PORTSMOUTH TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
FEBRUARY 25, 2019
AGENDA


 

6:30 PM - Town Council Chambers, Portsmouth Town Hall, 2200 East Main Road

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

1.  RIGL 42-46-5(a)(2) – Potential Litigation

 

ADJOURN


 

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

 

EMERGENCY EVACUATION PLAN

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

SITTING AS THE PORTSMOUTH TOWN COUNCIL

 

PRESIDENT'S EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

CONSENT AGENDA

1.

Bills


Documents:
  1. Bills 2-25-19.pdf
 

SITTING AS THE BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS

Directions to view licensing applications: 1) Click on Viewpoint, 2) Click Records and then type in the record number which is listed on the agenda, 3) Click on the highlighted record to view the application
1.

Request to continue Public Hearing for new Class BVL Liquor License for KJK LLC d/b/a Thriving Tree Coffee House, 706 Park Ave. from 2/25/19 to 3/11/19 (#1378)

2.

Request to advertise for a Public Hearing (#1412)

Application to transfer a Class D Beverage License from RI Abbey Golf Club Inc. d/b/a RI Abbey Gulf Club Inc. to ACC Beverage, Inc., 125 Cory’s Lane, Portsmouth, RI 
 

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MINUTES

TCM 2/11/19

Documents:
  1. M 2-11-19.pdf
 

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

1.  MEDS program update
2.  Next showing of Town Compact
3.  Status of FY 20 budget preparation
4.  Upcoming Municipal Budgeting meeting

 

RESIGNATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS

1.

Appointments

a.  Board of Canvassers (1 Vacancy beginning 4/8/19)
i.  Request the appointment of two bi-partisan alternate members. / E. R. Carpender, Chair
b.  Charter Review Committee
c.  Juvenile Hearing Board (Re-Appt) – R. Craft

 

OLD BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)

1.

Monthly Police update. / M. Zawatsky, Owner’s Representative, ABM Group (15)

2.

FY 2017–2019 budget and audit. / L. Fitzmorris & Hague, Sahady & Co. (10)

a.  Request the General Fund Unrestricted Fund Balance for the Town at the end of Fiscal Year 2017–2018.
b.  Request the School Department Fund Balance at the end of Fiscal Year 2017–2018.
c.  Request discussion of the Council directed transfer of $220,000 from FY 2017–2018 surplus funds to the Police Station Construction Project.
4.

Coggeshall School RFP Recommendation. / R. Talipsky (10)

Documents:
  1. Coggeshall RFP.pdf
5.

Request approval of Brown House Office Space Rental Fee Structure. / W. Bulk (10) (fr. 1/14/19)

a.  Letter from Corey Silvia, Prevention Coalition Coordinator 
b.  Letter in opposition to Brown House rentals. / D. Goetzinger

6.

Monthly finance report. / L. Mills (5)

7.

Request to reschedule Public Hearing for proposed Zoning Ordinance amendment to Article XIX for a “payment in lieu” option for low and moderate income housing requirements from March 11 to April 8, 2019. / J. West (3)

8.

PUBLIC HEARING: To consider the proposed amendments of Chapter 405, Article II & Article III Section F of the Zoning Ordinance related to the measurement of building height in special flood hazard areas

a.  Planning Board Advisory Opinion
 

NEW BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)

1.

Request to move the fence at Callahan Field. / J. Gambrell, President, Portsmouth Little League & B. Woodhead (5)

2.

Approval of By-Laws for the Portsmouth Dog Park Operating Committee and request name be changed to Portsmouth Dog Park Committee. / C. Miller (5)

3.

Letter from B. Stankelis, DEM Manager, Narragansett Bay Research Reserve requesting the Town consider contracting with a parking lot in Bristol to meet the needs of visitors and residents of Prudence Island. / A. Kelly (10) (fr. 2/11/19)

 

CORRESPONDENCE

1.

Plan to re-introduce Utility Emergency Response Bill to legislature. / Lt. Governor D. McKee

Documents:
  1. Gas Outage.pdf
2.

Information re: proposed Major Amendment #11 to the FFY 2018-2027 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for the State of Rhode Island. / L. Callahan, Secretary, State Planning Council’s Transportation Advisory Committee

3.

Amendment to Barrington’s Ordinance on Town Hall Business Hours. / Barrington Council

4.

Resolution for the General Assembly to pass enabling legislation for municipal tobacco licensing. / Central Falls City Council

5.

Resolution requesting the General Assembly stabilize the level of state educational aid for Fiscal Years 2020 and 2021. / Smithfield School Committee

6.

Information re: proposed rate increase. / City of Newport, Utilities Department, Water Division

 

FUTURE MEETINGS

Mar 11      7:00 PM - Town Council Meeting
Mar 25      7:00 PM - Town Council Meeting
Apr 8  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 2/21/19