The Mayor, Council and Borough Administration have been busy this month recruiting to fill some important positions. We were looking for candidates for land use coordinator, technical assistant to the construction official and part-time secretary in the police department. Administrator Sandman received many resumes from highly skilled individuals and we completed a number of interviews. We are pleased to announce that we plan to offer these positions to qualified candidates by year’s end and will make the announcements at the appropriate time. We are confident that our new employees will help continue our long-standing tradition of excellence.
On the flip side, we are losing two very valuable employees. Diana Callahan, our land use coordinator, is retiring. And Emily Wood, our technical assistant to the construction official, is also retiring to return to the classroom to further her education. Please join me in thanking both Diana and Emily for the professionalism they both brought to their work in Mendham.
Our Department of Public Works asks that I remind all residents to refrain from dumping leaves into the street. Placing leaves in the street increases the risk of clogging the borough’s catch basins which can back up during storms.
Work has begun on our 2014 municipal budget. As in previous years, our goal as we enter the budget planning phase is to deliver the best service possible at the best possible value. More information will be available on the budget as we move through the process.
Mendham Borough continues to take the lead in seeking proposals for a school district study. This examination, by qualified professionals, will explore what it would mean to our communities to reconfigure the entire K-12 system in both Mendham and Chester creating a stand-alone high school for those four communities. Solicitation for proposals will be complete by December 11 and consultant selection will be complete by February. I continue to encourage each one of you to continue to educate yourself on this important issue.
Please remember that the overnight ban on street parking for the winter months is now in place until April. Also, please support all of our businesses during the Holly Trail which is sponsored by the Mendham Business Association and will take place on Saturday, December 7.
Best wishes for a Happy Holiday Season!.