Monthly Archives for March 2019
Annual Spring Branch Collection
Posted: March 12, 2019
The township will be conducting its annual spring branch collection program for 2019 starting the week of April 22, 2019. All branches need to be placed curbside by this date as it will be a one-time only pickup. No return trips will be made.
Branch collection will be limited to one load per property owner, approximately 4 cubic yards. This is roughly 5 ft. long by 4 ft. wide by 5 ft. high. All branches should be no longer than 4 feet in length and 3 inches in diameter.
Any amount exceeding this one load limit will not be picked up. You will need to schedule a pickup by contacting the engineering office at 973.989.7066. There is a $150 per truck load fee for this additional service.
The collection does not include leaves, vines, stumps, building materials, or any other non-chippable items. If these items are included, they will not be collected.
New Water and Sewer Rates
Posted: March 11, 2019
The Randolph Township Council approved new water and sewer rates effective February 2019. A letter was mailed to property owners indicating the reasons and the rate changes.
The township water utility operated with the same rate structure since 2012 when rates were last increased. During this time period, the utility fund absorbed the capital expense of funding the replacement of aging infrastructure in the Mount Freedom and Shongum areas, as well as annual increases charged by the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority for bulk water purchases and other rising industry costs. An analysis of current/future fund revenues-expenses determined that without an increase in rates in 2019, the fund would not be able to keep pace with these increased costs during the coming year and beyond.
In response to a rate study that found the sewer utility fund to be financially performing exceedingly well at the close of 2018, sewer rates have decreased. The fund amassed a significant reserve for the purpose of funding capital expenses forecast for the Butterworth sewer initiative and other capital projects, along with the potential impact of ongoing litigation between Jersey City and the Rockaway Valley Regional Sewer Authority in which Randolph is a member municipality. The study determined that reserve funding is sufficient to cover the forecasted expenses associated with these activities and that rates could be reduced without negatively impacting the long range financial stability of the sewer utility fund.
As a result of the new rates, the average water utility customer will see an increase of $21.34 per quarter, and the average sewer utility customer will see a quarterly decrease of $23.30.
Residents with questions about the rate changes may contact the township manager’s office at 973.989.7060 for more information.
Mulch Available Starting in April
Posted: March 11, 2019
Fine shredded wood mulch is available to residents from April through October. You may help yourself to it (free) at the recycling center on Sussex Turnpike or place an order for delivery to your residence.
There is a delivery charge of $130.00 per truckload. Each load is approximately 6-8 cubic yards.
If you would like to have mulch delivered to your residence, please complete the mulch order form and return it, with payment, to the Randolph Township Division of Engineering. No order will be processed without receipt of payment. Make checks payable to the Township of Randolph.
Each household will be limited to four deliveries per calendar year. Orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Deliveries will be made every Thursday and Friday beginning April 4 and ending October 25, 2019.
Questions? Call engineering at 973.989.7066.