ENGINEERING DIVISION MONTHLY REPORT
Charles Carbone, P.E., Supervising Engineering Aide
Veolia Water NJ performed emergency repair of underground utilities (sewer main) on a portion of Alpine Lane. As part of the final restoration work, Veolia Water NJ will resurface the impacted section of Alpine Lane during the 2023 construction season.
Preliminary fieldwork was performed regarding a drainage concern on Baldwin Drive. Technical assistance was provided to the Department of Public Works for additional test pits performed to identify the extents of the drainage concerns. Drainage improvements are potentially to be designed and considered for future construction, if warranted and feasible.
Technical assistance was provided for stormwater drainage improvements to resolve long-standing drainage concerns at the end of Briarcliff Drive. The in-house construction project provided for the construction of approximately 100 feet stormwater drainage pipe.
BUBBLING SPRINGS PARK
An interdepartmental meeting was held with Recreation staff to discuss past conceptual plans and improvements at the Bubbling Springs Park. When time allows, the most recent conceptual plan from 2006 will be updated to represent completed improvements and potential improvements for improved overall long-term planning of projects at the Township property.
LOT DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW
Three (3) 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 (www.westmilford.org) under the Site Plan Tracker.
2022-2023 SNOW PLOWING SERVICES
Winter maintenance maps, routes, and supplemental documentation were prepared and generated. Final routes and maps will be provided to the subcontractors after an internal pre-winter season meeting is held to discuss operations. 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 190+ miles of Township, non-Township and private roads within West Milford. The Township has awarded contracts to five subcontractors providing 39 trucks and drivers for the 2022-2023 season.
TOWNSHIP ANNEX PROJECTS
Draft Township specifications for the proposed renovations and alterations of the Township Annex building were prepared and provided for review. The technical specifications and plans were completed by the consultant architect and the mechanical engineer for the proposed renovation project to convert the former Library building for municipal office use. Draft Township specifications for the proposed accessible ramp at the Annex building were partially prepared. The completed ramp specifications are part of a Community Development Block Grant project and require review by the grant administrator prior to future advertising. Test pits and current septic system information was provided to the consultant engineer for the design of the septic system.
- 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 51 occasions. Field inspections, photographs, reports and/or follow up were required for 8 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 38 occasions. Field inspections, photographs, reports and/or follow up were required for 4 of these issues.
- Technical assistance was provided, for various issues, to other departments on 42 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.
- 4 large format map copies were made at $5.00 each.
- Draft specifications were reviewed for future editing for the renovations at the Ridge Road municipal building.
- Six (6) property liens were reviewed for potential future foreclosure
- Engineering assistance was provided to the Zoning Officer on two occasions.
- Rain inspections were performed on various Township streets regarding ongoing resident concerns when weather allowed.
- 10 Right of Way Entry Permit Applications were received, processed, and returned to the Clerk’s office.
- 6 OPRA requests were responded to.
- 3 Board of Adjustment applications were reviewed.
- 2 meetings with the Township Administrator were attended.
CLINTON road – section 4
Draft project close-out documents for the project were prepared. The resurfacing of a section of Clinton Road, between Passaic County Structure #175 and 0.9-miles south was completed on September 23rd. Close-out documents for the project, including core test results, must be submitted to the local aid office within six months of the date of the final NJDOT inspection. Upon receipt of the material sampling report, the Contractor will be notified of required documents and invoices for project close out. This 0.9-mile resurfacing project is being partially funded by a $284,000 State Aid roadway grant.
2022 TOWNSHIP GUIDE RAIL PROGRAM
The Contractor for the 2022 Township Guide Rail program utilizing the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council was contacted regarding potential additional guide rail improvements in the Township that were identified for replacement previously. A change order resolution will be evaluated and if required prepared in December to complete the additional work. This year’s program has provided replacement of damaged guide rail on portions of Clinton Road and Germantown Road previously.
2022 TOWNSHIP ROAD RESURFACING – Gould Road, Van Orden Road
The Governing Body approved, by resolution, a construction contract for the resurfacing of Gould Road, between Wooley Road and Union Valley Road, and Van Orden Road at the November 2nd meeting. A preconstruction meeting was held with the Contractor and construction began November 15th. The major construction items were completed November 22nd with restoration work and line striping expected to be completed in December. Minor repair areas are anticipated to be addressed in December. Weather sensitive restoration work, such as grass seed spreading, is anticipated to be completed in the spring of 2023. The resurfacing project accounted for the repaving of 1.8-miles of Township roads.
2022 TOWNSHIP ROAD RESURFACING – LAKE SHORE DRIVE
The Contractor was advised of required close out documents and miscellaneous items prior to processing final payment requests. The project provided for the resurfacing of Lake Shore Drive (North) between Warwick Turnpike and Longhouse Drive (1.4 miles).
UNION VALLEY ROAD, GREENWOOD LAKE TURNPIKE, LAKESIDE ROAD, & STAINSBY ROAD – TRAFFIC SIGNAL
A meeting was held with the design engineer and engineering staff to discuss the proposed signal layout and equipment location. The different right of way lines were discussed. A title search company was asked for a proposal to do a title search for the properties at each corner of the intersection. The design work intends to improve the Union Valley Road, Greenwood Lake Turnpike, Lakeside Road and Stainsby Road intersection.