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June 9, 2017

Posted on June 9, 2017 at 12:06 PM by Thomas Russo, Jr.

Tomorrow is Newton Day! Hope to see you all there!

Our next Town Council meeting is Monday night beginning at 7:00pm. A reminder we have two volunteer interviews at 6:30pm and 6:45pm.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Lorraine’s office has prepared the minutes from the May 22nd Regular & 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.

COUNCIL & MANAGER REPORTS
Property Tax Rebate Program. Information on this program has been shared with you on the Google Drive.

ORDINANCES
There are two ordinances for 2nd Reading and Public Hearing:

Ordinance 2017-11 will establish a formal policy providing a retroactive refund of property taxes, for disabled veterans for a period of no greater than twenty-four months.

Ordinance 2017-12 will regulate the placement of trash dumpsters and roll-off containers within the Town only as it pertains to placement within public right-of-ways.

OLD BUSINESS

CONSENT AGENDA
Resolution #92-2017* will transfer school monies for the period July 1 – December 31.

Resolution #93-2017* will approve the purchase of 2017 John Deere 410L Backhoe Loader through the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey Cooperative Contract.

Resolution #94-2017* will authorize and designate the individuals authorized to sign checks for the Clerk’s Account.

Resolution #95-2017* will cancel outstanding checks in the Municipal Court Accounts.

Resolution #96-2017* will authorize the purchase of two crash trailers for the Department of Public Works through State Contract.

Resolution #97-2017* will authorize the purchase of a Ford F-250 for the Department of Public Works through State Contract.

Resolution #98-2017* will approve crediting water and sewer utility accounts.

Resolution #99-2017* will approve the renewal of the Club Liquor License for the VFW.

Resolution #100-2017* will approve the renewal of the Plenary Retail Distribution Liquor Licenses.

Resolution #101-2017* will approve the renewal of the Plenary Retail Consumption Liquor Licenses.

Resolution #102-2017* will approve bills and vouchers for payment.

Application(s)* - There are four items for your consideration:

An application for an on-premise raffle (50-50) from the Sussex County Community College Foundation.

An application for an on-premise raffle (50-50) from the Pride Foundation, Inc.

An application for an on-premise raffle (Tricky Tray) from the Pride Foundation, Inc.

A membership application from Kamran Yazdanfar, Jr., 54 Lawnwood Annex, Newton, into the Newton Fire Department.

INTERMISSION

DISCUSSION
I have two requests for use of Firehouse #1.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

COUNCIL & MANAGER COMMENTS

EXECUTIVE SESSION

THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Morris Lake is 3 ½ inches above spillway as of June 5th.

Routine business discussed at Statewide Insurance Fund monthly meeting.

Best wishes to Linda Roth as she moves on to Randolph! We will introduce our new CTC to you in a future newsletter.

Have a great weekend!

Yours in Service,
TSRJR