July 14, 1997

A regular meeting of the Jamestown Town Council was called to order at the
Town Hall, 93 Narragansett Avenue, at 7:33 PM by Council President Craig
A. Amerigian. The following members were present:
  David E. Dolce, Vice President
  William H. Murphy
  Fred F. Pease
  Ellicott Wright

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
  J. Christopher Powell, Conservation Commission Chair
  Samuel Paterson, Harbor Master
  Quentin Anthony, Esq., Town Solicitor


1)   Application of Narragansett Water Pollution Control Association for a
Class F (19 hour; beer and wine) Alcoholic Beverage License (08/20/97;
Rembijas Pavilion; not-for-profit organization): Not having copies of the
application in their packets, Council consensus was to continue the matter
to July 28.

2)   Application of Island Moving Company for a Class F (19 hour; beer and
wine) Alcoholic Beverage License (07/26/97; 994 Fort Getty Road;
not-for-profit-organization): Motion by Councilor Murphy, seconded by
Councilor Pease to approve the application, subject to obtaining the
signatures of all appropriate local officials.
     So voted by four in favor, none opposed and Councilor Wright


Council President Amerigian asked that items #4b, 6 and 11 be removed from
the consent agenda.
     Councilor Murphy asked that item #3c be removed. Motion by Councilor
Murphy, seconded by Councilor Wright to approve  the remainder of the
consent agenda.
     So unanimously voted. The amended consent agenda consisted of:
1)   Adoption of Council minutes:
  a) 06/09/97 (regular meeting)
  b) 06/16/97 (work session re: country club restaurant)
  c) 06/16/97 (Council business conducted at Water and Sewer Commissioners
  d) 06/30/97 (joint work session with Planning Commission)
  e) 07/08/97 (special Water and Sewer Commissioners meeting)
  f) 07/08/97 (emergency meeting)
  i) Copy of emergency ordinance regulating the use of municipal water
2)   Bills and payroll
3)   Copies of meeting minutes of Boards and Committees
  a) Planning Commission (06/04/97 & 06/18/97)
  b) Zoning Board of Review (06/03/97)
4)   Coastal Resources Management Council notices
  a) Residential Assent: Mehdi Adedi/Capitol Group to raze and remove an
existing residential dwelling and construct a new 3-bedroom residential
dwelling (Plat 7, Lot 90; 72 East Shore Road)
5)   Resolution from the Town of Glocester re: Law Enforcement Officers'
Bill of Rights
7)   U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources update
8)   Meeting notice from the RI Department of Transportation (07/07/97)
re: rehabilitation of Southwest/Beavertail Road
9)   Letter and booklet from the URI Cooperative Extension re: RI Timber
Bridge Initiative
10)  Letter of thanks from the Jamestown Village Assn. re: Ferry Days, '97
12)  Abatements/Addenda of taxes report of Tax Assessor submitted 07/09/97

3c)  Copies of 05/20/97 meeting minutes of Library Board of Trustees:
Responding to Councilor Murphy, Ms. Shocket stated she was awaiting a
written report about the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system
at the library.

4b)  CRMC notice of application of William Geib re: aquaculture (grow-out)
lease of shellfish in Narragansett Bay (West Passage) North and East of
Dutch Island Off the coast of Jamestown: Council consensus: Discuss when
the Harbor Management Commission (HMC) Chair arrives.

6)   Meeting notice from the State Planning Council (07/21/97) re: draft
Water Supply Policies for RI, Element 721 of the State Guide Plan: Ms.
Shocket will contact the Planning Council to determine if a Jamestown
representative should attend the meeting.

11)  Letter from the Honorable Governor Almond re: RI Small Cities
Community Development Block Grant Program award: Ms. Shocket stated the
grant would fund affordable housing assistance, the dental care program at
New Visions for Newport County and administration of the grant by Church
Community Housing.

Motion by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Wright to accept all
four consent agenda items. So unanimously voted.


Council President Amerigian announced that the July 28 Council meeting
would be held at the  Melrose Avenue School in the multipurpose room at
7:30 PM.


1)   Scheduled Requests to Address
a)   William Burgin re: Conanicut Yacht Club lease: Councilor Wright and
Mr. Anthony removed themselves from the Council table due to possible
conflicts of interest.
     Mr. Burgin: Six months ago we discussed with Council the placement of
paddle tennis courts on CYC property with a plan to readjust the property
line; we lease some land to the Town for part of tee and green on the golf
course; the proposal was to swap some land with the Town; we went to the
Zoning Board of Review for several meetings; the Zoning Board upheld the
Zoning Officer's decision, despite some neighbors' opposition; (pictures
shown of leased area and possible court alignments); CYC does not want to
disrupt the golf course play; we met with Joseph Mistowski (golf course
operator) and think we can reclaim some of the leased area for paddle
court alignment; we are now seeking Council input  on locating the courts
on part of the land the Town currently enjoys through lease.
     Councilor Murphy: I would want input from the  zoning department.
     Mr. Burgin: They upheld the allowance of courts in an R-20 zone; we
have the right to build the courts, and we may want to exercise our right
to build them on our property, but that would involve the 7th green on the
golf course; we want to inform Council that this is what we want to do,
but want to know if Council has a problem with that; the lease does not
specifically define the leased area; the lease goes from year to year.
     Council consensus: Clerk to provide history of the CYC application to
Council. Councilor Wright and Mr. Anthony returned to the table.

b)   Gary Girard re: Jamestown Shores Beach (death in family; requested
continuation to July 28)

c)   Spindrift Street/Seaside Drive residents petition re: parking, litter
and disturbance: Frank DelBonis: For the past 4 to 6 weeks, we have had a
problem with the use of the Spindrift Street right of way; as many as 15
vehicles have been parked on Spindrift Street at a time, with 4 or 5 more
on a private lot; the problems include litter, out of town vehicles, car
alarms going off at 1:00 or 2:00 in the morning, public urination and
changing of clothes; the police have been called; I pay $7,500 in taxes;
this activity reduces the value of my property; everyone on Spindrift
Street and some on Seaside Drive have signed the petition; there was a
recent house break on Seaside Drive; we want "No Parking" signs installed;
it would be  better if they were to park under the bridge; that would
disturb fewer people; the police suggested a petition to Council.
     Ms. Shocket: I have all the police reports for the past 6 months, as
well as the several ordinances which could be cited by the police.
     Mr. DelBonis: My well and the storm drain could be affected by
leakage from these vehicles; residents are not parking on the street;
sometimes my driveway is blocked; we have been unable to reach the owner
of the private property that some of the parkers are using.
     Ms. Shocket: There is no parking on Seaside Drive from Hull Street to
Spindrift Street, and that is posted. Mr. Powell: There are 6 public
rights of way along Seaside Drive; the Jamestown Shores Association (JSA)
wanted to put together a shoreline access committee; maybe they could
suggest solutions.
     Councilor Murphy: The beach area is also having the same problems;
Gary Girard (JSA President) is interested in looking at it in total.
     John Perrotti: I live right next to right of way; this is not normal
use for pedestrians; there are people there from 5:00 PM until 3:00 or
4:00 in the morning; urinating, changing, littering (including bottles,
cans, fish heads and guts); I have asked them to pick up the trash on the
rocks, then they dumped it in my yard; it is not safe for my children to
be in their own yard; I live on the water and cannot use it; I cannot
access my own driveway; I found a fishing knife (displayed; approximately
8" blade) on my lawn; I am glad I found this before my children did; it is
mostly a seasonal problem; they are there all different hours; a ban from
6:00 PM until 6:00 AM would solve most of the problems.
     Ms. Shocket: If parking is banned, it is banned for everybody; Chief
Tighe and I met to discuss this; public streets are open to everyone;
consider the precedent before acting.
     Richard Hutchinson: If there is a right of way to the water, does
that guarantee parking? Council consensus: No.
     Mr. Powell: All CRMC did was research and define public access to
water; as a community we can come up with plan to control access to
protect the neighbors.
     Mr. Perrotti: I have been there for 10 years; the first 6 were fine,
but the last 4, we have been completely overwhelmed; the residents are not
even using it anymore.
     Mr. Anthony: It is legitimate for neighbors to want this regulated;
Council has to fashion a response that addresses that and preserves public
access to the water; it is trespassing if they are on private property;
regarding litter, the Town maintains the roads and rights of way.
     Ms. Shocket: The Jamestown Shores area is the next area to be
addressed by the Parking Committee; Mr. Girard is on that committee.
Alexander Barclay Wharton: Wouldn't Fort Wetherill, Beavertail, Mackerel
Cove, Taylor Point and Fort Getty also be considered public access? The
State regulates its parks hours; the Town charges an entrance fee; you can
regulate without eliminating access.
     Councilor Dolce: I would encourage Mr. DelBonis to get involved with
JSA as they develop a plan to equitably deal with rights of way so we can
deal with the whole issue in a comprehensive way.
     Councilor Wright: I suggest we deny the request until an overall plan
for the area is developed. Mr. Powell: The Cons

d)   William  Brennan re: water tower: (handouts distributed to Council
and Administrator): I am concerned about the proposed method of painting
the inside of the water tower while it is partially filled; I spoke to
design engineers who have refurbished tanks in other communities; one
supplied standards for painting and inspecting steel water tanks which
says tanks must be emptied and washed down; they must be drained and
inspected to determine the condition of old paint before removal; I also
spoke to a tank inspection company; none have ever heard of the "float the
boat" technique; I also heard there were unfavorable references for the
proposed contractor; this is an $80,000 project;  Cohasset, MA was in
similar circumstance with one tower and had to build another in order to
service the original; I urge you to follow AWWA standards and
     Mr. Goslee: I would like to have the names of the people he spoke to.
Mr. Brennan: I am not at liberty to disclose that; it was strictly off the
     Mr. Goslee: We follow AWWA standards; the recommendation we received
from the inspector was to inspect and repair the tank from an inflatable
boat instead of staging; we will be repairing from the boat; the tank will
be emptied as the painting is being done, from top to bottom.
     Ms. Shocket: It is going out to bid anyway. Mr. Goslee: They will
have six to ten weeks to get the work done; the State will approve the bid

e)   Emeline Cabral re: abandoned house on Cole Street: I am concerned
about 135 Cole Street; no one has lived there for at least 12 years; I
have come to Council before about its condition; the full gas tank has
been removed and the windows boarded up, but wild animals and rats still
live there; the property is overgrown (pictures shown); I first came to
Council in 1991; it cost me $1,000 to put up fence because a survey was
required; nothing has been done to the property; property values are being
affected; former Fire Chief Joseph Tiexiera said in 1991 that it was a
hazard; current Fire Chief Christman agreed; the owner was contacted and
came down, but he does not maintain the property; the City of Pawtucket
cites and fines owners of derelict property; I suggest the same here.
     Mr. Anthony: This was referred to the Minimum Housing Officer in
1991, and he made a report at that time.
     Councilor Murphy: I want to know what happened in 1991.
     Ms. Shocket will pursue with the Minimum Housing Officer. Chief
Christman: There are 3 properties in town where I wrote to the owners
about the conditions of their properties; I have received varied responses
and some are ongoing; on this one, I have done my part; it is now up to
     Councilor Wright: The Solicitor is to advise us of options.
     William Clarke: The property was abandoned 65 years ago when I used
to walk by it to go to school; Council should be able to straighten this
out. Council consensus: Continue to July 28.

f)   Dennis Stoops re: changes in downtown parking regulations: I was
shocked by the change in downtown parking regulations; I am one of 30
families with downtown moorings using on street parking, including the
occasional overnight use; I do not feel it harms anyone; I agree with the
removal of cars on the west side of Walcott Avenue, but not the east side;
I would like Council to have different types of parking regulations in
different areas of the island to address our needs.
     Council President Amerigian: The overnight parking ban on side
streets is not being enforced. Donald Richardson: The "No Trailer Parking"
signs on the east side have been removed. Ms. Shocket: They were not
removed by the Town; that was reported today, and they may have already
been replaced. Councilor Murphy: The Parking Committee should be
reestablished. Motion by Councilor Murphy to reconstitute the Parking
Committee to consist of representatives of the Planning Commission, Zoning
Board of Review, Village Association, Jamestown Shores Association, the
Town Planner, Fire Chief and Chief of Police and three unaffiliated
residents, and to establish a charter.
     There being no second, Councilor Murphy withdrew his motion.
     Councilor Murphy: The Clerk is  to give a report on the charter and
composition of the last parking committee to Council.

2)   Non-Agenda Requests to Address:
Mr. Graham: (read a letter aloud and distributed copies to Council, the
Administrator, Public Works Director and Clerk): We request that the Town
continue paving Racquet Road with gravel in a careful manner, posting a
speed limit sign and erect signs directing delivery and employee vehicles,
and to coordinate a meeting between the Town and residents regarding
     Helen Richardson: There is a blind curve on our road; a neighbor was
almost hit recently; pedestrians have no where to go when confronted with
a vehicle; we are concerned about the dust and the danger.
     Mr. Goslee: We would need a wetlands permit for any type of paving; I
will work with the residents to resolve it.
     Ms. Richardson: The speed limit needs to be reduced and signs posted.
Mr. Graham: The road was never offered to the Town, although the town
maintains it.
     Ms. Shocket will check with Police Chief Tighe about the possibility
of a lower speed limit.
     Councilor Murphy: There should also be a provision for pedestrians to
walk off the road.

Russell Peterson: Spencer Potter asked me to read a letter regarding the
proposed widening of Southwest Avenue (read aloud but not submitted for
the record): we do not want a design speed of 50 mph on pavement over the
Mackerel Cove causeway; we need drainage and resurfacing work with a
sidewalk on one side; we ask Council to reconsider the project;  a
referendum might be in order.
     Mr. Hutchinson: I agree with everything Messrs. Petersen and Potter
said; this is tremendous overkill.
     Council President Amerigian: I agree; however, the plan was approved
by the Town Council in 1994 and reapproved by the prior Council earlier
this year; the recent hearing aired lots of concerns, but the critique is
coming at an awfully late hour.
     Ms. Shocket: There may be opportunity for change on the composition
of the sidewalk; the project is completely engineered; it received
virtually unanimous support when hearings were held in 1994; it is the
same project now as then, with the exception of the color of the sidewalks
and resurfacing of Beavertail Road from Battery Lane south.

Mr. Wharton: We thought there would be open discussion of the CYC project;
I would like to clarify what transpired at the zoning appeal; the Zoning
Board said paddle tennis courts were okay in residential areas, but this
is a commercial operation; I do not believe it is an appropriate or
grandfathered use; it is a change of use with structures to be built on
the property, with significant  impact on the neighborhood; the present
courts are in use during the summer; the new proposed use would extend
past dark with the requested lighting; the use conflicts with the abutting
open space; the zoning ordinance says activities are prohibited if not
specifically addressed in the ordinance; CYC represented that this was
similar to golf course use; essentially, the Zoning Board approved
commercial tennis courts for any residential area; I do not believe that
was the intention of the Comprehensive Community Plan; they should have
consulted the Planning Commission; paddle tennis is a totally different
use; it is an expansion of a nonconforming commercial use in a residential
area; this will have a negative financial impact on neighboring
properties; the open space property has clear restrictions.
     Sally Walsh: The Zoning Board  said paddle tennis was not the same as
tennis, but would address that later.
     Catherine Clifford: I appealed the Zoning Officer's decision; I am
willing to share my research with Council; he equated paddle tennis with
golf courses, stating if a golf course is allowed, then paddle tennis is
allowed; my research found that not to be true; however, the Zoning Board
upheld his opinion that it was a permitted use; my appeal addressed the
zoning ordinance with regard to commercial tennis facilities; their action
affected over 60% of the island; CYC withdrew its request so I did not
appeal to the Zoning Board's decision to Superior Court; I just found out
at 5:00 PM today that they were coming to Council; the Council and
Planning Commission should address this.

Helena Jackson: I am one of the owners of The Secret Garden; we are losing
about $2,000 worth of inventory daily due to water restrictions; we are
trucking water in daily from Exeter wells; we need to water our stock 45
minutes each morning and evening, and are seeking an exemption; all of our
use is outside, as opposed to other businesses, which may be using as much
or more water in the conduct of their business, but are so far not under
     Council President Amerigian: The carwash and laundromat are still in
business; this should fall under commercial use, which is still allowable.
     Ms. Jackson: All of our water is recycled from the indoor flowers to
the outdoor plants; our use is always under the quarterly allotment; I
understand the slate level in the area may preclude our drilling a well,
but we are exploring all options.
     Councilors Pease and Wright agreed that this situation was unique
because maintenance of the inventory requires water.
     Mr. Anthony: It is not clear in the emergency ordinance that Council
adopted on July 8 that watering of lawns was banned; if Council is
addressing that tonight, you could consider this type of use also.
     Councilor Murphy: Additionally, the phrase "approved boat washing
conservation plans" needs to be defined. Ms. Shocket stated the reservoir
was currently down 22".
     Mr. Anthony: Council could limit garden watering, providing garden
shops and centers may water containerized inventory for no more than one
hour per day.
     Motion by Councilor Pease, seconded by Councilor Dolce to repeal the
emergency ordinance regarding water conservation adopted on July 8, 1997.
      So unanimously voted. Motion by Councilor Dolce, seconded by
Councilor Pease to enact an emergency ordinance regulating the use of
municipal water in the Town of Jamestown, as follows:

The Town of Jamestown hereby ordains that an emergency exists in the
municipal water system due to lack of rain, high temperatures, and high
usage, and in view thereof, the following activities are hereby regulated
as herein provided:
 Ban residential car washing
 Ban all lawn watering
 Ban boat washing (except for approved boat washing conservation plans)
 Ban filling of swimming pools
 Limit garden watering to hand watering on odd/even days for a maximum of
fifteen (15) minutes; provided, nonetheless, that garden shops and centers
water with one hose their containerized inventory for no more than one
(1) hour per day.
Any violation of this ordinance shall be punishable by a fine not
exceeding $500.
     This ordinance shall take effect on Monday, July 14, 1997 at

So unanimously voted. Ms. Shocket: Regarding conservation plans, in the
past, marinas were washing down boats with salt water and rinsing with
containerized fresh water.
     Mr. Anthony: Those types of plans have to be approved by Council.
Motion by Councilor Murphy to amend the water conservation regulations to
add garden shops/centers to paragraph 5 after car wash.
     There being no second, the motion died Mr. Powell volunteered to make
conservation notice signs in coordination with Ms. Shocket.

Donald T. Armington, Harbor Management Commission Chair, arrived in the
meeting room at this point.

Richard J. Bates: I had a boating accident in Dutch Harbor two weeks ago
in the mooring field, buy striking a rock in a frequently used area; there
is no marking on the rock; I was injured and treated at the hospital and
my boat was damaged; I reported it to Messrs.
     Armington and Paterson, but nothing has been done; HMC's meeting this
month was canceled; I am here because we are in the middle of the mooring
season, and others need to be warned; the rock needs some type of marker.
     Mr. Paterson: Any type of marker would require Coast Guard approval.
Mr. Anthony: The jurisdiction of waters is under the HMC. Mr. Paterson: It
is a charted rock; Mr. Bates is the first to hit the rock in the 5 years I
have worked here.
     Councilor Wright advised Mr. Bates to address the HMC; if aggrieved
by their decision, come back to Council.

David Swain: Ocean State Scuba's 3rd annual kayak race is scheduled for
August 9, to begin at Mackerel Cove beach in the morning before the beach
operation hours; I have spoken with the Director of Parks, Beaches and
     Councilor Wright: It is a great event; the intrusion on the beach is
worth it.
     Mr. Swain: We are starting at Mackerel Cove this year and ending at
the Fort Getty pavilion; we do not need to cross the road as we have in
the past.
     Ms. Shocket: The request should be in writing; this year's plan is
less intrusive than in the past.
     Motion by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Wright to approve
the use of Mackerel Cove beach on the morning of August 9, subject to
approval by the Parks, Beaches and Recreation Director.
     So unanimously voted.

Angelo Pizzi (see Unfinished Business #2) and M. Boris Rotman (see
Communications #1) asked to be heard out of agenda order.
     Council did not object.

Starboard Avenue: Councilor Murphy: The Street Light Committee's
recommendation is to move  either of the existing lights on Starboard
Avenue closer to its intersection with Spanker Street;  Ms. Shocket is to
resolve which light is moved however possible with concurrence of the

Mr. Rotman: I am asking Council to ask my neighbor, Elizabeth Delude-Dix,
to respect that Boston Avenue needs to remain open for access; she is
claiming it as her property and impeding access; the burden should be on
her to prove it is hers, if that is her assertion; I asked the highway
department to install "No Parking" signs; she had them removed; although
she filed a map at Town Hall, I have not seen legal documents that Boston
Avenue is not open; I want her to reinstall the "No Parking" signs until
she can prove that it is hers; I am willing to obey whatever is legal; my
only access is from Boston Avenue.
     Mr. Goslee: We gave them the signs, but the police advised there was
no ordinance preventing parking, so we took them down.
     Mr. Anthony: I represented Ms. Dulude-Dix, and have communications in
my file going back to 1981 and the then Town Solicitor's opinion; I will
supply copies to Council; Council needs to determine whether or not the
Town has any interest in the road, then proceed from there.
     Council consensus: Continue to July 28.

Country Club Restaurant: Council President Amerigian: We should
readvertise it as a restaurant or approach Johnson & Wales University and
see if they have any interest in the facility.
     Councilor Dolce: We need a 5 year plan of where we want this facility
to be when the golf course lease expires; I suggest we form a committee.
     Councilor Murphy: The recommendation of the Golf Course Committee was
to form an oversight committee; in the meantime, we should advertise the
space for rent, but not specifically as a restaurant.
     Councilor Wright: Its uses are limited; right now, it is not
interfering with the Mistowskis' operation of the golf course.
     Councilor Pease: I agree, and that is important.
     Motion by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Dolce to solicit
proposals for the space at the second floor of the country club that do
not interfere with the golf course operation, meet the zoning criteria,
and are in sinc with the 3 year lease with two year option the golf course
has. Council President Amerigian: The ads should be in the Providence
Journal, Jamestown Press and Boston Globe.
      So voted by 4 in favor, Councilor Wright opposed. Councilor Wright:
I do not feel we have even looked at issues raised by Director of Parks,
Beaches and Recreation.


1)   Town Administrator's report (attached hereto)
Expenditure of $5,500 from Marine Development Fund to replace engine of
harbor patrol boat:
Mr. Patterson: A repair would cost $6,500, but we can get a new engine
through a government sale at factory cost; we can get an OMC outboard
engine through the GSA at $5,500 with a 2 year warranty.
     Mr. Armington: It will come out of the Harbor Management budget and
another line item will have a short fall; it was an unanticipated expense.
     Motion by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Pease to approve
the expenditure as outlined. So unanimously voted.

William Geib's Aquaculture Project: Ms. Shocket: I met with CRMC officials
in February; many concerns were addressed, but some are still outstanding;
these projects need to be looked at collectively instead of individually
because the effect is cumulative; this is planned for a highly used area
of Jamestown's waters; the HMC still feels these projects should be
prohibited in certain areas.
     Councilor Murphy: What about sea grass reconstruction? Mr. Armington:
That is not a problem in this area.
     Ms. Shocket: Without a master plan for Narragansett Bay, you could
have essentially spot zoning on the water.
     Mr. Armington: CRMC is very happy with the measures we have taken
locally; however, if no letters of objection on this application are
received by CRMC by July 25, a public hearing will probably not be called.
Motion by Councilor Wright, seconded by Councilor Murphy to send a letter
from Council to CRMC requesting a hearing based on the issues raised in
Mr. Armington's memorandum to Ms. Shocket dated July 9. So unanimously

St. Matthew's Water Use at Fair: Council consensus: No exception to the
water regulations.

Police Grant: Motion by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Council President
Amerigian to approve the expenditure of $1,476 from the capital
improvement fund as the local match to the $4,425 Byrne Grant Award to
upgrade the police department's computer system. So unanimously voted.

2)   Planning Commission
  a) Copy of Comprehensive Plan survey
  b) Copy of Comprehensive Plan survey summary
  c) Memorandum re: Champlin Foundation Grant
(all noted)

3)   Councilor Murphy
  a) Status of proposed toilet replacement ordinance
  b) Water Department budget (Councilor Murphy's analysis)
  c) Recycling/recovery
  d) Dog Officer's report
Council consensus: Continue items a) and c) to the meeting of the Water
and Sewer Commissioners on August 18.
     Councilor Murphy distributed a handout regarding item b) and said he
would discuss item d) at a later date.

4)   Jamestown Housing Authority: Motion by Councilor Pease, seconded by
Councilor Dolce to reappoint George Levesque to the Jamestown Housing
Authority for a five year term, term ending December 2001.
     So unanimously voted.

5)   Tax Assessment Board of Review: Motion by Councilor Dolce, seconded
by Councilor Wright to reappoint Barbara Hamilton Porter to the Tax
Assessment Board of Review for a three year term, term ending June 2000.
     So unanimously voted.

6)   New Visions for Newport County: A late communication was received
Jean MacGregor-Brown.
     Motion by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Wright to appoint
Jean MacGregor-Brown as Jamestown's liaison to New Visions for Newport
County for an unspecified term. So unanimously voted.

7)   Conservation Commission re: outstanding issues: Motion by Councilor
Dolce, seconded by Councilor Pease to receive the communication.
     So unanimously voted.

8)   Library Board of Trustees: Council President Amerigian noted that 3
members were in their first term, the majority were in their second, and a
couple in third.
     Motion by Councilor Pease, seconded by Council President Amerigian to
reappoint Jane C. Lippincott to the Library Board of Trustees for a 3 year
term, term ending May 2000.
     So unanimously voted. Motion by Councilor Wright, seconded by
Councilor Pease to ask the Trustees for a plan for rotating people on and
off the Board. So unanimously voted.

9)   Conservation Commission: Motion by Councilor Wright, seconded by
Councilor Dolce to reappoint Richard H. Tyre and Charlotte Zarlengo, each
to 3 year terms, terms ending December 1999, and to ask the Conservation
Commission for a plan for rotating its members on and off the committee,
or write us a letter explaining why not. So unanimously voted.

Messrs. Anthony and Goslee left the meeting at Midnight.


1)   Future of country club (upper level) (continued from 06/16/97):
(previously addressed)
2)   Starboard Avenue street light request (continued from 06/23/97):
(previously addressed)

Councilor Wright noted that the Solicitor's report regarding the
Quattrocchi amended consent agreement was due and asked the Clerk to put
it on the July 28 agenda.


1)   Letter from M. Boris Rotman and Rosario Guzman-Rotman re: potential
hazardous situation on Boston Avenue (previously addressed)
2)   Letter from William E. Smith, Esq. (Edwards & Angell) re: labor
relations work
3)   Letters re: steel pier extension at East Ferry (William G. Bucklin
and John and Virginia Zimmermann)

Motion by Councilor Wright, seconded by Councilor Murphy to accept all
three communications. So unanimously voted.


1)   Letter from Clean Water Action requesting permission to canvass (mid
July-mid August): The Clerk stated this was a nonprofit organization,
which requires no permission from the Council, but routinely extends the
courtesy of advising the Council that they will be in the area, and
Council usually limits the hours during which solicitation may occur.
     Motion by Councilor Pease, seconded by Council President Amerigian to
send a letter giving permission to canvass, and requesting they conduct
their activities in accordance with their letter, concluding all visits no
later than 9:00 PM. So unanimously voted.

2)   One-day license application:

Applicant        Type           Location    Date

Narragansett Water     Victualing     Rembijas Pavilion 08/20/97
Pollution Control

Motion by Councilor Pease, seconded by Councilor Dolce to approve the
license request, subject to obtaining the signatures of all appropriate
local officials. So unanimously voted.

Councilor Pease: I met with the skateboarding supporters; they gave me a
video, which I have given to Council President Amerigian; they are serious
and thorough.


There being no further business before Council, motion by Councilor
Wright, seconded by Councilor Pease to adjourn the meeting at 12:15 AM.
     So unanimously voted.


Theresa C. Donovan, CMC
Town Clerk