MEETING NOTICE

The regular monthly meeting of the Ellsworth City Council will be held on Monday, February 12, 2024 at 6:00 PM in the Ellsworth City Hall Council Chambers

The meeting will be broadcast live on the City of Ellsworth, Maine Facebook page and YouTube Page; as well as recorded and made available live on Spectrum Channel 1303.

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AGENDA

  1. Call to Order.
  2. Pledge of Allegiance.
  3. Rules of Order.
  4. Adoption of Ellsworth City Council minutes:
  • 1/8/2024 Regular Council Meeting.
  • 1/24/2024 Special Workshop- Key points summary
  1. City Manager’s Report.
  2. Committee Reports.
  • Request for an alternate appointment for The Historic Preservation Commission
  1. Citizens’ Comments.
  2. Councilor Comments.
  3. Presentation of Awards.
  • Ellsworth Arbor Day Proclamation
  • Meghan Stubbs for achieving the Milken Family Foundation excellence in teaching award.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

  1. Discussion and action on Chapter 56 violations of Maine Organics regarding a consent agreement.

CONSENT AGENDA

CONSENT AGENDA:  All items with an asterisk (*) are considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion.  There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a Council member so requests, in which event, the item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered in its normal sequence on the Agenda.

  1. Council Order #022400 Request of the City Clerk for Approval of Wardens and Ward Clerks for the March primary election
  2. Council Order #022401 Request of the City Clerk to approve polling place opening time.

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Public hearing and action on the issuance of Business License (s):
  • Atlantic Coast Inn, 200 High Street, for renewal of a City Lodging House License.
  • ETC LLC, dba Dyons, 35 Eastward Lane for renewal of a City Class C and state liquor license
  • Colonial Inn LLC, 321 High Street for renewal of a City Lodging House License.
  • Ell Gov’s, LLC d/b/a Governor’s Restaurant, 253 High Street, for renewal of a City Class C License (Victualer/Liquor) and renewal of a State Restaurant (Class III and IV) Malt and Vinous Liquor
  • Siam Sky LLC d/b/a Siam Sky 2, 78 Downeast Highway for renewal of a City Class C License (Liquor and Victualer) and renewal of a State Class III and IV Restaurant Malt and Vinous Liquor License.
  • Sanjeeva Abeyasekera d/b/a Serendib, 2 State Street, for renewal of a City Class C License (Victualer/Liquor) and renewal of a State Restaurant (Class III and IV) Malt and Vinous Liquor License.
  • The Grand, 165 Main Street, for renewal of a City Class B License (Victualer, Liquor, and Amusement) and renewal of a State Other (Auditorium/Theatre) Class III and IV Malt and Vinous Liquor License.
  • Casa Jalisco, 205 High Street for renewal of a City Class C license and renewal of State Restaurant Class I, II, III, IV) liquor license.
  • Provender, 112 Main Street, for renewal of a City Class C license and renewal of State Restaurant Class I, II, III, IV liquor license.
  • The Fusion Buffet, 200 High Street for a new City Class C license and new State Restaurant liquor license.
  1. Promotion of Alternate Planning Board member Michael Hangge to full member.
  2. Appointment of Vince Messer and John Califano as alternate members on the Planning Board.
  3. Discussion and update regarding the Comprehensive Plan process from the City Planner and Berry Dunn.
  4. Presentation about To Warm a Winters Night by Downeast Community Partners (Sponsored by Hanson)
  5. Discussion on FY25 budget workshops and processes for this upcoming year (Sponsored By Hanson)
  6. Executive Session pursuant to 1 MRSA § 405 paragraph 6F “Discussions of information contained in records made, maintained o received by a body or agency when access by the general public to those records is prohibited by statute” to review an abatement of real estate taxes due to hardship or poverty in accordance with MRSA title 36 Chapter 105 §841 section 2E.
  7. Discussion and action on the executive session if necessary.
  8. Adjournment.

2024-02-12 Packet