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Freeholders in Morris Township Oct. 22

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Morris County Freeholders this year are carrying on a tradition they started in 2007 and are taking some of their regular public meetings on the road.

The freeholders will be in Morris Township on Wednesday, Oct. 22 when the board’s public meeting will be conducted in the township’s municipal building, 50 Woodland Ave., starting at 7:30 p.m.

Travelling meetings have been held in each of the 39 towns in the county since the practice began, and this year, the freeholders are in the second round of municipal visits.

“Taking some of our meetings to the various towns across the county for the last few years has given us the opportunity to meet one-on-one and to exchange ideas with local officials, and we look forward to doing the same in Morris Township on Wednesday,” said Freeholder Director Tom Mastrangelo.

Going into a town also makes it more convenient for those residents as well as for residents of nearby communities to attend a freeholder meeting, meet the freeholders and learn more about Morris County government and the services it offers, Mastrangelo said.

The freeholders this year have already been in Parsippany, Chester Township, Pequannock, Mendham Township, Long Hill and Denville.  They plan to conduct one more “road” meeting before the end of the year in Dover in November.

The freeholder work session, which begins at 4 p.m., will also be conducted in Morris Township on Oct. 22, with an executive session at 4:10 p.m.  The work session will reopen to the public at 5:30 p.m.

The public is invited to attend the 5:30 p.m. open portion of the work session, but there is no public comment.


Enhanced Road Resurfacing Program Moves to Mount Olive

Friday, October 17, 2014

Morris County’s expanded road resurfacing program is moving Monday to a portion of county-maintained Flanders Road in Mount Olive.

Basin work, milling and resurfacing of a seven-tenths of a mile stretch of the roadway, from Flanders-Netcong Road to Mount Olive Road is expected to begin on or about Monday, Oct. 20. Weather permitting, it is expected the project will be completed by Oct. 23.

Crews will be on site from approximately 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. 

It is expected that one lane of Flanders Road will be kept open during the project, with traffic flow and any detours that may be necessary being managed by Mount Olive Police.

The work is part of the county’s enhanced road resurfacing program for 2014, according to Morris County Freeholder David Scapicchio, liaison to the Department of Planning and Public Works.

The Morris Freeholders increased the county capital budget earlier this year to allow for the repaving of approximately 33 miles of county-maintained roadways instead of the 17 miles per year the county normally averages, and the 22 miles the county repaved last year.

Freeholder Director Tom Mastrangelo said the freeholders are responding as a board to the concerns that have been expressed by county residents and local officials over county road conditions caused by the harsh 2013-2014 winter.

Morris County maintains 280 miles of county roadways.


Early In-Person Voting Underway for General Election

Early, in-person voting for registered Morris County voters who will not be able to get to the polls for the Nov. 4 general election is now underway at the office of the Morris County Clerk.

County Clerk Ann F. Grossi said early voting is being conducted in her office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Grossi said the clerk’s office will also have extended voting hours for the general election from 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30; from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Nov. 1; and from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3.

“Early, in-person voting is permitted under New Jersey statutes, and a registered voter does not have to give a reason for his or her in-person vote,” Grossi said.

The Morris County Clerk’s Office is on the first floor of the Administration and Records Building, 10 Court St., in Morristown.

Additional information about voting and elections can be found on the County Clerk’s website, www.MorrisCountyClerk.org, or by calling the clerk’s election department at 973-285-6066.


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