Reminder - Sledding Banned at Camp Dawson Print E-mail

With the winter season in full swing, the Township of Montville would like to the remind residents of the Township’s policy regarding sledding at Camp Dawson.  To provide a brief history, in 2007 there was a sledding accident at Camp Dawson which led to a significant lawsuit against the Township.  The lawsuit prompted the Township to implement various safety measures.  Unfortunately, it was difficult to maintain a safe sledding area at Camp Dawson.  So, in 2010, both the Township Committee and the Recreation Commission both voted to ban sledding at Camp Dawson.  While the sledding ban remains in place at Camp Dawson, there are no plans to discuss and/or adopt an ordinance banning the activity on any other Township-owned property.


Last Updated ( Thursday, 05 February 2015 )
US DOT Presentation - Pipeline Safety - Feb 18 Print E-mail

Mayor Scott C. Gallopo and the Montville Township Committee have invited Ms. Karen Gentile, Community Assistance & Technical Services (CATS) Manager for the United States Department of Transportation, Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), to speak to the public on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at 7:00pm.  The location of Ms. Gentile’s presentation will be the Montville Township Town Hall located at 195 Changebridge Road, Montville, New Jersey. 

Ms. Gentile’s presentation is in response to questions raised by the public on pipelines and pipeline safety prompted by the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline Holdings, LLC project to construct a pipeline to carry refined petroleum products and crude oil across northern New Jersey, connecting Albany, New York and Linden, New Jersey.  So that the public better understands pipelines and pipeline safety in general terms, Ms. Gentile will highlight the following items during her presentation to the public:

  • Overview of Energy Pipelines
  • Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) Roles and Responsibilities
  • Pipeline Safety Regulations
  • State Involvement
  • Keeping Pipelines Safe
  • Pipeline Planning and Construction
  • Available Resources and Links

We encourage you to attend this very informative session.  Please contact June Hercek, Assistant Township Administrator, with your questions at (973) 331-3341 or via e-mail here.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 28 January 2015 )
JCP&L Service Upgrade Print E-mail

(November 21) JCP&L's attorney, in a letter dated November 20th, indicated that "JCP&L respectfully declines Montville Township's invitation to participate" in the Township Committee's meeting on November 25th.  Despite JCP&L's absence, the Township Committee will continue with it's plan to hold that meeting starting at 6:00 pm Tuesday evening.  A representative of Maser Consulting will be present to review the JCP&L project at that time.

(November 14) In a letter from the Township's attorney, representatives of JCP&L were invited to attend the next meeting of the Township Committee on Tuesday, November 25th, starting early at 6:00 pm.  They were requested to bring JCP&L's responses to the public feedback that was presented at the November 10th Open House meetings.  During this meeting, there will be a review of the project by the Township's consultant, Maser Consulting, as well as an opportunity for public comment.  The Township Committee also intends to make a position statement during the meeting.

(November 8) JCP&L has created a new website specifically to provide information and answer questions about the Montville-Whippany Reinforcement Project. The Project Overview tab provides additional information, including maps, for the new "revised preferred route," particularly in the areas of the Lazar Middle School and the Chase and Meadows condominium communities.

JCP&L's "Energizing NJ's Future" Website

(November 5) JCP&L issued a Press Release on November 4th announcing "a revised preferred route for a 230-kilovolt (kV) transmission line that avoids some congested areas originally considered for the project." The press release also confirmed the two November 10th meetings where they "will share maps and other details of the route." Low-resolution maps of the revised preferred route are available in the project Informational Flyer and on Flickr.

(October 30) On Wednesday, October 27th, JCP&L sent a letter to the Township and to local property owners within 200 feet of their Preferred Route for their Montville-Whippany Reinforcement Project.  They will be holding two open houses on Monday, November 10th, one of which will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Montville Township High School auditorium.  All are invited to attend.  These meetings will provide residents an opportunity to learn more about the project and to ask questions.  Those unable to attend the evening meeting at the high school may be able to attend the one to be held the same day from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Sheraton Parsippany Hotel, located at 199 Smith Road in Parsippany.

Letter from JCP&L - 10/27/2014

Informational Flyer about Project

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 28 January 2015 )
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