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September 18, 2015

Posted on September 18, 2015 at 10:59 AM by Thomas Russo, Jr.

Sunday is the SC Chamber of Commerce’s Champion of the Grill competition at the Fairgrounds. There goes the diet!

Tickets are still available for Taste of Newton, which will be held on Monday, September 21st from 6:30pm-9:30pm. When does the wellness program begin? Too many calories, never enough time!

Our next Town Council meeting will begin at 7:00pm on Monday, September 28th.

THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Morris Lake was 27 inches below the top of the spillway on 9.14.15.

Thank you DPW for a great job on the lobby renovations!

And thank you DPW & Clerk’s office for the new flags adorning the Fire Museum on Spring St.

Mayor Flynn and I attended the CIANJ Commerce Magazine annual Best Practices Conference in Belleville where we were recognized for our submittal on best organizational practices.

We met with representatives from Krogh’s to discuss their development plans on Paterson Avenue. Since this is a designated redevelopment area, we are reviewing the existing redevelopment plan for possible amendments their use may require. As with other amendments, the developer has been advised to place funds in escrow for costs associated with same. I will keep you posted on this exciting project!

The WWTP roof project is progressing as planned.

Tilcon has advised they will be onsite to do the milling and paving of Trinity Street on October 5th and 6th. Traffic light signals will be in for delivery that week as well.

Skoda will be doing gas main work on Route 206, Nelson Street, and Lawnwood Avenue starting on September 28th.

The NJ Herald staff continues to work on the special Newton insert which will be published on Sunday, September 20th. We look forward to the great coverage.

Interviews have commenced for the various positions available in the Code Enforcement department.

A reminder to staff that fall newsletter submissions are due to Terri today.

Have a great weekend! Let’s go Giants!

Yours for a Better Newton,
TSRJR