PORTSMOUTH TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
                                         FEBRUARY 14, 2022
                                                         AGENDA

 On February 14, 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

 

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
 

 

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. Victualler License – Annual, New:
           Andrew Viele d/b/a Andy’s 19th Hole, 500 Anthony Road, Portsmouth (#2034)  
2. Entertainment License:
          Rhode Island Rugby Football Foundation, Beast of the East Collegiate Rugby 
          Tournament, Gardner Seveney Sports Complex, April 23 & 24, 2022 (#1667) 

 

ADJOURN

 

MINUTES

1/24/22 

Documents:
  1. M 1-24-22.pdf
 

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

1.  New audio visual system
2.  Opioid litigation update 
3.  Covid 19 home test update 
4.  West Side Development Advisory Committee update 
5.  Storm after action report

 

RESIGNATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS


1.

Appointments:

            a. School Committee (1 vacancy, 6 applicants) 
            b. Dog Park Committee (Re-Appt.) – M. Cranson

 

OLD BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)


1.

Option to Lease Agreement with Church Community Housing for property located at 110 Bristol Ferry Road. / C. Belden, Church Community Housing Corp. (5)

2.

Presentation by the Southeast New England Program Network (SNEP) of their recently completed Portsmouth, RI Climate Resilience Planning and Financing Strategy Report. / G. Crosby & K. Gray, SNEP (20)

 

NEW BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)


1.

Request to approve a resolution to support an Island-wide celebration for Earth Day 2022. / S. Poirier, Committee Chair, Aquidneck Island Earth Week (5)

2.

Request to approve a proclamation stating March 7-12, 2022, as Wellness Week with Herren. / J. Warren, Portsmouth Prevention Coalition (5)

3.

Request to approve a resolution requesting and supporting legislation to amend the Rhode Island Zoning Enabling Act of 1991. / T. Cortvriend (5)

4.

Portsmouth Housing Authority Annual Report for 2020 & 2021. / Portsmouth Housing Authority Board of Commissioners (20)

5.

Request approval for DPW to partner with the Portsmouth Water and Fire District for the installation of the DPW water main extension. / B. Woodhead (5)

6.

Request approval for the use of ARPA funds, not to exceed $20,000, for the School Department to make repairs to a water main pipe at Hathaway Elementary School. / T. Kenworthy (5)

7.

Request approval for the use of ARPA funds, not to exceed $383,812 to help Portsmouth Water and Fire Department (PWFD) rehabilitate existing emergency interconnection with Stone Bridge Water in Tiverton (Sakonnet River Pipeline). / J. Lynch, PWFD (10)

9.

Resolution authorizing the Town of Portsmouth to issue not to exceed $21,439,299 General Obligation Bonds, Notes and other Evidences of Indebtedness to finance the construction, additions, renovation, improvement, alteration, repair, furnishing and equipping of schools and school facilities throughout the Town. / L. Lasky (5)

 

CORRESPONDENCE


1.

Monthly RIRRC Report. / Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp.

2.

Requesting support for a resolution Prioritizing Quality Education for Middletown Students, Families and Residents. / Middletown Town Council

3.

Resolution requesting amendments to the RI General Laws § 20-10-4 and 20-10-5 related to notification of aquaculture applications before the Coastal Resources Management Commission. / Tiverton Town Council

4.

Resolution requesting the Governor and the General Assembly increase the number of basic Police Training Academy classes. / Tiverton Town Council

5.

Resolution requesting a change to RI General Laws § 16-7-40 (c) and (d) relating to Increased school housing ratio. / Tiverton Town Council

6.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – New England District is requesting a State of RI Water Quality Certification for all state waters of RI. / Dept. of Environmental Management, Office of Water Resources

 

FUTURE MEETINGS

Feb 28     7:00 PM – Town Council Meeting 
Mar 07     7:00 PM – Town Council Comprehensive Plan Public Hearing
Mar 14     7:00 PM – Town Council Meeting 
Mar 21     7:00 PM – Town Council Comprehensive Plan Public Hearing 
Mar 28     7:00 PM – Town Council Meeting 
Apr 04     7:00 PM – Town Council Comprehensive Plan Public Hearing 


 

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 2/9/22