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Bristol Town Council Considering Serving Drinks on Sidewalks

The Bristol Town Council meets Wednesday, Jan. 8.

Sidewalk outside of Leo's Ristorante. Credit: W.Rupp
Sidewalk outside of Leo's Ristorante. Credit: W.Rupp

The request from two downtown Bristol restaurants to allow the serving of alcohol outside on the public sidewalks returns to the Town Council table Wednesday evening, Jan. 8.

The Town Council meets in the Council Chambers in Town Hall. The meeting starts at 7 pm.

Paul Mancieri of Leo’s Ristorante, 365 Hope St., and Robert Vanderhoof of Roberto’s restaurant, 450 Hope St., asked the Town Council last month to change the ordinance on outside dining to allow for alcoholic beverage service. 

In short, the restaurateurs want their liquor licenses expanded to the sidewalks, where Leo’s already serves food. They cited Providence, Newport and Westerly as municipalities that allow drinks to be served on public sidewalks.

“We want the same consideration as those towns,” said Mancieri.

All of the town councilors seemed to like the idea of expanding drink service outdoors. But they weren’t ready to commit to the idea without first assessing the impact on Bristol of amending an ordinance that would apply to all restaurants.

A report on the impact from changing the law is expected to be presented to the Town Council Wednesday night.  

Here is the complete agenda for the Jan. 8 meeting:

Bristol Town Council

January 8, 2014, 7 pm

Town Hall Council Chambers

 MOTION RE: CONSENT AGENDA - TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA

A. SUBMISSION OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING(S)

1. Town Council Meeting - December 4, 2013

2. Special Town Council Meeting - December 2, 2013

3. Special Town Council Meeting - July 25, 2013 (final version)

4. Special Town Council Meeting - June 18, 2013 (final version)

5. Special Town Council Meeting - June 10, 2013 (final version) 

6. Town Council Meeting - June 26, 2013 (final version)

 7. Town Council Meeting - June 5, 2013 (final version)

 8. Special Town Council Meeting - November 13, 2013 (action items only)

 B. PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. Ronald Lopes, for Mike’s Pizza of Bristol, Inc., d/b/a Pizza Wave, 400 Metacom Avenue - request for transfer of Class BV Limited Intoxicating Beverage License to Anastasios Barakos, for Pizza Wave Bristol, Inc., d/b/a Pizza Wave (new ownership) (Victualling License petition attached)

 a. Recommendation (Victualling License) - Town Administrator and Chief of Police (approve)

2. Aidan Graham, for John Richard Benjamin, Inc., d/b/a Judge Roy Bean Saloon, 1 State Street - request for transfer of Class BV Intoxicating Beverage License to Zachary Rivers, for RIRO Enterprises, Inc., d/b/a Judge Roy Bean Saloon (new ownership) (Victualling License petition attached) 

a. Recommendation (Victualling License) - Town Administrator and Chief of Police (approve)

 C. ORDINANCES

 D. LICENSING BOARD - NEW PETITIONS

 1. Ronald Lopes, for Mike’s Pizza of Bristol, Inc., d/b/a Pizza Wave, 400 Metacom Avenue - request for transfer of Class BV Limited Intoxicating Beverage License to Anastasios Barakos, for Pizza Wave Bristol, Inc., d/b/a Pizza Wave (new ownership) (see agenda item B1 above)

2. Anastasios Barakos, d/b/a Pizza Wave, 400 Metacom Avenue - request for Victualling License (see agenda items B1 and B1a above)

3. Aidan Graham, for John Richard Benjamin, Inc., d/b/a Judge Roy Bean Saloon, 1 State Street - request for transfer of Class BV Intoxicating Beverage License to Zachary Rivers, for RIRO Enterprises, Inc., d/b/a Judge Roy Bean Saloon (new ownership) (see agenda item B2 above)

4. Zachary Rivers, d/b/a Judge Roy Bean Saloon, 1 State Street - request for Victualling License (see agenda items B2 and B2a above)

5. April Correia, d/b/a Sweet Addiction, 233 Waseca Avenue, Barrington - request for Hawkers and Peddlers License

a. Recommendation - Town Administrator and Chief of Police (deny)

6. Karina Mattei, d/b/a Karina Mattei Jeweler/Designer, 433 Hope Street - request for Holiday Sales License

 a. Recommendation - Town Administrator and Chief of Police (approve) 

7. Charles D. Frizado, Jr., d/b/a Wing-N-It, 549 Metacom Avenue re existing Victualling License - request to change hours of operation (to now open Tuesdays, 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM)

a. Recommendation - Town Administrator and Chief of Police (approve with conditions) 

8. Paul E. Cote, d/b/a Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, 578 Metacom Avenue - request for Victualling License

a. Recommendation - Town Administrator and Fire Chief (approve with conditions)

b. Recommendation - Town Administrator and Chief of Police (approve)

E. LICENSING BOARD – RENEWALS 

F. PETITIONS – OTHER

1. Mary Catharine H. Miller, 31 Seal Island Road, et al - request for Town to provide trash pick-up service for condominium complexes

a. Recommendation - Town Administrator, Director of Public Works Galuska, and Director of Community Development Williamson (deny) 

2. National Grid and Verizon - petition to install one (1) pole and anchor on Hope Street (at intersection of Walley Street 

a. Recommendation - Town Administrator and Fire Chief (approve)

b.. Recommendation - Town Administrator and Director of Public Works (approve) 

 3. Thomas J. Dixon, 24 Dixon Avenue - request for “no parking” designation across from driveway

 a. Recommendation - Town Administrator and Director of Public Works (approve) 

G. APPOINTMENTS

 1. Public Service Appointments for December

 a. Board of Tax Assessment Review (term to expire December 2016 

 1. Albert E. Proffitt, 10 Fort Hill Road - interest/reappointment 

 b. Board of Tax Assessment Review - Alternate Member (term to expire December 2016)

 1. Gerald Mederos, 382 Wood Street - interest/reappointment

 c. Conservation Commission (3) (terms to expire December 2016)

 1. Lindsay Green, 73 Union Street - interest/reappointment

2. Owen E. Trainor III, 198 High Street - not seeking reappointment

 3. Raymond P. Payson, 131 Ferry Road - interest/reappointment

d. Juvenile Hearing Board (term to expire December 2016)

1. Oryann Lima, 73 Franklin Street - interest/reappointment (background check received)

 e. Personnel Board (term to expire December 2017)

1. Amy Marino, 131 Mulberry Road - interest/reappointment

f. Redevelopment Agency (terms to expire December 2018)

1. Stephen Barker, 68 Constitution Street - interest/reappointment

2. Ayo Osimboni, 60 Fatima Drive - not seeking reappointment

g. Redevelopment Agency - Alternate Member (term to expire December 2015)

1. Eric A. Sponseller, 130 High Street - not seeking reappointment

 H. OLD BUSINESS

 1. Paul Mancieri, for Leo’s Pizzeria and Deli, Inc., d/b/a Leo’s Ristorante, 365 Hope Street - request for amendment of outside dining ordinance (see attached Town Code § 25-10(c)) to allow for alcoholic beverage service; and expansion of Class BV licensed premises, continued from December 4, 2013 

 a. Town Administrator Teixeira re report of Code Compliance Coordinator Falcoa

 2. Robert Vanderhoof, for Vanderhoof-Meyers, Inc., d/b/a Roberto’s, 450 Hope Street - Page 6 of 14 request for amendment of outside dining ordinance (see attached Town Code § 25-10(c)) to allow for alcoholic beverage service; and expansion of Class BV licensed premises, continued from December 4, 2014 (see agenda item H1a above)

3. Council Clerk Cirillo re accessible parking space removal in vicinity of: 42 Franklin Street and 2 Wilson Street, 2nd reading, continued from November 20, 2013

4. Councilman Sweeney re Recycling Committee update

5. Councilman Herreshoff re “Loafer’s Corner” - mark curbing and improvements, continued from November 20, 2013 

I. OTHER NEW BUSINESS REQUIRING TOWN COUNCIL ACTION

1. Jeffrey M. Willis, Deputy Director, Coastal Resources Management Council re Notice of Public Hearing, January 14, 2014 - proposed changes to CRMP Section 110.C (comments due January 3, 2014)

a. Jeffrey M. Willis, Deputy Director, Coastal Resources Management Council re Corrected Notice (12-13-2013) to change location of Public Hearing

b. Town Administrator Teixeira to Grover Fugate, Director, Coastal Resources Management Council re comments concerning proposed amendments

2. M. Candace Pansa, Executive Director, Bristol Housing Authority re request for Council consideration concerning reduction in PILOT check

 3. Councilman Stuart re request for Council discussion concerning Director of Economic Development position

4. Domenic Franco, Chairman, Harbor Commission re Clipper Way Public Right of Way

5. Pamela M. Marchand, P.E., Bristol County Water Authority re Proposed BCWA Rate Increase of 4%

6. Council Clerk Cirillo re (draft) Budget Workshop Schedule for Fiscal Year 2014-2015

7. Kevin Flynn, Secretary, State Planning Council re Notice of Public Hearings, January 23, 2014 (10:00 AM and 6:30 PM) - draft Rhode Island State Rail Plan

 . Director of Community Development Williamson re Application for Zoning Map Change of Merritt Meyer, President, Mosaico Business and Community Development Corporation, for Bristol Industrial Park, 500 Wood Street - M (Manufacturing) to Rehab LDP (Rehab Land Development Project), 1st reading and call for public hearing

9. Councilman Calouro re Rhode Island Enterprise Zone Program Overview (prepared by Victor Barros, Jr)

10. Councilman Sweeney re LED Lighting

 a. Nicholas Ratti, Jr., 28 Hydraulion Avenue re Street Light Ownership

11. Town Administrator Teixeira re Decorative Lamps/Street Lighting

12. Town Administrator Teixeira re Annual Return Letter - Tangible Property Tax

13. Town Administrator Teixeira re Russ-Russ Realty Parking Lot (Thames Street) Use Report

14. Department of Environmental Management, Office of Water Resources, Water Quality Certification Program re application for water quality certification - Surf Drive (request for hearing due January 31, 2014 

J. BILLS & EXPENDITURES

1. Bid #802 - Fire Alarm System Installation for Quinta-Gamelin Recreation Center

2. Town Treasurer Goucher re Interdepartmental Transfer Request - Naomi Street Property Fund to General Fund, School Buildings account

 K. SPECIAL REPORTS

 1. (M. Candace Pansa, Executive Director, Bristol Housing Authority) re 2013 Annual Report 

2. Allen Klepper re BCWA Monthly Report for January

3. Town Administrator Teixeira re Department Reports

a. Human Services - January 2, 2014

b. Water Pollution Control - January 2, 2014

c. Harbormaster - January 2, 2014

d. Community Development - January 2013 - December 2013

e. Rogers Free Library - January 2, 2014

f. Fire - December 2013

g. Public Works - December 2013

h. Recreation - December 2013

L. TOWN SOLICITOR

1. Town Solicitor re Bristol County Water Authority 2013 Legislation, continued from November 20, 2013 

M. INDIVIDUAL COUNCIL MEMBERS AGENDA ITEMS

1. Parella

2. Herreshoff

3. Calouro 

4. Stuart

5. Sweeney

N. TOWN ADMINISTRATOR AGENDA ITEM(S) 

CITIZENS PUBLIC FORUM 

Consent Agenda Items:

(CA) AA. SUBMISSION OF MINUTES-Boards and Commissions

 Approval of consent agenda=”Motion to receive and place these items on file

1. Board of Fire Engineers Meeting - December 2, 2013

2. North and East Burial Ground Commission [sic] Meeting - September 5, 2013

3. North and East Burial Ground Commission [sic] Meeting - October 21, 2013

4. Harbor Commission Meeting - December 2, 2013

5. Historic District Commission Meeting - November 7, 2013

6. Historic District Commission Meeting - November 20, 2013 

7. Bristol Warren Regional School Committee Meeting - November 25, 2013

8. Bristol Housing Authority Meeting - November 14, 2013

9. Bristol Warren Regional School District Joint Finance Committee Meeting - November 13, 2013 

(CA) BB. BUDGET ADJUSTMENTS 

Approval of consent agenda=”Motion to approve these adjustments.”

1. Tax Assessor/Collector Belair - Recommended Abatements & Additions for January 2014

(CA) CC. FINANCIAL REPORTS

Approval of consent agenda=”Motion to receive and place these items on file.”

1. (Town Treasurer Goucher) re Revenue and Expenditure Statement - January 2, 2014

(CA) DD. PROCLAMATIONS, RESOLUTIONS & CITATIONS

Approval of consent agenda=”Motion to adopt these Proclamations, Resolutions and Citations as prepared and presented.”

1. Commendation - William Hendrix, Eagle Scout Court of Honor

 (CA) EE. UTILITY PETITIONS

 1. Department of Public Works - Road Cut Permits

 2. Department of Water Pollution Control - Sewer Permit

 Approval of consent agenda=”Motion to approve these petitions.”

(CA) FF. UPCOMING APPOINTMENTS

Approval of consent agenda=”Motion to approve advertising these Appointments. 

1. Public Service Appointments for January

 (CA) GG. CITY & TOWN RESOLUTIONS NOT PREVIOUSLY CONSIDERED

 Approval of consent agenda=”Motion to receive and place these items on file.”

(CA) HH. DISTRIBUTIONS/COMMUNICATIONS

Approval of consent agenda=”Motion to receive and place these items on file.”

1. Drainlayer’s License Renewal Petitions - Aquidneck Construction, B & B Excavation, Contemporary Landscaping, Catalano Construction, Gianlorenzo Construction, Pond View Excavation, Ravenswood Construction, R.M.T., and Scott’s Landscape Management (granted December 4, 2013) Page 11 of 14 

2. Junk and Secondhand Dealer’s License Renewal Petitions - Bristol Salvage (granted December 4, 2013) 

3. Coastal Resources Management Council - December 2013 Calendar

4. Town Administrator Teixeira to horner Commercial Sales of Somerset, MA re award of Bid #795 - Exterior Steel Doors for Sports Complex Building

5. Town Administrator Teixeira to NCD Developers, Inc. of Bristol, RI re award of Bid #797 - Platt Street Right of Way Access Area Repair

6. Council Clerk Cirillo re RIDEM Grant for Athletic Field Improvements - Chestnut Street adjacent to Mt. Hope High School

7. Council Clerk Cirillo re RIDEM Grant for Historic/Passive Park Grant - intersection of Wood and Hope Streets

8. D.M. Carney to Town Administrator Teixeira re 4th of July Parade Vendors

9. Council Clerk Cirillo to Public Work Director Galuska re accessible parking space added - Church Street adjacent to St. Michael’s Church (399 Hope Street)

10. Council Clerk Cirillo to Public Works Director Galuska re accessible parking spaces removed - Church Street adjacent to 126 Thames Street, 7 Doran Avenue, 87 Franklin Street, 195 High Street, 9 Murphy Avenue and 113 Union Street 

11. Council Clerk Cirillo to Tanya Kieron, Chairman, Christmas Festival Committee re appointment of members for 2013-2014 

12. Town Administrator Teixeira to All Phase Restoration, LLC of Smithfield, RI re award of Bid #801 - Roof Cupola and Bulkhead Repair/Improvements for Dreadnaught Fire Station

13. Town Administrator Teixeira to Voice Systems, Inc. of Canton, MA re award of RFP #794 - Phone System for Quinta-Gamelin Community Center

14. Coastal Resources Management Council - January 2014 Calendar

(CA) II. DISTRIBUTIONS/NOTICE OF MEETINGS  (Office copy only)

Approval of consent agenda=”Motion to receive and place these items on file.”

1. Rogers Free Library Board of Trustees Meeting - December 10, 2013 

2. Bristol Warren Regional School District Joint Finance Committee Meeting - December 11, 2013

3. Bristol Warren Regional School District - Schedule of Meetings, Week of December 8, 2013

4. Bristol Warren Regional School Committee Meeting - December 9, 2013 (Hearing, 5:00 PM)

5. Bristol Warren Regional School Committee - Meeting, December 9, 2013 (Hearing, 5:30 PM)

 6. Bristol Warren Regional School Committee Budget/Facilities Subcommittee Meeting - December 9, 2013

7. Bristol Warren Regional School Committee Personnel/Contract Negotiations Subcommittee Meeting - December 9, 2013 

8. Bristol Warren Regional School Committee Meeting - December 9, 2013 

9. Bristol Warren Regional School Committee Meeting - December 9, 2013 (Hearing, 5:30 PM) (cancelled)

10. Bristol County Water Authority Finance Committee Meeting - December 12, 2013 

11. North and East Burial Ground Commission [sic] Meeting - January 13, 2014

12. Bristol Warren Regional School District - Schedule of Meetings, Week of December 15, 2013

13. Bristol Warren Regional School Committee Budget/Facilities Subcommittee Meeting - December 16, 2013

14. Bristol County Water Authority Board of Directors Meeting - December 18, 2013

15. Bristol Warren Regional School District - Schedule of Meetings, Week of December 22, 2013

 16. Bristol Warren Regional School District - Schedule of Meetings, Week of December 29, 2013

17. Bristol County Water Authority Special Board Meeting - January 8, 2014

18. Bristol Warren Regional School District - Schedule of Meetings, Week of January 5, 2014 

19. Bristol Warren Regional School Committee Policy/Community Affairs Subcommittee Meeting - January 6, 2014

20. Harbor Commission Meeting - January 6, 2014

21. Board of Fire Engineers - 2014 Meeting Schedule

22. Bristol Warren Regional School Committee - 2014 Meeting Schedule

23. Conservation Commission - 2014 Meeting Schedule

24. Economic Development Commission - 2014 Meeting Schedule

25. Harbor Commission - 2014 Meeting Schedule

26. Historic District Commission - 2014 Meeting Schedule

27. North and East Burial Ground Commission [sic] - 2014 Meeting Schedule

28. Personnel Board - 2014 Meeting Schedule

29. Planning Board - 2014 Meeting Schedule

30. Redevelopment Agency - 2014 Meeting Schedule

31. Zoning Board of Review - 2014 Meeting Schedule 

32. Fourth of July Committee - 2014 Meeting Schedule

33. Bristol Housing Authority - 2014 Meeting Schedule

(CA) JJ. CLAIMS 

Approval of consent agenda=”Motion to refer these items to the Insurance Committee and at its discretion to the Interlocal Trust.” 

1. Holly Finley, CMR Claims Department re claim for damages (Verizon property, 30 Monterey Drive)

2. Michael J. Farley, Esq., Rappoport, DeGiovanni & Caslowitz, Inc., on behalf of Deborah Leonard re claim for damages

Local Bargain Jerk January 07, 2014 at 08:12 AM
The headline "Bristol Town Council Considering Serving Drinks on Sidewalks" gives rise to a few questions: 1) What will the councilors be serving? 2) If they serve too many drinks, will Bristolians start making giddy jokes about Patch editors' headline-writing capabilities? 3) Will the councilors serve drinks consistent with their personalities? Will Halsey Herreshoff serve Old Fashioneds? Thank you, thank you. You've been a wonderful audience. I'll be here all week. Please try the veal and don't forget to tip your waitress.
Robert E January 07, 2014 at 05:13 PM
Are the Town Council going to be serving drinks on all the sidewalks in Bristol or only select sidewalks?

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