Mayor's Corner

Mayor William J. Chegwidden



I’m looking forward to another great summer in Wharton. In May we have the 90th Anniversary of the William J. Hocking American Legion Post 91 on May 26th. For more information about the celebration click here. On May 28th we will have our annual Memorial Day Parade starting at 10 am at the American Legion.

June brings our Wharton Pride- Clean Community Day on the 3rd. For more information click here. The Municipal Alliance/Wharton FOP Carnival is from June 7th-10th. For more information click here.

The Library Summer Reading Program kicks off on June 14th at 6:30 pm, and the Summer Recreation Program begins on July 5th. This year we are continuing the free breakfast for children at the Summer Recreation Program and a free lunch for eligible children at the Library Summer Reading Program that are provided through the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. Summer recreation is hosting an outdoor family movie night to kick off another great year on June 29th at 8 pm at Robert Street Park.

I’m excited for another great Canal Day and for Wharton’s Annual Fireworks Display on August 18th. For more information about Canal Day click here.

Also, this summer the Borough is working on continuing our 2018 Roadway Improvement Program, as well as working on a redesign of Memorial Park on Main Street. We’re also continuing to focus on economic development within the Borough. As you may see, construction has begun on Port Oram Village.

Our Recycling Center has new hours and will be open only with an attendant due to continual issues with illegal dumping there. You can find the new hours here.

Finally, I would like to thank all of our volunteers that serve our community and work to make Wharton a great place to live. Things like the Carnival and Canal Day can’t happen without volunteers and it great to see people take the time out of their busy lives to keep those events going.



Borough of Wharton

Wharton is a community of approximately 6,500 residents in the highlands of Morris County. Wharton is located between Routes 15, 46 and 80, stretching south from the main entrance of Picatinny Arsenal, a major army research and development center, to Route 46 abounded on the west by Roxbury Township and the east by Dover and Rockaway Township. The Borough is approximately 2.2 square miles.

Contact Information

10 Robert Street, Wharton,
New Jersey 07885
Phone - (973) 361-8444

Town Hall Office Hours
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Moday thru Friday

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