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February 5, 2021

Posted on February 5, 2021 at 2:21 PM by Kat Walker

The next Council meeting is on Monday, February 8th via ZOOM at 7:00pm.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

1.     January 25, 2021 – Regular Meeting

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

There is one (1) Ordinance Introduction:

Ordinance 2021-2 will amend, revise, and supplement Chapter 258, “Stormwater Control” of the Town of Newton Code as required.

CONSENT AGENDA

Resolution #64-2021* will authorize a Required Disclosure Contract with Convergint Technologies, Inc.

Resolution #65-2021* will authorize a credit due a utility account.

Resolution #66-2021* will appoint Councilman Couce as liaison to the Advisory Shade Tree Commission.

Resolution #67-2021* will reject the ACB Service, Inc., bid submitted for Cleaning Services for failure to include ownership disclosure which is a mandatory requirement.

Resolution #68-2021* will authorize an agreement for the Town of Newton to provide Tax Collection services to Montague Township.

Resolution #69-2021* will authorize executing an agreement to join the Hunterdon County Education Services Commission Co-op.

Resolution #70-2021* will authorize an agreement for the Town of Newton to provide Tax Collection services to Hardyston Township.

Resolution #71-2021* will award Bid 2-2021 for the Repair of heavy vehicle to Campbell’s Freightliner.

Resolution #72-2021* will approve bills and vouchers for payment.   

DISCUSSION

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (3 mins each)

COUNCIL & MANAGER COMMENTS

EXECUTIVE SESSION

THE WEEK IN REVIEW

Morris Lake is 2 inches above the top of the spillway as of February 8, 2021.

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

Thank you to everyone, especially DPW and all emergency services, for their hard work during this terrible snow storm this week. 

Work continues on the RDA and PILOT for the G&H property project.

Routine business discussed at the bi-monthly Parking Authority meeting.

Thank you to Sherri and Kat for all their efforts on coordinating our socially-distanced Big Game Party!

Preparation continues on the 2021 Budget.  Our budget hearing will now be on Saturday, February 20th at 8:30am via ZOOM.

Be safe and well.  Go Bucs!

Yours in Service,

TSRJR