PORTSMOUTH TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
AGENDA
(amended)

 

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

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION


1.  RIGL 42-46-5(a)(2):  Pending Litigation:  Town of Portsmouth v. RLI Insurance Company

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

3.  RIGL 42-46-5(a)(2):  Potential Litigation:  Police Department Grievance

 

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.

Portsmouth Fire Department Swearing-In Ceremony for Promotion of Officers:

Daniel P. Smith – to Captain
Brian P. Baker – to Lieutenant
Kevin M. Farley – to Private 1st Class
Greg P. Carcieri – to Private 2nd Class
Mark J. Silvia – to Private 3rd Class
Dylan J. Miniati – to Private 3rd Class
Harrison W. Jones – to Private 3rd Class
Jeffrey P. Dichristofaro – to Private 3rd Class
 

CONSENT AGENDA


1.  Bills
Documents:
  1. Bills.pdf
 

SITTING AS THE BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS

1.

Peddler License – Annual:

a.  Molly Sexton d/b/a Miracle Stone Studio, 26 Clinton Avenue, Newport
b.  Meagan Mahoney d/b/a Mosaic Wellness Boutique, 2190 Main Road, Tiverton
c.  One World Cacao, LLC d/b/a One World Cacao, 796 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown
 

ADJOURN

 

PRESIDENT'S EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

MINUTES


TCM 8/28/17
TCM 8/29/17
TCM 8/30/17

 

TAX VOUCHERS


Request Approval for Tax Vouchers #20170911-01 to #20170911-06. / M. Helfand

Documents:
  1. Tax Voucher.pdf
 

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT


1.  Brown House Opening
2.  Update on Solid Waste and Recycling RFPs
3.  Update on Projects PHS Seniors are working on for the Town
4.  Update on Honor Roll
 
 

REMOVALS, RESIGNATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS

1.

Removal

a.  Economic Development Committee – D. Ingraham
2.

Resignations

a.  Agriculture Committee – N. Howard
b.  Citizens Interested in the Comprehensive Community Planning Process Committee – N. 
     Howard
c.  Economic Development Committee – N. Howard
3.

Appointments

a.  Conservation Commission (3 Vacancies) – J. McDaid, D. Abbott, C. Reeves
b.  Economic Development Committee (1 Vacancy) – O. Sungarian
c.  Solid Waste/Recycling Committee (5 Vacancies) – M. McGaw
 

OLD BUSINESS

1.

Discussion/Action – Request Council Approval of Lowest Responsible Base Bid for Construction of New Police Station. / M. Zawatsky (10)

2.

Discussion/Action – Request to Dissolve the Dog Park Planning Committee. Request to Keep the Restricted Receipt Account Open for the Remainder of the Fiscal Year to Receive Donations and Other Income, and to Pay Maintenance Bills. Proposal to Form an Informal Advisory Committee of Dog Owners for On-going Maintenance. / B. Miller, Chair (20)

Documents:
  1. Dog Park.pdf
3.

Discussion/Action – Sound Variance Review and Approval to Continue for Bill’s Sales Firewood. Request Variance Hours for Saturdays be Extended from the Current 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. / A. Thayer, Sayer, Regan & Thayer, LLP (20)

Documents:
  1. Bills Sales.pdf
 

NEW BUSINESS

1.

Discussion/Action – Request Permission to Install Memorial Bench in Memory of Kevin Medeiros at Sandy Point Beach. / Friends of Kevin J. Medeiros (5)

Documents:
  1. Memorial Bench.pdf
2.

Discussion/Action – Low to Moderate Income Housing – Current State of Affairs, Potential Request for Waiver from RIGL 45-53-4 for SeaFare Residences. / N. Hingorany, Apollo Brothers, LLC (15)

3.

Discussion/Action – Request Permission to Start Fundraising to Put Up Lights at the Sherman and Rooney Fields for Portsmouth Little League. / J. Gambrell (10)

4.

Notification of 2016 Portsmouth Funding Improvement Program (FIP) update to State of Rhode Island. / J. Menke (5)

Documents:
  1. FIP Update.pdf
5.

Discussion/Action – Recommend Approval for Town Tax Stabilization Ordinance. / R. Talipsky (10)

6.

Discussion/Action – Request Resolution in Support of Immediate Passage of House Bill 5374 – THE UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT. / M. Ryan (5)

 

CORRESPONDENCE

1.

AIPC Second Quarter Management & Fiscal Report. / T. Ardito, Executive Director, AIPC

2.

Portsmouth Water and Fire District’s Quarterly Financial Report for the Period Ending July 31, 2017. / N. J. Larsen, Senior Accountant

3.

Portsmouth Water and Fire District’s Annual Financial Audit for FY-17. / L. Bogues, Office Manager

 

FUTURE MEETINGS


Sept 16 11:00 AM  – Town Council Meeting - Prudence Island (Saturday)
Sept 25   7:00 PM  – Town Council Meeting
Oct 10     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 9/7/17