PORTSMOUTH TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
AUGUST 24, 2020
AGENDA



On August 24, 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

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1.  Bills




 

SITTING AS THE BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS

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1.

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) request date change to October 11, 2020.

 

ADJOURN


 

TAX VOUCHERS

Request approval for Tax Vouchers #20200824-01 to #20200824-02. / M. Helfand
 

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

1. COVID Update
2. Emergency Food Bank Update
3. Upcoming Community Leadership Meeting
4. Report on meeting with Newport Beach Club
5. Upcoming visit by The Honorable Charles A. Williams, Assistant Secretary of the Navy 
        for Energy, Installations and Environment



 

OLD BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)

1.

Presentation of East Main Road Safety Assessment. / S. Levin, PE, VHB (20)(fm. 8/11/20)

2.

Discussion and approval of the Town Council FY 20-21 Goals and Priorities for the Town Administrator. / K. Aguiar (20)(fm. 8/11/20)

3.

Monthly finance report. / L. Mills (5)

 

NEW BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)

1.

Hummock Ave Safety Improvement Resolution. / J. Vitkevich (10)

2.

Request approval for fireworks display at Thriving Tree Coffee House. / K. Kidd & M. MacFarlane (5)

 

CORRESPONDENCE

1.  YMCA “No Golf” Golf Tournament Invitation. / M. DeAscentis Special Olympic 
      Coordinator
2.  Resolution Urging an Emergency Exemption in the Computation of the Maintenance of       
     Effort Requirements Established by RIGL 16-7-23. / North Smithfield Town Council
3.  Resolution in Support of Urging the State of Rhode Island to Allocate at least 10 Percent of   
     its $1.5 Billion in Federal Cares Act Funds to Establish a Grant Program for Small Businesses
     Impacted by Covid-19. / Jamestown Town Council
4.  Resolution Requesting Support of the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority. /  
     Jamestown Town Council.

 

FUTURE MEETINGS

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
Oct  13      7:00 PM - Town Council Meeting (Tuesday)


 

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 8/20/20