Friday, April 5, 2013
Volunteers needed for park and river cleanup this weekend.
Get your hands dirty and help clean one of your parks this weekend. The Brookdale Park Conservancy is looking for volunteers to aid in a Brookdale Park cleanup at the pond on Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive weeds and plant new native bushes and shrubs. Members of the Conservancy ask that interested volunteers bring rakes,gas-powered weed whackers and leaf blowers and to be prepare to get your boots muddy.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Montclair Business Manager Marc Dashield said the new estimates of overtime, cleanup and repairs from the super storm will be higher than previously predicted.
The new estimated costs of cleaning up Montclair after Hurricane Sandy are much higher than originally expected. “Quite frankly, it’s a little shocking,” said Business Manager Marc Dashield. The total cost to the township from the super storm is about $1 million, said Dashield at the township council conference on Tuesday. The price tag is more than double the original estimate announced in November. The following storm costs were given to the council on Tuesday: In addition, the township had to dispose of more than 10,500 cubic feet worth of debris -- including stumps, tree branches and tree trunks. Disposal of storm debris is ongoing. In order to pay for the emergency expenditure, the township will roll over approximately $370,…
Sunday, November 25, 2012
The storm is expected to cost the township more than $400,000.
Montclair is bracing to pay out more than $400,000 for overtime and cleanup costs associated with Hurricane Sandy, according to early estimates. Montclair Police, Fire and Public Works departments were heavily taxed in the aftermath of the October storm which left many in town without power for nearly two weeks, said Business Manager Marc Dashield. Overtime numbers are “significantly higher than we’ve had in the past,” said Dashield. “The ... response from police and fire [departments] has never been this long -- at least since I’ve been here.” According to the township, early estimates for overtime include: The price tag for the storm will significantly grow as the township now focuses on removing the debris, said Dashield. The …