MEETING OF THE TOWN COUNCIL

and

Board of Water and Sewer Commission

Jamestown Melrose Avenue School

76 Melrose Avenue

Monday, July 11, 2005

7:00 PM


 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Interviews:

6:30 p.m.          John H. Hubbard                      Farm Acquisition Program Liaison

6:40 p.m.          Anne W. Garnett                      Farm Acquisition Program Liaison

6:50 p.m.          Jerry L. McIntyre                     Farm Acquisition Program Liaison

 

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)                  June 27, 2005 regular meeting

b)                  June 27, 2005 executive session 

2)                  Bills and Payroll

3)         Minutes from Boards, Commissions and Committees:

a)                  Zoning Board of Review (05/05/2005, 05/24/2005)

b)                  Jamestown Housing Authority (06/08/2005, 06/14/2005)

c)                  Planning Commission (05/18/2005)

4)         CRMC July 2005 Calendar

5)         RI House of Representative re: Resolution to oppose the development of state open space land in Big River Management Area

6)                  Certificate of Appreciation to the Jamestown Town Council

7)                  Abatements/Addenda of Taxes

 

V.                 EXECUTIVE SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT

1)         Pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5 (a) (2) Collective Bargaining

2)         Pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5 (a) (5) Real Estate Acquisition

 

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

1)         Town Administrator report (the following items are action items from the Town Administrator’s report requiring Council consideration)

5.  Proposed amendment re: open burning (recommends referring to the Town

     Administrator, Town Solicitor and Fire Chief)

7.      2005 Paving and Road Oil and Sealing (if favorable, vote to adopt)

10.    Aquidneck Island Planning Commission re:  study on the impact to the Narragansett Bay by LNG tankers

 

VII.     PUBLIC HEARING  - Board of Water and Sewer Commission

1)                  Board of Water and Sewer Commission re: consideration a draft of the municipal conservation measures for the summer of 2005

 

VIII.    ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

 

IX.              COMMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

1)                  Letter from William S. Munger, CMS, re: Home for vessel “Beavertail”

2)                  Letter from Andrew S. Caslowitz re: Notice of Claim of Mary Carr

3)                  Letter from Sanford J. Resnick re: Assessor’s plat 16 lot 248

4)                  Letter from Donna Perry re: Town’s policy on personal property burning

5)                  Letter from Raymond Iannetta & Norma Willis re: Town landfill and Town Barn (12 exhibits attached)

6)                  Letter from Mark Baker re: request for traffic signs on High Street and Racquet Road

 

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 Application:

a)                  Application of the Girl Scout of RI (Troop 347) operate a snack bar on July 22nd – 24th at Mackerel Cove Beach from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; applicant requests to waive the $15.00 application fee and insurance certificate is attached

 

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)         Planning Commission

                        a)         Letter of resignation from William A. Kelly

b)                  One (1) vacancy exists on the Planning Commission, if favorable order advertising

 

XIII.    UNFINISHED BUSINESS

            1)         Policy for non-profit one-day license applications

                        a)         Report from Town Solicitor

2)         Farm Acquisition Program Liaison appointment

 

XIV.    NEW BUSINESS  

1)         Letter from Arthur Christman, Deputy Fire marshal re: Proposed addition to the Jamestown Code of Ordinance

2)         Town Administrator Search Committee

            a)         Report from Town Clerk; if favorable, vote to:

                        i)          Reinstate former committee members per Town Clerk’s memo

ii)         Appoint a Department Head representative

3)                  Noise Ordinance

4)                  Liquefied Natural Gas “LNG” legal fund

5)                  RI Statewide Planning Program

a)                  Project notification and review system HUD-05-13 (Conanicut Housing Corp., 8 units adjacent to Pemberton Apartments and Pemberton Place); response date July 13, 2005 with a ten-day extension request from Town Clerk to July 23, 2005

6)                  Establishment of a Local Traffic Commission (per Town Administrator)

7)                  Formally discharge the Parking Committee (per Town Administrator)

8)                  Property Tax Exemption for Totally Disabled

a)         Proposed ordinance and ballot question

 

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 the Town Clerk at 401-423-7200 of facsimile 401-423-7230 not less than 3 business days prior to the meeting.