March 22, 2013
To: Local Ramsey Residents
Regarding: E and W. Oak Street Improvements
South Central Ave. Improvements
The Borough has asked us to provide you with advance notice of upcoming construction activities on East and West Oak Street, and South Central Avenue. Construction may start as early as April 1, 2013.
This construction project consists of two major components:
•East and West Oak Street – New curbs, sidewalks, curb ramps, milling and paving. The road will remain open for construction except during milling and paving operations.
•S. Central Avenue – New storm drains, drainage pipe, curbs, sidewalks, bridge repairs, milling and paving. The road will be closed to the general public during construction. Residents living on the street and emergency vehicles will have access within the project limits. S. Central Avenue will be closed from Prince Street to Martis Avenue.
S. Central Avenue may be closed for several weeks depending on the weather delays, but will allow the contractor to expedite his work operations. Final paving of all streets is not expected until early June.
Please keep children and pets away from the contractor’s equipment and pay attention to construction warning and detour signs. Reasonable accommodations will be made for all residents affected by construction operations. However, if you have special needs, please inform us of these. Local police will be enforcing all road closure warning signs, detours, and barricades.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Our office will have inspectors on-site during certain work operations. Do not ask the contractor to perform any work on your property unless the Borough or our office is made aware of your request first. And report any hazardous conditions you may observe to the Police Department or our office immediately.
Thank you and we hope for a speedy project completion.
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Ramsey to Dedicate New Communications Center to Former Chief
Thursday, March 28, 2013 Last updated: Thursday March 28, 2013, 1:57 AM
BY CATHERINE CARRERA
Ramsey Suburban News
Ramsey — The borough’s new $1.5 million communications center in police headquarters will be dedicated on April 6 to its onetime chief who is being lauded for bringing the local force into the modern age of technology.
According to Police Chief Bryan Gurney, one of his predecessors, Norman Stegen, "introduced the first computer" to the department.
"His foresight of computers in law enforcement was a testament to his vision," Gurney said in an interview.
After about two years of planning, construction began in the summer and was completed by Jan. 31. It involved revamping the lobby, which now features two service windows; installation of touch-screen computers to dispatch police, fire, ambulance, rescue and Department of Public Works staff; and a conference room with televisions airing local news, maps of the borough and space for meetings during crisis situations with emergency services staff and town officials.
The department also replaced repeater and receiver radio equipment, which now uses a digital platform, Gurney said.
The center handles about 24,000 emergency calls a year in the town, whose population of 14,000 grows to about 30,000 on weekdays as a result of its commercial, corporate and school "footprint," Police Lt. David Stitz said during a tour of the facility.
Gurney, who began his career with the department as a civilian dispatcher in 1979, has a special place in his heart for Stegen.
"He suggested that I apply for the civilian dispatcher position that had just started," Gurney said. "He knew that I wanted to be a police officer. I was taking police science classes at the time. I applied and was hired in August of 1979 [and] I have been here ever since."
Stegen retired from the department in 1978 after serving as its chief for 16 years. He was unavailable for an interview due to health concerns, but Gurney said he hopes to be present for the dedication ceremony.
"With all the updated software and utilities we have in here [the communications center] I feel absolutely more secure in the safety of our residents and I know my dispatchers are all secure," Stitz said.