August 26, 1996

A regular meeting of the Jamestown Town Council was called to order at the
Town Hall, 93 Narragansett Avenue, at 7:36 PM by Council President Fred F.
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
  Denise Jennings, Deputy Town Clerk
  Steven J. Goslee, Public Works Director
  Arthur J. Christman, Fire Chief
  James A. Donnelly, Esq., Town Solicitor


1)      Ratify proclamation for the dedication of the JOHN ELDRED
(August 25, 1996)  Motion by Councilor Hines, seconded by Councilor
McInnis to ratify the proclamation as presented, for the dedication of the
      So voted.
      (Council President Pease attended the dedication and presented the
proclamation on behalf of Council)


1)      Transfer application re:  Double Eagle Restaurant and Pub, 
a)      Letter dated 08/14/96 from Dick & Hague, Ltd. representing TCI
Cablevision of New England/Heritage Cable
b)      Notice of appeal dated 08/20/96 from Dick & Hague, Ltd.

Solicitor:  I spoke to William Hague, Esq. today.  This is not an appeal
to the Town, it is with the Liquor Administrator.
      This is just for your information.
      Motion by Councilor Robertson, seconded by Councilor Hines to accept
item  1 (a) & (b).  So voted.  


Councilor Robertson requested that item #2 be removed.
      Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Hines to approve
the remainder of the consent agenda.
      So voted.  The amended consent agenda consisted of:  

1)      Adoption of Council minutes: 08/13/96 (regular meeting) 
3)      Copies of minutes of Boards and Committees
  a)      Board of Canvassers (08/20/96)
  b)      Planning Commission (08/07/96)                  
4)      Attendance record from the Harbor Management Commission
5)      RIDEM, Division of Water Resources notice re: funding from the RI
Aqua Fund
6)      CRMC notices:
  a)      Assent: Irving C. Jennings & Carol Raymond Jennings (Plat 8, Lot
772 & 827; Melrose Avenue) re: to construct a single family dwelling with
associated landscaping including a permeable driveway and courtyard
  b)      Assent: Gail Bolger (Plat 3, Lot 501; Fore Royal Court) re: to
construct a 4-bedroom dwelling serviced by a DEM approved ISDS and an
existing well
7)      Letters from the RI Department of Transportation
  a)      Postponement of the Adopt-A-Highway Breakfast
  b)      State Traffic Commission's response to Town's request for
"Slow/Children" sign on North Road
8)      Abatements/Addenda Report of Tax Assessor received 08/22/96
2)      Bills and payroll: Following clarification of several items,
motion by Councilor McInnis,
seconded by Councilor Hines to approve item #2.  So voted.

Council agreed to enter executive session as scheduled, at the request of
the Solicitor and Councilor Liberati to discuss matters of real estate,
pursuant to RIGL 42-26-5(a)(5)




1)      Scheduled Requests to Address
a)      Laszlo Siegmund (183 Narragansett Avenue; Consulting Engineer of
Siegmund &
Associates Inc.) re:  Aqua Fund Grant
Mr. Siegmund:  On August 14th our office received a letter from the
Department of Environmental Management seeking proposals for projects to
remedy non-point source pollution going into Narragansett Bay.
     (Mr. Siegmund distributed a copy of this letter to the Council)  In
1998, approximately $660,000 will be available from the Aqua Fund Grant to
the towns to remedy non-point source pollution.
      Since the project addresses issues in Narragansett Bay water quality
and includes non-point source pollution projects, perhaps the Town of
Jamestown would be interested in applying for a grant for funds to treat
some of the marginal septic systems in the north end.
      I met with the Public Works Director and we looked at possibilities
where we might be successful with the grant program.
      I have a map that shows septic system repairs and alterations over
the last five or ten years.
      This map shows that most of the problems are in the 
Jamestown Shores.
      We felt that the best opportunity would be to go after and identify
the watershed; where there are existing or past problems that affect water
      We decided that the creek area that runs just north of the Jamestown
Shores Beach is a problem area and accordingly we decide to put together a
grant application to remedy or upgrade ten ISDS within that watershed,
with a newly installed aerobic system.
      (Mr. Siegmund distributed a copy of a draft grant application to the
Council) The grant application deadline is September 4, 1996.
      (Discussion followed)              

Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Robertson to approve
the grant application  and forms as submitted by Mr. Siegmund and
authorize the Town Administrator to execute and submit to the State, with
the proviso that the details of the program would be worked out at a later
      Motion so voted four in favor; none opposed and Councilor Liberati
2)      Non-Agenda Requests to Address
William Brennan re: underground utilities:  I just have an update to the
discussion on underground utilities.
      At the last meeting, I had discussed the possibility of having a
consultant talk to the Town about the underground utility problem.
      I spoke to the company that I thought would be the best to discuss
that topic with the Town and the owner of the company was reluctant to
come down.
      He wanted to try to figure out a way to talk to the Eastern
Utilities and wanted to see if they could come  with him to make a
presentation.  I have not heard back from him.

William Brennan re: Aqua Fund Grant:  You may be able to get information
from the survey that was done by the Groundwater Study Committee.  

1)      Town Administrator's report (attached hereto)
Use of the John C. Rembijas Pavilion:  Administrator: I need to work with
the Parks and Recreation Director on revising the application for the use
of the pavilion.  If there is a problem, the Town will be responsible.

Fort Wetherill:  I have received a request for the use of Fort Wetherill
property during the months of October and November of 1997, for the
filming of a movie.
      Councilor McInnis:  The company may pay for the boat owners to be
moved to another location.
      Councilor Liberati:  What would we do with the highway garage? 
Administrator:  The vehicles would have to be removed.
      Administrator to follow up. 

2)      Solicitor's report re: underground storage tanks - RIDEM Violation
Solicitor:  This is just for your information.


1)      One-day license application (ratification):
  Applicant                       Type                    Location        
  Looking Upward, Inc.    Entertainment   Rembijas Pavilion              
     "        Victualing        "                         "

Motion by Councilor Hines, seconded by Councilor Hines to approve the
license request.
      So voted.
      Administrator:  I will call them and ask them to remove all signs.


1)      Letter from Robert & Gretchen Cohen re: Buloid Avenue
2)      Letter from the Jamestown Rotary Club re: 21st Annual 'Round the
Island Bike Race (10/14/96)

Motion by Councilor Hines, seconded by Councilor McInnis to accept
communications #1 and 2.  So voted.  Administrator to notify the Police
Chief re: 21st Annual 'Round the Island Boat Race on October 14, 1996.


1)      Damage claim from Anne Maxwell Livingston

Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Hines to approve the
claim, subject to a determination by the Tree Warden that the tree bears
signs of substantial damage prior to the July 13 incident.  So voted.  
2)      Request from the Quononoquott Garden Club for the use of the East
Ferry green
for their annual plant sale (05/17/97)

Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Robertson to approve
the request subject to relocation or reconsideration in the event the
physical makeup of the area at the time warrants.  So voted.
3)      One-day license application:
  Applicant                       Type                    Location        
  Conanicut Island
  Land Trust                      Victualing              Hodgkiss Farm   

Motion by Councilor Hines, seconded by Councilor McInnis to approve the
request, subject to resolution of taxes and debts, and obtaining the
signatures of local officials.  So voted.


Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Hines to adjourn to
executive session at 8:59 PM.
      So voted.
      Council returned to regular session at 9:16 PM.
      Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Robertson to seal
the minutes of the executive session to the public.  So voted.


There being no further business before the Council, motion by Councilor
McInnis, seconded by Councilor Robertson to adjourn at 9:18 PM.  So voted.


Denise Jennings
Deputy Town Clerk

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