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Oct 13

October 13, 2017

Posted on October 13, 2017 at 12:51 PM by Thomas Russo, Jr.

Prayers and condolences to the family who lost a child this week at Merriam Avenue School.  There is a gofundme account to support them during this difficult time:

https://www.gofundme.com/in-honor-of-peyten-critchlaw

Thank you.

A friendly reminder there are four (4) interviews scheduled to be held prior to our next Council meeting beginning at 5:45pm for the position of Municipal Judge (3) and Planning Board member (1). Information has been shared on the Google Drive. Please note the three interviewees for judge are the only three who properly followed the instructions of the RFP. Our next Town Council meeting is Monday, October 23rd beginning at 7:00pm.

THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Morris Lake is 8 inches below the top of the spillway as of October 9, 2017.

Congratulations to the Newton Fire Department and everyone (especially DPW and PD) who made the annual County Firemen’s Parade a smashing success!

Fall newsletter has been completed and is being sent to the printer.

I have sent out my annual budget request memorandum to all departments.

Lorraine’s office is finalizing a recommendation and resolution for a new phone system via State Contract.

Routine business discussed at Statewide Insurance’s monthly meeting in Parsippany.

We met with Erin from BTB to finalize plans for the 2nd annual Fall Festival on Spring Street, Saturday, October 21st from Noon-4pm.

The draft food truck ordinance will be discussed at the next Council meeting.

I will attend a presentation next week at Seton Hall to review the findings thus far of the surveys that have been conducted as part of the market research project. Go Pirates!

Have a great weekend!

Yours in Service,
TSRJR