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South Plainfield Names Leonard Miller Municipal Engineer, Superintendent of DPW

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The South Plainfield Borough Council recently named Leonard Miller, PE, PP as full-time Municipal Engineer/Superintendent of DPW. 
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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Borough Council on Dec. 21 voted 6-0 in favor of hiring Leonard Miller, PE, PP as full-time Municipal Engineer/Superintendent of the Department of Public Works, effective Jan. 1. A resident of Freehold, Miller has over 30 years of experience and knowledge in the areas of municipal engineering, public works, zoning and code enforcement.

“I am thankful for the opportunity to continue and expand upon the relationship I have had with the borough for the past eight years,” said Miller, who, prior to his appointment, worked for T&M Associates in Middletown and served as a consulting engineer for the Borough of South Plainfield, its Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment. “I am looking forward to working directly with the borough and its residents.”

Prior to be hired by the Borough of South Plainfield, Miller worked for T&M Associates since 2007. From 1996 to 2007, he served as Director of Engineering for Manalapan Township, acquiring a broad scope of knowledge in the areas of municipal engineering, public works, zoning and code enforcement and, for 14 years prior, he served as a consulting engineer, focusing on both municipal engineering and civil/site design.

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In 2008, Miller, as supervising engineer with T&M, was appointed engineer for the Borough of South Plainfield and its respective boards and also served as engineer for the East Brunswick Zoning Board of Adjustment. He also provided municipal engineering services to the Townships of Woodbridge, East Brunswick and Middletown; the Boroughs of Bound Brook, Carteret and Middlesex; and the Cities of Bayonne and Plainfield.

Through these roles, Miller provided services that included review of planning board and zoning board of adjustment applications; attendance at public meetings; preparation of plans and specifications for capital improvement projects; review, analysis and reporting on flooding issues; and preparation of engineering cost estimates for projects, municipal board applications to establish performance guarantees and department of public works overview.

As the borough’s new superintendent of public works, Miller will work along side Robert ‘Cappy’ Capparelli, who, in December, announced his retirement after 40 years. Doing so, said Miller, will allow for a smooth transition and provide him with the opportunity to get accustomed to the department’s procedures, workload and operations. 

“The Borough of South Plainfield has a very good team in place and I am looking forward to my expanded role and working with the Department of Public Works,” said Miller.

Miller’s experience in public works includes assisting in overall management of departments, including personnel supervision; budget preparation; development of strategies and planning; development of snow removal plans; management of contracts and bidding processes for snow removal, leaf collection and storm sewer cleaning; planning, design and supervision of projects, including infrastructure maintenance, roadway paving, drainage installation, stream cleaning and road and sinkhole repair; and supervision of snow removal operations including coordination of outside contractors and drivers.

Miller, who earned a degree in civil engineering from Rutgers University, and is a Licensed Professional Engineer and a Licensed Professional Planner. He is also a Certified Municipal Engineer and Certified Public Works Manager, a member of the New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Professional Engineers Association and the New Jersey Public Works Association.

“I am pleased to welcome Len as the Borough of South Plainfield’s new superintendent of DPW and municipal engineer,” said Mayor Matt Anesh. “Len brings with him a wealth of experience, including detailed knowledge on our borough. I look forward to working with him.”

Councilman Alex Barletta, who chairs the borough’s Department of Public Works Committee and worked alongside Miller when he served on the zoning board, added, “I find Len to always be very knowledgeable and concerned for the interests of the borough. I think he will be a perfect fit in the capacities that he is being appointed and I look forward to working with him.”

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