The shared service agreement that three years ago created the Municipal Court of Chester Township, Chester Borough, and Mendham Township was renewed last week. Whereas the initial agreement came as a result of extensive negotiation, this renewal was a breeze, not only because of our excellent partners in Chester Borough and Mendham Township, but also because of the professional way in which the court is administered. The shared court provides savings for each participating municipality, including around $30,000 per year for Chester Township. Every dollar counts when operating with such thin margins. Special thanks to Judge Glenn Gavan, who brings the right mix of discipline and compassion to the court.