TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

Jamestown Philomenian Library

26 North Road

Monday January 9, 2006

7:00 PM

 

Amended Agenda

 

 

 

Interviews:

Time:

Name:

Committee:

 

 

 

6:30 PM

Gregory P. Murphy

Harbor Management Commission (Commercial Fisherman)

6:40 PM

Lisa G. Tyre

Library Board of Trustees

6:50 PM

Gary A. Girard

Planning Commission

 

I.                   AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
1)         Proclamation honoring Town Clerk and Town Hall Staff

 

II.                CALL TO ORDER

 

III.             ROLL CALL

 

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)                  December 6, 2005 special meeting

b)                  December 6, 2005 executive session

c)                  December 9, 2005 special meeting

d)                  December 9, 2005 executive session

e)                  December 12, 2005 regular meeting

f)                    December 12, 2005 executive session

g)                  December 16, 2005 emergency meeting

h)                  December 16, 2005 executive session

i)                    December 19, 2005 emergency meeting

j)                    December 19, 2005 executive session

2)                  Bills and Payroll

3)         Minutes from Boards, Commissions and Committees:

a)         Jamestown Harbor Management Commission (June 6, 2005, November 9, 2005         

b)         Planning Commission (October 19, 2005, November 2, 2005)

c)         Jamestown Housing Authority (November 9, 2005)

d)         Jamestown Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force (November 1, 2005, December 14, 2005)

e)         Jamestown Zoning Board of Review (November 8, 2005, November 22, 2005

f)          Jamestown Philomenian Library (November 1, 2005)

g)         Jamestown Tree Preservation and Protection Committee (November 15, 2005)

h)         Wildlife Committee (December 8, 2005)

4)         CRMC Notices:

a)         January 2006 Calendar

5)         Abatements/Addenda of Taxes

 

VI.       EXECUTIVE SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT

1)         Pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5 (a) (2) collective bargaining

 

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

1)                  Town Administrator’s Report (verbal)

Request for Council consideration:

a)         Set date for public work shop re:  former landfill closure (Wednesday, February 1, 2006 at 7:00 PM, Jamestown Philomenian Library)

2)                  Wildlife Committee re: progress report

3)                  Memorandum from the Town Clerk re:  formal discharge of the Town Administrator Search Committee

4)                  Harbor Management Commission review of CRMC Notice 2005-09-020

 

VIII.    PUBLIC HEARING 

 

IX.       ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

1)         Resolutions objecting to rate increase proposed by the National Grid

            a)         Providence City Council

            b)         Hopkinton Town Council

2)         Westerly Town Council re:  request for Rhode Island Department of Health to provide expanded efforts regarding the prevention of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases

3)         Exeter Town Council re:  request to join with the Town of Exeter as amici curiae (not party to the action; information provided by similarly situated municipalities)

 

X.        COMMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

1)         GZA GeoEnvironmental re:  September 2005 Groundwater Monitoring Report

2)         CRMC Public Notice re:  consideration of an application of Brian Galvin to construct and maintain a residential boating facility to consist of a 4’ x 133.4’ fixed pier, a ramp and (150 sq ft) float; plat 3 lot 14, 509 Seaside Dr. (applicant has been notified that this will appear on the agenda)

3)         Rhode Island Department of Transportation re:  Transportation Enhancement Program (list of approved projects)

4)         Weaver’s Cove Energy News Letter Fall 2005, Volume 5

5)         Copies of letters relating to the opposition of variances for the development of Plat 1 Lot 33

6)         Health Communications, Inc., Training for Intervention Procedures re:  community alcohol education program

7)         Letter from Catherine J. Rose re: objection to development on a lot situated on the corner of Mast Street and Helm Street, Plat 14, Lot 265

 

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 Bruce Long – legislative update

2)                  Non-scheduled request to address

 

XIII.    APPOINTMENTS AND RESIGNATIONS

1)                  Jamestown Housing Authority  (One (1) vacancy – term ending December 31, 2010; duly advertised and interviews complete; if favorable, appoint)

a)         Letters of recommendation

i)          Ralph L. Misto, Jr.

ii)         Valerie Topp, Vice Chair

b)         Request for reappointment

i)          Ernest Anthony, Jr.      

2)                  Beavertail State Park Advisory  (One (1) vacancy – tem ending December 31, 2008; duly advertised and interviews complete; if favorable, appoint)

a)         Letter of recommendation from Chair

b)         Request for reappointment

i)          Linda A. Warner

c)         Letter of Interest

i)                    Guy A. Archambault

3)                  Library Board of Trustees  (Three (3) vacancies – term ending December 31, 2008; duly advertised and interviews complete; if favorable, appoint)

a)                  Letters of recommendation

i)          Nancy Logan, Chair

ii)         Lisa Tyre

iii)                 Rosemary Forbes-Woodside

b)                  Request for reappointment

i)                    Daniel Donahue

ii)                   Delia Klingbeil

iii)                 Lisa Tyre

c)                  Letter of Interest

i)                    Katherine Wineberg

4)         Tree Warden  (Appointed yearly by the Town Council)

            a)         Letter of recommendation

                        i)          Robert Dolan

            b)         Request for reappointment

                        i)          David Nickerson

5)         One vacancy for a Republican alternate on the Board of Canvassers, term ending 03/31/2011

            a)         Request for a list of nominations from Republican Party Chair   

 

XIV.    UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1)         General letter (draft) of comment to RIDEM, Office of Water Resources, ISDS Division regarding concerns of the Council relating to the issuance of variances in the Jamestown Shores Area (for review and if favorable acceptance) (provided by Town Solicitor)

2)         Maintenance of ballfields (continued from 12/12/2005)

a)         Discussion of maintenance schedule and budget for fields

3)         Jamestown Shores Beach – Head’s Beach re:  concerns related by the Jamestown Shores Association (continued from 11/14/2005)

 

XV.      NEW BUSINESS  

1)         Capital budget preparation (per Councilor Kelly)

2)         Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management workshop held on 12/12/2005 re:  well pollution in the Jamestown Shores (report from Councilor DiGiando)

3)         Special Events and Exhibitions Policy and Procedures (presented by Town Administrator and Councilor Schnack)

4)         Jamestown Harbor Management Commission

a)         Request for authorization to use permitting process for dinghy and small boat storage at East Ferry and Fort Getty

5)         Request to award contract to expend CDBG funds for the replacement of 65 feet of cracked sidewalk in front of Pemberton Apartments senior housing and three handicap curb cuts at the intersection of Watson and Pemberton Avenues to K.M. Gladding Excavating, Inc. for an amount not to exceed $6,500.00

6)         Land donation to Town for approval by Town Council

7)         Town of Jamestown – Financial Statements June 30, 2005

 

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