Monthly Archives for August 2019
Posted: August 29, 2019
In observance of International Overdose Awareness Day, members of the community are invited to join Center for Addiction Recovery Education & Success (CARES) and Community Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Morris (CCHSM) in honoring the memory of those we have lost, those still struggling and those in recovery from the disease of addiction.
The celebration will take place Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at CARES (25 West Main Street in Rockaway) with a light fare and we will then proceed together to Donatoni Community Park (231 West Main Street, Rockaway) for a dedication ceremony and beautiful butterfly release.
We must work together to raise awareness, end the stigma and prevent further tragedies associated with this disease.
9-Week “Stress Busting’’ Program for Caregivers
Posted: August 28, 2019
“Stress-Busting for Family Caregivers,” a unique 9-week program which begins September 19, 2019, helps family caregivers manage their stress and better cope with their lives.
Offered by Morris County’s Department of Human Services, the free program (donations accepted) is designed to improve the quality of life of family caregivers who provide care for persons with Alzheimer’s Disease, various types of dementia and other chronic illnesses. The program is conducted in a small group setting with two trained group facilitators.
The program will be held at the Office of Temporary Assistance, 340 West Hanover Avenue in Morristown. Morning and afternoon sessions will be offered, at either 9:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be available.
Hazardous Waste Disposal
Posted: August 27, 2019
The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MCMUA) will conduct a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal event on Saturday, September 14, 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.
Stay Connected to the Township and County in an Emergency
Posted: August 23, 2019
The township and county offer many ways for you to be contacted in the event of severe weather or other emergencies.
Smart911 allows residents to create a safety profile at smart911.com for their household that includes vital information that you want 9-1-1 call takers and emergency responders to have in the event of an emergency. Residents can offer as much or as little personal or business information as they wish. Do you have a disabled person living in your home? Will first responders encounter an aggressive pet? Where is the shut-off valve to your natural gas flow?
Smart 911 is FREE; your information is secure and accessible only to a 9-1-1 call taker. This service can provide key information to responders that can make your family safer.
Morris County has moved to a new emergency alert system called AlertMorris. With AlertMorris, you can receive emergency alerts by whatever method of communication you prefer: e-mail, text, phone or social media. Morris County’s social media alert accounts on Facebook and Twitter, @MCUrgent, have changed their names to @AlertMorris. Get updates from OEM and multi-jurisdictional emergency alerts through your favorite social media platform! If you had already signed up for @MCUrgent, there’s nothing to do—you’ll see @AlertMorris in your Facebook and Twitter feeds. Otherwise, follow @AlertMorris today on Facebook and Twitter!
For questions about AlertMorris or Smart911 contact the Randolph Township Police Department or the Morris County Office of Emergency Management at 973.829.8600.
Randolph Township Services
Swift911 is a notification system the township uses to communicate emergency information to its residents. Sign up here. Emergency announcements are also posted on the township website and social media; you can follow us on Facebook (Township of Randolph) and Twitter (@RandolphTwpNJ).
For less urgent information, sign up for the Randolph weekly events e-mail—it’s the best way to find out about announcements and fun, family events happening in the township.
Morris County Remembers 9/11
Posted: August 13, 2019
Join Morris County on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at its 18th remembrance ceremony as we honor those lost on 9/11.
The ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Morris County September 11th Memorial on West Hanover Avenue in Parsippany-Troy Hills, across from the Morris View Healthcare Center and adjacent to the Morris County Public Safety Academy. It will be held rain or shine.
Alison Crowther and Honor (Crowther) Fagan, the mother and sister of the late Welles Crowther, who gave his life while saving others at the World Trade Center on 9/11, have generously agreed to be the keynote speakers.
Welles Remy Crowther was working on the 104th floor of the South Tower at WTC when the attacks occurred on 9/11. The 24-year-old rookie equities trader lost his life that day but not before repeatedly going back into the tower to help to save many others. He was last seen working with members of the FDNY just before the South Tower collapsed.
Since seating at the memorial is limited, the public is encouraged to bring lawn chairs to the outdoor observance. Parking will be available at the Morris County Department of Human Services building at 340 West Hanover Avenue in Morris Township, directly across from the academy. Shuttle buses will be available to transport those in need.
The observance will include a special invocation, a lighting of candles, and reading of the names of each of the Morris County victims, plus a 21-gun salute, and keynote remarks.
Morris County’s September 11th Memorial pays tribute to all of those who died in the terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C., on September 11, 2001, with a special emphasis on the 64 victims from Morris County whose names are etched in plaques affixed to the memorial.
Osteoporosis Exercise Program
Posted: August 1, 2019
Are you over age 50 and have osteoporosis or are at risk of developing the condition? Do you want to improve your strength, balance and flexibility? Do you want to learn more about osteoporosis?
Project Healthy Bones (PHB) exercise program is a 24-week osteoporosis prevention exercise program for Randolph residents.
An orientation for new participants will be held Thursday, September 12, 2019 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Randolph Township Community Center (30 Calais Road). The program will then meet weekly from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon at the center, beginning September 26, 2019.
Attendees will partake in a physical workout during each meeting as well as participate in educational sessions on topics including ways to increase calcium, proper body mechanics and proper usage of osteoporosis medications.
The suggested donation for the program is $25.00. To register (required), call the Randolph Township Health Department at 973.537.7125.
Sponsored by the Randolph Township Health Department in collaboration with NORWESCAP.
Mosquito & Tick Prevention for Homeowners
Posted: August 1, 2019
Homeowners can help control mosquitoes by making sure they do not have containers around the home that hold water. Buckets, gutters, bird baths, toys, tarpaulins and anything else that can contain water should be emptied or removed from the yard. Do not dispose of leaves and grass clippings in ditches, streams or catch basins. Make sure your screens are in good repair, and consider moving inside during periods of high mosquito activity (early evening and early morning). If outside, use an EPA registered repellent.
Here are some basic ways to prevent tick bites:
- Avoid wooded areas and dense shrubs where ticks love to hide.
- Wear solid, light colored clothing in order to find ticks easily.
- Mow your lawn and trim trees and shrubs.
- Tuck your pants into your socks and wear a long sleeved shirt. This will help prevent a tick from attaching to your skin.
- Use insect repellents on yourself and your pets. There are two types of repellents effective for ticks. Repellents containing DEET can only be used on clothing and exposed skin. The other type of repellent contains permetherin and should only be used on clothing. Always read and follow label directions carefully. Use an insect repellent with 10-30% DEET for protection against insect bites in children older than 2 years. Always follow directions for application carefully.
- Check yourself frequently when you are in tick-infested areas. Check again after returning and again before going to bed. Especially check the scalp, ears, neck and under the arms and in the groin area.
- Pull long hair back and tuck it into a cap.
The Morris County Division of Mosquito Control will have an informational display on how to protect yourself, your family and your pets from ticks and mosquitoes. The display will be available at the Randolph Township Free Public Library, 28 Calais Road. The tick information will be displayed the week of August 19 - 23 and the mosquito information will be displayed the week of August 26 - 30.
Road Resurfacing Work to Begin August 12
Posted: August 1, 2019
Updated September 13, 2019:
The paving of Mac Spar Drive was completed today. Lawrence Road (between Center Grove Road and Edinburgh Drive) was paved halfway today and will be completed on Monday. Once the paving of Lawrence Road is completed on Monday, they will move on to pave Willow Avenue, Musiker Road (between Sussex Turnpike and Knightsbridge Drive) and Phyllis Road (from Arthur Lane to the dead end). During the milling and paving process, motorists should allow extra travel time or plan an alternate route. As always, emergency vehicles will always be allowed to pass through the construction area.
Updated September 12, 2019:
The milling of Old Coach Road, Colonial Court, Wick Lane and Old Brookside Road was completed today; these roads will be paved next week. The paving of Lawrence Road (between Center Grove Road and Edinburgh Drive), Mac Spar Drive and Willow Avenue will take place tomorrow, September 13, beginning with Mac Spar Drive. During the milling and paving process, motorists should allow extra travel time or plan an alternate route. Emergency vehicles will always be allowed to pass through the construction area.
Updated September 11, 2019:
Milling was completed today on Musiker Road (between Sussex Turnpike and Knightsbridge Drive) and Phyllis Road (from Arthur Lane to the dead end); these two roads will be paved later this week or early next week. The paving of Morris Turnpike (between Canfield Avenue and Dover Chester Road) will be completed this afternoon. The paving of Lawrence Road (between Center Grove Road and Edinburgh Drive), Mac Spar Drive and Willow Avenue will take place on Friday due to the forecasted rain on Thursday. The milling of Wick Lane began today and is expected to be completed this afternoon. The milling of Old Coach Road, Colonial Court and Old Brookside Road will begin tomorrow, September 12. During the milling and paving process, motorists should allow extra travel time or plan an alternate route. Emergency vehicles will always be allowed to pass through the construction area.
Updated September 10, 2019:
Milling was completed today on Mac Spar Drive and Willow Avenue; these roads will be paved later this week. The paving of Sanford Drive, Stonehill Road and Sharon Street will be completed by the end of the day. Tomorrow, September 11, 2019, Morris Turnpike (between Canfield Avenue and Dover Chester Road) will be paved and the road will be closed with detours in place. Crews will then move to Lawrence Road to pave between Center Grove Road and Edinburgh Drive. Milling will begin on Musiker Road (between Sussex Turnpike and Knightsbridge Drive) and Phyllis Road (from Arthur Lane to the dead end).
Updated September 9, 2019:
Today the contractor completed the milling on Morris Turnpike and Lawrence Road; these roads will be paved later this week. Tomorrow, September 10, 2019, Mac Spar Drive and Willow Avenue will be milled, and paving will begin on Sanford Drive, Stonehill Road and Sharon Street. There will be a flagger at each end of the roads being milled and paved to inform motorists of detours. During the milling and paving process, motorists should allow extra travel time or plan an alternate route. Emergency vehicles will always be allowed to pass through the construction area.
Updated September 8, 2019:
On Monday, September 9, 2019, crews will be milling Lawrence Road (from Center Grove Road to Edinburgh Drive), Mac Spar Drive and Willow Avenue. Please allow extra travel time or plan an alternate route.
Updated September 5, 2019:
The contractor milled Park Avenue (between Pleasant Hill Road and the pond bridge) this morning and is now milling Sanford Drive, Stonehill Road and Sharon Street. Park Avenue (between Pleasant Hill and the pond bridge) will be paved Friday morning, September 6, beginning at 7:00 a.m.; that section of Park Avenue will be closed to traffic for a few hours. Milling on Morris Turnpike (between Canfield Avenue and Dover Chester Road) will begin on Friday, September 6, provided that the roads currently being milled are completed today. If time allows on Friday, milling will begin on Lawrence Road. During the milling and paving process, motorists should allow extra travel time or plan an alternate route. We appreciate your patience.
Updated September 4, 2019:
Milling and paving will begin on Park Avenue on Thursday, September 5, 2019, weather permitting. Resurfacing will take place on the roads below in the approximate order listed. The entire road resurfacing project is expected to take two weeks. During the milling and paving process, motorists should allow extra travel time or plan an alternate route. As the project progresses, residents may check back for updated information.
Mac Spar Drive
Old Coach Road
Old Brookside Road
Milling and resurfacing of the following streets will begin on or about August 12, 2019, weather permitting:
|Park Avenue||Pleasant Hill Road - Bryants Pond at 162 Park Avenue|
|Morris Turnpike||Dover Chester Road - Canfield Avenue|
|Lawrence Road||Center Grove Road - Edinburgh Drive|
|Willow Avenue||Entire length|
|Musiker Avenue||Sussex Turnpike - Knights Bridge Drive|
|Old Brookside Road||Patriots Way path entrance - Sussex Turnpike|
|Mac Spar Drive||Entire length|
|Phyllis Place||Arthur Lane - East of dead end|
|Sanford Drive||Entire length|
|Stonehill Road||Entire length|
|Sharon Street||Entire length|
|Wick Lane||Entire length|
|Colonial Court||Entire length|
|Old Coach Road||Entire length|
The paving of these roads will take approximately two weeks to complete.
We ask for your cooperation and patience during this work as crews will do their best to accommodate vehicle traffic and access to homes. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.