You have each been emailed the webinar ID and password
for our next Town Council meeting on Monday,
June 28, 2021 at 7:00pm. The same
has been posted on our website.
Webinar ID: 864 6822 4876 Passcode: 622473
Or join by phone:
Dial: US: 1 301 715 8592 or 1 312 626 6799 or 1 929 205 6099
The Clerk’s office has prepared for your consideration
and approval the minutes from:
a. June 14, 2021 –
b. June 14, 2021 –
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 Garrett Vanni, who received the rank of Eagle Scout.
There are two (2) ordinances for 2nd
Reading and Public Hearing:
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.
There are two (2) ordinances for Introduction:
Ordinance 2021-13 which will amend
Ordinance 2021-12, revising the permitted days/hours of operation and payment responsibility
of odor control monitoring, as per the unanimous recommendation of the Planning
Board last meeting.
Ordinance 2021-14 will extend our existing
tax-abatement program in the Downtown Historic District for an additional five
Resolution #141-2021* will approve a proprietary contract to
refurbish the 2006 Elgin Pelican to W.E. Timmerman Company, Inc.
Resolution #142-2021* will authorize the auction of two (2) police
vehicles no longer needed for public use.
Resolution #143-2021* will renew the club liquor license for
the 2021-2022 permit year.
Resolution #144-2021* will appoint Wendy VanderMaas and Karen
Crossley to the Housing Authority.
Resolution #145-2021* urges the Sussex County Board of
Commissioners to endorse the County Homelessness Trust Fund Act.
Resolution #146-2021* will authorize entering into a five (5)
year agreement with Global Recycling Solutions, LLC for Recycling
Resolution #147-2021 will approve bills and vouchers for
Resolution #148-2021 will approve the contractual accumulated
vacation and sick time payout for the retiring Chief Osborn. (Councilman Couce
and Councilwoman Teets will recuse)
THE PUBLIC (3 mins each)
& MANAGER COMMENTS
Morris Lake is 2 inches below the top of the spillway as of June
We are working on a PowerPoint regarding the SCCC McGuire’s Redevelopment in order
to best assist our RFQ endeavors.
I have compiled data with our staff and engineers on
the proposed Spray Park @ the Newton
The Town has filed for its share of the
American Rescue Plan federal funds.
The pool season is off to a great start! Make sure you check it out!
Several staff members enjoyed the
bounty that is lunch at Grinds &
Greens on Spring Street – it is definitely worth the visit! Support local!
Routine business discussed at the
monthly health insurance fund meeting.
Interviews will be coming up for the Land Use Administrator/Zoning Officer
Today is National Take Your Dog to Work Day!
As of this writing, all is good…could change…
Be safe and well.
Yours in Service,