ENGINEERING DIVISION MONTHLY REPORT
Eric Miller, Supervising Engineering Aide
Field survey and design was performed for storm drainage improvements to address a long-standing ice problem near house #17. The designed improvements are proposed to be constructed in-house by DPW staff.
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 required NJDEP submittals and path forward to ultimate RAO (Response Action Outcome) for the entire Town Hall property.
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. Four (4) as-built / final plans were reviewed, inspected and processed. 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.
Field survey and design work was performed for storm drainage improvements to address long-standing water problems. This is proposed to be a major improvement to include 1,600 feet of pipe and ten precast concrete structures installed by in-house DPW staff.
2019 – 2020 CONTRACT SNOWPLOWING SERVICES
Bids were received for 2019 – 2020 Snowplowing Services on August 2nd. The Township Council approved the award of 35 (4 x 4) pickup trucks from a total of five contractors. 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.
- 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 65 occasions. Field inspections, photographs, reports and/or follow up were required for 28 of these issues.
- Technical assistance was provided, for various issues, to other departments on 96 occasions.
- Five large format copies were made for $5.00 each. Thirty two no charge maps were made for other offices, boards and/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 13 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 which included the initial ALF (Autumn Lights Festival) preparation presentation.
- A preconstruction meeting was attended for the Passaic County Open Space grant rehabilitation of two Farrell soccer fields.
- Project status meetings were attended with the Township Administrator on two occasions.
- A review of five (5) properties was completed for the 2019 Township property sale. A report was submitted to Administration.
- A draft ordinance was prepared for a yield sign on High Crest Drive at Upper High Crest Road.
- A meeting was attended with the Police Chief, Sergeant and DPW Director for ongoing traffic issues. Minutes were generated and distributed.
- Research was performed for one O.P.R.A. request with responsive records submitted to the Clerk’s Office.
- Three Minor Soil permit applications were reviewed and processed.
- A map of all known detention basins in West Milford was prepared for the Stormwater consultant.
AWOSTING ROAD - SECTION 2
The milling and resurfacing project has been greenlighted by the consulting Township Engineer and NJDOT Local Aid. Bids have been scheduled for receipt on September 6th. The improvements to Awosting Road are being partially funded by a $273,000 State Aid grant.
CANISTEAR ROAD – SECTION 3
The milling and resurfacing project has been greenlighted by the consulting Township Engineer and NJDOT Local Aid. Bids have been scheduled for receipt on September 6th. The resurfacing of Canistear Road, between Route 23 and Henderson Road is being partially funded by a $315,000 State Aid grant.
Additional field survey work was performed to address road profile issues in advance of contract milling and paving. The improvements to the Township portion of Elm Street are being included under the 2019 Township Road Resurfacing Program.
RECREATION CENTER ROOF
Technical assistance was provided to the Interim Township Administrator for the preparation of bid documents for the replacement of the Recreation Center roof. Bids have been scheduled for receipt on September 19th and Governing Body consideration for construction contract award on October 2nd.
RESERVOIR ROAD - SECTION 3
The voluminous documents required for project closeout have been prepared for NJDOT Local Aid – Mt. Arlington. The grant funding formula provides 75% at contract award and 25% after closeout document approval. The improvements to Reservoir Road have been partially funded by a $250,000 State Aid grant.
RIDGE ROAD – SECTION 3, CONTRACT 5
Regular contact is made with the overhead utility companies responsible for failing to relocate the utility poles in conflict with the new road improvements. The first joint utility meeting was held in June 2018 and the involved utilities have not yet been able to work out the logistics to achieve the pole relocations. With the majority of construction being completed, the initial construction contract has been closed out. The remaining items (surface course paving, property restoration) will be completed by others once the utility relocations have been completed.
ROAD ASSESSMENT PROGRAM
Bids were received on August 22nd for Township road improvements to the dirt/gravel residential development of Harrison Street, Jefferson Street, Walnut Street and Paul Street. A recommendation of award and draft resolution was prepared for Governing Body consideration on September 4th.
2019 TOWNSHIP ROAD RESURFACING PROGRAM
Work lists and maps were prepared for the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council paving contractor. A preconstruction meeting for the contractor, DPW and Engineering is scheduled for early September. This year’s program includes Allendale Road, Brady Street, Clinton Road (section), Deal Road, Doe Run, Elm Street, Evergreen Road, Germantown Road (section), Harvey Road, Maine Road, Melinda Lane, Morsetown Road (section), Newark Road, Pierce Avenue, Plumridge Road, Renault Road, Winding Way and Wooley Road (section).