ENGINEERING DIVISION MONTHLY REPORT
Eric Miller, Supervising Engineering Aide
Design work was performed for proposed drainage improvements to address a relentless spring that runs across the front of the driveway all year long. This project is intended for in-house construction by DPW staff.
In the ongoing effort to evaluate Clinton Road signage, the curve radii were map measured and submitted to the Passaic County Traffic Engineer for review as follow up to the previous joint field meeting.
Technical assistance was provided to DPW staff for the installation of previously designed storm drainage improvements to address a long-standing water/ice issue. The project consisted of approximately 120 feet of new pipe and one new inlet.
Technical assistance was provided to DPW staff for the installation of a previously designed precast concrete structure to replace a failing, collapsed inlet at the intersection with Denville Court.
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. Four (4) 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.
SEDIMENT CONTROL RETROFIT PROGRAM
Technical assistance was provided to DPW staff for the installation of previously designed sedimentation basins. This year’s project addressed the final two “Priority B” outfalls as identified by the UGLPOA (Upper Greenwood Lake Property Owners Association).
A final meeting was attended to review the latest changes to the development version of the new website. The site subsequently went live and has been, thus far well received. Major improvements include responsive design, mega-menus and new colors with rotating photographs of scenic West Milford.
UNION VALLEY ROAD / CRESCENT PARK
The Township Council approved the ordinance to change the speed limit of Union Valley Road to 35 mph between Christine Court and Concord Road. The change is now moving through the Passaic County approval process. Union Valley Road is a Passaic County road.
- 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 64 occasions. Field inspections, photographs, reports and/or follow up were required for 20 of these issues.
- Technical assistance was provided, for various issues, to other departments on 105 occasions.
- Six large format copies were made for $5.00 each. 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 23 occasions.
- Assistance was provided to builders, contractors and utilities on 20 occasions.
- One Zoning Board of Adjustment application was reviewed for any possible conflicts with Township infrastructure and/or projects.
- Two Governing Body public budget meetings were attended.
- Two department head meetings were attended.
- One Minor Soil Permit application was reviewed, approved and inspected.
- One Street Excavation Permit was reviewed, approved and forwarded for processing.
- Elevation survey work performed for the Recreation Director for potential ADA compliant bleacher at Nosenzo Pond Park.
- In response to a request from the Clerk’s Office a review was made of the Township Voting District Map to resolve Board of Elections questions.
AWOSTING ROAD – SECTION 2
The fieldwork and design has been completed for this Municipal Aid road resurfacing project. The construction plans and contract specification preparation is underway. This project is being partially funded by a $273,000 State Aid grant.
BUBBLING SPRINGS LOWER POND DAM
A signing ceremony was held for the earthen dam encroachment easement on the adjoining private property. This was a necessary step in advance of temporary DPW drainage provisions prior to dam rehabilitation construction. The proposed construction schedule includes final design approval from NJDEP Dam Safety Division, environmental permitting and bids with construction after the park closes in 2020.
CANISTEAR ROAD – SECTION 3
Field survey work for the resurfacing of Canistear Road has been completed. This project is being partially funded by a $315,000 State Aid grant.
RESERVOIR ROAD – SECTION 3
Inspection was provided for final construction items as needed. The NJDOT required asphalt testing (core samples) was ordered and completed. Local Aid – Mt. Arlington was notified that construction is now complete. The widening and resurfacing of Reservoir Road is being partially funded by a $250,000 grant.
RIDGE ROAD – SECTION 3, CONTRACT 5
Repeated contacts continue with the electric and telephone utilities for the division of responsibilities and schedule to remove utility poles in the new road. The contract construction was put on hold last fall and cannot be completed until the overhead utilities are relocated.
ROAD ASSESSMENT PROGRAM
The finishing touches are being applied to the construction plans. A final estimate and schedule of benefitting properties was transmitted to the Interim Township Administrator. The plans must be submitted to the consulting Township Engineer for review and preparation of contract specifications in advance of advertising for the receipt of bids.