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November 23, 2011

Posted on November 23, 2011 at 2:48 PM by Thomas Russo, Jr.

The annual Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce Holiday Parade will start at 10:00am on Saturday, November 26th. I am looking forward to seeing Santa ride our new ladder truck!

Our next Town Council meeting is Monday, November 28, 2011 at 7:00pm.

Just a reminder that the Municipal Offices will be closing today at 3:00pm for the Thanksgiving Holiday and will re-open on Monday, November 28, 2011 at 8:30am.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Lorraine's office has prepared the minutes from the November 14th Executive 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. 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

ORDINANCES
There are no ordinances.

OLD BUSINESS

CONSENT AGENDA
Resolution #242-2011* will establish salaries and wages for certain non-union full-time or salaried employees retroactive for 2011.

Resolution #243-2011* will authorize a refund of redemption monies to an outside lien holder for Block 1217, Lot 6.

Resolution #244-2011* will authorize a refund of redemption monies to an outside lien holder for Block 1004, Lot 5.

Resolution #245-2011* will amend Resolution #93-2010 to accurately reflect the amount due from Thorlabs for their water and sewer fees. There was a slight miscalculation in the original resolution.

Resolution #246-2011* will authorize Change Order No. 1 for the Improvements to the Right Abutment Area of Morris Lake.

Resolution #247-2011* will authorize a refund of redemption monies to an outside lien holder for Block 1217, Lot 32.

Resolution #248-2011* will authorize cancellation of a Municipal Certificate of Sale for Block 1201.01, Lot29.

Resolution #249-2011* will approve bills and vouchers for payment.

INTERMISSION

DISCUSSION
1. Police Ordinance – a draft has been included in your packet.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

COUNCIL & MANAGER COMMENTS

EXECUTIVE SESSION
Resolution #250-2011 will authorize going into closed session. I have two topics to discuss with you: (1) Contract Negotiations & (2) Potential Litigation.

My best wishes to all of you for a very happy and safe Thanksgiving!

Enjoy your Black Friday shopping!

Don’t forget to shop local on Small Business Saturday, November 26th!

TSRJR