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2015 Open Space Recommendations

The Open Space Trust Fund Committee presented their recommendations to the Board of Chosen Freeholders on November 9. The Freeholders will take action on these recommendations during the Freeholders Public Meeting on November 23. View the recommendations.

The Morris County Planning Board is co-sponsoring a webinar series: Soils, BMPs and Redevelopment.

On September 25 and October 30, 2015, the Morris County Planning Board, in association with the NJ-AWRA co-sponsored a two-part webinar series focused on Soils Health, and related Best Management Practices, Planning, Development and Redevelopment issues.  The webinars were recorded and are available at:  Presentations and relevant links are also available on the website.  Please contact with any questions.

The Vietnam Wall: Within living memory.

In recognition of Veterans Day, November 11, 2015, Morris County Veterans Services, the Morris County Library, and the Morris County Dept. of Planning & Public Works announce the “Veterans’ November” presentation.

Fifty years have passed since ground troops arrived in Vietnam. Featured in this commemoration will be the names of sixty-seven Morris County soldiers and sailors lost in Vietnam, with their corresponding Line and Panel numbers from “The Wall” memorial in Washington, DC.  
The story of a Vietnam “War Dog” will be displayed.

Visitors may leave messages of appreciation to all Vietnam veterans in the guest book. Morris County Distinguished Service Medal applications will be available.

The Morris County Library is located at 30 E. Hanover Avenue, Whippany, New Jersey.

Monday –Thursday 9am to 9pm.
Friday-Saturday 9am to 5pm.
Sunday 1pm to 5pm.

The display will remain in the library throughout November, 2015.

“Heroism is latent in every human soul... However humble or unknown, they the veterans have renounced what are accounted pleasures and cheerfully undertaken all self-denials; privations, toils, dangers, sufferings, sicknesses, mutilations, life-long hurts and losses, death itself—For some great good, dimly seen but dearly held.”

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

New Census Bureau 2014 American Community Survey Data Released

The United States Census Bureau released its 2014 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-Year Estimates for geographic areas with a population of 65,000 or more. The 2014 ACS includes estimates for various topics including income, educational attainment, housing and transportation.  Highlights include:

  • Morris County has the second highest median household income of all counties in New Jersey ($100,579) and the 8th highest median household income in the nation.
  • At $434,700, Morris County has the highest median housing value among all counties in New Jersey.
  • Morris County ranked second of New Jersey counties for the percentage of its population over age 25 with a bachelor’s degree or higher at 53.0%.

Updates pertaining to these topics have been posted to the Data and Statistics page.

New Construction Residential Sales - 2014 Summary Update

The Morris County Department of Planning and Public Works has prepared an update to its 2010 New Construction Residential Sales report based on the latest data for 2014. The report details sales of newly constructed for-sale residential units by price, type, size and location in Morris County. The report also identifies new residential rental approvals.  

The report may be downloaded here.

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