Municipal Messenger Monthly/ June
June Zoom Meetings

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

Mon, June 6: Planning Board, 7 PM
Wed, June 8: Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC), 7 PM
Thurs, June 9: Environmental Commission, 7 PM
Tues, June 14: Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC), 7 PM
Wed, June 15: Board of Health, 5 PM
Wed, June 15: Township Committee, 7 PM (click here to view the Township Committees agendas, minutes, videos, & emails)
Mon, June 20: Planning Board, 7 PM
Mon, June 27: Board of Adjustment, 7 PM
Thurs, June 30: Historic Preservation Commission,
7 PM
June Department of
Public Works (DPW) Dates
Wed, June 1: Tuesday Trash & Recycling
Thurs, June 2: Wednesday Trash & Recycling
Fri, June 3: Thursday Trash & Recycling

Fri, June 3: *Large Item Collection for Area 1
Fri, June 10: *Large Item Collection for Area 2
Sat, June 11: Yardwaste Collection, Zone 1
Fri, June 17: *Large Item Collection for Area 3
Sat, June 18: Yardwaste Collection, Zone 2
Fri, June 24:*Large Item Collection for Area 4
Mon, June 20-June 24: 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
5. NO DIRT, LOGS, ROOTS, OR STUMPS. NO PLASTIC BAGS
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. 
ZONE 1 COLLECTIONS ARE SCHEDULED FOR:
June 11th, July 9th, Aug 13th, Sept 10th 
ZONE 2 COLLECTIONS ARE SCHEDULED FOR: 
June 18th, July 16th, Aug 20th, Sept 17th 
June 7 Primary Election
Polls Open 6 AM- 8 PM
Township Committee Office Hours
The Township Committee will be rotating Committee Members every first Tuesday of the month in 2022.

Tuesday, June 7:
-4:30- 5:30 PM Open Session via Zoom with Deputy Mayor Catherine "Cathy" Wilson. (Zoom info will be posted to www.morristwp.com "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.
2022 Summer Concert Series!
Our 13th season of free Tuesday evening concerts will kick off on June 21...

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 12, 7:00 PM, Jake Thistle
Tues, July 19, 7:00 PM, Belle Tones
Tues, July 26, 7:00 PM, Billy Joel Tribute
Tues, Aug 2, 7:00 PM, Jersey Sound
Tues, Aug 9, 6:30 PM, Zuko, Phillips, Cohen & Starr
Big Screen Outdoor Family Movie Night!
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.

Our anticipated movie nights for summer 2022 are as follows:
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
Dept. of Parks & Recreation Summer Brochure!
Registration is available on Community Pass for the following Summer Programs:

Adult Beginner Line Dancing; Adult Tennis; Adult Yoga; Children's Tennis; Children's Hiking; & Little Theater

Opening Swim Pool Party!
Mark your calendars - don’t miss our 2022 Opening Swim Pool Party at Streeter Pool on June 18th from
1 PM – 8 PM. Come out and enjoy great music, food & fun! 
 
This is a great opportunity to see our pool facilities. Not a pool member, this event is open to non-members for a fee of $5.00 at our entry gate. 
 
We hope to see you there!
Bus Trip to Coney Island!
Come join the Parks & Recreation Department for a FUN day at Coney Island!

July 17, 2022 / 10 AM- approx. 6 PM

For more information: Flyer
Vietnam Memorial “The Moving Wall” Coming to County College of Morris
Residents from Morris County and beyond will have the opportunity to experience the poignancy and meaning associated with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial when The Moving Wall, a half-size replica, comes to County College of Morris (CCM) this July at the initiative of VFW Post 7333 of Randolph.
The Moving Wall will be on display July 7 – July 11 at the college, 214 Center Grove Road, Randolph, near Parking Lot 1. More Info...
The Morristown and Morris Township Bookmobile will be making its way around town this summer! 
The Bookmobile provides access to books to children of all ages as well as adults with our newly expanded adult collection. No library card is required to borrow books and all are welcome to come in and browse. There will be crafts and prizes for children, as well as information regarding library programs. Any questions regarding our schedule or requests for Bookmobile visits please visit our website at https://mmtlibrary.org/bookmobile or contact us at 973-538-6161.
Learn more about waste reduction and recycling at recycle.nj.gov.
NJDEP #TooGoodToWaste
Approximately 20 to 25 percent of the trash entering disposal facilities is food waste. When food waste is buried in landfills, it decomposes and generates methane gas, a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. The large quantity of food being wasted and disposed in this manner not only needlessly fills up landfills but has also made these sites the third largest source of methane in the United States. Help reduce food waste through smart shopping, proper storage of food, making the most of your leftovers and other easy, but effective strategies.

For more information, check out the DEP’s food waste reduction and recycling resources at: http://www.nj.gov/.../Food%20Waste%20Resources%20Webpage.pdf.
Prevent Lyme Disease
Before gardening, camping, hiking, or just playing outdoors, make preventing tick bites part of your plans.

Lyme disease is spread by the bite of an infected tick. In the United States, an estimated 476,000 infections are diagnosed and treated each year. If you camp, hike, work, or play in wooded or grassy places, you could be bitten by an infected tick.
Environmental News You Can Use
-Township Committee Passes Resolution Recognizing List of Do-Not-Plant Invasive Species
-Focus on Invasives: Japanese Barberry and Ticks
-Focus on Invasives: Are Butterfly Bushes Bad for Butterflies? And What Can We Do About It?
-Searchable Database Is a Comprehensive Resource for Avoiding Invasive Plants and Finding Natives
-Tip of the Month: Replacing Common Invasive Ornamentals with Similar Natives
-Events Calendar / Native Plant of the Month
-Township Recognizes Work of EC on Earth Day