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October 22, 2021

Posted on October 22, 2021 at 1:43 PM by Kat Walker

Our next regular Town Council meeting (in person and via Zoom – Hybrid Regular Meeting) is Monday, October 25, 2021 beginning at 7:00pm.   


The Clerk’s office has prepared for your consideration and approval the minutes from October 13, 2021 – Regular Meeting.


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.  Comments from the public will be both in-person and via Zoom.


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

PROCLAMATION – October 2021 is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.


There is one (1) ordinance for 2nd Reading and Public Hearing:

Ordinance 2021-19 will amend, revise, and supplement Chapter 30 entitled “Police Department”, most notably Section 30-5 “Qualification and Appointment of Members of Department” of the Town Code.


Resolution #204-2021 will authorize the Town of Newton to enter into an agreement with the Canning Group, LLC for the provision of Qualified Purchasing Agent Services for calendar year 2022.

Resolution #205-2021 will approve the execution of a Shared Services Agreement with Montague Township to provide Certified Tax Collection Services for December 20, 2021 through December 31, 2023.

Resolution #206-2021 concurs with the Utility Plan for Sussex County Community College: Block 8.08 Lots 8, 9, and 10; Building E, Block 3301 Lots 2, 2.01, & 2.02 (Hampton Twp.); Building R, Horton Mansion Block 3.01, Lot 19.

Resolution #207-2021 will authorize Emergency Parts and Repairs Regarding SCADA at High Street Pump Station.

Resolution #208-2021 will approve vacation & sick leave and accumulated compensatory time payout for Michael Monaco.

Resolution #209-2021 will approve bills and vouchers for payment.


Morris Lake is even with the top of the spillway as of October 22, 2021.

Work continues at the Staff level on the 2022 municipal budget.

The Planning Board approved two (2) applications related to Atlantic Health: new signage for Urgent Care and carport solar panels at the hospital.

The Livestream with Dr. Jon Connolly from SCCC went very well this week!

Preparation continues for the Halloween Parade, Flags of Honor, and the Holiday Parade.

The pre-construction meeting for the G&H redevelopment project will occur on Monday.

Enjoy your weekend!  Let’s Go Rangers!

Yours in Service,