TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
November 13, 2000
(as amended on January 8, 2001)

A regular meeting of the Jamestown Town Council was called to order at the
Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road 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
Late Arrival: Craig A. Amerigian arrived at 7:15 PM following the
discussion and vote relating to the Alcoholic Beverage Licensing
Commission

Also present were:

Maryanne Crawford, CPA, Town Administrator/Finance Director
Arlene D. Kalooski, Town Clerk
James T. Murphy, Town Solicitor
Arthur J. Christman, Fire Chief
Dennis Webster, Chair, Quonset Davisville Liaison Committee
J. Christopher Powell, Chair, Conservation Commission

AWARDS, PRESENTATION AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

1)   Request for Proclamations from Jamestown Business and Professional
Women's Club

a)   Honoring Dale Ketchum with Jamestown's first Women Mean Business
Award

b) Honoring Bonnie Jamison with the Woman of Achievement, 2000 Award
Council President Long presented proclamations honoring Dale Ketchum as
recipient of Jamestown's first Women Mean Business award and Bonnie
Jamison as recipient of the Woman of Achievement, 2000 award.
      It was moved by Councilor Swain, seconded by Council McIntyre to
approve and present these proclamations to Dale Ketchum and Bonnie
Jamison.  So unanimously voted.

SITTING AS ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSING COMMISSION

1) Revised Liquor Control Regulations (draft)

2)   Public Hearing - Renewal of Liquor Licenses:     

The public hearing for the renewal of liquor licenses was opened at 7:15
PM by Council President David Long.
       Councilor Long invited comment from Council members and the
audience.
      The Town Administrator noted that there has been a judgment in the
litigation against Midwest Electric, Inc., d/b/a Bayview Bar & Grill and
it is expected that there will be some changes in the pending application.
      It was suggested by the Town Administrator that this license renewal
be tabled until the Town Solicitor has some discussion with the attorney
representing this license.
      The Town Solicitor informed the Council that the information on the
application for the Midwest Electric, Inc., d/b/a Bayview Bar & Grill is
incomplete.
     Additionally, Mr. Murphy mentioned that on November 6, 2000 the Rhode
Island Supreme Court issued a decision in the case of James Thompson vs.
Doreen A. McCann; which deals with a specific performance of a purchase
and sales agreement.
      It has been ordered that the contract between Mr. Thompson and Ms.
McCann be performed and that the sale would go through, with Mr. Thompson
purchasing the restaurant.

Councilor Littman requested additional information regarding the payment
of monies owed by School House Café to Newport Specialty Foods, Inc.  
Councilor Littman noted that it was not appropriate to consider this when
discussing the license renewal application.   

Council President Long closed the hearing at 7:38 PM.  

It was moved by Councilor McIntyre, seconded by Councilor Littman that the
license renewal for Midwest Electric, Inc., d/b/a Bayview Bar & Grill be
tabled.  So unanimously voted.  It was moved by Councilor McIntyre,
seconded by Councilor Swain to renew the licenses as presented above with
the exception of Midwest Electric, Inc., d/b/a Bayview Bar & Grill.  

Councilor Swain inquired if there were any problems between the neighbors
surrounding the Portuguese American Citizen's Club.
      The Town Administrator informed the Council that she had spoken to
the Chief of Police and there have been no problems reported.  

Following the removal of Midwest Electric, Inc., d/b/a Bayview Bar & Grill
for consideration at this time, it was moved by Councilor McIntyre,
seconded by Councilor Swain to renew the following licenses for renewal.
      So unanimously voted.

CLASS A

Jean Ceppi Page, Inc.
dba Page's
30 Southwest Avenue

Island Beverage, Inc.
dba: Island Beverage
1 Ferry Wharf

CLASS B - TAVERN

Long Wharf Marina Restaurant, Inc.
dba The Bay Voyage
150 Conanicus Avenue

CLASS B - VICTUALER

Alexander Enterprises, Inc.
dba the Narragansett Café
25 Narragansett Avenue

Islandish, Ltd.
dba Chopmist Charlies
40 Narragansett Avenue

Jamestown Oyster Bar, Inc.
dba Jamestown Oyster Bar
22 Narragansett Avenue

New England Golf Course Management, Inc.
dba the Caddy Shack
aka Jamestown Golf and Country Club
245 Conanicus Avenue (lower level rear)

Schoolhouse Café, Inc.
dba Schoolhouse Café
14 Narragansett Avenue

Trattoria Simpatico, Inc.
dba Trattoria Simpatico
13 Narragansett Avenue

CLASS D - FULL

Conanicut Yacht Club
40 Bay View Drive

Portuguese American Citizen's Club
11 Pemberton Avenue

CONSENT AGENDA

It was requested that item #1a be removed from the consent agenda.
      Motion by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor McIntyre to accept
the consent agenda as amended.  So unanimously voted.  The consent agenda
consisted of:

1) 

2) Bills and Payroll

3) Copies of Minutes of Boards & Committee Meetings:

a) Planning Commission (10/04/2000)
b) Jamestown Comprehensive Community Plan (10/18/2000 hearing)
c) Affordable Housing Committee Minutes (05/10/2000)
d) Jamestown Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force (10/04/2000)
e) Jamestown Zoning Board of Review (09/19/2000 & 09/26/2000)
f) Tax Assessment Board of Review (10/11/2000 & 10/18/2000)
g) Jamestown Philomenian Library Board of Trustees (09/19/2000)
h) Jamestown Quonset Davisville Liaison Committee (08/30/2000)

4) RICRMC Notices: 

a) No significant impact

i) Dutch Harbor Boat Yard, Inc. to replace damaged/worn pilings, decking
and add clamshell to driveway located at 252 Narragansett Avenue (Plat 8,
Lot 597, 463)

ii) Maryann B. Duggan to construct a 10'x10' shed and remove an existing
shed at 305 Seaside Drive (Plat 16, Lot 10)

b) Assents

i) Town of Jamestown to install a 6' x 150' test well for analytical
purposes only, located at 235 North Main Road (Plat 6, Lot 1)

ii) Dr. Robert Salk to construct a residential boating facility to consist
of a 4'x115'+/- fixed timber pier, a 3'x25' ramp and a 150 square foot
float at 20 Sea View Avenue (Plat 7, Loy 88)

iii) Corrected for Robert and Teresa Salk to construct renovations,
additions and decks to an existing residential dwelling.
      The dwelling will be serviced by a well and a DEM approved 4 bedroom
design ISDS located at 20 Sea View Avenue (Plat 7, Lot 88)

iv) Ralph Conte to perform buffer zone management by maintaining a 37'
view corridor with 6' access path and 12'x12' recreational seating area,
located at pole 116 East Shore Road (Plat 4, Lot 107)

v) Corrected for Ralph Conte (same as above)

5) RIDEM

a) Fact Sheet
b) What's the Scoop on Wetlands?

6) Abatements/Addenda Report of Tax Assessor received 11/08/2000

1)   Adoption of Council minutes:

a) 10/23/2000 Regular Meeting
Councilor Littman noted that on page seven (7), paragraph two (2) under
executive session; Councilor Long was not in attendance.
      Councilor Amerigian stated that he made the motion.
       It was moved by Councilor Littman, seconded by Councilor Amerigian
to approve the minutes as amended.  It was so voted with Council President
Long abstaining;  3 in favor, 1 abstention.  The motion passed.

EXECUTIVE SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT

It was moved by Councilor Littman, seconded by Councilor McIntyre to enter
into executive session pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5 (a)(5) (real estate).
      The vote was, Council President Long, aye; Councilor Littman, aye;
Councilor Amerigian, aye; Councilor McIntyre, aye; Councilor Swain, aye.
      The motion passed unanimously.

1)   Acquisition of real estate, pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5 (a)(5) (real
estate)

PUBLIC HEARINGS

Held under Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Commission

OPEN FORUM

Christopher Powell, 38 Mt.
     Hope Avenue, informed the Council that the Christmas lighting would
be on December 2, 2000.
      The Town Administrator requested that Mr. Powell coordinate this
with the Public Works Director.
      It was noted that the tree is coming from Green Lane this year.

REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND TOWN OFFICIALS

1)   Town Administrator's Report (verbal)

a) Award bid for Town Mapper

The Town Administrator noted that bid information will be provided for the
next Council meeting on November 27, 2000.  

b) Other information reported

i) Level of the reservoir is between 31" - 32" down

ii)  Comprehensive Plan Workshop is set for Wednesday, November 15, 2000

iii) Waste Water Management Ordinance has been revised and is set for
review by the Town Solicitor and work session with the Town Council

iv)  Recreation event (Jack O'Lantern Jog), raised approximately $2,000;
and the Community Theatre event (Oliver), six out of seven shows were sold
out

v)   Eldred Avenue Field -  received verbal notification from Mr. Coulter,
RIDOT Attorney, that the Town will be receiving written permission to
install the well on State property adjacent to the Eldred Avenue Field 

vi)  2001-2002 Budget preparation is underway; as stated in the Charter,
it will be presented to the Council 90 days before the Financial Town
Meeting

2)   Tax Assessment Board of Review

a) Informational memorandum

It was moved by Council Amerigian, seconded by Council Long to accept the
com-munication from the Tax Assessment Board of Review.
      So unanimously voted.

3)   Harbor Management Commission

a)   Repair project re:  pointing of the north face of the seawall
adjacent to the wood pile pier

The Town Administrator informed the Council that the bids for the repair
project to the seawall are due at the end of November, with the request
for award of bid to the Council by the first meeting in December.
      Councilor Swain expressed the Harbor Commission's concern on the
timeframe because of the concrete work and possible freezing weather.
      The Town Administrator noted that Mr. Siegmund has suggested that we
hold off on the actual work until the Spring to avoid any problems brought
about by weather conditions.
      It was the consensus of the Council to hold a special meeting, if
necessary, to move this along quickly.
      It was moved by Councilor Swain, seconded by Councilor Long to
continue this to the November 27, 2000 Council meeting for the possibility
of setting a special meeting date.  So unanimously voted.

b) Outside Riparian Owner (vacancy, three (3) year term ending December
31, 2000); if favorable, for appointment

i) Daniel E. Lilly
ii) Paul T. Hines

It was noted that Mr. Hines will be interviewed prior to the meeting of
the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners on November 20, 2000.
      Additionally, Councilor McIntyre noted that because this term
expires in December of 2000, he would suggest reappointing the appointee
in January to a term ending December 31, 2003.  

c) Commission vacancies (2 vacancies, terms ending 12/31/2003); if
favorable, order advertised

i)   East Harbor Riparian Owner

ii)  Environmental Community

It was moved by Councilor McIntyre, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to
advertise the two Harbor Management Commission vacancies.
      So unanimously voted.

d) Letter requesting reappointment from David Laurie (East Harbor Riparian
Owner)

It was moved by Councilor McIntyre, seconded by Councilor Long to accept
the letter from David Laurie and to set up an appointment for interview.
      So unanimously voted.

e) Letter of resignation from Amy Barclay de Tolly (Environmental
Community)
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to accept
the letter of resignation from Amy Barclay de Tolly.
      So unanimously voted.

4)   Library Board of Trustees (3 vacancies, terms ending 12/31/2003); if
favorable order advertised

a)   Requests for reappointment

i) Barbara Nesto
ii) Nancy A. Logan  Betty Cregan (change noted by Town Clerk)
iii) John A. Murphy

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Swain to advertise
for the three vacancies on the Library Board of Trustees.
      So unanimously voted.  It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by
Councilor McIntyre to set up interviews with Barbara Nesto and John A.
Murphy.  So unanimously voted.

5)   Conservation Commission Term Expirations memorandum (3 vacancies,
terms ending (2) 12/31/2002 and (1) 12/31/2003); if favorable, order
advertised

a)   Request for reappointment (as stated in above memorandum)

i) Richard Tyre

b)   Letters of Resignation

i) Charlotte Zarlengo
ii) Kevin Sutherland

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to accept
the letters from Richard Tyre and Charlotte Zarlengo.
      So unanimously voted.  

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Littman to advertise
for the vacancies on the Conservation Commission.  So unanimously voted.

It was moved by Councilor Littman, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to
forward letters of gratitude to Charlotte Zarlengo, Kevin Sutherland and
Amy Barclay de Tolly.  So unanimously voted.

The Conservation Commission Chair informed the Council that Carol Crafts,
associate member, will forward a letter of interest for appointment as a
regular member.

6)   Quonset Davisville Liaison Committee

a)   Memorandum

c) Draft letter to Economic Development Corporation and Quonset Davisville
Management Corporation

Dennis Webster, Committee Chair, presented an updated draft for Council's
review.
      It was suggested by Council President Long that this issue be tabled
until the end of the Council meeting so that sufficient time can be
devoted to the review.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1) Disposal of Municipal Properties (continued from 10/10/2000 to invite
Conservation Commission Chair to participate in discussion)

a) Policy and procedure review

Conservation Commission Chair, Christopher Powell, reintroduced the
proposed changes to the policy for the disposal of municipal properties.
      Following a discussion on the merits of the proposed policy, it was
moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor McIntyre to adopt the
policy entitled Disposal of Municipal Properties as presented by the
Conservation Commission, correcting the name of the Town Land Bank to the
Water Resource Protection Committee.  So unanimously voted.

2) Omnipoint re:  request for approval of proposed installation of
telecommunications equipment at Beavertail State Park (continued from
09/25/2000 for Beavertail Advisory Committee opinion)

a) 10/25/2000 minutes relating motion

b) Advisory memorandum to Council

The Town Administrator reviewed the vote of the Beavertail Advisory
Committee from their meeting held on October 25, 2000, whereby, the
committee responded to the Council's appeal for guidance on their decision
regarding Omnipoint's request for Council approval of a proposed
installation of telecommunications equipment at Beavertail State Park.
      The Town Administrator noted that the Beavertail Advisory Committee
voted to recommend denial of the Omnipoint proposal.
      The Town Administrator further noted that the State is requesting
input from the Town of Jamestown, in the form of approval or denial.
      Councilor Swain requested additional information relating to the
condition of the tower as reported by Omnipoint and their intent on
repairing and maintaining it.
      Ms. Annmarie Ignasher, Omnipoint representative, informed the
Council that the tower would be reinforced and maintained by Omnipoint for
as long as they contracted to use it.
      The approximate cost of reinforcing the tower would be $70,000.00. 
It was noted that any rents for the use of the tower would go into the
State General Treasury; however, Ms. Ignasher informed the Council that
Mary Kay, Legal Counsel for RIDEM, will be proposing legislation that any
rent from the tower go back to Beavertail State Park.
      Councilor Amerigian expressed his concern regarding the amount of
requests for this type of technological installation and suggested the
Council request expert assistance in planning for these requests.
      Ms. Ignasher notified the Council that if this request is denied,
Omnipoint would be looking elsewhere in Jamestown to locate their
equipment.  

The Council further discussed the location of the equipment and the
positive attributes of repair to the Tower and financial benefit to the
State.
      Conservation Chair, Christopher Powell, inquired if there was noise
associated with the equipment to be installed.  Ms. Ignasher stated that
installation includes a 4' x 7' concrete pad with a base transreceiver
unit which is approximately 5' long.
      This unit makes about the same amount of noise that a refrigerator
makes.
      It was moved by Councilor McIntyre to approve the proposed
installation of telecommunications equipment at Beavertail State Park.
      The vote was Council President Long nay; Councilor Littman, aye;
Councilor Amerigian, nay; Councilor McIntyre, aye; Councilor Swain, aye.
      The motion passed.

3) Annual Reports (RIGL 45-22-8) from Jamestown Commissions (continued
from 09/25/2000 for report from Town Administrator)

The Town Administrator informed the Council that she is considering
presenting the Council with reports collectively combined in a binder.
      Councilor McIntyre suggested that a more complete report may be
needed from commissions which require residents appear before them and
decisions being made.  No action was taken.

4) Operation Clean Government (continued from 08/28/2000)Additional
information forwarded by Senator M. Teresa Paiva Weed

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor McIntyre to accept
the information from Senator M. Teresa Paiva Weed regarding Operation
Clean Government.  So unanimously voted.

COMMUNICATIONS

1) Letter from Frances H. Melucci re:  skateboard park

It was moved by Councilor McIntyre, seconded by Councilor Long to accept
the letter from Frances H. Melucci.  So unanimously voted.

2) Communication from Richard Z. Zimmermann re:  small watershed dam
rehabilitation legislation

It was moved by Councilor McIntyre, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to
accept the communication from Richard Z. Zimmermann and to forward it to
the Public Works Director and Water Study Committee.
      So unanimously voted.

3) Letter from Narragansett Indian Tribe re:  individuals representing the
Narragansett Tribe

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Littman to accept
the letter from the Narragansett Indian Tribe.  So unanimously voted.

NEW BUSINESS

1) Harbor Management Commission Workshop

a)   Set time and date (November 27, 2000 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM)

It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor McIntyre to
hold a work session with the Harbor Management Commission at 7:00 PM on
November 27 and to begin the regular Council meeting at 8:00 PM.
      So unanimously voted.

2) Honorable Jack Reed, US Senator (per Town Administrator)

a)   Visit scheduled for November 22, 2000 re:  Jamestown water supply

The Town Administrator noted that the Honorable Jack Reed will be in
Jamestown at 9:00 AM on November 22 to meet with any Council members
available.
      Councilors Littman, Swain and Amerigian are expected to attend.

3) Communication from Peter Fay re:  vicious dog complaint and request for
action

Councilor McIntyre noted that he had spoken to Mr. Fay and encouraged him
to submit a letter outlining his concerns regarding this vicious dog
complaint.
      The Town Solicitor notified the Council that he had spoken to the
Police Chief regarding this situation and was informed that an
investigation was under way and it is expected that a probable cause
hearing will be held to determine if this is a vicious dog as related in
RIGL 13 and 13.1.     Mr. Fay was invited to comment regarding this issue.
 Mr. Fay expressed great concern regarding the extreme length of response
time to determine the vicious dog ruling.
      A motion was made and amended by Councilor McIntyre to request that
a hearing be held.
      The Town Solicitor cautioned the Council against making a motion
which instructs the Police Chief to, in fact, do his job.
       The amended motion made by Councilor McIntyre, seconded by
Councilor Amerigian was to urge the Police Chief to deal with this
promptly and to request that the Town Administrator report back to the
Council.

4) Grow Smart Rhode Island/URI Cooperative Extension Service/Blackstone
Valley Institute re:  survey request

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to accept
the survey request from Grow Smart Rhode Island/URI Cooperative Extension
Service/Blackstone Valley Institute and to forward this request to the
Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Review, Conservation Commission and
Harbor Management Commission.  So unanimously voted.

5) RI League of Cities and Towns notice of requirements re:  expenditure
reports for municipal funds used to support ballot question

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to accept
the notice of requirements from RI League of Cities and Towns to the Town
Administrator.  So unanimously voted.

6) Jamestown Rotary Club re:  request for permission to install Holiday
lights along Narragansett Avenue

It was moved by Council Long, seconded by Councilor Swain to approve the
installation of Holiday lights along Narragansett Avenue as requested by
the Jamestown Rotary Club.  So unanimously voted.

7) VERIZON re:  petition for permission to place new joint pole (P#301A)
location on Hamilton Avenue

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to refer
the petition for permission to place a joint pole on Hamilton Avenue by
Verizon to the Public Works Director.  So unanimously voted.

8) Feinstein & Gabrilowitz re:  notice of presentment to Council of claim
and demand

The Town Solicitor recommended that the Council take no action on this
claim; thereby, denying the claim.
       It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor McIntyre
accept the letter from Feinstein & Gabrilowitz.  So unanimously voted.

OTHER COMMUNICATIONS

OPEN FORUM CONTINUED (if necessary)

Skateboard Park

Ms. Melucci, 52 Lawn Avenue requested permission to address the skateboard
park.
      The Town Administrator noted that, as the Council recommended, the
Parks and Recreation Director worked with Mr. Carlisle in presenting the
request for skateboard park to the School Committee.
      Ms. Melucci informed the Council that the School Committee was
expected to make a decision on whether the park could be allowed at the
Lawn Avenue School and expressed her concern about that location.
      There was discussion about a previous request that was turned down;
however, it was explained that the previous proposal was at a different
location of the school.
      Councilor Long encouraged the Melucci's to attend the School
Committee meeting to voice their concerns.  

At 9:10 PM, it was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor McIntyre
to take a ten minute break.
      So unanimously voted.  The Council reconvened at 9:20 PM.

6)   Quonset Davisville Liaison Committee (moved to end of Agenda per
Council request)

a)   Memorandum

d) Draft letter to Economic Development Corporation and Quonset Davisville
Management Corporation

Dennis Webster reviewed an updated draft letter for the Council's
signature.
       Councilor Amerigian requested a change on the last line of the
second paragraph - change producing things to producing products or goods
or manufacturing products.
      Additionally, Councilor Littman requested that the second line in
the second paragraph be changed - change do not pay taxes to do not
require a public subsidy.
      Mr. Webster noted another change - in the very last paragraph,
second line down - change the word in the development should be with the
development.
       It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor McIntyre to
direct the Town Clerk forward the signed document, with the changes as
discussed, by order of the Jamestown Town Council.  So unanimously voted.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor McIntyre to
adjourn into executive session at 9:30 PM, pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5 (a)(5)
(real estate) The vote was,  Council President Long, aye; Councilor
Littman, aye; Councilor Amerigian, aye; Councilor McIntyre, aye; Councilor
Swain, aye.  The motion passed unanimously.

The Council returned to regular session at 10:10 PM.
      It was moved by Council President Long, seconded by Councilor Swain
to seal the minutes of the executive session.
       The vote was, Council President Long, aye; Councilor Littman, aye;
Councilor Amerigian, aye; Councilor McIntyre, aye; Councilor Swain, aye.
      The motion passed unanimously.

There being no further business before the Council, it was moved by
Councilor Littman, seconded by Councilor Swain to adjourn the Council
meeting at 10:12 PM.  So unanimously voted.

Attest:

Arlene D. Kalooski
Town Clerk