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December 20, 2019

Posted on December 20, 2019 at 1:58 PM by Terri Oswin

Our Town Council meeting will be Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00am.  Please take note of the time change.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Lorraine’s office has prepared the minutes from the December 9, 2019 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 may choose to comment after the entire public portion has concluded.

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 #264-2019* will authorize release of Executive Session meeting minutes for the public.

Resolution #265-2019* will authorize Change Order No. 1 for the line painting portion of the Paving of Plainfield Avenue project. 

Resolution #266-2019* will authorize the purchase of a new FORD F-250 for the Water and Sewer division of the Department of Public Works.  You may recall we recently did an ordinance for funding for this acquisition.

Resolution #267-2019* will authorize executing an agreement with Green Township for the continuation of sharing our municipal courts.

Resolution #268-2019* will authorize amending our 2019 agreement with Labor Counsel.

Resolution #269-2019* will authorize submitting a grant application for the Complete Street Technical Assistance Program.

Resolution #270-2019* will authorize a redemption of a Town held lien for Block 9.03, Lot 5.

Resolution #271-2019* will authorize a premium payment being turned over to the Treasurer for Tax Sale Certificate #1396.

Resolution #272-2019* will authorize a premium payment being turned over to the Treasurer for Tax Sale Certificate #1398.

Resolution #273-2019* will authorize the competitive contracting process to hire a payment processing vendor for credit/debit payments by the public.

Resolution #274-2019* will authorize the acceptance of a Subdivision/Site Plan Bond for the Quantum Leap Project.

Resolution #275-2019* will authorize Change Order No. 1 for the Plainfield Avenue project and accept the project as complete.

Resolution #276-2019* will authorize appropriation transfers as per our CFO.

Resolution #277-2019* will approve bills and vouchers for payment.

DISCUSSION

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

COUNCIL & MANAGER COMMENTS

EXECUTIVE SESSION

THE WEEK IN REVIEW

Morris Lake is even with the top of the spillway as of December 16, 2019.  

I have conducted annual performance evaluations of all department heads and collectively thank them for their hard work in 2019.

Plans are underway for the Newton Day Fireworks 2020 to be the best yet!

I am working with Sean Canning on specifications for the pool concession bid for 2020.

SCE is finalizing the bid documents for the pool renovation project.

Several interviews will be conducted in early January for a prospective Recreation Supervisor.

Have a great weekend!  Be safe.  Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas!

 Yours in Service,

TSRJR

And…May the Force Be With You…