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Nov 23

November 23, 2016

Posted on November 23, 2016 at 2:17 PM by Thomas Russo, Jr.

A reminder, Municipal Offices are closing at 3:00pm today for the Thanksgiving holiday and will reopen on Monday. Our next Town Council meeting will be Monday night beginning at 7:00pm.

The annual GNCC/Town Holiday Parade will be this Saturday, November 26th at 10:00am on Spring Street.

I wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Lorraine's office has prepared the minutes from the November 14th Special and Regular 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.

COUNCIL & MANAGER REPORTS
1. Code Enforcement Update by Debra Doudoukjian.

ORDINANCES
There are three ordinances for introduction:

Ordinance 2016-15 will establish minimum and maximum salaries and wages for officers and employees for calendar year 2017.

Ordinance 2016-16 is a fully funded Water Sewer Capital Improvement ordinance for the Rotating Biological Contractors (RBCs) at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Ordinance 2016-17 will amend the Newton Code relating to water and sewer rates and billing.

OLD BUSINESS

CONSENT AGENDA
Resolution #197-2016* will appoint Margaret Baldini to the Historic Commission as an Alternate.

Resolution #198-2016* will designate a Redeveloper for the McGuire Redevelopment Area.

Resolution #199-2016* will authorize bills and vouchers for payment.

Resolution #200-2016* will amend the Water Sewer Capital Budget, this is done in conjunction with Ordinance 2016-16 above.

INTERMISSION

DISCUSSION

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

COUNCIL & MANAGER COMMENTS

EXECTIVE SESSION
Resolution #201-2016 will authorize entering into closed session for:
1. Contract Negotiations - UPSEU

RESOLUTIONS
Resolution #186-2016 will authorize the execution of a bargaining agreement with UPSEU.

Resolution #202-2016 will accept the performance bond submitted by Newton Town Centre as recommended by our Engineer and Attorney.

THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Morris Lake is 55.5 inches below spillway. Water restrictions are still in place.

Have a great weekend!

Yours in Service,
TSRJR