Mayor’s Update February 2020
Dear Resident and Business Owner,
2020 will bring a new opportunity to evaluate our recycling program when our current contract runs out at the end of the year. We will be looking for ways to maximize our allocable dollars while improving this service and our environment. We will be looking into offering a combined recycling and garbage pick up which will help us to offer a lower rate for both services while reducing the number of trucks we have placing excessive wear and tear on our roads. All of this will be dependent on the companies that come out to bid on our proposal. We will keep you apprised at our meetings and on our website as details are developed.
Construction has finally begun on our Park and Orchard tennis courts. Take a drive by and watch the progress.
Coming soon a new Mendham Borough website! This has been Joyce’s dream since she joined us. Our website has long needed to be updated and brought into the modern age. We’ve made many improvements over the past year in order to make this possible. Designing of the new website is under way and we are hoping to launch it before summer.
With a new website will come new conveniences. At the end of November, we began our online bill pay for taxes and sewer bill. Over the next couple of months we will be instituting more online services eliminating paperwork. Soon you’ll be able to register and pay for day camp, file permits, and a variety of other forms. Information and timing will be provided on our website.
Who’s who in Mendham
Chief John Camoia has been a mainstay in our police department for over 27 years. John started in Mendham Borough as a patrolmen in 1993. He came to us after completing a criminal justice degree at Mansfield University and first serving three years as a Peapack Gladstone officer.
John’s commitment to policing came to him after hearing his grandmother and his father talk about his grandfather’s days as an NYPD officer. Although John never got to know his grandfather it so impressed him that he knew this would become his passion like it was his grandfather’s before.
Starting as a patrolmen in Mendham, he knew instantly that this quaint village was the town for him to make his professional home. Not many years into his Mendham career he was promoted to the detective bureau where he also managed our D.A.R.E. and L.E.A.D. programs. In his 27 years here John has seen it all. Some of his highlights have been: apprehending and arresting an attempted murderer in our small town, and more recently working with the Daytop School to put in place a security program and a security officer on campus.
John tells me that although he makes his fulltime home in Mount Olive with his wife Debbie and his children, being involved in Mendham over these many years has helped him develop a true love for this community and to deliver to residents a safe place to live and work. This is a community he considers to be like his own home. I would tell you to stop in and say Hi to our chief, but knowing how busy he is it might be better to visit with him at one ofour next community police events that our Police Department puts on for our town.
Christine Serrano Glassner
Mayor, Mendham Borough