Name of Body:  City Council
Tentative Agenda for the Meeting of: November 6, 2017
Meeting Begins: 7:00 P.M.
Location:  City Hall Council Chambers


A.  Acceptance of Minutes

B.  Communications from City Manager

     Update from Julie Rosenbach regarding the Food Waste Pilot Project

C.  Reports from Boards and Committees

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 #75-17/18 – Arts & Historic Preservation Committee, District Two (Smith), for an unexpired term which expires 10/20/18.  Passage requires majority vote.

F. Consent Calendar

4.  ORDER #76-17/18 – Off-premise Sign permit request from the Sustainability Office for signs advertising the Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Event on November 18, 2017 from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at the New Municipal Services Facility located at 929 Highland Avenue.  Passage requires majority vote.

5.  ORDER #77-17/18 – South Portland Parks, Recreation and Waterfront and the South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Chamber are requesting the closure of Hinckley Drive for the Annual Mill Creek Park Tree Lighting on December 1, 2017 from 4:00 P.M to 7:30 P.M. Passage requires majority vote.

6.  RESOLVE #16-17/18 – Asking that bells be rung at 11:00 a.m. on Veterans Day.  Passage requires majority vote.

7.  RESOLVE #17-17/18 – Proclaiming November 25, 2017 as Small Business  Saturday.  Passage requires majority vote.

G.  Citizen Discussion (First Part)

H. Public Hearings and Action

8.  ORDINANCE #8 - 17/18 – Amending Chapter 27, “Zoning” regarding Recreational Marijuana Zoning. Passed first reading on October 2, 2017.  ROLL CALL VOTE.  Passage requires five (5) affirmative votes.

9.  ORDINANCE #9 – 17/18 – Amending Chapter 14, “Licenses, Permits and Business Regulations Generally,” regarding Recreational Marijuana Licensing.  Passed first reading on October 2, 2017.  ROLL CALL VOTE.  Passage requires majority vote.

I.  Action on Old and New Business

10. ORDER #78-17/18 – Requiring the City Council to review the amendments to Chapter 27, “Zoning,” evidenced by Ordinance #8-17/18, and Chapter 14, “Licensing,” evidenced by Ordinance #9-17/18, on or before May 6, 2018. Passage requires majority vote.

11. ORDER #79-17/18 – Amending the City’s Master Fee Schedule of Licenses, Permits, Inspection and Application Fees regarding setting the license fees for Adult Use Marijuana Establishments.  Passage requires majority vote.

12. ORDINANCE #10-17/18 – Amending Chapter 27, “Zoning regarding Recreational Marijuana in the Western Avenue Commercial Corridor (WACC); the West End Neighborhood Center (WNC) Zone; the West End Residential District (WR) and the Meeting House Hill Community Commercial (MHCC) Zone.  First reading.  Passage requires majority vote.

13. ORDER #80-17/18 – Accepting miscellaneous donations. Passage requires majority vote.

14. ORDER #81-17/18 – Appealing the denial of the Public Works’ Director for a curb cut on Main Street for Rolando’s Redemption Center.  Passage requires majority vote.

15. ORDER #82-17/18 – Accepting a Department of Homeland Security grant (SPFD) in the amount of $176,169.92.  Passage requires majority vote.

16. ORDER #83-17/18 – Accepting an Office of Cumberland County Underage Drinking Enforcement Grant in the amount of $1,200 to be used by the Police Department.  Passage requires majority vote.

17. ORDER #84-17/18 – Amending the “Traffic Schedule,” regarding designating Dartmouth Street and Rumery Road as Tow-Away Zones.  Passage requires majority vote.

18. ORDER #85-17/18-Accepting $937.00 under the State of Maine Asset Forfeiture Program to be used by the Police Department. Passage requires majority vote

19. ORDER #86-17/18 – Award of Bid #27-18 to GEI Consulting Engineers and Scientists, of Portland, ME for Portland Street Pier consulting services. 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.