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Jun 14

June 14, 2013

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 12:09 PM by Thomas Russo, Jr.

Happy Father’s Day!

Thank you to all staff and volunteers who made the Newton Day event a tremendous success!

Our next Town Council meeting is Monday, June 24th at 7:00pm with Executive Session to follow.

Summer hours have begun!  Late night Thursdays/early dismissal on Fridays…

THE WEEK IN REVIEW
V&K continued work on Lower Spring Street this week.  

Reorganization invitations have been emailed.  The event will be held on Monday, July 1st at 6:00pm here at Town Hall.  

Now that the contract has been awarded, we will begin the BID feasibility project with Mike Pappas and his team.  We look forward to this endeavor.

The Council approved the PILOT program for the Newton Town Centre senior housing project on Monday evening.  The Planning Board gave preliminary site plan approval on Thursday evening.  My thanks to everyone involved in this exciting $15 million investment in downtown Newton!

Fire Museum bids will be opened next week.

A reminder that the Historic District event will be held on Thursday, June 20th at 4:30pm here at Town Hall.  All property owners in the Historic District have been invited to come learn more about the tax exemption program and the major changes made to the historic district ordinance including the list of approved alternate materials.  My thanks to Debi, Jessica, Jennifer and Scott for their assistance.

The Mack is Back!  Congratulations to Dan Finkle and Jay Phlegar for their efforts in securing the loan for the Fire Museum organization to obtain the 1948 NFD Mack 85 LS apparatus.  She is now resting well in the bay that was once her home.  Donations can be made to the Newton Fire Museum to help offset the cost of the loan.  

Stay safe and have a great weekend!  

TSRJR