PORTSMOUTH TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
AUGUST 13, 2019 (Tuesday)
AGENDA



 

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

 

EMERGENCY EVACUATION PLAN

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

SITTING AS THE PORTSMOUTH TOWN COUNCIL

 

PRESIDENT'S EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

PRESENTATIONS/RECOGNITIONS


1.  Presentation of the Portsmouth Award - Hubert “Huck” Little
 

CONSENT AGENDA


1.  Bills


2.  CRMC – Finding & Notice of Violation 19-0110
Deanna Riley, PO Box 4733, Middletown, RI 02842 – Undertaken cutting of vegetation and
installation of fencing within 200 feet of a coastal feature from your property located at 
Mount View Road, Portsmouth, RI without benefit of a CRMC assent or in violation of a
Council Order            


3.  CRMC – PUBLIC NOTICE:
An Application of SEPOL BG Acquisitions, LLC, PO Box 254, Portsmouth, RI 02871, for a
State of RI Assent to construct and maintain: residential boating facility consisting of a set 
of stairs to a 4x92’ fixed pier, to a 26’ ramp to a 8’x18.75’ float, extending to 75’ beyond
Mean Low Water. This facility requests a Variance to 650-RICR-20-00-1.3.1(D)(11)(k) and
(1) – distance to site lot line extensions and length beyond MLW. Project Location: 175 
Narragansett Blvd 


4.  Business Closure:
TRG Partners LLC d/b/a Seaview Coffee, 2005 East Main Road     


5. Peddler Licenses – Specific Event: Firefly Yoga Festival, Glen Park, September 14, 2019
a. Art Inspired by Stillness, Sherri Snyder, 25A Mt. Hygeia Rd, Foster, RI 02825 (#1536)


 

MINUTES

TCM 7/8/19

Documents:
  1. M 7-8-19.pdf
 

TAX VOUCHERS

1.

Request approval for Tax Vouchers #20190813-01 to #20190813-09. / M. Helfand

 

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT


 1. Recreation Department Update

 2. FY 2021 Budget Process Update (CIP, CIVIC Support, Staffing)
 3. Upcoming National Grid Energy Efficiency Community Engagement program for
        Portsmouth

 4. Recognition of outstanding performance of duty by FF Kevin Farley
 5. RI Safety Award
 6. ALT Aquidneck Island Build-Out Analysis Presentation
 7. Portsmouth Representation at NWC International Program Event
 8. Resiliency Workshop
 9. National Night Out
10. Town Clerk Graduation from New England Municipality Institute and Academy



 

RESIGNATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS

1.

Resignation:

a.

Canvassing Authority – R. Shers

b.

Planning Board – M. James

2.

Appointments:

a.

Economic Development Committee (Re-Appt) – F. Marano

 

OLD BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)

1.

Request approval of a resolution requesting a non-restoring line of credit in the amount of $2,000,000 to be allocated to continue funding for the Community Septic System Loan Program (CSSLP). / G. Crosby (2)

2.

Monthly finance report. / L. Mills (5)

 

NEW BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)


1.

Request a Resolution to the RITBA to install lights on the Mt. Hope Bridge Tower for the 90 Celebration./ J. Vitkevich (5)

Documents:
  1. Mt. Hope Bridge.pdf
2.

Request to develop a plan for trash pick-up on Park Avenue during summer months. / J. Vitkevich (5)

Documents:
  1. Island Park.pdf
3.

Request Sponsorship for Portsmouth Public Education Foundation's Fall Social. / J. Conheeny (2)

Documents:
  1. PPEF req.pdf
4.

Solid Waste Recycling Committee Recommendations to Town Council. / T. Pietz, Chair (10)

5.

Request approval of Charter Review Committee By-Laws. / M. Katzman, Secretary (10)

6.

Request approval of amendments to Economic Development Committee By-Laws. / PEDC (10)

Documents:
  1. EDC By-Laws.pdf
7.

Request approval of Moving Wall Day Proclamation. / P. Croce (2)

8.

Request approval of resolution to declare the week of April 18-25, 2020, a week-long celebration of the 50th birthday of Earth Day. / D. Abbott (5)

9.

Discussion and approval of the Town Council priorities for the Town Administrator. / K. Aguiar (10)

10.

Request Town Council approval of the Portsmouth Public Schools Submission of Necessity of School Construction Letter of Intent. / R. Rainer (5)

11.

Request approval of the contract with BETA Engineering for Pavement Management program update. / B. Woodhead (5)

12.

Request approval of the appointment of the new Harbormaster. / B. Peters (5)

Documents:
  1. Harbor Master.pdf
13.

Request Fire Boat purchase approval. / P. Ford (5)

Documents:
  1. Fire Boat.pdf
14.

Request the Town Council approval to solicit from the Republican Party, candidates for the Canvassing Authority Board vacancy and also for the purpose of appointing a Republican alternate. / J. Schulz (2)

15.

Request authorization to establish an emergency response and recovery planning body. / R. Perry (10)

Documents:
  1. Emerg Prep.pdf
16.

Request to advertise for a Public Hearing to Adopt updated Portsmouth Harbor Management Plan. / G. Crosby (5)

 

CORRESPONDENCE

1.

Monthly RIRRC Report. / R. Antaya

2.

Report and update on AIPC activities and finances. / J. Shea, Executive Director, AIPC

3.

Letter of thanks. / J. Nolan, Secretary, Portsmouth Garden Club

4.

Incentive funds received for achieving Trust in Safety goals for the period of April 1 through June 30, 2019. / Rhode Island Interlocal Risk Management Trust

5.

Letter of thanks. / D. McLaughlin, Clean Ocean Access

6.

Letter of thanks. / J. Pacheco, President, Burrillville Town Council

 

FUTURE MEETINGS


 Aug 26     7:00 PM - Town Council Meeting

Sep  09     7:00 PM - Town Council Meeting
Sept 14   12:00 PM - Town Council Meeting - Prudence Island (Saturday)


 

ADJOURN

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