PORTSMOUTH TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
MARCH 8, 2021
AGENDA

On March 8, 2021, the Portsmouth Town Council meeting will be live streamed on the
web and by phone dial-in using the Zoom remote meeting service. 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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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.

 

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

 

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 Kathleen Pavlakis' Service to the Zoning Board

2.

Meals on Wheels Proclamation

 

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

2.

Peddler License – Mobile Food Establishment (MFE), Renewal:

a.  Baby Duck LLC d/b/a HG80, 78 Harrison St Floor 2, Providence (#1894)
3.

CRMC – Public Notice 2018-09-033

   Daniel Torre, 152 Winter Street, Wakefield, RI 02879 –
   for a State of Rhode Island Modification of Assent to: add quahogs, bay scallops, and surf 
   clams to the species cultivated on the existing aquaculture farm. Project Location: 
   Sakonnet River, Portsmouth  
 

ADJOURN

 

MINUTES

2/22/21

Documents:
  1. M-02-22-21.pdf
 

TAX VOUCHERS

Request approval for Tax Vouchers #20210309-01. / M. Helfand

Documents:
  1. Tax Vouchers.pdf
 

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

1.  COVID-19 Update
2.  Budget Update

 

RESIGNATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS



1.

Appointments:

a.

Economic Development (6 vacancies including 1 youth rep.)

Documents:
  1. Appt-EDC-Pietz.pdf
b.

Tax Assessors Board of Review (Re-Appt.) – N. Rattay, B. Finnegan

 

OLD BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)

None

 

NEW BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)



1.

Proposed Basketball Courts at the Seveney Field Complex. / J. Swider (10)

2.

Presentation of FY 20 Audit. / M. Sahady, Hague, Sahady & Co. (30)

3.

Alternative Portsmouth Locations for Senior Center Activities. / C. Zani CFIA & W. Bulk (10)

4.

Request to allow the Friends of the Senior Center and the Senior Center to make the necessary repairs to resolve the fire code violations. / M. Martin (20)

5.

Melville Park Committee Bylaws Amendments. / S. Luce (5)

6.

Amendment to Charter Sections 209 and 703 Regarding Vacancies. / A. Kelly (10)

7.

Automated School-Zone-Speed-Enforcement System at Melville Elementary School Pursuant to RI Gen. Law 31-41.3.3 (2016) /. A. Kelly (10)

Documents:
  1. Auto Speed.pdf
8.

Resolution in Support of 2021-H 5113 An Act Related to Miniature Alcoholic Beverage Container Deposit Recycling. / A. Kelly (5)

9.

Resolution of the Portsmouth Town Council to Pass the Act on Climate Bills in the Rhode Island General Assembly. / A. Kelly (5)

 

CORRESPONDENCE


1.

A Resolution in Support of RIGL 44-25-2 Maximum Levy. / Coventry Town Council

2.

A Resolution Requesting the Governor and General Assembly Support Afterschool and Summer Programs for Rhode Island’s Youth. / Central Falls City Council

3.

A Resolution urging the General Assembly to Pass the Civics Literacy Act HB-5028. / Central Falls City Council

4.

A Resolution Urging the General Assembly to Pass Misdemeanor Reclassification – SB – 118 – for the Protection of Immigrant Families. / Central Falls City Council

5.

Resolution of the Town of Burrillville Disposition of Zambarano Hospital. / Burrillville Town Council

 

FUTURE MEETINGS

Mar 22     7:00 PM – Town Council Meeting
Apr 12      7:00 PM – Town Council Meeting
Apr 26      7:00 PM – Town Council Meeting & Budget Overview
Apr 27      7:00 PM – Town Council Meeting - Budget
Apr 28      7:00 PM – Town Council Meeting - Budget
Apr 29      7:00 PM – Town Council Meeting - Budget if needed

 

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 3/4/21