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January 19, 2018

Posted on January 19, 2018 at 12:38 PM by Thomas Russo, Jr.

A reminder, the Rabies Clinic has been rescheduled for tomorrow, January 20, 2018.

Our next Town Council regular meeting is Monday, January 22, 2018 beginning at 7:00pm.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Lorraine’s office has prepared the minutes from the meetings from January 8th 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 and limited to one turn at the microphone. This allows ample time for all whom wish to speak and keeps the meeting moving forward. The public can speak on any matter.

SWEARING-IN CEREMONY
The Mayor will swear-in our new Certified Municipal Court Administrator, Katherine Quinn. Also, I have invited our new Deputy Court Administrator Sarah Grub to attend so I may introduce her to all of you.

INTERMISSION
We will break briefly to take pictures.

COUNCIL & MANAGER REPORTS
The Council and Town Manager shall be given an opportunity to update the group on various items or Board/Commission actions that have taken place recently.

ORDINANCES
There is one ordinance for 2nd Reading a Public Hearing:

Ordinance 2018-1 will appoint Harold E. Pellow & Associates, Inc. as Municipal Engineer.

There is one ordinance for Introduction:

Ordinance 2018-2 will allow tattoo parlors in certain areas in Town.

OLD BUSINESS
1. Spring Street Parking Analysis – no update
2. Town Events and Fees – no update

CONSENT AGENDA
Resolution #23-2018* will earmark $75,000 of Affordable Housing Trust Fund monies for Community Options, Inc.

Resolution #24-2018* will authorize the agreement for professional services for Labor Counsel.

Resolution #25-2018* will authorize purchasing of rock salt and grit through the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council.

Resolution #26-2018* will terminate our contract with First Community Development Corporation and award our cleaning services contract to Chelbus Cleaning Co., Inc.

Resolution #27-2018* will award the bid for hardware to Home Depot Services USA.

Resolution #28-2018* will authorize purchasing office supplies from WB Mason through State Contract T-0052.

Resolution #29-2018* will authorize the award of a required disclosure contract to Pumping Services, Inc.

Resolution #30-2018* will authorize the agreement for professional services for Environmental Counsel.

Resolution #31-2018* will accept the RBC Replacement Project as complete.

Resolution #32-2018* will approve bills and vouchers for payment.

Resolution #33-2018* will refund monies due to an outside lien holder for 32 Halsted St.

Resolution #34-2018* will designate the officials to sign checks for the Court.

Resolution #35-2018* request permission from the Director of the DLGS to establish a dedication by rider for donations to the Recreation Commission.

Applications* there are four (4) applications for your consideration:
1. Membership into the NFD from Eric C. Humbert, 12 Harrison Street.
2. Membership into the NFD from Timothy R. Fitzpatrick, 14 Shady Lane.
3. Membership into the NFD from Ryan Harding, 43 Halsted Street.
4. Membership into the NFD from Clifford Scholtz, 16 Garden Avenue.

DISCUSSION

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

COUNCIL & MANAGER COMMENTS

EXECUTIVE SESSION
Resolution #36-2018 will authorize going into Closed Session so Council may discuss goals for the Town Manager for 2018. I will not be in attendance for same.

THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Morris Lake is 10 inches below the top of the spillway as of January 15, 2018.

Budget work continues in preparation for the two hearing dates that are scheduled in February.

The updated version of the new Handbook is almost complete.

Have a great weekend! Go Pats!

Yours in Service,
TSRJR