Monthly Archives for April 2019
2019 Road Resurfacing Program
Posted: April 30, 2019
Randolph Township evaluates the condition of the road system on an annual basis as part of its ongoing road maintenance program.
This evaluation program is a collaborative effort between the engineering and public works departments. It combines an independent rating of the road evaluation system condition and the expertise of the public works director and his crew who maintains the roads daily. This program tracks all of the 154 center line miles of township roadways.
The funding for this year is similar to last year, allowing for the same amount of miles of roadway maintenance. Eighteen roads, or 5.21 miles, are scheduled for resurfacing. As in past years, if funds are available after the roads scheduled for resurfacing have been completed, additional roads could be added prior to the end of the year.
The following roads are tentatively scheduled to be resurfaced this summer. Residents living on these roads who may be looking to install new underground utility lines such as gas or water, from the street to their home, should schedule the installation prior to the resurfacing.
|Park Avenue||Pleasant Hill Road to bridge|
|Morris Turnpike||Dover Chester Road to Canfield Avenue|
|Lawrence Road||Center Grove Road to Edinburgh Drive|
|Nuko Terrace-Jason Lane||Entire length|
|Carellen Place||Entire length|
|Harvey Terrace||Entire length|
|Old Shunpike Road||Nuko Terrace to end|
|Willow Avenue||Entire length|
|Arnold Drive||From dead end to #9|
|Musiker Road||Sussex Turnpike to Knightsbridge Drive|
|Old Brookside Road||Sussex Turnpike to park entrance|
|Mac Spar Drive||Entire length|
|Phyllis Road||From dead end to Arthur Lane|
|Woodlawn Terrace||Entire length|
|Schumann Road||Entire length|
|Sanford Drive||Entire length|
|Stonehill Road||Entire length|
|Sharon Street||Entire length|
Hazardous Waste Disposal
Posted: April 27, 2019
The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MCMUA) will conduct a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal event on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, 500 West Hanover Avenue in Parsippany.
Morris County residents will be able to drop-off unwanted hazardous materials from their households. Businesses are not allowed to participate.
As of 2018, electronic devices (e-waste) will no longer be accepted at MCMUA one-day household hazardous waste events. The authority advises residents to call 973.829.8006 for information and to discuss recycling options.
Acceptable materials include: pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, oil-based paints, stains, paint thinners and removers, solvents, automotive fluids, rechargeable and button cell batteries, pool chemicals, darkroom chemicals, aerosol cans (not empty), propane cylinders, small quantities of asbestos (wetted, double bagged and sealed with duct tape), driveway sealant, roofing tar, fluorescent bulbs, PCB-ballasts, mercury thermometers and switches, household cleaning products, and muriatic acid. View event flyer .
Latex paint will not be accepted, nor will explosive or highly reactive materials, such as picric acid or nitro compounds. For information about safe disposal of explosive or reactive material, call 973.829.8006.
There is a $5.00 fee for each barbeque-sized propane cylinder. Payment must be made by check only.
For more information, call 973.829.8006 or visit the MCMUA website.
Odd/Even Lawn Watering Regulations
Posted: April 23, 2019
In an effort to conserve water, the township adopted an odd/even lawn watering schedule for property owners served by township water.
We have put together an informational page which spells out the days and times when watering is permitted. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with these lawn watering restrictions which will be in effect from May 1 through September 30 of each year.
Read about the lawn watering restrictions »
Enforcement of this mandatory restriction will be aggressive; violations will result in the following penalties:
- First offense: $200.00
- Second offense: $500.00
- Third offense: to be determined by the municipal court judge
Meadowbrook Road Curb Replacement Update
Posted: April 23, 2019
The paving of Meadowbrook Road from Rickland Drive to Butternut Road will begin with the milling of the roadway the week of May 6, 2019, and completion of the initial paving course the week of May 13. The final paving course will be installed as part of the second phase and will be scheduled this summer after the trenches have had a chance to settle.
The milling and paving operations will require alternating traffic on the road during the two week period and delays should be expected. There may be short periods of time where access to some driveways may not be possible, however, we will be coordinating with the contractor to minimize the inconvenience. The access restrictions are necessary in order to ensure the paving material is properly installed and to prevent damage to vehicles using the street.
Please be advised that the milling and paving operations are heavy construction activities and it is strongly recommended that residents avoid walking in or along the street through the active construction area except when necessary to access their homes. Once the milling is complete, care must be exercised since the surface will be uneven until the initial paving is complete.
The paving and curb replacement in the section of Meadowbrook from Butternut to Old Chimney Road will be the last section of the project to be constructed. This work is planned for the fall and will be completed prior to year’s end.
Residents who have questions may contact township engineer Paul Ferriero at 973.989.7068.
Trail Wayfinding and Signage Implementation Day
Posted: April 12, 2019
Randolph Township will be holding a Trail Wayfinding and Signage Implementation Day on Saturday, May 4, 2019. This volunteer opportunity will begin at 10:00 a.m. at Freedom Park. The rain date is May 11, 2019.
Wayfinding and signage improvements for Randolph’s trail network were studied by the environmental consulting and energy asset management firm, Greener by Design (GbD). GbD completed the Randolph Trails Master Plan (RTMP) (44,000 KB) in September of 2017, which detailed the opportunities and weaknesses of the existing trail network. This plan is supported by several months of stakeholder engagement, research, trail site visits and inventory analysis.
The RTMP concluded with several recommendations, one of which was to improve the trail network’s wayfinding and signage. Trail users wanted to more easily navigate to and from destinations, track their mileage and know their exact location while in the woods. The Randolph Trails Committee approved this initiative in the fall of 2018 and has been preparing for implementation, in collaboration with the Randolph Township Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services, the municipal staff, and GbD ever since.
Wayfinding and signage improvements are already underway, as new signs, trailheads, bollards and trail posts have already been purchased. The Trail Wayfinding and Signage Implementation Day is soliciting individual volunteers and volunteer groups to help drive posts into the ground and ensure proper signage. The task should not take more than a few hours to complete.
HSOR to Host Randolph Reminisces Program
Posted: April 9, 2019
Randolph Museum Now Open for the 2019 Season
The Historical Society of Old Randolph (HSOR) is pleased to announce that famed author Henry M. Holden will be the next guest speaker in its special series of programs entitled “Randolph Reminisces.”
Mr. Holden will continue his talk on Women in Aviation. For a preview, visit his website.
The program will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Randolph Museum, located at the Millbrook Avenue entrance to Freedom Park. There is no admission fee.
Take a Bus Tour of Historic Sites in Randolph
Posted: April 9, 2019
The Historical Society of Old Randolph (HSOR) is offering a guided spring bus tour of historic sites in Randolph on Saturday, April 27, 2019 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 township.
The cost of the 2-hour tour, which includes admission to the Randolph Museum, is $5.00 for adults and $2.00 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.
Healthy Body, Healthy Mind Expo
Posted: April 8, 2019
The Randolph Municipal Alliance Committee (MAC) is proud to present the premier of a community-wide family event showcase for healthy living.
This free, public event will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the community center (30 Calais Road). It will feature a variety of programs and resources for family physical and mental well-being. Area businesses and organizations will be exhibiting throughout the facility on various techniques and new ideas for all to explore. Highlights will include participation demonstrations of mindfulness yoga and meditation; mini boot camp session and other fitness programs; healthy eating and cooking demonstration; group activities in the area such as bike clubs, community garden club, and more.
Posted: April 8, 2019
The Randolph Municipal Alliance Committee (MAC) will be hosting a presentation of “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age” on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Randolph Public Library.
This documentary addresses the most pervasive parenting issue of our time head-on—depicting teen struggles over social media, video games and internet addiction.
Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that happening with her own kids and began a quest to uncover how it might impact their development. As with her other two award-winning documentaries on mental health, Ruston takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction.
Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, Screenagers reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and also offers solutions on how adults can empower their kids to best navigate the digital world to find balance.
Registration is required and space is limited…register here.