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Feb 15

February 15, 2013

Posted on February 15, 2013 at 10:48 AM by Thomas Russo, Jr.

Happy Belated Valentine’s Day!

My thanks to all W/S and DPW personnel who have been working on all of the recent watermain breaks.

A reminder that municipal offices are closed on Monday the 18th in recognition of the Presidents’ Day holiday.

The joint Council/School Board soccer celebration event is on Wednesday the 20th at 6:00pm at Newton High School.  See you there as we recognize our championship team!

The next budget hearing is Thursday, February 21st at 6:30pm.

Our next regular Town Council meeting is Monday, February 25th at 7:00pm.  There will be one Executive Session item that evening – contract negotiations.


Morris Lake was 6 inches below the top of the spillway on 2.11.13.

The swearing-in ceremony for Gary Chiusano to be our next County Surrogate was well attended this past week.  We wish him well in his new endeavors.

Annual Report submissions are due to my office today.

Amicable contract negotiations continued with UPSEU this past week.

Discussions were held with Newton 213, LLC on the status of the Armory environmental studies.  I will keep you updated as conditions warrant, but for now I will be seeking some assistance from our friends in Trenton…