We have an
interview with Maureen Cuff for a volunteer position scheduled for Wednesday, September
16, 2020 at 6:45pm via ZOOM followed by our regular Town Council meeting at
7:00pm. You have each been emailed the webinar ID and
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APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Brottman will provide a brief update on his Eagle Scout Project in the Town of
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
(3) ordinances for 2nd Reading and Public Hearing:
Ordinance 2020-19 will amend Chapter
320 of the Code Book in relation to “Definitions” and “Parking and Driveway
Ordinance 2020-20 will amend Chapter
231 of the Code Book in relation to the property maintenance code.
Ordinance 2020-21 will amend the
Merriam-Gateway Redevelopment Plan.
Resolution #195-2020* will affirm the
issuance of a $88,500 Bond Anticipation Note (BAN).
Resolution #196-2020* will eliminate
pool fees for Newton residents for the 2021 pool season.
Resolution #197-2020* will authorize
purchasing rock salt/grit through the Sussex County Co-op.
Resolution #198-2020* will accept the
Corrective Action Plan for the 2019 Audit.
appoint school crossing guards for the upcoming school year.
appoint Beatriz Bueno to the Advisory Board of Health.
authorize the removal of deed restrictions for property now owned by Thorlabs.
authorize Change Order No. 1 for the Paving Portion of the Proposed
Improvements to Halsted Street & Madison Street Project.
authorize Change Order No. 1 for the Proposed Construction of ADA Ramps on
Halsted Street and Madison Street Project.
#204-2020* will authorize
executing an agreement with The Canning Group, LLC to provide QPA services to
the Town for calendar year 2021.
#205-2020* will approve
the renewal of the Plenary Retail Consumption Liquor Licenses for the 2020-2021
#206-2020* will authorize
credits due water and sewer utility accounts.
Resolution #207-2020* will authorize our Qualified Purchasing
Agent to received bids electronically.
authorize a redemption of monies to an outside lienholder for 5 Clarkson
authorize payment of bills and vouchers.
Tom Ferry will be in attendance to briefly discuss our 2019 audit.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (3 mins each)
COUNCIL & MANAGER COMMENTS
THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Morris Lake is 10 inches below the top
of the spillway as of September 8, 2020.
Modified building hours are
still in operation without any significant delays or issues to report.
Our gratitude to the Sussex County PBA, Newton Police Department,
Newton Fire Department, and Newton First Aid Squad for their coordination and
participation in the annual 9/11
ceremony at SCCC today. We pray for
the families impacted by the terrorist attacks on our nation that fateful day.
The GNCC is having its meet
and greet at the Newton Pool on Monday evening from 5pm-7pm…hope to see you
Congratulations to Garrett
Armstrong whom I have hired as a new Police Officer for the Town of
Newton. He will join the force on
Monday, October 5th. We are
in the process of planning a daytime formal swearing-in ceremony to be held
outdoors at Town Hall.
safe and well. Go Giants!