TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

Jamestown Philomenian Library

26 North Road

Monday, February 28, 2005

7:00 PM

 

Interviews:

6:50 pm            Susan Green     Library Board of Trustees

 

I.          CALL TO ORDER

 

II.         ROLL CALL

 

III.       AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

 

IV.       COUNCIL SITTING AS ALCOHOLIC LICENSING BOARD

All approvals for licenses and permits are subject to the resolution of debts, taxes and appropriate signatures as well as, when applicable, proof of insurance.

 

V.        CONSENT AGENDA

An item on the Consent Agenda need not be removed for simple clarification or correction of typographical errors.  Approval of the Consent Agenda shall be equivalent to approval of each item as if it had been acted upon separately.

1)         Adoption of Council minutes:

a)         02/14/2005 Regular meeting

2)         Bills and Payroll

3)         Minutes from Boards, Commissions and Committees:

                        a)         Personnel Board (01/27/2005)

b)         Conservation Commission (12/14/2004)

c)         Board of Canvassers (01/20/2005)

d)         Tree Preservation and Protection Committee (01/18/2005)

e)         Jamestown Housing Authority (01/12/2005)

f)          Zoning Board of Review (01/25/2005)

g)         Planning Commission (09/15/2004, 10/06/2004, 10/20/2004, 11/03/2004, 11/17/2004, 12/01/2004, 01/05/205, 01/19/2005, 02/02/2005)

4)         CRMC Notices:

a)         Revise Public Notice Addendum re: Osprey Creek, LLC, 297 Cowesett Ave., W. Warwick to construct and maintain a residential boating facility located at plat 4 lot 39; 486 East Shore Road

5)         Proclamations & Resolutions from Rhode Island cities and towns:

a)         Town of Burrillville re: Council resolution – relocation of infrastructure

6)         Letter from John J. Trifero, Mayor of the City of Newport inviting the Jamestown Town Council members to the 49th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

            7)         Email from Anthony J. Rafanelli, PhD, PE re: Education Awareness Day

            8)         Zoning Board of Review abutter notification regarding the application of

Andrea Colognese & Doriana Carella, whose property is located at Gondola Ave., Tax Assessor’s plat 16 lot 351 for a variance Article 3, Table 3-2 (District Dimensional Regulations), and Article 3, Section 308 (Setback from Freshwater Wetlands)

9)         Notice from RI Department of Administration, State Planning Council re: RI Forest Resources Management Plan

 

VI.       EXECUTIVE SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT

1)         Pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5 (a) (5) (real estate) re: lease negotiations

2)         Pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5 (a) (2) (litigation)

 

VII.      COUNCIL, ADMINISTRATOR, SOLICITOR, COMMISSION/COMMITTEE COMMENTS & REPORTS

1)         Town Administrator report - the following action items are referenced in the Town Administrator’s report:

1. (a)    Director of Emergency Management re:  resignation (for Council acceptance)

            (i)         Interim Director of Emergency Management re:  ratification of Chief Thomas P. Tighe as interim Director of Emergency Management

    (b)    Letter to RIDEM re:  Thurston property (for Council approval)

    (e)    Noise Ordinance (schedule hearing date)

3,         Vollmer Associates (authorize payment of bill)

4.         IRS mileage rate for Department Directors (for Council adoption)

2)         Town Clerk

a)         Memorandum re: Board of Canvassers

 

VIII.     PUBLIC HEARING   

 

IX.       ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

            1)         Resolution No. 05-004R re: Fair Housing Month

 

X.        COMMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

1)         Letter from the Governor Donald L. Carcieri re: Key Span LNG and Weaver’s Cove LNG facilities

2)         Letter from Robert Shields (Narragansett resident) re: Key Span LNG project

            3)         Letter from David Bolger re: Osprey’s

4)         Letter from Philip Calcina re: water build-up and subsequent freezing on North Main Road

a)         Letter from the Town Administrator re: resolution of matter

5)         Letter from Arlene Violet re: Phil and Charlotte Zarlengo and the application of David Thurston’s construction to plat 16 lot 12 on Seaside Dr.

6)         Thank you note from Gabrielle Reed re: interview for Library Board of Trustees vacancy

 

XI.       LICENSES & PERMITS

All approvals for licenses and permits are subject to the resolution of debts, taxes and appropriate signatures as well as, when applicable, proof of insurance.

            1)         Sunday Sales License - Renewal:

a)         Atlantic Lawn & Garden Inc. dba: Atlantic Lawn & Garden Inc.

b)         East Ferry Market, Ltd (S-Corp) dba: East Ferry Market & Deli

c)         Ocean State Scuba, Inc. dba: Ocean State Scuba

d)         Video Showcase, LLC dba: Video Showcase

2)         Private Investigator License – Renewal:

a)         Ronald F. Lewis

3)         Peddler License – Renewal

a)         Jennifer Talancy dba: Stearns Farms Organic Produce

 

XII.      OPEN FORUM

1)         Scheduled request to address

a)         Rep. Bruce Long re: Legislative Update

2)         Non-scheduled request to address

 

XIII.     APPOINTMENTS AND RESIGNATIONS

1)         Library Board of Trustees 

a)         Letter from Lisa Tyre, Chair re: recommendation

b)         Letter from Nancy Logan re: recommendation

c)         One (1) vacancy exists on the Library Board of Trustees, term ending 12/31/2006.  Duly advertised and interviews complete, if favorable appoint:

i)          Letter(s) of reappointment - none

ii)         Letters of interest:

           Rosemary Forbes-Woodside

           Gabrielle V.L. Reed

           Robert A. Ullrich

           Susan N. Greene

2)         Tree Preservation and Protection Committee

a)         Letter from Carolyn Armington re: resignation

b)         One (1) vacancy exists on the Tree Preservation and Protection Committee, if favorable order advertising

 

XIV.    UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1)         Proposed Zoning Ordinance amendment to the High Groundwater Table and Impervious Layer Overlay District 

a)         Planning Commission memorandum re: High Groundwater Ordinance changes with proposed amendment

b)         Memorandum from Town Clerk re: request to advertise for a hearing on March 30th & 31st  

2)         RIDEM Notice re: application of David Thurston to alter freshwater wetlands located at plat 16 lot 12; Seaside Dr. (cont. from 02/14/2005)

3)         Letter from State Senator Paul W. Fogarty re: Senate Bill 2005S-0064, An Act Relating to Education (cont. from 02/14/2005)

 

XV.      NEW BUSINESS  

1)         Contract Bidding re: contracts in excess of $2,500.00 (per Councilor Settipane)

2)         Award of Bid to William D. Warner Architects & Planners for the Building Needs Analysis and the Adaptive Reuse Study for Fort Wetherill Highway Facility in an amount not to exceed $15,000.00

3)         Charter Amendment

a)         Establishment of a Board of Water and Sewer Commission (per Councilor Settipane)

            4)         Storm Water Management Plan

a)         Memorandum from Town Engineer re:  request to be submitted to the Planning Commission for development of ordinances

i)          Draft Ordinance relating to Post Construction Storm Water Control 

ii)         Draft Ordinance relating to Discharge Detection and Elimination

5)         Letter from Town Solicitor re: Conservation Easement on Donated Properties

 

XVI.    EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

XVII.   ADJOURNMENT

 

Pursuant to RIGL § 42-46-6(c) Notice of this meeting shall be posted on the Secretary of State’s website and at the Town Hall and the Jamestown Philomenian Library.

 

In addition to the two above-mentioned locations, notice also may be posted, from time to time, at the following locations:  Jamestown Police Station; Town Office; and on the Internet at www.jamestownri.com/meetings/index.htm and www.jamestownri.net/council/council.html

 

ALL NOTE: This meeting location is accessible to the physically challenged.  Hearing or speech impaired individuals requiring the services of an interpreter should call 1-800-745-5555 or 423-1212 not less than 3 business days prior to the meeting.