Cost of Portsmouth dump sticker remains same

Portsmouth transfer station

Portsmouth transfer stationPORTSMOUTH — Residents will not be charged more next year to dump their trash at the Hedley Street transfer station.

The Town Council Monday night voted unanimously to approve Finance Director David Faucher’s recommendation to keep the dump sticker price at $130 per vehicle ($10 for an additional vehicle per household).

Police promotions

In other business, Town Clerk Joanne Mower swore in several police officers to new positions necessitated by the hiring of new Police Chief Thomas F. Lee and the promotion of Brian P. Peters to the position of deputy chief.

The following men — with their new rank — were promoted according to seniority: Administrative Lt. William Burns, Detective Lt. Alberto Bucci, Lt. Anthony Cambrola, Sgt. Scott Travers, Detective Sgt. Michael Arnold, Detective Inspector Mark Mooney and Detective Inspector Michael Morse.

Fire station upgrades

The Town Council voted unanimously to award a contract for fire station renovations to the low bidder, Martone Service Company, Inc., for $152,825. Of that, $100,000 will come from the Capital Improvement Plan in the 2013-2014 budget approved by the Town Council, Mr. Faucher said. The remainder will come from the Fire Department’s funds for fire place review and fire alarm maintenance, he said.

The improvements include re-shingling of the station building, kitchen remodeling and bathroom improvements, security upgrades and the replacement of a generator.

Annual license renewals

The council, sitting as the Board of License Commissioners, approved a host of annual license renewals for local liquor stores, restaurants and peddlers. They include Class A liquor licenses for Allen’s Wine & Spirits, Inc., Ferreira’s Package, Inc., and Portsmouth Wine and Spirits.

In addition, gunsmith/gun dealer license renewals were granted to William G. Lapointe, doing business as Cottrell & Lapointe, William & Philip, 192 Narragansett Boulevard; and Island Gun Shop, 1678 East Main Road, unit 17.

The hearing was continued until Nov. 12, when requests for additional license renewals will be heard.

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