TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
Monday, September 11, 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:

Maryanne Crawford, CPA, Town Administrator/Finance Director
Kimberly A. Turcone, Deputy Town Clerk
James T. Murphy, Town Solicitor

I. AWARDS, PRESENTATION AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:
None

III. SITTING AS ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSING COMMISSION:
  None 

IV.  CONSENT AGENDA:

Councilor Amerigian requested item #3b be removed from the Consent Agenda.
      A motion was made by Councilor Long and seconded by Councilor
Littman to approve the consent agenda as amended.  So unanimously voted.

  1) Adoption of Council minutes: 
a) 8/28/2000 Regular Meeting

  2) Bills & Payroll

  3) Copies of Minutes & Agendas of Boards & Committee Meetings:
a) Planning Commission 
i) Minutes from 8/16/2000
ii) Agenda for 9/6/2000

4) Memorandum from the Board of Examiners of Landscape Architects 

5) RICRMC Maintenance Certification to the Jamestown Department of Public
Works to maintain and restore existing roadside drainage ditch which
carries "filter backwash flow" from the Town's drinking water pumping
facility.
      The drainage ditch is located along the shoulder of North Main Road,
and is located in a coastal wetland abutting the road.
      The project also involves treating invasive Phragmites with
glyphosate herbicide.
     The project is considered a combination of maintenance type work and
wetland restoration; located along shoulder of North Main Road.

  3) Copies of Minutes & Agendas of Boards & Committee Meetings:

b) Board of Canvassers Minutes from 8/22/2000

Councilor Amerigian noted that some names appear twice in the minutes.
      The Town Administrator reported that this was the first report from
the Board of Canvassers using their new software.
      A motion was made by Councilor Amerigian and seconded by Councilor
Long to refer the minutes back to the Board of Canvassers for corrections
and resubmission to the Council.  So unanimously voted.

V.   EXECUTIVE SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT:
  None

VI.  PUBLIC HEARINGS:

  An Ordinance Amending Section 5-37(b) of the Code of Ordinances of the
Town of Jamestown

Councilor Long opened the Public Hearing at 7:05 pm and asked for public
input.
      The Town Solicitor reported that the word "not" should be removed
from item #10 and should read; "Interested, but otherwise unaffiliated".
      Ellicott Wright voiced his concerns regarding membership on
committees.
      A motion was made by Councilor Long and seconded by Councilor
Amerigian to approve the amended ordinance Section 5-37(b) of the Code of
Ordinances of the Town of Jamestown.  So unanimously voted.

The Public Hearing was closed at 7:12 pm.

VII. OPEN FORUM:

Ginny Perry of Sea View Drive stated her concern regarding the status of
the light that should shine on the flag at the Veteran's Memorial Square.
      The Town Administrator stated that she would have someone change the
light bulb.

Edwin Connelly of North Main Road updated the Council on the Conanicut
Battery project.
      He invited the Council to attend the October 14th clean up at the
site.  

VIII.   REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND TOWN OFFICIALS:

1)      Town Administrator's Submitted report
a) Requested action by Council - Award the bid to install windows to
Windor Inc. for an amount not to exceed $27,360.00
A motion was made by Councilor Long and seconded by Councilor McIntyre to
award the bid to install windows at the Community Center to Windor Inc.
for an amount not to exceed $27,360.00.  So unanimously voted.

A motion was made by Councilor McIntyre and seconded by Councilor Swain to
ask the Town Solicitor to seek a legal resolution to obtain the original
10% deposit back from Champion.  So unanimously voted.

The Council requested that the Town Solicitor talk to Dr. Gallo regarding
a better solution for a meeting area.

  2) Harbor Management Commission 

a) Draft of Harbor Management Plan (for Council's review per Councilman
Swain)
b) Draft of Harbor Management Ordinance (for Council's review per
Councilman Swain) 
Councilor Swain reported that there is no comment needed at this time and
that the draft copy of the ordinance and plan were just for the Councils
review.
c) Memorandum re: workshop date
The Council agreed to meet with the Harbor Management Commission on
September 21st at 7:30.

IX   UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

1) Southwest Avenue Stone Wall

a) Report from Town Administrator
The Town Administrator reported that she has requested that the Department
of Transportation plant ivy along the stonewall on Southwest Avenue.
      She is still waiting to hear back from them.

b) Letter from William Berman re: stone walls on Southwest Avenue
A motion was made by Councilor Long and seconded by Councilor Littman to
accept the letter from William Berman and forward a copy to the DOT.
      So unanimously voted.

2) East Greenwich Smoking Ordinance

a) Letter from the Town Solicitor 
The Town Solicitor voiced his concerns regarding the proposed ordinance.
      After some discussion a motion was made by Councilor McIntyre and
seconded by Councilor Long to request the Substance Abuse Prevention Task
Force contact restaurant owners to work on a policy for smoking in
restaurants and to come back to the Council with a draft resolution.
      This motion is made to encourage restaurant owners to provide smoke
free sections in their establishments.  So unanimously voted.

b) Letter from Diane Manchester 
A motion was made by Councilor Long and seconded by Councilor Amerigian to
accept the letter from Diane Manchester.  So unanimously voted.

3)   Water Regulations

After some discussion regarding the Water Regulation Ordinance the Council
requested that the Town Solicitor work with the Town Administrator and
Director of Public Works to clarify the language in the ordinance.
      The Council requested to see the clarifications at the next Board of
Water and Sewer meeting if time permits.

X.   COMMUNICATIONS:

1) Letter from Victor Calabretta to the RI Ethics Commission re: CMS
A motion was made by Councilor Amerigian and seconded by Councilor
McIntyre to accept the letter from Victor Calabretta.
      So unanimously voted.

2) Letter from VHB re: GZA Potable Water Supply Well Evaluation
The Town Administrator handed out the response from GZA to VHB.
      The Council asked to review the documents and table the issue for
the next meeting.

XI.  NEW BUSINESS:

  1) Transfer of Victualing License 
  Transfer From        Transfer To       Business Name
  Joanne Sullivan      Diana Scanlon-Andreozzi    Spinnaker's 

A motion was made by Councilor Amerigian and seconded by Councilor Swain
to approve the transfer of Spinnaker's with the appropriate approvals from
town officials and the resolution of debts and taxes paid by previous the
owner.  So unanimously voted.

OTHER COMMUNCIATIONS:
None

OPEN FORUM CONTINUED (if necessary):
None

EXECUTIVE SESSION:
None

A motion was made by Councilor Long and seconded by Councilor Amerigian to
adjourn the meeting at 8:10 pm.  So unanimously voted.

Attest:

Kimberly A. Turcone
Deputy Town Clerk