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New Bedford City Council
July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The New Bedford City Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 21 in City Council chambers in City Hall.
On the agenda:
- A request for Proposals for the sale of the Airport’s vacant lot on the east side of Mt. Pleasant Street.
- Two orders authorizing the city to lease replacement vehicles for EMS, fire department and police department.
- Appointing Carol Pimentel to the GNB Voc-Tech District Committee to replace Patrick Walsh, who has resigned.
- Appointing Gary Lunsford of Milwaukee as the Director of Zoological Services at Buttonwood Park Zoo.
- Appointments to the airport commission, cemetery board, conservation commission, city auditor, constable and redevelopment authority.
- A $5 million loan order to acquire land and building at 449 North Street for a central kitchen for New Bedford Public Schools.
- Approval of memorial park benches for Derek Pimentel, Alice Sherman and Sarah D. Clark.
- A recommendation to erect a plaque or memorial honoring Leo E. Larrivee at the walking path of Buttonwood Park as well as a pocket park or monument the City’s greatest track hero.
- An act authorizing city employees for certain health benefits when the cause of death is related to COVID-19.
- Approving the cost to replace a headstone that was severely damaged in Rural Cemetery.
- Approving the extension of a lease between the airport and Airport Mini Storage.
- A loan order for $11.17 million for repairing City-owned buildings and related roads and infrastructure.
- Demolition of buildings at 1 Rear Coffin Ave and 40 Edison Street.
- A motion to discuss gas line work done at 578 County Street
- A motion to re-zone Lots 9 and 11 on WS Braley Rad from Industrial C to Residential B.
- A motion requesting the Traffic Commission rescind its new parking fines, which increased from $10 to $20.
- A motion requesting a reversal of the current practice of allowing mix-use in Senior Housing “on behalf of our local Senior population that have been put into a housing situation that is unsafe and detrimental to their quality of life.”
- A motion requesting DPI authorize night time and weekend painting of crosswalks and directional arrows.
- A request for a hearing in front of the committee to discuss the conditions that caused the fire at Bob’s Tire on July 7.
Creation of a sub-precinct 1B-1 at CareOne of New Bedford.
- A change of polling location from the Kennedy Youth Center, Wards 5A and 5B, to the Kennedy Donovan Center due to ongoing and delayed renovations of the youth center.