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April 18, 2014

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:44 AM by Terri Oswin

Happy Passover and Happy Easter!

Don’t forget – next Wednesday is Administrative Professionals Day!

Our next Town Council meeting will be Monday, April 28th at 7:00pm.    

THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Morris Lake was 1 ½ inches above the top of the spillway on 4.14.14.

Great turnout at the annual NFD dinner last Saturday.  Emcee Teets was unstoppable!

Council approved the 2014 Town and Water/Sewer budgets on Monday evening.  My thanks to the Council for their support of our efforts.

The May 12th Council meeting has been cancelled.


I attended a breakfast meeting at the Dodge Foundation in Morristown at which Frank Banisch, Founder and President at Banisch Associates, Inc. and Managing Principal at Beacon Real Estate Development, LLC, spoke about the future of planning in NJ.  I mentioned all of the great things happening in Newton and Frank told the crowd how impressed he was by the forward-thinking activities we are undertaking.  Newton is a model for proper planning and redevelopment not just in Sussex County but throughout NJ.  I will send you a copy of Frank’s presentation when I receive same.


Councilwoman Diglio and I attended an open house at Ginnie’s House on Wednesday.  I must say how impressed we both were with the work being done by the exceptional volunteers and staff members.


A reminder the 4th Annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors event will occur on Saturday, May 3rd.  We will meet here at Town Hall at 8:30am.  The volunteer effort runs from 9:00am – Noon and pizza will be served at Memory Park following same.  Non-union full-time employees who participate will receive compensatory time – non-union part-time staff will be paid for their efforts.  Let Terri know.


Summer hours
will commence Tuesday, May 27th and run through Friday, August 29th.  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 8:30am-4:30pm; Thursday 8:30am-6:30pm; Friday 8:30am-1:30pm.


Enjoy your weekend!  Playoffs - Let’s Go Rangers!


Yours for a Better Newton,

TSRJR