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    Calendar of Events

    06/27  BOROUGH DAY CAMP - Week 1: June 27-July 1
    06/29  Mendham Movie in the Park: “Hotel Transylvania"
    07/03  Sunday Concert: Carnaby Street (60s pop)
    07/04  Borough Offices & Recycling Center Closed
    07/05  BOROUGH DAY CAMP - Week 2: July 5 - 8


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    Mayor’s Update June 2016

     
    Dear Resident and Business Owners,

         I would like to open up this month's Mayor’s article by thanking resident Marcy Blumers for all of her help at our library and in assisting with the design and publication of The Mendham Messenger.  Marcy will be leaving the Borough Library to take a new full-time position with the West Caldwell Public Library.  Danielle Doyle, a Mendham resident who has been volunteering at the library, will replace Marcy as the production coordinator of The Mendham Messenger.  I have personally written a Mayor's column each month for as long as I’ve been the Mayor (113 articles to date!) and must say it has been my pleasure to work alongside Marcy in getting my articles published and out to you on a timely basis.  Thanks Marcy and good luck with your position in West Caldwell.  Also, join me in welcoming Danielle as she takes on her additional responsibilities.
         The Mendham First Aid Squad is set to take delivery on a brand new ambulance that will take the place of one that is almost fifteen years old.  The older ambulance will remain in service as a pre-loaded support vehicle for emergency situations and triage based on a request from  the MFAS.  This will allow the first aid squad to maintain the high level of public safety service they supply to us.
         Councilman Andrus and I met with Chester Borough Mayor Janet Hoven to review our 2015 court activity with the Chester Borough Municipal Court.  You may recall we entered into an agreement with Chester Borough in the pursuit of a more equitable agreement than what was offered by Mendham Township.  I am happy to report that the agreement with Chester Borough continues to pay us dividends; in 2015 we realized savings in excess of $40,000.  At the request of the Mayor and Council, Mayor Hoven has agreed to hire a Special Class II officer to supplement court security at a rate of $20.00 per hour.  This will eliminate the need to place Mendham Borough Police sergeants as security monitors which costs us almost triple the rate of a Special Class II officer.  Chester Borough will bill us for the Class II officer and the additional savings will be realized in the salary line item in the police department.
          Based on grant funding from the New Jersey State Department of Transportation, the Borough Council has authorized paving contracts for several streets.  The contract for the Orchard Street Road Improvement Project with Esposito Construction of Matawan, New Jersey will not exceed $171,522 and the one for the Talmage Road Improvement Project with Z Brothers Concrete Contractors, Inc. of Sayreville will not exceed $367,441.  
         Borough Engineer Paul Ferriero is developing a plan for a loop trails around the perimeter of our newly acquired Scott Farm on Mountainside Road.  Grant funding from the County of Morris will soon be available for trail construction and the Borough wants to be in a position to apply for this funding later in 2016.
         Congratulations to all of our residents who are graduating this Spring!

     
    Sincerely,
     
    Neil Henry, Mayor

     
     






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