MEETING OF THE TOWN COUNCIL

76 Melrose Avenue

Monday, July 25, 2005

7:00 PM


 
    

 

 

 

 

 

 Interviews:

          6:50 p.m.     Richard Ventrone            Planning Commission

 

AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:

1)                  Aquidneck Island Planning Commission:

a)   Tina Dolen re: Impact on Narragansett Bay by LNG tankers

 

II.                CALL TO ORDER

 

III.             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)                  July 11, 2005 regular meeting

b)                  July 11, 2005 executive session 

2)                  Bills and Payroll

3)         Minutes from Boards, Commissions and Committees:

a)                  Tree Preservation and Protection Committee (06/24/2005)

b)                  Library Board of Trustees (06/07/2005)

c)                  Harbor Management Committee (06/08/2005, 06/22/2005)

d)                  Jamestown Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force (06/06/2005)

e)                  Water Resource Protection Committee (06/16/2005)

f)                    Board of Canvassers (05/11/2005, 05/16/2005, 06/14/2005)

4)         CRMC Notices:

            a)         July 2005 Amended Calendar

b)                  Cease & Desist Order to James Simmons, 17 Maple Avenue,

Jamestown; Plat 9 Lot 16, said location for filling of a freshwater

wetland(s) 

5)                  State of Rhode Island, Office of the Governor re: Fiscal Fitness Highlights report

6)                  Resolutions and Proclamations from other RI cities and Towns:

a)         City of Providence re: No. 301 USS Saratoga Museum project

7)                  Environment Council of RI re: Global Warming in Rhode Island

8)                  UnitedHealthcare re: Health insurance

9)                  Newport Chamber of Commerce re: resolution reflecting a position on LNG facilities

10)              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) (2) Litigation (per Town Solicitor Parks)

 

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

1)         Town Administrator report (verbal)

            2)         Town Administrator Search Committee (per Councilor Kelly)

                        a)         Charge of committee

            3)         Farm Acquisition Committee

a)         Proposed charge as provided by Town Solicitor (for Council consideration)

 

VII.     PUBLIC HEARING

 

VIII.    ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

 

IX.              COMMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

1)                  Letter from Eric C, Swain, UnitedHealthcare re: healthcare benefits

2)                  Letter from Anita Godena re: Gemma Guinguing

3)                  Letter from Michael L. Lapisky re: deer

4)                  Letter from Kenneth M. Bianchi, RI Turnpike & Bridge Authority re: July 19th power outage

5)                  Letter from Louis Cirillo, Town of Bristol Town Clerk re: invitation to the Council to attend a summit and participation in regards to LNG facilities

6)                  Letter from Mike Mesolella, RI Resource Recovery Corp. re: 20% recycling rate

 

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)                  Exhibition/Event Applications:

a)                  Amended Application of BJ Whitehouse, Fireworks Committee, to hold a fireworks display at Mackerel Cove Beach on Saturday, August 13, 2005 from 3:00 – 10:00 p.m. insurance form attached

i)          Hold Harmless Agreement

ii)         Memorandum from the Town Clerk

b)                  Application of William Fiske, FIRM (Fiske Independent Race Management) to hold a Triathlon on August 21, 2005 from Ft. Getty to Beavertail Road to Southwest Avenue to Hamilton Avenue to Highland Drive and to Walcott Avenue from 5:00 a.m. to Noon.  Insurance certificate not attached 

i)                    Hold Harmless Agreement (not signed)

 

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)         Letter of resignation from Cliff Largess from the Tax Assessment Board of Review

a)         One (1) vacancy exists on the Tax Assessment Board of Review; (advertised week of July 11, 2005)

 

XIII.    UNFINISHED BUSINESS (cont. from 07/11/2005)

            1)         Property Tax Exemption for the totally disabled

                        a)         Proposed ordinance and ballot question

2)                  Proposed Noise Ordinance

3)                  Proposed Ordinance pertaining to roads and rights-of-way alterations

4)                  Proposed ordinance re: control of fire burning

 

XIV.    NEW BUSINESS  

            1)         Bid Award:

a)         Pick-up truck: award bid to Colony Ford in an amount not to exceed $27,800.00 and the option for a snow plow not to exceed $3,860.00

b)         Dump truck: award bid to Colony Ford for an amount not to exceed $68,543.00

c)         Road oil & chip seal:  award bid to Dosch King Co., Inc. for CRS-2L applied in an amount not to exceed $1.74 per gallon and in an amount not to exceed $175.00 per hour for computerized chip spreader with operator

d)         Asphalt paving: award bid to Cardi Corporation for Bituminous Asphalt Surface Course in an amount not to exceed $42.92 per ton and Bituminous Asphalt Binder for an amount not to exceed $40.92 per ton.

e)         Above ground storage tank: award bid to Gill Services, Inc. for an amount not to exceed $25,900.00

2)         Establishment of a Wildlife Committee (per Councilor DiGiando)

3)                  Solid Waste and Recycling Services Agreement with letter from Joseph J. Judge, RI Resource Recovery Corp., (if favorable, for Council approval)

4)                  Invoice from Narragansett Electric re: WR 125468, Jamestown Sewer Pump Station, Bayview Drive; (for Council recommendation)

a)                  Response letter to Narragansett Electric (for Council approval and signature of Council President)

5)         NAGE contract (if favorable; Council to ratify)

 

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 or facsimile 401-423-7230 not less than 3 business days prior to the meeting.