Belfast City Council meeting agenda includes $5k COVID-19 response grant, letter condemning racism

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    BELFAST — The Belfast City Council will meet this Tuesday, Oct. 20, to discuss a number of issues, including two public hearings regarding the renewals of two Victualer’s Licenses for two Belfast businesses. 

    The agenda for the upcoming Council meeting, which occurs on the first and third Tuesday of the month, is posted on the Belfast city website. 

    The first public hearing scheduled is regarding the renewal application for Moonbat LLC, doing business as Marshall Wharf Brewing Company, which is located at 36 Marshall Wharf in Belfast. 

    The second hearing is regarding the license renewal application for Sherian Swindell, doing business as The Only Donut. The Only Donut is located at 225 Northport Ave in Belfast. 

    Council meets begin with a call to order, followed by a roll call, which includes Mayor Eric Sanders, Councilors Mary Mortier, Neal Harkness, Brenda Bonneville, Michael Hurley, and Paul Dean, City Manager Erin Herbig, and Administrative Assistant Manda Cushman. 

    The meeting is open to members of the public, with those interested in submitting announcements, questions, or comments, asked to email the city at Citizens can also write in with any questions or comments to the City of Belfast, 131 Church Street in Belfast. Those who reach out are asked to include their name and residence due to comments being included as a part of public record. The deadline for receiving these correspondences is noon on the day of the meeting. 

    Additionally, the Council will also utilize the Zoom Webinar features to “allow for public input by allowing for virtual participation,” according to the meeting agenda. A website address will serve as the link to the Zoom meeting and will be featured on the City of Belfast’s website ahead of the meetings. 

    A phone number will also be available, which will allow citizens to participate in the meeting even if they are experiencing technical issues. 

    Other items on the agenda include a request to approve a parade permit application for a “Woman’s March,” which will use City sidewalks. 

    Under the business section of the agenda, it is noted there will be a letter from Mayor Sanders and councilors condemning racism. 

    The Council will also hear a request from the Belfast city clerk to accept a $5,000 grant awarded to the Center for Tech and Civic Life Covid-19 Response Grant. 

    Other business includes:

    The Belfast fire chief is also on the agenda, requesting to accept and award bids for defibrillators. 

    A request from Belfast Police Chief Gerry Lincoln to confirm Kyle Hayward as a full-time patrol Sergeant for the City of Belfast. 

    An update of the City of Belfast winter parking ban and winter parking lot rules, which begin Nov. 1. 

    A request from Waterfall Arts for use of Steamboat Landing Park on Sat. Oct. 24, at 11 a.m. for Belfast’s Great Pumpkin Pageant Event. 

    The regular Belfast City Council meeting will take place at 7 p.m. 

    Erica Thoms can be reached at

    Event Date: 

    Tue, 10/20/2020 - 7:00pm