RANDOLPH, NJ - The Randolph Township Council held a brief special meeting session on Thursday afternoon to discuss and resolve several local construction projects.
First, the council resolved a construction project that would upgrade the Butterworth Sanitary Sewer and also add milling and paving work related to the sewer lines on Lake Road and Inamere Road.
Also, the Township Council resolved a Replacement HVAC job at the Municipal Building and another HVAC job at the regional Animal Shelter.
Finally, the council discussed replacing and/or fixing several wooden walls on private citizen’s property that were first constructed nearly 30 years ago. Everyone agreed that many of the walls around the township need work and will be informing residents over the next few months about the changes. The walls will most likely be made of stone instead of wood, although the council has not yet decided on the design.
Randolph Township Manager Stephen Mountain said, "While fixing or replacing the walls, significant tree removal will be necessary in almost all cases." Because of this, the homeowners in direct proximity of the walls will be invited to review the plans put forth by the township.
Certain areas that are in the most need, such as on Everdale Road and Fords Road, will receive attention first. The council agreed that some walls that are not as damaged can just be graded back to cut costs for Randolph. One of those is a wall at Heistein Park, for which it was concluded that grading will correct the issue.
The upgrade and/or replacement of the walls will take place over a significant period of time, thus making the project cost efficient and minimizing disruptions to township residents.
It was noted by a resident that the library will hold its book fair the second week of September. Donations can be made starting Sept. 2.
Other upcoming Randolph Township events include the following:
The VFW Picnic at Brundage Park Pavilion will be on Saturday, Aug. 23, from noon to 4 p.m.
Morris County 9/11 Memorial and Candlelight Vigil Ceremony will take place Sunday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. on West Hanover Avenue.
The newly refurnished Kiwanis Park will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m.
The Randolph VFW’s 9/11 Memorial will take place at the VFW on Carrell Road on Thursday, Sept. 11, at 11 a.m
The Randolph Public Library will hold a “Grand Reopening & Dedication” on Saturday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be a ribbon cutting at 11a.m. followed by an old-fashioned Sundae Social from noon to 1 p.m.
Randolph Engine Company #5 (Shongum) will hold a Casino Night on Saturday, Sept. 27, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m..
This year’s Country Fair will take place Saturday, Oct. 11, at Town Hall. 10 a.m to 5 p.m.