Morris Plains Borough Weekly Update
Friday, January 22, 2021

Upcoming Municipal Meetings

1/25 Board of Adjustment Meeting
1/28 Recreation Commission Meeting

Meeting notices and agendas will be published

Other Key Dates This Week - read further for more info

1/2 - 1/29 (extended) Christmas Tree Pick Up
1/23 (extended) Communication Survey Closes
1/29 Kindergarten Preregistration Due
1/31 Pet License Applications Due
Christmas Tree Pickup has been extended thru January 29th, 2021
No plastic bags, nails, wire or ornaments are to be left on trees.
Morris Plains School District
Kindergarten Pre-Registration is Open

The Morris Plains School District is currently collecting information for our new Kindergarten students for the 2021-2022 school year. Any parents who have Kindergarten age children should preregister using this link no later than January 29th. Children must be residents of Morris Plains and five years of age on or before October 1, 2021, to be eligible for a September entrance into kindergarten. A birth certificate, proof of residence, and health information are required at the registration.
Attention all 4th through 8th Graders
Virtual Stage Fun 2021
Tuesday & Thursday Evenings
January 21 - February 25, 2021
*** Very Limited Spots Left***
Help us improve the town website, newsletter and other forms of communication! Survey has been extended through Saturday, 1/23.  Thank you!
Census Bureau Releases 2015-2019 Data

The American Community Survey regularly gathers information previously contained only in the long form of the decennial census. Newly released data shows that in 2015-2019, Morris Plains had a total population of 5,748. Among people at least five years old living in Morris Plains, 13.1% spoke a language other than English at home. Click here to read the full report.
Co-op Play School Registration Open
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MPLL Registration Open!
Registration for the 2021 Spring Baseball and Softball season is now open, running through January 31, 2021.

COVID-19 updates

The Morris County Health Office says the county site supercedes the state site, and that you can sign up on both sites.

At-Home Testing To Be Discontinued Except for Homebound Residents -

Morris Plains January Rabies Clinic Cancelled 

The Morris Plains Free Rabies Clinic that is held each January has been cancelled this year due to Covid concerns. If your pet is due for its rabies vaccination, you can take it to another town within Morris County to receive a free rabies vaccination and get the paperwork that is necessary for renewing your pet’s registration. 
Please visit Morris County – Office of Health Management’s web site for dates/times/locations of additional free Rabies clinics in Morris County: 

Pet License Renewals are Due 1/31.

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Municipal Court Update

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 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.   
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