Mayor’s Update September 2017
Dear Resident and Business Owner,
Welcome back from your summer vacation and good luck getting back into a normal routine of fall events.
While we were on summer break, the milling and paving of Sutton Court, Coventry Drive, Demarest Drive and Orchard Street were completed along with the repair of some of the sidewalks on Orchard Street. The specifications and design process has begun for a portion of Cherry Lane, and the Department of Transportation will be reviewing the pre-bid as required by law.
Work is expected to be completed shortly for the work that would allow handicap parking at West Field. A concept design is also being put together for a pavilion at West Field for review by the various parties involved. Work could begin on this project once the designs and other elements of the work are approved.
Members of the Borough Council met with members of the Mendham Township Committee and administrators at the Mendham Area Senior Housing (MASH) Complex to hammer out a new inter-local agreement for the sharing of costs associated with the operation of the transportation program at MASH.
The Mayor and Council have received the final report on the soundness of the structure of the barn located on the Scott farm property. The governing body will be deliberating this report and deciding on what recommendations from the report, if any, to follow up with.
DEP permits are expected to be finalized in the next few weeks for the Scott farm trail with construction to be completed by October 1. The work will be done by the Department of Public Works.
Work continues with our website provider and Provident Bank to set up an auto-debit program which would allow for the electronic payment of all property tax and sewer utility bills.
Our new financial software package was finally installed in our finance office. The implementation of this software will not only upgrade our financial system into the 21st century but will allow all of our department heads to view their operating budgets from their individual desktops.
Our Department of Recreation has once again reported a large success with our summer day camp as well as our summer movie and concert series and is busy preparing for our annual Labor Day parade which starts at 10 AM on Labor Day, September 4th. The parade begins at the intersection of East Main Street and Tempe Wick Road and proceeds west on Main Street to the middle of town where it turns down Mountain Avenue, ending at Borough Park. Please come out and enjoy the parade and support the Labor Day carnival which once again is being sponsored by the Pastime Club. Also, once again, congratulations to this year’s Grand Marshalls, Helen and Bob Cleary.
Mayor Neil Henry