Thursday, March 14, 2013
Family seeks to build two-story bar and restaurant.
The Morristown Town Council will hold a hearing next month on whether to approve the liquor license for the expansion of Tashmoo on DeHart Street. The hearing was scheduled for 7 p.m. April 2 after the council received a letter from Christine D. Conti-Collins objecting to the place-to-place transfer of the license. Under state law, the municipality must hold a public hearing on a transfer if the objection is raised. The Walsh family, which owns Tashmoo and the nearby Dark Horse Lounge and Sona Thirteen, has submitted plans to the town to buy the adjacent property at 10 DeHart Street and construct a two-story bar and restaurant that would be connected to Tashmoo across an alley. Last year, the council rejected a plan by the Walsh family to…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Town Council also introduces ordinance on parking near high school.
Thanks to grants from Morris County and the state, Morristown is moving ahead to buy the property that is home to the Early Street Community Garden. On Tuesday, the council introduced an ordinance to purchase the property, owned by Early Development LLC, for $2.1 million. The final adoption of the ordinance for the acquisition of the property, along with a public hearing, is scheduled for the March 12 council meeting. The town had been awarded a $487,500 grant from the Green Acres program of the state Department of Environmental Protection and an $1,575,000 grant from the Morris County Open Space Trust Fund to buy the almost 1-acre parcel occupied by Grow it Green Morristown's Early Street Community Garden. Also being used toward the …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Council agrees to include Backstage Media-proposed idea in next municipal budget for consideration.
If you happen to be a Morristown political junkie serviced by Verizon FiOS, we know where you'll be Friday night. For the rest of us not by our televisions at that time and who cannot attend the bi-weekly Tuesday meetings (save those with Cablevision, and only in the town's business district), a solution may be on the horizon. During Tuesday night's council meeting (note: viewable on Verizon FiOS Channel 24 Friday night), Town Clerk Matt Stechauner advised the council that Backstage Media, the Roseland-based company that records the meetings for Morristown's public access channel, has expressed interest in posting those meetings on the town's website. Backstage Media would charge $100 a month for the service. This would be in addition to …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Town Council meets Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall.
It's Tuesday, and there was a council meeting two weeks ago. So, you know what that means: There's another council meeting coming up at 7:30 p.m. Town Hall, be there or be square. Here is a look at just some of the items on the agenda. Click the included PDF for the whole enchilada.
Monday, January 7, 2013
Town Council meets first for reorganization Tuesday at 7 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 7:30 p.m., at Town Hall.
What's going on at this week's Town Council meeting, scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. (following a brief Reorganization Meeting at 7 p.m.) at Town Hall? Funny you should ask that now, since that's what we're about to talk about. Check out these five highlighted items from the meeting, as well as the included PDF of the entire agenda.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Town Council meets Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall.
It's Tuesday, so you know what that means. As long as it's the alternating Tuesday, it means it's time for Town Council to return to the dais. Head to Town Hall at 7:30 p.m. We'll be there, and so will these five agenda items.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Morristown Town Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall.
Tuesday night's Town Council meeting should be a hefty one, considering it's the first post-Sandy. Check out a few of the items in greater detail, and be sure to check out the entire agenda, which is included with this post.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Winter storm blamed for cancellation.
Wednesday night's scheduled Town Council meeting has been cancelled due to weather. While it was still just some blustery, wet snow by 2 p.m., forecasts have predicted what is now being called Winter Storm Athena could bring high winds, snow and rain to a region still recovering from Superstorm Sandy. The worst of this latest storm is expected to arrive later Wednesday and last through the evening before tapering off Thursday morning. The next scheduled Town Council meeting is set for Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Town Council meets Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall.
The Morristown Town Council returns to Town Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday for its next regular meeting. Check below on a few items of note, and be sure to click on the included PDF for the entire agenda.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
'Destruction of Public Property' section added to town police enforcement code on Tuesday
If a tree falls in Morristown, will anyone hear it? And, if they do, how much should the person pay who knocked it down? An ordinance passed Tuesday night by Town Council has for the first time brought a "Destruction of Public Property" section to the police enforcement code. Now, administration can now step in if needed on such matters, which includes damage to town-owned trees. As strictly a law enforcement issue, there is a higher burden of proof required for someone to be found guilty, said Business Administrator Michael Rogers. "[Now] there is more flexibility from a prosecutory standpoint," he said. The new code section, however, has left Council Vice President Rebecca Feldman with some concerns. "I'm glad we are recognizing trees as…