Morris Plains Borough Weekly Update
Friday, June 11, 2021

Upcoming Municipal Meetings

6/17 Council Meeting

Other Upcoming Dates
6/12 Farmer's Market Opens!
6/12 Blood Drive
6/12 All Seasons Garden Club Plant Sale
6/14 VFW Field of Flags Donations Due

Meeting notices and agendas will be published

Building Re-Openings
Morris Plains Borough Hall and Annex Buildings will be re-open to the Public beginning Monday June 7th on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30am-4:30pm. We will resume regular business hours on July 1st
The drop/lock box will still be available in the lobby.
The Community Center will re-open to the public Monday, June 14th Monday through Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm.
New Website Launch
Great news!  Phase 1 of the new Borough of Morris Plains website will launch next week at the same URL:! The primary goal of the new site is to make important information easy to access. Many thanks to residents who provided feedback in last year's Communication Survey to help identify the information you most need on the site, and to those who shared beautiful photos of the Borough.  

The site will continually be enhanced with new photos, features and information, and we are working on the option to make payments online in an upcoming Phase 2. 

Please be aware that some individuals may see the new site a few hours or a day before others, but rest assured that important information will be available on both platforms during the transition so nothing will be missed. You can continue to contact with content updates and technical issues. Stay tuned for more news!
Farmer's Market Opens Saturday!
Strawberries are in and delicious - don't miss this short season. Unfortunately, our newest vendor, Pies & Quiches will not be able to join us on opening day. They will be at the market on June 19th. We'll welcome the All Seasons Garden Club who will be having their plant sale, Burning Love Organics and Eileen Bodnar with her custom art, cards, seasonal towels & baby bodysuits! See you on Saturday.  

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Morris Plains Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee!
We would like to introduce the Morris Plains Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee! Our mission is to build an inclusive and supportive school environment united to make a collective impact in Morris Plains; cultivating a culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging will create a stronger and more caring society. This newly formed group will be at the Farmer's Market on Saturday, June 12th. Come stop by, say hello, and participate in some fun activities! You can always reach us at, and follow us on Facebook by clicking HERE!"
PreK Clinic (Ages 3 - Kindergarten) 
8-week clinic run by professional trainers 

1st - 4th Grade Rec League 
8-week season run by volunteer coaches  

United Way’s FREE Assistive Technology Program for Caregiving Families
Arbor Terrace Morris Plains and the Morris County Chamber of Commerce invite you to an on-line workshop on Thursday, June 17th at 12:00 noon highlighting the United Way’s FREE Assistive Technology Program for Caregiving Families.  

Reach out to Mary Beth Kane with questions.
The annual Market Street Mission (MSM) 5K Race for Recovery is ON! MSM has been hard at work planning a SAFE and fun LIVE event experience for Saturday, July 3rd, at Central Park in Parsippany.  A VIRTUAL 5K will also be offered between July 2 -4th for those more comfortable running or walking from home. The event begins at 9:00am and includes a 5K Race, a 2 mile or 1 mile Freedom Walk and a Kids Fun Run. You can expect a welcoming and scenic, socially distanced, environment with tunes from a DJ, refreshments, Raffle Prizes and souvenir t-shirts.    Proceeds from the event will support the programs of the Market Street Mission which ministers to the hungry, homeless and those struggling with addiction in Northern New Jersey.  

Field of Flags

Watnong VFW Post 3401 will be doing the “Field of Flags” for the July 4th celebration.

A Field of Flags is an opportunity for individuals, businesses, and communities to Honor our Fallen and to show support and honor active-duty military, veterans and first responders in a tangible and visible way. At least 100 flags will fly for one full week. We will run the event from June 29th through July 6th and these flags will fly in a Tribute to Service Above Self.

Each sponsored flag will have a marker tag on it to recognize the person who is being Honored. These United States of America Flags are 3’x5’ flags with 6 ft. poles. The event will take place on the corner of Littleton Rd. and Tabor Rd. by the Gazebo.

Donations of $50.00 for each flag should be made out to Watnong VFW Post 3401 and submitted by June 14th.

Our Veterans of Foreign Wars Post donates to worthy Veterans and Community Organizations such as The VFW National Home for Children, Community Hope, USO, Morris Habitat for Humanity and Cornerstone Family Services, The Morris Minutemen, Morris Plains PBA and the Morris Plains Fire Dept., just to name a few.

The address for the VFW is:
Watnong VFW Post 3401
45 Tabor Road
Morris Plains, NJ 07950
Resident 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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