Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Some of the changes include shifting around loading and parking spaces.
Concerns from residents about noise and traffic from delivery trucks has prompted the introduction of a new town ordinance. Phil Abramson of the town’s planning department gave a presentation on a plan to change the town’s parking restrictions and loading zones within the public roadways surrounding the Epstein’s Rehabilitation area. The analysis was done by T&M Associates, which is the planning board’s engineer, and Jonathan Rose Co. Abramson said that a lot of the issues were parking in the wrong places, trucks using the no-standing area as a loading area, people using the loading area as a standing area and contractors double parking. “Striping will be painted to label loading and no-standing zones,” said Abramson. Councilwoman Alison …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Kevin Gsell withdrew from the race last week.
A Superior Court judge ruled Friday that Michael Elms may relace Kevin Gsell on the ballot for Morristown Council in the June 4 Democratic primary, even though he submitted petitions after the deadline, according to NJ.com. Kevin Gsell withdrew from the race April 15 and Morristown Democratic Committee endorsed Elms on April 17. NJ.com reports that Elms filed his petitions on April 18 and met the late filing requirement of submitting the signatures of more than 50 percent of Gsell’s signers who had met the original April 1 deadline, Zwillenberg said. Judge Stephan Hansbury upheld the argument by the committee’s attorney, Daniel Zwillenberg, who said elections laws over the years have been “liberally construed” to “promote voter …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Other officers will be honored for 'extraordinary service' during Tuesday's council meeting.
The Morristown Police Department will swear in several new officers during a council meeting Tuesday night. The Oath of Office will be given to new officers Robert Edwards, Darius Harrison, Diego Alvarado, David Gizzi, Emmanuel Maragonis, James Green and Michael Alberto. Also taking the Oath of Office to become sergeants will be Richard Lamperti and Tyrone Jackson. Several officers will be recognized Tuesday for showing extraordinary service over the past year. Chief Peter Demnitz will recognize Det. Brendan Briscoe, Ptl. Kevin Beal, Ptl. Jermaine Marbley and Ptl. James Green. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Residents say it will help replace trees damaged and destroyed by severe weather.
The Morristown Council unanimously approved an ordinance authorizing a Shade Tree Commission at their Tuesday meeting. Residents Tina Wahlstrom, Margaret Brady and Louise Witt all said such a commission would help the town recover trees lost in Hurricane Irene, the snowstorm of October 2012 and Hurricane Sandy. "Our trees have been impacted by severe weather," Wahlstrom said. "I want to thank the administration and the council for establishing this Shade Tree Commission." Brady said at Willow Hall, a registered historic site, she had been astonished to discover the value of damaged trees lost in storms over the last two years. "We were shocked at the amount the trees were worth," she said. Six big trees worth $25,000 was only the start of …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Toshiba Foster and Eduardo Garchitorena.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Building, health, property, rent and zoning divisions would merge, director hired under proposal.
Morristown’s town council took steps during its meeting last week to establish a department of code enforcement that will consolidate the building and uniform construction code, health, property maintenance and inspections, rent leveling and zoning divisions. The organizational change, which was presented by Administrator Michael Rogers, would also dissolve the department of human services, shuffle recreation into the department of public works and create a senior services office in Rogers’ administration department. Before the ordinance was passed on introduction by a vote of 4-2, Rogers explained that consultants from Jersey Professional Management, which compiled a report sanctioned by the council in 2011, suggested centralizing the …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Anthony Carbone retires after 25 years, three firefighters sworn in.
Three firefighters were sworn into the Morristown Fire Department during Tuesday’s council meeting. Richard Mikutsky was sworn in as fire captain while Kevin Morse, who was hired in January, and Scott Loyek received the oath as full-time firefighters. Prior to the three firefighters being sworn in by Deputy Clerk Robin Kesselmeyer, Acting Fire Chief Robert Flanagan recognized Morristown Fire Marshal Anthony Carbone, who is retiring after 25 years with the bureau. Flanagan joined the bureau in 1987, became fire inspector in 1999 and was appointed to his current position in 2003. “We in the fire bureau are proud to have served alongside Tony,” Flanagan said. “He’s a person who takes pride in serving his community.”
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
One of three candidates will be selected to fill Anthony Cattano's unexpired term.
The Morristown council will choose the member to fill its vacant spot after a special meeting on Sept. 27 at the municipal building. The council will make its decision after each of the three candidates – Michael Cherello, Toshiba Foster and Eduardo Garchitorena – makes a presentation and answers five questions predetermined by the council. The seat has been vacant since Sept. 4 due to the death of Councilman Anthony Cattano, whose term runs out at the end of 2013. State law requires that a vacant seat be filled within a month of a council member’s death. The names of Cherello, Foster and Garchitorena were submitted to the council in a letter after Morristown’s Democratic committee unanimously approved the three nominees Monday night, …
Friday, June 15, 2012
Mayor hopes town can use grant toward sustainability projects.
The Morristown Council passed a resolution on Tuesday night that set the wheels in motion for another possible grant from the Morristown-based Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. The grant, worth $50,000 if received, would go to support the town’s Sustainable Communities Initiative and Morristown’s Office of Sustainability, which is directed by Paul Miller. Miller expressed his appreciation for the Dodge Foundation’s support following Tuesday night’s council meeting. “It’s non-traditional for policy to fund government, but because it’s their home, they help us at least introduce this,” Miller said. Mayor Tim Dougherty was equally as appreciative of the foundation’s support, saying that, with help of the Dodge Foundation, the town is able to …