PORTSMOUTH TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
APRIL 25, 2022
AGENDA

On April 25, 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 5:45 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
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
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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.
 
 

5:45 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

 

PRESENTATIONS/RECOGNITIONS


1.

Proclamation for Arbor Day April 29, 2022

2.

Proclamation celebrating the 53rd Annual Professional Municipal Clerks Week May 1-7, 2022

 

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. Galley Wagon LLC d/b/a Village Greek, 21 Marcy St., Cranston, 1 truck (#2081)
b. WW Newport LLC d/b/a Wally’s Hot Dog Cart, 222 Bellevue Ave, Newport, 1 cart (#2085)

 

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

1.  Congressional Directed Spending Program award for the Prudence Island Water District
2.  RI League of Cities and Towns Annual Convention
3.  Parks, Recreation & Open Space Master Plan workshop update
4.  RI Red Cross vehicle donation to the Portsmouth EMA
5.  Zoning Board available position

 

RESIGNATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS


1.

Appointments:

Zoning Board of Review (2 vacancies)

 

OLD BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)


1.

Monthly Finance Report. / L. Lasky (5)

 

NEW BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)


1.

Request to rebuild the Portsmouth Turnpike Playground to be bigger, better, safer and all-inclusive of age and ability. / K. Buerman and L. Polselli, Four Hearts Foundation (15)

2.

Request approval for the use of ARPA funds for installation of a new fiber line from Public Works to the Police Department for $20,000. / B. Woodhead (5)

3.

Paving update. / B. Woodhead (5)

4.

Request ratification of appointment of Town Planner. / R. Rainer (5)

Documents:
  1. Town Planner.pdf
5.

Presentation and Submission for Review – Town Administrator’s Proposed Budget Fiscal Year July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023. / R. Rainer (20)

(Proposed Budget is Available on the Town’s Website or by using the following:
     FY 23 Town Administrator's Budget)
a. Town Administrator opening statements
b. Budget – Revenues

 

CORRESPONDENCE


1.

Letter to the House Municipal Government & Housing Committee opposing HB 6676. / Hopkinton Town Council

2.

Resolution in opposition to Rhode Island 2022 HB 6638 and SB 2340 Zoning Ordinances – Creating Chapter 24.7 titled “Opening the Market for Housing in Urban Areas.” / Tiverton Town Council

3.

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

4.

Resolution Condemning the Russian Invasion of Ukraine. / Burrillville Town Council

5.

Resolution in Opposition to Rhode Island 2022 Gun Control Legislation. / Burrillville Town Council

6.

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

7.

Neighborhoods are for neighbors letter. / S. Panaggio

8.

Congressional Directed Spending Program award for the Prudence Island Water District. / S. Whitehouse, United States Senator

 

FUTURE MEETINGS

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 4/21/22