PORTSMOUTH TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
MAY 11, 2020
AGENDA

On May 11, 2020, the Portsmouth Town Council meeting will be live streamed on the web and by phone dial-in using the Zoom remote meeting service. The public meeting will begin at 6:30 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.

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6:30 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

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
1.

Bills


Documents:
  1. Bills 5-11-20.pdf
2.

CRMC – PUBLIC NOTICE:

The Application of Department of Environmental Management, Division of Marine Fisheries, 3 Fort Wetherill Road, Jamestown, RI for a State of Rhode Island Assent to create and maintain a 2.88 acre oyster reef restoration area within the DEM Shellfish Management Area in Town Pond, Portsmouth. 
3.

CRMC – PUBLIC NOTICE:

An Application of Robert Johnson, 391 South Lake Road, Tiverton, RI, for a State of Rhode Island Assent to construct and maintain a residential boating facility consisting of a 4’x68’ fixed pier, a 3’x20 ramp, and a 8’x18.75’ terminal float. The facility is proposed to extend 50 feet past mean low water achieving a water depth of approx. 4 feet at its terminus. Project Location: 52 Point Road
Documents:
  1. CRMC - Johnson.pdf
4.

Walgreen Eastern Co., Inc. d/b/a Rite Aid #10233, 2456 East Main Rd, has changed its’ name to Walgreens #18945 (#1554)

5.

Peddler License - Mobile Food Establishment (MFE), Renewals:

Chelsea’s Creamery, 654 Metacom Ave, Warren, RI, 1 truck (#1706)
 

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.

Request approval for a temporary seasonal expansion of the service area:

Localz, Inc., 657 Park Avenue, to allow food and alcohol service in an outside dining area from May 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020
Documents:
  1. BLC-Localz.pdf
 

ADJOURN


 

MINUTES

TCM 4/20/20 & Exec.
TCM 4/21/20 
TCM 4/22/20 
TCM 4/23/20

 

TAX VOUCHERS

Request approval for Tax Vouchers #20200511-01 to #20200511-02. / M. Helfand
 

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

1.  DEM recreation grant
2.  U.S. EDA financial assistance award
3.  PHS graduation support
4.  COVID-19 update

 

REMOVALS, RESIGNATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS

1.

Removal:

a.  Prudence Island Planning Commission – M. Sheehan
2.

Appointments:

a.  Housing Authority (1 Vacancy)
b.  Melville Park Committee (Unlimited Membership)
c.  Prudence Island Planning Commission (1 Vacancy)
d.  Solid Waste and Recycling Committee (2 Vacancies)
 

OLD BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)

1.

Receive, discuss and determine next steps for the working draft of a Complete Streets ordinance. / G. Crosby (10)

2.

Proposed changes and revised provisional budget approval of the Town Administrator’s Budget. / R. Rainer (15)

(Proposed Budget is Available on the Town’s Website, FY 21 Town Administrators Budget)
 

NEW BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)

1.

PUBLIC HEARING: To consider the proposed amendment to Chapter 405 of the Zoning Ordinance to include a Solar Ordinance

a.  Planning Board Advisory Opinion
2.

Request Town Council support for proportional State reimbursement of municipal COVID expenses. / K. Aguiar (5) No Backup

3.

Discuss and determine whether to restrict access to Sandy Point Beach this summer. / D. Abbott (15) No Backup

4.

2012 Bond Shortfall Pay Back – Proposition to utilize 50% of all future Town Audited Surpluses to pay down the $1,792,252 internal accounting balance left on the fund. / K. Hamilton (15) No Backup

5.

Request Council approval of auditor selection for follow-on submission to the Auditor General for State approval to contract with selected auditing firm. / R. Rainer (5)

6.

Request to Amend Ordinance 99-6-28 -AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO ADJUSTMENT OF TAX EXEMPTIONS IN YEARS OF TOWN WIDE REAL PROPERTY REEVALUATION. / M. Helfand (5)

 

CORRESPONDENCE

1.

Report and update on AIPC activities and finances. / S. Churgin, AIPC Board Chair

2.

Resolution in support for funding of the categorical fund for high cost special education. / North Smithfield School Committee

3.

Resolution in support for funding of RIDE transportation offset ESSA. / North Smithfield School Committee

4.

Resolution urging the continued appropriation of state and local revenues to support public education. / North Smithfield School Committee

5.

Resolution urging the continued appropriation of state and local revenues to support public education. / Smithfield School Department

6.

Letter regarding plastic bag ban. / J. Freeman, Kindergartener at Hathaway School

7.

Monthly RIRRC Report. / R. Antaya

8.

Clean Ocean Access 2019 Annual Report. / D. McLaughlin, Executive Director

Documents:
  1. Corr-COA.pdf
 

FUTURE MEETINGS

May 26     7:00 PM - Town Council Meeting (Tuesday)
June 8      7:00 PM - Town Council Meeting
June 10    7:00 PM - Public Budget Hearing (Wednesday)
June 24    7:00 PM - Town Council Meeting & Adoption of FY 2020-21 Budget
 

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.  SUSPENDED per Governor’s Executive Order.

POSTED 5/7/20