Two Borough Polling Locations Still Lack Power

Officials hope outages will be restored at Milton and Washington schools by Tuesday.

Chatham Borough Clerk Susan Caljean said most borough residents will be able to vote as usual Tuesday.

"Hopefully we will get power to Milton Avenue School and Washington Avenue School before Tuesday," Caljean said via email to Chatham Patch. "Other than that we are good to go."

Districts 1 and 3 vote at Milton Avenue, and districts 5 and 7 vote at Washington Avenue.

District 2 votes at the Chatham Borough Fire Department. Districts 4 and 9 vote at the Chatham United Methodist Church. Districts 6 and 9 vote at ECLC/Lum Avenue School.

Chatham residents can find their district number printed on a label on their sample ballot.

Caljean did not immediately respond to an email asking whether there was a contingency plan in place in case the two schools do not have power restored by Tuesday.

A Honeywell alert went out to parents within the School District of the Chathams saying the district will make a decision on whether to open schools next week early Sunday morning depending on the availability of gasoline to residents and the safety of staff and students to get to school.

Robert November 04, 2012 at 04:51 AM
TRY TO HANG TUFF! Any 80's Rock Fans? APRIL WINE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLD_1eNhh-s Our Prayers Are with You Guys
Powerless November 04, 2012 at 05:04 AM
Where did you get this and when? I guess some pressure worked?
ChathamBoroResident November 04, 2012 at 01:55 PM
@powerless, I got it via email. Seems a strange way for them to be communicating. Not sure if there are issues with the boro website. Still some communication is better than none.
John Smith November 04, 2012 at 11:11 PM
Chatham Boro Government gets an F in response to Sandy: Have they not heard of Nixle....? Madison PD flows important info to its citizens hourly: Where to go, safety info, areas closed, areas open, gas stations, school info, voting info....where is the Chatham Boro response.....NONE. Elected officials had a responsibility to at least communicate with its residents during this crisis. This is the third major power outage in 2 years....where is the protocol? Why is Summit PD Nixel more helpful then Chatham Boro...? Chatham PD not on the system....HELLO, In a power outage texting is the only way to communicate. Chatham Boro PD too busy guarding closed gas stations or parking decoy cars about town. Not like they cant patrol dark streets and neighborhoods. Where is Mayor Harris. I have nixle from LBI thats more helpful.
Phil McCrackin November 05, 2012 at 11:52 PM
If you want answers you get them from Boro officials....the Mayor is tweeting his 3 followers,


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