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New Bedford City Council

August 17 @ 7:00 pm

The New Bedford City Council will hold a regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17, in city council chambers at City Hall.

On the agenda:

  • Hearing for Eversource to add 75 feet of conduit and one handhole in Russell Street and 10 feet of PVC conduit and one handhole on Elm Street
  • An order waiving the appraisal requirement and the right to any damages on three easements to be acquired for the County Street improvement program
  • An order to accepta donation of a mural from artist Ramiro Davaro-Comas in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Beaches reception area
  • Re-appointment of Scott Grant, Rebeca Linhart, and Kimberly Rioux to the Conservation Commission and the re-appointment of Diana Henry to the Historical Commission
  • A loan order for $7.65 million to make critically needed repairs to city-owned buildings
  • A loan order for $4.05 million to replace windows, curtain walls, doors and storefront at Hathaway Elementary School
  • A loan order for $3.72 million to replace the roof at Carter Brooks School
  • An ordinanace amending sections of city code relative to the clerk of committees
  • Appointment of Safira Goncalves as a constable
  • Appointment of Heather Sylvia Chew to the Commission for Citizens with Disabilities and Alex J. Weiner to the Board of Health
  • A report recommending the council waive $17,839 owed by the Maltais’ for the cost of repairs at 578 County Street
  • An order to obtain an appraisal for the Goodyear Site and to prepare an order of taking to construct a new K-5 school to replace Congdon and DeValles schools
  • A motion to meet with two officials from Berklee College to discuss locating a Berklee City Music in New Bedford
  • A motion that the licensing board open a public hearing at their next meeting to rescind Rule 48 (the nip ban)
  • A motion that the Committee on Appointments and Briefings meet with New Bedford business owners to discuss the nip ban
  • Re-appointment of Dennis Farias as the City Clerk and clerk of the council
  • A motion to review and consider changes to Section 4200 of city code that prohibits salons from performing cosmetic enhancement procedure that is not tattooing
  • A motion to create a Charter Review Commission
  • A motion to meet with developers of a 21-person rooming house at 52 Ash Street and a seven-person rooming house at 110 Hawthorn Street, as well as WHALE, the preservation society and neighbors
  • A motion requesting New Bedford Police increase patrols in the area of Morton Ave and Hanover St. due to speeding and criminal activity
  • A motion that the Committee on Ordinances explore parental paid leave for city employees
  • A motion requesting “Slow, Curve Ahead” signage be installed on County Street from Spring Street to Madison Street
  • A motion to use $50,000 of ARPA monies to purchase 10-12 solar radar speed limit signs
  • A motion to meet with interested parties to develop an immediate plan for the Star Store
  • A communication from Associate City Solicitor Pavao with summaries of the proposed County Street Traffic Improvement Project
  • Several open meeting law complaints for the licensing board hearing on July 24

Read the full agenda here.


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