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MANAGER'S BLOG

From the desk of Thomas S. Russo, Jr.

Oct 18

October 18, 2019

Posted on October 18, 2019 at 1:31 PM by Terri Oswin

Our next Town Council meeting is Monday, October 28th at 7:00pm.
THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Morris Lake is 16 inches below the top of the spillway as of October 14, 2019.
Resumes are still coming in for the Deputy Municipal Court Administrator position.
We are working on the renewal of our five-year agreement with our friends in Green Township for the municipal court.
Budgets are being submitted in the online portal for 2020.
Our responses to the annual Best Practices checklist from NJ have been submitted online.
The public Town newsletter is at the printer as we speak.
We are working on revisions to the NFD by-laws.
Kimberly and I are working with the developer of a new café at 185 Spring Street.
Detailed plans are underway for both the Halloween Parade and Holiday Parade.
Have a great weekend! Stay safe and warm! The only thing colder than the temperature is the Yankees’ offense…sad!
Yours in Service,
TSRJR
Oct 11

October 11, 2019

Posted on October 11, 2019 at 3:25 PM by Terri Oswin

A friendly reminder the annual Fall Festival is this Sunday, October 13th from 11:00am – 3:00pm on Spring Street. See you there! Thank you to Kimberly for her efforts.
A reminder the Municipal Offices will be closed Monday for the Columbus Day holiday. Our next Town Council meeting is Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 7:00pm.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Lorraine’s office has prepared the minutes from the September 23, 2019 Regular and Executive meetings for your 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 and limited to one turn at the microphone. This allows ample time for all whom wish to speak and keeps the meeting moving forward. The public can speak on any matter. Council may choose to comment after the entire public portion has concluded.
COUNCIL & MANAGER REPORTS
Each Councilmember can give an update on various items or Board/Commission actions that have taken place recently. I have a proclamation to be recorded in the minutes.
PRESENTATION
Tom Ferry will be in attendance to give a report on the Audit.
Marvin Joss will be in attendance to speak about the upcoming US Census.
ORDINANCES
There is one ordinance for 2nd reading and public hearing:
Ordinance 2019-9 will authorize funding for the pool improvements.
There is one ordinance for introduction:
Ordinance 2019-10 will incorporate the State Police Schedule of Service for towing into the Town’s ordinances.
OLD BUSINESS
CONSENT AGENDA
Resolution #205-2019* will amend the 2019 Capital Budget. This is done in conjunction with Ordinance 2019-9 above.
Resolution #206-2019* will appoint Monica Miebach as Chief Municipal Finance Officer effective November 1, 2019.
Resolution #207-2019* will authorize the execution of an agreement with CWA Local 1032 for 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.
Resolution #208-2019* will authorize executing a Developer’s Agreement with Thorlabs for Block 18.02, Lots 2, 3, 19-23, 31, and 32.
Resolution #210-2019* will authorize credits due water and sewer utility accounts.
Resolution #211-2019* will approve bills and vouchers for payment. Deputy Mayor Flynn will recuse on Check #1354.
RESOLUTION
Resolution #209-2019 will authorize a fireworks display for Atlantic Health as part of the Festival of Lights event in November. Councilman Dickson will recuse from same.
DISCUSSION
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
COUNCIL & MANAGER COMMENTS
EXECUTIVE SESSION
THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Morris Lake is 15 inches below the top of the spillway as of October 7, 2019.
Resumes are coming in for the Deputy Municipal Court Administrator position.
Weis will be coming in for TRC and Planning Board in December for a new gas station on their property on Route 206.
Our quarterly safety committee meeting on Wednesday was well-attended and we are maintaining strong safety protocols thus far in 2019. Let’s finish the year safe and strong!
Routine business discussed at this month’s Statewide Insurance Fund meeting.
Have a great weekend! Be safe. Go Yankees!
Yours in Service,
TSRJR
Sep 27

September 27, 2019

Posted on September 27, 2019 at 2:42 PM by Terri Oswin

Municipal offices will be closed for Columbus Day, Monday, October 14th.
Our next Town Council meeting is Wednesday, October 16th at 7:00pm.
THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Morris Lake is 12 inches below the top of the spillway as of September 23, 2019.
A reminder that Fall Newsletter submissions are due to Terri TODAY! Stop reading this and email her your submission.
The Developer’s Agreement for Thorlabs has been completed and will be on the agenda for October 16th.
We have hired a new full-time laborer for DPW as well as a part-timer. We welcome them to the organization and look forward to their success.
I have agreement with both the CWA and UPSEU unions and will forward same for Council approval when received.
The Laddey, Clark, and Ryan 30th Anniversary celebration was well attended last evening. We wish them the best of success for many years to come.
We are working on several development projects at the same time right now, including Thorlabs, G&H, Paterson Avenue, Hicks Avenue, and Diller Avenue. Lots going on – great stuff!
Have a great weekend! Be safe. Go Giants – D A N I E L J O N E S!
Yours in Service,
TSRJR