Great News! The
application for the redevelopment of G&H into residential units and our new
Chipotle, Panera’s, and Starbucks has just been delivered! TRC for April, PB for May, Caffe Lattes in
You have each been emailed the webinar ID and password
for our next Town Council meeting on Monday,
April 12, 2021 at 7:00pm. The same
has been posted on our website. A
reminder there will be an interview with an individual interested in serving on
one our Boards/Commissions beginning at 6:45pm.
It will be the same Zoom login information.
Please click this URL to join.
Webinar ID: 861 8134 8814 Passcode: 411324
Or join by phone:
Dial: US: 1 301 715 8592 or 1 312 626 6799 or 1 929 205 6099 or
1 253 215 8782 or 1 346 248 7799 or 1 669 900 6833
The Clerk’s office has prepared for your consideration
and approval the minutes from:
a. March 22, 2021 – Interview
b. March 22, 2021 – Regular
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 3 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 may choose to comment after
the entire public portion has concluded.
Each Councilmember can give an update on
various items or Board/Commission actions that have taken place recently.
There are two ordinances for introduction:
2021-5 will authorize the execution
of a financial agreement with WSR I Urban Renewal, LLC for the retail component
of the redevelopment of 121 Water Street.
2021-6 will authorize the execution of
a financial agreement with WSL Urban Renewal, LLC for the residential component
of the redevelopment of 121 Water Street.
Resolution #95-2021* will urge and support the establishment
of a Veteran Center in Northwestern New Jersey.
Resolution #96-2021* will authorize the submission of the
Municipal Alliance Grant. This is done annually.
Resolution #97-2021* will support S-3522 to create a new Local
Part of PERS to preserve the structure and integrity of the more solvent Local
Resolution #98-2021* will concur with my appointment of
Justin E. Sibblies as a Newton Police Officer.
The swearing-in ceremony will be held upon completion of the academy.
Resolution #99-2021* will designate Water Street Holdings LLC
as the Redeveloper for the G&H Property and execute an agreement for the
#100-2021* will refund
the overpayment to an outside lien holder for Block 17.01, Lot 42, known as 45
support H.R. 946 urging all members of the New Jersey Congressional Delegation
as well as members of Congress to support the SALT Act to restore the SALT
deductibility provision in the Federal Tax Code.
Resolution #102-2021* will cancel taxes for Block 22.10, Lot
9 for a 100% Disabled Veteran.
Resolution #103-2021* will authorize the refund a taxes for
Block 5.01, Lot 20 also known as 49 High Street as they have been granted 100%
tax exemption by the Tax Assessor. There
was a delay in receiving the Tax Book from the County in January, and their
bank made a payment before it was noted they were tax exempt.
Resolution #104-2021* will approve bills and vouchers for
There is one application for membership in the Newton Fire
Department for Thomas Donnelly, 2 Palmer Street, Newton, NJ.
THE PUBLIC (3 mins each)
HEARING ON THE 2021 BUDGET
I have a PowerPoint
presentation on the 2021 budget. A copy
has been emailed to you. Resolution
#105-2021 will formally adopt the 2021 Budget.
We have two
resolutions not on the consent agenda:
will certify the list of qualifying 2020 LOSAP participants in the First Aid
Squad. I have listed on the agenda the
councilmembers eligible to vote on this resolution.
will certify the list of qualifying 2020 LOSAP participants in the Fire
Department. I have listed on the agenda
the councilmembers eligible to vote on this resolution.
& MANAGER COMMENTS
Morris Lake is 2 inches above the top of the spillway as of April
building hours have been adjusted; we
are now open to the public 9:00am to 4:00pm.
Staff hours remain 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Be safe and well.
Yours in Service,