ENGINEERING DIVISION MONTHLY REPORT
AUGUST 2021

Charles Carbone, P.E., Supervising Engineering Aide

 

TROPICAL STORM HENRI

On August 22nd, Tropical Storm Henri impacted the Township with heavy rainfall amounts.  Stormwater infrastructure was inundated due to the immense volume of stormwater runoff caused by the weather event.  Inspections in reported areas of residential concern were performed by Engineering Division staff as needed following the storm.

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 completed all major work items on August 30, 2021 to renovate an existing Town Hall toilet room for A.D.A. compliance as part of the FY2019 CDBG project.  Upon receipt of documentation and approval by CDBG Grant administrators, the remaining payment request will be processed.

LOT DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW

Five (5) initial, single-family, residential lot development plan was reviewed for compliance with Section 110-4 of the Township Code and any applicable Board resolutions.  One (1) 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.

2021-2022 SNOW PLOWING SERVICES

Bids were received for 2021-2022 Snowplowing Services on August 27th.  The bids were provided to the Township Attorney for review.  A resolution is anticipated to be provided to the Township Council in September for consideration of award.  The Township contracts for private snow plowing services (trucks and drivers) annually to supplement in-house manpower and equipment.  The Department of Public Works is responsible for snow and ice removal on all 194 miles of Township, non-Township and private roads within West Milford.

MORSETOWN ROAD

Technical assistance was provided to the Department of Public Works for multiple stormwater drainage improvement projects.

TOWNSHIP LEAF COMPOST AREA

A site investigation was completed for an alternate location for the Township Leaf Compost Area.  Township DPW staff monitor and maintain the current resident drop off location at the Township Recycling Center on Lycosky Drive.  Alternative locations are sought for increased efficiency of operations and residential use.  An application was prepared with required GIS data for an offsite location.

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 41 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 22 occasions.
  • File research, map copies and/or information were provided to professionals on 7 occasions.
  • Assistance was provided to builders, contractors and utilities on 5 occasions.
  • 6 Right-of-Way Entry permits were reviewed, inspected and forwarded to the Clerk’s Office for processing.
  • 1 large format map copy was made at $5.00 each.
  • The Hudson Essex Passaic Soil Conservation District was consulted for ongoing concerns throughout the Township and for a completed Township project.
  • Two zoning board of adjustment application was reviewed.
  • A pre-construction meeting for the rehabilitation of the lower Bubbling Springs softball field was attended.
  • A Joint Environmental Remediation Committee meeting was attended.
  • A Traffic Calming webinar was attended.
  • GIS files were reviewed and analyzed for an individual subsurface sewage disposal system layer
  • Research of contiguous municipalities regarding individual lot plans was performed
  • Preliminary research was performed to evaluate and determine the viability of a request for Township improvement / acceptance of Highview Drive through the Road Assessment Program.  As part of the research, a survey will be completed for the subject area to determine if positive interest exists for the project.
  • One Petition for Feasibility Study was reviewed for non-Township roads within West Milford.  A letter will be provided to the Township Administrator in September seeking direction for the potential Road Assessment Program project.
  • One meeting was held with a contractor on Reservoir Road prior to the expiration of a maintenance bond.
  • Farrell Field athletic fields were laid out for striping.
  • Resident concerns regarding Tort Claims (3) were responded to as needed
  • Rain inspections were performed in areas of resident concern.

 

CAPITAL PROJECTS

 

ALPINE LANE

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Alpine Lane are being included under the 2021 Township Local Road Resurfacing Program utilizing the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council.

BEAVER AVENUE

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Beaver Avenue are being included under the 2021 Township Local Road Resurfacing Program utilizing the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council.

CAMELOT DRIVE

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Camelot Drive are being included under the 2021 Township Local Road Resurfacing Program utilizing the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council.  Proposed drainage improvements were indicated to DPW staff for future scheduling.

CANISTEAR ROAD

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW.  Plans were prepared for the proposed resurfacing of Canistear Road in order to utilize contracted services.  The improvements to Canistear Road, between Henderson Road and the Township line, are being included under the 2021 Township Main Road Resurfacing Program.

CEDAR LANE

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Cedar Lane are being included under the 2021 Township Local Road Resurfacing Program utilizing the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council.

CLINTON ROAD - SECTION 3

The Governing Body awarded, by resolution, a construction contract for the resurfacing of Clinton Road between Passaic County Bridges #175 and #177 at the August 11th meeting.  A preconstruction meeting was held for the awarded contractor on Wednesday, August 25th.  The Contractor intends to begin construction the end of August into early September with the resurfacing anticipated to be completed near the middle of September.  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 scheduled to be completed under the guide rail program utilizing the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council in early September.

CLOVER ROAD

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Clover Road are being included under the 2021 Township Local Road Resurfacing Program utilizing the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council.

CLUB PLACE

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Club Place are being included under the 2021 Township Local Road Resurfacing Program utilizing the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council.

COMMANCHE LANE

A list of necessary repairs was being prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Commanche Lane are being included under the 2021 Township Local Road Resurfacing Program utilizing the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council.

CONTINENTAL ROAD

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Continental Road are being included under the 2021 Township Local Road Resurfacing Program utilizing the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council.

DUNKIRK COURT

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Dunkirk Court are being included under the 2021 Township Local Road Resurfacing Program utilizing the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council.

EDGEWOOD DRIVE (Beaver Avenue to Aspen Lane)

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Edgewood Drive between Beaver Avenue and Aspen Lane are being included under the 2021 Township Local Road Resurfacing Program utilizing the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council.

EDGEWOOD DRIVE (CEDAR LANE TO BIRCH AVENUE)

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Edgewood Drive between Cedar Lane and Birch Avenue are being included under the 2021 Township Local Road Resurfacing Program utilizing the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council.

ELIZABETH ROAD

A list of necessary repairs was being prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Elizabeth Road are being included under the 2021 Township Local Road Resurfacing Program utilizing the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council.

GOULD ROAD

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW.  Plans were prepared for the proposed resurfacing of Gould Road in order to utilize contracted services.  The improvements to Gould Road, between Macopin Road and the Sherwood Court, are being included under the 2021 Township Main Road Resurfacing Program.

GREENWOOD LAKE TURNPIKE/LAKESIDE ROAD TRAFFIC SIGNAL

File research, including recent traffic signal projects, were reviewed for the development of the Greenwood Lake Turnpike / Lakeside Road Traffic Signal project. The Township’s purchasing procedures were reviewed for guidance regarding a Request-For-Proposal (“RFP”) purchasing.  A draft RFP was prepared and will be provided to the Township Administrator in early September for review after consulting with the Township’s Chief Finance Officer.

HEMLOCK LANE

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Hemlock Lane are being included under the 2021 Township Local Road Resurfacing Program utilizing the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council.  Proposed drainage improvements were designed and indicated to DPW staff for future scheduling.

HILLTOP ROAD

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Hilltop Road are being included under the 2021 Township Local Road Resurfacing Program utilizing the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council.

KING ARTHUR COURT

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to King Arthur Court are being included under the 2021 Township Local Road Resurfacing Program utilizing the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council.

LANCELOT LANE

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Lancelot Lane are being included under the 2021 Township Local Road Resurfacing Program utilizing the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council.

LARCHMONT DRIVE

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Larchmont Drive are being included under the 2021 Township Local Road Resurfacing Program utilizing the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council.

MORSETOWN ROAD

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW.  Plans were prepared for the proposed resurfacing of Gould Road in order to utilize contracted services.  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 for stormwater drainage improvements was provided to the Department of Public Works for stormwater drainage concerns throughout the section of road to be resurfaced.

OXBOW LANE

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Oxbow Lane are being included under the 2021 Township Local Road Resurfacing Program utilizing the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council.  Proposed drainage improvements were designed and indicated to DPW staff for scheduling.

SANDERS COURT

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Sanders Court are being included under the 2021 Township Local Road Resurfacing Program utilizing the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council.  Proposed drainage improvements were indicated to DPW staff for scheduling.

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 indicated a potential start date the end of August to early September for the guide rail repairs and replacement.

2021 TOWNSHIP ROAD RESURFACING PROGRAM

The Township Council approved, by resolution, a construction contract utilizing the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council not to exceed $950,000.  Field work, work lists and proposed improvements were created and provided to the DPW for completion prior to resurfacing.  Failed depressed driveway concrete curb entrances are scheduled to be replaced utilizing a separate contract under the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council prior to paving.  For 2021, the resurfacing program was bifurcated for local road resurfacing to be completed by the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council and main road resurfacing is intended to be awarded a construction contract through open bidding.  The Main Road Resurfacing plans were provided to the consultant Township Engineer for review.  Once approved and revised, the process for awarding a construction contract will begin.  Drainage improvements throughout the entire resurfacing program are completed in-house utilizing both Engineering Division and DPW staff.

TYLER PLACE

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Tyler Place are being included under the 2021 Township Local Road Resurfacing Program utilizing the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council.

UPPER MOUNT GLEN LAKE DRIVE

A list of necessary repairs was being prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Upper Mount Glen Lake Drive are being included under the 2021 Township Local Road Resurfacing Program utilizing the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council.

VINELAND ROAD

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Vineland Road are being included under the 2021 Township Local Road Resurfacing Program utilizing the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council.

WINDSOR ROAD

A list of necessary repairs was being prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Windsor Road are being included under the 2021 Township Local Road Resurfacing Program utilizing the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council.  Proposed drainage improvements were indicated to DPW staff for scheduling.

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.