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January 25, 2019

Posted on January 25, 2019 at 1:55 PM by Terri Oswin

There is a volunteer interview scheduled for 6:40pm on Monday night, January 28th; our next regular Town Council meeting will immediately follow at 7:00pm.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Lorraine’s office has prepared the minutes from the January 14th Special and 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.
PRESENTATION
The Mayor will present awards to winners of the 2018 Holiday Decorating Contest.
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 #42-2019* will award Bid #16-2018 for Chemicals.
Resolution #43-2019* will award Bid #1-2019 for sludge hauling.
Resolution #44-2019* will refund monies to an outside lien holder for 120 Spring Street.
Resolution #45-2019* will credit a water and sewer utility account.
Resolution #46-2019* will authorize applying for the 2018 Recycling Tonnage Grant.
Resolution #47-2019* will approve the 2018 LOSAP participants for the Fire Department.
Resolution #48-2019* will award the competitive contracting bid for payroll services to ADP for a seven-year period.
Resolution #49-2019* will amend the Water and Sewer Fund Balance Policy where it states the percentage of fund balance anticipated to the total budget will not exceed 12%.
Resolution #50-2019* will amend the Current Fund Balance Policy where it states the percentage of fund balance anticipated to the total budget will not exceed 12%.
Resolution #51-2019* will authorize renewing the junk dealers license for George’s Salvage.
Resolution #52-2019* will authorize renewing the junk dealers license for Newton Auto Exchange.
Resolution #53-2019* will authorize Professional Consulting, Inc., engineering and designing services, in two phases along with administrative costs for the Grit Collector System project at the WWTP.
Resolution #54-2019* will approve bills and vouchers for payment.
INTERMISSION
DISCUSSION

1. Generator Ordinance Draft 2019-1
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
COUNCIL & MANAGER COMMENTS
EXECUTIVE SESSION

Resolution #55-2019 will authorize going into executive session to discuss the settlement stipulation with Newton West Ltd. Information has been shared with you on the Google Drive regarding this matter.
RESOLUTION
Resolution #56-2019 will authorize a settlement agreement with Newton West Ltd., regarding tax appeals.
THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Morris Lake is 1 inch above the top of the spillway as of January 22, 2019.
We had a very productive meeting with our friends at the State regarding the Armory cleanup.
Routine business discussed at the first HIF meeting of the year in Randolph.
Budget preparation continues with dissemination of same for the Governing Body occurring next Friday.
Have a great weekend! Not to brag, but if you read the last newsletter and picked the two visiting teams as I told you to, you would be retired by now…just sayin’.
Big Game Prediction – Patriots by 6. Lock it up!

Yours in Service,
TSRJR