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December 26, 2013

Posted on December 13, 2013 at 3:50 PM by Thomas Russo, Jr.

Thank you to all W/S and DPW personnel who assisted with the various watermain breaks last week, minimizing disruptions and re-establishing service in a timely fashion.

Thank you to everyone who helped with the Senior Luncheon and Tree Lighting Ceremony!

Our next Council meeting is Monday, December 23rd at 7:00pm.  There will be a brief Executive Session.


Morris Lake was 30 inches below the top of the spillway on 12.9.13.

Lower Spring Street lights are operational.

Chief Richards and I will be hosting a session regarding our migration back to Enforsys on the 18th.

Brush and leaf pickup has concluded.

The reassessment of all residential properties has concluded, with commercial properties still ongoing.  A valuation letter will be going out today to property owners with the new numbers.

The Radio City trip was a big success!  Thank you to Kerry and Suzie.

Good feedback was received from Statewide Insurance Fund on our quarterly claims.  I will be selected as Chairman of the Fund in February and look forward to running the operations.

Water bills have been sent out and are due back on December 31st

Tom Lawler will be our new temporary clerical employee in the Court Office.  Welcome aboard!

Charity grab bag contributions are due to Terri by December 20th.

My evaluations of department heads will occur next week.

A reminder that the employee holiday gathering will be at Noon on Friday, December 20th.  Town Hall will be closed that day from Noon-2pm.

Municipal offices will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  Merry Christmas!

Most municipal offices will close at 3pm on December 31st.  (Finance department will remain open until 4:30pm for expected utility payments)

Municipal offices will be closed on New Year’s Day.  Happy New Year!  

I will be conducting my annual SWOT analysis with select staff members on Tuesday, January 7th at our usual undisclosed location.

Stay safe and have a great weekend!