PORTSMOUTH TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
JANUARY 22, 2018
AGENDA

 

6:00 PM - Town Council Chambers, Portsmouth Town Hall, 2200 East Main Road

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

1.  RIGL 42-46-5(a)(1) Personnel: Town Administrator - With regards to the contract with the Town of Portsmouth, please be advised that RIGL 42-46-5(a)(1) requires that any discussions of the job performance, character, or physical or mental health of a person provided that such person affected shall have been notified in advance in writing and advised that they may require that the discussion be held at an open meeting.

 

ADJOURN


 

7:00 PM - Town Council Chambers, Portsmouth Town Hall, 2200 East Main Road

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

SITTING AS THE PORTSMOUTH TOWN COUNCIL

 

PRESIDENT'S EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

CONSENT AGENDA

1.

Bills


Documents:
  1. Bills 1-22.pdf
 

MINUTES


TCM 1/8/18

Documents:
  1. M 1-08-18.pdf
 

TAX VOUCHERS


Request Approval for Tax Vouchers #2018122-01 to #2018122-14. / M. Helfand
 

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT


1.  PAYT Update
2.  Police Building Construction Update
3.  Report on Town Hall Citizen Meeting re Coyotes
4.  Announcement of RI Risk Management Trust award for WorkSmart21 program
5.  Announcement of RI League of Cities and Towns Convention
 

RESIGNATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS

1.

Resignations

a.  Lower Glen Farm Preservation Committee – P. Richtmyer
b.  Tax Assessment Board of Review – J. Endrusick
2.

Appointments

a.  Bristol Ferry Town Common Committee (Re-Appt.) – M. Elliott, R. Sears, E. Smith, N. Smith
b.  Design Review Board (Re-Appt.) – N. Avery
c.  Glen Manor House Authority (Re-Appt.) – C. Raposa
d.  Harbor Commission (Re-Appt.) – A. Brown, D. Garceau
e.  Tank Farm Development Advisory Committee (Re-Appt.) – R. Andrews, T. Cortvriend, G. 
     Gump, K. Humphreys, E. Lopes, Jr., M. Thayer, J. Vitkevich
f.  Tax Assessment Board of Review (Re-Appt.) – B. Finnegan
 

OLD BUSINESS

1.

Request Approval of RFP Bid Response for Replacement of Town Signs. / B. Woodhead (5)

Documents:
  1. Town Sign.pdf
2.

Request Approval of Bid to Remove and Install a New Transfer Station Compactor. / B. Woodhead & R. Rainer (5)

Documents:
  1. Compactor.pdf
3.

Discussion/Action – Aquidneck Island Planning Commission Questionnaire. / E. Pedro & D. Gleason (10) (fr. 12/11/17)

4.

Monthly Finance Report. / J. Menke (5)

5.

Discussion/Action – Approval of 2018-2021 Town Administrator Contract. / K. Hamilton (10)

 

NEW BUSINESS

1.

Announcement of Portsmouth Prevention Coalition's Project Purple Week: January 22–26, 2018. / K. Hamilton (5)

a.  Request Approval of Project Purple Week Proclamation
2.

Presentation of FY 17 Audit. / Hague, Sahady & Co. (20)

3.

Discussion/Action – Recommendations from the Tank Farm Advisory Committee. / G. Crosby (10)

Documents:
  1. Tank Farm.pdf
4.

Request a Public Hearing for Proposed Plastic Bag Ordinance. / D. McLaughlin, Clean Ocean Access (10)

 

CORRESPONDENCE

1.

Letter re: Project Notification of Proposed Toll System Along Five Major Highway Corridors. / Rhode Island Department of Transportation

Documents:
  1. RI DOT.pdf
2.

Letter to the Portsmouth Postmaster Regarding the Safety Issue with the Melville Basin Business Community. / J. Seveney, Senator

Documents:
  1. USPS.pdf
3.

Request Support of Resolution from the Newport City Council Regarding the Increases to Electric and Gas Bills from National Grid. / L. Swistak, Newport City Clerk

Documents:
  1. Npt Resolution.pdf
 

FUTURE MEETINGS


Feb 12      7:00 PM – Town Council Meeting
Feb 26      7:00 PM – Town Council Meeting
Mar 12      7:00 PM – Town Council Meeting
 

EXECUTIVE SESSION - (If Needed)

 

ADJOURN

 

RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

 

OPEN SESSION

 

ADJOURN

The public is welcome to any meeting of the Town’s boards or its committees. If communication assistance (readers/interpreters/captions) is needed or any other accommodation to ensure equal participation, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 683-2101 at least (3) business days prior to the meeting.

POSTED 1/17/18