The Rockland City Council has a lengthy agenda before it on Monday night, March  1, including a continued discussion of Central Maine Power’s tree cutting program.

The council will also consider a few land sale proposals and hold a trio of closed door sessions on legal, union negotiation and personnel matters.

Also on the agenda is a proposal to name a road after Capt. Richard Spear of Rockland. Spear has served the city’s port district since first being elected to the board in 1953. The council plans to name the road that runs north of Tillson Avenue between Lermond Cove and the wastewater treatment plant after Spear.

The port district and Spear have been supportive of the project to create berthing and docking facilities for a group of schooners in Lermond Cove.

The issue will be discussed Monday, March 1 and will likely be voted on at the council’s Monday, March 8 meeting.

In regard to CMP, two weeks ago the council directed the city manager to hire an arborist who would work with CMP and the company it hired to do the tree cutting work (ABC Professional Tree Services). CMP agreed to a temporary halt in work until the city could hire the arborist and develop a strategy.

The tree trimming thus far has been met with strong criticism from residents who have said the utility company’s trimming was excessive and that the company failed to consult with homeowners who asked for such consultations and that the company failed to meet the public notice law.

The closed-door session on the legal matter is about a payment issue between the city and the firm it has renovating the recreation building. The union negotiations concern talks with the Teamsters union in which the two sides are in mediation on a new contract. The city has not disclosed the nature of the personnel session.

The council will set its agenda Monday, March 1 for the Monday, March 8 regular monthly meeting. On that agenda, the council will consider setting bids for city owned properties at 32 Birch St. and 69 Benner Hill. The council will also consider final approval to sell 21 Rockland St. and initial approval to sell 237 Rankin St.

The 21 Rockland St. property is proposed to be sold to Peter Smith for $42,500. The property consists of a 1,250-square-foot home on one-sixth of an acre. The property is assessed at $117,000.

The city rejected in December a proposal to sell 21 Rockland St. through a municipal quit claim deed for $9,999 to Mack Properties LLC. The council directed its real estate agent to try to negotiate a better deal.

The issuance of a quit claim deed means the city quits any claims it has to a property.

The property had been owned by Richard Proctor and was lost last year for nonpayment of sewer fees.

The council will consider initial approval of selling 237 Rankin St. for $2,506 to Danny and Nancy Riley. The 1.3 acre undeveloped property is assessed by the city at $6,300 and the city has owned it since 2004.

The 32 Birch St. property was owned by HSBC Mortgage Service and had previously been owned by the heirs of Christopher S. Lowell. The Birch Street property includes a one-and-a-half-story home with about 900 square feet of living space and nearly one-fifth of an acre of land. The property is assessed by the city at $109,000.

The 69 Benner Hill property is nine-tenths of an acre of undeveloped land assessed at $11,900. The city has owned the parcel since 1991.

The Monday, March 1 meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at city hall.