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Newport City Council hosted a Council Meeting on Wednesday in person for the first time since March. The meeting was open to the public via Zoom and by phone.

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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)newportFILM, d/b/a newportFILM Drive in Documentary Film Screening, Newport Grand Casino Parking Lot (150 Admiral Kalbfus Rd.); July 16, 2020 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

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Approved 6-0 (Leonard recused)

2)newportFILM, d/b/a newportFILM Drive in Documentary Film Screening, Newport Grand Casino Parking Lot (150 Admiral Kalbfus Rd.); August 6, 2020 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

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Approved 6-0 (Leonard recused)

3)Rhode Races & Events, Inc., d/b/a Newport Rhode Races, Easton’s Beach; April 17, 2021 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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Approved 7-0.

b.Communication from the Planning Board, re:  Pilot Program to Create Safe Streets and Boost Economic Activity during the Covid-19 pandemic (Receive)

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Approved 7-0.

c.Communication from the Newport School Committee, re:  Resolution 2020-06-23 – Urging the Continued Appropriation of State and Local Revenues to Support Public Education (Receive)

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Approved 7-0.

d.Communication from Christopher Kirwin, re: Resignation from the Zoning Board of Review (Receive with Regret)

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Approved 7-0.

e.Communication from the Newport Energy and Environment Commission, re: Community Choice Aggregation (Receive)

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Approved 7-0.

LICENSES AND PERMITS

2.Victualing License,  Expansion, 22 Washington Sq., Inc., d/b/a Bar Cino, 22 Washington Square to expand the licensed premises into 24 Washington Square (In conjunction with liquor license expansion)

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Approved 7-0.

3.Sidewalk Café, New, 22 Washington Sq. Inc., d/b/a Bar Cino, 24 Washington Sq. (In conjunction with liquor license expansion)

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Approved 7-0.

4.Victualing License, New Location, Radish Patch, LLC, d/b/a Vieste & Vino Wine Bar, Yagi Noodle and The Café, 580 Thames St. Units B101, B102, B103 and B104 (In conjunction with liquor license transfer)

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Continued until August 12th because it was not properly noticed.

5.Entertainment License, New, Class A (indoors), Kinsley’s LTD, d/b/a Newport Blue’s Café, 286 Thames St. First & Second Floors (Second Hearing)

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Approved 7-0

RESOLUTIONS

6.Honoring Former Mayor Paul L. Gaines, Sr.

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Continued to July 22nd meeting for when Gaines family can be present for the honor.

7.Short-Term Rentals – A. McCalla, J. Bova

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Amended – City to report back by September 9th to City Council. Approved 7-0 as amended by City Council.

8.Traffic Safety – A. McCalla, J. Bova, S. Taylor

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Amended – Date changed from August 31st to August 12th. Also amended to remove the words “and implement” from the resolve. Motion passed 7 – 0

9.Community Choice Aggregation – S. Taylor, A. McCalla

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Councilor McLaughlin made a motion to strike paragraphs 2 and 3 from the resolve. The motion was approved. Resolution passed as ammended.

10.Support for Newport School Committee Resolution 2020-06-23 – J. McLaughlin

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Motion passes 7-0

ORDINANCES

11.Amending Chapter 10.28.080, entitled, “Easton’s Beach Parking Lot” (Second Reading)

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Amended to remove section D2. Approved as amended 7-0. Motion passes 7-0.

12.Amending Chapter 10.24.010, entitled, “Parking prohibited at all times in designated places” (Second Reading)

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Motion passes 7-0.

13.Amending Chapter 5.57 entitled, “Mobile Food Establishments” to amend Section 5.57.040 entitled “Restrictions on Permits” (First Reading)- continued from June 24, 2020

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Councilor McLaughlin made the motion to table the item / bring the MFE resolution back in front of the new City Council in January. Passed 7-0.

14.Amending Chapter 14.04.030 of the Codified Ordinances, entitled, “Moratorium” (First Reading)

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Motion passes 7-0.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

15.Action Item #5932/20 – RE: Award of Bid #20-047 – Road Materials (w/accompanying resolution)

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Approved 7-0.

16.Action Item #5933/20 – RE: Award of Bid #20-046 – Utilities Supplies (w/accompanying resolution)

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Approved 7-0.

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

LICENSES AND PERMITS

1.Application of 22 Washington Square Inc., d/b/a Bar Cino, holder of a Class BV alcoholic beverage license to expand the licensed premises into 24 Washington Sq. including 360 square foot sidewalk café consisting of two tables with four chairs each (Hearing)

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Approved 7-0.

2.Application of Radish Patch, LLC, d/b/a/ Vieste, 515 Thames St., holder of a Class BL alcoholic beverage license to transfer the location to 580 Thames St. Units B101, B102, B103 and B104 and to change the d/b/a to Vieste & Vino Wine Bar, Yagi Noodle and The Café (Hearing)

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Continued until August 12th because it was not properly noticed.

ADJOURN
Communication from the City Manager, Re: COVID 19 Status Update

ADJOURN

Suggested Action: – July 1, 2020 (Revised – 7/2/2020) The docket, along with all supporting documents, can be viewed on the City of Newport website: www.cityofnewport.com – “Council Agendas and Minutes.” (Posted 7/1/20-sca) Docket of the Special Council Meeting July 8, 2020 Page 2

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