TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

Jamestown Philomenian Library

26 North Road

Monday, April 25, 2005

7:00 PM

Interviews:

Time:

Name:

Committee:

6:40 PM

John P. Collins

Personnel Board

6:50 PM

Mary Webster

Town Buildings and Facilities Committee

 

AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:

 

I.                   CALL TO ORDER

 

II.                ROLL CALL

 

III.            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.

 

IV.            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)                  April 6, 2005 Special meeting

b)                  April 11, 2005 Regular meeting

2)                  Bills and Payroll

3)         Minutes from Boards, Commissions and Committees:

a)            Jamestown Housing Authority (02/09/2005, 03/16/2005, 03/09/2005)

b)                  Town Buildings and Facilities Committee (06/23/2004, 12/06/2004)

c)                  Planning Commission (03/02/2005)

d)                  Conservation Commission (02/08/2005)

e)                  Tree Preservation and Protection Committee (02/15/2005, 03/15/2005)

f)                    Harbor Management Committee (03/09/2005)

4)         CRMC Notices:

a)                  Cease and Desist Order to Thomas Ruggieri & Julianna Wilson, 132 Southwest Avenue re: property located at plat 9 lot 689 at said location clearing of vegetation on and within a 200’ coastal feature

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

a)            City of East Providence re: Resolution in support of pension reforms

b)                  Town of Foster re: Resolution in support of affordability and access to healthcare

c)                  Town of South Kingstown re: support of House Bill 2005 H-5030

 

V.                 EXECUTIVE SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT

 

VI.            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).            Request from Attorney General Patrick Lynch to assist financially in objecting to the proposed LNG facilities and vote to redirect funds

2.            Request for the Council to consider the adoption of special legislation for a tax exemption for the deaf

3.            Siting of the new Town Hall, request the Council approve 93 Narragansett Avenue and authorize a resolution in support to be approved at the Financial Town Meeting

4.            Siting of the new Highway Barn Facility, request Council approve 1518 North Main Road and authorize a resolution in support to be approved at the Financial Town Meeting

6.            Request that the Council appoint a sub-committee to review job performance of the Town Administrator

7.            Request that the Council approve a request to change the hours of operation at the Town Hall, Town Offices, and Planning/Recreation Office

2)         Tree Preservation and Protection Committee

a)                  Letter from Carolyn Armington, Vice Chair, re: quorum

3)            Harbor Management Committee

            a)            Notice of a public workshop on Thursday, April 28th at 7:00 p.m.

 

VII.            PUBLIC HEARING    

 

VIII.            ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

1)            Resolution No. 05-06R re: Resolution requesting the RI General Assembly

to increase the amount of Real Estate Conveyance Tax received by Rhode Island municipalities

            2)            Proclamation No. 05-007P re: Arbor Day

3)         Letter of request from Katherine Sipala, School Superintendent re: support of the following resolutions:

a)                  Pension reform

b)                  Education funding formula

c)                  Fire code improvements re: art work

d)                  Regional bussing

e)                  Scope of bargaining

4)            Proclamation 05-008P re: Teacher’s Appreciation Week

 

IX.              COMMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

1)            Letter from Joseph R. Palumbo, Jr., esq. Re: Holly Street

2)         Letter from the RI Department of the Attorney General re: LNG Legal Strategy

3)            Letter from Bill Sheehan re: Ft. Getty

4)         Letter from Clayton Carlisle re: establishment of a Parks & Recreation Commission

5)         Letter from M.E. Landry, Captain of the US Coast Guard re: proposed LNG facilities

6)                 Letter from David Van Slyke re: North End Concerned Citizens Association/Jamestown Landfill

a)            Attachment from MACTEC re: Jamestown Landfill Closure

b)                  Letter from Town Administrator re: response

 

X.            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)            One Day Peddler License:

a)            Application of the Jamestown Women’s Club to sell phonebooks during the Memorial Day Parade on May 30th from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. in front of Bank of America.  Applicant requests to waive the $5.00 peddler fee (no insurance form submitted)

b)            Application of the Jamestown Humane Society to sell t-shirts, tote bags, veggie cookbooks, etc. during the Memorial Day parade on May 30th from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in front of the mall/Slice of Heaven.  Applicant requests to waive the $5.00 peddler fee (no insurance form submitted)

c)                  Application of Central Baptist Church to sell coffee, baked goods and lemonade during the Memorial Day Parade on May 30th from 8:00 a.m. to noon in front of the Church located at 99 Narragansett Avenue.  Applicant requests to waiver the $5.00 peddler fee (no insurance form submitted)

 

XI.       OPEN FORUM

1)                 Scheduled request to address

a)            Representative Bruce Long re: Legislative Update

2)                 Non-scheduled request to address

 

XII.            APPOINTMENTS AND RESIGNATIONS

            1)            Fire Department Tax Abatement Committee

a)                  Reappointment of James Ingari

2)            Board of Canvassers

a)            Two (2) vacancies exist on the Board for a full member and an alternate member, both terms ending 03/31/2011

b)                  Letter from Jane Anthony, Chairperson of the Republican Town Committee re: reappointment of a full member

c)                  Letter from Jane Anthony, Chairperson of the Republican Town Committee re: reappointment of an alternate member

d)                  Letter from the Canvassing Authority re: reappointments

e)                  Letter from Marian J. Clarke (Full Member) re: reappointment as a full member

f)                    Letter from Linda A. Warner (Alternate) re: reappointment as an alternate or full member

 

XIII.            UNFINISHED BUSINESS (cont. from 04/11/2005)

1)         Property Tax Exemptions re: proposed amendment to include a tax exemption for the deaf

            a)         Copy of exemption law provided by the Town Administrator

            2)            Highway Barn

                        a)            If favorable - vote to site at 1518 North Main Road

3)                 General Assembly re: Open Meetings Law

a)                  Resolution supporting the Open Meetings Law (per Councilor Settipane)

 

XIV.    NEW BUSINESS  

1)         Town Hall

a)            Report from Town Administrator and recommendation of location; if favorable vote to approve

2)         Resolution for Financial Town meeting

a)            Town Hall – requesting $300,000.00 for bid specifications; if favorable vote to approve

b)                  Highway Barn – requesting $75,000.00 for bid specifications; if favorable vote to approve

3)            Snow plow damage claims:

c)                  Fred Giso

d)                  James Anderson

4)                 Facsimile from Thomas P. Koolen re: request to waive accrued personal property tax interest

5)                 FY 2005 Community Development Block Grant

a)                  Approval of project priority

 

XV.            EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

XVI.            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.