HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - In collaboration with the Hasbrouck Heights Mayor and Council, TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro will be publishing the department's year-end reports for 2019.

This year-end report was filed by William Spindler, DPW Superintendent. 

 

2019 Year-End Report

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  • The Department of Public Works is pleased to announce the hiring of three (3) new members this year.  Michael DeFranco and Scott Raimondo joined our Road Department and TJ Meyer is part of our Sanitation crew.
  • Seven winter storms struck sent out our salt and plowing truck.  Salt brine is sprayed on the roadways when a blizzard is predicted for our area.  After large accumulations of snow the DPW removed the snow on the Boulevard and from all the churches and schools.  The DPW crew shovels all the crossing guard areas for safe passage.
  • In support of the Stigma‐Free Communities Initiative which is a county‐wide program aimed to eradicate the stigma associated with mental illness and substance use disorders, four (4) green and black signs that read, “Hasbrouck Heights proud to be Stigma Free” were placed at all entry points into the Borough. Look for them on the north and south ends of the Boulevard as well as Terrace Avenue @ the Hackensack border and Passaic Avenue @ the Lodi border. 
  • Four (4) pedestrian solar powered crosswalk light poles were installed by the DPW at the Boulevard and Stanley Avenue and also on Terrace Avenue and Washington Place.  The locations were mapped out by the HHPD Traffic Division.
  • The historical Brownstone column located at the northwest corner of Washington Place and Oak Grove Avenue was rebuilt as a motor vehicle accident destroyed it in the fall.  The DPW responded to the MVA, removed the crumbled column, collected the brownstones and transported them to the DPW facility where they were stored until the driver’s insurance settled the claim.  The Borough along with the DPW hired a contractor to restore the column to its original glory.  With help of Google Earth, photos were provided from all angles to insure the proper placement of brownstones. 
  • The DPW Recycling Program held its 21st Free Shredding Event at the Central Avenue Parking Lot on Saturday, April 6 and generated 10,645 (5.32 Tons) which was the 2nd highest total of all events.  This event was in co-operation with the BCUA.  This fall another event provided will be by the Borough’s recycling vendor as we sponsored two (2) Free Shredding Events a year.  The total tonnage is applied to the NJDEP Municipal Tonnage Grant Report for credit each year.
  • American and Military Flags were hung around the Borough Hall.  20 new Flags and hardware was order to accommodate the new lamp posts that were installed as part of the streetscape.  The Flags are a tribute to all those that have served in the Military and to display the patriotism of our community.
  • The Department of Public Works assisted with the Street Fair.  Bill Spindler met with Chief Colaneri, Captain Rinke, and Lieutenant Roberson of our Police Department to analyze the safety precautions needed for the event.  The DPW picked up water-filled barriers from the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department that was used to close off the surrounding streets.  The barriers were filled with water by using our Jet Vac. After the event the barriers were drained and returned.  Other tasks performed were providing electricity to several areas of the Boulevard as well as garbage collection and street cleaning after the fair concluded.
  • The 2020 Recycling and Solid Waste Calendars were sent out to all residents.  The calendars contain important information which includes our Collection Schedule, policies on disposal of household items and recycling do’s & don’ts. 

 

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