Ten Towns

The Ten Towns in the Great Swamp Watershed

Under the auspices of the Morris County leadership group, Morris 2000, these ten towns formed a “10 Towns Committee” in 1995 to plan the future of the watershed:

Their goal is to produce effective, enforceable, detailed legislation to preserve the Swamp’s water quality and quantity, diversity of plant and animal life, and opportunities for recreation. The monthly meetings are open to the public. Call any of the town halls for the meeting dates.

The Ten Towns Committee was dissolved on June 30, 2010.

Get Involved

Attend your local municipal meetings. Your town may have a Planning Board, a Board of Adjustment, a Zoning Board, as well as other committee meetings open to the public. As praiseworthy as many of these folks are, some of them may not always have your best interests at heart. In such cases if you and your neighbors aren’t there to protect yourselves, who will?

A good source for the schedules of such meetings is your local paper, since towns are required by law to post the notices of upcoming public meetings. When no time is given, assume around 7:30 p.m. Some of these times and dates listed below may have changed. Generally it is better to check your local paper or call the town hall to confirm before heading out.

Bernardsville: (908-766-3000), www.bernardsvilleboro.org

  • Mayor and Council: 2nd and 3rd Monday of the month at 7 p.m.
  • Planning Board: Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
  • Board of Adjustment: 1st & 3rd Monday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Environmental Commission: 2nd Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Bernards Township: (908-766-2510), www.bernards.org

  • Township Committee: 2nd and 4th Tuesday (after first Monday of each month) at 8 p.m.
  • Planning Board: 1st and 3rd Tuesday (after first Monday) at 7:30 p.m.
  • Board of Adjustment: 1st Wednesday and 2nd Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Environmental Commission: 2nd Monday at 7 p.m.

Chatham Township: (973-635-4600), www.chathamtownship-nj.gov

  • Township Committee: 2nd and 4th Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Planning Board: 1st and 3rd Mondays at 7:30 p.m.
  • Zoning Board of Adjustment: 3rd Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Environmental Commission: 1st Tuesday at 7:15 p.m.

Harding Township: (973-267-8000), www.hardingnj.org

  • Township Committee: 2nd Monday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Planning Board: 4th Monday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Board of Adjustment: 3rd Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Environmental Commission: 1st Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Historic Preservation Commission: 1st Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
  • Open Space Trust Committee: 2nd Tuesday at 9 a.m.

Long Hill Township: (908-647-8000), www.longhillnj.org

  • Township Committee: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.
  • Planning Board: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.
  • Zoning Board of Adjustment: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 8 p.m.
  • Environmental Commission: 3rd Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Open Space Advisory Committee: 1st Monday at 7:30 p.m.

Madison Borough: (973-593-3042), www.rosenet.org/gov

  • Mayor and Council: 2nd and 4th Monday at 8 p.m.
  • Planning Board: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.
  • Zoning Board of Adjustment: 2nd Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Environmental Commission: 4th Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Open Space, Recreation and Historic Preservation Advisory Committee: 2nd Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Mendham Borough: (973-543-7152), www.mendhamnj.org

  • Borough Council: 1st Monday and 3rd Tuesday at 8 p.m
  • Planning Board: 2nd Monday at 8 p.m.
  • Board of Adjustment/Zoning: 1st Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Environmental Commission: 3rd Thursday at 8 p.m.

Mendham Township: (973-543-4555), www.mendhamtownship.org

  • Township Committee: 2nd Monday & 4th Tuesday at 7:30 p.m
  • Planning Board: 3rd Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Board of Adjustment/Zoning: 2nd Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Environmental Commision: 3rd Monday at 7:30 p.m.

Morristown: (973-292-6600), www.townofmorristown.org

  • Town Council: 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 7:30 p.m
  • Planning Board: 4th Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Board of Adjustment/Zoning: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.
  • Environmental Commission: 1st Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Morris Township: (973-326-7400), www.morristwp.com

  • Township Committee: 3rd Wednesday at 7 p.m.
  • Planning Board: 1st & 3rd Mondays at 7:30 p.m.
  • Board of Adjustment: 4th Monday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Environmental Commission: bimonthly, 2nd Thursday at 7 p.m.

 


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