Weekly Update - Friday, November 12, 2021

Upcoming Municipal Meetings

11/15 Planning Board Meeting
11/18 Recreation Commission Meeting

Other Upcoming Dates

11/12 Last day to donate to VFW Drive
11/14 EFMP Strides for Education
11/12-14 Virtual Option for Strides for Education
11/20 Turkey Drive
11/28 Menorah Lighting and Gelt Drop
12/5 Christmas Tree Lighting

Meeting agendas will be published


Flu Shots
for Homebound Seniors and Adults with Disabilities

Morris County's Office on Aging, Disabilities, and Community Programming has partnered with Atlantic Health System to provide and administer flu shots to homebound seniors and adults with disabilities at no cost to the recipients.

To request an appointment for a flu shot, call Solangel Patarroyo at 973-971-7259 or reach out through email at: Solangel.Patarroyo@atlantichealth.org.

I want to thank all participants of the Borough’s Bravest Project – including all veterans, service members, and their families and friends. As many can see these banners starting to erect on our poles on Speedwell, it is with full gratitude to have these names and faces stand with pride in our town.
The idea came from a fellow coworker. He himself was a veteran recognized through a similar project in his hometown. He spoke proudly of his service to our country and our families, and it sparked the urge to bring this project to reality.

With these banners, we recognize the many sacrifices of those who are on the banners, their families, and their friends. Throughout this process, I’ve had the opportunity to speak with some of the most humble, professional, and bravest men and women who signed an oath to be part of some elite teams and spend many birthdays and holidays away from their families.
This project would not be possible without their perseverance, discipline, and pride. This project would also not be possible without the generosity of our community. So many of the participants offered a greatly appreciated helping hand.

Special thanks to my father, Mayor Jason Karr and the town council for giving me the chance to come before them with this idea and allowing me to pursue it. I want to also thank the Borough of Morris Plains, Donna Karr, Matthew Karr, Alyssa McGrane, John Titterton (VFW #3401), Melissa Gibson, Enrique’s Printing, our sponsors/donators, and most importantly our veterans and service members.

If you or someone you know may be interested in being a part of this recognition, feel free to reach out to Nick Karr at (973) 270-5451 or nkarr51@gmail.com

Thanks,
Nick Karr
(973) 270-5451
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PSE&G Offers Tropical Storm Ida Victims
Enhanced Energy Efficiency Incentives

Between Sept. 1 and Nov. 15, 2021, eligible customers may receive additional incentives to purchase qualifying energy-efficient equipment and appliances.

Please visit our website for more information.

Tthe NJ Department of Community Affairs mailed out letters to households with overdue electric and natural gas bills to notify them that they may be eligible for assistance. If you received a letter, be sure to open it so that you can apply for credits on your utility accounts.

For other households who are in need of utility assistance, you may be eligible for assistance from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) or New Jersey Universal Service Fund (USF) programs. You can visit the DCAid Service Portal to find out which programs you may be eligible for and then apply
Resident donations are always appreciated at Interfaith Food Pantry and Resource Center - (mcifp.org).

211 is a vital service that connects millions of people to help each year. To get expert, caring help, call 211 or visit Visit 211.org
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 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.   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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