Economic Development Committee Recognizes Local Businesses
Posted: September 28, 2021
At the Randolph Country Fair held on Saturday, September 25, 2021, the Randolph Township Economic Development Committee (EDC) presented two local establishments with awards at its annual Business Achievement Award program. The 2021 award winners were NJ Pest Control and Brightview Senior Living.
The Randolph EDC has been recognizing local businesses through its awards program annually for over 30 years. To be considered for the award, businesses must have been located in Randolph for a minimum of three months, exhibited ethical and responsible business practices, and either have recently constructed or expanded their business headquarters and/or demonstrated their commitment to the community through civic engagement and support.
This year, the committee was presented with two such candidates; NJ Pest Control and Brightview Senior Living.
For the last 20 years, NJ Pest Control has been committed to providing effective and environmentally friendly pest control for residential and commercial properties. NJ Pest Control was founded in Randolph, NJ in 2001 by Gulf War U.S. Navy Veteran, Russ Sieb. NJ Pest Control strives to be the best exterminator on wood-destroying insects to protect the community from huge financial losses. They aim to provide honest, reliable and ethical pest and nuisance wildlife solutions in northern New Jersey. NJ Pest Control contributes to the community by supporting various groups and events including many of Randolph’s recreational programs and donating services to the Randolph Rescue Squad. In addition, NJ Pest Control has given discounts to military, police and fire personnel as well as United States veterans.
Brightview Senior Living of Randolph, the fifth Brightview community in New Jersey, features independent living apartments with services and resort-like amenities as well as dedicated assisted living apartments and the innovative Wellspring Village neighborhood for dementia care. Brightview Senior Living in Randolph focuses on five elements of wellness called SPICE: Spiritual, Physical, Intellectual, Cultural, and Emotional for seniors. The staff at Brightview Senior Living is committed to providing unparalleled customer care for seniors both physically and emotionally. Brightview Senior Living contributes to the community by supporting various groups and events. They have been active in raising money for the Alzheimer’s Association, participated in Toys 4 Tots toy drives, adoption events with 11th Hour Rescue, as well as having worked with many first responders and veterans’ groups.
The EDC, along with the mayor and township council, are pleased to congratulate these businesses for their continued contributions to Randolph Township.
Here are the three ways you can vote in the upcoming General Election…
1. VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOT
Registered voters can apply for a vote-by-mail ballot by following the instructions found at Vote.NJ.Gov or by contacting the Morris County Clerk at 973.285.6066.
Then, VOTE and RETURN your ballot one of the following ways:
Mail: Your vote-by-mail ballot MUST be postmarked on or before 8:00 p.m. November 2 and be received by Morris County’s Board of Elections on or before November 8.
Secure Ballot Drop Box: Place your vote-by-mail ballot in one of Morris County’s 30 secure ballot drop boxes by 8:00 p.m. on November 2. Drop box locations.
2. IN-PERSON EARLY VOTING
This new option enables registered voters to cast their ballot in person, using a voting machine, during a nine-day period prior to Election Day. You can now choose to vote, in person, when it’s most convenient for your schedule. Morris County is using the new ExpressVote Excel voting machine at early voting centers.
No matter where you live in the county, you can vote your specific ballot at any of Morris County’s seven designated in-person early voting locations. Find early voting locations.
In-person early voting locations will be open Saturday, October 23 through Sunday, October 31. Hours will be Monday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Accommodations will be made for voters with disabilities.
3. AT YOUR POLLING PLACE ON ELECTION DAY
Vote in person at your polling place, from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, November 2. Accommodations will be made for voters with disabilities. Morris County voters will vote on the Sequoia Advantage voting machine at the polls. View polling locations in Randolph.
NOTE: Vote-by-mail ballots CANNOT be returned to your early voting location or polling place.
The Randolph Community Garden Continues to Grow
Posted: September 24, 2021
On Friday, September 10. 2021, the Randolph Community Garden held its first potluck dinner. The event celebrated the end of the gardening season for the community garden located in Veterans Community Park.
The dinner, held under the covered pavilion at the park, was attended by over 70 people, including community garden members, family, friends and local officials.
Over the past two years, the community garden has blossomed literally and figuratively under the direction of Community Garden Coordinator Mike Dziomba, the community garden committee, and a high level of community involvement.
With 133 gardeners managing 168 beds, the operation is at full capacity with new applicants being wait-listed. The Randolph Township Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department provides maintenance support and administrative assistance, all funded by the bed fees charged to participating gardeners. Everyone is doing their part to keep the garden growing. The garden is also completely organic, meaning only all-natural fertilizers and pesticides are used.
This year, the committee started doing “Walk and Talks” on Thursday nights at 7:00 p.m. Participants walked through the garden and discussed which plants were doing well versus those that weren’t, agricultural pests and diseases, and other observations and considerations. These informative talks led to the addition of a pollinator garden with wildflowers to help bring in bees and good bugs to support the organic growth of the garden. Next year, beehives could be on the docket.
Current gardeners have until October 4, 2021 to renew their beds for 2021-2022. Once the renewals are confirmed, it will be determined how many beds are available and they will be filled from the existing waiting list.
Residents interested in becoming a member of the community garden can have their name added to the waiting list by calling the recreation office at 973.989.7081.
FEMA Public Assistance Available for Morris County After Hurricane Ida
Posted: September 23, 2021
In early September, President Biden approved Major Federal Disaster Declaration DR4614 for select counties in New Jersey. Last Friday, the funding availability expanded to include Morris County.
Federal assistance is available to eligible individuals and families affected by this disaster.
You’ll find information on help for individuals and families, small businesses, local resources, how to help, and more.
Posted: September 20, 2021
The following roads are tentatively scheduled to be resurfaced beginning Wednesday, September 22, 2021 (weather permitting). Detours will be in place during construction.
Location of Project
Springhill Road to Rickland Drive
Pierson’s Hill Road to Shongum Road
Everdale Road to house #40
Trowbridge Drive to #17
Willow Drive Drive
Chestnut Hill Road
Misty Mountain Road
Washington Valley Road
Entire length North of Sussex Turnpike
Morris Turnpike to Center Grove Road
Fall Clean Communities Day and Document Shredding
Posted: September 16, 2021
Join local civic and scout organizations in tidying up Randolph Township at Clean Communities Day on Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. beginning at the municipal building located at 502 Millbrook Avenue in Randolph.
Clean Communities Day is sponsored by New Jersey Communities Council and the Randolph Township Health Department. All residents, businesses and groups are welcome to join the community as hundreds of people pitch in to help keep the township’s parks, schools and streets free of litter and recyclables.
Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and t-shirts, gloves, and garbage bags will be distributed to participants. Mini-grants are available for civic groups. Call the health department at 973.989.7050 to sign up.
Document shredding has been rescheduled to October 9, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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. 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.
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.
2021 Leaf Collection Program
Posted: September 14, 2021
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 (collection starts on Saturday):
After a hiatus in 2020 due to COVID-19, Randolph Township and the Randolph Rotary Club are excited to announce the return of the country fair. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, September 25, 2021, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the municipal building, 502 Millbrook Avenue in Randolph.
The 2021 country fair will include three entertainment stages featuring music performances, a magic show and a closeout event by Mega Robot, a giant 8.5-foot tall robot who appeared on America’s Got Talent.
There will also be more food than ever before from various vendors of all culinary backgrounds and tastes. Did we mention there will be goat yoga and axe-throwing? There will be no shortage of fun for the whole family with hayrides, demos, crafters, antique cars, cornhole, scarecrow kits, pumpkin painting and square dancing!
At 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., there will be tours of town hall conducted by council members and the mayor.
Additionally, the Friends of Randolph Animal Pound will be hosting a tricky tray with all proceeds benefiting homeless animals in their care at the Randolph Regional Animal Shelter.
Entrance to the event is free. Parking is available in the Randolph High School and Randolph Middle School parking lots.
The rain date for the event will be Sunday, September 26, 2021. The decision to reschedule the event will be posted by approximately 7 p.m. on Friday, September 24 on this website.
Special thanks to our participating community businesses and civic groups, most notably Wawa and our premier partner, Weis Markets, for their financial contributions in support of this year’s event.