Westerly Town Council agenda for Monday night’s meeting

Westerly Town Council agenda for Monday night’s meeting

The Westerly Sun


REGULAR MEETING

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

MONDAY,

AUG. 21, 6 P.M.

1. CALL TO ORDER

Executive Session Report

July 25, 2017

2. RECOGNITIONS, AWARDS & MEMORIALS

a. Condolences – Richard D. Comolli

b. Congratulations – Caroline Komorowski, retirement

c. Congratulations – Dennis Evans, retirement

RATIFY AND CONFIRM:

d. Appreciation – Nicholas Castagna, Concerts On The Beach

3. PRESENTATIONS

None

4. 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.

5. CONSENT CALENDAR (all items are considered routine and can be approved by one motion; however, if discussion is necessary on any item, it can be moved to “New Business”)

a. Approval of Minutes

Committee of the Whole – 7/10/17, 8/7/17

Regular – 6/28/17, 7/17/17

Special – 7/10/17, 7/19/17, 7/25/17, 8/7/17

Executive – 7/17/17 (Sealed); 7/25/17 (Sealed); 8/7/17 (Sealed)

b. Fiscal Matters

1. Resolution Authorizing Payment To The Law Office Of Oliverio & Marcaccio, LLP (Litigation Matters and Tax Appeals - $3,832.50)

2. Resolution Authorizing Payment to The Law Office Of William J. Conley, Jr. (Litigation Matters and IBPO Grievance - $192.50)

3. Resolution Authorizing Payment To The Law Office of Leo F. Manfred, II, Esq. (Litigation Matters - $500.00)

4. Resolution Authorizing The Addition To The Pro-Rated Tax Roll ($26,752.37)

5. Resolution Authorizing The Addition to The Tax Rolls ($6,141.26)

6. Resolution Authorizing Deletion To Tax Rolls ($16,715.22)

7. Resolution Authorizing The Town Manager To Amend The Engineering Contract With BETA Group, Inc. To Provide Final Design Services And Construction Oversight For the Friendship Street Improvement Project – Amendment 9 ($99,700.00)

8. Resolution Authorizing The Town Manager To Enter Into A Contract With Skurka Construction For The Off-Site Water Quality Project At Gingerella Sports Complex ($135,397.00)

9. Resolution Awarding Contract For Broad Street Downtown Culvert Project Construction Oversight (CDR Maguire - $146,300.00)

10. Resolution Authorizing The Westerly Police Department To Purchase Seventeen (17) Taser Model X26P Conducted Electrical Weapons (Axon - $22,787.00 for five-year plan)

11. Resolution Authorizing The Purchase of Tritech Perform Maintenance Services For The Westerly Police Department ($12,648.75 for one-year agreement)

12. Resolution Authorizing The Purchase Of Police Portable Radios (Motorola Solutions, Inc. - $59,861.04)

c. Appointments and Resignations

1. Appointment of Town Councilor

2. Appointments for Boards, Committees and Commissions:

a. Airport Advisory Committee

b. Economic Development Commission

c. Municipal Code of Ethics

d. Planning Board (Full Member)

e. Planning Board (Auxiliary Member)

f. Board of Finance

g. RI Ocean SAMP and RI Beach SAMP (Westerly Representative)

h. Westerly 350th Anniversary Committee

6. PUBLIC HEARINGS (Adv. on 7/31, 8/7 and 8/14/17 for this time)

a. 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]

b. 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’” (Amend §260-54 Bed-and-Breakfast/Guesthouse Overlay District)

Recommendation from Planning Board filed 6/1/17 – Favorable Advisory Opinion

Ordinance Amendment Narrative filed 6/1/17

Correspondence from Westerly Economic Development Commission filed 8/15/17 in Support of Proposed Ordinance

7. NEW BUSINESS

a. Resolution Authorizing The Establishment Of A Naming Policy For Town Properties

b. Proposed Ordinance – “An Amendment Of Article III, Speed Limits, Of Chapter 238 Of The Westerly Code Of Ordinances Entitled ‘Vehicles And Traffic’” (§238-11. Prima facie limits – re: Speed Limit Reduction on Clark Street and Margin Street)

(Order Adv. for Public Hearing on 9/18/17)

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’” (§238-66(C) – Thirty-Minute Seasonal Parking Limit at Weekapaug Scenic Overlook)

(Order Adv. for Public Hearing on 9/18/17)

d. Proposed Ordinance – “An Ordinance In Amendment Of Article V, ‘Traffic Control Signs, Signals, Markings And Devices,’ Of Chapter 238 Of The Westerly Code Of Ordinances Entitled ‘Vehicles And Traffic’” (§238-50(C) – Stop Sign at Intersection of John Street and Hobart Street)

(Order Adv. for Public Hearing on 9/18/17)

e. Proposed Ordinance – “An Ordinance In Amendment Of Chapter 1783 Of The General Ordinances Of The Town Of Westerly Entitled “An Ordinance In Amendment Of Article I, Rental Parking Spaces, Of Chapter 177 Of The Westerly Code Of Ordinances Entitled ‘Parking’” (Portable Toilet Facilities)

(Order Adv. for Public Hearing on 9/18/17)

8. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

None

9. COMMUNICATIONS & REPORTS

a. Liaison Reports

b. Town Council – 8/21/17

c. Town Manager – 8/21/17

d. Town Solicitor

e. Town Clerk – 8/21/17

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

10. 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.

11. 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) Disposition of Land and 46-5(a)(5) Land Acquisition

12. 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.

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.

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

POSITIONS AVAILABLE ON THE FOLLOWING BOARDS:

(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 – full member

Licensing board – auxiliary member

Board of recreation – auxiliary member

Westerly public parking commission

Architectural review board (two full members)

Architectural review board (two auxiliary members)

Conservation commission (full member)

Conservation commission (auxiliary member)

Municipal code of ethics commission

Juvenile hearing board

Substance abuse task force (youth representative, parent/guardian representative, healthcare professionals representative, 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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