TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
and
SPECIAL MEETING OF THE
BOARD OF WATER AND SEWER COMMISSION
April 24, 2000
(as amended May 8, 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
Bruce W. McIntyre
David Swain
Also present were:
Maryanne Crawford, CPA, Town Administrator/Finance Director
Arlene D. Kalooski, Town Clerk
A. Lauriston Parks, Esq., Town Solicitor
Patrick Bolger, Harbor Management Commission Chair
Arthur J. Christman, Fire Chief
Christopher Powell, Conservation Commission Chair

AWARDS, PRESENTATION AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

1)   Quononoquott Garden Club request to proclaim April 28, 2000 as Arbor
Day
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor McIntyre to
authorize the Town Council President to sign the Arbor Day Proclamation.
     So unanimously voted.

  NOW, THEREFORE, the Town Council of the Town of Jamestown, Rhode Island
does hereby proclaim April 28, 2000 as ARBOR DAY IN THE TOWN OF JAMESTOWN,
and does hereby urge all citizens to support efforts to protect our trees
and woodlands, and 
  FURTHERMORE, all citizens are urged to plant trees to gladden the hearts
and promote the well-being of present and future generations.  

SITTING AS ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSING COMMISSION
  
1)   Transfer of liquor license:
CLASS A
Jamestown Liquors, Inc.
d/b/a Jamestown Liquors
1 Ferry Wharf
TO
Island Beverage, Inc.

d/b/a Island Beverage
1 Ferry Wharf
2)   Application for new liquor license:
CLASS A
Island Beverage, Inc.
d/b/a Island Beverage
1 Ferry Wharf
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Littman to order
advertising for the transfer of liquor license from Jamestown Liquors,
Inc. to Island Beverage, Inc. and the new application for liquor license
from Island Beverage, Inc.  So unanimously voted.

CONSENT AGENDA

It was requested that item #1a be removed from the consent agenda.
     It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor McIntyre
to approve the consent agenda as amended. So unanimously voted. The
amended consent agenda consisted of:

1)   Adoption of Council minutes:
  b) 04/10/2000 (regular meeting)
2)   Bills and Payroll
3)   Copies of minutes of Boards and Committees
  a) Harbor Management Commission
     i) 01/12/2000
     ii)   02/09/2000
     iii)  03/08/2000
  b) Jamestown Housing Authority
     i) 02/10/1999
     ii)   07/14/1999
     iii)  01/13/2000
     iv)   03/23/2000 (special meeting)
4)   Resolutions from state and other municipalities
  a) Town of Barrington re:  Alcohol Awareness Month 2000
5)   RICRMC notices
  a) Residential assent for Frank Delmonico to construct a personal
watercraft lift on fixed pier portion of a CRMC permitted residential
boating facility (1 Seaside Drive; Plat 14, Lot 21)
  b) Maintenance Certification M00-4-6 for Town of Jamestown to construct 
     repairs and improvements to an existing wharf area (Conanicus Avenue
-     Memorial Square; Plat 8, Lots 171, 356, 355 & 595)
  c) Application under consideration for RIDEM, Division of Planning &
Development for the rehabilitation of three (3) historic buildings at Fort
Wetherill to include  a new public parking area, new utilities, new intake
and discharge for seawater tanks, new stormwater drainage and landscaping
(51 Fort Wetherill Road; Plat 10, Lot 145)

6)   Abatements/Addenda Report of Tax Assessor received 04/21/2000
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1)   Adoption of Council minutes:
  a) 03/27/2000 (regular meeting)
It was noted that on page 7 of minutes for the March 27, 2000 regular
meeting the motion to approve the Sunday Sales Licenses did not state
which Council member seconded the motion.
      The Town Clerk informed the Council that the correction would be
made.
      It was moved by Councilor Swain, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to
accept the minutes as amended.  So unanimously voted.

EXECUTIVE SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT

None

PUBLIC HEARINGS

None
OPEN FORUM

1)   Scheduled Requests to Address
  a) B.J. Whitehouse re: Rocket Dawgz request for July 1 fireworks
This request will be continued to the May 22, 2000 as stated in the
letter.
  b) Matthew P. Gabrilowitz re:  composition of the Harbor Commission
In addressing the composition of the Harbor Commission, Mr. Gabrilowitz
noted that the Harbor Management Commission Chair, Patrick Bolger was
appointed to the Commission in 1998 as a riparian owner; however, after
investigation, it was found that Mr. Bolger was not listed as a property
owner in Jamestown.
      Therefore, it was the opinion of Mr. Gabrilowitz that Mr. Bolger 
should not have been appointed as a riparian owner and his appointment
should be nullified.  Mr. Gabrilowitz further believed that any action the
Commission took whereby Mr. Bolger would have been the deciding vote
should be nullified. 
Council President Long asked Mr. Gabrilowitz why he was bringing this
issue before the Council.
      Mr. Gabrilowitz informed the Council that he is unhappy with the
rates issued by the Harbor Commission.
      Mr. Gabrilowitz requested that the following action take place:

     declare Mr. Bolger's appointment to the Commission a legal nullity;
     declare actions taken by Mr. Bolger as a member of the Commission,
and notably as the Chairman, a legal nullity;
     instruct and otherwise require Mr. Bolger take no further action on
behalf of or in representation of the Commission;
     appoint a new member from the same interest group to a full term;
     instruct the Commission that its Vice-Chairman shall assume the
duties of Chairman until such time as it is able to chose a new and
responsible Chairman; 
     request an accounting and reimbursement from Mr. Bolger as to any
monies he personally received from the Town in compensation for expenses
incurred during his improper participation on the Commission.
Councilor Amerigian noted that when the Council appointed Mr. Bolger, they
believed they were filling the position with someone that lived on the
water and would be able to represent the riparian owners.
      Additionally, Councilor Amerigian commented that it is not unusual
for a property owner to record their residence in the name of their
spouse.
      Councilor Amerigian noted that it has not been the practice of the
Council to investigate the financial planning or job status of each
applicant for a position on a committee or commission.
      However, applicants are interviewed for their suitability and
knowledge of the needs of a particular committee.
      It was Councilor Amerigian's feeling that Mr. Bolger did not in any
way misrepresent himself and should not be removed from the Harbor
Management Commission.
      Councilor McIntyre stated that the issues heard and decided by the
Harbor Management Commission have all had significant public hearings.
      Council President Long was in agreement with both Councilor
Amerigian and Councilor McIntyre and inquired if at the time of his
appointment Mr. Bolger was living at Fore Royal Court.  Mr. Bolger
answered in the affirmative.
     Councilor Littman expressed his concern regarding the possibility of
any legal impediment in the appointment of Mr. Bolger.  The Town Solicitor
stated that the language in the ordinance literally requires that a
riparian owner be appointed.  If the person appointed is not a riparian
owner, that appointment is a nullity.
      The Town Solicitor further stated that he would not argue with how
the Town Council interprets their own ordinance.
       Councilor McIntyre and Councilor Littman suggested a written
interpretation from the Town Solicitor as it applies to the appointment of
Mr. Bolger on the Harbor Management Commission.  
The Harbor Management Commission Chair, Patrick Bolger informed the
Council that there was an error made  by him in the application to the
Commission; the property was purchased jointly, however, when the home was
built it was transferred into my wife's name.
      Mr. Bolger offered his resignation for the Council's consideration.
It was moved by Councilor Swain, seconded by Councilor Littman to request
a written opinion from the Town Solicitor to be reviewed by the Council
for such action they may deem appropriate.
      It was voted, four (4) in favor and Councilor Amerigian, nay.
      The motion passed.
2)   Non-Agenda Requests to Address
It was requested that the letter from Ruth E. Clark be discussed at this
time.
Susan Maden, 30 West Bayview Drive, cousin of Ms. Clark, offered
additional information regarding the situation referenced in the
communication.
      Ms. Maden informed the Council that her cousin has virtually no
immune system and requires a controlled environment.
      By staying in the RV (recreational vehicle) where the environment is
controlled, Ms. Clark is able to visit Jamestown and be with her family in
the summer months.
      Ms. Maden requested that an exception can be made in this case
because of the medical necessity of Ms. Clark's needs.  The Town
Administrator noted that the Town Solicitor is researching the possibility
of a temporary permit for this request.
      It was moved by Councilor Littman, seconded by Councilor Long to put
this request on the agenda for the May 8, 2000 Council meeting, at which
time the Town Solicitor can report his findings.  So unanimously voted.

Resident comments on Harbor Management Commission discussion:
Arthur Christman, 42 Windsor Street, Mr. Christman stated that to single
out one committee member for a review such as this is and act of
prejudice.
Norma Willis, 1191 North Main Road noted that Patrick Bolger is a great
asset to the Town of Jamestown and he has done a very good job as the
Harbor Management Commission Chair.
      Ms. Willis informed the Council that her son David represented
riparian owners for several years, although he was not an owner of the
property in which he resided.

Norma Willis requested permission to address an item under Unfinished
Business.  
3)   Letter from RIDEM re:  former landfill - revised site investigation
work plan
Ms. Willis reminded the Council that Raymond Iannetta, Mike Woodside and
herself were appointed to the committee to review information regarding
the former landfill.
      Ms. Willis noted that they were not invited to review the
information being presented to the Council this evening.
      The Town Administrator stated that prior to submitting any documents
to committee members for their review, it has always been the policy to
present information to the Council and they in turn would refer the
information to a committee or advise otherwise.
      Additionally, the Town Administrator noted that although this
information was received at the beginning of April, the full Council had
not met until this evening; and therefore, they had not reviewed this
report.
Councilor McIntyre stated that it was his understanding that the committee
would receive the same papers and information that the Town Administrator
receives.
      This information would be discussed at a committee meeting prior to
presentation to the Council.  
The Town Administrator noted that there were meetings with the committee
prior to the submission of the site plan.
      The letter being presented to the Council this evening was a result
of that submission.
      The resident committee members have now hired a consultant and are
requesting that GZA meet with their consultant.  
Councilor McIntyre emphatically stated that the committee was specifically
appointed to satisfy the residents that the appropriate measures were
followed when dealing with the former landfill and he would like to see
this get back on track.  
Councilor Amerigian stated that he did not believe GZA should be meeting
with a consultant hired by the residents.  
Raymond Iannetta, 1219 North Main Road stated that he was pleased to be
part of the process; however, he has not been informed of the progress or
communications regarding the landfill.
      The residents are concerned about the South side of the landfill and
have hired a consultant to insure that technically, the proper steps are
being taken.
      The residents felt that they needed someone that is an expert in
this field to represent them.
Discussion ensued on the possibility of the consultant hired by the
citizen's committee members being allowed to accompany the committee to
meetings relating to the former landfill.  
It was moved by Councilor McIntyre, seconded by Councilor Long that all
communications sent to the Town Administrator regarding the former
landfill be sent directly to the committee members for their review;
however, no responses will be made to any communication until the Council
has received it and voted the appropriate action to be taken.
      So unanimously voted.
It was moved by Councilor Swain, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to table
the report from RIDEM until the next Council meeting on May 8, 2000, at
which time GZA will be present to review this report.
      So unanimously voted.

Richard Colasanto, 950 North Main Road asked if there is any linkage with
the discussion on the former landfill and the placement of the Highway
garage.
      It was recommended that Mr. Colasanto contact the Town Administrator
to review this situation. 
It was requested that the item relating to salary overpayment listed under
new business be addressed at this time.
1)   Harbor Management Commission salary overpayment
Councilor Swain noted that as advised by the Town Solicitor, he was
addressing this issue in open session.
      Councilor Swain stated that $6,500.00 has been carried as an
overpayment on the budget for several years with no record of a decision
being made by any Council.
      For that reason, Councilor Swain felt it necessary to make a request
for a formal Council vote on how this issue should be handled.  Councilor
Swain suggested that if this is in fact an overpayment, then the money
should be returned, either by repayment or by working it off.
      Councilor Littman stated that it was his understanding that this was
a clerical error and the previous Council was advised by the Town Labor
Attorney that they need not make an attempt to recover those funds.
      Council President Long noted that has been dealt with by two Town
Solicitors, the Town Administrator and the Harbor Management Commission.
      This was a clerical error and on the advice of the Town Solicitor no
recovery effort was made.
      As a Council member during the time of this overpayment, Councilor
Amerigian reviewed the situation whereby the Harbormaster was overpaid.
      Councilor Amerigian continued that the Harbormaster elected to be
paid over a twelve month period; much the same as teachers are paid.
       In the first year that he (Mr. Paterson) was overpaid he earned
about $1,000.00 less than the previous year.  The way that happened was
that he was an hourly employee the previous year and had an opportunity to
make overtime pay.
     This issue was discussed by the Town Solicitor, Harbor Management
Commission, interim Town Administrator and the Council.
      It was felt that the Harbor Master had done an outstanding job and
this overpayment was a Town error; therefore, it was believed by all
parties that there would be no action taken to recover this overpayment.
      Councilor Swain insisted that because this is still represented on
the budget it should be resolved.
The Harbor Management Commission Chair informed the Council that this
issue appeared because the wrong retained earnings were carried into the
budget.
      We have made all the corrections on the budget that is before you
tonight. 
Ellicott Wright, Fort Getty Road, a former member of the Town Council
suggested that the Council strike the item from the books.
William Murphy, North Road, a former member of the Town Council noted that
this overpayment was not done intentionally nor was it taken
intentionally.
      He suggested that the Council strike the item from the books.
It was moved by Councilor McIntyre, seconded by Councilor Littman that the
error made in the bookkeeping which resulted in the overpayment of the
Harbormaster, Samuel Paterson be stricken from the books.
      So unanimously voted.

REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND TOWN OFFICIALS

1)   Town Administrator's report
The Council requested the Town Administrator to again contact RIDEM
regarding the pumping station and the progress being made to correct the
problem along the access road.
      Additionally, it was requested that the Town Administrator inform
RIDEM that there is a possibility that the lack of pumps may interfere
with the use of South Reservoir and the Town's ability to move forward
with solutions to the water supply problems in Jamestown.
      It was also suggested that the Town Administrator contact Senator
Piva-Weed and Representative Levesque.
  a) Requested action by Council
     i) Closing of Narragansett Avenue from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to approve
the closing of Narragansett Avenue from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM on April 29,
2000 for the opening day parade of the baseball and softball season.
      So unanimously voted.
     ii)   Draft Legislation re:  correction to the tax relief for the
elderly
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to
authorize the Town Solicitor to draft and submit legislation to correct
"An Act Relating to the Town of Jamestown.  So unanimously voted.
     iii)  Rembijas Pavilion Rental Policy
Concern was raised regarding the amount of liability insurance required
for lessees serving alcohol.
      The Town Solicitor noted that when you let someone use the premises
under an agreement of this type it would be the lessee or license holder
that is the responsible party.
      Councilor Swain asked for clarification on who could serve and/or
sell alcohol.
      The Town Solicitor stated that the only time alcohol can be sold is
by a non-profit organization and only after obtaining a license from the
Town Council and providing a certificate of liquor liability.
      Following additional discussion, it was requested that item #7 be
amended to include $1,000,000.00 liquor liability insurance.  The Town
Clerk noted that it would also be possible for a licensed caterer to apply
for a Class F1 license (RIGL 3-7-14.2 Class F licenses - Class F-1
licenses - Caterers) for use at the pavilion.
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to approve
the lease with an amendment to item #7 setting the amount of liquor
liability at a minimum of $1,000,000.00 and to review the policy again at
the first Council meeting in July (July 10, 2000.)  So unanimously voted.
Item #7 was amended as follows:  

Alcohol may not be sold except by non-profit lessees after obtaining
license to do so from the Jamestown Town Council.
      If alcohol is to be served, a certificate of liquor liability
insurance for a minimum of  $1,000,000.00 must be provided prior to the
event.
      The Lessee and Lessee's agent agree to exercise prudent judgement in
the service of alcoholic beverages and to otherwise refuse to serve
visibly intoxicated persons.
      Lessee agrees to provide transportation for those not able to safely
operate a motor vehicle due to intoxication.    
Further, Lessee agrees to hold the Town of Jamestown, its agents and
servants harmless for any incident arising out of the consumption of
alcoholic beverages served or caused to be served by the Lessee.

     iv)   Educational aquaculture project at Fort Getty and Fox Hill Pond
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Littman to accept
the request for support for David Pritchard's educational aquaculture
program.  So unanimously voted.  
Conservation Commission Chair, Christopher Powell stated that he did not
oppose the use of the Fort Getty dock; however, he did express concern
with the possibility of it being placed in Audubon property at the
saltmarsh or the creek going into the saltmarsh.
      Mr. Powell noted that he spoke with Larry Taft of the Audubon
Society, and was informed that Mr. Taft sent a letter objecting to the
placing of aquaculture facility in the saltmarsh.
      Additionally Mr. Powell noted that this area is a conservation area
and the proposed use is not consistent with conservation guidelines.
Mr. Pritchard informed the Council that there are two parts to this
proposal; one is to request the use of the Fort Getty dock; the second is
to use an area that is considered tidal waters for which CRMC permission
is being requested.  Mr. Pritchard requested that the Council issue a
letter of approval to use the Fort Getty dock to tie up an aquaculture
pot.  For further clarification, it was reported that this pot would be
placed under the dock and would not hamper the use of the Fort Getty dock.
It was moved by Councilor Swain, seconded by Councilor Long to approve the
proposal by Mr. Pritchard and allow him to utilize the Fort Getty dock for
an educational aquaculture project.  So unanimously voted.
     v) Legislation for bond issue re:  rehab of sewer treatment plant
The Town Administrator introduced David Ferrara, a bond attorney with Taft
McSally.
      Mr. Ferrara has assisted the Town in the preparation of the
legislation authorizing the Town of Jamestown to finance the installation,
expansion, construction and improvement of sewers, storm drains, pumping
stations and sewage treatment and disposal facilities. 
Councilor Amerigian asked Mr. Ferrara to explain who will be paying for
this debt service.
      Mr. Ferrara informed the Council that this is a general obligation
bond, that means that if the Town did not pay as expected, the bond holder
could file in Superior Court and demand that a tax be imposed on the Town
to pay the interest and principal (remedy if the Town defaulted) - this
would generally serve to lower the interest rate on the bond.
      Mr. Ferrara noted that in the past, Jamestown has charged sewer
service assessments for maintenance of sewer lines; yet, the sewer
treatment plant was paid for by the general tax payer.
      Councilor Amerigian noted that this will go before the voters of
Jamestown and it must be clearly stated how this bond will be paid for.
      Mr. Ferrara suggested that if the Council chose, they could mandate
that this be part of the sewer service charge; however, that would lock
the decision into the legislation.
      Or, you could set the payment by Ordinance and have that directly
stated in the Act.
      Following a discussion on repayment options, it was the consensus of
the Council to request that Mr. Ferrara modify the Act to include language
in SECTION 7 on the manner in which these bonds will be funded
specifically mentioning the option to allocate some of the bond costs to
users and some to general revenues and to change it from time to time as
they determine appropriate.
      Mr. Ferrara noted that he will make changes to proposed legislation
and present them to the Council on May 8, 2000 for their review and
approval.
      2) Memorandum from Town Clerk re:  pending legislation - Tree Warden
status
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to accept
the memorandum from the Town Clerk.  So unanimously voted.
3)   Harbor Management Commission
  a) 2000 - 2001 Marine Development Fund Budget
The Harbor Management Commission Chair noted that this budget reflects all
the corrections to the retained earnings account as well as the loan and
interest forgiveness and the $50,000 appropriated for the East Ferry
amenities approved at the Town Financial Meeting.
      Councilor McIntyre requested information relating to the expected
date to begin some of the planned Harbor Commission projects.
      Mr. Bolger stated that if the Memorial Square Project is approved
tonight, it will be awarded tomorrow for a start date of within seven (7)
days from award of the contract.
      Mr. Bolger noted that permits were in place for this project.  Line
item 4-70-6-278 in the amount of $14,000 was reviewed by Councilor
Littman.
      This item is for the Ft. Cove Docks/Ramps mentioned in the agreement
with the State in reference to expenses for the marine perimeter; those
expenses being, the grading of the parking lot and some work to
accommodate the abutters.
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor McIntyre to approve
the 2000/2001 Marine Development Fund Budget.  So unanimously voted.
  b) Memorial Square Project, Phase 1
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to approve
the award of bid for Phase 1 of the Memorial Square Project to W. H.
Peppes General Contractor, Inc. So unanimously voted.  Mr. Bolger noted
that the project is scheduled to begin within seven (7) days following the
award of the bid.
       Mr. Bolger confirmed that all bidders did receive Addendum No. 1 as
mentioned in the letter from Siegmund & Associates, Inc.
4)   Jamestown Housing Authority (one (1) vacancy; term ending 12/31/2004)
if      favorable, for appointment
  a) request for reappointment from F. Gavin Fitzgerald
  b) letter from Executive Director
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to appoint
F. Gavin Fitzgerald to the Jamestown Housing Authority.  So unanimously
voted.
5)   Jamestown Library Board of Trustees (one (1) vacancy; term ending    
     05/31/2000) if favorable, order advertised
  a) notification from Chair of vacancy
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor McIntyre to
advertise the available position on the Jamestown Library Board of
Trustees. So unanimously voted.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1)   Memorandum of Agreement re:  Downtown Enhancement Project (continued 
     from 04/10/2000 Town Administrator's report)
The Town Administrator reported that she has arranged a meeting for
Wednesday with the RIDOT archeologist, Beta Engineering and PALS to
determine how the Town should proceed if we take on the Downtown
Enhancement Project.
      It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Swain to put
this on the May 8, 2000 Council meeting.
      So unanimously voted.   Councilor Swain expressed his concern
regarding any additional costs to the Town if this project is undertaken
and any features are found and requested that the Town Administrator
address this at the Wednesday meeting.
2)   Regulatory Agency Permitting Process re:  town consultant (continued
from     04/10/2000)
The Town Administrator reported that an advertisement will appear in the
newspaper for a consultant.
      In addition it was noted that Mr. Gifford would be consulted for
assistance in the CRMC permitting process.
3)   Letter from RIDEM re:  former landfill - revised site investigation
work plan    (continued from 04/10/200)
Previously discussed.
COMMUNICATIONS

1)   Letter from Ruth E. Clark re:  notification from Zoning Official
previously addressed
2)   Letter from David Bolger re:  OMNIPOINT
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to accept
the communication from David Bolger.  So unanimously voted.
3)   Letter from Francis J. Stephenson re:  Conanicut Marine Services,
Inc.
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Littman to accept
the communication from Francis J. Stephenson.  So unanimously voted.
4)   Letter from Clifton Largess, Jr.
     re:  Jamestown Property Tax Relief Ordinance
  a) RIGL 44-3-13.6 (as exhibit from Town Clerk) 
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor McIntyre to accept
the communication from Mr. Largess, Jr.  So unanimously voted.
5)   Letter from Russell R. Sicard, Esq. re:  claim of Arthur R. Newman 
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor to forward this to
the Town Solicitor.  So unanimously voted.
6)   Council copy of communications from Turner C. Scott, Esq. regarding  
     mooring relocations for:
  a) Joseph Ducas
  b) Thomas E. Tinker
  c) Richard Anderson
  d) Section 7 from Harbor Management Commission Ordinance (as exhibit    
     from Town Clerk)
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Littman to refer the
communications from Turner C. Scott, Esq. to the Harbor Management
Commission.
      So unanimously voted.  The Harbor Management Commission Chair noted
that Mr. Scott will be at the next Harbor Commission meeting on May 10,
2000.
7)   Council copy of communication from Laszlo Siegmund re:  "less
government,     fewer regulations" 
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to accept
the communication from Laszlo Siegmund.  So unanimously voted.
8)   Council copy of communication from Agnes Cotter Filkins re:  Zoning
meeting of April 11, 2000
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to accept
the communication from Agnes Cotter Filkins.  So unanimously voted.
9)   Council copy of communication from Tim Wasco and Mary Meagher re: 
road signs by RIDOT     
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor McIntyre to accept
the communication from Mr. Wasco and Ms. Meagher.  So unanimously voted.
10)  Council copy of communication from CRMC re:  harbor fees
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to accept
the communication from CRMC.  So unanimously voted.

NEW BUSINESS

1)   Harbor Management Commission salary overpayment (per Councilor Swain)
previously addressed.

2)   23rd Annual Fools' Rules Regatta request for permission
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor McIntyre to grant
permission to hold the 23rd Annual Fools' Rules Regatta on August 19th
(August 20 rain date) subject to approval of the Fire Chief and the Police
Chief.  So unanimously voted.
3)   Jamestown Baseball Association "Annual Opening Day Parade"  request
for permission previously addressed
4)   Peddlar license one-day application:
     Applicant            Location    Date
     *Humane Society of Jamestown  Narragansett Ave. May 29, 2000
     *Central Baptist Church    99 Narragansett Ave. May 17, 2000
* request to waive fee ($5.00)
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to grant
the one-day license for the Humane Society of Jamestown and Central
Baptist Church and to waive the fee for both applicants.
      So unanimously voted.
5)   Peddlar license renewal applications:
     Applicant                  Location
     Alfred B. Bingell
     d/b/a Freddie Bing's Hotdog Thing (cart)     East Ferry
Following a discussion involving a complaint received against Mr. Bingell
regarding the practice of discarding the cooking water from the cart onto
the grass at East Ferry, it was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by
Councilor Swain to approve the license renewal subject to the proprietor
discontinuing the disposal cooking water onto the grass at East Ferry and
the resolution of debts, taxes and appropriate signatures.
      So unanimously voted.

     Alfred B. Bingell d/b/a Cove Grill        Mackerel Cove Beach

It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Swain to
approve the license renewal for Alfred B. Bingell d/b/a/ Cove Grill
subject to the resolution of debts, taxes and appropriate signatures.
      So unanimously voted.
6)   Sunday sales license renewal application:
     Applicant                  Location
     Zeek's Bait & Tackle, Inc.
     d/b/a Zeek's Bait & Tackle          194 North Road
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor McIntyre to approve
the Sunday sales license renewal for Zeek's Bait & Tackle, Inc., subject
to the resolution of debts, taxes and appropriate signatures.
      So unanimously voted.

SITTING AS BOARD OF WATER AND SEWER COMMISSION:

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
  
1)   Water and Sewer budgets for 2000 - 2001 (if favorable, for approval)
  a) water budget
  b) sewer budget
The Town Administrator informed the Commission that the rates approved at
the last Water and Sewer meeting generated an additional $4,200.00 and
those funds were added to the Water budget under Metered Excess Water and
to the Capital Improvements Infrastructure Replacement Fund.  
William Brennan, 238 Narragansett Avenue addressed the funds for the Save
Yield Study of South Pond.
      Mr. Brennan noted that a study was conducted in 1982 and wondered
why another one is now being done.
      The Town Administrator informed Mr. Brennan that the study planned
for the South Pond was recommended by the consultant and will be a more
precise mathematical study geared towards solving the water supply problem
in Jamestown.
      Commissioner Swain explained that the previous study done in 1982
did not contain all the information needed, such as, pumping reports and
rainfall.  
It was moved by Commissioner Long, seconded by Commissioner Swain to
approve the Water Budget for 2000 - 2001 in the amount of $586,494.00.  So
unanimously voted.
It was moved by Commissioner Long, seconded by Commissioner McIntyre to
approve the Sewer Budget  for 2000 - 2001 in the amount of $377,082.00. 
So unanimously voted.

There being no further business on the Council agenda, it was moved by
Councilor McIntyre, seconded by Councilor Swain to adjourn the meeting at
10:10 PM.  So unanimously voted.

Attest:

Arlene D. Kalooski
Town Clerk