Town Council Meeting

Wed, 03/17/2021 - 3:00pm
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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

Zoom access: dial toll free for cellular phone or landline (888) 788 0099, (833) 548 0276, (833) 548 0282, (877) 853 5247. When prompted, Meeting ID: 875 4327 3039 Passcode: 283832. We do not have bandwidth to support a video link for members of the general public. To participate, “Raise your hand” on your phone by pressing *9; mute and unmute by pressing *6. To see supporting documents for this agenda, go to: Clerkbase https://clerkshq.com/default.ashx?ClientSite=newshoreham-ri. Please dial in or watch Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmvoSBIQ0bsFRg1kxPgNVCA

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. Receive and act on recommendation from Shellfish Commission re Annual Shellfish Closure dates for Great Salt Pond 2021

6. Discuss and act on Mission Broadband contract change order #01

7. Discuss and act on Legislative Agenda

8. 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

9. Act on Boards, Commissions and Committees:

1. Announce vacancies

2. Appointment to the Washington County Regional Planning Council

10. Discuss and act on revisions to the Town Council 2021 meeting schedule

11. 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

12. Act to approve minutes

13. 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.

14. 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)

15. 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.)

16. 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