ENGINEERING DIVISION MONTHLY REPORT
APRIL 2019

Eric Miller, Supervising Engineering Aide

 

BERRY LANE

Field survey and design work was completed to address a resident identified underground spring that runs in the road all year-long.  This project is designed for in-house construction by DPW during 2019.

CLINTON ROAD

A field meeting was attended with the Passaic County Traffic Engineer and DPW Director for suggestions on road signs throughout the entire road.

HIGH CREST DRIVE

Field survey and design work was completed to address a low point at the edge of pavement opposite the beach.  This project is designed for in-house construction by DPW during 2019.  In addition, technical assistance was provided to DPW staff for the installation of 200 feet of pipe and two inlets to address a storm drainage issue discovered during the 2018 road resurfacing program.

LOT DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW

Five (5) 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.

SEDIMENT CONTROL RETROFIT PROGRAM

Technical assistance was provided to DPW staff for previously designed storm drain inlet improvements on Warwick Turnpike.  This project is designed to address one of the three remaining “Priority B” outfalls as identified by the UGLPOA (Upper Greenwood Lake Property Owners Association).

TIMBER LANE WEST

A meeting was attended with leadership staff to discuss possible in-house storm drainage repairs to alleviate a long-standing water issue resulting from a Township outfall pipe.

UNION VALLEY ROAD / CRESCENT PARK

A presentation was made, for the invited residents, at the April 3rd Governing Body meeting for traffic pattern changes proposed for Union Valley Road (Passaic County Route 513) between Christine Court and Concord Road.  The Township Council adopted the change from 45 mph to 35 mph, by ordinance, at the May 1st meeting.  The action must be approved by Passaic County by concurring Freeholder resolution before the change is implemented.

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 83 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 113 occasions.
  • One large format copy was made for $5.00.  Three no charge maps were made for other offices, boards and/or committees.
  • File research, map copies and/or information were provided to professionals on 20 occasions.
  • Assistance was provided to builders, contractors and utilities on 12 occasions.
  • One Zoning Board of Adjustment application was reviewed for any possible conflicts with Township infrastructure and/or projects.
  • Four property sale/donation parcels were reviewed and reported to Administration.
  • Ongoing review and comments submitted for new development Township website set to go live in May.
  • Two Governing Body public budget meetings were attended.
  • Two Minor Soil Permit applications were reviewed, approved and inspected.
  • Annual revisions completed for the Township Street Map.
  • Meeting with leadership and staff to discuss development on a Passaic County road without permits.
  • One estimate was prepared for damage to public property for Administration (guiderail).
  • Meeting with the adjacent owner and their engineer to discuss access to the Township’s Compost Facility.
  • A field meeting was attended with the Recreation Director, DPW Director and lighting contractor at Nosenzo Pond Park.
  • A field meeting was attended with the Construction Official to follow up on a sump pump discharge impacting adjoining properties.
  • Annual inspections and recommendations were made for Passaic County road resurfacing within West Milford.
  • Field meeting attended with builders, property owners and DPW Director to resolve a storm water run-off issue on a non-Township road.
  • Three Street Excavation Permits were reviewed, bonds established and returned to the Clerk’s Office for processing.

 

CAPITAL PROJECTS

 

AWOSTING ROAD – SECTION 2

A field walkthrough was attended with DPW and Engineering staff to review recommended in-house storm drainage improvements in advance contract milling and paving.  Joint projects that include DPW prep work are an efficient method of funding roadway infrastructure projects.  This project is being partially funded by a $273,000 State Aid grant.

RESERVOIR ROAD – SECTION 3

Construction of this State Aid road improvement project, suspended for winter, has recommenced.  Full-time inspection was provided for the surface course paving.  Property restoration and striping are the remaining construction items.  This project is being partially funded by a $250,000 grant.

ROAD ASSESSMENT PROGRAM

The design and construction plan drafting is nearly complete.  This road assessment / road improvement project for the dirt/gravel Harrison Street, Jefferson Street, Walnut Street and Paul Street is funded and scheduled for 2019 construction.