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MANAGER'S BLOG

From the desk of Thomas S. Russo, Jr.

Apr 19

April 20, 2018

Posted on April 19, 2018 at 4:17 PM by Thomas Russo, Jr.

Just a reminder, our Neighbors Helping Neighbors event is this Saturday. Also, there are interviews scheduled for volunteer candidates beginning at 6:30pm prior to the next regular Town Council meeting this Monday, April 23, 2018 which begins at 7:00pm.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Lorraine’s office has prepared the minutes from the April 9th Regular and Special 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 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 & MANAGER REPORTS
Each Councilmember can give an update on various items or Board/Commission actions that have taken place recently.

I have a proclamation to be noted for the record for the April 21, 2018 Arbor Day Celebration.

ORDINANCES
There is one (1) ordinance for introduction:

Ordinance 2018-7 is a fully funded capital improvement ordinance for various items from the 2018 Budget.

OLD BUSINESS
1. Spring Street Parking Analysis – Harold E. Pellow will be present at the May 14th meeting to review his analysis.

CONSENT AGENDA
Resolution #90-2018* will authorize a capital budget amendment.

Resolution #91-2018* will appoint Kelly Rossi to the Advisory Recreation Commission to fill an unexpired term.

Resolution #92-2018* will authorize the submission of a Strategic Plan for the Municipal Alliance for 2019 fiscal year.

Resolution #93-2018* authorize bills and vouchers for payment.

Resolution #94-2018* will authorize credits due to water/sewer utility accounts.

INTERMISSION

DISCUSSION
There are three (3) items for discussion:
1. Vapor and Tobacconist Ordinance – Jessica Caldwell will be in attendance to discuss this ordinance. I have shared some information regarding this matter along with a draft ordinance on the Google drive with you.
2. T4 – Light Industrial Use Ordinance – Jessica will be available to discuss the proposed change to the current ordinance. A draft has been shared with you on the Google drive.
3. Plaza Sign Ordinance – Jessica will also be available to discuss this proposed change. A draft has been shared with you on the Google drive.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

COUNCIL & MANAGER COMMENTS

EXECUTIVE SESSION

THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Morris Lake is 1 inch above the top of the spillway as of April 16, 2018.

Have a great weekend!

Yours in Service,
TSRJR
Apr 13

April 13, 2018

Posted on April 13, 2018 at 12:27 PM by Terri Oswin

Our next Town Council regular meeting is Monday, April 23, 2018 beginning at 7:00pm.
THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Morris Lake is 3 inches above the top of the spillway as of April 9, 2018.
Deb Danielson and I are working on the annual swim team agreement for summer pool utilization.
Our team is working on the Redevelopment Plan for G&H.
The Street Smart campaign with TransOptions will commence May 1st with the informal press conference kickoff.
I have met with several of the Council candidates to talk about issues/projects in Town.
The Spring Newsletter is out to print. Thank you for all the submittals!
I am working on a shared services agreement with the Newton Housing Authority for the Liberty Towers property.
Chief Richards and I are working on bringing fiber optic cabling to Town Hall and PD to enhance our internet connectivity as well as improve our existing public video surveillance system.
Routine business discussed at this month’s Statewide Insurance Fund meeting in Parsippany.
Thanks to Deb Danielson and everyone involved in raising funds for the Hank Smith scoreboard at Memory Park – a very nice recognition for his years of dedicated service to the Town and its people.
Chief Richards will be Temporary Deputy Town Manager from Sunday, April 15th – Wednesday, April 18th while I am out of state.
Have a great weekend!
Yours in Service,
TSRJR

Apr 09

April 6, 2018

Posted on April 9, 2018 at 7:07 PM by Terri Oswin

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Lorraine’s office has prepared the minutes from the March 26th 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 5 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 & MANAGER REPORTS

Each Councilmember can give an update on various items or Board/Commission actions that have taken place recently.

A representative from the NJ Sharing Network will be in attendance so the Mayor may present a proclamation proclaiming April as “National Donate Life Month”.

HEARING ON THE 2018 BUDGET

I have a PowerPoint presentation on the 2018 budget.  

ORDINANCES

None.

 

OLD BUSINESS

  1. Spring Street Parking Analysis – Harold E. Pellow will be present at the May 14th meeting to review his analysis.

  1. Vapor and Tobacconists Ordinance – Jessica Caldwell will be in attendance at the April 23rd to discuss this draft ordinance.

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. Many of these resolutions are done annually so they should look familiar to you.   

Resolution #85-2018* will authorize the release of two maintenance bonds.

Resolution #86-2018* will certify the self-examination of the 2018 budget. 

Resolution #87-2018* will authorize a settlement agreement with the BPU regarding DPW Mark-outs.

Resolution #88-2018* authorize bills and vouchers for payment.

Resolution #89-2018* will authorize an Adopt-A-Site Program. 

INTERMISSION

DISCUSSION

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

COUNCIL & MANAGER COMMENTS

EXECUTIVE SESSION

THE WEEK IN REVIEW

Morris Lake is 2 inches above the top of the spillway as of April 4, 2018.  

 

Have a great weekend!

                                                                                                  

Yours in Service,

TSRJR