Newport City Council will host their first regular council meeting on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 6:30 pm.

The meeting is open to the public and can be accessed by phone ( 1-888-788-0099) and/or by Zoom.

Here’s what’s on the agenda

CITY OF NEWPORT

DOCKET FOR THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

JANUARY 13, 2021

THE MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY IN COMPLIANCE WITH GOVERNOR RAIMONDO’S EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-25- 1. (b) “ SUCH MEANS MAY INCLUDE, WITHOUT LIMITATION, PROVIDING PUBLIC ACCESS THROUGH TELEPHONE, INTERNET, OR SATELLITE ENABLED AUDIO OR VIDEO CONFERENCING OR ANY OTHER TECHNOLOGY THAT ENABLES THE PUBLIC TO CLEARLY FOLLOW THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE PUBLIC BODY WHILE THOSE ACTIVITES ARE OCCURING” .  

The following items of business, filed with the City Clerk under the Rules of the Council, will come before the Council at a meeting to be held in accordance with Governor Raimondo’s Executive Order 20-25 on January 13, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.   

 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

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. 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 Council Meeting held November 10, 2020, December 1, 2020 and December 9, 2020 (Approve)

b. Holiday Selling License, New, Capital Video Corporation, d/b/a Amazing, 228 JT Connell Highway

c. Private Detective License, Renewal, David C. Bruce, d/b/a TBK Investigations, 2 Carey St., #3

d. Reappointment of Scott Wheeler as Tree Warden (Approve)

e. 2020 Boards and Commissions Annual Reports (Receive)

1.   Historic District Commission

2.   Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission

3.   Cliff Walk Commission

4.   Newport Canvassing Authority

5.   Newport Energy and Environment Commission

6.   Newport Waterfront Commission

f. Communication from Discover Newport, re:  Annual Audit Report for the years ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 (Receive)

g. Communication from Rebecca Elwell, Director, Newport County Prevention Coalition, re: Legalization and commercialization of marijuana (Receive)

h. Communication from Erin Donovan-Boyle, Executive Director, Greater
Newport Chamber of Commerce, re: Legalization of recreational marijuana
(Receive)

LICENSES AND PERMITS 

2. Victualing License, Renewal, Knot Norms Newport, LLC, d/b/a Knot Norms Catering Co. , 515 Thames St.

3. Victualing License, New, Jordan Durand d/b/a Simple Merchant Coffee, 513 Broadway

4. Victualing License, New, Robin Realty, LLC, d/b/a to be determined, 103-105 Bellevue Ave. (In conjunction with liquor license transfer of Griswold’s, Inc.)

5. APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

Appointments

Council Liaison Appointment

Discover Newport – Charlie Holder

Discover Newport Board

Sean O’Conner

Jen Chapin

Planning Board – 2 vacancies (a 3-year term expiring 10/31/2021 and a 3-year term expiring 10/31/2022)

Applicants

Christopher Daly

Tom Gibson

Derek Grinkin

William Lloyd

Kevin Michaud

Kett Murphy

Theresa Stokes

Amanda Ward

Reappointments

Historic District Commission

Karl (Andy) Bjork (3-year term expiring 2/3/2023)

Nancy Stafford (3-year term expiring 2/3/2023)

RESOLUTIONS

6. Designating Jeanne-Marie Napolitano as Chief Executive Officer of the City
        for purposes of signing various State and Federal documents

7. Performance evaluation of the City Manager – J. Bova, E. Fuerte

8. Homestead Exemption – J. Bova

9. Equitable Development Workshop – A. McCalla

ORDINANCES

10. 17.08, entitled, Definitions”, Section 17.08.010- Definitions (Second Reading)

11.  17.52, entitled, Limited Business District”, Section 17.52.020- Use Regulations (Second Reading)

12.  17.56, entitled, Waterfront Business District”,17.56.020- Use Regulations (Second Reading)

13.   17.60, entitled, General Business District”, 17.60.020-Use Regulations (Second Reading)

14. 17.64, entitled, Commercial Industrial District”, 17.64.020- Use Regulations (Second Reading)

– Memorandum from Christopher J. Behan, Esq., City Solicitor, re: Zoning Amendment – Marijuana Retail Facility

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

15.  Action Item #5950/21 – RE:   Proposal Award #21-010 – Engineering   Services for Reservoir Road Water Storage Tank Project (w/accompanying resolution)

16.  Action Item #5951/21 – RE:   Supplemental Agreement #3 – RFP#19-007/18-CLG-3 – Newport City Hall Condition Assessment   (w/accompanying resolution)

17.  Action Item #5952/21 – RE:   Ordinance Revision – 10.52.010. – No through-streets listed—Signs required (Weight Restricted Streets)-Leal Terrace (w/accompanying ordinance)

18.  Action Item #5953/21 – RE:   Ordinance Revision – 10.32.110. – Designated residential parking streets – Marchant Street from Atlantic Street to 

Eastnor Road (w/accompanying ordinance)

19. Action Item #5954/21 – RE:  Award of Contract -RFP # 21-013 – Food and    Beverage Concessions at Easton’s Beach (w/accompanying resolution)

ADJOURN AS COUNCIL AND CONVENE AS BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS

BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS

CONSENT CALENDAR

LICENSES AND PERMITS

1. Application of Griswold’s Inc., d/b/a Griswold’s Tavern, 103-105 Bellevue Ave., holder of a Class BV alcoholic beverage license to transfer ownership to Robin Realty, LLC (Michael Shore- 50%/Emily Leventhal- 50%), d/b/a t/b/d for the same premises (Hearing)

Laura C. Swistak

City Clerk

ADJOURN- (01/06/21) *Revised – 01/07/21

ADJOURN AS BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS

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