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TOWNSHIP OF CRANFORD

CRANFORD, NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION NO. 2018-177

SUPPLEMENTAL SOIL REMEDIATION FOR THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 215-
235 BIRCHWOOD AVENUE, BLOCK 291, LOT 15.01 AND BLOCK 292, LOT 2,
CRANFORD, UNION COUNTY, NEW JERSEY
WHEREAS, on February 7, 2017, the Township of Cranford acquired property located at
215-235 Birchwood Avenue, Block 291, Lot 15.01 and Block 292, Lot 2, in Cranford, Union
County, New Jersey (hereinafter the “Property”); and
WHEREAS, by Resolution dated April 26, 2017 (Resolution No. 2017-188A), the
Township Committee of the Township of Cranford designated the Property a Non-Condemnation
Area in Need of Redevelopment; and
WHEREAS, as part of evaluation of the Property for sale and redevelopment, the
Township’s environmental expert, Excel Environmental Resources, Inc. (“Excel”) has identified
soil contamination at concentrations exceeding the applicable standards of the New Jersey
Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) at the Property; and
WHEREAS, Excel has been authorized to perform the necessary work to redress the soil
contamination issue through a combination of engineering and institutional controls on the
Property and along the existing perimeter fence, including a Site Investigation, Remedial Action
Plan and Remedial Action Reporting, and Supplemental Remedial Investigation; and
WHEREAS, the Supplemental Remedial Investigation is now complete; and

WHEREAS, the Chief Financial Officer and Finance Director have certified as to the
availability of funds which is on file in the office of the Township Clerk; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township
of Cranford, Union County, New Jersey, as follows:
1. The Township of Cranford is committed to the sale and redevelopment of the Property;
and

2. The Township of Cranford adopts Excel’s recommendations for (1) Supplemental
Historic Fill Investigation, (2) Data Tabulation and Evaluation and (3) Evaluation of
Soil Attainment and other RA Alternatives, (4) Remedial Investigation Report, (5)
Technical Consulting and Project Management, as set forth in Excel’s invoice No.
17343A, attached hereto as Exhibit “A”; and
3. The Township Committee of the Township of Cranford accepts the completion of the
work as identified in Exhibit A, and authorizes payment of Invoice 17343A.

Certified to be a true copy of a resolution adopted by the Township Committee of the Township
of Cranford at a meeting held April 10, 2018.

__________________________
Patricia Donahue, RMC
Township Clerk
Dated: ___________________

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