On Monday, March 29, 2021, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 234. The order will increase outdoor gathering limits from 50 people to 200 people and increase the capacity for large venues with a seating capacity of 2,500 or more to host events at 20% indoor capacity and 30% outdoor capacity. Additionally, the order clarifies indoor capacity limits for banquets and similar venues and the outdoor capacity limits for college and youth sporting events. The order will be in effect on Friday, April 2, 2021, at 6:00 a.m.
The general indoor gathering limit will remain at 25 people. Indoor gatherings that currently have a higher limit—religious services or ceremonies, political events, weddings, funerals, memorial services, or performances—will remain unchanged. Outdoor religious services or ceremonies, political events, weddings, funerals, or memorial services will continue to not have any limit. More information
On March 22, 2021, the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program Phase II (CVERAP Phase II) began accepting pre-applications to provide rental arrears and temporary rental assistance to low- and moderate-income households that have had a substantial reduction in income, have qualified for unemployment benefits, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Applicants seeking emergency rental assistance for arrears may be eligible for up to a maximum of twelve months of emergency rental assistance to help pay for rent arrears and future rent to the extent that funds are available.
Applicants seeking emergency rental assistance for current and future rents may be eligible for financial assistance that is limited to three months based on the application submitted, except that the household may receive additional assistance for additional months subject to the availability of remaining funds and eligibility.
Sixty-eight Walmart and Sam’s Club sites statewide are partnering with New Jersey to offer vaccine appointments for seniors ages 65 and older. To facilitate vaccination scheduling at these sites, New Jersey residents 65 and older can call a dedicated senior-specific NJ COVID Call Center at 856.249.7007 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to make an appointment. Currently, the call center is scheduling available appointments at 14 Walmart sites in south New Jersey; an expansion to the number of sites is expected to occur on March 29, 2021.
Residents 65 and older can also contact their local Walmart or Sam’s Club Pharmacy locations to schedule vaccination appointments. Walmart Pharmacy locations in Morris County that are participating in this initiative include:
40 International Dr. South, Flanders—(973) 347-8060
Join us as Randolph Township hosts its first community-wide garage sale. With the 2021 township bulk collection right around the corner, there is no better time for you to “clean up and clean out” your homes and garages.
The community-wide garage sale event will take place on April 24 and 25, 2021, rain or shine, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Whether you are looking to rid your house of accumulated clutter or to spend a day treasure hunting, this is a weekend event you do not want to miss.
All registered garage sale hosts will have their address placed on the participating homes list that will be published on the township website on Wednesday, April 21st. No names will be included in the listing, just addresses. Participants are encouraged to place balloons on their mailboxes so that treasure hunters can easily locate the garage sale.
Timing is everything! Once the garage sale weekend is over, our bulk collection begins April 26, 2021. Drag your unwanted items to the curb for bulk collection. Please refer to the bulk collection news article for those items that CANNOT be left at the curb for bulk collection.
All garage sale hosts are required to follow the current health guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.
2021 Proposed Municipal Budget Now Online
Posted: March 22, 2021
Township Manager Steve Mountain has made the 2021 proposed municipal budget, which was introduced at the March 18, 2021 council meeting, available for review.
The township council public hearing date for the adoption of the 2021 budget is April 22, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
Posted: March 17, 2021
Fine shredded wood mulch is available to residents. 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 $100.00 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.
Orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Deliveries will be made every Thursday and Friday beginning the week of March 1, 2021.
Questions? Call engineering at 973.989.7066.
Annual Spring Branch Collection
Posted: March 17, 2021
The township will be conducting the annual spring branch collection beginning the week of April 19, 2021. All branches need to be placed curbside by this date as it will be a ONE TIME ONLY pick up. No return trips will be made. This collection usually takes four weeks to complete.
Branch collection is limited to ONE LOAD per property owner, approximately four cubic yards (roughly 5 ft. long x 4 ft. wide x 5 ft. high). Branches can be no longer than four feet in length and three inches in diameter. This does not include leaves, vines, stumps, and building materials, or any other non-chippable items.
Loads larger than the guidelines listed above can be removed through the special brush collection policy by contacting the engineering office at 973.989.7066. There is a $150 fee for this additional service.
The Randolph Department of Public Works sweeps all of the township roads once the winter season is over. This operation takes approximately three months to complete. Please do not deposit any large debris along the edge of the roadway that may enter the storm drains or hinder the sweeping operation.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Posted: March 17, 2021
The Township of Randolph, in conjunction with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, will be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Residents can anonymously and confidentially drop off unused or expired prescription medications, controlled substances and over the counter medications in front of the ACME at 690 Millbrook Avenue (on the corner of Sussex Turnpike). Doing so eliminates drugs that can fall into the wrong hands.
In addition to helping communities rid their counties of unused prescription drugs, National Prescription Drug Take Back Day promotes awareness of juvenile prescription drug prevention efforts.
Spring Clean Communities Day and Document Shredding
Posted: March 17, 2021
Join local civic and scout organizations in tidying up Randolph Township at our “Clean Communities Day” on Saturday, April 24, 2021. All participants will receive gloves, garbage bags and t-shirts. Group leaders can arrange to pick up supplies Thursday, Friday or Saturday morning. Mini-grants are available for civic groups. Call the health department at 973.989.7050 to sign up.
As part of its Clean Communities Day, the Randolph Township Health Department will once again offer confidential paper shredding services to residents, free of charge, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on April 24th in the municipal building parking lot. Pandemic safety guidelines will be in effect. Residents must have their NJ driver’s license available as proof of residency. Residents will be required to follow the traffic pattern, park where directed, and remain in their vehicles. A DPW employee will assist residents with their items.
This shredding service is:
For Randolph residents only.
Personal, confidential documents generated in the home only (not commercial or home-business generated).
Limited to three file boxes per household (file box = 1.5 cu feet).
Confidential documents do not include junk mail and store flyers or solicitations. Please separate this material from confidential documents.
Documents must be free of any metal clips, rings or binders and should not include any CDs, x-rays, plastic file folders, etc.
Have questions? Contact the health department at 973.989.7050.
Spring 2021 Large Item Clean Up Week
Posted: March 17, 2021
The township-wide collection of large household garbage items begins Monday, April 26, 2021. All residents must place bulk clean up items curbside no later than 6:00 a.m. on Monday.
Streets for each regular route will be done once only. The hauler, Blue Diamond, 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:
Couches, chairs, mattresses, box springs, dressers, tables, etc. Note: Metal furniture is recycled at the recycling center.
Please be sure to completely dry out by using cat litter or sand to absorb liquid.
Approximately 110 sq. ft. (rolled and tied rug no more than four ft. long).
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.
Leaves, branches, grass clippings, etc.
Chemicals, pesticides, etc.
Large Glass Items Items such as glass table tops, glass mirrors and/or any other large glass item which is a risk to shatter and cause injury.
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.
Volunteers Provide COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment Assistance
Posted: March 15, 2021
Update: Assistance is now available to any Randolph resident who currently qualifies for the COVID-19 vaccination.
Thirty dedicated, computer savvy volunteers have been working around the clock securing COVID-19 vaccination appointments for Randolph’s seniors and township school staff.
This effort started when members from a similar volunteer program in Chester helped Randolph volunteers create the assistance program in Randolph. There are currently about 30 “Randolph COVID-19 Angels” that have booked vaccination appointments for approximately 50 seniors and 100 township school staff. These volunteers also provided information and coaching to other township residents which resulted in an additional 100 vaccination appointments.
The township is honored to work with this team of volunteers and is providing full support through all departments including the township manager’s office, community services, the Randolph Department of Health and the Randolph Rescue Squad.
The volunteer group plans to continue to provide appointment assistance until their help is no longer required.
To request COVID-19 appointment assistance for Randolph seniors 65+ and pre-K to 12 educators and staff, complete this form or call 908.955.3996 to reach a volunteer.
On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, Governor Phil Murphy announced that indoor capacities for New Jersey restaurants, indoor recreational and amusement businesses, gyms and fitness clubs, and barbershops, salons, and other personal care businesses will increase to 50% on Friday, March 19, 2021. More information
On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 228, allowing indoor wedding receptions to operate at 35% capacity of the room in which they are held, up to 150 individuals. Outdoor wedding receptions are to permit up to 150 individuals. Both capacity limits exclude venue staff. Receptions will be required to follow indoor and outdoor dining guidance, which requires that people eat and drink while seated and wear face coverings at all other times.
Additionally, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 229, extending the prevention of New Jersey residents having their utilities disconnected through at least June 30, 2021. The order applies to all residential gas, electric, and water utilities, both public and private. Furthermore, the utilities will not be permitted to charge late fees nor fees to reconnect services that have been disconnected.
Wawa Grand Opening
Posted: March 5, 2021
It’s official! Wawa opened its newest store March 4, 2021 right here in Randolph at 358 Route 10 West. The event featured a socially distanced ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring select VIP customers, charitable contributions and recognition of local heroes.
The new store offers customers the latest Wawa innovations such as curbside pickup and delivery options as well as its all-new menu items, including its new burger which officially launched across 900 stores in February.
Attending the grand opening were Bill Ott, area manager, Tom Hughes, general manager, Wawa associates, Wally Goose the Wawa Mascot, as well as Table of Hope associates, Mayor Forstenhausler, township council members, the township manager and staff, representatives from the township economic development committee and members of the police department, fire department, and rescue squad.
In addition to the ribbon cutting, Wawa associates presented checks to local volunteer fire and EMS departments and a donation to the Randolph Food Pantry and Table of Hope in the name of the Randolph Police Department. In addition, the Wawa Foundation also presented a $7,500 check to Community Hope, Inc. to support its Veterans Mental Health Initiative.
In a continued effort to combat COVID-19, Wawa is maintaining the highest in health and safety protocols to ensure that every part of the Wawa experience, inside and outside of their stores, is clean, sanitized and safe.
Governor Murphy announced the expansion of eligibility for more frontline essential workers and high-risk groups in New Jersey’s COVID-19 vaccination program. More information about eligibility, statewide vaccination site locations, and to preregister for vaccination.
Beginning Monday, March 15, 2021, the following categories are eligible for vaccination:
Educators, including support staff, in pre-K through 12th-grade settings
Childcare workers in licensed and registered settings
Public and local transportation workers, including bus, taxi, rideshare, and airport employees; NJ TRANSIT workers; and Motor Vehicle Commission staff
Public safety workers who are not sworn law enforcement or fire professionals, including probation officers and fire safety inspectors
Migrant farm workers
Members of tribal communities
Individuals experiencing homelessness and those living in shelters, including domestic violence shelters
Beginning Monday, March 29, 2021, the following categories are eligible for vaccination:
Food production, agriculture, and food distribution
Eldercare and support
Warehousing and logistics
Social services support staff
Medical supply chain
Postal and shipping services
Randolph Celebrates Women’s History Month
Posted: March 1, 2021
Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture, and society and has been observed annually in the month of March in the United States since 1987. This March, take time to reflect on the contributions made by women such as Abigail Adams, Susan B. Anthony and Rosa Parks.