Buildings & Grounds
Provides maintenance for county buildings and grounds, except the parks, and security services for all buildings except the parks, courts, and the county nursing home. Oversees contracts for construction and reconstruction of county government buildings, whether done by the county or by a private contractor.
The Division of Engineering & Transportation is part of the Morris County Department of Planning & Public Works.
The division secures funding for road, bridge, railroad, bicycle, and pedestrian projects, and serves the County through regional transportation planning, design, implementation, and coordination of various modes of transportation.
The engineering staff is responsible for design, construction, reconstruction, and paving of county roads, as well as bridge and culvert construction, drainage, and repair specifications. Additionally, engineering is responsible for the design and construction of County building facilities and traffic signals on County roads.
Transportation planning staff conduct studies and coordinate planning efforts with state agencies, municipalities, county departments, and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, and supervise three county-owned freight railroads. Two Freeholder appointed boards, the Morris County Board of Transportation and the Freight Railroad Advisory Committee, advise the division on its activities.
Originally organized in 1928 as the Morris County Extermination Commission, Mosquito Control carries on a program of Integrated Pest Management including inspections, biological controls, water management and public education, coordinated with the DEP and health agencies.
The comprehensive, modern, integrated mosquito control program employs a variety of environmentally sound techniques to reduce the annoyance and threat of disease caused by this important insect. The Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders takes the work of mosquito control seriously and funds a program that provides a high level of protection from mosquitoes for the residents of Morris County.
Maintains all county vehicles and equipment and manages the county garage.
Responsible for developing county master plan, reviewing subdivisions of land and site plans, advising freeholders on planning matters, and providing information for individual citizens, industries, public service groups and government officials. Maintains aerial photographs of the county and acts as the depository for U.S. Census data. Coordinates the process of cross acceptance planning with state and municipalities.
The Preservation Trust administers programs in accordance with the rules and regulations of the county’s Open Space, Farmland, Floodplain Protection and Historic Preservation Trust Fund that are designed to preserve farmland, open space, and historic resources; provide trail construction grants; and assist in the buyout of flood-prone residential properties in Morris County. Funds are approved by the Board of Chosen Freeholders based upon the recommendations of various Morris County agencies including the Open Space Committee, Agriculture Development Board, Park Commission, Municipal Utilities Authority, Historic Preservation Trust Fund Review Board, Flood Mitigation Committee, and Trail Program Advisory Committee.
Roads, Bridges & Shade Tree
Maintains, reconstructs and repairs the 300-mile county roads and the county’s 1,000 bridges and culverts. Also, Protects and cares for trees and ornamental plant life along the rights-of-way of the country road system. Operates a leaf mulch program and nursery to provide trees for roadside planting. Shade Tree provides consultation to municipalities and non-profit groups.