PORTSMOUTH TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
MARCH 14, 2022
AGENDA

On March 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

2.

CRMC – Public Notice 2021-12-003

Calvin Donahue & Yan Zhong Smith, 97 Bayside Avenue for a State of Rhode Island 
Assent to construct and maintain a 159ft residential boating facility consisting of a 4ft x 98ft
fixed pier, 26ft ramp, 8ft x 18.75 terminal float, and a 16,000lb boat lift. This facility is pro-
posed to extend 75ft beyond mean low water achieving a water depth of 4ft at the terminus.
This project requires a 25ft length variance to the 50ft standard as stated in Redbook section
1.3.1(D)(11)(1). Project Location: 97 Bayside Avenue.


3.

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

Amano LLC d/b/a A Mano Pizza & Gelato, 181 Bellevue Ave #315, Newport, 1 vehicle (#2047)

 

MINUTES

2/28/22 & Exec.

Documents:
  1. M 2-28-22.pdf
 

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

1.  Discover Newport Community Support Grant
2.  Master Plan workshop
3.  West Main Road Safety Audit update

 

OLD BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)


1.

Request to establish procedures in order to move forward with the Stone Bridge and Teddi’s Beach plan. / J. Vitkevich (10)

 

NEW BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)

1.

Presentation of Aquidneck Island Development Impact Analysis. / C. Allott, Executive Director, and A. Chuman, Conservation Director, Aquidneck Land Trust (20)

2.

Decision to discontinue the recording of Town meetings and request the Town fully replace the services that the PCC provided. / L. Fitzmorris, President, Portsmouth Concerned Citizens (15)

3.

Request pre-approval for the use of ARPA funds, not to exceed $375,000, to enter into an agreement on a used ladder truck. / P. Ford (5)

4.

Request approval for the use of ARPA funds to purchase a 2022 Ford Explorer Interceptor for $52,413.30, including radios and emergency lighting package. / P. Ford (5)

 

CORRESPONDENCE


1.

Monthly RIRRC Report. / Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp.

2.

Resolution in opposition to Rhode Island 2022 HB 6638 and SB 2340 Zoning Ordinances – Prohibits Single-Family Residential Zoning in Municipalities with Populations Over Twenty Thousand. / Burrillville Town Council

3.

Portsmouth Water and Fire District’s Quarterly Financial Reports for the period ending January 31, 2022. / N. Larsen, Senior Accountant, Portsmouth Water and Fire District

4.

Resolution in support of ARPA proposals in Article 1 – Section 16 (Municipal Learning Centers). / Middletown Town Council

5.

Letter re: STR or “hotels” in residential neighborhoods. / S. Panaggio

 

FUTURE MEETINGS

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
Apr 11      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 3/10/22