TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
October 9, 2001
(as amended on October 22, 2001)

A regular meeting of the Jamestown Town Council was called to order at the
Jamestown Philomenian Library at 7:50 PM by Council President Guy J.
Settipane.  The following members were present:
David A. Swain, Vice President
Kenneth G. Littman
David J. Long
Norma B. Willis

Also present were:
Arlene D. Kalooski, Town Clerk
Douglas R. DeSimone, Esq., Town Solicitor
Steven J. Goslee, Public Works Director
Arthur J. Christman, Fire Chief
Dennis Webster, Quonset Davisville Liaison

Present from Narragansett Electric were:
Kevin Menard, Vice President Business Services
Alan M. Salk, PE, Account Manager
Robert Seega
Victor Antoniello
Wayne Karzenski

AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

1)   Draft Resolution re: Sakonnet River Bridge per Council President
Settipane

It was moved by Council President Settipane, seconded by Councilor Littman
to adopt the resolution relating to the Sakonnet River Bridge.
      So unanimously voted.  The Resolution is as follows:

RESOLUTION
#01-013R

WHEREAS:   The Sakonnet River Bridge is the most utilized access point for
Aquidneck Island, carrying over 40,000 vehicles per day; and

WHEREAS:   A new bridge will have an estimated 75-year useful life;
necessitating a long term view of its future use, its impact on regional
transportation in general, and its impact on a variety of other regional
issues; and

WHEREAS:   The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has released a
Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) dated July 2001 for a proposed
new Sakonnet River Bridge; and

WHEREAS:   The DEIS makes a logical and compelling case for a new bridge
on an alignment just south of the existing bridge; and

WHEREAS:   The DEIS includes plans for a northbound-only toll plaza with a
four dollar ($4.00) toll to support the entire cost of the bridge
(approximately $1.00 of which is to pay for construction and operation of
the toll plaza itself), presenting major fairness questions because the
cost of other major transportation projects in the State are not imposed
on the communities directly served; and

WHEREAS:   The DEIS recommends closing the Hummock Avenue on-ramp to Route
24 North, in order to preclude avoidance of the tolls.
     The so-called Escape Bridge and this on-ramp were constructed
specifically for the evacuation of Island Park, as the other access point
is the first to flood in a storm.
     Emergency rescue transports Island Park residents, along with the
northern quarter of town, to St.
     Anne's Hospital in Fall River, meaning that rescues would be forced
to travel an extra two miles to get on the highway; and

WHEREAS:   The DEIS estimates that tolls would cause a nine percent (9%)
decline in bridge traffic, yet does not estimate the economic impact of
this decline on the Island economy, nor State or local government
revenues; and

WHEREAS:   Imposition of tolls would have a social and economic
dislocation impact by impeding historically frequent daily trips to and
from the mainland by business and residents of Newport County; and

WHEREAS:   There may not be room for an adequate number of tollbooths to
avoid significant traffic delays.
     About four seem possible, with Anthony Road and Blue Bill Cove
preventing expansion of the roadway.
     The Sakonnet River Bridge has almost triple the traffic of the
Newport Bridge, yet is proposed to function with fewer tollbooths.
     The costs of tolls and delays would be passed on to Island residents
and businesses by those doing business from off-Island.
     Traffic diverted through Bristol and Warren could have negative
impacts there as well; and

WHEREAS:   The only provision for mass transit is that the bridge design
would not preclude mass transit in the future.
      Given the 75-year planning period and the high cost of any river
crossing, not providing for mass transit in the design and construction of
a new bridge is shortsighted.  The existence of an underutilized rail
corridor from adjacent to the bridge in the north to downtown Newport in
the south provides an excellent opportunity for forward-thinking
intermodal transportation.
      The land area to be made available on both sides of the realigned
bridge provides excellent transit station and parking potential.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE TOWN OF JAMESTOWN:

1.   Supports the selection of a new bridge on the so-called "southern
alignment".

2.   Objects to permanently closing the Hummock Avenue on-ramp to Route 24
North, such on-ramp being vital to emergency rescue and storm-related
evacuation of Island Park.

3.   Objects to Aquidneck Island paying for the entire cost of the bridge
and toll plaza construction and operation through tolls.
      The Town recommends investigation of other payment methods.

4.   Recommends a detailed economic impact analysis of the projected 9%
decline in bridge traffic, including a cost/benefit analysis to the State
and local governments, be completed prior to additional planning for a
toll plaza.

5.   Recommends that traffic delays caused by an inadequate number of
tollbooths in a restricted location, as well as the economic costs
thereof, be studied.

6.   Recommends that the new bridge and future mass transit, both within
the Island and to/from the mainland, be planned together, not as separate
projects.
      Significant cost savings might be realized if mass transit is a part
of the new bridge, as opposed to an additional bridge in the future.
      Continued significant increases in traffic, with no possibility of
an additional north-south artery, means that the 75-year planning period
must include mass transit.

7 Recommends that RIDOT plan the proposed new bridge cooperatively with
Aquidneck Island and adjacent municipal governments on a regular basis.
      The DEIS is an important starting point to procede such an effort,
but now it is time to plan together.

BY ORDER OF THE JAMESTOWN TOWN COUNCIL
Guy J. Settipane, Town Council President

SITTING AS ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSING COMMISSION

1)   Renewal of Liquor Licenses, if favorable order advertising for
applications to be considered for public hearing at a meeting of
saidLicensing Board on TUSEDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2001 AT 7:00 PM at the  
Jamestown Library, 26 North Road, in said Jamestown. 

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

Island Beverage, Inc.
dba: Jamestown Liquors
9 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: Beavertail Grill
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

It was moved by Councilor Swain, seconded by Councilor Littman to
advertise for the annual renewal of liquor licenses as stated on the
agenda.  So unanimously voted.

2) Memorandum from the Town Clerk's Office 

a) Liquor license limits

There was no action on the memorandum from the Town Clerk's Office.

b)   Advertisements

No action taken.

CONSENT AGENDA

It was requested that items #  1 (a), 2, 3 (d) 08/28/2001 minutes, 4 (b)
and 5 be removed from the consent agenda.
      It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Swain to
accept the consent agenda as amended.  The consent agenda consisted of:

3) Copies of Minutes of Boards & Committee Meetings:

a) Jamestown Quonset Davisville Liaison Committee (07/12/2001, 09/20/2001)
b) Jamestown Harbor Management Commission (07/11/2001, 08/08/2001)
c) Jamestown Zoning Board of Review (08/28/2001)
d) Jamestown Water Resource Protection Committee (07/09/2001, 08/14/2001)

4)   CRMC Notices:

a) October 2001 Calendar
c)   Notice to Alfred & Ann Toselli of 1052 E. Shore Rd., to construct and
maintain a residential boating facility located at Plat 1 Lot 195, 1052 E.
Shore Rd., Jamestown.

6)   Newport County Chamber of Commerce invitation to the annual dinner
dance

7)   Abatements/Addenda of Taxes

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1) Adoption of Council minutes:

a) 09/24/2001 Regular Meeting

Councilor Willis noted that she was not present at the Council meeting on
September 24, 2001.
      It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Swain to
accept the Council minutes from the September 24, 2001 meeting.
      The vote was four in favor with Councilor Willis abstaining.
      The motion passed. 

2) Bills and Payroll

Councilor Willis requested additional information on the payment for a
ballet instructor.
      The Town Administrator informed the Council that the Town currently
leases the upper level of the golf course facility for dance classes.
      The funds go into the golf course account and payment is made to the
vendor.

It was moved by Councilor Willis, seconded by Councilor Long to accept the
Bills and Payroll as presented.  So unanimously voted. 

3) Copies of Minutes of Board & Committee Meetings:

d)   Jamestown Water Resource Protection Committee (08/28/2001)

In referring to the minutes of the Jamestown Water Resource Protection
Committee, mention was made whereby the Conservation Commission Chair
suggested that Thomas Johnson would be representing the Conservation
Commission in the future.
      Discussion ensued on the proper procedure for appointments to
committees.
      The Town Administrator informed the Council that Mr. Johnson would
be replacing Christopher Powell as representative from the Conservation
Commission; generally, the board and commission representative on a
committee would be selected by the committee membership being represented
upon approval of the Council.  

Richard Allphin requested that the Council inform the Water Resource
Protection Committee what the proper procedure is for holding an executive
session.

Council President Settipane requested that the Town Solicitor and Town
Administrator work with the Water Resource Protection Committee on how to
hold an executive session.

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

4)   CRMC Notices:

b) Public Hearing Continuation re: High Street

The Town Administrator informed the Council that she would be placing a
block ad in the Jamestown Press to inform residents of the time and date
for the High Street property hearing.  

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Swain to accept the
notice regarding the Public Hearing continuation for High Street.
      So unanimously voted.

5)   Zoning Board of Review Abutter Notification re: Slice of Heaven

Councilor Littman referred to a statement in the zoning abutter
notification from Slice of Heaven whereby they mention the possibility of
applying for a BYOB alcohol beverage license.
       The Town Administrator reported that this type of license is
regulated by municipalities.
      The Town Administrator further noted that she is looking into this
and will report back to the Council.

It was moved by Councilor Willis, seconded by Councilor Littman to accept
the abutter notification as communication and to put information relating
to BYOB licenses on the Council agenda for October 22, 2001 as new
business.  So unanimously voted.

EXECUTIVE SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT

1)   Pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5 (a) (2) litigation

Council President Settipane announced that there would be an executive
session later in the evening.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

None

OPEN FORUM

1) Scheduled request to address 

a)   Narragansett Electric Presentation re: Supply Cable (10 minute verbal
presentation)

Jamestown Cable Project

Mr. Kevin Menard, Vice President at Narragansett Electric, presented
information concerning Narragansett Electric Company's proposal to install
a new electric supply cable to Jamestown.
      The need for this new cable is a direct result from the June 11,
2000 electric outage caused by the Big Red Boat II.
      Although the present cables have been repaired they are vulnerable
to a similar incident.
      It is the intent of Narragansett Electric Company to install a new
independent back-up supply to Jamestown utilizing a different route and
from a different supply.
      The planned route is between URI Bay Campus and Fort Getty.
     The cost of the project is approximately $2,000,000.00.  Mr. Menard
explained that the route was selected because it will allow for the
shortest underwater crossing, with the water being approximately 50 feet
deep with a soft flat bottom.    

The Council raised several questions relating to the number of poles,
placement of poles, and effect on Ft. Getty and surrounding area.  Mr.
Menard assured the Council that Narragansett Electric does not intend to
use more than two to three new poles.
      Narragansett Electric is sensitive to the aesthetic value of both
the Ft. Getty and Mackerel Cove areas.  

Mr. Menard informed the Council that following the permitting process with
Coastal Resource Management Council, construction could begin in the
spring of 2002.
      It is expected that the project would take from three to six months.
      

Council President Settipane requested that Mr. Menard forward schematics
of pole locations to the Council for their review.

2) Non-scheduled request to address

Council President Settipane announced the retirement of Ron Cassanelli
from the Providence Journal.
       Mr. Cassanelli was commended for his press coverage of Jamestown.

REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND TOWN OFFICIALS

1) Town Administrator's report

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    Town Administrator Report
    October 9, 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
    
    Last week RI Coastal Resources was conducting a construction site
inspection at the RIDEM project at Fort Wetherill.
     During this inspection, CRMC noticed the Town was storing aggregate
material on Town owned property.
     CRMC notified the Town the aggregate storage must be re-located from
Fort Wetherill within the next couple of weeks.
     In past years the Town stored all of this aggregate material on the
RIDEM property.
     This storage was considered a non-conforming use.
     When RIDEM received    approval of their coastal resources permit;
approval was granted with the stipulation that all aggregate material
would be removed from the site.
     The Town was unaware of the permit condition issued by CRMC to RIDEM.
     Since the property is located within two hundred feet of coastal
features, it is highly unlikely they will approve such permit.
    
    The Public Works Department is working on drainage projects on Bark
Street, Mizzen Avenue, and Howland Avenue.
    
    Recreation
    
    Fort Getty Campground officially closed on Monday October 1, 2001.
     The remaining seasonal staff will complete a final mowing and clean
up before calling it quits for the year.
     Other recreation staff members are making preparations for the winter
season.
    
    The Rotary Club Bike Race is set for October 8, 2001.
     Race headquarters is at the Community Center.
     Matt will be on hand to assist with the use of the building and
equipment throughout the event.
    
    Tax Collector
    
    Attached is the Tax Collector's report for the month of August.
    
    Building Inspector
  
    Fred Brown reports seventy permits were issued during the month of
September. Two certificates of occupancy were issued during the month.

    Fire
    
    Chief Christman reports there were eighteen fire / rescue / service
calls for the period of September 17 through 27, 2001.
    
    Administration
    
    I will be meeting with Chief Christman to discuss the fire horn issue.
     I do not have a definitive solution, but I have been looking at a few
ideas, which may reduce the use of the fire horn.
    
    With the middle of October approaching, preliminary work is underway
for the fiscal 2002/03 budget.
     I will request all department heads to have their budgets in to me by
November 1st.
     As required by charter, I anticipate having my recommended budget to
the Council by the first week of December.
    
    The Taylor Point/Potters Cove project is completed. If you have not
recently driven by that area you may want to, I think it's a great
improvement.
     The West Ferry project also has been completed. The project not only
looks great; it helps with improved safety.
    
    On Monday night I will hand out a copy of an advertisement Dennis
Webster, Chairman of the Quonset/Davisville Committee would like to place.
     Since the state budgeted $1,500,000.00 to have an Environment Impact
Study completed for a container port at Quonset, Dennis would like to see
if a resident will be interested with assisting the Quonset/Davisville
Committee with the process and review of the EIS.
    
    Attached please find:
    
    o My response to School Committee Member Betsy Gooding
    o A copy of a letter that I received from the USDA
    o A draft of my letter to RIDOT
    
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Following clarification on several areas of the Town Administrator's
report, it was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Willis to
accept the report from the Town Administrator.  So unanimously voted.

2)   Jamestown School Committee

a)   Copy of letter to the Town Administrator re: fund accounting computer
program

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Swain to accept the
letter from the School Committee.  So unanimously voted.

3)   Town Buildings & Facilities Committee

  a) One alternate vacancy exists, if favorable appoint:

i) Mary Webster
ii) Donald Richardson
iii) Richard Ventrone
iv) Richard Anderson
v) Bill Marsh
vi) Rosemary Woodside
vii) Alerino Iacobbo
viii) Joseph Ducas
ix) Lisa Tyre (letter newly submitted)

Councilor Littman suggested considering Bill Marsh for the alternate
position on the Town Buildings and Facilities Committee.  

Following further discussion on the qualifications of applicants it was
moved by Councilor Willis, seconded by Council President Settipane to
appoint Alerino Iacobbo to the Town Buildings and Facilities Committee.
      It was voted four in favor with Councilor Littman voting nay.
      The motion passed four to one.  

4)   Conservation Commission

a) Memorandum re: Town Highway Facility

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Swain to accept the
memorandum from the Conservation Commission regarding the Town highway
facility.  So unanimously voted.

b) Public Buildings & Facilities Committee 

The Council discussed the need for a Conservation Commission member being
appointed to the Town Buildings & Facilities Committee.
      It was the consensus of the Council that these meetings are public
and they would encourage the Conservation Commission to attend; however,
they felt that it was not necessary to appoint additional members to this
committee.
      It was moved by Council President Settipane, seconded by Councilor
Long to accept the communication from the Conservation Commission and take
no further action.  So unanimously voted.  

c) Maple Avenue Right-of-Way

By memorandum, the Conservation Commission updated the Council regarding
the progress on the plan for improvement to the Maple Avenue right-of-way.
      The Conservation Commission is applying to the RIDOT for a grant of
$1200.00 to be use for materials.  Additionally, Northeast Engineers and
Consultants, Inc. have been contacted to complete a survey of the
right-of-way to Marine Avenue.
       The final plan will be presented to the abutters, Harbor Management
Commission and the Conservation Commission; final approval will come from
the Town Council.
      Councilor Willis suggested that the conceptual design be presented
to the Council.

It was moved by Councilor Willis, seconded by Councilor Littman to approve
the contract from Northeast Engineers to survey Maple Avenue at no cost to
the Town.  So unanimously voted.

5)   Jamestown Quonset Davisville Liaison Committee 

a)   Memorandum from Dennis Webster

It was moved by Council President Settipane, seconded by Councilor Swain
to approve the draft letter dated October 9, 2001 to the Board of
Directors of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation concerning
the Jamestown Town Council's position for the Master Plan for Quonset
Point; that plan dated September 12, 2001.  So unanimously voted.  
It was suggested by Council President Settipane that a copy of the letter
from the Jamestown Town Council be forwarded to the other communities
affected.  
Mr. Webster informed the Council that there would be a meeting to approve
the Master Plan on October 29, 2001 at 4:00 PM at the Rhode Island
Convention Center. 

6)   Memorandum from Town Clerk re:  Zoning Ordinance

Council President Settipane commended Richard Allphin for his work in
bringing the issue of dimensional variance in conjunction with a special
use permit to the attention of the Council.
      The Town Solicitor informed the Council that it would be necessary
to amend the Zoning Ordinance to include the language passed by the
legislature.    

It was moved by Councilor Swain, seconded by Councilor Willis to have the
Town Solicitor draft language for an advertisement for hearing regarding
an amendment to the Jamestown Zoning Ordinance relating to the issuance of
a dimensional variance in conjunction with a special use permit and any
other zoning amendments that can be considered at the same hearing; to be
presented at the next Council meeting for review.  So unanimously voted. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

  1) Entertainment License for the Beavertail Grill

a) Letter from Kevin Sullivan re: request for continuance

Following the review of Mr. Sullivan's request for continuance, it was
moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Swain to postpone the
Entertainment License for the Beavertail Grill until the next Town Council
meeting on October 22, 2001.  So unanimously voted.

b) Police Reports 

i) Illegal Deposits on Land 06/26/2001
ii) Excessive noise on 06/29/2001 and 08/24/2001

It was moved by Councilor Willis, seconded by Councilor Littman to accept
the police reports regarding complaints for the Beavertail Grill.
      So unanimously voted.

COMMUNICATIONS
  
1) NEED (New England Ecological Development, Inc.) re:  demand for payment

The Town Solicitor informed the Council that the demand for payment from
NEED is being submitted as a claim.
      It was his recommendation that the Council accept it as
communication and to notify NEED that their claim will be heard at the
next Town Council meeting.  
It was moved by Council President Settipane, seconded by Councilor Long to
accept the communication relating to a demand for payment from NEED dated
October 4, 2001, pursuant to RIGL 45-15-5 and to assign this matter for a
hearing with notice to NEED to be held on October 22, 2001.
       So unanimously voted.  

NEW BUSINESS

1)   Narragansett Electric 

a) Petition re: Orchard Lane

It was moved by Council President Settipane, seconded by Councilor Long to
refer the petition from Narragansett Electric regarding Orchard Lane to
the Public Works Director.  So unanimously voted.

2) Letter from Barbara Lundy re: Country Club property

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Littman to accept
the communication from Barbara Lundy and refer it to the Town
Administrator.  So unanimously voted.

3) Letter from Milton Schumacher re: 5K road race

It was moved by Councilor Settipane, seconded by Councilor Long to grant
the request from Milton Schumacher, subject to reimbursement of any costs
to the Town and the approval of the Town Administrator.
      So unanimously voted.

The Council discussed the increase in the number of requests to use
Jamestown as the location for fundraising events.
      Further discussion on the impact that this increase could have on
Town services at these events.
      It was moved by Councilor Settipane, seconded by Councilor Long to
place on the October 22, 2001 Town Council agenda an outline of procedure
for fundraising events provided by the Town Administrator.
      This plan should include the number of events to be considered, what
the costs to the Town are and any other pertinent information.
       It was moved by Councilor Willis, seconded by Council President
Settipane to amend the motion to include an application process whereby
requests go before the Town Administrator prior to being submitted to the
Town Council for their consideration. So unanimously voted.  

4) Letter from the Special Olympics re: 2002 Penguin Plunge

The Town Administrator reported that this is an annual event and
recommended that the Council approve.  

It was moved by Councilor Swain, seconded by Councilor Long to approve the
2002 Penguin Plunge with the stipulation that the event be coordinated
with the Town Administrator and Jamestown Police Department.
      So unanimously voted.

5) Letter from Dolores Calabrese re: Pet Parade

The Town Administrator informed the Council that the "Pet Parade" is
requesting to meet at one of the Jamestown Schools and to walk to the Fire
Station or East Ferry.
      Some concerns relating to safety issues were discussed.

It was moved by Councilor Swain, seconded by Councilor Long to postpone
the request from the Jamestown Medical Fund and Paws and Claws for
permission to hold a pet parade until October 22, 2001.
      So unanimously voted.
 
6)   Peddler's license application from the Recreation Department re: the
13th annual Jack O'Lantern Jog, Sunday, October 28, 2001

It was moved by Councilor Littman, seconded by Councilor Willis to approve
the application from the Recreation Department for the 13th annual Jack
O'Lantern Jog on Sunday October 28, 2001.  So unanimously voted.

OPEN FORUM CONTINUED

It was moved by Councilor Swain, seconded by Councilor Willis that a
meeting with the Town Administrator concerning a town-wide administration
review of personnel which would include administration department heads be
conducted at the next Council meeting under the executive session portion
of the meeting, with proper notice being given.  So unanimously voted.
Councilor Swain noted that there is now a procedure in place for the Town
Administrator to review department heads and he would like to discuss
these reviews.  

The Town Clerk requested additional information to clarify the individuals
that would be discussed so proper notice could be given.
       Councilor Swain noted that this would be a general discussion and
no individual needed be notified.  

The Town Solicitor informed the Council that if it was the intent of the
Council to review the process by which department heads are appointed and
reviewed, that would not be proper for an executive session.
      However, if it is Councilor Swain's intention to have discussions
regarding the performance of certain department heads, that is proper for
an executive session.  

It was moved by Councilor Littman, seconded by Councilor Willis to
reconsider the last vote on the executive session to discuss department
heads and other personnel issues.
       Councilor Swain noted that his intention was to discuss the reviews
of department heads; however, he felt that it was not necessary to have
department heads present until those job performance evaluations were
reviewed by the Council.
       Councilor Swain suggested that if it would be more in compliance
with the law that the department heads be notified - which was stated in
the first motion - with proper notice, that there paperwork will be
reviewed, then that should be done.
      The vote was four in favor with Councilor Swain voting nay.
      The motion passed.

Councilor Willis discussed the process for department head appointments
noting that the Charter states that the Town Administrator will nominate
and the Town Council will appoint department heads; therefore, there is
authority for the Council to review Town Administration.
     Councilor Willis requested that Councilor Swain be allowed to make
his motion again.

It was moved by Council President Settipane, seconded by Councilor Swain
to hold an executive session, with proper notice, to discuss the job
performance of the Town Administrator, pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5 (a)
(1)(personnel).  So unanimously voted.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

1)   Pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5 (a) (2) litigation

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Council President Settipane,
pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5(a)(2) litigation, to enter into executive session
at 10:15 PM.
      It was voted, Council President Settipane, aye; Councilor Willis,
aye; Councilor Littman, aye; Councilor Swain, aye; Councilor Long, aye.
      The motion passed

The Council returned to regular session at 10:25 PM.
       It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Willis to
seal the minutes of the executive session.
      It was voted Councilor Settipane, aye; Councilor Littman, aye;
Councilor Long, aye; Councilor Swain; aye Councilor Willis, aye.
      The motion passed.  

There being no further business before the Council, it was moved by
Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Swain to adjourn the meeting at
10:30 PM.  So unanimously voted.

Attest:

Arlene D. Kalooski
Town Clerk