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Oct 21

October 21, 2016

Posted on October 21, 2016 at 9:55 AM by Thomas Russo, Jr.

There are two interviews scheduled beginning at 6:30pm on Monday, October 24th and our next Town Council meeting will follow beginning at 7:00pm.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Lorraine's office has prepared the minutes from the October 12th Special, Regular and Executive meetings 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. The Clerk will keep time.

COUNCIL & MANAGER REPORTS
1. Presentation to Debra Millikin for 18 years of service to the Town.
2. A GIS presentation by the DPW.

ORDINANCES
There is one ordinance for introduction:

Ordinance 2016-14 will amend the current regulations and requirements for background checks.

OLD BUSINESS

CONSENT AGENDA
Resolution #167-2016* will approve the insertion of special items of revenue into the 2016 budget in relation to the Body Armor Grant.

Resolution #168-2016* will designate the Town Manager as the Public Agency Compliance Officer for the remainder of 2016.

Resolution #169-2016* will approve the insertion of special items of revenue into the 2016 budget in relation to the Municipal Alliance Grant.

Resolution #170-2016* will approve the HVAC replacement at the Thickening Building at the Wastewater Treatment Plant by JK Service.

Resolution #171-2016* will appoint Dina Morris to the Recreation Commission.

Resolution #172-2016* will authorize the road opening of Spring Street, Trinity Street and Union Place in connection with the Newton Town Centre project and establishes the bond amount required.

Resolution #173-2016* will authorize the road opening of Diller Avenue and lower Spring Street and establishes the bond amount required.

Resolution #174-2016* will reject the bids received for the lease of cellular communication/equipment space at 150 High Street.

Resolution #175-2016* will approve bills and vouchers for payment.

INTERMISSION

DISCUSSION

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

COUNCIL & MANAGER COMMENTS

THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Morris Lake is 50 inches below spillway. Water restrictions are still in place.

Preparations continue on the Fall Festival for Spring Street being coordinated by the merchants group. The event will run from Noon to 5pm on Saturday, October 29th.

The RPM open house meeting was well attended and generated some great excitement about the Newton Town Centre project!

They are installing the buoys in to locate the 10 inch main on Fox Hollow and the pipe will be delivered next week.

Routine business discussed at the monthly NJMEBF meeting.

Have a great weekend!

Yours in Service,
TSRJR