Preview: Agenda for July 10th Newport City Council Meeting

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The following is the agenda for Newport City Council’s next Council Meeting;

CITY OF NEWPORT 
DOCKET OF THE COUNCIL MEETING 
JULY 10, 2019

THE MEETING WILL BE HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS 
43 BROADWAY, NEWPORT, RI 02840

The following items of business, filed with the City Clerk under the Rules of the Council, will come before the Council at its regular meeting to be held on July 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

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Suggested Action: CITIZENS’ FORUM: (Speakers must sign in with the City Clerk) The Citizens’ Forum period shall be no longer than fifteen minutes, and citizens may address the Council on one subject only and for no longer than three minutes. Issues to be discussed shall not include matters to be considered or discussed as part of the regular Council agenda and must be related to substantive city business. No comments regarding personnel or job performance are allowed.

1.CONSENT CALENDAR.  (THE CONSENT CALENDAR IS APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY UNLESS THE COUNCIL REMOVES AN ITEM FOR DISCUSSION.  ALL LICENSES ARE GRANTED SUBJECT TO COMPLIANCE WITH ORDINANCES #31-80 AND #98-40.)
a.Special Events:
1.The Women’s Resource Center of Newport & Bristol Counties, d/b/a North End Neighborhood Association Community Yard Sale, 1 York St., July 13 and August 3, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Yard Sale

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2.Encore Worldwide, d/b/a OmegaTown, Easton’s Beach; July 17-19, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

OmegaTown

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3.Barlan Enterprises LTD d/b/a Guernsey’s, d/b/a A Century at Sea – A Maritime Auction, IYRS School of Technology & Trades; July 18-19, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; July 20, 2019 from 10 am to 8 p.m.

Auction

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4.Newport Art Museum, d/b/a Wet Paint, Newport Art Museum; August 17, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Wet Paint

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5.Museum of Newport Irish History, d/b/a Shamrocks and Seashells, Easton’s Beach Rotunda; August 17, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Shamrocks

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6.Fireworks Display – Peter Kiernan, d/b/a Hammersmith Farm – Private Fireworks Event, 225 Harrison Ave.; August 17, 2019 from 9:45 – 9:59 p.m. (14-minute display)

Hammersmith Farm

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7.Compass Rose Events, Inc., d/b/a 200th Anniversary Celebration, 80 Fort Adams Drive; August 21, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Fireworks – 30 minute display beginning at 9:00 p.m.)

200th Anniversary

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8.Sail Newport, Inc., d/b/a Sail Newport Fundraiser, 72 Fort Adams Drive; August 22, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Fundraiser

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9.Iglesia Cristiana Betania, d/b/a Youth Concert, King Park; September 1, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Youth Concert

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10.Sail Newport, Inc., d/b/a Sail for Hope, Newport Shipyard; September 28, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sail for Hope

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11.Broadway Merchants Association, Inc., d/b/a Broadway Street Fair, Equality Park to Washington Sq. including Great Friends Meeting House; October 12, 2019 from noon to 6 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Great Friends Meeting House Lawn  – Street closure request: Both sides of Broadway starting at Cranston Ave. to north side of Washington Square from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Street Fair

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b.Communication from Diane McCaffrey, on behalf of Festa Italiana, re:  Request to waive banner license fees for Festa Italiana in Touro Park

Festa Italiana

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c.Holiday Selling License, Renewal, Maramill, LLC, d/b/a CK Bradley, 39 Memorial Blvd.

CK Bradley

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d.Communication from Edward D. Pare, Jr., Esq., Brown Rudnick LLP, re:  Small Cell Facilities, Newport, Rhode Island- New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC, d/b/a AT & T (“AT&T”) (Receive and refer to city administration for a recommendation)

Small Cell Facilities

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e.Communication from the Rhode Island State Planning Council/ Metropolitan Planning Organization, re:  Notice of Public Hearing Ocean State Outdoors, Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) (Receive)

SCORP

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f.Communication from Public Utilities Commission, re:  Notice of Public Hearings in re: City of Newport Water Division Application to Change Rate Schedules (Receive)

PUC

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g.Communication from David Downes, re: Resignation from the Cliff Walk Commission (Receive with regret)

Downes

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h.Communication from Daniel Dias, re: Resignation from the Historic District Commission (Receive with regret)

Dias

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i.Communication from Elizabeth (Bette) Reed, re:  Resignation from the Hospitality Commission (Receive with regret)

Reed

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j.Communication from Alexa Furtado, re:  Resignation from the Hospitality Commission (Receive with regret)

Furtado

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k.Communication from Deborah Winthrop, re:  Resignation from the Hospitality Commission (Receive with regret)

Winthrop

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LICENSES & PERMITS

2.Pedicab Business License, New, I Wanna Ride Pedicab, LLC (Justin Richardson), d/b/a I Wanna Ride Pedicab (2 pedicab licenses)

I Wanna Ride

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3.Pedicab Business License, New, James R. Brown III, d/b/a New England Pedicab (1 pedicab license)

New England Pedicab

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4.Victualing License, Expansion, Ben’s Chili Dogs, LLC, d/b/a Ben’s Chili Dogs, 158 Broadway, to expand the licensed premises into 156 Broadway

Ben’s

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5.Victualing License, New, Barnaby Quinn, d/b/a Le Bec Sucre, 7 Carroll Ave.

Le Bec Sucre

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6.Entertainment License, New, Class A (indoor) and B (outdoor), Old Battle Axe, Inc., d/b/a The Reef, 10 W. Howard Wharf from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 midnight (Second Hearing)  -Restrictions:  Outside entertainment (with amplification) permitted April through September 30.  No amplification after 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday – max decibel level 65.  No amplification after 11:00 p.m. on Friday’s, Saturday’s and Sundays preceding a Monday holiday.  No live music or speakers permitted on the North patio.  No entertainment permitted on the North patio.

Old Battle Axe

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7.APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS & COMMISSIONS

Appointments

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RESOLUTIONS
ORDINANCES

8.Amending Chapter 2.120 of the Codified Ordinances, entitled, “General Fee Schedule” (First Reading)

2.120

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9.Amending Section 5.56.010 of the Codified Ordinances, entitled, “License required.” (First Reading)

5.56.010

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10.Amending Section 5.56.020 of the Codified Ordinances, entitled, “License application and issuance – Approval of health department required for certain licenses – Application fee.” (First Reading)

5.56.020

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11.Amending Section 5.56.070 of the Codified Ordinances, entitled, “Inspection of vehicles and food peddlers – Sale of beverages” to delete the section in its entirety (First Reading)

5.56.070

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12.Amending Chapter 5.56.080 of the Codified Ordinances, entitled, “Sales prohibited on certain streets.” (First Reading)

5.56.080

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13.Amending Section 5.56.100 of the Codified Ordinances, entitled, “Sales prohibited on near establishments selling similar goods.” (First Reading)

5.56.100

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14.Amending Section 5.56.120 of the Codified Ordinances, entitled, “Categories of peddlers – Maximum number of licenses.” (First Reading)

5.56.120

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15.Amending Title Five of the Codified Ordinances entitled, Business Licenses & Regulations to add a new Chapter 5.57 entitled, “Mobile Food Establishments” (First Reading)

5.57

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16.Communication from Turner C. Scott, Esq., re:  Retail Beverage Licenses Class B-Tavern- requesting to increase the number of BT licenses by two (2)

BT Licenses

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17.Action Item #5866/19 – RE:  Police Department – Vice Unit Vehicle Purchases (w/accompanying resolution)

5866

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ADJOURN AS COUNCIL AND CONVENE AS BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS
BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS
CONSENT CALENDAR

1.Class F-1 Daily Liquor Licenses,
a.Newport Art Museum, d/b/a Wet Paint, 76 Bellevue Ave.; August 17, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Wet Paint

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b.Sail Newport, Inc., d/b/a Sail Newport Fundraiser, 80 Fort Adams Drive; August 22, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Fundraiser

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c.Sail Newport, Inc., d/b/a Sailing Regatta, Newport Shipyard, 1 Washington St.; September 28, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Regatta

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d.Broadway Merchants Association, Inc., d/b/a Broadway Street Fair (Beyond Broadway Part), Quaker Meeting House Lawn; October 12, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Street Fair

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ADJOURN

Suggested Action: ADJOURN AS BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS AND RECONVENE AS COUNCIL AND PURSUANT TO RIGL 42-46-1, AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH RIGL 42-46-5 (a)(2), BASED UPON AN AFFIRMATIVE VOTE OF THE MAJORITY PRESENT, MOVE TO EXECUTIVE SESSION IN THE 2ND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM TO DISCUSS MATTERS RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING/TENTATIVE AGREEMENTS WITH NEWPORT MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION, NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION OF RHODE ISLAND (“NEARI”) (LOCAL 840)

ADJOURN

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