PORTSMOUTH TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
AUGUST 10, 2021 (TUESDAY)
AGENDA

Seating is limited in the Town Council Chambers. You may participate remotely by
following the instructions below:

On August 10, 2021, the in person Portsmouth Town Council meeting at 7:00 PM will also 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 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.


 

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), Renewal:

     Black Dog Donuts LLC, 52 Woody Hill Rd, Exeter, 1 vehicle (# 1970)

 

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:

     Island Park Preservation Society, 21 Beach Street, for the Annual Island Park Picnic &
     Fireworks at 706 Park Ave, September 5, 2021 from 5:00 pm- 9:00 pm (#1879)

2.

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

     a.  Daniel Armbruster d/b/a Papa Grande Comfort, 75 W School Street, Charlestown, MA, 1
          vehicle (# 1977)
     b.  Group 21 LLC d/b/a Juice Junkie, PO Box 8569, Cranston, 1 vehicle (#1980)

3.

Victualler License – Annual, New:

     Mello’s Farm & Flower Center LLC, 444 Boyds Lane (#1979)

 

ADJOURN

 

MINUTES

7/26/21 & Exec.

Documents:
  1. M-7-26-21.pdf
 

TAX VOUCHERS

Request approval for Tax Vouchers #20210810-01 to #20210810-12. / M. Helfand

 

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

1.  VIN check update
2.  American Rescue Plan update
3.  National Night Out
4.  Fire Department grant award


 

RESIGNATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS


1.

Resignations:

     

    a.  Design Review Board – B. Abbott, C. Bogart
    b.  Juvenile Hearing Board – K. Gleason
  c.  Solid Waste/Recycling Committee – C. Gillman


2.

Appointments:

      a.  Prudence Island Planning Commission (Re-Appt.) – C. Brown, F. Stevenson Jr.

 

OLD BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)


1.

CGA Architecture analysis of the Anne Hutchinson building. / M. Zawatsky and A. DiGiammo, CGA Architecture (20)

2.

Church Community Housing Corporation Senior Center presentation. / C. Belden, Executive Director, Church Community Housing Corporation (30)

3.

Request Council approval of a resolution for two questions to appear on the ballot of the November 2, 2021 Special Election. / K. Aguiar (10):

a.  School Construction and Renovation Projects Bonds and/or Notes not to Exceed $21,439,299 (Local Act Number 075-Local Acts 2020)
b.  Approval of Property Transfer Pursuant to Section 912 of the Portsmouth Town Charter (Resolution of the Town Council adopted August 10, 2021) 

4.

Proposed MOU for basketball courts at the Seveney Sports Complex. / J. Swider (10)

 

NEW BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)


1.

Expansion of the Parks and Recreation Committee from 7 to 15 members. / A. Kelly (10)

2.

Complete rehabilitation of Town owned basketball courts at Island Park Playground and Redwood Farms/Frank Carson Memorial Playground, not to exceed $65,000. / A. Kelly (10)

3.

Request approval to close the Wind Turbine Generator Enterprise Fund effective June 30, 2021 using anticipated surplus funds up to $387,418 to eliminate outstanding liability to the General Fund. / L. Lasky (5)

4.

Request to award the Town Hall Audio Visual Renovations contract. / B. Woodhead (5)

5.

Request to award the Sandy Point Bath House Renovations contract. / B. Woodhead (5)

 

CORRESPONDENCE


1.

Monthly RIRRC Report. / Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp.

2.

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

Documents:
  1. Corr-MLK.pdf
3.

Congratulations on becoming a “Purple Heart Town.” / M. McCoy, State Adjutant, VFW RI

 

FUTURE MEETINGS

Sep 13      7:00 PM – Town Council Meeting
Sep 18    12:00 PM – Town Council Meeting - Prudence Island (Saturday)
Sep 27      7:00 PM – Town Council Meeting
Oct 12       7:00 PM – Town Council Meeting (Tuesday)

 

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 8/5/21