A reminder that Municipal Offices will be closed on
Friday, June 18, 2021 in recognition of the Juneteenth (6/19) Holiday.
Wishing all of the Dad’s and Father-figures a very
Happy Father’s Day on Sunday, June 20th!
You have each been emailed the webinar ID and password
for our next Town Council meeting on Monday,
June 14, 2021 at 7:00pm. The same
has been posted on our website. A
reminder there will be two interviews with individuals interested in serving on
one our Boards/Commission beginning at 6:30pm.
It will be the same Zoom login information.
Please click this URL to join.
Webinar ID: 812 3443 6683 Passcode: 307445
Or join by phone:
Dial: US: 1 301 715 8592 or 1 312 626 6799 or 1 929 205 6099 or
1 253 215 8782 or 1 346 248 7799 or 1 669 900 6833
The Clerk’s office has prepared for your consideration
and approval the minutes from:
a. May 24, 2021 –
As a part of
the Urban Parks Grant Application a public hearing must be held. The purpose of the public hearing is to review
the project for consistency with established needs and planning objectives, discuss
the Town’s commitment to maintain the proposed park, and to gather public input
in the project planning process. The Town
is proposing to apply for a $600,000 grant for its Babe Ruth Project which
proposes to improve ballfields in the Town of Newton’s Memory Park.
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.
& MANAGER REPORTS
Each Councilmember can give an update on
various items or Board/Commission actions that have taken place recently. There is one Proclamation to be noted for the
record for the Arbor Day Celebration which took place on June 5, 2021.
There is one (1) ordinance for 2nd Reading
and Public Hearing:
2021-10 will amend the current salary
There are two (2) ordinances for Introduction:
2021-11 will amend the Town’s
“Smoking Policy” to add the prohibition of smoking cannabis.
2021-12 will regulate the cultivation, processing, sales, and
distribution of legal cannabis within the Town of Newton.
Resolution #127-2021 will approve the accumulate comp-time
payout for Chief VanNieuwland for his time in the Detective Bureau. (Councilman
Couce and Councilwoman Teets will recuse)
Resolution #128-2021 will transfer school monies. (Mayor Dickson will recuse)
Resolution #129-2021* will approve the insertion of grant
monies received in the amount of $2,150.00 from the Statewide Insurance Fund
for grant funding toward the purchase of One Emist EPIX 360 Disinfectant
Sprayer, 26 Swiss Safe 5-in-1 Car Safety Hammer: Emergency Escape Tool with Car
Window Breaker and Seatbelt Cutter, and 5 Patrol Vehicle Trauma Kits with
Resolution #130-2021* will approve the application for a grant
through the Department of Environmental Protection Green Acres Program, Urban
Parks initiative, in the amount of $600,000 for the Memory Park Babe Ruth
Resolution #131-2021* will approve the application for a grant
through the Department of Environmental Protection Green Acres Program in the
amount of $600,000 for the Memory Park Babe Ruth project.
Resolution #132-2021* authorizes entering into negotiations
for recycling receipt and marketing since no bids were received on two separate
Resolution #133-2021* will designate June as “LGBTQ Pride
Month” in the Town of Newton.
Resolution #134-2021* will refund monies to an outside lien
holder for 29 Hillside Terrace.
Resolution #135-2021* will approve the insertion of monies received in the
amount of $16,361.87 for the Clean Communities Grant.
Resolution #136-2021* will authorize the redemption of a Town
held lien for 29 Slate Hill Road.
Resolution #137-2021* will authorize a credit due a water and
sewer utility account.
Resolution #138-2021* will renew the plenary retail
consumption liquor licenses for the 2021-2022 permit year.
Resolution #139-2021* will renew the plenary retail distribution
liquor licenses for the 2021-2022 permit year.
Resolution #140-2021 will approve bills and vouchers for
THE PUBLIC (3 mins each)
& MANAGER COMMENTS
Morris Lake is 1 inch above the top of the spillway as of June 7,
We hosted the first of two COVID-19 vaccination clinics
here at Town Hall. Our thanks to our
County partners for coordinating the same.
opens next week! Awesome!
The job ad for P/Z
Administrator/Zoning Officer has been posted.
Hope you are all enjoying the excitement that is our
weekly Livestream on Thursdays at
10:30am with Kerry Barrett!
Be safe and well.
Yours in Service,