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Jan 27

January 27, 2012

Posted on January 27, 2012 at 3:16 PM by Terri Oswin

The 2012 proposed Town of Newton municipal budget has been provided to you in your packet.  Our budget hearings are Thursday, February 2nd at 6pm and Saturday, February 4th at 9am.  See you then!

The next regular Town Council meeting is Monday, February 13th at 7:00pm.  There is a volunteer interview at 6:45pm immediately preceding same.


The Morris Lake Reservoir was 1 ½ inches above the top of the spillway on 01.23.12.

Our thanks go out to the School Board and District leadership for their attendance at this week’s joint Town meeting.  I appreciate their efforts.

Interviews for the new HR Coordinator have begun and should be completed by the end of next week.

The final environmental report came back this week on the 27 Orchard Street property.  Since it is clean, we can proceed to auction.  Deb will coordinate same.

Absent any weather issues, we look to start the process of placing the new wayfinding signs up next week.  Nobody will be able to complain that they can’t find parking or that we do not have ample parking for their needs (signs are impressively designed, clear, and LARGE).

The new parking lot machine for Lot # 5 – Eastern Plaza has been ordered and should be here in a few months.

There is no update this week on the Armory project.  I will reach out to the State on weekly basis in the hopes of obtaining some level of feedback.

Our thanks to Deb Carter for all of her efforts as HR Coordinator these past few years.  We will miss her and wish her the best of luck and happiness in her new full-time position at SCCC!

Enjoy your weekend!