PORTSMOUTH TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
                                                                                   SEPTEMBER 27, 2021
                                                                                               AGENDA

On September 27, 2021, 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 6:00 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.
 
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6:00 PM – Town Council Chambers, Portsmouth Town Hall, 2200 East Main Road

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

1.  RIGL 42-46-5 (a)(2) – Sessions pertaining to collective bargaining or litigation, or work sessions pertaining to collective bargaining or litigation. -   Police
2.  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

 

PRESENTATIONS/RECOGNITIONS


1.

Purple Heart Veterans’ Appreciation Week Proclamation. / C. Evans-Carbery

 

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 2021-08-061

Luke Higgins & Cori Oliver, 511 Massachusetts Avenue #1, Boston, MA 02118 – for a State of Rhode Island Assent to construct and maintain: Residential Boating Facility consisting of a fixed pier to a ramp and float extending 75 feet beyond Mean Low Water (MLW), requesting a Variance to 650-RICR-20-00-1.3.1(D)(11)(1) 50 feet beyond MLW Standard. Facility has received letters of no objection for intrusion within the 25 foot Property Line extension in accordance with 1.3.1 (D)(11)(k) from each affected property owner. Project Location: 7 Seaconnet Avenue.

3.

CRMC – Public Notice 2019-03-064

Boynton Reed Allen, 30 Wolcott Avenue, Middletown, RI 02842 – for a State of Rhode Island Assent to: Continue a 1000 square foot commercial viability shellfish aquaculture site in East Passage off of Carr Point in Portsmouth for an additional 18 months; a commercial viability site requires a Council Category B decision after the initial 18 months of operation – see 650-RICR-20-00-1.3.1(K)(5)(a)(14)(AA)(i). Project Location: Narragansett Bay.

 

MINUTES

8/10/21

Documents:
  1. M 8-10-21.pdf
 

TAX VOUCHERS

Request approval for Tax Vouchers #20210927-01 to #20210927-13. / M. Helfand


 

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

1.  Fire Grant
2.  Rugby Event
3.  American Rescue Plan (ARP) Public Outreach

 

REMOVALS, RESIGNATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS

1.

Removal:

a.  Glen Manor House Authority – F. Wyatt

2.

Resignations:

a.  Conservation Commission – J. McDaid
b.  Parks & Recreation Committee – S. Moody


3.

Appointments:

a.  Dog Park Committee (Re-Appt) – R. Gottlieb
b.  Glen Manor House Authority (Re-Appt) – C. Divoll
c.  Tree Commission (Re-Appt) – T. Pinto
d.  Discover Newport, Portsmouth Representative (1 Vacancy)
e.  Glen Manor House Authority (1 Vacancy, 2 Applicants)
f.   Harbor Commission (1 Vacancy)
g.  Juvenile Hearing Board (1 Vacancy)


 

OLD BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)


1.

School Bond Referendum update. / T. Kenworthy (5) (No Backup)

2.

Monthly Finance Report and request to allow the monthly reports to be reported after month end close. / L. Lasky (5)

3.

Planning Board Advisory Opinion to Town Council regarding proposed amendments to the Zoning Ordinance related to solar energy system regulation (Ordinance #2020-12-14). / G. Crosby (15)

 

NEW BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)


1.

Request for a resolution to provide funding for improvements to our Stone Bridge Abutment and the need for Portsmouth to acquire the land known as Teddy’s Beach. / J. Vitkevich (10)

2.

Request to have a living history event at Butts Hill Fort on October 17, 2021. / S. Chiaro, BHFR Committee (10)

3.

Request to award the bid for RFP #P22-002 for Statistical Reappraisal Services. / M. Helfand (5)

4.

Request Town Council reaffirm the expected return on investments for the Pension Fund. / L. Lasky (5)

5.

Request approval for the selection of the Pension Investment Advisory firm. / L. Lasky (5)

 

CORRESPONDENCE


1.

Monthly RIRRC Report. / Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp.

2.

Thank you from Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island. / M. Grady, Exec. Director

3.

Proclamation declaring the month of October as Dysautonomia Awareness Month. / Bristol Town Council

4.

Invitation to the 7th Annual Rock the Mansion to Benefit Newport Mental Health on Thursday, October 7 from 6:00 – 10:00 pm at Ocean Cliff, Newport. / J. Lehane, Newport Mental Health

5.

Resolution in support of Block Island Pride September 16-19, 2021. / New Shoreham Town Council

6.

Please consider a safe bike path for the people of Portsmouth. / K. Chaves, Girl Scout Cadette, Troop 730.

Documents:
  1. Corr-Bike Path.pdf
7.

Resolution recognizing October 3rd as a “Day of Remembrance for Amy Jarret in the Town of North Smithfield.” / North Smithfield Town Council

 

FUTURE MEETINGS

Oct 12      7:00 PM - Town Council Meeting (Tuesday)
Oct 25      7:00 PM - Town Council Meeting
Nov 8       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 9/23/21