Lines will Begin on Monday, August 24th
Please be advised that Haverfield plans to start performing Routine Fall Inspections on the JCP&L transmission lines beginning Tuesday August 25th. The Routine Aerial Inspections in the JCP&L region typically require about 6 to7 days for completion, depending of course on weather conditions, as well as other scheduling needs. The helicopter will be flying slowly (20-30 mph) along the lines, and may hover at any time for a closer inspection. The helicopter scheduled for these patrols is a Black MD 500 w/red strips registration (tail) number N8330P.

Lum Field Oak Tree Evaluation Reports
Evaluation reports prepared by John Linson, Certified Tree Expert, and Joe Kunkel, Certified Tree Expert, can be reviewed on the Plans-Reports webpage.

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.

Request for Proposals - Municipal Auditor Services (pdf)
The Borough of Chatham is seeking proposals from qualified candidates interested in serving as Auditor for the Borough of Chatham for year 2016. The successful bidder shall be required to comply with the requirements of P.L. 1975, c.127 as well as, all other requirements of the RFP. Proposals must be received by the Chatham Borough Administrator before 4:00 p.m. on September 25, 2015.

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)

Got unwanted or expired medicines? (pdf)

Chatham Borough Ranked #2

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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High Priority Information
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Wed Sep 2
Planning Board CANCELLED
Mulch Area 1 - 4 pm
Thu Sep 3
Bulk Pickup Route A
Fri Sep 4
Borough Hall Closes at 1 pm
Bulk Pick up Route B
Sat Sep 5
Farmers' Market 8 am - 1 pm
Mulch Area 12 - 4 pm
Recycling Depot 9 am - 12 pm
Sun Sep 6
Library Closed
Mon Sep 7
Labor Day
Municipal Offices, Library, Schools closed
No Trash Pickup
Tue Sep 8
Trash Pickup Route a & B
Wed Sep 9
Environmental Commission 8 pm
Traffic Safety 6:45 pm
Mulch Area 1 - 4 pm
Thu Sep 10
Board of Health 7 pm
Fri Sep 11
9-11 Memorial Ceremony
Borough Hall closes at 1 pm
Sat Sep 12
Farmers' Market 8 am - 1 pm
Sustainability Fair
Mulch Area 12 - 4 pm
Recycling Depot 9 am - 12 pm
Sun Sep 13
Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown
Mon Sep 14
Council Meeting 7:30 pm
Tue Sep 15
Shade Tree Commission 7:30 pm
Historic Preservation Commission 7:30 pm
Wed Sep 16
Farmers' Market Committee 7 pm
Planning Board 7:30 pm
Mulch Area 1 - 4 pm

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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

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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
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