Mayor’s Update March 2015
Dear Residents & Business Owners:
At its February 2 meeting, the Mayor and Council heard a presentation from representatives of New Jersey American Water about a $1.9 million project on West Main Street in Mendham Borough from Mountain Avenue to Ralston Hill Road in Mendham Township.
This project will replace two aging cast iron water mains and install 5,700 feet of 16-inch ductile iron pipe. The successful completion will improve water service reliability, reduce service disruptions and increase water flows for household consumption as well as firefighting. The project represents a critical investment by the company that will provide customers with high-quality, reliable water service. The project will be completed by Montana Construction, a qualified pipe contractor.
Start/End Dates/Work Hours
Weather permitting the work was scheduled to begin during the week of February 16. Signs were to have been posted at least one week before work began. This infrastructure improvement project is scheduled to be completed in mid-May. Work hours will be from 9 am - 4 pm, Mondays to Fridays. Evening and weekend work is not expected unless directed by the local agencies. New Jersey American Water and Montana Construction will work to complete this important project as quickly as possible.
Traffic and Accessibility
Temporary traffic disruptions can be expected during the installation of new piping. Traffic control will be coordinated with Mendham Borough and Township Police Departments. Service for trash, mail, school buses and emergency vehicles will be maintained during traffic disruptions. Residents along the route will also be individually notified by the contractor.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Your safety, as well as the safety of your neighbors and the workers is important! Should you have any questions or concerns about this project, please do not hesitate to contact the N. J. American Water Customer Service Center at 1-800-272-1325 from 7 am to 7 pm (24/7 for emergencies).
Other News in the Borough
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Margot Kaye as our new Borough Clerk. Margot served previously as Land Use Administrator and had applied for this position when it was originally advertised. Margot is now completing the required certification to be a clerk in New Jersey. With the appointment of a new clerk, I am happy to report that the Phoenix House will no longer be closed for lunch hour. Administrator Merkt has made accommodations for coverage during the whole business day. If you are in the Phoenix House, please stop by and say hello to Margot.
As we come down the home stretch of the winter season, please remember there is no overnight parking in the streets between 2 am and 6 am.
Neil Henry, Mayor