I am honored to be joined by Mark Gyorfy as our Deputy Mayor for Morris Township in 2021. Congratulations to Cathy Wilson for winning her second term on the Township Committee and congratulations to Bud Ravitz for winning his first election. Committeeman Peter Mancuso is entering his 20th year on the governing body – quite a milestone! Rounding out our team is Township Administrator Tim Quinn, who is the right-hand-man for each of us. All six of us like to hear from residents, and you can find our email addresses on the municipal website, https://www.morristwp.com/240/Township-Committee.
Our annual Reorganization Meeting took place on January 6 and you can find the summary below including links to the Annual Mayoral Address and commentary from each of the Township Committee members. The first Regular Meeting of the Township Committee will take place this Wednesday January 20. The agenda can be found HERE. And click this link to join the meeting on Wednesday at 7:00pm:
The Morris County Regional Vaccination Center is now open at Rockaway Townsquare Mall and scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments is ongoing. Residents can get more information on and register for the vaccine at the Morris County Regional Vaccination website: https://health.morriscountynj.gov/vaccination/

Since appointment availability is directly correlated to vaccine availability in our area, you can also access the scheduling system as well as sign up to be notified when appointments become available via Atlantic Health System’s Vaccine Appointments (atlantichealth.org). Based on vaccine availability, the individual will be notified when they are qualified to receive the vaccine AND when appointments are opening. Each individual will then be able to register for an open appointment. 
 
As of earlier this week, all residents ages 65 and older are eligible to get the vaccine.
 
The County has established a COVID Hotline where further information can be obtained. This Hotline can be reached at 973-829-8250. The hotline is staffed 7 days each week, during business hours.
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In closing, I would like to thank everyone who helped me get to this point, by reelecting me to this governing body multiple times and having the confidence in me to lead our municipality. I look forward to your continued support as we work our way through the new initiatives we have planned for this year as well as the budget challenges we need to figure out. I am very much looking forward to being your Mayor and working with the great group of colleagues I have on our Township Committee as well as the excellent employees we have working for us in our town. We always try to have our residents’ best interest in mind when we make any type of decision. We are all here to work for you and with you to make our town a great place for all of us to live.

While we are turning the page on a difficult year we would all like to forget, we unfortunately still have to deal with the coronavirus for probably another six months. When the time comes I very much hope that all of our residents will make the personal choice to get the COVID-19 vaccination. Until that time we all need to remain vigilant with wearing our masks and washing our hands frequently – as tired as we all are of doing that. We are nearing the finish line, and now is not the time to let your guard down.

As always, if you have a question or comment to share with me please send me an email to jgrayzel@morristwp.com . I would love to hear from you.

Stay Healthy, stay happy. Here’s to a successful 2021. 

Sincerely,
Jeff Grayzel
Mayor, Morris Township
JANUARY 6, 2021 MORRIS TOWNSHIP MEETING RECAP
The Morris Township Committee convened for their annual Reorganization Meeting at 7:00 PM. The meeting was held virtually as has been our practice during the pandemic. 
 
The full meeting agenda can be found here.
 
 
SWEARING IN CEREMONIES                                                         
We had the unusual occurrence of four swearing-in ceremonies. Congratulations to Cathy Wilson for winning her second term on the Township Committee and congratulations to Bud Ravitz for winning his first election. I am honored to be joined by Mark Gyorfy as the Deputy Mayor for Morris Township in 2021        
 
  1. Cathy Wilson for winning the November election to her second term on the Township Committee
  2. William “Bud” Ravitz for winning his first election
  3. Jeff Grayzel as the Mayor for Morris Township in 2021
  4. Mark Gyorfy as the Deputy Mayor for Morris Township in 2021
 
 
STANDING COMMITTEES
The Township Committee provides oversight of the various functional departments within the Township as well as several municipal initiatives. Two members of the Township Committee are assigned to each Standing Committee.
 
The full listing of Standing Committee assignments can be found here & the Township Committee page.
 
 
WATCH THE MEETING VIDEO
If you missed our Reorganization Meeting you can watch the recording on the Township’s YouTube channel. View the entire meeting video or click the individual links below for various sections of the meeting.
 
 
00:42:00 Invocation - Rabbi Moshe Herson, Rabbinical College of America
00:04:50 Pledge of Allegiance
00:05:10 Certification of Election Results
00:05:40 Oath of Office: Mrs. Catherine J. Wilson (part 1)
00:07:43 Oath of Office: Mrs. Catherine J. Wilson (part 2) Full Oath for Catherine Wilson:
00:06:31 Oath of Office: Mr. William “Bud” Ravitz
00:08:10 Nominations for Mayor
00:08:55 Oath of Office Administered to Mayor
00:09:55 Nominations for Deputy Mayor
00:10:29 Oath of Office Administered to Deputy Mayor
00:11:12 Mayor's remarks relating to the events of January 6, 2020
00:14:24 Mayor’s Annual Address by Mayor Grayzel
00:29:20 2021 Standing Committees and other appointments
00:41:20 Members of the Township Committee Commentary
01:04:55 Mayor’s Closing Comments
01:09:45 Benediction - Sister Merris Larkin, Assumption School
01:11:30 Adjournment
 
 
NEXT TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING DATE: Wednesday, Jan 20th at 7:00 pm.
 
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If you would like more detail than this recap provides, you can now watch complete video of the Township Committee meetings here
 
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