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City of New Castle

Delaware

Regular Council Meeting

10/13/2015 - 07:00 PM
Location: Town Hall
Address: 201 Delaware Street
New Castle, DE 19720

Minutes

City of New Castle Delaware
Regular Council Meeting at Town Hall
201 Delaware Street – New Castle
Tuesday – October 13, 2015 – 7:00 p.m.

Agenda
Roll Call
Consent Agenda
Minutes: 6/17/15 Sp. Mtg.; 7/23/15 Sp. Mtg.; 8/26/15 Sp. Mtg.; 9/8/15 Regular Meeting
Staff Reports
Approval of Treasurer’s Report
Report from the City Administrator & Staff
Council Communications
Business from the Mayor
Business from the Council President
Business from the Floor (concerning agenda items only)

Motion, Discussion and Vote on Resolution 2015-43 recognizing Officer Paul Allston for his efforts in assisting homeless family (Councilperson Vannucci – Posted 10/06/15.)

Motion, Discussion and Vote on Resolution 2015-44 , A Resolution honoring the life of Ralph T. Wilson. (Councilperson Petty – Posted 10/06/15.)

Motion, Discussion and Vote on Resolution 2015-45 Congratulating Retired New Castle City Police Chief Eugene C. Petty for his 2015 Lifetime Community Certificate at the 19th Annual Freedom Fund Awards (Newark Delaware Branch NAACP.) (Council President Ratchford – Posted 10/06/15.)

Presentation of Proclamation in appreciation of City efforts to support Mount Salem Church Preservation, by Preservationist Josie Roy. (Councilperson Petty – Posted 10/06/15.)

Presentation: Ten Ideas for Improving the Visitor Experience, by Russ Smith. (Council President Ratchford – Posted 10/06/15.)

Old Business

New Business
1. Motion, Discussion and Vote on Resolution 2015-46, A Resolution approving a nomination to the Historic Area Commission: Council Appointment to fulfill unexpired term of Michael Quaranta – Jean Norvell. (Council President Ratchford – Posted 10/06/15.)

2. Motion, Discussion and Vote on Resolution 2015-47, A Resolution to provide amnesty from 50% of penalties for non-resident properties that pay delinquent tax obligations by 12/2/15 and discussion of tax collection processes (Councilperson John Di Mondi – Posted 10/06/15.)

3. Motion, Discussion and Vote on Resolution 2015-48; A Resolution to ban operation of drones by individuals or law enforcement within City of New Castle airspace. (Councilperson John Di Mondi – Posted 10/06/15.)

4. First Reading of Ordinance 503; an Ordinance to revise and restate Chapter 172 of the New Castle Code, regarding the restriction of trailer parking. (Council President Ratchford – Posted 10/06/15.)

5. Motion, Discussion and Vote on Resolution 2015-49, Approving an Encroachment located at 224 and 226 East Second Street. (Council President Ratchford – Posted 10/06/15.)

6. Approval of the 2017 Separation Day Grant-In-Aid local service application. (Council President Ratchford – Posted 10/06/15.)

7. Discussion regarding No Parking requests for Dickens Christmas. (Council President Ratchford – Posted 10/06/15.)

8. Discussion regarding the reestablishment of the New Castle Crier Newsletter, where MSC and Trustees will fund the printing costs and the City will provide “in kind” service of writing and designing the letter. (Council President Ratchford – Posted 10/06/15.)

Comments from the floor

Executive Session: To discuss personnel matter.

Next Regular Meeting Date: November 10, 2015

Posted: Posted 10/06/15
Note: This agenda as listed may not be considered in sequence, including executive sessions.