Newport City Council will meet next at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, September 25th in the Council Chambers at Newport City Hall.

Here’s a look at what’s on the agenda;

CITY OF NEWPORT
DOCKET OF THE COUNCIL MEETING
SEPTEMBER 25, 2019

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 September 25, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

Suggested Action: ~Presentation from AARP announcing the designation of the City of Newport as an “Age Friendly Community”~ 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 amendments to the Zoning Ordinance:
a)Section 17.04.050, entitled “General Requirements”

17.04.050

b)Section 17.08.010, entitled “Definitions”

17.08.010

c)Section 17.56.060, entitled “Building Height Requirements”

17.56.060

d)Section 17.108.010, entitled “Variances”

17.108.010

e)Section 17.108.020, entitled “Special Use Permits”

17.108.020

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 August 14, 2019 and August 28, 2019 (Approve)

8/14

8/28

b.Special Events:
1)Save The Bay, Inc., d/b/a Green Drink Events, 175 Memorial Blvd.; October 3, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Green Drinks

2)Trinity Church, d/b/a Trinity Church Pumpkin Patch, One Queen Anne Square, October 17-31, 2019, Monday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Pumpkin Patch

3)RI Arts Foundation at Newport, Inc., d/b/a The Neave Trio Classical Music Concert, Newport Art Museum; October 26, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Neave Trio

4)St. Joseph’s Church, d/b/a Harvest Festival, St. Joseph’s Church Hall; November 2, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Harvest Festival

5)Michelle Leys, d/b/a My Best Friends Closet, The Elks, 141 Pelham St.; November 7-10, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

My Best Friends Closet

6)Trinity Church, d/b/a Trinity’s Silver Tea, One Queen Anne Square; December 7, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Silver Tea

7)Salve Regina University, d/b/a Salve Regina University 43rd Annual Governor’s Ball, Ochre Court; December 7, 2019 from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Governor’s Ball

8)Ocean Pointe Christian Church, d/b/a Night to Shine, Newport Marriott; February 7, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Night to Shine

c.Holiday Selling License, New, B&J Corp, d/b/a Emerald Smoke Shop, 94 William St.

Emerald

d.Holiday Selling License, New, Grace Holmes, Inc., d/b/a J. Crew Retail #740, 49 Long Wharf Mall #B100

J Crew

e.Holiday Selling License, change of location, Maramill, LLC, d/b/a CK Bradley, 182 Bellevue Ave.

CK Bradley

f.Tattoo License Renewal, Bret A. Lohnes, d/b/a Tattoos by Captain Bret, Inc., 4 Collins St., Unit 4A (owner/operator)

Captain Bret

g.Communication from Peter Brent Regan, Esq., re:  Petition of BCM Realty Partners, LLC to Abandon Easternmost Portion of Bartlett Court (Receive and order advertise for public hearing)

Bartlett Ct

h.Communication from Newport Festa Italiana, re:  Request to waive fees for temporary mass gathering permit to add a food truck to the festival (Receive and refer to city administration for a recommendation)

Festa Italiana

i.Resignations from Boards and Commissions (Receive with regret):
a.Planning Board- Timothy Burns
b.Newport Beach Commission- Carole D. Nicodemus

Nicodemus

c.Zoning Board of Review- Heidi S. Blank

Blank

j.Communication from Phil Hospod, Owner, Mainstay Hotel & Conference Center, re:  Expressing concern regarding the proposed moratorium to pause all development in the Innovation District in the City’s North End which would impact planned renovations (Receive)

Mainstay

LICENSES & PERMITS

3.Application for Mobile Food Establishment Trucks (MFET) (5 available):
a.INSTYLE33LLC, d/b/a myrollingcafe, 265 Freeborn St., Portsmouth, RI

myrollingcafe

b.AMANO LLC, d/b/a A Mano Pizza & Gelato, 181 Bellevue Ave. #315

A Mano

4.Victualing License, New, JRL Holdings, LLC, d/b/a to be determined, 8 West Marlborough St. (In conjunction with liquor license transfer)

JRL

5.Application of NPG Hospitality, LLC, d/b/a Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina, 1 Goat Island, to expand its Class B outdoor entertainment license to include the South Lawn adjacent to the pavillion from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday preceding a Monday holiday and 11:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday (Hearing) – Continued from September 11, 2019

Gurney’s

6.APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS & COMMISSIONS

Reappointments

RESOLUTIONS

7.Zoning Code updates- J. Bova

Zoning

8.Requesting the city to investigate prohibiting large trucks on Rhode Island Ave., Gibbs Ave., Eustis Ave., and Summer St. – L. Ceglie, S. Taylor

Large trucks

9.Changing the start time of the October 9, 2019 City Council Meeting in observance of Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur

ORDINANCES

10.Amending Section 5.12.040 of the Codified Ordinances, entitled, “Number of License Permitted” to increase the number of Class BT licenses (Second Reading)

5.12.040

11.Amending Chapter 5.70 of the Codified Ordinances, entitled, “Special Events”, to add a new Section 5.70.080 entitled, “Restrictions on fireworks displays” (Second Reading)

5.70

12.Amending Chapter 14.04 of the Codified Ordinances, entitled, “Comprehensive Land Use Plan”, to add a new section 14.04.020 entitled, “Moratorium” (First Reading)

14.04

13.Amending Chapter 10.52 of the Codified Ordinances, entitled, “Weight Restricted Streets” to amend Section 10.52.010 entitled, “No-through streets listed-signs required” (First Reading)

10.52

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

14.Action Item #5880/19 – RE:  Grant Agreement between City and SNEP for Water Pollution Control Division’s Project to Develop Non-Structural Approaches to Reduce Stormwater Impacts   (w/accompanying resolution)

5880

15.Action Item #5881/19 – RE:  Amendment No. 2- # 16-040 Engineering Services for Drainage Investigation and  Flooding Analysis-  Whitwell Avenue Area (w/accompanying resolution)

5881

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

1.Class F-1 Daily Liquor License, RI Arts Foundation at Newport, Inc., d/b/a The Neave Trio (Classical Music Concert), Newport Art Museum; October 26, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Neave Trio

2.Application of Mudville Café, LLC, d/b/a Mudville Café, 8 West Marlborough St. , holder of a Class BL alcoholic beverage license to transfer ownership to JRL Holdings, LLC (Joseph R. Locascio, sole member), d/b/a to be determined, for the same premises (Hearing)

JRL

ADJOURN

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