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Monthly Archives for October 2018

Meadowbrook Road Water Main Replacement & Road Paving Project

Posted: October 25, 2018

The township has awarded the Meadowbrook Road water main replacement and road paving project to MSP Construction of Newark, New Jersey.

The contractor will begin work on or about the week of November 5, 2018.

The contractor will begin installing new water main pipe from the intersection of Rickland Drive and Meadowbrook Road and continue along Meadowbrook Road to the intersection of Butternut Road.

All residential traffic and schools buses will be permitted through the work area. We do not anticipate any road closures associated with this work.

Residents with questions regarding this project may contact Engineering Administrator Ralph Carchia at 973.989.7069 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address).


Annual Trunk or Treat and Hayride

Posted: October 10, 2018

Date Change
Due to the weather forecast for Saturday, October 27, 2018, Trunk or Treat has been moved to Sunday, October 28. Please note the revised schedule below for this event.

Bring your family to a fun and safe “Trunk or Treat” event on Sunday, October 28, 2018 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Brundage Park on Carrell Road.

This “spooktacular” event, co-sponsored by the Randolph Township Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Services and the Mt. Freedom Volunteer Fire Company, will have hayrides, hot chocolate and an outdoor movie in addition to lots of candy. The best decorated trunks or storage areas will be eligible for special prizes. While ground effects and other decorations outside the car are welcome, they will not be considered in the judging.

Download and view event guidelines 

Schedule:

  • 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.—parking/set-up/outdoor movie
  • 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.—trunk or treat and hayrides
  • 6:45 p.m.—prizes awarded

For Trunk or Treat, registered cars will park in the parking lot and children will go from car trunk to car trunk to get their treats. All cars must be pre-registered in advance and must participate by distributing candy; one adult must remain with each car.

Admission is $15.00 per car, payable at the event. Pre-registration is required and can be accomplished by visiting our online registration site. The Trunk or Treat is listed under Fall 2018 programs. One registration per family is sufficient. Only 180 spots available.

Proceeds benefit the Mt. Freedom Volunteer Fire Company.

Brundage Park will be closed to the public from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Only registered participants will be allowed into the park. No walk-ins from the trails or adjacent neighborhoods will be permitted into the park.

If you have any questions, please call 973.989.7081.


2018 Leaf Collection Program

Posted: October 5, 2018

Leaf Collection Update—December 14, 2018
The DPW has been able to catch up on leaf collection. They anticipate completing District 3 later today. They are in the home stretch of the collection, so please put your leaves out. District 4 will begin on Monday, December 17, 2018.

Leaf Collection and Placement of Leaves
The engineering department has received complaints about residents/landscapers putting leaves at the curb earlier than 7 days prior to the scheduled pick-up dates. It is important that all residents/landscapers comply with these guidelines as the NJDEP has strict stormwater regulations regarding leaves getting into township catch basins. A notice will be put in the mailbox of any resident who does not adhere to these requirements. If the notice goes unaddressed, the health department will be notified and a summons may be issued to the resident.

The public works department will begin the township’s annual leaf collection program at the end of October. The anticipated collection schedule has been pushed back one week.

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 10/27 and 11/24
  • District 2
    North of Route 10
    When: Weeks of 11/3 and 12/1
  • District 3
    North of Pleasant Hill Rd. & Calais Rd., south of Route 10 and west of Millbrook Ave.
    When: Weeks of 11/10 and 12/8
  • District 4
    East of Millbrook Ave., south of Route 10 and north of Sussex Turnpike
    When: Weeks of 11/17 and 12/21

2018 Leaf Collection Street Map 

map of 4 districts

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


National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Posted: October 3, 2018

Operation Take Back
Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The Township of Randolph, in conjunction with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, will be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Residents can anonymously and confidentially drop off unwanted or expired prescription medications, controlled substances and over the counter medications in front of the ACME at 690 Millbrook Avenue (on the corner of Sussex Turnpike). Doing so eliminates drugs that can fall into the wrong hands.

If you are unable to make the date but would still like to get rid of unwanted medications, visit the Community Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Morris website for a list of permanent drop box locations.


Take a Bus Tour of Historic Sites in Randolph

Posted: October 1, 2018

The Historical Society of Old Randolph (HSOR) is offering a guided bus tour of historic sites in Randolph on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

The tour guide will discuss some of the 27 designated historic landmarks and share facts about other historic sites in our 213-year-old township.

The cost of the 2-hour tour, which includes admission to the Randolph Museum, 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. There is an 8-person minimum for the tour to take place.

For more information about the tour and to make your reservations, please .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address). You may also call 973.989.7095 and leave a message. Please include your name, telephone number and e-mail address when making your reservation.


HSOR to Host Randolph Reminisces Program

Posted: October 1, 2018

The Historical Society of Old Randolph (HSOR) is pleased to announce that Mr. Henry M. Holden will be the next guest speaker in its special series of programs entitled “Randolph Reminisces.”

The public is invited to attend this free program on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Randolph Museum. The museum is located in the historic Brundage House at the main entrance to Randolph’s Freedom Park on Millbrook Avenue. Light refreshments will be served. These events are usually well-attended, so come a bit early to obtain seating. No admission fee is charged, though donations are accepted.

Mr. Holden, noted aviation historian and author, was so well-received by Randolph residents in his previous visit that he has kindly agreed to return and continue to share his vast knowledge.

For more information about this event or about any of the programs the HSOR sponsors, please .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address).

Sunday Visitation Hours at the Randolph Museum are Discontinued for Winter 2018-19
The Randolph Museum will not be open for its regular Sunday afternoon visitation hours beginning on November 4, 2018 until April 2019. The museum will be open from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. each Sunday during October, and will also be open for our annual holiday open house on Saturday, December 1, 2018. The historical society welcomes private tours (weather permitting) throughout the coming winter months. Please .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address) to arrange an appointment for you and/or your group.
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