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Millburn Parking Deck Back on Schedule

Township offers update on the parking deck on Lot 2, at the intersection of Lackawanna Plaza and Essex Street.

 

Despite reports of delays in the work on the Millburn parking deck, the Millburn Township Committee reported work is indeed on schedule.

"We've had a few minor setbacks," Deputy Mayor Robert Tillotson said at last week’s meeting. Tillotson said workers discovered contaminated soil and a tank at the site, but “they (construction crews) have been able to continue work."

The township worked with the planning board last week to make sure the project stays on track, Business Administrator Tim Gordon said. 

The contaminated soil, classified as historic fill, was found last month in the corner of the lot at Lackawanna Plaza and Essex Street where a piling will be placed.
Gordon said the issue is not serious and it is safe for the township to pave over the soil.

The tank, however, will be sent out, tested and identified, Gordon said.

The tank was found on the Essex Street side of the lot earlier this month during excavations.

Whenever contaminated soil or an item like a tank is found, the tank must be tested and identified.

Afterwards, paperwork has to be submitted to the county to change the deed as well as the state Department of Environmental Protection

The committee will post the updates it receives from EPIC Management, the township's construction manager for the public to view on the township's website.

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