Mayor’s Message September 2014
Dear Residents & Business Owners:
I hope that you all enjoyed your summer and are now preparing to head into the busy fall season. Our fall begins with several community events including the annual Labor Day Carnival, sponsored by the Pastime Club, and the Labor Day Parade, sponsored by the Borough of Mendham. We are hoping that you are also planning to come out to participate in the Harvest Hustle 5K Run and the Mountain View School Eighth Grade Family Fun Fair on Saturday, September 27.
Councilman Andrus, Councilwoman Daily, Interim Administrator Casey and I have spent much of the summer screening applicants for the borough administrator position. While we received many resumes, the group was able to cull the list down to six and, as of this writing, have reduced it down to a final list of three. All of the finalists are well qualified and each would bring a unique set of skills to our municipal government. Having three finalists gives the mayor and council the opportunity to make a considered choice which will benefit the borough for years to come. The finalists are scheduled for interviews with the search committee and the best two will be brought to the full borough council for further discussions. After I receive feedback from the council, the administrator appointment will be submitted for approval by the borough council. I hope to have an administrator in place by the end of September.
The mayor and council have also identified final candidates for the position of tax collector and part-time secretary in our police department. I hope to have the tax collector in place by September 2 and the police secretary on board by the middle September.
Have you noticed mark out stakes at various intersections along Mountain Avenue? They have been put in place by our engineering department as part of the reconstruction and road paving project on Mountain Ave. Curb cuts are required as part of the ADA act and are also required of those municipalities (like Mendham Borough) that are applying for grants.
Dr. Ross Haber of Millstone has been selected by the Mayors of the Mendhams and Chesters to conduct a feasibility study exploring the advantages and disadvantages of various re-configuration options for the West Morris Regional High School District. Dr. Haber has already held an initial meeting with the Mayors and expects to complete his work by late January or early February of 2015.
Once again a special thank you to this year’s Grand Marshall of the Labor Day Parade, Dave Crotsley. Dave is a long-time resident of town and has spent countless hours with the Mendham Fire Department and serving as Superintendent of Public Works. Congratulations Dave, the recognition is well deserved.