Letters from Mayor Lieberberg

Mayor’s Message 7/10

Updated: 7/10, 4:30 p.m.

Good afternoon Millburn Township Residents, today is Friday, July 10, 2020.

Essex County is reporting 18,943 residents having tested positive for COVID-19. There are currently 151 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Millburn Township. The confirmed cases in Millburn are cumulative and residents are not removed from this county once they recover. The only time numbers are adjusted is when they are found to not live in the Township after contact tracing.  Our numbers continue to remain steady.  This is not without effort.  This is not just luck.  We must continue to be proactive by wearing face coverings or masks while gathering or where social distancing is not occurring. We must continue to be mindful of our social distancing.

On July 8, 2020 Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 163. This Executive Order requires individuals to wear face coverings in outdoor public spaces when it is not practicable to socially distance and keep a six-foot distance. Residents—Mask wearing is essential--Executive Order 163 can be read https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-163.pdf

Tropical Storm Fay is expected to bring heavy rain, strong winds and flooding to our area today. To report any outages, call JCP&L at 1-888-544-4877. Use caution if you must travel. Avoid flooded areas and downed trees or power lines!

Reminder that shopper parking will be free in Millburn until September 1. We encourage our residents and neighbors to shop and dine local. Please be advised that time limits still apply.

Please be advised that the scheduled Tuesday, July 14, 7:00 p.m. Township Committee meeting will be open to the public in a limited capacity. Town Hall will open for the meeting at 6:30 p.m. All attendees are required to wear a mask and maintain appropriate social distance from other attendees and Township officials.

The meeting will also stream live on the Township’s YouTube channel (youtube.com/millburntownshipNJ).

Members of the public who would like to participate in the meeting but are unable to attend may call in by phone to 339-209-5899 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Individuals calling into this number will be able to fully participate in the meeting during the appropriate public comment periods.

Mayor’s Message 7/2

Updated: 7/2, 4:30 p.m.

Good afternoon Millburn Township Residents, today is Thursday, July 2, 2020.

Essex County is reporting 18,848 residents having tested positive for COVID-19. There are currently 148 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Millburn Township.  Our numbers continue to remain steady.  This is not without effort.  This is not just luck.  We must continue to be proactive by wearing face coverings or masks while gathering or where social distancing is not occurring. We must continue to be mindful of our social distancing.  Both these actions show respect for one another and your community.  Continue to do the right thing.    

As we prepare to celebrate the birth of our nation, it’s only natural that we are inclined to reflect on the Declaration of Independence and the stirring words which bind our country together—“we hold these truths to be self -evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable right, that among them are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

The unconscionable examples of racism over the last weeks are evidence of how we still struggle to live up to these powerful words as a nation and community. Unfortunately, Millburn Township is not immune. Such actions are extremely hurtful and show a lack of respect and sensitivity for our neighbors.

As Mayor and on behalf of the entire Township Committee, we have striven to make our Township inclusive and welcoming for all. Furthermore, we will continue to embrace our growing diversity and strengthen our social bonds. It is our job, as the Township, as residents of Millburn, as citizens of the world, to combat racism and xenophobia wherever we can. We must set an example for ourselves and our surrounding communities. We will work tirelessly to ensure that we uphold this commitment; bigotry, racism, and bullying has no place in the Millburn/Short Hills Community and will not be tolerated. Do your part by engaging in meaningful dialogue at home; a dialogue that promotes respect and understanding of cultural diversity and inclusion for all. 

  • Public facilities will be opening on Monday, July 6.  This includes, public buildings like Town Hall, playgrounds, summer camps and the Millburn Free Public Library.  For more information, please click here. https://twp.millburn.nj.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=894
  • Don’t Forget!  The Millburn/Short Hills July 4th Committee will be hosting a series of parades throughout the Township as an alternative celebration to their traditional day of rides and fireworks.  For more information, please visit their website at http://mshjuly4th.com/
  • Our local businesses continue to need your help.  With the pull back on indoor dining and the only recent reopening of other shops, salons and other business types, please support local.  It is so important to show are love to important community members.  https://twp.millburn.nj.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=879

Enjoy your July 4 weekend. Keep up your community spirit, support one another and stay safe.  #MillburnShortHills Thank you.