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    Mayor’s Update September 2016

    Dear Resident and Business Owner,

    Welcome back from summer vacations!
    A meeting will be held for any member of the public who wants to provide the Mayor and Council with input on how you would like to see a new police chief selected. The options are many and include the following: 1) Promote from within; 2) Appoint an at will Civilian Police/Public Safety Director; 3) Assess the possibility of performing a feasibility study on combining the Mendham Borough Police Department with the Mendham Township Police Department or any other area department; 4) Do not appoint a Chief but rather appoint an officer in charge plus any other hybrid idea that may evolve. The discussion will be held at the October 3rd council meeting and will begin at 8:00PM at the Garabrant Center. Please plan on attending and let your opinion be heard. The consultant’s report on a combined police department which was cited in the July/August edition of the Mendham Messenger was the one conducted by J. Peter Braun in 2003, not the one done by a citizen’s ad-hoc group completed in 2004.
    In accordance with Governor Christie’s Executive Order 210 dated June 30, 2016, the Department of Transportation Commissioner issued a shutdown order of all NJDOT and Local Aid projects until it is determined how the state will subsidize its Transportation trust fund. The Orchard Street paving project was one of the effected projects and is presently on hold (as of this writing) until the shutdown order is lifted. Work on the sidewalks began prior to the shutdown and will also remain unfinished until the order is lifted.
    Our Department of Public Works will be making repairs to both the Firehouse and Orchard Street Tennis Courts and plans for the budgeted structural repairs to the Firehouse courts are under development
    by the Borough Engineer.
    The administrator and financial staff met with InterSoft, the software provider who will be implementing a 21st century financial software package into our municipal offices, to develop a schedule of actions required to cut over from the Borough’s current accounting software at the end of 2016. This new system will make the tracking of our finances much more efficient and will allow Department heads to have immediate visibility to their respective budget.
    Our current website provider, Cit-e-net, will soon be making upgrades to the Borough website which will allow our website to be adaptable with hand-held devices. An assessment is now being done of the borough’s telephone system in order to identify new efficiencies and cost savings.
    Congratulations to our 2016 Labor Day Parade Grand Marshals and longtime Mendham High School educators and coaches who all now have officially retired. Bill Carpluk, Jim Baglin and Fred Corona put Mendham High School athletics on the map over the years and have helped prepare our children for successful and productive lives beyond high school.
    For regular informational updates and emergency notifications from the Mayor’s office, Facebook users can now access my Facebook page by friending Mayor Neil Henry. Social media has become another very effective informational tool. Please feel free to join!
    Finally, please note the Borough is sponsoring a Shredding Day on September 24th from 9AM-1PM at the Department of Public Works on Ironia Road. All residents are invited to bring any documents they want shredded to the DPW facility on that day.

    Sincerely,


    Neil Henry
    Mayor, Mendham Borough

     
     






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