PORTSMOUTH TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
AUGUST 15, 2017 (Tuesday)
AGENDA


 

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

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

1. RIGL 42-46-5(a)(2): Sessions pertaining to collective bargaining or litigation, or work sessions pertaining to collective bargaining or litigation.

 

ADJOURN

 

7:00 PM - Town Council Chambers, Portsmouth Town Hall, 2200 East Main Road

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

SITTING AS THE PORTSMOUTH TOWN COUNCIL

 

PRESENTATIONS/RECOGNITIONS

1.

Employee of the Year Award

 

CONSENT AGENDA


1.  Bills
 

SITTING AS THE BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS

1.

Daily Liquor License, Class F

St. Johns Lodge #1 Corp., 81 Sprague Street, for a Clam Bake August 27, 2017 from 12:00 - 3:00 pm
2.

Peddler License – Specific Event

Karuna DiLibero d/b/a Sacred Sadhana, 35 Webster Avenue, Newport for the Firefly Yoga Festival on September 16, 2017
 

ADJOURN

 

PRESIDENT'S EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

MINUTES


TCM 6/14/17
TCM 7/10/17 & Exec.
TCM 7/24/17

 

TAX VOUCHERS


Request Approval for Tax Vouchers #20170815-01 to #20170815-12. / M. Helfand

Documents:
  1. Tax Voucher.pdf
 

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT


1.  State Aid update
2.  Report on Navy Quarterly Meeting of 10 AUG 2017
3.  New Police Station update
4.  Portsmouth awarded GFAO Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
5.  Selection of new Deputy Fire Chief
6.  Veterans Honor Wall update
7.  Report on meeting with Director of RI DOT
8.  Report on Roger Williams University Community Partnerships Center applications re: Glen
     Manor House
9.  Navy Commanding Officer Change of Command
 
 

RESIGNATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS

1.

Resignations

a.  Economic Development Committee – C. Ward
b.  Lower Glen Farm Preservation Committee – B. Plante, D. Silveria, J. Reynolds
2.

Appointments

a.  Economic Development Committee (1 Vacancy) – D. Abbott, O. Sungarian
b.  Melville Park Committee (Re-Appt.) – E. Rizy
 

OLD BUSINESS

1.

Discussion/Action – Approval of Professional Services Agreement for Town Solicitor Kevin Gavin. / R. Rainer (10)

2.

Presentation of Committee Reports and Request for Council Direction. / R. Rainer (10)

3.

Monthly Finance Report. / J. Menke (5)

4.

Presentation/Action – Present Results of the Solid Waste Recycling Survey and Request Scheduling of a Special Meeting to Discuss Solid Waste Options. / R. Talipsky (10)

5.

Request Approval to Purchase DPW CIP Equipment, 2018 International 7400 Cab and Chassis with Sander and Plow for $148,638.00. / B. Woodhead (10)

Documents:
  1. DPW CIP.pdf
6.

Request Approval to Award the Middle Road Drainage Improvements Contract. / B. Woodhead (10)

7.

Request Approval to Award the 2017-2018 Paving Projects Contract. / B. Woodhead (10)

Documents:
  1. DPW Paving.pdf
 

NEW BUSINESS

1.

Discussion/Action – Proposed Increase to Parking Fines. / L. Ujifusa (10)

Documents:
  1. Parking Fines.pdf
2.

Request to Approve Amendment to Town’s Pension Plan. / L. Higgins (5)

3.

Discussion/Action – Review of the PRISM Cost Benefit Analysis of the Street Light Acquisition and Upgrade Project and Authorization of the Audit and Mapping Phase of the Project. / M. Asciola (10)

 

CORRESPONDENCE

1.

Letter in Opposition of Application for O’Reilly Auto Parts Store. / D. Goetzinger

2.

Letter in Support of Traffic Light at Intersection of Bramans Lane & East Main Road. / S. VanDerhoof

3.

Invitation to the 4th Annual Rock the Mansion to Benefit Newport County Community Mental Health Center on Thursday, October 19 from 6:00 – 10:00 pm at Ocean Cliff, Newport. / Newport County Community Mental Health Center

Documents:
  1. NCCMHC Invite.pdf
 

FUTURE MEETINGS


Aug 28   7:00 PM – Town Council Meeting
Aug 30   7:00 PM – Town Council Ethics Training (Wednesday)
Sept 11  7:00 PM – Town Council Meeting
Sept 16  TBD       – Town Council Meeting - Prudence Island (Saturday)
 

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 8/10/17