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January 3, 2020

Posted on January 3, 2020 at 2:09 PM by Terri Oswin

REORGANIZATION MEETING

I will briefly review the items on the Reorganization Meeting agenda for you for Tuesday, January 7th at 7:00pm.

DESIGNATION OF TEMPORARY MAYOR

The first order of business is the Council will designate a temporary chairperson to oversee the meeting.

NOMINATION AND SELECTION OF MAYOR

Sanford L. Hollander, Esq., will swear-in the new Mayor.

NOMINATION AND SELECTION OF DEPUTY MAYOR

Lorraine A. Read, RMC, will swear-in the new Deputy Mayor.  

COMMENTS BY TOWN MANAGER, COUNCIL MEMBERS, DEPUTY MAYOR, AND MAYOR

CONSENT AGENDA

Resolution #1-2020* will designate banks to be used as depositories of municipal funds.

Resolution #2-2020* will appoint the Town Manager as hearing officer on all matters of dispute for the Town for 2020.

Resolution #3-2020* will designate the newspapers to be used for the publication of legal advertisements for 2020.

Resolution #4-2020* will designate the newspapers that will receive meeting notices for 2020.

Resolution #5-2020* will establish the regular meetings of the Governing Body to be held on the second and fourth Monday of each month (unless otherwise noted) for the year.

Resolution #6-2020* will establish the rate of interest charged for non-payment of taxes before the due date.

Resolution #7-2020* will designate Town officials who are authorized to sign checks for the municipality. 

Resolution #8-2020* will designate the CFO and/or Finance Director as the individual authorized to sell Bond Anticipation Notes.

Resolution #9-2020* will authorize the Town Manager, Assessor, and Attorney to act on the Town’s behalf regarding tax appeals for 2020.

Resolution #10-2020* will appoint the Mayor as a Class I member of the Planning Board.

Resolution #11-2020* is the appointment of the Class III member of the Planning Board.  By ordinance this must be a member of the Town Council; traditionally it is the Deputy Mayor.

Resolution #12-2020* will authorize cancellation of property tax refunds or delinquent amounts in the amounts of less than ten ($10.00) dollars.

Resolution #13-2020* will authorize using State contracts for certain purchases throughout the year.

Resolution #14-2020* will authorize certain events in Town for 2020.

Resolution #15-2020* will certify our hiring practices to comply with the U.S. EEOC requirements.  This resolution is required every year before submitting our budget to the State.

Resolution #16-2020* will appoint Kat Walker as Action Alliance Coordinator for 2020.

Resolution #17-2020* will appoint Adam Vough as Municipal Recycling Coordinator for the Town for 2020.

Resolution #18-2020* will confirm and establish petty cash and change funds.

Resolution #19-2020* will appoint members to the Ad Hoc Redevelopment Team.

Resolution #20-2020* will appoint certain individuals to the Town’s Local Emergency Planning Committee.

Resolution #21-2020* will designate Theresa Schlosser as Tax Search Officer for 2020.

Resolution #22-2020* will appoint Matthew Dickson as Council liaison to the Newton Board of Education.

Resolution #23-2020* will appoint Jason Schlaffer as Council liaison to the Economic Development Advisory Commission.

Resolution #24-2020* will appoint Sandra Lee Diglio as Council liaison to the Historic Preservation Advisory Commission.

Resolution #25-2020* will affirm the Current Fund Balance Policy.

Resolution #26-2020* will affirm the Water Sewer Utility Fund Balance Policy.

Resolution #27-2020* will appoint Ginny Raftery as Clean Communities Coordinator for the Town for 2020.

Resolution #28-2020* will concur with the Town Manager’s appointment of Special Officers.

Resolution #29-2020* will appoint Ferraioli, Wielkotz, Cerullo & Cuva (FWCC) as the Town’s Municipal Auditor for 2020.

Resolution #30-2020* will authorize an agreement for FWCC for auditing services for the LOSAP program.

Resolution #31-2020* will authorize the Tax Collector to hold a tax sale in 2020.

Resolution #32-2020* will appoint David B. Simmons, Jr., as Water Engineer for 2020.

Resolution #33-2020* will adopt a Temporary Operating and Water & Sewer Budget for 2020.

Resolution #34-2020* will appoint various attorney’s for legal counsel for 2020.

Resolution #35-2020* will appoint Jessica Caldwell as Town Planner for 2020.

Resolution #36-2020* will appoint Keith Mitchell as the Town’s Insurance Agent for 2020.

Resolution #37-2020* will appoint Vicki Hall-Romer as a regular member of the Planning Board.

Resolution #38-2020* will reappoint certain Board and Commission members.

Resolution #39-2020* will appoint Fred Margron of PCI as Sewer Engineer for 2020.

Resolution #40-2020* will authorize an agreement with Holzhauer & Holenstein, LLC for appraisal services in defense of tax appeals for 2020.

Resolution #41-2020* will appoint Joyce Franklin as volunteer Senior Citizen Coordinator for 2020.

Resolution #42-2020* will appoint EXCEL Environmental as the Town’s environmental engineer for 2020.

Resolution #43-2020* will appoint McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, LLC as the Town’s Redevelopment and Bond Counsel for 2020.

Resolution #44-2020* will approve bills and vouchers for payment.

APPOINTMENT

The Mayor will appoint the Town Manager as a Class II representative to the Planning Board.

CEREMONY

The Mayor will swear-in Robert Osborn as Police Chief, Michael Monaco as Lieutenant, and Michael Wolanski as Sergeant.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

ADJOURNMENT

Happy New Year!

Yours in Service,

TSRJR