Thursday, May 9, 2013
Wharton-based sewer cleaning company reimbursed township $420 for overbilling.
A Wharton sewer cleaning company reimbursed the township of Maplewood and the township department of public works a total of $420 to settle allegations it engaged in overbilling the township and more than 100 New Jersey municipalities, according to a published report Thursday. Jet-Vac of Wharton, a company that contracts with the state for the sale and servicing of various equipment charged the municipalities a total of $158,266 in higher rates than those allowed under terms of the contract – a violation of the agreement, NJ.com reported. From February 2003 until the middle of 2007, the report said, the township was charged a higher rate by Jet-Vac, necessitating a $300 reimbursement, while the township DPW was overbilled $120 during the …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
A look at what's ahead.
The NJ ASK tests begin this week for 7th and 8th graders in the South Orange - Maplewood School District. Those students have a half day from Monday-Thursday. Remember: the Maplewood Memorial Library Centennial Kickoff is Tuesday at 4 p.m. at both branches. Have some birthday cake and toast the library's 100th year! Maplewood property taxes are due on May 1. To pay online, go to this link. The Maplewood Community Pool early bird registration period ends May 3. For more information, visit the website.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Township officials join developers and Assemblyman McKeon to kick off construction of a mixed-use building across from Police & Courts Building and Walgreens.
Mayor Vic DeLuca, Deputy Mayor Kathleen Leventhal and other township officials, as well as Assemblyman John F. McKeon, hoisted shovels Wednesday morning to ceremonially break ground on a mixed-use residential and commercial building at 1611 Springfield Ave. in Maplewood. The project, which has been in the works for several years, will feature 5,275 square feet of retail space on the ground floor as well as six apartments on the second floor. Daibes Gas 14 LLC, a subsidiary of Daibes Enterprises of Edgewater, will construct the building, to be located on a triangular plot of land across the street from the Police & Courts Building and from Walgreens on Burnett Avenue. Also on hand for the groundbreaking were vice president Danny Daibes …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Township heads discuss how to prepare for next disaster. Sandy is estimated to have cost the town roughly $250,000.
Maplewood administrators recently discussed how to improve communication with residents and public utilities, as well as other strategies, to prepare for the next emergency or natural disaster. At a Nov. 28 meeting of the township's Local Emergency Planning Committee, department heads reviewed how they had prepared for Hurricane Sandy and what lessons the township had learned for the future. Attending were Maplewood Police Chief Robert Cimino, Maplewood Fire Chief John Richardella, Maplewood Director of Public Works Eric Burbank, Maplewood Township Administrator Joseph Manning, Maplewood Health Officer Robert Roe, Maplewood Construction Officer Robert Mittermaier, Maplewood Recreation Director Keith Knudsen, Maplewood Library Director …
Residents should expect a call with information on how to use the emergency notification system. Not signed up yet? Here's how.
The Township of Maplewood will use the CodeRED Emergency Notification system on Friday, Dec. 7 to call the entire community, according to Township Administrator Joseph Manning. Calls will begin in the late morning and continue until the entire CodeRed database has been attempted. The call will enable Township personnel to operate the system as if there has been a community wide emergency, said Manning. A recorded message will direct recipients to the Township of Maplewood’s website, where they can sign up for the system. The message also will ask recipients to spread the word about CodeRED to family, friends and neighbors. “All individuals and businesses should take the time to visit our website and add contact information to include …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Thousands were without power and water, some for more than a week; Maplewood township employees worked around the clock.
One year ago, Hurricane Irene swept through Maplewood. The storm knocked out power and running water to thousands of households, caused sewers to back up, sent trees and limbs crashing down, flooded roads and basements and destroyed property. The Maplewood Fire Department, under the direction of Chief Joseph Richardella, pumped out between 300 and 400 basements. The Department of Public Works (DPW) removed over 60 trees or major limbs and 13,000 yards of brush and logs, picked up more than 200 yards of bulk from flood discards and had to replace more than 2,000 square feet of sidewalk. “For the first four days we were working 16-hour shifts (and) we had to shut down at night due to safety issues,” recalled DPW director Eric Burbank. “We …
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Hundreds of residents gather on the steps of Town Hall for 90th birthday photo-op.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Hundreds of residents gathered on the steps of Town Hall after the Memorial Day Ceremony on May 28 to participate in a photo celebrating the 90th birthday of Maplewood. (The photographs are for sale here). Other events commemorating the special anniversary are listed in the latest issue of the Maplewood Leaflet, available online here. The summer issue includes everything from a sewer bill update to tips for reducing thefts. You’ll find updates from the health and public works departments, plus summer library and recreation activities. Can you find yourself in the townwide photo-op? Tell us in comments.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The Township Council also holds budgets and ordinances talk.
The Maplewood Township Committee honored its municipal and emergency workers at Tuesday's meeting. They also discussed the proposed 2012 budget and other ordinances. Mayor Victor DeLuca and Committeewoman India Larrier read aloud proclamations for public service recognition week and emergency medical services week, which is May 20 to 26. They praised the workers for their dedication and efforts to improve Maplewood. The township also held a short public hearing for comments on the proposed township budget, which was introduced in March and it would have a 1.99% local municipal tax increase. No one from the audience spoke about the proposed municipal budget. The mayor said township officials are still waiting on final state aid figures, …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
At a televised meeting, town leaders will discuss steps being taken to address public safety in light of recent crimes.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
This message was sent by the Township of Maplewood at 1:42 p.m. March 15, 2012: Maplewood Township’s Mayor Victor DeLuca and Police Chief Robert Cimino will hold a press conference on Friday March 16, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the municipal building, 574 Valley Street, Maplewood. The mayor and police chief will take the opportunity to comment on recent developments in Maplewood and the steps the Township is taking to address the overall issue of public safety. The press conference will also be broadcast through the local access channels 24 (on FIOS) and 35 (on Comcast).