Agenda for the City Council Meeting
October 20, 2014
Meeting Begins: 7:00 P.M.
Location: City Hall Council Chambers

Documents are Adobe PDF files. Agenda

A.       Acceptance of Minutes

B.       Communications from City Manager

C.       Petitions and Communications

Department and Committee Reports

Civil Service Minutes – 09/16/14
Civil Service Minutes – 09/17/14
Board of Appeals – Report to Council 09/24/14
Fire Department – 08/14

D.       Appointment Calendar

1.   ORDER #124-12/13 – Board of Assessment Review, District Two (Smith), for a term which expires on 03/16/16. Postponed since 04/01/13. Passage requires majority vote.

2.   ORDER #154-13/14 – Civil Service Commission, District Two (Smith), to fill an unexpired term which expires on 03/01/15. Postponed since 06/02/14. Passage requires majority vote.

3.   ORDER #32-14/15 – Ward Clerk Pro-Tempore, District Two appointing Robert Morency for the November 4, 2014 General Election. Passage requires majority vote.

4.   ORDER #33-14/15 – Planning Board, At Large (Beecher), appointing Taylor Neff to fill an unexpired term which expires on 04/01/16. Passage requires majority vote.

5.   ORDER #34-14/15 – Appointments to the Arts & Preservation Committee. Passage requires majority vote.

6.   ORDER #35-14/15– Board of Assessment Review, District Five (Jalbert), for a term which expires on 12/31/16. Passage requires majority vote.

7.   ORDER #36-14/15 – Board of Assessment Review, At Large (Beecher), for a term which expires on 12/31/16. Passage requires majority vote.

E.       Consent Calendar

8.   SIGN PERMIT – The Winter Farmers Market is requesting two signs at the corner of Ocean and Sawyer Streets from November 1st until April 30th.  Passage requires majority vote.

9.   STREET CLOSURE  - The City of South Portland is requesting the closure of Hinckley Drive from Ocean Street to Cottage Road to accommodate the Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 5th, 2014.  Passage requires majority vote.

F.       Citizen Discussion (First Part)

G.      Public Hearings and Action

10.   BUSINESS LICENSE – The New South Portland Taxi, 42 Kelley Street, for a Certificate of Public Convenience.  Passage requires majority vote.

H.       Action on Old and New Business

11.   ORDER #37-14/15 – Adopting the MMA Model Ordinance GA Appendices B, C, D, E, F, G, and H for the period of October 1, 2014 - September 30, 2015.  Passage requires majority vote.

12.   ORDER #38-14/15 – Accepting a 2014 Homeland Security Grant of $177,896.45 from the Maine Emergency Management Agency.  Passage requires majority vote.

13.   PROCLAMATION #3-14/15 - Supporting Free Speech Week.  Passage requires majority vote.

I.        Citizen Discussion (Second Part)

J.       Councilor’s Round Robin

K.       Executive Session

A motion may be made to go into executive session pursuant to 1 M.R.S.A., §405 (6)(a), evaluation of City Manager; and pursuant to 1 M.R.S.A. §405 (6)(C), for discussion of sale of real property.


Note:  Items may be added to or deleted from the tentative agenda.  Copies of amended agenda may be obtained from the City Clerk.  Amendments, if any, appear on attachments to the tentative agenda.

In the event the Council determines that it may not reach all agenda items by 11:00 P.M., it may postpone some items to a subsequent meeting.  Postponement is not required, and the Council may take up agenda items after 11:00 P.M.  Any items postponed to the next meeting will normally be scheduled ahead of subsequently scheduled agenda items.