Mayor’s Update March 2019
Dear Resident and Business Owner,
As I write this letter we are just coming out of the polar vortex and it reminds me that spring is not far off. I will begin my Mayoral hours in March before our second Council meeting and hope the weather is spring-like and brings you out to say hello. Meet the Mayor: Garabrant Center on the fourth Monday of the month at 7:00pm. Our regular Council meeting will begin at 8:00pm so I hope you will stay and join us.
If you missed the pictures on Facebook pages then you will want to know that at our January 28th meeting we appointed James Kelly, lifelong Mendham resident and owner of Kelly Plumbing and Heating Services, to serve out this last year of my Council term. Jim is very excited and honored to serve the town that he has always called home and we are equally happy to welcome him.
We also had the honor in appointing Gary Lynch as our new Office of Emergency Management Coordinator (OEM). Gary is also a long time Mendham resident and serves as Captain of our Mendham Borough Fire Department. He has worked in the risk management industry for many years and is an accomplished writer on the subject. He is currently CEO and Founder of The Risk Project, LLC, providing risk management services. Welcome Gary!
Luck was on our side this winter. We were fortunate that our large snowplow truck was not deemed “totaled”. Thanks to Jeff Cooper’s persistence with the repair shop we were able to have the truck back on the road for the big ice storm last month.
Who’s Who in Mendham
Doug Wright has been the Superintendent, CPWM, State certified laboratory manager, for 20 years, and serving a total of 33 years operating our waste water treatment facility here in Mendham Borough.
Doug is a lifelong local New Jersey resident and currently serves on the Land Use Board in his town. Doug holds multiple professional certifications and licenses in the environmental industry making him an expert in his field. He has twice received the Director Superintendent Award by the Public Works Association of New Jersey. Doug has contributed to the Borough in many ways over the years including offering tours of our treatment plant as well as working with West Morris Mendham H.S. Science AP classes giving tours and helping students to broaden their environmental education. Doug clearly enjoys his work and considers Mendham Borough his second home. Next time you see Doug please join me in thanking him for his many years of commitment to our town.
Councilman John Andrews serves as the Chair of our Council Public Safety Committee, along with Councilman Brad Badal and Councilman Jim Kelly. They meet bi-monthly with our Administrator and Chief of Police to assess our public safety needs.
They are responsible for working with the County and getting the flashing crosswalk signs installed at the High School and at the Tempe Wick triangle. What else are they working on?
• Researching the feasibility of creating a new crosswalk at New Street or Hampton. County approval will be required if it is determined that we should go forward with a new crosswalk.
• Working with the shopping center management to have crosswalk signs installed and brighter lights put up at the entries of the shopping center parking lot. They will be painting new lines come this spring.
• Installation of a movable traffic sign to warn drivers of their speed in our neighborhoods.
That wraps it up for this month.
Christine Serrano Glassner