ENGINEERING DIVISION MONTHLY REPORT
SEPTEMBER 2018

Eric Miller, Supervising Engineering Aide


JOINT ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION COMMITTEE

A meeting was attended with the Town Hall petroleum remediation contractor and the committee to discuss the progress of the current contract for the removal of contaminated soil and subsequent ground water monitoring.  The soil removal volume exceeded the pre-construction tested limits but should be absorbed within the original contract amount.  Technical assistance (line & grade) was provided to DPW staff for parking lot pavement repairs in the area of excavation.  The contamination resulted from a leaky underground gasoline storage tank removed decades ago.  All West Milford Township fuel storage is now above ground.

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.  Two (2) as-built / final plans were 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

ROAD ASSESSMENT PROGRAM

Based on resident’s petitions received the Governing Body directed staff to gauge the interest of the neighborhood for a potential road improvement project.  An evening meeting was held with the residents of Hanover Road, Princeton Road, Lyons Road, Alpine Court, Beverly Court and Florence Road.  Representatives from Engineering and the Tax Assessor provided answers to questions about road design elements and associated costs.  Subsequent to the meeting a non-binding post card vote was mailed to the 83 potentially benefitting property owners.  After one month to allow for returns the votes will be tallied and the results will be submitted to Administration.

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 43 occasions.Field inspections, photographs, reports and/or follow up were required for 16 of these issues.
  • Technical assistance was provided, for various issues, to other departments on 96 occasions.
  • Four large format copies were made for $5.00 each.Three no charge copies were made for other Township Departments, Boards or Committees.
  • File research, map copies and/or information were provided to professionals on 22 occasions.
  • Assistance was provided to builders, contractors and utilities on 6 occasions.
  • Reviewed consulting Township Engineer payment vouchers on one occasion.
  • Two Zoning Board of Adjustment applications were reviewed for any possible conflicts with Township infrastructure.
  • An ordinance was drafted for Administration for a mid-block crosswalk on Lakeside Road as requested by Passaic County.
  • Two department head meeting were attended to include proposed improvements to the Township’s website.
  • A meeting was attended with the Acting Mayor and DPW Director to discuss the projects and procedures in the Engineering Division.
  • Regular ongoing contacts continue with Passaic County Engineering for status and schedule of the Marshall Hill Road #1600-282 bridge replacement project.
  • Road resurfacing prep work items previously submitted to DPW via paper lists have been added electronically to the mobile 311 system.
  • A meeting was attended with the Acting Mayor, Administrator, DPW Director and County officials to discuss implementation of sidewalks in the Town Center along Passaic County owned roads.
  • Two street excavation permits were reviewed with a bond established (where applicable) and returned to the Clerk’s Office.
  • A meeting was attended with the Public Health Nurse and Township Administrator to discuss implementation of the Storywalk for children grant project.
  • A review was performed of the County voter district map.Recommended corrections were submitted to the Clerk’s Office.
  • One O.P.R.A. request was researched and reported to the Clerk’s Office.

 

CAPITAL PROJECTS

 

NOSENZO POND PARK

As the current park restoration project is wrapping up, the Recreation Director is looking to implement the Passaic County Open Space grant for lighting the Nosenzo Pond Park athletic field.  A site meeting was attended with the Director, electrician, Power Company and DPW.  The original funding pool did not include costs associated with main three phase power connection to the tower lights.  The final solution includes clearing and excavation for the underground service, by DPW, to save more than $16,000 off contract.

RESERVOIR ROAD – SECTION 3

Two bids were received on September 21st for the widening and resurfacing of Reservoir Road.  Award of construction contract to the low bidder is set for Governing Body consideration on October 3rd.  This project is being partially funded by a $250,000 State Aid grant.  All NJDOT reporting paperwork has been brought up to date.

RIDGE ROAD – SECTION 3, CONTRACT 5

Construction has begun on the reconstruction of Ridge Road between Vreeland Road and Baron Road.  This final section of the West Milford Bikeway is being partially funded by a $248,228 State Aid grant.  Full time daily inspection is being supplied to insure adherence to the specifications and design.  All NJDOT reporting paperwork has been brought up to date.

2019 STATE AID

Draft resolutions were prepared and submitted to Administration for Governing Body consideration of potential applications for 2019 roadway infrastructure projects.  Under Municipal Aid, governmental entities are eligible to submit two applications and under Bikeway funding one application is allowed.  The proposed applications are for Ridge Road between Union Valley Road and Cahill Cross Road, Clinton Road between Schoolhouse Cove Road and one mile north and Cahill Cross Road.

SETTING SUN TRAIL

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