Morris Plains is a suburban borough of 2.6 square miles that calls itself "the Community of Caring." The town…More began to form after a sawmill was established there in 1685. In the 200o Census, the population was calculated at 5,236. Morris Plains has a traditional downtown lined with small businesses and a Midtown Direct train to New York City. The borough is governed by a mayor and a six-member town council. All are elected directly by voters; the mayor for four years and the council members, in staggered terms, for three years.
The Morris Plains Borough Hall is located at 531 Speedwell Avenue.
Morris Township, New Jersey, is a doughnut-shaped, suburban municipality that completely surrounds the more densely…More populated town of Morristown.
Morris Township is 15.8-square miles in size. In the Census of 2000, its population was found to be 21,796.
The Morris Township government consists of a five member township committee, whose members are elected to serve staggered three-year terms. The Mayor and the Deputy Mayor are chosen from within this group.
The Morris Township Municipal Building is located at 50 Woodland Avenue.