ENGINEERING DIVISION MONTHLY REPORT
Eric Miller, Supervising Engineering Aide
JOINT ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION COMMITTEE
A meeting was held between the committee and the L.S.R.P. (Licensed Site Remediation Professional) to discuss the water and soil remediation sampling to date at the Town Hall petroleum contamination cleanup. The two soil removal contracts (2016 & 2018) have fully mitigated petroleum contaminated soils. However, the groundwater contamination will require more testing and potential further action.
LA RUE ROAD
Technical assistance was provided to DPW staff for the installation of a previously designed precast concrete structure to replace an existing failing storm drain inlet.
LOT DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW
Two (2) as-built / final plans were reviewed, inspected and approved. 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 Lot Development Plan Tracker.
2020 MUNICIPAL AID
West Milford qualifies for (2) Roadway Preservation and (1) Bikeway application annually. For 2020, draft applications have been prepared for Governing Body approval to include Morsetown Road, Clinton Road and Westbrook Road. If the Township Council greenlights the applications on July 10th, they will be submitted through NJDOT S.A.G.E. (System for Administering Grants Electronically) prior to the July 19th deadline.
2019 PASSAIC COUNTY ROAD RESURFACING
Representatives from the Police Department and Engineering attended the preconstruction meeting in Paterson. This year’s program includes sections of Oak Ridge Road, Union Valley Road and East Shore Road. The contractor was again asked about corrections for two sections of Macopin Road from 2017.
- 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 62 occasions. Field inspections, photographs, reports and/or follow up were required for 31 of these issues.
- Technical assistance was provided, for various issues, to other departments on 89 occasions.
- Twenty one large format copies were made for $5.00 each. Seventeen no charge maps were made for other offices, boards and/or committees.
- File research, map copies and/or information were provided to professionals on 13 occasions.
- Assistance was provided to builders, contractors and utilities on 12 occasions.
- Two Zoning Board of Adjustment applications were reviewed for any possible conflicts with Township infrastructure and/or projects.
- Two Governing Body public budget meetings were attended.
- One department head meeting was attended.
- Three Street Excavation Permits were reviewed, approved and forwarded for processing.
- Research was performed for two O.P.R.A. requests with pertinent documents submitted to the Clerk’s Office.
- Rainy day field inspections of ongoing drainage concerns have become regular practice during this period of increased storm frequency.
- A time extension request was prepared for the CDBG contribution to the ADA improvements at the former Library.
- A field inspection of an ADA chair lift was attended with Administration and DPW at William Paterson College.
- Project status meetings were attended with the Township Administrator on six occasions.
- Research was performed for advanced intersection warning signs Warwick Turnpike.
- A review was performed of the latest Township property sale list for Administration.
AWOSTING ROAD – SECTION 2
Technical assistance was provided to DPW staff for the installation of two previously designed drainage solutions in advance of contracted improvements. The improvements to Awosting Road are being partially funded by a $273,000 State Aid grant.
CANISTEAR ROAD – SECTION 3
Preliminary construction plans have been completed for the milling and paving of Canistear Road between Route 23 and Henderson Road. This project is being partially funded by a $315,000 State Aid grant.
RESERVOIR ROAD – SECTION 3
The Local Aid Office – Mt. Arlington was notified, as required, that all construction items have been completed. The NJDOT final inspection result was positive and the Township now has six months to submit project closeout paperwork. Upon NJDOT review and approval of the document submission, the final 25% of the grant will be released to the Township. The improvements to Reservoir Road have been partially funded by a $250,000 grant.
ROAD ASSESSMENT PROGRAM
The design, plans and construction cost estimate have been completed for Harrison, Jefferson, Walnut and Paul. The draft documents now require review by the consulting Township Engineer for the preparation of bid specifications. The CFO has prepared a special assessment ordinance for introduction at the July 10th Governing Body meeting. A draft acceptance ordinance for Hanover, Princeton, Lyons, Alpine and Beverly was prepared for Governing Body consideration.
2019 TOWNSHIP ROAD RESURFACING PROGRAM
A draft resolution was prepared for construction contract with the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council paving contractor for consideration at the July 10th meeting. The roads scheduled for this year’s program include sections of Wooley Road, Clinton Road, Morsetown Road and Germantown Road and the full length of Winding Way, Renault Road, Doe Run, Evergreen Road, Deal Road, Allendale Road, Harvey Road, Melinda Lane, Newark Road, Maine Road, Pierce Avenue, Plumridge Road, Brady Street and Elm Street.