PORTSMOUTH TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
AUGUST 11, 2020 (Tuesday)
AGENDA


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

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

1.

RIGL 42-46-5(a)(1) Personnel: Town Administrator – With regards to your review with the

Town of Portsmouth, please be advised that RIGL 42-46-5(a)(1) requires that any 
discussions of the job performance, character, or physical or mental health of a person or
persons provided that such person or persons affected shall have been notified in advance in
writing and advised that they may require that the discussion be held at an open meeting.
 

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.

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

    Brittany Rosenberg d/b/a Sweet B’s Donuts, 102 Connell Highway, Newport (#1748)
3.

CRMC – Public Notice

     The application of Jordan Viera, 18 Wilson Street, Bristol, RI for a State of RI Assent to
     construct and maintain: a two-acre oyster farm using submerged cages and bottom plant.
     Project Location: The Cove. 
Documents:
  1. CRMC - Viera.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.

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

    Park & Cove Ice Cream Company, 458 Park Ave, Ice Cream Cart (#1750)      
 

ADJOURN


 

MINUTES

TCM 7/27/20 & Exec.

Documents:
  1. M 7-27-20.pdf
 

TAX VOUCHERS

Request approval for Tax Vouchers #20200811-01 to #20200811-02. / M. Helfand
 

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

1.  Covid-19 update
2.  Open Government Summit


 

RESIGNATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS

1.  Resignation:
         a.  Veteran’s Honor Roll Committee – M. Nott


 

OLD BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)

1.

Request approval of the American Broadband contract. / S. Shenberger, American Broadband (5)

2.

Presentation of East Main Road Safety Assessment. / S. Levin, PE, VHB (20)

 

NEW BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)

1.

Request for support and funding match for a revised grant application to the Van Buren Charitable Foundation in support of a Parks & Recreation Facilities Master Plan. / D. Abbott (10)

2.

Request to approve the Sandy Point Emergency dock repairs. / B. Woodhead (5)

Documents:
  1. Sandy Dock.pdf
3.

Discussion and approval of the Town Council FY 20-21 Goals for the Town Administrator. / K. Aguiar (20)

 

CORRESPONDENCE

1.

Monthly RIRRC Report. / R. Antaya

2.

Resolution urging the continued appropriation of state & local revenues to support public education. / North Smithfield Town Council

3.

Resolution opposing transfer of RI Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) revenue and management authority to the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT). / Newport City Council

4.

Thank you from the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center. / H. Hole Strout

5.

Thank you from the Newport Mental Health. / J. Lehane III

6.

Resolution to amend Article 1, entitled Declaration of Certain Constitutional Riches and Principles. / North Smithfield Public Schools

7.

Solid Waste Recycling official correspondence. / T. Pietz

Documents:
  1. Corr-SWRC.pdf
 

FUTURE MEETINGS

Aug 24      7:00 PM - Town Council Meeting
Sep 14 7:00 PM - Town Council Meeting
Sep 16      7:00 PM - Town Council Complete Streets Workshop (Wednesday) 
Sep 28      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.

POSTED 8/6/20