MUNICIPAL MESSENGER MONTHLY / OCTOBER
October Meetings

All meeting are held at the Municipal Building,
50 Woodland Avenue unless otherwise noted.

Tues, Oct 1st: Senior Club Meeting, 1PM-3:30 PM, Newbridge Church
Tues, Oct 1st: Municipal Alliance, 6 PM
Mon, Oct 7th: Planning Board Meeting, 7:30 PM
Thurs, Oct 10th: Parks & Rec Advisory Committee Meeting, 7 PM
Thurs, Oct 17th: Open Space Meeting, 7:00 PM
Mon, Oct 21st: Economic Development Advisory Committee, 6 PM
Mon, Oct 21st: Planning Board Meeting, 7:30 PM
Wed, Oct 23rd: Township Committee Meeting,
7 PM
Thurs, Oct 24th: Swim Pool Advisory Committee Meeting, 7 PM
Mon, Oct 28th: Board of Adjustment Meeting,
7:30 PM
Tues, Oct 29th: Historic Preservation Committee Meeting, 7:30 PM

* Dates and times are subject to change, please check the website's calendar, www.morristwp.com.
Department of Public Works
(DPW) Dates:

Wed, Oct 2nd: Large Item Collection , call the DPW, 973-326-7398 or request a pick-up online, link
Thurs, Oct 3rd: Large Item Collection , call the DPW, 973-326-7398 or request a pick-up online, link
Mon, Oct 14th: Columbus Day, No Collection Services
Tues, Oct 15th: Mon Trash, Tues Recycling
Wed, Oct 16th: Tues Trash, Wed Recycling
Thurs, Oct 17th: Wed Trash, Thurs Recycling
Fri, Oct 18th: Thurs Trash, Fri Recycling
Mon, Oct 21st-25th: Large Metal & Appliance Collection , call the DPW, 973-326-7398 or request a pick-up online, link
Have a safe & happy Columbus Day!
Mon, Oct 14th: Municipal Offices Closed & No Collection Services

Tues, Oct 15th: Mon Trash/Tues Recycling
Wed, Oct 16th: Tues Trash/Wed Recycling
Thurs, Oct 17th: Wed Trash/Thurs Recycling
Friday, Oct 18th: Thurs Trash/ Fri Recycling
National Coffee With A Cop Day
Wed, October 2nd is National Coffee With A Cop Day

Morris Township officers will be at two(2) locations:
-Stephanie’s Deli - 121 Western Ave, Morris Township - from 8 am to 10 am.
-Morris Township Police Headquarters - 49 Woodland Ave, Morris Township - from 9 am to 11 am. We would love for you to stop by, get a tour of our building, and meet not just our officers but the other essential staff members that work here.

Morris Township Police Department Challenge Coins will be available for everyone that stops by at either location.  #mtpd
Hillside Hose. Co Oktoberfest

Saturday, Oct 5th / 2 PM- 8 PM
Hillside Hose Co., 132 Western Ave
Rain or Shine

Free admission and live music. Great food, drink, and souvenirs for purchase. Fun for the whole family. Everyone is invited!

Washington Valley Schoolhouse 150th Birthday Celebration!
Sunday, Oct 6th
Pancake breakfast starts at 8AM.
Celebration party starts at 10:30am, with cake, champagne, games, singing Happy Birthday, games: trivia, scavenger hunt, 3 legged races, hula hoop, egg and spoon and empty-the-popcorn race.

What an exciting time! We hope you can come – bring family and friends and new neighbors!

The Fall Breakfast is one of our oldest traditions dating back to the 1800’s. The men in the Valley, who farmed their land (the Valley was clear of trees then) wanted to thank their families for all the work done on the farms. So they cooked breakfast in the Fall after harvest time and in the Spring after planting.

The Washington Valley Community Association (WVCA) has continued this tradition and the gentlemen in the Valley will be cooking for you, October 6th, 8am – 11am.

The ladies and gentlemen in the Valley will be continuing with the 150th Celebration Party starting at 10:30am, with cake, champagne, games, singing Happy Birthday (probably a few times)

Games are listed above and the Challenge of the Streets: The Valley Tug of War! We have a 50 foot rope, and those who are willing - please participate.There are 4 streets that come into the Valley: Whitehead, Washington Valley, Schoolhouse and Gaston. Wouldn’t it be challenging if we could have a competition for the strongest street?

Think about it! Bring your sneakers!
We hope to see you! Rain or Shine!

Adults, $7, Family $20 (large)/ $15 (small)
Kids Night at the Firehouse

Tues, Oct 15th @ Woodland, 6PM-9PM
Thurs, Oct 17th @ Fairchild, 6PM- 9PM

Learn about fire safety, explore a fire truck, meet the firefighters & more!

Curbside Leaf Collection Program
Beginning on Monday, October 21st we will begin our annual Leaf Collection Program. The Township is broken up into three(3) Sectors for this service; this year we will begin in Sector one(1). Click here to find your sector. We ask residents to place materials out for collection utilizing the guidelines below.
 
Acceptable Materials and Guidelines for Curbside Placement:
 
  • All materials must be placed along the curb line, not in the street, and kept 10 feet from all storm drains.
  • Only leaves, grass, and plant vegetation may be combined in a pile together.
  • All materials should be placed loosely along the curb (no bags paper or plastic).
  • Do not place brush in leaf piles.
 
Unacceptable Materials:
 
  • Brush, dirt, logs, tree parts, tree stumps, & tree trunks.
 
We want to thank all residents for their cooperation. If you have any questions, please contact our Department of Public Works Office at 973-326-7398 or email publicworks@morristwp.com
Health Department Flu Clinic
Thurs, Oct 24th / 1PM- 3PM
Municipal Building, 50 Woodland Avenue
Meeting Room
No Appointment or pre-registration required.

The Clinic is open to all residents of Morris Twp.and to children who attend school or child care in Morris Twp.

Vaccine is free for all who have traditional Medicare B.
Be sure to bring your Medicare Card with you.
Private pay, those with Medicare HMO, no insurance, private insurance or no Medicare B, the cost is:
$25 Quadrivalent Vaccine
$45 for High Dose (available to those 65+)

Questions? Please call the Health Dept. at 973-326-7392 or email kwhitehead@morristwp.com
Trunk-or-Treat

Sat, Oct 26th / 3PM

Trunk-or-Treating is an evening full of activities, fun, and most importantly treats!
Hosted by:
Parks & Rec
Police & Fire
Office of Emergency Mgt.(OEM)

Parking available at the Municipal Building & Woodland School

If you would like to register your car to give out candy, please sign up thru Community Pass.

Questions call the Parks & Rec Dept.: 973-326-7371
Big Screen Outdoor Movie Night & Bonfire!

Sat, Oct 26th / Dusk, Approx. 7:30 PM
Ginty Field

After Trunk-or-Treating join us for our Big Screen Outdoor feature, Goosebumps 2 & Bonfire with the Morris Township Fire Department.

Bring your chairs & blankets and enjoy some Hot Chocolate with us on a cool October’s eve.

Arrive early and enjoy some fun, games, and DJ music requests in the “spirit” of the season.
Crime Prevention Tips from the
Morris Twp. Police Department
Safeguard Your Vehicle
Vehicles are stolen for a variety of reasons, including theft for parts, insurance fraud, retagging, exporting, & joy riding. Help prevent theft & damage to your vehicle:

  • Always lock and secure your vehicle, including putting your windows up
  • Always activate your alarm when you leave your vehicle
  • Never leave keys in your vehicle
  • Never leave valuables in your vehicle, including items such as a GPS, cell phone, laptop, tablet, or charging cord
  • Keep in mind suspects on previous occasions have used garage door openers located in the vehicles to open the garage door to allow access to other vehicles and the home.

Report suspicious activity right way!
911 or 973-539-0777
Safeguard Your House
  • All accessible windows need securing. Second-story windows can be accessed by ladder, trash cans, nearby trees, garage rooftops, or shrubbery, and basement windows are one of the most popular points of entry for a burglar
  • Illuminate the perimeter of your house and door areas with enough light to see
  • Use timers throughout the house that have variable time changes
  • Cut or trim shrubbery so that it does not obstruct viewing from inside or outside
  • Secure air conditioners to the window opening to prevent them from being pulled out or pushed in
  • Secure attached garage as you would your dwelling, as it is an access point into your home
  • Consider an alarm, security camera, ring...a variety of options now with different price ranges

Register for Fall/Winter Recreation Programs Now!
Men's Basketball • Adult Yoga • Adult Zumba • Adult Pickleball • Adult & Children's Tennis • Pottery • Sports for Squirts • Little Theater • Adult Line Dancing • Men's Indoor Soccer • Adult Coed Volleyball
The Parks & Rec. Dept. is Offering Discounted NJ Devils Tickets
Fri, Oct 4, 7:00 PM- vs. Winnipeg Jets
Fri, Nov 1, 7:00 PM - vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Sat, Nov 30, 1:00 PM - vs. New York Rangers
Fri, Dec 20, 7:00 PM - vs. Washington Capitals
Sat, Jan 4, 7:00 PM - vs. Colorado Avalanche

Ticket prices vary per game. Parking passes available for purchase, $25.00 per game.

Purchase tickets now before they are sold out!

Morris Twp. Committee Office Hours

  • The Township Committee rotates Committee Members every second (2nd) Wednesday of the month.
  • Check the website's "Township News" to find out which Committee Member will be available and exact times (times may vary month to month, generally 5PM- 7PM)
  • Morris Township Municipal Building, 50 Woodland Avenue
  • Bring your questions, comments, concerns or suggestions
  • We invite you to join us and look forward to talking with you!
MCMUA Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event
Saturday, Oct 19th / 9AM- 2PM
Pequannock Valley Park
Marvin Road, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
10/20/19: Granted municipal consent for the Halloween Half Marathon and relay race that will take place on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at 9:00 A.M. (rain date Sunday, October 27, 2019) . Staging will be at the Verizon parking lot, Morristown; the course for the race includes portions of Woodland Ave., Herms Pl., Kitchell Rd, S. Gate Pkwy, Fanok Road, Mt Kemble Avenue, James St., and Loantaka Park. The sponsors will be Jackrabbit of Morristown, Normandy Real Estate, Dr. James O’Rourke Physical Therapy. Learn More!
Have a Safe and "Spooktacular" Halloween!