City of New Castle

Delaware

Regular Council Meeting

07/14/2015 - 07:00 PM
Location: Town Hall
Address: 201 Delaware Street
New Castle, DE

City of New Castle Delaware
Regular Council Meeting at Town Hall
201 Delaware Street – New Castle
Tuesday – July 14, 2015 – 7:00 p.m.

Minutes

Agenda
Roll Call
Consent Agenda
Minutes: 6/5 – Special Meeting; 6/9 – Regular Meeting; 6/17 – Sp. Mtg. Budget Workshop; 6/22 – Sp. Mtg. Budget Workshop; 6/30 – Special 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)

Presentation of Resolution No. 2015-27, Honoring Reverend Albert Clinton Gaither, Jr. on the occasion of his retirement. (Councilperson Petty – Posted 7/7/15)

Old Business
1. Motion, Discussion and Vote on Resolution 2015-30, a Resolution supporting a proposed Fishing Pier at the “fishing beach” south of Dobbinsville on Route 9 within the City of New Castle.  Pier to be constructed and maintained by Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife.  (Council President Ratchford – Posted 07/07/15)

Guests:  Larry Horan, Construction Project Manager, Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife; Bernie Pankowski, Chairman, Advisory Council on Recreational Fishing
Funding

2. Motion, Discussion and Vote on Resolution 2015-31 – Approving the Verizon Tower at Municipal Boulevard Contract. (Council President Ratchford – Posted 07/07/15)

3. Discussion of Truck Traffic through Dobbinsville. (Council President Ratchford – Posted 07/07/15)

4. Meadow Update (Council President Ratchford – Posted 07/07/15)
New Business
1. CWSRF – DWSRF* Presentation by Terry L. Deputy of DNREC
(*Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds)
* CWSRF and DWSRF Programs – Brief Overview
* 2% Interim Interest Policy
* Land Conservation Loan Sponsorship Program
* Water Quality Improvement Loan Sponsorship Program
* Asset Management Development Assistance Program
* Project Planning Advances, and Matching Planning Grants
2. First reading of Ordinance 503; to revise and restate City Code Chapter 140 – 18: Prohibited Growth of weeds and grass, to prohibit any weeds and grasses exceeding 6 inches in height, and prohibiting meadows, all within 1000 feet of a residential or commercially zoned property. (Councilperson Megginson – Posted 7/7/15)

3. Discussion of Parking Recommendations and Resident/Business Input on Downtown Parking – all are welcome and encouraged to attend and make suggestions/comments. (Council President Ratchford – Posted 07/07/15)

4. Motion, Discussion and Vote on Resolution 2015-32, Approving Mayor’s appointment of Gail Seitz to the Planning Commission. (Council President Ratchford – Posted 07/07/15)

5. Motion, Discussion and Vote on Resolution 2015-33, Approving nominations to the Tree Advisory Commission: Council’s Recommendation – Marco Boyce. (Council President Ratchford – Posted 07/07/15)

Comments from the floor

Executive Session to discuss AFSCME contract and personnel matters

Next Regular Meeting Date: August 11, 2015

Posted: Posted 07/07/15

Note: This agenda as listed may not be considered in sequence, including executive sessions.