Assunpink Creek Dam No. 8 Safety Failure Scoping Meet set for Complex Call Center

HAMILTON HEADLINES – Hamilton, NJ: Public Notice: Scoping Meeting Regarding Rehabilitation of Assunpink Creek Dam No. 8 (Martin’s Lake in Veterans Park) on June 26th

A public Scoping Meeting regarding plans to rehabilitation Assunpink Creek Dam No. 8, which is located at Martin’s Lake inside of Veterans Park, in Hamilton, will be taking place in June.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at 10 am at the Hamilton Township Call Center Training Room (at the Hamilton Township Golf Center complex), located at 5 Justice Samuel Alito Jr. Way, Hamilton, NJ 08619.  This first in a series of meetings, initiated by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), seeks to make one-on-one contact with organizations, interest groups and private landowners who are interested in the project and function as leaders in the area. 

Any resident who is unable to attend the June 26th meeting can provide concerns, questions, comments, and other pertinent information related to this dam site by Monday, June 24, 2019 by contacting:

Township of Hamilton
c/o Richard Williams, PE, PP, CME, Municipal Engineer
2090 Greenwood Avenue
P.O. Box 00150
Hamilton, NJ 08650
(609) 890-3636
rwilliams@hamiltonnj.com

The Assunpink Creek Watershed Sponsors are working with the NRCS (part of the US Department of Agriculture) to develop a dam rehabilitation plan for this site.  The dam is located along Pond Run, which is a tributary to Assunpink Creek.  The purpose of this study is to determine the best alternative for rehabilitating this single purpose flood control structure so it will meet current NRCS and New Jersey safety and design standards.  As part of this process, alternatives being considered include taking no action, decommissioning the dam, structural rehabilitation of the dam, and taking nonstructural measures.