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Monthly Archives for September 2019

Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Workshop Series

Posted: September 26, 2019

The Randolph Township Health Department, Norwescap and the Regional Chronic Disease and Cancer Coalition for Morris & Somerset Counties is offering a free workshop “Cancer: Thriving and Surviving.”

This evidence-based program is for adult cancer survivors as well as family members and caregivers. The program will not conflict with existing programs or treatment. It is designed to enhance regular treatment and provide skills to coordinate all the things needed to manage health and maintain an active and fulfilling life.

Topics covered:

  • techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain, isolation, poor sleep and living with uncertainty
  • appropriate exercise for regaining and maintaining flexibility and endurance
  • making decisions about treatment and complementary therapies
  • communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals
  • nutrition
  • setting priorities and more

Classes will be held on Fridays from October 11 to November 15, 2019 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Randolph Township Municipal Building, 502 Millbrook Avenue in Randolph.

For more information or to register, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address) at 973.537.7125.

Breast Health Program

Posted: September 26, 2019

The Randolph Township Health Department and the Regional Chronic Disease and Cancer Coalition for Morris & Somerset Counties is offering a free educational breast health program entitled Let’s Get it Off Your Chest—Knowledge is Power!

Learn important information about breast health from a breast surgical oncologist, Dr. Deborah Capko, MD, FACS of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

The date is October 8, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The location is Randolph Township Public Library, 28 Calais Road in Randolph.

Register here »

For more information, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address) at 973.537.7125.

Screenagers: The Next Chapter

Posted: September 26, 2019

The Randolph Municipal Alliance Committee (MAC) will be hosting a presentation of “Screenagers: The Next Chapter” on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Randolph Middle School auditorium.

This documentary is about helping young people thrive in our screen and stress-filled world. Filmmaker and physician Delaney Ruston uses a personal lens and professional eye to help parents flip the script on stress, anxiety and depression.

Registration for this free event is required and space is limited…register here.

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

Electronic Tax Sale

Posted: September 24, 2019


Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.

View public notice 

Addams Family at the Playhouse

Posted: September 19, 2019

Brundage Park Playhouse is proud to present “The Addams Family” adapted from the book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice and directed by Ray Gelpke.

Performances will be at the playhouse on October 4, 11 and 18 at 8:00 p.m.; October 5, 12 and 19 at 5:00 p.m.; and October 6 and 13 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $25.00 for adults and $20.00 for seniors (62+), military personnel and children under 12 and may be purchased online through Randolph’s Community Pass system. View online ticketing instructions.

Update on Veterans Community Park Construction

Posted: September 16, 2019

The construction of Veterans Community Park on Calais Road was temporarily suspended as a result of the project’s general contractor, Abraham Construction, LLC closing their operation due to financial insolvency.

The township, upon learning of Abraham Construction, LLC’s decision to close, immediately filed a default claim against the company’s surety bond posted by Selective Insurance. Under the terms of the bond, the surety is responsible for funding of the outstanding financial obligations of the defaulting contractor and ensuring the satisfactory completion of the project.

Since the declaration of default, the township has been working closely with Selective Insurance on the actions necessary to move the project forward. The next steps in the process include the execution of payment agreements for subcontractors and suppliers (owed for goods or services provided in support of the project); the remedying of any substandard work by the contractor; and ultimately the execution of a tender agreement with the surety company to allow for the completion of the remaining work under the contract. Under the timetable provided by Selective Insurance, it is anticipated that the tender agreement will be finalized in early October.

Under the terms of the tender agreement, Selective Insurance will hire a “completion contractor” to take over the project construction. This will allow the project to proceed without the township having to go out to bid for another general contractor. At the time the work was suspended, Abraham Construction, LLC had completed approximately half of the project. Under the tender agreement, Selective Insurance is also obligated to pay the township a cash settlement to cover any financial obligations resulting from the default of the primary contractor. It is anticipated that between the funds the township has yet to release on the project, and the costs to be covered by the surety company, no additional municipal funding will be required to complete the project.

The new park will feature an amphitheater, a 1/4 mile paved, lighted walkway loop, a community garden, picnic pavilions, pickleball courts, paved and natural trails, a bathroom facility and multiple open areas for passive recreation and public events.

The project is being funded from the Randolph Township Parks & Recreation/Open Space Trust and required no increase in the voter enacted tax which supports the trust. The construction of the park was originally expected to be completed by fall 2019. In light of the contractor’s default, the project’s completion date has been pushed into 2020.

The community’s patience and understanding is appreciated as the township works towards the successful completion of the project. Additional statements regarding the project, and efforts to complete, will be released as warranted. Residents with questions about the project may contact the township manager’s office at 973.989.7060.

2019 Leaf Collection Program

Posted: September 12, 2019

Leaf Collection Update—December 26, 2019
The DPW is currently working in District 3 and should be done early next week and move to District 4 after January 1, 2020.

The public works department will begin the township’s annual leaf collection program at the end of October. The specific information by district can be found at the bottom of this page.

  • Residents, landscapers, contractors and lawn services may place loose leaves at the curb.
  • Leaves should be placed only 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; brush, grass, rocks and any other materials should never be included with the leaves.
  • Leaves cannot be placed at the curb any earlier than seven days prior to the week of the scheduled collection date.
  • Leaves need to be placed at the curb prior to the Saturday in which your district is scheduled to begin pick up.
  • Residents are urged to dispose of leaves on their own properties whenever possible since the stormwater regulations instituted by the state make it necessary to reduce the volume of leaves placed at the street.
  • Blowing leaves into wooded areas, placing leaves on acid loving plants such as pachysandra, or creating backyard compost piles will minimize costs associated with the collection and trucking of the leaves to a compost facility outside the township limits. Such disposal in wooded areas or on acid loving plants is also beneficial to properties.
  • Placing leaves and other yard waste on township parkland and open space is not permitted and is a violation of state regulations.

Violations of any of the above requirements will continue to be enforced by the health department and could result in a court summons being issued.

For residents who prefer to bag leaves instead of waiting for their district’s scheduled collection, the Randolph Township Department of Public Works will collect leaves placed in biodegradable bags on Mondays. To schedule a Monday collection, please call the engineering department at 973.989.7066 by 3:30 p.m. on the prior Friday. This service is offered as a courtesy to residents.

Anticipated Collection Schedule:

  • District 1
    South of Pleasant Hill Rd., Calais Rd. & Sussex Tpke., Sussex Tpke. to Morris Twp. border
    When: Weeks of 10/26 and 11/23
  • District 2
    North of Route 10
    When: Weeks of 11/2 and 11/30
  • District 3
    North of Pleasant Hill Rd. & Calais Rd., south of Route 10 and west of Millbrook Ave.
    When: Weeks of 11/9 and 12/7
  • District 4
    East of Millbrook Ave., south of Route 10 and north of Sussex Turnpike
    When: Weeks of 11/16 and 12/21

map of 4 districts

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

Randolph Country Fair & Community Yard Sale

Posted: September 11, 2019

Randolph’s Rotary Club is sponsoring the twelfth annual Randolph Country Fair and Community Yard Sale on Saturday, September 21, 2019 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 Animal Pound will be having a tricky tray with proceeds benefiting all of the homeless animals in the care of the Randolph Regional Animal Shelter.

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 22, 2019. 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.

If the Lights are Flashing Don’t Try Passing

Posted: September 10, 2019

The Randolph Traffic Advisory Committee is launching a bus and student pedestrian safety campaign, “If the Lights are Flashing Don’t Try Passing.” The campaign is intended to encourage all drivers and student pedestrians to be safe. To keep our students safe, the American Automobile Association (AAA) recommends that parents and motorists:

  • Slow down. Speed limits in school zones are reduced for a reason. A pedestrian struck by a vehicle traveling at 25 mph is nearly two-thirds less likely to be killed compared to a pedestrian struck by a vehicle traveling just 10 mph faster.
  • Come to a complete stop. Research shows that more than one-third of drivers roll through stop signs in school zones or neighborhoods. Always come to a complete stop, checking carefully for children on sidewalks and in crosswalks before proceeding.
  • Eliminate distractions. Research shows that taking your eyes off the road for just two seconds doubles your chances of crashing. And children can be quick, crossing the road unexpectedly or emerging suddenly between two parked cars. Reduce risk by not using your cell phone or eating while driving, for example.
  • Reverse responsibly. Every vehicle has blind spots. Check for children on the sidewalk, in the driveway and around your vehicle before slowly backing up. Teach your children to never play in, under or around vehicles.
  • Watch for bicycles. Children on bikes are often inexperienced, unsteady and unpredictable. Slow down and allow at least three feet of passing distance between your vehicle and a bicyclist. If your child rides a bicycle to school, require that he or she wear a properly fitted bicycle helmet on every ride. Find videos, expert advice and safety tips at ShareTheRoad.AAA.com.
  • Talk to your teen. Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States, and nearly one in four fatal crashes involving teen drivers occur during the after-school hours of 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Get evidence-based guidance and tips at TeenDriving.AAA.com.
If the Lights are Flashing Don't Try Passing

Fall 2019 Large Item Clean Up Week

Posted: September 5, 2019

The township-wide collection of large household garbage items will take place the week of September 23, 2019.

All residents must place bulk clean up items curbside no later than 6:00 a.m. on Monday, September 23.

Streets for each regular route will be done once only. They will not return to a section once they have finished.

Loose household items must be placed curbside in bags or cans (not recyclable cardboard boxes). Please be sure to clearly separate regular household trash from your cleanup items.

The following items may be placed curbside:

  • Household Furniture
    Couches, chairs, mattresses, box springs, dressers, tables, etc. Note: Metal furniture is recycled at the recycling center.
  • Latex Paint
    Please be sure to completely dry out by using cat litter or sand to absorb liquid.
  • Carpet
    Approximately 110 sq. ft. (rolled and tied rug no more than four ft. long).

The following items may NOT be placed curbside:

  • All Building/Construction Materials
    Wooden fences, plywood, paneling, studs, retaining walls, boards, doors, windows, concrete, bricks, mortar, cabinets, bathtubs, countertops, roofing materials, etc.
  • Auto Parts/Tires
    Used motor oil , mufflers, engines, etc.
  • All Recyclables
    View the township’s list of recyclables.
  • All Metal
  • White Goods
    Large household appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, washers, dryers, etc. Curbside pickup is available year-round by advance arrangement. To have one or more of these items removed, all you need to do is call the health department at the number below. There is a fee of $30.00 per item.
  • Lawn Waste
    Leaves, branches, grass clippings, etc.
  • Computers/Televisions
  • Hazardous Materials
    Chemicals, pesticides, etc.
  • Items of exceptional size/weight
    Items weighing over 200 pounds or longer than five feet; includes boats, hot tubs, pianos, etc.

Have questions regarding acceptable materials? Contact the health department at 973.989.7050.

Pathways of History Museum Tour

Posted: September 5, 2019

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, September 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Sunday, September 22 from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m.

Randolph has partnered with museums and historic sites from 19 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 tenth 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, which will be open on Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. Randolph Township Historian Gail Hari will be at the museum to answer questions and sign copies of her Randolph book, which can be purchased at the museum. Mrs. Hari is also the president of the Historical Society of Old Randolph, and she and other members of the society will be on hand to welcome guests to the museum. Each family or single attendee will be presented with a Jack-Be-Little pumpkin from Miller’s Hill Farm, one of the few working farms left in Randolph.

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.

Fall Clean Communities Day 2019 and Document Shredding

Posted: September 5, 2019

Randolph’s Fall Clean Communities Day will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the municipal building located at 502 Millbrook Avenue in Randolph.

Clean Communities Day is sponsored by the New Jersey Clean Communities Council and the Randolph Health Department. All residents, businesses and groups are welcome to join the community as hundreds of people help clean up the parks, schools and streets of litter and recyclables.

An appreciation continental breakfast and free t-shirt distribution follows with assignments and instructions. Gloves and garbage bags will be provided. Mini-grants are available for civic groups.

Confidential paper shredding services will once again be available to residents for their personal confidential documents free of charge at the municipal building between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 12 noon. Confidential documents do not include junk mail and store flyers or solicitations. Please separate this material from confidential documents. Residents are limited to 3 file boxes per household. This service is not offered to commercial entities.

Call the Randolph Health Department at 973.989.7050 to sign up for Fall Clean Communities Day; pre-registration is required by Friday, September 20, 2019.

Freeholders Honor Randolph Baseball and Dover-Rockaway Softball State Champions

Posted: September 3, 2019

The Morris County Board of Freeholders recently honored two outstanding Little League teams from Morris County, both state champions who battled to the Eastern Regional semi-finals this summer in bids to make it to their respective Little League World Series.

Congratulations to the Randolph Boys Senior League Baseball State Champions and the Dover-Rockaway Girls Senior League Softball State Champions!

The boys’ baseball team from Randolph represented New Jersey as state champions at the East Regional Senior League Baseball Tournament in Bangor, Maine after winning the 2019 Senior League State Championship. The Randolph boys defeated teams from around the state, including Secaucus, Buena and Freehold, after beating Vernon in the sectional tournament, to advance to the regional competition.

The Randolph boys finished 2-2 in the regional competition, defeating New York and Maryland, while losing to Delaware and then to Pennsylvania in the semi-finals—that one a heartbreaking 11-10 loss in extra innings.

Making the regional tournament was quite a noteworthy achievement for the Randolph players, coaches and manager since this is the first recreational level team from North Jersey to represent the state in this double-elimination tournament in more than 20 years.

The Randolph team included Matia Clement, DJ Della-Badia, Christian Guarente, Niko Floris, Dylan Haun, Danny Kaiser, Brendan Laqui, Aidan Lavin, Mitch McKechnie, Eric Recchia, Paul Recchia, Joe Reed, Mickey Swenson, Jason Tamres, Mason Torster and Jonah Tullman.

All of the players on both teams received county and sheriff’s certificates of congratulations for their excellent play and sportsmanship.

Randolph Manager Dave Tamres and coaches Dan Toscano, Eric Haun and Dave Della-Badia, and Dover-Rockaway coaches Johanna Bizub-Smith, Tony Moran and Patsy Feola received county resolutions of congratulations from the freeholders for their efforts in leading their young charges to excellence.