News & Events
The 3rd annual “Out of The Darkness Walk” will take place on September 22, 2018 at 4:30pm at Cougar Field (pdf)
Residents are encouraged to register to walk, raise funds, or attend the “Out of the Darkness Walk” event on September 22nd at Cougar Field to show their support of this important cause by increasing awareness of suicide prevention and raising funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Would you recognize the signs of teen substance use in your home? (pdf)
The Madison Chatham Coalition invites residents to attend the presentation “Hidden in Plain Sight. An Initiative to Help Parents Spot Risky Behavior in Teens” on Tuesday, September 18, at 6:00pm at the Madison Area YMCA. Learn about the latest drug trends and powerful insights on what to look for in a teenager’s room from a DEA Agent and Madison PD Narcotics Detective. Click here to register to attend.
PUBLIC NOTICE The Chatham Borough Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of its program to achieve and maintain accreditation by verifying that it meets recognized professional best practices (pdf)
Administered by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, the accreditation program requires police agencies to comply with best practice standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services. The public is invited to offer comments to the assessment team.
JCP&L Prepares for Hurricane Florence (pdf)
Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is closely monitoring Hurricane Florence and is preparing should possible heavy rain, high winds and flooding interrupt service to its New Jersey customers. Here are some tips that JCP&L customers can follow to help prepare for the storm.
Morris County Household Hazardous Waste Days scheduled for September 15 and October 13 (pdf)
Residents can take advantage of the county’s Household Hazardous Waste Days to get rid of unwanted items in their homes and garages. The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority has scheduled two free Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off days - September 15th in Parsippany and October 13th at Chatham High School - to help Morris County residents properly discard unwanted hazardous household products that have accumulated in their homes.
Chatham Borough is Now Hiring Full-time Public Works Fall Seasonal Positions (pdf)
The Chatham Borough Department of Public Works is accepting applications for three (3) full-time seasonal positions starting on or about October 22nd and ending December 7th, 2018. Applications are available on the Borough website.
PSE&G Reminds Customers to Test Gas Heating Systems Now (pdf)
Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G) encourages its residential gas heating customers to test their heating systems now, so they can be confident systems will operate safely and efficiently when temperatures begin to drop. If a customer has a problem starting the system, a PSE&G service technician will come out to start the unit-at no charge-for customers who make an appointment for now through September 9. The regular fee for an inspection service call, offered September 10 through October 31, is $25. To make an appointment, customers can call 1-800-350-PSEG (7734) or schedule online.
Letter from Mayors Representing Communities and Train Stations served by the NJ Transit Morris and Essex Line (pdf)
Mayor Bruce A. Harris along with mayors representing 18 municipalities served by NJ Transit's Morris and Essex Line are urging immediate action to improve the experience of tens of thousands of constituents and customers using NJ Transit rail service.
Chatham Borough Launches SeeClickFix, a Digital Request Reporting System for Residents (pdf)
Residents can report neighborhood issues they see like needed pothole repairs, street tree hazards, drainage issues and more - with photos, videos, and descriptions - using SeeClickFix available on the Borough’s website or through the SeeClickFix mobile app for Android or iOS. Once a concern is reported, the system automatically documents the location via GPS and routes the request to the department responsible for resolving the issue. Residents will be kept informed on the progress on fixing it. While phone lines and E-mail options for reporting issues will remain open, SeeClickFix will make it even easier to engage our residents in reporting concerns they see in our community.
Interested in a Healthier, Happier and Even More Vibrant Community?
The Board of Health is working with our public health professionals at the Westfield Regional Health Department to begin the process of creating a Community Health Improvement Plan specific to our community. Please take a moment to complete our survey to make your voice count.
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Increases Utility Storm Response Requirements After March Nor’easters (pdf)
On July 25, 2018 the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities voted to accept the finding of an investigative report conducted in response to the March 2018 nor'easter that left hundreds of thousands of New Jersey residents without power. This is the report that was discussed at the August 13, 2018 Chatham Borough Mayor and Council Meeting.
Enhanced Incentives Available for JCP&L Customers to Purchase All-Electric Nissan LEAF (pdf)
Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) customers can save $5,000 off the price of a 2018 all-electric Nissan LEAF – or receive zero percent financing for 72 months – simply by showing their electric bill and a copy of the official program flyer to a participating Nissan dealership. In addition, the purchaser could qualify for up to $7,500 in federal electric vehicle tax credits, and the New Jersey Sales and Use Tax Act provides a tax exemption for qualified zero-emission vehicles.
Morris County has moved to a new emergency alert system called AlertMorris. In our town, it is called AlertChathamBorough (pdf)
With AlertChathamBorough, you can receive emergency alerts by email, text, phone, or whatever method of communication you prefer. If you were a member of the County’s old notification system, Everbridge, your information was forwarded to AlertChathamBorough. But we ask that you register again, so we are sure to have captured everyone in the new system.
The Library of The Chathams Online Survey
What library services offered at the Library of The Chathams are important to you or members of your family? What type of programs would you or members of your family consider attending at the library? The library is your community center with resources and services for everyone. Help us provide what you want in your library by completing a brief survey.
Updated Commercial Solicitation Ordinance
Chatham Borough amended its current Ordinance regulating commercial peddlers, solicitors and canvassers in order to comply with recent court rulings concerning constitutional rights of commercial solicitors offering to sell products or services door-to-door. As a result of the court rulings, door-to-door commercial solicitation by licensed individuals would be allowed between 9am and 9pm. Chatham Borough maintains a Do Not Knock Registry, which is a listing of residential addresses at which door-to-door commercial solicitation is prohibited. Households wishing to opt out of door-to-door commercial solicitations can submit a Do Not Knock Registry application to the Borough Clerk to place their address on the list. The Do Not Knock Registry is entirely voluntary.
View Chatham Borough’s Preliminary Flood Hazard Data
The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing the public an early look at a home or community’s projected risk to flood hazards. FEMA’s Preliminary Insurance Rate Map webpage is geared towards homeowners and community officials who want to understand how their current effective Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) may change when the preliminary data becomes effective. Prior to the FIRM becoming effective, stakeholders are provided a 90-day appeal period in which they can appeal.
Chatham Borough is Actively Seeking Volunteers to Serve on Boards, Commissions or Committees (pdf)
Chatham Borough residents have a long history of volunteering for their community. Each year, many residents offer their time, energy, knowledge, and talent to the Borough by offering to serve on one or more of our boards, commissions, or committees. Learn about the many volunteer opportunities that are available and how to apply.
Chatham NJ 07928 Postal Customers (pdf)
On Friday, December 8th, community leaders from Chatham Borough and Chatham Township met with USPS representatives to review concerns and outline plans to improve mail delivery service. The Chatham Post Office is working to restore the confidence in its ability to provide the best possible mail services in the Borough and the Township.
NJ Safe Care Cam Program Expanded to Help Ensure the Safety of Elderly and Disabled New Jersayans (pdf)
The growth of our senior population has led to significant increases in the demand for both in-home and nursing home caregivers. The Safe Care Cam program, made possible by the NJ Office of the Attorney General Division of Consumer Affairs, will loan a hidden micro-camera, free of charge, to provide families with peace of mind that their loved ones are being cared for properly, or provide proof that immediate protective intervention is necessary.
Rides for Seniors Transportation Assistance Program (pdf)
The Tri-Town 55+ Coalition has launched a new “Rides for Seniors” pilot program to help residents 65 years of age and older living in the Chathams and Madison schedule transportation for medical appointments, errands, or pleasure. The Tri-Town 55+ Coalition will subsidize each one-way trip, up to 15 miles, at a cost of only $5. Registration is now open and easy to do by phone or online.
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