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Dec 15

December 15, 2017

Posted on December 15, 2017 at 12:59 PM by Terri Oswin

Dear Council Members & Staff & The Last Jedi:

Thanks to all whom supported/coordinated/attended the annual Tree Lighting and Football Championship Celebration – great Newton activities!

I want to wish everyone a Happy Hanukkah!

Offices closed today at 1:30pm so Town employees can attend our annual holiday gathering.  Thank you to Sherri for coordinating same.

Municipal offices will be closed Friday, December 22nd for Christmas Eve and Monday, December 25th for Christmas Day.

A friendly reminder the next Town Council regular meeting is Wednesday, December 27th beginning at 7:00pm.  House Decorating contest winners will be announced that evening.


Morris Lake is 11 inches below the top of the spillway as of December 11, 2017.  

Thank you to those employees who donated to the SC Food Pantry in lieu of the annual grab bag.

Departments are working on end-of-the-year performance evaluations.  I have started my department head reviews.

Both the Court Administrator and Deputy Court Administrator positions have been properly advertised.  Interviews have commenced.

Enjoyed watching the presentation from the Seton Hall students on our market research project.  Several students attended Monday night’s Council meeting to present their findings. 

Routine business discussed at the monthly Statewide Insurance meeting, with the 2018 budget finally adopted.  It has been a pleasure to once again serve as Chairman of such a fine group of professionals and communities.

PBA/SOA contract negotiations will commence next week.

Have a great weekend!                                                           

Yours in Service,