Thursday, August 23, 2012
Engineering firm, Hatch Mott McDonald, presented the committee with a study that says the township needs help from surrounding towns to prevent flooding.
In the Millburn Township Committee meeting this week, Hatch Mott McDonald, an engineering firm, gave a presentation of a study it conducted to find a way to prevent flooding in town. However, after researching the issues since the January of this year, the firm, which specializes in storm and sewer water management, said Millburn can't fix the issue alone. "The problems are much larger than we thought they initially might be," a senior vice president of Hatch Mott McDonald, John Rolak Jr. said. The study showed six municipalities' sewer lines, New Providence, Summit, South Orange, West Orange, Maplewood and Millburn, all meet at Gilbert Place pump station and go under the Rahway River and Route 78 to the treatment plant in Elizabeth. "The…
Monday, August 20, 2012
Here's a look on what's going on in town this week.
This week in Millburn and Short Hills, the township gets back down to business with busy first few days of the week. To kick things off, the Zoning Board will meet tonight, at 7 p.m., on the second floor of Town Hall. Stop & Shop presentation will not be made again until Oct. 1. Please see the PDF for the agenda. On Tuesday, the Township Committee will meet, for the first time since the announcement of the the proposed shared services of dispatching, at 8 p.m., on the second floor of Town Hall. The agenda has not been posted yet. On Wednesday, the Planning Board has a meeting scheduled, at 7:30 p.m. ,on the second floor of Town Hall. Agenda is attached for review. If you are looking for something to do this week, here are some events to …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Mayor, running unopposed, gets all but one vote in the Republican Primary.
As election nights go in Millburn, it was pretty ho-hum. Mayor Sandy Haimoff faced no challenger in the Republican Primary and no one was on the ballot for the Democrats, so the contest for the Township Committee was over practically before it started. There was only one Republican write-in vote, so Haimoff's 540 votes easily gave her 99.82 percent of the vote. While 382 Democrats voted in Millburn and Short Hills in the primary, they had no one running for Township Committee so if they wanted to vote for someone, they would have to write them in. Seven voters did just that.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Township Committee to honor long-time volunteer with Community Service Award at Tuesday's meeting.
A long-time community volunteer and former president of the Millburn-Short Hills Historical Society -- David Siegfried -- will be honored with the township's Community Service Award at the Township Committee meeting Tuesday night. The award is presented by the Millburn Township's Community Service Award Committee, whose mission it is to publicly acknowledge the gratitude of the community for the hard work of volunteers who have demonstrated an outgoing commitment to maintenance of the quality of life in Millburn Township, through their efforts and creativity. Approximately 2 to 4 times a year, the Community Service Committee nominates an individual for an award, to be presented at select township committee meetings. On Tuesday, April 17, …
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Township officials looking at shared services, other cost cuts to aid in budget.
Millburn's municipal aid will stay flat for 2011, and township officials continue to look at shared services and other initiatives to cut costs. Millburn will receive $2.4 million in state aid, according to the figures released by the state Department of Community Affairs. It's the same amount of money the township received in 2010. Gov. Chris Christie said in his budget address on Tuesday he planned to keep municipal aid flat. A year ago Millburn's state aid was cut by $700,000. Mayor Sandra Haimoff said Thursday the township is in the same place as it was a year ago because it didn't receive more or less aid. "We'll work with what we have," she said. "We're just starting our budget process now." But Millburn has not felt the budget …
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
The township committee is scheduled to meet at 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
The Millburn Township Committee doesn't have a long agenda Tuesday night, but there is one item that will provoke a lot of discussion—the contract for conceptual designs for a downtown parking garage. The committee meets at 8 p.m. at Millburn Town Hall. There is an agenda item to hire Tim Haahs to complete the conceptual designs of a garage on either Lot 2, which is at the corner of Lackwanna Place and Essex Street, or Lot 7, which is along Glen Avenue, for the Millburn Train Station. The contract is not to exceed nearly $105,000. The contract is for phase one of the design process, which is for conceptual designs. The conceptual designs are 10 percent of the completed designs. The request for proposals document states the phase one …
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
The township committee held a public meeting on Tuesday to gather comments on commuter parking.
Residents again said on Tuesday night they want a parking deck built on Lot 2, but there were also questions if a deck should be built at all. The Millburn Township Committee held a public meeting on commuter parking issues. After a short presentation from the commuter parking subcommittee about the process of studying for creating a "long-term solution" to commuter parking, residents were able to ask questions and comment on the issue. The subcommittee is working on potential plans to build a parking deck on either Lot 2 at the corner of Essex Street and Lackawanna Place or on Lot 7, which is along Glen Avenue at the train station. Robert Tillotson, a committee member, said there is 120-140 cars parked in valet each day, which is evidence…
Friday, January 21, 2011
The township committee is planning to enact an ordinance with regulations and a permitting process to control filming in the residential section.
There's a chance a future Oscar-nominated movie could be filmed in Millburn-Short Hills. The Millburn Township Committee is considering lifting the ban on filming in residential areas of the community. Filming was prohibited in the township's residential area about 15 years ago, and now the committee is planning to introduce an ordinance that would allow it again. The plans are to include regulations and a permitting process. Committee member Thomas McDermott, who suggested the ordinance while he was still mayor last November, said during Tuesday's meeting about seven years ago a major motion picture wanted to film in the township and the filmmakers asked for a waiver. But township officials would not allow it. There could be opportunities…
Thursday, January 20, 2011
No ordinance is in place regulating the installation of cell towers and antennas in Millburn-Short Hills.
The Millburn Township Committee is examining if there should be a zoning ordinance covering the installation of cellular towers. Township Attorney Christopher Falcon spoke with the committee Tuesday night about drafting an ordinance. Right now the township does not have an ordinance governing cellular towers, which means those who want to install a tower or antenna need to apply for a variance with the Millburn Zoning Board of Adjustment. Falcon said Tuesday night there are a lot of technical aspects to writing an ordinance governing cell towers, which makes it difficult for him to do. He recommended the request be forwarded to the Millburn Planning Board because it and its staff has experience in the technical aspects and any policy …
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Shaun Quirk is the second firefighter to be promoted in two months.
The Millburn Township Committee promoted firefighter Shaun D. Quirk to the rank of captain during its meeting Tuesday night. He was joined by his wife Heather and their two sons Riley, 4, and Gavin, 19 months, family, friends and other Millburn firefighters. Quirk has been with the Millburn department since September 2004. He's the Millburn Fire Department's first —and only — state-certified paramedic and is in charge of the department's EMS section. He's also a member of our UASI Metro Strike Team with Morristown and serves on the department’s labor/management committee. Quirk will work on the second platoon as a company officer under the command of Battalion Chief Mark Potter. It's the second fire department promotion in two months. In …