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May 09

May 9, 2014

Posted on May 9, 2014 at 3:29 PM by Terri Oswin

Thank you to everyone who assisted or volunteered with our Neighbors Helping Neighbors IV event on Saturday!  It was a great turnout and the clean-up work was very much appreciated.

The May 12th Council meeting has been cancelled.  Our next Town Council meeting will be Monday, May 28th at 7:00pm.    

Good luck to all Council candidates on Tuesday!  The Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday from 6am-8pm.

THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Morris Lake was 3 ½ inches above the top of the spillway on 5.5.14.

DPW Regionalization proposals were received and are being reviewed by our subcommittee (Manger, Deputy Manager, Mayor, Deputy Mayor, HR Coordinator).

The Emergency Preparedness conference was very well coordinated and attended.

Routine business conducted at the Statewide Insurance Meeting on Thursday.

Our TV production company was here today to interview myself, Dr. Greene, Gina Thomas, as well as conduct off-site interviews with Thorlabs, Hayek’s, PB&J, and Lisa Fairclough.  The shooting went very well and we look forward to seeing the footage at some point.

The SID notices are being put together and will be mailed out next week for the public hearing on May 28th.

We should receive the USDA commitment letter next week and will know at that time the grant vs. loan funding for the Fox Hollow watermain project.  We have received a verbal commitment from them on the overall scope of the project.

The Town was awarded a $125,000 grant through NJDOT for the repaving of Trinity Street.  This project will be a part of our capital improvement program for 2015.  My thanks to Debi and HPA for their assistance.

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!  Let’s Go Rangers!

Yours for a Better Newton,

TSRJR