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January 20, 2017

Montville Schools Demographic Task Force Results Revealed; Referendum Meeting Planned

OurmontpicReconfiguring the Hilldale Elementary School media center is the final decision reached by the Demographic Study Task Force in order to solve the overcrowding problem at that school.  To read more about this story, click the following link.

January 18, 2017

OneMontville Holds MLK Day Walk, Activities

Carousel_image_7cf9c461eb4d3f46ea26_a_OneMontville_walk_begins_crop4While Martin Luther King, Jr. Day dawned clear and cold, that didn’t stop Montville Township residents from coming to the municipal building to start the day off with OneMontville’s Day of Respect and Community Service in honor of Dr. King. To read more about this story, click the following link.

"Montville: How Did it All Begin?" Subject of Lecture at Historical Society Meeting

Carousel_image_f4c4b7ce716e173ad635_Doremus_house_3As Montville Township celebrates its 150th anniversary, residents paused to look back at how it all started at a lecture given by Historical Society President Kathy Fisher on Jan. 9. The township began from land purchased by the Dutch in 1694, when it was part of the area called New Netherland, Fisher said, and was originally part of Pequannock. To read more about this story, click the following link.

Montville Drug Problem, Blue Lines and Police Budget Discussed at Township Committee Meeting

Carousel_image_b03fa0460891e63f12d5_Rudy_Appelmann_Mark_OlssonMayor Jim Sandham asked for the township committee’s “indulgence” as he will be meeting in a very small committee composed of Deputy Mayor Frank Cooney, Township Administrator, Board of Education President Matthew Kayne, BOE Vice President Carmela Novi, and Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar to discuss strategies for addressing the drug problem in Montville Township. To read more about this story, click the following link.

Montville’s Liberty Office Suites Opens New Location in Parsippany

Carousel_image_5a6986b378cfa838c4e6_imageSometimes necessity is the mother of invention. Just ask Ron Soussa, owner of Liberty Office Suites on Changebridge Road in Pine Brook. “We opened in September of 2009, just as the commercial real estate world was crashing all around us,” Soussa said. To read more about this story, click the following link.

Homeless Bus Hosts Author Laura Schroff at Fundraiser

Carousel_image_82a4c6fe86669b25703c_a_Homeless_Bus_crop_blue“In an instant, your life can change” was the message conveyed by author Laura Schroff at the Homeless Bus author event fundraiser on Jan. 5. Schroff is the co-author of three books, two about her relationship with Maurice Maczyk, a panhandler she met on the streets of Manhattan in 1986. To read more about this story, click the following link.

Mayor Asks Montville Board of Ed for Help with Township's Opiate Problem

Carousel_image_15ea2c5484434ad3234a_a_Swearing_InMayor Jim Sandham spoke at the Jan. 3 Montville Township Board of Education meeting during the public portion to ask the board’s help with Montville Township’s heroin/opiate problem. To read more about this story, click the following link.

Meet the Leaders of Montville Township: Dr. René Rovtar, Superintendent of Schools

Carousel_image_f535a41c7b3725e261d4_imageThe life story of Dr. René Rovtar is an interesting journey. It includes being born in France, growing up in her father’s hometown, marrying her high school sweetheart, working in education for 37 years, being a runner in the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 missing the finish line and bombing by only two minutes, and taking the job as superintendent of schools in Montville Township in 2015, along with many other accomplishments. To read more about this story, click the following link.

Montville Residents Thanked for Service on Boards and Committees

Carousel_image_f356bb5e3e111fe2418d_a_RalphResidents were honored and thanked for their combined 179 years of volunteering to the benefit of Montville Township residents at the Jan. 1 Montville Township Committee reorganization meeting. Two residents had spent 32 and 24 years volunteering for the town. To read more about this story, click the following link.

Montville Township Asks Residents to Fill Open Board and Commission Positions

Carousel_image_bd7de7e0db30a2be633b_Twp_of_Montville_1The Township Committee is looking for residents to volunteer their time serving as Montville Township board or commission members. There are immediate open positions on the following boards/commissions. For more information, click the following link.

Montville #1 in County for 2016 Heroin Deaths: Mayor Gives "State of Montville" Speech

Carousel_image_8152f557e962da3d6dc2_a_jimMontville’s seven heroin and opiate deaths in 2016 make it the number one town in Morris County for such deaths, according to Mayor Jim Sandham in his “State of Montville” address given at the reorganization meeting Jan. 1. Township police also made 53 heroin arrests, which was the fourth highest in the county, he said. To read more about this story, click the following link.

Federal, State and County Dignitaries on Hand to Congratulate Montville Township on its 150th

Carousel_image_0e6cd40520ef8345fa0d_1_everybodyCongressman Rodney Frelinghuysen, State Senator Joseph Pennacchio, the Morris County Freeholders and Sheriff James Gannon were among the first to congratulate residents of Montville Township and its committee members on its sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary, at a ceremony held on Jan. 1. To read more about this story, click the following link.

Township Committee Member Richard Cook Sworn In

Carousel_image_9bf210144503a6794332_a_Cook_cropThe Montville Township Committee held its annual reorganization meeting on Jan. 1, 2017. Richard Conklin was sworn in for a second term and Richard Cook was sworn in for his first term.Cook ran unopposed in the Republican party and replaced Committee Member Scott Gallopo, who stepped down after two terms. Cook will serve a three-year term. To read more about this story, click the following link.

Cake Boss Makes Custom Cake for William Mason Kindergarten Class

Best_3751523243bcccf73dfb_imageWhen Carlo Valastro asked his mom and dad in late October if they would help him make a cake for his teacher, Diane Oberlin, and his William Mason Elementary School kindergarten class, the five-year-old’s parents agreed. Carlo’s dad, Buddy Valastro, is The Cake Boss. To read more about this story, click the following link.

Montville Police Salaries Ordinance Passes and Township Committee Meeting Dates Set for 2017

Carousel_image_cb3cb8ccc2586973f20e_imageThe Montville Township Committee passed an ordinance on Tuesday, Dec. 20 that established rates of compensation for employees covered by collective bargaining agreements with PBA Local 140 and with Montville Superior Officer’s Association. To read more about this story, click the following link.

Goals and Weight Room Discussed at Montville Township Board of Ed Meeting

Best_d316068c4b943c072d17_a_rovtarMontville Township residents could be voting on a district referendum in September if deadlines are met by administration regarding district-wide facilities projects.Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar updated the public regarding progress on the referendum and the district’s three other goals at the Dec. 20 Montville Township Board of Education meeting. To read more about this story, click the following link.

Hilldale Elementary Students Conduct Food for Kiwanis Food Pantry

Carousel_image_4cd1a3b3f064db1c77b9_imageDuring the month of December, Hilldale Elementary School’s student council held a food drive for the Montville Kiwanis food pantry. Students who brought in two food items were entered into Hilldale’s “academic bowl," a fun event where teams of students answer questions created by their teachers. In order to read more about this story, click the following link.