TOWN COUNCIL
JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND

Emergency Meeting
Phase II

June 12, 2000
(as amended June 26, 2000)

At 9:30 AM at the Jamestown Police Station, Conanicus Avenue, motion by
Council President Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to call an
emergency session of the Town Council  and waive the 48-hour notice
requirement, in accordance with Section 206 of the Town Charter and RIGL
42-46-6(c). So unanimously  voted. The following members were present:

Kenneth G. Littman, Vice President
Craig A. Amerigian
David Swain
Absent:  Bruce McIntyre

The others present were:

Maryanne Crawford, CPA, Town Administrator/Finance Director
James T. Murphy, Town Solicitor
Mary Alice Lurgio, Clerk
Thomas Tighe, Chief of Police

Narragansett Electric representatives present:

Frederick L. Mason, III, Vice President and Director, Corporate
Communications
Michael F. Ryan, Executive Vice President

The Council discussed the power outage and their continued efforts to meet
the immediate needs of the community.
      Mr. Ryan informed the Council that steps were being taken to assess
the damage.
      An Emergency Communications Center has been set up at the Jamestown
Police Station and will be available throughout the emergency.
      Additionally, a customer service number was provided
(1-800-322-3223).

It was reported that there are two cables that supply electric power to
Jamestown and that both of the cables were damaged. Attempts are being
made to splice one of the cables which would temporarily restore power.
       The engineers for Narragansett Electric (National Grid) are
estimating that it should take approximately three to four days before
power is restored.  

The Town Administrator reviewed emergency procedures and informed the
Council that steps were being taken to prepare the school as a temporary
shelter.
      Plans were made to hold a press conference in an attempt to keep
residents informed.  It was noted that the Governor's office, and other
local and State officials would be notified.  

It was the consensus of the Council that they would table all but
necessary items at tonight's regularly scheduled Council meeting.
      The Town Administrator would update the Council as information was
received.

There being no further business, it was moved by Councilor Long, seconded
by Councilor Littman to adjourn the meeting 10:05 AM.
      So unanimously voted.

The minutes of  this meeting were taken by Mary Alice Lurgio,
Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police and transcribed by the
Town Clerk.

Attest:

Arlene D. Kalooski
Town Clerk