Wednesday, September 12, 2012
This letter represents the Millburn Police dispatchers.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Did you know? We hope you will join us in our fight to keep your Police Dispatch, First Aid, and 911 Services right here where they belong…in Millburn/Short Hills. If you agree with us, kindly sign our petition online at http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/save-millburn-short-hills-dispatch-services/. Should you have any questions, you may email us at email@example.com You can also “like” us on our Facebook page, “Save Millburn/Short Hills Dispatch Services”
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Tim Gordon discusses his role in town, what's in store for Millburn and a little bit about himself.
This week, Business Administrator Tim Gordon sat down to tell the Patch the issues he’s seen in Millburn and why he's spent the last 28 years working in town. Gordon also told the Patch a little bit about himself so residents could get to know who's working in town hall for them. The Patch: How would you describe a normal day? Gordon: There aren’t any normal days. You could have you day planned out, working on various projects and something may happen that will cause you to drop that and move onto something else. Local government is what I call the retail version of government. Because people walk in and they expect to see you right away. If somebody comes in, that they perceive as a pressing problem, it's just as easy to meet with them …
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Just-released study explores the pros and cons of expanding the range of fire services shared by the two communities.
Could the fire departments of Millburn and Summit be merged into one? On Monday, officials from the neighboring communities heard the findings of a study conducted by Emergency Services Consulting International during a meeting at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School. No decision was made – in fact, none is expected for quite some time – but it appears such a move could be on the horizon. ECSI's 209-page Shared Fire Services Feasibility Study, highlights of which were presented by consultant Phil Kouwe, shows that both municipalities have many things in common, among them, population, department response time, and staffing levels. These similarities make a number of collaborative strategies – including a merging of their fire …
Thursday, July 29, 2010
The work to examine more shared services between the Millburn and Summit Fire Departments starts next week.
The Millburn and Summit fire departments are set to move forward with a study to examine more ways to share services, but it will be without state funding. The two municipalities will be footing the bill of about $24,000 each, which was included in each budget. Local officials had applied for a state shared services grant, but they still have not heard if the funding is available. The fire chiefs first announced their plans for the study in June 2009. The two departments already have an automatic aid agreement, share a dispatch center located in Summit and train together. The study will look for other areas to share services and also if there is a possibility to combine the two departments. The first step is when representatives from …
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
People want communities to combine, but how about their own?
"Shared services" is the latest buzz word for government budgeting in New Jersey and beyond, although it's not a new government function. Millburn-Short Hills, for example, already shares services with many other communities, which was discussed with the 2009 budget. Among the shared services already are health services with Livingston and some inspections, including plumbing, with other communities. And township officials are seeking ways to share more services. The Millburn Fire Department is conducting a study with the Summit Fire Department on ways to share more services. The two have a history of working together, including an automatic aid agreement. If there's a fire in Millburn or Summit, the other department automatically responds…
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
The study's cost ranges from $13,500 to nearly $70,000, but there could be state grant money available.
Millburn and Summit officials are deciding which firm should complete a study to analyze how the two fire departments can share more services. The Shared Services Committee—which consists of the business administrator, fire chief and firefighter union chairman from each community—is considering three bids to complete the study. The costs range from $13,500 to nearly $70,000. Millburn Administrator Tim Gordon said the two administrators are relying on the input from the chiefs and union chairmen evaluation on how to proceed. Millburn Fire Chief Michael Roberts said law requires a bid to be accepted or rejected within 30 days. The bids were opened on Dec. 1, so the deadline would be Dec. 30. But Gordon said they could approach the three …