Do you have a streetlight out in your neighborhood? The proper place to call to report it is the Mayor’s Office.
Dial (732) 745-5004 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and provide the following information:
- Location of the light, including the nearest intersection.
- A pole number, which is usually present on a piece of metal attached to the light post. The number may be present on the post above your head.
The Mayor’s Office will assist by contacting PSE&G to request repairs.
If you have an unexpected power outage in your home and need assistance, contact PSE&G’s outage line at 1-800-436-PSEG (7734).
Mayor Jim Cahill has appointed Alexei Walus to serve as Director of the New Brunswick Water Utility.
Walus has 28 years of experience in water treatment and distribution. He was most recently employed by the Brick Township Municipal Utilities Authority, where he spent 12 years as Chief Operator, supervising the daily operation of a treatment plant that produced more than 16 million gallons of water per day.
Additional responsibilities included the oversight of a number of booster stations, stand pipes, interconnections, intakes, sewer pump stations and a storm water pump station. He directly supervised six operators and collaborated with all divisions at the Utility.
He also developed Brick’s hydrant flushing and valve exercising programs.
He specializes in surface water, including river and reservoir sources and is experienced in budget preparation, employee management, NJDEP reporting and SCADA, a water monitoring program recently upgraded at New Brunswick’s water treatment facilities.
He holds both T4 (water treatment) and W4 (water distribution) licenses.
He is scheduled to start in New Brunswick on November 3, and will be paid an annual salary of $105,000.
Prior to serving in Brick, Walus was employed by Gordon’s Corner Water Company in Marlboro from 1985 to 1999, where he served as Assistant Operations Manager and for Freehold Township Water and Sewer from 1999 to 2002, where he served as Plant Operator.
Walus’s appointment will go before the New Brunswick City Council for a consent vote at the October 15 Council meeting.
New curb extensions are being installed on Suydam Street at Throop Avenue as part of the Suydam Street paving project!
Curb extensions shorten the distance that pedestrians must travel when crossing the street.
Suydam Street was also scheduled to have new bike lanes put in this week. The lanes will run from Livingston Avenue to Red Oak Lane on Cook Campus.
For more information regarding pedestrian and cyclist improvements, please visit the City’s Planning and Development webpage.
No trash will be collected on Monday, October 13, 2014 for residents in the Monday/Thursday collection zone only. Trash collection will resume on Thursday the 16th. The recycling schedule is not impacted by this holiday.
TVs, computers and paint can be dropped off for recycling by New Brunswick residents at the Public Works building on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. It is located at 400 Jersey Avenue.
Residents can also pick up free biodegradable leaf bags at the DPW on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
For more information regarding trash and recycling pickup, click here.