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Monthly Archives for January 2022

Community Blood Drive

Posted: January 24, 2022

The Randolph Rescue Squad is holding a blood drive on Thursday, February 24, 2022 to help ensure blood is available for those in need.

The event will be held from 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Millbrook Fire Department, located at 340 Rt. 10 West in Randolph.

Schedule an appointment. The sponsor code is 69033.

Appointments are preferred, however, walk-ins will be welcomed if space permits. Please remember to eat, drink and bring your ID with your name and photo. Masks are required for all donors regardless of vaccination status.

Oliver! at the Playhouse

Posted: January 18, 2022

Brundage Park Playhouse is proud to present “Oliver!”

The award-winning musical adaptation of the classic Dickens novel springs to life with some of the most memorable characters and songs ever to grace the stage.

Performances will be at the playhouse on February 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 at 7:00 p.m., and February 13 and 20 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.

Adult Immunizations Available

Posted: January 12, 2022

The Randolph Township Health Department will be holding an adult immunization clinic on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the municipal building

Eleven different vaccines are available to anyone 19 years of age or older who is uninsured or underinsured (no residency requirement). See the “Adult Immunization Program” section on the immunization page for complete details.

Please note that appointments are necessary and must be made in advance. Contact the public health nurses at 973.537.7118 to schedule an appointment.

Snow Removal and Mailbox Damage

Posted: January 12, 2022

One of the unintended consequences of any municipal snow removal program is mailbox damage. In most cases, damage to mailboxes results from snow being displaced from truck plows into the township right-of-way. The township plow drivers make every effort to avoid such damage, however, sometimes the impact on mailboxes is unavoidable.

Residents are advised that it is the general policy of the township to not replace mailboxes damaged during the snow removal process.

In the event a mailbox is damaged during the snow removal process, residents may contact the Randolph Township Engineering Department to report the damage. The town will investigate the damage and if there is evidence to support the damage is the result of a town snow plow hitting the mailbox, efforts will be made to repair or replace the damaged post and/or box. If the damage is due to the snow being displaced from passing plow trucks, the mailbox post being too close to the road, or the post being structurally defective (i.e., rot), the responsibility for the mailbox replacement will be up to the homeowner.

To guard against mailbox damage, we ask that residents ensure proper mailbox placement within the township right-of-way. Mailboxes should not protrude beyond the curb line into the street as to prevent any damage from plows removing snow from township streets. The United States Postal Service has guidelines regarding mailbox placement.

Questions? Contact the Randolph Township Engineering Department at 973.989.7066.

COVID Update from Mayor Potter

Posted: January 7, 2022

Dear Residents,

Today County Commissioner Director Stephen Shaw facilitated an update between Atlantic Health System and Morris County mayors and business administrators regarding COVID-19.

We were informed that the majority of COVID-19 cases in the hospital were in unvaccinated patients. They made a strong statement that the booster vaccine was critical in keeping individuals out of hospital care.

The advice given during the update:

  • Get the COVID-19 booster vaccine
  • Mask up when in public settings
  • Cases of flu are also rising—obtain the flu vaccine
  • View this website to seek COVID-19 testing locations
  • Additionally, Morris County has announced they will be reopening the testing facility at the County College of Morris. For more information on obtaining an appointment for testing go to the Morris County Covid-19 Information Website

Please be smart in group gatherings during this COVID spike. If you need to contact our township’s Public Health Nursing Services, they can be reached at 973.537.7118.

We will post additional information as we receive it.

Marie Potter
Mayor, Randolph Township

Morris County to Reopen No-Cost COVID-19 Testing at CCM

Posted: January 7, 2022

Notice: Morris County will close its COVID-19 testing facility at the County College of Morris on Friday, March 11, due to a continuing decline in public requests for tests.

The county will resume no-cost, COVID-19 testing inside the Student Center at the County College of Morris (CCM) on Monday, January 10, 2022 to help meet a soaring demand.

Testing is available by appointment only. No one will be permitted to walk into the facility without an appointment, and appointments must be scheduled online through the Morris County COVID-19 Information website.

Because of the massive demand on testing throughout the nation, people looking to be tested are being advised that receiving results may take considerably longer than the usually advertised timetable of 24 hours to 48 hours.

People who schedule a test will not be charged for the service, but will be asked to provide information about whether they have health insurance, Medicaid, Medicare or no healthcare coverage. Individuals with symptoms or who have a known exposure to COVID-19 should follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for isolation or quarantine until they receive their test results.

Everyone arriving at the campus is required to wear a protective face covering or mask from the time of arrival in the parking lot to the moment of departure.

Morris County COVID-19 Information Hub

Mayor’s Reorganization Address

Posted: January 7, 2022

Good evening and Happy New Year. It is an honor to be selected as Randolph’s mayor for 2022.

First of all, I thank you all: family, friends, Randolph residents, elected and appointed officials, for taking the time tonight to celebrate Randolph Township’s 2022 reorganization.

I thank the council for your vote of confidence in me and for your mentorship. I am fortunate to work with an experienced council - four of whom have already served as mayors.

I would like to thank my husband John, and my four children Sean, Katie, Matt and Caroline, for their support. As any volunteer knows, without your family’s backing—it would be impossible to volunteer in any capacity.

Congratulations to the new deputy mayor—Lou Nisivoccia. I appreciate you taking on this role. As a lifelong resident of Randolph, and an extremely accomplished and dedicated volunteer, you bring considerable and distinctive wisdom to this position.

I’m sure everyone in this room was hopeful that this public health crisis would be in our rearview mirror by now. My thoughts and prayers go out to the residents and families affected by COVID. I am confident in our township employees and professionals as they plan to navigate us safely through whatever this year will bring, and that we can put the worst of this crisis behind us in 2022.

I would like to thank our full team of employees, professionals and volunteers here in Randolph for their leadership and resourcefulness in dealing with this pandemic.

It starts at the top with our Township Manager Steve Mountain. In Randolph’s form of government, Steve functions as our CEO. Steve’s strong decision-making skills are key in guiding all of our departments as they provide critical services to our residents and businesses. In November, Steve announced his intention to retire effective June 30th. Therefore, hiring a new township manager will be one of the most important tasks for the council in 2022. The council has hired a consultant firm that specializes in this area of recruitment. We are early in the process, but we are inspired by the depth of experience within the candidates who have come forward so far. Steve, I know you have gone well beyond your responsibilities in assisting Randolph residents, particularly during this pandemic. We have 6 months to go before you leave us, but I just wanted to thank you for your dedication to Randolph’s residents and employees.

Donna Luciani, our township clerk, has had to navigate all of her duties throughout this crisis from municipal elections to council meetings—and took on many other responsibilities as well. Thank you so much, Donna, for using your professionalism, enthusiasm, and ingenuity in order to keep everything running so smoothly.

Our first responders have been our heroes. Under risk to their health and safety, they have entered difficult situations to render aid and provide other essential services to our residents. Thank you to our Randolph Police Department, fire department and rescue squad.

Last, but not least, I would like to thank the Randolph residents who have stepped up to volunteer during this pandemic. Volunteers such as:

  • The Randolph COVID angels who scheduled vaccinations for our seniors and teachers.
  • People who organized food drives and transportation for their fellow neighbors.
  • Business owners and residents who worked to keep our town bright and cheerful. As an example—the lighted snowflakes on Sussex Turnpike.
  • Volunteers that honored our veterans with remembrance services and projects like the Hometown Hero banners in our new Veterans Community Park.

Your efforts been a source of inspiration during this crisis and have bolstered the spirits of our entire community.

Another major undertaking for the council will be the review and adoption of the 2022 Municipal Budget and Capital Improvement Plan. Fortunately, the township is on a solid financial footing from previous years of prudent financial management. The township council has three budget meetings planned this winter: Saturday January 29th at 8:30 a.m., Thursday February 3rd at 5:00 p.m. and Saturday February 26th at 8:30 a.m. All of our meetings are open to the public; we welcome your input!

This year I look forward to serving on several workgroups and committees. They include: the Economic Development Committee, Communications, Emergency Management, Recycling/Sustainability, promotion of social services through the use of NJ211, liaison to Board of Education and County College of Morris and our new manager search effort.

One more item to mention tonight is the significance of keeping informed with township emergency notices. With winter storms, like the one in the forecast this evening, it is even more important to make sure you are receiving these emergency notices. On the front page of our township website there is a button labeled “Stay Informed!” If you click on it, you can sign up for township information broadcast systems and view news, events, and emergency notices.

I am looking forward to the year ahead serving as mayor and working alongside our full team including our township manager, employees, professionals, and township council. I have an incredible enthusiasm for what we will accomplish together in 2022. If I can assist you in any way, please reach out to me. My contact information is located on the township website.

Stay safe, and have a happy and healthy new year.

Mayor Marie Potter
January 6, 2022

Call for Artists

Posted: January 5, 2022

Arts in the Park 2022
Randolph Arts in the Park 2022

Arts in the Park is an annual festival that celebrates visual, performing, and literary art. Local artists will have an opportunity to showcase their talent in Randolph on Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The 2022 Randolph Arts in the Park (RAP) Festival participants are open to all New Jersey visual artists and residents ages 18 and over. Each application will be juried by a RAP Committee. Entries are limited to fine art, which includes but is not limited to the following mediums: oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, photography, collage, mixed media, clay, fiber, etc. Applications are due no later than March 15, 2022. Notification of acceptance will be no later than April 6, 2022.

There is a non-refundable jurying fee of $35 that covers the space or booth assignment as well.

Application for Visual Arts Participation 

For event details and information, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address).

Holiday Cheer Delivered to Residents in Assisted Living Facilities

Posted: January 5, 2022

Hundreds of holiday cards and gifts were delivered this holiday season to the senior residents of the Sunrise and Brightview assisted living facilities in Randolph. The holiday outreach program was the idea of Councilman Lou Nisivoccia and was endorsed by the township council as a means of spreading holiday cheer to residents of the community’s assisted living facilities.

Councilman Nisivoccia coordinated the effort, which enlisted the support of youth groups from across the community. The youth group members and local students prepared the cards and gifts that were delivered to residents in the months of November and December. Although the pandemic prohibited Councilman Nisivoccia and other members of the council from personally visiting the residents, through the assistance of facility staff the cards and gifts made their way to each resident. The response from the residents has truly been overwhelming.

On behalf of the township council, Councilman Nisivoccia extends gratitude and thanks to everyone who helped make this senior citizen outreach effort possible, which includes students from St. Matthew Faith Formation, Resurrection Parish Y.E.S. youth service group, Gottesman Academy, Randolph High School and Center Grove School.