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The following items of business will go before Newport City Council at its regular meeting to be held on February 8, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at Newport City Hall.
To see links to any of the following items, visit http://cityofnewport.granicus.com/GeneratedAgendaViewer.php?view_id=1&event_id=45
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
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.
COUNCIL LIAISON UPDATES
PUBLIC HEARING- Recommended FY2018-2022 Capital Improvement Program . A copy for review is on file in the City Clerk’s Office and on the city’s website http://www.cityofnewport.com/departments/finance/budgets-cafrs-cips
Capital Improvement Program
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.)
Special Event Licenses:
Christine M. Regan, d/b/a Psychic Fair, Newport Elks Lodge; February 12, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Island Moving Company, d/b/a Opening Weekend/Mother Goose, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave.; March 3-5, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Swanhurst Chorus, d/b/a Carousel Dinner Theater, Fenner Hall, 15 Fenner Ave.; March 5& 12 from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. and March 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Carousel Dinner Theater
Eileen Ryan, d/b/a “Going Green for Eileen”, Elks Lodge; March 25, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Going Green for Eileen
Stage Door Dance, Inc., d/b/a Dress Rehearsal/Recital, Rogers High School Auditorium; June 21 & 22, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and June 24, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Mary Ann Martin, d/b/a Unique Boutique Craft Fair, Easton’s Beach Rotunda; November 11 & 12, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Unique Boutique Craft Fair
Holiday Selling License, New, CWT, LLC, d/b/a Crosswynds Traders Newport, 6 W. Marlborough St.
Crosswynds Traders Newport
Popular Annual Financial Report July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 (Receive)
Popular Annual Financial Report
Communication from Lt. Corey Huck, Chairman, Aquidneck Island National Police Parade, requesting permission for the parade route in Newport, from the One Mile Corner to Washington Square, on May 7, 2017 (stepping off at 11:50 A.M. from 317 West Main Road, Middletown), and to be the parade’s sole vendor (Approve subject to details being worked out with the city administration)
Aquidneck Island National Police Parade
Communication from Alyssa Lozupone, re: Resignation from the Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission (Receive with regret)
LICENSES & PERMITS
Victualing License, New, L and B Associates, LLC, d/b/a to be determined, 151 Swinburne Row & outdoors (In conjunction with liquor license transfer) (Continued from 1/25/2017)
Victualing License, New, TBG Food and Beverage, LLC, d/b/a Ciro’s Pomodoro Italian Restaurant & Bar, 10 Brown and Howard Wharf, Unit 103-107 (In conjunction with liquor license transfer) (Continued from January 25, 2017)
Ciro’s Pomodoro Italian Restaurant & Bar
Sound Variance, Nicholas Schorsch, 43 Cliff Avenue, May 20, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. for a live band with amplification (Hearing)
APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS & COMMISSIONS Note: Vacancies currently or soon will exist on the following Boards and Commissions: Accessibility Advisory Committee, Waste Water and Storm Water Improvements Committee, Affirmative Action Commission, Beach Commission, Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission, Energy and Environment Commission, Finance Review Committee, Harbor Walk Commission, Historic District Commission, Planning Board, Trust and Investment Commission, Tree and Open Space Commission, Waterfront Commission, Zoning Board of Review
Amending the Codified Ordinances of the City of Newport to add Title 14 entitled, “Planning and Land Use, Chapter 04, Comprehensive Plan”, and to add Chapter 14.047.010, entitled “Comprehensive Planning and Land Use Act” (Second Reading)
Comprehensive Planning and Land Use Act
Amending Chapter 8.08.100 entitled, “Fire Lanes” (Second Reading)
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY MANAGER
Action Item #5611/17 re: Amendment #2 – Contract 15-020 – Design of Sanitary Sewer System Improvements (w/accompanying resolution)
Action Item #5612/17 re: Ordinance Revision – 10.24.010 – Parking Prohibited at all times in designated places – Bosworth Court (w/accompanying ordinance)
Action Item #5613/17 re: Ordinance Revision – 10.24.010 – Parking Prohibited at all times in designated places – John Street (w/accompanying ordinance)
Action Item #5614/17 re: A Ordinance Revision – 10.24.010 – Parking Prohibited at all times in designated places – Prospect Hill Street (w/accompanying ordinance)
ADJOURN AS COUNCIL AND CONVENE AS BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS
BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS
Communication from Jeffrey S. Michaelson on behalf of 99 West, LLC, re: Notification of change in officers (Receive and make part of the licensee’s file)
99 West, LLC
Application of The Barking Crab Newport, LLC, d/b/a The Boat Yard, 151 Swinburne Row to transfer its Class BV alcoholic beverage license to L and B Associates, LLC (Stephen R. Lewinstein 50% and Christopher C. Bicho 50%), d/b/a to be determined, for the same premises. (Hearing)- Continued from January 25, 2017
Application of A & O, Inc., d/b/a Willy’s, 599 Thames St. to transfer its Class BV alcoholic beverage license to TBG Food and Beverage LLC (Johannes Erksine Floe, sole member), d/b/a Ciro’s Pomodoro Italian Restaurant and Bar, 10 Brown and Howard Wharf, Units 103- 107. (Hearing) -(Continued from January 25, 2017)
Suggested Action: February 1, 2017 Docket of the Council Meeting February 8, 2017 Page 4 As has been past practice, the Council will meet at 6:20 p.m. to discuss docket items. This pre-meeting will be held in the Second Floor Conference Room. The public is invited to attend. The docket, along with all supporting documents, can be viewed on the City of Newport website: www.cityofnewport.com – “Council Agendas and Minutes.” Council Meetings can be viewed on Cox Cable, Channel 18; check local listings for dates and times. Newport City Hall is accessible and meets ADA requirements. INDIVIDUALS REQUIRING AN INTERPRETER OR OTHER ACCOMMODATIONS MUST NOTIFY THE CITY CLERK’S OFFICE (845-5351) OR CITY MANAGER’S OFFICE (845-5429) ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING.