Westerly Town Council Agenda: Monday, April 16, 2018

Westerly Town Council Agenda: Monday, April 16, 2018

The Westerly Sun

REGULAR MEETING

APRIL 16, 6 P.M.

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

CALL TO ORDER

INVOCATION – Councilor Celico

SALUTE TO THE FLAG – Council President Morrone

RECOGNITIONS, AWARDS & MEMORIALS

RATIFY AND CONFIRM:

a. Congratulations – 2018 Westerly High School Athletic Hall of Fame

■Travis Cox■Alyssa Ebright■Mackenzie Ferreira■Joseph Fontana■Michael Murdock■Ryan “Rock” Palmer■Whitney Randall■Bob Sisson■PRESENTATIONS■a. Winnapaug Pond Dredging – Presentation by GZA and Lisa Pellegrini, Director of Development Services■b. Town Council Student Representative’s Report

CITIZENS COMMENTS

     Sign-Up Sheets will be available at the Council Meeting for any citizens wishing to be heard.  Citizens who do not sign up to speak will have an opportunity to be heard following the individuals listed on the sign-up sheet.

     When addressing the Council, please state your name and address; please conduct yourself in an orderly and respectful fashion.  The comments of citizens accessing this portion of our meeting are neither adopted nor endorsed by this body, but heard as requested.  Comments shall be limited to Regular Meeting agenda items only.  If the matter is scheduled for a public hearing, the comments shall be deferred to that agenda item.

COUNCILORS’ RESPONSE

CONSENT CALENDAR

a. Approval of Minutes

■Committee of the Whole – 3/19/18 (Tabled from 4/2/18), 4/4/18, 4/5/18■Regular – 4/2/18■Special – 3/28/18 (Tabled from 4/2/18)■Executive – 4/2/18 (Sealed)■b. Fiscal Matters■1. Resolution Authorizing Deletion To Tax Rolls ($2,137.27)■2. Resolution Authorizing The Waiver Of Penalty For Late Payments ($81.22)■3. Resolution Authorizing Payment To The Law Office Of William J. Conley, Jr. ($8,758.75 – Arbitration and Litigation)■4. Resolution Authorizing Payment To The Law Office Of Oliverio & Marcaccio LLP ($2,737.00 – Litigation)■5. Resolution Authorizing Payment To The Law Office Of McGunagle Hentz, PC (Nancy Letendre, Esq.) ($1,850.00 – Roads & Rights-of-Way)

c. Appointments and Resignations

■None

PUBLIC HEARINGS

■a. Proposed Ordinance – “An Ordinance Transferring Appropriations To Adjust Various Departments For Projected Deficits In Accordance With Article 3-1-7 (A) And 3-1-7 (D) Of The Westerly Town Charter”■b. Proposed Ordinance – “An Ordinance In Amendment Of Article III, Town Sergeant, Of Chapter 34 Of The Westerly Code Of Ordinances Entitled ‘Officers And Employees’” (Amend §34-7 and §34-8 to include language that Deputy Town Sergeants may be appointed; that the Town Sergeant or Deputy Town Sergeant shall attend Council meetings; that fee for Deputy Town Sergeant will come from salary account of Town Sergeant)■c. Proposed Ordinance – “An Ordinance In Amendment Of Article VII, Stopping, Standing and Parking, Of Chapter 238 Of The Westerly Code Of Ordinances Entitled ‘Vehicles And Traffic’” (Amend §238-66(C) – Allow parking on Bluff Avenue, west side, three hours and amend §238-67(A)(3) – Remove Tow Zones on Bluff Avenue, west side)

-- 2 Letters Received in Support of Parking on Bluff Avenue

-- 46 Letters Received in Opposition to Parking on Bluff Avenue

NEW BUSINESS

■a. Petition from Mobilitie, LLC, for Installation of a New 40-Foot Class 1 Utility Pole, Small Cell Attachment And Appurtenance – (Pole 14C/Atlantic Avenue)■b. Petition from Mobilitie, LLC, for Installation of a New 35-Foot Class 1 Utility Pole, Small Cell Attachment And Appurtenance – (Pole 15C/Atlantic Avenue)■c. Petition from National Grid and Verizon for new joint owned pole location at Wapan Road (#25493767)■d. Selection Of Town Manager Recruitment Consultant■e. Proposed Town Charter Revisions Form – Discussion and Possible Adoption■f. Resolution Authorizing A Special And Specific Exemption From Westerly Code Of Ordinances §162-4, “Consumption Of Alcoholic Beverages In Public Prohibited” (Bricks & Murals Summer Street Festival, August 30, 2018)■g. Resolution Authorizing The Town Of Westerly To Enter Into A Second Amendment To Lease With The State Of Rhode Island, Acting By And Through The Department Of Revenue, For The Operation Of The Department Of Motor Vehicles At The Westerly Town Hall, 45 Broad Street■h. Resolution Authorizing The Establishment Of A Health Insurance Reserve Fund Policy■i. Proposed Ordinance – “An Ordinance In Amendment Of Article I, State Building Code, Of Chapter 90 Of The Westerly Code Of Ordinances Entitled ‘Building Construction’” (Online E-Permitting System for Building Permit Applications) (Order Adv. for Public Hearing on 5/14/18)■j. Proposed Ordinance – “An Ordinance In Amendment Of Chapter 225 Of The Westerly Code Of Ordinances Entitled ‘Streets And Sidewalks’” (Repeal Article V – Weight Limit on West Street Bridge) (Order Adv. for Public Hearing on 5/14/18)

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

■None

COMMUNICATIONS & REPORTS

■a. Liaison Reports■b. Town Council – 4/16/18■c. Town Manager■d. Town Solicitor –■e. Town Clerk – 4/16/18■f. Agenda Referrals and Backlog Agenda (Items to be assigned to future agendas)■g. Requests of Town Manager by Councilors

CITIZENS COMMENTS

     When addressing the Council, please state your name and address; please conduct yourself in an orderly and respectful fashion.  The comments of citizens accessing this portion of our meeting are neither adopted nor endorsed by this body, but heard as requested. 

COUNCILORS’ RESPONSE

POSSIBLE EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Council may vote to go into executive session for discussion and/or action regarding those items of business exempt from open meetings under Rhode Island General Laws §42-46-4 and:

■a) §42-46-5(a)(5) Land Acquisition■b) §42-46-5(a)(2) Litigation – IBPO/Town of Westerly/Petition before the RI State Labor Relations Board■c) §42-46-5(a)(2) Litigation – Gene Properties, LLC vs. Town of Westerly, WC2018-0091

ADJOURNMENT

42-46-6(b)  “…Nothing contained herein shall prevent a public body, other than a school committee, from adding additional items to the agenda by majority vote of the members.  Such additional items shall be for informational purposes only and may not be voted on except where necessary to address an unexpected occurrence that requires immediate action to protect the public or to refer the matter to an appropriate committee or to another body or official.

Interpreter services

Individuals requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired must call 348-2500 or 596-2022 (v/tdd) 72 hours in advance of the hearing date.

Website

The Town Council agenda and supporting documents can be accessed on the Town of Westerly website at www.westerlyri.gov.

Open board positions

(Applications can be obtained on the Town of Westerly’s website www.westerlyri.gov and submitted to the Office of Town Clerk)

■Economic Development Commission■Bike Path And Cycling Advisory Commission■Bike Path And Cycling Advisory Commission (Auxiliary Member)■Board Of Canvassers – Alternate Member (Republican)■Licensing Board (Auxiliary Member)■Westerly Public Parking Commission■Zoning Board (Full Member)■Architectural Review Board (Two Full Members)■Architectural Review Board (Two Auxiliary Members)■Conservation Commission (Auxiliary Member)■Municipal Code Of Ethics■Public Works Committee■Substance Abuse Task Force (Youth Representative)■Substance Abuse Task Force (Religious Representative)■Substance Abuse Task Force (Civic/Volunteer Group Representative)■Substance Abuse Task Force (Healthcare Professionals Representative)■Substance Abuse Task Force (General Public Representative)■Minimum Standards Housing Board Of Review■Board Of Tenants Affairs■South County Community Action Agency (Westerly Representative)■Coastal Resources Management Council (Westerly Representative)■Corder Of Wood■Field Driver

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