ENGINEERING DIVISION MONTHLY REPORT
OCTOBER 2020

Charles Carbone, P.E., Supervising Engineering Aide

 

 

FARRELL FIELD

Technical assistance was provided to the Recreation Department for the inspection of the rehabilitation of Fields #1 and #4. The inspections included the rough grading and final grading of the fields.

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.  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.

UPPER HIGH CREST ROAD

An inspection was performed on Upper High Crest Road regarding the Passaic Valley Water Commission water main replacement project.  PVWC was notified of the results of the inspection.

2020-2021 WINTER STORM MAINTENANCE

The design of the 2020-2021 snowplow routes began for DPW staff and the six contractors providing 37 additional manned trucks to supplement Township manpower and equipment.

 

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 34 occasions.  Field inspections, photographs, reports and/or follow up were required for 17 of these issues.
  • Technical assistance was provided, for various issues, to other departments on 33 occasions.
  • File research, map copies and/or information were provided to professionals on 3 occasions.
  • 5 large format map copies were made at $5.00 each.
  • Assistance was provided to builders, contractors and utilities on 4 occasions.
  • Research was performed for Engineering records regarding an ongoing road maintenance concern.
  • Quotes were received and reviewed for the paving of a portion of the UGL First Aid Squad parking lot as a result of building renovation
  • Two soil transport operations were investigated
  • A Green Infrastructure webinar was attended.
  • Inspection was provided for the replacement of concrete curb on Township roads.
  • A Joint Environmental Remediation Committee was attended.
  • Preparation for the 2021 budget began
  • 12 property liens were reviewed
  • 6 Right-of-Way Entry permits were reviewed, inspected and forwarded to the Clerk’s Office for processing.

 

CAPITAL PROJECTS

 

CLINTON ROAD - SECTION 3

Preliminary field work and construction plan preparation for the resurfacing of Clinton Road between Passaic County Structures #175 and #177 continued.  This 0.8-mile project is being partially funded by a $215,000 State Aid roadway infrastructure grant.

RIDGE ROAD - SECTION 6

The resurfacing of Ridge Road between Union Valley Road and Cahill Cross Road was complete October 1st.  The striping and other miscellaneous construction items are to be completed by the Contractor.  Full-time, daily inspection was performed during construction activities.  This 1.2-mile project is being partially funded by a $290,000 State Aid roadway infrastructure grant.

2020 TOWNSHIP CRACK SEAL PROGRAM

The Contractor was notified of this year’s crack seal program and received materials to begin scheduling work, estimated to begin the beginning of December due to recent unfavorable weather.  This year’s program awarded by the Governing Body through the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council is designed to seal surface pavement cracks on portions of Henderson Road, Oak Drive, Cooper Road, Silver Lane, Gold Lane, Circle Drive, Ash Road, Cliff Road, Winetka Lane, Milford Lane, Melody Lane, Center Street (Melody Lane to O’Leary Road), Center Street (Carolyn Street to Belleau Gateway), Charles Street, Maisie Lane, Vine Avenue, Old Road, Leslie Drive, Larsen Road, East Park Drive, Clinton Road (Warwick Turnpike to Clinton View Terrace), Delaware Road and Magnolia Road.  Since instituting the program in 2002, the surface pavement cracks have been sealed on more than 66 miles of Township roads.  Studies show that sealing pavement cracks can extend the service life of the surface course pavement by as much as five years.

2020 TOWNSHIP ROAD RESURFACING PROGRAM

The contracted milling and paving of roads in the 2020 Township Road Resurfacing Program began October 5th.  Full-time inspection was provided to the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council paving contractor for the milling and paving of all roads included in this year’s program.  State law requires that Asphalt Escalation applies to all contracts containing more than 1,000 tons of asphalt.  When the worldwide commodity price of AC (Asphaltic Cement) is up, the contractor must receive additional compensation above the contract price per ton.  When the AC is down, the customer receives a reduction in the price per ton.  The reduction provides the Township a credit in cost, reducing the total project cost.  The 6.87-mile 2020 program roads includes Banker Road, Blackfoot Road, Burnt Meadow Road (between House #753 and the end of roadway pavement), Caldwell Road, Clinton Road (between 1,550’ north of Van Orden Road and continuing 0.8 miles), Dayton Road, Elmwood Court, Franklin Court, Germantown Road (between 1,850’ north of Route 23 and Forest Hill Drive), Glen Drive, Haddon Road, Hamilton Drive, Island Trail (Township-owned portion), Laramie Trail (Township-owned portion), Lakeshore Drive (between Passaic Drive and 1,500’ south of Mapleshade Road), Louis Avenue, Mark Terrace, Mountainside Road, Olde Hickory Road, Old Lakeside Road South, Otterhole Road (between Weaver Road and the Township line), Pool Drive, Relda Avenue, Sophie Avenue, Spruce Point Trail (Township-owned portion), Ulster Street, Westwood Court, Wooley Road (between House #95 and House #267) and Yale Road.  Unfortunately, due to unfavorable weather, the resurfacing program will extend into November. Punch lists of repairs for outstanding items of construction or restoration work will be prepared after completion of the program.