TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
October 10, 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:

Craig A. Amerigian
Bruce W. McIntyre
David Swain

Kenneth G. Littman, Vice President, was absent

Also present were:
Arlene D. Kalooski, Town Clerk
James T. Murphy, Town Solicitor
Arthur J. Christman, Fire Chief

Maryanne Crawford, CPA, Town Administrator/Finance Director, arrived at
7:16 PM

AWARDS, PRESENTATION AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

None

SITTING AS ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSING COMMISSION

CLASS A

Jean CeppiPage, Inc.
d/b/a Page's
30 Southwest Avenue

Island Beverage, Inc.
d/b/a: Island Beverage
1 Ferry Wharf

CLASS B - TAVERN

Long Wharf Marina Restaurant, Inc.
d/b/a The Bay Voyage
150 Conanicus Avenue

CLASS B - VICTUALER

Alexander Enterprises, Inc.
d/b/a the Narragansett Café
25 Narragansett Avenue
Midwest Electric, Inc.
d/b/a Bayview Bar & Grille
53 Conanicus Avenue, Unit 1R

Islandish, Ltd.
d/b/a Chopmist Charlies
40 Narragansett Avenue

Jamestown Oyster Bar, Inc.
d/b/a Jamestown Oyster Bar
22 Narragansett Avenue

New England Golf Course Management, Inc.
d/b/a the Caddy Shack
a/k/a Jamestown Golf and Country Club
245 Conanicus Avenue (lower level rear)

Schoolhouse Café, Inc.
d/b/a Schoolhouse Café
14 Narragansett Avenue

Trattoria Simpatico, Inc.
d/b/a Trattoria Simpatico
13 Narragansett Avenue

CLASS D - FULL

Conanicut Yacht Club
40 Bay View Drive

Portuguese American Citizen's Club
11 Pemberton Avenue

It was noted that the name for Jean Ceppi, Inc. should be Jean Page, Inc. 
The Town Clerk was directed to make that change.
      It was the consensus of the Council to have the Town Clerk review
each license renewal application for missing information and have that
information available to the Council prior to hearing date.
      It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Swain to
order advertising of the above renewal requests, for hearing on November
13, 2000.  So unanimously voted.

CONSENT AGENDA

Motion by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Swain to approve the
consent agenda.  So unanimously voted.  The consent agenda consists of:

  1) Adoption of Council minutes: 
a) 9/25/2000 Regular Meeting

  2) Bills & Payroll

  3) Copies of Minutes of Boards & Committee Meetings:
a) Planning Commission (9/6/2000) 
b) Zoning Board of Review (8/22/2000)

4) Metricom, Inc. re:  ricochet

5) Abatements/Addenda Report of Tax Assessor received 10/05/2000

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) Other items of interest as discussed with the Council

i)   Jamestown Comprehensive Plan draft 

The Town Administrator reported that the draft of the Comprehensive Plan
will appear on the internet at jamestownri.com.  Additionally, 15 copies
are available for circulation at the library and copies are at the
Planning Office for review.

ii) Salt water wells

The Town Administrator reported that the Town has received a permit from
CRMC.  The Public Works Director is coordinating these efforts. 

  2) Harbor Management Commission 

a) Letter from East Ferry Investors, Inc. to David Pritchard re: Ft.
Wetherill lease

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor McIntyre to accept
the letter from East Ferry Investors, Inc.  So unanimously voted.

  3) Planning Commission

a) Letter to the Town Administrator re: Cinthia Reppe

b) Letter to the Town Administrator re: Crystal Fonseca

The Town Administrator reported that these letters will go into the
personnel file of each individual.
      It was moved by Councilor McIntyre, seconded by Councilor Long to
accept the letters and to request that a thank you letter from the Council
be forwarded to each employee.  So unanimously voted.
  4) Town Solicitor

a) Letter re:  window replacement at the Community Center

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Swain to accept the
letter from the Town Solicitor in reference to the window replacements at
the Community Center.  So unanimously voted.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1) Southwest Avenue Stone Wall

a) Letter from Wendell Flanders - RIDOT

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to accept
the letter from Wendell Flanders of RIDOT.  So unanimously voted. 

2) Water Conservation Measures (per Town Administrator)

The Town Administrator reported that in order to proceed with implementing
the water conservation measurers as adopted by the Town Council, we are
required to advertise seven (7) days prior to a public hearing.
       The Rules and Regulations state that these specific water
conservation measures are lifted on October 31; therefore, because we are
so close to the October 31 date, the Town Administrator recommended no
changes be made at this time.  There was no action taken on this item.

3) Big Red Boat (per Town Administrator)

As an update to the Council, the Town Administrator reported that to her
knowledge there have been approximately 200 claims against the Big Red
Boat.
      It was the consensus of the Council that the Town Solicitor contact
the organization representing the Big Red Boat and request that they
proceed expeditiously with these outstanding claims. 

4) Route 138 Bike Route (continued from 09/25/2000)

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to accept
the information forwarded by resident Nancy Logan.  So unanimously voted.

5) Disposal of Municipal Properties (continued from 09/25/2000)

a) Conservation Commission recommendations dated 01/06/2000

It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor McIntyre to
accept the information relating to the disposal of municipal of properties
and to request that it be on the agenda for the next Council meeting on
October 23, 2000.
      So unanimously voted.  The Town Solicitor noted that this is a
discussion on policy only.  

COMMUNICATIONS

1) Letter from Emmet E. Turley re: outhauls

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor McIntyre to accept
the communication from Emmet E. Turley.  So unanimously voted.

2) Letter from Donald Richardson re: 9/22/00 Council & Harbor Commission
workshop.

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor McIntyre to accept
the communication from Donald Richardson.  So unanimously voted.

3) Letter from Elizabeth B. Connelly re: Post Office relocation
Councilor Amerigian requested that the letter from Elizabeth B. Connelly
be moved to the end of the agenda.

NEW BUSINESS

1) Letter from North Smithfield Town Council re:  Rhode Island Energy
Facility Siting Board

The Town Solicitor recommended that the Council allow him to review the
document prior to any Council decision.
      It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Long to
table the request for support from the North Smithfield Town Council until
it has been reviewed by the Town Solicitor and Town Administrator.
      It was voted:  Council President Long, aye; Councilor Amerigian,
aye; Councilor McIntyre, abstain; Councilor Swain, aye.
      The motion passed with three votes in favor and one abstention.

2) Heritage Harbor Museum re:  support of referendum #5 (vote yes on 5)

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to accept
the communication from Heritage Harbor Museum.  So unanimously voted.

3) MCF Communications, Inc. re:  land lease for communications tower
The Town Administrator reported that a portion of the proposed area of
land being considered by MCF Communications is located in a watershed
area.
      It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Long to
decline the offer from MCF Communications, Inc. to lease Town owned land. 
So unanimously voted.

4) Rhode Island State Wide Planning Program re:  project notification and
review system; direct federal action

The Town Administrator informed the Council that, at present, there is one
site being considered as acceptable for the Post Office; that site being
the present Post Office location.
      However, there are still negotiations taking place.
      The Council expressed its concerns with traffic and access if
another site is considered.  It was moved by Councilor McIntyre, seconded
by Councilor Long to write a letter expressing the Council's desire for
expansion of the Post Office at its existing site; noting that part of the
rationale for this decision is that the other site, 78 Narragansett
Avenue, would be too disruptive to the traffic flow and the citizens of
the Town.  So unanimously voted.

5) Letter from Diane Manchester, Narragansett re:  smoking ban

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor McIntyre
 to accept the letter from Diane Manchester.  So unanimously voted.

6) Save the Bay re:  request to use Potters Cove/Taylor Point as landing
site for 25th Annual Save the Bay Swim on July 21, 2001

The Town Administrator reported that there have been no problems in the
past with the Save the Bay Annual Swim.
       It was also reported that the stairs at Taylor Point are expected
to be completed prior to the event.
      The Town Solicitor will review the waiver as supplied by Save the
Bay.  It was moved by Councilor McIntyre, seconded by Councilor Swain to
approve the 25th Annual Save the Bay Swim on July 21, 2001.
      So unanimously voted.

7) Victualing License Application - New Business

Business Name       Address     Owner's Name
Truffles By The Bay, Inc. 47 Conanicus Ave., Unit 3  Joan Goldstein

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Swain to approve the
victualing license for Truffles By the Bay, Inc., subject to the
resolution of debts, taxes and appropriate signatures.
      So unanimously voted.

  8) Sunday Sales License Application - New Business

Business Name       Address     Owner's Name
Truffles By The Bay, Inc. 47 Conanicus Ave., Unit 3  Joan Goldstein

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Swain to approve the
Sunday Sales license for Truffles By the Bay, Inc., subject to the
resolution of debts, taxes and appropriate signatures.
      So unanimously voted.

  9) One-Day Peddler's License Application:

Jamestown Recreation Department
Jack O'Lantern Jog
10/29/2000
T-Shirts

It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Long to approve
the One-Day Peddler's License for the Jamestown Recreation Department Jack
O'Lantern Jog.  So unanimously voted.

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Swain to waive the
fee for the license application.  So unanimously voted.

OTHER COMMUNICATIONS

None

OPEN FORUM CONTINUED

None

EXECUTIVE SESSION

None

There being no further business before the Council, it was moved by
Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Swain to adjourn the Council meeting
at 8:00 PM.  So unanimously voted.

Attest:

Arlene D. Kalooski
Town Clerk

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR REPORT

       October 10, 2000
    
    The following report consists of items of general interest to the
Council.
     I will be pleased to provide any additional clarification or
information you require.
    
    Public Works
    
    In anticipation of the Rotary Club's annual bike race, the Public
Works Department has been sweeping streets.
     Small drainage projects continue in the Shores area.
     Cleaning of catch basins will begin in the coming weeks.
      The Public Works Department assisted the Harbor Commission with
minor repairs to West Ferry.
    
    Recreation
    
    Fort Getty closed for the season on October 2, 2000.
      The Community Center will serve as the headquarters for the
three-day Rotary Club Bike Race.
     Preparations are underway for the twelfth annual Jack-O-Lantern Jog
to be held on October 29th.
      Matt will be meeting with organizers of adult basketball on October
10th to set up schedules and registrations.
    
    Matt Bolles and Clayton Carlise met with Dr. Gallo and other school
staff to discuss the proposed skate park at the school.
      Dr. Gallo suggested that Clayton and Matt attend the October 19th
school committee meeting and present their plan.
    
    Town Clerk
    
    In the coming weeks the Town Clerk's Office will be installing an
Electro Duplex Recording and Computer Processing Indexing System.
     This fully integrated network system will be used for fee recording,
indexing, online search, and document recording of land evidence records.
     At the end of each day the Town Clerk will now be able to print out a
detailed report of fees collected. This report will be forwarded to the
Deputy Finance Director to be recorded in the Town financial statements.
      Additionally, it will provide land evidence indexing on a computer
terminal and daily recordings will be available to assist title attorneys
and the public.
      Currently these recordings are hand written in a daybook, then
forwarded to an outside vendor for indexing and returned to us    in book
format.
      This process usually takes four to six weeks.
     This will allow for immediate indexing availability.
    
    Tax Collection
    
    Attached please find the tax collector's report for the month of
September.

    Building Inspector

    Sixty-four permits were issued during the month of September.
    
    Planning
    
The Wastewater Management Committee will meet on October 16th.
      Larry Parks and I met with Brenda Dillmann, the Town consultant for
this project.
     We reviewed the draft ordinance and recommended some changes.
     Larry will attend this meeting to further assist the committee as
they proceed with the drafting of this ordinance.
    
    Lisa has finally received all the estimated costs for the underground
utilities and archeological study for the Downtown Improvement Project.
     The Planning Commission is in favor of holding a workshop with all
parties involved. The Town must determine whether or not it is going to
proceed with the installation of the underground utilities.

    Once this determination has been made, the Town can proceed with the
final design of the project.
    
    The draft of the Comprehensive Plan Update and Maps is on the
Internet, available at the Library and Planning Office.
     The first Planning Commission workshop is scheduled for October 18,
2000.
      As suggested by the Town Planner, the Council is strongly encouraged
to attend and participate in the Planning Commission Workshops.
    
    Fire
    
    Chief Christman reported that there were twenty-three fire/rescue runs
between September 18 through October 1st.
    
    Administration
    
    A tentative date of October 24, 2000 has been set for the Water
Resource Board to deliver the grant check to the Town to be applied
towards the purchase of the Capozzi property.
      I have informed the Capozzi's of the date.
      The Water Resource Board will invite state officials and our
representatives to this presentation.
      Additionally, I will be working with the Town Planner to invite all
individuals who assisted the Town with the acquisition of this property to
this event.
    
    Steve Goslee and I attended a pre-construction meeting with Bob Sutton
and Berkshire Construction, the contractor the state has hired to
rehabilitate the state owned buildings at Fort Wetherill.
      Construction should begin sometime in the middle of October.
      The project is expected to take eighteen months to complete.
      For safety and security, a fence will be installed around the site.
     Mr. Sutton assured me there would be a corridor to allow the Fort
Wetherill Boat Owners to access their ramp as well as access to the
fishing pier.
    
    However, he did state there may be times during the construction, for
safety reasons, that the access to the fishing pier will be temporarily
closed.  Steve Goslee will serve as the Town liaison with the state and
Berkshire Construction.
    
    I have spoken to Gene Coulter, the attorney for RIDOT.
     He informed me he has made a recommendation to William Anker,
Director of RIDOT, to allow the Town to install a well on state property
adjacent to the Eldred Avenue Soccer field.
     I also had a resident on East Shore Road stop in to see me about the
installation of this well.
      She requested the well be located on the west side of the property
away from the residents on East Shore Road.
    
    Steve Goslee and I will be conducting interviews for an environmental
engineer consultant for assistance in complying with state and federal
regulatory agencies.