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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;
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.)
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)
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)
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)
2019-2020 Liquor License Renewals (Hearing)- continued from November 13, 2019:
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)
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