Town Council Meeting

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 2:45pm

New Shoreham Town Council Meeting Agenda

April 7, 2021

6:00 p.m.

The New Shoreham Town Council will meet 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: 867 7346 6340 Passcode: 123385. 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 Please dial in or watch Youtube:

6:00 p.m.

1. Discuss and act on potential acquisition of real estate (Plat 19, Lot 3) 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.

7:00 p.m.

Warden’s Report

Public Comment

2. Update of local Covid19 vaccines

3. Budget public hearing

4. Set Public Hearing date for New Shoreham Housing Board application to amend Zoning Map to change designation of Housing Board property on West Side Road (Plat 18, Lot 2-3) from Residential A Zone to NHC Zone

5. Discuss, act and set public hearing date on the proposal of the Motor Vehicles for Hire Commission to amend Sec. 8-161 of the general ordinances to increase the allowable seating capacity of taxis from twelve to fourteen

6. Receive and act on the jitney pilot program for Summer 2021

7. Discuss and act on Mobile Food Establishment license – Block Island Gourmet, LLC

8. Discuss and act on request of Block Island Housing Board to waive Town fees for the development of the O’Brien property

9. Receive and act on Town Manager recommendations to award bids for purchases and Town services:

a. Mobile Data Terminals (MDT)

b. Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS)

c. Building Official Services

d. Bed and Breakfast

e. Road material

f. Road Work

g. Tippy Cans

h. Fire Extinguishers and maintenance of Emergency Lighting

10. Discuss and act on Resolution regarding request for intervention of Attorney General in the Washington County Superior Court (Town of New Shoreham et al v. Coastal Resources Management Council, CA No. WC-2021-0044).

11. Discuss and act on Legislative Agenda

12. Act on Boards, Commissions and Committees:

a. Announce vacancies – Historic District Commission, Zoning Board, Motor Vehicles for Hire, Senior Advisory Committee

b. Appoint members – Zoning Board, Motor Vehicles for Hire

c. Appointment of CRMC local representative

13. Correspondence regarding purchase of Plat 19, Lot 3

14. Act to approve minutes: March 10, 2021, March 17, 2021, March 24, 2021 & March 29, 2021

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. Discuss and act on contract negotiations between Town of New Shoreham, Rhode Island and International Brotherhood of Police Officers, Local 720 (representing members of New Shoreham Police Department) [This discussion may be held in closed session pursuant to RI General Laws 42-46-5(a) (2) Sessions pertaining to collective bargaining or litigation, or work sessions pertaining to collective bargaining or litigation]

17. 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.)

To see supporting documents for this agenda, go to: Clerkbase; 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 4/5/2021 FF