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June 22, 2018

Posted on June 22, 2018 at 12:57 PM by Terri Oswin

Just a reminder, there will be a reception beginning at 6:00pm on Monday, June 25, 2018 in recognition of Mayor Levante and Deputy Mayor Elvidge service.  I encourage all staff members to join us.  The regular Town Council meeting follows at 7:00pm.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Lorraine’s office has prepared the minutes from the May 30th Regular and Special and June 11th Regular 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.

PRESENTATIONS

The formal recognition of service of Mayor Levante and Deputy Mayor Elvidge.

ORDINANCES

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

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 DPW 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 #133-2018* will renew the plenary retail distribution liquor licenses in Town.

Resolution #134-2018* will renew the plenary retail consumption liquor licenses in Town.

Resolution #135-2018* will renew the Club liquor license in Town.

Resolution #136-2018* will authorize the release of Executive Session minutes.

Resolution #137-2018* will certify the annual audit of the 2017 books, accounts and financial transactions.

Resolution #138-2018* will authorize payment of bills and vouchers.

Resolution #139-2018* will authorize credits due utility accounts as recommended by the Utility Advisory Board.

Application(s)* there is one application for your consideration:

  1. An Application for a Special Permit for Social Affair from the Sussex County Community College to be held on December 1, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at One College Hill Road, Newton, NJ.

INTERMISSION

DISCUSSION

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

COUNCIL & MANAGER COMMENTS

EXECUTIVE SESSION

THE WEEK IN REVIEW

Morris Lake is 2 inches below the top of the spillway as of June 18, 2018.  

I attended the annual CDBG Grant Funding workshop at the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) in Trenton this week.  I will keep you posted as I work through ideas with Jessica Caldwell.

I worked with Kimberly and Katrina on a marketing specific blog/newsletter to promote various events in Town.  If you think it is funny, I wrote it; if you think it stinks, Kimberly or Katrina did.  Just sayin’…

I attended the modified NJMMA conference in Woodbridge, NJ this week.  This one-day conference was in addition to the joint PA/NJ conference held earlier this year.

Congratulations to all school graduates!

Have a great weekend!

Yours in Service,

TSRJR