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June 8, 2018

Posted on June 8, 2018 at 12:49 PM by Thomas Russo, Jr.

Just a reminder, tonight is the Miss Newton Contest. The Newton Day Festival and Fireworks are tomorrow. The next regular Town Council meeting this Monday, June 11, 2018 at 7:00pm.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Lorraine’s office has prepared the minutes from the May 30th Regular and Special 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 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.

COUNCIL & MANAGER REPORTS
Each Councilmember can give an update on various items or Board/Commission actions that have taken place recently.

ORDINANCES
There are six (6) ordinances for 2nd Reading and Public Hearing:

Ordinance 2018-8 will adjust certain fees and costs.

Ordinance 2018-9 will amend §320-3 and §320-2.C to permit Light Industrial Uses in the T-4 and T-5 Zones.

Ordinance 2018-10 will amend §320-25 regarding the existing signs at 116-118 Spring Street.

Ordinance 2018-11 will create a new Article III to Chapter 206 to allow for Food Trucks.

Ordinance 2018-12 will direct the Clerk to submit a non-binding referendum to the Newton voters for this November election to move the Municipal Elections from May to November.

Ordinance 2018-13 will reappropriate funds to be used toward pool repairs and improvements.

There are two (2) ordinances for Introduction:

Ordinance 2018-14 is a fully funded Water Sewer Capital Improvement ordinance for Water Tank and Related Water Quality Improvements in the amount of $105,000.00.

Ordinance 2018-15 is a fully funded Capital Improvement ordinance for the acquisition of Road Equipment in the amount of $15,000.00.

OLD BUSINESS

1. Resolution 95-2018 (Tabled 5/14/18) will authorize a shared services agreement with the Housing Authority for certain engineering and personnel services. No update.

CONSENT AGENDA
Resolution #122-2018* will authorize an agreement with Bill Hinkes, Esq. for conflict counsel in relation to the WAWA construction in Sparta.

Resolution #123-2018* will cancel appropriation balances in the General Capital Fund.

Resolution #124-2018* will amend the Water/Sewer Capital Budget.

Resolution #125-2018* will amend the Capital Budget.

Resolution #126-2018* will authorize using Sourcewell, which is a national purchasing cooperative.

Resolution #127-2018* will authorize Electronic Tax Sale Fees.

Resolution #128-2018* will authorize holding an Electronic Tax Sale.

Resolution #129-2018* will authorize the transfer of school monies for the period July 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.

Resolution #130-2018* will memorialize maps prepared outlining the new parking on Spring Street and Lower Spring Street.

Resolution #131-2018* will appoint Vicki Hall as an Alternate Member of the Newton Planning Board.

Resolution #132-2018* will authorize payment of bills and vouchers.

INTERMISSION
DISCUSSION
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
COUNCIL & MANAGER COMMENTS
EXECUTIVE SESSION

THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Morris Lake is 2 inches above the top of the spillway as of June 4, 2018.

Make sure you check out our 2 newest restaurants in Town – La Famiglia Italian restaurant and Spring Diner, both on Spring Street – things are moving along!

Routine business discussed at this month’s Parking Authority meeting.

Have a great weekend! See you tomorrow at Newton Day!

Yours in Service,
TSRJR