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Home Elevation Projects The Township received $4.5 million dollars in grants to elevate the first 26 dwellings Identified in the Pequannock Township Elevation Action Plan. The funds are now available. The project kick-off meeting with the NJ State Police emergency management unit was held on April 12, 2017. Participants will be notified shortly regarding the initial steps through elevation. Letters are being prepared to schedule resident meetings. This is an exciting project that requires strict adherance to federal regulations. Residents are advised that information packages are being prepared and we are gathering materials necessary to answer everyones questions.
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 NJDOT is considering our 2017 grant application to complete the construction from Foothills Drive to the Boulevard. Plans are being finalized for construction to begin in the spring of 2018. A significant number of poles with multiple utilities must be moved prior to construction. The project consists of widening the road to 30', curb on both sides, drainage improvements and sidewalk on the north side. The improvements will significantly improve safety for walking and bicycling. Awaiting resolution of right-of-way descriptions. Also, the relocation of nearly 30 poles requires various utility companies prepare a work plan to minimize or eliminate loss of service. Construction is anticipated in the summer of 2018.
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 project is currently out for bid to construct. Anticipate award of contract in June 2017.
Roadway Mill & Overlay Program, 2017 The following roads are identified for overlay in 2017. Please note the plan may be modified based on available funding; Poplar Avenue, Jones Place (from Poplar to Franklin), Van Riper Avenue, Davis Avenue (from Libby to Van Riper), West Parkway (Jacksonville to Mandeville), Phyllis Court, Ramapo Road, Williams Street (From Hearle to West Parkway Southerly). The 2017 overlay program is awaiting budget approval.
Jacksonville Road (from West Parkway westerly into Lincoln Park) is a County Project. Paving from Main Street in Lincoln Park to West Parkway in Pequannock is underway. Project to be completed by mid May.
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. Bids were received March 29, 2017. Bid packages are currently under review.
Community Rating System (CRS) for Pequannock is now a 5!!!
As of October 1, 2016, all flood insurance policy renewals 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.
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 Aid - Provides 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 was submitted 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. Residents that filed for the 2015 funds will be notified shortly regarding project startup. Please note that grant opportunities are offered in blocks of 60 properties, more or less, as identified in the Township Elevation Action Plan.
Please feel free to contact the Engineering office during regular business hours if you have any questions, comments, or require additional information.