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MANAGER'S BLOG

From the desk of Thomas S. Russo, Jr.

Mar 17

March 17, 2017

Posted on March 17, 2017 at 10:18 AM by Thomas Russo, Jr.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Enjoy the Parade tomorrow!

Our next Town Council meeting is Monday the 27th beginning at 7:00pm.

THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Morris Lake is 22 inches below spillway as of March 13th. Water restrictions are still in place.

Our thanks to the DPW crew for the wonderful job clearing snow this week.

I was interviewed by the NJ Herald for a story on the potential BID – should be in Sunday’s edition.

Our redesigned website is coming along. Transferring of content from the old site to the new one will commence shortly.

Due to the storm this past Tuesday, Zone 2 Recycling will be picked up on March 21st along with Zone 3.

The Annual Report is at the printer’s. ETA is early next week…now on to the newsletter!

Have a great weekend!

Yours in Service,
TSRJR
Mar 10

March 10, 2017

Posted on March 10, 2017 at 11:05 AM by Thomas Russo, Jr.

Our next Town Council meeting is Monday night beginning at 7:00pm.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Lorraine’s office has prepared the minutes from the February 27th Regular meeting for consideration and approval.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
This is for those that wish to address the Town Council but do not plan on staying for the whole meeting. There is a note to the public on the agenda to please keep their comments to a maximum of 5 minutes. This allows ample time for all whom wish to speak and keeps the meeting moving forward. The public can speak on any matter.

COUNCIL & MANAGER REPORTS
The “Child Abuse Prevention” proclamation will be noted for the record.

There is one Utility Board appeal. Supporting documents have been shared with you on the Google Drive.

ORDINANCES
There are two ordinances for 2nd Reading and Public Hearing:

Ordinance 2017-4 will create a new sewer ordinance and establish sewer surcharge fees.

Ordinance 2017-5 will increase certain pool rates for the upcoming 2017 season. This ordinance shall be amended so the age for seniors will be changed from 62 to 55. The ordinance will then have to re-advertised and considered for adoption at the March 27th meeting.

OLD BUSINESS
We will continue the conversation about the Downtown Improvements/SID.

CONSENT AGENDA
Resolution #48-2017* is a resolution appealing to the Legislature to approve a spending plan which fully funds the School Funding Reform Act.

Resolution #49-2017* will award the contract for the sidewalk portion of the Liberty Street project to Your Way Construction.

Resolution #50-2017* will award the Liberty Street Improvement project for paving and line striping to Tilcon and Denville Line Striping through the Morris County Co-op.

Resolution #51-2017* will concur with my appointment of a crossing guard.

Resolution #52-2017* will award the bid for the Auto Repair Service (Bid #6-2017) to Boonton Tire.

Resolution #53-2017* will authorize the cancellation of 2014 water and sewer charges for 24 Lawnwood Avenue which the Town foreclosed on in December.

Resolution #54-017* will approve bills and vouchers for payment.

Application(s)* will approve an application for a Social Affair permit for Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council, 133 Spring Street on May 6th from 4:30pm to 7:00pm.

INTERMISSION

INTRODUCTION OF 2017 BUDGET

DISCUSSION

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

COUNCIL & MANAGER COMMENTS

THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Morris Lake is 27 inches below spillway as of March 6th. Water restrictions are still in place.

Have a great weekend!

Yours in Service,
TSRJR
Mar 03

March 3, 2017

Posted on March 3, 2017 at 2:57 PM by Terri Oswin

THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Morris Lake is 34 inches below spillway as of February 27th.  Water restrictions are still in place.

The timber harvest will commence next week – many thanks to our good friends in Sparta for working with us on this exciting project!


The annual report has gone to the printer for mock-up.


Monday morning @ 11:00am is the ribbon cutting for the new VA clinic in Newton.


The RPM Newton Town Centre project is continuing rather nicely – Tuesday evening at 6:00pm is the open house discussion here at Town Hall (with free food!).


We are working on an online customer survey to gauge interest in various types of businesses and specific businesses for our downtown.


Neighbors Helping Neighbors VII
is being held on Saturday, April 29th from 8:30am – Noon.  Part-time non-union employees who participate will be paid their regular rate of pay while full-time non-union employees will receive compensatory time.

Have a great weekend!                                                           
Yours in Service,
 

TSRJR