TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
November 26, 2001

(as amended on December 10, 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 Guy J. Settipane.

The following members were present:

David A. Swain
Kenneth G. Littman
Norma B. Willis
David J. Long arrived at 7:06 PM

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
Steven Goslee, Public Works Director
William Kimball, Charter Review Committee
Betty Hubbard, Planning Commission

AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

1) Proclamation honoring Cathryn Jamieson, recipient of the BPW/RI Rhode
Island Federation of Business & Professional Women's Clubs, Inc. Women of
Achievement Award

The Town Clerk informed the Council that the proclamation honoring Cathryn
Jamieson has been prepared and available for signature.
      Council President Settipane offered congratulations to Ms. Jamieson
for being honored with the Women of Achievement Award by the Rhode Island
Federation of Business & Professional Women's Clubs, Inc.

It was moved by Council President Settipane, seconded by Councilor Swain
to approve the proclamation honoring Cathryn Jamison as recipient of the
Women of Achievement Award.  So unanimously voted.

2) Request for Proclamation re:  State owned properties on Cedar Lane

The Town Administrator informed the Council that she has been in contact
with William J. McCarthy at the Department of Transportation regarding the
Cedar Lane property to request that this property be turned over to the
Town of Jamestown at no charge.

It was moved by Councilor Willis, seconded by Council President Settipane
that the Town Administrator prepare a proclamation requesting that the
Cedar Lane property be turned over to the Town at no charge for Mr.
McCarthy to take to Federal Highway for consideration.
      So unanimously voted.

SITTING AS ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSING COMMISSION

Sitting as the Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Commission, Council President
Settipane opened the hearing at 7:06 PM, as provided under Title 3,
Chapters 1-12 of the General Laws of Rhode Island 1956, and as amended
that the following applications have been received by the Town Council for
a new Class BV liquor license under said Act, for the year ending December
1, 2002:

NEW LICENSES

CLASS B-VICTUALER BY A CURRENT CLASS D LICENSEE

1)                         Portuguese American Citizen's Club
                   dba: Portuguese American Citizen's Club
                                  11 Pemberton Avenue
                                  Jamestown, RI  02835

Joseph Perry, president of the Portuguese American Citizen's Club was
present for questions from the Council.
      Mr. Perry explained that a Class B-Victualer license would allow the
club to serve to members as well as non-members.
      The club will continue with their nonprofit status.  

Council President Settipane noted that a Class B-Victualer license
requires that the facility be open seven days per week.
      Mr. Perry said that he is aware of this.

There being no objections, it was moved by Councilor Littman, seconded by
Councilor Willis to advertise the application for a new Class B-Victualer
license in the Newport Daily News on November 30th and December 7th for
hearing on Wednesday, December 26, 2001.  So unanimously voted.   

2)   Slice of Heaven, Inc.
dba: Slice of Heaven
32 Narragansett Avenue
Jamestown, RI  02835

a)   Letter from Arthur Milot re: application

Council President Settipane noted that the application for Slice of
Heaven, Inc. was duly advertised for hearing on November 26, 2001in the
Newport Daily News on November 2, 2001 and November 9, 2001.  

John A. Murphy, attorney representing the Slice of Heaven informed the
Council that if this request for a Class B-Victualer license is granted it
will be necessary for applicants to obtain a special use variance from the
Zoning Board of Review.
      The owners of Slice of Heaven, Steven Liebhauser, Maria Liebhauser
and Dolores Ranaldi are seeking a special use permit allowing the service
of alcoholic beverages at the existing 25-seat bakery/café, for hearing on
Tuesday, November 27.
        Mr. Murphy requested that the Council grant the license request
subject to the owners obtaining zoning approval.
      Mr. Murphy noted that the café seating will remain the same and the
menu will be lighter fare deli type food and a bakery.

Mr. Liebhauser stated that it was his intention to offer plated desserts
and light fare menus along with after dinner drinks or champagne.  

Mr. Murphy addressed the letter sent by Arthur Milot requesting that the
café offer only beer and wine noting that other restaurants had tried that
and were hindered by not being able to offer after dinner drinks.     

Nathan Godfrey of Newport Appraisal Group, LLC presented a report of his
evaluation to determine if the introduction of a Class BV liquor license
to an existing foodservice facility would have a negative impact on the
general character of the surrounding area or the community at large.
      His overall assessment was that there would be no negative impact to
the downtown business district.  

Phyllis Bedard, owner of Trattoria Simpatico spoke in favor of granting
this liquor license.

Mr. Murphy stated that there was municipal parking immediately adjacent to
the Slice of Heaven.
      Mr. Godfrey stated that granting the liquor license does not change
the parking that is already established for this facility. 

Councilor Swain inquired if there are any requirements relating to the bar
setup.
      The Town Solicitor informed the Council that the Commission has the
authority to impose guidelines and limitations when granting a new liquor
license.  

Mr. Murphy informed the Council that liquor bottles would be behind the
counter in the food preparation area.  

Council President Settipane noted that Slice of Heaven had obtained a
variance in the past because of parking and expressed his concern that a
liquor license on the premises might adversely effect the parking
situation.
      Additionally, it was noted that the Zoning Official has not signed
off on the application.  

Mr. Murphy indicated that Mr. Brown had not signed off because Slice of
Heaven is in need of a special use permit.
      That hearing will be held tomorrow night, November 27, 2001.  

Council President Settipane asked if it would be a hardship for the owners
to come back after the Zoning Board of Review meets.
      Councilor Littman suggested that the vote be taken tonight subject
to the receipt of a special use permit.

Councilor Willis expressed her concern that this might be considered an
expansion of use.   

Mr. Murphy assured the Council that an expansion of use is not before the
Zoning Board of Review at this time.  

Councilor Swain requested the background on the parking dimension variance
for the Slice of Heaven.  

Mr. Murphy stated that there are 1 1/2 parking spots for the apartment and
1 space for every five customers.
      They have six parking spots and are short one space.
      Mr. Murphy informed the Council that the employees of Slice of
Heaven park in the back of the building leaving on-street parking for
their customers.  

There being no more comments, it was moved by Councilor Littman, seconded
by Councilor Long to approve the Class B-Victualer license for the Slice
of Heaven subject to the resolution of resolution of debts, taxes and
appropriate signatures of local officials, State Division of Taxation
authorization, certification from the Department of Health and the
approval of a special use permit from the Jamestown Zoning Board of
Review.  So unanimously voted. 

RENEWAL LICENSE

3) Schoolhouse Café, Inc. dba: Beavertail Grill (cont. from 11/13/2001): 

Council President Settipane noted that this application was continued for
approval by the Jamestown Electrical Inspector.  

Kevin Sullivan, owner of the Beavertail Grill requested that the hearing
for license renewal be continued to December 10, 2001.
      At that time, Mr. Sullivan expects to have all inspections
completed.

It was moved by Councilor Swain, seconded by Councilor Willis to accept
the applicants request to continue the hearing until the December 10, 2001
Town Council meeting.  So unanimously voted. 

CONSENT AGENDA

It was requested that items 1(a) and 3(a) be removed from the Consent
Agenda.
      It was moved by Councilor Swain seconded by Councilor Willis to
approve the Consent Agenda as amended.  So unanimously voted.  The Consent
Agenda consisted of the following:
 
2)   Bills and Payroll

3)   Copies of Minutes of Boards & Committee Meetings:

b)   Jamestown Planning Commission (10/03/2001, 10/17/2001)
c)   Jamestown Quonset Davisville Liaison Committee (10/03/2001)
d)   Tax Assessment Board of Review (10/31/2001)

4)   Resolutions of State and other municipalities:

a) Town of Burrillville re: MTBE Resolution (gasoline additive)

5)   CRMC Notice(s):

a) Notice to Jonathan & Mary Kalander of 59 Seaside Dr. to construct and
maintain a residential boating facility located at Plat 14 Lot 7.

6)   Zoning Board of Review Abutter Notifications (hearing date
12/18/2001)

a) Application of St. Mark Cemetery

7)   Notice re: Veteran's Day Celebration around Rhode Island
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1)   Adoption of Council minutes:  (11/13/2001 Regular Meeting)

It was noted that the date for the Christmas tree lighting did not appear
in the minutes.
      The minutes will be amended to add the December 1, 2001 date for the
Christmas tree lighting. 

3)   Copies of Minutes of Boards & Committee Meetings:

a)   Jamestown Harbor Management Commission (10/10/2001) 

Councilor Swain directed the Council to page 4 of the Harbor Management
Commission's minutes regarding a letter sent to Joe Migliore at the
Department of Environmental Management regarding the 1000' line and there
being 62 boats outside that line.
      Councilor Swain inquired if those 62 boats included the marinas or
just private moorings.
      It was Councilor Swain's understanding that marinas have their own
permits and perimeters as dictated by the Army Corps and some of those
permits exceed that 1000' line.  

Council President Settipane stated that it was his understanding that
there are some moorings outside that 1000' perimeter; however there is an
argument whether they are grandfathered and that the issue is currently
being worked out with DEM. 

It was moved by Councilor Littman seconded by Councilor Swain to accept
item 1(a) as amended and to accept item 3(a) Jamestown Harbor Management
Commission minutes.  So unanimously voted. 

EXECUTIVE SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT

None

PUBLIC HEARINGS

None

OPEN FORUM

1) Scheduled request to address 

a) Robert Craven re: Water Supply System

Mr. Craven presented a proposal to assist the Town in solving their water
problems.
       This proposal was presented by Robert Craven, Esq.; Richard Splete,
CPA; Jack Callahan, EE and former Chief Engineer, PUC.
      The proposal is a four-phase project to aid Jamestown in becoming
more self sufficient in managing our water supply.
      Mr. Craven informed the Council that North Kingstown was
experiencing water problems of their own and may not be prepared to renew
the connection with Jamestown.
      Mr. Callahan informed the Council that there is a water supply
within ten miles of Jamestown that the Town could be taking advantage of.
      He was not however able to inform the Council of the exact location
at this time because of confidentiality issues. 

Following the presentation Councilor Willis suggested that Mr. Craven
review material and information gathered by the Jamestown Water Study
Committee and to review the Fay, Spofford & Thorndike report and to meet
with the Town Administrator to be more informed with the action Jamestown
has taken in solving their water problems.  

b) Bill Quinby re: Russian factory vessel 

William Quinby, Mayflower International, the U. S. representative for the
Russian factory vessel currently anchored off of Dutch Island informed the
Council that the purpose the ship is in this area is to purchase
underutilized herring and mackerel.
      Mr. Quinby reassured the Council that the vessel complies with all
U. S. Coast Guard and sanitation requirements.  It is expected that the
ship will be here until March 2002.    

Council President Settipane expressed concerns regarding oil spills or
emergencies and inquired what the vessel is doing to help protect
Jamestown.
       Fire Chief Christman inquired if it would be possible to use the
boom as a protective measure.
       Mr. Quinby informed the Council that the vessel has holding tanks
that have been approved by the Department of Agriculture and the
Department of Environmental Management, along with twenty-three permits.
      Mr. Quinby invited the Council to visit the ship and discuss any
concerns with the captain.
      It was suggested that Chief Christman visit the ship to discuss
safety concerns.  

2) Non-scheduled request to address

Arthur Christman, Windsor Street, expressed his concern regarding the
storage needs of the Fire Department not being considered by the Building
and Facilities Committee.
       Additionally, Chief Christman reported that he believes there are
problems with communication between the Chair of the Building and
Facilities Committee and himself.  

Council President Settipane noted that the Committee will be putting
together a report and if the needs of the Fire Department are met at that
time, he suggests this be discussed again.  

Stephanie Amerigan, Narragansett Avenue stated that she thought proper
policy and procedures are not being followed by the Buildings and
Facilities Committee Chair.

Victor Bell, Clinton Avenue requested a resolution requesting North
Kingstown access from Cox Cable Company.
      Mr. Bell informed the Council that students at North Kingstown High
School are using local internet access for some classes and presentations
and because parents do not have access to this on Cox Cable they are not
able to view these presentations. 

The Town Clerk was instructed to refer Mr. Bell's request for Cox Cable to
supply local access which would include the North Kingstown School class
presentations to the School Committee with a report back to Council.

REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND TOWN OFFICIALS

1) Town Administrator's report

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Town Administrator Report
November 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,
    
    Administration
    
    I have finalized the 2002/2003 fiscal budgets.
     I will be printing the budget early this week and anticipate having
it to the Council by the end of this week.
    
    I have met with Deputy Fire Chief Bryer, and Police Chief Tighe to
discuss the fire horn.
     It appears we may be able to shut the fire horn off from 9:00 PM
until 7:OOAM.
     The Police Department will be responsible for toning out all fire and
rescue calls received. One concern we do have is, if the equipment at the
police station fails because of mechanical or electrical problem, the
police department does not have the capability to turn on the fire horn.
     A fire department official would have to be contacted in order to
turn on the fire horn.
     We can resolve this issue by updating the system at a cost of   
approximately $40,000.00. We are looking into alternative less costly ways
to resolve this issue.
    
    I recently spoke with Dan Beardsley, Executive Director of the League
of Cities & Towns about the Council's request that I provide to you with a
total assessment of all government functions.
     Dan and I spoke about what would be the best method to complete such
a comprehensive assessment.
     Dan said he would work with the National League of Cities and Towns
in search for different methodologies recommended for such a comprehensive
assessment, taking into consideration the full scope of services, legal
requirements, public safety, and fiduciary responsibilities etc.
    
    Since I have been dedicating most of my time to the budget, I have not
had the time to follow-up on your request for exemption information from
comparable communities. I anticipate working on this in the coming weeks.
    
    Attached please find a copy of a letter from Fuss & O'Neill Inc. who
has been assisting the Town with its asbestos removal program.
    
    Council Consideration
    
    Award the bid for asbestos removal to Asbestos Removal Contractors Inc
in the amount not to exceed $9375.00
    
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a)   Requested action by Council

i) Award bid for asbestos removal to Asbestos Removal Contractors, Inc. in
the amount not to exceed $9375.00

Following discussion by the Council and request for additional
information, it was moved by Councilor Littman, seconded by Councilor
Settipane to accept the Town Administrator's report.
      So unanimously voted.

It was moved by Councilor Willis, seconded by Councilor Swain to award the
bid for asbestos removal to Asbestos Removal Contractors, Inc. in the
amount not to exceed $9,375.00.

It was moved and seconded to amend the motion to include with the
appropriate worker's compensation liability insurance in the amount deemed
necessary by the Town Administrator.  So unanimously voted.

It was unanimously voted to award the bid for asbestos removal to Asbestos
Removal Contractors, Inc. in the amount not to exceed $9,375.00 with the
appropriate worker's compensation liability insurance in the amount deemed
necessary by the Town Administrator. 
  
2)   Planning Commission

a) Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment re: Sect.
     607: Variances - Additional Restrictions

The Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment as submitted by the Planning
Commission relating to Section 607: Variances - Additional Restrictions
was reviewed by the Council.

It was moved by Councilor Swain, seconded by Councilor Littman to
advertise the proposed zoning amendment as submitted for a hearing on
Wednesday December 26, 2001.  So unanimously voted.

b)   Memo from Town Planner re: Term Expirations

i) Letter from Sue Barker requesting reappointment

It was moved by Councilor Swain, seconded by Councilor Long to accept the
communications regarding term expirations.  So unanimously voted.

It was moved by Councilor Willis seconded by Councilor Settipane to
commend Dennis Webster for his outstanding service to the Planning
Commission.  So unanimously moved.  

  3) Town Clerk's Office

a) Memo re: Water Resource Protection Committee Minutes

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Willis to accept the
memorandum from the Town Clerk.  So unanimously voted.

  4) Jamestown School

a) Update of School budget per Councilor Littman

Councilor Littman reported that the School Committee has another scheduled
meeting to discuss the school budget on December 6, 2001.
      Councilor Littman reviewed the School Fund and Capital Reserve Fund
for the fiscal year March 1, 2002 to February 28, 2003 showing both dollar
amount and percentage increase.
      It was pointed out that the Capital Reserve Fund for the budget
shows a decrease of 68% and a total net increase of 7.36%.  Councilor
Littman noted that the allocation by the Town Council of $300,000.00 to be
used for emergency roof repairs was added to the School Department budget
for the last fiscal year and how it impacted or reduced the overall
spending for the 2002/2003 budget.
      Councilor Littman informed the Council that there are approximately
555 students this year which is down considerably over the last several
years; however the budget reflects the increases in health and dental
benefits, retirement benefits and special education costs.
       Councilor Littman stated that the big concern with this budget is
the increase in spending with a significant decrease in students.  
 
5)   Parks and Recreation re:  United States Soccer Foundation Grant
Application

Following a presentation by the Parks and Recreation Director, it was
moved by Councilor Willis, seconded by Councilor Littman to approve the
grant application for the playing surface of the John Eldred Soccer Field
in the amount of $50,000.00.  So unanimously voted. 
  
6)   Conservation Commission

b) Letter from Chair re: RIDOT property on Cedar Lane

It was moved by Councilor Willis, seconded by Council President Settipane
to accept the communication from the Conservation Commission.
      So unanimously voted.

7)   Town Buildings & Facilities Committee 

a) Letter from Planning Chair re: Highway Barn 

b) Discussion per Councilor Littman 

Town Buildings and Facility Committee -Interim report:  William Kimball,
Chair

Mr. Kimball delivered an interim report to the Council on the progress of
the Buildings and Facility Committee in the selection process for a
highway barn.
      Mr. Kimball reported that the committee has endorsed a nine bay,
9,012 sq. ft. +/- 200 sq. ft. building.  Additionally, the committee is
planning for requested office space of 2,000 sq. ft.  The highway barn
will have doors that will accommodate fire department equipment. 

Mr. Kimball also discussed the two sites being considered for the highway
barn; those being, lot 47 and the Sewer Treatment Plant.
      Cost projections relating to the site requirements and building
construction were obtained by Mr. Kimball from Siegmund and Associates,
Inc. were given to the Council.  Mr. Kimball suggested that operational
costs should be considered for both sites.  

Council President Settipane inquired if this report was approved by the
Town Buildings and Facility Committee.
      Mr. Kimball noted that the committee has seen all of this material
but did not vote to send it to the Council.
      Mr. Kimball reported that the committee has voted on the size of the
highway barn and the two site locations to be considered.  

Mr. Kimball requested that the Council consider obtaining an evaluation of
both engineering and operational costs.

It was moved by Councilor Willis, seconded by Councilor Littman to
advertise for a registered engineering firm to do a site cost analysis for
building a nine bay barn with 2,000 sq. ft. offices on the lot 47 site and
the sewer plant site and include the operational costs for each site.  

It was moved by Council President Settipane, seconded by Councilor Swain
to suspend the vote on the motion made by Councilor Willis for fifteen
minutes so that there can be additional discussion.  So unanimously voted.

Councilor Littman suggested that Southwest Avenue site be added to the
sites to be evaluated for cost estimates.
      Councilor Willis offered to amend her motion to include the
Southwest Avenue site.  

The Council discussed the need for both an operational cost analysis and
engineering cost analysis.
      The Town Administrator suggested that two separate RFPs be
advertised.  

It was suggested that the Town Administrator prepare drafts of RFPs to be
submitted to the Council by the next meeting on December 10, 2001 for
Council's review; if favorable, the Council will advertise those RFPs.
      The Town Council requested that the Town Building and Facilities
Committee make suggestions concerning the contents of the Request for
Porposals (RFPs) at their next meeting on November 29, 2001.

It was moved by Council President Settipane, seconded by Councilor Swain
to amend the motion to have the call for vote moved to the December 10,
2001 Council meeting.  So unanimously voted.

The main motion was amended to advertise for a registered engineer to
determine the site cost analysis for building a nine bay barn and offices
on lot 47 site and the sewer plant site and to include the operational
costs for each site to be voted for at the December 10, 2001 meeting.
      So unanimously voted.

It was moved by Councilor Willis, seconded by Councilor Swain that the
Town Administrator provide site maps for the two sites with set backs on
each site and any facilities that are on those sites such as wells and to
mark them for those areas and any other appropriate site information so
that when the engineers are hired, an industrial engineer for the
operational and civil engineer for the site cost analysis that they will
have appropriate information to work with.  So unanimously voted.

  8) Tax Assessment Board of Review 

a) Letter from Anne Maxwell Livingston re: Board Decisions

It was moved by Councilor Littman, seconded by Council President Settipane
to accept the letter from the Tax Assessment Board of Review Chair, Anne
Maxwell Livingston.  So unanimously voted. 

  9) Affordable Housing Committee  

a) Memo from Town Planner re: Committee vacancies

It was moved by Councilor Willis, seconded by Councilor Swain to accept
the communication from the Town Planner regarding the Affordable Housing
Committee.  So unanimously voted. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1)   Water & Sewer Commission (cont. from 11/19/2001)

  a) Public Works Department re: separated labor costs

i) Copy of memo from the Public Works Director to the Town Administrator

The Public Works Director, Steven Goslee reviewed his report with the
Council.
      Councilor Willis expressed her concern with the overlap of services
and funds within the Public Works Department; specifically noting that
each account should be segregated into what is water, sewer and general
fund.

The Town Solicitor noted that there may be certain expenses that would
overlap by necessity; however, if certain types of fees are legislated to
be put into a separate account, that must be adhered to.  

Councilor Willis noted that the Highway Department employees spend time
working on water pipes and that time should be charged to the Water
Department.
      The Town Solicitor informed the Council that the rate structure for
the municipal water system should take into consideration the repair and
maintenance of water pipes.  

Mr. Goslee noted that it was a previous Council decision to provide a
reduced rental cost to the Water Department to cover the use of other
department workers.

Councilor Willis explained a procedure to track time on task in order to
manage and plan where time and money are being spent.

It was moved by Councilor Willis, seconded by Councilor Swain that the
Town Administrator develop a program to track time on task for the
following reasons:  (1) the expenses of the general fund, sewer fund and
the water fund are segregated into the appropriate accounts, and (2) that
information gathered from the program can promote creative planning and
management tasks.  

Following discussion, it was moved by Councilor Willis, seconded by
Councilor Swain to amend the motion to suggest that the Town Administrator
look into a program to track time on task.  So unanimously voted.

The main motion was amended to suggest that the Town Administrator develop
a program to track time on task for the following reasons:  (1) the
expenses of the general fund, sewer fund and the water fund are segregated
into the appropriate accounts, and (2)  that the information gathered from
the program can promote creative planning and management tasks.
      So unanimously voted.
 
     b) Water Study Committee

i)   Letters of interest from members wishing to serve:

* Dick Wing
* William Munger

ii) Letters of resignation from former members:

* John P. Caito
* James Sammons

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Council President Settipane to
accept the letters of interest from Dick Wing and William Munger.
      So unanimously voted.

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Willis to accept the
letters of resignation from John Caito and James Sammons.
      So unanimously voted.

It was moved by Councilor Willis, seconded by Councilor Swain to send
letters of appreciation to John Caito, James Sammons and Gloria O'Laughlin
for their service to Jamestown.  So unanimously voted. 

c)   Water Resource Protection Committee

i)   Letters of interest from members wishing to serve:

* J. Christopher Powell
* Richard Hutchinson
* John H. Hubbard
* Daniel E. Lilly, Jr.
* Ellicott Wright

It was moved by Council President Settipane, seconded by Councilor Long to
accept the letters of interest from the above-mentioned parties.
      So unanimously voted.

d)   Wastewater Management Plan

i) Review draft of plan

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Swain to accept the
revised draft Wastewater Management Plan.  So unanimously voted. 

2) Pet Parade Event Application (cont. from 11/13/2001)

The Town Administrator informed the Council that the Pet Parade has been
postponed to sometime in the spring - no action taken.

3) Letter from Rep. William H. Murphy re: RIDOT Rt. 138 Bike Path

It was moved by Councilor Willis, seconded by Councilor Swain to accept
the letter from Representative William H. Murphy.  So unanimously voted. 

COMMUNICATIONS

1) Letter from the Whitehouse re: September 11th 
2) Letter from Karen Easton
3) Letter from David Lussier

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Willis to accept the
communications from the Whitehouse, Karen Easton and David Lussier.
      So unanimously voted. 

NEW BUSINESS

1) Budget Priorities (per Councilor Willis)

Councilor Willis addressed the format of the Town budget as presented to
the Town Council.
      Councilor Willis suggested that in the future she would like to see
included in the budget ideas, efficiencies and cost savings ideas.
      Department Heads should be encouraged to present innovative ideas
when preparing their budgets.
      Additionally, Councilor Willis suggested that a budget message be
included with the budget that would include some innovative ideas.  

2) Strategic Planning (per Councilor Willis)

Councilor Willis inquired into whether the administration and the Council
use the Comprehensive Plan as their strategic plan with goals being set
and measured on a yearly basis as well as goals for five and ten years. 

Councilor Littman informed the Council that over the years a five-year
plan for capital spending has been developed.  Additionally, cost
estimates were added for different capital projects as well as goals to be
reviewed during that five year period.  

The Town Administrator noted that the Town has a comprehensive plan and a
five-year capital plan.
      She informed the Council that other municipalities have held
off-site annual strategic planning seminars with a facilitator and
Department Heads to prepare a vision statement and prepare goals for the
upcoming fiscal year.  

Council President Settipane suggested that the Town Administrator meet
with Department Heads to discuss their goals and budget needs. 

  3) Sunday Sales Application

a) Application of Paul D. Sprague dba: (none)

It was moved by Councilor Willis, seconded by Councilor Long to approve
the Sunday Sales Application for Paul D. Sprague to sell Christmas trees,
subject to the resolution of debts, taxes and appropriate signatures.
      So unanimously voted.

4)   blank - error in numbering

5)   Victualing License Application

a) Application of Doriana Carella dba: the Village Hearth

It was noted by the Town Administrator that the building is not complete
and the Building Inspector has not as yet signed off.
      It was moved by Councilor Swain, seconded by Councilor Littman to
approve the Victualing License Application for the Village Hearth subject
to the Building Inspector's approval, subject to the resolution of debts
to the Town of Jamestown, taxes and appropriate signatures.
      So unanimously voted. 

6)   Victualing License Renewal Applications

a) Jamestown Oyster Bar

It was moved by Councilor to approve the Victualing License Renewal
Application for the Jamestown Oyster Bar, subject to the resolution of
debts, taxes and appropriate signatures.  So unanimously voted.

b) Jamestown Xtra Mart *with extended hours

ii) Letter from Victor Bell re: Extended operating hours

Lee Rogers, Manager of the Jamestown Xtra Mart, appeared to answer any
questions to address the issues mentioned in Victor Bell's letter.  

Ms. Rogers presented three exhibits to the Council; those being, two
letters from Victor A. Bell dated October 25, 2001 and October 30, 2001
and one letter from Kenneth L. Ronchie dated November 14, 2001.

It was moved by Councilor Willis, seconded by Councilor Long to accept the
exhibits as presented by Lee Rogers.  So unanimously voted.

Ms. Rogers informed the Council that she attempted to work the issues out
with Mr. Bell.  She also noted that to her knowledge there have not been
any problems at the business.  

Victor A. Bell presented a letter to the Council dated November 26, 2001
addressing issues of concern to him.
      Mr. Bell stressed that he was interested in having proper barriers
between the properties, shielding for the high intensity lights,
restrictions on the car wash and the compliance with the Zoning Ordinance
for signage on the fence.  

Appearing in favor of the Victualing License were Nick Robinson, Ellicott
Wright and Fire Chief Christman.  

Council President Settipane noted that the signage and lighting issues
should be addressed by the Zoning Enforcement Officer.

Following discussion by the Council, it was moved by Councilor Long,
seconded by Council President Settipane to grant the applicant their
twenty-four hour Victualing license.

It was moved by Council President Settipane, seconded by Councilor Swain
to amend the motion to request the applicant within the lease area to
provide for the six foot wooden fence buffer on the abutters side,
replacing the existing portion.  So unanimously voted.

The amended motion to grant the twenty-four hour Victualing license to
Jamestown Xtra Mart, subject to the suggestion that the applicant provide
for a six foot wooden fence buffer within the lease area be placed on the
abutters side replacing the existing portion and subject to the resolution
of debts, taxes and appropriate signatures was unanimously voted.  

Following a request from William Kimball, resident above the East Ferry
Deli & Market, to install a proper door closure, it was moved by Councilor
Willis, seconded by Councilor Swain to approve the renewal of Victualer
Licenses as listed (c) through (o).  So unanimously voted.

c) Slice of Heaven
d) East Ferry Deli & Market
e) Peking Garden
f) McQuade's Supermarket
g) Theatre Family Restaurant
h) Spinnaker's Café & Mobile Unit
i) Freddie Bing's Hotdog Thing *with insurance certificate
j) The Cove Grille *with insurance certificate
k) Del's of Jamestown *with insurance certificate
l) Truffles by the Bay
m) Bay Voyage Dining
n) Cumberland Farms Store #1108
o) Jamestown Golf & Country Club aka: Caddy Shack

7)   Multi-License Renewal Applications

Mary Webster, Mount Hope Avenue informed the Council that when there are
large functions at the Conanicut Yacht Club there is a spillover of
parking onto Buloid Street.
      Ms. Webster expressed concern with the possibility of emergency
equipment not being able to access Buloid Street. 

It was moved by Council President Settipane, seconded by Councilor Swain
to grant the Multi-License Renewal applications for (a) through (v) as
listed below.  So unanimously voted. 

a) House of Pizza

iii) Pinball/Video Game (1)
iv) Victualing License

b)   Conanicut Yacht Club 

ii) Entertainment (full year)
iii) Victualing License

c)   Portuguese American Citizen's Club 

i) Entertainment (full year)
ii)  Jukebox (1)
iii) Pool Table (1)
iv)  Victualing License

d)   Beavertail Grill 

i) Entertainment (full year) (withdrawn by applicant 10/22/2001)
ii)  Victualing License

e)   Chopmist Charlies

i) Entertainment Fee (full year)
ii)  Victualing License

f)   Trattoria Simpatico

i) Entertainment (full year)
ii)  Victualing License

g) Narragansett Café

i)   Entertainment (full year)
ii)  Jukebox (1)
iii) Pool Table (1)
iv)  Pinball/Video machine (2)
v) Victualing License

Council President Settipane suggested that the Parking Committee be
contacted regarding any parking problems or concerns on Buloid Street. 

There being no further business, it was moved by Councilor Willis seconded
by Councilor Long to adjourn the meeting at 10:55 PM.
      So unanimously voted.

Attest:

Arlene D. Kalooski
Town Clerk