Municipal Messenger Monthly/February

February Meetings

View our website's Agenda Center for each respective meeting Agenda. Meetings are in-person at the Municipal Building), 50 Woodland Avenue and via Zoom (unless noted otherwise).

Mon, Feb 5: Planning Board, 7 PM

Wed, Feb 7: Transportation Advisory Committee,

7 PM

Thurs, Feb 8: Environmental Commission, 7 PM

Thurs, Feb 15: Parks & Rec Advisory Committee,

7 PM

Wed, Feb 21: Township Committee,

7 PM (click here) to view the Township Committees agendas, minutes, videos, & emails)

Mon, Feb 26: Board of Adjustment, 7 PM

Thurs, Feb 29: Historic Preservation Commission, 7 PM

Planning Board & Board of Adjustment only: If you wish to participate by asking questions, supporting, opposing or making comments you must attend the meeting in person. Any member of the public logged in via zoom will not be able to ask questions or comment on the applications.

February Department of

Public Works (DPW) Dates

Fri, Feb 2: Area 1 Large Item Collection*

Fri, Feb 9: Area 2 Large Item Collection*

Fri, Feb 16: Area 3 Large Item Collection*

Mon, Feb 19: No trash & recycling collection. please see schedule below

Fri, Feb 23: Area 4 Large Item Collection*

Mon, Feb 26-Fri, March 1: Large Metal & Appliance Collection, request pick-up a week in advance, call 973-326-7398 or online request

*Call the DPW, 973-326-7398 or request a pick-up online (all requests should be made the week or more prior to scheduled Friday pick-up date), link

In observance of President's Day, Mon, Feb 19, 2024, the DPW will be closed, and no collection services will take place. Below you will find the trash and recycling schedule for the week of Feb 19-Feb 23.

Mon, Feb 19: No Collection

Tues, Feb 20: Monday Trash & Recycling

Wed, Feb 21: Tuesday Trash & Recycling

Thurs, Feb 22: Wednesday Trash & Recycling 

Fri, Feb 23: Thursday Trash & Recycling

2024 Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event Days

Saturday, May 11 | 9 am - 2 pm

Saturday, June 22 | 9 am-2 pm

Saturday, September 14 | 9 am - 2 pm

Saturday, October 26 | 9 am - 2 pm

Location: Morris County Public Safety Training Academy 500 West Hanover Ave., Parsippany, NJ 07054


Note: 2024 Holidays

No Collection on the following remaining 2024 Holidays:

President’s Day: Mon, Feb 19, 2024

Memorial Day: Mon, May 27, 2024

Independence Day: Thurs, July 4, 2024

Labor Day: Mon, Sept 2, 2024

Columbus Day: Mon, Oct 14, 2024

Thanksgiving Day: Thurs, Nov 28, 2024

Christmas Day: Wed, Dec 25, 2024

Property Tax Due Feb 1

Property Tax payments may be made by mail (see mailing address below), online, or in the drop box located outside the front door(after hours) & middle entrance(when open, 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM) of the Municipal Building, 50 Woodland Avenue.

-Notify Me (Main Calendar/ Property Tax & Sewer)

-Payment online using Edmund’s WIPP allows you to make a one-time payment or create an account to schedule payments at a future date. 

Attn: Tax Department

50 Woodland Avenue

PO Box 7603

Convent Station NJ, 07961-7603

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Your Tax Dollars at Work

-Appropriation of 1.13 Million dollars of grant funding for Collinsville Tucker Playground Improvement Project

  • renovation of Collinsville and Tucker Playground

-Streeter Pool Roof Project completed

  • replacement of roof beyond life expectancy

-Appropriation for new fencing for Veterans Field

  • replace old and damaged fencing

-Award of Construction Contract for road reconstruction of Gregory Avenue, Kennedy Road and Pine Tree Lane (you can find road improvement projects plans on our website's homepage, under Quick Links

  • new roadway, drainage, curbing and sidewalks

-Award of contracts for Youth Sports programs (you can find some of these awards on our Purchasing page:

  • soccer, tennis, and pickleball instruction

-Award of Contract for Infrastructure Improvements to Woodland Sewer Treatment Plant

  • replacement of major components for efficiency of sewer plant

-Award of contract to Consulting Engineer for improvements to Baker Farm Open Space property on Lake Valley Road

  • development of a playground for the site

The Morris Township Police Department is currently accepting resumes for the position of Special Law Enforcement Officer Class III and Police Officer:

Special Law Enforcement Officer Class III is a part-time position with a pay rate of $36.00 per hour. Applicants must meet the following pre-certification requirements:

Police Officer resumes must be received by 3:00 PM, Wednesday, February 21, 2024. Find out requirements and how to apply here:

Attention Landlords!

New Jersey P.L. 2021, Chapter 182 requires all rental dwellings to be inspected for lead hazards. This law applies to all rentals that were built before 1978, whether single family or multi-family. The Township of Morris is required to do a visual inspection of painted surfaces every 3 years, or upon tenant turnover. If hazards are found the owner must remediate through abatement or interim control measures. The law also allows for an owner to hire a certified lead evaluator contractor or have the Township of Morris conduct the inspection. Click here for more information 

Attention: Morris Township Housing Rehabilitation Program

Morris Twp. would like to announce the opening of the Morris Twp. Housing Rehabilitation Program for low and moderate-income persons in the municipality who are in need of upgrade of their homes for health and safety improvements & code violations. Additional Info...

Dog & Cat Licenses/ Dept. of Health

Dog & Cat Licenses are renewable annually. Renewal applications are mailed out in January and are due in February. New pets seven(7) months of age or older must be licensed at this time or when this age is reached during the yr.


License for spayed/ neutered: $15

License for not spayed/ neutered: $18

Fee charged for any returned checks: $20

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Morris Township Emergency Mgt.(OEM) & Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association Local 70 (FMBA)  Roses Fundraiser

One(1) dozen red, $35.00 /  Two(2) dozen mixed or any other color, $40.00

Hillside Hose Co. Firehouse, 132 Western Avenue

Drop- by for Grab-n-Go arrangements on the dates listed below:

  • Mon, Feb 12th, 12-7 PM
  • Tues, Feb 13th, 8 AM- 8 PM
  • Wed, Feb 14th, 7 AM- 6 PM (V-Day)


Pre-order by Feb 10th to guarantee your order: Send an email to with the following info: color, how many bouquets, phone#, and date & time of pick-up.

Candy, vases, cards, and stuffed animals also for sale!

Questions or prefer to order via phone? Call Patty at 973-538-1281

Help spread the word via email, Facebook, or Twitter. Thank you for your support!

Learn about Sleep Disorders & Tips for Better Sleep

Join the Morris Township Health Department February 16th at 1:00 PM to learn about a few of the most common sleep disorders and tips for better sleep.

Presented by Alicyn Link, RPSGT,

Lead Technologist for Atlantic Health Sleep Centers

Register on CommunityPass here-

Morris Township Parks & Rec's Pirates & Princess Dance

Fri, Feb 9, 6-8 PM

Fairchild Firehouse, 2 Burnham Rd, Morris Plains, NJ 07950

$30 per couple (spend the night w/ mom, dad, grandpa, grandma, aunt, or uncle!)


Morris Township Fire Co.'s 2024 Events- Mark Your Calendars!

Upcoming Events:

3/24: Fairchild Fire Co. Pancake Breakfast, 8 AM-12

3/24: Woodland Co. Easter Egg Hunt, 1:30 PM, Town Hall

3/30: Fairchild Fire Co. Easter Egg Hunt, 10:30 AM

3/30: Hillside Hose Co. & Ladies Auxiliary Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, 1 PM

Click here to view future events

Message from the Morris Township Fire Department

Remember to plug your space heaters directly into an outlet - Never use a surge protector or a multi-plug adapter!

Winter '24/ What You Can Do to Help

  • Wait until the street has been plowed to the edge of pavement before shoveling the street end of your driveway
  • Have contractors keep the plowed snow on your property wherever possible
  • Limit your vehicular travel during snow or ice storms
  • Obey all posted parking regulations
  • Please assist the Department of Public Works by removing all vehicles from the road during snow removal operations
  • Clearing the snow from around fire hydrants and catch basin inlets
  • Children should be cautioned about the dangers of sledding on the street
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Winter Weather Driving Tips

Whether it’s snow, sleet or ice, winter weather can cause extremely dangerous road conditions. In 2020, there were 374 fatal crashes, and an estimated 25,000 injury crashes that occurred in wintry conditions. Preparing yourself – and your vehicle – for winter weather is key.

Click the NHTSA website below for tips-- driving in winter weather: the basics & what to do in an emergency. Also, changes you may notice and how to prepare your vehicle.

NHTSA website

NJ Devils-Parks & Recreation Night!

The Morris Township Parks & Recreation and the New Jersey Devils are proud to partner this season to provide community discounted tickets for a family friendly game this season on Sunday, February 25, 2024 @ 1PM against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Seats are located in Section 226, Rows 2 and 3, Seats 10 - 22.


Morris Township is Looking for Volunteers!

Volunteering is especially important as it enables more community services to flourish while still holding the line on your municipal tax dollar.

If you have any interest in volunteering for any of the various boards, committees, or commissions, please fill out an application .

View the full list of Morris Township boards, committees, or commissions here:

Winter Farmer's Market

The Morris Winter Market will be returning this December! Brought to you by Grow It Green Morristown @gigmotown & sponsored by our Environmental Commission.

Sundays at the Convent Train Station parking lot: Dec. 3rd - Apr. 28*, 9:30am to 1pm, *Closed 12/24 and 3/31

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Environmental News You Can Use

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