FAQs

What do the colored markings or flags mean that are on my property?
How are Township streets selected for resurfacing?
How do I get a traffic sign installed on my street?
What is a Utility Easement?
What is a Conservation Easement?
Will the Township repair or replace the sidewalk in front of my home?
What streets in Livingston are county roads or state highways?
Is my property or house located in a designated flood zone?

What do the colored markings or flags mean that are on my property?
Red – Electric

Yellow – Gas, Oil or Steam

Orange – Communication or CATV

Blue – Water

Green – Sewer

White – Proposed Excavation

Purple – WaterSense Smart Controller registered with the Township

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How are Township streets selected for resurfacing?
In general, asphalt pavement deteriorates over time due to traffic loading and weathering.  The Township focuses on preventative maintenance treatments such as crack sealing and micro-surfacing, as well as more expensive asphalt overlays and reconstruction.  A preventative maintenance treatment extends the asphalt pavement life and helps significantly lower the maintenance costs as well as avoid expensive roadway reconstruction and overlays.

In April 2010, each Township street was rated from 0.00 to 100.0 based on the current condition of the road surface, curbing, and drainage by an independent consultant.  From these ratings the Township developed our initial 10-year Capital Improvement Program to prioritize road improvements.  Upon development of this initial project list, Engineering staff continue to perform field inspections and surveys of the streets to verify condition assessments and confirm project prioritization.  The ratings were last updated in 2013 to account for condition changes from 2010.  Based on available funding, the top priority projects on the list are recommended for resurfacing each year.  Unfortunately many streets are unable to be repaved each year due to limited funding availability and are rescheduled for the next budget year.

Additionally, the Township coordinates with utility companies to determine if any off our selected streets will be excavated in the near future for underground utilities replacement including gas, sewer and water main repairs to ensure that excavations are completed prior to resurfacing.

For additional information please check out our Road Improvement and Maintenance Program Descriptions and Microsurfacing Gets More Mileage Out of Road Repairs Brochure.

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How do I get a traffic sign installed on my street?
The Township Public Works Department will install traffic signs based on recommendations from the Police Department.  Concerned residents should contact the Traffic Division of the Police Department with their requests.

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What is a Utility Easement?
A Utility Easement indicates the presence of an underground utility pipe (drainage, sanitary sewer and/or water main) running through part of the property.  The easement is made so the appropriate party can enter the land should service or work on the pipe or other accessory structure (manhole, inlet) ever be necessary.  The easement precludes the erection of sheds, decks, patios or other structures.

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What is a Conservation Easement?
A Conservation Easement means the area within the easement is to remain as is (conserved).  Therefore, clearing (tree or shrub removal), grading, erection of pools, fences, sheds, decks or any other structures is not permitted.

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Will the Township repair or replace the sidewalk in front of my home?
Unfortunately, sidewalk are the responsibility of the Homeowner and must be cleaned and maintained in good condition by such.

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What streets in Livingston are county roads or state highways?

County Roads
Beaufort Avenue, Park Access Road off of Beaufort Avenue, East Cedar Street, Eisenhower Parkway, East and West Hobart Gap Road, Kennedy Parkway, North & South Livingston Avenue, Laurel Avenue, East & West Northfield Road, Old Mount Pleasant Avenue, Old Short Hills Road, Parsonage Hill Road, Passaic Avenue, Shrewsbury Drive, South Orange Avenue, and Walnut Street.

State Highways
East & West Mount Pleasant Avenue, Route 10, and Route 280

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Is my property or house located in a designated flood zone?
Step by step instructions to view the FEMA Flood Map for your property through FEMA’s Map Service Center can be found here.

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