RANDOLPH, NJ- During last week’s Randolph Township Council meeting, Mayor James Loveys presented two proclamations, while the Veterans Community Park project and road paving project were also addressed by Randolph Township Manager Steve Mountain.

First, Mayor Loveys had some glowing words about Judy Stewart, who has been extremely active in the Randolph Community for over 40 years. “We thought it was only appropriate that we invite you out and to recognize you for your incredible service and all you have done for the community,” Loveys said, “You did this because of your sense of civic responsibility, and the absolute love you have for Randolph.”

Board of Education President Ron Conti read the joint proclamation, and it concluded with the words, “I, Mayor James B. Loveys, on behalf of the Council, Manager, and residents of the Township of Randolph and, I, Board President Ronald Conti on behalf of the School Board and Administration, wish to express our appreciation and recognize JUDY STEWART for over 40 years of tireless dedication to improving the Randolph community and for epitomizing the spirit of what it means to perform your civic duty.”

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However, that was not all. Mayor Loveys said, “There’s not many people that have this, but this is a gift from the Township to you, and we also have a key to the town.”

“Thank you all very, very much,” Stewart said, “I will be living in Randolph for as long as I’ll be living.”

The meeting then shifted to the atrium at Town Hall, where the 2019 Randolph Senior League All Star baseball team was recognized for their achievement, in addition to representing New Jersey in the Eastern Regional Tournament. The team finished in third place, after competing with teams from ten states.

Loveys addressed the team by saying, “What you guys are getting out of playing competitive sports, you take away so many values that you will use your entire life.”

Mayor Loveys presented the proclamation to the team and coaching staff, and the document concluded with the words, “NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by Mayor James B. Loveys of the Township of Randolph, on behalf of the Township Council, that the Randolph Senior League All Star Baseball Team be congratulated for its outstanding athletic achievement.”

The meeting returned to the Council Chambers, as Randolph Township Manager Steve Mountain provided some updates.

Regarding the paving project, Mountain said, “We have planned for a second phase that includes Nuko Terrace, Jason Lane, Harvey Terrace, Old Shunpike, Woodlawn Terrace and Shuman Road.” There is some utility work going on in those areas, which makes it difficult to provide a timeline for the project.

Steve Mountain added, “We were able to mill and pave three additional roads, not originally scheduled, through a cooperative arrangement we worked out with New Jersey Natural Gas.” New Jersey Natural Gas had been doing some trenchwork construction in town. Randolph agreed to pay for the milling and New Jersey Natural Gas agreed to pay for the paving of the roads in question.

After some council updates, Manager Steve Mountain provided an update on the Veterans Community Park project. The draft of the tender-agreement for bids on the project is underway, and one of the prospective contractors has proposed the idea of stripping part of the garden area and putting an adequate amount of top soil on the site.