ENGINEERING DIVISION MONTHLY REPORT
JULY 2019

‚ÄčEric Miller, Supervising Engineering Aide

 

 

HIGH CREST DRIVE

Technical assistance was provided to DPW staff for the installation of a previously designed precast concrete inlet placed at the low point, over an existing stormdrain pipe, opposite the beach.

JOINT ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION COMMITTEE

A meeting was held between the committee and the L.S.R.P. (Licensed Site Remediation Professional) to discuss the status of the Town Hall petroleum contamination remediation project.  There will be long term groundwater sampling and NJDEP submissions but this project is now closer to the end than the beginning.  Assistance was provided for the preparation of meeting minutes.  Further discussion was held for the next remediation project at the DPW compound (Lycosky Drive).

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.   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.

2020 MUNICIPAL AID

The Township Council approved, by resolution, submission of municipal aid applications for sections of Morsetown Road, Clinton Road and Westbrook Road under roadway preservation and bikeway categories.  The applications were submitted through NJDOT S.A.G.E. (System for Administering Grants Electronically) prior to the July 19th deadline.

NOSENZO POND ROAD

Technical assistance was provided to DPW staff for the installation of a previously designed precast concrete inlet at the low point, over an existing stormdrain pipe, adjacent to the Nosenzo Pond spillway.

2019 – 2020 CONTRACT SNOWPLOWING SERVICES

A meeting was held between involved staff to make changes to and finalize the specifications.  2019 – 2020 Contract Snowplowing Services have been scheduled for the receipt of bids on Friday, August 2nd.  The Township contracts for private snow plowing services (trucks & drivers) annually to supplement in-house manpower and equipment.  The DPW is responsible for snow and ice removal on all 194 miles of Township, non-Township and private roads within West Milford.

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 53 occasions.  Field inspections, photographs, reports and/or follow up were required for 23 of these issues.
  • Technical assistance was provided, for various issues, to other departments on 96 occasions.
  • Three large format copies were made for $5.00 each.  Twenty nine no charge maps were made for other offices, boards and/or committees.
  • File research, map copies and/or information were provided to professionals on 26 occasions.
  • Assistance was provided to builders, contractors and utilities on 17 occasions.
  • Five Zoning Board of Adjustment applications were reviewed for any possible conflicts with Township infrastructure and/or projects.
  • One department head meeting was attended.
  • Five Street Excavation Permits were reviewed, approved and forwarded for processing.
  • Several known storm drainage issues are being monitored during rain storms.
  • Project status meetings were attended with the Township Administrator on four occasions.
  • Review of consulting Township Engineer payment vouchers on one occasion.
  • A field meeting was attended with the property owner for site plan issues to be addressed during construction.
  • A draft report was prepared for the Township Administrator on the status of the UGLPOA v. Township of West Milford settlement agreement.
  • A field inspection was completed and estimate prepared for damage to public property (guide rail).

 

CAPITAL PROJECTS

 

ALLENDALE ROAD

A walkthrough inspection of existing conditions was completed. A list of necessary repairs was generated for the DPW and contractor. Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated. The improvements to Allendale Road are being included under the 2019 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

AWOSTING ROAD - SECTION 2

Technical assistance was provided to DPW staff for the installation of previously designed storm drainage improvements to address long standing water/ice problems at multiple locations. The draft construction plans and cost estimate were submitted to the consulting Township Engineer for review. This improvements to Awosting Road are being partially funded by a $273,000 State Aid grant.

BRADY STREET

A walkthrough inspection of existing conditions was completed. A list of necessary repairs was generated for the DPW and contractor. Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated. The improvements to Brady Street are being included under the 2019 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

BUBBLING SPRINGS LOWER POND DAM

The final Dam Safety loan agreement has been signed by all parties.  The revised, tentative construction schedule is to advertise for bids early in 2020 for construction to begin the day after the park closes for the 2020 season.

CANISTEAR ROAD

The draft construction plans and cost estimate were submitted to the consulting Township Engineer for review.  The tentative schedule proposes to advertise for the receipt of bids in September.  The resurfacing of Canistear Road, between Route 23 and Henderson Road is being partially funded by a $315,000 State Aid grant.

CLINTON ROAD (School House Cove Road to Culvert #1600-173)

A walkthrough inspection of existing conditions was completed for the subject section of roadway. A list of necessary repairs was generated for the DPW and contractor. Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated. The improvements to Clinton Road, between School House Cove Road and Culvert #1600-173, are being included under the 2019 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

DEAL ROAD

A walkthrough inspection of existing conditions was completed. A list of necessary repairs was generated for the DPW and contractor. Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated. The improvements to Deal Road are being included under the 2019 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

DOE RUN

A walkthrough inspection of existing conditions was completed. A list of necessary repairs was generated for the DPW and contractor. Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated. The improvements to Doe Run are being completed under the 2019 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

ELM STREET

A walkthrough inspection of existing conditions was completed. A list of necessary repairs was generated for the DPW and contractor. Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated. The improvements to Elm Street are being included under the 2019 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

EVERGREEN ROAD

A walkthrough inspection of existing conditions was completed. A list of necessary repairs was generated for the DPW and contractor. Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated. The improvements to Evergreen Road are being included under the 2019 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

GERMANTOWN ROAD (Route 23 to 1,850 ft. north)

A walkthrough inspection of existing conditions was completed for the subject section of roadway. A list of necessary repairs was generated for the DPW and contractor. Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated. The improvements to Germantown Road, from Route 23 to 1,850’ north, are being included under the 2019 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

HARVEY ROAD

A walkthrough inspection of existing conditions was completed. A list of necessary repairs was generated for the DPW and contractor. Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated. The improvements to Harvey Road are being included under the 2019 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

MAINE ROAD

A walkthrough inspection of existing conditions was completed. A list of necessary repairs was generated for the DPW and contractor. Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated. The improvements to Maine Road are being included under the 2019 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

MELINDA LANE

A walkthrough inspection of existing conditions was completed. A list of necessary repairs was generated for the DPW and contractor. Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated. The improvements to Melinda Lane are being included under the 2019 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

MORSETOWN ROAD (Marshall Hill Road to house #646)

A walkthrough inspection of existing conditions was completed for the subject section of road. A list of necessary repairs was generated for the DPW and contractor. Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated. The improvements to Morsetown Road, between Marshall Hill Road and house #646, are being included under the 2019 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

NEWARK ROAD

A walkthrough inspection of existing conditions was completed. A list of necessary repairs was generated for the DPW and contractor. Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated. The improvements to Newark Road are being included under the 2019 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

PIERCE AVENUE

A walkthrough inspection of existing conditions was completed. A list of necessary repairs was generated for the DPW and contractor. Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated. The improvements to Pierce Avenue are being included under the 2019 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

PLUMRIDGE ROAD

A walkthrough inspection of existing conditions was completed. A list of necessary repairs was generated for the DPW and contractor. Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated. The improvements to Plumridge Road are being included under the 2019 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

RENAULT ROAD

A walkthrough inspection of existing conditions was completed. A list of necessary repairs was generated for the DPW and contractor. Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated. The improvements to Renault Road are being included under the 2019 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

RIDGE ROAD – SECTION 3, CONTRACT 5

After months of delay by the overhead utilities, the electric company has indicated that the project must be further delayed by the inability to trim the trees for the wires to be relocated due to protected Indiana bat habitat.  The tree work cannot be started until bat hibernation in October.  Therefore, the Township is closing the current construction contract and will finish the project under the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council once the utility work is complete.  The reconstruction of Ridge Road between Vreeland Road and Baron Road is being partially funded by a $248,228 State Aid grant.

ROAD ASSESSMENT PROGRAM

The tentative schedule has been established for bidding and construction contract award for Township road standards to be applied to the dirt/gravel Harrison Street, Jefferson Street, Walnut Street and Paul Street.

WINDING WAY

A walkthrough inspection of existing conditions was completed. A list of necessary repairs was generated for the DPW and contractor. Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated. The improvements to Winding Way are being included under the 2019 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

WOOLEY ROAD (Gould Road to 3,150 ft. north)

A walkthrough inspection of existing conditions was completed. A list of necessary repairs was generated for the DPW and contractor. Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated. The improvements to Wooley Road, between Gould Road to 3,150’ north are being completed under the 2019 Township Road Resurfacing Program.