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Meetings & Events

City Council Regular Meeting


07/14/2020 - 07:00 PM
Location: Town Hall
Address: 201 Delaware Street
New Castle, Delaware 19720

In order to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and to adhere to the Governor’s mandate, the public will not be able to physically attend the City Council meetings.  However, we have arranged for you to attend and participate via these methods listed here,  The City of New Castle is providing multiple alternatives to viewing Council meetings and providing comments on items on the agenda.  These alternatives allow the City to adhere to social distancing requirements, follow the Governor’s Executive Order and provide a way for the public to provide public comment live during the meeting. 

Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87218900167?pwd=T1N4d0FqUHk5RERjcWFTYWpRSGQ1QT09
Enter Password: 390537

City of New Castle Delaware
Public Hearing
Meeting to be held electronically via Zoom video and audio conferencing*
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 – 6:00 p.m

A Public Hearing concerning Ordinance 526; An Ordinance to amend the City of New Castle Comprehensive Plan and rezone the property located at 604 Frenchtown Road, New Castle, DE 19720 previously known as Wilson’s Radiator Shop, Presently Zoned Residential District R-1 (“R-1 “) to Retail Commercial (“RC”). (Council President Ratchford – posted 06/23/2020.)

Next Regular Meeting Date: August 11, 2020
Posted: 06/23/2020
Final: 07/07/2020

City of New Castle Delaware
Public Hearing
Meeting to be held electronically via Zoom video and audio conferencing*
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 – 6:30 p.m.

A Public Hearing concerning Ordinance 527; An Ordinance to amend and restate the following chapters of the Code of the City of New Castle: Chapters 102 (Building Construction), Chapter 103 (One- and Two-Family Dwellings), Chapter 162 (Mechanical Standards), Chapter 163 (Fuel Gas Standards), Chapter 181 (Plumbing Code), Chapter 185 (Property Maintenance Code); and to establish new Chapters 164 (Existing Building Code) and 165 (Swimming Pool and Spa Code) to the Code of the City of New Castle. (Council President Ratchford – posted 06/23/2020.)

Next Regular Meeting Date: August 11, 2020
Posted: 06/23/2020
Final: 07/07/2020

City of New Castle Delaware
Regular City Council Meeting
Meeting to be held electronically via Zoom video and audio conferencing*
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 – 7:00 p.m.

Agenda
Roll Call

Minutes: June 4, 2020 Budget Workshop; June 9, 2020 Regular Meeting; June 15, 2020 Budget Workshop.

Staff Reports
Approval of Treasurer’s Report
Reports from the City Administrator & Staff
Council Communications
Business from the Mayor
Business from the Council President
Business from the Floor (concerning agenda items)
Public Comments

Old Business:
1. Second Reading of Ordinance 526; An Ordinance to amend the City of New Castle Comprehensive Plan and rezone the property located at 604 Frenchtown Road, New Castle, DE 19720 previously known as Wilson’s Radiator Shop, Presently Zoned Residential District R-1 (“R-1 “) to Retail Commercial (“RC”). (Council President Ratchford – posted 06/23/2020.)
2. Motion, Discussion and Vote on Ordinance 526; An Ordinance to amend the City of New Castle Comprehensive Plan and rezone the property located at 604 Frenchtown Road, New Castle, DE 19720 previously known as Wilson’s Radiator Shop, Presently Zoned Residential District R-1 (“R-1 “) to Retail Commercial (“RC”). (Council President Ratchford – posted 06/23/2020.)
3. Second Reading of Ordinance 527; An Ordinance to amend and restate the following chapters of the Code of the City of New Castle: Chapters 102 (Building Construction), Chapter 103 (One- and Two-Family Dwellings), Chapter 162 (Mechanical Standards), Chapter 163 (Fuel Gas Standards), Chapter 181 (Plumbing Code), Chapter 185 (Property Maintenance Code); and to establish new Chapters 164 (Existing Building Code) and 165 (Swimming Pool and Spa Code) to the Code of the City of New Castle. (Council President Ratchford – posted 06/23/2020.)
4. Motion, Discussion and Vote on Ordinance 527; An Ordinance to amend and restate the following chapters of the Code of the City of New Castle: Chapters 102 (Building Construction), Chapter 103 (One- and Two-Family Dwellings), Chapter 162 (Mechanical Standards), Chapter 163 (Fuel Gas Standards), Chapter 181 (Plumbing Code), Chapter 185 (Property Maintenance Code); and to establish new Chapters 164 (Existing Building Code) and 165 (Swimming Pool and Spa Code) to the Code of the City of New Castle. (Council President Ratchford – posted 06/23/2020.)
5. Council Discussion and Possible Action on City’s Operations, Budget or Recovery due to COVID-19. (Council President Ratchford – posted 06/23/2020.)
6. Council Discussion: Revisions to Chapter 28 of the Code of the City of New Castle regarding States of Emergency. (Councilperson Smith – posted 07/07/020.)

New Business
1. Motion, Discussion and Vote on Resolution 2020-17; A Resolution to Request an Optional “Preferred Mailing Address” for the City of New Castle from the United States Postal Service. (Councilperson Smith– posted 06/23/2020.)

Executive Session:  Collective Bargaining Strategy Session.

Next Regular Meeting Date: August 11, 2020
Posted: 06/23/2020
Final: 07/07/2020

Note: This agenda as listed may not be considered in sequence, including executive sessions.
*You can view the meeting online at the address below. A clickable link is available on the City website at www.newcastlecity.delaware.gov/events.

Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87218900167?pwd=T1N4d0FqUHk5RERjcWFTYWpRSGQ1QT09
Enter Password: 390537

You can also participate in the meeting via telephone by calling one of the phone numbers below and entering the meeting ID and password when prompted. (Long distance rates may apply.)
(301) 715-8592 or (646) 558-8656.
Meeting ID: 872 1890 0167
Password: 390537
Questions and comments will be taken via email up to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at info@newcastlecity.delaware.gov and live on zoom during the comment section of the meeting.