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June 22, 2012

Posted on June 22, 2012 at 2:44 PM by Terri Oswin

Our next Town Council meeting is on Monday, June 25th at 7:00pm.  There will be two interviews for the Planning Board, Alternate positions, one at 6:30pm and one at 6:45pm.  Please see the applications in your packet.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Lorraine’s office has prepared the minutes from the May 30th and June 11th meetings for your review.

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 5 minutes.  This allows ample time for all whom wish to speak and keeps the meeting moving forward.  The public can speak on any matter.

COUNCIL & MANAGER REPORTS

ORDINANCES

There are two ordinances for public hearing.

Ordinance 2012-17 will amend Section 320 of the Code Book regarding permitted uses and the definition of Artisinal Workshops.

Ordinance 2012-18 will reappropriate unexpended monies from Ordinance 2011-5 for paving of various streets to provide funding for municipal court security upgrades. 

OLD BUSINESS

None

CONSENT AGENDA

If none of you have any items that you wish to pull from the Consent Agenda, the Mayor shall call for one roll call vote for all of the Consent Agenda items. 

Resolution #109-2012* will authorize a refund of redemption monies to an outside lienholder for Block 16.01, Lot 18 (formerly 902.3, Lot 18)

Resolution #110-2012* will transfer school monies for July through December.

Resolution #111-2012* will authorize a refund of redemption monies to an outside lienholder for Block 22.02, Lot 3 (formerly 1209, Lot 3).

Resolution #112-2012* will reappoint Mr. Xavier Izquierdo to the Newton Housing Authority.

Resolution #113-2012* will renew the club liquor licenses in Town.

Resolution #114-2012* will renew the plenary retail distribution liquor licenses in Town.

Resolution #115-2012* will reappoint Ken Teets as Emergency Management Coordinator.

Resolution #116-2012* will adopt the County’s All Hazards Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan.

Resolution #117-2012* will insert special items of revenue into the 2012 budget for monies received from the Safe and Secure Grant.

Resolution #118-2012* will insert special items of revenue into the 2012 budget for monies received for the NJ Municipal Alliance Grant.

Resolution #119-2012* will renew the plenary retail consumption liquor licenses in Town.

Resolution #120-2012* will approve the renewal of the taxicab driver’s license for Ralph Edward Drake.

Resolution #121-2012* will appoint Karen Schulte as a Class C, Regular Member of the Historic Commission.  She currently serves as Alternate #1.

Resolution #122-2012* will authorize auctioning our 2003 radar trailer on Govdeals.com.

Resolution #123-2012* will authorize the movement of monies from Snow Removal to Building’s and Grounds to pay for emergency repairs to the air conditioning units for the police building.

Resolution #124-2012* will approve the renewal of the taxicab owner’s license for Doragail Spicer t/a DADS Taxi & Limo.

Resolution #125-2012* will approve the renewal of the taxicab driver’s license for Doragail Spicer.

Resolution #126-2012* will approve the renewal of the taxicab driver’s license for Glen Spicer.

Resolution #127-2012* will authorize credits due water and sewer utility accounts.

Resolution #128-2012* will approve bills and vouchers for payment.

Resolution #129-2012* will reappoint Betsy Van Orden to the Advisory Shade Tree Commission.

Resolution #130-2012* will designate Block 101.01, Lots 5 & 6 (Armory and Shoprite) as an area in need of redevelopment.

Resolution #131-2012* will amend the site access agreement for the Armory extending the investigative period to September 24, 2012.

INTERMISSION

DISCUSSION

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

COUNCIL & MANAGER COMMENTS

EXECUTIVE SESSION

None.

THE WEEK IN REVIEW

The Morris Lake Reservoir was 5 inches below the top of the spillway on 6.22.12.

Work was completed on the retaining wall near George’s Salvage at Memory Park.  My thanks to the DPW crew for the great job, it really looks nice. 

The paving of Moran Street, Merriam Avenue and the Main Street parking lot has been completed.

Attendance at the pool is up due to the warm weather. 

A reminder that your updated bio’s for the website are due to Terri on Monday, June 25th.

Enjoy your weekend!

TSRJR