NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Town Council will hold its first July meeting on Monday, July 8 beginning at 7 p.m. in the Municipal Building.

The meeting will begin with a ceremony for Newton Police Officer Sgt. Thomas Tosti who will be sworn-in in front of the police department, Chief Michael Richards, Mayor LeFois and the entire town council.

After the ceremony, the Sussex County Health Department will be giving a presentation on Tick Safety.  With the reports of  people in Sussex County  becoming infected with the tick borne Powassan virus tick safety has become a concern for area residents.

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There will also be an introduction to a new ordinance regarding chickens; Ordinance 2019-7 is the revision of Article I of Chapter 57, Animals and Chapter 320, Zoning of the Code of the Town of Newton regarding Animals. 

The consent agenda includes resolutions:

  • #158-2019 to submit a Department of Transportation grant application regarding Halsted Street and Madison Street- Section II project
  • #161-2019 authorization a Public Right-of-way Use by Planet Networks, Inc. for Fiber Optic Cabling, which will allow Planet Networks to place their fiber optic cables aerially on existing and new utility poles and/or underground conduit

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and will be recorded as is the new policy for the Newton Town Council.