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City Council Regular Meeting

08/11/2020 - 07:00 PM

City of New Castle Delaware
Regular City Council Meeting
Meeting to be held electronically via Zoom video and audio conferencing*
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 – 7:00 p.m. – Minutes

Roll Call

Minutes: July 14, 2020 Public Hearing; July 14, 2020 Public Hearing; July 14, 2020 Regular Meeting

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 08/04/2020.)

New Business
1. Motion, Discussion and Vote on Resolution 2020-18; A Resolution Approving Mayor’s Re-appointment to the Planning Commission of Joseph F. Day III. (Council President Ratchford – posted 08/04/2020.)
                             -Joseph F. Day III – Term Ending July 11, 2023

2. Motion, Discussion and Vote on Resolution 2020-19; A Resolution Approving Mayor’s Re-appointments to the Board of Health. (Council President Ratchford – posted 08/04/2020.)
                            -Eleanor Green – Term Ending September 11, 2022
                            -William Hentkowski – Term Ending October 9, 2022
                            -Dr. Joanne Viola – Term Ending October 9, 2022

3. Discussion and review of the Draft 2020 Comprehensive Plan Update, including the remaining steps in the process, which will include Public Hearings before the Planning Commission and the City Council. (Council President Ratchford – posted 08/04/2020.)

4. First Reading of Ordinance No. 528, an Ordinance to Adopt the Update to the 2009 Comprehensive Plan, entitled the 2020 City of New Castle Comprehensive Plan. (Council President Ratchford – posted 08/04/2020.)

Next Regular Meeting Date: September 8, 2020
Posted: 08/04/2020

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
Meeting Link:
Enter Password: 390537
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(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, August 11, 2020 at and live on zoom during the comment section of the meeting.