Mayor’s Update October 2019
Dear Residents and Business Owners,
Joyce Bushman, Borough Administrator and her team have been working up some treats in advance of Halloween for our residents and business owners. Mendham Borough’s new on-line bill paying system is expected to be introduced in late October early November. Phase I will allow our residents to pay sewer and taxes bills on-line through our website. After we have worked out any kinks and that operation is running smoothly, Phase II will allow for permitting and licenses on-line, which will include applying for them and paying for them. For the interim you will only be able to do this through an ACH bank payment due to the high fees associated with using credit cards. This will hopefully make life easier and streamline our processes for residents and employees as well.
The team has also been working diligently on updating our phone system. When you call in you will hear new prompts and a more streamlined system that is intended to get you to where you need to go a little faster and more directly.
Craig Bellamy has been one of our few steadfast employees that has been a part of the fabric of this town for a shocking number of years. He has quietly gone about his business working first full-time then part-time with a total of 27 years of commitment to our community. Currently, Craig serves as our Fire Official and our Technical Assistant to the Construction office, fondly known as our TACO, which he does other than just on Tuesday’s.
Craig first came to Mendham in 1962 as a 7th grader when his dad was transferred from Homdel, working for Bell Labs. He graduated from what was then West Morris Regional High School in Chester and went on to college in South Dakota, a far cry from little Mendham. He found that he preferred working with his hands and missed his hometown, so back to Mendham he came where he worked full-time as a machine operator at DPW department. After getting certified in 1993 he started as a Fire Inspector. In his professional life he completed his electrical contractor’s license in his early days of working for Mendham and got a job with Bell Labs as an electrician, then with AT&T and worked for them for 33 years, retiring from AT&T in 2016.
Craig has always had strong feelings about living in Mendham, which is why he has continued to make this his home with his wife Betsy and their daughter Karen.
There is so much to thank Craig for all he has put into our community and I haven’t even mentioned his 46 years he has volunteered for our fire department, which he considers his second family. Next time you see Craig give him a big hello and thank him for all he has done for our community.
Councilman Andrew and Andrews would like to extend an invitation to all veterans and their families to the Pastime Club’s 4th Annual Veteran’s Day Celebration. All are welcome on Friday, November 8th from 5pm to 8pm. Come and be with other veterans, enjoy food and beverage, music, and camaraderie! All of this at no cost to veterans and their family members. If you are a surviving spouse, join them at the Pastime Club and bring a picture to show off your favorite veteran.
Have a safe and scary Halloween all,
Christine Serrano Glassner
Mayor, Mendham Borough