PORTSMOUTH TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
APRIL 11, 2022
AGENDA

On April 11, 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.

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

a. Longade LLC d/b/a Del’s Lemonade, 729 West Main Rd, Middletown, 1 truck & 1 cart (#2063)
b. Blount Fine Foods d/b/a Blount Clam Shack Food Truck, 383 Water St, Warren, 1 truck (#2064)
c. Laura Sebastian d/b/a/ Atomic Blonde Ice Cream, 59 Woodmont St., Providence, 1 truck (#2067)
d. Antonio Miranda d/b/a/ La Guaguita Del Sabor, 3 Pine Drive, Hopkinton, 1 truck (#2069)
e. Max Reeves/ Reds Kitchen Inc d/b/a Reds Kitchen, 1314 Fall River Ave, Seekonk, MA, 1 truck (#2073)
f. The Ish LLC, 56 Hawthorne St, North Providence, 1 truck (#2074)

3.

Request from the Armenian National Committee of Rhode Island to fly the Armenian Flag on April 24, 2022. / S. Elmasian

Documents:
  1. Armenian Flag.pdf
 

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.

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

a. Alison Rosario d/b/a JA Patty RI Catering & Events, 560 Mineral Spring Ave Unit 2136, Pawtucket, 1 vehicle (#2059)
b. Newport Creamery LLC, 35 Sockanosset Cross Road, Cranston, 1 vehicle (#2068)

2.

Peddler License – Specific Event:

Rugby Imports, Ltd., 885 Warren Ave, East Providence, for the Beast of the East Collegiate Rugby Tournament, Gardner Seveney Sports Complex, April 23 & 24, 2022 (#2066)

3.

Request to advertise for a Public Hearing:

Application for a Class BV Beverage License for Narragansett Bay Club Amenity, LLC d/b/a The Narragansett Bay Club, 195 Newport Harbor Drive

Documents:
  1. BV ad request.pdf
 

ADJOURN

 

TAX VOUCHERS

Request approval for Tax Voucher #20220411-01. / M. Helfand

 

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

1.  Municipal Resiliency Program (MRP) 2022 Action Grant
2.  Budget update
3.  Public hearing for 5 potential CRMC Right of Way designations in Portsmouth
4.  Butts Hill Fort volunteer cleanup
5.  Public workshop #1 for Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan

 

RESIGNATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS


1.

Appointments:

a. Board of Canvassers (Re-Appt.) – E. Vadney
b. Pension Investment (Re-Appt.) – J. Pope

 

OLD BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)


1.

PUBLIC HEARING: Comprehensive Community Plan, all elements.

a.

Request approval of an amendment to the Code of Ordinances of the Town of Portsmouth for the adoption of the Comprehensive Community Plan. / G. Crosby

Documents:
  1. Comp Plan Ord.pdf
2.

PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed amendment to Chapter 392 – Wastewater Management District 392-4 and 392-6. / G. Crosby

Documents:
  1. Wastewater Ord.pdf
3.

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) (fr. 3/28/22)

 

NEW BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)

1.

Request to have a Living History event at Butts Hill Fort on November 12, 2022. / S. Chiaro, Butts Hill Fort Restoration Committee (10)

2.

Resolution in support of Rhode Island 2022 H 8055 An Act Relating To Waters And Navigation – Coastal Resources Management Council. / A. Kelly (5)

3.

Request approval for the use of ARPA funds to purchase replacement radios for DPW for $142,316.61. / B. Woodhead (5)

 

CORRESPONDENCE


1.

Monthly RIRRC Report. / Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp.

2.

Resignation of the Portsmouth Prevention Coalition chairperson. / J. Collins

Documents:
  1. Corr-Resign PPC.pdf
3.

Approval to install Rapid Rectangular Flashing Beacons at the crosswalk at East Main Road and Quaker Hill Lane. / S. Raymond, P.E., State Traffic Commission

4.

Resolution in Opposition to Senate Bill S-2557 and House Bill H-7829 Mandatory Translation Services. / Woonsocket City Council

5.

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

6.

Resolution supporting Ukraine freedom from Russian violence and oppression. / Coventry Town Council

7.

Resolution supporting RI Senate Bill S-2341 and House Bill H-7834 which will require the maintenance of sidewalks along state highways be the responsibility of the state. / Coventry Town Council

8.

Resolution supporting RI Senate Bill S-2295 An Act Relating to Waters and Navigation - Inspection of Dams and Reservoirs (Allows RIDEM to assess administrative penalties). / Coventry Town Council

 

FUTURE MEETINGS

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

 

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 4/7/22