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City Council Regular Meeting

12/08/2015 - 07:00 PM

12/08/2015 City Council Regular Meeting Minutes

City of New Castle Delaware
Regular Council Meeting at Town Hall
201 Delaware Street – New Castle
Tuesday – December 8, 2015 – 7:00 p.m.

Roll Call
Consent Agenda
Minutes: 11/10/2015 Regular Council 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)

Mayoral Proclamation Recognizing the New Castle Jaycees

Old Business
1. Second Reading and Motion, Discussion and Vote on Ordinance 504; an Ordinance to amend Section 230-25 of the Code of the City of New Castle to permit limited retail sales in Industrial zones via special exception from the Board of Adjustment. (Council President Ratchford – posted 12/01/15.)

New Business
1. First Reading of Ordinance 505; an Ordinance to amend Section 230-45 Historic review certificate required in historic districts to update compliance requirements and Sections 230-49 through 230-52 Historic Area Commission to revise Commission structure, proceedings and powers & duties based on recommendations of the Historic Area Review Commission (HARC) and other input.  Ordinance changes needed in preparation for consideration of HARC design guidelines.  (Council President Ratchford – posted 12/01/15.)

2. First Reading of Ordinance 506; An Ordinance to Amend Section 140-11 of the Code of the City of New Castle (The “Code”) Entitled “Excessive Consumption of Inspections” and Section 140-12 of the Code Entitled “Fees For Excessive Consumption of Inspections; Collection” (Council President Ratchford – posted 12/01/15.)

3. Motion, Discussion and Vote on Resolution No. 2015-53; to add a Stop Sign at corner of Linden Street and 14th Street, making that intersection an all way stop corner. (Councilperson Megginson- posted 12/01/15.)

4. Motion, Discussion and Vote on Resolution No. 2015-54; a Resolution supporting the creation of a 501(c)(3) corporate entity to promote, improve and enhance the historic, cultural and commercial attributes of the City of New Castle and to assist in funding projects in support thereof. (Councilperson Megginson – posted 12/01/15.)

5. Motion, Discussion and Vote on Resolution No. 2015-55; a Resolution to Raise the City Laborers Wage $1 an Hour, as a Gesture of Holiday Spirit and Our Appreciation for Their Hard Work during the Year under All Conditions. (Councilperson Di Mondi – posted 12/01/15.)

6. Motion, Discussion and Vote on Resolution No. 2015-56; a Resolution providing a lump-sum pension benefit to one retiree of the City of New Castle. (Council President Ratchford – posted 12/01/15.)

7. Discussion and decision regarding the City’s Annual Funding Request to the Trustees. (Council President Ratchford – posted 12/01/15.)

Comments from the floor

Executive Session: Discussion of real estate, personnel matters and discussion concerning AFSCME Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Next Regular Meeting Date: January 12, 2016

Note: This agenda as listed may not be considered in sequence, including executive sessions.
Posted: Posted 12/01/15