July Updates

Mayor’s Message 7/2

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.

Mayor’s Message 7/10

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 7/17

Good afternoon Millburn Township Residents, today is Friday, July 17, 2020.

Essex County is reporting 19,145 residents having tested positive for COVID-19. There are currently 154 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Millburn Township with approximately 87% having recovered. The confirmed cases in Millburn is cumulative and residents are not removed from this count once they recover.

It is also important to state that our efforts to contact trace in any of these cases are only as effective as the information that is provided to the Health department.  Be cooperative, provide as much information as you can so that those that need to be alerted can be. Understand that contact tracing is a necessary and life-saving step in a multi-pronged response to combating COVID-19 and its spread.  The more we flame the fires of misinformation and hearsay, the less likely people will be to cooperate.  We don’t want people to fear giving information.  We want our community, our residents, to know that our efforts to contact trace are confidential and that these efforts are to help alert people that may need to get tested or isolate themselves.  This is for the safety of their families and all the residents of our community.   

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 Executive Order 163

Continue to support local business.  The Township of Millburn is offering free parking throughout the Township until September 1, 2020 (Time Limits Apply).  Main Street is now closed for outdoor dining from Thursday evening until Sunday evening with fitness classes in the morning on the weekends and a great atmosphere throughout the weekend.  Have a coffee—enjoy a stroll--

In the spirit of shopping local, being local—Remember to visit our Farmer’s Market next Tuesday from 1 PM- 6 PM.  Work on your tennis game. Join the Township’s Par 3 and improve your handicap.  Be kind to your neighbors.  Social distance whenever possible AND wear a Mask!  Stay cool.

Thank you and enjoy the weekend!

Millburn Pool and Par 3 Information

Mayor’s Message 7/24

Good afternoon, Millburn Township Residents. Today is Friday, July 24, 2020.

Essex County is reporting 19,255 residents having tested positive for COVID-19. There are currently 157 residents of Millburn Township who have tested positive for COVID-19. The confirmed cases in Millburn is cumulative and residents are not removed from this count once they recover.  At times these numbers can change when contact tracing is complete and it is verified that a positive result should be counted in another community or county.

Joggers, cyclists and walkers please be mindful when passing fellow residents on the street.  If you are not wearing a mask, PLEASE keep your distance. Many of the residents are senior citizens and are concerned about social distancing and protocols.  We must do all we can to keep everyone safe, in particular our older population.  Please do the right thing.

Please keep in mind the following important items;

  • Under the 14-day quarantine travel advisory announced by the Governors of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, individuals traveling to or returning to New Jersey from states with increasing rates of COVID-19 are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days. This includes travel by train, bus, car, plane and any other method of transportation.
  • 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 Executive Order 163
  • When placing solid waste or recyclables to the curb, all items should be placed in a container that will discourage animals ripping open the contents of trash, thus littering the Township.   Recycling and trash containers are also important to keep contents dry, reducing weight, cost and devaluing recyclables.   Place garbage and recycling at the curb in a container.  Herbaceous waste can be placed in biodegradable bags.  For more information, please view the Township’s Public Works pamphlet. 
  • Continue to support local business.  The Township of Millburn is offering free parking throughout the Township until September 1, 2020 (Time Limits Apply).  Main Street is now closed for outdoor dining from Thursday evening until Sunday evening with fitness classes in the morning.  Enjoy all your town has to offer.
  • Slow down around town!  We have received numerous complaints about speeding.  There may be less cars on the road but there are more PEOPLE and KIDS.  Be mindful of your speed, remove distractions and make sure we are all doing what it takes to protect our community. 
  • Be kind to your neighbors.  Social distance whenever possible AND wear a Mask!  Stay cool through another hot summer weekend.  Thank you.

Mayor's Message 7/31

Updated: 8/3, 12:15 p.m.

Good afternoon Millburn Township Residents, today is Friday, July 31, 2020.

Essex County is reporting 19,527 residents having tested positive for COVID-19. There are currently 159 residents of Millburn Township who have tested positive for COVID-19. The confirmed cases in Millburn is cumulative and residents are not removed from this count once they recover.  At times these numbers can change when contact tracing is complete and it is verified that a positive result should be counted in another community or county. 

Please keep in mind the following important items:

  • Under the 14-day quarantine travel advisory announced by the Governors of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, individuals traveling to or returning to New Jersey from states with increasing rates of COVID-19 are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days. This includes travel by train, bus, car, plane and any other method of transportation.
  • The 14-day quarantine travel advisory applies to travel from certain states identified as those that have a positive COVID-19 test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or have a 10% or higher positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average. 

    https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/travel-information/which-states-are-on-the-travel-advisory-list-are-there-travel-restrictions-to-or-from-new-jersey

    • Please be advised that Main Street will be closed to vehicular traffic through August 30th. We invite you all to dine and experience all of Millburn’s great restaurants and businesses. Take a stroll, say hello to your neighbors and continue to be vigilant about social distancing protocols and mask wearing.  Free parking continues until September 1, 2020.  Time limits still apply. 
    • Many of you are enjoying our neighborhoods in the evening.  We urge you to walk with illuminated clothing or carry a flashlight. And PLEASE— slow down both day and night.  Safety is our #1 priority and with more residents walking, biking and generally active, we must be cautious while driving throughout the Township.  Take care of one another.  
    • When placing solid waste or recyclables to the curb, all items should be placed in a container that will discourage animals ripping open the contents of trash, thus littering the Township.   Recycling and trash containers are also important to keep contents dry, reducing weight, cost and devaluing recyclables.   Place garbage and recycling at the curb in a container.  Herbaceous waste can be placed in biodegradable bags.  For more information, please view the Township’s Public Works pamphlet.  https://bit.ly/3giG87g
    • Be kind to your neighbors.  Social distance whenever possible AND wear a Mask!  Stay cool through another hot summer weekend.   Thank you.