TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

October 25, 2004

 

A regular meeting of the Jamestown Town Council was called to order at the Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road at 6:10 PM by Council President Kenneth Littman.  The following members were present:

Julio DiGiando

Claire W. Ferguson

Guy J. Settipane

David J. Long, Vice President arrived at 6:18 PM

 

also present were: 

Arlene D. Petit, Town Clerk

 

Thomas P. Tighe arrived at 7:00 PM

A. Lauriston Parks arrived at 7:00 PM

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

It was moved by Councilor DiGiando, seconded by Councilor Ferguson to enter into executive session at 6:11 PM pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5 (a) (1) personnel.  It was voted Councilor DiGiando, aye; Councilor Ferguson, aye; Councilor Settipane, aye; Council President Littman, aye.  The motion passed with four in favor and Councilor Long not being present for the vote.

 

The Council returned to the regular session of the Town Council meeting at 6:45 PM.  It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor DiGiando to seal the minutes of the executive session from the public.  It was voted Councilor DiGiando, aye; Councilor Ferguson, aye; Councilor Long, aye; Councilor Settipane, aye; Council President Littman, aye.

 

It was moved by Councilor DiGiando, seconded by Councilor Settipane to recess until 7:00 PM.  So unanimously voted.

 

The Council returned to the regular meeting at 7:00 PM.

 

AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

 

None

 

COUNCIL SITTING AS ALCOHOLIC LICENSING BOARD

All approvals for licenses and permits are subject to the resolution of debts, taxes and appropriate signatures as well as, when applicable, proof of insurance.

 

None

 

CONSENT AGENDA

 

An item on the Consent Agenda need not be removed for simple clarification or correction of typographical errors.  Approval of the Consent Agenda shall be equivalent to approval of each item as if it had been acted upon separately.

 

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Ferguson to accept the consent agenda as presented.  So unanimously voted.  The consent agenda consists of the following:

1)         Adoption of Council minutes:

a)         October 12, 2004 regular meeting minutes

2)         Bills and Payroll

3)         Minutes from Boards, Commissions and Committees:

a)         Tax Assessment Board of Review (09/20/2004, 10/04/2004, 10/15/2004)

b)         Beavertail State Park Advisory Committee (05/12/2004)

c)         Conservation Commission (09/14/2004)

d)         Library Board of Trustees (09/21/2004)

4)         RI DEM Notices:

a)         Request for proposals for Nonpoint Source Pollution Abatement Grants, Wetlands Grants, Marina Pump Out Grants and Bay Watershed Action Grants

5)         Proclamations & Resolutions from other Rhode Island cities and towns:

a)         Town of South Kingstown re: $70 Million Open Space and Recreation Bond

6)         Abatements/Addenda of Taxes

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT

 

1)         Pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5 (a) (1) personnel (continued from 6:00 PM)

 

Council President Littman announced that there would be an executive session pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5 (a) (1) personnel, following the regular session.

 

There being no objection, Council President Littman requested that the following items be moved up on the Council agenda:

 

Unfinished Business

 

2)         Emergency Service Plan

 

Council President Littman noted that over the last few months there have been problems with response time from the emergency medical technicians within the Fire Department and the Ambulance Corps.  President Littman stated that staffing these volunteer positions has been a major issue. 

 

The Town Administrator stated that there has been a complaint made to the Department of Health regarding response time for emergency services.  It is expected that the Town will receive notice and it will be necessary for the Town to take action within thirty days.  Chief Tighe informed the Council that he has had a number of meetings with the Fire Chief and emergency staff regarding this issue and as requested by the Council, has put a proposal for a plan of action together for Council consideration.

 

Bruce McIntyre, Rhode Island Department of Health was present to address the emergency nature of the current situation.  Mr. McIntyre recognized the dedication to service of the members of the Ambulance Corps and the efforts made by the Administration, Fire Department and Ambulance Corps to correct the situation.  Mr. McIntyre informed the Council that due to those efforts, the Department of Health will forebear any immediate action and noted that his presence this evening is to encourage immediate action.

 

Fire Chief James Bryer informed the Council that he met with three Fire Chiefs, Ambulance Corps and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT).   Chief Bryer reported that because most EMTs have other jobs there is a shortage of EMTs.  Presently, there are thirteen EMTs to cover the island twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week.  The department is down from forty EMTs to thirteen.  Chief Bryer proposed a reorganization as well as instituting third-party billing to help cover the cost of initiating a paid EMT service.  Chief Bryer noted that if a person had no funds they would not be billed.

 

Council President Littman noted that the Compensation Committee has been studying the issue; however, because of the severity of the problem the Council must act as quickly as possible to find a solution.  President Littman mentioned that there are presently approximately twenty individuals going through training; however, action must be taken prior to those individuals finishing their training.

 

William Murphy, Compensation Committee member, suggested that compensation be paid to emergency services personnel on a per shift basis.

 

The Town Administrator stated that the proposed cost on a paid per shift basis for the remainder of the budget year would be approximately $149,700.00.  Chief Tighe noted that this does not include what might be returned to the Town through third party billing.  Chief Tighe requested that any policy enacted by the Council be administered through the Town Administration, with the assistance of the Town Solicitor.

 

Joseph Ford, Norman Road, informed the Council that on Saturday he had a medical emergency at his home and it took two telephone calls and over twenty-five minutes for a response.  Mr. Ford encouraged the Council to address this problem before someone is seriously hurt by a lack of response from emergency services.  Mr. Ford also commended Michael Pinksaw for being the first EMT to respond.

 

Nancy Beye, Commander of the Jamestown Ambulance Association stated that according to the police records, Unit 10 responded within fifteen minutes.

 

Councilor DiGiando stated that based upon the figures submitted by Chief Tighe, it would cost residents approximately $50.00 per year to guarantee that there was emergency service available for everyone. 

 

Following Council discussion, it was moved by Council President Littman, seconded by Councilor DiGiando to instruct the Town Administrator to proceed with the emergency service proposal and to research sources of funding and identify staffing needs as quickly as possible.  So unanimously voted.

 

New Business

 

6)         Street Abandonment:  Umiak Avenue

 

Kenneth Bond, attorney representing the petitioners, Armand Musumeci and Lynne Musumeci, requested that the Council notice the request for the abandonment of a portion of Umiak Avenue, further identified as that portion situated between the properties known as 260 Capstan Street (Plat 3, Lot 97) and 244 Capstan Street (Plat 3, Lot 87). 

 

John Murphy, attorney representing the opponents to the petition, suggested that the Council defer any decision until the Planning Commission completes their study of the mechanics and policies that should surround the abandoning issue.

 

The Town Planner noted that an inventory of streets has been conducted; however, to provide a report indicating the status of these streets would be costly because of the legal research required.  Ms. Bryer further stated that she would be prepared to submit a report to the Council of her findings within a month.

 

Mr. Bond stated that Umiak is a Town recognized street and requested that the Council consider the petition for abandonment as presented.

 

Councilor Settipane stated that in fairness to all parties, the petition is in order for the advertising of a public hearing and at that time the public, Town Planner and other Department Directors would be given an opportunity to submit information for the Council’s consideration.

 

It was moved by Councilor Settipane, seconded by Councilor Long to order the advertising for a public hearing on the proposed abandonment of a portion of Umiak Avenue situated between Plat 3 Lot 97 and Plat 3 Lot 87, for hearing on December 13, 2004.  So unanimously voted.

 

Open Forum

 

Scheduled request to address:

b)         Barbara A. Szepatowski re: Beavertail State Park 2004-2005 Deer Hunting Season

 

Barbara Szepatowski presented a packet of materials regarding deer hunting.  Ms. Szepatowski stated that the material will be discussed by individuals requesting the postponement of the 2004-2005 Bow and Arrow Deer Hunting Season.  The following individuals addressed the Council:

 

Christopher Savastano, Grey Gull Road, presented a response to the Deer Estimation  Report submitted by RIDEM.  Mr. Savastano presented facts refuting the growth rate of the deer herd in Jamestown and the method used in RIDEM’s calculations.

 

Linda DiMauro, Beacon Avenue, asked the Council to consider a postponement in order to appoint a study committee and a chance to offer a solution.

 

Frank Meyer, Southwest Avenue, presented information indicating that the quitclaim deed for Beavertail State Park from the Federal Government to the Town of Jamestown limits the use of the property to recreational purposes and a public park.

 

David Martin, Fairview Street, requested that only non-lethal methods be used to control the growth of the deer herd.  Additionally, Mr. Martin requested that the Council consider a town-wide referendum.

 

Ronald DiMauro, Beacon Avenue, requested that the Council give the opponents to the controlled deer hunt time to complete a study and return to the Council with a viable solution.

 

Karen Camp, Columbia Lane, presented information indicating that hunting at Beavertail State Park would not have a great impact on limiting the deer herd.

 

Nancy Crawford, Mast Street, requested that the Council give time for further study.

 

Gary Lemery, Bay View Drive, stated that the killing of deer is a moral and ethical issue and cannot be allowed.

 

Barbara Morris, (no address), suggested that bow and arrow hunting is the least effective way of controlling the deer herd.

 

Kate Lemery, Bay View Drive, stated that she believes bow and arrow hunting is ineffective in reducing the deer herd.

 

Helen Richardson, Racquet Road, stated that controlling the deer herd will not wipe out lime disease as they are not the only animals that carry the disease.

 

Deborah Slatterly, Southwest Avenue, stated that Mr. Myers comments show that the State and Town cannot allow hunting at Beavertail.

 

Jan Martin, Fairview Street, asked for a stay of execution.

 

Other comments from the audience were as follows:

 

Gayen Thompson, stated that she welcomes all the information and recognizes the amount of time and effort in making this presentation to the Council.

 

Patrick Bolger, Fore Royal Court, commented that he appreciates and welcomes the information but believes that there are over 400 deer on the island and is in favor of a controlled deer hunt.

 

The Council discussed the information provided by Mr. Meyers and the concerns raised by this report.  Those concerns being; what are the legal allowances at Beavertail and what impact the possible rescinding of the Resolution passed by the Council would have.  The Council also discussed the factual presentation given by RIDEM about the critical need to reduce the deer herd. 

 

It was moved by Council President Littman, seconded by Councilor DiGiando to hold a special meeting on Thursday October 28, 2004 to address the alternatives available to the Council regarding the controlled deer hunt at Beavertail State Park.  So unanimously voted.

 

Public Hearing

 

1)         Proposed amendment to the Jamestown Zoning Ordinance related to:  High Ground Water Table and Impervious Layer Overlay District.

 

Councilor Settipane noted that the changes as presented seem to be more than procedural.

 

The Town Solicitor advised the Council that as presently submitted for consideration, the ordinance contains many substantiative modifications and should not be heard without sending it to the Planning Commission for their review and approval and order it to be readvertised for public hearing.  Mr. Parks suggested that he meet with the Planning Commission to discuss the issues of concern.

 

It was moved by Councilor Settipane, seconded by Council President Littman to remand the proposed ordinance to the Planning Commission for review and discussion of the proposed changes before the Council as well as some of the other issues that have arisen in the course of the hearing, including the application of this proposed amendment to existing homes and to bring the finalized ordinance amendments back to the Council for advertisement.  So unanimously voted.

 

COUNCIL, ADMINISTRATOR, SOLICITOR, COMMISSION/COMMITTEE COMMENTS & REPORTS

 

1)         Town Administrator report (verbal)

 

The Town Administrator stated that he would address issues as they appear on the agenda.

 

2)         Reports from Department Directors

 

None

 

3)         Town Clerk

a)         Memorandum re: seating capacity for Victualing licenses

 

It was moved by Councilor Settipane, seconded by Councilor DiGiando to accept the memorandum from the Town Clerk as communication.  So unanimously voted.

 

It was moved by Councilor Settipane, seconded by DiGiando to refer the request to put seating capacity on the Vitualing licenses to the Town Solicitor to work with the Town Clerk to propose a policy for the future.  So unanimously voted.

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

1)         Proposed amendment to the Jamestown Zoning Ordinance related to: High Ground Water Table and Impervious Layer Overlay District (cont. from 10/12/2004)

a)         Planning Commission review of amendments and suggestions

 

Previously discussed.

 

ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

 

None

 

COMMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

 

1)         Petition re: proposed deer hunt at Beavertail State Park

 

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Ferguson to accept the petition regarding the proposed deer hunt at Beavertail State Park.  So unanimously voted.

 

2)         Letter from Bill Sheehan re: Ft. Getty dock

 

It was moved by Councilor DiGiando, seconded by Councilor Settipane to accept the letter from Bill Sheehan and to forward it to the Harbor Management Commission for their review.  So unanimously voted. 

 

3)         Thank you note from Beverly Koschny re: proclamation

 

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Ferguson to accept the thank you note from Beverly Koschny.  So unanimously voted.

 

4)         Letter from Sav Rebecchi re: High Ground Water Ordinance

 

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor DiGiando to accept the letter from Sav Rebecchi.  So unanimously voted.

 

LICENSES & PERMITS

 

All approvals for licenses and permits are subject to the resolution of debts, taxes and appropriate signatures as well as, when applicable, proof of insurance.

1)         Victualing License(s)

a)         Victualing license application for Lucky Ridge Co., LLC dba: Spinnaker’s Café – Mobile Unit; located at 3 Ferry Wharf, Jamestown

 

Councilor Settipane noted that there is a policy in effect, which states that there will only be three licenses allowed at East Ferry.  At the present, there are two, the license for Lucky Ridge Co., LLC would be the third.  Additionally, Councilor Settipane noted that if a license is not used, the license holder would lose the license.

 

It was moved by Councilor Settipane, seconded by Councilor Ferguson to approve the Victualing license for Lucky Ridge Co., LLC dba: Spinnaker’s Café – Mobile Unit; located at 3 Ferry Wharf.  So unanimously voted.

 

b)         Letters from the Town Clerk's Office to Victualing license holders re: renewals

 

It was moved by Council President Littman, seconded by Councilor Ferguson to accept the communication from the Town Clerk.  So unanimously voted.

 

It was moved by Councilor Settipane, seconded by Council President Littman that the victualing licenses for the following establishments be approved, subject to the resolution of debts, taxes and appropriate signatures as well as Department of Health Certificates and proof of insurance when applicable.  So unanimously voted.

 

c)         Victualing license renewal applications (*insurance liability required)

           Ace’s Pizza, Inc. dba: Ace’s Pizza, Inc.; located at 1 Clarke Street, Jamestown

           BADA Bing, Inc. dba: Freddie Bing’s Hotdog Thing* to operate in the East Ferry area

           Barbara & Michael Gallo dba: Theatre Family Restaurant; 34 Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown

           Del’s Lemonade & Refreshments, Inc. dba: Del’s of Jamestown* to operate at Ft. Getty, Mackerel Cove, Head’s Beach and Taylor Point

           East Ferry Market, Ltd. (S-Corp) dba: East Ferry Deli & Market; located at Unit #1 & 2 47 Conanicus Avenue, Jamestown

           Doriana Carella dba: Village Hearth; located at 2 Watson Avenue, Jamestown

           Jian Sheng Ni dba: Peking Garden; located at 34 Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown

           Lucky Ridge Co., LLC dba: Spinnakers Café; located at 3 Ferry Wharf, Jamestown

           TMT, Corp. dba: McQuade’s Supermarket; located at 5 Clarke Street, Jamestown

 

BADA Bing, Inc. dba: Cove Grill*; to operate at Mackerel Cove Beach, Jamestown

The Council questioned if the license for BADA Bing, Inc. dba: Cove Grill was used for the past season.  There being no one present representing BADA Bing, Inc, It was moved by Council President Littman, seconded by Councilor Long to notify the applicant that the Victualing license application for BADA Bing, Inc. dba: Cove Grill be continued to the Council meeting on November 8, 2004 .  So unanimously voted.

 

d)         Multi-License Renewal

           House of Pizza: Victualing & Pinball/Video Game (1)

 

It was moved by Councilor Settipane, seconded by Councilor Long to grant the Vitualing and Pinball/Video Game (1) license renewal for House of Pizza, subject to the resolution of debt, taxes and appropriate signatures as well as the Department of Health Certificate.  So unanimously voted.

 

            2)         Bingo License Renewal

                        a)         Letter from Leona Borday re: waiving Bingo License fee

                        b)         Bingo License renewal

 

It was moved by Councilor DiGiando, seconded by Councilor Long to grant the Bingo License Renewal to the Jamestown Senior Citizens Association, Inc. and to waive the $100.00 fee.  So unanimously voted.

 

            3)         Sunday Sales License

a)         Application for a Sunday Sales License to Jamestown Christmas Trees dba: Jamestown Christmas Trees, 14 Narragansett Avenue to sell Christmas trees on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

It was moved by Council President Littman, seconded by Councilor Settipane to grant the Sunday Sales license to Jamestown Christmas Trees dba: Jamestown Christmas Trees to sell Christmas trees on Sundays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  So unanimously voted.

 

4)         Event Application

a)         Town of Jamestown, Parks & Recreation Department requests to hold the annual Jack O’Lantern 5K Jog on Sunday, October 31st at the Community Center from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

It was moved by Councilor DiGiando, seconded by Councilor Long to grant the event application for the annual Jack O’Lantern 5K Jog on Sunday, October 31, 2004 at the Community Center from 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM.  So unanimously voted.

 

OPEN FORUM

 

1)         Scheduled request to address

a)         Representative Bruce Long re: legislative update

 

Representative Long presented a legislative update to the Council.

 

Charlotte Zarlengo, Seaside Avenue, presented a petition to protect existing homeowner’s land value and rights and requested that the Town Council not over regulate and burden existing homeowners and focus the law to limiting new construction on high risk undeveloped lots.   

 

b)         Barbara A. Szepatowski re: Beavertail State Park 2004-2005 Deer Hunting Season

 

Previously addressed the Council.

 

2)         Non-scheduled request to address

 

(2nd Session)

Norma Willis, North Main Road, stated how beautiful the foliage is on the cross island road trees and suggested that the Council send a commendation to the landscaper.

 

Randal Tyson, Seaside Drive, suggested that the High Ground Water Table Ordinance have areas left out, such as Reservoir Circle and Beavertail.  Additionally, Mr. Tyson stated that the land valuation must be considered when residents have Town imposed restrictions on their property, it is unfair to tax at the highest and best use of property and take away rights.

 

Gayen Thompson stated that groundwater feeds all residents and we all need to keep this in mind.

 

APPOINTMENTS AND RESIGNATIONS

 

1)         Conservation Commission

a)         Two (2) vacancies exist, terms ending 12/31/2004 and 12/31/2005; duly advertised and interviews complete, if favorable appoint:

i)          Town Solicitor opinion

 

It was moved by Councilor DiGiando, seconded by Councilor Long to accept the letter from the Town Solicitor.  So unanimously voted.

 

ii)         Letters of interest:

           Carol Lynn Trocki

           Danielle Tessier Minto

           Robert Goode

           Jennifer Stearns Talancy

 

It was moved by Councilor DiGiando, seconded by Councilor Long to appoint Jennifer Stearns Talancy to the Conservation Commission with a term ending 12/31/2005 and to appoint Carol Lynn Trocki to the Conservation Commission with a term ending 12/31/2004.  So unanimously voted.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

1)         Zoning Certificate Fee (cont. from 09/27/2004)

a)         Report from the Building Official

 

It was the consensus of the Council to continue the report from the Building Official to November 8, 2004. 

 

2)         Emergency Service Plan (cont. from 10/12/2004)

 

Previously addressed.

 

3)         Vollmer Associates contract amendment (cont from 10/12/2004)

a)         Town Solicitor opinion

 

Council President Littman stated that it was his understanding that the additional work was covered under a previous contract.  The Town Solicitor noted that Mr. Harsch will be responding to this issue.  It was the consensus of the Council to continue the Vollmer Associates contract amendment to the November 8, 2004 Council meeting.

 

4)         Letter from Eric A. Palazzo, Division of Public Utilities and Carriers re: Notice of Public Hearing and Petition to Alter Community Antennae Television Service Areas (cont. from 10/12/2004)

a)         School Committee report

 

There being no objections from the Superintendent of Schools or the Council, it was moved by Councilor DiGiando, seconded by Councilor Long to inform the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers that the Council has no input at this time.  So unanimously voted.

 

5)         Rhode Island Transit Authority Bus Route #64 (Newport/URI)

 

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Ferguson to accept the communication from the Rhode Island Transit Authority.  So unanimously voted. 

 

It was the consensus of the Council to continue the letter from Rhode Island Transit Authority Bus Route #64 on the November 8, 2004 agenda for discussing the possibility of forwarding a letter to the Governor.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

1)         Letter from the Auditor General re: Annual post audit

 

It was moved by Councilor DiGiando, seconded by Councilor Long to accept the letter from the Auditor General.  So unanimously voted.

 

2)         Beavertail Cooperative Archery Hunting Area

a)         Copy of letter from Town Administrator to the Department of Fish & Wildlife re: location of controlled deer hunt (includes resolution and map of proposed area as requested by the Town Council)

b)         Map and Rules & Regulations submitted by Department of Fish & Wildlife of Beavertail Cooperative Archery Hunting Area

 

It was the consensus of the Council to continue the Beavertail Cooperative Archery Hunting to a special Council meeting on October 28, 2004.

 

c)         Letter from Barbara A. Szepatowski re: Beavertail State Park 2004-2005 Deer Hunting Season

 

It was moved by Council President Littman, seconded by Councilor Long to accept the letter from Barbara A. Szepatowski.  So unanimously voted.

 

3)         Quonset Davisville Liaison Committee

a)         Discharge of committee

 

It was moved by Councilor Settipane, seconded by Councilor Long to formally discharge the Quonset Davisville Liaison Committee and to forward letter of appreciation to members.  So unanimously voted.

 

4)         November 2, 2004 Election Warrant

 

It was moved by Councilor Settipane, seconded by Council President Littman to accept the November 2, 2004 Election Warrant from the Town Clerk.  So unanimously voted.

 

5)         Petition from Verizon Communications and the Narragansett Electric Company to place two (2) joint poles (P. 119S) and anchor guy on East Shore Road

 

It was moved by councilor Settipane, seconded by Councilor Long to refer the Petition from Verizon Communications and the Narragansett Electric Company to the Director of Public Works for approval, subject to any conditions that he may have.  So unanimously voted.

 

6)         Street Abandonment: Umiak Avenue, between Plat 3 Lot 97 and Plat 1 Lot 38

a)         Petition for abandonment of a paper street

b)         Copy of letter to the Town Administrator from the Public Works Director

c)         Copy of letter to the Town Clerk from the Chief of Police

d)         Copy of memorandum to the Town Clerk from the Building Official

e)         Letter from William E & Jane P. Doyle, Plat 3, Lot 87 (abutter) re: objection to street abandonment

 

Previously discussed.

 

7)         Conservation Commission

a)         Memorandum from Chair re: Proposed Highway Barn

 

It was moved by Councilor Ferguson, seconded by Councilor Long to accept the offer from the Conservation Commission to hold an open house with the objectives as presented.

 

Councilor Settipane stated that experts have been hired and public presentations made before the Council regarding this issue.  Councilor Settipane expressed his concern that this presentation may not be objectively presented.

 

Councilor DiGiando suggested that the only area of concern he has is with an explanation of the project that could be misunderstood.

 

It was moved by Councilor DiGiando, seconded by Councilor Long to amend the motion to exclude items # 2 and #5.  It was voted, Councilor DiGiando, aye; Councilor Ferguson, aye; Councilor Long, aye; Councilor Settipane, nay; Council President Littman, nay.  The motion passed with three in favor and two opposed.

 

The main motion as amended was voted, Councilor DiGiando, aye; Councilor Ferguson, aye; Councilor Long, aye; Councilor Settipane, nay; Council President Littman, nay.  The motion passed with three in favor and two opposed.

 

Council permission was given to Christopher Powell, Chair of the Conservation Commission, for the following:

            1.  To invite residents of Jamestown to visit the site of the proposed Highway Barn at Taylor Point.

            2. Excluded.

            3.  To visually present, as accurately as possible, the proposed facility location, area to be cleared, and height of the facility.  This will be based on the most recent information provided by Vollmer to the Council and presented at the Public Workshop on October 20th.

            4.  To give residents the opportunity to see how the proposed facility will fit into the Taylor Point landscape.  This will be done through the use of flagging tape and helium balloons.  The flagging tape will outline the area to be cleared and the site of the proposed building.  The helium balloons will be used to provide another perspective when viewed from a distance by outlining the area to be cleared.      

            5.  Excluded.

           

8)         Request for bid award with recommendation from the Deputy Public Works Director, Michael Gray re: Bid Awards:

a)         Award bid to Colony Ford for a pickup truck in an amount not to exceed $16,950.00

 

It was moved by Councilor DiGiando, seconded by Councilor Settipane to award the bid to Colony Ford for a pickup truck in an amount not to exceed $16,950.00.  So unanimously voted.

 

b)         Award bid to R. Bruce Briggs Vacuum Service for vac all services for cleaning drainage structures in an amount not to exceed $80.00/hour

 

It was moved by Councilor DiGiando, seconded by Councilor Long to award the bid to R. Bruce Briggs Vacuum Service for all services for cleaning drainage structures in an amount not to exceed $80.00 per hour.  So unanimously voted.

 

c)         Award bid to Ocean State Tree Service, Inc. for tree removal and trimming services in an amount not to exceed $10,475.00

 

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor DiGiando to award the bid to Ocean State Tree Service, Inc. for tree removal and trimming services in an amount not to exceed $10,475.00.  So unanimously voted.

 

d)         Award bid to J.J. Gregory & Son, Inc. for a new air compressor in an amount not to exceed $13,247.00

 

It was moved by Councilor DiGiando, seconded by Councilor Ferguson to award the bid to J.J. Gregory & Son, Inc. for a new air compressor in an amount not to exceed $13,247.00.  So unanimously voted.

 

e)         Award bid to N.H. Hydraulics, Inc. for a hydraulic breaker for an amount not to exceed $15,850.00

 

It was moved by Councilor DiGiando, seconded by Councilor Ferguson to award the bid to N.H. Hydraulics, Inc. for a hydraulic breaker in an amount not to exceed $15,850.00.  So unanimously voted.

 

The Town Administrator informed the Council that there will be a balance on the tree budget that will be used towards the emergency removal of trees at the property located near the schools.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION (continued from 6:00 PM)

 

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Ferguson to enter into executive session at 10:40 PM, pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5 (a) (1) to discuss personnel.  It was voted, Councilor DiGiando, aye; Councilor Ferguson, aye; Councilor Long, aye; Councilor Settipane, aye; Council President Littman, aye.  The motion passed.

 

The Council returned to regular session at 10:50 PM.  It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Ferguson to seal the executive session minutes from the public.  It was voted, Councilor DiGiando, aye; Councilor Ferguson, aye; Councilor Long, aye; Councilor Settipane, aye; Council President Littman, aye.  The motion passed.

 

It was moved by Councilor Settipane, seconded by Councilor DiGiando to adjourn the meeting at 10:51 PM.  So unanimously voted.

 

Attest:

 

 

 

Arlene D. Petit

Town Clerk

 

c:          Town Council Members (5)

            Town Administrator

            Town Solicitor

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