Mayor’s Update June 2017
Dear Resident and Business Owners,
I am happy to announce the appointment of Mr. Jeff Cooper as Mendham Borough’s new Superintendent of Public Works. Jeff, a Certified Public Works Manager, comes to Mendham from Washington Township (Warren County). He began his career in that municipality’s Department of Public Works where he advanced through the various positions of that Departments Table of Organization. The Mayor and Council were impressed with Jeff’s “taxpayer first” mentality as well as experience he had with establishing a road paving rating system which helps to prioritize when our roads get paved. If you happen to run into Jeff in town, please extend a big Mendham welcome to him.
Mr. Merkt has reported that the NJ Conservation Foundation has now consented to both the handicap parking and the construction of a pavilion at West Field. Mr. Merkt has also reported to the Mayor and Council that he would be meeting with the Department of Environmental Protection to set completion milestones for the dam rehabilitation project at Mountain Valley Park Pond.
The Personnel Sub Committee, in conjunction with the Finance Committee, met recently to discuss 2017 salary increases. This review will continue so that we can insure that our employees are getting a fair and equitable salary compared to similar municipalities.
Elected officials from Mendham Borough, along with elected officials from Mendham Township, will be meeting with the management staff at the Mendham Area Senior Housing complex to understand what each municipality’s financial contributions covers. This meeting will help us answer any questions which we may have prior to any budget planning is done for 2018.
Sgt. Camoia, the Officer in Charge of our police department, and his staff has been busy interviewing candidates for the position of police officer in our police department. These candidates are almost done with their training at the Morris County Police Academy and will be ready to hit the road very soon. We expect a selection to be made by the early part of June.
Publicity on our new energy aggregation program will be ramped up shortly in order to educate our residents on all aspects of the program. This information will be placed on our website and on the Borough’s Facebook page.
Work on the Orchard Street sidewalk and paving project should be completed by mid-June (weather permitting.)
Best wishes to all of our residents who have graduated this season and a safe and healthy summer.