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Feb 21

February 21, 2014

Posted on February 21, 2014 at 3:29 PM by Terri Oswin

We have an interview scheduled for 6:15pm Monday night and our regular Town Council meeting will follow at 7:00pm.  We have one item for Executive Session.    

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Lorraine's office has prepared the minutes from the January 28th, February 8th and 12th Special meetings and the February 10th 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
There is one proclamation. 

ORDINANCES
There are two ordinances for 2nd reading and public hearing:

Ordinance 2014-1 will amend Section 320-2.C of the code book to permit food and beverage production in the T-4, T-5 and T-6 zones.  

Ordinance 2014-2 will authorize us to exceed the 2014 Municipal Budget appropriations limit and establish a CAP bank which is an annual procedure.

There is one ordinance for introduction:

Ordinance 2014-3 is a bond ordinance for funding of the necessary pool improvements. 

OLD BUSINESS
 

  1. SID
  2. Fire Museum

CONSENT AGENDA
Resolution #26-2014* will accept the certified list of qualifying LOSAP participants from the Newton Fire Department. 

Resolution #27-2014* will approve the renewal of the Junk Dealers license for George’s Salvage Company.

Resolution #28-2014* will authorize the modification of the calculation of the tax collection rate allowing for the impact of tax appeal judgments. 

Resolution #29-2014* will reimburse certain town employees for personal vehicle use during the calendar year 2014.

Resolution #30-2014* will amend the temporary capital budget, this is done in conjunction with the Ordinance above. 

Resolution #31-2014* will amend the temporary budget.

Resolution #32-2014* will authorize credits due water and sewer utility accounts. 

Resolution #33-2014* will approve bills and vouchers for payment. 

Resolution #34-2014* will approve the renewal of the Junk Dealer’s license for Newton Auto Salvage LLC.

Resolution #35-2014*
will authorize the refund of monies due to an outside lienholder for Block 4.02, Lot 28.

Resolution #36-2014* will approve the refund of an erroneous tax payment. 

Resolution #37-2014* will authorize the refund of monies due to a State Tax Court Judgment. 

Applications* there is one application for your consideration:

  1. An application for membership into the Newton Fire Department from Jonathan H. Rhinesmith, 29 Route 519 N, Newton.

 

INTERMISSION

DISCUSSION 

  1. 2014 Budget

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 

 

COUNCIL & MANAGER COMMENTS


EXECUTIVE SESSION

    1. Personnel

 

THE WEEK IN REVIEW

Morris Lake was 19 inches below the top of the spillway on 2.18.14.

Gina and I attended a photo op for the food drive that we co-sponsored with PSS.

I attended a purchasing program sponsored by our local Home Depot.

The Planning Board found the food and beverage production ordinance not to be inconsistent with our Master Plan.

Both Armory meetings were successful this week – the Trenton edition was ably handled by Jenn Credidio and Sen. Oroho and the on-site visit with representatives from the State Office for Planning Advocacy went very well.  I will keep you posted on next steps.

Enjoy your weekend!

Yours for a Better Newton,
TSRJR