Westerly Town Council Agenda: Monday, Dec. 18, 2017

Westerly Town Council Agenda: Monday, Dec. 18, 2017



REGULAR MEETING

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

TODAY, 6 P.M.

CALL TO ORDER

INVOCATION – Councilor Overton

SALUTE TO THE FLAG – Council President Celico

RECOGNITIONS, AWARDS & MEMORIALS

■None

PRESENTATIONS

■None

CITIZENS COMMENTS

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     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 – 11/6/17, 11/20/17■Regular – 11/13/17, 12/4/17■Executive – 12/4/17 (Sealed)

b. Fiscal Matters

■1. Resolution Authorizing The Addition To The Pro-Rated Tax Roll ($9,374.08)■2. Resolution Authorizing Deletion To Tax Rolls ($3,744.12)■3. Resolution Authorizing The Waiver Of Penalty For Late Payments ($1,585.13)■4. Resolution Authorizing Payment To The Law Office Of McGunagle Hentz, PC (Nancy Letendre, Esq. Miscellaneous Legal Services - $7,292.09)■5. Resolution Authorizing Payment To The Law Office Of William J. Conley, Jr. (Board of Licenses, Land Acquisition, IBPO Grievances, Substance Abuse Coalition - $2,213.75)■6. Resolution Authorizing Payment To The Law Office Of Oliverio & Marcaccio, LLP (IBPO Grievance Arbitration - $1,322.76)■7. Resolution Authorizing Payment To The Law Office Of Leo F. Manfred, II, Esq. (Litigation Matters - $500.00)■8. Resolution Authorizing The Town Manager To Enter Into An Agreement With SHI And General Code Publishers For Review And Recodification Of The Westerly Code Of Ordinances ($7,705.00)■9. Resolution Approving Change Order For The Chapman Pond Boat Launch At Santo Algiere Conservation Park (East Coast Construction - $24,000.00)■10. Resolution Authorizing The Town Manager To Enter Into A Change Order With GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. To Include Construction Management Of The Winnapaug Pond Dredging Project ($79,472.00)■11. Resolution Authorizing The Town Manager To Enter Into A Change Order With GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. To Include Additional Environmental Engineering And Permitting For The Winnapaug Pond Dredging Project ($23,500.00)

 c. Appointments and Resignations

■1. Election of Council Vice President■2. Resignations:

a. Kenneth J. Sorensen, Planning Board

b. Michael Ryan, Westerly Public Parking Commission

■3. Appointments:

a. Substance Abuse Task Force (General Public Representative)

b. Substance Abuse Task Force (Other Substance Abuse Organizations Representative)

c. Airport Advisory Committee (Councilor)

d. Liaison Appointments

PUBLIC HEARINGS

■a. Proposed Ordinance – “An Ordinance In Amendment Of Chapter 1439 Of The General Ordinances Of The Town Of Westerly Entitled ‘Re-Enact And Re-Adopt Chapter 1242 Entitled ‘The Westerly, Rhode Island, Zoning Ordinance Of 1998, As Amended’” (Creation of Airport Hazard Overlay District) Recommendation from Planning Board filed 9/29/17 – Favorable Advisory Opinion; Correspondence from Eric Thunberg – re: Dooney Jet County by Month and Year

NEW BUSINESS

■a. Letter From RIAC, dated November 21, 2017 – Discussion and Action■b. Resolution Selecting Fiscal Agent For Police Pension And OPEB Accounts ($56,291.20)■c. Resolution Regarding Operational Covenants For Old Hopkinton Road Quarry■d. Resolution Of The Town Of Westerly For The Community Septic System Loan Program (CSSLP)■e. Proposed Ordinance – “An Ordinance Authorizing The Transfer Of Funds To The Animal Shelter Enterprise Fund Contractual Services Account” ($10,000.00)   (Order Adv. for Public Hearing on 1/22/18)■f. Proposed Ordinance – “An Ordinance In Amendment Of Chapter 5 Of The Westerly Code Of Ordinances Entitled ‘Boards, Committees And Commissions’” (Establishing A Bike Path and Cycling Advisory Commission) (Order Adv. for Public Hearing on 1/22/18)■g. Proposed Ordinance – “An Ordinance In Amendment Of Article XVI, Substance Abuse Task Force, Of Chapter 5 Of The Westerly Code Of Ordinances Entitled ‘Boards, Committees And Commissions’” (Amend §5-69.  Membership)   (Order Adv. for Public Hearing on 1/22/18)

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

■None

COMMUNICATIONS & REPORTS

■a. Liaison Reports■b. Town Council – 12/18/17■c. Town Manager – 12/18/17■d. Town Solicitor –■e. Town Clerk – 12/18/17■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

EXECUTIVE SESSION

■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 §42-46-5(a)(2) Litigation – Cimalore v. Town of Westerly, Case No.: 1:15-cv-00313-WES-LDA and §42-46-5(a)(2) Litigation – Koza v. Town of Westerly, Case No.: 1:15-cv-00315-WES-LDA, §42-46-5(a)(2) Potential Litigation, and §42-46-5(a)(1) Personnel – Town Manager Performance Evaluation

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)

■Airport Advisory Committee Licensing Board – Auxiliary Member■Westerly Public Parking Commission■Architectural Review Board (One Full Member)■Architectural Review Board (Two Auxiliary Members)■Conservation Commission (Two Full Members)■Conservation Commission (Auxiliary Member)■Municipal Code Of Ethics■Planning Board■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 (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■Westerly 350th Anniversary Committee

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