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ROLL CALL:            Mayor Cohen called the meeting to order at 7:03 P.M.  Councilor Duson was absent. Councilor Geraghty arrived after Proclamation 36.

 

Motion was made by Councilor Gorham and seconded by Councilor Suslovic to recess the City Council meeting and convene a Special Meeting of the Corporator of the Downtown Portland Corporation – Sponsored by James I. Cohen, Mayor.  Passage 7-0, 7:04 P.M.

 

SPECIAL MEETING:

 

Order 288-05/06            Appointing Diane Edwards and Robert Witkowski as Directors of the Downtown Portland Corporation for terms expiring 9/30/09 – Sponsored by the Appointments and Non-Union Personnel Committee, Councilor Jill C. Duson, Chair.

 

                                    Motion was made by Councilor Cloutier and seconded by Councilor Gorham for passage.  Passage 7-0.

 

                                    Motion was made by Councilor Suslovic and seconded by Councilor Carr to adjourn the Special Meeting and reconvene the City Council meeting.  Passage 7-0, 7:06 P.M.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING:

 

Motion was made by Councilor Gorham and seconded by Councilor Suslovic to approve the minutes of the 6/5/06 meeting.  Passage 7-0.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

RECOGNITIONS:

 

PROCLAMATIONS:

 

Proc 36–05/06             Honoring Patricia Charette as Employee of the Month for June, 2006 – Sponsored by James I. Cohen, Mayor.

 

Proc 37–05/06             Honoring Officer Henry Small as Police Officer of the Month for May, 2006 – Sponsored by James I. Cohen, Mayor.

 

APPOINTMENTS:

 

 

 

 

 

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CONSENT ITEMS:

 

Order 289-05/06            Declaring “Baystock 2006” as a Festival and Approving Contract and Permits Therefor – Sponsored by Joseph E. Gray, City Manager.           

 

Motion was made by Councilor Cloutier and seconded by Councilor Mavodones for passage.  Passage 8-0.

 

LICENSES:

 

Order 290-05/06            Granting Municipal Officer’s Approval of Gyawali, Inc., d/b/a Greek Corner, 90 Exchange Street.  Application for Class III & IV (Beer & Wine) License. Inside Only.  New City and State License.  Sponsored by Linda C. Cohen, City Clerk

 

Motion was made by Councilor Cloutier and seconded by Councilor Gorham for passage.  Passage 8-0.

 

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Order 291-05/06            Granting Municipal Officer’s Approval of Five Fifty Five, Inc., d/b/a Five Fifty Five, 555 Congress Street.  Application to Expand Existing Licensed Area for Class I Restaurant with Liquor to include 553 Congress Street.  Outside Seating. –  Sponsored by Linda C. Cohen, City Clerk.

 

Motion was made by Councilor Gorham and seconded by Councilor Cloutier for passage.  Passage 8-0.

 

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Order 292-05/06            Granting Municipal Officer’s Approval of Voeuth Hem, d/b/a Chiang Mai, 9-13 Union Street.  Application for Class III & IV (Beer & Wine) License.  Outside Seating.  New City and State License. – Sponsored by Linda C. Cohen, City Clerk.

 

Motion was made by Councilor Gorham and seconded by Councilor Mavodones for passage. 

 

Motion was made by Councilor Mavodones and seconded by Councilor Carr to amend the order to allow inside seating only.  Passage 8-0.

 

 

 

 

 

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Passage, as amended, 8-0.

 

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Order 293-05/06            Granting Municipal Officer’s Approval of Flatbread Portland, Inc., d/b/a The Flatbread Co., 72 Commercial Street. Application to Expand Existing Licensed Area for Class III & IV (Beer & Wine) to Include the Sidewalk Area for Outdoor Dining and Service of Alcohol. –  Sponsored by Linda C. Cohen, City Clerk.

 

Motion was made by Councilor Gorham and seconded by Councilor Cloutier to postpone this item to 7/17/06.  Passage 8-0.

 

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Order 285-05/06            Amendment to Portland City Code Chapter 6, Article V (Housing Code) Re:  Licensed Lodging - Sponsored by the Housing Committee, Councilor Karen A. Geraghty, Chair. Given first reading on 6/5/06.

 

Motion was made by Councilor Geraghty and seconded by Councilor Cloutier to postpone this item to 8/7/06.  Passage 8-0.

 

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Order 298-05/06            Amendment to Portland City Code, Chapter 2, Article IV (Civil Service) RE: Job Suitability Assessments. – Sponsored by Joseph E. Gray, Jr., City Manager. Waiver of second reading and emergency passage requested.

 

Motion was made by Councilor Mavodones and seconded by Councilor Gorham to waive the second reading.  Passage 8-0.

 

Motion was made by Councilor Gorham and seconded by Councilor Mavodones for passage.  Passage 8-0.

 

BUDGET ITEMS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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COMMUNICATIONS:       

 

Com 7-05/06               Acceptance of the 2005 Annual Report of the Police Citizen Review Sub-Committee – Sponsored by Joseph E. Gray, Jr., City Manager

 

RESOLUTIONS:

 

Resolve 16-05/06            Resolution on the Secession of Peaks Island from the City of Portland –

                                    Sponsored by James I. Cohen, Mayor.

 

Motion was made by Councilor Cloutier and seconded by Councilor Suslovic for passage.  Passage 8-0.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

 

Com 6-05/06               Receiving Amendment to Rules 7 and 15 of the Harbor Commission – Sponsored by Joseph E. Gray, Jr., City Manager. Postponed on 6/5/06.

 

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Order 281-05/06            Adopting Development Program for the Portland Downtown District for Fiscal Year 2006-2007 – Sponsored by Joseph E. Gray, Jr., City Manager. Given first reading on 6/5/06.

 

Motion was made by Councilor Gorham and seconded by Councilor Mavodones for passage.  Passage 8-0.

 

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Order 282-05/06            Assessing Maintenance and Implementation Assessments in the Portland Downtown District for Fiscal Year 2006-2007 - Sponsored by Joseph E. Gray, Jr., City Manager. Given first reading on 6/5/06.

 

Motion was made by Councilor Gorham and seconded by Councilor Suslovic for passage.  Passage 8-0.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Order 283-05/06            Authorizing Master Agreement and Supplemental Services Agreement with Portland’s Downtown District – Sponsored by Joseph E. Gray, Jr., City Manager. Given first reading on 6/5/06.

 

Motion was made by Councilor Suslovic and seconded by Councilor Gorham for passage.  Passage 8-0.

 

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Order 286-05/06            Amendment to Portland City Code Chapter 31:  Scrap Metal Recycling Facilities – Sponsored by the Public Safety Committee, Councilor William Gorham, Chair. Given first reading on 6/5/06.

 

Motion was made by Councilor Gorham and seconded by Councilor Cloutier for passage.  Passage 8-0.

 

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Order 287-05/06            Amending Longfellow, Inc. Municipal Development and Tax Increment Financing District and Amending the Development Program for the District –  Sponsored by Councilor William Gorham. Given first reading on 6/5/06.

 

Motion was made by Councilor Gorham and seconded by Councilor Carr for passage.

 

Motion was made by Councilor Cloutier and seconded by Councilor Suslovic to amend the order by extending the TIF for one year with 1% going to the developer and 99% going to the City.  Passage 8-0.

 

Passage, as amended, 8-0.

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

ORDERS:

 

Order 294-05/06            Amending the City’s Comprehensive Plan Re:  Maine State Pier Policy and New Zone, Eastern Waterfront Port Zone – Sponsored by the Community Development Committee, Councilor James Cloutier, Chair. First reading.

 

Motion was made by Councilor Cloutier and seconded by Councilor Suslovic to postpone the public hearing to 8/7/06.  Passage 8-0.

 

 

 

 

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Order 295-05/06            Appropriating $500,000 from the Proceeds of the Sale of City Property on Martin’s Point for Architectural and Engineering Design Services for Proposed Elementary School Project – Sponsored by Joseph E. Gray, Jr. City Manager. First reading.

 

Order 296-05/06            Order Appropriating $120,000 from Proceeds of the Sale of City Property on Martin’s Point for Technology Needs at the East End Community School –  Sponsored by Joseph E. Gray, Jr. City Manager. First reading.

 

AMENDMENTS:

 

Order 297-05/06            Amendments to City Zoning Map and to Chapter 14 (Land Use) re: Eastern Waterfront Port Zone – Sponsored by the Community Development Committee, Councilor James Cloutier, Chair. First reading.

 

Motion was made by Councilor Cloutier and seconded by Councilor Carr to postpone the public hearing to 8/7/06.  Passage 6-0 (Leeman, Gorham gone).

 

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Order 299-05/06            Amendment to Harvard Street Zoning Amendment from R-3 to R-5 Vicinity of 25-189 Harvard Street – Sponsored by the Planning Board, Kevin Beal, Chair. First reading.

 

Order 300-05/06            Amendment to Zoning Map for Rand Road Resource Protection Zone and Office Park Zone for City-Owned Land off Rand Road. Amendments to Portland City Code , Chapter 14, Sec. 47 and 230.11 Re: Text Amendments to Allow High Technology Manufacturing as Conditional use in the Office Park Zone – Sponsored by the Planning Board, Kevin Beal, Chair. First reading.

 

LICENSE RENEWALS:

 

                                    Council meeting adjourned at 10:43 P.M.

 

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                                                                                    ATTEST______________________________

                                                                                                    Linda C. Cohen, CMC, City Clerk