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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.
PUBLIC HEARING- Proposed amendments to the Zoning Ordinance:
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.)
Minutes of the meetings held August 14, 2019 and August 28, 2019 (Approve)
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)
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)
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
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)
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)
Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Sen. Peter Welch of Vermont submitted the legislation, named the Inclusive Democracy Act, on Tuesday which would guarantee the right to vote in federal elections for all citizens regardless of their criminal record.
Despite some recent financial setbacks, U.S. offshore windpower has hit a milestone. An 800-foot tall turbine is now sending electricity onto the grid from a commercial-scale offshore wind farm on pace to be the country’s first.