Boards & Committees

Agriculture Development Board

The Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders created the Morris County Agriculture Development Board (CADB) in 1983. The board was formed to oversee the farmland preservation program. The program enables the County to offer farm owners the opportunity to preserve their farms, while continuing to own and maintain them.  The CADB also administers the Right to Farm Program.

Airport Advisory Committee

The committee was initially established to address noise issues associated with Morristown Municipal Airport and to improve community relations with the airport’s surrounding communities. Today, the committee continues to focus on noise issues while also working to improve airport functionality and illustrating the economic benefits to Morris County that are generated by Morristown Municipal Airport as well as Lincoln Park Airport.

Construction Board of Appeals

The Morris County Construction Board of Appeals was established in 1977 by the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders and serves as a quasi-judicial body to hear appeals filed by owners of properties in Morris County from decisions, actions or inaction made by a municipal official.

Flood Mitigation Committee

The Flood Mitigation Committee (FMC), comprised of seven members shall review, prioritize and make funding recommendations to the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Meetings shall be held monthly, on an as-needed basis. A quorum shall consist of four FMC members.

Freight Rail Advisory Committee

The committee was put in place to monitor the activities and plan for the future of the county-owned freight rail lines.

Historic Preservation Trust Fund Review Board

The HPTFRB was formed to review, prioritize and make recommendations to the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders on the funding of historic preservation projects under the Historic Preservation Trust Fund.

Open Space Committee

The Morris County Open Space Committee reviews, prioritizes and makes recommendations to the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders on the funding of projects which fall into the municipal/qualified charitable conservancy category.

Planning Board

Adopt a master plan showing the county planning board’s recommendations for the development of the county.

Advise the board of chosen freeholders in adopting and establishing an official county map, showing the highways, roadways, parks, parkways, and sites for public buildings or works, under county jurisdiction, or in the acquisition, financing or construction of which the county has participated or may be called upon to participate.

Review of all subdivisions of land within the county and for the approval of those subdivisions affecting county road or drainage facilities.

Review of site plans for land development along county roads or affecting county drainage facilities and for the approval of such development.

Board of Transportation

The Morris County Board of Transportation was created in 1961 by the Board of Chosen Freeholders. Their mission is to advise the Freeholders and to work with local, regional, state, and federal agencies to preserve and improve passenger and freight transportation services and facilities in Morris County for residents, businesses, and visitors.

Trail Program Advisory Committee

The Trail Program Advisory Committee shall review, prioritize and make recommendations to the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders on the funding of trail construction grant projects under the Morris County Preservation Trust Fund.

Note: the Mosquito Control Advisory Board has disbanded as of 1/1/16.