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Directory of County Government Services

Directory of County Government Services

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Published by Morris County NJ
A guide to Morris County NJ government services, departments and agencies
A guide to Morris County NJ government services, departments and agencies

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Published by: Morris County NJ on Aug 21, 2009
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A DIRECTORYOF SERVICES INMORRIS COUNTY, N.J.
 
A Guide to Morris County GovernmentServices, Departments and Agencies
 
The Morris County government provides a wide variety of services to county residents ranging from the administration of elections and the maintenance of county roadways to employment training and job search assistance. The county government operates a library, a county jail, a county college, a school of technology and a more than 18,000-acre park system. Services also include a nutrition program for senior citizens, emergency dispatch services for municipalities, water supply planning and distribution and programs to assist veterans and persons with disabilities. This directory gives an overview of those and many other Morris County government programs. The main telephone number for the county government is: 
(973) 285-6000.
The mailing address for most county government offices is: 
P.O.Box 900, Morristown, N.J. 07963-0900 
. Please call ahead for the office hours and the exact location of your destination.
 
For directions to county offices and to the Morris County Courthouse, call ( 
973) 829-8220 
. The address for the official Morris County government website is: 
www.MorrisCountyNJ.gov.
 
The 2012 Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders
 
William J. Chegwidden
 
Director 
 
Douglas R. Cabana
 
Deputy Director 
John CesaroAnn F. GrossiHank LyonThomas J. MastrangeloJohn J. Murphy
 A 2012 Publication of the Board of Chosen Freeholders
 
 
ADMINISTRATOR 
(973-285-6040)
Responsiblefor the day-to-day operation and supervision of the six county departments, their divisions andprojects. The Administrator’s Office includes:
Labor Relations
 
(973-285-6051),
which isresponsible for negotiating contracts with theunions representing county employees;
PublicInformation (973-631-5139)
, which is thepublic information center for county governmentthat writes and distributes media releases,produces weekly television and radio shows,plans and coordinates government-relatedevents and manages and updates the countygovernment’s website and its various socialmedia sites;
Information Services (973-285-6900),
the computer technology and supportcenter for the county government;
TelephoneServices
(
973-285-6000),
which operates themain county government switchboard andhandles the telephone needs for county offices;
Library Information Systems
 
(973-631-5353),
which administers and provides technicalsupport to the Morris Automated InformationNetwork and its member libraries; the
MorrisCounty Library (30 E. Hanover Ave.,Whippany, 973-285-6930, www.mclib.info),
maintains and loans books, audio books,DVDs, and music CDs. Provides service to thehomebound, reference, children’s programs,films, art exhibits, book discussions, computer classes and career seminars.
Administration & Records Building 10 Court Street, Morristown 
BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
 (
973-285-6010
)
.
Serves as the governing bodyof the county with seven members electedat-large for staggered three-year terms. Thefreeholders conduct public meetings on thesecond and fourth Wednesday of each monthat 7:30 p.m. Work sessions are held the sameday at 9:30 a.m.
www.MorrisCountyNJ.gov
 
Administration & Records Building 10 Court Street, Morristown 
CLERK OF THE BOARD(973-285-6024)
 Responsible for administrative and supervisoryfunctions of the Board of Freeholders. Handlesall official correspondence, advertising, legalnotices, and prepares and distributesresolutions, contracts, minutes, etc.
Administration & Records Building 10 Court Street, Morristown 
COUNTY COUNSEL(973-829-8060)
Managesall legal matters for the county. Represents thecounty in litigation.
Administration & Records Building 10 Court Street, Morristown 
EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 
MEDICAL SERVICES(973-285-2920)
 Examinations and annual re-examinations of county employees are conducted by medicalstaff from Morristown Memorial Hospital, as arepre-employment physicals.
PERSONNEL(973-285-6103)
Providescentralized human resources management tothe county government
Administration & Records Building,10 Court Street, Morristown 
RISK MANAGEMENT(973-285-6353)
Plans,coordinates and implements the county's safetyand safety training programs and the liability &workers compensation insurance programs. Analyzes risk exposure and implements andcoordinates programs to reduce employeeaccidents and financial loss.
Administration & Records Building 10 Court Street, Morristown 
FINANCE 
ADJUSTER(973-285-6486)
Supervises thepreparation of papers for the commitment/admission of the mentally ill or mentallyretarded. Works with law enforcement toprovide a search of mental health records for gun permit applications.
Administration & Records Building 10 Court Street, Morristown 
 
OFFICE SERVICES
Responsible for thecounty government’s mailing, printing andsupply needs.
PURCHASING(973-285-6323)
Ensures that allgoods and services purchased by the countycomply with all applicable rules & regulations.
Administration & Records Building 10 Court Street, Morristown 
TREASURER(973-285-6085)
Responsible for all financial operations,inclusive of budget preparation, recordkeeping,state and federal grants in varied categories,investment of county monies, and bond sales.
Administration & Records Building 10 Court Street, Morristown 
HUMAN SERVICES 
www.morrishumanservices.org 
 
AGING, DISABILITIES & VETERANS(Calltoll-free 800-564-4656)
Provides information, referrals and direct clientassistance for senior citizens, persons withdisabilities, veterans and care givers. Technicalassistance and public speakers are availablefor local organizations.
340 W. Hanover Ave., Morris Township 
ADULT DAY CARE(973-326-7288)
Offers adults over 18 who need some daytimesupervision with a “home away from home”where they may spend one day or more per week enjoying activities and friendship under trained supervision. Provided by FamilyService of Morris County.
www.fsmc.org/ services/seniorADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES(973-326-7282)
 Aids those over the age of 18who are unable to act on their own behalf andwho are at risk of abuse, exploitation or neglect.
340 W. Hanover Ave., Morris Township 
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & YOUTH SERVICES(973-285-6852)
Oversees the administration of the countywide publicly funded continuum of care that includes youth and family servicesand homeless, substance abuse and mentalhealth initiatives. Plans, develops, advocatesfor and oversees the public funding thatsupports these community based programs.
 
30 Schuyler Place, Morristown 
 
DISABLED, OFFICE FOR THE(973-285-6855)
Provides information andreferral on resources for people withdisabilities.
 
Manages the Personal AssistanceServices Program that enables persons withdisabilities to attend school, maintainemployment and volunteer in the community.
340 W. Hanover Ave., Morris Township 
EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING SERVICES(973-285-6880 or 1-800-870-3478)
Offers a fullrange of employment and training services for unemployed and under employed adultdislocated workers and youth who meeteligibility requirements under the WorkforceInvestment Act or the Workforce DevelopmentProgram.
30 Schuyler Place, Morristown 
JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER(973-285-2959)
Short-term facility to detain juveniles charged with committing a criminalviolation, or who have been sentenced to thecenter for a maximum of 60 days by the FamilyCourt. The center currently serves Morris,Warren, Sussex and Hunterdon counties.
MAPS (Toll-free 888-282-MAPS {6277})
Morris Area Para-transit System providesweekday transportation for seniors and peoplewith a disability to county destinations,including medical appointments, education andemployment.
 
MORRIS VIEW HEALTHCARE CENTER(973-285-2800)
 A 283 bed skilled healthcare facilityproviding short term rehabilitation, long termcare, respite care and hospice services.
540 W. Hanover Ave., Morris Township 
NUTRITION PROJECT(973-285-6856)
FifteenMidday Friendship sites throughout the county

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