PORTSMOUTH TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
JUNE 27, 2022
AGENDA

On June 27, 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 5:00 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.
 
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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.
 
 

5:00 PM – Town Council Chambers, Portsmouth Town Hall, 2200 East Main Road

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

1.  RIGL 42-46-5(a)(1) Personnel: Any discussions of the job performance, character, or physical or mental health of a person or
     persons provided that such person or persons affected shall have been notified in advance in writing and advised that they may        require that the discussion be held at an open meeting.
2.  RIGL §42-46-5 (a)(2) Negotiations – Fire Department
3.  RIGL §42-46-5 (a)(2) Negotiations – Fire Dispatchers
4.  RIGL §42-46-5 (a)(2) Negotiations – PMEA

 

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 of Appreciation in recognition of retirement of Town Planner Gary Crosby

 

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:

a. Group 21 LLC d/b/a Juice Junkie, PO Box 8569, Cranston, 1 vehicle (#2145)

3.

RI Energy Facility Siting Board letter of filing notification to the Town regarding Mayflower Wind Energy LLC’s application to construct major energy facilities located in Portsmouth.

4.

CRMC – Finding & Notice of Violation 22-0127

Martingale Homes LLC, 12 Ericsson Street, Boston, MA 02122 – Have failed to install the required rain garden at your property located at 111 Berkley Avenue, Portsmouth, Plat 3, Lot 83 in nonconformance with CRMC assent 2021-01-011. Must install the rain garden in accordance with the approved plans by June 30th, 2022 to resolve this violation. 

Documents:
  1. CRMC NOV.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. Weiner Wagon LLC, 250 West Main Road, Middletown (#2138)
b. Bem Bom, 212 Cleveland Street, New Bedford, MA (#2142)

 

ADJOURN

 

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

1.  Portsmouth Award update
2.  Opioid litigation update
3.  Old Mill Lane update
4.  Automatic License Plate Readers update

 

RESIGNATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS


1.

Appointments:

a. Pension Investment (Re-Appt.) – J. Harris, S. Senteio

 

OLD BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)


1.

Monthly Finance Report. / R. Rainer (5)

2.

Final approval of proposed FY 23 Town Budget (The full budget is available for review on the Town’s website at www.portsmouthri.com)

FY 23 Town Budget

a. Draft of FY 2023 Budget Ordinance (10)

3.

Solar Ordinance Moratorium. / K. Aguiar (10)

 

NEW BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)

1.

Request approval for the use of ARPA funds for Prudence Island Water District (PIWD) system upgrades. / R. Weber, Moderator, PIWD Board of Directors (10)

 

CORRESPONDENCE


1.

Resolution in Support of Legislation Restoring Funding for the State Aid to Libraries to the Full 25 Percent. / Barrington Town Council

2.

Resolution Celebrating the Month of June as Barrington Pride Month, Honoring LGBTQIAP+ Residents and Centering Trans Youth. / Barrington Town Council

3.

Public notice of submittal to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office for Coastal Management (OCM) proposed changes to the Federally-approved Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Program. Requesting concurrence of OCM the incorporation of CRMC’s recently adopted Rules and Regulations Governing the Protection and Management of Freshwater Wetlands in the Vicinity of the Coast. / CRMC

4.

Neighborhoods are for neighbors letter. / S. Panaggio

Documents:
  1. Corr-STR.pdf
5.

Letter re: year-round owner occupied homes. / S. Panaggio

Documents:
  1. Corr-Tax Relief.pdf
 

FUTURE MEETINGS

Jul 11       7:00 PM – Town Council Meeting
Jul 25       7:00 PM – Town Council Meeting – CANCELLED
Aug 9     7:00 PM – Town Council Meeting
Aug 22     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 6/23/22