Name of Body:  City Council
Tentative Agenda for the Meeting of:  December 6, 2017
Meeting Begins: 7:00 P.M    EXECUTIVE SESSION    6:15 P.M.  (CANCELLED)
Location:  City Hall Council Chambers


A.  Acceptance of Minutes

B.  Communications from City Manager

     Update from Laura Moorehead/O’Neil Street Facility Re-Use
     Committee regarding the O’Neil Street Property

C.  Reports from Boards and Committees

D.  Petitions and Communications

E.  Appointment Calendar

1.  ORDER #114-15/16 – Board of Assessment Review, District Two (Lewis), 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 (Dowling), 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 (Lewis), for an unexpired term which expires 10/20/18.  Passage requires majority vote.

4.  ORDER #87-17/18 – Energy & Recycling Committee, District Five (Dowling), for an expired term which expires on 05/05/18.   Passage requires majority vote.

5.  ORDER #93-17/18 – Planning Board, District Two (Lewis) for an unexpired term which expires on 4/1/19 .  Passage requires majority vote.

6.  ORDER #94-17/18 – Arts & Historic Preservation Committee, District Five (Dowling), for an unexpired term which expires on 10/20/19.  Passage requires majority vote.

F.  Consent Calendar

G.  Citizen Discussion (First Part)

H.  Public Hearings and Action

7.  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.  Passed first reading on November 6, 2017.  ROLL CALL VOTE.  Passage requires five (5) affirmative votes.

8.  ORDER #95-17/18 – Granting VanSleep, LLC, d/b/a Tru by Hilton Portland, ME, 369 Maine Mall Road, a Food Establishment/Hotel with Liquor License.  Passage requires majority vote.

I.  Action on Old and New Business

9.  ORDER #81-17/18 – Appealing the denial of the Public Works’ Director for a new curb cut at 851 Main Street for Rolando’s Redemption Center.  Postponed on November 20, 2017.  Passage requires majority vote.

10. ORDER #96-17/18- Amending the Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy for Safety Sensitive Positions.  Passage requires majority vote.

11. ORDER #97-17/18– Award of Bid #31-18 to Pierce Manufacturing, Inc., of Appleton, WI, for the purchase of a Quint Fire Truck for the South Portland Fire Department.  Passage requires majority vote.

12. ORDER #98-17/18 – Authorizing the City Manager to sign a contract between the City of South Portland and RANSOM Consulting, Inc., of Portland, ME for the FEMA Map Appeal Phase 1.  Passage requires majority vote.

13. ORDINANCE #11-17/18 – Amending  Chapter 27 “Zoning,” regarding the CS and PO Zones.  First reading.  Passage requires majority vote.

14. ORDER #99-17/18 – Accepting miscellaneous donations. Passage requires majority

15. ORDER #100-17/18 – Setting December 18, 2017 as the date for a Public hearing in City Council Chambers to review City Council Standing Rules.  Passage requires majority vote.

J. Citizen Discussion (Second Part)

K. Councilor’s Round Robin

L. Executive Session


A motion may be made to go into executive session pursuant to 1 M.R.S.A. § 405(6)(E) to discuss the pending litigation of Portland Pipe Line Corporation, et al. v. City of South Portland, et al. with the City’s legal counsel.


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.