MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township Administrator Victor Canning announced at the Dec. 10 township committee meeting that the township had received a grant of $185,000 from the NJ Department of Transportation for phase two of the Taylortown Road project.

The latest grant will help pay for paving from the NJ Transit train trestle to #69 Taylortown, and will be added to $176,000 the township received in 2019 from the state to help pave Taylortown from Quarry Mountain Lane to Boonton Avenue, Assistant Administrator June Hercek told TAPinto Montville. The township did not provide timing about when these paving projects would be completed.

Canning also announced that not a single worker’s compensation day was taken in 2019 due to an injury, which he called an outstanding accomplishment.

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“We’re honored to have such dedicated public servants working for our great community,” he said. “This is a first for me. I’m extremely proud of our staff. Most towns spend six figures on Risk Managers, risk portfolios and programs [to oversee and train on safety]. That falls on [Hercek], my staff and me. Our staff has proven we know our job.”

Canning also said that an annual review of the township’s three fire districts had found them to be providing the township with “top-notch emergency response services, with very efficient and cost-effective budgets.”

Mayor Richard Conklin, on behalf of the Township Committee, honored Alfred’s Landscape Design Inc., Bader Landscaping, Chux Landscaping, Condurso’s Garden Center, D’Agosto Landscaping Inc., D’Andrea’s Landscaping, Gardens of The World Inc. and Pennella’s Landscape Designs for their beautification of the signs at all the entrances to the township.

“Montville is a beautiful place, and when you enter the township on the main thoroughfares, the signs are what catch your eye,” he said. “Our landscapers in town have taken care of those signs voluntarily. So we wanted to recognize them tonight for helping beautify Montville.”

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