Preview: Agenda for Newport City Council’s July 24th meeting

Newport City Hall

Newport City Council will host their next Regular Council Meeting at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, July 24th at Newport City Hall.

The meeting is open to the public. Here’s a look at what’s on the agenda;

CITY OF NEWPORT 
DOCKET OF THE COUNCIL MEETING 
JULY 24, 2019

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

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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 24, 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 June 12 and June 26, 2019 (Approve)

Minutes

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b.Special Events:
1)Rhode Island Arts Foundation at Newport, Inc., d/b/a Moving Music Classical Music Concert, Casino Theater; July 27, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Moving Music

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2)Rhode Island Arts Foundation at Newport, Inc., d/b/a Classical Music Concert Reception, International Tennis Hall of Fame; July 27, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Classical Music

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3)Bowen’s Wharf Co. Inc., d/b/a Bridgefest, Bowen’s Wharf; July 29- August 1, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Bridgefest

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4)St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, d/b/a Church & Community Yard Sale, 525 Broadway; August 3, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Rain Date- August 11, 2019)

Yard Sale

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5)Roy Lauth, d/b/a Bailey T’s Resortwear, d/b/a Bailey T’s Annual Concert, Long Wharf Mall; August 5, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Annual Concert

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6)Newport Art House, d/b/a Newport Art House (Anti) Gala, Bellevue House, 304 Bellevue Ave.; August 23, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. (Rain Date- August 24, 2019)

(Anti) Gala

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7)Bowen’s Wharf Co., Inc., d/b/a OmegaTown at Bowen’s Wharf, Bowen’s Wharf; August 28, 2019 through September 1, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

OmegaTown

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c.Private Detective License, Renewal, David Bruce, d/b/a TBK Investigations, 181 Bellevue Ave. #203

TBK

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d.Tattoo License, New, Individual Artist, Jennifer Beirola, Anchor Steam Tattoo, 44 Broadway

Beirola

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e.Holiday Selling License, New, Rosielee LLC, d/b/a Buddy by the Sea, Shops at Long Wharf- Kiosk

Buddy by the Sea

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f.Communication from Christopher M. Roberts, re:  Request to hold a block party from 107 Champlin Place North to Ellery Rd. on September 1, 2019 from noon to 8:00 p.m. (Approve subject to details being worked out with city administration)

Block Party

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LICENSES & PERMITS

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

New England Pedicab

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3.Entertainment License, Renewal, Class A and B (indoor/outdoor), Salvation Café Inc., d/b/a Salvation Café, 140 Broadway (Restrictions- Outdoor entertainment to end at 10:00 p.m.)

Salvation Cafe

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4.Victualing License, Expansion, Midtown Oyster Bar, LLC, d/b/a Midtown Oyster Bar & Grill, 341-343-345 Thames St., to relocate 680 sq. ft. patio on grade in rear of building to first floor deck at rear of building and to add street level outdoor seating area on the north side of the building consisting of four (4) tables and 16 chairs (In conjunction with liquor license expansion)

Midtown

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5.APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS & COMMISSIONS

Appointments

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RESOLUTIONS
ORDINANCES

6.Amending Section 5.12.040 of the Codified Ordinances, entitled, “Number of licenses Permitted” (First Reading)

5.12.040

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

2.120

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

5.56.010

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

5.56.020

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10.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 (Second Reading)

5.56.070

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

5.56.080

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

5.56.100

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

5.56.120

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

5.57

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COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

15.Communication from Friends of the Stone Pier, re:  Eel Grass Survey results conducted for the Stone Pier (Receive)

Stone Pier

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COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

16.Action Item #5867/19 – RE:  Amendment to Cell Tower Agreement- Reservoir Road Water Tank Property  (w/accompanying resolution)

5867

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17.Action Item #5868/19 – RE:  Show Cause  Show Cause Hearing – Karma Pizza Co., LLC, d/b/a Karma Pizza – Violation of the General Laws of Rhode Island and Codified Ordinances of the City of Newport – Failure to Meet the Conditions of the City Council in Granting of Victualing License

5868

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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 License, Rhode Island Arts Foundation at Newport, Inc., d/b/a Newport Music Festival, International Tennis Hall of Fame, lower east porch, 194 Bellevue Ave.; July 27, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Newport Music Festival

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LICENSE AND PERMITS

2.Application of Midtown Oyster Bar, LLC, d/b/a Midtown Oyster Bar & Grill, 341-343-345 Thames St., holder of Class BV alcoholic beverage license to expand the licensed premises by relocating the 680 sq. ft. patio on grade in rear of building to first floor deck at rear of building and to add street level outdoor seating area on the north side of the building consisting of four (4) tables and 16 chairs (Hearing)

Midtown

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ADJOURN

Suggested Action: July 16, 2019 Docket of the Council Meeting July 24, 2019 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 17; 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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