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March 29, 2013

Posted on April 24, 2013 at 7:29 PM by Kay Stanley

A reminder that we are closed for business tomorrow in recognition of Good Friday.

Our next Town Council meeting is Monday, April 8th at 7:00pm. In addition to the regular meeting we will have several items for discussion in Executive Session.

Happy Passover and Happy Easter!


Morris Lake was 1 ? inches above the top of the spillway on 3.25.13.

The Town’s Railroad ROW was auctioned off for the price of $120,000 this week. I anticipate closing on same by May 27, 2013.

The Senior Shuttle bus is still getting work completed at this point at Family Ford. The Town continues to utilize a school bus for our seniors. Thank you to the School for their assistance.

Debi met with HMM to discuss the Inlet building project as well as the 10-year master plan they are working on for the WWTP. The document looks at the entire WWTP Facility, the pumping stations, as well as the infrastructure from an I/I standpoint. A draft of the report should be ready early summer.

Dave Simmons is currently working on the various cost estimates for the repair work to the 10" transmission main in Fox Hollow Lake. Dave will have something for review at the next Council meeting.

We met with RPM this week to discuss the proposed Eastern Plaza Lot #5 project. Same will be a topic of conversation with the Parking Authority next week.

Thank you to Tracy for coordinating the Defensive Driving courses that were held in Town Hall this week, and thank you to those staff members that attended.

A reminder to department heads that content for the Spring Newsletter was due to Terri by March 28th.

Thank you to Suzie and everyone who attended Kerry’s baby shower today!

We met with Newton 213, LLC to discuss the status of the environmental study of the Armory property. I will keep you posted.

For those of you that donated generously to the 2012 holiday charity grab bag, there is a “thank you” pizza party in my conference room on Friday, April 5th at Noon – please advise Terri of your attendance.

Also, Friday, April 5th is Hockey Jersey Day here in the Town of Newton – very exciting! Wear your favorite team’s colors – preference is given to those that wear Rangers red, white and blue, of course. Bonus points if you dust off your Charlestown Chiefs jersey for the Hanson Brothers!

Enjoy your weekend!