The following items of business came before the Newport City Council at its regular meeting to be held on February 22, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

No residents signed up to speak at the citizen’s forum.

COUNCIL LIAISON UPDATES

1. 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

(APPROVED, 1 PERSON SPOKE DURING PUBLIC HEARING, CONCEPT ADOPTED)

2.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.Minutes of the meeting held, January 25, 2017 (Approve) Minutes (APPROVED WITH 1 CORRECTION)
b.Special Event Licenses: (APPROVED)

1) Ancient Order of Hibernians, d/b/a Irish Food Tasting, Hibernian Hall; March 2, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Irish Food Tasting (APPROVED)
2) Ancient Order of Hibernians, d/b/a Parade Weekend Events, Hibernian Hall, 2 Wellington Ave.; March 10, 2017  from 6:00 p.m. to midnight, March 11, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to midnight and March 12, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to midnight Parade Events (APPROVED)
3) Ancient Order of Hibernians, d/b/a Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast, Hibernian Hall, 2 Wellington Ave.; February 26, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Green Eggs and Ham (APPROVED)
4) Michelle Leys, d/b/a My Best Friends Closet Consignment Sale, The Elks Lodge, 141 Pelham St.; 4/20/17 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., 4/21/17 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., 4/22/17 from 10:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m. and 4/23/17 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Consignment Sale (APPROVED)
5) Rhode Island Brewers Guild, d/b/a 6th Annual Newport Craft Beer Festival, Friends Meeting House, 21 Farewell St.; April 29, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Craft Beer (APPROVED)
6) Newport Public Education Foundation, Inc., d/b/a An Evening for Education Fundraiser, The Edward King House; June 2, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Evening for Education (APPROVED)
7) IYRS School of Technology & Trades, d/b/a IYRS Summer Gala/Fundraiser, IYRS Campus, 449 Thames St.; July 8, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to midnight Summer Gala (APPROVED)
8) International Tennis Hall of Fame, d/b/a Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, International Tennis Hall of Fame; July 16-23, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Championships (APPROVED)
9) International Tennis Hall of Fame, d/b/a Rolex Tribute Dinner, The Marble House; July 22, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Rolex Tribute (APPROVED)
c. Bingo License, Park Holm Senior Center, 1 Eisenhower Rd. Bingo (APPROVED)
d. Communication from CRMC, re:  Public Notice-Application for a State of Rhode Island Assent, ASC Realty Co. LLC, 1 Washington St., to expand the allowable slip length from 2,833’ by 566’ or a total of 3389’ (Receive) CRMC (APPROVED)
e. Communication from Jed Pearsall, re:  Resignation from the Waterfront Commission (Receive with regret) Resignation (APPROVED)
LICENSES & PERMITS

3. Annual Entertainment License Class A (Indoors), New, Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St. (Hearing) Emmanuel Church (APPROVED)
4. Victualing License, New, Mudville Café, LLC, d/b/a Cavu Café, 8 West Marlborough St. (In conjunction with liquor license transfer) Cavu Cafe (APPROVED)
5. Victualing License, New, 2 Church Street, LLC, d/b/a Queen Anne’s Loft, 212 Thames St. (In conjunction with liquor license transfer) Queen Anne’s Loft (APPROVED)
6. 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 RESOLUTIONS

7. Adopting the FY2018-2022 Capital Improvement Plan in concept – Capital Improvement Program (APPROVED, CONCEPT ADOPTED)
8. Requesting the City Administration to draft an ordinance requiring merchants to pick up cigarette litter- L. Ceglie, J. Florez, S. Taylor, J. Napolitano, K. Leonard Cigarette Litter (Continued by L. Ceglie to March 22nd meeting – heard from residents and businesses and wants to work with them to form committee/look at the issue) Read more here – City Council Members Look To Crack Down on Cigarette Butts and Debris on Sidewalks
9. Boards and Commissions- J. Bova, S. Taylor, J. Napolitano Boards and Commissions (Approved)
10. Adopting the Plastic Bag ordinance and implementation plan- L. Ceglie, S. Taylor, J. Bova, J. Florez Plastic Bag Ordinance (Continued by L. Ceglie to March 8th meeting)
ORDINANCES

11. Amending Chapter 10.24.010, entitled, “Parking Prohibited at all times in designated places”- Bosworth Court (Second Reading) Bosworth Court (APPROVED, ADOPTED)
12. Amending Chapter 10.24.010, entitled, “Parking prohibited at all times in designated places” – Prospect Hill Street (Second Reading) Prospect Hill (APPROVED, ADOPTED)
13. Amending Chapter 10.24.010, entitled, “Parking prohibited at all times in designated places”- John Street (Second Reading) John Street (APPROVED, ADOPTED)
14. Amending Title 8 of the Codified Ordinances, entitled, “Health and Safety” to add section 8.32, which will ban the use of single-use plastic bags (First Reading) 8.32 (FIRST READING APPROVED 7-0, WILL BE VOTED ON AGAIN ON MARCH 8TH. Read more on this here –Enforcement of Plastic Bag Ban Would Begin on November 1st)

(8 members of the public, 4 six-grade students from St. Michael’s Country Day School and a member of Barrington Town Council spoke during the public discussion.)
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

15. Action Item #5615/17 re:  Contract – Consultant Services – Joint Solar Power Array Project with the Town of Middletown            (w/ accompanying resolution) 5615 (Withdrawn from City Manager Nicholson)
16. Action Item #5616/17 re:  Group Purchasing Agreement – National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (w/accompanying resolution) 5616 (Approved)
17. Action Item #5617/17 re:  Award of Contract – RFP #17-053 – Parking Lot Attendant Booths (w/accompanying resolution) 5617 (Approved)
18. Action Item #5618/17 re:  Award of Bid #17-044 – Common Burying Ground  – Warner Street Wall Restoration (w/accompanying resolution) 5618 (Approved)
19. Action Item #5619/17 re:   Award of Bid #17-047 – Portable Toilets (w/accompanying resolution) 5619 (Approved)
20. Action Item #5620/17 re:   Sole Source Award to Mutt Mitt for Dog Waste Bags (w/accompanying resolution) (Approved)
ADJOURN AS COUNCIL AND CONVENE AS BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS

BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS 

CONSENT CALENDAR

1.Daily Liquor Licenses:

a) Class F: Rhode Island Brewers Guild, d/b/a Newport Craft Beer Festival, Friends Meeting House; April 29, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Craft Beer (Approved)
b) Class F-1:  International Tennis Hall of Fame, d/b/a Hall of Fame Championships, International Tennis Hall of Fame; July 16-23, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Hall of Fame (Approved)
c) Class F-1: International Tennis Hall of Fame, d/b/a Newport Jazz Festival Opening Night, International Tennis Hall of Fame; August 4, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Newport Jazz (Approved)
2. Application of 108 Laces, Inc., d/b/a Mudville Pub, 8 West Marlborough Street, holder of a Class BL alcoholic beverage license, to transfer ownership to Mudville Café, LLC (James Robert Black 55%, Robert Steven Dyer 25%, Gavin Riley Black 20%), d/b/a Cavu Café, at the same premises. (Hearing) Mudville Pub (Approved)
3. Application of Ella Terrace, Inc., d/b/a Star Bar Bistro, 212 Thames St., holder of a Class BV alcoholic beverage license, to transfer ownership to 2 Church Street, LLC (Amanda Roderick 100%), d/b/a Queen Anne’s Loft, at the same premises. (Hearing) Star Bar (Approved)

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