New Year Newsletter

Dear Neighbor,

I hope you enjoyed your holiday season and are off to a positive start for 2023. With much happening over the past several weeks, I’d like to take this opportunity to provide some important updates as we kickoff the New Year.

Reorganization Meeting

On Wednesday, January 4th, the Township Committee held its annual reorganization meeting. During the meeting, former mayor Jeff Grayzel was sworn in to his fourth term on the governing body. Following Committeeman Grayzel’s swearing-in, the Township Committee elected the mayor and deputy mayor for 2023. I am honored to have been elected by my colleagues on the Township Committee to serve as mayor for a second year. This year, I am excited to be joined by our new deputy mayor, Bud Ravitz. In recognition of former mayor and deputy mayor Cathy Wilson’s talent as an enthusiastic advocate for residents across the Township, the Committee appointed Ms. Wilson as Deputy Mayor for Public Outreach for 2023.

You can watch the full recording here.

Honoring Mayor Emeritus Peter Mancuso

At our December meeting, the Township Committee honored our friend, Committeeman and Mayor Emeritus Peter Mancuso. Peter has been a steadfast leader in Morris Township for more than two decades. He is someone members of the Committee have looked to for guidance and relied on for sound judgment, historical context, and long-term perspective. We have been fortunate to have had Peter serve our town for decades and we can’t thank him enough for his commitment to all of us.

You can watch the full recording here.

2023 Pickleball Registration Now Open

2023 Pickleball registration is now open! Players must now register for a 2023 badge to use the Ginty Pickleball Courts. Resident badges cost $25 and come with a guest badge. Non-resident badges are also available for $175. The new fees serve to help cover the costs of badges, registration, and a part-time employee who will soon be hired to help monitor the courts.

Each badge is good for 2023 and can be purchased on our CommunityPass website here.

Players are asked to review the updated Pickleball Court Rules and Open Play guidance here

Cancer Screening Legislation for Firefighters Introduced 

Studies have shown that firefighters are at an increased risk to develop certain cancers due to exposures on fire grounds. In order to help mitigate these exposures, firefighters take steps to protect themselves and identify ailments. Cancer screenings are an important way our first responders can identify health concerns early.

To support efforts to provide access to those in the fire service with regular health screenings, I worked with Senator Vin Gopal (LD-11) to introduce legislation in the State Senate that would cover the costs of cancer screenings for volunteer firefighters. Sen. Gopal has also introduced similar legislation requiring the same coverage for career firefighters in the state. Our governing body will be advocating for the advancement of both of these bills in the coming months. 

You can read the full bill text and summery here.

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