JUNE 2022

Charles Carbone, P.E., Supervising Engineering Aide



Technical assistance was provided for stormwater drainage improvements to resolve long standing drainage concerns at the Lake Shore Drive / Warwick Turnpike intersection near the traffic signal.  The in-house construction project provided for the construction of approximately 215 feet stormwater drainage pipe and two stormwater inlets.


Eight (8) initial, single-family, residential lot development plans were 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 ( under the Site Plan Tracker.


West Milford qualifies for the submission of two New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Municipal Aid grant applications and one Bikeway grant application as part of the Fiscal Year 2023 grant application cycle.  This year’s applications included submissions for a portion of Clinton Road between Passaic County Structure #177 and Stephens Road, Maple Road, and Westbrook Road between Ridge Road and the Westbrook Teen Center, respectively.  The Governing Body approved, by resolutions, the submission of the grant applications by the July 1st deadline.  Applicants submit grants through the System for Administering Grants Electronically (S.A.G.E.) and upload resolutions electronically up to thirty days after application submission to the Project Management and Reporting System (P.M.R.S.).


The data provided by the New Jersey Highlands Council for the draft West Milford Wastewater Management Plan was updated in the G.I.S. system and outstanding questions were provided to the Tax Assessor for parcel confirmation.  The draft review and report intends to provide input to the New Jersey Highlands Council to assist in the submission of the latest revisions for municipal wastewater elements.


  • 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 40 occasions.  Field inspections, photographs, reports and/or follow up were required for 8 of these issues.
  • Technical assistance was provided, for various issues, to other departments on 26 occasions.
  • File research, map copies and/or information were provided to professionals on 7 occasions.
  • 0 large format map copies were made at $5.00 each
  • Assistance was provided to builders, contractors and utilities on 6 occasions.
  • Rain inspections were performed on various Township streets regarding ongoing resident concerns.  A DPW work order was created for relevant concerns as needed.
  • 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
  • Two interoffice meetings were attended.
  • Inspections were performed at the Compost Facility.
  • A trial was performed and meeting held with involved departments for an electronic right-of-way entry permit.
  • 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 preliminary plans were reviewed and minor comments were given to the consultant engineer.
  • 6 OPRA requests were responded to.
  • 6 Right of Way Entry Permit Application was received, processed, and returned to the Clerk’s office.
  • Two meetings with the Township Administrator were attended.
  • An Americans with Disabilities Act meeting was attended and a walk through at the Teen Center was attended.
  • A Joint Environmental Remediation Committee meeting was attended.
  • 3 Board of Adjustment applications were reviewed.
  • A site meeting with Orange and Rockland Electric was attended on Burnt Meadow Road for the electric utility for the new Tennessee Gas Pipeline.
  • A safety committee meeting was attended.
  • A site meeting with the Township Administrator was attended at Nosenzo Pond to assess the viability of extending the walking path around the entire lake.




CLINTON road – section 4

The contract documents for the Clinton Road – Section 4 resurfacing project were produced and prepared for advertising in July with an estimated receipt of bids scheduled for July 22nd.  Contract award is anticipated during the August Governing Body meeting.  As part of the 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.


The Township Council approved, by resolution, a construction contract utilizing the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council not to exceed $50,000.  The 2022 Township Crack Seal Program intends to seal approximately 111,000 linear feet of cracks on various Township roads, including Reservoir Road, Clinton Road, Highlander Drive, Lake Shore Drive, Old Route 23, Kanouse Road and Cahill Cross Road.  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.


The Township Council approved, by resolution, a construction contract utilizing the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council not to exceed $35,000.  The 2022 Township Guide Rail Program intends to replace damaged guide rail at specific locations throughout the Township.  Damaged guide rail on portions of Clinton Road and Germantown Road are included in this year’s initial program.  The Contractor was provided the location list.  Other locations may be added to the guide rail replacement program, funding permitting.


Local roads unable to be completed due to inclement weather or construction material delays are scheduled to be completed during the 2022 construction season.  A construction contract was awarded, by resolution, utilizing the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council for future construction.  The remaining roads include Alpine Lane, Camelot Drive and Continental Road (between Renault Road and Alpine Lane).


As part of the 2022 Township Road Resurfacing program, plans and construction documents were prepared for the resurfacing of a portion of 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 resurfacing roads.  Advertising for the project is anticipated to begin in July with consideration of a construction contract award resolution by the Governing Body in August.  In-house drainage improvements were constructed as part of the resurfacing preparatory work along with miscellaneous other items.  Preliminary field work was performed for the remaining roads to be resurfaced, Van Orden Road and a portion of Gould Road, utilizing the 2022 program.  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 New Jersey Licensed Surveyor completed a survey of the intersection and area in question.  Once complete, the survey will be provided for review and the consultant New Jersey Licensed Engineer is anticipated to provide a report regarding the intersection and potential improvements.  The design work intends to improve the Union Valley Road, Greenwood Lake Turnpike, Lakeside Road and Stainsby Road intersection.