Committees & Boards
The City is always looking for civic-minded residents to serve in various capacities. If you are interested, please contact the City Office.
Board of Building Appeals
(Meets as needed)
Governed by Chapters
140 and 141 of the City Code
Patrick Kirkley, Chair
Board of Health
(Meets four times a year, the last Tuesday of January, April, July and October, at 6 p.m.)
Discuss Board of Health Issues
Joseph Day, III
Dr. Joanne Viola
Board of Elections
(Meets during City election year [odd years])
Responsible for carrying out laws, regulations and rules for City Elections
Marianne Caven, Chair
There are two openings on the Board of Elections
Emergency Planning and Operations Committee
(Meets as needed at Police Station)
Develops Plans for and Oversees Operations of Emergency Situations
City Administrator William Barthel
Public Works Supervisor George O’Neal
Police Chief Jamie Rogers
Fire Chief Chris Robinson
Fire Marshal Jeff Bergstrom
Civil Defense Coordinator Furio Casale
MSC Representative Pamela A. Patone
Historic Area Commission
(Meets second Thursday at 6:30 p.m.)
Oversees the building and/or exterior restoration of buildings located within the Historical District of the City
Laura Fontana, Chair
Leila Hamroun, (AIA Architect)
Carolyn (Lyn) Briggs
Municipal Services Commission
(Meets monthly at 216 Chestnut St.)
Responsible for Water and Electric Utilities for the City of New Castle.
Daniel F. Knox
H. Hickman Rowland, Jr.
Dr. Roy J. Sippel
Secretary Pamela A. Patone
(Meets fourth Mondays at 6:30 p.m.)
Creates and Updates Comprehensive Plan and reviews development proposals.
David Baldini, Chair
Tree Advisory Commission
(Meets first Mondays at 4:00 p.m.)
The City of New Castle Tree Advisory Commission acts in an advisory capacity for the City of New Castle regarding the maintenance of the street trees and other trees on City property.
David Robinson, Chair
All meetings are held in Town Hall unless otherwise noted.