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July 9, 2021

Posted on July 9, 2021 at 11:20 AM by Kat Walker

You have each been emailed the webinar ID and password for our next Town Council meeting on Monday, July 12, 2021 at 7:00pm.  The same has been posted on our website.

Please click this URL to join.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82028000193?pwd=anBCK3N4THRBckltQ0VwVG8rT2w3dz09

Webinar ID: 820 2800 0193    Passcode: 242959

Or join by phone: Dial: US: 1 301 715 8592 or 1 312 626 6799 or 1 929 205 6099

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

The Clerk’s office has prepared for your consideration and approval the minutes from:

a.     June 28, 2021 – Regular Meeting

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.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

RESOLUTION(S)

Resolution #149-2021 will cancel certain appropriation balances for the preliminary stage of Sparta Avenue Pump Station Project.

ORDINANCES

There are two (2) ordinances for 2nd Reading and Public Hearing:

Ordinance 2021-13 which will amend Ordinance 2021-12 revising the permitted days/hours of operation and responsibility of odor control systems.

Ordinance 2021-14 will extend our tax-abatement program in the Downtown Historic District for an additional five (5) years.

There are three (3) ordinances for Introduction:

Ordinance 2021-15 will provide funding for various water and sewer utility projects.

Ordinance 2021-16 is a bond ordinance for the Sparta Avenue Pump Station project.

Ordinance 2021-17 will authorize a tax for the sale of cannabis.

CONSENT AGENDA

Resolution #150-2021* will concur with the Utility Board’s recommendation for water and sewer connection fees for the Water Street Holdings, LLC project.

Resolution #151-2021* will authorize the submission of a grant application and execution of a grant contract for the East Clinton Street, Lawnwood Avenue, and Nelson Street resurfacing project.

Resolution #152-2021* will authorize the refund due a water and sewer utility account.

Resolution #153-2021* will authorize the refund a taxes for a 100% disabled veteran for 49 Sussex Street.

Resolution #154-2021* will approve bills and vouchers for payment.  

Application(s)* there is one application from Isarah Perrelli for membership as a junior firefighter in the Newton Fire Department.

DISCUSSION

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (3 mins each)

COUNCIL & MANAGER COMMENTS

EXECUTIVE SESSION

THE WEEK IN REVIEW

Morris Lake is 1 inch below the top of the spillway as of July 5, 2021.

Be safe and well.

Yours in Service,

TSRJR