TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

Jamestown Philomenian Library

26 North Road

Monday, December 12, 2005

7:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 
Interviews:

 

Time:

Name:

Committee:

6:30 PM

Kate Smith

Planning Commission

6:40 PM

Ernest Anthony, Jr.

Jamestown Housing authority

6:50 PM

Delia Klingbeil

Library Board or Trustees

 

I.                   CALL TO ORDER

 

II.                ROLL CALL

 

III.       AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:

 

IV.       COUNCIL SITTING AS ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE 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)                  November 16, 2005 special

b)                  November 19, 2005 special

c)                  November 28, 2005 regular meeting

d)                  November 30, 2005 emergency meeting

e)                  December 1, 2005 special meeting

f)                    November 16, 2005 executive session

g)                  November 19, 2005 executive session

h)                  December 1, 2005 executive session

2)                  Bills and Payroll

3)         Minutes from Boards, Commissions and Committees:

a)         Jamestown Tree Preservation and Protection Committee (October 18, 2005)

b)         Jamestown Housing Authority (October 11, 2005)

4)         CRMC December 2005 Calendar

5)         Abatements/Addenda of Taxes

 

VI.       EXECUTIVE SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT

            1)         Pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5(a) (2) Litigation re: litigation update

 

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

1)                  Town Administrator report, attached (November 28, 2004, December 12, 2005)

Request for action:

a)         Request for formal recognition of Richard Wing for his volunteer work in deploying the speed monitoring trailer

2)         Memorandum from Town Clerk re:  Council Schedule (11/28/2005)

3)         Memorandum fro Town Clerk re:  Award from the R.I. Society of Professional Land Surveyors

 

VIII.    PUBLIC HEARING 

 

IX.       ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

1)                  Town of Charlestown re:  resolution opposing electric rate increases (continued from 11/28/2005)

2)                  Town of North Kingstown re:  resolution requesting legislative support of U.S. Senate Bill 1479 along with House Bill 3427 to encourage surveillance efforts and prevention initiatives against the spread of Lyme disease and other tick-born illnesses

 

X.        COMMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

(Items 1 through 6 are continued from the 11/28/2005 meeting)

 

1)         Notification from US Army Corps of Engineers re: revised public notice and announcement of a public hearing for modifications to Weaver’s Cove Energy, LLC and Mill River Pipeline, LLC projects (December 14 and December 15, 2005)

2)         Letter from Debra A. D’Agostino re:  request for Council comments on neighboring ISDS variance request from property owner Robert Johnson, owner, Plat 5, Lot 94

3)         Communication from Steve Mecca, 5 Green Lane re:  Guidelines for community noise

4)         Letter of introduction from Clean the Bay, newly formed non-profit organization

5)         Letter from the Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association requesting funding for replacement of 4 exterior doors and 2 basement bulkheads for $1,500.00 per bulkhead and $750.00 per entry door for a total amount not to exceed $6,000.00

6)         Notice of proposed ISDS requiring variance from ISDS regulations re:  Variance Application #0515-0788; Lot 168, Assessor’s Plat 16 (property owner notified by Town Clerk by letter dated October 25, 2005)

7)         Letter from Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association (BLMA) re:  request for written Council approval for BLMA to conduct exploratory archaeological excavations at the southeast side of the present light tower

8)         Letter from RIDEM re:  Tree City USA

9)         Letter from Katherine E. Sipala on behalf of the Jamestown School Committee re:  facilities and fields

10)       Letter from Debra A. D’Agostino, 10 Steamboat St, Plat 5 Lot 95 re:  variance request from RIDEM, Division of ISDS, application #02908-5767, Steamboat St. Plat 5 Lot 94

11)       Copy of letter to RIDEM from Steamboat Street abutters re:  property located on Steamboat St., Plat 5 Lot 94 objecting to any variances from RIDEM regulations

12)       Notice of proposed ISDS requiring variance from ISDS regulations from John P. Caito re: property located on Garboard St., Plat 15, Lots 177, 178 and 179 (property owners notified on November 16, 2005 that this would appear for Council comments or action on the December 12, 2005 agenda)

 

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.

 

XII.     OPEN FORUM

1)                  Scheduled request to address

a)                  Representative Long re: legislative update

2)                  Non-scheduled request to address

 

XIII.    APPOINTMENTS AND RESIGNATIONS

 

XIV.    UNFINISHED BUSINESS

(Items 1 through 2 are continued from 11/28/2005 meeting)

1)         Recreational Ball Fields (cont. from 11/14/2005)

a)         Letter from Anthony Rafanelli re: list of routine maintenance list for ball fields

2)         Rate Schedule for exhibition and events in Jamestown (cont. from 11/14/2005)

a)                  List and rate schedule of special events requiring Parks and Recreation Department manpower and/or equipment

3)         Proposed Noise Ordinance; if favorable, set hearing date and order advertising

 

XV.      NEW BUSINESS        

 

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 additions, 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 at 401-423-7230 not less than 3 business days prior to the meeting.