PORTSMOUTH TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
JULY 27, 2020
AGENDA

On July 27, 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 6:15 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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6:15 PM – Town Council Chambers, Portsmouth Town Hall, 2200 East Main Road

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

1.  RIGL 42-46-5(a)(2) Potential Litigation
2.  RIGL 42-46-5(a)(2) Collective Bargaining – DPW and Police – 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
2.

CRMC – PUBLIC NOTICE:

An Application of Craig & Marybeth Clark, 701 Park Avenue, Portsmouth, RI 02871, for a State of RI Assent to construct and maintain a residential boating facility consisting of a 4ft x 27ft fixed pier extension to an existing facility, a 4ft x 25ft gangway, an 8ft x 18.75ft terminal float, and two boat lifts. The facility is proposed to extend approx. 45 feet beyond mean low water achieving a water depth of approx. 7 feet. Location: 701 Park Avenue.
Documents:
  1. CRMC Clark.pdf
 

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.

Daily Liquor License, Class F1

Island Park Preservation Society, 21 Beach Street, for a fundraiser at 706 Park Avenue on 
September 6, 2020 from 12:00-10:00 pm (#1736)
2.

Daily Liquor License, Class F1

Island Park Preservation Society, 21 Beach Street, for a fundraiser at 706 Park Avenue on 
August 23, 2020 from 11:00 am-7:00 pm (#1745)
3.

Victualler License – Annual, New

Progasco Operating I, LLC d/b/a Neon Marketplace, 3302 East Main Rd (#1742)
4.

Holiday License – Annual, New

Progasco Operating I, LLC d/b/a Neon Marketplace, 3302 East Main Rd (#1742)
 

ADJOURN

 

MINUTES

TCM 6/10/20
TCM 6/22/20
TCM 7/20/20

 

TAX VOUCHERS

Request approval for Tax Vouchers #20200727-01 to #20200727-15. / M. Helfand
 

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

1.  COVID update
2.  Aquapalooza report
3.  RI Senate Grant
4.  EMA Forum regarding Preparing for Extreme Weather 

 

RESIGNATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS


1.

Appointments:

a.  Aquidneck Island Planning Commission (Re-Appt.) – R. Andrews
b.  Housing Authority (1 Vacancy)
 

OLD BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)

1.

Symmetry Partners Report. / J. Gentile & D. D'Auria, Symmetry Partners (fr. 3/9/20) (20)

2.

Monthly finance report. / L. Mills (5)

3.

Request to advertise for a virtual Public Workshop on a Complete Streets ordinance. / G. Crosby (10) No Backup

4.

Community Energy Aggregation plan summary and request for Public Hearing. / R. Talipsky, P. Roche and J. Rhodes (Good Energy) (10)

5.

Resolution authorizing transfer of the Prudence Island School property to the Prudence Island School Foundation. / K. Gavin (5)

6.

Request approval of a resolution authorizing twelve questions to appear on the ballot for the November 2020 General Election for changes to the Home Rule Charter. / K. Gavin (5)

 

NEW BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)

1.

Request permission to erect a 70 ft. free-standing antenna tower on land owned by the town at the Portsmouth Transfer Station, at no cost to the town, and to lease the land for $1 a year. / A. Shenberger, American Broadband (15)

2.

Notice of Availability for the Prudence Island Light (aka Sandy Point Lighthouse) at no cost to the town. / J. Kelly, Director, U.S. General Services Administration (5)

3.

Resolution recognizing and honoring African American history in Rhode Island and urging the adoption of African American Education in Rhode Island's K-12 schools starting in the 2021-2022 academic year. / A. Kelly (5)

4.

Resolution opposing transfer of RI Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) revenue and management authority to the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT). / L. Ujifusa & T. Cortvriend (5)

5.

Request Capital Improvement, Preservation, Recreation, and Quality of Life Bond appear on the ballot for the November 2020 General Election. / A. Kelly (5)

 

CORRESPONDENCE

1.

Monthly RIRRC Report. / R. Antaya

2.

Resolution in opposition to S-2547/H-7900, relating to aeronautics – airports and landing fields – airport zoning. / Middletown Town Council

3.

Resolution defending the rights of Burrillville citizens guaranteed under the First Amendment and declaring Burrillville a “First Amendment Sanctuary Town.” / Burrillville Town Council

4.

Resolution to support 2020-H 7575 and 2020-S 2711 to amend Article I by adding Section 24, Right to an adequate education. / Smithfield School Committee

5.

Resolution condemning racism and urging efforts to recognize and stop racism. / Little Compton Town Council

6.

Letter stating displeasure with summer behaviors. / S. Panaggio

7.

Event Notification – Bike to the Beach for Autism, September 5, 2020. / R. Walsh, Autism Speaks

 

FUTURE MEETINGS

Aug 11     7:00 PM - Town Council Meeting (Tuesday)
Aug 24     7:00 PM - Town Council Meeting
Sep 14  7:00 PM - Town Council Meeting
 

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 7/23/20