Town Council meeting is Monday, November
9th at 7:00pm via ZOOM.
Login information has been posted on the Town website.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
26, 2020 – Regular Meeting
4, 2020 – Executive
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.
three Ordinances for 2nd Reading and Public Hearing:
Ordinance 2020-22 is a bond ordinance
which will provide for a refund of outstanding General Obligation Bonds, Series
2011 in relation to the Morris County Improvement Authority.
Ordinance 2020-23 will appropriate
$30,000 from the Capital Improvement Fund for the Sussex Branch Trail Project,
Phase III; $24,000 will be reimbursed the 2012 Trail Grant Project.
Ordinance 2020-24 will adopt a new
section in the Town Code and approve a mid-block crosswalk on Trinity
Street. This is being done as part of
the Sussex Branch Trail Project.
There is one
Ordinance for Introduction:
Ordinance 2020-25 will establish
minimum and maximum salary and wages for calendar year 2021.
#237-2020* will insert
$3,446 into the 2020 budget for grant monies received from the Statewide
Insurance Risk Control Grant for the rifle plates and pedestrian signs for the
#238-2020* will credit
196 Spring Street for certain water and sewer charges.
Resolution #239-2020* will approve the
extension of the current Chemical Supply contract for Bid 16-2018 for an
additional two years maintaining the current prices.
Resolution #240-2020* will authorize
the refund of property taxes for the United Telephone property. This is
required based on State Statute §54:4-1
the fact United Telephone no longer provides dial tone access to at least 51%
of the local telephone exchanges in Town.
#241-2020* will authorize
the refund of duplicate tax payments made for 28 Hillside Terrace.
accept the Halsted Street & Madison Street project as final and complete
based on the recommendation of Harold Pellow.
#243-2020* will cancel
appropriation balances in State of Emergency – Coronavirus for salary and wages
which were unexpended.
approve appropriation transfers.
extend the contract for Bid 1-2019 for sludge hauling for an additional two
years maintaining the current prices.
increase the estimated annual cost for sludge hauling.
#247-2020* will increase
the estimated annual cost for the disposal of sludge.
cancel the unexpended balance of monies for the Church Street project.
cancel the unexpended balance of monies for the Plainfield Avenue project.
authorize the refund of an overpayment to an outside lienholder for 45 Mason
payment of bills and vouchers.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (3 mins each)
COUNCIL & MANAGER COMMENTS
Resolution #252-2020 will authorize
going into closed session for personnel matters with regards to the Town
Manager’s annual review.
THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Morris Lake is 15 inches below the top
of the spillway as of November 2, 2020.
Modified building hours are
still in operation without any significant delays or issues to report.
Election results are still
being tabulated for the 2 Council seats.
Thank you to
everyone who helped out with both the Halloween
Parade and Flags of Honor events!
Special thanks to both Kimberly and Sherri.
be closed Wednesday, November 11th in honor of Veterans’ Day. Thank you to
all who served.
has put forth EO 192 which governs
all business in NJ and how they manage operations during COVID-19. We have implemented protocols as related to
Budget requests for 2021 have been
submitted and are being reviewed.
business discussed at the Parking
safe and well.