TOWN COUNCIL
  JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND

  May 28, 1996

A regular meeting of the Jamestown Town Council was called to order at the
Town Hall, 93 Narragansett Avenue, at 7:39 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, Fire Chief
  Donald T. Armington, Harbor Management Commission Chair
  J. Christopher Powell, Conservation Commission Chair

(James A. Donnelly, Esq., Town Solicitor was present when the meeting was
called to order, but left to attend a meeting of the Zoning Board of
Review; returned at 8:53 PM.)

  CONSENT AGENDA

Motion by Councilor Hines, seconded by Councilor McInnis to accept the
consent agenda as presented. So voted.
1)   Adoption of Council minutes: 05/13/96 (regular meeting)
2)   Bills and payroll
3)   Copy of Conservation Commission minutes (04/09/96)
4)   Notice re: Mental Health Issues Forum (05/30/96)   
5)   CRMC notices:
  a) Finding of no significant impact:
     i) Pickett M. Greig (Plat 8, Lot 264; 24 Bayview Drive) repair porch,
windows, decking etc.
         ii)  Basil and Anna Williams (Plat 8, Lot 265; 30 Bayview Drive)
construct a 132' x 17' single story addition and a new deck
  b) Residential assent: Robert and Mariam Atamian (Plat 3, Lot 482; 1111
North Main Road) construct a residential boating facility and
restore/establish a 75-foot buffer zone
6)   Notice of public hearing (05/22/96) from the RI Dept.
     of Administration/Div.
     of Planning re: RI Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan
7)   Letter from the Eastern RI Conservation District re: changes in the
Site Plan Review Program
8)   Abatements/Addenda of taxes report of Tax Assessor received May 23,
1996

  EXECUTIVE SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT

Administrator: One matter of potential litigation; Solicitor will probably
have litigation also.

  OPEN FORUM

1)   Scheduled Requests to Address (none)
2)   Non-Agenda Requests to Address

 (none)

  REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND TOWN OFFICIALS

1)   Town Administrator's Report (attached hereto)
Additionally:
Steel Pier at East Ferry: Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by
Councilor Robertson to approve the contract, as amended by the Solicitor,
with Siegmund and Associates for engineering services for the steel pier
at East Ferry, as originally awarded April 22.
     So voted by 4 in favor, none opposed and Councilor Liberati
abstaining.

Fire Department Pagers: Motion by Councilor Robertson, seconded by
Councilor McInnis to approve award of the contract for fire department
pagers to First Communication for $5,760 as low bidder, subject to
conformance with bid specifications and approval by the Fire Chief.
     So voted.

East Ferry Project: Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor
Robertson to approve the memorandum of understanding with the RI
Department of Transportation regarding the Town's soft match for the East
Ferry project.
     Mr. Armington: $216,000 from the Marine Development Fund will be used
toward this project, as budgeted; however, we do not think RIDOT should be
taking 15% of our funds.
     Ms. Shocket: It is up to 15%, but it could be less; Mr. Armington is
asking for a structured fee schedule and an accounting of what it will be
spent on; a cancellation clause is in there. Motion so voted.

Fire Department: Turnout Gear: Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by
Councilor Robertson to approve award of the contract for fire department
turnout gear to F & R Fire Equipment for $6,542.85 as low bidder, subject
to conformance with bid specifications and approval by the Fire Chief.
     So voted.

Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA): Ms. Shocket: There were no
responses to bid solicitations; the fire department has gotten a quote for
15 SCBA bottles at $299 each.
     Motion by Councilor McInnis seconded by Councilor Robertson to
approve the purchase of 15 SCBA bottles from United Fire Services for an
amount not to exceed $4,500, to be paid from the capital improvement
budget for that purpose. So voted.

2)   Emergency Management Director: Ms. Shocket: By Charter, this
appointment is made by the Administrator; I will interview the three
applicants and report at the next meeting.

3)   Personnel Board (2 vacancies; terms ending 12/1998 & 03/1999)
a)   Jane Miner (request for reappointment)
  i) Letter of support from Arthur J. Christman, Member
Ms. Donovan: We have received only Ms. Miner's letter of interest
(reappointment); have begun readvertising the other vacancy, which will be
on the June 10 agenda.
     Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Robertson to
reappoint Jane S. Miner to the Personnel Board for a three year term, term
ending March, 1999. So voted.

4)   Planning Commission
Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Robertson to accept
communications a) and c). So voted.
a)   Notice re: appointment of Michael Smith as its representative to the
Golf Course Study Committee
c)   Memorandum and supporting documentation re: zoning amendments

b)   Memorandum re: proposed open space zoning amendment: Following review
and discussion with Mr. Powell, motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by
Councilor Robertson to ask the Planning and Conservation Commissions to
revise their proposals in "Draft Table 3.1" for the Proposed OS-II Zone to
be consistent with the following proposed uses, and to review and address
definition of swimming and other similar uses by properly defining passive
and active recreation.

V.   TRANSPORTATION & UTILITIES
     1. Off-Street Parking (Accessory)         Y
     5. Special Event Parking            Y
     6. Ship & Boat Storage (Non-Commercial)      Y
     11.   Sewage Treatment Plant (publicly owned)      S

VI.  COMMERCIAL, RETAIL
  F. COMMERCIAL OUTDOOR RECREATION
     3. Tent, RV Camps             S
     8. Marina, Ship, Boat Storage & Repair    Y

  G. MISCELLANEOUS RETAIL [misidentified as IV. Commercial, Retail in May
20, 1996 memorandum]
     8. Marine Supplies, Bait and Accessories     S

IX.  INDUSTRIAL, MANUFACTURING
     4. Ship/Boat Building               S
     12.   Wooden Boat Building          S

Additionally, Council agreed that the district dimensional regulations be
the same for OS-II as they would be for OS-I.
     Councilor McInnis asked Mr. Powell to also submit a list of anything
else that is zoned OS, but not currently listed in the memorandum's chart,
identified by plat and lot.
     (Mr. Donnelly arrived at 8:53 PM.) Motion so voted.

d)   Letter from Planning Chair re: tree removal proposal
Mr. Powell: The plan is to have the trees evaluated by a firm in Newport,
with a written description of each tree and estimated cost of preserving
same; the Conservation Commission will forward the recommendations of
Bartlett Tree Service to Council upon receipt; a copy of Newport's tree
ordinance will be obtained.
     Ms. Shocket is to contact Newport Electric Corporation regard the
costs of burying the utility lines for the entire length of Narragansett
Avenue, divided into east and west subtotals.

  UNFINISHED BUSINESS

(none)

  COMMUNICATIONS

Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Robertson to accept
communications #1, 3 and 4, noting that the Administration will complete
and file the easement referenced in #3. So voted.
1)   Copy of letter of support from the Ferry Wharf Condominium
Association to William and Marilyn Munger re: proposed shower facility
3)   Letter from the RI Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission re:
Historic Preservation Term Easement at the Conanicut Battery
4)   Letter from the IBPO re: Sgt. Watson Grievance (Class Action) 

2)   Letter from Alma Davenport de la Ronde re: fee structure as it
appears in the recently adopted Subdivision Regulations
Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Robertson that the
Solicitor be asked to speak to Ms. de la Ronde and to look into the
application of said fees, and to accept the communication. So voted.

  NEW BUSINESS

1)   Request from Girl Scout Troop 851 for waiver of permit fee for the
Rembijas Pavilion
Motion by Councilor Robertson, seconded by Councilor McInnis to approve
waiver of the rental fee, contingent upon filing of a formal application
with the recreation department. So voted.

2)   Formal notification from John A. Murphy, Esq. re: Hammett Court
Properties, Inc. (Plat 9, Lot 201)
Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Robertson to duly note
the receipt of this notification. So voted.

3)   License renewal application:
  Applicant               Type           Location
  Frick's at the Bay View       Entertainment     53 Conanicus Ave.
                                Unit 1R
Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Robertson to approve
the license request, subject to resolution of debts and taxes, and
obtaining the signatures of local officials. So voted.

4)   New license applications:
  Applicant               Type           Location
  Benjamin Marine            Sunday Sales         47 Conanicus Ave.
  dba Rainbow Waterice       Sunday Sales         various locations
        "           Peddlar           "  
(Discussion of limited parking and duplication of items for sale at
Mackerel Cove.) Motion by Councilor Liberati, seconded by Councilor
McInnis that peddlar licenses will be considered forfeited if that license
is not used for one season, "use" being defined as 25 days.
     So voted.
     Solicitor: The local ordinance deals with public property only.
     Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Robertson to
establish a policy of granting no more than three (3) licenses on public
property at the East Ferry which would not necessarily include a peddlar
who goes from site to site (ie.
     Del's Lemonade).
     Council consensus: East Ferry is defined as the area from the boat
launch ramp south to Union Street, excluding the Veterans Memorial; Mr.
Marine can peddle on the terrace in front of his unit with a license, as
it is private property.
     Motion so voted.
     Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Robertson to
approve the Sunday sales license for Rainbow Waterice at 47 Conanicus
Avenue, subject to resolution of taxes and debts, and obtaining the
signatures of local officials.
     So voted.
     Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Robertson to deny
the applications of Rainbow Waterice for Sunday and Peddlar licenses for
various locations, consistent with the limitations established by the
previous policy vote. So voted.

  EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Robertson to adjourn to
executive session at 9:45 PM.
     So voted.
     Council returned to regular session at 10:10 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 10:11 PM. So voted.

Attest:



Theresa C. Donovan, CMC
Town Clerk

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