I’m looking forward to another great year in Wharton. 2017 is shaping up to be an exciting year in Wharton Borough. On the horizon are continued road improvements throughout town, with our paving project continuing, and the construction of our new water tank. Park improvements are also in the works with steps being taken towards the creation of a living museum at the Canal in partnership with the County Park Commission and various train organizations. Work will continue on the revitalization of Main Street with Wharton Plaza, Port Oram Village, and a redevelopment study that is currently underway.
Wharton continues to be fiscally sound. In 2016 we completed our plan to eliminate general obligation debt for the Borough. We also remain the second lowest municipal tax per capita and the fourth lowest tax per capita in total taxes in Morris County.
I would like to thank the Borough Council, all of our employees, and all of volunteers that make Wharton a great place to live. 2017 is going to be another wonderful year!
Mayor William J. Chegwidden