ENGINEERING DIVISION MONTHLY REPORT
Eric Miller, Supervising Engineering Aide
Field survey and design work were performed to address a water/ice condition in the cul-de-sac. This project is proposed to be an in-house storm drainage system extension constructed by DPW.
A total of 101 properties were updated and/or added to the parcel layer. The parcel layer is the base upon which the GIS (Geographic Information System) is built. The updates were carried over into the Spatial Data Logic system for use by all Township departments delivering services to the community.
LOT DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW
One (1) initial, single-family, residential lot development plan was 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.
Field survey and design work were performed to address a long-standing water/ice problem in advance of contract paving. This project is proposed to be an in-house storm drainage system extension constructed by DPW.
SETTING SUN TRAIL
Field survey and design work were performed to address a long-standing storm drainage/flooding condition in advance of contract paving. This project is proposed to be an in-house storm drainage system extension constructed by DPW.
- 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 79 occasions.Field inspections, photographs, reports and/or follow up were required for 26 of these issues.
- Technical assistance was provided, for various issues, to other departments on 126 occasions.
- Twenty three large format maps were printed for $5.00 each.Three 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 14 occasions.
- Assistance was provided to builders, contractors and utilities on 10 occasions.
- Two department head meetings were attended.
- Interview attended with consultant performing efficiency study.
- Revised ADA striping layout provided for DPW installation at American Legion Post, Lincoln Avenue.
- One Minor Soil Permit application was reviewed, inspected and approved.
- Two Street Excavation Permits were reviewed and processed.
- A Facility Dude training seminar was attended with DPW staff.
- One Zoning Board application was reviewed for possible conflicts with Township infrastructure and/or potential future projects.
BUBBLING SPRINGS LOWER POND DAM
The Regular Inspection Report was completed by the consulting engineer and submitted to the NJDEP Bureau of Dam Safety and Flood Control. The final design step toward construction of the dam rehabilitation (test borings) has been repeatedly thwarted by weather but is now on track. The Bubbling Springs Lower Pond spillway does not meet the increased standards adopted after Hurricane Floyd (1999) and must be replaced. The lower pond is essential to the water circulation system of the upper swimming lake.
MARSHALL HILL ROAD #1600-282
A site meeting was attended with representation from the bridge contractor, involved utilities, Passaic County Engineering and Township staff to discuss project scheduling and staging. Marshall Hill Road (Passaic County) will be closed in late June for the replacement of the failing structure near McDonalds. The contract term is 180 days.
NOSENZO POND PARK
The long winter and wet spring have continued to delay this Open Space grant park rehabilitation project. A site meeting was attended with the consulting engineer, contractor and Recreation Director. The result of the meeting was a schedule designed to complete construction as soon as possible. This project includes soccer field revitalization, paved parking lot with lighting and fenced dog area. A second meeting was attended for a separate project for lighting of the soccer field.
RESERVOIR ROAD – SECTION 3
Field survey, analysis and final design parameters are being performed to aid in the completion of bid documents for the resurfacing of the entire length of Reservoir Road. This project is being partially funded by a $250,000 State Aid grant.
RIDGE ROAD – SECTION 3, CONTRACT 4
The final paving and striping, for the reconstruction of Ridge Road between Alpine Ridge Road and Vreeland Road have been completed. NJDOT Local Aid – Mt. Arlington has performed the final inspection and approved the project. Minor punch list repairs, materials testing and project closeout documents remain. This project is being partially funded by a $250,000 State Aid grant.
RIDGE ROAD – SECTION 3, CONTRACT 5
Review comments submitted by the consulting Township Engineer have been addressed. The final construction plans and specifications were submitted to NJDOT Local Aid – Mt. Arlington for review. Bids are scheduled for receipt on June 29th. The reconstruction of this final section of Ridge Road, between Vreeland Road and Baron Road is being partially funded by a $248,228 State Aid grant.
ROAD ASSESSMENT PROGRAM
The design of Harrison Street, Jefferson Street, Walnut Street and Paul Street continues as time allows. These dirt/gravel roads off of Grove Street will be improved to Township standards to include pavement and storm drainage.
2018 SEDIMENT CONTROL RETROFIT PROGRAM
The designs have been completed to address Priority “B” Township stormdrain outfall pipes at Mapleshade Road, Lee Court and Warwick Turnpike at the Upper Greenwood Lake Baptist Church.
SHARED SALT BUILDING
In 2017 the joint Township/County salt storage building was completed. The site work, suspended by weather, has now recommenced with DPW forces. There are areas of the site that are proposed to be paved, however plans by Passaic County to replace the previously collapsed lean-to will delay the paving.
2017 TOWNSHIP ROAD RESURFACING PROGRAM
Inspections were performed for final punch list repair items completed by the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council paving subcontractor.
Technical assistance was provided to the contractor and DPW for milling and paving a section of bad asphalt transition at Melrose Place. This repair is intended to address a long-standing noise issue caused by rattling truck bodies.
WARWICK TURNPIKE #1600-447
The weather finally permitted the contractor to complete the final paving and striping for this Passaic County bridge replacement project. Since Warwick Turnpike is a Township road, inspection was provided for the paving. However, the contractor did not follow Engineering Division recommendations which resulted in puddles along the east side parapet. A complaint was lodged with the Passaic County Engineer to have repairs made prior to final payment to the contractor.