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The following items of business, filed with the City Clerk under the Rules of the Council, will go before Newport City Council at its regular meeting in the Council Chamber at Newport City Hall on June 12 at 6:30 pm.
The docket, along with all supporting documents, can be viewed on the City of Newport website leading up to the meeting at “Council Agendas and Minutes.” Council Meetings can be viewed on Cox Cable, Channel 18; check local listings for dates and times. Meetings can also be watched live here.
CITY OF NEWPORT DOCKET FOR THE COUNCIL MEETING JUNE 12, 2019
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
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. PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed Biennial Budget FY 2020 – FY2021 a. Budget Change Sheets – General Revenues and Expenditures b. Ordinance Appropriating Revenues (Second Reading) c. Ordinance Amending Title 3, Personnel (Second Reading) d. Ordinance Amending Chapter 1.14 entitled, “Specific Penalties for
Certain Violations” (Second Reading) e. Resolution re: Parking Fund f. Resolution re: Authorizing the Tax Levy g. Resolution, re: Omnibus Property Tax Relief & Replacement Act
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 meetings held April 24, 2019 and May 8, 2019
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.
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b. Special Events:
1) Benefactors of the Arts, d/b/a Secret Garden Tours, various
gardens in The Point; June 14, 15 & 16, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily
2) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, d/b/a Keeper of
the Dream & Annual Meeting, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center; June 17, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
3) Newport Outfitters, Inc., d/b/a Ten Speed Spokes-Longest Day
of the Year Ride 2019, beginning and ending at 18 Elm St. (route attached); June 20, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
4) newportFILM, Inc., d/b/a newportFILM Outdoor Film
Screenings, multiple locations throughout the city; June 20, July 3, 18, and 25, August 1, 3, 8, 22 & 29, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
5) Fireworks Display- Steve Soscia, d/b/a Soscia Wedding, barge
off of Belle Mer; June 22, 2019 at 9:45 p.m. (6-minute display)
6) Bowen’s Wharf Co., Inc., d/b/a/ OmegaTown at Bowen’s
Wharf, Bowen’s Wharf; July 3-7, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
7) Newport Restoration Foundation, d/b/a Rose with the Roses, Rough Point Museum; July 10, 2019 from 5: 00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
8) Redwood Library & Athenaeum, d/b/a Arabian Nights-Gala
Fundraiser, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave.; July 13, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
9) The Potter League for Animals, d/b/a Yappy Hour-Non-profit
Fundraiser, 670 Bellevue Ave.; July 14, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
10) Newport Art Museum, d/b/a Artist’s Ball, Newport Art
Museum; July 19, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
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11) Live Local, LLC, d/b/a Live Local Music and Arts Festival, Lawn of Great Friends Meeting House; July 20, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
12) Newport Restoration Foundation, d/b/a Jazz on the Lawn, Rough Point Museum; July 24, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
13) Newport Festa Italiana, d/b/a Newport Festa Italiana, Touro Park;
October 5, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and parade on October 14, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Broadway to Washington Sq., to Thames St. to America’s Cup Ave. to east on Memorial Blvd. and west to Bellevue Ave.
c. Holiday Selling License, Renewals:
1. Deborah Beardsley, d/b/a Friendly Harbor Gifts & Antiques,
481 Thames St. 2. Paw Addict RI, LLC, d/b/a Paw Addict, 397 Thames St. Unit 6 3. Island Pursuit, Inc., d/b/a Island Pursuit, 364 Thames St. 4. Newport Outfitters, Inc., d/b/a Ten Speed Spokes, 18 Elm St.
d. Second-hand License, Renewal, Deborah Beardsley, d/b/a Friendly
Harbor Gifts & Antiques, 481 Thames St.
e. Second-hand License, Renewal, Newport Outfitters, Inc., d/b/a Ten
Speed Spokes, 18 Elm St.
f. Banner License, Newport Festa Italiana, to hang two banners in Touro Park from September 21, 2019 through 5, 2019 advertising Festa Italiana
g. Banner License, Boys and Girls Club of Newport County, to hang a
banner across Thames St. between The Red Parrot and Midtown Oyster Bar advertising The Newport Show
h. Waste Hauler License, Renewals:
1. Rambone Disposal Service, Inc., 2153 Plainfield Pike, Johnston,
RI 2. Waste Management of RI, Inc., 65 Halsey St.
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i. Communication from Charles Paiva, Newport Gulls, Ltd., re:
Requesting permission to place temporary signs in various locations for Newport Gulls game days
j. Communication from Melanie Saunders, re: Resignation from the
Newport Energy and Environment Commission (Receive with regret)
k. Communication from Newport Prevention Coalition, re: Requesting
the city set aside funding in the budget to cover the cost of Newport’s Student Assistance Counselor for FY2020 (Receive)
LICENSES & PERMITS
3. Sidewalk Cafe License, New, The Nitro Cart, LLC, d/b/a The Nitro Bar, 2
4. Second-hand License, New, Commonwealth Books of Newport, Inc., d/b/a
Commonwealth Books, 29 Touro St. (Hearing)
5. Victualing License, New, Radish Patch, LLC, d/b/a La Vasca, 515 Thames
St. (In conjunction with liquor license transfer)
6. Victualing License, New, JJ Thai Cuisine, Inc., d/b/a Thai Cuisine, 517
Thames St. (In conjunction with liquor license transfer)
7. Victualing License, Expansion, Pasta Beach, LLC, d/b/a Pasta Beach, 136-
138 Bellevue Ave., to add 24’ x 37’ rear patio consisting of eight tables and 24 seats (In conjunction with liquor license expansion)
8. Entertainment License, Renewal, Pale, LLC, The, d/b/a Buskers, 178 Thames
9. Entertainment License, Renewal, Broadway Tavern, Ltd., d/b/a Tavern on
Broadway, 16-18 Broadway
10. 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)
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11. 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. (First Hearing)- continued from May 22, 2019
12. APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS & COMMISSIONS
Note: Vacancies currently or soon will exist on the following Boards and Commissions:
Affirmative Action Commission, Beach Commission, and Hospitality Commission
13. Supporting legislation introduced into the R.I. General Assembly- 2019 H-
5669- regarding School Waste Recycling and Refuse Disposal- S. Taylor, J. Bova, L. Ceglie, A. McCalla (Continued from May 8, 2019)
14. Amending Section 2.120.010 of the Codified Ordinances, entitled, “Fees for
permits and licenses” (Second Reading)
COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS
15. Communication from Colleen Burns Jermain, Superintendent of Schools, re: Update on the Rhode Island Department of Education Letter of Intent
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY MANAGER
16. Action Item #5856/19 – RE: Award of Bid # 19-046 – Utilities Supplies
17. Action Item #5857/19 – RE: Modification #7 to Contract # 10-039
Professional Services for Program Manager for Implementation of CSO Long Term Control Plan (w/accompanying resolution)
18. Action Item #5858/19 – RE: Award of Bid # 19-048 – Water Treatment
Chemicals (w/accompanying resolution)
19. Action Item #5859/19 – RE: Award of Bid # 19-051 – Pavement Marking
Program 2019 (w/accompanying resolution)
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20. Action Item #5860/19 – RE: Award of Bid # 19-025 – Sidewalk Improvement Program 2019 (w/accompanying resolution)
ADJOURN AS COUNCIL AND CONVENE AS BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS
BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS
1. Class F Daily Liquor Licenses:
a. Newport Restoration Foundation, d/b/a Rose with the Roses, 680
Bellevue Ave; July 10, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. b. Newport Festa Italiana, d/b/a Meatball Challenge, Edward King House
Senior Center; October 1, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
2. Communication from Newport North Hotel Property, LLC, holder of a
Class BT alcoholic beverage license at re: Notification of change in d/b/a from Mainstay Inn to Mainstay Hotel & Conference Center (Receive and make part of licensee’s file)
LICENSES AND PERMITS
3. Application of Radish Patch, LLC, d/b/a La Vasca, 515 Thames St., holder of
a Class BL alcoholic beverage license to transfer 50% of membership from Christopher Bender and 50% from David Crowell to Anthony Lorusso, assuming 100%, for the same premises. (Hearing)
4. Application of Thames Street Thai Cuisine LLC, d/b/a Thai Cuisine, 517
Thames St., holder of a Class BL alcoholic beverage license to transfer ownership to JJ Thai Cuisine, Inc. (Jirapa Cox 50% and Inthuon Segger 50%), d/b/a Thai Cuisine, at the same premises. (Hearing)
5. Application of Pasta Beach, LLC, d/b/a Pasta Beach, 136-138 Bellevue Ave. holder of a Class BV alcoholic beverage license, to expand its licensed premises to add 24’ x 37’ rear patio with a total service area of 574 sq. feet consisting of eight tables and 24 seats (Hearing)citycouncil0612