TOWN COUNCIL
JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND
July 10, 2000

A regular meeting of the Jamestown Town Council was called to order at the
Melrose Avenue School, 76 Melrose Avenue, at 7:05 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
Arthur J. Christman, Fire Chief
CONSENT AGENDA

It was requested that item # 4a 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)   Adoption of Council minutes: 
a)   06/29/2000  Special Meeting
2)   Bills & Payroll
3)   Copies of Minutes of Boards & Committee Meetings:
a)   Zoning Board of Review (5/23/00)
b)   Jamestown Philomenian Library (5/16/00)
c)   Beavertail State Park Advisory Committee (5/17/00)
5)   CRMC notices:
a)   Finding No Significant Impact: Evelyn Pennine to replace existing
deck (29 Seaside Drive; Plat 14, Lot 15)
b)   Assent:  Edward Burke to construct a residential boating facility and
float (30 Collins Terrace; Plat 2, Lot 94)
c)   Residential Assent:  James Cardi to construct a  12' x 25' shed with
attached awning, located fifty feet landward of the coastal feature (1181
North Main Road; Plat 3, Lot 562)
d)   Assent:  RI DEM/Planning & Development  re: rehabilitation of 3
historic buildings located at Fort Wetherill.
e)   Letter of Authorization :  James Botelho for Experimental Aquaculture
at Dutch Harbor 
  6) Zoning Board of Review Application for Variation to abutters re: 
Conanicut Marine Services
7)   State Planning Council, Notice of Public Hearing re:  Transportation
Improvement Program (TIP) Public Hearings on 07/20/2000
8)   EPA Administrative complaint against the Town of Natick, MA.
     (example of ongoing attention that EPA continues to devote to
Departments of Public Works throughout New England
9)   Ethics Today Newsletter Spring 2000.
10)  Abatement/Addenda Report of Tax Assessor received 07/09/2000 
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4)   Resolutions from other municipalities:
a)   Resolution in support of the "National Campaign to Fully Fund Idea" -
Individuals With Disabilities Education Act from the City of Pawtucket.
It was moved by Councilor Littman, seconded by Councilor Long to refer
this resolution in support of the "National Campaign to Fully Fund Idea" 
to the School Committee.  So unanimously voted.

EXECUTIVE SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT

1)   Pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5 (a)(1) (job performance)
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to meet in
executive session regarding the job performance of the Town Solicitor,
pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5 (a)(1)(job performance)   It was voted, Councilor
Long, aye; Councilor Littman, aye; Councilor Amerigian, aye; Councilor
McIntyre, aye; and Councilor Swain, aye.
      The motion to hold an executive session passed unanimously.

PUBLIC HEARING

None

OPEN FORUM

1)   Scheduled Requests to Address

2)   Non-Agenda Requests to Address

REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND TOWN OFFICIALS

1)   Town Administrator's report (attached hereto)
  a) Requested action by Council - None
     i) Commemorative Quarter for the State of Rhode Island
The Town Administrator reported that she and Council President Long
attended a press conference at East Ferry with Governor Lincoln Almond to
unveil the commemorative quarter for the State of Rhode Island.
      This coin is a view a sailboat on the Narragansett Bay.
     ii)   Tall Ships
The Town Administrator reported that the Tall Ships event went smoothly
and commended Police Chief Tighe, Sgt.
     William Donovan, and the Parks and Recreation Department, Public
Works Department, Harbormaster, Fire Department, and Ambulance Association
for a job well done.
      It was the consensus of the Council that Councilor McIntyre would
send a letter of commendation to the Jamestown Press regarding the
outstanding job done by the Town employees.
     iii)  Hull Street and Jamestown Bridge
Following the report on the Jamestown Bridge, it was suggested by
Councilor Littman and Councilor Amerigian that the Town Administrator
contact RIDOT to inquire about the possibility of installing a fence half
way up the bridge and trash barrels on the North Kingstown side in
addition to the gate located at the Jamestown side as previously
requested.   The installation of a fence would allow access for fishing
from the North Kingstown side.
2)   Jamestown Conservation Commission
a)   Copy of correspondence to Richard Ayen
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Swain to accept
the correspondence from the Conservation Commission.
      So unanimously voted.
3)         Jamestown Housing Authority
a)   Request waiver of PILOT funds
The Town Administrator noted that "PILOT" (funds) is defined as Payment in
Lieu of Taxes.
     Following a discussion on what items, if any, could be budgeted for
by the Jamestown Housing Authority and the Town's responsibility for
repairs to the sidewalk, it was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by
Councilor Littman to invite the Executive Director to the next Council
meeting to discuss this issue.
      So unanimously voted.  The Town Administrator noted that she would
instruct the Public Works Director to inspect the sidewalk in front of the
Pemberton Avenue location.
4)   Library Board of Trustees (1 vacancy; term ending 5/31/2003); if
favorable, appoint
     a) Letters of interest:
  i) Daniel Donahue
  ii)   Edward J. Greenan, PhD.
     iii)  Beth Cregan
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor McIntyre to
appoint Beth Cregan to the Library Board of Trustees, term ending
05/31/2000.  So unanimously voted.
5)   Jamestown Personnel Board: (1 vacancy exists (term ending 6/2002); if
favorable, appoint
  a) request for reappointment from Jane S. Miner
  b) letters of interest
     i) Jeffrey G. Brier, CLU, ChFC
     ii)   Betty R. Kinder
     iii)  Cynthia J. Butler
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Littman to appoint
Jeffrey G. Brier to the Personnel Board, term ending 06/2002.  So
unanimously voted.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1)   Conanicut Island Land Trust (continued from 06/26/2000)
The Town Administrator reported that the Conanicut Island Land Trust is
looking into other properties that may be available.
      Councilor Amerigian recused himself from the discussion on Conanicut
Island Land Trust.
       It was requested that this item be kept on future agendas for
updates.
2)   Level of Reservoir
The Town Administrator reported that the level of the reservoir is 10
inches below capacity.
       The level is dropping approximately one-half inch per day.
       The Town Administrator reported that Public Works Director, Steven
Goslee  is working at keeping the water use from the South Pond to
approximately 30%.  
3)   Hull Street (continued from 06/26/2000) on agenda for updates on
parking/speed concerns of neighbors
In a continued discussion relating to Hull Street parking, additional
resident concerns were addressed.  
Frank Delbonis, 120 Seaside Drive informed the Council that items have
been stolen from yards in that area, cars are parking at the intersection
in violation of our parking ordinance, litter is thrown about, and car
alarms are going off at 2:00 AM and 3:00 AM.  
Daniel Lilly, 132 Beach Avenue, requested that the Council also address
the same concerns on Beach Avenue.
The Council discussed several possible actions to assist in alleviating
this type of situation.
       It was also noted that this same problem occurs in many residential
areas where there are rights-of way to the water.
      Consideration was given to the installation of no parking signs and
the ticketing and towing of vehicles improperly parked.   Additionally,
the Council discussed the possibility of resident stickers.
      The Town Solicitor was instructed to review the Code of Ordinance
with the possibility of making changes to address this issue.
COMMUNICATIONS

1)   Letter from Steven McInnis re: Comprehensive Community Plan & Harbor
Management Comprehensive Plan
Mr. McInnis requested that the Council appoint a committee to review the
possibility of moving the jurisdiction over waterfront facilities to the
Town.
       Mr. McInnis reiterated the information leading to this request, as
stated in his letter to the Town Council dated May 11, 2000.    
Ellicott Wright, 984 Ft. Getty Road addressed the budget of the Harbor
Management Commission.
      Mr. Wright suggested that the Harbor Management Commission budget
should go before the voters at the Town Financial Meeting.
       Their budget should include both capital projects and the cost of
running the Harbor office.   
The Council discussed the possibility of holding a workshop relating to
Harbor issues.
      It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Littman to put
this on the agenda for the next Council meeting for the purpose of
scheduling a work session with the Harbor Management Commission in early
August.  So unanimously voted.
The Harbor clerk informed the Council that Harbor Management Commission
will be scheduling workshops to discuss these issues also.
2)   Letter form the Attorney General re: invitation to the second Open
Government Summit on August 9th
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Long to accept
the invitation to the Open Government Summit.  So unanimously voted.  
3)   Letter from RIDEM re: Draft Project Priority List FY 01
The Town Administrator informed the Council that this funding will be made
available in June 2001.
       It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to
accept the Draft Project Priority List for 2001.  So unanimously voted.
) Letter from the Salvation Army re: invitation to Annual Dinner on
September 20th
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Swain to accept the
invitation to the Annual Dinner.  So unanimously voted.
5)   Community/Neighborhood Application Workshop on July 18th
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Littman to accept
the application for a Community/Neighborhood workshop.
      So unanimously voted.

NEW BUSINESS

1)   One Day Entertainment License (Fort Getty)
     Applicant         Date of Use       Request for
  a) Nora Santamoor    August 19, 2000      Band 
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Long to approve
the one day entertainment license, subject to the resolution of debts,
taxes and appropriate signatures.  So unanimously voted.
  b) Paul Robertson    September 9, 2000    Disc Jockey
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Long to approve
the one day entertainment license, subject to the resolution of debts,
taxes and appropriate signatures.  So unanimously voted.
2)   One Day Peddler License Application
     Applicant         Date of Use       Location
  a) Jamestown Yacht Club August 19, 2000      East Ferry Beach
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Long to approve
the one day peddler license for the Jamestown Yacht Club, subject to the
resolution of debts, taxes and appropriate signatures.
      So unanimously voted.
3)   One Day Liquor License Application
  a) Holy Ghost Society   August 5, 2000 11 Pemberton Avenue

The Council reviewed issues of concern from the previous Feast of Holy
Ghost.
      Mentioned specifically, was the noise of the refrigeration truck.
      It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Long to
approve the one day Class F-1 liquor license, with the stipulation that
the abutting neighbors be contacted to inform them of the event and to
discuss any of their concerns.  So unanimously voted.
4)   Oil Spill Bulletin, Friday, July 7 from UNIFIED COMMAND, U.S. Coast
Guard
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor McIntyre to accept
the bulletin from the U.S. Coast Guard.  So unanimously voted.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Littman to adjourn
into executive session at 8:10 PM, pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5 (a)(1) (job
performance).
      It was voted Councilor Long, aye; Councilor Littman, aye; Councilor
Amerigian, aye; Councilor McIntyre, aye; Councilor Swain, aye.
      The motion passed.

The Council returned to the regular meeting at 8:40 PM.
      It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to
seal the minutes of the executive session to the public.
      So unanimously voted. 

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business before Council, motion by Councilor Long,
seconded by Councilor McIntyre to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 PM.
     So unanimously voted.

Attest:

Arlene D. Kalooski
Town Clerk