Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Town, school and Morris Plains teen will meet to find a solution to two-hour parking rule resulting in tickets.
Parking in Morristown is a constant tug-a-war to balance the needs of residents, businesses and institutions. After hearing feedback from residents, the town set two-hour parking limits on the residential streets surrounding Morristown High School. However, because of the limited parking in the high school’s lot, students parking in these surrounding neighborhoods have accumulated quite a few tickets and fines. Vincent Leahey, of Morris Plains and the senior class vice president, brought up student concerns to the town council Tuesday night. Student Parking “Recently, we lost the ability to park on Colonial Road, Gallagher Road and Milton Place, which is in addition to losing parking previously on Early Street, Harrison Street and Hazlett …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Some residents came out to speak in favor of stricter gun laws and another came out to ask the council to carefully think it through before approving resolutions.
With the tragedies surrounding the Sandy Hook shooting and even more recent, the shooting death of a 6-year-old in Toms River, gun control is at the forefront of many minds. Morristown Councilwoman Rebecca Feldman gave a presentation at Tuesday night’s town council meeting. On the agenda was the possible approval of a resolution in which the town would support federal legislation adopting New Jersey’s strict gun laws. However, Feldman requested that the resolution be tabled. “I ask that we not vote on our R-91 (the resolution) tonight because it is based on a resolution that Madison did in January where they came out and said that they felt that the entire United States should have New Jersey’s strict gun laws,” said Feldman. “Since that …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
New post created to improve management, delivery of services.
Joseph Costa will start work on Wednesday as Morristown’s first director of code enforcement. Costa’s appointment was approved by a 4-2 town council vote on Tuesday. The 56-year-old Flemington resident will be in charge of 18 employees in the construction, health, property maintenance, rent leveling and zoning offices. Costa’s position was created as a result of a 2012 study of the town’s code enforcement functions. The study reviewed the organizational structure, workloads, responsibilities, procedures, technology and communication. The study concluded that all code enforcement personnel and activities be centralized under one department and director to improve management and delivery of services. Costa has extensive management and human…
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The ABC Commission hearing continues at 6:30 p.m. July 18 at Town Hall.
An Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission meeting on a proposed bowling alley/bar on DeHart Street is expected to continue at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night at Town Hall. Gracie Sunshine LLC, which includes members of the same Walsh family that owns nearby businesses Tashmoo, The Dark Horse and Sona Thirteen, have proposed a bowling alley that also would serve as a bar and restaurant at 10 DeHart St. The business owners are looking to transfer an already-existing liquor license to the property, where they would either transfer the historic home that currently resides there or, as a last resort, demolish it. Christopher Knoll, one of the co-owners of the proposed destination, said at the ABC Commission's last meeting in June that there would be …
Ordinance amendment introduced July 17; Town Council expected to approve at Aug. 14 meeting.
When Town Council approved on first reading Tuesday an ordinance amending current laws that say you cannot drink in the outdoor seating portions of Morristown's many BYOBs, Donald Kissel let out an audible "yes!" The ordinance amendment, which is expected to be approved at the council's next meeting on Aug. 14, eliminates that restriction, one no one seems to know the origin of. "We've been looking at it for some time," Business Administrator Michael Rogers said. "It's a contradiction to how we function, and we felt it was a sensible policy change. ... we have no idea what the purpose of it was." Kissel, a town resident for nearly five decades, certainly thought so judging from his reaction. The wining and dining fan noted his dismay …
Monday, July 16, 2012
Town Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall.
It's the summer (if you couldn't tell from how darn hot it is outside). With that comes Town Council's reduced meeting schedule. And with that comes a packed schedule for its sole July meeting, set for Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall. The agenda is included in this post as usual, and as usual here are five items to keep on your radar.