ENGINEERING DIVISION MONTHLY REPORT
JANUARY 2021

Charles Carbone, P.E., Supervising Engineering Aide

 

BEARFORT ROAD

Technical assistance was provided to the DPW for the replacement of an impounded storm drainage pipe creating stormwater drainage concerns.

DPW DEPOT #1 (NEWFOUNDLAND)

The eastern property boundary of the DPW Depot #1 (Newfoundland) was approximated based on available survey information and field data to assist the DPW.

LOT DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW

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

MOORE ROAD

Inspections were performed for a drainage concern on Moore Road near a stormwater drainage inlet.  The results of the inspection were discussed with Department of Public Works staff for future scheduling. A request was made with the Health Department to test the water source to ensure a clean source prior to drainage design.

NOSENZO POND PARK

A virtual meeting with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection officials was attended to identify environmental constraints impacting the Nosenzo Pond Park site and potential future projects.

PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

The 2021 Road Rating process has begun.  The remaining roads will be rated as conditions allow.  Once complete, the Road Rating list for main and local roads will be updated to reflect the most current ratings.  The Pavement Management Program determines the resurfacing of Township roads through an analysis of multiple criteria for a comprehensive review of the Township’s pavement infrastructure.

ROCKBURN PASS

Inspection was performed for a drainage concern in the area of 103 Rockburn Pass near a stormwater drainage inlet. The results of the inspection were discussed with Department of Public Works staff for future scheduling.

SEDIMENT CONTROL RETROFIT PROGRAM

The third and fourth quarter report for 2020 was prepared and provided to Township staff and Upper Greenwood Lake Property Owner’s Association representatives.

STORMWATER MAPPING

The Township received a grant from the Highlands Council for the GIS mapping of all the Township storm sewers, outfalls and detention basins to comply with the requirements of NJDEP for a Tier A municipality. A coordination meeting was held with the consulting engineering firm.

WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

A draft resolution, for Governing Body consideration, was prepared for the February 3rd Township Council meeting to award a contract for an assessment of water bodies within the Township as part of the Watershed Management Program.  This project is being funded by a New Jersey Highlands Council grant.

2020-2021 WINTER STORM MAINTENANCE

Resident snowplow damage concerns were investigated with action taken when applicable.  Storm event reports were prepared for all winter maintenance operations involving contract services and/or DPW overtime.  Revisions to private contractor snowplow routes were completed utilizing ArcGIS software.

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 25 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 21 occasions.
  • File research, map copies and/or information were provided to professionals on 12 occasions.
  • Assistance was provided to builders, contractors and utilities on 3 occasions.
  • 1 large format map copy was made at $5.00 each.
  • The Township drainage project report was revised.
  • 3 Right-of-Way Entry permits was reviewed, inspected and forwarded to the Clerk’s Office for processing.
  • 1 Board of Adjustment map was reviewed.

 

CAPITAL PROJECTS

 

RIDGE ROAD - SECTION 3, CONTRACT 5

Draft contract close-out documents were provided to the NJDOT Local Aid Office for review prior to final close-out submission.  This 2016 Ridge Road project, between Baron Road and Vreeland Road, required multiple vendors to complete the project as a result of delays caused by a utility conflict.  This 1.2-mile project is being partially funded by a $248,228 State Aid Bikeway grant.

RIDGE ROAD - SECTION 6

The final invoice was received for this resurfacing project of Ridge Road between Union Valley Road and Cahill Cross Road.  Upon receipt of the 2-year, 10% maintenance bond, the final payment will be released to the contractor.  This 1.2-mile project is being partially funded by a $290,000 State Aid roadway infrastructure grant.

ROAD ASSESSMENT PROGRAM - HANOVER, ALPINE, ET AL.

The consultant land surveyor completed field work to survey the proposed road assessment project of Hanover Road, Alpine Court, Beverly Court, Princeton Road (portion), Lyons Road (portion) and Florence Road (portion).  Survey work was performed in-house by Engineering Division staff.  The remaining survey work (portion of Alpine Court) is will be completed as weather / snow permits.  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 ordinance in the summer of 2019. 

2020 TOWNSHIP GUIDE RAIL PROGRAM

The Contractor completed the 2020 Township Guide Rail Program after replacing damaged or substandard guide rail on Clinton Road, Gould Road, High Crest Drive, Nosenzo Pond Road, and Warwick Turnpike for a project total of $33,807.50.  Full-time inspection was provided during the program.

2020 TOWNSHIP ROAD RESURFACING PROGRAM

Punch-list items to be completed by DPW staff were added to the Mobile 311 work order system and provided to the Director of Public Works.