City Council agenda: April 15

Apr 14, 2014

Public Hearing #1

The City of Belfast will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, immediately prior to its regularly scheduled council meeting at Belfast City Hall, 131 Church Street, Belfast, Maine, to discuss an application being submitted to the State of Maine CDBG program for a Housing Assistance Grant in an amount up to $500,000. The purpose of the grant application is to rehabilitate substandard housing that is occupied by low-to-moderate income individuals and households. Public comments will be solicited at this hearing and will be submitted as part of the application. All persons wishing to make comments or ask questions about the grant application are invited to attend this public hearing.

Public Hearing #2

A public hearing will be to hear an application by the Moorings Oceanfront Resort Inc. d/b/a Papa J's at 193 Searsport Ave., Belfast, Maine, for a renewal Malt, Spirituous and Vinous Restaurant Class liquor license, interior and exterior.

Public Hearing #3

A public hearing will be held on an application for a new Victualer's license for Wayne Cousins d/b/a Off The Hook (formerly MMP) located at 21 Airport Road, Belfast, Maine license to expire May 31, 2015.

Public Hearing #4

A public hearing will be held on an application for a new Victualer's license for Kyle Skinner d/b/a Goose River Grocery located at 77 Swan Lake Ave., Belfast, Maine license to expire May 31, 2015.

Public Hearing #5

A public hearing will be held to hear an application by Weathervane Seafoods d/b/a Weathervane Seafoods located at 3 Maine Street, Public Landing, Belfast, Maine for a renewal Malt, Spirituous and Vinous Restaurant Class liquor license.

Business

Request from David Smith to use the Boathouse on Ear Day, April 22, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. for an educational project for children.

Request from “Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition” and “Habitat for Belfast” for council to support the creation of an “in town” nature walk.

Request from the Economic Development Director to have the city council authorize the City Manager to sign all documents required for acceptance of a $1.9 million Economic Development Administration Public Works grant.

Request to have the city council authorize staff to go out to bid for the city's Downtown Revitalization Project and to have the city council authorize matching funds for this project in the amount of $167,540.

Request to have the city council authorize the submission of a grant application to the Federal Aviation Administration for funds to conduct a “phase 2” update of an Airport Master Plan and to set aside $7,466.10 from the Airport Runway Capital Reserve account as the City of Belfast's match funding for this project.

Request for council authorization to submit an application to the Maine Office of Community Development for a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant Housing Assistance Grant.

Request to have the city council authorize the payment of legal expenses incurred for work on the city's Downtown Waterfront and Northport Avenue Tax Increment Financing Districts.

Request to put tax foreclosed properties out to bid for sale with the bid opening to be at the city council meeting of July 15, 2014.

Request from the Transfer Station to move $1,000 from the Transfer Station Capital reserve to budget line 440-520 to install safety devices for the overhead doors.

Discussion on energy efficiency (Mike Hurley).

Request to go into executive session to discuss a real estate matter.

Signing of council orders and housekeeping items.

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