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July 6, 2012

Posted on July 6, 2012 at 1:52 PM by Thomas Russo, Jr.

Dear Council Members & Staff:

Our next Town Council meeting is on Monday, June 9th at 7:00pm. 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Lorraine’s office has prepared the minutes from the June 25th meeting 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

There is one Utility Advisory Board appeal – Tomasula.  

ORDINANCES

There is one ordinance for public hearing:

Ordinance 2012-19 will amend Schedule “B” Ordinance 2011-25, providing for the positions of Court Attendant and Swim Instructor.  I will also separate a few job titles that were previously combined.

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 #145-2012* will appoint Tony Torre as a Regular Member on the Planning Board.

Resolution #146-2012* will appoint Barbara Mattingly as a Regular Member on the Planning Board.

Resolution #147-2012* will appoint Melissa Logan as Alternate Member #1 on the Planning Board.

Resolution #148-2012* will appoint David Steinberg as Alternate Member #3 on the Planning Board.

Resolution #149-2012* will authorize credits due water and sewer utility accounts.

Resolution #150-2012* will approve change order #1 for the milling and paving of various streets project.

Resolution #151-2012* will approve bills and vouchers for payment.

There is one Application for approval – Taste of Newton for GNCC.

INTERMISSION

DISCUSSION

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

COUNCIL & MANAGER COMMENTS

THE WEEK IN REVIEW

The Morris Lake Reservoir was 8 inches below the top of the spillway on 7.2.12.

My thanks to all employees and professionals who assisted with the watermain break in Andover this past week.

Congratulations to Mayor Diglio and Deputy Mayor Ricciardo on their new leadership positions.  Congratulations to Councilwoman Becker and Councilman Flynn on their swearing-in for new terms on the Governing Body.  All staff members look forward to another productive year for our organization.

Enjoy your weekend!  Stay cool!

TSRJR