Public Works Department
The Independence Township Public Works Department has various duties and responsibilities. Regardless of the weather conditions, every effort is made to accomplish our list of tasks. Residents' cooperation is essential to the effectiveness of the department. Some of our work is part of a master plan for the year dealing with capital improvements. The remainder of our activities are dictated by conditions within the Township, and the requests and concerns that are generated by the Township residents.
The Public Works Department manages all the aspects of public works and public works construction within the Township. The Public Works department patch potholes, pave, chip seal, street sweep and perform general road maintenance; erect street signs, regulatory signs and other Township identifications; maintain storm sewers; cut back branches and remove fallen trees and limbs from the roads; spread anti skid materials and snow removal; mow Township property, maintain Township buildings, parks, property, vehicles and equipment; assist and support other Township departments, groups, and agencies.
The Public Works Department is responsible for the maintenance of all "owned" roads. County and State "owned" roads are maintained totally by those entities. You may call the Township Public Works Department to ascertain the responsible governmental unit for specific roads.
Alan Shimchook, Supervisor
The regular hours of the Public Works Department are Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
Township of Independence • 286 Route 46 West • Great Meadows, New Jersey 07838 • Tel 908-637-4133 • Fax 908-637-8844