Council meeting again moved


Monday’s Delaware City Council meeting has again been moved to the Moses Byxbe Room at Mingo Park, 500 Lincoln Ave.

Ongoing repairs to the air-conditioning system at City Hall have resulted in moving some of the city’s meetings to Mingo, or turning on fans in council chambers.

At the last council meeting on June 8, council member Lisa Keller said she was concerned about the increasing temperatures in the building and whether employees should be allowed to continue working there.

On the agenda is the first reading of a resolution authorizing the installation of stop signs on Cobblestone Drive at Carson Farms Boulevard and establishing no parking zones in front of 402 Cobblestone and 100 Hayfield Drive. Previously, council approved by a 5-2 vote a one-time waiver of its 75 percent rule for unwarranted stop signs. (The rule states that a stop sign could be placed only if 75 percent of the residents in an area supported it.) However, the city’s Parking and Safety Committee recommended waiving the rule in this instance.

If approved, the stop signs would be installed to deter speeding.

Also on the agenda is an ordinance to provide funding to hire a permanent part-time employee in the finance department. The position would help collect income tax affected by a Joint Economic Development District. A vote could be taken on the ordinance at this meeting.

Another ordinance would have voters decide in November whether to eliminate the .15 percent recreation levy when the debt services of $23.8 million have been repaid. Council member Andy Brush recommended council have an opinion letter from bond counsel drafted. This would be the first of possibly three readings on the matter.

Other legislation concerns purchasing a replacement traffic service vehicle, and repairing the showers at the Justice Center.

There will also be presentations by SourcePoint director Robert Horrocks and “Delaware for Democracy” by the county’s board of elections.

The council meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Monday. A recreation levy subcommittee meeting takes places at 6 p.m., which includes an update on the Veterans Park splash pad. Both meetings are open to the public.