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ENGINEERING DIVISION MONTHLY REPORT
AUGUST 2018

Eric Miller, Supervising Engineering Aide

 

JOINT ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION COMMITTEE

The removal of petroleum contaminated soil started in 2016 has now been completed as per the contract L.S.R.P. (Licensed Site Remediation Professional).  The NJDEP requires contaminated site cleanup to be performed under the supervision of an L.S.R.P.  The goal is to obtain an RAO (Response Action Outcome) from the NJDEP.  An RAO dramatically reduces the annual fines from the NJDEP.  The cleanup process involves soil and groundwater contamination.  The current L.S.R.P. contract also includes five groundwater monitoring wells which are scheduled for installation in September.  In order to receive an RAO for groundwater there must be eight consecutive testing cycles below the allowable levels for contaminates.  Testing is generally performed on a quarterly basis.  Technical assistance was provided to DPW staff for final asphalt repairs in the excavated area of the Town Hall parking lot.  The petroleum contamination was created by a leaky underground storage tank removed in the 1980’s.

LOT DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW

Two (2) initial, single-family, residential lot development plans were reviewed for compliance with Section 110-4 of the Township Code and any applicable Board resolutions.  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.  Three bond reduction requests were reviewed, inspected and submitted for processing.

NOSENZO POND DAM

A field inspection was attended with the consulting engineer, DPW Director and DPW Supervisor to review minor repair and maintenance items detailed in the compliance schedule.  The recent Regular Inspection (every two years) uncovered minor deficiencies that must be addressed in order to comply with NJDEP Dam Safety regulations.

NOSENZO POND ROAD

Field survey and design were performed to address a stormwater ponding issue resulting from constructed dam improvements by the previous owner of the Nosenzo Pond Park property in 2011.

ROAD ASSESSMENT PROGRAM

A letter was drafted to the property owners of Hanover Road, Princeton Road, Lyons Road, Alpine Court, Beverly Court and Florence Road.  Residents from portions of these roads petitioned the Township to investigate a possible road improvement project.  The Governing Body authorized staff to move forward to determine the interest of the entire neighborhood.  A meeting with the potential benefitting property owners to discuss possible improvements and costs was scheduled for the evening of September 12th.

PASSAIC COUNTY ROAD RESURFACING

A preconstruction meeting was attended in Paterson with Police Department representation.  The West Milford portion of the 2018 Passaic County Road Resurfacing Program is limited to the half mile-long section of the Paterson Hamburg Turnpike.  Repairs were requested for specific areas of Macopin Road resurfaced in 2017.  The Assistant County Engineer concurred with our assertions and indicated that the repairs would be made this year.  Township recommendations for the 2019 Passaic County Road Resurfacing Program were submitted.

2018 – 2019 SNOWPLOWING SERVICES

Bids were received on August 17th by seven contractors representing a total of 35 pickups (4x4) and/or single axle dump trucks.  The Township Attorney reviewed and approved all bidders’ qualifications.  A draft resolution for award of contracts to all bidders was prepared and submitted to Administration.

WARWICK TURNPIKE / LAKESHORE DRIVE

A resident notified Engineering that the traffic signal performance had changed recently.  The Director of Public Works called for a site meeting with the traffic signal repair vendor and it was discovered that the video detection system was not functioning.  There is one additional trouble shooting step to confirm if the video cameras are a permanent fail.  The traffic signal is designed to stay green on Warwick Turnpike unless a vehicle is detected on Lakeshore Drive or the deli parking lot.  Without video detection the system defaults to a generic timing directive which is not as efficient as the designed timing sequence.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • 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 69 occasions.Field inspections, photographs, reports and/or follow up were required for 24 of these issues.
  • Technical assistance was provided, for various issues, to other departments on 126 occasions.
  • Three full size sets and 12 tabloid size sets of the former Library renovation plans were copied for Administration.
  • One large format copy was made for $5.00.Seven no charge copies were made for other Township Departments, Boards or Committees.
  • Ten (two sided) color Township map copies were made for the clerk’s Office
  • File research, map copies and/or information were provided to professionals on 25 occasions.
  • Assistance was provided to builders, contractors and utilities on 14 occasions.
  • Reviewed consulting Township Engineer payment vouchers on one occasion.
  • Three Zoning Board of Adjustment applications were reviewed for any possible conflicts with Township infrastructure.
  • A meeting was attended with department heads and Matrix representation to discuss the efficiency study.
  • One department head meeting was attended to include ALF preparation.
  • Engineering Division staff staked out two football practice fields at Westbrook School for the Director of Community Services and Recreation.
  • Field survey work was performed on a low point along the edge of the football practice field.
  • Field survey work was performed on a low point along the southwest property line of the new Library at Union Valley Road.
  • The total Township park maintenance area was calculated for the efficiency study.
  • Five street excavation permits were reviewed with a bond established (where applicable) and returned to the Clerk’s Office.
  • One request for sale of Township property was reviewed and reported to Administration.
  • Two Minor Soil Permit applications were reviewed and inspected.

 

CAPITAL PROJECTS

 

CAHILL CROSS ROAD

A list of necessary repairs was generated for items to be completed by DPW staff and items to be completed by the contractor in advance of milling and resurfacing.  The improvements to Cahill Cross Road between Morsetown Road and the pavement seam south of Richmond Road are being completed as part of the 2018 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

EVANSTAN AVENUE WEST

A list of necessary repairs was generated for items to be completed by DPW staff and items to be completed by the contractor in advance of milling and resurfacing.  The improvements to Evanstan Avenue West are being completed as part of the 2018 Township Road Resurfacing Program. 

GOULD ROAD

A list of necessary repairs was generated for items to be completed by DPW staff and items to be completed by the contractor in advance of milling and resurfacing.  The improvements to Gould Road between Sherwood Court and Wooley Road are being completed as part of the 2018 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

HIGH CREST DRIVE

Field survey work and design were completed for necessary stormdrain improvements in advance of contract milling and paving.  Technical assistance was provided to DPW staff for the installation.  A list of necessary repairs was generated for items to be completed by DPW staff and items to be completed by the contractor.  The improvements to High Crest Drive between Macopin Terrace and the bridge are being completed as part of the 2018 Township Road Resurfacing Program. 

HIGH STREET

A list of necessary repairs was generated for items to be completed by DPW staff and items to be completed by the contractor in advance of milling and resurfacing.  The improvements to High Street are being completed as part of the 2018 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

MARY STREET

A list of necessary repairs was generated for items to be completed by DPW staff and items to be completed by the contractor in advance of milling and resurfacing.  The improvements to Mary Street are being completed as part of the 2018 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

MORSETOWN ROAD

A list of necessary repairs was generated for items to be completed by DPW staff and items to be completed by the contractor in advance of milling and resurfacing.  The improvements to Morsetown Road between Cahill Cross Road and house #646 are being completed as part of the 2018 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

PAWNEE TERRACE

Technical assistance was provided to DPW staff for the installation of previously designed stormdrain improvements in advance of contract milling and paving.  The improvements to Pawnee Terrace are being completed as part of the 2018 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

RESERVOIR ROAD – SECTION 3

The final construction plans were submitted to the consulting Township Engineer for review / approval.  The milling and resurfacing of Reservoir Road has been scheduled for the receipt of bids on September 21st.  This project is being partially funded by a $250,000 State Aid grant.

RIDGE ROAD – SECTION 3, CONTRACT 4

All NJDOT closeout documents were prepared, signed, sealed and submitted to Local Aid – Mt. Arlington.  State Aid roadway infrastructure grant funds are distributed at 75% when contracted for construction and 25% at project completion.  The as-built project cost of $703,899.42 represents a 4.5% reduction from the original contracted amount.

RIDGE ROAD – SECTION 3, CONTRACT 5

Minutes of the preconstruction meeting were prepared and distributed to attendees and other interested parties.  Clearing Site (tree removal) began on August 31st.  All agencies, State and local, have received documents required prior to construction.  A second field meeting was held with Verizon and Orange and Rockland for their proposed revisions to necessary utility pole relocations in conflict with the proposed improvements.   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.

ROCKBURN PASS

A list of necessary repairs was generated for items to be completed by DPW staff and items to be completed by the contractor in advance of milling and resurfacing.  The improvements to Rockburn Pass between house #47 and house #131 are being completed as part of the 2018 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

ROSEMONT AVENUE

A list of necessary repairs was generated for items to be completed by DPW staff and items to be completed by the contractor in advance of milling and resurfacing.  The improvements to Rosemont Avenue are being completed as part of the 2018 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

SETTING SUN TRAIL

A list of necessary repairs was generated for items to be completed by DPW staff and items to be completed by the contractor in advance of milling and resurfacing.  The improvements to Setting Sun Trail are being completed as part of the 2018 Township Road Resurfacing Program.






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