TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
November 13, 2001
(as amended November 26, 2001)

A regular meeting of the Jamestown Town Council was called to order at the
Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road at 7:10 PM by Council
President Guy J. Settipane.

The following members were present:

David A. Swain
Kenneth G. Littman
Norma B. Willis
Absent:  David J. Long

Also present were:

Maryanne Crawford, CPA, Town Administrator/Finance Director
Arlene D. Kalooski,, Town Clerk
Douglas R. DeSimone, Esq., Town Solicitor
Arthur J. Christman, Fire Chief
Lisa Bryer, Town Planner
Christopher Powell, Conservation Commission Chair

SITTING AS ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSING COMMISSION
  
1)   Listing of Cleared Liquor Licenses from the State Division of
Taxation
2)   Copy of the Newport Daily News 10/19/2001 & 10/26/2001 edition
3)   Renewal of Liquor Licenses 

Sitting as the Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Commission, Council President
Settipane opened the hearing noting that the following renewal licenses,
if granted, would be subject to the resolution of debts, taxes and
appropriate signatures of local officials, State Division of Taxation
authorization and certification from the Department of Health. 

Council President Settipane inquired if there were any comments from the
Town Administrator.
      The Town Administrator noted that there were some outstanding issues
with the Schoolhouse Café, Inc. d/b/a Beavertail Grill.  It was reported
that there is an outstanding violation reported by the Fire Marshall and
an outstanding bill from a vendor that was submitted to the Council.
      The Town Administrator reported that all other license renewal
applications were in order.  

The Fire Chief reported that to his knowledge the electrical problems have
not been repaired or inspected by the Town Electrical Inspector.
       Chief Christman noted that he received a telephone call from the
owner of the Beavertail Grill requesting an inspection for today; however,
the Chief is awaiting a full report from the Electrical Inspector before
scheduling another inspection.  

The Town Solicitor informed the Council that the Licensing Commission
could grant these applications for renewal subject to the receipt of the
necessary clearances and receipt of a release from a vendor that has filed
an objection for an unpaid balance.  

David DeAngelis from Superior Bakery, vendor for Beavertail Grill
presented a copy of a bill in the amount of $609.24 and requested that the
Council consider his claim against Schoolhouse Café, Inc. d/b/a Beavertail
Grill.
      The Town Solicitor informed the Council that when considering an
application for renewal, the Council should not base their objection on
outstanding vendor bills; vendor bills should only be considered if a
license is being transferred.

Chuck Masso, owner of Chopmist Charlies inquired if the School House Café
did apply for a renewal.
      The Town Clerk informed the Council that they did.

It was moved by Council President Settipane, seconded by Councilor Willis
to grant the renewals for the liquor licenses for the following:    

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)

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

Councilor Littman inquired if the problems at the Portuguese American
Citizen's Club (PAC) were resolved.  The Town Administrator noted that the
Building Inspector would be sending a notice of violation to the PAC
regarding the parking of a trailer truck on their grounds.   

Councilor Willis addressed the issue of problems between the PAC and
neighbors.
      The Town Administrator noted that it was her understanding that the
PAC met with neighbors and resolved those issues.
      To date, there have been no other reported problems. 

There being no further discussion, it was unanimously voted.

It was noted by the Council President that the Schoolhouse Café, Inc.
d/b/a Beavertail Grill was purposely omitted from the list of licenses
being granted.
 
It was moved by Councilor Littman, seconded by Councilor Swain to table
the application from the Schoolhouse Café, Inc. d/b/a Beavertail Grill
because there has been no cooperation with the Fire Marshall and the lack
of State certificates.  

Bob Walsh, Partner and Treasurer of the Schoolhouse Café, Inc. d/b/a
Beavertail Grill informed the Council that Mr. Sullivan was not aware of
any outstanding violations.
      The Fire Marshall informed the Council that he issued a written
violation to the restaurant and to present he was unable to confirm if any
of the problems have been fixed.  

Schoolhouse Café, Inc.
dba: Beavertail Grill
14 Narragansett Avenue

Councilor Littman stated that when he made the motion to table the license
renewal for the Beavertail Grill he was unaware that Mr. Walsh was present
to represent them.
 
Council President Settipane called for a vote on the motion to table the
Schoolhouse Café, Inc. d/b/a Beavertail Grill license renewal.  The vote
was:  Council President Settipane, nay; Councilor Littman, nay; Councilor
Swain, nay; Councilor Willis nay.  The motion failed.

Prior to the adjournment of the hearing, it was moved by Councilor
Littman, seconded by Councilor Swain to continue the hearing on the liquor
license renewal application for the School House Café, Inc. d/b/a
Beavertail Grill to the Town Council meeting on November 26, 2001.
      So unanimously voted.   

CONSENT AGENDA

It was requested that items 3(g), 4(b) and 5(b) be removed from the
Consent Agenda.
      It was moved by Councilor Littman, seconded by Councilor Swain to
approve the Consent Agenda as amended.  So unanimously voted.  The Consent
Agenda consisted of the following:
 
1) Adoption of Council minutes:
a) 10/22/2001 Regular Meeting 

2) Bills and Payroll

3) Copies of Minutes of Boards & Committee Meetings:
a) Jamestown Zoning Board of Review (09/25/2001)
b) Board of Canvassers (04/11/2001,10/25/2001)
c) Charter Review Committee (08/23/2001, 09/05/2001, 09/20/2001,
10/11/2001)
d) Jamestown Water Resource Protection Committee (01/27/2000, 02/24/2000)
e) Tax Assessment Board of Review (10/02/2001, 10/24/2001)
f) Town Buildings & Facilities Committee (08/20/2001, 09/05/2001,
09/26/2001, 10/10/2001)
h)   Jamestown Library Board of Trustees (09/18/2001)

4)   Resolutions of State and other municipalities:
a) Town of Middletown re: Sakonnet River Bridge

5)   CRMC Notices:
a) November 2001 Calendar
c)   Notice to Raymond & Sharon Iannetta, 1219 No.
     Main Rd. to construct and maintain a residential boating facility
with a "L" shaped fixed access platform located at Plat 3 Lot 545.

6)   RIDEM Notice of Proposed RI Pollutant Discharge Elimination System 
(12/5/2001, 235 Promenade St., Providence) Regulation Amendments and
Public Hearing

7)   Zoning Board of Review Abutter Notifications 
a) Application of Slice of Heaven, Inc.

8)   Notice re: Veteran's Day Celebration around Rhode Island

9)   Naval Station Newport Restoration Advisor y Board meeting (minutes
from 10/17/2001)

10) Abatements/Addenda of Taxes 

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3)   Copies of Minutes of Boards & Committee Meetings:
g) Tree Preservation and Protection Committee (09/18/2001, 10/16/2001)

Councilor Willis commended the Tree Preservation and Protection Committee
for the fine work they did in cataloging the trees on the island.
      Councilor Willis inquired if the trees were being watered at the
Community Center.
      The Town Administrator noted that the Town is presently responsible
for the care of those trees.

4)   Resolutions of State and other municipalities:
b)   Town of Burrillville re: MTBE Resolution (gasoline additive)

Councilor Willis requested that the Council support the Town of
Burrillville in their efforts to ban MTBE as a gasoline additive.  

5)   CRMC Notices:
b)   Public Hearing Continuation re: High Street (11/15/2001, Jamestown
Multi-purpose Room at 7:00 PM)

Councilor Littman noted that the meeting location for the continued
hearing regarding High Street is being moved to the Lawn Avenue School
cafeteria.

It was moved by Councilor Willis, seconded by Councilor Swain to approve
items 3(g), 4(b) and 5(b).  So unanimously voted.

EXECUTIVE SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT

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

1)   Update on pending litigation, pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5(a)(2)
(litigation) (per Councilor Willis)

2)   Conanicut Island Land Trust/Jamestown Water Resource Protection
Committee re:  acquisition of land, pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5(a)(5) (real
estate)

PUBLIC HEARINGS

None

OPEN FORUM

1) Scheduled request to address 
a) Arthur Christman re: Town Buildings & Facilities Committee

Fire Chief Christman informed the Council that he believes the Town
Buildings & Facilities Committee is in violation of the Open Meetings Act.
      Chief Christman related conversations and events that took place
prior to a Town Buildings & Facilities Committee meeting held on October
24, 2001.
      Chief Christman stated that he was on the agenda for the October
24th meeting, which concerned him because he was never informed of this;
however, he went to the meeting and was met outside and told that he did
not need to appear, his concerns regarding the Highway Facility would be
addressed as discussed with the Chair.
       Chief Christman did not attend but found out later that the figures
and information he had provided for the Chair had been misrepresented and
that the agenda had been changed, with his name had being removed from the
agenda.
      Chief Christman sent a letter of request to be on the next committee
meeting to address these issues and this request was not granted.  He
informed the Council that he would be reporting this violation to the
Ethics Commission.  

It was moved by Council President Settipane to accept the communications
from Chief Christman regarding the meeting agendas for the Building and
Facilities Committee for November 7, 2001, October 24, 2001 and a
different agenda for October 24th not listing the Chief on the agenda.

The Town Solicitor noted that Chief Christman was included on the agenda
for October 24th as a possible presenter and that the agenda served as
proper notice of the meeting; however, he expressed his concern relating
to the use of another agenda being used and would investigate further to
make sure the meeting met with the Open Meetings Law.

Council President noted his concern that Chief Christman was not placed on
the agenda when he requested it and suggested that the Town Solicitor give
the committee some direction.

It was moved by Council President Settipane, seconded by Councilor Willis
to request that the Town Solicitor correspond with the Chair of the
Building and Facilities Committee regarding the opportunity for Chief
Christman to be placed on the agenda to address his concerns as stated in
his letter.  So unanimously voted.

Schoolhouse Café, Inc. d/b/a Beavertail Grill
It was moved by Council President Settipane, seconded by Councilor Willis
to accept the bill from Superior Bakery, Inc. in the amount of $609.24 and
dated October 16, 2001.  So unanimously voted.

b)   William Johnstone re:  property on Summit Avenue (will have handouts)

Mr. Johnstone presented various items for the Council to view as he
discussed his concerns regarding his property.
      Mr. Johnstone told the Council that his property was surveyed in
1978 by William Butler whereby his property lines were established.  More
recently, there has been a new survey that has changed his property line
and he is adversely affected.  Mr. Johnstone is disputing the property
lines in this new survey.
      He indicated that through the new survey his well is no longer on
his property.
      Additionally, Mr. Johnstone informed the Council that at one point
his mailbox was removed by the Town because it was said to be too close to
the street.

The Town Administrator reported that Summit Avenue is very narrow and the
mailbox was an encroachment to the road.
      In answer to an inquiry by Councilor Willis, the Town Administrator
informed the Council that there was not a survey of Summit Avenue.  

The Town Solicitor informed the Council that there is litigation relating
to property in that area that will be discussed further in executive
session.

2) Non-scheduled request to address

Sav Rebecchi of Sail Street asked to address item 3(b) on the Consent
Agenda.
      Mr. Rebecchi noted that the minutes from the Water Resource
Protection Committee were dated January 27 and February 24, 2000.
      Mr. Rebecchi expressed concern that minutes would be submitted well
over one year late and noted that this makes it extremely difficult when
researching information.
 
Council President Settipane noted that the Town Clerk sent a memorandum to
all Boards and Commissions with instructions on the Open Meetings Act.
 
Charles Masso of Lincoln Street informed the Council that the Russian
fishing processing ship would be in the Narragansett Bay again this year
and expressed his concern regarding the way in which the ship dumps raw
sewage and fish by-products in the bay.
      Mr. Masso informed the Council that he has contacted the Maritime
International Managing Agent for the ship to discuss his concerns; but, he
felt that they were very vague in the procedure that the ship will be
using.
      Mr. Masso suggested that the Council correspond with the managing
agent to inquire how they will be handling these issues. 

It was moved by Councilor Swain, seconded by Council President Settipane
to put the foreign fishing processing ship on the next Council agenda on
November 26th for a response to the ship and the corporate authorities.
      So unanimously voted. 

The Town Administrator requested that the Council take item #3 under
Unfinished Business out of order.

Jamestown Country Club Lease

The Town Administrator introduced Barbara Hanley of Golf & Land Economics.
      Ms. Hanley informed the Council that in appraising the golf course
she would provide the following services:

o Inspection of facility
o Review of existing lease and its terms
o Review of financial reports and resulting revenue to the Town
o Examination of fees charged compared to market levels
o Meet with Council to discuss operations and options for the Town

Ms. Hanley informed the Council that the charges would be $1,200.00 as
outlined in her proposal.  

Richard Hines of East Shore Road, member of the Golf Course Committee,
inquired if the committee would be reviewing the report produced by Ms.
Hanley.
      Councilor Littman suggested that when the report is completed it be
forwarded to the Golf Course Committee for their recommendations. 

It was moved by Councilor Littman, seconded by Councilor Swain to approve
the hiring of Barbara Hanley to conduct a lease analysis of the Jamestown
Country Club at a cost not to exceed $1200.00 per day as set forth in her
letter and to begin work no later than December 3, 2001, costs not to
exceed $5,000.00.  So unanimously voted.

REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND TOWN OFFICIALS

1) Town Administrator's report

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Town Administrator Report

      November 13, 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.
    
    Administration
    
    As I recently informed you, the Senate Appropriation Committee has
approved the $450,000.00 grant for the Town's pipeline. We are now one
step closer to receiving the actual grant.
     Hopefully within the next week we will know the final outcome.
    
    I have received all department head's budget requests for fiscal year
2002/2003.
     Requests for increases range from as low as less than one percent to
as high as twenty percent.
     The budget submitted to me with a twenty-percent increase, I returned
to the department head to revise.
     I will be reviewing all budgets over the next few weeks and
anticipate having my recommended budget to the Council in early December.
    
    In a step to improve communications between the Town Council and
committees, I have requested a report from the Conservation Committee and
requested a workshop with the Planning Commission.
     In my report to the Council dated May 29, 2001, I suggested the
Council hold workshops with committees, boards, and commissions.
     In the past I have scheduled similar workshops with previous Councils
and it proved beneficial to all participants.
     Since you now have been in office for six months, I recommend you set
up a brief workshop with the Planning Commission, Conservation Commission,
and the Library Board of Trustees.
     These workshops could be held prior to the start of a regular Council
meeting, say from 6:30pm to 7:30pm, with the Council meeting beginning at
7:30pm.
     The Town Clerk and I will be more than happy to arrange these
meetings.
    
    With the recent drop in interest rates and slow down of the economy,
the State is experiencing revenue shortfalls.
     The current year's funding for state aid, education, and motor
vehicles should remain "status quo".
     The Town should receive these funds in a timely manner.
     There is however some concern that in the fiscal 2002/2003 budget,
the State may freeze the motor vehicle aid.
     Currently we receive approximately $218,467.00 dollars in motor
vehicle aid.
     Once the general assembly reconvenes in January and begins the
budgeting process for fiscal 2002/2003 budget, we will have a better idea
as to what direction the reimbursement for the motor vehicles may take.
     This is a classic example of how our fiscal year which begins on
March 1, makes it difficult to budget revenues the Town anticipates
receiving from the State.
    
    I have met with Fire Chief Christman, Deputy Chief Bryer, and Police
Chief Tighe to discuss the fire horn.
     We're looking into a number of ways to reduce the number of times the
fire horn sounds when a call is received as well as a way to turn the horn
off during the evening and early morning hours.
     I will have a proposed solution at the next Council meeting.

    At the last meeting, the Council requested I complete an assessment of
Town government functions.
     I have reviewed the minutes of the meeting where the actual motion
was made as well as my notes.
     I would like some clarification so I may provide you with a
comprehensive report that will allow you to analyze this in the
appropriate manner you wish.

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a) Requested action by Council 

Town Government Assessment

In answer to the Town Administrator's request for clarification regarding
the Town Government Assessment, Councilor Willis suggested that the Town
Administrator look at what the functions of government are, how they are
managed and how efficient they are.
      Councilor Willis noted that the assessment is very similar to what
is asked of employees through the administrator's performance management
plan.  This should include goal setting and achievement.  

Parks and Recreation

The Town Administrator discussed the possibility of user fees (such as an
hourly fee for use of the soccer field/baseball field) for recreation
facilities.
      It was noted that any of the fees presently charged by the
Recreation Department are used to cover the cost of the staff personnel.  

Snow Plowing and Sanding

Based on the numbers presented with the Town Administrator's report, the
Town Administrator recommended that the Town not outsource the sanding and
plowing.
       Councilor Willis discussed the possibility of the Town using a
local vendor for the sanding and plowing.
       Councilor Willis requested additional information on the hours that
the Public Works Department spent on snow plowing last winter.

Council President Settipane requested comparison figures for tax
exemptions from a small community like Jamestown rather that the State
figures submitted.  

The Town Administrator was instructed to set up a work session with the
Water Study Committee for November 19, 2001.

2)   Planning Commission

a) Comprehensive Community Plan (as approved by the Planning Commission);
if favorable, set date for hearing and order advertising (pursuant to RIGL
45-23-53)

The Town Planner presented the 2001 Comprehensive Community Plan for the
Council's review.
      Ms. Bryer suggested that if the Council has changes of significance,
the plan should go back before the Planning Commission.  

It was requested that a work session be set up with the Planning
Commission for December 6, 2001 to discuss the Comprehensive Community
Plan.

Richard Allphin informed the Council that the Comprehensive Community Plan
is now on the internet.
 
b)   Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendments

i)   re:  Businesses that use marina slips, dock space and/or moorings
including ferries and related parking requirements
iii) re:  Aquaculture

The Town Planner noted that the Planning Commission has been working on
several outstanding Zoning Ordinance Amendments.
      Information of these proposed amendments were presented to the
Council for their review.  

It was requested that the Clerk provide any minutes from meetings where
these proposed ordinances were discussed and to put both of the proposed
ordinances on the agenda for discussion and to set date for a work
session.  

c)   Review of revised parking for existing town lot (Plat 8, Lot 573;
Narragansett Avenue

John Murphy, attorney for Richard Eannarino, submitted a plan requesting
access to the Eannarino property through the Town Parking Lot located on
lot 573.
      Mr. Murphy presented George Gifford, president of Gifford Design
Group and Eric Offenberg of Northeast Engineers to discuss the plan and
answer any questions for the Council. 

Council President Settipane inquired if there would be shared parking and
what guarantee would the Town have that this shared parking would go along
with the property title.
      Suggested by Council President Settipane was an easement to the Town
for a right of passage and shared parking in a designated area.

Mr. Murphy noted presently they are considering an agreement; however it
would not necessarily run with the land.
      Additionally, there would be designated spots for the Eannarino
tenants and general visitor parking.
      Evening and weekend parking would be generally available.  

Council President Settipane inquired if there would be any consideration
for additional wear and tear on the Town owned lot.
      The Town Administrator suggested that the Public Works Director and
the Town Solicitor look into the issues of wear and tear and insurance
liability and report back to the Council.

It was moved by Council President Settipane, seconded by Councilor Littman
that the Planning Commission be advised that the Council is of a favorable
opinion to allow for the configuration of a one-way parking access across
its town lot adjacent to 28 Narragansett Avenue, provided that the
agreement is executed between the applicant and the Town to provide shared
parking in the evening hours and on weekends and at such other times as
the parties may agree, and that the agreement address the maintenance,
restriping and drainage of the lot and the insurance with respect to the
lot.  So unanimously voted.

3)   Zoning Board of Review 

a) Letters from Catherine Finney, Chair

i) Chair's resignation
ii) Term expiration of alternate members 

b) Requests for reappointment

i) Letter from Joseph S. Logan re: reappointment
ii)  Letter from Richard A. Boren re: reappointment

It was moved by Councilor Littman, seconded by Councilor Willis to accept
the letter of resignation of Catherine Finney and to send her a letter
thanking her for her service to the Town of Jamestown.
       It was moved by Councilor Swain, seconded by Councilor Willis to
amend the motion to include direction to the Town Clerk to order the
available positions advertised and to set up and interview schedule.
      So unanimously voted.  The main motion as amended was so unanimously
voted.

It was moved by Councilor Willis, seconded by Councilor Swain to accept
the letters for reappointment from Joseph S. Logan and Richard A. Boren. 
So unanimously voted.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

  1) Tree Preservation and Protection Committee (continued from
10/22/2001)

a) request to award bid to Ocean State Tree Service in the amount of
$3,100.00

It was moved by Councilor Willis, seconded by Councilor Littman to award
the bid to Ocean State Tree Service in the amount of $3,100.00.   The Tree
Warden informed the Council that there are three trees that are on State
property and will be removed by the State, with a savings to the Town of
approximately $1,100.00.  Additionally, Mr. Nickerson noted that there is
a tree stump that should be removed by the Town for a cost of
approximately $75.00.  It was moved by Council President Settipane,
seconded by Councilor Swain to amend the motion to reduce the award down
to $2,100.00.  So unanimously voted.
The amended motion to award the bid to Ocean State Tree Service in the
amount of $2,100.00 was passed unanimously.

Mr. Nickerson noted that he is working with the Public Works Department to
do some trimming.
      Councilor Willis inquired if the Tree Warden would be making
arrangements for replacement trees to be planted.  Mr. Nickerson informed
the Council that he is expecting five to seven trees from the University
of Rhode Island that can be planted with the assistance of the Public
Works Department.
      Council President Settipane suggested that Mr. Nickerson work with
the Town Administrator on new plantings.    

2)   Harbor Management Commission (continued from 8/14/2001)

a) Waterfront Enforcement re:  usage of floating dock (boaters vs.
recreational use at East Ferry)

It was moved by Councilor Swain, seconded by Councilor Littman to accept
the communication relating to waterfront enforcement.
      So unanimously voted.

3) Jamestown Country Club re:  lease analysis

Previously addressed.

  4) Pet Parade Event Application

The Town Administrator informed the Council that there are safety concerns
with the number of dogs and how they will be controlled.  The Town
Administrator recommended that this be discussed further with the event
coordinator.  

It was moved by Councilor Willis, seconded by Councilor Littman that the
application for a Pet Parade be continued to November 26, 2001.
      So unanimously voted.

COMMUNICATIONS

  1) Letter from Statewide Planning re: TIP 2003-2004

  2) Letter from Dr. Anne Veeger re: water resource management strategies

  3) Letters from Dr. F. John & Charlotte Zarlengo

a) Seaside Drive wetlands violation 
b) DEM Enforcement Notice, Plat 16 Lot 12

4)   Council copy of letters to the Town Buildings & Facilities Committee

     a) from:  Arthur Christman, Fire Chief dated 10/26/2001  

b)   from:  Karen Easton dated 10/17/2001

It was moved by Councilor Willis, seconded by Council President Settipane
to accept items numbered 1 through 4 under Communications.
      So unanimously voted.

NEW BUSINESS

1) Resolution submitted by Richard Hines re: RI Lottery Commission

Richard Hines of East Shore Road presented a proposed resolution to the
council for their review and acceptance.
      It was moved by Councilor Swain, seconded by Council President
Settipane to adopt the resolution as submitted by Mr. Hines and to
instruct the Town Clerk to submit the resolution to the Towns of Lincoln
and Newport,  Rhode Island Lottery Commission, the Governor and the State
Legislatures.  So unanimously voted.

2) Request from Save the Bay re: Save the Bay Swim

It was moved by Councilor Littman, seconded by Councilor Willis to approve
the Save the Bay Swim on August 3, 2002, beginning in Newport and ending
at Potters Cove, with a waiver to be signed as modified by the Town
Solicitor.  So unanimously voted. 

3)   Committee vacancies (per Councilor Willis)

a) List of Committee members provided by Town Clerk

b) Rules and Procedures for Boards and Commissions and Committee
Appointments (from General Rules and Procedures - Town Council Meetings)
provided by Town Clerk

c) Copy of memorandum to Boards and Commissions from Town Clerk (sent out
annually by Town Clerk)

Councilor Willis strongly recommended that we start advertising for
vacancies prior to the committee terms endings.  

It was moved by Councilor Willis, seconded by Councilor Littman that the
Town Clerk advertise committee vacancies two months prior to term ending
date.
       It was moved by Council President Settipane, seconded by Councilor
Willis to amend the motion to request the Clerk to review the list of
committee boards and commissions active members and to advertise member
vacancies that have expired and those that will expire 12/30/2001 for
letters of interest.
      So unanimously voted.  The amended motion was unanimously voted. 

  4) Segregated labor costs (per Councilor Willis)

The Town Administrator noted that it was her understanding that this
information was in relation to the Water and Sewer issues and was not
prepared to discuss it at this time.
      Councilor Willis inquired if it would be possible to have computer
tracking for time spent on various projects by departments.
      The Town Administrator informed the Council that she had met with
Mr. Rebecchi relating to project management.  The Town Administrator
stated that the ADP payroll system may be used to track Water and Sewer
projects; however, it appears that the Council is looking to track many
different types of Town projects.
       The Town Administrator indicated that a specific software program
would be necessary to track town-wide projects. 

Council President Settipane suggested directing attention to just the
Water and Sewer projects at this time.

5)   Letter from Chris Powell re:  Christmas Tree Lighting on December 1st
(submitted 11/09/2001 Event Application being routed)

It was moved by Councilor Swain, seconded by Councilor Willis to grant the
Christmas tree lighting on December 1, 2001  at 5:30 PM.
      So unanimously voted.

At 10:15 PM, Council President Settipane announced that the Council would
break for a few minutes prior to the executive session.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

1)   Update on pending litigation, pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5(a)(2)
(litigation) (per Councilor Willis)

2)   Conanicut Island Land Trust/Jamestown Water Resource Protection
Committee re:  acquisition of land, pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5(a)(5) (real
estate)

It was moved by Council President Settipane, seconded by Councilor Swain
to enter into executive session, at 10:20 PM pursuant to RIGL
42-46-5(a)(2) (litigation) and pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5(a)(5) (real
estate).
      The vote was Council President Settipane, aye; Councilor Littman,
aye; Councilor Swain, aye; Councilor Willis aye.  The motion passed.  

The Council returned from executive session at 11:00 PM.
      It was moved by Council President Settipane, seconded by Councilor
Willis to seal the minutes of the executive session.
      It was voted Council President Settipane, aye; Councilor Littman,
aye; Councilor Swain, aye; Councilor Willis aye.  The motion passed.

It was moved by Council President Settipane, seconded by Councilor Swain
to direct the Town Administrator to negotiate for the purpose of the
Rembijas property, subject to a fair market appraisal, the placement of a
conservation easement for the benefit of the Land Trust with a condition
of reservation of rights to be granted to the seller for no more than ten
years and limited to the use of the property for hunting, the same to be
memorialized by agreement between the seller and the buyer.
      So unanimously voted.   

It was moved by Councilor Littman, seconded by Councilor Swain to adjourn
the meeting at 11:05 PM.  So unanimously voted.

Attest:

Arlene D. Kalooski
Town Clerk