MAY 2022

Charles Carbone, P.E., Supervising Engineering Aide



Materials for a future stormwater drainage improvement project were discussed to determine a tentative schedule for improvements at the Lake Shore Drive / Warwick Turnpike intersection near the traffic signal.  The designed improvements intend to address a runoff and icing concerns along the edge of the road.


Five (5) initial, single-family, residential lot development plans were reviewed for compliance with Section 110-4 of the Township Code and any applicable Board resolutions.  Three (3) 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 ( under the Site Plan Tracker.


Technical assistance was provided for stormwater drainage improvements to resolve long standing drainage concerns on Louis Avenue.  The in-house construction project provided for the replacement of approximately 250 feet of clogged (tree roots and debris) stormwater drainage pipe.


Potential New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Fiscal Year 2023 grant application projects were preliminarily reviewed and traffic counters were deployed, in coordination with the Police Department, on Township roads.  The results of the traffic study provided reports to be included with the NJDOT grant applications.  The grant application deadline for submission is July 1st.


The New Jersey Highlands Council hosted a webinar to discuss the West Milford Wastewater Management Plan and required updates by the Highlands Council for Highlands Region municipalities.  Required documents and deliverables were discussed for the Township to complete, including maps, GIS data, spreadsheets and documents.


  • 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 45 occasions.  Field inspections, photographs, reports and/or follow up were required for 7 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 10 occasions.
  • 12 large format map copies were made at $5.00 each
  • Assistance was provided to builders, contractors and utilities on 3 occasions.
  • The consultant was contacting regarding the status of the Bubbling Springs Lower Pond Dam project which was preliminarily reviewed by the NJDEP Dam Safety Office.
  • The consultant was contacted regarding the status of the High Crest Drive Bridge project, which is awaiting resolution regarding a private civil matter for the High Crest Lake Dam replacement project.
  • The utility company was contacted regarding the temporary relocation of utility poles for the Stowaway Bridge project.
  • The proposed revisions to Township Code Chapter 110 Section 4 “Site plan review for detached single-family dwellings” were updated to include Governing Body and Township Engineer comments and provided to the Governing Body for consideration.  Attendance was provided at the May Council Meeting to answer questions about the proposed ordinance.
  • Rain inspections were performed on various Township streets regarding ongoing resident concerns.  DPW work orders (2) were created for relevant concerns as needed.
  • Utility companies were contacted regarding utility poles relocated as part of past projects and new relocation requests.
  • An inspection was performed for a reconstruction project prior to the expiration of the 2-year / 10% maintenance bond.
  • School zone maps were provided to the Police Department upon request.
  • Seven properties were researched for potential future foreclosure.
  • Research was performed for tree removal on Township property.
  • One wastewater meeting was attended to discuss future requirements by the Highlands Council.
  • 5 OPRA requests were responded to.
  • 2 Right of Way Entry Permit Application was received, processed, and returned to the Clerk’s office.
  • A meeting with the Township Administrator was attended.
  • An Americans with Disabilities Act meeting was attended.
  • A webinar was attended with the New Jersey Department of Transportation for the milling, resurfacing, realignment of 3 U-Turns on Route 23, both directions from High Crest Drive to the Macopin River.
  • Review of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regulations for the possible reallocation of Green Acres property.




CLINTON road – section 4

In-house DPW work lists were generated in preparation for the future resurfacing project on Clinton Road.  Draft plans were generated in-house and provided to the consultant Township Engineer for review.  Subsequent revisions were made and the revised plans were provided to the NJDOT Local Aid Office for review.  As part of a grant requirement, the NJDOT must approve all contract documents prior to advertising the project for bidding.  Contract award is required by November 16, 2022 as part of the NJDOT State Aid requirements.  This 0.9-mile resurfacing project is being partially funded by a $284,000 State Aid roadway grant.

2022 Township Crack Seal Program

The field survey work for the 2022 program has begun.  Once complete, a recommendation for contract award will be provided for Township Council consideration.  Since instituting the program in 2002, the surface pavement cracks have been sealed on more than 68 miles of Township roads.  Studies show that sealing pavement cracks can extend the service life of the surface course by as much as five years.


A remaining punch list items were completed by the Contractor and final payment request was processed.  The 4.4-mile program utilized the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council for construction.


The remaining punch list items were completed by the Contractor and final payment items were discussed.  Utility companies were contacted regarding the relocation of utility poles in conflict with road resurfacing improvements.  The 2021 Township (Main) Road Resurfacing Program utilized open, fair bidding procedures as opposed to the use of the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council for the 2.0-mile project.  The project is anticipated to be closed out after receipt of the 2-year / 10% maintenance bond and subsequent release of final payment after the June Governing Body meeting.


As part of the 2022 Township Road Resurfacing program, preliminary field work and draft plan design began for Lake Shore Drive (North) between Warwick Turnpike and Longhouse Drive.  This 1.4-mile section of road is intended to be constructed as a separate project from the other potential resurfacing roads.   In-house DPW work lists, including construction of two stormwater inlets to existing storm drainage systems, were generated in preparation for the resurfacing project.  The remaining roads to be resurfaced, Van Orden Road and a portion of Gould Road, are anticipated to have drainage projects completed prior to resurfacing.  Drainage improvements for all roads were designed and tentatively scheduled with the DPW for completion as weather allows.  Due to the volatility and increase of asphalt prices, additional roads will be evaluated throughout the design process of the 2022 program in order to determine if additional roads may be included in the program.


The consultant Professional Engineer performed traffic counts at the roadway intersections. The consultant Professional Surveyor began the required survey of the intersection area in question.  The design work intends to improve the Union Valley Road, Greenwood Lake Turnpike, Lakeside Road and Stainsby Road intersection.