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VOLUME 8 · ISSUE 3 · Fall 2008

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2 ···Wilma Sagurton Traffic Advisory 2 ··Randolph MAC Historical Museum Society

Mulch Order Form ·· Historical Society · School Activity Book

(L to R) Councilwoman Arlene Price, Fire Chief Mark Absalon, Fire Chief Kevin Dunn, Councilman Gary Algeier, Mayor Al Napoliello, Councilman Jay Alpert. Mayor Napoliello and Council members Arlene Price, Gary Algeier and Jay Alpert are on hand for the delivery of a new fire truck to Fire Co. # 2, Millbrook. randolphnj.org has information for prospective members. Much of the success of Randolph's recreation programs rests on the shoulders of volunteers and our library is always looking for help as well. Help Randolph be the best it can be by volunteering. Your generosity contributes to the well being of our community.

Bear Proof Your 3 ····ImmunizationUpProperty Traffic Advisory Comm. Spring Clean ·· Happy Tails Health Screenings ·· T-shirt Fund FAQ's Engineering Raiser · Zoning Q & A · Police Department · Fire Department ·· Rescue Department Police Squad · Fire Department · Library Programs · Rescue Squad

4 4 5 6 ··Parks, Recreation & Library Programs 5 · Community Services Randolph Rompers 6 7 & 7 8 8

· Recreation Registration · Senior Highlights Parks, Recreation ·· Artworks Studio & Community Services Brundage Park ·· Leaf Collection Playhouse · Regulated Buffers Senior Highlights ·· Brundage Park Playhouse Randolph Parking ·· Overnight Rompers ·· Lawn Fertilizer Freedom Festival · Artworks · Garbage Pick-Up & Recycling Information ·· Kids For A Cleaner Garbage Pick-Up ·Community Recycling Information ·· Confidential Document Branch Collection Shredding Day

FALL FESTIVAL ­ SEPTEMBER 27

Come join the Randolph Rotary Club and the Township of Randolph for an autumn celebration. You and your neighbors will enjoy a variety of foods, crafts, hayrides, demonstrations and music. A family event, the country fair begins at 10 AM and will run into the late afternoon. The Festival will be held next to the Municipal Building on Millbrook Avenue with parking at the High School and Middle School.

NEW ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS

If your home or business is within three hundred feet of a pond, lake or stream embankment, you may be impacted by new state regulations. The state mandate governs new impervious improvements including but not limited to driveways, garden sheds, swimming pools, and building additions. Township officials have been advised that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection must sign off on all building plans prior to the issuance of local permits. Town offices will help facilitate the additional review process, but it is recommended that residents anticipate a delay in obtaining permits and plan their construction projects accordingly. The new regulations are in place at this time.

FRIENDS MEETING HOUSE

The Friend's Meeting House and Quaker Cemetery dates back to 1758, making it Randolph's oldest structure. Originally known as the Mendham Meeting House until Randolph was incorporated in 1805, it is the oldest religious building in continuous use in Morris County. Located on Quaker Avenue and Quaker Church Road, the Friends will be celebrating the 250th anniversary of the building on October 11.

MOUNT FREEDOM POST OFFICE

The dedication of the new Mount Freedom Post Office on Sussex Turnpike is the culmination of a process begun five years ago. Councilman Gary Algeier and Township Manager John Lovell met with Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen to seek his assistance to upgrade the Mount Freedom Post Office. A number of residents helped to persuade the postal decision makers by sending letters in support of a new facility. Postal officials responded eventually settling on the Heritage Center USA developed across from the Mount Freedom Presbyterian Church. The new post office is designed in accordance with current postal standards for such facilities. The Heritage Center represents a tremendous upgrade to a property that once served as an auto body repair shop with bungalows dating back to the days when Randolph was a summer resort destination. Congratulations to Postmaster Brenda Johnson and her staff on their new home.

LEAF COLLECTION RULES

All residents and landscapers are encouraged to use leaf bags for curbside leaf collection. Biodegradable leaf bags are available at a number of commercial centers in the area, such as Home Depot and Lowes. Public Works crews will pick up leaf bags whenever passing through neighborhoods during the leaf collection season. Residents are always requested to rake or blow their leaves into the woods. If you choose to place leaves at curbside, plan to adhere to the rules and schedule presented on page 7. LANDSCAPERS AND OTHER CONTRACTORS ARE PROHIBITED FROM PLACING LEAVES AT THE CURB AT ANY TIME. Please help Randolph comply with "Stormwater Regulations" through strict adherence to the collection schedule and guidelines for the 2008 season.

WHERE LIFE IS WORTH LIVING

Randolph enjoys an exceptional reputation as a highly livable community. The Township is understandably proud of its open space program, parks, trails and school system. We believe that municipal service levels are excellent as a tremendous emphasis is placed on customer satisfaction and quality of life for residents of all ages. The Randolph Quarterly is printed and distributed to keep residents informed on the many programs and facilities offered by the Township. Take a few minutes to update your calendars on upcoming events and keep this edition of the Quarterly handy for convenient reference in the weeks to come.

VISIT www.randolphnj.org www.randolphnj.org for more information about RANDOLPH TOWNSHIP and all that our town town has to offer.

PSE&G SELECTS ROUTE

In June, Randolph officials attended an Information Center sponsored by PSE&G at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum. At the open house, PSE&G officials presented information on proposals to develop an electrical transmission line from Susquehanna, Pennsylvania to Roseland, New Jersey. Three alternates were being considered including an "upgrade" of an existing transmission corridor traversing the middle of Randolph. On August 5, PSE&G announced that the Route B Option was selected as the corridor for the new transmission line. Randolph officials and residents were greatly relieved by this decision as this route does not run through the Township.

VOLUNTEERS AND DONATIONS HELP RANDOLPH

Every citizen can make a difference by volunteering their time or donating to Randolph charitable organizations. Randolph has a food pantry located in the Senior/Recreation Center on Calais Road. The Animal Shelter and the Friends of the Randolph Pound are located behind the Recycling Center on Sussex Turnpike. If you are interested in a service club, visit the Township's website, www.randolphnj.org, scroll down to "For Residents" and click on "Clubs and Organizations." Randolph always needs volunteer firefighters and rescue squad members. Again,

LATE NIGHT DATES

Offices Open Until 8:00 PM October 2ND November 6TH December 4TH (Court Offices Closed)

TOWN HALL

RANDOLPH Quarterly

Township of Randolph Randolph, NJ 07869-3799

RESIDENT Randolph, NJ 07869

2008 General Election

Date: November 4, 2008 Polling Times: 6am to 8pm

You must be registered no later than 21 days prior to the election and be 18 years of age at the time of the election to be able to vote in this election.

Come join us at the Randolph Town Festival, Saturday, September 27th

DOVER, NJ 07801 PERMIT NO. 273

PRESORTED STANDARD U.S. POSTAGE

If you would like to be become a poll worker, please contact the Morris County Superintendent of Elections Office at 973-285-8350.

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RANDOLPH in brief...

Wilma Sagurton, Young Girl on 1920s Farm

We usually learn about life in a bygone era through archival documents. The slide show, "Young Girl On a 1920s Farm," is refreshingly unique. Using pictures from a family album and her own photos of household items collected from childhood days on a farm in Mendham, NJ, Wilma Lewis Sagurton is the narrator of her own story lived over 80 years earlier. With the precision of the historian she is, the easy direct style of the teacher she had been, and wry good humor of her nature, Wilma tell her own story. By bringing to life how everyday objects were used in her early childhood, how her farm family dealt with the realities and hardships of everyday life, their rugged sturdiness, ceaseless toiling, and entrepreneurial efforts, she brings to life a personal and vivid picture of rural Americana, a harsh, demanding but proud and fulfilling way of life. Each image has its story. Wilma tells these stories verbatim from the perspective of herself as a child, with an open, clear-eyed view back across over 80 years ago. There is Wilma's birth in the middle of a February blizzard in 1916, born premature, and with her weighing less than 3 pounds. There is her father fetching the doctor by horse and wagon during the storm. There is her father's only suit which he wore to his wedding and was buried in at the age of 78. There is the family's mail box and the postman's horse programmed to stop exactly at the right place. There is the school on Old Brookside Road with its library in the school's closet, which is unlocked on Friday afternoon when students can borrow 2 books. There is the school's water system consisting of the nearby stream and a dipper and cup. There is Wilma's mother labeled a "trouble-maker" for introducing a sanitary standard at the school. There is Wilma's "killer sled." There is "Pretty Boy," the family pet turkey, and his Thanksgiving memorial. There is the egg carton Wilma's father developed to mail eggs to distant customers. There is the neighbor's barn which is blown up in the middle of the night by a still. There is the neighbor with the world's largest fiddle with strings as thick as clothes lines, which makes Ripley's Believe It Or Not. And much more. Wilma's slide show with 117 narrated images, over 2-1/2 hours long, is a remarkable journey back in time. We are fortunate that she has shared it with us. It is highly entertaining but also an education about Early American history. The DVD, "Young Girl on a 1920s Farm," is available from the Historical Society of Old Randolph. To order the DVD, send a check or money order for $15.00 (discounted from $20.00 for a limited time) payable to HSOR to: HSOR, PO Box 1776, Ironia, NJ 07845.

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MAC News and Upcoming Events for Fall Randolph's MAC- Municipal Alliance Committee

Providing Strategies for Prevention of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs

September 27 - Randolph Country Fair Information Booth Launch 40 Developmental Assets Campaign- A tool for parent's use. Research data from the Search Institute suggests that the more assets a person has in their life (16 or more), the more likely it is that they will continue with healthy life choices. October 2 - Randolph High School Back to School Night Information Table- Promoting "Let's Talk" and providing information on talking with your teen about Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs. October 15 - MAC Open House, Municipal Building Atrium 11:30-2:30pm Community Leaders and members of the public are welcome to attend. RSVP [email protected] October 18 - Clean out Your Medicine Cabinet Campaign Event Bring your unused and expired Prescription Drugs to the front of the Municipal Lawn 9am-12noon. Randolph Pharmacists Robert Schneiderman from Pink's and Robert LeFrancis from CVS will be on hand to help properly dispose of resident's unused or expired prescriptions from their home medicine cabinets. The pharmacists will give out information on how to keep items in your medicine cabinet from being abused. Disposal Bags available at participating pharmacy's in Randolph. This program is being supported by MAC, WDHA-Radio, CVS Pharmacy, Pink's Pharmacy, Randolph's Department of Health and the Randolph Board of Health. October 29 - Parent Power A Forum designed to empower parents with the tools and knowledge on Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs. Parenting tips, Current laws, Guest speakers TBA, County and Local Information tables, Free babysitting, light refreshments. Mark your Calendar for the Community Event 6-9:30pm, Wednesday, October 29 at RHS Auditorium. Fall 2008 - MAC speakers will visit Civic and Social Groups, Day Care Facilities, Schools. Our presenter will give 25, 45 or 60 minute presentations on The 40 Developmental Asset Campaign. It will take the entire community to be asset builders in order to promote a healthier community. Contact [email protected] to book a date this fall with one of our speakers.

MUNICIPAL OFFICES

Main Number . . . . . . . . .989-7100 Police Main Number . . .989-7000 Accounts Payable . . . . . .989-7046 Animal Pound . . . . . . . . .989-7090 Assessor . . . . . . . . . . . . .989-7075 Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . .989-7070 Clerk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .989-7041 Engineering . . . . . . . . . . .989-7066 Finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . .989-7045 Fire Department . . . . . .989-7098 Health Department . . . .989-7050 Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . .989-7060 Municipal Court . . . . . . .989-7056 Parks & Recreation . . . .989-7081 Planning & Zoning . . . . .989-7080 Recreation Hot Line . . .989-7085 Senior Citizens . . . . . . . .989-7084 Tax Collector . . . . . . . . .989-7047 Water & Sewer . . . . . . .989-7063

2008 Town Council

MAYOR

Allen Napoliello . . . . . . .584-3951

DEPUTY MAYOR

Ed Metz . . . . . . . . . . . . .584-2377

Gary Algeier . . . . . . . . . .895-2105 Jay Alpert . . . . . . . . . . . .895-1786 Trina Mitsch . . . . . . . . . .328-0675 Mike Obremski . . . . . . .927-2815 Arlene Price . . . . . . . . . .442-7608

TOWNSHIP MANAGER

John C. Lovell . . . . . . . . .989-7060

WEBSITE

www.randolphnj.org

RANDOLPH PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Board of Education . . . .361-0808 Randolph High School . .361-2400 3 Randolph Middle School 366-8700 Fernbrook Elementary 61-0660 Center Grove . . . . . . . .361-7835 Shongum . . . . . . . . . . . . .895-2322 Ironia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .584-8588

DID YOU KNOW WE HAVE A MUSEUM?

It is located in the Brundage House at Freedom Park. We are open every Sunday until November 16 from 1pm to 4pm. We feature the Jewish influence in Mt. Freedom, an old school room, a room showing the kinds of industries there were in Randolph such as farming, ice harvesting, the apple industry, blacksmithing, the iron mines and a home room showing the things that might be in a home of long ago. There are many wonderful oral histories that are available to read. Admission is $1.00 Dates for the rest of the season are as follows: September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF OLD RANDOLPH FALL PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Gunther Knitting Mills, Dover

7:30 p.m. at the Randolph Museum, located at the entrance to Freedom Park on Millbrook Avenue between Center Grove and Carrell Roads. Presented by Ulla Shuler, Dover High School teacher of German Refreshments will be served $3 admission/HSOR members receive a discount

OTHER HELPFUL NUMBERS

Brundage Playhouse . . . .989-7092 Chamber of Commerce 361-3462 County College of Morris 328-5000 MVC . . . . . . . . . . . .888-486-3339 Ironia Post Office . . . . . .584-5659 Lakeland Bus . . . . . . . . . .366-0600 Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . .895-3556 Morristown Hospital . . .971-8005 Mt. Freedom Post Office . . 895-2383 N.J.Transit . . . . . . . .800-772-2222 Randolph Lake . . . . . . . .584-1358 Rescue Squad . . . . . . . . .366-7900

Randolph High School Class Creates Activity Book To Help Younger Citizens Learn About Randolph's History

Randolph High School Class Creates Activity Book to Help Younger Citizens Learn about Randolph's History The members of a Randolph High School social studies class have created a useful tool to help younger students learn about Randolph's historic landmarks. The students, made up of juniors in Ms. Sumit Minhas' Advanced Placement United States History II class, published an activities booklet as part of their service learning curriculum. The students learned about the township's landmarks, took photos, and designed the publication. Among other features, it contains word games, picture searches, and an illustrated story about Randolph students who went looking for our township's history. Each student brought his/her own special skills to the forefront in creating Township of Randolph, Morris County, New Jersey ­ An activity Book for Kids. The booklet's authors/photographers are Nina Brigando, Nicholas Colonni, Jacquelyn Darazsdi, Louis Diamond, Melissa Dunn, Alise Fisher, Alexa Gaudioso, Marie Gaydos, Samantha Hirsh, Aaron Krassowski, Catherine Laudone, Dianna Miniovich, James Molloy, David Prado, Sarah Rubio, Robyn Schwartz, William Sergison, Bradley Some, Kelly Tompeck, Jennifer Walsh, and Bryan Young. Ms. Minhas and Catherine Laudone, student liaison to the Randolph Township Landmarks Committee, presented a set of the booklets to the committee at the June 17, 2008th Landmarks meeting. A copy of the booklet has been donated to each grade level in each of the elementary schools, and also to each elementary school library. Additionally, the township library will receive a copy.

(L to R) Deputy Mayor Ed Metz, Committee Member Joan Brembs, student liaison Catherine Laudone, and Social Studies teacher Ms. Sumit Minhas.

Deputy Mayor Metz on hand to celebrate the creation of An Activity Book for Kids, Designated Municipal Historic Landmarks

The Landmarks committee will share the publication with the governing board of the Historical Society of Old Randolph. The Society oversees the Randolph Museum, which provides programs for Randolph's elementary school children. The various activities published within the booklet will be enjoyed by school children for years to come. The Randolph Township Landmarks Committee would like to thank Ms. Minhas and her students for their enthusiasm and valuable contribution toward helping students learn about Randolph's historic landmarks.

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ADOLESCENT AND ADULT IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM

The Randolph Township Health Department's Adolescent and Adult Immunization Program is now available to all residents. All immunizations require pre-registration. For more information and registration please call Ginny Maico, the Public Health Nurse at 973-537-7118 or visit the website at www.randolphnj.org/residents/immunization_program/. New vaccination requirements will be in effect as of September 1, 2008 for school, pre-school and child care centers and they are as follows: * Tdap Vaccine. All children entering 6th grade and born on or after January 1, 1997. (no earlier than the 10th birthday). * Meningococcal Vaccine. All children born on or after January 1, 1997 and entering 6th grade must receive 1 dose and 11 years of age (the medically-preferred vaccine is the meningococcal conjugate). * Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine. Enrolling in and attending any licensed childcare or preschool. (2-11 months of age = 2 doses and 12 ­ 59 months of age = at least one dose) * Flu Vaccine. Any child between the ages of 6 months to 59 months and attending any licensed childcare or pre-school facility must receive 1 dose between September 1 and December 31 of each year.

Available Vaccines and Cost

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Shingles Cost: $160 Hepatitis A Cost: $25/dose x 2 = $50 total Hepatitis B Cost: $30/dose x 3 = $90 total HPV Cost: $130/dose x 3 = $390 total Meningococcal Vaccine age 11-18 and all adults. Cost: $95 Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis) 11-18 year old adolescent booster dose and all adults through age 64. Cost: $40

Health Screenings All screenings require pre-registration. Call the health department at 973-989-7050 Female Cancer will be held October 9th from 5pm ­ 7:30pm at St. Clare's Dover Community Health Center. Male Cancer will be held September 23rd from 5pm ­ 7:30pm at St. Clare's Dover Community Health Center. CHEM 23 Blood profile will be held October 4th starting at 8am at the Municipal Building 2008 FLU & PNEUMONIA CLINICS · Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 8:00 am to 10:00 am @ India Brook Village Building A (next to Recreation Department on Calais Road) · Thursday, November 6, 2008, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm @ the Randolph Township Municipal Building, 502 Millbrook Ave.

Here's our latest Happy Tail from the Friends of the Randolph Pound:

"Have you checked out our Randolph Pound website? It is loaded with information about pets available for adoption and is always current with ongoing events. We get many hits - so check it out weekly: www.Pound.Petfinder.Org In addition, Friends of Randolph Animal Pound has off-site pet adoptions almost every weekend in Randolph - these are noted on our website. We have a big fall loaded with events planned. The Friends of Randolph Animal Pound will be featured at the following major events: Saturday, September 27- Randolph Country Fair - check out the Friends of Randolph Animal Pound table for t-shirts, kittens to adopt; information and more! Saturday, October 4, 11am To 1:00pm Provident Bank, 95 East Main Street, Mendham, will be hosting a big event featuring Friends of Randolph Animal Pound. Bake sale, games, kittens and dogs for adoption - stop by and take a peek! Saturday, October 11 - 11 am To 1 pm The Friends of Randolph Animal Pound will be featured at the Provident Bank, 1185 Sussex Turnpike, Randolph, NJ. Special kitten adoption, dog/pups adoption; bake sale and more. Stop by and perhaps meet your new best friend. Can't adopt? Stop by and see what you can do to help! Volunteering is not hard - and the rewards are priceless. For information on any of these events, you are always welcome to call the Randolph Pound at 973-989-7090 or Claudine Cheung, President, Friends of Randolph Animal Pound 973-886-1485. [email protected] A Fresh Start... Cody was surrendered to the pound as an energetic, but frightened puppy. As adorable as he was, he suffered from behavior/anxiety issues so severe that when left alone he chewed his own tail and required hospitalization. What one family saw as an insolvable problem, however, Cody's new companion sees as an opportunity to help a little fellow desperately in need of understanding and love. Here's an update on Cody's progress: "Cody and I are doing well...You no longer see the anxiety and tension in him - those eyes gaze upon you and you just want to hug him. He loves walking along Shore Road - we still stop on a bench to spend some time together. He loves to cuddle and he is a lickaholic ... I looked at him the other day and I said, "You know, guy, we are going to spend many happy years together, so let's just forget the past and start anew". He then slept on my chest on my recliner...He is very sweet and has so much energy and I am glad." Would that everyone offered the understanding and love that Cody's new caregiver lavishes on this once neglected and misunderstood pup. The staff and volunteers at the Randolph Pound are especially grateful to adopters like this who see beyond the bad behavior to the precious pet longing for stability and affection. With patience and love, everything is possible. Just ask Cody.

Traffic Advisory Committee News

The Traffic Advisory Committee's (TAC) Chairperson Joanne Veech and Sgt. Will Yarzab have been working with Pam Fischer, Director New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety on creating a "How to Guide" designed to help municipalities start up their own "Teen Driver" program. This effort will help other towns duplicate the success that Randolph Township has obtained by creating traffic committees and by bringing programs such as the National Safety Council's "Alive @ 25" program to other areas of New Jersey. Please check the Randolph High School web site for the ongoing Teen Driver Parent classes, which are held once a month at the High School. REMEMBER- The 3rd Annual Traffic Safety Month will take place in October. The TAC has designated this month as Traffic Safety Month for Randolph Township for the third year in a row. Some of the goals of Traffic Safety Month will be to: Work with the Police Department to increase patrol activity in areas where speeding and aggressive driving occur. The Traffic Safety Bureau (TSB) of the Police Department will focus their efforts on reminding drivers to obey the laws by displaying educational banners and placing calming devices on our roadways. TAC & TSB will work with the schools to help promote traffic safety on school grounds. TAC will continue to support the High School with the "Alive @ 25" Teen Driver program.

First Annual T-Shirt Fund Raiser For Our Homeless Animals

T-shirts will cost $20.00 per shirt plus shipping/handling.

Families ordering multiple shirts will receive a 10% discount on their order of 3 or more shirts Name: ____________________Address: _________________________________ City, State: _____________________ ZIP________ Phone #: _________________ E-mail address:__________________ # of Shirts _____S _______M _______L _________XL Please make checks payable to "FRIENDS OF THE RANDOLPH POUND" c/o Town Hall, 502 Millbrook Avenue, Randolph, NJ 07869 ALL proceeds from these fundraisers go towards spay/neuter and medical expenses of the many cats & dogs that arrive at the Randolph Pound. For more info, contact Claudine Cheung, President (973) 886-1485 [email protected] Thank you for your contribution!

Enclose $20 per shirt (or $18 per shirt for 3 or more) plus $4.95 (S&H per order)

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POLICE DEPARTMENT

Please visit our website at http://www.randolphnj.org/police. In an emergency call 9-1-1. In other cases when you need to speak to a Police Officer call 973-989-7000.

RANDOLPH FIRE DEPARTMENT

For the first half of 2008, the Randolph Fire Department responded to 223 calls for assistance. Included in this total were responses to 24 structure fires, 102 automatic fire alarms and 97 other calls including gas leaks, vehicles fires and motor vehicle accident responses. The fire department provided 4,314 man-hours in response to emergency calls and 10,450 man-hours in training, educational classes and maintenance of fire department equipment and buildings. The Fire Department received a new engine in June that has been assigned to Chemical Engine Co. 2 located at 340 Route 10. It is designated as E-22 and is a 2,250 gallon per minute pumper built by HME Inc. and Wolverine Fire Equipment. This vehicle replaces a well used 1986 engine that was traded in. Our vehicle replacement program helps the department maintain their Class 4 ISO insurance rating. The Fire Department is always looking for new volunteers as regular and junior members. Contact the department office at 973-989-7098 for more information.

Halloween Tips For Parents

· Make your children eat dinner before setting out. · Children should carry quarters so they can call home. · Ideally, young children of any age should be accompanied by an adult. · If your children go on their own, be sure they wear a watch, preferably one that can be read in the dark. · If you buy a costume, look for one made of flame-retardant material. · Older children should know where to reach you and when to be home. · You should know where they're going. · Although tampering is rare, tell children to bring the candy home to be inspected before consuming anything. · Look at the wrapping carefully and toss out anything that looks suspicious.

Halloween Safety Tips

TRICK-OR-TREATERS · Carry a flashlight. · Walk, don't run. · Stay on sidewalks. · Obey traffic signals. · Stay in familiar neighborhoods. · Don't cut across yards or driveways. · Wear a watch you can read in the dark. · Make sure costumes don't drag on the ground. · Shoes should fit (even if they don't go with your costume). · Avoid wearing masks while walking from house to house. · Carry only flexible knives, swords or other props. · (If no sidewalk) walk on the left side of the road facing traffic · Wear clothing with reflective markings or tape. · Approach only houses that are lit. · Stay away from and don't pet animals you don't know. Have a safe and fun Halloween! Dial 9-1-1 for all emergencies! Randolph Township Police Department Community Services Unit 973-989-7010

Patches

Through the efforts of Fire Co. 4 Assistant Chief Scott Campbell, the Randolph Fire Department has acquired a new fire safety teaching aid for children. Patches, a fire safety robot was purchased with money provided by Scott's employer, UPS. UPS has a community service program where they provide funding to organizations that provide services to the public. Scott started several years ago getting information on Patches and meeting with UPS representatives to make his presentation. UPS was so impressed that Scott was presented with a check for $11,000.00 to purchase Patches. Patches is assigned to Fire Co. 4 and made his debut at the Annual Township Freedom Festival, parading with the fire department. Patches will be used at the Annual Fire Prevention Programs in the schools and at the Open Houses on October 11th. Our thanks go out to Assistant Chief Campbell for his efforts and to UPS for providing the funding for this worthwhile educational tool that will benefit the children of Randolph.

Annual Fire Prevention Month Open House

The Randolph Fire Department will be holding the annual open houses on Saturday, October 11, 2008 from 11AM to 3 PM. Fire Co. 2, Millbrook located at 340 Route 10 and Fire Co. 4, Ironia located at 331 Dover Chester Rd. will both be open to the public. Fire safety displays, demonstrations, Patches the fire safety robot, refreshments and more will be available.

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RANDOLPH RESCUE SQUAD

The members of the Randolph Rescue Squad wish to extend a special thank you to the Randolph Township Freedom Festival Parade Committee for selecting our volunteer members as the Grand Marshals for the 2008 parade. We marched proudly through town on a very warm Saturday in July and had a great time despite the intermittent rain showers. We also wish to express our gratitude to the parade-goers who showed an outpouring of community support, with umbrellas in hand. Your presence, applause and cheers made it a most memorable experience for our members. We genuinely appreciated all who celebrated with us! We also wish to take some time this quarter to share noteworthy achievements within our membership ranks. Two of our members were recognized in July for significant contributions to the community as long-serving volunteer members of the Randolph Rescue Squad. Mr. Harold Katchen was recognized for 20 years of active service as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B). Additionally, Mr. Drew Johnson, the current president of the organization, was acknowledged for donating 10 continuous years of service to this community, also as an EMT. If you would like to take a moment to recognize Harold, Drew or any of the members of the rescue squad who have provided you with medical assistance in the past or those who are at the ready to respond to your calls for help in the future, then please consider making a tax-deductible donation in response to our recently mailed fundraising campaign letter. Your financial support allows us to maintain equipment and provide the necessary training to keep our fleet and crews well prepared to respond to your needs. Wishing you all a safe back to school season, and another beautiful autumn in the township -- "Where Life is Worth Living!" Your Friends and Neighbors at the Randolph Rescue Squad

Annual Fire Co. #2 Golf Outing to be held, Thursday, October 2, at the Mine Brook Golf Club. Proceeds go to the Company Scholarship program and operations of the building. Call 973-366-6780 for more information. Golfers and Hole Sponsors are welcome. Annual Fire Co. #5 Casino Night to be held at the Shongum Mtn. Firehouse on Saturday, October 4th. . The event starts at 7 P.M. Further information may be obtained by calling 973- 895-3719 or emailing [email protected] Mt. Freedom Co. 3 Ladies Auxiliary will be holding a Home Party Shopping Event on November 15th from noon to 6 PM at the Mt. Freedom Firehouse located at 670 Millbrook Avenue. Call 973-895-2007 or contact at [email protected] for more information. Mt. Freedom Ladies Auxiliary will be holding their Annual Lunch with Santa at the Mt. Freedom Firehouse on December 14th from 10AM to 2PM. Call 973-895-2007 or contact at [email protected] for more information.

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Patches Greeting People at Recent Event

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LIBRARY PROGRAMS

RANDOLPH LIBRARY · 973.895.3556 www.randolphnj.org/library

October - December 2008

CHILDREN'S FALL 2008 STORYTIMES

September 22 to November 26. Registration begins Wednesday, September 3 at 10:00 a.m. Please register your child for one Storytime only.

To sign up for programs, visit our website at randolphnj.org/library and click on Online Program Calendar & Signup. You may also register by calling (973) 895-3556 during library hours. Children's programs are open to Randolph residents. Please check our website for updates.

CHILDREN'S BOOK GROUP

September 22 to November 20. Registration begins Wednesday, September 3 at 10:00 a.m.

AGES 6 ­ 23 MONTHS

Nursery Rhyme Time

Mondays, 9:30 ­ 9:50 a.m. Tuesdays, 9:30 ­ 9:50 a.m. Thursdays, 10:15 ­ 10:35 a.m. Nursery Rhyme Time is a lively twenty minute program chock-full of stories, puppets, finger plays, short rhymes, and music. This language enrichment program has been designed to give children a pleasant introductory library experience and to help them adjust to group participation. Parents/caregivers must attend with the child but only the child should be registered. Registration starts September 3 at 10:00 a.m. No Storytime on 11/27.

GRADES 1 & 2

Rockin' Readers

Thursdays, Sept. 25 ­ Nov. 20, 4:30 ­ 5:15 p.m. Enjoy great stories, games, jokes, and activities with a focus on fun! Registration starts September 18 at 10:00 a.m.

OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2008

Registration required unless otherwise noted. To register, visit our website at www.randolphnj.org/library and click on Online Program Calendar & Signup. You may also register by calling (973) 895-3556 during library hours. Children's programs are open to Randolph residents unless otherwise indicated.

ADULT PROGRAMS

Please check our website for program updates during library renovations.

ADULTS

Adventures with Photographs

Wednesday, October 1, 7:00 p.m. Photographer Joel Aronson will show you how to create special photography projects with family, friends, pets, and local scenic spots. A slideshow will be followed by a demonstration of various digital techniques, from camera use, to enhancing and presenting your digital photos. Aronson is retired from the Fashion Institute of Technology, NY, as full professor and photography department chairperson, and as a professional commercial and editorial photographer. He also had a unique, Cold War military experience as a Chinese language intelligence specialist for the US Air Force, stationed in Taiwan, Republic of China. Today, Joel works in and out of his home studio in Wharton, NJ.

AGE 2

Two's Together

Mondays, 10:15 ­ 10:35 a.m. Thursdays, 9:30 ­ 9:50 a.m.

LIBRARY RENOVATIONS

Adult and children's programs will be limited during Library renovations. Also, the Meeting Room and the Quiet Study Room will be unavailable during this time. Please check our website for updates.

Enjoy a fun 20-minute program of stories, puppets, finger plays, flannel board activities, and music. This language enrichment program strives to build a foundation for developing pre-reading skills while familiarizing children with group participation. Parents/caregivers must attend with the child but only the child should be registered. Registration starts September 3 at 10:00 a.m. No Storytime on 11/27.

AGE 3

Tales & Tunes for Three's

Wednesdays, 10:30 ­ 11:00 a.m. Thursdays, 1:30 ­ 2:00 p.m. Tales & Tunes for Threes is an exciting thirty minute program of stories, puppets, finger plays, flannel board activities, and music. This language enrichment program endeavors to develop pre-reading skills by introducing children to longer stories and increasing individual participation. Parents/caregivers may attend with the child if they wish but only the child should be registered. Registration starts September 3 at 10:00 a.m. No Storytime on 11/27.

ADULTS

Understanding the Election Process through History

Wednesday, October 29, 7:00 p.m. Did you know: only 538 Americans get to vote for the president; it's possible to win the popular vote and lose the election; one presidential election was a tie and another took almost four months to declare a winner? Dr. Raymond Frey will take you for a lively romp through American electoral history. Find out how America selects a president and how some elections went wrong. Frey is a Professor of History at Centenary College in Hackettstown, where he has taught since 1990. He is a member of the editorial board of White House Studies, a scholarly journal devoted to the study of the American presidency. He has prepared two White House briefing documents on Bess Truman for First Lady Laura Bush. He also contributed chapters in: Life in the White House: a Social History of the First Family and the President's House, American First Ladies, and The Presidential Companion. In 2002, Frey was the keynote speaker at the Truman Presidential Library, commemorating Bess Truman's birthday. In 2003 he was moderator of a panel of presidential scholars discussing President Truman's security legacy at the Truman Little White House in Key West, Florida. In 2004 he presented a paper at the Little White House entitled "Truman's Speech to the NAACP."

ONLINE RESOURCES

Your Library Card ­ Your Ticket to the World Why "Google" when you have VALID library resources available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? We can show you how to quickly access proprietary databases and information that would never show up on Google ­ resources you may not be familiar with. Please do not hesitate to ask us for help. If you cannot come in person, please visit our website or call us. We are here to serve you: Online Chat Get a live answer from Q and A NJ...a network of experienced New Jersey librarians who offer free, live, interactive assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Via E-Mail Zip on over to the Morris County Library's special "Ask a Librarian" page, fill out a form and have your question answered by one of ten reference librarians. For medical questions, use the form on the "Ask the Hospital Librarian" page to have your question about a specific disease, surgery or medical test answered by a librarian at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Make a Phone Call Give us a call for quick answers at (973) 895-3556. A Randolph librarian can look up facts, help locate materials for you to borrow, describe library services, and explain how to use library resources from home. Come In Person Ask your question in person at the Information Desk in the central browsing room or at the Children's Librarians' desks in the Children's Room. A librarian will give you one-onone help to find the information you need.

AGES 4 AND 5, NOT YET IN KINDERGARTEN

Tales & Tunes for Four's and Five's

Wednesdays, 9:30 ­ 10:00 a.m. or 1:30 ­ 2:00 p.m. Tales & Tunes for Fours and Fives is a fast-paced thirty minute program of stories, puppets, flannel board activities, and music. This language enrichment program encourages further development of pre-reading skills through the use of longer, more complex stories and enhanced interactive involvement. Registration starts September 3 at 10:00 a.m.

KINDERGARTENERS

Kindergarten Korner

Mondays, 4:30 ­ 5:00 p.m. Kindergarten Korner is a dynamic thirty minute program of stories, puppets, flannel board activities, and music. This language enrichment program promotes vocabulary expansion and enhanced pre-reading/reading skills through the use of longer, more complex stories, active listening, and discussion. Registration starts September 3 at 10:00 a.m.

ALL AGES

Family Storytime

Tuesdays, 10:30 ­11:00 a.m. Family Storytime is a stimulating thirty minute program of stories, puppets, flannel board activities, and music. This language enrichment program supports many aspects of the development of pre-reading/reading skills and is designed for a general audience with a variety of ages in attendance. It offers both short and medium length stories and some interactive participation. A parent/caregiver must attend with the child. No registration is required, and the program is not limited to Randolph residents.

ADULTS

Mark Twain: Wit & Wisdom (in character)

Wednesday, December 3, 7:00 p.m. Mark Twain visits the Randolph Library! In a living history appearance, actor David G. Kennedy appears in costume and character in his one-man presentation of Mark Twain with selections from his autobiography, Roughing It, Innocents Abroad, and other works. This program is offered through the Horizons Speakers Bureau of NJ Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

ALL AGES

Twilight Tales

Mondays, Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15 7:00 ­ 7:30 p.m. Join us in your jammies for this thirty minute evening program of stories, puppets, flannel board activities, and music. This language enrichment program fosters many aspects of the development of pre-reading/reading skills and is designed for a general audience with a variety of ages in attendance. It offers both short and medium length stories and some interactive participation. A parent/caregiver must attend with the child. No registration is required, and the program is not limited to Randolph residents.

BOOK CLUB

The Morning Book Club for Adults meets on the second Thursday of each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The library will provide copies of the book to Randolph library cardholders, and non-residents may also attend. The books chosen for discussion are:

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October 16 ­ Heaven Lake by John Dalton November 13 ­ The March by E.L. Doctorow December 11 ­ White Teeth by Zadie Smith.

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RANDOLPH RECREATION & COMMUNITY SERVICES PARKS, TOWNSHIP PARKS, RECREATION & COMMUNITY SERVICES

IMPORTANT RECREATION EGISTRATION DATES IMPORTANT RECREATION RREGISTRATION DATES

WINTER REGISTRATION WINTER REGISTRATION

BOYS' BASKETBALL, GIRLS' BASKETBALL Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball and Wrestling AND WRESTLING Easy Access- No waiting in lines! Easy Access- for waiting in lines! Online Registration NoWinter Programs. RegisterOnlineat www.randolphnj.org for Winter activities. online Registration for Winter Programs. Boys' Basketball: Children entering grades 2-12 (2008-2009 school year). Girls' Basketball: Children entering grades 2-10 (2008-2009 school year).

REGULAR REGISTRATION: Begins Children 24th, at www.randolphnj.org school year). Wrestling:Septemberentering grades K-8 (2008-2009 or in-person Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm at Senior Community Center

SENIOR HIGHLIGHTS

The Department of Community Services has scheduled some exciting Artworks Studio continues senior citizen activities for the coming months. Registration isne to offer a variety of fi required for all events. Please call 973-989-7084. to children art classes

and adults. Registration for the winter session beginning in January will take place in Sunday, December 2nd, Noon to 3:00 p.m.detailed late November or early December. For Free transportation is available. information, please go the website at www.randolphnj.org. Click on "Just For The Fun Of It" Parks and Recreation and follow the link OneArtworksmonth we will plan a day excursion. to Friday a Studio.

Senior Holiday Dinner

Register online at www.randolphnj.org for Winter activities.

REGULAR REGISTRATION: BOYS' BASKETBALL: Children grades 2 through 12. Instructional

Begins October 1, at www.randolphnj.org or in-person from Monday-Friday Clinic for 2nd and 3rd grades (begins December), structured in-town 8:30am-4:30pm at Senior Community Center leagues for 4th through 9th grades (begins December), High School league 10th through 12th grades (begins January), and travel teams Early Registration will be held in-personin October). for 4th-8th grades (tryouts on the following dates:

(For programs with enrollment limits, 20% of the class size will be reserved for in-person registrations).

This is an excellent opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy the company of others. We will plan outings toSENIOR HIGHLIGHTS shopping areas or restaurants to taste their famous cuisine. October 12th ­ Grounds For Sculpture November 2nd ­ Cracker Services has scheduled some The Department of Community Barrel December 7th ­ Rockaway Mall coming months. exciting senior citizen activities for the

Registration Lunch Outis required for all events. Please call 973-989-7084.

Saturday, September 27th at the Randolph Country Fair (Rain date: September 28) GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Children grades 2 through 10. Instructional clinic for 2nd and 3rd grades (begins January), structured in-town leagues for 4th through 10th grades (begins December), and travel teams for 4th-8th grades (tryouts in October). * Boys' Basketball: Children grades 2 through 12. Instructional Clinic for 2nd and 3rd grades (begins December), structured in-town leagues for 4th through 9th graders (begins December), 9th through 12th grades WRESTLING: Children grades 4th-8th grades (tryouts in October). (begins January), and travel teams forK through 8. Instructional clinic for Kindergarten and 1st grade, teams formed for 2nd-8th grades. Children grades 2 through 10. Instructional Clinic for 2nd and 3rd grades (beginsChildren aged 6-17 years old. ICE HOCKEY: January), structured in-town leagues for 4th through 10th graders (begins Season runs from Regular Registration Fee: $950. December), and travel teams for 4th-8th grades (tryouts in an average of 30 games per October-late March with October). team. For further information, go to www.randolphhockey.com. * Wrestling: Children grades K through 8. Instructional clinic for Kindergarten and 1st grade, teams offered at BOWLING: Bowling is formed for 2nd-8th grades. Dover Lanes for bowlers aged 18 and under. The program meets at Noon Ice Hockey: Children aged 6-17 years old. from Saturday, each Saturday, Regular Registration Fee: $950. Season runs until the last Saturday in October 6, from OctoberlateMarch. League age is determined by per team. For further March with an average of 30 games the child's age as of August 1. information, go to www.randolphhockey.com. sanction fee. In addiEach participant must pay a one-time YABA tion, a fee is required each Saturday the participant bowls which Bowling: Bowling is offered at Circle Lanes for bowlers aged 18 the includes 3 games and shoe rental. For more information contact and under. The programJim Grundy (973-328-0445). If you are Recreation Office or meets at 12 noon each Saturday, from Saturday, October 6any other activities, accommodations will age made. participating in until the last Saturday in March. League be is determined by the child's age as of August 1. Each participant must pay a one-time YABA sanction fee. Foraddition, 6 yearsfee is (age as of each FALL DANCE CLASSES: In ages 2 - an $8 old required October 1). Saturday the participant bowls which includes 3 games and shoe rental. Information will be published when class times and locations are confirmed. For more information contact the Recreation Office or Jim Gundy (973-328-0445). If you are participating in any other activities, PARADE: Will HALLOWEEN accommodations will be made. be held on Tuesday, October 30th, at the Senior Community Center. * Fall Dance Classes: For ages 2 ½ - 6 years old Children up to age 10 may (age as of October 1). Information will be publishedparticipate. times show your when class Come and locations are confirmed. costumes before the big day of trick-or-treating. Prizes and treats Halloween Parade: Will be held on Tuesday, October 28th, at the This event is will be available. Senior Community Center. Children up to age 10 may participate.by the Newcomers co-sponsored Come show your costumes before the big day of trick-or-treating. Club of Randolph. and Neighbors Prizes and treats will be available. This event is co-sponsored by the No pre-registration is necessary. Newcomers and Neighbors Club of Randolph. No pre-registration is necessary. RANDOLPH ROMPERS: Spaces are still available in this preschool program for children aged 3-4 years old. Randolph Rompers: Spaces are still available in this preschool Program includes stories, crafts, music, and motor program for children Rompers runs from Program includes stories, sensory activities. aged 3 -4 years old. September-June. crafts, music, and motor sensory activities. Rompers runs from Call 973-989-7081 for more information. September-June. Call 973-989-7081 for more information.

Do you like to eat out? One Tuesday a month we will be taking Senior Holiday Dinner you to a different restaurant to enjoy the company of others and to Sunday, December 7th, 12:00 noon ­ 3:00 p.m. Free Transportation foods that sample- the variety of is available. area restaurants offer. Lunch will be on your own. Special Trip OctoberCome out Jeffersonthe company of others. We will be Be Active! 23rd ­ and enjoy Diner November 13th ­ Red Lobster exhibits and more. planning special trips to malls, restaurants,

Food973-989-7084 to make your reservations. Call Pantry

Each month we will have an exciting event planned for you.

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If you are a Randolph Township resident and are low income, the October 24th - Black Forest Inn Randolph Township Community Services Department operates a November 14th - at the Museum or Morris County on and Lunch food pantry located Morris Senior Community CenterMall Calais th December open from 8:30 a.m. Road. We are 12th - Rockaway Mall to 4:30 p.m., Monday through December 15 Friday. There will - Christmas Lights inof food in November and one be one distribution Randolph distribution for the Wish Tree Program in December. At any time Food Pantry throughoutathe year you are welcome to come for food butthe If you are Randolph Township resident and are low income, please Randolph If you are requesting either one of these programs call ahead. Township Community Services Department operates a must contact the Community Services Center on Calais youfood pantry located at the Senior Community Department at Road. We are to get a 8:30 to to 4:30 p.m., and returned 973-989-7084open fromforma.m.be filled out Monday throughby Friday. 31, will be one distribution for December. At any time October There2007.Wish Tree Program infood in November and one distribution for the

throughout the Distribution Holiday Food year you are welcome to come for food. If you are requesting food for 18th 1:00 Distribution and/or Sunday, Novemberthe Novemberp.m. to 3:00 p.m.gifts from the Wish Tree Distribution you must contact the Community Services Distribution Wish TreeDepartment at 973-989-7084 to get a form to be filled out and returned by 16th 1:00 p.m. Sunday, December October 31, 2008. to 3:00 p.m. Holiday Food Distribution Saturday, November 22nd 10:00 a.m. ­ 12:00 noon

BRUNDAGE PARK PLAYHOUSE

Frankenstein Wish Tree Distribution (children 12 yrs. old & younger) By Victor Gialanella Saturday, December 20th Directed by Richard Norman 10:00 a.m. ­ 12:00 noon October 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 26, 27 at 8:00 p.m. October 21 note the p.m.and time changes for these distributions. * Please at 2:00 day It's ALIVE! Blending thrills and shuddering horror with moments of touching sentiment and compelling philosophical insights, this gothic terror classic is perfect for Halloween. Randolph Rompers The 1940's Radioavailable for Spaces still Hour A Musical Just In Time For The Holidays 2008-2009 By Walton Jones school year Directed by Russell Crespolini Program is The Randolph Rompers Preschool December 7, 8, 14, 15 for 8:00 p.m. accepting registrations at the 2008-2009 school December 9, 16 at 2:00Parks, Recreation and year. Sponsored by the p.m. It's December 21st, 1942. Return toRandolph days of live radio. Community Services Department, the the bygone Come be ais directed bystudio audience for WOV's Cavalcade of Rompers part of the Donna Moser who is in Stars,11th year of teaching Rompers. The program "Boogie Woogie her with songs like, "That Old Black Magic", Bugle Boy" and appropriate skills to develop consists of age "I'll Be Seeing You". Fundraiser located at the Senior Community program is Out of Order Center on Calais Road, and is open to all Improvisational Comedy! Show starts at 8:00 p.m. November 3rd Randolph Township residents. Children enrolling

must be 3 or 4 by October 1, 2008. Registrations our web site being accepted at the Senior theatre or check are currentlyfor more information about theatre classes, Community Center, Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm. tickets and auditions for upcoming plays. For more information, call 973-989-7081. social, emotional, and physical growth. The

* Fee will be charged at registration.

Parks & Recreation Fee Waiver

The Randolph Parks & Recreation Department waives fees for many of its programs to assist citizens with economic hardships. Please inquire by visiting the Calais Road office and meeting with the Community Services staff. All requests are maintained in confidence.

Inquire about Children's Theatre Classes in the fall. Call the

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LEAF COLLECTION

During the month of October, the Township Public Works Dept. will begin the Annual Leaf Collection Program. Residents are urged to dispose of leaves on their own properties whenever possible. Blowing leaves into wooded areas, placing leaves on acid loving plants such as pachysandra, or creating backyard compost piles will minimize costs associated with collection of the leaves at the curbside and trucking the leaves to a Compost Facility outside the Township limits. Such disposal in wooded areas or on acid loving plants is also beneficial to the homeowner's property. The State has instituted new storm water regulations which may have the effect of eliminating our Leaf Collection Program as we have come to know it. The Township currently is trying to retain its curbside collection program, but in order to meet the State's requirements for scheduling pickups, it is necessary that the volume of leaves placed at the street be reduced. PLEASE NOTE: ONLY RESIDENTS WILL BE PERMITTED TO PLACE LEAVES AT THE STREET. LANDSCAPERS WILL HAVE TO PICK UP THE LEAVES AND DISPOSE OF THEM AT AN APPROVED COMPOSTING FACILITY. Beginning to dispose of leaves on individual properties this year may reduce the impact of a sudden change next Fall. Leaves placed at the gutter may also find their way into storm drains and ultimately into our streams and lakes during rainstorm events. The Township of Randolph will be enforcing its yard waste ordinance with written warnings and summonses. The ordinance prohibits all yard wastes from being placed at the curb or along the street more than seven days prior to scheduled collections. The ordinance also prohibits the placing of yard waste closer than 10 feet from any storm sewer inlet along the street. It is important that only leaves be placed in the gutter and that brush, grass, rocks, or any other materials are removed to avoid damage to the leaf collection equipment. Please try to coordinate your yard raking with this schedule to avoid having leaves in the gutter for an extended period of time. For any resident wishing to bag their leaves in biodegradable bags and place them curbside, the Department of Public Works will pick them up within a 24 hr. period. This applies to bagged leaves only. Please call the Engineering Dept. @ 973 989-7066 to be placed on the pick-up list. Plastic bags will not be collected, only biodegradable leaf bags available at many garden centers.

Tentative Collection Schedule

District 1

South of Pleasant Hill, Calais & Sussex Turnpike, Calais to Morris Township border Weeks of 10/25, 11/22

District 3

Between Pleasant Hill Rd & Calais Rd. South of Route 10 & West of Millbrook Ave. Weeks of 11/8, 12/6

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North of Route 10 Weeks of 11/1, 11/29

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A Citizen's Guide To Regulated Buffers

Recent changes to NJDEP regulations have resulted in additional buffer requirements for stream, ditches, wetlands and ponds. There are several sets of rules which regulate the buffers in various ways. A very brief description of some of the requirements is provided below. Wetlands are environmentally sensitive areas at, any given time, may or may not have water in them. They are classified as wetlands based on vegetation, soils and hydrologic conditions. The required width for transition areas around wetlands is 50 or 150 feet. Certain man made features and swales may have no transition area under these rules. Almost any new activity within the wetlands or required transition areas will require a permit from the NJDEP. The area around a stream that is inundated by flood waters is called a flood plain. The NJDEP regulates flood plains on any watercourse with a drainage area of 50 acres or more. There are several types of permits available from the DEP depending on the scope of the work; however placing fill within a flood plain is prohibited in most cases. Virtually any watercourse with a discernable bed and bank has a regulated riparian buffer. The riparian buffer may be 50, 150 or 300 feet depending on the surface water quality. Recent changes to DEP stream classifications has resulted in almost all watersheds in the Randolph being classified as C-1 with a riparian buffer of 300 feet. The measurement of the buffers is a horizontal measurement and may cross streets, property lines and parking lots. Any new activity, regardless of size, is regulated in the riparian buffer. There are several different types of permits that are available from the NJDEP for encroachments into the riparian buffer; however there are very strict limits on the amount of disturbance permitted. Building permits for properties affected by these regulations will not be issued by the Township unless the appropriate permitting and or approvals from the NJDEP are obtained. While the Township Engineering Department can provide additional information, it is highly recommended that anyone contemplating a land disturbance project involving these regulations consult a qualified professional (engineer, wetlands scientist or environmental professional) prior to commencement of work. The NJDEP is aggressively enforcing its rules and penalties can be addressed that amount to thousands of dollars a day.

LAWN FERTILIZER REMINDER:

Please do your share to maintain the health of our lakes, ponds and streams. When planning on applying fertilizers to your lawn this fall, please be reminded that Lawn Fertilizer Restrictions (Randolph Township Ordinance 24-252 et seq) apply to all properties whether maintained by residents or contractors. Please note that the phosphorous content must not exceed 0.5 percent. Fertilizer rating is typically expressed with three numbers indicating the relative Nitrogen-Phosphorous-Potassium concentrations. The restrictions apply to the middle, or Phosphorous, number which by Ordinance cannot exceed 0.5 percent. Additionally, fertilizer applicator contractors must hold a Randolph Township Fertilizer Applicator License issued by the Health Department. For more information please call the Health Department at 973-989-7050.

Brundage Park Playhouse

SWEENEY TODD (Non-musical version)

By C. G. Bond Directed by Richard Norman October 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 24, 25 at 8:00 pm October 19 at 2:00 pm

Stephen Sondheim based his famous musical version on this 1973 play. Long before there was Freddy Krueger, or even Jack the Ripper, there was the legend of the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. For two centuries theatergoers and penny dreadful fans have been thrilled with the exploits of Sweeney Todd, the murderous barber who dispatched his customers with a flick of the razor and then had his lover serve up the remains in a tasty meat pie. Chills and thrills for Halloween!

The Shakespeare Initiative Presents~ Richard III

Directed by Richard Norman December 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 at 8:00 pm December 7 at 2:00 pm

OVERNIGHT PARKING

Local ordinance prohibits overnight parking on streets between the hours of 2am ­ 6am. Local ordinance also prohibits any parking on streets during inclement weather (snowstorms). You can request overnight parking through the Police Dispatcher by calling the Randolph Police at 973-989-7010 and selecting the prompt (0) for the Dispatcher. Do not leave a message in an officer's voicemail. The officer may be off duty and your request will not be added to the overnight list.

Richard III, the House of York's "bad seed", is a depraved man who could be called violent and fragile, evil and mad, shocking yet fascinating. Richard dominates the work with a combination of wit and wickedness that has fascinated audiences and made the role a popular one among actors. Richard III completes the cycle, begun with Henry VI, of intricate retributions, payment for sins, misjudgments and misgovernments, which no man can escape. Don't miss this riveting tale of one of history's most malevolent monarchs. Please visit www.brundageparkplayhouse.org for more information on our fall theater classes!

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This newsletter contains important information regarding both your household garbage and recycling materials, including materials accepted and preparation instructions, so we ask you to please read carefully. Once you have reviewed the enclosed, call us if you have any questions at 973-989-7050.

Garbage Pick-Up & & Garbage Pick-Up Recycling Information Recycling Information

GARBAGE PICK-UP

Each container must have a tight-fitting lid and not exceed 32 gallons. You can also use a heavy duty trash bag that must be tied. Containers cannot weigh more than 50 lbs. Cardboard boxes are not acceptable containers. Remember, wet garbage weighs more. Your garbage should be placed at the curb by 6:00 am on your scheduled collection day, and no earlier than 9:00 pm the evening prior to the collection day. Receptacles must be removed from the curb no later than sundown on collection day. Bulk trash collection is limited to one household item per collection. Items comprised of metal or substantially all metal will not be collected with bulk trash as it is a recyclable item. Curbside collection of metal items is available at an additional charge. Call the Health Department at 973-989-7050 for details. Waste building material will not be collected with bulk trash and must be disposed of privately.

2008 Fall Clean-Up 2008 Spring & Fall Clean-Up

November 28, 6:00 am Items must be Thursday, Thanksgiving,placed curbside by 6:00 am on Monday. Items that will be collected *Please note Friday, November 28 is a during Clean-Up: furniture, mattress, box spring, couch, rugs and carpeting (rolled November 27 regularly scheduled trash day for Blue The Recycling Make Up Day is Diamond Disposal and tied in 4 ft. lengths), microwaves, etc. Please clearly separate household trash Monday, November 24, 7:00 am from your clean-up items. Do not place in a box any items that you would like to Christmas, Thursday, December 25 have collected. Loose items must Day after Thanksgiving, Friday, be in trash cans or disposable bags. is Friday, The Garbage Make up Day November 27 December 26, 6:00 am The Recycling Make Up day is (weather permitting) Monday, December 1, 7:00 am MPORTANT NFORMATION *Please note Friday, December 26 is a BOUT LEAN P EEK regularly scheduled trash day for ITEMS NEVER TAKEN ON COLLECTION DAY OR CLEAN-UP Christmas, Thursday, Blue Diamond Disposal WEEK INCLUDE (but are not limited to): December 25 · ALL CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS:New Year's Day, Thursday, January 1 The Recycling Make Up Day is Friday, · ALL 26, 7:00 Fence, plywood, paneling, studs, retaining walls, boards,is December WOOD -am The Garbage Make up Day doors, windows, etc. Friday, January 2, 6:00 am (weather New·Year's Day, Thursday, Concrete, bricks/blocks, mortar, etc. permitting) STONE MATERIALS January 1 * ·Please note Friday, January 2 is a · WALLBOARD · CABINETS COUNTERTOPS The Recycling Make Up Day is Friday, MATERIALS scheduled trash day for Blue regularly · BATHTUBS · ROOFING January 2, 7:00 am Diamond Disposal These items are not collected and cannot be dropped off at any location in Randolph. Private arrangements must be made with a sanitation company for collection of any Clean Up Week the Mt. Olive Transfer type of building materials. Another option is to take them tostarts Monday, October 6 and ends Friday Station in Budd Lake (973-347-8106), which will charge you a disposal fee. October 10 OTHER MATERIALS: · AUTO PARTS/TIRES, USED MOTOR OIL (mufflers,engines,etc.) Kids for abe taken to aCommunity motor oil, car batteries Document Confidential and tires Can Cleaner junk yard. Used can be taken to the Recycling Center. Shredding Day October 18, 8:30 am ­ Noon · RECYCLABLES Items must be Randolph "Clean Communities Day" willrecycled; please see Curbside Recycling The township of Randolph, through a grant Information and read carefully at These items may be held on Saturday, October 18th 2008 for proper handling.by the NJ Clean Communities sponsored also be taken to the Center. 8:30am at the Municipal Building located at Program, is pleased to offer again, household · ALL METAL · PROPANE CYLINDERS document shredding free of 502 Millbrook Avenue confidential · WHITE GOODS/APPLIANCES (*$30.00 fee for curbside collection. charge. Clean Communities For information call 973-989-7050) This free service will be available during our Day is sponsored by · LAWN WASTE ­ leaves & branches,grass clippings,etc. Fall Clean Communities Day, scheduled for the New Jersey Clean · HAZARDOUS MATERIALS ­ chemicals,pesticides,etc. Call Hazardous ­ Noon October 18, 2008, from 9:00 am Communities Council Disposal number: 973-829-8006. at the Municipal Building. Specifically, and Randolph Health residents boat, hot tub, piano, · ITEMS OF Department. It helps to EXCEPTIONAL SIZE/WEIGHT­ are asked to bring their confidential documents to bring together waste hauler's guidelines. the Municipal Building where large screen tv's ­ subject toenergetic they can witness destruction by a mobile high youth to educate The Reminders will be published inthem Randolph Reporter and The Daily Record, speed industrial paper shredder. The tonnage in and on the township website (www.randolphnj.org). environmental on Cablevision, will be added to the day's Clean Community awareness about liter Or call the Health Department at 973-989-7050. total for recyclable materials. and recycling.

Fall/Winter Recycling Holidays 5. Fall Fall/Winterthe week of October 6. Spring Clean-Up is the week of May Clean-Up is Garbage Holidays Reminders will be published in The Randolph Reporter and The Daily Record, Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11 Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, on Recycling Make Up Day is TheCablevision, and on the township web site (www.randolphnj.org) or call the November 27 Monday, November at 973-989-7050. The Garbage Make up Day is Friday, Health Department 10, 7:00 am

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Curbside Recycling

All recycling must be placed in clearly-marked metal/plastic containers only, maximum 50 lbs. each. Must be curbside by 7:00 am. Recycling will not be collected in boxes or bags, except as indicated below. All of the below items can be taken to the Recycling Center (hours/directions at the bottom of this page). No curbside collection when Randolph Township schools are closed due to inclement weather.

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MIXED PAPER

Curbside mixed paper recycling collection requirements have changed.

IT IS NO LONGER NECESSARY TO SEPARATE PAPER BY TYPE (i.e., newspaper separated from magazines, etc.) As always, please ensure that paper is secured appropriately as it is the responsibility of the resident to pick up any material gone astray due to an inadequate container. The Following May be Commingled For Curbside Pick-Up: NEWSPAPERS · MAGAZINES · BROWN PAPER BAGS CORRUGATED CARDBOARD

No packing materials (i.e., bubble wrap, peanuts, etc.)

GRAY/BROWN CHIPBOARD OTHER PAPER ITEMS

Cereal, Pizza,Tissue, Cracker/Cookie/Gift Boxes, Note Book Backings and Gift Wrap. Bond, Computer and Colored Papers, Envelopes, Junk Mail, Fax Paper, File Folders and Paper Books.

CONTAINERS, BOTTLES & TIRES

The Following Materials May be Commingled For Curbside Pick-Up:

ALUMINUM BEVERAGE CONTAINERS GLASS [mixed colors] FOOD & BEVERAGE CONTAINERS STEEL/TIN CONTAINERS

Food Cans (open, empty & clean)

All residents, businesses and civic groups are welcome to join the community as we help clean up the parks, schools and streets of litter and recycles. Together, we can help keep our The Township will be conducting their environment clean for all to enjoy!

Call the Health Department at Branch Collection any questions. 973-989-7050 if you have

THERE IS NO FEE FOR THIS SERVICE

PROPER HANDLING

Remove caps and rinse all cans/jars/bottles clean and put into recycling container. The following items may not be included: ·Aluminum foil or pie plates ·Yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese, or butter containers/tubs ·Motor oil or antifreeze containers ·Broken glass, window glass, mirrors, dish glass or light bulbs ·Styrofoam

Annual Spring Branch Collection for 2008

An appreciation continental breakfast and free starting the week of April 14th. All brush T-shirt distribution follows with by this date, needs to be placed curbside assignments andit will be a ONE TIME ONLY pick up. as instructions. Gloves and garbage bags will be provided. Mini grants are available for No return trips will be made. civic groups.

PLASTIC BOTTLES

Pourable Mouths Only [Recycling logo on bottom having #1 or #2]

Brush Collection will be limited to ONE (1) LOAD per property owner, In case of inclement weather this event will approximately 4 cubic yards. This is roughly the size 5 ft. long by 4 ft. wide x be held the following Saturday. Please call the 5 ft. high. All branches must be no longer than 4 feet in length and 3 inches in Health Department at 973-989-7050 to diameter. sign up. This does not include LEAVES,VINES, STUMPS, BUILDING MATERIALS or any other non-chippable items. Additional loads can be removed through the special brush collection policy by contacting the Engineering Office at 973-989-7066. There. is an $80 PER 3:00 pm RECYCLING Wednesday through Friday . . 7:00 am - TRUCK Saturday . . . . . CENTER LOAD FEE for this additional service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

AUTOMOBILE TIRES

One tire (rim must be removed) per collection.

HOURS

Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Center usage for Township residents only! Residents must obtain a Residency Sticker to use Township Public Works Department the Center ­ I.D. required. The Randolph

will be picking up residents' used Christmas trees this holiday season. The trees must be bare, with no stands, ornaments, lights, tinsel, etc. The collected trees will be chipped, and the chips will be available at the Recycling Center for use in next year's gardens. Christmas trees must be put out at the curb NO LATER THAN JANUARY 13, 2008. Trees put out later than this date WILL NOT be picked up by the Township. However, Christmas trees will be accepted anytime during normal working hours at the Recycling Center on Sussex Turnpike.

Christmas Tree Collection

CLOSED ON MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS

NOT RECYCLABLE

(i.e., place with regular garbage, except hazardous substances*)

Glass/Ceramics

· Window Glass · Mirrors (Call Health Dept. for proper handling) · Vases · Ceramics · Dishes · Flower Pots · Beer and Wine Caps · Drinking Glasses · Light Bulbs · Headlights

Plastic/Metal Containers

· Motor Oil · Anti-Freeze · Gasoline · Kerosene

Plastic

· Utensils · Toys · Plant Trays/Pots

Aluminum

· Aluminum Foil · Pie Plates · Oven Cookware

Plastic Tubs

· Butter/Margarine · Cottage Cheese · Yogurt Containers

Propane or Fuel Tanks*

*Can be disposed only at MUA. Call the Mt. Olive facility at 973-829-8006.

Styrofoam

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