ENGINEERING DIVISION MONTHLY REPORT
Charles Carbone, P.E., Supervising Engineering Aide
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. One (1) as-built / final plan was reviewed, inspected and processed as needed. 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 Site Plan Tracker.
Stormwater infrastructure was inspected and evaluated for potential retrofit with sedimentation structures. The drainage improvement is anticipated to be completed later in the construction season after materials have been obtained.
2021-2022 SNOW PLOWING SERVICES
Bids were received for 2022-2023 Snowplowing Services on August 26th. The bids were provided to the Township Attorney for review. A resolution is anticipated to be provided to the Township Council in September for consideration of award. The Township contracts for private snow plowing services (trucks and drivers) annually to supplement in-house manpower and equipment. The Department of Public Works is responsible for snow and ice removal on all 194 miles of Township, non-Township and private roads within West Milford.
Technical assistance was provided to the Department of Public Works for construction of drainage improvements due to failing concrete curb and stormwater drainage pipe settlement. Concrete curb is inspected prior to anticipated resurfacing and replaced as needed.
VAN ORDEN ROAD
Technical assistance was provided for in-house stormwater drainage improvements to resolve long standing drainage concerns at Van Orden Road near Union Valley Road. The in-house construction project provided for approximately 700 linear feet of drainage pipe and six stormwater inlets utilizing an existing stormwater outfall system. Additional minor in-house drainage construction was completed scheduled at other areas throughout Van Orden Road in preparation for future resurfacing.
- 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 41 occasions. Field inspections, photographs, reports and/or follow up were required for 8 of these issues.
- 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 55 occasions. Field inspections, photographs, reports and/or follow up were required for 5 of these issues.
- Technical assistance was provided, for various issues, to other departments on 47 occasions.
- File research, map copies and/or information were provided to professionals on 3 occasions.
- Assistance was provided to builders, contractors and utilities on 11 occasions.
- Rain inspections were performed on various Township streets regarding ongoing resident concerns when weather allowed.
- Utility companies were contacted regarding utility poles relocated as part of past projects and new relocation requests.
- Ongoing revisions to proposed cannabis locations were completed upon request utilizing GIS software.
- Inspections were performed at the Compost Facility.
- 1 OPRA request was responded to.
- 2 Board of Adjustment applications were reviewed.
- An Americans with Disability Act webinar was attended for “curb ramps and pedestrian access”
- Review of plans and specifications prepared by the consulting engineer for the Stowaway Road bridge replacement.
- Attended a Council meeting to present and answer questions about the Macopin Road speed limit study.
- Attended the Passaic County webinar for this year’s road resurfacing program.
- Preliminarily reviewed Police Department “Request For Proposal” for new radio communication study.
CLINTON road – section 4
The Governing Body awarded a contract, by resolution, at the August 15th meeting for this New Jersey Department of Transportation State Aid grant resurfacing project on Clinton Road between Passaic County Structure 175 and 0.9-miles south. A preconstruction meeting was held on August 31st and the Contractor indicated a potential start date of September 12th. As part of the grant requirement, the NJDOT must approve all contract award documents and approve various aspects of the project prior to the start of construction. This 0.9-mile resurfacing project is being partially funded by a $284,000 State Aid roadway grant.
2022 TOWNSHIP CRACK SEAL PROGRAM
The Contractor for the 2022 Township Crack Seal Program utilizing the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council began the program on August 2nd and completed work on August 8th. This year’s program provided crack sealant for over 111,000 linear feet of cracks on Township roads. Full-time inspection was provided during the project. Since instituting the program in 2002, the surface pavement cracks have been sealed on more than 70 miles of Township roads. Studies show that sealing pavement cracks can extend the surface life of the surface course pavement by as much as five years.
2022 TOWNSHIP GUIDE RAIL PROGRAM
The Contractor for the 2022 Township Guide Rail program utilizing the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council began the program on August 8th and completed work on August 9th. This year’s program provided replacement of damaged guide rail on portions of Clinton Road and Germantown Road. Full-time inspection was provided during the project.
2021 TOWNSHIP (LOCAL) ROAD RESURFACING PROGRAM
The Contractor for the 2021 Township (Local) Road Resurfacing Program utilizing the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council indicated a potential start date of September 1st for the resurfacing of the remaining local roads. The remaining roads include Alpine Lane, Camelot Drive and Continental Road (between Renault Road and Alpine Lane). Failed depressed concrete curb along driveways was replaced in advance of the anticipated resurfacing.
2022 TOWNSHIP ROAD RESURFACING – Gould Road, Van Orden Road
Drainage improvements were completed as part of in-house construction to address drainage concerns on Van Orden Road. Construction documents for resurfacing of Gould Road, between Wooley Road and Union Valley Road, and Van Orden Road are under design and anticipated to be completed for review in September. Additional drainage improvements will be addressed as design continues.
2022 TOWNSHIP ROAD RESURFACING – LAKE SHORE DRIVE
As part of the 2022 Township Road Resurfacing program, bids were received on August 5th and a construction contract was awarded, by resolution, at the August 12th Governing Body meeting for the resurfacing of Lake Shore Drive (North) between Warwick Turnpike and Longhouse Drive. At the August 18th preconstruction meeting, the Contractor was amenable to completing the resurfacing prior to the start of the school year and began resurfacing on August 25th with major construction items being completed by August 30th. Full-time inspection was provided throughout the resurfacing of the road. Property restoration, road repairs and lane striping is anticipated to be completed in September.
UNION VALLEY ROAD, GREENWOOD LAKE TURNPIKE, LAKESIDE ROAD, & STAINSBY ROAD – TRAFFIC SIGNAL
The consultant Engineer provided a revised Traffic Signal Warrant Study for review and comment. The revised Study was then forwarded to the Passaic County Traffic Engineer to get the County’s Letter of Concurrence. The design work intends to improve the Union Valley Road, Greenwood Lake Turnpike, Lakeside Road and Stainsby Road intersection.