Police Station Architect Contract Tops Council Agenda

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PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — The Town Council will be asked to approve a contract for architectural services for the new Portsmouth Police Station at its next council meeting. 

The next meeting will be held Monday, Jan. 9, at 6 p.m. at Town Hall, 2200 East Main Road.

The meeting will begin with an executive session, in which the council will discuss potential litigation. 

The first full council meeting of 2017 includes a lengthy agenda with a long list of priorities, including the following top items. To learn more about any agenda item, click on the bolded title. 

Town Administrator Report

The Town Administrator will report on the town’s website redesign, a transfer station operator, and the Town Clerk office, among other items. 

Raising Commercial Mooring Fees 

The Harbor Commission has requested raising Commercial Mooring Fees from $250 to $300 per year. 

Town Administrator Goals and Priorities

Approval for Police Station Architectural Services 

The town council will be asked to approve architectural services for the new police station after a presentation. The new police station was approved by voters in the 2016 election. 

The architectural contract, if approved, will be between the town of Portsmouth and Drummey Rosane Anderson, Inc., of South Windsor, CT. 

Council Legislative Priorities

The council will discuss its priorities for the new year, including blocking full legalization of marijuana and making sure the repeal of the car tax doesn’t negatively affect the town of Portsmouth. 

The priorities can be seen below. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discuss Prudence Ferry Dock Repairs 

Approve Appointment of New Finance Director 

A name of the chosen candidate for Finance Director is not included within the council agenda. Portsmouth Press reached out to the town administrator for the candidate’s name Thursday. The candidates requested their names to not be released in order to notify their current employer first, according to the town administrator. 

Request to Purchase New Engines for Harbormaster Boat 

The council will be asked to approve the replacement of engines on the Harbormaster’s boat. 

The entire Town Council Agenda for Jan. 9 can be viewed here

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