PORTSMOUTH TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
MAY 22, 2017
AGENDA

 

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

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

SITTING AS THE PORTSMOUTH TOWN COUNCIL

 

PRESENTATIONS/RECOGNITIONS

1.

Proclamations of Appreciation in Recognition of the Retirements of:

Debbi Pappas, Police Records Clerk
Jeanne Warren, Benefits Coordinator
Deputy Fire Chief Michael O’Brien
Cpt. James Sousa, PFD
Documents:
  1. Proclamations.pdf
 

CONSENT AGENDA


1.  Bills
 

SITTING AS THE BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS

1.

Entertainment License:

Portsmouth Youth Soccer Association, Kristina Morgan, Director, PO Box 428, Portsmouth, RI for the Portsmouth Invitational Youth Soccer Tournament, Gardner Seveney Sports Complex, June 16-18, 2017
2.

Peddler Licenses - Specific Event: Portsmouth Invitational Youth Soccer Tournament, Gardner Seveney Sports Complex, June 16-18, 2017

a.

Portsmouth Youth Soccer Association, Kristina Morgan, Director, PO Box 428, Portsmouth, RI

Documents:
  1. Peddler-Soccer.pdf
b.

Wicked Good Kettle Corn, 705 State Road, Westport, MA. Owner: Richard N. Toas

3.

Peddler Licenses – Annual:

a.

Open Season Catering, LLC d/b/a Open Season, 10 Music Lane, Warwick, RI

b.

Bristol Oyster Bar, LLC d/b/a Bristol Oyster Bar, 448 Hope Street, Bristol, RI

c.

Championship Melt, 121 Prescott Ave., Riverside, RI. Owner: Andrew Cordeiro

4.

Holiday - Annual:

MBH Enterprises, LLC d/b/a Radiant Glow, 1016 East Main Road, Suite 3B, Owner: Michele Rivera
 

ADJOURN


 

PRESIDENT'S EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

MINUTES


TCM 5/8/17 & Exec.
TCM 5/9/17 & Exec.
TCM 5/10/17

 

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT


1. Update on Brown House
2. Update on Elmhurst Park
3. Report on Governor’s visit to NEB and the Senior Center
4. Report on upcoming Portsmouth visit by Lt. Governor McKee
 
 

RESIGNATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS

1.

Resignation:

a. Conservation Commission – A. Brown
Documents:
  1. A Brown Resign.pdf
2.

Appointment:

a. Agriculture Committee (Re-Appt.) – N. Howard
Documents:
  1. Appt N Howard.pdf
 

OLD BUSINESS

1.

Monthly Finance Report. / J. Menke (5)

2.

Request Approval to Award Prudence Island Solid Waste Disposal Contract to Waste Management. / B. Woodhead (5) (fr. 5/8/17)

3.

Request Approval to Purchase a Roller for the DPW CIP 2017 Equipment. / B. Woodhead (5)

Documents:
  1. DPW Roller.pdf
4.

Discussion/Action – Honor Roll Wall. / R. Rainer (10) (No Backup)

5.

Discussion/Action – Request Approval to Extend Transfer Station Contract. / B. Woodhead & R. Rainer (10)

 

NEW BUSINESS

1.

Discussion/Action – Request for Speed Bumps or Stop Signs on Cottage Avenue Due to Speeding Cars and the Many Children that Live on the Street. / J. Weiffenbach, T. Lee & B. Woodhead (10)

2.

Discussion/Action – Request Approval of Recommendation for Auditor. / C. DiIuro & J. Menke (10)

3.

Discussion/Action – Resolution in Support of Gun Free Schools. Smithfield School Committee. / L. Ujifusa (5) (fr. 5/8/17)

4.

Discussion/Action – Request Approval for Resolution to Authorize the Human Resource Director to Coordinate the Administration of 401(a) and 457 Plans with ICMA-RC. / R. Rainer (5)

Documents:
  1. HR Resolution.pdf
 

CORRESPONDENCE

1.

RI Housing 2016 Annual Report. / RI Housing (Available to View at the Clerk’s Office)

2.

Invitation to St. John’s Lodge for a Cook-Out and Presentation by the Artillery Company of Newport. / S. Jamieson, Worshipful Master, St. John’s Lodge No. 1 A.F. & A.M.

Documents:
  1. St Johns Lodge.pdf
3.

Thank You Letter and Update on Progress of Conserving Spruce Acres. / C. Allott, Executive Director, Aquidneck Land Trust

4.

Resolution in Support of Localities that Host National Wildlife Refuges. / A. Weinreich, Charlestown Town Clerk

 

FUTURE MEETINGS


May 30   7:00 PM - Town Council Meeting: Executive Session
June 12  7:00 PM - Town Council Meeting
June 14  7:00 PM - Public Budget Hearing: Town Council Chambers (Wednesday)
June 26  7:00 PM - Town Council Meeting & Final Budget Adoption
 

EXECUTIVE SESSION - (If Needed)


1.  RIGL 42-46-5(a)(2): Potential Litigation; RIGL 42-46-5(a)(7): Matters related to the question of the investment of public funds where the premature disclosure would adversely affect the public interest - Portsmouth Transfer Station.
 

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 5/18/17