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Meetings & Events

City Council Regular Meeting

09/08/2020 - 07:00 PM

City of New Castle Delaware
Regular City Council Meeting
Meeting to be held electronically via Zoom video and audio conferencing*
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 – 7:00 p.m. – Minutes

Roll Call

Minutes: August 11, 2020 Regular Meeting Minutes; August 17, 2020 Special Meeting Minutes

Staff Reports
Approval of Treasurer’s Report
Reports from the City Administrator & Staff
Council Communications
Business from the Mayor
Business from the Council President
Public Comments

Old Business:
1. Council Discussion and Possible Action on City’s Operations, Budget or Recovery due to COVID-19 (Council President Ratchford – posted 09/01/2020.)

2. Council Discussion: Revisions to Chapter 28 of the Code of the City of New Castle regarding States of Emergency. (Councilperson Smith- Posted 09/01/2020).

New Business:
1. River Towns 2020 Program Update – Julie Mirowenger – Event Allies: (Council President Ratchford – posted 09/01/2020.)

2. Motion, Discussion and Vote on Resolution 2020-20; A Resolution Allowing for the Placement of a Historic Marker in Connection with the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, Women’s Right to Vote, to be Placed Approximately 100-200 feet past the 1 ¼ Mile Marker along the Biking Path South of Dobbinsville. (Council President Ratchford – posted 09/01/2020.)

3. Motion, Discussion and Vote on Resolution 2020-21; A Resolution Approving Mayor’s Re-appointments to the Board of Health. (Council President Ratchford – posted 09/01/2020.)
                            Joseph Day – Term Ending September 11, 2022
                            Tish Gallagher – Term Ending September 11, 2022

4. Motion, Discussion and Vote on Resolution 2020-22: A Resolution to Designate Trash Truck owned by the City as Surplus Property and Authorizing Disposal of said Surplus Property. (Council President Ratchford – posted 09/01/2020.)
                           2000 Sterling L7500 Leach Body Trash Truck – Vin# 2FZHAJBB3YAF78863

5. Motion, Discussion and Vote on Resolution 2020-23; A Resolution to Request that the $5,000 Funding Commitment for Separation Day from the Trustees of the New Castle Common be allocated to the Purchase of Trash Cans for Delaware Street. (Council President Ratchford – posted 09/01/2020.)

6. Motion, Discussion and Vote on Resolution 2020-24; A Resolution Approving the City of New Castle Housing Assistance Program, Funded by the Trustees of the New Castle Common. (Council President Ratchford – posted 09/01/2020.)

Next Regular Meeting Date: October 13, 2020
Posted: 09/01/2020

Note: This agenda as listed may not be considered in sequence, including executive sessions.
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Meeting Link:
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Meeting ID: 872 1890 0167
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Questions and comments will be taken via email up to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at and live on zoom during the comment section of the meeting.