Chester in the Fall Photo Contest is On! (more…)
Attached is the proposed affordable housing settlement agreement between Chester Borough and Turkey Farm Acquisitions LLC. This agreement has been approved by the Turkey Farm owners and will be discussed and voted on at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Chester Borough Mayor and Council on Tuesday, October 16 at 7 pm, Borough Municipal Building, located at 50 North Road, Chester. (more…)
September 13, 2018 — A new law signed by Governor Phil Murphy in August drastically changed the Vote by Mail rules in New Jersey. These changes are effective immediately and will impact the November General Election. (more…)
In March of 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court declared the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) failing and transferred jurisdiction from COAH to New Jersey trial courts in order to adjudicate municipal compliance with their affordable housing obligations. The decision permitted municipalities to file Declaratory Judgment Actions (DJ Actions) with trial courts to seek approval of their Affordable Housing Plans, or risk being sued by a developer. As required, the Borough submitted a Declaratory Judgment to the courts by the prescribed deadline. (more…)
The Morris County Board of Freeholders invites all residents from across Morris County and neighboring counties to join them in observing the 17th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against our nation at the Morris County Remembers 9/11 Service on Sunday, Sept. 9.
Morris County has moved to a new emergency alert system called AlertMorris. In our towns, it is called AlertChester.
With AlertChester, you can receive emergency alerts by email, text, phone, or whichever method of communication you prefer.
Sign Up for free here.
If you were a member of the County’s old notification system, Everbridge, your information was forwarded to AlertChester. But we ask that you register again, so we are sure to have captured everyone in the new system. Registered users will receive periodic e-mails from Smart911 to update their contact information.
AlertChester automatically signs you up for Smart911 which provides you and your family with potentially life-saving Smart911, which is an important and free emergency 9-1-1 call component for those jurisdictions (including Morris County) who’s 9-1-1 center utilizes this product.
Working with Rave Mobile Safety, the county first rolled out Smart911 in late 2017 [Ream More Here]
Smart 911 is FREE, and your information is secure, accessible only to a 9-1-1 call taker. This service can provide key information to responders that can make your family safer. For example:
Residents can offer as much or as little information to first responders through Smart911 as they wish.
Morris County’s social media alert accounts on Facebook and Twitter, @MCUrgent, also have changed their names to @AlertMorris. Get updates from OEM and multi-jurisdictional emergency alerts through your favorite social media platform! If you’d already signed up for @MCUrgent, there’s nothing to do – you’ll see @AlertMorris in your Twitter and Facebook feeds. Otherwise, follow @AlertMorris today!
Mayor Hoven has written a letter to Chester Borough Residents regarding their tax bills. She describes this year’s budget, school taxes, and affordable housing. Residents are encouraged to read the letter to better understand their tax bills. Anyone with questions may reach out to the Mayor at email@example.com
Please open this post, then click link below to access the letter.
The Board of Public Utilities has released its assessment of response to the winter storms of March, 2018. This staff report with recommendations was shared with mayors this week. The public is invited to review the report online on the BPU website.