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Jan 17

Janury 17, 2014

Posted on January 17, 2014 at 4:02 PM by Terri Oswin

Offices are closed Monday the 20th in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Our next Town Council meeting is Monday, January 27th at 7:00pm.    


Morris Lake was 23 inches below the top of the spillway on 1.13.14.

Excellent news – the Town of Newton has been selected as the only NJ municipality to be highlighted on the new “Best of New Jersey” program which will air on ABC Channel 7 in the spring/summer!  I am working on the legal paperwork as we speak.  There will be 2 days of production and I will be coordinating various interviews and footage for same.  I will keep you posted once paperwork is finalized.

Don’t forget to check out our new promotional videos on the website homepage!  Nice!

The draft BID/SID document has been reviewed & sent back for another round of revisions.

The Town’s grant approval for the TDR Feasibility Study was approved by the Highlands Council.

I met with our marketing consultant to go over strategies for the next 6 months.

CEPA notices have been prepared and are ready for distribution.

The new handbook will be delivered to all staff members in the next few weeks.

I was selected once again as an alternate Executive Committee member for our health insurance fund.

Council packets are available in the Clerk’s office for interested candidates.

Dawn and I are working on the budget next week and plan on having the draft of same to Council on Friday, January 31st.  Hearings are scheduled for 2.8.14 and 2.12.14.

Yours for a Better Newton,