Westerly Town Council agendas: Monday, July 17, and Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Westerly Town Council agendas: Monday, July 17, and Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Record-Journal

MONDAY, JULY 17

REGULAR MEETING

6 P.M., COUNCIL CHMBRS.

CALL TO ORDER

INVOCATION – Councilor Gagnier

SALUTE TO THE FLAG – Council Vice President Celico

RECOGNITIONS, AWARDS & MEMORIALS

a. Appreciation – Rees Scott Harold, Town Council Student Representative

b. Congratulations – Glenn Hedman, retirement

c. Proclamation – Summer Pops Day, June 24, 2017

d. Proclamation – Summer Of Peace 2017

RATIFY AND CONFIRM:

e. Congratulations – Paul Donahue, Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce 2017 Citizen of the Year Award

f. Congratulations – Joseph Cugini, Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce 2017 Key Award

PRESENTATIONS

None

CITIZENS COMMENTS/COUNCILORS’ RESPONSE

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.

CONSENT CALENDAR

a. Approval of Minutes

Committee of the Whole – 5/15/17, 6/12/17

Regular – 6/5/17

Special – 6/12/17, 6/29/17

Emergency Meeting – 6/23/17

b. Fiscal Matters

1. Resolution Authorizing The Addition To Tax Rolls ($3,062.83)

2. Resolution Authorizing Deletion To Tax Rolls ($13,948.54)

3. Resolution Authorizing Corrections To The Water And Sewer Accounts Department Accounts Receivable (Abatement - $27.72)

4. Resolution Authorizing The Waiver Of Penalty For Late Payment Of Taxes ($658.48)

5. Resolution Authorizing The Town Manager To Purchase U.S. Salt For the Utilities Division – MIOX Disinfection System (Essex Grain Ingredients - $8.325 per bag)

6. Resolution Authorizing Payment To The Law Office Of Oliverio & Marcaccio, LLP (Litigation matters and Tax Appeals - $3,827.47)

7. Resolution Authorizing The Purchase Of Replacement Computers (Dell Marketing, LP - $21,320.22)

8. Resolution Authorizing The Purchase Of E-Mail Service And Productivity Software (CDW Government - $ 13,930.40)

9. Resolution Approving The Settlement Agreement Between Laurence F. Whittemore III and Kathleen M. Whittemore v. Town Of Westerly, Et Al (C.A. No. WC-2041-0194; WC-2016-0082)

10. Resolution Approving The Settlement Agreement Between Marine C. Smith v. Town Of Westerly, Et Al (C.A. No. WC-2041—214; WC-2015-0208; and WC-2016-0147)

11. Resolution Approving The Settlement Agreement Between Round Hill Road Investments LTD v. Town Of Westerly, Et Al (C.A. No. WC-2011-0371, WC-2012-0209; WC-2013-0205; WC-2014-0213; WC-2015-0214; and WC-2016-0149)

c. Appointments and Resignations

1. Deputy Town Sergeant Applicant – Interview

2. Resignations:

a. Michael Ober, Board of Finance

3. Appointments:

a. Zoning Board of Review

b. Juvenile Hearing Board

c. Deputy Town Sergeant

d. Packer of Fish

e. Weigher of Coal

f. Municipal Code of Ethics Commission

g. Westerly 350th Anniversary Committee

h. Airport Advisory Committee

i. Wood-Pawcatuck Wild and Scenic Study Committee (Westerly Representative)

PUBLIC HEARINGS

a. Proposed Ordinance – “An Ordinance In Amendment Of Article V, Exemption For Qualified Veterans, Prisoners Of War, Gold Star Parents And Visually Impaired Persons, Of Chapter 229 Of The Westerly Code Of Ordinances Entitled ‘Taxation’”

NEW BUSINESS

a. Resolution Approving The Debt Management Policy

b. Proposed Ordinance – “An Ordinance Relating To Re-Naming Of Town Streets – 911 Emergency System [Private Drive (Plat 17, Lot 10R) starting at Springbrook Road to terminus to be named French Way] (Order Adv. for Public Hearing on 8/21/17)

c. State Transportation Improvement Program (TIPS) Projects (Order Adv. for Public Hearing on 8/7/17)

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

None

COMMUNICATIONS & REPORTS

a. Liaison Reports

b. Town Council – 7/17/17

c. Town Manager – 7/17/17

d. Town Solicitor

e. Town Clerk – 7/17/17

f. Access to Public Records

g. Agenda Referrals and Backlog Agenda (Items to be assigned to future agendas)

CITIZENS COMMENTS/COUNCILORS’ RESPONSE

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.

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 Law §42-46-4 and §42-46-5(a)(5) Land Acquisition; §42-46-5(a)(5) Land Acquisition; §42-46-5(a)(5) Land Acquisition; §42-46-5(a)(5) Land Acquisition; §42-46-5(a)(3) Security – Public Safety; §42-46-5(a)(4) Investigation; §42-46-5(a)(3) Security; §42-46-5(a)(1) – Personnel – IT Director; and §42-46-5(a)(2) Litigation - Cimalore et al v. Town of Westerly, C.A. No. 15-313L. Such persons have been notified in writing and advised that they may require that such discussion be held at an open meeting.

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.

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 19

SPECIAL MEETING

6 P.M., COUNCIL CHMBRS.

CALL TO ORDER

INVOCATION – Councilor Gagnier

SALUTE TO THE FLAG – Council Vice President Celico

CITIZENS COMMENTS/COUNCILORS’ RESPONSE

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 Special Meeting items only.

Town Council Candidates – Interviews

a. Christopher A. Duhamel

b. Louis P. Sposato Jr.

Appointment of Town Councilor

CONSENT CALENDAR

a. Fiscal Matters

1. Resolution Authorizing The Town Manager To Enter lnto An Agreement With Cox Rl Telcomm, LLC For lnternet Service ($124 install cost plus $1,692.00 annually)

CITIZENS COMMENTS/COUNCILORS’ RESPONSE

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.

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

Licensing Board – Full Member

Licensing Board – Auxiliary Member

Westerly Public Parking Commission

Architectural Review Board (Two Auxiliary Members)

Conservation Commission

Juvenile Hearing Board

Substance Abuse Task Force (Youth Representative)

Substance Abuse Task Force (Parent/Guardian Representative)

Substance Abuse Task Force (Healthcare Professionals Representative)

Substance Abuse Task Force (General Public Representative)

Board Of Finance

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

Municipal Code Of Ethics Commission

Westerly 350th Anniversary Committee


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