Endless Road Work: Mayor Morgan Asks for Patience


NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Mayor Al Morgan asked for residents’ patience when it comes to the ongoing road work in the borough. “It is extremely frustrating,” he said at the Monday, April 24 council meeting.

The Central Avenue road work project between South Street and the Chatham Township line has been delayed due to water main and gas pipe work. The road paving will commence as soon as possible after the NJ American Water Company finishes its water main work, which is projected to be by May 23rd, Borough Administrator Doug Marvin told TAPinto. PSE&G has been installing gas mains along Marion Avenue and on Central Avenue. “Both of these roads will be fully milled and repaved after the gas work is done,” he said. Elkwood Avenue as well as Southgate Road and Ryder Way also scheduled to undergo road improvement projects.

Although “a pain” the work has to be done for the betterment of the borough, Morgan said. He noted that because JCP&L did tree trimming after Hurricane Sandy, the borough has not experienced major outages since. Morgan noted that some of the work has been done at night. The noise has disturbed some residents, but relieved traffic flow during the work and school day commute.

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If residents have any questions and concerns regarding the road issues Morgan encourages them to go to the borough’s website and to hit the link “contact us” on the top right hand corner. “Let’s hope we can square away and get the work done in a safe way,” Morgan said.

With regard to other news the council approved the purchase of sanitary sewer main video camera equipment for $114,000. The borough is purchasing the equipment through the NJPA (National Joint Power Alliance) which is a national purchasing agency providing best prices for municipal purchasing needs. All hardware and software are included in the price, Marvin said. As we are a part of the co-op “it is the best bang for the dollar,” Councilman Michael Gennaro concluded.

The equipment will help the borough with finding blockages and damages to the sewer lines before they become a larger problem, saving money. It is “important and vital” to the operations, Councilman Robert Robinson said.

Robinson and Gennaro noted that the new camera could help with the finding of illegal sewer connections which the current homeowner may not be aware of as they may have been installed years ago. However, Morgan pointed out that it appears that there are fewer illegal connections still existing than many suspect.

Additionally, Mayor and the council heard a Garwood resident who urged the borough to join other Union County municipalities to demand that the county provide funds for the reassessment of property values that Union County towns are required to conduct.

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