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May 18

May 18, 2012

Posted on May 18, 2012 at 11:08 AM by Terri Oswin

Our next Town Council meeting is Wednesday, May 30th at 7:00pm.


The Morris Lake Reservoir was 4 inches below the top of the spillway on 5.14.12.

Deputy Mayor Diglio attended the open house event at D&H on Spring Street this week.  We wish them well in their new offices.

Jessica Caldwell and I were interviewed on WMBC for the Tree City USA designation that the Town of Newton received this year for the first time ever from the Arbor Day Foundation.

Terri and I participated in an online demo of a product that may work for our paperless Council meeting endeavors.  I will keep you posted.

I was a celebrity reader at PSS this week for children ages 2-5.  I am now quite familiar with the frog story and his activities for his first sleepover.  A good time was had by all!  My efforts to read the recently adopted land use ordinances to the children were for naught.

I will not be attending the NJMMA conference next week as previously planned.

The Water Department and DPW were working again this week on the watermain project on Moran Street – the pipe laying portion of the project has concluded.  Next week the trench will be paved. 

The Planning Board approved the use variance for the Martorana property behind Quick Chek.  Next step is the site plan and subdivision hearing.   Modifications to the lighting at Wells Fargo Bank was also approved.  We also listened to a courtesy hearing on the solar projects at two schools and our DPW and WWTP.  Having met with the vendors this week, there is a chance the DPW project will be scaled down due to shading issues at the facility.

Rangers vs. Devils!  9 down, 7 more to go…