TOWN COUNCIL
JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND
June 12, 2000
(as amended June 26, 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
James Murphy, Esq., Town Solicitor
Thomas P. Tighe, Chief of Police
Arthur J. Christman, Fire Chief

Representatives from Narragansett Electric:
Frederick L. Mason, III, Vice President and Director of Corporate
Communications
Michael F. Ryan, Executive Vice President
Christopher Root, Senior Vice President of Operations

Council President Long informed the audience that due to the power outage
on Jamestown caused by a cruise ship severing the electrical cable in the
Narragansett Bay, the agenda would be shortened and many items tabled
until the next Council meeting on June 26, 2000.
Items to be tabled were:

VIII.   Reports of Boards, Committees and Town Officials:
  Items 12 - 17

IX.  Unfinished Business:
  Items 2 - 5 & 7

X.   Communications:
  Items 1 - 6

XI.  New Business:
  Items 4 - 7

The Town Administrator presented a verbal report on the power outage to
inform residents.
      The Town Administrator reported that at 9:00 PM on June 12, 2000 the
Town lost all power.
      It was reported that the power cables from Newport to Jamestown had
been damaged.  Confirmation from Narragansett Electric was received, at
which point, the emergency management procedure for the Town of Jamestown
was implemented.  Public safety personnel, consisting of the Chief of
Police, Fire Chief,  Emergency Management Director and the Town
Administrator, met at the Jamestown Police Station to begin emergency
plans for the Town.
      As there was no way of knowing how long Jamestown would be without
power, steps were immediately taken to provide water to residents not on
the municipal water system.
      The Council President was informed and updated throughout the night
and called an emergency Council meeting for 7:30 AM on June 12.
      At 8:00 AM, June 12, 2000 the Jamestown Town Council declared a
local disaster in the Town of Jamestown.
      This declaration enabled the Town of Jamestown to receive support
from the State and the National Guard.
      Updates from Narragansett Electric continued throughout the day and
the Town Administrator was informed that attempts were being made to
splice one of the cables damaged by the cruise ship.
      At approximately 2:00 PM power was restored to Jamestown; however,
as a backup, Narragansett Electric stationed generators around the island
in case they were needed.  

Representatives from Narragansett Electric were asked to give a report on
their efforts for a solution to this emergency.
       Michael F. Ryan, Executive Vice President of Narragansett Electric,
informed the Council of the severity of the emergency caused by the damage
to the power cables and noted how the Town Administrator and Council
effectively assisted them in an early restoration of electricity.
      Additionally, Mr. Ryan informed the Council that the backup
generators would remain on Jamestown until the emergency is over.
      Christopher Root, Senior Vice President of Operations informed the
Council that it took eleven hours to splice one of the cables in order to
restore power.
      The second cable, which was attached to the anchor of the cruise
ship, will be assessed to determine if it can be repaired.  Also, under
consideration is the possibility of installing cable from North Kingstown
to Jamestown. 
Several concerns regarding the time frame of a permanent solution and the
possibility of there being another loss power were discussed.  The
representatives from Narragansett Electric noted that there are backup
generators and extra personnel working to prevent any extended loss of
power.  If power is lost again, it should only be for a short time.  

Council President Long expressed his appreciation to everyone for their
assistance in this emergency situation.
      In particular, Councilor Long mentioned the administrative staff,
Narragansett Electric personnel, Major General Reginald A. Centracchio
from the National Guard, Senator Teresa Paiva- Weed, Congressman Patrick
J. Kennedy, Senator Jack Reed, Town Administrator Maryanne Crawford, Chief
Thomas Tighe, and Fire Chief Arthur Christman.  

SITTING AS ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSING COMMISSION

1.   Jamestown & Newport Ferry Company
  a) Request for permission to make sales at retail aboard the vessel The
Jamestown and The Jamestown II during the period 30 minutes prior to
scheduled departure (attached copy of Class G Liquor License)
Councilor Long requested comment from the audience; there being none, it
was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to grant the
request from Jamestown & Newport Ferry Company to make sales at retail
during the period 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure.
     It was voted four in favor with Councilor Swain recusing.
      The motion passed.

CONSENT AGENDA

It was requested that item #3b be removed from the Consent Agenda.
      It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to
approve the Consent Agenda as amended.  So unanimously voted.  The amended
consent agenda consisted of:
It was noted that the numbering on the Consent Agenda repeats numbers 2
and 3 and is  incorrect.

1.   Adoption of minutes: 05/22/2000 (regular meeting)

2.   Bills & Payroll

3.   Copies of Minutes of Boards & Committee Meetings:
a)   Planning Commission (5/3/00)
b)   Zoning Board of Review (3/28/00, 4/11/00, 4/25/00, 5/9/00)
c)   Harbor Management Commission Minutes (1/98 & 4/00)
d)   Wastewater Management Subcommittee (1/11/00, 2/8/00)

2.   Resolutions from other municipalities:
a)   National Campaign to Fully Fund IDEA from the Town of North
Smithfield

3.   Zoning Board of Review - Application for Exception or Variation re:
a)   Sprint Spectrum LP to the Town of Jamestown

4.   CRMC Revised Notice to Edward F. Burke, re: Assent to construct &
maintain a residential boating facility to consist of a 4' x 180' +/-
fixed timber pier, a 3' x 24' ramp and a 10' x 15' (150 sq. ft.) float.  A
lift system is proposed to elevate the float to 11.2 feet above mean low
water.
      The terminus of the dock will extend to 131 ft. beyond mean low
water requiring variances to the CRMP, Section 300.4. at 30 Collins
Terrace (Plat 2, Lot 94)

5.   CRMC Findings No Significant Impact re:
  a) Town of Jamestown RE: repair/replace electrical service to dock

b)   Aram Dermanouelian, to conduct maintenance repairs to an existing
fish pond by installing trap rock along the bank at 556 East Shore Road,
(Plat 4, Lot 103)

c)   Richard Maker, to replace existing roof shingles on dwelling located
at 480 Seaside Drive (Plat 3A, Lot 26)

d)   Peter Maseley, to install a new ISDS as per approval plans located at
14 Dewey Lane (Plat 7, Lot 44)

6.   CRMC Certificate of Maintenance re:

a)   Roseanne & Carl Pucci, III, to construct maintenance repairs to a
septic system pursuant to DEM-ISDS approved plans located at 504 Seaside
Drive (Plat 3, Lot 16)

b)   Vanessa Wurman, to conduct maintenance to the existing septic system
pursuant to DEM approved plan at 450 East Shore Road (Plat 4, Lot 15)

7.   CRMC Assents re:

a)   Vanessa Wurman, to construct an as built@ drainage by installing a
12' RCP drain under the existing driveway entrance, install gravel and
grade the existing gravel parking area, loam a portion of the existing
lawn and remove approx.
     90 ft. of roof (direct discharge) drainage pipe from the freshwater
wetland and install a roof drain with shallow (18') galleys at 450 East
Shore Road (Plat 4, Lot 15)

b)   Vanessa Wurman, to construct a 14' x 22' roof over an existing deck,
replace existing roof and siding with shingles and install a fence, 450
East Shore Road (Plat 4, Lot 15)

c)   Don & Katherine Wineberg, to perform buffer zone management at 354
Beavertail Road (Plat 12, Lot 52)

8.   RIDEM Insignificant Alteration Permit to Beverly Lange,  proposed
demolition and reconstruction of a single family dwelling, driveway and
decks located at High Street (Plat 9, Lot 307)

9.   Find-It! RI Government Information Locator Service Notice

10.  US Census 2000 Boundary Validation Program

11.  Abatements/Addenda Report of Tax Assessor received 06/19/2000

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3.   Zoning Board of Review - Application for Exception or Variation re:

b)   Omnipoint Communications MB OPS to the Town of Jamestown
The Town Administrator informed the Council that it was her understanding
that the Beavertail State Park Advisory Committee is opposed to the
request by Omnipoint Communications; however, it will be put before the
Zoning Board of Review on June 27th.
       It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Littman to
accept the copy of the application to Zoning Board of Review from
Omnipoint Communications.  So unanimously voted.

EXECUTIVE SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT

None

PUBLIC HEARINGS
  
None

OPEN FORUM

1.   Scheduled Requests to Address
None

2.   Non-Agenda Requests to Address
None

REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND TOWN OFFICIALS

1.   Town Administrator's report (attached hereto)
  a) Requested action by Council

     i) Award addition to ambulance building to Chirico Construction
It was moved by Councilor Swain, seconded by Councilor Long to award the
bid for the addition to the ambulance building to Chirico Construction in
an amount not to exceed $55,000.00.  So unanimously voted. 
 
     ii)   Forward salary survey to the Personnel Board for their review
and recommendation
Councilor Amerigian inquired why the bar charts for the Town
Administrator, Town Clerk and Finance Director were not included in this
survey.
      The Town Administrator informed the Council that at the time of the
survey, the employees in those positions were new hires and had not
completed their first year.
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Swain to forward the
salary survey to the Personnel Board for their review and recommendation.
      So unanimously voted.

2.   Library Board of Trustees (1 vacancy; term ending 5/31/2003); if
favorable, schedule interviews

a)   Letters of interest:
i)   Daniel Donahue
ii)  Delia Klingbeil (withdrawn 4/29/00)
iii) Edward J. Greenan, PhD.
iv)  Beth Cregan

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Swain to request
that the Town Clerk set up interviews for the Library Board of Trustees.
      So unanimously voted.

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor McIntyre to table
items 12 - 17.  So unanimously voted.

12.  Tax Assessment Board of Review (1 vacancy, term ending 6/30/2004); if
favorable, order advertised

13.  Conservation Commission
a)   Memorandum re: Tree Preservation & Protection Committee

14.  Jamestown Fire Department
a)   Status of Aerial Truck

15.  Parks & Recreation Department
a)   Letter re: Ft. Getty Pavilion Leases

16.  Water Resources Protection Committee (2 vacancies, term ending
unspecified); if favorable, order advertised
a)   Letters of Resignation re: 
i)   Anthony B. Simeone
ii)  Dick Ayen

17.  Town Clerk
a)   Letter to Charles McSoley re: Town Sergeant position
i)   Appointment of new Town Sergeant
b)   Certification of Local Questions for November Ballot
  
UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1.   Board of Water & Sewer Commission Proposed water ban 06/29/00 through
07/02/00 (continued from 05/15/00)
The Town Administrator informed the Council that there is a concern by the
Public Works Director that the water treatment plant may not be able to
keep with the amount of water used while the Tall Ships are being
observed.   Additionally, the Town Administrator noted that this is a
proposed ban on all outdoor watering.
       Concern regarding the watering of flower and vegetable gardens was
discussed.  The Council noted that residents may want to begin collecting
rain water in anticipation of any water ban. 
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian enact the
ban on outside watering for 06/29/00 - 07/02/00.  So unanimously voted.

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Swain to table items
# 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 until the next Council meeting.  So unanimously voted.

2.   East Ferry Improvement Project & Update

3.   GZA: Site Investigation Work Plan

4.   Soccer Association B Permission to hire a Landscape
Architect/Surveyor 

5.   Letter from Steven McInnis re: Comprehensive Plan & Harbor Management
Comprehensive Plan (continued from 5/22/2000)

6.   B.J. Whitehouse & Rocket Dawgz, Location of Fireworks for 7/4/2000
Mr. Whitehouse informed the Council that he met with the Chief of Police
and Fire Chief and all have agreed with the East Ferry location for the
July 4th fireworks display.
      Police Chief Tighe reported that there are only one or two boats
that fall short of the clearance and the Harbormaster will speak directly
with those boat owners.
        Fire Chief Christman informed the Council that he will issue a
permit for the fireworks display, subject to wind and weather
restrictions, noting that the group that puts on this display is fully
insured and bonded.  
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Littman to approve
the July 4th fireworks display at the East Ferry.  So unanimously voted.

7.   Handicap Parking at Fort Wetherill (continued from 5/8/2000 &
5/22/2000)

COMMUNICATIONS

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor to continue
communications to the next Council meeting.  So unanimously voted.

1.   Richard A. Hines re: Sewer System upgrade

2.   Paul & Cynthia Levesque re:
a)   Sewer System upgrade
b)   Letter appearing in Jamestown Press

3.   Charles J. Ritter re: letter concerning payment for sewer upgrade.

4.   Mary Meagher re:  Harbor Management Commission

5.   Andy & Martha Yates letter to the Zoning Board of Review re: CMS
Expansions

6.   James N. Nadeau & Company re: Town audit

NEW BUSINESS 

1.   Fort Getty One Day Entertainment License:
     Applicant         Date of Use    Request for:   
a)   Nancy Davidson    8/20/2000      Disc Jockey
b)   Bay Voyage        6/26/2000      Band
c)   Joseph Soito, Jr.    9/16/2000      Disc Jockey

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to grant
the One Day Entertainment License at Fort Getty for Nancy Davidson, Bay
Voyage and Joseph Soito, Jr., subject to resolution of debts, taxes and
appropriate signatures.  So unanimously voted.

d)   Shores Association      6/24/2000      Waive $100 fee

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to grant
the request to waive the $100.00 fee for the Shores Association.  So
unanimously voted.

2.   One Day Peddler & Entertainment License:
Applicant        Date of Use    Request for:   
  a) Chamber of Commerce  6/30/2000      Band & Food Sales

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to grant
the One Day Peddler & Entertainment License for the Chamber of Commerce,
subject to the appropriate signatures.  So unanimously voted.

3.   Letter from attorney Donnelly re: payment for the Rainbow Car Wash
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to refer
the letter from attorney Donnelly to the Town Solicitor and request that
he update the Council on this issue.  So unanimously voted.

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor McIntyre to table
items 4 - 7 to the June  26, 2000 Council meeting.  So unanimously voted. 

4.   Letter from the Friends of Jamestown Skaters re: skate park

5.   Letter from New England Institute of Technology re: year 2000
graduates

6.   Petition to designate Hull Street as a one-way road, reduce speed
limit and post additional safety signs.

7.   Save the Bay re: request to use land at Taylor Point.

OTHER COMMUNICATIONS

None

OPEN FORUM Continued

The Town Administrator notified the Council that Craig Watson, Emergency
Management Director, worked throughout the night and was in attendance at
all meetings dealing with the loss of power.  

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business before the Council, it was moved by
Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Littman to adjourn the meeting at
7:49 PM.  So unanimously voted.

Attest:

Arlene D. Kalooski
Town Clerk