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Monthly Archives for November 2021

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.

generator placement

StoryWalk® Comes to Randolph!

Posted: November 5, 2021

StoryWalk® Comes to Randolph!

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:

Item #ItemID #
12011 Ford ExpeditionEF13745
22006 GMC Dump TruckF411916
32009 Ford F350 4X4EA00181
42002 US Cargo TrailerW108479
52006 Ford Crown VicX105619
62000 Ford E-450HA20614
72007 Ford EscapeKA49510
82007 Ford EscapeKA49513
92009 Ford E-150DA55684
10Kawasaki Mule (2004)878
11Bush Hog auger 10” 
12Woods Aerovator (2002) 
13Toro Z Diesel 60” (2008)884
14Toro Sandpro 5020 (2003)872
15Lely Seed Spreader (1987) 
16Metal Lockers - 9 lockers each 
17Wood Picnic Tables 
184’ Roller (asphalt) 
192 Ton Asphalt Hot BoxH102054
20V-Box Stainless Steel SalterHighway
21Tink Clam loader bucket7540
22Diesel/Gas fuel island pumps 
23Kohler Diesel stationary generator 
24Plastic truck mount liquid tanks 
252004 Steel 5-7 yd dump bodyTenko
268 Cylinder gas engine (Ford Crown Vic) 
27Rear differentials (Ford Crown Vic) 
28Pickup Truck Back Rack (steel) 
29Various computer, electronics and office equipment 
30Assorted Jewelry 
31Various bikes 

Township Council Adopts Resolution Recognizing Diwali

Posted: November 3, 2021

Township Council Adopts Resolution Recognize Diwali

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.