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September 12, 2018

Posted on September 7, 2018 at 3:04 PM by Terri Oswin

Monday night is the annual Taste of Newton on Spring Street.  The next regular Town Council meeting is Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 7:00pm.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Lorraine’s office has prepared the minutes from the August 13th Regular and 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 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
OLD BUSINESS

CONSENT AGENDA
Resolution #176-2018* will concur with my appointment of School Traffic Guards for the 2018-2019 school year.

Resolution #177-2018* will authorize the refund of taxes due to a 100% disabled veteran exemption.

Resolution #178-2018* will authorize the cancellation of taxes due to a County Tax Appeal judgment for 11 Linwood Avenue (First Presbyterian Church of Newton).

Resolution #179-2018* will refund monies to an outside lienholder for 77 Swartswood Road.

Resolution #180-2018* will concur with the Utility Advisory Board’s recommendation for water and sewer allocation for North Jersey Healthcare Properties for 200 High Street.

Resolution #181-2018* will authorize the refund of taxes for a previous 100% disabled veteran exemption.  The property owner’s mortgage company inadvertently paid the 3rd quarter taxes.    

Resolution #182-2018* will release the performance guarantee posted by Newton Donuts, Inc.

Resolution #183-2018* will approve bills and vouchers for payment.

Resolution #184-2018*  will authorize the Planning Board to investigate whether certain properties on Spring Street, Diller Avenue and Sparta Avenue should be designated as a non-condemnation area in need of redevelopment.

INTERMISSION

DISCUSSION
1. Trap, Neuter, Release Program (TNR) – Draft Ordinance.  I have invited the Animal Control Officer to join us for this discussion.
2. Election – Draft Ordinance.  The ordinance changes are required to reflect the recent referendum election results.
3. Our Community Development Department and Marketing Consultant will make a brief presentation on recent happenings and projects they are working on.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
COUNCIL & MANAGER COMMENTS
EXECUTIVE SESSION

THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Morris Lake is 1.5 inches above the top of the spillway as of September 4, 2018. 

Best wishes to all students this school year!

The GNCC had a ribbon cutting for Spring Diner.  We wish them the best of success.

Routine business discussed at the Parking Authority meeting with some discussion on the overnight parking needs of the new Bula’s development.

Councilwoman Diglio and I attended the Sussex County Freeholders Breakfast forum today with lots of insight shared on County happenings.

Have a great weekend!  Go Giants!
   
Yours in Service,
TSRJR