Town Council Agenda

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Town Council Agenda

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New Shoreham Town Council Agenda
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
7:00 p.m.
The New Shoreham Town Council
met via telecommunication pursuant to
State of Rhode Island Executive Order 20-
46 dated June 12, 2020
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phone or landline (888) 788 0099, (833)
548 0276, (833) 548 0282, (877) 853
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Warden’s Report
Public Comment
1. Budget work session
2. Receive Town Manager report
3. Discuss and act on request from Zena
Clark for the installation of a memorial bench at Isaac’s Corner, in memory
of Paul and Cathy Riker
4. Receive and act on the jitney pilot program for Summer 2021
5. Discuss and act on issuance of available Mobile Food Establishment license
6. Receive and act on recommendation
from Shellfish Commission re: Annual
Shellfish Closure dates for Great Salt
Pond 2021
7. Discuss and act on recommendation
of the Town Manager to extend the
Town Planner’s contract by one year
8. Discuss and act on Mission Broadband contract change order
9. Discuss and act on Legislative Agenda
10. Discuss and act on Petition to Bureau
of Ocean Energy Management for the
Town to have Consulting Party Status on the South Fork and Revolution
Wind Farm Projects; discuss and act
on retaining Legal Counsel
11. Act on Boards, Commissions and
Committees:
1. Announce vacancies
2. Appointment to the Washington
County Regional Planning Council
12. Discuss and act on revisions to the
Town Council 2021 meeting schedule
13. Receive correspondence: Letter of
Chris Warfel to House Committee
on Corporations re: Net metering
bill; Letter of Cindy Lasser of Scenic
Block Island re: opening of Town Hall
14. Discuss and act on potential acquisition of real estate where the premature
disclosure would adversely affect the
public interest. This item may be held
in closed session pursuant to RIGL 42-
46-5(a)(5): Any discussions or considerations related to the acquisition or
lease of real property for public purposes, or of the disposition of publicly
held property wherein advanced public information would be detrimental
to the interest of the public; and RIGL
42-46-5(a)(7) A matter related to the
question of the investment of public
funds where the premature disclosure would adversely affect the public interest. Public funds shall include
any investment plan or matter related
thereto, including, but not limited to,
state lottery plans for new promotions.
15. Receive and act on Champlin’s Realty Associates vs. Paul E. Lemont, et
al, consolidated with Town of New
Shoreham vs. Coastal Resources
Management Council of the State of
Rhode Island (This item may be held
in closed session pursuant to RIGL
42-46-5 (a)(2) for discussions pertaining to litigation)
16. Receive and act on report from Town
Solicitor regarding Finnimore & Fisher Inc., et al v. Town of New Shoreham, et al. (WC-2021-0063) (This
item may be held in closed session
pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5 (a)(2) for
sessions pertaining to litigation.)
17. Six month job performance review of
Town Manager (This discussion may
be held in closed session pursuant to
Rhode Island General Law §42-46-
5(a)(1) for the discussion of job performance, character, or physical or
mental health of a person or persons
provided that such person or persons
affected shall have been notified in
advance in writing and advised that
they may require that the discussion
be held at an open meeting)
To see supporting documents for this
agenda, go to: Clerkbase https://clerkshq.
com/default.ashx?ClientSite=newshoreham-ri; Individuals requesting interpreter
services for the deaf and hard of hearing
must call (401) 466-3200 forty-eight hours
in advance of the meeting date. TTY: 711.
Posted 3/11/21 MM