It has been a while since the last council meeting. As such, a full agenda is expected for Tuesday. Here are just a few highlights from what should be a full evening.
- Replacing a Councilman: The Morristown Democratic Committee is tasked the responsibility of naming three potential replacements for Democrat Councilman Anthony Cattano, who died on Sept. 4. Those three names would be vetted by the council and one would need a majority vote to finish Cattano's term, which ends Dec. 31, 2013. In the event of a tie, Mayor Tim Dougherty would cast the tie-breaking vote. This likely will take place at the Tuesday meeting, as the committee is required to present candidates within 15 days of a councilperson's death, and the council is required to have that replacement in place within a month, according to state law.
- Morristown's Bravest: Three new members of the Morristown Fire Department will be sworn in at the Tuesday council meeting. They are: Richard Mikutsky (Fire Captain), Scott Loyek (Firefighter) and Kevin Morse (Firefighter).
- $1.8 Million: That is the amount an ordinance being introduced on Tuesday asks for to provide infrastructure improvements relating to the design and construction of "certain public improvements related to the Speedwell Avenue Redevelopment Plan (Prospect Street Extension)."
- Special Improvement District Budget: Morristown Partnership's purview lies in an area of town known as the "Special Improvement District," which includes much of downtown Morristown. The SID Budget is expected to be introduced at the Tuesday council meeting.
- 70 Years in the Skies: A proclamation will be presented at Tuesday's council meeting announcing "Morristown Municipal Airport Day," marking the 70th anniversary of the airport.