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June 6, 2014

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 12:43 PM by Thomas Russo, Jr.

Our condolences to the Oswin family on the passing of Terri’s father Donald Cardin.

Our next Town Council meeting will be Monday, June 9th at 7:00pm.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Lorraine's office has prepared the minutes from the May 28th Regular meeting for your 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.

PRESENTATIONS
a) Senior Citizen Awards
b) Steven Kelly

COUNCIL & MANAGER REPORTS
a) Craig Wolters Request Re: Sewer Fees

ORDINANCES
There are two ordinances for public hearing:

Ordinance 2014-9 will amend Chapter 204 of the Code to revised and establish certain definitions.

Ordinance 2014-10 will amend Section 166-20 of the Code regarding the expiration of Planning Board approvals.

There are two ordinances for introduction:

Ordinance 2014-12 will provide for the refunding of various bonds as recommended by the Town Auditor and CFO.

Ordinance 2014-13 will authorize the sale of certain public lands in the Town of Newton by public auction.

OLD BUSINESS

CONSENT AGENDA
Resolution #101-2014* will establish a fund balance policy for the Town.

Resolution #102-2014* will authorize the application for a Treatment Works Approval through the NJDEP for the Grande Villaggio project.

Resolution #103-2014* will authorize an agreement with Phoenix Advisors, LLC in connection with the issuance of bonds and/or anticipation notes.

Resolution #104-2014* will accept the FY2014 Clean Communities Grant Funding.

Resolution #105-2014* will appoint J. Caldwell & Associates, LLC to complete the TDR Feasibility Study.

Resolution #106-2014* will authorize credits due water and sewer utility accounts.

Resolution #107-2014* will establish a fund balance policy for the water sewer utility.

Resolution #108-2014* will refer the Hicks Avenue Redevelopment Plan Amendment to the Planning Board.

Resolution #109-2014* will approve bills and vouchers for payment.

There is one application for consideration:
1. AN APPLICATION FOR AN OFF-PREMISE RAFFLE (50-50 & RAFFLE) FROM HSA CAMP AUXILIUM LEARNING CENTER, 14 OLD SWARTSWOOD ROAD, TO BE HELD ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2014 FROM 11:00 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M. AT NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL, 44 RYERSON AVENUE, NEWTON, NJ

INTERMISSION

DISCUSSION
a) Gardner Avenue Well Study – David Simmons
b) Firearms Ordinance – Draft

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

COUNCIL & MANAGER COMMENTS

THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Morris Lake was ½ inch above the top of the spillway on 6.2.14.

The pool project is progressing. All the plumbing for the filter room is completed. The backwash tank is being constructed and should be completed the beginning of next week.

We had our conference call this week with USDA to talk about the Fox Hollow Lake project.

The Parking Authority met this week and recommended to the Council that parking be free on Saturdays. A memorandum on same has been transmitted and the Town Attorney is working on the appropriate ordinance.

Enjoy your weekend! Let’s Go Rangers!

TSRJR