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                    Engineering Department
                                                                  Revised 1/19/2017

                                          Joseph Golden, PE, CPWM, CFM
                                                       Township Engineer

                                                                 JGolden@peqtwp.org 
                                                            (973) 835-5700 Ext. 188

                                                            Tanya Hicks 
                
                                        Administrative Assistant
                                                                 
THicks@peqtwp.org 
                                                             (973) 835-5700 Ext.189

Mailing Address:
530 Newark Pompton Turnpike
Pompton Plains, NJ  07444

Department Fax:
(973) 835-9396

 

Physical Address:
99 Alexander Avenue

Pompton Plains, NJ  07444 







Current Initiatives:

Mountain Avenue Reconstruction Phase I
The Engineering Department applied for, and received, a grant totaling of $189,750.00 from the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund for the reconstruction of Mountain Avenue from West Parkway to Foothills Drive. The project consists of new curbing on both sides of the road and sidewalks on one side of the road.  Anticipate design and permitting in 2016 with construction in the summer of 2017Survey complete, preliminary design underway.  Areas of Right-of-Way to be expanded.

Mountain Avenue Water Tank
The Township currently provides water service to approximately 15,000 residents and 500 commercial users. The water distribution system consists of two pressure zones that are maintained by a 1 million gallon ground storage tank and two booster pumping stations along with three water supply wells and a water blending facility.  An engineering study/design is underway to construct a new water tank on Mountain Avenue west of Route 287. The tank design and permitting is scheduled to be finalized in 2017.  Conceptual plans were approved during the October meeting.  Awaiting permit approval from NJDEP.

Roadway Mill & Overlay Program, 2017
The following roads were paved as part of the 2016 overlay program: New Read Street; Hilton Street; East Franklin Avenue; Richard Street; West End Avenue (from Redman to Sunset); Tilly Avenue; Sylvan Court; Jackson Avenue; The 2017 overlay program is awaiting budget approval.

Jacksonville Road (from West Parkway westerly into Lincoln Park) is a County Project.  The County released a notice the road will be repaved in 2017.

Dunn Place Road Restoration
Dunn Place was an unimproved road that never was formally accepted into the Township road network. Dunn Place is now paved and ready for formal acceptance as an improved Township road.

Washington Skate Park
Pequannock is preparing a request for proposals to design a skate park at Washington Park. The skate park will include several donated amenities offering a diverse experience for novice and intermediate users. The park will be designed to ensure no effect on stormwater management or adverse effect on flooding.

Community Rating System (CRS) for Pequannock is now a 5!!!
As of October 1, 2016, all flood insurance policy rene
wals will get a 25% discount instead of the current 15% discount we currently receive.  Unfortunately, the overall cost of insurance has increased significantly in the past year.  Therefore, while everyone is getting a larger discount, the overall cost of insurance might increase by as much as 10%.  We continue to aggressively work with FEMA/NFIP to lower risk and the cost of insurance.

Grant Applications
The Engineering Department continues to pursue grant opportunities based on availability and need.  Please contact the Engineering Department if you are aware of grant opportunities that we may have missed.  The following grant applications are pending:

  • NJDOT Municipal AidProvides funding for local transportation projects.  The Township is applying for a grant to complete Mountain Avenue from Foothills Road to the Boulevard.  The application for 2017 is due February 3, 2017.  It will take a few months to get notification is Pequannock is selected.
  • FEMA 2016 Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant - The Township of Pequannock is applying for FEMA PDA/FMA 2017 grant funding to elevate multiple residential properties within the Township.  Pequannock was informed our application is being forwarded for release of funds.  In total for 2015 & 2016, Pequannock is approved for $9,000,000.  We are waiting for FEMA to release the funding in order to begin elevating homes.

Please feel free to contact the Engineering office during regular business hours if you have any questions, comments, or require additional information.

 





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