ENGINEERING DIVISION MONTHLY REPORT
JULY 2021

Charles Charbone, P.E., Supervising Engineering Aide

 

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FY2019

This Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development program, administered by the Passaic County Planning Department, provides for improvements that benefit low to moderate income citizens.  This program has been utilized by the Township for public improvement projects within the qualifying blocks or benefiting recipients as determined by the US census.  A.D.A. (Americans with Disabilities Act) improvements serve all citizens and are exempt from the low-mod block designation.  The Contractor continued the work to renovate an existing Town Hall toilet room for A.D.A. compliance as part of this FY2019 CDBG project.  A draft resolution, for Governing Body’s consideration, was prepared for a time extension request for the August 11th meeting.

LAKE SHORE DRIVE

Field work was performed along Lake Shore Drive near Warwick Turnpike to evaluate a stormwater drainage concern.

LOT DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW

Two (2) initial, single-family, residential lot development plan was reviewed for compliance with Section 110-4 of the Township Code and any applicable Board resolutions.  Five (5) 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.

MAPLE ROAD

The limits of the Maple Road right-of-way was determined to evaluate the location of trees for the Department of Public Works.  The trees in question were determined to be located on private property.

2022 NJDOT MUNICIPAL AID GRANTS

The Township Council approved, by resolution, the submission of the 2022 NJDOT Municipal Aid grants for Germantown Road – Section 1 and Morsetown Road – Section 3.  The applications were submitted through the NJDOT S.A.G.E. (System for Administering Grants Electronically) prior to the July 1st deadline.  The awarded resolutions were submitted through the NJDOT P.M.R.S. (Project Management and Reporting System) to complete the application process.

NOSENZO POND PARK – PHASE 4

Resolutions were prepared, for Township Council consideration, to accept a Passaic County Open Space, Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust Fund grant and award a professional services contract for design of improvements.  The Nosenzo Pond Park – Phase 4 project intends to provide funding for improvements to the individual subsurface sewage disposal system and potable well at this recreational facility.

PINECLIFF LAKE DRIVE

Field work was performed along Pinecliff Lake Drive as part of a resident stormwater drainage concern.

2021-2022 SNOW PLOWING SERVICES

The 2021-2022 Snow Plowing Services specifications were reviewed and revised as needed with a potential receipt of bids at the end of August.  The Township contracts for private snow plowing services (trucks and drivers) annually to supplement in-house manpower and equipment.  The DPW is responsible for snow and ice removal on all 194 miles of Township, non-Township and private roads within West Milford.

STORMWATER MAPPING

The Township stormwater mapping deliverables, funded by a NJ Highlands Council grant, were received from the Contractor.  Stormwater infrastructure throughout the Township was GPS-located and imported into GIS software to create a comprehensive map identifying the structures and status as part of this grant project.

TIMBER LANE WEST

A field meeting was attended to discuss resident concerns of stormwater drainage in an existing drainage easement.  The Department of Public Works is anticipated to perform maintenance along a section of the drainage easement.

UNION VALLEY ROAD

A soil and material moving operation was reviewed at a property.  Reviewing departments and agencies were contacted regarding the material being transported and used at this property to determine permitting requirements, if any.

WITTE ROAD

Technical assistance was provided to the Department of Public Works for a stormwater drainage concern.

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 36 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 18 occasions.
  • File research, map copies and/or information were provided to professionals on 3 occasions.
  • Assistance was provided to builders, contractors and utilities on 8 occasions.
  • 6 Right-of-Way Entry permits were reviewed, inspected and forwarded to the Clerk’s Office for processing.
  • 1 large format map copies were made at $5.00 each.
  • One Spatial Data Logic training webinar was attended.
  • A plan review was completed for the Municipal Annex building.
  • Research was performed for a private road.
  • Seven properties were reviewed for the Township Foreclosure List.
  • The Hudson Essex Passaic Soil Conservation District was consulted for ongoing concerns throughout the Township and for a completed Township project.
  • A pre construction webex meeting was attended for the Passaic County road resurfacing program.
  • An Americans with Disability Act meeting was attended.
  • A meeting was attended to review the snow plow bid package.
  • One zoning board of adjustment application was reviewed.
  • Two municipal-insurance company hosted seminars were attended.
  • A site meeting was held with the Licensed Site Remediation Professional to locate monitoring wells at the Department of Public Works location.

 

CAPITAL PROJECTS

 

CANISTEAR ROAD

Walkthrough inspections of existing conditions were completed.  A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW.  Milling and asphalt quantities were estimated.  The improvements to Canistear Road, between Henderson Road and the Township line, are being included under the 2021 Township Main Road Resurfacing Program.

CLINTON ROAD - SECTION 3

Bids were received on Friday, July 16th for the resurfacing of Clinton Road between Passaic County Bridges #175 and #177.  A draft resolution for a construction contract was provided, for Governing Body consideration, for the August 11th meeting.  This 0.8-mile project is being partially funded by a $215,000 State Aid roadway grant.  Guide rail improvements within the project limits are to be completed under the guide rail program utilizing the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council.

CLOVER ROAD

Walkthrough inspections of existing conditions were completed.  A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW.  Milling and asphalt quantities were estimated.  The improvements to Clover Road are being included under the 2021 Township Local Road Resurfacing Program.

CLUB PLACE

Walkthrough inspections of existing conditions were completed.  A list of necessary repairs was being prepared for the DPW.  Milling and asphalt quantities were estimated.  The improvements to Club Place are being included under the 2021 Township Local Road Resurfacing Program.

COMMANCHE LANE

Walkthrough inspections of existing conditions were completed.  A list of necessary repairs was being prepared for the DPW.  Milling and asphalt quantities were estimated.  The improvements to Commanche Lane are being included under the 2021 Township Local Road Resurfacing Program.

ELIZABETH ROAD

Walkthrough inspections of existing conditions were completed.  A list of necessary repairs was being prepared for the DPW.  Milling and asphalt quantities were estimated.  The improvements to Elizabeth Road are being included under the 2021 Township Local Road Resurfacing Program.

GOULD ROAD

Walkthrough inspections of existing conditions were completed.  A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW.  Milling and asphalt quantities were estimated.  The improvements to Gould Road, between Macopin Road and the Sherwood Court, are being included under the 2021 Township Main Road Resurfacing Program.

HEMLOCK LANE

Walkthrough inspections of existing conditions were completed.  A list of necessary repairs was being prepared for the DPW.  Milling and asphalt quantities were estimated.  The improvements to Hemlock Lane are being included under the 2021 Township Local Road Resurfacing Program.

HILLTOP ROAD

Walkthrough inspections of existing conditions were completed.  A list of necessary repairs was being prepared for the DPW.  Milling and asphalt quantities were estimated.  The improvements to Hilltop Road are being included under the 2021 Township Local Road Resurfacing Program.

IVAN ROAD

Walkthrough inspections of existing conditions were completed.  A list of necessary repairs was being prepared for the DPW.  Milling and asphalt quantities were estimated.  The improvements to Ivan Road are being included under the 2021 Township Local Road Resurfacing Program.

LARCHMONT DRIVE

Walkthrough inspections of existing conditions were completed.  A list of necessary repairs was being prepared for the DPW.  Milling and asphalt quantities were estimated.  The improvements to Larchmont Drive are being included under the 2021 Township Local Road Resurfacing Program.

MORSETOWN ROAD

Walkthrough inspections of existing conditions were completed.  A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW.  Milling and asphalt quantities were estimated.  The improvements to Morsetown Road, between Cahill Cross Road and House #260, are being included under the 2021 Township Main Road Resurfacing Program. Technical assistance was provided to the Department of Public Works for stormwater drainage concerns throughout the section of road to be resurfaced.

OXBOW LANE

Walkthrough inspections of existing conditions were completed.  A list of necessary repairs was being prepared for the DPW.  Milling and asphalt quantities were estimated.  The improvements to Oxbow Lane are being included under the 2021 Township Local Road Resurfacing Program.  Technical assistance was provided to the Department of Public Works for potential drainage improvements.

ROAD ASSESSMENT PROGRAM – HANOVER, ALPINE, ET AL.

Base plan design continued for this proposed Road Assessment Program project.  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 the Township by ordinance in the summer of 2019.

SANDERS COURT

Walkthrough inspections of existing conditions were completed.  A list of necessary repairs was being prepared for the DPW.  Milling and asphalt quantities were estimated.  The improvements to Sanders Court are being included under the 2021 Township Local Road Resurfacing Program.

2021 TOWNSHIP GUIDE RAIL PROGRAM

The Township Council approved, by resolution, a construction contract utilizing the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council not to exceed $43,000.  The 2021 Township Guide Rail Program intends to replace damaged guide rail at specific locations throughout the Township.  Damaged guide rail on portions of Clinton Road, Morsetown Road, Otterhole Road and Warwick Turnpike are included in this year’s program.  The Contractor was contacted regarding a construction schedule and indicated a potential start date at the end of August.

2021 TOWNSHIP ROAD RESURFACING PROGRAM

Preliminary fieldwork continued on the proposed roads to be resurfaced in the 2021 Township Road Resurfacing Program.  Field visits and inspections were performed on a portion of the roads to identify potential improvements and repairs prior to resurfacing.  Work lists were prepared for in-house completion prior to construction.  A draft resolution, for Governing Body consideration, was prepared for the August 11th meeting.

TYLER PLACE

Walkthrough inspections of existing conditions were completed.  A list of necessary repairs was being prepared for the DPW.  Milling and asphalt quantities were estimated.  The improvements to Tyler Place are being included under the 2021 Township Local Road Resurfacing Program.

UPPER MOUNT GLEN LAKE DRIVE

Walkthrough inspections of existing conditions were completed.  A list of necessary repairs was being prepared for the DPW.  Milling and asphalt quantities were estimated.  The improvements to Upper Mount Glen Lake Drive are being included under the 2021 Township Local Road Resurfacing Program.

VINELAND ROAD

Walkthrough inspections of existing conditions were completed.  A list of necessary repairs was being prepared for the DPW.  Milling and asphalt quantities were estimated.  The improvements to Vineland Road are being included under the 2021 Township Local Road Resurfacing Program.

WINDSOR ROAD

Walkthrough inspections of existing conditions were completed.  A list of necessary repairs was being prepared for the DPW.  Milling and asphalt quantities were estimated.  The improvements to Windsor Road are being included under the 2021 Township Local Road Resurfacing Program.

YARDVILLE ROAD

Walkthrough inspections of existing conditions were completed.  A list of necessary repairs was being prepared for the DPW.  Milling and asphalt quantities were estimated.  The improvements to Yardville Road are being included under the 2021 Township Local Road Resurfacing Program.