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October 9, 2020

Posted on October 9, 2020 at 1:00 PM by Kat Walker

Just a reminder, there will be a ribbon-cutting at Firehouse #2 this Sunday, October 11th, at 10:30am, followed by the annual Fall Festival/Classic Car Show on Spring Street from 11am-4pm. 

You have each been emailed the webinar ID and password for our next Town Council meeting on Wednesday, October 14th at 7pm.  The same has been posted on our website.

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88404756006?pwd=SFRMTW56cEJpaTVUbDFkSnNKd29ldz09

Passcode: 530836   

Or join by phone: Dial:

1 929 205 6099 or 1 301 715 8592 or

1 312 626 6799 or 1 669 900 6833 or

1 253 215 8782 or 1 346 248 7799

Webinar ID: 884 0475 6006 Passcode: 530836

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

The Clerk’s office has prepared for your consideration and approval the minutes from:

·        August 10, 2020 Special, Regular, and Executive meetings;

·        September 16, 2020 Special and Regular meetings;

·        September 28, 2020 Regular meetings

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.

OLD BUSINESS

ORDINANCES

CONSENT AGENDA

Resolution #219-2020* will approve the expansion of premise for the liquor license for Newton Sports Bar & Grill located at 173 Spring Street.

Resolution #220-2020* will authorize a tax refund for taxes already paid and grant 100% disabled veteran status going forward for Block 5.01, Lot 27.

Resolution #221-2020* will authorize a refund of lien redemption monies to an outside lien holder for Block 8.08, Lot 24 (144 Spring Street).

Resolution #222-2020* will establish standard protocols for remote meetings during a Governor-Declared Emergency.  These were just issued by the State of NJ.

Resolution #223-2020* will reappoint Kent Hardmeyer to the Advisory Shade Tree Commission.

Resolution #224-2020* will reappoint Maria Fiedorczyk to the Newton Housing Authority.

Resolution #225-2020* will support the submission of an application to the NJ DOT Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program for the Sparta Avenue Streetscape project.

Resolution #226-2020* will authorize an agreement with NW Financial Group to perform a financial impact analysis relative to the redevelopment of the G&H property.

Resolution #227-2020* will authorize payment of bills and vouchers.

DISCUSSION

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (3 mins each)

COUNCIL & MANAGER COMMENTS

EXECUTIVE SESSION

THE WEEK IN REVIEW

Morris Lake is 16 inches below the top of the spillway as of October 9, 2020.  

Special thanks to our friends at SCCC for their generous voluntary community services contribution of $28,000 which was received this week.  We are still working on the renewal of the Atlantic Health agreement.

Modified building hours are still in operation without any significant delays or issues to report.

Remote meetings will remain in effect for October and November.  December is TBD.

Be safe and well.

Yours in Service,

TSRJR