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Posted 11.4.22

 

TOWN OF SCITUATE

TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

Thursday, November 10, 2022 @ 6:00 PM

 

High School Auditorium

94 Trimtown Road

N. Scituate, RI 02857

 

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AGENDA

Attachments are available to view on our website www.scituateri.org

 

1.   Pledge of Allegiance Video Icon

 

2.   Call to order – Council President

 

3.   Roll Call – Town Clerk

 

4.   Possible Motion(s) to convene into Closed/Executive Session: Video Icon

 

A.   The Town Council may convene into Executive Session to discuss, take possible action, and/or vote pursuant to the relevant requirements of R.I. General Laws § 42-46-5(a) Subsection (2) Potential Litigation with one or more contractors related to the completion of the police station construction project and Pending Litigation (Sugrue & Associates, Inc. v. Town of Scituate RI - AAA CASE No. 012200015081). Discussion and/or Potential action, announcement and/or vote(s) from Executive Session and/or Open Session concerning Sugrue & Associates, Inc. v. Town of Scituate RI - AAA CASE No. 012200015081 and potential settlement thereof.

 

B.   The Town Council may vote to move into Executive/Closed session pursuant to R.I.G.L. § 42-46-5 (a)(2) Potential Litigation regarding claim of property damage.  Discussion and/or Potential action, announcement and/or vote(s) from Executive Session and/or Open Session concerning potential litigation regarding claim of property damage.

 

C.   The Town Council may vote to move into Executive/Closed session pursuant to R.I.G.L. § 42-46-5 (a)(2) Potential Litigation regarding claim of damages alleged to be caused by the Town.  Discussion and/or Potential action, announcement and/or vote(s) from Executive Session and/or Open Session concerning potential litigation regarding claim of damages alleged to be caused by the Town.

 

D.   The Town Council may convene into Executive Session to discuss, take possible action, and/or vote pursuant to the relevant requirements of R.I. General Laws § 42-46-5(a) Subsection (3) matter(s) of security concerning actions necessary for the safety and security at the Town’s public schools and Town-owned buildings. Discussion and/or Potential action, announcement and/or vote(s) from Executive Session and/or Open Session concerning actions necessary for the safety and security at the Town’s public schools and Town-owned buildings.

 

5.   Motion to close Executive Session / Motion to seal Executive Session minutes / Announcement of Vote(s) in Executive Session, if any.

 

6.   Regular Meeting call to order – Council President – Beginning no earlier than 7:00 P.M. Video Icon

 

7.   Presentation of donation to the Director of Public Welfare and Food Bank by Boy Scout Troop 1 North Scituate from monies raised from the Haunted Walk. Video Icon

 

8.   Public Hearings—Review, Discussion and/or Potential Action and/or Vote:

 

A.   Town Council sitting as Beverage Licensing Board Liquor License Approvals, expiring 12/01/2023, subject to all requirements and necessary approvals from all department heads: Video Icon

 

i.    Class A Retailer – Shayna, Inc., for premises known as “Scituate Liquor Shoppe.” 30 Hartford Pike, No. Scituate, RI

ii.   Class BVL – Cindy’s Diner Inc., for premises known as “Cindy’s Diner Inc” – 46 Hartford Avenue, Scituate, RI

iii.  Class BVL – Farm to Fork, Inc. for premises known as “Rufino’s Pizzeria” 4 Hope Furnace Road, Hope, RI

iv.  Class BV – ALES INC. for premises known as “Granite Farm Restaurant” 50 Danielson Pike, N. Scituate, RI

v.   Class BV – Bar 5, Inc. for premises known as “The Village Tavern” 90 Hartford Pike, N. Scituate, RI

vi.  Class BV – Corner Bistro Inc, for premises known as “Corner Bistro Inc.” 1115 Hartford Pike, N. Scituate, RI

vii. Class BVL – Scituate Famous, Inc. for premises known as “Scituate Famous, Inc.” 92 Hartford Pike, N. Scituate, RI

viii. Class A Retailer – J T D Corporation for premises known as “Country Liquor Store,” 10 Hope Furnace Road, Hope, RI. 

 

B.   Town Council sitting as Licensing Board Junk/Second Hand Sales Renewals, expiring December 31, 2023, subject to receipt of all required paperwork, all State and Local permits, and compliance with all stipulations, rules and regulations as previously required by the Town Council: Video Icon

 

i.    Hall’s Garage, Inc.

 

9.   Public comment for items not on the agenda Video Icon

 

10. Appointments—Review, Discussion and/or Potential Action and/or Vote:

 

A.   Scituate Land Trust, term ending November 30, 2023; applications received from: Video Icon

 

i.    William Frederickson

ii.   Steven Venditelli

iii.  Michael Rossi

 

B.   Scituate Conservation Commission, term ending November 30, 2025; applications received from: Video Icon

 

i.    Steven Venditelli

ii.   Greg Thuotte

 

11. Consent Items—Review, Discussion and/or Potential Action and/or Vote: Video Icon

 

A.   Approval of Town Council meeting minutes:

 

i.    Executive session – October 13, 2022

ii.   Regular Meeting – October 13, 2022

iii.  Special Meeting – October 27, 2022

 

B.   Department Reports

 

i.    Town Clerk

ii.   Public Works

iii.  Building Official/Zoning

iv.  Police       

v.   Treasurer

vi.  Senior Services

vii. Human Services

viii. EMA

ix.  Recreation

 

C.   Abatements and Additions: see attached

 

D.   Correspondence: NONE

 

E.   Joint Pole Location(s):  NONE

 

F.   Re-Appointments:

 

i.    Scituate Land Trust, terms ending November 30, 2027

a.   Brian Venditelli

b.   Cynthia Gianfrancesco

 

G.   Resignations:

 

i.    George Dumont, Building & Zoning Official, effective December 31, 2022

 

H.   Authorization/Ratification to post for open positions:

 

i.    Authorization for the Town Clerk to post for a Building & Zoning Official

 

I.    Authorization for the North Scituate Village Business Association to utilize the North Scituate Village gazebo, including the use of food trucks, on December 2 & 3, 2022.

 

J.    Licenses – subject to receipt of all required paperwork, all State and Local permits, and compliance with all stipulations, rules and regulations as previously required by the Town Council

 

i.    Victualing License Renewals, expiring 12/31/2023:

 

a.   The Village Tavern

b.   Cindy’s Diner Restaurant, Inc.

c.   Corner Bistro

d.   Cuozzo’s Casa De Pizza

e.   China Garden

f.    Chopmist Donuts, LLC D/B/A Dunkin Donuts

g.   Scituate Famous Pizza

h.   Granite Farm Restaurant

i.    Brigido’s Fresh Market

j.    Chopmist Xtra Mart

k.   Cold Brook Café

l.    Rufino’s Pizzeria

m.  Socrates Pizza

n.   Country Chowder Shack

o.   Moose Trackers Ice Cream & Confections

p.   Seasons Corner Market

q.   Harmony Nutrition

r.    Smoke and Squeal BBQ

 

ii.   Hawkers and Peddlers Licenses, expiring December 31, 2022

 

a.   Smoke and Squeal BBQ

b.   RI Donut Guys

 

K.   Payment of Town Bills:

 

i.    Early Town Expenses - $249,310.63

ii.   Regular Town Expenses - $67,920.04

 

12. Resolutions—Review, Discussion and/or Potential Action and/or Vote:            NONE Video Icon

 

13. Town Business—Review, Discussion and/or Potential Action and/or Vote:

 

A.   Update from EMA Director John Robinson. Video Icon

 

B.   Update from the Scituate Land Trust and Conservation Commission on the Esek Hopkins Trail Grant and proposed parking lot. Video Icon

 

C.   Update from the Scituate Housing Authority on water quality & quantity at Rockland Oaks, including without limitation the Rhode Island Department of Health assessment on wells that service Scituate High School and whether they can provide adequate water for the Rockland Oaks community. Video Icon

 

14. Adjournment of Meeting Video Icon

 

 

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