Westerly Town Council Agenda: Monday, Dec. 4, 2017

Westerly Town Council Agenda: Monday, Dec. 4, 2017



REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, DEC. 4, 2017

COUNCIL CHAMBERS,
6 P.M.

CALL TO ORDER

INVOCATION – Councilor Cioffi

SALUTE TO THE FLAG – Council Vice President Celico

RECOGNITIONS, AWARDS & MEMORIALS

■a. Condolences – Frank A. Lupinacci, Jr.■b. Condolences – Frank P. Ritacco

PRESENTATIONS

■None

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

■Special – 10/26/17 (Amended – Tabled from 11/13/17); 11/27/17■Executive – 11/13/17 (Sealed)

b. Fiscal Matters

■1. Resolution Establishing Sewer Debt Service Rate■2. Resolution Of The Town Of Westerly Authorizing The Town Manager To Enter Into A Contract For A Grant With The Connecticut DEEP (Pumpout Boat)■3. Resolution Authorizing The Town Manager To Enter Into A Contract For Stillman Avenue Bridge Repairs (Aetna Bridge – not to exceed $108,100.00, Westerly’s 50% share plus 15% contingency)■4. Resolution Authorizing The Town Manager To Enter Into A Contract For Design Of Sewer System Infrastructure Improvements Repairs (Weston & Sampson Engineers - $121,900, includes a 15% contingency)■5. Resolution Authorizing The Town Manager To Enter Into A Contract For Winnapaug Pond Dredging And Each Nourishment Project (J. F. Brennan Co. – up to $971,462.50)

c. Appointments and Resignations

■1. Resignation:

a. Karen A. Cioffi, Public Works Committee

■2. Appointments:

a. Airport Advisory Committee

b. Licensing Board – Full Member

c. Architectural Review Board

d. Bike Path Study Committee

e. 350th Anniversary Committee

PUBLIC HEARINGS

■a. Informational Public Hearing – “Wastewater Facilities Plan Amendment, dated December 2015; recommendation from Planning Board filed 11/22/17 – Favorable Advisory Opinion; correspondence from Chris Lund filed 11/27/17

NEW BUSINESS

■a. Resolution Approving The Amendment To The Comprehensive Wastewater Facilities Plan, Dated December 2015■b. 2018 Town Council Meetings Schedule

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

■None

COMMUNICATIONS & REPORTS

■a. Liaison Reports■b. Town Council – 12/4/17■c. Town Manager■d. Town Solicitor■e. Town Clerk – 12/4/17■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) Collective Bargaining – Agreement Negotiations with Local 808, §42-46-5(a)(5) Land Acquisition, §42-46-5(a)(2) Potential Litigation, and §42-46-5(a)(5) Lease of Real Property

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 (Two Full Members)■Architectural Review Board (Two Auxiliary Members)■Conservation Commission (Two Full 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 (Other Substance Abuse Organization 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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