Morris Plains Borough Weekly Update
Friday, February 19, 2021

Upcoming Municipal Meetings
2/22 Board of Adjustment Meeting
2/25 Recreation Commission Meeting

Important Dates this Week
2/18-2/19 Sleighing Under the Lights

Meeting notices and agendas will be published

Garbage Pick-up

With the recent snowstorms, there have been many questions about garbage pickup. We are in communication with our Garbage Hauler and they will alert us if there is a problem with pick-up. They will always do their best to pick-up as scheduled. If they do not come on garbage day, it is due to an emergency or it is unsafe to travel due to weather. As a general guidance, we recommend that you put your garbage out the night before the scheduled days. We will try our best to alert residents in advance if there is a change in the schedule via the Morris Plains Borough website, or email alert. Since weather is so unpredictable, we will not always have the answer the night before. The website is the best place to check for updates. 

In addition, there have been questions about holidays and garbage pick-up. Garbage will be picked up every Monday and Thursday. The only holidays that impact garbage pick-up in 2021 are as follows: June 1, September 7, July 6 and November 26. We will not have garbage pick-up on these days.

Job Posting: Summer Recreation
Programs Director
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Updated Notice
Sleighing under the Lights

Put your hot chocolate in a thermos and get your sleighs ready for two nights of sleighing under the lights at Mountain Way School Hill. On Friday February 19th and Saturday February 20th the Mayor and Council have secured lighting at Mountain Way School Hill between 6:00pm and 10:00pm for sleighing for families who want to have fun in the evening snow.
Snow Safety Reminders from the MP Fire Department

Help us keep fire hydrants accessible during the winter by removing snow and ice around the hydrant for three feet in every direction, and clear a path from the hydrant to the street.

Thank you!
Morris Plains Fire Association Memorial Scholarship Program
The Morris Plains Fire Association wishes to recognize the academic and civic accomplishments of the young residents of the Borough of Morris Plains. This Memorial Scholarship Fund is founded in memory of the deceased members of the Morris Plains Fire Association. The Scholarship fund is established to aid qualified individuals in their desire to attend college, vocational school or to acquire other post secondary school education. 

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We have had reports of dog waste being left on sidewalks, walking trails, lawns and in residents' trash cans. Please clean up after your dog and dispose of properly. Please click here to learn more: Link to Ordinance Thank you!
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. 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.
Spring Soccer Registration is Open!
Our 6-week spring soccer clinics are held Sundays starting April 11, 2021.
  • 1st-4th grade program run by volunteer coaches.
  • PreK Clinic (age 3 through Kindergarten) run by professional trainers 
Visit for complete details and eligibility.

Co-op Play School Registration Open
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Thank you to all who supported the Morris Plains "Neighbors Helping Neighbors" fundraiser for the Interfaith Food Pantry. More than $2,500 was raised to provide nutritious food, education and resources to families in Morris Plains and surrounding communities.

Monthly donations will continue to increase this amount, and donations are always appreciated at Interfaith Food Pantry and Resource Center - (

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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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