Preview: Agenda for November 13th Newport City Council Meeting

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Newport City Council will host their next Regular Council Meeting at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, November 13th in the Council Chambers at Newport City Hall.

The meeting is open to the public. If you can’t make it to the meeting, you can watch it live here.

Here’s a look at the agenda for this meeting;

CITY OF NEWPORT
DOCKET OF THE COUNCIL MEETING
NOVEMBER 13, 2019

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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 November 13, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

Suggested Action: ~Proclamation honoring Matt Kestler, Rogers High School Baseball Coach – Named Rhode Island Coach of the Year -Rogers High School Baseball Champions ~ ~Proclamation honoring the Rogers High School Baseball Team – 2018-19 Division III Champions~ 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  to change Lot 123 of Plat 21 (2 Kay St.) from the R-10 Zoning District to the General Business Zoning District – continued from October 23, 2019
a)Communications: Katherine N. and Michael M. Bowers, 11 Kay St. Erin and Victorious Felder, 8 Kay St. Crista F. and Stephen Durand, 5 Whitfield Place

Communications

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b)Ordinance amending Section 17.12.020 entitled, “Zoning Map”, to change Lot 123 of Plat 21 (2 Kay St.) from the R-10 Zoning District to the General Business Zoning District (First Reading)

17.12.020

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2 Kay St.

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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 September 25, 2019 and October 9, 2019 (Approve)

Minutes

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b.Special Events:
1)St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, d/b/a St. Spyridon Greek Church Christmas Bazaar; November 23, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Bazaar

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2)Goodland Pottery (Potters of Newport), d/b/a Potters of Newport & Friends Holiday Art Sale, Elks Lodge; November 30, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Potters

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3)Christmas in Newport Inc., d/b/a Christmas In Newport, various locations throughout; December 1-31, 2019
a)Request to waive all fees associated with the event

Christmas in Newport w/ Request

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4)RI Arts Foundation at Newport, Inc., d/b/a Newport Music Festival Presents:  A Musical Christmas, Emmanuel Church; December 7 & 8, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Musical Christmas

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5)Lucy’s Hearth, d/b/a Lucy’s Hearth Wreath and Bake Sale, Easton’s Beach Rotunda; December 7, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. and December 8, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Lucy’s Hearth

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6)Cherish the Moments, LLC, d/b/a Holiday Spectacular Artisan Craft Fair, Newport Elks Lodge; December 7, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Craft Fair

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7)Bowen’s Wharf Co., Inc., d/b/a Bowen’s Wharf 49th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, Bowen’s Wharf; December 7, 2019 from 4:40 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Bowen’s Wharf

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8)The Tomorrow Fund, d/b/a The 36th Christmas 10k Run/3.3 mile walk, beginning and ending at Rogers High School; December 8, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to noon

Christmas Run

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9)United States Golf Association, d/b/a 2020 U.S. Senior Open Championship, Newport Country Club; June 20-29, 2020 from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily

Senior Open

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c.Holiday Selling License, New, 7-Eleven, Inc., d/b/a 7-Eleven Store #32508J, 95 Broadway

7-Eleven Store

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d.Communication from Kim Salerno, Chair, Planning Board, re:  The Transportation Master Plan Public Forum (Receive)

Planning Board

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LICENSES & PERMITS

3.Victualing License, New, SHM Newport Shipyard, LLC, d/b/a Belle’s, 1 Washington St.

Belle’s

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4.Victualing License, New, Tijuana Burrito Grill, LLC, d/b/a Tijuana Burrito Grill, LLC, 66 Broadway

Tijuana Burrito Grill

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5.Victualing License, New, 7-Eleven, Inc., d/b/a 7-Eleven Store #32508J, 95 Broadway

7-Eleven Store

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6.Entertainment License, Expansion, Class B (outdoors), NPG Hospitality, LLC, d/b/a Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina, 1 Goat Island, to expand outdoor entertainment to the North Lawn for an outdoor skating rink from November 15, 2019 through March 1, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. from Monday through Sunday (Second Hearing)

Gurney’s

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7.2019-2020 Annual Victualing License Renewals (list attached)
a)Non-liquor establishments

Non-liquor establishments

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b)Liquor establishments

Liquor establishments

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8.APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS & COMMISSIONS

Appointments & Reappointments

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RESOLUTIONS

9.Amending the Rules of the Council-  J. McLaughlin, S. Taylor, K. Leonard

Rules

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10.Future School Funding- J. McLaughlin

Funding

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11.Citizen Survey in 2020- J. McLaughlin

Survey

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ORDINANCES

12.Approving the financing of improvements to the Newport Water System (Second Reading)

Newport Water System

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13.Amending Chapter 5.12.040 entitled, “Number of Licenses permitted”, to increase the number of Class BT licenses (Second Reading)

BT Licenses

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14.Communication from John P. Shevlin, P.E., Senior Vice President, Pare Corporation, re:  Tiverton Casino Hotel Off-Site Project, Newport, Middletown, Portsmouth & Tiverton, Rhode Island

Tiverton Casino Hotel

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15.Communication from Church Community Housing Corp. and Newport Spring Advisory Committee, re:  Court House Street Closure- Traffic Analysis

Letter

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Report

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Fire-Bus

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16.Communication from Church Community Housing Corp. and Newport Spring Advisory Committee, re:  Requesting the City of Newport to endorse the plan for the Historic Newport Town Spring Park

Spring Park

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COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

17.Memo from the City Manager RE: Status Report #3 on Zoning Code Update

Zoning Update

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18.Action Item #5888/19 – RE:   Award of Contract – Pay by Phone App for City Parking (w/accompanying resolution)

5888

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19.Action Item #5889/19 – RE:   RIDEM 2020 Recreation Acquisition and Development Grant Applications (w/accompanying resolution)

5889

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20.Action Item #5890/19 – RE:   Supplemental Agreement #2 – RFP#19-007/18-CLG-3 – Newport City Hall Condition Assessment    (w/accompanying resolution)

5890

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21.Action Item #5891/19 – RE:    Award of Bid # 20-007 – Dam Repair Materials (w/accompanying resolution)

5891

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22.Action Item #5892/19 – RE:   Award of Bid # 20-003 – Survey of North and South Easton’s Ponds  (w/accompanying resolution)

5892

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23.Action Item #5893/19 – RE:   Award of Bid # 20-008 – Laboratory Testing Services – UCMR4 (w/accompanying resolution)

5893

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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, St. Spyridon Greek Church, d/b/a Christmas Bazaar, 360 Thames St.; November 23, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Bazaar

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2.Application of Vanderbilt Hotel, LLC, d/b/a Grace Vanderbilt, 41 Mary St., holder of a Class BT alcoholic beverage license to transfer 100% of membership from FCA Hospitality Investments, Inc. to Vanderbilt Owners, LLC, d/b/a The Vanderbilt, 41 Mary St. (Hearing)

Vanderbilt

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3.2019-2020 Liquor License Renewals (Hearing):

ADJOURN

Suggested Action: November 6, 2019 VICTUALING LICENSE RENEWALS DBA Ownership Address ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- Ash Mart Ash Mart Inc 2 Carroll Ave. Boru Noodles LLC Boru Noodle Bar 36 Broadway China Star III Bao Jian Chen 110 William St. Friskie Fries Friskie Fries LLC 404 Thames St. K & K Food Mart K & K Food Mart Inc. 10 Connell Hgwy Kaffeology Kaffeology Inc. 359 Thames St. Karma Pizza Co. Karma Pizza Company, LLC 446 Thames St. Lobster Roll Heaven/Il Forno Italiano LRH LLC 372 Thames St. Lorusso’s Café TLC Enterprises LLC 580 Thames St. Unit 2 + 3 New Good Friend Chinese Restaurant Che Wen Zhang 137 Connell Hgwy Newport Creamery Newport Creamery, LLC 181 Bellevue Ave. Panini Grill Bartlebe, Inc. 186 Thames St. Peaceable Market Peaceable Market, LLC 520 Thames St. Power of Juice, The La Petite Gourmande LLC 13 Memorial Blvd. Winner Winner Winner Winner Inc. 677 Thames St. VICTUALING RENEWALS FOR LIQUOR ESTABLISHMENTS DBA Ownership Address ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- Antonio’s Pizza JR Pizza Corp 150 Connell Highway Backyard Patio & Grill L and B Associates, LLC 151 Swinburne Row Buskers Pale, LLC The 178 Thames St. Caleb & Broad Stone Soup LLC 162 Broadway Celtica Celtica, LLC 95 Long Wharf Fastnet, The Fastnet, Inc. 1 Broadway Gas Lamp Grille, The BMT, LLC 206 Thames St. Griswold’s Tavern Griswold’s, Inc. 103 Bellevue Ave. Hope on Broadway 8-10 Broadway Newport, LLC 8 Broadway La Forge Casino Restaurant 1899, LLC 186 Bellevue Ave. Mainstay Inn Newport North Hotel Property LLC 151 Admiral Kalbfus Rd. Midtown Oyster Bar & Grill Midtown Oyster Bar LLC 341 Thames St. Nikolas Pizza Nick’s Fine Foods, Inc. 38 Memorial Blvd West Poor Richard’s-Benjamins Mermaids Newport, LLC 254 Thames St. Pour Judgement MBK LLC 32 Broadway Racquets Pub/The Porch at Canfield 1899, LLC 5 Memorial Blvd. Red Parrot Restaurant, The Red Parrot, Inc., The 348 Thames St. Rhumbline Restaurant Rhumbline, LLC 62 Bridge ST Salvation Cafe Salvation Cafe, Inc. 140 Broadway Surf Club Surf Club LLC 337 Thames St. Tavern on Broadway Broadway Tavern LTD. 16 Broadway Vanderbilt, The Vanderbilt Hotel, LLC 41 Mary St. Docket of the Council Meeting November 13, 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.