PORTSMOUTH TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
AUGUST 22, 2022
AGENDA

On August 22, 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 6:00 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.
 
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.
 
 

6:00 PM – Town Council Chambers, Portsmouth Town Hall, 2200 East Main Road

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

1.  RIGL §42-46-5(a)(2) Litigation – Mayflower Wind Energy LLC Energy Facility
     Sitting Board (EFSB) EFSB Docket No. SB-2022-02 
2.  RIGL §42-46-5(a)(5) Discussions or considerations related to the acquisition or lease of real 
     property for public purposes, or of the disposition of publicly held property wherein advanced 
     public information would be detrimental to the public interest. 

 

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

 

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.

Entertainment License:

KJK LLC, 706 Park Avenue, for the Island Park Picnic at 706 Park Ave, September 4, 2022 from 5:00 pm- 9:00 pm (#2176)

2.

Request to advertise for a Public Hearing:

Application to transfer a Class BV Beverage License along with the expansion of service from Bracky Ltd d/b/a CJ’s Pub to Schooners LLC d/b/a Schooners, 568 Park Avenue

 

ADJOURN

 

MINUTES

8/9/22

Documents:
  1. M 8-9-22.pdf
 

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

1.  Ship model donation
2.  Finance Director search update
3.  Snow Plow Rodeo results
4.  Motor Vehicle Excise Tax phase-out reminder

 

RESIGNATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS


1.

Resignation:

a. Fence Viewer – P. Driscoll

 

OLD BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)


1.

Request to submit proposed modifications to Chapter 405 Zoning, Article XX Solar Energy Systems to the Planning Board for an advisory opinion. / L. Hitchen (5)

Documents:
  1. Solar Zoning.pdf
2.

Monthly Finance Report. / A. Terkelsen (5)

 

NEW BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)

1.

Request to refer to the Planning Board for an advisory opinion and to advertise for a public hearing for a proposed amendment to Chapter 405 Zoning, Article V Use Regulations, Land Use Tables, Section A 14. / C. Chappell (5)

2.

Discussion and approval of the Town Council FY 22-23 Goals and Priorities for the Town Administrator. / K. Aguiar (20) (fr. 8/9/22)

3.

Resolution regarding the installation of the Mayflower Sakonnet River transmission cable. / K. Hamilton (5)

4.

Narragansett Electric asks permission to replace direct bury cable with cable in conduit system along Sandy Point Farms URD. 2484 linear feet of horizontal directional drilling along public roads. Install four new pullboxes on Adams Dr, Fisher Cir, Taylor Rd for access to cables. / B. Woodhead (5) (fr. 8/9/22)

5.

Narragansett Electric asks permission to replace direct bury cable with cable in conduit system along Sandy Point Farms URD. 2883 linear feet of horizontal directions drilling along public roads. Install six new pullboxes on Adams Dr, Fisher Cir, Taylor Rd for access to cables. / B. Woodhead (5)

6.

Request approval to award Pare Corporation the Complete Streets Feasibility Study for $34,645. / B. Woodhead (5)

7.

Request approval for six companies to be listed as On-Call Engineers for the Town of Portsmouth. / B. Woodhead (5)

 

CORRESPONDENCE


1.

Monthly RIRRC Report. / Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp.

2.

Proud of Portsmouth for becoming a Purple Heart Town. / E. Klek, USMC, Vietnam

3.

Invitation to the Annual Observance of the Battle of Rhode Island on Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 3:00 PM in Patriots Park. / Newport County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Documents:
  1. Corr-NAACP.pdf
4.

Open meeting notice of the Energy Facility Siting Board for August 24, 2022. / E. Rodvien, Coordinator, EFSB

 

FUTURE MEETINGS

Sep 10      11:00 AM – Prudence Island Town Council Meeting (Saturday)
Sep 12       7:00 PM – Town Council Meeting 
Sep 26       7:00 PM – Town Council Meeting
Oct 11        7:00 PM – Town Council Meeting (Tuesday)

 

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 8/18/22