PORTSMOUTH TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
OCTOBER 12, 2021 (Tuesday)
AGENDA

On October 12, 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

 

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.

Gunsmith/Gun Dealer License – Annual, New:

Aquidneck Gunsmithing LLC d/b/a Max-Ord Rifles, 179 High Point Ave (#2001)

 

ADJOURN

 

MINUTES

9/18/21
9/27/21 & Exec.

 

TAX VOUCHERS

Request approval for Tax Vouchers #20211012-01 to #20211012-08. / M. Helfand

 

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

1.  Chamber AV renovation update
2.  Report on Portsmouth Purple Heart Ceremony
3.  Streetlight conversion proposal update
4.  DEM Outdoor Recreation Grant announcement
5.  Report on Portsmouth Climate Resilience Planning & Financing Strategy Public Workshop
6.  Financial Audit update

 

RESIGNATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS


1.

Resignation:

a.  Tree Commission – J. Parquette

2.

Appointments:

a.

Conservation Commission (1 Vacancy)

b.

Parks & Recreation Committee (1 Vacancy)

 

OLD BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)


1.

Resolution Urging Support of the General Assembly in the Renovation and Beautification of the Stone Bridge Abutment and Teddy’s Beach in Portsmouth, RI. / J. Vitkevich (5) (fm. 9/27/2021)

2.

Island Park playground update. / B. Woodhead (5)

Documents:
  1. IP Playground.pdf
3.

Request to approve $35,000 for the Island Park basketball court upgrade. / B. Woodhead (5)

 

NEW BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)


1.

Request approval for an easement across Ormerod Avenue for the purpose of installing a sewer line at Tax Assessor’s map 25, lots 16 & 9. / J. Lynch, Moore, Virgadamo & Lynch (10)

2.

Request the reaffirmation of the 1996 policy regarding the snow plowing of private roads. / B. Woodhead (5)

3.

Newport Polo Contract. / R. Rainer (5)

4.

Police MOA. / R. Rainer, L. Lasky & L. Puglia (5)

 

CORRESPONDENCE


1.

Monthly RIRRC Report. / Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp.

2.

Portsmouth Water and Fire District Quarterly Financial Report. / N.J. Larsen, Senior Accountant

3.

Public notice of proposed rulemaking: Rules and Regulations Governing the Protection and Management of Freshwater Wetlands in the Vicinity of the Coast. / CRMC

 

FUTURE MEETINGS

Oct 25      7:00 PM - Town Council Meeting
Nov 8       7:00 PM - Town Council Meeting
Nov 22     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 10/7/21