TOWN COUNCIL
JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND
November 10, 1997

A regular meeting of the Jamestown Town Council was called to order at the
Town Hall, 93 Narragansett Avenue, at 7:03 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
Arthur J. Christman, Fire Chief
Quentin Anthony, Esq., Town Solicitor

AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

1)   Proclamation honoring Charlotte S. Richardson as Woman of Achievement
for 1997
  a) Letter from Cheryl L. Page, President, Jamestown Business &
Professional Women 
Motion by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Wright to adopt the
proclamation as presented and name Wednesday, November 19, 1997 at
Charlotte S. Richardson Day. So unanimously voted.

SITTING AS ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSING COMMISSION

1)   Public hearing on renewal applications: 
Council President Amerigian opened the hearing at 7:05 PM.
     No one present asked to be heard on any of the applications.
     Ms. Donovan clarified that the drawings submitted with some
applications indicated the extent of outdoor service previously approved,
and that none of the applicants had requested extension or modification of
those plans.
     The hearing was declared closed at 7:07 PM.
     Motion by Councilor Pease, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to approve
the following license renewals, contingent upon resolution of taxes and
debts:

CLASS A

Jean Ceppi, Inc.
dba Page's
30 Southwest Avenue

CLASS B - TAVERN

Long Wharf Marina Restaurant, Inc.
dba The Bay Voyage
150 Conanicus Avenue

CLASS B - VICTUALER

     Alexander Enterprises, Inc.         IslanDish, Ltd.
     dba Narragansett Cafe         dba Chopmist Charlie's
     25 Narragansett Avenue        40 Narragansett Avenue

     Jamestown Oyster Bar, Inc.       Midwest Electric, Inc.
     dba Jamestown Oyster Bar         dba Bayview Bar & Grille
     22 Narragansett Avenue        53 Conanicus Avenue (Unit 1-R)

  New England Golf Course Management, Inc.  Trattoria Simpatico, Inc.
  dba the Caddy Shack              dba Trattoria Simpatico
  aka Jamestown Golf and Country Club    13 Narragansett Avenue
  245 Conanicus Avenue (lower level rear)

Oral's Specialty Food Service Management, Inc.
dba Schoolhouse Cafe
14 Narragansett Avenue

CLASS D - FULL

Portuguese American Citizens Club
11 Pemberton Avenue

So unanimously voted. Motion by Council President Amerigian, seconded by
Councilor Wright the said approval is in no way to be construed as
approval of any actions by any applicants which may constitute violation
of our zoning law, and to ask the Zoning Officer for report on whether or
not any violations exist, with any violations to remedied by May 30, 1998.
     Mr. Anthony: Council can always revoke a license for cause and does
not have to act solely at renewal time.
     Motion so unanimously voted. Motion by Councilor Murphy, seconded by
Council President Amerigian to approve the following license renewal,
contingent upon resolution of taxes and debts: 

CLASS D - FULL

Conanicut Yacht Club
40 Bay View Drive

So voted by 4 in favor, none opposed and Councilor Wright abstaining.

2)   Transfer application:
Motion by Councilor Pease, seconded by Councilor Murphy to order the
following application advertised for public hearing on Monday, November
24, 1997 at 7:30 PM:

CLASS A

     East Ferry Liquors, Inc.            Jamestown Liquors, Inc.
     dba East Ferry Liquors  TO       dba Jamestown Liquors
9 Ferry Wharf             9 Ferry Wharf

So unanimously  voted.

3)   New license application:
Motion by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Pease to order the
following application advertised for public hearing on Monday, November
24, 1997 at 7:30 PM:

CLASS A

Jamestown Liquors, Inc.
dba Jamestown Liquors
9 Ferry Wharf

So unanimously voted.

CONSENT AGENDA

Councilor Dolce requested removal of items #3 and 6. Motion by Councilor
Pease, seconded by Councilor Murphy to approve the consent agenda as
amended. So unanimously voted. The amended consent agenda consisted of:
1)   Adoption of Council minutes:
  a) 10/27/97 (regular meeting)
  b) 10/27/97 (executive session)
  c) 10/29/97 (work session re: proposed skate park)
2)   Bills and payroll
4)   Meeting notice from Arthur J. Sampson, President and CEO, Newport
Hospital (11/17/97 or 11/21/97)
5)   Copy of resolution from the Town of Foster re: Education Financial
Support    
7)   CRMC notice of finding no significant impact: George Miller to
replace asphalt roof shingles (Plat 3, Lot 34; 317 Seaside Drive)

(J. Christopher Powell, Conservation Commission Chair arrived at this
point, 7:18 PM.)

3)   Copy of minutes of Library Board of Trustees meeting (09/16/97): Ms.
Shocket clarified that the roof repairs will be funded partly from the
municipal budget's public buildings repair and maintenance account and
partly from the Trustees.
     Motion by Councilor Wright, seconded by Councilor Murphy to accept
item #3. So unanimously voted.

6)   Letter from the Town of Burrillville re: Law Enforcement Officers
Bill of Rights: Ms. Shocket will contact the Town Manager for more
information.
     Motion by Councilor Dolce, seconded by Councilor Pease to accept item
#6. So unanimously voted.

EXECUTIVE SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT

Ms. Shocket requested executive session to speak to Council about labor
contract negotiations.
     Motion by Councilor Wright, seconded by Councilor Dolce to enter
executive session as scheduled to discuss collective bargaining, in
accordance with RIGL 42-46-5(a)(2). So unanimously voted.
PUBLIC HEARINGS

1)   Extended operating hours victualing license renewals:
Council President Amerigian opened the hearing at 7:24 PM.
     No one present asked to be heard on either of the applications.
     Councilor Murphy questioned a possible conflict with a local
ordinance governing operating hours.
     Mr. Powell asked if a Dunkin' Donuts franchise could be located at
Jamestown Xtra Mart if they are approved for 24-hours.
     Councilor Murphy stated they could do that now.
     Councilor Pease: I understand they can sell other products (non-food)
24 hours per day, and this request deals only with the victualing aspect
of the businesses.
     Chief Christman spoke in favor of both applications, as did E. W.
Sterling Graham Jr.. Motion by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor
Pease to table discussion of Kenyon Oil Company, Inc.'s 24-hour request
until November 24.
     So unanimously voted.  John Nimblett, Area Manager of Cumberland
Farms: Please grant the same hours you allowed us last year, namely 5:00
AM until 11:00 PM.
     Hearing no further requests for discussion, the hearing was declared
closed at 7:35 PM.
     Motion by Council President Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Pease to
grant the renewal of both existing extended hours permits (Jamestown Xtra
Mart 4:00 AM until 2:00 AM; Cumberland Farms 5:00 AM until 11:00 PM),
contingent upon resolution of taxes and debts. So unanimously voted.

  a) APPLICANT               HOURS
     Kenyon Oil Company, Inc       24 hours daily
     dba Jamestown Xtra Mart
     35 Conanicus Avenue

  b) APPLICANT               HOURS
     Cumberland Farms, Inc.        5:00 AM until 11:00 PM 
     dba Cumberland Farms Store #1108 daily
     41 North Road

OPEN FORUM

1)   Request to Address: (none)

2)   Non-Agenda Requests to Address:
Mr. Powell: The Jamestown Lions Club requests permission to erect a
holiday tree on Town property at East Ferry on November 29.
     Motion by Councilor Pease, seconded by Council President Amerigian to
grant the request, per the usual agreement.
     So voted by 4 in favor, none opposed and Councilor Murphy abstaining.

(Samuel Patterson, Harbor Master arrived at this point, 7:38 PM.)

Councilor Murphy: We need a broad based engineering service on call.
     (To be discussed further with budget preparation.)

REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND TOWN OFFICIALS

1)   Town Administrator's report (attached hereto)
Additionally:
Nynex conduit on Pemberton and Watson Avenues: Mr. Goslee reviewed and
found no conflict; the conduit and manhole are existing.
     Motion by Councilor Pease, seconded by Councilor Murphy to approve
the request, subject to review by the Public Works Director.
     So unanimously voted.

Resource Recovery Corporation contract: Motion by Councilor Dolce,
seconded by Councilor Murphy to refer this to the Solicitor for review.
     So unanimously voted.

Tax due dates and grace periods: Motion by Councilor Murphy, seconded by
Councilor Wright that the Tax Collector write a policy draft for Council
consideration. So unanimously voted.

Highway Barn Committee: Ms. Shocket: The minimum charge should be site
selection and determination of the size of the building and overall site;
I want an estimate of cost for budget preparation.
     Mr. Powell: There should also be determination of any special
permitting requirements.
     Motion by Council President Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Murphy
to appoint one Council member, the Town Planner, one member each of the
Planning and Conservation Commissions, the Public Works Director and 2
public members, with assistance from an individual who has appropriate
past history.
     So unanimously voted. Motion by Councilor Murphy, seconded by
Councilor Wright to advertise for 2 public members.
     So unanimously voted. Motion by Council President Amerigian, seconded
by Councilor Pease to send letters to the Conservation and Planning
Commissions requesting representatives. So unanimously voted.

Golf Course Advisory Committee: Motion by Council President Amerigian,
seconded by Councilor Wright that the committee will consist of one
Council member, 4 public members, and a representative of the lessee as a
non-voting member.
     So unanimously voted. Motion by Council President Amerigian, seconded
by Councilor Murphy to advertise for 4 public members.
     So unanimously voted. Motion by Council President Amerigian, seconded
by Councilor Wright that Councilor Murphy serve as Council representative
on the committee. So unanimously voted.

2)   Condition of public restrooms at the community center: Councilor
Wright: The vandalism is to the point where they are now closed. Motion by
Councilor Wright, seconded by Councilor Pease that the Administrator
report back with ideas for better use of the public restroom facilities
downtown. So unanimously voted.

3)   Proposed skate park: Councilor Murphy: There is a zoning question.
     Ms. Shocket: The Zoning Officer's interpretation is that it is an
allowed use by special use permit, since it would not be a commercial
operation.
     (Ms. Shocket is to get a report from the Zoning Officer and inform
the skate facility committee.)

4)   RIDEM's proposal for Fort Wetherill (continued from 11/03/97): Robert
W. Sutton, Jr. (RIDEM Planning and Development Administrator): We will not
have design consultant before March, 1998; a formal agreement between the
Town and State could be formulated during the next 3 months; use and
access will be important to define before design; the Town's design
committee would react to designs developed at the State level and give
input thereto.
     Motion by Councilor Wright, seconded by Councilor Dolce to continue
this to the December 8 meeting.
     So voted by 4 in favor, none opposed and Councilor Pease abstaining.

Library Board of Trustees vacancies: Continue to November 24 (clerk's
error; not on printed agenda).

5)   Zoning Board of Review: Motion by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by
Councilor Pease to request letters of interest from the three alternate
members, and reappoint upon receipt. So unanimously voted.

6)   Memorandum from Jane Weidman, Acting Town Planner re: letter dated
September 20, 1997 from Alma Davenport de la Ronde regarding fee structure
for subdivisions: Motion by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Dolce
to accept the memorandum  and send a copy to Ms. Davenport de la Ronde. So
unanimously voted.

7)   Planning Commission (letter of resignation from Anthony P. Travisono;
term ending 12/31/97): Motion by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor
Pease to accept the resignation with thanks for his service, and to take
no further action at this time. So unanimously voted.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1)   Mariam Atamian re: grace period on tax payments (continued from
09/22/97): Motion by Councilor Dolce, seconded by Councilor Murphy that
the Town Administrator send a letter to Ms. Atamian advising her that the
Council has reviewed the late charges and found them to be fair and
equitable.
     So unanimously voted. Motion by Councilor Murphy, seconded by
Councilor Wright that the Solicitor to speak to the Deputy Tax Collector
about her input for policy. So unanimously voted.

2)   Condition of Grinnell Street sidewalk (continued from 10/27/97): Ms.
Shocket: It has been repaired.

3)   Composition of Highway Barn Committee (continued from 10/27/97):
previously addressed

COMMUNICATIONS

1)   Thomas Potter re: signage and abandoned car on Mount Hope Avenue: Ms.
Shocket: I will direct the abandoned car problem to the police department;
we can put up a "Slow" sign; I will discuss with the Public Works
Director.

2)   Spencer W. Potter re: RIDEM's proposed marine facility at Fort
Wetherill: Motion by Councilor Wright, seconded by Councilor Murphy to
accept the communication. So unanimously voted.

NEW BUSINESS

1)   Victualing license renewal applications:
Motion by Council President Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Pease to
approve the following renewals, subject to resolution of taxes and debts
and signatures of all appropriate local officials:

     Applicant
Bay View Bar and Grille
     Del's of Jamestown (mobile unit)
     East Ferry Market and Deli
     Jamestown Family Pizza
     Jamestown Golf and Country Club aka Caddy Shack
     McQuade's Supermarket
     Narragansett Cafe
     Peking Garden
     Portuguese American Citizens Club
     Spinnakers Cafe (restaurant)
     "      (mobile unit)
  Trattoria Simpatico

So unanimously voted. Motion by Councilor Pease, seconded by Councilor
Murphy to approve the following renewal, subject to resolution of taxes
and debts and signatures of all appropriate local officials:

     Applicant
Conanicut Yacht Club

So voted by 4 in favor, none opposed and Councilor Wright abstaining.

2)   Miscellaneous license renewal applications:
Motion by Council President Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Pease to
approve the following renewals, subject to resolution of taxes and debts
and signatures of all appropriate local officials:

     Applicant               Type
Narragansett Cafe            Entertainment (full year)
     "              Jukebox (1)
     "              Pinball (1)
        "              Pool Table (1)
        "              Video Game (2)
     Portuguese American Citizens Club      Entertainment (full year)
        "              Jukebox (1)
        "              Pool Table (1)
     Trattoria Simpatico           Entertainment (full year)

So unanimously voted. Motion by Councilor Pease, seconded by Councilor
Murphy to approve the following renewal, subject to resolution of taxes
and debts and signatures of all appropriate local officials:

     Applicant               Type
     Conanicut Yacht Club       Entertainment (full year)

So voted by 4 in favor, none opposed and Councilor Wright abstaining.

3)   Ratification of one day license application:**
Motion by Councilor Pease, seconded by Council President Amerigian to
ratify the issuance of the following license:
     Applicant         Type        Date
     Bay View Bar and Grille Entertainment     11/01/97 

     **Approved by a majority of the Town Council

So unanimously voted.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion by Council President Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Wright to
adjourn to executive session at 9:40 PM.
     So unanimously voted. Council returned to regular session at 10:26
PM. Motion by Councilor Wright, seconded by Councilor Murphy to seal the
minutes of the executive session to the public. So unanimously voted.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business before Council, motion by Councilor Dolce,
seconded by Councilor Amerigian to adjourn the meeting at 10:27 PM.
     So unanimously voted.

Attest:

Theresa C. Donovan, CMC
Town Clerk