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MANAGER'S BLOG

From the desk of Thomas S. Russo, Jr.

Apr 29

April 29, 2016

Posted on April 29, 2016 at 9:47 AM by Thomas Russo, Jr.

Tomorrow night is the NFD Steak Bust at Firehouse #2.

Our next Town Council meeting is Wednesday, May 11th beginning at 7:00pm.

THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Morris Lake was 22 inches below the top of the spillway on 4.25.16.

Additional downtown wayfinding signs have been designed and ordered.

This past Wednesday was Administrative Professionals Day – hope all department heads remembered same – many thanks to all of our administrative staff members who make Newton run efficiently and effectively!

It was a pleasure attending the grand opening of the Zufall Health Center on Spring Street. We are grateful for their presence in Town and the medical and dental services they will provide individuals throughout Sussex County.

We will be advertising on the TAPinto Newton website starting July 1st.

Terri and I have commenced a redesign of our great Town website, newtontownhall.com. We are looking forward to working with Civic Plus to make our site even more robust and user-friendly.

The Purchase Order has been issued for the 39 additional downtown lights that are being converted to LEDs. Let there be light!

Next week I will be at the annual NJMMA conference for a few days – see you when I return!

Have a great weekend!

Yours for a Better Newton,
TSRJR
Apr 15

April 15, 2016

Posted on April 15, 2016 at 11:22 AM by Terri Oswin

Dear Council Members & Staff:

Tax Day is Monday, April 18th!  Don’t forget to file your income taxes!

Tomorrow is the annual Newton Fire Department dinner – 6pm at the VFW.  See you then!

Our next Town Council meeting is Monday, April 25th beginning at 7:00pm.

THE WEEK IN REVIEW

Morris Lake was 21 inches below the top of the spillway on 4.11.16.

Installation efforts on the new LED lights on Spring Street has commenced!

Things are ramping up rather nicely for the summer pool season.  Before you know it we will be enjoying more summer sun and fun at the Newton Pool!

Routine business discussed this month at Statewide Insurance Fund meeting.


Our new E-803 fire truck is being delivered this afternoon – very exciting!

 

Good progress made at the most recent CWA negotiation session – I will keep you posted.

Have a great weekend!  Playoffs!  Let’s Go Rangers!

Yours for a Better Newton,

TSRJR


 

 

 

 

Apr 06

April 5, 2016

Posted on April 6, 2016 at 1:51 PM by Terri Oswin

Our next Town Council meeting is Monday, April 11th beginning at 7:00pm.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Lorraine's office has prepared the minutes from the March 28th Regular and Executive meetings 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 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.
Louise Wilson will give a PowerPoint presentation from New Jersey Future.  Please see a copy of the presentation that has been shared with you on the Google Drive. 

ORDINANCES
There are no ordinances for consideration.

OLD BUSINESS
Resolution #52-2016 will authorize the Mayor and Clerk to enter into an Easement Agreement with the owners of 14 Briarwood Court in Sparta regarding an existing waterline easement.

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 #60-2016* will authorize the refund of redemption monies to an outside lienholder for Block 17.01, Lot 6 also known as 99 Woodside Avenue.

Resolution #61-2016* will support the submission of a Tonnage Grant application for recycling to the State of New Jersey, DEP. 

Resolution #62-2016* will approve bills and vouchers for payment.

Resolution #63-2016* will certify a self-examination of the 2016 Budget.

Resolution #64-2016* will authorize a water connection fee agreement with the developer of 178-180 Spring Street.

Application(s)* I have one (1) application for your consideration:
 

  1. An application of a Special Permit for a Social Affair from the Newton Fire Department to be held on April 30, 2016 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at 56 Woodside Avenue.         

INTERMISSION

DISCUSSION 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 

COUNCIL & MANAGER COMMENTS

THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Morris Lake was 21 inches below the top of the spillway on 4.4.16.

Document review continues on the exciting RPM Newton Town Centre project with the financial agreement, ground lease, developers agreement and deeds being worked on as we speak.

My quarterly meeting with Dr. Greene went very well – lots of exciting things happening on both ends of Trinity!

Routine business to be discussed by Parking Authority on Thursday.

Have a great weekend!  Playoffs!  Let’s Go Rangers!

Yours for a Better Newton,

TSRJR