Preview: Agenda for Newport City Council’s June 26th Meeting

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Newport City Council will host their next Regular Council meeting on Wednesday, June 26th at 6:30 pm at the Council Chambers at Newport City Hall. The meeting is open to the public.

Here’s a look at the agenda;

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CITY OF NEWPORT 
DOCKET OF THE COUNCIL MEETING 
JUNE 26, 2019

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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 June 26, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
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.

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.Minutes of the meetings held May 22, 2019 (Approve)

Minutes

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b.Special Events:
1)Newport Elks Lodge No. 104, d/b/a Purple Party Fundraiser, Newport Elks Lodge; June 29, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Purple Party

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Purple Party

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2)Island Moving Company, d/b/a Nuit Blanche Gala, Bellevue House, 304 Bellevue Ave.; July 5, 2019 from 7:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.  – Street closure request: Berkeley Ave. from Freebody St. to   Bellevue Ave. from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Nuit Blanche

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3)Rockwell Amusement & Promotions Inc., d/b/a Carnival, 150 Admiral Kalbfus Rd.; July 9 -14, 2019, weekdays from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Sunday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Carnival

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4)Island Moving Company, d/b/a Great Friends Dance Festival, St. Michael’s Country Day School; July 14-21, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Dance Festival

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5)The Zabriskie Memorial Church of St. John the Evangelist, d/b/a Music on The Lawn, 63 Poplar St.; July 18, August 1, 8, 15, 29 and September 5, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Music on the Lawn

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6)International Tennis Hall of Fame, Inc., d/b/a Hall of Fame Open, International Tennis Hall of Fame; July 14-21, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

HOF Open

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7)International Tennis Hall of Fame, Inc., d/b/a Hall of Fame Welcome Dinner, Ochre Court; July 19, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

HOF Welcome

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8)International Tennis Hall of Fame, d/b/a Induction Cocktail Reception, International Tennis Hall of Fame; July 20, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Induction

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9)Aquidneck Land Trust, d/b/a Enchanted Summer- Fundraiser, 3 properties: 646 Bellevue Ave., 662 Bellevue Ave and 670 Bellevue Ave.; July 20, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Enchanted Summer

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10)Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc., d/b/a Newport Festivals Foundation Community Concert, Fort Adams State Park Quad; August 1, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Community Concert

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11)Rhode Island Arts Foundation at Newport, Inc., d/b/a Newport Music Festival- Classical Music Concerts (2019):
a)King Park Gazebo; July 4 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Gazebo

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b)The Breakers; 7/5-7, 7/9-14, 7/16-21 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Breakers

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c)Emmanuel Church; July 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Emmanuel Church

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d)Newport Art Museum; July 7, 8 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

NAM

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e)The Elms; July 8-10 & 15-17 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Elms

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f)Newport Art Museum; July 9 & 16 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

NAM

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g)Chinese Tea House; July 12 & 19 from 5:15 a.m. to 7:15 a.m.

Chinese Tea House

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h)Ochre Court; July 14 & 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Ochre Court

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i)Castle Hill Inn; July 15 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Castle Hill Inn

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j)Newport Country Club; July 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

NCC

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k)Bellevue House, 304 Bellevue; July 23 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (rain date July 24)

Bellevue House

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l)Ochre Court; July 28 from 5:30 p.m. -10:30 p.m.

Ochre Court

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c.Private Detective License, Renewal, Shelley O’Neill, d/b/a O’Neill Investigations, 21 Peckham Ave.

Detective

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d.Holiday Selling License, change of address, Meeka LLC, d/b/a Meeka, 33 Franklin St.

Meeka

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e.Holiday Selling License, New, Tim Keyes Apparel Group, Inc., d/b/a Pop Up Newport, 45 Long Wharf, Unit B100

Pop Up

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f.Holiday Selling License, New, Arianna Spa, Inc., d/b/a Arianna Skincare, 13 Touro St.

Arianna Skincare

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g.Communication from Church Community Housing Corporation and the Newport Spring Leadership Committee, re:  Newport Town Spring Park – Requesting the City of Newport endorses the plan developed by A+L Landscaping and the traffic plan by Beta Group (Receive)

Spring Park

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

HDC

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LICENSES & PERMITS

2.Pedicab Business License, New, Grace Pedicab Corp (Timothy Burke), d/b/a Grace Pedicab, 6 Karen Ann Drive, Bristol, RI (1 pedicab)

Grace Pedicab

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3.Victualing License, New, Denise C. Montoya, d/b/a Sunya, 359 Thames St. Unit E

Sunya

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4.Victualing License, New, Old Battle Axe Inc., d/b/a The Reef, 10 West Howard Wharf (in conjunction with liquor license transfer)

The Reef

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5.Sound Variance, Island Moving Company, July 5, 2019 from 7:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., Bellevue House, 304 Bellevue Ave. (Hearing)

IMC

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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 (Hearing)

The Reef

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7.Daily Entertainment Licenses, Class B (outdoor), NPG Hospitality, LLC, d/b/a Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina, 1 Goat Island, North Lawn:
a)June 27, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

6/27

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b)June 28, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

6/28

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c)June 29, 2019 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

6/29

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d)July 11, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

7/11

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e)July 12, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

7/12

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f)July 19, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

7/16

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g)July 17, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

7/17

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h)July 23, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

7/23

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8.Entertainment License, Expansion, Class B (outdoors), NPG Hospitality, LLC, d/b/a Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina, 1 Goat Island, to expand entertainment to the North Lawn (Hearing)- Continued from June 12, 2019

Gurney’s

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9.Entertainment License, Expansion, Class A (indoors), @ The Deck, LLC, d/b/a @ The Deck, 1 Waites Wharf, to expand indoor entertainment from 12:00 midnight to 1:00 a.m. (Second Hearing)

@ The Deck

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10.APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS & COMMISSIONS

Appointments

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RESOLUTIONS

11.Establishing a policy regarding Fireworks Displays- K. Leonard, J. Napolitano

Fireworks

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12.Opposing H5774/5730 which would require sellers of real estate to provide buyers a disclosure of the annual building energy cost estimate- K. Leonard

H5774/5730

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13.Requesting a temporary road closures on Courthouse Street and Stone Street to simulate the proposal of the Newport Spring Project, Beta Group, Inc. and VHB from July 1-September 30, 2019- K. Leonard, J. Napolitano

Spring Project

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ORDINANCES

14.Amending Section 5.12.040 of the Codified Ordinances, entitled, “Number of License Permitted” (First Reading)- Continued from May 22, 2019

5.12.040

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COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

15.Action Item #5861/19 – RE:  Approval of a Supplier Agreement with the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank (w/accompanying resolution)

5861

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16.Action Item #5862/19 – RE:  Award of Bid # 19-050 – Bellevue Avenue Concrete Joint Repair (w/accompanying resolution)

5862

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17.Action Item #5863/19 – RE:  Trailer Mount Electronic Message Boards (w/accompanying resolution)

5863

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18.Action Item #5864/19 – RE:   Memorandum of Understanding – City of Newport, Aquidneck Land Trust & The Ballard Family  (w/accompanying resolution)

5864

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

1.Class F Daily Liquor License, The Zabriskie Memorial Church of St. John the Evangelist, d/b/a Music on The Lawn at St. John’s, 63 Poplar St.; July 18, August 1, 8, 15, 29 and September 5, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Music on the Lawn

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2.Daily Liquor Licenses, R.I. Arts Foundation at Newport, Inc., d/b/a Newport Music Festival:
a)Class F-1: The Breakers; 7/5-7, 7/9-14, 7/16-21 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Breakers

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b)Class F:  Newport Art Museum; July 7, 8 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

NAM

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c)Class F-1: Newport Country Club; July 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

NCC

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d)Class F-1: Bellevue House, 304 Bellevue; July 23 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (rain date July 24)

Bellevue House

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e)Class F-1: Casino Theater, 10 Freebody St.; July 27, 2019 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Casino Theater

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2.Application of N.A.J. Associates, LLC, d/b/a The Pier, 10 West Howard Wharf, holder of a Class BV alcoholic beverage license to transfer ownership to Old Battle Axe, Inc. (Robert W. Flaxman- 95% and Andrea Gray Lazor- 5%), d/b/a The Reef at the same premises. (Hearing)

The Pier

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3.Action Item #5855/19 – RE:  Show Cause Hearing:  Unity 3, LLC, d/b/a Area – Violations of the Conditions of the Class BL Alcoholic Beverage License – Abandonment of License- Continued from May 22, 2019

5855

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ADJOURN

Suggested Action: June 19, 2019 Docket of the Council Meeting June 26, 2019 Page 2 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.