Preview: Agenda for Newport City Council’s Regular Council Meeting on August 14th

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Newport City Council will host their next Regular Council Meeting on Wednesday, August 14th at 6:30 pm at Newport City Hall.

Here’s the agenda;

CITY OF NEWPORT 
DOCKET OF THE COUNCIL MEETING 
AUGUST 14, 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 August 14, 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 July 10, 2019 (Approve)

7/10/19 Minutes

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b.Special Events:
1)Diane Higgins, d/b/a Higgins Wedding-Fireworks Display, barge off of Belle Mer; August 16, 2019 for a six-minute display beginning at 9:15 p.m.

Fireworks

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2)Donna McManus, d/b/a Community Yard Sale, 1 Eisenhower Rd.; August 17, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Yard Sale

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3)Newport Tree Conservancy, d/b/a Evening of the Arboreta, 31 Bowery St.; August 23, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Arboreta

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4)Fort Adams Trust, Inc., d/b/a Civil War Reenactment Weekend, Fort Adams State Park, 100 Fort Adams Drive; August 24, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and August 25, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Reenactment

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5)Newport Historical Society, d/b/a Newport Historical Society Living History Event, Washington Square, Colony House, Wanton-Lyman Hazard House; August 24, 2019 from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Living History

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– Communication from the Newport Historical Society,  re: Request to waive park use fees for use of  Washington Square for the living history reenactment, Life During the Battle of Rhode Island, August 25, 2019NHS

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6)Newport Elks Lodge 104, d/b/a Flea Market/Craft Fair, 141 Pelham St.; August 31, 2019 and October 19, 2019 from 8 am – 4 p.m.

Flea Market

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7)Bike to the Beach, Inc., d/b/a Bike to the Beach – New England, City Streets (see attached route); August 31, 2019 from 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Bike to the Beach

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8)IYRS School of Technology & Trades, d/b/a 40th Annual Newport Classic Yacht Regatta; August 31-September 1, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Regatta

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9)U.S. Naval War College, d/b/a Baseball Game, Cardines Field; September 6, 2019 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Rain date – September 13, 2019)

Baseball Game

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10)Newport Historical Society, d/b/a Fourth Annual Culinary Adventure, Colony House; September 14, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Culinary Adventure

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11)Patrick L. Burke, d/b/a Middletown Rotary at the Fort Car Event; Fort Adams State Park; September 22, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Middletown Rotary

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12)Audrain Automobile Museum, Inc., d/b/a Audrain Automobile Museum, Concours Entrant Dinner, Ochre Court; October 3, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. with 15-minute fireworks display at 7:15 p.m. (Rain date – 10/5/2019)

Audrain

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13)Fort Adams Trust, Inc., d/b/a Fortress of Nightmares:  Haunted House, Fort Adams State Park; October 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Haunted House

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14)Bowen’s Wharf Co., Inc., d/b/a Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival, 13 Bowen’s Wharf; October 19, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and October 20, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Seafood Festival

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c.Holiday Selling License, New, Edwina Cusick, d/b/a Vignette, 225 Goddard Row

Vignette

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d.Holiday Selling License, New, Natural Elements:  A Nature & Science Store, LLC, d/b/a Natural Elements: A Nature & Science Store, LLC,                      435 Thames St.

Natural Elements

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e.Banner License, Salve Regina University, for permission to hang one banner between the Red Parrot and Midtown Oyster Bar from October 3-7, 2019 advertising Alumni Weekend

Salve

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f.Tattoo License, New, Individual Artist, Christine E. Petty, Anchor Steam Tattoo, 44 Broadway

Petty

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g.Private Detective License, New, Michael T. Farley, d/b/a Michael T. Farley, One Courthouse Square

Farley

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h.Communication from Chuck Flippo, re:  Request to hold a block party on Bush Street, September 2, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Approve subject to details being worked out with city administration)

Bush St.

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i.Communication from Darlene Hutten-Czapski, re:  Request to hold a block party on Weatherly Ave., September 21, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Approve subject to details being worked out with city administration)

Weatherly Ave.

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j.Communication from Kim Salerno, Chair, Planning Board, re:  Proposed changes to the Zoning Ordinance (Receive)

Zoning

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k.Communication from the Cliff Walk Commission, re: Recommendation regarding “Food Truck” Ordinance (Receive)

Food Truck

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l.2018 Annual Report- Trust & Investment Commission (Receive)

Trust & Investment

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m.Report and Update on AIPC Activities and Finances from John Shea,            Executive Director of the Aquidneck Island Planning Commission            (Receive)

AIPC

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n.Communication from David Allard, re:  Resignation from the Planning Board (Receive with regret)

Allard

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o.Communication from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), re:  Newport’s receipt of the “Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Finance Reporting for the Department of Finance, City of Newport for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2018 (Receive)

GFOA

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p.Communication from the Alliance for a Livable Newport Executive            Committee, re: Building and Renovating Newport Public Schools – A            Prudent Path to the Future (Receive)

ALN

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LICENSES & PERMITS

2.Pedicab Business License, New, Frank Olmstead, d/b/a Aquidneck Pedicab, for one (1 pedicab license)

Aquidneck Pedicab

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3.Victualing License, New, 1899, LLC, d/b/a Racquets Pub/The Porch at Canfield, 5 Memorial Blvd., porch and lower level (In conjunction with liquor license transfer)

Racquets

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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 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)- Continued from July 24, 2019

Midtown

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5.Daily Entertainment License, NPG Hospitality, LLC, d/b/a Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina, 1 Goat Island, August 31, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.- South Lawn

Gurney’s

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6.APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS & COMMISSIONS

RESOLUTIONS

7.Requests for Proposals – K. Leonard

RFP

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8.Weight restricted streets – L. Ceglie, S. Taylor, K. Leonard

Weight Restricted Streets

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ORDINANCES

9.Amending Section 5.12.040 of the Codified Ordinances, entitled, “Number of licenses Permitted” to increase the number of Class BT alcoholic beverage licenses by two (First Reading)

5.12.040

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– Communication from Turner C. Scott, Esq., re: Request to continue the first reading the ordinance to September 11, 2019Communication

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

5.56.010

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11.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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12.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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13.Amending Chapter 5.56.080 of the Codified Ordinances, entitled, “Sales prohibited on certain streets.” (Second Reading)

5.56.080

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14.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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15.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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16.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
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

17.Action Item #5869/19 ? RE: ? Transfer for Student Assistance Counselor-Newport Prevention Coalition (w/accompanying resolution)

5869

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18.Action Item #5870/19 – RE:  IT Support Services Agreement (w/accompanying resolution)

5870

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19.Action Item #5871/19 – RE:   City Hall Retaining Wall Repair, RI MPA #52: Construction/Renovations – Minor (w/accompanying resolution)

5871

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20.Action Item #5872/19 – RE:   Award of Bid # 19-053 — Road Materials (w/accompanying resolution)

5872

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21.Action Item #5873/19 ? RE: ?Change Order #1, Contract #19-024 – Roadway Improvement Program 2019?(w/accompanying resolution)

5873

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22.Action Item #5874/19 ? RE: ??Armory Basement Masonry Repairs, RI MPA #52: Construction/Renovations ? Minor (w/accompanying resolution)

5874

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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, Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island, Inc., d/b/a Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival, 13 Bowen’s Wharf; October 19, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and October 20, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  LICENSES AND PERMITS

Seafood Festival

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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 to add street level outdoor seating area on the north side of the building consisting of four (4) tables and 16 chairs (Hearing)- Continued from July 24, 2019

Midtown

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3.Application of Hall of Fame Properties, LLC, holder of a Class BV alcoholic beverage license, d/b/a Canfield House & Racquets Pub, 5 Memorial Blvd., first floor including lobby, second floor, basement and patio to transfer ownership to 1899, LLC (Thames Capital Ventures LLC- 51% (Nicholas Schorsch sole member) and (Aquidneck Holdings, LLC 49% (Nicholas Schorsch, sole member), d/b/a Racquets Pub/The Porch at Canfield, 5 Memorial Blvd., basement and patio (Hearing)

HOF

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– Communication from Turner C. Scott, re:  Licensed premises of transferor and transfereeCommunication

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ADJOURN

Suggested Action: August 7, 2019 Docket of the Council Meeting August 14, 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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Midtown Oyster Bar