Paving Completion Alert The Township paving program for 2019 is complete. Please email or call Tanya Hicks (contact info above) if you have any questions or concerns. Note that striping will be completed before the end of July.
Morris County Paving Alert Pleaes be advised Morris County will be paving northern portions of the Boulevard beginning at the end of July or early August. Since this is a County project, any questions or concerns should be directed to the County Engineering Department at (973) 285-6750.
Alert Dog Park (rev.5): The Dog Park remains under water. The depth of the pond in the park is a function of regional groundwater fed by subsurface runoff from the adjacent foothill. Our office conducted tests confirming the high water table. Since the groundwater level is regional, the pond cannot be lowered until the regional water table naturally dissipates. Several weeks of minimal precipitation is required. Groundwater elevations recede much slower than surface flooding. The groundwater in the park is receeding. The parking lot is almost usable, but the dog park remains under water. Considering alternatives.
Thank you for visiting your Pequannock Township Engineering page. The Engineering page is best for information regarding infrastructure projects. We typically update this page once a month or when new information is available. Please let friends and family know this is the page current information.
Please help us identify the most important items that should be found via the “Engineering” subsection of your Township web page. We are in the planning stage of improving the site and could really use your input. What is most important to you; what type of updates are important; information that can be downloaded, maps, reports, procedural, etc. If you visited another towns engineering page and found it comprehensive, we want to hear about it. Please email me your ideas, constructive criticism, likes, dislikes, and/or anything that might improve our services. My email address is listed above. Thank you for taking the time to provide valuable input. No comments received to date!
Most importantly, let me thank all of our residents for your patience and consideration. Construction projects can be very stressful with unexpected delays, detours, rough road surface, noise, dust, and overall frustration with communications and changing schedules. We really appreciate everyone’s cooperation and understanding as we work together, as a community, to improve our aging infrastructure.
Hillview Road/Beaverbrook Road Improvements: The Township received a grant to improve Hillview Road from the intersection of Hillview Road and Jacksonville Road to the border of Lincoln Park (Beaverbrook Road). The project includes minor drainage improvements, guide rail replacement and road resurfacing. Project under design.
Jacksonville Sidewalks: Funding was approved for the repair/reconstruction of sidewalks on both sides of Jacksonville Road from Newark-Pompton Turnpike to West Parkway. New driveway aprons are included and will conform to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). ADA compliant ramps shall be installed at intersections. This project is complete. Please address any concerns by calling Tanya at (973) 835-5700 x189.
Roadway Resurfacing Program, 2019:
2019 program complete.
Community Rating System (CRS) for Pequannock, currently a CRS-5 Community: Many of our residents are aware of rising insurance costs and the discount Pequannock receives based on our CRS rating. After successfully improving our rating to a 5 in 2016, we are actively looking to improve to a CRS 4. No other community in NJ has achieved a 4 rating, mostly because of difficult countywide prerequisites. The Township underwent the full three-year cycle review on September 20, 2018. Jennifer McCulloch did a great job presenting compliance with the strict expectations of a CRS 5 community. We are pleased to announce approval as a CRS community for the next three (3) years. We actually earned additional points as we move closer to a CRS 4 rating. Jennifer is available at ex. 164 if you have any questions.
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, 2018 - The Township received a joint grant to restore Hillview Road (alongside the airport) from Jacksonville Road to the Lincoln Park Border. The Township received a total of $227,500 in funding for paving and guide rail improvements. Construction planned for the summer of 2019.
- NJDOT Municipal Aid, 2019 - Application was filed to resurface West Parkway from Sunset Road to Foothills Park. We are pleased to announce the Township was awarded a grant in the amount of $264,000. Work is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2019.
- NJDOT Municipal Aid, 2020 - Applications are being prepared for the 2020 construction season. This years project will be the restoration of Alexander Avenue.
Please feel free to contact the Engineering office during regular business hours if you have any questions, comments, or require additional information.