ENGINEERING DIVISION MONTHLY REPORT
Eric Miller, Supervising Engineering Aide
LOT DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW
Four (4) initial, single-family, residential lot development plans were reviewed for compliance with Section 110-4 of the Township Code and any applicable Board resolutions. One (1) as-built / final plan was reviewed, inspected and approved. All lot development plan review results are entered into the “Spatial Data Logic” system. The results are also posted for public consumption within the Engineering Division section of the Township’s website (www.westmilford.org) under the Lot Development Plan Tracker.
MUNICIPAL STORMWATER PERMIT
A Stormwater Pollution Prevention Team meeting was attended with the consulting engineer contracted in 2017 for the preparation of the mandatory NJDEP annual report. The NJDEP has made revisions to the Stormwater Permit for 2018. The engineer explained what is necessary for the Township to maintain compliance.
PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (PMP)
Now that the weather has cooperated, 2018 road inspections have been completed. The process to bifurcate the Road Rating List continues. What has been learned through utilization of this program since 2003 is that main roads deteriorate more quickly than development streets. The two list system is designed to evaluate the road types separately. A total of 53 roads/road sections were inspected/re-inspected this year. Roads not resurfaced are re-rated every 3 years. West Milford is responsible for a 150 mile-long paved road inventory.
SALE OF MUA
File research and inspections were performed for potential encroachments onto MUA properties. Pertinent documents and photographs were submitted to Administration.
Additional tax map revisions, directed by the Tax Assessor, were completed which brings the total this year to 45 revisions. Annual tax map maintenance is required by the New Jersey Division of Taxation.
- Technical assistance, regarding lot development plans, storm drainage issues, active construction projects, flood zones, right-of-way issues, etc. was provided to concerned residents on 53 occasions.Field inspections, photographs, reports and/or follow up were required for 21 of these issues.
- Technical assistance was provided, for various issues, to other departments on 92 occasions.
- Seven large format maps were printed for $5.00 each.Six no-charge map copies were made for other Township Departments, Boards and Committees.
- File research, map copies and/or information were provided to professionals on 12 occasions.
- Assistance was provided to builders, contractors and utilities on 11 occasions.
- One Minor Soil Permit application was reviewed, inspected and approved.
- A maintenance bond inspection was performed for Clinton Road – Section 2.A list of necessary minor repairs was submitted to the contractor.
- Thirteen Street Excavation Permits were reviewed and processed.
- A road sweeping progress map was prepared for the DPW Director.
- Two lien assignment requests were reviewed.A response was submitted to the tax Collector.
- A field meeting was attended at the Compost Facility with Administration, DPW, Soil Conservation, NJDEP and the consulting engineer to inspect the cleanup of Township property.
- Annual Township Street Index revisions began based on input from staff.
- A field meeting was attended for methods and scheduling of final milling and paving of Warwick Turnpike Bridge #1600-447.
- One Zoning Board application was reviewed for possible conflicts with Township infrastructure and/or potential future projects.
- GIS maps were prepared for the new Recreation Director for possible ALF alternative locations.
BUBBLING SPRINGS LOWER POND DAM
Review was performed of the draft Regular Inspection report submitted by the consulting dam engineer. Comments and recommended revisions were submitted to the engineer. The NJDEP Bureau of Dam Safety and Flood Control requires a Regular Inspection every two years and a Formal Inspection every ten years for Class 2 dams.
HIGH CREST DRIVE BRIDGE
The structural analysis report was received from the contracted bridge engineer. The condition and recommendations have not changed since the previous analysis from 2010. The weight limit will continue to be restricted to three tons. Due to the close proximity, the bridge replacement is pending High Crest Lake dam rehabilitation.
MARSHALL HILL ROAD #1600-282
A preconstruction meeting was attended with the Chief of Police, in Paterson, for the replacement of this failing bridge. The County Engineer indicated that although there is an environmental restriction until after June 30th, work outside of the stream may begin sooner. The contractor has scheduled the survey layout work immediately and is planning a joint utility field meeting within the first half of May. The biggest challenge to this project is the extensive amount of overhead and underground utility relocations that will impact the project schedule. The term of the contract is 180 days once the notice to proceed is issued.
RESERVOIR ROAD – SECTION 3
Bid document preparation for the resurfacing of Reservoir Road continues. The improvements to Reservoir Road are being partially funded by a $250,000 State Aide grant.
RIDGE ROAD – SECTION 3, CONTRACT 4
The reconstruction of Ridge Road between Alpine Ridge Road and Vreeland Road was suspended prior to winter weather. A field meeting was attended to compile punch list repair items to be addressed prior to final surface course paving. The project will be completed and closed out in May. This project is being partially funded by a $250,000 State Aid grant.
ROAD ASSESSMENT PETITION
Evaluation was performed for road assessment petitions received from the Hanover Road area of Upper Greenwood Lake. A map, analysis and report were submitted to Administration.
ROAD ASSESSMENT PROGRAM
The field survey work and boundry analysis for Harrison, Jefferson, Walnut and Paul has been completed. The design, construction plans and specifications will now be prepared in order to bid and build during the 2018 construction season. These dirt/gravel roads were accepted by ordinance in 2017.
2017 ROAD RESURFACING PROGRAM
Punch lists were prepared and submitted to the contractor and DPW Director for follow up repairs and property restoration items identified.
2018 SEDIMENT CONTROL RETROFIT PROGRAM
Field survey work has been completed for Township outfall pipes to be addressed at Mapleshade Road, Lee Court and Greenwood Lake Baptist Church (Warwick Turnpike).