PORTSMOUTH TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
MARCH 28, 2022
AGENDA

On March 28, 2022, 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.
 
To access the meeting by phone dial-in, please dial:1-88
8-788-0099
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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.

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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.
 
 

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

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

1.  RIGL §42-46-5 (a)(2) Negotiations – Fire Department

 

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

2.

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

Pit Stop RM Inc., 38 Luby Avenue, Milford, MA, 1 vehicle (#2053)

 

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.

Class F Daily Liquor License:

St. Barnabas Church, Annual Festival, 1697 East Main Rd, June 17-19, 2022 (#2049)

2.

Entertainment License:

St. Barnabas Church, Annual Festival, 1697 East Main Rd, June 17-19, 2022 (#2049)

3.

Victualler License – Specific Event with Fee Waiver Request:

St. Barnabas Church, Annual Festival, 1697 East Main Rd, June 17-19, 2022 (#2050)

4.

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

Cluck Truck LLC, 256 Maple Ave, Newport, 1 vehicle (#2051)

 

ADJOURN

 

MINUTES

3/7/22
3/14/22

 

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

1. Town Planner retirement and Assistant Town Planner resignation
2.  Facilities Manager transition
3.  Budget update
4.  Public workshop #1 for Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan
5.  Upcoming shredding, electronic waste and hard plastic collection events
6.  Impact Fee needs assessment study
7.  RI Interlocal Risk Management Trust Loss Prevention awards

 

RESIGNATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS


1.

Resignation:

a. Planning Board – S. Pilotte

2.

Appointments:

a. Conservation Commission (Re-Appt.) – D. Reise
b. Glen Manor House Authority (Re-Appt.) – P. Cofield

 

OLD BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)


1.

Request acceptance of Windrock Circle as a public road and release of road bond. / L. Lesinski, B. Woodhead (5)

Documents:
  1. Road Bond.pdf
2.

Monthly Finance Report. / L. Lasky (5)

 

NEW BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)

1.

Update on the Mt. Hope Bridge. / L. Silveira, Executive Director of RITBA (10)

Documents:
  1. Mt Hope Bridge.pdf
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. / K. Hamilton (5)

3.

Resolution Requesting and Supporting Legislation to Expand the Jurisdiction of the Portsmouth Municipal Court. / R. Rainer (5)

 

CORRESPONDENCE


1.

Resolution in Opposition to Senate Bill S-2244 and House Bill H-7198 Municipal Employees’ Arbitration. / Woonsocket City Council

2.

Resolution in Support of Legislation on Controlling Blasting. / Charlestown Town Council

3.

Resolution in Support of H-7427 Related To Health And Safety – Continued Access To Vital Records For Cities And Towns. / Pawtucket City Council

4.

Portsmouth Water and Fire District notification of the Public Fire Protection Charge set for FY-22. / J. Lynch, P.E., General Manager and Chief Engineer, Portsmouth Water and Fire District

 

FUTURE MEETINGS

Apr 04     7:00 PM – Town Council Comprehensive Plan Public Hearing
Apr 11     7:00 PM – Town Council Meeting
Apr 25     7:00 PM – Town Council Meeting
Apr 26     7:00 PM – Town Council Meeting – Budget
Apr 27     7:00 PM – Town Council Meeting – Budget
Apr 28     7:00 PM – Town Council Meeting – Budget if needed
May 9      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 3/24/22