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November 21, 2014

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 4:04 PM by Thomas Russo, Jr.

I have scheduled an interview for a vacancy on the Planning Board for Monday, November 24th at 6:45pm followed by our Council meeting at 7:00pm. There is one item for Executive Session following same.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Lorraine's office has prepared the minutes from the November 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 REPORT
I will be making a PowerPoint presentation on the Special Improvement District.

ORDINANCES
There are three ordinances for introduction:

Ordinance 2014-23 will appoint Harold E. Pellow & Associates, Inc. as the Town’s municipal engineer for calendar years 2015, 2016 & 2017.

Ordinance 2014-24 will authorize the sale of limited parking spaces for the municipal building parking lot to outside agencies/businesses.

Ordinance 2015-25 will authorize minimum and maximum salaries for employees for 2015.

OLD BUSINESS

CONSENT AGENDA
Resolution #210-2014* will reappoint the Hon. John E. Mulhern as the Town’s Municipal Judge.

Resolution #211-2014* will approve vacation and sick leave payouts for retiring personnel.

Resolution #212-2014* will appoint Robert B. McBriar, Esq. as the Town’s Tax Appeal Attorney.

Resolution #213-2014* will reappoint James P. Sloan, Esq. as the Town’s Public Defender for calendar year 2015.

Resolution #214-2014* will approve appropriation transfers in the 2014 budget.

Resolution #215-2014* will approve bills and vouchers for payment.

Resolution #216-2014* will accept the Improvements to the Morris Lake Dam – Phase I Project as final and complete.

There is one application for your consideration:
1. An application for an on-premise raffle (pull tab) from the Newton Moose Lodge, Loyal Order of Moose #432, 4 Diller Avenue to be held from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015 during all hours of operation of the social quarters of the Moose Lodge.

INTERMISSION

DISCUSSION
1. Consolidation of the DPW and WS - a copy of the proposed ordinance has been shared with you on the Google drive.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

COUNCIL & MANAGER COMMENTS

EXECUTIVE SESSION
Resolution #217-2014 will authorize discussions on personnel relative to board and commission appointments.

Enjoy your weekend!
TSRJR