- July 2022
ENGINEERING DIVISION MONTHLY REPORT
Charles Charbone, 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. 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.
NJDOT STATE AID GRANTS FY2023
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 resolutions were submitted through the Project Management and Reporting System (P.M.R.S.) in order to complete the FY2023 grant application process.
A resident concern regarding existing drainage and stormwater runoff was investigated and evaluated, including locating existing stormwater drainage components.
PINECLIFF LAKE DRIVE
Technical assistance was provided to the Department of Public Works for construction of drainage improvements. Prior field investigation confirmed stormwater runoff concerns and a work order was created in the Mobile311 system for this improvement.
VAN ORDEN ROAD
Technical assistance was provided for on-going stormwater drainage improvements to resolve long standing drainage concerns at Van Orden Road near Union Valley Road. The in-house construction project provides for approximately 700 linear feet of drainage pipe and six stormwater inlets utilizing an existing stormwater outfall system. Additional minor in-house drainage construction is 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 36 occasions. Field inspections, photographs, reports and/or follow up were required for 9 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 33 occasions. Field inspections, photographs, reports and/or follow up were required for 3 of these issues.
- Technical assistance was provided, for various issues, to other departments on 49 occasions.
- File research, map copies and/or information were provided to professionals on 8 occasions.
- Assistance was provided to builders, contractors and utilities on 4 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. A utility company was contacted regarding restoration work of an underground utility.
- Ongoing revisions to proposed cannabis locations were completed upon request utilizing GIS software.
- Inspections were performed at the Compost Facility.
- Right-of-way maintenance concerns were investigated upon request by the Zoning Officer and Director of Public Works.
- 1 OPRA request was responded to.
- One meeting with the Township Administrator was attended.
- An Americans with Disabilities Act meeting was attended.
- A Joint Environmental Remediation Committee meeting was attended.
- 3 Board of Adjustment applications were reviewed.
- A “mark out safety” webinar was attended.
- A department head meeting was attended.
- Plans for the replacement of the Lincoln Avenue culvert by the County were reviewed.
- Plans and specifications for the proposed handicap ramp at the Annex were reviewed.
- A meeting was attended with Officers from the Police Department to discuss and make recommendations for reducing the speed limit on Macopin Road in various areas.
- Road rating inspections were performed for miscellaneous roads for next year’s rating list.
CLINTON road – section 4
Bids were received for the Clinton Road – Section 4 resurfacing project on July 22nd. Contract award is anticipated during the August Governing Body meeting. As part of the grant requirement, the NJDOT must approve all contract award documents prior to the start of construction. 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 contractor for the 2022 Township Crack Seal Program utilizing the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council indicated a potential start date of early August. This year’s 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. Additional inspections were performed to rate additional roads for future crack seal programs.
2022 TOWNSHIP GUIDE RAIL PROGRAM
The contractor for the 2022 Township Guide Rail program utilizing the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council indicated a potential start date of early to mid August. This year’s 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. Other locations may be added to the guide rail replacement program, funding permitting.
2021 TOWNSHIP (LOCAL) ROAD RESURFACING PROGRAM
Local roads unable to be completed due to inclement weather or construction material delays are scheduled to be completed during the 2022 construction season. The contractor for the 2021 Township (local) Road Resurfacing Program utilizing the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council was provided required documents for scheduling the resurfacing of the requested roads. The remaining roads include Alpine Lane, Camelot Drive and Continental Road (between Renault Road and Alpine Lane). A contractor, utilizing a Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council contract, was obtained to replace minor areas of failed concrete curb prior to the resurfacing.
2022 TOWNSHIP ROAD RESURFACING
As part of the 2022 Township Road Resurfacing program, construction documents were advertised for the 2022 Township Road Resurfacing – Lake Shore Drive project with a scheduled bid opening on August 5th. Lake Shore Drive (North) between Warwick Turnpike and Longhouse Drive (1.4 miles) is planned to be constructed as a separate project from the other proposed resurfacing roads. The remaining allocated funding is anticipated to be utilized to resurface a portion of Gould Road between Wooley Road and Union Valley Road and Van Orden Road. A walk-through of both roads was completed in order to prepare a list of preparatory items for in-house completion and to begin plan design. In-house drainage improvement projects on Gould Road were completed as part of the required preparatory work. In-house drainage improvement projects on Van Orden Road were designed and began, with an estimated completion date in August. 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.
UNION VALLEY ROAD, GREENWOOD LAKE TURNPIKE, LAKESIDE ROAD, & STAINSBY ROAD – TRAFFIC SIGNAL
The consultant New Jersey Licensed Surveyor completed a survey of the intersection and area in question. The survey was reviewed by this office and provided to the consultant Engineer. The consultant Engineer provided a preliminary Traffic Signal Warrant Study for review and comment. Minor comments were provided and the Final Traffic Warrant Study was provided for final review. The Study was then forwarded to the Passaic County Traffic Engineer to get the County’s Letter of Concurrence. The result of the Study is that a traffic signal is warranted at this intersection. The design work intends to improve the Union Valley Road, Greenwood Lake Turnpike, Lakeside Road and Stainsby Road intersection.