TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

Jamestown Philomenian Library

26 North Road

Monday June 12, 2006

7:00 PM

 
 

 

 


 

Interviews:

6:50 PM

Christopher Lutyens

Jamestown Harbor Commission

 

 

I.                   CALL TO ORDER

 

II.                ROLL CALL

 

III.             AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

1)         Tree City USA 4th Year Award presented by Paul Dolan, State Urban Forester

2)         Curtis Spalding, Executive Director of Save the Bay

            re:  Siting of LNG Facilities

3)         Proclamation No. 06-012 honoring Jamestown Graduates Class of 2006

 

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.

MARINE VESSEL BEVERAGE LICENSE – CLASS G, 2006 Season

1)         Conanicut Marine Services, Inc.

            Vessel Name:  The Jamestown

            Location:         Dockside at East Ferry

2)         Conanicut Marine Services, Inc.

            Vessel Name:  MV Katherine

            Location:         Dockside at East Ferry

 

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)                  May 18, 2006 (work session)

b)                  May 22, 2006, (regular meeting)

c)                  May 22, 2006 (executive session)

d)                  May 31, 2006 (special meeting)

e)                  May 31, 2006 (executive session)

2)                  Bills and Payroll

3)         Minutes from Boards, Commissions and Committees:

a)         Jamestown Tree Preservation and Protection Committee (01/17/2006, 02/21/2006, 03/21/2006, 04/18/2006)

b)         Board of Canvassers (03/23/2006)

4)         CRMC Notices:

a)         June 2006 Calendar     

5)                  Zoning Board of Review abutter notification

a)         Application of Dean J. Wagner, 94 Lawn Avenue, Tax Assessor’s Plat 8 Lot 762 for a variance from Article 3 Table 3-2 to construct an addition which will be 7.5’ from southerly lot line

6)         Proclamations & Resolutions from other Rhode Island cities and towns

            a)         Resolutions of the City Council, Providence

i)          No. 231, in support of Senate Bill 2006-S 2049 re: elimination of MTBE as a Gasoline Additive

ii)         No. 232, in support of Senate Bill 2006-S 2029 re: an act relating to public utilities

iii)         No. 238, in opposition to House Bill 2006-H 7280 re: statutes and statutory construction – publication and distribution of acts

iv)        No. 239, in support of Senate Bill 2006-S 2135 re: education – the Rhode Island Student Investment Initiative

v)         No. 240 in support of House Bill 2006-H 7249 requesting RI’s 39 Cities and Towns to support a nationwide boycott on all petroleum-based products from the Exxon Mobile Corporation

vi)        No. 241 in support of House Bill 2006-H 6806 relating to Education – foundation level school support

vii)        No. 242  requesting the establishment of a joint pension review committee to collect and analyze pension data

                        b)         Resolution of the Town of Charlestown

i)          In opposition to the Providence Tax Plan as it relates to the authorization of an additional 10 million dollars in state aid to the City of Providence

ii)         In opposition to House Bill 7280 re: statues and statutory construction – publication and distribution of acts

 

VI.              EXECUTIVE SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT

1)         Pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5(a) (2) potential litigation (continued from 5/22/2006)

 

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

1)         Town Administrator report (verbal); the following items may require action by the Town Council

                        a)         Teen Center update

                        b)         Sewer treatment bid evaluation

                        c)         Recreation facilities

                        d)         Hurricane planning

                        e)         Water Resource and Protection Committee

                        f)          Siegmund arbitration award

                        g)         Wildlife Committee recommendations

                        h)         Town Hall bid update

                        i)          Golf Course lease

                       

2)         Local Jamestown Traffic Commission re:  recommendation to deny a request to restrict parking on Lots 172 and 173 at the Jamestown Ambulance Barn (continued from April 25, 2006 Council meeting)

3)         Jamestown Police Chief Thomas P. Tighe re: recommendation to install street light on the west side of Grinnell Street on Pole #1

 

VIII.    PUBLIC HEARING 

 

IX.       ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

 

X.        COMMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

            1)         GrowSmartRI re: Housing & Conservation Trust Study Commission                              recommendations (study can be found at www.growsmartri.com)

2)         HousingWorksRI re: thank you letter for Council’s endorsement of their 2006 policy platform

3)         Petition from Columbia Avenue residents requesting that the Town develop a plan to eliminate the steady stream of water emanating from an underground spring at the southern end of the road

4)         Rhode Island for Community and Justice requesting financial support for Project RESPECT 2006 as a scholarship guarantor

5)         The Conservation Agency re: request for funding in the amount of $9,999.00 for Narragansett Bay coyote study

 

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.

1)                  EVENT APPLICATION

a)                  Holy Ghost Society of Jamestown re Holy Ghost Feast

138 Narragansett Avenue

August 12, 2006

Procession and Event 9:00 a.m. to dusk

2)                  ONE DAY PEDDLER & ENTERTAINMENT LICENSE APPLICATION

a)                  Conanicut Island Art Association re Annual Art Exhibit

Jamestown Community Center

July 19, 2006 from 6:30 pm. – 9:00 p.m.

July 20 – July 23, 2006 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

                                    i)          Request to waive fee

 

XII.     OPEN FORUM

1)                  Scheduled request to address

a)         Representative Bruce J. Long re: legislative update

2)                  Non-scheduled request to address

 

XIII.    APPOINTMENTS AND RESIGNATIONS

 

XIV.    UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1)         Jamestown Tree Preservation and Protection Committee re: lack of quorum and request to advertise for replacements

2)         Jamestown Wildlife Committee re: recommendations for continued efforts to prevent Lyme disease and funding to establish public awareness program

 

XV.      NEW BUSINESS  

1)         Notice of proposed I.S.D.S. requiring a variance from I.S.D.S. regulations re: Application Number 0015-0351, Plat 16, Lot 65, Frigate Street; property owned by Martha Harris

2)         Harbor Commission Budget; if favorable, for Council approval and adoption

3)         Weaver’s Cove proposed LNG project

            a)         Amicus brief filing

4)         Request from Bridges, Inc. to waive the fee for use of the Rembijas Pavilion

5)         Award Advertising Bid to the Jamestown Press for an amount not to exceed their bid proposal, for a term ending June 30, 2007

 

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.