reminder for the Nerds concert
tomorrow at Memory Park at 7:00pm. Tickets are SOLD OUT!
We have an
interview with Alan Abramson for a volunteer position scheduled for Monday,
July 13, 2020 at 6:45pm via ZOOM followed by our regular Town Council meeting at
7:00pm. You have each been emailed the webinar ID and
password. The same has been posted on
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APPROVAL OF MINUTES
office has prepared the minutes from the June
22nd Regular meeting 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 3 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.
We have four
(4) resolutions to be considered before the ordinances:
Resolution #161-2020 will amend the
Capital Budget for the purchase of two (2) police vehicles. This is being done
in conjunction with Ordinance 2020-12.
Resolution #170-2020 will amend the
Water Sewer Capital Budget for the Fire Alarm Replacement and Upgrade at the Morris
Lake Treatment Plant. This is being done
in conjunction with Ordinance 2020-15.
Resolution #171-2020 will amend the
Water Sewer Capital Budget for the Wastewater Treatment Plant’s major repairs and
replacement of pumps and other equipment.
This is being done in conjunction with Ordinance 2020-16.
Resolution #172-2020 will amend the
Capital Budget for the crack repairs at the pool. This is being done in conjunction with
There are four
(4) ordinances for 2nd Reading and Public Hearing:
Ordinance 2020-11 will authorize
appropriating $360,000 for the Major Repairs and Parts Replacement for the Clarifier
at the Second Stage Pump Station project.
Ordinance 2020-12 is a bond ordinance
for the acquisition of 2 SUVs for the Police Department.
Ordinance 2020-13 will cancel $15,000
from the Reserve for Senior/Teen Center to reappropriate it for repairs to the
Ordinance 2020-14 will adopt the
Redevelopment Plan for the G & H Property at 121 Water Street.
There are three
(3) ordinances being introduced:
Ordinance 2020-15 will reappropriate
funds for the Fire Alarm upgrades and improvement for the Water Utility.
Ordinance 2020-16 will reappropriate
funds for the Wastewater Treatment Plant’s major repairs and replacement of
pumps and other equipment.
Ordinance 2020-17 will reappropriate
funds for the crack repairs at the pool.
Resolution #159-2020* authorize the
insertion of revenues from the Clean Communities grant into the 2020 Budget.
Resolution #160-2020* will authorize
the purchase of a Kubota Excavator through the Bergen County Cooperative
Resolution #162-2020* will award Bid
#8-2020 for the RBC repair to Rapid Pump & Meter, Inc.
#163-2020* will amend
Resolution #135-2020 with regard to additional cleaning services due to the
certify the annual audit. An electronic
copy of the audit and the Corrective Action Plan has been shared with you on
the Google Drive.
#165-2020* will designate
June as “LGBTQ Pride Month” in the Town of Newton.
rescind Resolution #153-2020 which canceled the Wellness Tobacco Free
Grant. We will now use the money for the
purchase of cigarette receptacles for our parks and downtown with signage
advising the public to dispose of their butts before entering.
#167-2020* amend our
sewer engineer’s contract for an amount not to exceed $45,000 for the year.
authorize execution of an agreement with Elevon, Inc. to provide merchant services
with regard to the credit card payments for the Recreation Programs.
#169-2020* will refer
proposed amendments to the Merriam Gateway Redevelopment Plan to the Planning
Board for review and comment.
#173-2020* will authorize
Change Order No. 2 for the crack repairs at the pool.
request the County provide a separate taxation to municipalities utilizing County
authorize payment of bills and vouchers.
membership into the Newton Fire Department for Samantha Wechtler of 21 Hillside
Terrace, Newton as a Junior Firefighter.
1. Property Maintenance Ordinance. A draft of the ordinance has been shared
with you on the Google Drive.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (3 mins each)
COUNCIL & MANAGER COMMENTS
THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Morris Lake is 4 inches below the top
of the spillway as of July 6, 2020.
Work continues on both the municipal
pool reconstruction project and the Babe Ruth Field project.
Routine business discussed with
staff at our monthly Zoom meeting.
Plans are underway for a modified
annual staff BBQ which will be done with social distancing and via Zoom.
The new municipal building
hours worked well this week for both staff and customers alike.
Plans are moving forward with the redevelopment project for 56 Paterson Avenue redevelopment area.
Thorlabs received a TCO for
the renovated Iliff building and a permit for the new vertical building. They are making awesome progress and we are
excited to see their plans come to fruition.