PORTSMOUTH TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
JUNE 14, 2021
AGENDA

On June 14, 2021, the Portsmouth Town Council meeting at 7:00 PM will be live streamed on the
web and by phone dial-in using the Zoom remote meeting service. 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
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To access the meeting through the web using a computer or mobile device, go to the following
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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.

 

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.

Peddler License – Mobile Food Establishment (MFE) Renewals:

     a.  Max Reeves d/b/a Reds Street Kitchen, 133 Farm Drive, Cumberland, 1 truck (#1908)
     b.  Chelsea DaSilva d/b/a Chelsea’s Creamery, 128 Pelham Street, Fall River, MA, 1 truck
           (#1934)
     c.  Castaway Gourmet LLC d/b/a Castaway Gourmet, 60 Selina Way, Portsmouth, 1 truck 
          (#1900)
     d.  Brittney Rosenberg d/b/a Sweet B’s Donuts, 120 Connell Highway, Newport, 1 truck
          (#1899)   
              
            
 

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 License – Fee Waiver Requested:

      Portsmouth Portuguese American Citizens Club (PPACC), 35 Power Street, for the St.
      Anthony Feast, July 15-19, 2021, 8:00am – 1:00am (#1938)
    
2.

Victualler License – Fee Waiver Requested:

      Portsmouth Portuguese American Citizens Club (PPACC), 35 Power Street, for the St.
Anthony Feast, July 15-19, 2021 (#1939)
  
3.

Peddler License - Mobile Food Establishment (MFE), New:

      Kale Stems LLC d/b/a Stoneacre, 28 Washington Sq., Newport, 2 vehicles (#1941)     
4.

Victualler License - Annual, New:

    Patriot West, LLC d/b/a Patriot Petroleum, 2340 West Main Road (# 1945)    
5.

Holiday License – Annual, New:

     Patriot West, LLC d/b/a Patriot Petroleum, 2340 West Main Road (# 1945)     
 

ADJOURN

 

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

1.  COVID - 19 Update
2.  Senior Center Update
3.  NGrid Update
4.  Town Hall Update

 

RESIGNATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS


1.

Resignations:

          Harbor Commission – M. Daly       
2.

Appointments:

Conservation Commission – Re. Appt. N. Tanner
Design Review Board (1 vacancy)
Economic Development Committee (1 youth)
Harbor Commission (1 vacancy)
 

OLD BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)


2.

Approval for RIDE Stage II submission. / T. Kenworthy & S. Maceroni, PFM Financial Management LLC (30)

 

NEW BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)


1.

Public Hearing – Zoning Ordinance Amendment

Article III, Section (B)(4) and the Zoning Map shall be amended to rezone Map 31, Lot 4
(22 + 24 Dexter Street) from Commercial (C-1) to Residential (R-20).  
2.

Public Hearing: Zoning Ordinance Amendment

Article III, Section (B)(4) and the Zoning Map shall be amended to rezone Map 47, Lot 2A 
(0 Schoolhouse Ln) from Residential (R-20) to Light Industrial (I-L) with the ultimate goal
of merging with Map 53, Lot 18J.   
          
3.

Request Approval of the Town Administrator’s Contract July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2024. / K. Aguiar (5)

4.

Request to Award the New Design of Weaver Cove Boat Ramp and Pier Improvements. / B. Woodhead (5)

5.

Request Approval to Abate 2004-2009 Delinquent Taxes in the amount of $16,360.90. / M. Helfand (5)

 

CORRESPONDENCE


1.

Monthly RIRRC Report. / R. Antaya

3.

Portsmouth Water and Fire District Quarterly Financial Report Ending April 30, 2021. / N. John Larsen, Portsmouth Water and Fire District

4.

Advisory Opinion Response to the letter dated November 23, 2020 to the Town Council President from Mr. Scott Millar, Director of Community Assistance and Conservation for GrowSmartRI relating to the Zoning Ordinance Amendments and Assess the Comments and Recommendations. / L. Lesinski, Administrative Officer, Portsmouth Planning Board

5.

Resolution on Gun Free Schools Bill H-5555. / North Smithfield School Committee

6.

Resolution on Expressing Support for a Moratorium on the Expansion of Charter Schools Bill H-5193. / North Smithfield School Committee

7.

Resolution on Gun Free Schools Bill H-5555. / Woonsocket School Committee

8.

Resolution on Expressing Support for a Moratorium on the Expansion of Charter Schools Bill H-5193. / Woonsocket School Committee

9.

Resolution Expressing Support for the State Reimbursement of Transportation Services Cost for Public and Private School Pupils Bill H-6030. / Woonsocket School Committee

 

FUTURE MEETINGS

Jun 28      7:00 PM – Town Council Meeting
Jul 12       7:00 PM – Town Council Meeting
Jul 26       7:00 PM – Town Council Meeting
Aug 10     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 6/10/21