Residents, if you have ever wondered what takes place at a Morris County Freeholder’s meeting, here is a great local opportunity to learn more:
The Morris County Board of Freeholders will hold the third of eight 2017 county government ‘road meetings’ on Wednesday, June 28 at 7:00pm at the Chester Borough Municipal Building as part of a continuing effort to bring county government closer to their constituents. Residents from Chester Borough and Township, and all towns in Morris County are invited to the Wednesday night freeholder meeting and to raise issues and ask questions about county and regional issues.
The agenda for the Freeholder meeting will be posted online at https://morriscountynj.gov/freeholders/publicmeetings-about/
The Chester Borough Municipal Building is located at 50 North Road, Chester NJ 07930.
The Freeholders voted earlier this year to continue their tradition of holding some of their county government meetings at towns halls away from the county government headquarters in Morristown. Subsequent summer road meetings are scheduled on July 26 in Kinnelon, and Aug. 23 in Victory Gardens. Several more road meetings have been tentatively scheduled for autumn and will be announced in the near future.
“It is important to meet county residents where they live and work, and to make it more convenient for residents and elected officials to have access to county government without having to come to Morristown,’’ said Freeholder Director Doug Cabana.
“The road meetings give local residents and officials an opportunity to raise regional issues of concern to the freeholders, so we can better understand and focus on these issues,’’ said Deputy Freeholder Director John Cesaro.
The state Legislature established Chester Township in 1799, carving it out from portions of Roxbury and Washington townships. Chester Borough was incorporated in 1930, splitting from the township based on the results of a referendum. Chester Borough, a town of about 1,700 residents, is 40 miles west of New York City. It is completely surrounded by larger Chester Township. Chester Borough is home to numerous arts, crafts, antiques and specialty shops, and holds a variety of major events annually, attracting people from through the region to its popular downtown for shopping and events. It also is located a short distance from many natural areas and county and state parks.
The freeholders in 2016 held road meetings in Boonton and Pequannock. They also met at county Park Commission venues across the county, including Silas Condict County Park in Kinnelon, the Mennen Sports Arena in Morris Township, and the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham Township.
The Board of Freeholders meet twice monthly, usually on the evening of the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, at the County Administration and Records Building in Morristown. The public can comment at those meetings. The board also holds public work sessions on the mornings of the second and fourth Wednesdays in Morristown.
For more information on county government, visit: www.morriscountynj.gov