A "Clean Communities" section has been added to this website. It can be found in the upper left hand portion of this page under the "Organizations & Activities" section. This new section will contain information on the Morris Plains Clean Community Program that is called "Pick Up Morris Plains".
In Morris Plains, non-profit groups volunteer under a state funded mini-grant program to participate in special litter pickup days during the months of October and April. Currently, every street in the borough is covered at least once a year through this program. Mini-grants are available for groups and clubs that wish to participate.
Please visit the new section to find more information on how to curb litter responsibly in Morris Plains and find contact informtion if your organization is interested in participating.
The Morris Plains Municipal Alliance invites all Senior Citizens to attend this fun program, free brunch included!
"The Art of Laughing and the Science of Breathing!"
Please join us for an uplifting, interactive presentation, by Happiness Consultant Pradep Nair, & learn how you can:
- Reduce stress and overcome challenging situations
- Develop a positive outlook and attitude
- Keep smiling in your work and personal environment
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 10-11:30am
Morris Plains Community Center, 50 Jim Fear Drive
Event is free but registered is required!
or phone - Annette at 973-292-0815.
Please include your name and # attending.
For safer, cleaner streets, brush should be placed out no earlier than 48 hours before scheduled pick-up date.
Please insure that any brush put curbside adheres to the following guidelines:
- No branches or limbs more than 3 inches in diameter
- Small limbs and twigs should be tied in 1 foot round bundles no longer than 6 feet.
- No branches or limbs should be longer than 6 feet nor greater than 3 inches in diameter (chipper limit)
- Vines and picker bushes must be tied in bundles
- Stumps must be free of dirt and debris.
- No leaves or grass clippings are allowed with BRUSH pick-up
- No lumber, Metal, Building Materials or Foreign Debris
- PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Morris Plains Farmers Market
Every Saturday, June 13th - October 10th Rain or Shine
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Parking Lot - Merchant Block, next to Model RR Club building
Returning for its 13th season, the Morris Plains Farmers Market will be open each Saturday, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM through October 10th. Stop by and enjoy all our favourite vendors including Ort Farms, Hoboken Farms, Mara’s Country Desserts, Krakus Deli, Flying Alpaca Farms, and Pickles & Olives. Come meet our sponsors, Provident Bank.
8-1-2015 - FARMER'S MARKET NEWS FLASH:
Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? Find out at the Farmers Market . Stop by the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey booth at the Market.
And don't forget the tomatoes and the corn!
Pick up a pie & some wine for the barbeque!
Hungry, try a grilled kielbasa on a stick!
Have you tried Hoboken Farms own tomato sauce? Or the horseradish pickles, or olives stuffed with blue cheese! We've got them all.
The production will be presented at the Borough School at 7:00 PM.
MORRIS PLAINS POLICE DEPARTMENT ADDS TWO PROBATIONARY OFFICERS AND PROMOTES TWO OFFICERS TO SERGEANTS:
At the July 16th Borough Council meeting two new probationary police officers and two new sergeants were sworn in. The new officers and sergeants are replacing officers that have retired. The new officers are Ann Marie Ferris and Joseph Heinz. The new sergeants are Jeffrey Hochman and Bruce Rapp. Office Peter Rolph will be sworn in as a sergeant at a later meeting.
All four "Kids Helping Kids" classes will be taught by Mrs. Koeck.
Hurray, space is limited!
The Morris Plains Affordable Housing Development will soon be breaking ground for the 56-unit building located at 260 Tabor Road, directly across from the Recycling Center.
With over two years in planning and preparation, the Borough has entered into a Developers Agreement with The Madison Affordable Housing Corporation to build the affordable apartments consisting two buildings connected by a lobby.
Site work will also include the expansion of the detention basin on the Recycling Center property.
Applications for rentals will NOT be available until early 2016.
Two Craft Fairs will be held this year at the Morris Plains Farmers market on the following dates
- Saturday, July 25th (rain date August 1st) Youth and Adult
- Saturday, Sept. 12th (rain date Sept. 19th) Youth and Adult.
To participate, you must meet the following criteria:
- Must be a Morris Plains resident,
- Create your own items (no resale of purchased items)
- Handcrafted items only
Eight different "Kids Helping Kids" classes have been announced by the Recreation COmmission for July, 2015.
The classes begin on Wednesdday, July 8th. from Noon to 1:00 PM, and will be taught by Stacey Williamson.
All Morris Plains seniors are invited to attend!
The Morris Plains Soccer Association Fall registration process is now underway. Please register before June 30th. to avoid late fees.
To register, please go to http://morrisplainssports.com/
Every Tuesday morning at 10:30 AM, "Story Time With Jessica" is held at the Morris Plains Liabrary.
(Please Note: This program will continue all summer long !! )
All children ages 3 - 5 are welcome.
Please call the Library directly at (973) 538-2599 for more information.
OVER 45 DIFFERENT SUMMER PROGRAMS!!!
MORRIS PLAINS SHADE TREE COMMISSION ASKS EVERYONE TO HELP IN PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF THE EMERALD ASH BORER (EAB)
The Emerald Ash Borer is a beetle that poses a threat to Ash trees in New Jersey. Millions of trees have been killed across the country by this pest.
For further information you may also visit the NJ Forestry Dept at: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/forest/community/Emerald_Ash_Borer.htm
PLEASE CLICK HERE for the 2015 Community Park Pool Booklet