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***THE PHOENIX HOUSE IS CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS ***ALL OFFICES & DROP BOX ARE NOW LOCATED AT THE BOWERS BUILDING 6 W. MAIN***PAPERLESS SEWER E-BILLS NOW AVAILABLE! SIGN-UP TODAY!***BOROUGH OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY 5/27***MILLING & PAVING WILL BEGIN ON BLISS RD & PLEASANT VALLEY RD --WEATHER PERMITTING--MONDAY 6/10 THROUGH FRIAY 6/14***     
***THE PHOENIX HOUSE IS CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS ***ALL OFFICES & DROP BOX ARE NOW LOCATED AT THE BOWERS BUILDING 6 W. MAIN***PAPERLESS SEWER E-BILLS NOW AVAILABLE! SIGN-UP TODAY!***BOROUGH OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY 5/27***MILLING & PAVING WILL BEGIN ON BLISS RD & PLEASANT VALLEY RD --WEATHER PERMITTING--MONDAY 6/10 THROUGH FRIAY 6/14***     

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BLISS & PLEASANT VALLEY RD REPAVING STARTS 6/1O

Riverview Paving Contractor will be repaving Bliss Road & Pleasant Valley Roads. 
  • Milling Work
    • Tentatively scheduled to begin on or around Monday June 10th through Wednesday June 12th  --weather permitting.
    • Streets will be milled for a few days before being paved. The paving crew can only work in dry weather. If we experience prolonged wet weather, your street may stay milled longer than expected.
    • After milling has taken place, please be aware that manholes, water shut offs and storm water basins will be exposed. We will paint and place cones in these locations. Please slow down and go around the cones.
  • Paving Work
    • Scheduled to begin shortly thereafter  --weather permitting.
  • Construction Hours
    • Work normally begins at 7:00am.
    • Crews and trucks will arrive earlier to the site.
  • Traffic Management
    • One lane of traffic will be maintained throughout the construction.
    • There may be instances throughout the day when the need arises to block the street for short periods of time. These will be kept to a minimum.
  •  Resident Access
    • As to be expeted during any repaving project  travel inconveniences are bound to happen.
    • Please DO NOT PARK on the street while the construction crew is working in your area.
    • If you need to enter or exit your driveway or neighborhood and the construction crew is present, please wait for either a Riverview Paving employee or a DPW employee to assist you.
    • Your patience, attention to safety and cooperation during the milling and paving process is greatley appreciated and will help to expedite the repaving on your street.
  • Questions
    • Please contact the Department of Public Works 973-543-6535 weekdays between 7:00am – 3:00pm
    • Pete Hafemeister, Superintendent Department of Public Works 

DAY CAMP REGISTRATION OPEN

2024 Camp Dates: June 24 – Aug 2

Time: 9 AM-12:30 PM, Monday-Friday

Held at Borough Park for children entering kindergarten through 6th grade.

ALL REGISTRATION/PAYMENT WILL BE DONE ONLINE ONLY

Link to form: https://www.mendhamnj.org/cn/webforms/form.cfm?FormID=10...

For more info: https://www.mendhamnj.org/cn/webpage.cfm?tpid=12582


Sewer ~ Paperless/E-Billing

Go Green! Go Paperless! You can now receive your Mendham Sewer bill via email. This is for sewer billing only. (Not tax bills.) Use the link above to sign up for paperless billing. 

 


AFFORDABLE HOUSING (COAH)

 
CLICK HERE for preliminary application for a 2 BR affordable housing rental unit in Mendham Borough. Preliminary applications should be submitted directly to the Housing Partnership by the applicant no later than 4 PM on Monday, October 23, 2023.
Housing Partnership
2 East Blackwell St., Suite 12
Dover, NJ 07801 
973-659-9222
 
 
To to settle its affordable housing declaratory judgment action entitled ln the Matter of the 
Application of the Borough of Mendham, Docket No. MRS-L-1637-15 (the "Mendham DJ Action"),
which settlement agreement was approved by the Court  by Order on Fairness and Preliminary
Hearing issued on February 3, 2O2O, by the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C..
 
Dear Resident:
 
What is Overlay Zoning and why does Mendham Borough need one?                                                                                                              
As a part of the Borough’s settlement with Fair Share Housing Center,  Council adopted on July 15, 2020 Ordinance #08-2020. This ordinance involves what is called an “overlay zone” on the Daytop property.
 
By way of background, to have immunity from builder’s remedy lawsuits and be protected from court-ordered high-density development that could be placed anywhere in our community, the Borough must obtain “substantive certification,” an Order from the Court that demonstrates the Borough has met its affordable housing development obligation. To accomplish this, we negotiated a settlement with Fair Share Housing Center under which we could identify a property that would be subject to overlay zoning.
 
Overlay zoning is an alternate zoning option that is added to, and does not change, the existing zoning of the site. It provides an expanded option of land use for the property owner.  Although the overlay zoning may never be utilized and the property may never be developed, we will still be in compliance with our affordable housing plan and able to obtain substantive certification.
The property we identified for overlay zoning is the Saint John’s property, where the Daytop facility is currently located.  We chose this site because it would completely satisfy our affordable housing shortfall and help us receive substantive certification.  We looked for a single property that could meet this goal, as opposed to multiple properties throughout the Borough, to avoid ending up with 3 to 10 multi-family housing projects scattered throughout our town in backyards or established neighborhoods. This property, in our opinion, has a remote possibility of being developed for a number of reasons: 
  • There is no sanitary sewer available.
  • The affordable housing set aside of 20% affordable units is undesirable and costly for developers. 
  • The property has an existing structure and facility that would have to be torn down.
  • The Sisters who own the property have unequivocally expressed that they have no interest in selling or developing the property for residential use and prefer to maintain the Daytop facility.
When will the public get to comment on specifics of the project itself, like lighting, traffic, and exterior appearance?
Before the developer begins building the project, they will be required to go through all of the regular land use processes. This project will come before the Planning Board. It is at those meetings that the public will learn about the specific details of the project and have the opportunity to comment. We will not know when these meetings will take place until the developer files the corresponding applications. The timeframe of when these apartments will be built is up to the developer.
 
When can you apply for one of the affordable housing units?
Once the developer begins the project it is required by the Court that an Administrative Agent be hired to market and rent the affordable units. At that time, you will be able to apply. It is important to remember that this project will have a special Veteran’s exemption, which means that the first 60 days of the application period will be reserved for Veterans to apply for these units. The Borough will advertise the process and procedures to the public once they are established, well in advance of completion of the project.
I hope this and the previous articles have helped to shed some light on this complicated process. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions about New Jersey’s affordable housing process and the requirements for municipalities. We will continue to keep you informed as this moves ahead.
 
Very Truly Yours,
Christine Serrano-Glassner
Mayor 
 


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