NJ Society of Municipal Engineers
Project of the Year
For years, the Manalapan Township Committee and Department of Public Works expressed the need to restore Holiday Lake on Pease Road. Historically, Holiday Lake has exhibited excessive sedimentation problems. In the 1990's, Holiday Lake was dredged by the Township and has consequently deteriorated once again due to increasing volume of sediment collected within the pond.
The lake, located within a 13 acre Township Park has been a popular local fishing area for many years. After watching this popular lake once again deteriorate, The Township Committee authorized their Township Engineer, Gregory R. Valesi, PE, PP, CME to develop a plan to fix the problem.
RESTORE POPULAR FISHING AREA ONCE AGAIN EXPERIENCING HEAVY SEDIMENTATION PROBLEMS
UNIQUE OR UNUSUAL DESIGN FEATURES:
As one fishes Scout Lake today and enjoys the facility, they might not realize the collaborative intergovernmental effort that occurred to take this project from thought to reality.
Through the innovative design and construction processes utilized, Mr. Valesi was able to satisfy the Township of Manalapan's project objectives and realize their goals, in a cost effective manner, for restoring Scout Lake at Holiday Park to an aesthetically pleasing community feature to be enjoyed by the public for years to come.