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March 8, 2019

Posted on March 8, 2019 at 12:08 PM by Terri Oswin

Our next Town Council regular meeting is Monday, March 11, 2019 beginning at 7:00pm.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Lorraine’s office has prepared the minutes from the February 9th Budget meeting and the February 25th Regular meeting for your 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. I have a proclamation to be noted for the record.
ORDINANCES
There is one ordinance for public hearing:
Ordinance 2019-2 will establish a CAP Bank. This is an annual procedure.
OLD BUSINESS
CONSENT AGENDA
Resolution #78-2019* will authorize credits due to water and sewer utility accounts.
Resolution #79-2019* will authorize submitting a strategic plan for the Municipal Alliance for the 2020 grant cycle.
Resolution #80-2019* will authorize a required disclosure contract with Convergint Technologies for the police department.
Resolution #81-2019* will approve bills and vouchers for payment.
Resolution #82-2019* will authorize the purchase of more road salt from Morton Salt using the Sussex County Co-op.
Resolution #83-2019* will authorize refund of redemption monies to an outside lienholder for Block 17.03, Lot 4 also known as 100 Sussex Street.
Resolution #84-2019* will authorize a refund to Newton West Ltd., due to a State Tax Court judgment.
Resolution #85-2019* will authorize an agreement with Vanessa Henderson, Esq. to be our Deputy Municipal Public Defender.
Resolution #86-2019* will authorize entering into a shared services agreement with the County of Sussex related to the pedestrian warning beacon along County Route 519.
Resolution #87-2019* will authorize a credit due the utility account at 196 Spring Street.
Resolution #88-2019* will award the bid for cleaning services to Chelbus Cleaning Co., Inc.
INTRODUCTION OF 2019 BUDGET
Resolution #89-2019 will approve the introduction of the 2019 Budget.
INTERMISSION
DISCUSSION
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
COUNCIL & MANAGER COMMENTS
EXECUTIVE SESSION
THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Morris Lake is 1 ½ inches above the top of the spillway as of March 4, 2019.
Congratulations and well-wishes on the retirement of Nancy Woods from the Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce. Many of us attended her recognition dinner this week. Thank you Nancy for everything!
Routine business discussed at the Parking Authority meeting this week. Next month we will talk about the possibility of property acquisition for additional downtown parking.
Interviews have been concluded for the position of Deputy Municipal Court Administrator. I will keep you posted on the hiring process for same.
Met with Lisa Fairclough and Brian Fairclough to talk about all of the exciting real estate transactions going on thus far in 2019 – this will be an extremely busy and exciting year for development and construction!
There will be no newsletter next week as I will be out of the office Tuesday-Friday.
Have a great weekend! Enjoy the Saint Patrick’s Day employee party and parade!
Yours in Service,
TSRJR