TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

March 26, 2001

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
David Swain

Absent:      Bruce W. McIntyre

Also present were:

Maryanne Crawford, CPA, Town Administrator/Finance Director
Arlene D. Kalooski,, Town Clerk
James T. Murphy, Esq. Town Solicitor
A. Lauriston Parks, Town Solicitor
J. Christopher Powell, Conservation Commission Chair
Lisa Bryer, Town Planner
Betty Hubbard, Planning Commission Chair

Speakers present:

Brenda Dillmann, Planning Consultant
Lorraine Joubert, URI Cooperative Extension
George Loomis, Director, URI Onsite Wastewater Training Center

AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

1)   Resolution re:  Fair Housing Month (April 2001)

It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Littman to
proclaim the month of April as FAIR HOUSING MONTH.  So unanimously voted.

SITTING AS ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSING COMMISSION

None

CONSENT AGENDA

It was requested that items #1a, 4b, and 4c be removed from the consent
agenda.
      Motion by Council President Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to
accept the consent agenda as amended.  So unanimously voted.  The consent
agenda consisted of:

2) Bills and Payroll

3)   Copies of Minutes of Boards & Committee Meetings:

a) Planning Commission (2/21/2001, 3/7/2001)
b) Jamestown Substance Abuse Task Force (3/7/2001)
c) Jamestown Quonset Davisville Liaison Committee (11/13/2000, 12/6/2000,
3/7/2001)

4)   Resolutions from other Municipalities:

a)   Town of North Kingstown re:  Development of a Commerce and Industrial
Park at the former Navy Bases within the Town at Quonset Point/Davisville

5)   CRMC Notice 

a)   Assent to Paul & Patricia Jutras to construct a 23' x 42' attached
garage addition with second floor living space and a new DEM approved
individual sewage disposal system (dwelling serviced by private well; Plat
3, Lot 125; 445 Seaside Drive)
b)   Assent to Town of Jamestown to establish a marina perimeter limit at
an existing marina and add four additional slips (Plat 10, lot 145; 1
Ocean Street, Fort Wetherill Road, Fort Cove)
c)   Assent to Town of Jamestown to install two test wells as shown on
submitted plans (Plat 6, Lot 1;  Main Road)
d) No Significant Impact to Virginia P. Held to backfill sink hole created
by abandoned septic tank as proposed (Plat 9, Lot 402; 14 Westwood Road)

6)   Copy of Naval Station Newport, Restoration Advisory Board minutes
(2/21/2001)

7)   Abatements/Addenda of Taxes as submitted by the Tax Assessor

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1)   Adoption of Council minutes:

a) 03/12/2001 Regular Meeting

It was requested that the following changes be made to the minutes for the
March 12, 2001 Council meeting:  page 2, first paragraph should reflect
that Richard Condon was an Environmental applicant; page 4, first
paragraph, omit the word Section after Councilor Littman's name; page 5,
second paragraph, insert the word attorney, Mr. Behan is Mrs. Glassie's
attorney; page 5, paragraph three, change the sentence to clarify the
intent of the Town Council - change the wording to state that the Town
Administrator noted that the I/I would be sub-contracted.   

It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Long to approve
the minutes as amended.  So unanimously voted.

4)   Resolutions from other Municipalities:

b) Town of Glocester re:  Hotel-Motel Room Tax

Councilor Littman inquired if this had been addressed at a previous
Council meeting.
      The Town Administrator noted that other communities are endorsing an
increase in the Hotel-Motel Room Tax and are forwarding their resolutions
to all towns and cities.  

It was moved by Councilor Littman, seconded by Councilor Long to accept
the resolution from the Town of Glocester.  So unanimously voted.

c) City of Newport re:  Senate Bill 2001-S 0192 (amendment to add
unauthorized use of cell phones on school buses)

Councilor Littman inquired if there was a policy set in Jamestown for the
use of cell phones in school buses.
      The Town Administrator noted that she would contact Dr. Frances
Gallo at the Jamestown School and discuss this.

It was moved by Councilor Littman, seconded by Councilor Long to accept
the resolution from the Newport City Council.  So unanimously voted. 

EXECUTIVE SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT

None

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1)   The Town Council shall hold a Public Hearing to consider the adoption
of
an ON-SITE WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT (OWM) ORDINANCE 

Council President Long opened the hearing on the proposed On-Site
Wastewater Management Ordinance at 7:15 PM.  

Councilor Long invited Brenda Dillmann, Planning Consultant hired by the
Town to assist the Town in the development of the Wastewater Management
Ordinance and the Wastewater Management Plan to present an overview of the
proposed ordinance.
      Ms. Dillmann reviewed the Jamestown Onsite Wastewater Needs
Assessment and discussed the map-based analysis of pollution risks to
Jamestown's surface waters and groundwater.
      Ms. Dillmann noted that this plan should be completed by the summer
and will enable residents to qualify for a 4% loan from the State of Rhode
Island for septic system repair.
      Ms. Dillmann presented a summary of the main points of the
Wastewater Management Ordinance; those being, 

* Inspection-based ordinance technically superior and more equitable to a
mandatory pumping ordinance.

* Requires that all owners of ISDS have their system regularly inspected. 
Maintenance would be based on the results of the inspections.

* The inspection procedure would follow the new RI State Inspection Manual
Septic System Check-Up.  This manual has been field-tested and finalized.

* Homeowners would be notified when it was time to have their system
inspected.  It would be up to the homeowner to schedule their inspection
with a qualified private inspector.

* The inspector would be responsible for submitting the inspection report
to the Town and the homeowner.

* Property owner submits proof of maintenance to the Public Works
Department.

* Includes tank requirements for new tanks in keeping with RIDEM proposed
regulations.

* Recommends that cesspools be upgraded.

* Recommends that existing tanks be retrofitted with access risers and
effluent filters and that tipping d-boxes be installed.

* The Public Works Department would administer the program.

* Provides for an administrative conference to settle differences.

Ms. Dillmann noted that this proposed ordinance is very different from the
ordinance previously proposed in the 1980's.
      The present proposal does not suggest a mandatory pumping schedule.
      

The process for a septic system check-up was reviewed.  Ms. Dillmann noted
that an inspector must be trained and pass a test administered by the
University of Rhode Island.
      Additionally, Ms. Dillmann identified the need for ways to reduce
pollution and protect the quality of drinking water supplies in the Town
of Jamestown.  

Council President Long opened the hearing for questions and comments from
residents.

Dick Cotter, 23 Seaside Drive, expressed his concern that the hearing is
scheduled for a time when a large number of Jamestown residents are not
present on the island.

Frank DelBonis, 120 Seaside Drive, shared his concern with the number of
building permits for small lots in the Shores areas.
      The septic systems for these small lots are running out the water
supply.  

Carl Bednarczyk, 51 Capstan Street, requested information on the Rhode
Island Handbook for Inspection.
      Additionally, Mr. Bednarczyk requested information relating to 6.3
...outlined in the Handbook or any town-approved inspection manual.  Under
5.3, Mr. Bednarczyk inquired who would be responsible for developing the
rules and regulations.
      He noted that the rules and regulations and fee structure should be
in the ordinance.

Gerry Barrette, 213 Seaside Drive, noted he was in favor of this type of
an ordinance and inquired if the inspector would be required to have the
system specifications prior to any inspection.
      Who will be responsible for providing those specifications and at
what cost?  Mr. Barrette expressed his concern with the costs associated
with this project.

Samuel Broadhurst, 56 Ocean Avenue, notified the Council that his concern
was the sewage from his neighbor going into his house.

Anita Girard, 94 East Shore Road, withdrew her question

Nick Robertson, 109 Carr Lane, asked the Council for the costs associated
with these inspections and what would the penalties be for non-compliance.
      

Gary A. Girard, 94 East Shore Road, was in favor of the ordinance and
inquired why it would be necessary to retrofit systems that were working
fine and how would this ordinance be implemented without adding to Town
payroll?  Mr. Girard also suggested that this ordinance be simplified.  As
it now stands, under Sec.
     8.6 (2), a resident would need to hire an attorney to go through the
appeals process.  

David Gorelick, 20 Bark Avenue, expressed concern relating to homeowners
delaying the pumping of their systems in order to coincide with
inspections.
      Additionally, Mr. Gorelick addressed the need for a specific time
frame for all owner's concerns to be reviewed in the appeals process.

James Campagnone, 419 Schooner Avenue, suggested that present day laws
should be enforced.  He inquired if it will be possible to hook into the
Wastewater Plant in Jamestown.
      Mr. Campagnone noted that if a system was installed correctly, only
routine maintenance should be needed.  

Adolphe Salaum, 30 Seaview Avenue, inquired if a tank could be inspected
before pumping and noted that the fees for the alternative system were
very high.  

Guy Settipane, 301 Seaside Drive, noted several specific areas in the
ordinance of concern; such as, 8.1 Failure to Pump - does not mention a
time frame; 6.7 (misnumbered, should be 6.8) should only be used in case
of eminent danger as it does not give due process prior to going on
private property; 5.3 (e) again, Mr. Settipane expressed his concern for
due process; 8.5 there should be a neutral mediator at the administrative
conference; 9.2 mentions assessments - these assessments and fines should
be clearly defined; 7.2 water treatment systems must be backwashed and
because separate dry wells are not allowed, homeowners are forced to
backwash into system.
      Mr. Settipane outlined his concerns in a letter to the Council dated
March 26, 2001.  

Ralph Misto, Jr., 72 Top O' Mark Drive, agreed that this ordinance is
needed and inquired if inspections would be encouraged or would it be
required.  Also, Mr. Misto expressed his concern that there is no system
of fees.  

Nancy Kolman, 77 Reservoir Circle, was in favor of the ordinance and
inquired as to enforcement powers for non-compliance.  

Milton Boyce, 100 Gondola Street, informed the Council that he has
recently installed an up-to-date ISDS system that was recently inspected
by the RIDEM.
      He inquired when it would be necessary to have a new system
inspected.  Additionally, he expressed concerns relating to the cost of
implementing this ordinance and the funding and policing of it.  

Dick Wing, 844 North Road, commented on an education process for Jamestown
residents.
      Mr. Wing expressed great concern with residents making comments on
this ordinance before they understand how their systems are designed and
how they work.
      Mr. Wing encouraged the Council to provide a means of educating the
public.

Chris deBethume, 63 Frigate Street, asked the Council who assigns the
types of septic systems and where they go in Jamestown.
      Additionally, Mr. deBethume inquired who will be deciding which
systems pass or fail.

Dan Capuanno, no address given, requested that the Council provide more
workshops. 

William H. Murphy, 705 North Main Road, noted that he has several comments
and questions; those being, which takes precedence, the handbook or the
ordinance, and if there is a change in handbook will it be brought back to
the Council; 5.3 should indicate the Director of Public Works rather than
Public Works Department; Sec.
     4.0 Definitions - there is no definition for Administrative Officer -
should be defined; Water and Sewer Commission is not defined - is it the
Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners; Inspector qualifications are not
defined - should be an honest broker (someone that does not take financial
gain from their inspection); 6.5 - property owner shall provide the
ISDS... (property owner may not have all this information)  should be
reworded; 7.6 what are the ramifications; 8.1 need longer notification and
by certified mail; 8.2 what is the annual fee; 8.3 should be certified
mail; 8.5 of Public Works should be changed to or; 8.6 (3) Town Clerk
should issue receipt; 8.9 All fees/fines - omit fees; 9.2 assess ISDS
owners for the... - too many fines, fees and assessments; EDUCATION - if
Public Works Department is administrating education, they should be
responsible for the criteria.

Anthony Simeone, 54 Hull Street, noted that he is in favor of a septic
system management program.
      Mr. Simeone reinforced the need for protecting the drinking water in
Jamestown and stated that this ordinance would prevent failure of septic
systems and that contamination of ground water, thus preventing
contamination of our wells.
      Mr. Simeone commented that if you think that maintaining a septic
system is expensive, think about maintaining a well that is contaminated -
you cannot.
      Additionally, he informed the Council that passage of this plan then
allows residents to access the Community Septic System Loan Program which
consists of a 4% loan on 3, 5, 7 or 10 year loan term.
      Qualification for this loan program is based on the need to convert
a septic system that is substandard, failed or failing.  

Frank Meyer, 1 Helm Street, stated that he realizes an inspection system
is necessary.
      Mr. Meyer requested a clarification on 6.3 (c) - If I have an
inspected and approved system and I sell my house, why do I need another
inspection?  Why is quit claim deed or inheritance omitted from this type
of inspection?  

Ellicott Wright, Fort Getty Road, requested that the hearing be continued
to another evening.

Carey deBethume, 63 Frigate Street, inquired if the inspectors are
licensed.  Ms. DeBethume also suggested that the time of year for
inspections be stated in the ordinance.

Christine Ariel, 61 Steamboat Avenue, informed the Council that the
ordinance is a wonderful idea; however, it does not go far enough.
      Additionally, Ms. Ariel expressed her concern regarding the many
variances granted by RIDEM.

Richard Wing, suggested that the transfer of title provision should be
mandatory in order to bring cesspools up to date with proper ISDS.

Councilor Swain suggested that the Wastewater Management Plan Committee
meet with the Council to discuss possible changes to the proposed
ordinance.
      Councilor Amerigian suggested that the Town Planner put together a
synopsis of the questions and concerns discussed at this hearing.

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to set up
a work session with the Wastewater Management Plan Committee on April 5 to
discuss changes and the preparation of a final draft for the continuation
of this hearing.  So unanimously voted.

At 10:09, it was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Littman to
continue the public hearing for the proposed On-site Wastewater Management
Ordinance to a special Town Council meeting on April 12, 2001.
      So unanimously voted.

VII. OPEN FORUM: 

1) Scheduled request to address 

2) Non-scheduled request to address

VIII. REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND TOWN OFFICIALS:

1) Town Administrator's report (see attached report)

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Town Administrator Report
March 26, 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
    
    Public Works Department has been busy with cleaning drains and other
storm related issues.
    
    Recreation
    
    Matt reports rehearsals for the Jamestown Community Theatre spring
production of "On Borrowed Time" are going well.
     Director Mary Wright and a few cast members appeared on a live radio
interview at WADK in Newport on Friday March 23, 2001.
    
    Spring soccer begins on April 7, 2001.
     All games will be played at the Eldred Avenue Soccer Field.
    
    The recreation staff has begun spring clean-up at Fort Getty.
     With the increased demand for seasonal sites, two additional sites
will be added to the campground this year.
    
    The Friends of the Community Center continues to meet on a bimonthly
basis.
     Local architect Andy Yates has volunteered to assist the Friends with
the bid documents.
     The Friends hope to have the bid ready for advertisement within the
next six weeks.
    
    Opening day for Little League and Softball is April 28, 2001
    
    Police
    
    The Police Department received a grant though the Governor's Justice
Commission to purchase a computer and digital camera to be used for the
investigation of domestic violence.
     This grant did not require any matching funds from the Town.
    
    Finance
    
    Tina received two bids for the financing of the new ladder truck.
     The low bidder was Tobyne & Co., Inc. Their rate was .13% lower than
Fleet Bank with all else being equivalent.
     Tina is recommending we award the financing of the ladder truck to
Tobyne & Co.
     The terms of the debt will be five years at 4.87% with no penalties
for prepayment.

    Fire
    
    Chief Arthur J. Christman reported there were twenty-nine Fire /
rescue / service calls for the period of March 11 - 18, 2001.
    
    Administration
    
    I am finalizing the plan to repair the stairs and erosion at Taylor
Point.
     Siegmund & Associates is providing the Town with the specifications
and will apply to CRMC for the necessary permits to complete the project.
     It is anticipated all repairs will be completed by early this summer.
    
    The Town has hired Fuss & O'Neill to inspect Town facilities to ensure
we are complying with all state and federal regulations.
     The first inspection of Town Hall, Town Offices, Highway Barn, West
Street and the Community Center took place on Tuesday March 20, 2001.
     Fuss & O'Neill met with employees in all buildings to discuss their
concerns and answer any questions they had concerning the physical and
environmental safety of the buildings.
     I anticipate receiving a report from Fuss & O'Neill within the next
week. I will forward the report to the Council.
    
    With the recent heavy rains, both the Town Hall and West Street
basements were flooded again.
     At Town Hall we dry vacuum the basement to lift the water, but a
presence of dampness and mold stays until the basement is completely dried
out. Town employees have repeatedly raised concerns about the continued
dampness during the wet season.

    Currently, there is a vault located in the basement where old records
are stored. Town employees and the public access this vault through the
open staircase in the Town Clerk's area.
     The storing of these records in the basement have contributed to the
problem.
     I am looking into alternative storage for these records and possibly
closing off the open staircase to the basement.
     There is an alternate staircase located in the back of Town Hall,
which can be accessed if needed.
    
    I have been holding off the discussion of a new Town Hall until we
were ready to construct the new highway facility.
     Since we will have to float a bond to complete the projects, I though
it would be more economically feasible to do both projects at the same
time.
     In light of the continual flooding of the basements during the wet
season, the Council may want to address the new Town Hall at this time.
    
    I will be meeting with senior officers of the rescue and ambulance
departments.
     I have received some concerns from residents about their approach to
patient care.
     I anticipate helping the departments find some training sources that
will assist them in this area.

    Now that the Town has received it's marina permit at Fort Wetherill,
Larry Parks and I will be meeting with the Boat Owners Association to
finalize the details of the lease.
     Once we have a final lease document, I will forward it to the Council
for approval.
    
    Attached is a copy of an article that appeared in the Monday March 19,
2001 Providence Journal.
     Based upon the article, the State Energy Office is offering up to a
two hundred dollar rebate for RI residents who purchase and install energy
efficient appliances between December 31, 2000 and May 31, 2001.
     One of the appliances that qualify for a rebate is a washing machine.
     Since the    Water Regulations require all new washing machines
purchased by residents on the municipal water system be energy efficient,
it appears they may be entitled to a rebate from the state.
     Once I receive all the necessary information, I will put a block
advertisement in the Jamestown Press informing residents about the
program.
    
    Attached is the water budget for 2001/2002.
     I am still working on the sewer budget.
     I need to finalize the amount of interest to budget for the short
term borrowing for the rehabilitation of the sewer treatment plant.
     Once I finish the budget, I will forward it to you.
    
    For Council Consideration:
    
    Award the bid for financing of the ladder truck to Tobyne for a
five-year period at a rate of 4.87%. Total amount financed is $272,000.00.
    
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a)   Council approval of financing for the Jamestown Fire Department
ladder truck to Tobyne Company, Inc. (terms of debt; five (5) years at
4.87%)

The Town Administrator noted that she would be putting a block ad in the
Jamestown Press notifying residents about a rebate program for energy
efficient appliances offered by the State Energy Office.
      The Town Administrator reviewed the two bids submitted and requested
that the Council award the bid to Tobyne Company, Inc.  

It was moved by Councilor Littman, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to
award the bid for the ladder truck to Tobyne Company, Inc. with the amount
financed totaling $272,000.00 for a term of five (5) years at 4.85%.  So
unanimously voted.

2)   Planning Commission

a)   2001 Community Development Block Grant Priority List

The Town Planner presented a sample resolution authorizing the Town to
apply for funding from the State for the Council's consideration.
      Additionally, the Planner noted that there is a change in this
resolution:  the amount being requested would be changed from $145,500.00
to not to exceed $250,000.00.  The Council reviewed the priority list as
presented by the Town Planner.
      Steve Ostigy, Executive Director of Church Community Housing
Corporation noted that there are some changes that are being proposed; one
being, a proposal to have the housing program income transferred to a
Newport County regional loan pool which would include Jamestown, Little
Compton, Middletown, Portsmouth and Tiverton.
      Another change noted was that all properties receiving funding would
be required to be lead safe upon completion of the project.
      Susan Schenck, Deputy Director of New Visions Newport County,
referred to the Head Start Program included on the priority list and
informed the Council that these funds would be put towards a permanent
facility for the Head Start Program.  

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Swain to authorize
the Planning Department to go forward with the priority list with noted
changes.
       So unanimously voted.  It was moved by Councilor Swain, seconded by
Councilor Long to approve the draft resolution prepared by the Town
Planner for the Community Block Grant with the modification that the
application for the amount not to exceed $250,000.00 be added in the final
paragraph.  So unanimously voted.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1) Jamestown Water Resource Protection Committee (continued from 3/12/2001
for draft of language from Town Solicitor and Town Administrator)

Councilor Amerigian recused himself from any discussion or vote in the
matter of the letter from Ellicott Wright with reference to the Conanicut
Island Land Trust.  

c)   Revised procedure as presented by the Town Solicitor  This item was
taken out of order so that the procedure would be approved prior to the
vote on the letter from Ellicott Wright.

It was moved by Councilor Swain, seconded by Councilor Long to adopt the
changes to the charge for the Water Resource Protection Committee as
submitted by the Town Solicitor on March 13, 2001.  So unanimously voted.

a) Letter from Ellicott Wright

As a member of the Water Resource Protection Committee, Mr. Wright
requested that the Council meet in executive session with a member or
members of this committee to discuss negotiations regarding a proposed
contribution from the Town toward property purchased by the Land Trust.
       The request relates to a procedure outlined in the clarified charge
for the Water Resource Protection Committee as presented by the Town
Solicitor.  

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Littman to have the
Water Resource Protection Committee enter into negotiations with the Land
Trust regarding the Ryng property funding.
       So voted, with Councilor Amerigian recusing; Councilor Long, aye;
Councilor Littman, aye; Councilor Swain, aye.  The motion passed.  

It was moved by Councilor Swain, seconded by Councilor Long to meet in
executive session at the next Council meeting to discuss the specifics of
the negotiations.
      So voted, with Councilor Amerigian recusing; Councilor Long, aye;
Councilor Littman, aye; Councilor Swain, aye.  The motion passed.

b) Letter from Chris Powell

No action taken.

2) Parking in the downtown area (continued from 3/12/2001)

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Swain that this
issue be continued to the next Town Council meeting on April 9, 2001.
      So unanimously voted.

3) Jamestown Quonset Davisville Liaison Committee (continued from
3/12/2001)

The Town Administrator informed the Council that the Governor's budget
does not have the environmental impact study for Quonset Point included in
it.  It is believed that this impact study could be brought to the Finance
Committee and passed through to the budget.
      There is a concern that if this were done, it could be put through
without our knowledge.
      Representative William H. Murphy is attempting to keep an eye on
this; however, if it is put through committee, it may be missed.   The
Council requested that Representative Murphy continue to monitor this.

a) Proposed Resolution (not prepared for this Council meeting)

It was the consensus of the Council that a resolution be prepared and
presented to the Council.
      The Town Clerk was directed to contact Mr. Webster and request a
draft resolution.

b) Proposed letter re:  guidelines for Master Plan (updated from
3/12/2001)

The proposed letter was reviewed by the Council.

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Littman to have the
letter regarding the Master Plan forwarded to the Board of Directors of
the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation and the Board of
Directors of the Quonset Davisville Management Corporation.
      So unanimously voted.

COMMUNICATIONS

1) Letter from Emmet E. Turley re:  Jamestown Planning Commission meetings

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

2) Copy of letter to the Jamestown Zoning Board of Review from Emmet E.
Turley re:  Plat 16, Lot 61; Beacon Avenue

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

3) Letter from Cynthia and Paul Levesque re:  McQuade's Market

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Swain to accept the
letter from Cynthia and Paul Levesque.  So unanimously voted.

4) Letter from Frank Meyer re:  On-Site Wastewater Management Ordinance

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to accept
the letter from Frank Meyer.  So unanimously voted.

5) Letter from Charles J. Pyle re:  Water Supply Management Plan

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Swain to accept the
letter from Charles J. Pyle.  So unanimously voted.

6) Note from Mary C. McGirr re:  Circus

7) Letter from Alexandra Hope Darigan (received 3/15/2001) re:  Circus

8) Letter from Alexandra Hope Darigan (received 3/21/2001) re:  letter
acceptance procedure

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to accept
the letters from Mary C. McGirr and Alexandra Hope Darigan.  So
unanimously voted.

NEW BUSINESS

1)   Sunday Sales License Renewal:

a)   Applicant:

i) Zeek's Bait & Tackle, Inc.

It was moved by Councilor Swain, seconded by Councilor Littman to approve
the Sunday Sales license renewal for Zeek's Bait & Tackle, Inc., subject
to the resolution of debts, taxes and appropriate signatures.
      So unanimously voted.

2)   Victualing License Renewal:

a)   Applicant

i) Ace's Pizza, Inc.

It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Littman to
approve the Victualing license renewal for Ace's Pizza, Inc., subject to
the resolution of debts, taxes and appropriate signatures.
      So unanimously voted.

3)   Private Investigator License Renewal

a)   Applicant

i) Santino Campo, Jr

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Swain to approve the
Private Investigator license renewal for Santino Campo, Jr., subject to
the resolution of debts, taxes and appropriate signatures.
      So unanimously voted.

4)   URI Department of Community Planning and Landscape Architecture
Opinion Survey

The Town Administrator noted that the Town Planner has also respond to
this survey from URI.
      It was the consensus of the Council that the Council President would
fill out the survey submitted to the Council by URI.

5)   Downtown Improvement Phase 1 Enhancement Project Memorandum of
Agreement by and between the State of Rhode Island and Providence
Plantations and the Town of Jamestown

The Town Administrator informed the Council that the Memorandum of
Agreement has been reviewed by the Town Solicitor.
      The Administrator and Solicitor will be meeting with RIDOT
representatives to clarify several areas prior to bringing it before the
Council.
      Additionally, cost estimates will be presented.   Concern was raised
regarding the $25,000.00 slated to cover the cost of Phase 1 and incurring
any additional costs.
      The Town Administrator noted that there may be an additional cost of
$1,000.00 or $2,000.00; however, she is exploring whether the State would
also pick up this cost.  

6)   Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management

a)   Project Priority List Request for Projects State Fiscal Year 2002
(due Monday April 23, 2001)

The Town Administrator stated that the Town of Jamestown is on the State
Priority List; however, this should be forwarded to the Public Works
Director for review.

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to forward
the Project Priority List Request to the Public Works Director.
      So unanimously voted.

b)   Coastal Resources Management Council Notice for Solicitation of
Proposals re:  funding availability under the National Boating
Infrastructure Grant Program (due April 13, 2001)

The Town Administrator noted that several Jamestown Harbor Management
members will be attending the Informational Workshop on April 4, 2001 to
see if we have any projects that will qualify for this grant program.

7) Capozzi Property; Plat 4, Lot 86

a)   Conservation Easement

b) Management Plan

The Town Administrator informed the Council that the Conservation Easement
has met with the Town Solicitor's approval.

Additionally, the Administrator noted that the Management Plan has been
reviewed by the Town Planner, Public Works Director, Conservation
Commission, herself and several appropriate committees.

It was moved by Councilor Swain, seconded by Councilor Long to approve the
Conservation Easement and the Management Plan for the Capozzi Property.
      So unanimously voted.

The Conservation Commission Chair requested a copy of the final plan to be
forwarded to the Commission.

8) Memorandum of Understanding - Siegmund and Associates, Inc. re: 
Infiltration/Inflow Study  (submitted for Council approval)

The Town Solicitor informed the Council that he has discussed the
Infiltration/Inflow Study with the Town Administrator and Engineer.
      The study will be subcontracted to a third party.
      The Solicitor expressed the Town's desires concerning the
subcontractor and suggests that the Town have this Memorandum of
Understanding between the Town and Siegmund and Associates, Inc.  It is
important to note that the subcontractor will be retained by Siegmund and
Associates, Inc. and able to commence the study as soon as practicable
during the current wet season.
       It is necessary to have the results of this study to determine the
scope of work with Siegmund and Associates, Inc.

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Littman to authorize
the Town Solicitor to finalize the agreement and request the Town
Administrator to sign it when completed.  So unanimously voted.

There being no further business before the Council, it was moved by
Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Swain to adjourn the meeting at
11:05 PM.  So unanimously voted.

Attest:

Arlene D. Kalooski

Town Clerk