TOWN COUNCIL
JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND
April 10, 2000

A regular meeting of the Jamestown Town Council was called to order at the
Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, at 7:00 PM by Council
President David J. Long. The following members were present:
Kenneth G. Littman, Vice President
Craig A. Amerigian
Absent: Bruce W. McIntyre
     David Swain
Also present were:
Maryanne Crawford, CPA, Town Administrator/Finance Director
Arlene D. Kalooski, Town Clerk
James T. Murphy, Esq., Town Solicitor
Patrick Bolger, Harbor Management Commission Chair
Christopher Powell, Conservation Commission Chair
Dennis Webster, Quonset Davisville Liaison Committee Chair

AWARDS, PRESENTATION AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

1)   Ann Marie L. Ignasher, Omnipoint re:  request for approval of
proposed installation of telecommunications equipment at Beavertail State
Park (previously presented to Council on 03/13/2000)
Ann Marie L. Ignasher presented prints showing various views of the
proposed antennas which would be located at Beavertail State Park.
      Ms. Ignasher informed the Council that this presentation was being
done as a courtesy to the Town of Jamestown, as requested by the RIDEM.
      The packets, as presented to the Council showed:  
  1) A close up of the proposed communications antennas on the existing
tower;
  2) Various views of the antennas;
  3) Coverage area of the antennas for telecommunications.
Additionally, Ms. Ignasher stated that Omnipoint is aware that they must
obtain a Zoning application and permission from RIDEM.  
The Conservation Commission Chair noted that the Conservatiion Commission
will be writing to RIDEM in opposition to the placement of the proposed
antennas.
     The Town Administrator suggested that any money paid to the State for
the lease of the tower be deposited to the General Account and funnelled
back to Beavertail State Park or the musuem at the park.
      The consensus of the Council was to refer this request to the
Jamestown Zoning Board of Review and the Beavertail Lighthouse Committee.

2)   Request from Community Housing Resource to proclaim April as FAIR
HOUSING  MONTH
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Littman to pass the
resolution proclaiming the month of April as Fair Housing Month.
      So unanimously voted.
SITTING AS ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSING COMMISSION
  
1)   Transfer application:  if favorable, order advertised for hearing
Monday, April     24, 2000 at 7:00 PM:
CLASS B-VICTUALER
Oral's Specialty Food Service Management, Inc.
dba: Schoolhouse Café
14 Narragansett Avenue
TO
Schoolhouse Café, Inc.
dba:  Schoolhouse Café
14 Narragansett Avenue 

It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded Councilor Long to advertise
the transfer of liquor license of Oral's Speciality Food Service, Inc.,
d/b/a Schoolhouse Café, Inc. for hearing.  So unanimously voted.

2)   New license application:  if favorable, order advertised for hearing
Monday,     April 24, 2000 at 7:00 PM:
CLASS B- VICTUALER
Schoolhouse Café, Inc.
dba:  Schoolhouse Café
14 Narragansett Avenue 

It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded Councilor Long to advertise
the application for new liquor license for Schoolhouse Café, Inc. for
hearing.  So unanimously voted.

CONSENT AGENDA

It was requested that items #4b and 6 be removed from the consent agenda.
       Motion by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to
approve the consent agenda as amended. So unanimously voted. The amended
consent agenda consisted of:
1)   Bills and Payroll

2)   Copies of minutes of Boards and Committees
  a) Library Board of Trustees (02/15/2000)
  b) Zoning Board of Review (02/22/2000)

3)   Resolutions from state and other municipalities
  a) House resolutions
     i) elimination of childhood lead poisoning
     ii)   commemorating the tragedy of the Irish famine

4)   RICRMC notices
  a) Residential assent for Michael A. Rocchio to construct in-ground
swimming pool, tennis court, construct additional deck and patio additions
and to perform miscellaneous work at 530 East Shore Road (Plat 4, Lot 108)

  c) Maintenance certification for Anna Williams to construct maintenance
to an existing seawall at 30 Bay View Road (Plat 8, Lot 265)

5)   RIDEM notice of preliminary determination for Elaine M. Parenti re:
insignificant alteration to wetlands permit at intersection of Seaside
Drive and Catamaran Street (Plat 16, Lot 246)

7)   Notice of public hearing from RI Ethics Commission re: amendments to
the Code of Ethics

8)   Courtesy copy of minutes from Naval Station Newport Restoration
Advisory      Board Meeting March 15, 2000

9)   Abatements/Addenda Report of Tax Assessor received 04/06/2000

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4)   RICRMC notices
  b) Notice of aquaculture application:
     i) application #00-2-60 to conduct temporary, small-scale aquaculture
activity
     ii)   copy of letter from Town Clerk to RICRMC requesting time
extension

The Town Administrator informed the Council that this request is for a
permit to conduct experimental aquaculture activity and will not be
extended beyond the two year period.
      The Harbor Management Commission had also discussed this and finds
no reason why this activity should not be allowed.  It was moved by
Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Littman to accept the RICRMC notice.
      So unanimously voted.

6)   Abutter notice to the Town of Jamestown re:  exception or variation
under the Zoning Ordinance re:  Plat 3, Lot 152 to allow an "as built"
deck to be 3' from lot line
Following a discussion regarding the location of Town owned lots, it was
moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to accept the
abutter notice.   So unanimously voted.

EXECUTIVE SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT

1)   Fort Wetherill Boat Owners Association lease, pursuant to RIGL
42-46-5     (a)(5)(lease negotiations)
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to hold an
executive session regarding the Fort Wetherill Boat Owners Association
lease, pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5 (a)(5)(lease negotiations).
      It was voted, Councilor Long, aye; Councilor Littman, aye; Councilor
Amerigian, aye.  The motion to hold an executive session passed.

OPEN FORUM

1)   Scheduled Requests to Address

2)   Non-Agenda Requests to Address
Julio DiGiando, 63 Park Street, expressed his concern regarding the
handicap accessibility for parking near the wharf at Fort Wetherill.
      The Harbor Management Commission Chair noted that there is a State
plan for handicapped parking near the wharf area; also, there will be
handicapped accessible restrooms in that area.
      The Town area designated for parking is not as conveniently
accessible to the wharf and waterfront.
      Mr. Bolger invited Mr. DiGiando to view the plans at the Harbor
office in an effort to alleviate his concerns.
Christopher Powell, 38 Mount Hope Avenue notified the Council that Earth
Day is being held on Saturday,  April 22, 2000.  

REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND TOWN OFFICIALS

1)   Town Administrators report

  a) Requested action by Council (none)

  b) Other issues discussed
     i) Hammond Pond 
It was reported that Eagle Scout Dan Ritacco has completed the project at
Hammond Pond.
      Christopher Powell noted that there is additional fencing to be
installed and he will notify the Council when that portion of the project
is completed.

     ii)   Memorandum of Agreement (Downtown Enhancement Project)
The Town Administrator requested that the amended agreement regarding the
downtown enhancement project be put on the agenda for discussion at the
April 24, 2000 Town Council meeting.

     iii)  Tall Ships
The Town Administrator noted that the tall ships are scheduled for June 20
through July 2.  The Police Chief will be meeting with local departments
to begin plans for parking and other arrangements.

2)   Jamestown Affordable Housing (two (2) vacancies; terms unspecified)
if     favorable, for appointment
  a) letter of interest from Lianne Nikitas
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to appoint
Lianne Nikitas to the Jamestown Affordable Housing Committee.
      So unanimously voted.  It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by
Councilor Littman to set terms for the Affordable Housing Committee to
five (5) years.
      The initial terms for long standing members to be one (1) at one
year; one (1) at two years; one (1) at three years; two (2) at four years;
and the most recent appointments for five years.
      Thereafter, each member or new member will be appointed for a five
year term.  So unanimously voted.

3)   Personnel Board (one (1) vacancy; term ending 03/2002) if favorable
order     advertised

  a) request for reappointment from Jane S. Miner

It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Littman to
advertise for the position on the Personnel Board.  So unanimously voted.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1)   Jamestown Affordable Housing
  a) terms limits for committee members
Previously addressed
  
COMMUNICATIONS

1)   RIDEM communications:
  a) Project Priority List Request for Projects State Fiscal Year 2001
The Town Administrator reported that this list is currently being worked
on by the Town Planner and the Public Works Director.
      One of the projects that Jamestown will be prioritizing is the Sewer
Treatment Plant.
      Additionally, septic system repairs are being looked at for
consideration.
      It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to
accept this communication.  So unanimously voted.

  b) Request for Proposals for Nonpoint Source Pollution Abatement and
Wellhead Protection Grants

The Town Administrator reported that the Public Works Director and Town
Planner are reviewing projects that may be considered for this type of
grant.
      It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to
refer this to the Town Planner and to notify the Waste Water Management
Committee.  So unanimously voted.

  c) Letter of requests for grading and resurfacing of Knowles Court from
Astrid Mendes

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to accept
the communication from Astrid Mendes.  So unanimously voted.

2)   Copy of letter to RIDEM from John A. Murphy, Esq. re: request for
permit 
to use an effluent-based irrigation system

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to accept
the copy of the communication from John A. Murphy, Esq.  So unanimously
voted.

3)   Letter from RIDEM re:  former Jamestown Landfill - revised Site
Investigation Work Plan

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Littman to table
this communication from RIDEM until April 24, 2000.  So unanimously voted.

4)   Copy of letter to Grover Fugate, Executive Director of Coastal
Resource 
Management Council from Matthew P. Gabrilowitz, Esq. re:  Jamestown Harbor
Ordinance Mooring fees

Because Mr. Gabrilowitz has not indicated who he is representing and has
not made any requests to the Council, The Town Solicitor recommended that
the Council take no action regarding this communication.
      It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian
accept the letter from Mr. Gabrilowitz.  So unanimously voted.

NEW BUSINESS

1)   Peddlar license one-day application:
  Applicant            Location    Date
  Quononoquott Garden Club      East Ferry     May 20, 2000

It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Long to approve
the one-day peddlar license for the Quonoquott Garden Club for May 20,
2000.  So unanimously voted.

2)   Request from Jamestown Historical Society for approval to remove
trees along the east side of the Jamestown Museum

The Town Administrator reported that she spoke to the Town Solicitor and
he suggested that once the Tree Committee is seated that this letter be
turned over to the Committee and the Tree Warden.
      It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to
refer this to the Tree Preservation and Protection Committee as soon as
the committee is in place.  So unanimously voted.
Discussion ensued as to why this could not be referred to the present Tree
Warden.
      The Town Solicitor stated that we cannot bypass the ordinance that
went into effect upon passage on March 13, 2000.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to enter
into executive session at 7:57 PM, pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5 (a)(5) (lease
negotiations.)  It was voted, Council President Long, aye; Councilor
Littman, aye; Councilor Amerigian, aye.  The motion passed.

It was moved by Councilor Long seconded by Councilor Amerigian to seal the
minutes of the executive session to the public.
      It was voted Council President Long, aye; Councilor Littman, aye;
Councilor Amerigian, aye.  The motion passed.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business before Council, motion by Councilor
Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Long to adjourn the meeting at 8:49 PM.
     So unanimously voted.

Attest:

Arlene D. Kalooski
Town Clerk