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Posted on: June 7, 2022

June 6, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

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Read the June 6, 2022 Portland City Council Recap. The next City Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 22 at 5:00 PM. To view agendas, backup materials, and videos from past meetings, please visit www.portlandmaine.gov/agendas.

During its June 6, 2022 meeting, the City Council acted upon the following items. 

PROCLAMATIONS and APPOINTMENTS 

  • Proclamation 19 - Recognizing June 2022 as LGBTQ+ Pride Month 
  • Proclamation 20 - Recognizing June 3, 2022 as Gun Violence Awareness Day
  • Proclamation 21 - Recognizing Katherine L. Jones, Portland City Clerk
  • Order 262 -  Appointing Constables, Parking Division, Police Department, Parks, Recreation & Facilities (Passed 9-0)
  • Order 263 -  Appointing Councilor Mark Dion to Greater Portland Council of Governments Executive Committee (Passed 9-0)
  • Order 264 - Confirming the Appointment of Melissa Cowie as Interim City Clerk (Passed 9-0)
  • Order 287 - Confirming the Appointment of Ashley Rand as City Clerk (Passed 9-0)

CONSENT ITEMS and BUSINESS LICENSES

  • Order 265 Approving Residential Parking Permit Extension Re: Islander Parking (Passed 9-0)
  • Order 266 Declaring July 4, 2022 the July 4th Festival (Passed 9-0)
  • The Council unanimously approved nine business licenses 

BUDGET ITEMS(All budget items passed unanimously 9-0 with amendments included in packet)

  • Order 245-21/22 Approving Fiscal Year 2023 Administrative Fees for the Police, Public Works, and Parks, Recreation & Facilities Departments
  • Order 246-21/22 Authorizing the City Manager To Enter Into Certain Agreements To Implement the Fiscal Year 2023 Human Resources And Certain Fringe Benefits Budgets
  • Order 247-21/22 Re: Fiscal Year 2023 Self-insured Liability Program 
  • Order 248-21/22 Authorizing the Director of Parks, Recreation & Facilities to Set Fees and Enter Rental Agreements for City Facilities
  • Order 249-21/22 Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into Certain Agreements to Implement Fiscal Year 2023 Health & Human Services Budget
  • Order 250-21/22 Authorizing the City Manager to Accept Scholarship and Trust Donations and Bequests and to Enter into Trust Agreements   
  • Order 251-21/22 Authorizing the Director of Parks, Recreation & Facilities to Accept Donations for Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department Funds and Programs - 
  • Order 252-21/22 Authorizing Corporation Counsel to Undertake Civil Actions to Collect Delinquent Personal Property Taxes             
  • Order 253-21/22 Authorizing Non-Union Wage Adjustment 
  • Order 254-21/22 Designating Fiscal Year 2023 Funds for Specific Island Services                     
  • Order 255-21/22 Appropriating $3,200,000 in Assigned Fund Balance                    
  • Order 256-21/22 Amendment to Portland City Code Chapters 5, 24, 25, and 28 Re: Various Fee Increases for Fiscal Year 2023                     
  • Order 257-21/22 Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Appropriation Resolve

COMMUNICATIONS (No formal Council action)
Com 24-21/22 - Launch of Downtown Public Restroom Pilot

RESOLUTIONS, Public comment taken

  • Resolve 13 - Establishing a City Policy to Conduct City Affairs in a Manner that Uses Gender-Inclusive and Gender-Neutral Language in Drafting of New Legislation or Revised Legislation, Policies, and other City Communications and Writings (Passed 9-0)
  • Resolve 14 - Calling on the State to Establish a Homelessness Management Task Force (Passed 9-0)

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

  • Order 88 - Amendment Portland City Code Chapter 15 Re: Emergency  Shelter License Requirements (Failed 4-5 with Councilors Fournier, Rodriguez, Pelletier, Trevorrow, and Zarro opposed. Postponed indefinitely with a 9-0 vote)
  • Order 259 - Zoning Map Amendment for Riverton Park Campus from R-5  Residential to R-5a Residential and B-2 Community Business (Postponed to June 22 meeting)
  • Order 260 - Amendment Portland City Code Chapter 14 Re: Permitted + Conditional Uses in Residential Zones + Allowing Places of Assembly as a Conditional Use in R-5a zone (Postponed to June 22 meeting)
  • Order 261 - Amendment Portland City Code Chapter 35 Re: Panic  Alarms and Retail License Revisions (Postponed to June 22 meeting)
  • Resolve 12 - Approving City Council Code of Ethics (Passed 9-0)

ORDERS

  • Order 276 - Approving amendment extend Signatory Airline Operating Agreement + Lease Portland International Jetport by 3 years (Passed 9-0 as an emergency for immediate effect)
  • Order 277 - Approving Purchase & Sale Agreement between Janet & Steve Berry & City for June Street Parcel Acquisition Phase 1 First read, no action
  • Order 278 - Approving Purchase & Sale Agreement between Coastal Oaks, LLC & City for 0.69-acre Parcel Acquisition Phase 2 First read, no action
  • Order 279 - Placing City-Owned Land at Redlon Woods into Portland Land Bank (Postponed to June 22 meeting)
  • Order 280 - Adopting Development Program for Portland Downtown FY '22-'23 First read, no action
  • Order 281 - Establishing Maintenance + Implementation Assessments, Portland Downtown FY 2022-2023 First read, no action
  • Order 282 - Approving Agreement between City of Portland and Portland Downtown FY 2022-2023 First read, no action

AMENDMENTS All first reads, no action
Order 283 - Amendment Portland Zoning Map, Repeal Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Conservation Overlay District
Order 284 - Amendment Portland City Code Chapter 14 Re: Repeal of Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Conservation Overlay District
Order 285 - Amendment Portland City Code Chapter 9 (Elections) Article I (In General) Section 9-1
Order 286 - Traffic Schedule Amendment Re: Brighton Avenue and Deering Avenue Bikeway Projects

The City Council’s next meeting will be held on WEDNESDAY, June 22 (due to the Monday holiday on June 20) at 5:00 PM. The City Council will meet in-person and remote participation via Zoom will be available. To view agendas, backup materials, and videos from past meetings, please visit www.portlandmaine.gov/agendas. 

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