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Newport City Council hosted their first meeting of 2020 on Wednesday evening.

Here’s a quick look at how the votes fell;

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.Special Events:
1)Newport Art Museum, d/b/a Winter Speaker Series, Newport Art Museum; January 25,  February 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Approved 7-0)

Speaker Series

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2)Newport Art Museum, d/b/a Member’s Opening Reception, Newport Art Museum; February 7, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Approved 7-0)

Reception

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3)Tresor Estate Sales, d/b/a Pop-Up Sale Event, 181 Bellevue Ave., Bellevue Gardens (below CVS); February 20, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and February 21-23, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Approved 7 -0)
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Sale Event

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4)Rhode Island Brewers Guild, d/b/a Newport Craft Beer Festival- 9th Annual, Great Friends Meeting House; April 25, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Approved 7-0)

Craft Beer

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5)Newport/Fall River Star Kids Scholarship Program, d/b/a Star Kids annual fundraiser- Derby Time, Ochre Court; May 2, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Approved 7 – 0)

Star Kids

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6)Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. d/b/a Newport Folk Festival, Fort Adams State Park; July 31-August 2, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Approved 7-0)

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7)Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc., d/b/a Newport Jazz Festival Opening Night, International Tennis Hall of Fame; August 7, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. (Approved 7-0)

Opening Night

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8)Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc., d/b/a Newport Jazz Festival, Fort Adams State Park; August 7-9, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Approved 7-0)

Jazz Festival

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9)Gray Matter Marketing, d/b/a Newport Marathon (road race), beginning and ending at Easton’s Beach (route attached); October 11, 2020 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Approved 7-0)

Marathon

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b.Holiday Selling License, Renewal, Georgia Pine Clothiers, d/b/a J. McLaughlin, 180 Bellevue Ave. (Approved 7-0)

J. McLaughlin

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c.Holiday Selling License, New, Zen Den-Newport, LLC, d/b/a Zen Den- Newport, LLC, 54 Broadway (Approved 7-0)

Zen Den

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d.Tattoo License, Renewal, Jennifer Clinch Guertin/Anchor Steam, Inc., d/b/a Anchor Steam Tattoo Gallery, 44 Broadway (Approved 7-0)

Anchor

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e.2019 Annual Reports (Receive)
1.Newport Canvassing Authority (Received)

Canvassing

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2.Energy and Environment Commission (Received)

Energy

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3.Miantonomi Park Commission (Received)

Miantonomi

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4.Historic District Commission (Received)

Historic

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f.Reappointment of Scott Wheeler as Tree Warden (Approve) (Approved 7 – 0)

Tree Warden

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g.Arcade License Renewal, Ryan Family Amusements, Inc., 268 Thames St. (48 machines) (Approved 7 – 0)

Arcade

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h.Actuarial Valuation Reports: Police & Fire Pension Systems and Post Employment Benefit Plan as of July1, 2019 Copies for review are in the City Clerk’s Office and on the city’s website https://www.cityofnewport.com/city-hall/departments/finance/budgets-cafrs-cips-annual-performance-reports/actuarial-valuation-reports (Approved 7 -0)

Police

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Fire

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OPEB

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LICENSES & PERMITS

2.2019-2020 Annual Victualing License Renewals- continued from December 11, 2019:
a.L & B Associates, LLC, d/b/a Backyard Patio & Grill, 151 Swinburne Row (Approved)

Backyard

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b.8-10 Broadway Newport, LLC, d/b/a Hope on Broadway, 8-10   Broadway (Approved)

Hope

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3.APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS & COMMISSIONS

RESOLUTIONS

4.Transfer upon Death deeds- K. Leonard, L. Ceglie (Approved 7 – 0)

Deeds

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5.Requesting legislation to be introduced which would require Civics class for graduation- K. Leonard, L. Ceglie (Approved 7 – 0)

Civics

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ORDINANCES

6.Amending Chapter 5.40 of the Codified Ordinances, entitled, “Hotels” (First Reading) (Approved on first reading 7 – 0)

5.40

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COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

7.Communication from Colleen Burns Jermain, Superintendent of Schools, re:  RIDE Stage II Application (Received)

RIDE

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Presentation

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8.Communication from Michael J. Murray, Esq. on behalf of Old Battle Axe, Inc., d/b/a The Reef Restaurant, re:  Public Right of Way- Howard Wharf a/k/a West Howard Street (Received)

The Reef

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COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

9.Memo from the City Manager RE: Status Report #5 on Zoning Code Update (Received)

Update

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

1.Class F Daily Liquor Licenses:
a.Newport Art Museum, d/b/a Member’s Opening Reception, Newport Art Museum; February 7, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Approved)

Reception

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b.Rhode Island Brewers Guild, d/b/a Newport Craft Beer Festival- 9th Annual, Great Friends Meeting House; April 25, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Approved)

Craft Beer

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c.Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc., d/b/a Newport Jazz Festival, Fort Adams State Park; August 6-9, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Approved)

Jazz

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d.Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. d/b/a Newport Folk Festival, Fort Adams State Park; July 30-August 2, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Approved)

Folk Festival

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e.Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, d/b/a Newport Marathon, Easton’s Beach; October 11, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Approved)

Marathon

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LICENSES AND PERMITS

2.2019-2020 Liquor License Renewals (Hearing)- continued from November 13, 2019:
a.L & B Associates, LLC, d/b/a Backyard Patio & Grill, 151 Swinburne Row – Communication from Philip S. Lapatin, re:- retail property known as Brick Market Place II (Approved, applicant to report back in six months on process)

Backyard

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b.8-10 Broadway Newport, LLC, d/b/a Hope on Broadway, 8-10 Broadway (Approved, applicant to report back in six months on process)

Hope

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ADJOURN

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