Agenda for the City Council Meeting
December 16, 2013
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

Monthly Attendance & Committee Reports for November

D.   Appointment Calendar

1.   ORDER #70-12/13 – Conservation Commission, District Two (Smith), for a term which expires on 11/20/14. Postponed since 12/17/12. Passage requires majority vote.

2.   ORDER #88-12/13 – Community Development Advisory Committee, District Three (Linscott), for a term which expires on 01/15/16. Postponed since 01/23/13.  Passage requires majority vote.

3.   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.

4.   ORDER #59-13/14 – Energy & Recycling Committee, District Five (Jalbert) appointing George Michael Shutts to fill an unexpired term which expires 05/05/15.  Passage requires majority vote.

5.   ORDER #72-13/14 – Conservation Commission, At Large (Beecher) to fill a term which expires 11/20/16.  Passage requires majority vote.

6.   ORDER #76-13/14 – Conservation Commission, District Five (Jalbert) appointing Nathan Marles to fill a term which expires 11/20/16.  Passage requires majority vote.

7.   ORDER #77-13/14 – Conservation Commission, At Large (Blake) appointing Robert Klotz to fill a term which expires 11/20/16.  Passage requires majority vote.

E.   Consent Calendar

8.   STREET CLOSING - The Color Run is requesting the closure of various streets for a 5K race on June 22, 2014 (raindate June 29, 2014) from 8:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.  Passage requires majority vote.    

F.   Citizen Discussion (First Part)

G.   Public Hearings and Action

9.   BUSINESS LICENSE – Village Park Variety, 586 Westbrook Street, for a Food Establishment Restaurant with malt and vinous license. Upgrade of an existing business.  Passage requires majority vote.

10.   ORDINANCE #2-13/14 – Amending Chapter 27, “Zoning Ordinance,” regarding moratorium on development proposals involving the loading of oil sands/tar sands products onto marine tank vessels docking in South Portland.  Passed first reading on 11/18/13.  ROLL CALL VOTE. Passage requires five affirmative votes.

H.   Action on Old and New Business

11.   ORDER #78-13/14 – Accepting miscellaneous donations. Passage requires majority vote.

12.   ORDER #79-13/14 – Authorizing the temporary closure of Mountain View Road from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2104.  Passage requires majority vote.

13.   ORDER #80-13/14 – Accepting a 2014 DriveSober, Maine Impaired Driving Grant from the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety to be used by the Police Department.  Passage requires majority vote.

14.   ORDER #81-13/14 – Award of Bid #17-14 to Yankee Ford, of South Portland for the purchase of three (3) cruisers to be used by the Police Department.  Passage requires majority vote.

15.   ORDINANCE #3-13/14 – Amending Chapter 5, “Buildings,” regarding demolition permit fees.  First reading.  Passage requires majority vote.

16.   ORDER #82-13/14 – Authorizing the City Manager to accept delivery on behalf of the City of (i) a drainage easement deed from Old Bog Road Condominium Association, and (ii) a bill of sale from Normand Berube Builders, Inc. transferring ownership of certain storm drain, sewer and street light infrastructure located in the Old Bog Road right-of-way.  Passage requires majority vote.

17.   ORDER #83-13/14 – Authorizing the City Manager to accept delivery on behalf of the City of easement deeds from CAR SUM ME SPORT L.L.C. and GGP-Maine Mall L.L.C. granting the City a twenty-foot (20') wide sewer easement on the westerly side of Maine Mall Road.  Passage requires majority vote.

I.   Citizen Discussion (Second Part)

J.   Councilor’s Round Robin

K.   Executive Session

 

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.