Municipal Messenger Monthly/ August
August Zoom Meetings

View our website's Agenda Center for each respective meeting Agenda with Zoom Information

Thurs, Aug 11: Environmental Commission, 7 PM
Mon, Aug 15: Planning Board, 7 PM
Wed, Aug 17: Township Committee, 7 PM (click here to view the Township Committees agendas, minutes, videos, & emails)
Mon, Aug 22: Board of Adjustment, 7 PM
August Department of
Public Works (DPW) Dates
Fri, Aug 5: *Large Item Collection for Area 1
Fri, Aug 12: *Large Item Collection for Area 2
Sat, Aug 13: Yardwaste Collection, Zone 1
Fri, Aug 19: *Large Item Collection for Area 3
Sat, Aug 20: Yardwaste Collection, Zone 2
Fri, Aug 26:*Large Item Collection for Area 4
Mon, Aug 22-Fri, Aug 26: Large Metal & Appliance Collection, call the DPW, 973-326-7398 or request a pick-up online in advance, link

*Call the DPW, 973-326-7398 or request a pick-up online in advance (all requests should be made the week prior to scheduled Friday pick-up date), link
Curbside Yardwaste Collection
1. Curbside pickup of grass clippings, leaves, plant waste, and light brush takes place on the scheduled Saturday dates listed beginning in April and ending in September. Please review the street listing to find out your zone and scheduled collection dates. 
2. Place in 32 gallon standard garbage cans with lid and handles
3. Grass clippings, leaves, plant waste, and light brush can be mixed together during this period. Light brush should be tied with string in bundles no longer than
4 ft., or placed in 32 gallon standard garbage cans cut to the height of the garbage can. 
4. Fifty(50) pound limit per can or bundle
6. RESIDENTS ONLY (no contractors) may bring grass clipping and light brush to the Department of Public Works located on Jane Way off West Hanover Avenue during business hours, Monday thru Saturday, 6 AM to 1:45 PM. 

Aug 13th, Sept 10th 
Aug 20th, Sept 17th 
Annual Overlay Program
The Department of Public Works is scheduled to begin the ANNUAL OVERLAY PROGRAM mid- August. The following streets have been designated for milling and paving in 2022.

  • Blackwatch Trail
  • Deborah Drive
  • Homewood Drive
  • Johnathan Smith Road
  • Mountainside Drive
  • Weathervane Drive 

The program is expected to last three to four weeks. Initially the roads will be milled to remove the old pavement, and then resurfaced with new asphalt. Delays are to be expected on the designated roads as well as all adjacent roads. This project is weather related and, therefore, the completion time may be extended if crews are delayed by rain or inclement weather.
Aug 1st Property Taxes
Property tax payment may be made by mailonline, or in the drop box located outside the front door & eastside foyer of the Municipal Building, 50 Woodland Avenue.

-Notify Me (Main Calendar/ Property Tax & Sewer)
-Payment online using Edmund’s WIPP allows you to make a one-time payment by credit card or checking account ACH payment.
Township Committee Office Hours
The Township Committee will be rotating Committee Members every first Tuesday of the month in 2022.

Tuesday, Aug 2 Office Hours Cancelled:

Next date Sept 6, 2022:
-4:30- 5:30 PM Open Session via Zoom with Deputy Mayor Catherine "Cathy" Wilson. (Zoom info will be posted to "Township Highlights" closer to the date)
- 5:30-6:30 PM by phone, appointment only (schedule an appointment here) Township Committee member names will be posted beforehand

Bring your questions, comments, concerns or suggestions.
Morris Township Police Dept.'s 2022 Citizen Police Academy
Have you ever been interested in learning more about how a police department operates and responds to incidents within your community? 

Citizen Police Academy: Monday nights from 6- 9 PM starting September 12 and ending on November, 14. The Citizen Police Academy is FREE and is on a first come first serve basis with a maximum enrollment of 20 people.

Aug 2 / National Night Out!
Come join members of the Morris Township Police Department, Fire Department, and Office of Emergency Management as we host National Night Out at Streeter Pool on Tuesday, August 2nd from 5pm to 9pm.

The Colonial Grill and an Ice Cream truck will be on site in case you’re hungry. We hope to see you there!
2022 Summer Concert Series at Ginty Gazebo!
Tues, June 21, 7:00 PM, Heart of Gold
Tues, June 28, 7:00 PM, The Kootz
Tues, July 5, 7:00 PM, Hanover Wind Symphony
Tues, July 19, 7:00 PM, The Moonlighters Orchestra
Wed, July 20, 7:00 PM, Jake Thistle
Tues, July 26, 7:00 PM, We May Right Band

Tues, Aug 2, 7:00 PM, Jersey Sound
Tues, Aug 9, 6:30 PM, Zuko, Phillips, Cohen & Starr
Big Screen Outdoor Family Movie Night at Ginty Gazebo!
Bring the whole family and your blankets and lawn chairs to Ginty Field and enjoy our Free Big Screen Outdoor Family Movies. The family oriented features will begin at dusk; approximately 8:30 PM.

Wed, June 29: Sing 2
Wed, July 13: Inside Out
Wed, July 27: Disney’s Jungle Cruise

Sat, Aug 13: Space Jam: A New Legacy
Movie Night at Collinsville Featuring Encanto! Aug 10, movie starting @ Dusk, approx. 8 PM
Stop by Collinsville/ Tucker Park Master Plan Input Table beforehand! Morris Township is in the process of planning improvements to Collinsville Playground and the Beatrice- Tucker Park. Starting at 6 PM, there will be a public input table to share your vision and thoughts for park improvements, meet the project team, and learn about next steps in the park improvement project. Flyer
Environmental News You Can Use
-Easy Ways to Make Lawn Care More Sustainable
-Twp info session on Energy Aggregation
-Bug Zappers: Indiscriminate Killers of Insect Life
-Before You Leave Home on Vacation, Check for Spotted Lanternflies
-3 Tips for Lowering Your Summer Cooling Costs
-Native Plant of the Month/ 2022 Webinar Series