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New Bedford City Council

July 20 @ 7:00 pm

The New Bedford City Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 20 in city council chambers at City Hall.

On the agenda:

  • A communication to change the layout of County Street from Scott Street to Union Street to widen it by 50 feet
  • Petition from Eversource to locate 10 feet of conduit and two handholes on Sassaquin Ave
  • Petition from Eversource to lay 290 feet of conduit and add one manhole on John Vertente Blvd
  • Petition from Eversource to add multiple new streetlights on Samuel Barnet Blvd
  • Petition from Eversource to lay 15 15 feet of conduit in Hillman Street and 44 feet and three manholes on County Street
  • An order to obtain an appraisal for the Goodyear Site land
  • An order to use a salary step other than the minimum for these positions: administrative assistant to the assessor, associate city solicitor, director of human resources, treasurer/collector
  • A home rule petition authorizing the administrative assistant to the board of assessors be a non-resident
  • Appointment of Robert Ekstrom as chief financial officer
  • Re-appointment of Joseph C. Latimer as a constable
  • An order to enter into a 99-year lease with the Zeiterion Theater for property at 684 Purchase Street (parking garage)
  • An order to appropriate $2,607,730 from ordinary revenue and receipts to police salary and wages
  • An order authorizing $25,000 from the EMS detail revolving fund be authorizing for fiscal year 2024
  • An order authorizing $32,000 from the EMS training academy revolving fund be authorized for fiscal year 2024
  • A loan order for $20 million to finance the city’s long term CSO control and capital improvement plan
  • A loan order for $7.65 million to make critically needed repairs to city-owned buildings
  • A recommendation to approve a memorial park bench and plaque at Buttonwood Park Zoo in memory of Beverly Almeida Souza
  • A recommendation to approve at memorial park bench and plaque for William ‘Bud’ Montigny in the tennis grove area of Buttonwood Park
  • A recommendation to approve at memorial park bench and plaque for Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Montigny in the tennis grove area of Buttonwood Park
  • Renewal or new private livery licenses for Christopher Okafor, Khalil Arsanios, David Mattos and Chrisitan A. Cornejo
  • Appointment of James E. Sullivan Jr. to the Council on Aging
  • Appointment of James R. Gagnon to the Veterans Advisory Board
  • A report on the closing of Commercial Street from Aug. 1 to Dec. 31, a five-month extension of the current street closing
  • A report from the Licensing Board and Chief of Police on periodic checks
  • Approval of the CPA annual budget for 2024
  • Adoption of a five-year lease with All American Investment Group to purchase two equipped ambulances for $807,000, one transit van for $192,198 and one truck for $63,325
  • A loan order for $4.054 million to replace windows, doors and storefront at Hathaway Elementary School
  • A loan order for $3.7 million to replace the roof at Carter Brooks Elementary
  • A motion to meet with Berklee College of Music to discuss locating an annex of the school in New Bedford
  • A TIF application for a five-year agreement with Windward Power Systems Inc. and Superfly Enterprises LLC
  • A motion to adopt three orders related to the annual consumer price index

Read the full agenda here.


July 20
7:00 pm
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