PORTSMOUTH TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
JANUARY 24, 2022
AGENDA

On January 24, 2022, 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

 

NEW BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)

1.

Joint Town Council/School Committee Legislative Priorities for 2022

2.

Joint Town Council/School Committee budget presentation. / R. Rainer & T. Kenworthy (20)

 

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

2.

CRMC – Public Notice 2021-12-014

Beth Roman, 48 Peaceful Way, Portsmouth, RI 02871 – for a State of Rhode Island Assent to construct and maintain: a Residential Boating Facility Consisting of – a 65’ fixed pier to a 20’ ramp and 18’x 8’ float extending 75 feet beyond Mean Low Water (MLW) requiring a Variance to RICRMP Section 1.3.1(D)(11)(1) 50’ MLW standard is requested. Project Location: 57 Atlantic Avenue.

Documents:
  1. CRMC - Roman.pdf
3.

CRMC – Cease and Desist Order Number 21-0268

Richard and Karen Hazarian Tully, 123 Power Street, Portsmouth, RI 02871 – Undertaken alteration of coastal feature (cobble beach), filling in tidal waters; alteration of the 75 foot coastal buffer zone; creation of a boat ramp on the coastal feature (vegetated coastal bluff); installation of stairs on the coastal feature (vegetated coastal bluff); installation of a kayak rack on the coastal feature (vegetated bluff); and, construction of accessory structures within 200 feet of the coastal feature at your property located at Plat 34, Lot 57B, 123 Power Street, Portsmouth without benefit of a CRMC assent or in violation of a Council order.

Documents:
  1. CRMC - Tully.pdf
 

MINUTES

1/10/22 & Exec.

Documents:
  1. M 1-10-22.pdf
 

TAX VOUCHERS

Request approval for Tax Vouchers #20220124-01 to  #20220124-04. / M. Helfand

 

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

1.  Update on Management Information System hire
2.  RI League of Cities and Towns 2022 Convention
3.  Comp Plan reminder
4.  Audit update
5.  West Side Development Advisory Committee report update
6.  Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan Survey


 

RESIGNATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS


1.

Appointments:

a. Bristol Ferry Town Common Committee (8 vacancies)
b. Tree Commission (Re-Appt.) – J. Fitzgerald, J. Garman

 

OLD BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)


 

NEW BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)


1.

Request approval to amend resolution #2021-01-25 – Exemption from Taxation of the Real Estate of Certain Income Eligible Senior Citizens. / M. Helfand (5)

2.

Request permission to submit application for a Municipal Resilience Program Grant / G. Crosby (5)

3.

Request approval of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Newport County Radio Club and the Town of Portsmouth regarding the use of a shed structure at Glen Park. / B. Woodhead and W. Bulk (5)

 

CORRESPONDENCE


1.

Portsmouth Housing Authority Annual Report for 2020. / Portsmouth Housing Authority Board of Commissioners

2.

Virtual public workshop to discuss Statewide Water Quality Assessment. / H. Travers, PE, RI Dept. of Environmental Management, Office of Water Resources

3.

Land and Water Conservation Fund program compliance and property stewardship. / M. DiPrete, Chief, RI Dept. of Environmental Management Division of Planning and Development

Documents:
  1. Corr-RI DEM.pdf
 

FUTURE MEETINGS

Feb 14      7:00 PM – Town Council Meeting
Feb 28      7:00 PM – Town Council Meeting
Mar 14      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 1/20/22