TOWN COUNCIL
  JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND
  February 26, 1996

A regular meeting of the Jamestown Town Council was called to order at the
Town Hall, 93 Narragansett Avenue, at 7:34 PM by Council President Fred
Pease. The following members were present:
  Paul A. Robertson, Vice-President
  Richard A. Hines
  Mark E. Liberati
  Steven M. McInnis

Also present were:
  Frances H. Shocket, Town Administrator
  Theresa C. Donovan, CMC, Town Clerk
  Steven J. Goslee, Public Works Director
  Arthur J. Christman, Deputy Fire Chief
  Donald T. Armington, Harbor Management Commission Chair
  James A. Donnelly, Esq., Town Solicitor

  AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

1)   Citation for Officer Keith T. Woodbine: Motion by Councilor McInnis,
seconded by Councilor Robertson to acknowledge the citation issued by the
Chief of Police and authorize the Council President to sign the citation
on behalf of Council. So voted.

Martin S. Hellewell: Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor
Liberati to amend the agenda to consider the proclamation for Mr.
Hellewell as submitted by the Clerk.
     So voted.
     Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Robertson to adopt
the proclamation as presented to be signed by all Council members and to
ask Council President Pease to present the proclamation to Mr. Hellewell
at his last Zoning Board meeting on February 27.
     So voted.
     Councilor Liberati: Both zoning and planning have been run at such a
high level of professionalism; Jamestown's development has proceeded in a
logical and rational manner; Mr. Hellewell has guided both boards; his
particular contributions to the Town are very valuable and have been in
the Town's best interest.

  CONSENT AGENDA

Motion by Councilor Hines, seconded by Councilor McInnis to approve the
consent agenda with the exception of bills and payroll.
     So voted. The amended consent agenda consisted of:
2)   Copies of minutes of Boards and Committees         
  a) Library Board of Trustees (12/21/95)
  b) Groundwater Quality Study Committee (01/22/96)
  c) Board of Canvassers (02/12/96 & 02/13/96)
3)   a) CRMC Notices of Violation:
     i) W. Randall Tyson (229 Seaside Drive; AP 15, Lot 206) re: failure
to register a residential boating facility
     ii)   Daniel J. Capuano, Jr. (648 East Shore Road; AP 2, Lot 69) re:
failure to register a residential boating facility
     iii)  John R. Perez (27 Aquidneck Court; AP 2, Lot 106) re: failure
to register a residential boating facility
     iv)   A. Louis Mariorenzi, M.D. (216 East Shore Road; AP 7, Lot 97)
re: failure to register a residential boating facility
     v) Victor and Rose Primavera (758 East Shore Road; AP 2, Lot 97) re:
failure to register a residential boating facility
     vi)   Peter R. and Linda DiBiase (185 Seaside Drive; AP 5, Lot 3) re:
failure to register a residential boating facility
  b) CRMC Notices of Finding of No Significant Impact
     i) Town of Jamestown/Conanicut Marine Services (Narragansett Avenue
and Memorial Square; AP 9, Lots 356 and 595) re: install leak detection
equipment
     ii)   Town of Jamestown (Fort Wetherill Road; AP 10, Lot 145) re:
fill existing fuel storage tank with concrete
  c) CRMC Residential Dock Assent: Barbara M. Leonard (75 Ocean Avenue; AP
8, Lot 772) re: to construct and maintain a private residential boating
facility
4)   Letter and Annual Report from the Newport County Community Mental
Health Center, Inc. re: budget request
5)   Invitation to the Annual Meeting of Save the Bay (03/03/96)
6)   Attendance records from the Harbor Management Commission
7)   Abatements/Addenda Report of Tax Assessor received 02/22/96 

1)   Bills and payroll: Following clarification of several items by the
Administrator, motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Hines to
approve bills and payroll So voted.

  EXECUTIVE SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT

1)   Administrator regarding personnel (noted; as scheduled)

  OPEN FORUM

1)   Scheduled Requests to Address (none)

2)   Non-Agenda Requests to Address



Amy Kempe: Boom Street collapsed in the mud; I had to have my car
towed out of the mud; I obtained two estimates on the damages and took
photographs; I also had to rent a car to get to work until my car can be
fixed; I also have a letter from one neighbor; another neighbor said she
feels an ambulance could not respond in an emergency; I do not know if
police report was filed; police were called and Officer Woodbine
responded; I called Town Offices the next morning; gravel was laid, but is
not of much help. (Both estimates given to Mr. Goslee).

  REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND TOWN OFFICIALS

1)   Town Administrator's Report
a)   For Council Consideration
  i) Bid award (police computer hard/software)
The Mac and PC Shop was the only bidder at $19,839.92; the funding is from
the Governor's Justice Commission; our accumulation of the matching funds
has already been set aside.
     Councilor McInnis: I will not vote for this if it is for 486s; I
think the bid specifications should be reconsidered to make sure this are
what we really want.
     Council concurred.
     Ms. Shocket will check with the Chief of Police and return to
Council.

  ii)   Approval of Jamestown's proposed property tax rate change
We received acknowledgement from the RI Department of Administration that
we will not exceed the established limit.

  iii)  Replacement of dolphin and additional pilings for the floating
dock at the seaward terminus of the East Ferry wood pile pier
Mr. Armington: Grinnell-Phillips Corp. has quoted $5,900; they are a sole
source pile driver in this area at this time.
     Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Robertson to
approve the expenditure of up to $5,900 from marine development funds as
per the quote in the Harbor Management Commission's letter dated February
22. So voted.

  iv)   Confirmation of appointment of Police Officer Joseph P. Razza as
permanent police officer: (no specific action taken; Administrator to
appoint)

Replacement Heating System: Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by
Councilor Robertson to authorize the expenditure of up to $3,100 to SMS
Oil Burner Service to replace the boiler at Town Offices. So voted.

2)   Town Clerk re: local referendum question on November ballot (noted)

3)   Planning Commission (2 vacancies)
Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Robertson to reappoint
Betty L. Hubbard to a 4-year term, term ending December 1999. So voted.
Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Robertson to appoint
Lisa Wray-Bryer to fill the unexpired term of Thomas Todd, term ending
December 1997.
     Councilor Hines: Was the Village Association contacted? Council
President Pease: I spoke to its president (Timothy Baker); he had no
specific recommendation, but supports the appointment of Ms. Bryer. Motion
so voted.

4)   Harbor Management Commission (4 vacancies)
Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Hines to reappoint
Donald Armington as the Dutch Harbor riparian owner representative for a
three year term, term ending December 1998. So voted.

Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Hines to reappoint
Holly M. Turton as the interested, but otherwise unaffiliated
representative for a three year term, term ending December 1998. So voted.

Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Hines to reappoint
Patricia Jutras as outside riparian owner representative for a two year
term, term ending December 1997. So voted.

Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Hines to reappoint
William S. Munger as East Harbor riparian owner representative for a two
year term, term ending December 1997. So voted.

5)   Library Board of Trustees (2 vacancies)
a)   Helen H. Smith (request for reappointment)
  i) Letter of support from the Chair
b)   William R. Bricker (letter of resignation)
c)   Letters of interest
  i) Barbara Nesto
  ii)   Diane C. Caswell
  iii)  Debra Vierra Murphy
  iv)   Sue Maden
Council instructed the Clerk to schedule interviews for the four new
applicants on Monday, March 18 beginning at 8:00 PM.

6)   Zoning Board of Review (1 vacancy; if favorable order advertised)
a)   Letter of resignation from Martin S. Hellewell
Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Robertson to advertise
for one alternate member. so voted.

7)   Emergency Management Director (see #6a above)
Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Robertson to direct the
Clerk to advertise for a new director to be appointed by the
Administrator. So voted.

  UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Veterans' Memorial Lease: Councilor Robertson: The VFW wants a 25-year
lease.
     Solicitor: Council action has been by resolution twice beginning in
1975; I can draw up a lease if that is what Council wants; I will work on
that and report back.
     Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Hines to ask the
Solicitor to prepare a new resolution based upon the 1986 resolution with
the exception that the term will be for 25 years beginning September, 1996
with the same proviso that another area would be provided if it became
necessary to use this location for another use. So voted.

  COMMUNICATIONS

1)   Letter from Dan Ritacco, Boy Scout re: use of wells in municipal
district
Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Hines to direct the
Water Study Committee to respond after its March 6 meeting. So voted.

2)   Copy of invoices and letters from Andrew Yates Architects to the
Friends of the Jamestown Seniors and the former Town Planner re:
entry/elevator renovation
Donald Richardson: Mr. Yates indicated he would no longer be providing his
services; we have already spoken to others to draw up plans for the
enclosure of the elevator.

3)   Letter from the Navy League of the United States, Commissioning
Committee re: commissioning of the USS Black Hawk (05/11/96)
Motion by Councilor Hines, seconded by Councilor Robertson to contribute
$100.00 to the USS Black Hawk commissioning. So voted.

Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Robertson to accept
communication #2. So voted.

  NEW BUSINESS

1)   Establish golf course study committee (composition and charge)
Council President Pease: The current leases expire March 1997.
     Councilor Robertson: We need to advertise for the number of people to
be put on the committee; they should be individuals who are fairly
knowledgeable in golf courses to look at various scenarios (ie.
     sell the property, lease it again, have the Town manage the golf
course, etc.). Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor
Robertson to establish a 9-person committee consisting of 2 Councilors,
the Administrator, the Planner, 1 representative of the Conservation
Commission, 1 representative of the Planning Commission and 3 public
members, and the instruct the Clerk to advertise for the public positions.
     Councilor Liberati: I would suggest keeping the committee as
described but without the 3 public members; we need an economic analysis;
they could always solicit help from the community.
     Councilor McInnis: I would want to avoid the appearance that it was
decided without public input.
     Councilor Hines: Nine members are more difficult to organize than 6,
but I agree with the need for public participation.
     Motion so voted.
     Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Liberati that the
committee's charge will be to recommend to Council a proposal for the use
of the golf course and of the country club building upon the expiration of
the current leases, with a report due to Council by October 15.
     Councilor Robertson: The charge may need to be more specific as their
work progresses. Motion so voted.

2)   License renewal application:
     Applicant                  Type
     Jamestown True Value Hardware       Sunday Sales
Motion by Councilor Hines, seconded by Councilor McInnis to approve the
license renewal subject to resolution of taxes and debts and approval by
local officials. So voted.

  Late license renewal applications:
     Applicant                  Type
     McQuade's Supermarket            Sunday Sales
     McQuade's Laundromat             "
Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Robertson to amend the
agenda to consider the late renewal applications of McQuade's. So voted.

Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Robertson to approve
both license renewals subject to resolution of taxes and debts and
approval by local officials. So voted.

3)   New license application (02/26 through 03/17/96):
     Applicant                  Type
     Direct Access              Peddlar
     (for Italian Village Restaurant)
Alex Jason: Direct Access has been in business for 4 and a half years with
no problems; we have already finished our solicitation in Wakefield and
Narragansett; we have a lot of orders already from people in Jamestown; we
want to go door to door.
     Councilor McInnis: Our policy has been to only allow non-profit
organizations to go door to door; I am concerned for setting a precedent.
     Councilor Hines: We have not made exceptions in the past.
     Council President Pease: This is no reflection on your organization
or this establishment.
     Councilor Robertson: We cannot approve this application after having
denied others; there are other marketing methods available.
     Councilor McInnis: Business to business solicitation is allowed.
     Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Robertson to deny
the request based upon the Town's established precedent. So voted.

4)   Damage claim from Amy P. Kempe (previously addressed)
Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Robertson to refer the
claim to the Public Works Director in the Administrator's absence.
     So voted.

  OTHER COMMUNICATIONS

Copy of RIDEM's letter to SAI Consulting Company re: closure of Conanicut
Marine Services' underground storage tanks: (late communication; noted)

  EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Robertson to adjourn to
executive session at 8:55 PM.
     So voted.
     Council returned to regular session at 11:07 PM.
     Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Robertson to seal
the minutes of the executive session to the public. So voted.

  ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business before the Council, motion by Councilor
McInnis, seconded by Councilor Hines to adjourn at 11:08 PM. So voted.

Attest:

Theresa C. Donovan, CMC
Town Clerk

cc:  Town Council Members (5)
  Town Administrator
  Town Solicitor
  Administrative Circulation