PORTSMOUTH TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
OCTOBER 26, 2020
AGENDA (AMENDED)
On October 26, 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 6:45
PM, at which time the Council may vote to meet in Executive Session. Any such Executive Session
will not be streamed to the public. 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.

To access the meeting by phone dial-in, please dial:1-88
 8-788-0099
Once prompted for the meeting ID, please dial: 996-8471-9966#
Once prompted for a participant ID, dial # again.

You will now be in the meeting.
While in the audio conference, to raise your hand to ask a question, dial *9 and the host will be
notified of your interest to ask a question. Dial *6 to mute and unmute yourself.

To access the meeting through the web using a computer or mobile device, go to the following
web link in any browser (i.e. Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox,
etc.) to run the Zoom app and view the meeting:
https://livestream.portsmouthri.com/towncouncil
Using your laptop or mobile device, you can raise your hand to ask a question, or pose the 
question in the moderated Question and Answering chat window.
The host will then be able 
to respond to your raised hand or Q&A question.

 

6:45 PM – Town Council Chambers, Portsmouth Town Hall, 2200 East Main Road

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

1. RIGL 42-46-5(a)(2) – Potential 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

 

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.  PUBLIC HEARING:    Liquor License Application
            Class BV Beverage License: 888 Restaurant LLC, d/b/a Mindy’s, 3351 East Main Road,
            Portsmouth. Owner: Yulin Zhang (#1798) 

 

MINUTES

10/13/20
Documents:
  1. M 10-13-20.pdf
 

TAX VOUCHERS

Request approval for Tax Vouchers #20201026-01 to #20201026-02. / M. Helfand
Documents:
  1. Tax Vouchers.pdf
 

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

1. COVID Update
2. Halloween Update 3. Status of Finance Software 4.  New Portsmouth Prevention Coalition Chair 5.  Delivery of New Fire Boat 6.  Take-It-Out RI Grant Program

Documents:
  1. New Fire Boat.jpg
 

RESIGNATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS

1.  Appointments:
a. Housing Authority – (3 vacancies)

 

OLD BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)

1.  National Grid Aquidneck Island Town Council Briefing. / B. Schuster, National Grid (30)
2.  Monthly finance report. / L. Mills (5)
3.  Request to schedule and advertise for a Public Hearing for amendments to the
     Zoning Ordinance to include Solar Energy Systems regulation. / J. West (5) 
 

NEW BUSINESS (Discussion/Action)

1.  Request Approval of a Proclamation Announcing Portsmouth Prevention Coalition's Red
     Ribbon Week October 23- 31, 2020. / K. Aguiar (5)
2.  Request Approval of a Resolution Relating to State Assistance During the Covid-19
     Emergency. / L. Ujifusa (5)
3.  Request Approval to Place a Park Bench in Mount Hope Park. / B. Woodhead (5)

 

CORRESPONDENCE

1.  Resolution Supporting an Emergency Exemption for All Rhode Island Municipalities in the
     Computation of Maintenance of Effort Requirements Established by RIGL 16-7-23. /
     Tiverton Town Council
2.  Resolution Supporting the Use of CARES Funding as a Means of State Assistance during
     the COVID-19 Emergency. / Tiverton Town Council
 

FUTURE MEETINGS

Nov 09     7:00 PM -Town Council Meeting
Nov 23     7:00 PM -Town Council Meeting
Dec 14     7:00 PM -Town Council Meeting
Dec 28     7:00 PM- Town Council Meeting
 

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 10/21/20