At each of our Township Committee meetings we honor a member of the public or a group for their accomplishments, contributions, or volunteer work. This past month we honored the Moms Demand Action organization for their work advocating against gun violence. June 4 was recognized nationally as Gun Violence Awareness Day, and a Township resident who is a member of “The Moms” presented information to the community about the work that they do.
This month we will not hold our monthly honors at the June 16 meeting. Rather we will hold a ceremony on Saturday, June 19 at 10am to honor longtime resident Brian McNally, a Captain in the United States Marines and Trooper with the NJ State Police who died in a motor vehicle accident. The municipality is renaming a field at Freelan Green Park (located on Weathervane Drive & known as Harlan Green Park ) in his honor. You can find the event details here.
The Township Committee will hold its next Regular Meeting this Wednesday, June 16 at 7:00pm. The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom Meetings and the agenda can be found here.

As you can see from the agenda, we will cover the following topics (among other items) at our meeting:
  • A Proclamation recognizing June as Pride Month
  • A presentation by the Regional External Affairs Manager from our power company JCP&L regarding storm preparedness
  • Opportunity for public commentary and questioning on any matter relating to Morris Township
  • Commentary by Township Committee members
The Township Committee will also hold a Special Meeting tonight, Monday June 14 starting at 6:00pm that will be dedicated entirely to the Redevelopment Proposal at 340 Mount Kemble Avenue. Information on the 340 Mount Kemble Redevelopment Project can be found here. The agenda containing the Zoom login information can be found here.
Last week the Township held a virtual Public Information Session on the status of cannabis legislation. Residents interested in learning more about New Jersey's new cannabis laws can watch the recording of this information session hosted by the Legislative Standing Committee of the Township Committee. You can view and find out more information here.
Our seasonal yardwaste service continues with pick up in zone 1 last Saturday, June 12 and zone 2 this Saturday, June 19 . Find your zone here and remaining dates here.
I urge all residents to sign up for Municipal Messenger notifications, which are an invaluable tool to receive updates and information about Morris Township. Please forward this email to your Morris Township neighbors and encourage them to sign up for our Municipal Messenger notifications by clicking here.
 
As always, if you have a question or comment to share with me, please email me at jgrayzel@morristwp.com . I would love to hear from you.

 
Sincerely,
Jeff Grayzel
Mayor, Morris Township
MAY 19, 2021 MORRIS TOWNSHIP MEETING RECAP

The Morris Township Committee convened for their fifth regular meeting of 2021 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.
 
PROCLAMATION
 
ORDINANCES-INTRODUCTION: Full list of Introductory Ordinances can be found here and will be heard for final passage on Wed, June 16, 2021.
 
ORDINANCES-PUBLIC HEARING & FINAL CONSIDERATION: Full list of Ordinances that were adopted (with the exception of 01-21, continued to a special meeting on Wed, May 26, 6 PM & Mon, June 14, 2021) can be found here
 
RESOLUTIONS: The Committee took action on twenty-five (25) Resolutions, the full Resolution list can be found here
 
WATCH THE MEETING VIDEO
If you missed our 5/19/21 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.
 
00:01:05 APPROVAL OF MINUTES – APRIL 21, 2021 - REGULAR/CLOSED
00:01:40 PROCLAMATIONS
00:02:00 GUN VIOLENCE AWARENESS 00:05:15: Theresa Piliero
00:08:45 PUBLIC COMMENT / INQUIRY
00:16:00 TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE PRESENTATION
00:58:15 ORDINANCES – PUBLIC HEARING AND FINAL CONSIDERATION
01:14:35 ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION
01:18:00 RESOLUTIONS
01:25:40 Land Use Resolutions 111-21 to 117-21
01:36:00 GENERAL BUSINESS CORRESPONDENCE – AS CIRCULATED
01:39:30 STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS AND COMMENTARY BY TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE
Committee Reports 01:39:45 Mr. William V. Ravitz 01:43:25 Ms. Catherine J. Wilson 01:49:55 Mr. Peter V. Mancuso 01:53:20 Mr. Mark J. Gyorfy 01:57:05 Mr. Jeffrey R. Grayzel
Personal Commentary 01:59:30 Mr. William V. Ravitz 02:03:55 Ms. Catherine J. Wilson 02:11:25 Mr. Peter V. Mancuso 02:12:49 Mr. Mark J. Gyorfy 02:14:55 Mr. Jeffrey R. Grayzel
02:17:10 PUBLIC COMMENT / INQUIRY
02:24:18 CONSIDERATION OF MONTHLY REPORTS
02:24:40 CLAIMS FOR PAYMENT
02:26:46 ADJOURNMENT
 
 
NEXT TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING DATE: Wednesday, June 16 at 7:00pm.
 
 
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