Our next regular Town Council meeting will be held via
ZOOM on Monday, June 8, 2020. You have each been emailed the webinar ID and
password. The same has been posted on
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
office has prepared the minutes from the May
27th Regular meeting for
consideration and approval.
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 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.
COUNCIL & MANAGER REPORTS
Each Councilmember can give an update on various items or
Board/Commission actions that have taken place recently.
There are three
ordinances being introduced:
Ordinance 2020-8 will authorize the
issuance of $70,000 in Bond Anticipation Notes for the Halsted Street and
Madison Street Improvements – Section II.
We received a grant for $175,000 towards this project.
Ordinance 2020-9 will authorize the
issuance of $100,000 in Bond Anticipation Notes for the Mill Street Sidewalk
project. We received a grant for
$400,000 towards this project.
Ordinance 2020-10 will authorize appropriating
$555,000 for the Memory Park Drainage project.
Resolution #125-2020* will amend the
contract to increase the not to exceed amount for our Labor Counsel.
Resolution #132-2020* will authorize engineering
services for the Digester Conversion/Rehabilitation and Primary Sludge Pump project
for $93,000. As you may recall,
Ordinance 2020-7 authorized funding for this project.
Resolution #133-2020* will authorize an
increase to the Town’s bid threshold to $44,000 effective July 1, 2020.
Resolution #134-2020* will authorize
the execution of a contract renewal with Hopatcong for Animal Control and Pound
authorize a change order for our Cleaning Services bid with Chelbus Cleaning to
increase the cleaning from 3 days a week to 5 days week.
#136-2020* will waive
parking permit fees for June and reinstate the same July 1, 2020.
approve the bi-annual revisions to our Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual
and Employee Handbook.
authorize entering into an agreement with CGP&H LLC for administrative services
related to affordable housing.
#139-2020* will refer
the Proposed Redevelopment Plan for the G&H Property to the Planning Board
for review and comment.
authorize credits due utility accounts.
authorize payment of bills and vouchers.
authorize Change Order No. 1 for the pool renovation project. The total change order is $7,000.00; Suburban
Consulting will pay $2,000.00 of the same.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (3 mins each)
COUNCIL & MANAGER COMMENTS
THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Morris Lake is even with the top of the
spillway as of June 5, 2020.
Daily OEM briefings continue with
Council receiving Sit Reports 3x a week.
I spoke (via Zoom) with students at
Seton Hall University during their annual Civic Engagement Boot Camp about
running a local government organization during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to Councilwoman Le Frois for joining
in the conversation!
business discussed during our monthly Parking
Authority meeting. We welcomed
Robert Boyle to the Authority as a voting member.
I spoke with
Dr. Greene via Zoom for our
quarterly lunch meeting. Both the school
district and Town have been very busy with COVID-19 issues and preparedness.
hope you all have a safe weekend. I pray
for this weekend’s protests in Newton to be peaceful and productive in
furthering civil dialogue and discourse amongst all interested parties. My thanks to Chief Osborn and the members of
the Police Department, as well as all members of our emergency services, for
their tireless efforts day in and day out.