-*TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
Monday, January 22, 2001
(as amended on February 12, 2001)

A regular meeting of the Jamestown Town Council was called to order at the
Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road at 7 PM by Council Vice
President Littman.  The following members were present:

Craig Amerigian
Bruce W. McIntrye

Absent:   
David Swain
David Long

Also present were:

Maryanne Crawford, CPA, Town Administrator/Finance Director
Patricia L. Salley, Town Clerk Pro Tem
James Murphy, Town Solicitor

     AWARDS, PRESENTATION AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:
     
     Resolution for JUSTIN CIVIC, Eagle Scout

Motion made by Councilor McIntyre, seconded by Councilor Littman and
unanimously voted to present a resolution to Justin Civic at an Eagle
Scout ceremony on January 28, 2001.
      Councilor McIntrye will attend the ceremony and make the
presentation to Justin Civic.
  

SITTING AS ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSING COMMISSION

Special Event - Class F1 Liquor License (One Day)

Application of The Holy Ghost Society to hold an event on Saturday,
February 10, 2001 to benefit the Jamestown Library

Mr. Joseph Perry, representing the Holy Ghost Society explained the
one-day event and their request for the Class F1 liquor license.
      He also asked if a snow day could be set for February 17, 2001.
       Town Solicitor Murphy stated that there was no problem issuing the
license for this special event with a snow date.
      Motion made by Councilor McIntyre, seconded by Councilor Littman and
unanimously voted to grant a one-day Special Event Class F1 Liquor License
to the Holy Ghost Society for February 10, 2001, snow date of February 17,
2001.

           CONSENT AGENDA:

1) Adoption of Council minutes

a. January 8, 2001 (regular meeting)

Motion made by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Littman and
unanimously voted to table the Council minutes for 1/8/2001 until a quorum
of Council members present at that meeting are present to approve them.

2)   Bills & Payroll

3) Copies of Minutes of Boards & Committee Meetings:

a. Planning Commission (12/20/00)
b. Affordable Housing Committee (12/13/00)
c. Jamestown Harbor Management Commission (12/13/00)
d. Jamestown Conservation Commission (12/13/00)

4) Abatements/Addenda Report of Tax Assessor

Motion made by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Littman and
unanimously voted to accept items 2, 3, and 4 on the consent agenda as
submitted.

        EXECUTIVE SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT:
 
1) Acquisition of real estate, pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5 (a)(5) (real
estate)
It was moved by Council President Littman , seconded by Councilor
Amerigian to enter into executive session pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5(a)(5)
(real estate).
      The vote was, Council Vice President Littman, aye; Councilor
Amerigian, aye; Councilor McIntyre -aye.

     -3-  affirmative   -2-  absent      The motion passed.

              PUBLIC HEARINGS:
None

Councilor Amerigian stated that Mr. Cassinelli, reporter for the
Providence Journal, asked him if the closed session discussion could be
elaborated on.
      Town Administrator Maryanne Crawford stated that she could only
state that one issue being discussed was for the purpose of open space.
      Any more that, would jeopardize the property acquisition.

              OPEN FORUM:

  1) Scheduled request to address
None

  2) Non-Agenda request to address
None

     REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND TOWN OFFICIALS:

1) Town Administrator's report - See attached

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Town Administrator Report

January 22, 2001

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

Steve Goslee hired an outside vendor to remove 2000 cubic yards of wood 
chips from the transfer station.
      With the closing down of the compost facility, we not longer have a
need for wood chips.
      Steve will inform all local landscapers we will no longer allow them
to bring their wood chips to the transfer station.

The Public Works Department has been cleaning catch basins throughout the 
island for the past two weeks.  This is usually a four-week project.

Recreation

The Jamestown Community Theater recently held children auditions for the 
Spring production of "On Borrowed Time."  Adult and teen auditions will
take place on January 24th.
      Rehearsals will begin in February for the April shows.

Youth gymnastics and Youth basketball league games got underway January
13. 
Basketball games take place on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to noon at Lawn 
Avenue and from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Community Center.
      Gymnastics begins at 8:00 AM and continues until noontime at the
Community Center.
      Both programs run for ten weeks.
      As well as games, basketball practices are held weeknights at both
gyms and travel games are held on Sundays.
      Interspersed among these activities are adult basketball and
volleyball, adult soccer, Jamestown Soccer Association youth practices and
CYO basketball practices, keeping both gyms and recreation staff busy
seven days a week.

Open recreation is operating five afternoons per week and adult aerobics
is 
three mornings per week at the Community Center.

Now in session weekly at the Country Club are two morning yoga classes and

two evening yoga classes, 2 pilates' classes, 2 body sculpting classes, 3 
children's classes, 1 adult dance class and a Tai Chi class.
      The room is in use five days per Week.

Finance

Tina Collins has been assisting the Harbor Commission and myself
throughout 
The budgeting process.
      With the end of the fiscal year just six weeks away, 
preliminary work for the audit will begin within the next few weeks.

Library

The month of December was one of the busiest Decembers in recent years.
     The 
Library had seventeen programs with one hundred seventy-two attendees.

Planning

The Planning Commission has almost completed the review of the public 
comments for the Comprehensive Plan.
      Lisa is in the process of completing the final draft of each
element.

Tax Collection

Attached please find the tax collector's report for the month of December.

Fire

Chief Christman reports there were twenty-four fire and/or rescue runs for

the period of January 2 through 15, 2001.
      Chief Christman installed eight smoke detectors and conducted two
wood stove inspections.

Administration

Lisa Bryer, Steve Goslee, and I met with state officials, Randy Collins 
from Gates Leighton, and an archeologist with PALS, to discuss the
Narragansett 
Enhancement Project.
      As you may remember, last Spring RIDOT sent the Town an amendment to
the original Memorandum of Understanding.
      The amended MOU, would authorize RIDOT to turn over to the Town the
total $500,000 to be used for the project. 

The current agreement requires RIDOT to administer the project and receive
a fifteen percent fee for their service, which would come out of the
$500,000.
     Included in the amendment is an additional $25, 000 to perform a
Class A archeological study.
      It is the opinion of the Town Solicitor the amended MOU subjects the
Town to some risk.
      At the conclusion of the meeting, the Town requested the state
proceed with the archeological study as required.  Once the study is
completed, the Town will then determine which is the best way to proceed.

Steve Goslee, Councilman Swain and I interviewed the five engineers who 
Submitted proposals to design the rehabilitation of the Sewer Treatment
Plant.
     We narrowed the list down to three firms and would like the Council
to interview the three finalists.

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After Maryanne Crawford, Town Administrator reviewed her report, Councilor
Amerigian stated that one of the engineers who submitted a proposal to
design the rehabilitation of the Sewer Treatment Plant has provided
services to the company he work for.
      Councilor Amerigian stated that he is requesting a written opinion
from the Ethics Commission seeking their opinion.
      He asked that the interview process for the three finalists be held
after he receives his written opinion.  

Councilor Littman asked Town Solicitor Murphy about the Memorandum of
Understanding in reference to the Narragansett Ave.
     Enhancement Project.
      Town Solicitor Murphy explained the MOU and stated that if there are
any changes in the agreement, the Town may incur additional expense and
risk.
     Town Administrator Maryanne Crawford said that she would work on the
Class A archeological study which is the first phase and return to the
Council with the results.

     a)  Spencer Potter vs. Town of Jamestown - Update from Town Solicitor

Town Solicitor James Murphy reviewed the claim that Mr. Potter filed in
court for services he provided to the Town in 1992.
      The case has been heard and the Judge has issued a summary judgment
to dismiss the complaint.
      Town Solicitor stated that Mr. Potter still has the opportunity to
appeal.
      Councilor McIntyre thanked the Town Solicitor for an excellent job.

2) Jamestown Conservation Commission

a)  Appoint Carol Craft as a voting member to replace Kevin Sutherland
(term ending 12/31/2003) duly advertised; if favorable

Motion made by Councilor Littman, seconded by Councilor Amerigian and
unanimously voted to table this appointment until the February 12, 2001
Council meeting when the entire Council was present to make the
appointment.

3) Jamestown Housing Authority

a) Attendance from 7/1999 to 6/2000

Motion made by Councilor Littman, seconded by Councilor Amerigian and
unanimously voted to accept the attendance record for the Jamestown
Housing Authority for the period of 7/1999 to 6/2000.

b) Letter from Sirje Carl  re:  Ernest Anthony

Motion made by Councilor Littman,  seconded by Councilor Amerigian and
unanimously voted to table the appointment of Mr. Ernest Anthony as a
member of the Jamestown Housing Authority to the February 12, 2001 Council
meeting when the entire Council was present to make the appointment.

4) Zoning Board of Review

a) Four (4) vacancies; one (1) regular member (term ending 12/31/2005 and
three (3) alternate members (terms ending 12/31/2001) duly advertised

i) Requests for reappointment* and letters of request

* Richard Allphin* (regular member)
* Raymond Iannetta* (alternate member)
* Richard Boren* (alternate member)
* Joseph S. Logan* (alternate member)
* Robert S. Powers 

Motion made by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Littman and
unanimously voted to schedule interviews for Mr. Allphin and Mr. Powers. 

ii)  1999 & 2000 Attendance record

Motion made by Councilor McIntyre, seconded by Councilor Littman and
unanimously voted to accept the attendance records of 1999 and 2000 for
the Zoning Board of Review.

5) Jamestown Library Board of Trustees 

a)  One (1) vacancy exist (term ending 12/31/2003); duly advertised; if
favorable, for appointment

i) Letter of request

        Elaine L. Gotovich

Motion made by Councilor Littman,  seconded by Councilor Amerigian and
unanimously voted to table the appointment of Elaine L. Gotovich to the
Jamestown Library Board of Trustees until February 12, 2001 when the
entire Council would be present.

6)   Water Resource Protection Committee

a) Progress Report

Councilor Amerigian stated that the Water Resource Protection Committee
has asked to schedule a meeting with the Council to discuss identifying
properties and negotiations that may be necessary.
      Councilor Amerigian asked the Town Solicitor if a closed session
should be scheduled.  Town Solicitor Murphy stated that it was not
necessary to post a closed session and that the Town Administrator, Town
Council and the Town Solicitor could meet to discuss their concerns.
      Mr. Chris Powell, a member of the board stated that the board was
looking for guidance and assistance on how to proceed in purchasing
properties that they have identified. Councilor Littman suggested
scheduling a workshop meeting with the Water & Sewer Commission on
February 20th, 2001 at 7:30 PM.

           UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

  1)  Response from Amy Vigars, Commander of VFW Post #9447- re:  "The
Wall that Heals"

(Continued from 1/8/2001 meeting)  

Motion made by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Littman and
unanimously voted to accept the correspondence received from the VFW Post
#9447.

COMMUNICATIONS:

  1)  Letter from the US Department of Commerce -re:  2000 census success

Town Administrator Maryanne Crawford informed the Council members that the
Town Clerk and Planner had conflicting dates as to when the Town would
receive the final population totals for Jamestown.
      Motion made by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor McIntyre
and unanimously voted to accept the correspondence received from the US
Department of Commerce on the 2000 census.

           NEW BUSINESS:

1) Approval to schedule:

a)   Request to schedule a Special Council Meeting for 1/29/2001  re: 
Adoption of   Council Recommended Budget

Motion made by Councilor Littman, seconded by Councilor Amerigian and
unanimously voted to schedule a Special Council Meeting for Monday,
January 29, 2001 at 7 PM at the Jamestown Library for the purpose of
adopting a recommended town budget.

b) Additional Budget Workshop for Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at 7 pm at
the Jamestown Library.

Town Administrator Maryanne Crawford stated that Sirje Carl is out of town
this week and would not be attending this meeting.
      Dr. Gallo can attend if the meeting is scheduled for 7:30 pm.  

Motion made by Councilor Littman, seconded by Councilor Amerigian and
unanimously voted to schedule a joint budget workshop meeting with the
School Committee on Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at 7:30 PM at the
Jamestown Library.
      Councilor Amerigian will arrive at the library at 7 pm to notify
residents that the meeting will be delayed until 7:30 pm.
      The Town Clerk will post a notice changing the time of this meeting.

2)  Letter from John R. McCormack - re: personal property damage as a
result of town snowplow activity

Motion made by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor McIntyre and
unanimously voted to refer correspondence from Mr. John McCormack to the
Town Solicitor.  

3) Schedule a workshop meeting with the Wastewater Management Committee

  Re:  to review the current draft ordinance

Town Administrator Maryanne Crawford reviewed the status of the draft
ordinance suggesting that the Council schedule a meeting to review the
draft with the Wastewater Management Committee and Attorney Parks.  

Motion made by Councilor Littman, seconded by Councilor Amerigian and
unanimously voted to schedule a workshop meeting for March 1, 2001 at 7 PM
at the Jamestown Library.  

           OTHER COMMUNCIATIONS:
  

        OPEN FORUM CONTINUED (if necessary):

           EXECUTIVE SESSION:

It was moved by Councilor McIntyre, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to
adjourn into executive session at 7:50 PM, pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5 (a)(5)
(real estate).  

The Council returned to regular session at 8:36 PM.
      It was moved by Councilor McIntyre, seconded by Councilor Littman to
seal the minutes of the executive session.
      It was voted, Council Vice President Littman, aye; Councilor
Amerigian, aye.  The motion passed.

It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Littman to
adjourn the meeting at 8:38 PM.  So unanimously voted. 

Attest:

Patricia L. Salley, Town Clerk Pro Tem