PORTSMOUTH TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
NOVEMBER 22, 2021
AGENDA

On November 22,2021, 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 6:30 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.
 
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.
 
 

6:30 PM - Town Council Chambers, Portsmouth Town Hall, 2200 East Main Road

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

1.  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

 

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.

Bills

Documents:
  1. Bills 11-22-21.pdf
2.

Annual License Renewals:

a. Victualler
b. Holiday

 

TAX VOUCHERS

Request approval for Tax Vouchers #20211122-01 to  #20211122-04. / M. Helfand

 

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

1.  Passing of Police Chief Madison Bailey
2.  Change in dates for Chambers A/V renovation
3.  Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) awards
4.  CIVIC Support requests
5.  Comprehensive Community Plan update

 

RESIGNATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS


1.

Resignations:

a. Economic Development Committee – A. Fiore
b. Juvenile Hearing Board – J. Vieira

2.

Appointment:

a. Bristol Ferry Town Committee (Re-Appt.) – A. Vickers

 

OLD BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)


1.

Community Electricity Aggregation Plan update. / R. Talipsky and J. Rhodes, Good Energy (20)

2.

Monthly Finance Report. / L. Lasky (5)

 

NEW BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)


1.

Update on BHFRC status and volunteer cleanup on Nov. 6, 2021 from 8am to 12pm. / K. Aguiar (10)

2.

American Rescue Plan Acts (ARPA) Funds. / R. Rainer (20)

3.

Use of ARPA funds to start a self-sustaining Emergency Vehicle Apparatus Capital Program. / R. Rainer, P. Ford & L. Lasky (10)

Documents:
  1. ARPA Funds.pdf
4.

Request permission to submit applications for 2022 RIDEM Recreation Development Grant Program. / G. Crosby (5)

6.

PUBLIC HEARING: Changes to the Town Code, Chapter 124 entitled “Burning, Outdoor”

 

CORRESPONDENCE


1.

Monthly RIRRC Report. / Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp.

2.

Neighborhoods are for neighbors letter. / S. Panaggio

Documents:
  1. Corr-S Panaggio.pdf
 

FUTURE MEETINGS

Dec 13      7:00 PM - Town Council Meeting
Dec 27      Cancelled
Jan 10       7:00 PM - Town Council Meeting
Jan 24       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 11/18/21