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Monthly Archives for September 2017

Free Osteoporosis Exercise Class

Posted: September 30, 2017

Project Healthy Bones (PHB) is a 24-week, weight-bearing exercise and educational program for older adults who have osteoporosis or are at risk of developing the condition. PHB exercises target the body’s larger muscle groups to improve strength, balance and flexibility.

An orientation for new participants will be held Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon at the Randolph Township Community Center (30 Calais Road). The program will then meet weekly for 1.5 hours per session at the center, beginning October 19, 2017.

The program is free but registration is required. To register, call the Randolph Township Health Department at 973.537.7125.

Sponsored by the Randolph Township Health Department, NORWESCAP, the Offray Arthritis Center of Morristown Medical Center and the New Jersey Department of Human Services.

Trails Master Plan Public Presentation

Posted: September 22, 2017

Ben Spinelli, of Greener by Design LLC, will be presenting a final draft of the proposed trails master plan to the Randolph Township Council on Thursday, September 28, 2017. The council meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. at the municipal building (502 Millbrook Avenue).

The trails master plan has been on ongoing initiative throughout 2017. As a public use plan, a variety of methods were used to encourage public input to the plan. These methods included several public meetings, meetings with trail use stakeholder groups, emergency service providers and township staff and volunteers. In addition, a short survey was used to gauge current usage of the trails as well as to elicit suggestions for improvements. Also, a “trail blitz” was performed to walk and document every mile of the current trail system.

This information was integrated into the final draft of the trails master plan, as recommended by a steering committee comprised of the following individuals:

  • Mayor Chris Carey
  • council member Mark Forstenhausler
  • council member Mike Guadagno
  • committee chair Phil Sheehy
  • Janet McMillan, Randolph Township Parks Advisory Committee
  • Vic Viscomi, Randolph Township Recreation Advisory Committee
  • Marc Perez, Randolph Township Wildlife Management Advisory Committee
  • Darren Carney, township planning and zoning administrator
  • Russ Newman, director of the Randolph Township Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services

The trails master plan includes an assessment of the current trail conditions, an analysis of trail connectivity, an assessment of opportunities to expand the network by identifying specific trail segments, a maintenance plan, and recommendations for trail marking and branding of the system.

View the final draft of the trails master plan (42,000 KB) 

2017 Leaf Collection Program

Posted: September 20, 2017

Curbside Leaf Collection Policy Amended to Allow for Use of Private Contractors
Effective fall of 2017, the township’s leaf collection policy has been changed to allow residents using private landscapers, contractors and lawn services to place leaves at the curb for collection by the township.

The public works department will begin the township’s annual leaf collection program at the end of October.

Residents are urged to dispose of leaves on their own properties whenever possible. Blowing leaves into wooded areas, placing leaves on acid loving plants such as pachysandra, or creating backyard compost piles will have the effect of minimizing costs associated with the curbside collection of leaves.

Residents, landscapers, contractors and lawn services may place loose leaves at the curb (not in the road or gutter) no earlier than seven days prior to their scheduled collection date. Leaves need to be placed curb side prior to the Saturday in which your district is scheduled for pickup.

The township will be enforcing its yard waste ordinance with written warnings and summonses. Residents using private contractors are reminded that they must inform their contractors of the regulatory elements of the township’s curbside leaf collection policy.

  • Loose leaves must be placed at the curb, not in the road or gutter.
  • The placement of the leaves should not take place any earlier than seven days prior to the resident’s scheduled collection date.
  • Leaves should only be placed in locations on the property ten or more feet from any storm sewer inlet on the street.
  • Only leaves should be placed at the curb. To avoid damage to the leaf collection equipment, brush, grass, rocks and any other materials should never be included with the leaves.

Please try to coordinate your yard raking with the schedule which follows to avoid having leaves in the gutter for extended periods of time.

For any residents wishing to bag their leaves in biodegradable bags and place them curbside, the Randolph Township Department of Public Works will pick them up on Mondays. This applies to bagged leaves only. Please contact the engineering department at 973.989.7066 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address) by 3:30 p.m. on the prior Friday to be placed on the pick-up list. Plastic bags will not be collected, only biodegradable leaf bags which are available at many garden centers.

Anticipated Collection Schedule:

  • District 1
    South of Pleasant Hill Rd., Calais Rd. & Sussex Tpke., Sussex Tpke. to Morris Twp. border
    When: Weeks of 10/21 and 11/18
  • District 2
    North of Route 10
    When: Weeks of 10/28 and 11/25
  • District 3
    North of Pleasant Hill Rd. & Calais Rd., south of Route 10 and west of Millbrook Ave.
    When: Weeks of 11/4 and 12/2
  • District 4
    East of Millbrook Ave., south of Route 10 and north of Sussex Turnpike
    When: Weeks of 11/11 and 12/9

2017 Leaf Collection Street Map 

map of 4 districts

Need more information or have questions? Contact the DPW at 973.989.7066.

2017 Fall Seasonal Flu Clinics

Posted: September 14, 2017

The Randolph Township Health Department will be holding multiple seasonal flu vaccination clinics this fall.

  • Thursday, September 14
    2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Town Hall, 502 Millbrook Avenue, Randolph
  • Tuesday, October 3
    8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    Randolph Community Center, Calais Road, Randolph
  • Thursday, October 5
    2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Town Hall, 502 Millbrook Avenue, Randolph
  • Thursday, October 12
    2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Town Hall, 502 Millbrook Avenue, Randolph
  • Thursday, October 19
    2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Town Hall, 502 Millbrook Avenue, Randolph

The fee is $20.00, free to those with Medicare Part B ONLY. Those with any Medicare co-pay plans must self submit for reimbursement. You may qualify for free vaccine if your insurance will not cover it or if you have no insurance.

All residents age six months and older are encouraged to obtain the flu vaccine. Remember, children age 6 to 59 months must have flu vaccine by December 31, 2017 in order to remain in child care.

Advanced registration for the clinics is not required. Call 973.537.7118 for more information.

In order to speed your visit, download and complete the requisite consent form(s) in advance:

Flu vaccine 
Flu vaccine—pediatric 

Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)
VIS are information sheets which explain the benefits and risks of a vaccine:

Influenza Vaccine 

Pathways of History Museum Tour

Posted: September 13, 2017

The Historical Society of Old Randolph (HSOR), overseers of the Randolph Museum on Millbrook Avenue, invites residents to take part in this year’s Pathways of History Museum Tour to be held on Saturday, October 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Sunday, October 8 from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m.

Randolph has partnered with museums and historic sites from 20 other locations in northern Morris County, all of which will simultaneously open their doors in welcome during this extraordinary event honoring history, community and friendship.

Now in its eighth year, this two day event provides a great opportunity for residents to go on an enlightening historical journey. Be sure to check out the Randolph Museum, located at the entrance to Freedom Park on Millbrook Avenue, and the Friends Meeting House on Quaker Church Road.

Admission is free at all participating sites and visitors may start at any point on the tour.

Visit the museum tour website for complete details, a printable guide, maps and directions.

Take a Bus Tour of Historic Sites in Randolph

Posted: September 13, 2017

The Historical Society of Old Randolph (HSOR) is offering a guided bus tour of historic sites in Randolph on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

Take a ride around the township, view historic landmarks within our borders and learn about Randolph’s history.

The cost of the 2-hour tour, which includes admission to both the Randolph Museum and the Friends Meeting House, is $5.00 for adults and free for children under 12 years of age.

Meet at the Randolph Township municipal building, located on Millbrook Avenue. Bus seating is limited and admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis so be sure to arrive early.

For more information about the tours, please .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address).

Randolph Country Fair & Community Yard Sale

Posted: September 1, 2017

Randolph’s Rotary Club is sponsoring the tenth annual Randolph Country Fair and Community Yard Sale on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Randolph municipal building on Millbrook Avenue in Randolph.

In addition to the yard sale, the fair will feature great food, music and talent entertainment, children’s rides and games, vendors, crafts, demonstrations, antique cars, emergency vehicles, hayrides and much more.

The Friends of Randolph Pound will be having a tricky tray with proceeds benefiting all of the homeless animals in the care of the Randolph Regional Animal Shelter. Plus, there will be beautiful kittens for adoption.

The yard sale will be located in the parking lot of the municipal building. Reserve a parking space to sell your accumulated treasures for only $20.00 but don’t wait…space is limited!

To reserve a space for the yard sale, download the Randolph Rotary’s registration form . Crafters and vendors interested in participating should e-mail the Rotary at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address).

This year, there will be a rain date of Sunday September 24, 2017. If it looks like the weather isn’t going to cooperate, notification will be sent out by 7:00 p.m. Friday night and posted on this website.

Charity Softball Game

Posted: September 1, 2017

Head over to Brundage Park on Carrell Road on Sunday, September 24, 2017 for the second annual Battle of the Badges Charity Softball Game pitting the township fire departments against the police department.

The game begins at 7:00 p.m. and admission is free. Hamburgers, hot dogs and other refreshments will be available. Proceeds will be donated to the Goryeb Children’s Hospital to benefit pediatric patients.