POSTED JUNE 27, 2018

REGULAR MEETING JULY 2, 2018

 

 

TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF MIDDLETOWN, RHODE ISLAND

 

 

The following items of business, having been filed with the Town Clerk under the Rules of the Council, will come before the Council at a regular meeting to be held on Monday, July 2, 2018; 6:00 P.M. Executive Session; 7:00 P.M. Regular Meeting at the Middletown Town Hall, 350 East Main Road, Middletown, Rhode Island. The items listed on the Consent portion of the agenda are to be considered routine by the Town Council and will ordinarily be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Council, or a member of the public so requests and the Town Council President permits, in which event the item will be removed from Consent Agenda consideration and considered in its normal sequence on the agenda. All items on this agenda, with the exception of the Public Forum Session, may be considered, discussed and voted upon.

 

Pursuant to RIGL §42-46-6(b). Notice – “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.”

 

Any person not a member of the Council, desiring to address the Council concerning a matter on the docket of the Council, not the subject of a Public Hearing, shall submit a written request to the Town Clerk stating the matter upon which he desires to speak.  Persons are permitted to address the Council for a period not to exceed five (5) minutes.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

 

RECONSIDERATION

 

The Middletown Town Council follows the codification of present-day general parliamentary law as articulated in Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised 10th edition (2000), together with whatever rules of order the Council has adopted for its own governance.  The motion to reconsider is one of the motions that can bring a question again before an assembly, and is designed to bring back for further consideration a motion which has already been voted on:

 

If, in the same session that a motion has been voted on, but no later than the same day or the next day on which a business meeting is held, new information or a changed situation makes it appear that a different result might reflect the true will of the assembly, a member who voted with the prevailing side can, by moving to Reconsider [RONR (10th ed.), p. 304-321] the vote, propose that the question shall come before the assembly again as if it had not previously been considered. (From Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised In Brief, Robert, Evans et al., De Capo Press, 2004)

 

 

6:00 P.M. - EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

1.    Executive Session - Pursuant to provisions of RIGL, Sections 42-46-2, 42-46-4 and 42-46-5 (a) (1) Personnel (Town Administrator).

 

 

COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

 

2.    Memorandum of Town Administrator, re:  Police Union. (Fiscal Impact Statement received by Council on June 18, 2018.)

 

3.    Resolution of the Council, re:  Rescinding Resolution #2018-45 – Terms & Conditions of Employment – Police, Passed by Council May 30, 2018.

 

 

PRESENTATION

 

4.    Communication of Council President Sylvia, re:  Coyote Protocol.

 

 

PUBLIC FORUM

 

5.    Pursuant to Rule 23 of the Rules of the Council, Citizens may address the town on one (1) subject only, said subject of substantive Town business, neither discussed during the regular meeting nor related to personnel or job performance.  Citizens may speak for no longer than five (5) minutes and must submit a public participation form to the Council Clerk prior to the start of the meeting.  All items discussed during this session will not be voted upon.

 

 

CONSENT

 

6.    Approval of Minutes, re:  Regular Meeting, June 18, 2018.

 

7.    Communication of Tax Assessor, with enclosures, re:  Cancellation of Taxes for certain Middletown residents.

 

8.    Resolution of the Council, re:  Cancellation of Taxes for certain Middletown residents.

 

9.    Resolution of the Town of Burrillville, re:  In support of Senate Bill 2018-S2371 Relating to Education – Foundation Level School Support.

 

10.  Resolution of the City of Newport, re:  In support of Articles 5 & 9 of H-2018-7200 that places a referendum before the voters incurring debt of $250 million for renovation of existing and the construction of new public schools.

 

11.  Resolution of the Scituate School Committee, re:  In support of Articles 5 & 9 of H-2018-7200 that places a referendum before the voters incurring debt of $250 million for renovation of existing and the construction of new public schools.

 

12.  Application of Blackstone Caterers, Inc. dba A Fork In The Road, 224 John Clarke Road, for RENEWAL of a Peddler’s License for the 2018-2019 licensing year.

 

13.  Application of ANLI Spa, Inc., 238 East Main Road, for RENEWAL of a Body Works Establishment License for the 2018-2019 licensing year.

 

14.  Application for Special Event Permit from Newport Yogis, LLC for Full Moon Yoga to be held on Second Beach (Surfers End) Friday, July 27th, Sunday, August 26th, and Monday, September 24th, 2018 from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm.

 

15.  Application of Bradley Hierholzer, Peabody’s Beach, 4th of July Party and Fireworks Display (at sunset) on the Beach to be held on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

 

16.  Application for Special Event Permit from WPRI-TV Nextar Broadcasting for Beach Break an event to learn about skin safety to be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 11:00 am to 1:00 p.m. at Second Beach. (This permit was granted on 6/18/18 for Thursday, August 9, 2018, applicant has requested change of date.)

 

17.  Application for Special Event Permit from Sweet Berry Farm for Donselar Wedding to be held on Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Sweet Berry Farm.

 

 

LICENSES

 

18.  Application of Middletown Fire Fighters Association, MDA Fill-the-Boot, Collection for Muscular Dystrophy Association by MFD, to be held at West Main Road and Coddington Highway, September 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2018 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. (MFD requests all fees be waived)

 

19.  Application of Randy Butler, for Summer League Butler Basketball, Youth Basketball to be held Monday and Wednesdays during June, July and August at Pottsy Basketball Courts from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

 

 

OTHER COMMUNICATION

 

20.  Communication of Nathan Stein, Ph.D. Staff Psychologist, Department of Veterans Affairs, re:  Request for use of the Middletown Town Hall, Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

 

 

ORDINANCE

 

21.  An Ordinance the Town of Middletown (First Reading)

An Ordinance in Amendment to the Town Code, Title III, Administration, Chapter 34 Taxes. (See attached Ordinance)

 

 

TOWN COUNCIL

 

 

22.  Memorandum of Councillor Lombardi, with enclosures, re:  Gaudet Field Handicapped Accessibility.

 

23.  Communication of Councillor Turano, re:  Middletown 2018 Property Reassessment.

 

24.  Communication of Councillor Turano, re:  Middletown Beach Revenue.

 

25.  Memorandum of Town Administrator, with enclosure, re:  Police Department Organization.

 

 

BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

 

26.  Communication of Stephen E. Arendt, Chair Library Board of Trustees, re:  Resignation from the Library Board of Trustees.

 

27.  Email communication of Helen Sowinski, Middletown Prevention Coalition, re:  Resignation from the Civic/Volunteer Sector.

 

28.  Appointment of one (1) member to the Middletown Board of Canvassers, to complete a term expiring March 2020. (Bi-Partisan Board)

 

29.  Appointment of one (1) member to the Conservation Commission, for a term expiring July 2021.

 

30.  Appointment of one (1) member to the Juvenile Hearing Board (Auxiliary member), for a term expiring April 2021.

 

31.  Appointment of one (1) member to the Library Board of Trustees, for a term expiring September 2021.

 

32.  Appointment of two (2) members to the Middletown Prevention Coalition, one (1) to the Business Section term expiring April 2021, one (1) to the Civic/Volunteer Sector to complete a term expiring April 2020.

 

33.  Appointment of two (2) members to the Personnel Review Board, for terms expiring June 2021. (Bi-Partisan Board)

 

34.  Memorandum of Town Administrator, re:  Request for Steering Committee – Town/ School Back Office Consolidation.

 

 

 

Wendy J.W. Marshall, CMC

Town Clerk

 

 

This meeting location is accessible to the handicapped.  Individuals requiring interpreter services for the hearing-impaired should notify the Town Clerk’s Office at 847-0009 not less than 48 hours before this meeting.

 

 

 

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