Morris Plains Borough Weekly Update Friday,
September 11, 2020

Annual 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony To Be Held On Friday, 9/11, at 10 am, at the 9-11 Memorial and via LiveStream
Watch 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony
Streaming Live at 10 am Here

It’s hard to believe it has been 19 years since America came under attack by terrorists. We pay tribute to those who gave their lives as we remember the events of 9/11. The Borough of Morris Plains will be live-streaming a remembrance ceremony at 10:00 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, from the 9/11 Memorial Routes 202 & 53, Tabor Road.
Featured speaker will be Alison Crowther, “Man in the Red Bandana”.

Residents are strongly encouraged to watch the ceremony. The remembrance ceremony is set to be streamed live on the following link: 911memorial.soutar.tech.
Sounding of the Sirens will be as follows:
8:46AM Impact at North Tower
9:03AM Impact at South Tower
9:37AM Impact at Pentagon
9:59AM Collapse of North Tower
10:03AM Impact at Shanksville, PA
10:28AM Collapse of North Tower

Thank you for Remembering
And God Bless America
Jason C. Karr
Mayor


Farmer's Market Highlights for this Saturday!
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If you haven't been to the market this year, you still have time to get the freshest seasonal fruits and vegetables available. It doesn't get better than this!

The corn is still perfect, and all the fruits of the season are in - apples, pears, peaches, plums, watermelon. 

For those who can't eat a whole cantaloupe, Ort Farms has "personal" sized melons. And they are all vine ripe - just go home and enjoy. Ort Farms also has local eggs, milk and grass fed beef - steaks & hamburgers. Support your local farmers! 

Hoboken Farms offers the freshest of bread products, fresh mozzarella. Make a sandwich with a beefsteak tomato! Hoboken Farms also offers frozen crab cakes, stuffed chicken breasts and, of course, the Griggstown Chicken Pot Pie. Freeze for later. We have every variety of pierogi and kielbasa! And how about Polish bowties, or the cheese babka! Stuff your freezer with the freshly prepared dinners from Paolo's kitchen. Dinners to go! Don't forget your weekly supply of pickles and olives. Stop by Gradie Carroll's booth for her bath and body products, hand made jewelry and scented candles. 

Don't miss the Morris Plains Farmers Market this weekend. 


Shoppers required to wear masks and practice social distancing. 
There will be no samples or any tasting. No pets, please. 
The new hours are 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m through Oct 10th.
Cub Scout Pack #233 Bingo Night

Boys K-5 are invited to attend Friday, Sept 25, 6:30-7:30 pm at the Community Park Pavillion.

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Resolution Requesting the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to Investigate Jersey Central Power and Light's Response to Tropical Storm Isaias and Opposing Jersey Central Power and Light's Petition for a Rate Increase

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Senior Citizens and Disabled Residents Transportation Assistance Program Informational Public Hearing Oct 13th

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Wellness Day Cancelled, Free Flu Shot Available to those who Qualify!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wellness Day has been canceled for this year. Free Flu Vaccines will still be available for Morris Plains residents age 50 and over OR under age 50 with a pre-existing condition (and with a doctor's note) at "Fast ER", 130 Speedwell Ave., Morris Twp. (862-242-8053) Must show proof of Morris Plains residency.


Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Event Saturday 9/12, 9am -2 pm
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Other Items Of Interest Around The Borough

Please Do Not Put Any Leaves At Curbside before Mid-October

Residents are reminded not to put piles of leaves curbside. Leaf pickup does not begin until October 19th. If you have a landscaper please advise them as well. Thank you.
PSE&G Meter Inspection Info

As New Jersey continues to carefully reopen, PSE&G has begun to resume inspecting meters in the very near future, work that was paused over the last several months in response to the spread of COVID-19. We are inspecting natural gas meters in your community, ensuring the continued safety and reliability of your gas service. We conduct these safety inspections to check for surface corrosion, leaks and other conditions that might require repair.
 
Here are three key pieces of information about the meter inspection:
  • The inspection, which is separate from a meter reading, is free and will take about 10 minutes.

  • There is no need to make an appointment at this time.  

  • Unless the meter requires immediate repair, there will be no interruption to service.
 
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in the interest of maintaining the safety of our customers and our employees, PSE&G employees and PSE&G contractors will follow safety protocols guided by the CDC and NJ State Department of Health, as well as all directives from the Governor’s Office and county/municipal governments.
 
Here’s what your residents need to know about the upcoming meter inspections related to COVID:
  • Prior to entering the building, PSE&G’s technician will ask the individual providing access a series of pandemic-related safety questions that will help guide PSE&G’s protocol.

  • PSE&G technicians will be wearing personal protective equipment and will practice social distancing.

  • The PSE&G technician will ask that anyone in the building maintain a safe distance from the technicians and allow him/her through the nearest entryway in proximity to the meter(s).
 
Someone over the age of 18 will need to give our technician access if you have an inside meter. The technician will need to perform a visual inspection of the meter.
 
Meters that are located outside will also be inspected. Although technicians will be on the property, customers do not need to be home for outside meter inspections.
 
PSE&G reminds customers to always ask for identification when a utility worker comes to the door. Employees carry a PSE&G photo identification badge, wear PSE&G logo apparel and drive PSE&G cars or trucks. If residents are concerned in any way, please call PSE&G’s customer service line at 800-436-PSEG (7734) to verify the identity of our employee.
 
We appreciate your help in ensuring that PSE&G can continue to provide you with safe and reliable natural gas service – now and in the future.

The August 2020 edition of the Plains Talk newsletter is now available on the Boro website.In this edition, we highlight the 20th Anniversary of the release of the very first edition of Plains Talk. The contents of that edition are also available below for those who'd like to take a stroll 'down Memory Lane'.



Plains Talk can also be accessed by clicking on the "Plains Talk Newsletter" in the "Organizations and Activities section of this website.
Coronavirus Information and Listings of Coronavirus Related resources Are Available On The Town Website.
For Coronavirus related information and resources available to all Morris Plains residents, please visit the town website at www.morrisplainsboro.org
Visit www.2020census.gov or call 844-330-2020 to complete your 2020 US Census and help Morris Plains get our share of federal funding.
 
Census workers will begin knocking on the doors of households that do not respond by August 11.
Municipal Court Update - 9/11/20

In an effort to maintain public safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, the municipal court will continue to host remote virtual court sessions.  Please contact us to schedule a proceeding and/or provide updated personal information.   
 
If you are disputing a traffic ticket and do not wish to appear in court, many cases are now eligible for review through the Online Municipal Case Resolution System at njmcdirect.com. You may select the option for case dispute and enter your ticket information.  Eligible traffic tickets will be reviewed by the prosecutor and you will be notified with their recommendation. 
 
Our office is here to serve you during the hours of 8:30-4:30 Monday through Friday.   While the building is closed for public entry, you may call the court to schedule an appointment at 973-538-4019. We are committed to delivering exceptional customer service in "The Community of Caring" and strive to provide a satisfying court experience for all.   
 
Morris Plains Webmaster Melissa Gibson can be reached at morrisplainsweb@gmail.com