At each of our Township Community we honor a member of the public or a group for their accomplishments, contributions, and/or volunteer work. This past month we recognized four members of Girl Scout Troop 6163 for their service project to benefit our community.  These young women built three beautiful “book boxes” that act as mini-libraries, and placed them at three locations around Morris Township. They worked with the Morristown & Morris Township Library to place their overflow of excess books in these book boxes. Please join us this Wednesday to see who we are honoring this month!
On October 27 the Red Bulls, a Major League Soccer team, announced that they intend to build a new state-of-the-art training facility on a portion of the former Honeywell site off of Columbia Road. The Red Bulls are proposing to purchase the two remaining commercially-zoned lots on the former Honeywell site, which have stood dormant for many years. This proposal appears to be a low-impact use of this large property and is anticipated to generate minimal traffic. The Red Bulls posted a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on their website to answer many of the questions the public has about the proposed project.

A special item on the agenda at this Wednesday’s meeting is the introduction of a zoning ordinance that would allow this project to be built on these parcels. The Township Committee believes in public participation in the process and urges all interested residents to attend the public meetings relating to the rezoning request. This Wednesday will be the introduction of the ordinance and a formal public hearing will take place at a Special Meeting on December 2.
 
The following materials are available to the public at this time:
 
I am excited that the New York Red Bulls are planning to make Morris Township their future home and looking forward to beginning the approval process with them. The Red Bulls organization has done a tremendous job contributing to and supporting their local community, and creating lifelong fans. We are pleased that the Red Bulls are considering Morris Township for their new facility.
Thursday November 11 is Veterans Day. The municipality will be holding a service on the front lawn of our municipal building starting at 10:00am and the public is invited to attend.
Leaf collection continues through November. The Township is broken up into three (3) sectors for this service; and collection rotates through each of the zones week-by-week. Click here to find your sector. We ask residents to place materials out for collection utilizing these guidelines. Please place the leaves at the curb of your property; DO NOT pile your leaves in the street. Leaves left in the street can wash away and clog storm drains, which could then cause flooding.
I urge all residents to sign up for the 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
OCTOBER 20, 2021 MORRIS TOWNSHIP MEETING RECAP

The Morris Township Committee convened for their tenth virtual regular meeting of 2021 at 7:00 PM. 
 
The full meeting agenda can be found here.
 
RECOGNITIONS
In Recognition and Congratulations to Ella Delatush, Girl Scout Troop 6163
In Recognition and Congratulations to Elva Sivertsson, Girl Scout Troop 6163
In Recognition and Congratulations to Emily Bongo, Girl Scout Troop 6163
In Recognition and Congratulations to Noelle Alexander, Girl Scout Troop 6163

PROCLAMATION Domestic Violence Awareness Month, October 2021
 
ORDINANCES-INTRODUCTION: Full list of introductory Ordinances can be found here and will be heard for final passage on Wed, Nov 10.
 
RESOLUTIONS: The Committee took action on seventeen (17) Resolutions, the full Resolution list can be found here.
 
WATCH THE MEETING VIDEO
If you missed our 10/20/21 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.
 
00:00:45 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
00:01:11 APPROVAL OF MINUTES
00:01:55 Domestic Violence Awareness Month, October 2021
00:04:50 GIRL SCOUT RECOGNITION
00:19:30 DISCUSSION - CY2021 BEST PRACTICES INVENTORY QUESTIONNAIRE
00:25:55 PUBLIC COMMENT/INQUIRY
00:33:05 ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION
00:46:50 BID REPORT - ADMINISTRATOR
00:49:10 RESOLUTIONS 01:00:00
GENERAL BUSINESS CORRESPONDENCE
STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS 01:00:40 Mr. Peter V. Mancuso 01:02:30 Ms. Catherine J. Wilson 01:12:10 Mr. William V. Ravitz 01:15:35 Mr. Mark J. Gyorfy 01:17:00 Mr. Jeffrey R. Grayzel COMMENTARY BY TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE 01:20:10 Mr. Peter V. Mancuso 01:21:30 Ms. Catherine J. Wilson 01:28:15 Mr. William V. Ravitz 01:32:35 Mr. Mark J. Gyorfy 01:34:21 Mr. Jeffrey R. Grayzel
01:38:10 PUBLIC COMMENT/INQUIRY
01:39:25 CONSIDERATION OF MONTHLY REPORTS
01:40:50 CLAIMS FOR PAYMENT

  
NEXT TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING DATE: Wednesday, Nov 10, 2021 at 7:00pm.
  
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