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May 04

April 29, 2011

Posted on May 4, 2011 at 12:06 PM by Terri Oswin


Tomorrow is Clean Communities Day!  We will have dozens of volunteers performing various clean-up activities throughout the town from 8:30am to 12:30pm.  A mobile paper shredding unit will also be at Town Hall at that time, allowing residents to bring their personal documents to be shredded.

A reminder that the Fire Department Steak Dinner is tomorrow, commencing at 4:00pm at Fire Station #2 on Woodside Avenue.

Our next Town Council meeting is Monday, May 9th at 7:00pm.  We will have an Executive Session from 6:00pm to 7:00pm


The Morris Lake Reservoir was 3 inches above the top of the spillway on 4.25.11.

Work continued this week on the revisions to our land use ordinances.

The NFAS drill at Newton High School was very successful.

The town once again participated in Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day.  We had six children here on Thursday, and they were fortunate that the weather held up exactly at 10:30am and 2:00pm in order to allow us time to tour both Morris Lake and the Wasterwater Treatment Plant.  My thanks to all town staff and professionals who helped make these tours memorable and successful.

Dave Simmons, Sandy Hollander, Paul Havens and Debi met on site today at the Jersey Investor Growth Property to locate the transmission mains.  While on site they discussed some options with the Sparta Water Department Superintendent along with David Troast, Sparta’s Town Manager.  Sandy and Dave will be prepared to update the Town Council at the next meeting.

Several staff members met with Level G today to finalize locations for the new bike racks on Spring Street.  We also came up with future locations for benches, as well as locations for wayfinding signage.  Level G will work with HPA on a map outlining same and Gerry will come to our May 9th meeting to discuss.

Enjoy your weekend!