Weekly Update - Friday, November 19, 2021

Borough Offices will be closed Nov 25-26
Upcoming Municipal Meetings

11/22 Board of Adjustment Meeting

Other Upcoming Dates

11/19 Fortis Foundation Small Business Grant Appication Due
11/20 Presbyterian Church Turkey Drive
11/21 Walsh Memorial Fruit Sale -Last Day to order
11/27 Small Business Saturday Promotional Event
11/28 Menorah Lighting and Gelt Drop
12/5 Christmas Tree Lighting

Meeting agendas will be published

Small Business Saturday –Saturday, Nov. 27

Get ready to shop 'til you drop on Small Business Saturday -- Saturday, November 27 in Morris Plains!

The Morris Plains Business Development Committee (Councilman Wagner, Councilmember Goddard and Councilmember Verga) is coordinating special promotions between 1pm and 4pm at a downtown location TBA with hot chocolate, candy canes, MP tote bags, a list of MP businesses and holiday flyers.

If your small business is located in Morris Plains and you would like to be included in our promotional campaign for this event, please send a holiday flyer promoting your business to webmaster@morrisplainsboro.org, or reach out to nverga@morrisplainsboro.org to help you create one.  

Help our small businesses have a great holiday season!
New Grant Opportunity for Small Businesses
Complete by 5 pm on Friday, 11/19

Attention small business owners! A grant opportunity is being offered through the Fortis Foundation and the Morris County Economic Development Corporation, a Division of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. To be considered for a grant, businesses must meet the following criteria:

  • In business since 2018
  • Have a minimum of 10 employees (unless the pandemic resulted in reduced staff)
  • Located in NJ

The one-page application is available at http://www.morrischamber.org/fortisagencygrants.html

Recycling News
  • In the event that your recycling pick up was missed please call 973-538-2224 before 10 AM the day following collection (Wednesday at 10AM).

  • Please note that the recycing center will be closed 12/25 and 1/1 but curbside recycling will continue through the holidays.

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.

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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