Thursday, January 10, 2013
Millburn Mayor Sandra Haimoff praised Rep. Leonard Lance, NJ-07 for organizing the meeting with mayors from Union and Essex counties to discuss the Rahway River Basin feasibility study.
Thursday, January 10
Congressman Leonard Lance, NJ-07, met with several Seventh District mayors, state officials and representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Jan. 9 in Westfield to discuss the status of the Rahway River Basin feasibility study currently under way by the Corps. During the meeting, Millburn Mayor Sandra Haimoff, Springfield Mayor David Amlen, Union Mayor Clifton People, Cranford Mayor Tom Hannen, Garwood Mayor Pat Quattrochi and Union County Freeholder Bruce Bergen received a briefing from the Army Corps of Engineers, state officials and Lance about the status of the study. The Seventh District lawmaker, who arranged the meeting, also pledged his strong support for the project and updated the group on several actions he has …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Millburn's mayor along with other members will share updates about U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project South Mountain Regional Detention Basin.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The Mayors Council Rahway River Watershed Flood Control meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Cranford Municipal Building, 8 Springfield Ave. The council will update residents on the progress of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers evaluation of flood mitigation projects including the development of the South Mountain Regional Detention Basin. "Most New Jerseyans hearts go out to residents of the shore and the state and federal government have to be strong partners in rebuilding," said Dan Aschenbach, former Cranford mayor. "We do have to remind the Governor and State Legislature, however, that we are not minced meat and should not be forgotten with regards to the funding needs to move ahead with flood control," he said…
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The Rahway River Watershed Storm water Management Conference holds their next meeting on September 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Millburn Library. The conference, co-sponsored by the Mayors Council Rahway River Watershed Flood Control and the Rahway River Association (RRA), will include presentations on best practical storm water management practices, including some that are already being implemented in the watershed. Mayors, board members, planning and zoning board officials, engineers and other state and local officials have been invited along with the general public. Mayor Sandra Haimoff hosts the meeting. In addition to the invited officials, experts at the conference will include Rutgers Associate Environmental Sciences Professor Dr.Chris …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Cranford, Millburn and other towns along the Rahway River have entered into an interlocal agreement to fund early stages of the project.
Governing bodies from the communities that are represented on the Mayors Council on Rahway River Watershed Flood Control agreed last week to enter into an interlocal agreement to fund the legal analysis on the development of the South Mountain Reservation detention dam. The project, once constructed, is expected to detain storm water at peak flow conditions that will reduce water elevations in communities such as Millburn, Springfield, Union, Kenilworth, Cranford and Rahway. A U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's hydrology assessment indicated the project could reduce water elevations by almost 3 feet at the Route 78 confluence of the Rahway River. Cranford officials discussed the interlocal agreement during a recent Township Committee workshop …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Preliminary Army Corps of Engineers' study shows large reservoir on South Mountain could alleviate flooding downstream
After the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers confirmed on Thursday that a bigger reservoir on the South Mountain Reservation could alleviate flooding along the Rahway, the Mayors Council on Rahway River Flood Control set out to convince Essex County that it’s a project worth pursuing. If the river towns and Essex and Union Counties leave the project up to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, it could be several years before work could even begin and that is not palatable to mayors whose towns suffered a combined $75 million in damages during Irene. “This has to be done sooner rather than later. When’s the next big storm going to hit? We don’t know,” said Millburn Mayor Sandy Haimoff, who hosted two meetings of the Mayors' Council, the Corps of …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The next meeting of the Mayors' Council on Rahway River Flood Control will focus on gaining legislative support for proposed projects.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Volunteers from the Cranford River Maintenance Committee found a tee marker from the Maplewood Country Club in the river in Cranford the same week the Mayors' Council on Rahway River Watershed Flood Control requested that the East Branch of the Rahway River be included in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' study of storage areas. The East Branch flows through Orange, West Orange, South Orange and Maplewood before its connects with the West Branch at Millburn, Union and Springfield. Any reduction due to storage would help downstream communities including Cranford and Rahway. The Maplewood Country Club is one of the potential sites for additional storage as the Rahway River goes through the Club's golf course, said former Cranford Mayor Dan …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
A recent Army Corps of Engineers report shows that solutions upstream might help towns along the Union County portion of the Rahway River.
Preliminary findngs by the Army Corps of Engineers indicate that there are some solutions upstream from Union County that might help with flood mitigation in the towns along the Rahway River. "There were promising flood mitigation solutions contained in a preliminary U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report provided to the Mayors Council on Rahway River Flood Control at its April 3 meeting," former Cranford Mayor Daniel Aschenbach said. Aschenbach was involved with the creation of the Mayor's Council and continues to be involved in the organization. The council's most recent meeting took place at the Union Township Municipal Building and was hosted by Union Mayor Joseph Florio. Mayors of Springfield, Kenilworth, Cranford, Rahway, Union and …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Officials and residents from towns along the Rahway River met at Union County College recently to discuss flood remediation.
Officials from Cranford, Union, Springfield, Winfield and Millburn met late last week to discuss possible solutions to flooding issues along the Rahway River Watershed. Although a number of possible remedies were offered, one thing was unanimous: the situation must be addressed from a regional perspective. The Rahway River Watershed Conference on Flood Control was hosted by Cranford at Union County College on Springfield Avenue and began with an address by Mayor Dan Aschenbach, who showed an audience of more than 100 concerned residents pictured of flood damage that occurred in the wake of Hurricane Irene in late August. "It's a regional battle that we need to focus on," Aschenbach said. Leo Coakley, a civil engineer with the firm Hatch …