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August 25, 2017

Posted on August 25, 2017 at 4:57 PM by Terri Oswin

Our next Town Council meeting is Monday night beginning at 7:00pm.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Lorraine’s office has prepared the minutes from the August 14th Regular, Special & 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
Dr. Greene will be in attendance to give a presentation on the upcoming school referendum.

ORDINANCES
There are three (3) ordinances for 2nd reading and public hearing:

Ordinance 2017-15 will amend Chapter 3-13 of the Code Book regarding Deputy Town Manager.

Ordinance 2017-16 is an ordinance to eliminate certain fees within the Clerk’s Office and Planning Office.

Ordinance 2017-17 will lower the fees for coin-operated arcade games, motion picture theaters and pool/billiard tables.

There is one (1) ordinance for introduction:

Ordinance 2017-18 will amend the Merriam Gateway Redevelopment Plan.

OLD BUSINESS

CONSENT AGENDA
Resolution #162-2017* will appoint Robert Talty to the Historic Commission.

Resolution #163-2017* will appoint Barbara Vrahnos to the Newton Housing Authority.

Resolution #164-2017* will appoint Barbara Vrahnos to the Planning Board as an Alternate Member.

Resolution #165-2017* will appoint Rachel Bucci, Anthony Neggers and Karen Crossley to the Recreation Commission.

Resolution #166-2017* will concur with the Town Manager’s appointments of School Crossing Guards.

Resolution #167-2017* will approve bills and vouchers for payment.

Resolution #168-2017* will approve the renewal application for a Taxicab Owner’s License for Doragail Spicer of DADS Taxi & Limo.

Resolution #169-2017* will approve the renewal application for a Taxicab Driver’s License for Doragail Spicer.

Resolution #170-2017* will approve the renewal application for a Taxicab Driver’s License for Glenn T. Spicer.

Resolution #171-2017* will approve the renewal application for a Taxicab Driver’s License for Ralph Drake.

Resolution #172-2017* will approve the renewal application for a Taxicab Owner’s License for Oscar E. Cespedes t/a Sussex Taxi & Limo Service LLC.

Resolution #173-2017* will approve the renewal application for a Taxicab Driver’s License for Adda V. Delgado Pacheco.

Resolution #174-2017* will appoint Ryan Stapel as a member of the Economic Development Commission.

Resolution #177-2017* will award the Roller Hockey project bid as per the QPA’s recommendation.

RESOLUTION
Resolution #175-2017 will authorize the Change Orders for the Fox Hollow Watermain Project.

INTERMISSION

DISCUSSION

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

COUNCIL & MANAGER COMMENTS

EXECUTIVE SESSION
Resolution #176-2017 will authorize Executive Session for Town Manager’s performance evaluation.

THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Morris Lake is even with the top of the spillway as of August 21, 2017.

PERC hearing on retiree medical benefits for PBA/SOA was held on Tuesday – we expect a decision in mid-October.

I had a wonderful lunch and tour with Little Mister Newton Ian Dodd this week – a future Newton employee perhaps?

We are partnering with the NJ Herald once again on the Newton insert in the fall as well as advertising to promote the 30th Anniversary for PSS and the new magazine called VISION they are launching.

Have a great weekend!

Yours in Service,
TSRJR