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Feb 10

February 10, 2017

Posted on February 10, 2017 at 12:14 PM by Thomas Russo, Jr.

Our next Town Council meeting is Monday night beginning at 7:00pm. Take note, we will have our discussion with the Police and Fire Departments regarding the 2017 Budget during the meeting. Please bring your budget copy to the meeting.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Next meeting.

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

ORDINANCES
There is one ordinance for Introduction:

Ordinance 2017-3 will establish a CAP Bank. This is an annual procedure.

OLD BUSINESS

CONSENT AGENDA
Resolution #20-2017* will award the contract for Timber Harvesting to Acheson Wood Services, Inc.

Resolution #21-2017* will award a contract to Access Control Technology for maintenance, software upgrade and repairs for our security system. This is a proprietary contract.

Resolution #22-2017* will reappoint Kellen Murphy as Hearing Officer for issues involving landlords with disorderly tenants and Glenn Gavan as the Alternate for 2017.

Resolution #23-2017* will authorize the receipt of bids for lease of space on the High Street water tower for the installation of cellular communication equipment.

Resolution #24-2017* will appoint George W. Wink as an alternate on the Planning Board.

Resolution #25-2017* will appoint Jack Durkin to the Housing Authority.

Resolution #26-2017* will authorize the payment of bills and vouchers.

Resolution #27-2017* will appoint Jason Miller and Daniel Finkle as Deputy Emergency Management Coordinators.

Resolution #28-2017* will approve 2016 appropriation reserve transfers.

Application(s)* there is one application for your consideration. An application for an off-premise raffle (50-50) from the Newton Pride Foundation, Inc., to be held on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 4:00pm at 44 Ryerson Avenue.

INTERMISSION

DISCUSSION

There are two items for discussion:

a. Pool Rates – Debbie Danielson will provide information regarding proposed pool rates for the 2017 season.
b. 2017 Municipal Budget – Police and Fire Department budgets will be discussed.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

COUNCIL & MANAGER COMMENTS

THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Morris Lake is 45 inches below spillway. Water restrictions are still in place.

Departments are submitting (by today!) their information to Terri for the 2016 annual report.

I had a conference call with SCCC to discuss the music event we are co-sponsoring with them in June at the college.

My bi-monthly meeting with Dr. Greene went well – information on same was emailed to the Council this week.

Hope everyone enjoyed their snow day! Time for Spring?

Have a great weekend!

Yours in Service,
TSRJR