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Monthly Archives for June 2019

Randolph Lake Open

Posted: June 28, 2019

In light of recently reported issues with algae in Lake Hopatcong, the township has received several inquiries regarding the status of the Randolph Park Beach.

We are happy to advise at this time that Randolph Park Beach is currently open.

Randolph Lake is a spring-fed lake that does not connect directly to any other waterways. To help maintain water quality, the lake is treated for algae both prior to and during the beach season. We have been in contact this week with the firm that provides this service to confirm that there has been no observations of hazardous algae growth within Randolph Lake.

In addition, prior to the beach opening this year, the township DPW and parks department performed work regrading the overflow parking lot and creating an earthen berm to reduce storm run-off and erosion into the lake. As per NJ standards, the health department conducts weekly tests of the water in the swim area and swim lanes to make sure our water conforms to safety guidelines.

Randolph Park is currently open seven days a week from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Entry is limited on weekends and holidays to Randolph Park beach members and Randolph Township residents.

Anyone with further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Russ Newman, director of Randolph Township Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services at 973.989.7081 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address).

Twilight Freedom 5K Run/1 Mile Fun Walk

Posted: June 26, 2019

New this year is the 5K Run/1 Mile Fun Walk, a fundraiser to benefit the not-for-profit Hands to Heroes Foundation which helps veterans and their families. The run/walk is scheduled for Friday July 5, 2019.

4:00 p.m. check-in and race day registration
5:30 p.m. Twilight Freedom 5K Run starts
5:45 p.m. 1 Mile Fun Walk starts

The registration fee for the 5K run is $35.00, the 1-mile walk is $30.00. Online registration is now open. For more information please visit handstoheroesfoundation.org.

Registrants will receive a Freedom 5k and 1 mile t-shirt plus a free Hands to Heroes pint glass. Supplies are limited so act now!

Cinderella at the Playhouse

Posted: June 24, 2019

Brundage Park Playhouse is proud to present “Cinderella” adapted from the book by Jim Eiler and directed by Mark Carovale.

A godmother, of the fairy variety, inquires of her two helpers about the neediest case in the kingdom. Not surprisingly, they introduce her to Ella, who, after being orphaned, was left in the care of her wicked stepmother and stepsisters. Forced to use the kitchen as a bedroom, Ella can often be found daydreaming among the cinders from the fireplace, inspiring her stepfamily to rename her “Cinderella.” Wand in hand, Godmother sets about to change the girl’s life. With a dash of belief, a sprinkle of magic and a pinch of true love, Cinderella has her life changed for good.

Performances will be at the playhouse on July 12, 19, 26 at 8:00 p.m. and July 13, 14, 20, 21 and 27 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.

2019 Freedom Festival

Posted: June 20, 2019

July 6, 2019, 6:45 p.m.:
Due to rain in our area tonight, Saturday, July 6, 2019, we are postponing the Randolph Freedom Festival and fireworks to Sunday night, July 7th.

2019 Freedom Festival
Thursday, July 4 - Saturday, July 6

Featuring the best fireworks show in the county plus a parade, games, food trucks, live bands, rides, attractions, arts & crafts and much, much more! Activities all take place at the County College of Morris, located at Center Grove Road off Route 10 in Randolph.

New offerings this year include a beer garden and a Twilight Freedom 5K Run/1 Mile Fun Walk. The beer garden will be open 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. each night of the festival and will feature acoustic entertainment. The 5K Run/1 Mile Fun Walk is a fundraiser to benefit the not-for-profit Hands to Heroes Foundation which helps veterans and their families. The run/walk is scheduled for Friday July 5, 2019. Online registration is open; for more information please visit handstoheroesfoundation.org.

Please be aware that smoking and pets are not allowed on the CCM campus. Anyone found violating these policies will be asked to leave the campus.

  • Thursday, July 4
    Freedom Festival
    6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
    One Price Night—ride all night for $25.00! Rides, games, food trucks, live performance by “The Kootz,” free family entertainment and vendors. Beer garden with acoustic entertainment.
  • Friday, July 5
    Twilight Freedom 5K Run/1 Mile Fun Walk (parking lot #1 of CCM)
    4:00 p.m. check-in and race day registration
    5:30 p.m. Twilight Freedom 5K Run starts
    5:45 p.m. 1 Mile Fun Walk starts

    Freedom Festival
    6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
    One Price Night—ride all night for $25.00! Rides, games, food trucks, live performance by “Stereo Junkies,” free family entertainment and vendors. Beer garden with acoustic entertainment.
  • Saturday, July 6
    Parade Day
    Kicks off at 12 noon
    Starts at Dover Chester Rd. & Quaker Church Road (Mt. Fern Church) and ends at CCM (Center Grove entrance). The parade will include military units, community groups, bands, historical reenactments and more. The 2019 grand marshal will be Randolph resident Sherry Ross who was a pioneer for women in sports broadcasting and served for years as a radio analyst for the New Jersey Devils.

    Freedom Festival
    6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
    Rides, games, food trucks, free family entertainment and vendors. Beer garden with acoustic entertainment.

    Starts at 9:45 p.m.
    DJ 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
    The best show in Morris County!
    $5 donation per car.

The parade marches rain or shine. If fireworks are cancelled on July 6, the rain date will be July 7 for fair and fireworks. In the case of questionable weather, check the township home page for updates.

Sponsored by the Randolph Kiwanis Club in partnership with Randolph Township

Naloxone Distribution Day is June 18, 2019

Posted: June 13, 2019

The state of New Jersey is providing naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal drug, for free at these local participating pharmacies on Tuesday, June 18, 2019:

  • Walgreens
    100 E. Mcfarlan Street
  • Walmart
    40 International Drive S
  • Rite Aid
    213 South Street

No individual prescription needed, no name required and no payment or insurance required.

Naloxone will be distributed one dose per person on a first-come, first-served basis. People who obtain naloxone during the June 18 distribution day will also be given information regarding addiction treatment and recovery.

Township to Host Affordable Housing Public Information Meeting

Posted: June 12, 2019

The mayor and council will be hosting a public information meeting to educate the community about the ongoing proceedings to determine the court-mandated affordable housing requirements for New Jersey municipalities and its potential impact on Randolph.

The public information session will be held on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the township municipal building at 502 Millbrook Avenue.

The meeting will focus on the current court process—in which Randolph is a participant—and the municipal plan to address the potential affordable housing obligation to be established through the court-mandated process.

The presentation will be led by township attorney and well regarded expert on affordable housing Edward Buzak. Mr. Buzak will provide a summary background on the proceedings to date and an overview on the status of the township’s actions to meet the obligations currently being considered by the court.

Mr. Buzak will be joined in the presentation by township planning professionals who will review the township’s draft Housing Element and Fair Share Plan required by the court as part of the process to determine the township’s affordable housing obligation. Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity for residents to ask questions of Mr. Buzak and township officials.

For more information, contact the Randolph Township Manager’s Office at 973.989.7060.

Randolph Launches Economic Development Website

Posted: June 5, 2019

Randolph Township is pleased to announce the launch of a new economic development website, randolphnjedc.com.

Home to over 380 companies with over 13,000 employees, Randolph possesses a diverse and robust business sector. The new website is a joint initiative of the Randolph Economic Development Committee (EDC) and township council to promote economic development in the community. It is designed to be a “one stop” resource for business leaders and potential developers seeking to maintain, grow or relocate their business in Randolph Township.

In today’s fast paced economy, the challenge of attracting new business while retaining existing business is great. To remain competitive, municipalities must have a local economic development presence. The new website will provide this presence by allowing township leaders the ability to communicate directly with business owners and real estate professionals regarding the community’s business-friendly attitude and the advantages of doing business in Randolph.

In addition to promoting the township’s positive economic climate, the dynamic and interactive website features an abundance of data and information. The website design includes a listing of available commercial space, including office, industrial, retail and development sites; comprehensive demographics; market and industry data; zoning information; business news; resources; and much more.

The Randolph Economic Development Committee is one of the longest standing advisory committees to the township council. The committee, comprised of volunteers from a variety of backgrounds, works tirelessly to enhance the township’s business community and its partnership with the township and its residents. The Randolph EDC’s mission is to promote sound economic development by acting as a liaison between existing business/industry and township departments, encouraging business and industry to locate in the township, identifying any problems relating to industry and other commercial enterprises, and recommending pro-business policies, programs and projects to the township council. The new website is the cornerstone of the committee’s outreach efforts to raise Randolph’s profile as a great place in which to do business.

The website was developed utilizing a grant from the Morris County Economic Development Alliance. The website will be managed by the Randolph Planning and Zoning Department in conjunction with the township manager’s office and EDC. For more information, residents may contact the planning and zoning office at 973.989.7080 or the township manager’s office at 973.989.7060.

HSOR to Host Randolph Reminisces Program

Posted: June 5, 2019

The Historical Society of Old Randolph (HSOR) is pleased to host another “Randolph Reminisces” program on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Randolph Museum. The program will focus on memories of Bill’s Luncheonette and its customers. The museum is located at the entrance to Freedom Park off Millbrook Avenue in Randolph, NJ.

Our guest speakers will be Kathy Sheehy and Jill Hammaren, two Randolph natives who have been friends since age 12 when they met at the luncheonette and worked there for many years. Both ladies attended Randolph High School at a time when there were many farmers in the township. Many of the farmers and neighbors frequently came into the luncheonette and the ladies have many colorful stories to share about these customers and the ways of Randolph years ago.

Bill Crowley was the owner of the luncheonette which also housed the Ironia post office at one time. His grandson Bruce Button currently runs the popular meeting place, and Kathy Sheehy is Bruce’s mother. The post office in the luncheonette closed many years ago, but Jill Hammaren boasts that she was the last person to post a letter at the post office there.

The public is welcome to attend this program free of charge. Come share memories of Randolph’s past!

Hazardous Waste Disposal

Posted: June 2, 2019

The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MCMUA) will conduct a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal event on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the County College of Morris (parking lot #1), 214A Center Grove Road in Randolph.

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.