SPECIAL FINANCIAL TOWN MEETING

  JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND

  December 2, 1996

A special financial town meeting was called to order by Atty.
     Gloria Dahl, Town Moderator, at 7:33 PM at the Jamestown School, 76
Melrose Avenue. The following Town Council members were present:
  Fred F. Pease, President
  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
  Marian Clarke, Board of Canvassers Chair
  Dolores M. Christman, Board of Canvassers
  Alcina Blair, Board of Canvassers
  Maryanne Crawford, Finance Director
  Thomas P. Tighe, Chief of Police
  Steven J. Goslee, Public Works Director
  Arthur J. Christman, Fire Chief
  Matthew Bolles, Parks and Recreation Director
  James A. Donnelly, Esq., Town Solicitor
  Charlotte S. Richardson, President, Friends of Jamestown Seniors, Inc.
  Richard Rembijas, Town Sergeant

Ms. Donovan read the warrant for the meeting, as attached hereto. The
Board of Canvassers reported there were 113 voters present.

Council President Pease addressed the assembly, stating approval of
Warrant #2 would make up the difference needed to install an elevator and
provide a fire safe entry way at the Senior Center; it would complete all
major work, leaving the Seniors to their own devices for any additional
minor work they desire without coming back to the voters for funds; this
would make the building safe and in compliance with all applicable codes;
the Seniors have worked very hard and have successfully raised funds;
passage will insure that this building is valuable to all, well into the
future.
     Regarding Warrant #1, he said bids were opened this afternoon, and
the Town is well on its way toward getting out from under the debt
service; if adopted, the Town's land will be expanded by approximately 2
acres and will allow current golf course configuration to continue; if the
question fails, the course size would be reduced, affecting its
marketability; if the course was then reconfigured to keep 9 holes, that
would cost over $100,000.

Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by an audience member to approve
Warrant #1 as read, the expenditure of up to $76,000 being approved, in
accordance with the provisions of the warrant.
     There being no discussion, the Moderator put the question to a voice
vote; motion approved unanimously.

Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by an audience member to approve
Warrant #2 as read, the expenditure of up to $38,843 being approved, in
accordance with the provisions of the warrant.
     There being no discussion, the Moderator put the question to a voice
vote; motion approved unanimously.

There being no further business before the assembly, motion by Dennis
Nixon, seconded by another audience member to adjourn the meeting at 7:48
PM. So voted.

Attest:

Theresa C. Donovan, CMC
Town Clerk

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

  WARNING FOR TOWN MEETING
  STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS

NEWPORT, Sc.
BY:  The Town Clerk of the Town of Jamestown, Rhode Island
TO:  Richard J. Rembijas, Town Sergeant of the Town of Jamestown, or any
of the Constables of said Town:

  GREETING:
PURSUANT to a vote of the Town Council of the Town of Jamestown, Rhode
Island, passed at a meeting assembled on the 15th day of October, 1996
directing the Town Clerk to call a Special Financial Meeting on December
2, 1996 at 7:30 PM, as provided under the provisions of Chapter 3 of Title
45 of the General Laws of Rhode Island, 1956, as amended,

NOW, THEREFORE, you are required and directed to post, at least seven (7)
days before December 2, 1996, written notices in three or more public
places in the Town of Jamestown notifying and warning the Electors of said
Jamestown qualified to vote upon any proposal to approve a tax or for the
expenditure of money to assemble in Town Meeting in the Multipurpose Room
at the Jamestown School, 76 Melrose Avenue in said Jamestown on Monday,
December 2, 1996 at 7:30 PM (Eastern Standard Time) for the purpose of
considering and voting upon the following proposals, which shall be
submitted to the qualified voters upon the conditions stated:

  1. That the Qualified Electors of the Town of Jamestown vote to
authorize the Director of Finance with the approval of the Town Council of
the Town of Jamestown to expend from anticipated surplus a sum not to
exceed Seventy Six Thousand Dollars ($76,000.00) for the purpose of
purchasing from William F. Bryant and Samuel W. Bryant III that certain
parcel or parcels of land located at the rear of 62 Whittier Road,
Jamestown, RI and further described as Parcel A and Parcel C on that
"Survey of Land in Jamestown, RI for Samuel W. Bryant III and William F.
Bryant by Benjamin T. Addy, PLS, Scale 1" = 40', August 22, 1996 revised
October 26, 1996", which land is currently leased and utilized as part of
the Jamestown Golf Course.

  2. That the Qualified Electors of the Town of Jamestown vote to
authorize the Director of Finance with the approval of the Town Council of
the Town of Jamestown to expend from anticipated surplus a sum not to
exceed Thirty Eight Thousand Eight Hundred Forty Three Dollars
($38,843.00) to be contributed to the Friends of Jamestown Seniors, Inc.
for the purpose of completing the installation of an elevator and
completing certain renovations required by the State Fire Marshall and the
Town of Jamestown Building Official at the Jamestown Senior Center located
at 6 West Street, Jamestown, Rhode Island, in order to comply with the
Building and Fire Codes.

Also, to consider, transact and do any other business which may legally
come before said meeting.

  Given under my hand and official seal
  this 15th Day of November A.D. 1996,
  at said Town of Jamestown,
  Rhode Island.

                                                          
  Theresa C. Donovan, CMC
  Town Clerk