TOWN COUNCIL
  JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND

  March 24, 1997

A regular meeting of the Jamestown Town Council was called to order at the
Town Hall, 93 Narragansett Avenue, at 7:41 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
  Arthur J. Christman, Fire Chief
  J. Christopher Powell, Conservation Commission Chair
  James A. Donnelly, Esq., Town Solicitor

  AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

May meeting schedule:  Council President Pease announced that there would
be no Town Council meeting on May 12 and that there will be a special
meeting of the Town Council (swearing of newly elected officials) on May
19 followed by a meeting of the Town Council sitting as Board of Water and
Sewer Commissioners. 

  SITTING AS ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSING COMMISSION

1)   Transfer application:  Motion by Councilor Robertson, seconded
by Councilor McInnis to advertise the following transfer application for
hearing on Monday, April 28, 1997 at 7:30 PM.
      So unanimously voted.  Council consensus:  Applicant to complete
application prior to April 28 hearing.

  CLASS B-Victualer
  
  Frick-Em, Ltd.
  dba Frick's at the Bay View
  53 Conanicus Avenue, Unit 1R

  TO

  Midwest Electric, Inc.
  dba Bayview Bar and Grille
  53 Conanicus Avenue, Unit 1R

  CONSENT AGENDA

Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Robertson to approve
the consent agenda with the exception of #2.
      So unanimously voted. Following clarification, motion by Councilor
McInnis, seconded by Councilor Robertson to approve #2 as submitted.  So
unanimously voted.  The consent agenda consisted of:
1)   Adoption of Council minutes: 03/10/97 (regular meeting) 
2)   Bills and payroll
3)   Resolution from the Town of Foster re: certified school nurse/teacher
personnel
4)   Copies of minutes of Boards and Committees
  a) Jamestown Housing Authority (02/12/97)
  b) Planning Commission (02/05/97 & 02/19/97)
  c) Conservation Commission (08/20/96, 09/10/96, 10/08/96, 12/10/96,
01/14/97 & 02/11/97)
5)   Municipal Memo from the RI Department of Administration, Office of
Municipal Affairs re: legislative reference service
6)   Request from the RI Earth Day Committee for resolution in celebration
and support of Earth Day 1997 (04/27/97)
7)   Notice re: Conanicut Island Land Trust lectures
8)   CRMC Maintenance Certification: Robert F. Tasca, Jr. & Jane N. Tasca
Plat 9, Lot 587; 54 Highland Drive) re: for buffer zone and coastal bluff
management

  EXECUTIVE SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT

  (NONE)

  PUBLIC HEARINGS
1)   Proposed amendment to the ordinance providing for tax relief
for the members of the Jamestown Volunteer Ambulance Association and
Jamestown Volunteer Fire Department:
  Sec. 7-44. Administration.
Council President Pease opened the hearing at 7:46 PM.
      Councilor McInnis:  The purpose of this amendment is to clarify the
terms of the compensation committees and to stagger the terms of the
members.
      There being no further public comment the hearing was closed at 7:48
PM.  Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Robertson to
approve the proposed amendment as advertised (copy attached hereto).
      So unanimously voted.

2)   Proposed amendment to the ordinance regulating the use of the
solid waste transfer station facility:
  Sec.
     9-14.
     Solid waster transfer station facility - Dumping in designated area;
"residence sticker" required.
Council President Pease opened the hearing at 7:49 PM.
      There being no public comment the hearing was closed at 7:50 PM.
      Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Robertson to
approve the proposed amendment as advertised (copy attached hereto).
      So unanimously voted.
3)   Proposed ordinance regulating the use of tobacco products at
the Jamestown Community Playground located at North Main Road, Jamestown
  Chapter 15 (Parks; Beaches; Recreation) (create new section 15-18). 
Council President Pease opened the hearing at 7:51 PM.
     Lisa Rafferty:  Who will enforce this ordinance?  Councilor President
Pease:  The Police Department with a $100 fine.
     There being no further public comment the hearing was closed at 7:53
PM.  Motion by Councilor Hines, seconded by Councilor McInnis to approve
the proposed ordinance as advertised (copy attached hereto).
      So unanimously voted.

  OPEN FORUM

1)   Scheduled Requests to Address (none)

2)   Non-Agenda Requests to Address

Sterling Graham: I would not like to see Moll's garage slip by as far as
parking.
      It would be a shame if we missed out on this, because we were
waiting for grants.
      It is a valuable piece of property.
      Council President Pease to the Administrator:  Do you have any news
on this?  Administrator:  Getting funding from the RI Department of
Transportation is probably slim.    

  REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND TOWN OFFICIALS

1)   Town Administrator's Report (attached hereto)
Additionally:
1% payroll tax:  Administrator:  The Finance Director will be attending a
meeting on this tomorrow (March 25).
      Administrator to report back to Council at the next meeting on April
14, 1997.

For Council consideration:
Endorse and rank order of Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
projects: 
Administrator recommended the rank order as follows:    
1)   Southwest Avenue project 
2)   Downtown improvements (enhancement)
3)   North Road
Discussion followed.  Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor
Hines to approve the rank order as recommended by the Administrator.
      So unanimously voted.

Endorse Southwest Avenue/Beavertail Road project:
Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Hines to endorse the
Southwest Avenue/Beavertail Road project from Battery Lane to Narragansett
Avenue consistent with previous plans submitted by the RI Department of
Transportation to the Council in October, 1994.  So unanimously voted.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application:
Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Robertson to approve
the application and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Town Council of
the Town of Jamestown: that the filing of this application for the amount
of $62,500 to implement the activities proposed herein hereby authorized
and that Frances H. Shocket, Town Administrator is hereby authorized and
directed to file this application with the Community Development office,
to provide any additional information or documents required by said
office, to 
make any additional information or documents required by said office, to
make any assurances required in connection with this program, to execute
an agreement with the State of Rhode Island and to otherwise act as the
Representative of the Town of Jamestown in all matters relating to this
application and any award which may be based upon this application.
      So voted. 

Business Records Corporation contract:
Motion by Councilor Hines, seconded by Councilor Robertson to approve a
three year contract with Business Records Corporation for microfilming,
indexing and binding of land evidence records and security film storage.
      So unanimously voted. 

2)   Town Clerk re: Fort Getty parking
Motion by Councilor Robertson, seconded by Councilor Hines to accept the
communication as submitted by the Town Clerk.  So unanimously voted.

3)   Memorandum from the Conservation Commission re: site selection
for the town highway garage
Council President Pease:  This is only a proposed site.
      Councilor McInnis:  This has been no secret and no decision has been
made.
      Councilor Liberati:  If anyone would like to offer any ideas or
propose any other sites we are open to suggestions.
      Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Robertson to
accept #3.  So unanimously voted.

  UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1)   Proposed toilet replacement ordinance (continued from
03/10/97)
Councilor Robertson:  We are still awaiting results from the Public Works
Director on the test toilets.
      Councilor Hines:  This ordinance would only affect those who are on
the public water system.
      Councilor Liberati:  How long will the test take?  Administrator:  A
few months, would be complete before the school year is over.
      Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Robertson to
postpone any action on this ordinance until the Public Works Director
reports back to Council.  So unanimously voted.

2)   Legal fees re: Parris v. Town of Jamestown
Councilor Liberati:  The bill is not broken down.
      Solicitor:  I told him that we needed a breakdown.
      Councilor Liberati: This is unacceptable.
      I thought we said not to do any further work.
      Solicitor:  Work was stopped.  Councilor Liberati:  So you are
saying that the final amount is justifiable?  Solicitor: Yes.
      Motion by Councilor Liberati, seconded by Councilor Robertson to
place this bill on the next agenda under bills and payroll for approval.
      So unanimously voted.

3)   Open Meetings Act complaints:
Councilor McInnis:  On Friday (March 21) we received the results on the
open meetings complaints from the Attorney General's office.
      The Council was not in violation.
      Solicitor:  There was one meeting on December 19, 1994 of the Town
Council sitting as Board of Water and Sewer Commission, where the minutes
said "Motion made by Commissioner McInnis and seconded by Commissioner
Hines to adjourn into executive session at 7:5O PM.
      So voted." according to Lisa Dinerman, Special Assistant Attorney
General it should have   said "Motion made by Commissioner McInnis and
seconded by Commissioner Hines to adjourn into executive session pursuant
to RIGL 42-46-5 (a)(2) at 7:50 PM.
      So voted 5-0."  Ms. Dinerman said you should have stated that the
executive session was for litigation and that it was so voted 5-0.
      It is a technical defect and Ms. Dinerman wanted me to advise the
Council that in minutes you state what the numerical vote is to go into
executive session and give a reference.

  COMMUNICATIONS

The following  communications were received without comment, with the
exception of #2:
1)   Letter from the RI Department of Environmental Management re:
Project Priority List (PPL) - Request for projects for state fiscal year
1998

2)   Damage claim and estimates from Arthur J. Christman:
Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Hines to approve the
estimate amount of $730.14 for the work to be done at Art's Auto Body
Shop, based on the Administrator's representation that the Public Works
Director looked at the vehicle and he believes that the claim is valid and
that the damage is consistent with the what could be caused by the town
truck.  So unanimously voted.

  NEW BUSINESS

1)   Community Development Block Grant (CDBG): (See Town
Administrator's Report)

2)   Jamestown Golf Course lease:
Council McInnis:  After the Council approval of the bid of New England
Golf Course Management last fall, we could negotiate a lease agreement
with the Town, the Mistowskis and their attorney Donald Lally and went
through a few drafts of the lease.
      Councilor Hines also participated in the negotiations as well as the
Administrator and we believe that the final lease is consistent with the
offer that was submitted.  Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by
Councilor Hines to approve the final draft of the lease with New England
Golf Course Management.
      Councilor Hines:  This lease encompasses everything that was in the
bid and it is an excellent arrangement for the town and the golfers.
      Motion so unanimously voted.

3)   Transportation Improvement Program (TIP): (See Town
Administrator's Report)

4)   Peddlar license application:

Applicant           Date        Location
Sue Maden           05/26/97    42 Narragansett Avenue

Motion by Councilor McInnis, seconded by Councilor Robertson to approve
the license subject to resolution of taxes and debts.
      So unanimously voted.

  EXECUTIVE SESSION

  (NONE)
  
  ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business before the Council, motion by Councilor
McInnis, seconded by Councilor Hines to adjourn at 9:08 PM.
     So unanimously voted.

Attest:

Denise Jennings
Deputy Town Clerk

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