PORTSMOUTH TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
JANUARY 10, 2022
AGENDA

On January 10, 2022, the in person Portsmouth Town Council meeting will also be live streamed on the web and by phone dial-in using the Zoom remote meeting service. The public meeting will begin at 6:15 PM, at which time the Council may vote to meet in Executive Session. Any such Executive Session will not be streamed to the public. At 7:00 PM, the Council will reconvene in public session.
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6:15 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

1.  Roll Call
 

PRESIDENT'S EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

CONSENT AGENDA

  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

2.

CRMC – Cease and Desist Order Number 21-0269

John S. and William F. Olinger, 378 Vanderbilt Lane, Portsmouth, RI 02871 – Undertaken construction of an accessory structure and deck within 200 feet of a coastal feature, and construction of a staircase on the coastal feature at your property located at Plat 54, Lot 199, 378 Vanderbilt Lane, Portsmouth without benefit of a CRMC assent or in violation of a Council order.


Documents:
  1. CRMC-Olinger.pdf
 

SITTING AS THE BUILDING CODE BOARD OF APPEALS

1.

Request clarification as to the necessity of installing a lavatory and OWTS for the structure at 3055 East Main Road as: a precedent exists for not requiring a lavatory and OWTS for public utility use buildings; Aquidneck Light’s electronics will be remotely provisioned and monitored; multiple managing members of Aquidneck Light reside in Portsmouth. / T. Pietz, Principal, Aquidneck Light (cont. fr. 12/13/21)

 

ADJOURN

 

MINUTES

12/13/21 & Exec.

Documents:
  1. M-12-13-21.pdf
 

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

1.  Covid vaccination clinic
2.  Fairview Lane FEMA funding
3.  Chamber A/V renovation
4.  Information Systems Manager update
5.  Audit status

 

RESIGNATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS


1.

Appointments:

a. Aquidneck Island Planning Commission (1 vacancy)
b. Design Review Board (2 vacancies)
c. Housing Authority (1 vacancy)
        1. Letters of support
d. Planning Board (1 vacancy)
e. School Committee (1 vacancy)
f. West Side Development Advisory Committee (1 vacancy)
g. Dog Park Committee (Re-Appt.) – M. Kinsella, A. Rounds
h. Glen Manor House Authority (Re-Appt.) – D. Gleason
i. Harbor Commission (Re-Appt.) – D. Gleason
j. Tree Warden (Re-Appt.) – J. Fitzgerald
k. Wastewater Appeals Board (Re-Appt.) – P. Roberts

 

OLD BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)


1.

Monthly Finance Report. / L. Lasky (5)

2.

Request approval, of an amount not to exceed $50,000, of Legacy General Contracting for repairs to the Glen Farm Stables Icehouse. / B. Woodhead (5)

Documents:
  1. Icehouse.pdf
3.

Reschedule the Comprehensive Plan Workshop. / K. Aguiar (5) (No backup)

 

NEW BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)


1.

Solid Waste and Recycling Committee (SWRC) recommendations. / T. Pietz, SWRC (15)

2.

Portsmouth Town Council 2022 state legislative priorities. / L. Ujifusa (20)

3.

Request permission to provide a letter to the RI Department of Transportation indicating agreement for the East Main Road resurfacing projects. / R. Rainer (5)

4.

Request approval to purchase a VAC-CON Sewer Jet Trailer from the National Joint Purchasing Alliance NJPA/SOURCEWELL for $65,535. / B. Woodhead (5)

5.

Request to accept proposal for actuarial and budgeting software. / L. Lasky (5) (fr. 12/13/21)

 

CORRESPONDENCE


1.

Consolidated annual audit report for the years ended June 30, 2021 and 2020. / A. Adkins, VP of Finance and Human Resources, Discover Newport

2.

Resolution to consider a change to RIGL 16-7-40 (c) and (d). / Smithfield School Committee

3.

Resolution to consider a change to RIGL 16-7-40 (c) and (d). / Cumberland School Committee

4.

Thank you from the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center. / H. Strout, Exec. Director

5.

Season’s greetings. / Portsmouth U.K. City Council and Lord Mayor and Mayoress

6.

Invitation to consult on avoidance, minimization and mitigation measures for the proposed Revolution Wind Project. / M. Roll & K. Ingalls, Revolution Wind

7.

Monthly RIRRC Report. / Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp.

 

FUTURE MEETINGS

Jan 24       7:00 PM – Joint Town Council/School Committee Meeting 
Feb 14       7:00 PM – Town Council Meeting
Feb 28       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 1/6/22