Government

July 30, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ - After months of surveys and suspense, the township council voted on Veterans Community Park as the name for the new park on Calais Road. Residents had an opportunity to vote on a possible name in March, and the Parks Committee continued discussion while the council had the final ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ - The Board of Adjustment began public hearings for the Wawa to be developed on Route 10 West on the site of the former Nagel’s Candy Barn. After answering questions on the expert testimony from the civil engineer and traffic engineer, the board scheduled an additional meeting for ...

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DENVILLE - The busy Openaki Road Bridge in Denville, a one-lane span that crosses the Den Brook at Openaki Lake, at the Randolph border, will be closed to traffic for at least three days next month to allow for repairs to a recently discovered structural flaw. While the bridge currently is safe ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ - New signs will go up throughout Randolph announcing support for the Morris County Stima Free program. These signs read “Randolph Proud To Be Stigma Free” and will be posted at the municipal building, library and the nine entrances to the township. While the council passed a ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ -  This summer, 8th grade Girl Scout Juliana Puttre plans to raise awareness for chewing gum litter -- which endangers animals, the environment and local property -- through added signage at Freedom and Brundage Parks. For her Girl Scout Silver Award project, Puttre needed to find a ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ - When RMS students Emma Halper and Brendan Laqui began their 8th grade capstone projects, they looked at Randolph for inspiration. Tasked with different topics (Laqui with Good Health and Wellbeing, Halper on Sustainable Cities and Communities) they both found sidewalks would ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ - The state of New Jersey recently updated the municipal requires for Clean Water Act, balancing the workload for each municipality and the need to protect water from pollutants. Township Engineer Paul Ferriero explained the background and updates of these regulations to the council at ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph Memorial Post #7333, Veterans of Foreign Wars presented two scholarships at their May meeting. Each year the Post offers scholarships to one male and one female Randolph High School graduating seniors who best meet the specific criteria of the program. This year’s ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – Thursday evening, Mayor Rich LaBarbiera released the following statement to his community in regards to the horrific accident that affected so many. "Today, our community was shaken by a horrific accident resulting in two tragic, senseless deaths of a teacher and a student. As a ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ - The former K-Mart shopping plaza will be rebranded as 140 Randolph Square, and the owners continue to update the facade in hopes of attracting an anchor tenant, reported Township Manager Stephen Mountain at Thursday’s meeting. Even without an anchor tenant, most of the spaces in ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph Mayor  Mark H. Forstenhausler with Council Members and Past Mayors Joanne Veech and Christine Carey attended the Morris County League of Municipalities Meeting on April 18. The meeting was hosted by Sheriff James M. Gannon at the Morris County Correctional ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ - The Randolph Township Council approved the 2018 municipal budget of $32,295,169, authorizing an increase of $372,034 over the 2017 budget with no increase to the municipal tax rate for residents. The municipal tax represents approximately 15 percent of the Randolph tax dollar, ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ - With hockey season wrapping up at the end of March, the recreation hockey program reported good numbers at the younger levels, according to hockey committee member Brian DesRosiers. Middle school registration is “lighter, but they should have enough to field a team in the Morris ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ - Joseph Berry, Jr., resident of Randolph since the 1940s, turned 100 years old on March 16, and the township council issued a proclamation for “a day of joy, happiness and reflection,” during Thursday’s meeting. As a Randolph resident, Berry served with the Ironia Fire Company and ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Following a massive turnout of over 13,000 people at last month’s March for Our Lives Morristown rally, the students behind the march organized an event called “The Town Hall for Our Lives.” This event brought together 11th Congressional District candidates who were questioned by ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ - Municipal taxes will remain the same for Randolph residents 2018 according to the township budget introduced at Thursday’s council meeting. The 2018 Municipal Budget and Capital Improvement Program totals $32,295,169, which is a $372,034 increase over the 2017 budget. However, ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ - During the recent council meeting, council members reviewed the three severe snow storms and formed a subcommittee to review storm preparedness in the future. They plan to discuss tree maintenance near power lines, better communication and other infrastructure needs. While the ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ - The Randolph Board of Education presented a referendum to fund capital improvement projects beyond the annual budget. Potential projects -- including district-wide security updates and renovations to the science, music and media rooms -- would total $35 million. However, the board ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ - After 34 years of service with the United States Post Office and 16 years as the Mount Freedom postmaster, Brenda Joinson retired on Wednesday, Feb. 28. As the postmaster at Mount Freedom, Joinson’s responsibilities included the day-to-day aspects of running the location -- ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ - The Randolph Board of Adjustment presented possible revisions to ordinances at Thursday’s council meeting. These changes would help clarify processes and requirements, resulting in fewer requests for variances in these areas. Planning/ Zoning Administrator Darren Carney ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Noting that thousands of North Jersey residents and businesses remain without electricity following last Friday's snowstorm, three Republican state lawmakers today called on Gov. Phil Murphy to declare a state of emergency. Murphy, a Democrat, wasn't biting. “The Governor ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ In response to recent posts on social media, and other related comments and concerns from residents, the following message was prepared by Mayor Mark Forstenhausler and Township Manager Stephen Mountain summarizing the Township’s actions to date in response to the storm as well as the ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ - The long-anticipated Randolph Community Garden will be located in the new park on Calais Road and should be open by summer 2019, according to the Recreation Department and Township Council. The garden will contain 84 plots at 4 feet by 28 feet, which can be divided into half plots ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ - Wrapping up a project in the works since 2012, Randolph Township Council began the ordinance process on a Green Acres Release for the land used by the Randolph Animal Shelter. The proposal needed to go through the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection before being ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ - With the budget process well under way in Randolph Township, Police Chief David Stokoe and Health Officer Mark Caputo presented their 2018 operating budgets, capital improvements and capital outlay plans. Township Chief Financial Officer Darren Maloney also presented considerations ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ - Township Manager Stephen Mountain presented his 2018 goals to the council and public which included overseeing trail improvements, the completion of the retaining wall project, the design and construction of the new park on Calais Road, and several other large projects throughout the ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ - With a new Wawa up for approval at the Randolph Board of Adjustment, former planning board member William Medve brought his concerns with the plan to the township council. He specifically mentioned the access to Quaker Church Road would not be allowed according to current ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ - The Randolph Recreation Committee started their new year by reviewing 2017 successes and introducing two new members. With the finalization of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan last year, the group looks forward to seeing their input funded and implemented. Committee chair ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ - The Randolph Township Council started the new year by nominating and approving Mark Forstenhausler for mayor and Jim Loveys as deputy mayor, as well as reflecting on the successes of 2017. Forstenhausler has lived in Randolph for over 23 years, was appointed to the council in 2014 ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ- In light of the sweeping tax overhaul approved by the U.S. Congress earlier this week, the township has received multiple inquiries as to whether property owners would be permitted to pre-pay their 2018 estimated taxes on or before the end of 2017. The township is able to accept a ...

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