PORTSMOUTH TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
OCTOBER 25, 2021
AGENDA

On October 25, 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 6:15 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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6:15 PM – Town Council Chambers, Portsmouth Town Hall, 2200 East Main Road

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

1.  RIGL 42-46-5 (a)(2) – Litigation: Lautieri v. Town of Portsmouth (C.A. No. 1:21-cv-00117-WES-PAS)

 

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

 

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

1.
2.

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

Newport Chowder Company, 10 Pell St, Newport  (#1981)

 

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) (fm. 9/27/2021)

 

ADJOURN

 

MINUTES

10/12/21

Documents:
  1. M-10-12-21.pdf
 

TAX VOUCHERS

Request approval for Tax Voucher #20211025-01. / M. Helfand

 

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

1.  Grace Kinnunen
2.  National Grid Aquidneck Island energy update
3.  COVID update on 5-11 year old vaccinations
4.  Police bullet-proof vest award announcement

 

REMOVALS, RESIGNATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS

1.

Removal:

a. Solid Waste/Recycling Committee – C. Weissinger

2.

Appointments:

a. Aquidneck Island Planning Commission (1 vacancy to finish out the term expiring 6/2022)  
b. Economic Development Committee (ReAppt.) – R. Keller
c. Housing Authority (ReAppt.) – G. Gump

 

OLD BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)


1.

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

2.

Monthly Finance Report. / L. Lasky (5)

 

NEW BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)


1.

Request to amend the 2014 Resolution (#2014-3-24 B Approving the Increase in Municipal Appointments to the AIPC Board) to allow a third three-year term. / M. Camacho, Chair, AIPC (5)

2.

Review and assign Town Council liaison positions vacated by Mr. Buddemeyer. / K. Aguiar (5) (No Backup)

3.

Request approval for extension of Glen Manor House Resident Managers’ contract. / R. Rainer (10)

4.

Request for public hearing on proposed revisions to the Town Code, Chapter 124 entitled “Burning, Outdoor.” / P. Ford (5)

 

CORRESPONDENCE


1.

Letter stating displeasure with short term renters and their behaviors and the decreased quality of life for residents. / S. Panaggio

 

FUTURE MEETINGS

Nov 8        7:00 PM - Town Council Meeting
Nov 22     7:00 PM - Town Council Meeting
Dec 13      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 10/21/21