What a fantastic summer in Florham Park! Despite the rain, we enjoyed a delightful season of Gazebo concerts (with some rescheduled shows in September) and a successful July 4th celebration. Our heartfelt gratitude goes to the volunteers who make these community events possible. If you’re interested in volunteering, please reach out to the Municipal Clerk’s Office.
On behalf of the Mayor and Council, we extend congratulations to the Florham Park/East Hanover 12U Hornets baseball team. They brought immense excitement to our summer by advancing to the Metro Region Tournament in Bristol, Connecticut. Their victories at the district, section, and state levels set new records in Florham Park and East Hanover Little League history. Kudos to the players, coaches, and families for their dedication and exceptional season! We all enjoyed cheering you on.
I’m pleased to report successful negotiations with Wireless EDGE Towers 2, LLC. Under the leadership of Michael Sgaramella, Patrice Visco, and Joe Bell, IV, the Water Utility has sold cell phone leases, generating more than $9.9 million for water system upgrades.
By ordinance, this funding is earmarked solely for Water Utility improvements and upkeep. The first visible step will be the Beacon Hill Water Tower painting in Spring 2024. This substantial and much-needed project is estimated to cost just under $4 million. Coupled with the newly acquired well’s rehabilitation, this lease sale will ensure water delivery to residents and businesses for years. The Water Utility is also diligently working to identify all water service lines in the Borough within the next 8 years as required by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Please take their online survey or schedule an appointment.
Exciting autumn events await in Florham Park. On Saturday, September 23, join us at Emmett Field from 3 pm to 7 pm for the 2nd Annual First Responder Day hosted by the
200 Club. Experience food trucks, “Closest to the Pin” and Cornhole tournaments, and a first responder home run derby with participants from all over New Jersey. The inaugural Fall Festival by the Florham Park Education Foundation will take place on Saturday,
October 21, on the Gazebo lawn. For event details and involvement opportunities, visit www.fpefnj.org/festival-2023. This fall, our Hornets Football Program celebrates its 50th season. We anticipate a strong resident presence, supporting our athletes during this special anniversary year.
Effective communication with residents remains a top priority for the Mayor and Council. We encourage all residents to engage with us on Facebook (@FlorhamPark1899) and Instagram (@FlorhamParkBorough), where we’ll share vital updates about events, news, and Borough activities. For any inquiries, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking ahead to the General Election in November, I’m excited about the possibility of continuing to serve our exceptional community for another 4 years.
All the best,
Mayor Mark Taylor
To view the 2023 Reorganization message from the Mayor, please visit the following link: