Engineering

The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued revised preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and where applicable, Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, reflecting proposed flood hazard determinations within Morris County, New Jersey (All Jurisdictions).  These flood hazard determinations may include the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations, base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway.  Technical information or comments are solicited on the proposed flood hazard determinations shown on the revised preliminary FIRMs and/or FIS reports for Morris County, New Jersey (All Jurisdictions).  These flood hazard determinations are the basis for the floodplain management measures that Jurisdictions are required to either adopt or show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program.  However, before these determinations are effective for floodplain management purposes, you will be provided an opportunity to appeal the proposed information. For information on the statutory 90-day period provided for appeals, as well as a complete listing of the communities affected arid the locations where copies of the FIRM are available for review, please visit FEMA's website at https://www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fhm/bfe,  or call the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) toll free at 1-877-FEMA MAP (1-877-336-2627).

Notice / Appeal Criteria / Scientific Resolution Panels Overview

Responsibilities
The Engineering Departments primary function is to ensure the overall public health, safety, and welfare of township residents through the application of engineering design standards established by the engineering profession.

As licensed professional engineers our responsibility is to provide engineering oversight to public facilities, such as:
  • Roadways
  • Sanitary sewer systems - including two sewage treatment facilities that serves six adjoining municipalities
  • Storm water drainage systems
Capital Improvements
The Engineering Department oversees the Township’s Capital Improvements Program, which includes making annual improvements to the township’s roadways through reconstruction and resurfacing.

The Engineering Department prepares engineering design plans and design specifications both with in-house personnel and engineering design consultants.

The Capital Improvements Program has completed an average of five million dollars worth of improvements each year over the past 10 years.

Computer Aided Design & Graphic Information Systems
The Engineering Department utilizes the latest automatic computer aided design (AutoCAD) civil 3D software to complete detailed engineering designs of the improvements to the township infrastructure. Information developed by the engineering department is maintained by the Engineering Department with the use of a Graphic Information System (GIS).

This graphic information is made available to all of the township’s departments though the township’s GIS to help facilitate the activities of the various departments including the handling of resident’s inquiries, complaints, permit requests, and various other township resident services.