Name of Body:  City Council
Tentative Agenda for the Meeting of:  September 18, 2017
Meeting Begins: 7:00 P.M.
Location:  City Hall Council Chambers


A.        Acceptance of Minutes

B.        Communications from City Manager

           Recognizing members of the 2017 South Portland American Little League
           State Champions Team

           Quarterly Investment Report

C.      Reports from Boards and Committees

         Monthly Business License Renewals Issued

         Monthly New Licenses

         General Assistance

         ORP Meeting Minutes 7-27-2017

         PMAC - Minutes

         Senior Advisory Committee Minutes 9-12-2017 

D.       Petitions and Communications

E.       Appointment Calendar

1.      ORDER #114-15/16 – Board of Assessment Review, District Two (Smith), for an unexpired term which expires on 03/16/19.  Postponed since 03/21/16. Passage requires majority vote.

2.     ORDER #112-16/17 – Board of Assessment Review, District Five (Fox), for a term which expires 12/31/19. Postponed since 1/4/17.  Passage requires majority vote.

3.     ORDER #179-16/17 – Energy & Recycling Committee, District One  (Morgan), for a term expiring 05/05/18.Passage requires majority vote.

4.     ORDER #3-17/18 – Community Development Advisory Committee, District At-Large (Beecher), appointing Michael Taylor for an unexpired term expiring 01/15/20.  Passage requires majority vote. 

F.         Consent Calendar

5.     ORDER #47-17/18 – Setting 7:00 am as the time for the opening of the polls on Election Day, November 7, 2017.  Passage requires majority vote

G.        Citizen Discussion (First Part)

H.        Public Hearings and Action

                 6.     ORDINANCE #4-17/18 – Amending Chapter 14, “Licenses, Permits and Business Regulations Generally,” regarding secondhand dealers and pawnbrokers.  Passed first reading 9/6/17.  ROLL CALL VOTE. Passage requires majority vote.

                 7.     ORDINANCE #5-17/18 – Amending Chapter 14, “Licenses, Permits and Business Regulations Generally,” regarding CATV Franchising.  Passed first reading 9/6/17. ROLL CALL VOTE.  Passage requires majority vote.

8.     ORDER #48-17/18 – Granting Maine Mall Bistro LLC d/b/a Tuscan Table, 390 Gorham Road, a F/E with Liquor License.  Passage requires majority vote.

9.     ORDER #49-17/18 – Granting Big Fin, LLC d/b/a Big Fin Poke, 29 Western Avenue, a F/E with Malt and Vinous License.   Passage requires majority vote. 

I.     Action on Old and New Business

10.   RESOLVE #11-17/18 – Proclaiming the month of September as Pain Awareness & National Recovery Month. Passage requires majority vote.

11.   ORDER #50-17/18 – Accepting miscellaneous donations. Passage requires majority
vote. Brown’s Hill Cemetery to be included

12.  ORDER #51-17/18 – Extending, pursuant to 23 M.R.S. § 3032, the deadline for action by the City Council either to accept or allow a deemed vacation of certain paper streets for an additional period of 20 years; and authorizing the recording of notice regarding the same. Passage requires majority vote.

13.   RESOLVE #12 – 17/18 – Requesting Council guidance regarding amendments to Chapter 14, “Licensing” regarding Marijuana Licensing. Passage requires majority vote.

14.   RESOLVE #13 - 17/18 – Requesting Council guidance regarding amendments to Chapter 27, “Zoning” regarding Marijuana Zoning. Passage requires majority vote.

15.   ORDINANCE #6-17/18 - Amending Chapter 27, “Zoning,” regarding a zone text and zone map change for the West End Avenue Commercial Corridor (WACC), the West End Neighborhood Center (WNC), the West End Residential District (WR) and the IL zone.  First reading.  Passage requires majority vote.

16.   ORDINANCE #7-17/18 – Amending Chapter 27, “Zoning,” regarding a Zone Map change from Transitional Residential (RT) District and Limited Business (LB) District to Meetinghouse Hill Community Commercial (MHCC) District – 352, 362, 366, 372, 374, 376 and 378 Cottage Road (Tax Map 10, Lots 206, 207, 208, 209, 209A, 210 and 211).  First reading.  Passage requires majority vote.

17.  ORDER #52-17/18 – Adopting the MMA Model Ordinance GA Appendices A – H for the period of October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018.   Passage requires majority vote.

18.   ORDER #53-17/18 – Appointing the Voting Delegate to the 2017 Maine Municipal Association’s Annual Business Meeting.  Passage requires majority vote.

19.   ORDER #54-17/18 – Award of Contracts for the Hot Tub Project at the Community Center Pool.  Passage requires majority vote.

20.   ORDER #55-17/18 – Accepting $25,680 from the Maine Municipal Association. Passage requires majority vote.

J.         Citizen Discussion (Second Part)

K.        Councilor’s Round Robin

L.         Executive Session


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.