Volunteer Springfield Flood Mitigation Committee formed to work with Environmental Commission.
The following update was posted on the Springfield Democrats' website. ------------------- The 2013 Township Committee got right to work this past week taking up the matter of flood mitigation in Springfield. Flooding during Hurricane Irene and previous storms have left Springfield residents with major damage to their homes and belongings. In an effort to reduce the damage caused by future storms, Committeewoman Margaret Bandrowski introduced a resolution to create the Springfield Flood Mitigation Committee. The resolution was seconded by David Barnett. This important committee, made up of resident volunteers, will work at a local, county and state level to bring best practices in development and land use to Springfield. The resolution …
Officials pointed out river maintenance issues that could lead to flooding conditions in parts of Union and Essex counties.
Monday, June 11, 2012
After mayors and engineers of the Mayors Council On Rahway River Watershed Flood Control met at a meeting in Millburn, they toured locations along the Rahway River with New Jersey State DEP officials, pointing out blockages and need for better river maintenance. DEP officials later visited Cranford to inspect major blockages along the river in particular along Crane Parkway. NJ DEP Director Cindy Randazzo was provided by the Mayors Council requests to improve the emergency permit process including lengthening time period; development of a general permit for county and local engineers to better maintain waterway in their community; and a longer range study to focus on restrictions such as the silt build up by various bridges from Route 78 …