PORTSMOUTH TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
MAY 24, 2021
AGENDA

On May 24, 2021 the Portsmouth Town Council meeting will be live streamed on the web and
by phone dial-in using the Zoom remote meeting service. The public meeting will begin at 6:00
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.
Please note that any displayed documentation during the meeting will be visible through the web
or mobile device but will not be visible using the phone dial-in option.

To access the meeting by phone dial-in, please dial:1-88
8-788-0099
Once prompted for the meeting ID, please dial: 996-8471-9966#
Once prompted for a participant ID, dial # again.

You will now be in the meeting.
While in the audio conference, to raise your hand to ask a question, dial *9 and the host will be
notified of your interest to ask a question. Dial *6 to mute and unmute yourself.

To access the meeting through the web using a computer or mobile device, go to the following
web link in any browser (i.e. Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox,
etc.) to run the Zoom app and view the meeting:
https://livestream.portsmouthri.com/towncouncil
Using your laptop or mobile device, you can raise your hand to ask a question, or pose the 
question in the moderated Question and Answering chat window.
The host will then be able 
to respond to your raised hand or Q&A question.

 

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

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 – Public Notice 2021-04-020

       Bertrand and Katherine Dumont, 752 Black Point Ln, Portsmouth, RI 02871
       for a State of Rhode Island Assent to construct and maintain:  
       A Residential Boating Facility Consisting of: a 4x103’ fixed pier to ramp
       and 8x18.75’ float, extending 75’ seaward of Mean Low Water (MLW) requiring
       a Variance to 1.3.1(D) (11) (1) 50’ MLW standard.
Documents:
  1. CRMC Dumont.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.

Entertainment Licenses:

     a.  newportFilm, 174 Bellevue Avenue, Suite 314, Newport, for a film screening at Glen
          Park, Glen Road on July 29 from 6:00-10:30 PM (#1928)
     b.  newportFilm, 174 Bellevue Avenue, Suite 314, Newport, for a film screening at the 
          International Polo Grounds, Linden Lane on August 12 from 6:30-10:30 PM (#1926)
     c.  newportFilm, 174 Bellevue Avenue, Suite 314, Newport, for a film screening at Safe
          Harbor New England Boatworks, 1 Lagoon Road on August 26 from 6:30-10:30 PM
          (#1927) 

2.

PUBLIC HEARING: Liquor License Application

      Class BV Liquor License: KJK LLC d/b/a Thriving Tree Coffee House, 706 Park Ave
      (#1907)  
 

ADJOURN

 

MINUTES

5/10/21
5/17/21
 

TAX VOUCHERS

Request approval for Tax Vouchers #20210524-01. / M. Helfand

 

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

1.  COVID - Update
2.   Anne Hutchinson Building Assessment Update
3.   Police Department Grant Award
4.   Stone Walls Update

 

OLD BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)


1.

Monthly Finance Report. / L. Lasky (5)

 

NEW BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)


1.

Presentation from the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) Concerning Bus Shelters.

/ G. Nordin, Chief of Strategic Advancement & E. Brown, Director of Service Planning and
Scheduling, RIPTA (20) (fm 5/10/21)
2.

Resolution on RIPTA Bus Shelter. / A. Kelly (5) (fm 5/10/21)

3.

Time-Phased Development Plan for Melville Park. / S. Luce, Melville Park Committee (10)

4.

Resolution on Credit Cards for DPW, Police and Fire for Small Purchases. / L. Lasky (5)

5.

PUBLIC HEARING: Changes to the Town Code, Chapter 124 entitled “Burning, Outdoor”

 

CORRESPONDENCE


1.

2021 Proclamation of the Barrington Town Council Declaring the First Friday in June to be National Gun Violence Awareness Day. / Barrington Town Council

2.

Resolution of the Barrington Town Council Requesting that the Rhode Island General Assembly Allow Local Control of Tobacco Policies. / Barrington Town Council

3.

Resolution of the Town of Barrington, RI Legalization of Adult Recreation Use of Marijuana. / Barrington Town Council

 

FUTURE MEETINGS

Jun 09      7:00 PM – Town Council Meeting – Budget Hearing (Wednesday)
Jun 14      7:00 PM – Town Council Meeting
Jun 28      7:00 PM – Town Council Meeting

 

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 05/20/21