Thursday, April 18, 2013
Water will be shut off in the area while the three-day work is being done. Bottled water will be dropped off to each household by Montclair Township.
Thursday, April 18
Residents around Orange and Brooklawn roads will have their water turned off and may experience disruptions between April 22 and 24 as the Montclair Water Bureau cleans water mains. The Montclair Water Bureau will use a “hyper-flushing” process in the south end of town to improve water flows. The work will take place between Monday and Wednesday, April 22 to 24, and will require shutting off water service in the area for a number of hours each day. The Water Bureau has notified all customers who will be affected by the service interruption. Hyper-flushing is a method of effectively removing heavy corrosion deposits from water lines and biological contaminants from the water system. The process involves power-jetting water mains with …
Monday, April 8, 2013
With the dredging done, construction of the retaining wall in the Montclair park began last week.
Crews working at Edgemont Park began installing the retaining wall in the pond late last week. On Monday, crews could be seen placing double stacking large grey-colored blocks around the edge of the pond. This base portion of the wall will be different from the slate gray upper portion, according to the township. Construction of the wall will continue in sections. The installation of the wall follows the dredging of the pond, which began in early March. The dredging will make the the pond deeper and is expected to remove sediment clouding the waters. The council approved the approximate $800,000 project in January. Dredged dirt from the pond was also piled in the north end of the park. The township released a statement on its website …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Walking paths and baseball fields will remain open to the public during construction.
Dredging has begun at Montclair's Edgemont Park pond after the water was drained last week. On Wednesday, crews using earth-moving machines removed soil from the pond and transferred it to another area of the park. You can see the progress of the work above in the photo gallery above. Check back for weekly updates as Montclair Patch follows the construction. The parking lot will be closed to traffic at various times while construction is in progress. Walking paths and baseball fields will remain open to the public. Work at the park began on March 4. The township council approved the project in January, which came with an approximate $800,000 price tag. Photos from previous weeks of construction can be seen here: Week one Week two Week …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Construction at the park enters week three.
Edgemont Park's pond was recently drained as construction enters its third week. The pond was emptied for crews to begin dredging and building a new retaining wall. Fish from the pond were removed and relocated to Verona Pond. In addition, men using earth-moving machines could be seen Monday digging up the north end of the park. Soil was piled more than 5 feet around that portion of the park. You can see the progress of the work above in the photo gallery. Check back for weekly updates as Montclair Patch follows the construction. The parking lot will be closed to traffic at various times while construction is in progress. Walking paths and baseball fields will remain open to the public. Work at the park began on March 4. The township …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The work is expected to take at least six months.
Crews proceeded with work at Edgemont Park as the construction effort entered its second week. On Wednesday, a large portion of the northern field could be seen tilled and gravel laid where construction crews will enter the park. You can see the progress of the work above in the photo gallery. Check back for weekly updates as Montclair Patch follows the construction. According to the township, the water-lowering permit for the construction is in place and the township is now awaiting permits to remove and relocate the fish to Verona Pond. Once the permits have been received, the pond will be lowered and construction work can begin dredging the pond and building a new retaining wall around it. Work at the park began on March 4. Photos …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Work is expected to take six months.
Large earth-moving equipment was moved into place and construction work began at Edgemont Park Monday. The equipment could be seen at start of the week as orange and black fencing encircled and closed off the north end of the park. Other paths around the park and baseball fields remain open to the public. Part of the field was already torn up by the afternoon near the intersection of Edgemont Road and Parkway. In addition, dredging of the pond to make it deeper and clear out sediment is also scheduled to be done. The council approved the approximate $800,000 project in January. The parking lot will be closed to traffic at various times while construction is in progress. Take a look at the photos from Monday's work at the park, and check…
Friday, March 1, 2013
Construction is expected to take six months, weather permitting.
Friday, March 1
Construction is expected to being Monday on Edgemont Park to dredge the pond and update other areas of the park -- such as the playgrounds and storm drainage. The dredging will both deepen the pond, and clear out sediment and debris. The work will eliminate the cloudiness and algae growth. The price tag will be about $800,000. The parking lot of the park will be closed to traffic at various times while construction is in progress. Some park paths may be blocked, but baseball fields will remain open at all times. Park-goers and nearby residents can expect construction to last four to six months, weather permitting. If the inspector is not on site, we ask that you do not approach the contractor but immediately call the Montclair …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Toxicity results nix a potential cost-savings plan the township had with Montclair State University.
Tests done in preparation for the dredging of Edgemont Park pond found higher than expected soil contamination levels, forcing planners to scrap an extensive improvement plan. Though the contaminants are believed to be naturally occurring, Business Manager Marc Dashield said the finders were a disappointment for the township. “Those ... unfortunately aren’t the best findings,” said Dashield. “These contaminants ... can normally be in the soil, it is just they are at higher levels than what is acceptable" for residential use. The soil testing was done in anticipation of dredging the pond. The dredging was expected to make the pond deeper and remove sediment clouding the waters. In addition, the retaining walls encircling the pond will be…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
A recent proposal by Montclair developer Steven Plofker was approved by the Planning Board on Monday to add a third-floor to 695 Bloomfield Ave.
The vacant building that formally housed Luna Stage is getting an upgrade. The Planning Board approved a proposal Monday night that will add another floor onto the two-story brick building. The additional restoration will “totally restore the building ... both the interior and exterior,” said architect and planner for the developer Paul Sionas. Sitting on the corner of Bloomfield Avenue and Bell Street, the building has sat vacant since 2010, and now is owned by Seymour Street Associates, an affiliate of Montclair developer Steven Plofker. According to Alan Trembulack, attorney for the developer, and Sionas, the most substantial renovations will be: When the renovations to the 1920s building which sits just outside the Montclair …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The commission met on Monday and laid out a series of problems with the Montclair Council's proposal to move those units off site.
The township council's proposal to allow the developer of the Montclair Center Gateway Project to move its mandated affordable housing units elsewhere in town met with resistance from the Montclair Housing Commission on Monday. Housing Commission voiced its disapproval at the start of the week of the council’s ordinance to allow the developer of the six-story CentroVerde project to place its required affordable housing units in another part of town. Harold Simon, a commissioner, said the council was sending a negative message about the township with this ordinance. “[It] is not really a progressive attitude for a progressive town,” said Simon. The council unanimously passed a first reading of the ordinance last week. It was suggested …