Recreation Department Sponsors Holiday Celebration
Posted: November 30, 2021
The community is invited to attend Randolph’s annual tree lighting ceremony on Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. The holiday celebration will take place at Veterans Community Park, located at 100 Calais Road in Randolph.
From 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., the New Jersey Dog Sled Club (NJSDC) will talk about the history of dog sledding, famous races, equipment and, most importantly, the dogs.
Demonstrations by Jimmy’s Artistic Creations will take place from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. There will be plenty of opportunities to take photos in front of Jimmy’s stunning ice carving creations.
After a short break, the tree lighting ceremony will take place at 7:00 p.m. followed by visits with Santa. Participation in this event is free, and registration is NOT required.
Have questions about the planned festivities? Contact 973.989.7081 for more details.
Community Menorah Lighting
Posted: November 30, 2021
Join Chabad of Randolph and the township as we kindle the township menorah and celebrate Chanukah on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. at the Randolph Township Community Center, 30 Calais Road in Randolph.
Following the menorah lighting ceremony, there will be dancing, entertainment and delicious holiday food.
Tips for Generator Usage During Power Outages
Posted: November 17, 2021
The Randolph Township Fire Official and Jersey Central Power & Light remind residents to take precautions when using generators during power outages.
To ensure the safety of residents as well as that of utility company employees who may be working on power lines in the area, the proper generator should be selected and installed by a qualified electrician.
At a minimum, such generators should be sized to support the operation of a furnace, refrigerator/freezer, and at least one light. If you have medical equipment or other special equipment in your home, those too should be able to work off of the generator. Many township residents have wells for their water; a more powerful generator is required to keep the well pumps operational. Improperly installed generators can malfunction, resulting in injury or even death.
Generators should be placed away from the structure, in a well-ventilated area and always have a working carbon monoxide (CO) detector in your home. The fire department receives many CO calls during storms, and often finds generators running in a dangerous location.
StoryWalk® Comes to Randolph!
Posted: November 5, 2021
Randolph residents have something new and exciting to enjoy following the opening of the new StoryWalk® on the path between Veterans Community Park and Doby Road. This project to bring books to the great outdoors is a collaborative effort between the Randolph Township Library and the Randolph Township Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services.
What is a StoryWalk?
A StoryWalk is an innovative approach to encourage people of all ages to get out and walk while reading a wonderful children’s picture book. Pages of the book are displayed along the path inviting families, children and others to read the pages as they walk along. StoryWalks have been installed in all fifty states and thirteen other countries.
Where is our StoryWalk?
Our StoryWalk begins in Veterans Community Park located on Calais Road and can be accessed from the path near the community garden or the path that goes past the pickleball courts. The display continues along the path to Doby Road where you turn around to read the remaining display units on the way back.
When can you visit the StoryWalk?
This is a permanent installation to be enjoyed while the park is open.
We invite you to return often to discover what new books the librarians have selected. The library will announce new titles on the library website, Facebook page, Twitter and the library’s weekly e-mail newsletter which you can sign up for on their website.
The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.
Online Auction of Surplus Vehicles & Equipment
Posted: November 4, 2021
Vehicles, equipment, jewelry and various other items belonging to the township will be offered for sale through the online auction services of usgovbid.com.
The five day online auction will begin Saturday, November 13, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. and continue through to Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.
All auction items may be inspected on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the DPW maintenance facility located at 1345 Sussex Turnpike, Randolph for vehicles, computer/office equipment, electronics and at the Randolph Police Department for jewelry, bicycles, electronics.
In order to view and participate in this auction, you must register as a bidder at www.usgovbid.com. All bidders participating in this auction agree that they have read and fully understand the terms and conditions outlined on the site and agree to be bound thereby. All sales will be made to the highest bidder, shall be final, and sold in “as is - where is” condition, free from any guarantee or warranty. All items must be removed within five business days of the close of the auction and Randolph Township has the right to accept or reject any or all bids.
The surplus property includes but is not limited to:
2011 Ford Expedition
2006 GMC Dump Truck
2009 Ford F350 4X4
2002 US Cargo Trailer
2006 Ford Crown Vic
2000 Ford E-450
2007 Ford Escape
2007 Ford Escape
2009 Ford E-150
Kawasaki Mule (2004)
Bush Hog auger 10”
Woods Aerovator (2002)
Toro Z Diesel 60” (2008)
Toro Sandpro 5020 (2003)
Lely Seed Spreader (1987)
Metal Lockers - 9 lockers each
Wood Picnic Tables
4’ Roller (asphalt)
2 Ton Asphalt Hot Box
V-Box Stainless Steel Salter
Tink Clam loader bucket
Diesel/Gas fuel island pumps
Kohler Diesel stationary generator
Plastic truck mount liquid tanks
2004 Steel 5-7 yd dump body
8 Cylinder gas engine (Ford Crown Vic)
Rear differentials (Ford Crown Vic)
Pickup Truck Back Rack (steel)
Various computer, electronics and office equipment
Township Council Adopts Resolution Recognizing Diwali
Posted: November 3, 2021
At the council meeting on November 2, 2021, the mayor and council of the Township of Randolph adopted a resolution recognizing Diwali, the Festival of Lights. Diwali falls on Thursday, November 4th this year, in accordance with the lunar calendar, and is celebrated by Hindus as a day of thanksgiving and the beginning of the new year.
Diwali is a festival of great significance to Indian Americans and South Asian Americans, and is celebrated annually by Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, and Jains throughout the world. Commonly known as the Festival of Lights, it is one of the world’s oldest religious holidays, bringing together families, friends, and communities in the United States and around the globe in goodwill, peace, and a shared sense of renewal.
During the Festival of Lights, celebrants light small oil lamps, place them around the home, and pray for health, knowledge and peace. Hindu celebrants of Diwali believe that the rows of lamps symbolize the light of knowledge and truth within the individual that signifies the destruction of all negative qualities and celebrates the victory of good over evil. The festival is celebrated over five days, with the third day being the most significant, as it coincides with the darkest night of the lunar month.