ENGINEERING DIVISION MONTHLY REPORT
DECEMBER 2020

Charles Carbone, P.E., Supervising Engineering Aide

 

BEARFORT ROAD

Inspections and field work were performed for a drainage concern on Bearfort Road near a stormwater drainage outfall.  The results of the inspection were discussed with Department of Public Works staff for future scheduling.

BURR COURT / LAMBERT ROAD

An inspection was performed for a drainage concern on Burr Court.  The Director of Public Works was advised of the results of the inspection.  Any potential future drainage improvement project would require additional field work and design.

LOT DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW

Six (6) initial, single-family, residential lot development plans were 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 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.

HIGH CREST ROAD

Inspection and layout was provided to the Department of Public Works for the installation of storm drainage to help alleviate an ongoing drainage issue.

NOSENZO POND PARK

A virtual meeting with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection officials was attended to identify environmental constraints impacting the Nosenzo Pond Park site and potential future projects.

2020-2021 WINTER STORM MAINTENANCE

The design of the 2020-2021 snowplow routes was completed for DPW staff and the six contractors providing 38 additional manned trucks to supplement Township manpower and equipment.  The route maps were produced utilizing ArcGIS software and provided to the contractors.  Supplemental documents for winter storm maintenance were prepared for use during the winter season.  One Engineering Division staff member provided a total of 21.5 hours of inspection of contracted snowplow routes for the December 16th – 17th storm.  Resident snowplow damage concerns were investigated with action taken when applicable.  Storm event reports were prepared for all winter maintenance operations involving contract services and/or DPW overtime.

STORMWATER MAPPING

The Township received a grant from the Highlands Council for the GIS mapping of all the Township storm sewers, outfalls and detention basins to comply with the requirements of NJDEP for a Tier A municipality. A coordination meeting was held with the consulting engineering firm.

TIMBER LANE WEST

An inspection and field work was performed for a drainage concern on Timber Lane West.

 

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 31 occasions.  Field inspections, photographs, reports and/or follow up were required for 9 of these issues.
  • Technical assistance was provided, for various issues, to other departments on 36 occasions.
  • File research, map copies and/or information were provided to professionals on 6 occasions.
  • Assistance was provided to builders, contractors and utilities on 2 occasions.
  • 3 large format map copies were made at $5.00 each.
  • The Township drainage project report was revised.
  • 1 Right-of-Way Entry permit was reviewed, inspected and forwarded to the Clerk’s Office for processing.
  • A Joint Environmental Remediation Committee meeting was attended.
  • 3 Board of Adjustment maps were reviewed.
  • A safety committee teleconference meeting was attended.
  • An American with Disabilities teleconference meeting was attended.
  • An American with Disabilities webinar was attended on recreational facilities.

 

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.  The design and review by multiple agencies are anticipated to be completed over the winter to allow construction to begin early in the 2021 construction season.  This 0.8-mile project is being partially funded by a $215,000 State Aid roadway infrastructure grant.

RIDGE ROAD - SECTION 6

The NJDOT Local Aid Office performed a final inspection of the Ridge Road resurfacing project, between Union Valley Road and Cahill Cross Road, and has approved the work pending the submission of close out documents.  This 1.2-mile project is being partially funded by a $290,000 State Aid roadway infrastructure grant.

ROAD ASSESSMENT PROGRAM - HANOVER, ALPINE, ET AL.

The consultant land surveyor began field work to survey the proposed road assessment project of Hanover Road, Alpine Court, Beverly Court, Princeton Road (portion), Lyons Road (portion) and Florence Road (portion).  Field work was performed by Township staff to begin the survey work.  The survey work is proposed to be completed as weather permits.  The design, construction plans and specifications will be prepared in order to bid the project after funding is approved.  These dirt/gravel roads were accepted by ordinance in the summer of 2019. 

2020 TOWNSHIP CRACK SEAL PROGRAM

As a result of unforeseen delays, the 2020 Township Crack Seal Program has been postponed to the 2021 construction season.  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 Township roads. 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 GUIDE RAIL PROGRAM

Due to the December 16th-17th snow storm, the Contractor postponed the start date for the 2020 Township Guide Rail Program and intends to begin the program in early January, weather permitting.  This year’s not-to-exceed $35,000 program intends to replace damaged or substandard guide rail on Clinton Road, Gould Road, High Crest Drive, Nosenzo Pond Road, Otterhole Road and Warwick Turnpike.

2020 TOWNSHIP ROAD RESURFACING PROGRAM

Outstanding punch list items were completed by the Contractor prior to the completion of the 2020 Township Road Resurfacing Program.  This year’s program provided for the resurfacing of 6.87 miles of municipally-owned roads throughout the Township.