Newport city hall newport city council

Newport City Council will host its next Regular Council Meeting on Wednesday, August 10, here’s a look at what’s on their docket.

CITY OF NEWPORT

DOCKET FOR A REGULAR MEETING 

AUGUST 10, 2022

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 on August 10, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 43 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840.

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 meeting held July 13, 2022 (Approve)

b. Special Events:

1. Newport Tree Conservancy, d/b/a Evening of the Arboreta, 62 Washington St.; August 26, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

2. Ancient Order of Hibernians, d/b/a Field Day in the Park, Morton Park; September 10, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Rain date September 11, 2022)

3. Turning Around Ministries/Workforce Development Working Group, d/b/a Dream Fest, Miantonomi Park; September 10, 2022 from (Rain date- September 17, 2022)

4. Bowen’s Wharf Co., Inc., d/b/a Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival, Bowen’s Wharf & Market Sq.; October 15 & 16, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

c.      Holiday Selling License, Renewal, The TJX Companies, Inc., d/b/a   TJ MAXX #617. 199 Connell Highway

d. Block Party Requests (Approve subject to details being worked out with city administration):

1. Brian & Gail Maher, Marin St., August 27, 2022 from 6:00    p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Rain date, August 28, 2022

2. Darlene Hutten-Czapski, Weatherly Ave., September 24, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Rain date- September 25, 2022)

3. Christopher M. Roberts, Champlin Place North, September 4, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Rain date- September 5, 2022)  

  e. Bingo License, New, Donovan Manor Seniors N.H.A., Donovan Manor, Community Room, 19 Chapel St., Fridays from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  f. Pawn Broker License, New Owner, Fall River Financial RI, LLC (Paul Bryant), d/b/a Fall River Pawn Brokers, 128 Broadway

  g. Communication from Lisa Knowles, Show Director, Newport International Boat Show, re:  Request to add the Newport Chowder Company MFET (truck) to the special event being held September 15-18, 2022.

  h. Communication from the Waterfront Commission, re:  Options to expand the boat ramp at Fort Adams (Receive and refer to City Administration for a recommendation)

  i. Communication from Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, re:  Application of Naval Station Newport- Coddington Cove (Receive)

LICENSES AND PERMITS

 2. Second-hand license, New, Daniel Tytenicz, d/b/a Abbieland Antiques, 3 Long Lane Court (Hearing)

 3.   Victualing License, New, 500 on Bellevue, LLC, d/b/a Fitness 500 Club, 181 Bellevue Ave.

 4. APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

RESOLUTIONS

ORDINANCES

 5. Amending Chapter 12.32 of the Codified Ordinances, entitled, “Park and Recreation Areas”, to amend Section 12.32.061 entitled, “Public tennis courts and running-track Regulations” (Second reading)

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

 6.    Action Item #6091/22 – RE:  Bid Award #22-039 Water Distribution System Improvements Project (w/accompanying resolution) 

7.    Action Item #6092/22 – RE:  Amendment No. 5 – Contract # 16-040 –  Engineering Services for Drainage Investigation and Flooding Analysis – Whitwell Avenue Area (w/accompanying resolution)

8.    Action Item #6093/22 – RE:  Bid Award #22-035 – Long Wharf Pump Station Improvements Project (w/accompanying resolution)

9.    Action Item #6094/22 – RE:  Amendment No. 4 – Contract # 19-010 – Engineering Services for Design of the North  End Sanitary Sewer Project (w/accompanying resolution)

ADJOURN AS COUNCIL AND CONVENE AS BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS

BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS

CONSENT CALENDAR

1. Class F-1 Daily Liquor License, Newport Tree Conservancy, d/b/a Evening of the Arboreta, 62 Washington St.; August 26, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Laura C. Swistak

City Clerk

Adjourn- August 3, 2022

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at ryan@whatsupnewp.com and 401-662-1653.