TOWN COUNCIL
JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND
April 27, 1998
(as amended May 11, 1998)

A regular meeting of the Jamestown Town Council was called to order at the
Town Hall, 93 Narragansett Avenue, at 7:32 PM by Council President Craig
A. Amerigian. The following members were present:
William H. Murphy
Fred F. Pease
Ellicott Wright

(Absent: David E. Dolce, Vice President)

Also present were:
Maryanne Crawford, CPA, Interim Town Administrator/Finance Director
Theresa C. Donovan, CMC, Town Clerk
Steven J. Goslee, Public Works Director
Lisa W. Bryer, Town Planner
Arthur J. Christman, Fire Chief
Matthew F. Bolles, Parks, Beaches and Recreation Director
J. Christopher Powell, Conservation Commission Chair
Quentin Anthony, Esq., Town Solicitor

AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

1)   Motion by Council President Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Murphy
to ratify the proclamation honoring Arbor Day (04/24/98), as was presented
by Council President Amerigian during ceremonies on April 24.
     So unanimously voted.

SITTING AS ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSING COMMISSION

1)   Application of the Narragansett Water Pollution Control Association
for a Class F (19 hour; beer & wine only) alcoholic beverage license
(08/05/98; John C. Rembijas Pavilion; not-for-profit organization): Motion
by Council Pease, seconded by Councilor Murphy to grant the license,
subject to obtaining the signatures of all appropriate local officials and
supplying an insurance certificate naming the Town of Jamestown as
additionally insured in the amount of $1,000,000.00. So unanimously voted.

2)   Outside bar at Trattoria Simpatico
  a) Information packet from the Town Clerk
  b) Information packet from John A. Murphy, Esq.
John A. Murphy, Esq. (representing the license holder): The establishment
has been licensed since 1993 (BVL); during two hearings pertaining to that
license it was stated there was no intention on the part of this
individual to operate a bar inside or outside; there are two connotations
of the word "bar"; this is primarily a fine dining restaurant, where
alcohol is an adjunct; she (Phyllis Bedard) did not anticipate that she
would have a storage need because she only had beer and wine; in 1994, the
Council granted expansion to full license (BV); as there was not much left
to the season at that time, she completed the season in the same
configuration; the next season she realized she needed the physical place
that a bar provides: a secure, staffed place to hold beverages; she
installed a table in her inside and outside rooms for that purpose,
depending upon the season, with the function of serving to patrons there
to dine; she needed secure storage and a work space; there was no
limitation on either the Council approval or Zoning Board approval that
said there shall not be a bar; the Zoning Board said she could not serve
closer than 10' from the stone wall; my client believes it was within the
permissions granted by both bodies that she could have that set up; there
was never a citation from any Town official that said she could not have a
bar there; there are no documented complaints; the Police Chief checked
his files (letter distributed to Council and Clerk), and there were no
complaints; this Council made a statement about all licensees regarding
zoning issues at renewal time last year; my client followed that advice,
met with the Zoning Official and appeared before the Zoning Board for what
we wanted, which includes a bar to seat up to 10 patrons; that was
unanimously approved by the Zoning Board; Council has renewed the license
each year; we have followed Council's advise regarding zoning.
     Phyllis Bedard: I use the bar as a waiting area, since I allow 2 to
2.5 hours per table; I send free food to people at the bar on many
occasions; I serve food until closing time; some diners choose the
informal outdoor area; I never had a full bar; it is not my intent to run
a bar; some come to the bar for entertainment and a light meal, and are
mostly Jamestowners; there has been a lot of hardship put on me,
especially at this time of year; I have staff that transports liquor
through the window or to the table so customers are not walking around
with a drink; I have worked with zoning; the timing of this has me
flabbergasted. Council President Amerigian: There is an outside bar exists
that faces the street; was there a public process during which that was
approved? Mr. Murphy: There was abutter notification for the zoning
hearing.
     Mr. Anthony: The Zoning Board can approve a use for a premises, but
only the Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Commission can issue a license; this
license is issued for a certain premises and outside tables.
     Mr. Murphy: A bar is a type of table; this Council renewed the
license last November, referring us only to the Zoning Board, which we
have complied with; there were no objectors and no appeal.
     Councilor Murphy: In 1993, it was repeatedly quoted that there would
be no bar outside and no liquor outside, although liquor would be served
to the tables outside; in 1994, it still says no outside bar; the drawing
in 1994 shows no outside bar.
     Mr. Murphy: It was drawn in in subsequent years. Mr. Anthony: The
license does not give any indication that it was to include an outside
bar. Ms. Donovan: The site plan returned with the last renewal had a hand
written notation on it that there would be no changes in this license year
from that which was granted in the past.
     Mr. Murphy: The Zoning Board took into account the architect's site
plan; that bar was shown in our renewal application; the bar existed when
we renewed in 1996 and again in 1997.
     Mr. Anthony: The application would be to expand the specific location
where service occurs; the applicant already has permission that liquor be
served t
outdoor tables; there was nothing during that meeting, other than seating,
that had anything to do with an outside bar with liquor bottles lined up;
also, we strongly said the handicapped bathroom had to be in place before
the already-in-place additional seating would be considered approved;
personally, it bothers me to see bottles lined up right in the middle of
Narragansett Avenue.
     E. W. Sterling Graham, Jr.: If they put the bottles underneath the
bar top, would that help resolve this? Council President Amerigian: That
is up to the public to decide.
     Motion by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Wright to table the
matter until May 11 to give the licensee time to respond.
     So unanimously voted.

3)   Transfer application:

CLASS B-VICTUALER

Midwest Electric, Inc.
dba Bay View Bar and Grille
53 Conanicus Avenue
Unit 1-R

TO

James J. Thompson
(dba pending)
53 Conanicus Avenue
Unit 1-R

4)   New license application: 

CLASS B-VICTUALER
James J. Thompson
(dba pending)
53 Conanicus Avenue
Unit 1-R

Motion by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Wright to table
consideration of #3 and 4 until resolution of the issue as presented by
Mr. Thompson in his letter regarding zoning (see New Business, #3). So
unanimously voted.

(Betty Hubbard, Planning Commission Chair arrived at this point; 8:20 PM.)

CONSENT AGENDA

Councilors asked that items #1a and c be removed. Motion by Councilor
Pease, seconded by Councilor Murphy to approve the consent agenda as
amended. So unanimously voted. The amended consent agenda consisted of:

1b)  Adoption of Council minutes: 04/10/98 (special meeting)
2)   Bills and payroll
3)   RIDEM notices:
  a) Freshwater wetlands rules amendments
  b) Workshop announcement re: impaired waters list and strategy
(04/30/98)
4)   Supplement to Parking Committee's 04/07/98 report, including meeting
minutes
5)   Abatements/Addenda of taxes report of Tax Assessor filed 04/17/98

1)   Adoption of Council minutes:
a)   03/30/98 (special meeting): Council President Amerigian noted a
typographical error on the first line of page one (Tow Hall should be Town
Hall).
     Motion by Council President Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Pease to
accept the minutes as corrected. So unanimously voted.

c)   04/13/98 (regular meeting): Councilors noted the following
corrections:
  page 6 top line: add to the first sentence to read "Councilor Murphy
asked that the Council reconsider the site based on neighbors' concerns."
  page 2, last bullet under item #1d): typographical "race" should be
"Grace".
  page 4, item #2b): motion was made by Council President Amerigian.
  page 5, item #1): add the following sentence on line 6: ...time needed
to do it.
     "Mr. Powell: There is a possibility that the Conservation Commission
may be able to pick up some of the cost." Motion by....
  page 7, item #6): typographical "Denise" on line 4 should be "Dennis".
Motion by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Pease to approve the
minutes, as amended. So unanimously voted.

EXECUTIVE SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT

1)   Release of executive session minutes (per Councilor Wright): Mr.
Anthony: I will circulate Council President Amerigian's suggestions to the
Council members for their review, to be addressed during executive session
at the May 11 meeting; to the extent that a prior Council had reason to
enter executive session, this Council has every reason to enter executive
session to discuss the release of those minutes; various Attorneys General
have had different interpretations over time.
     Councilor Wright: Our intent is to release as many as possible; if we
need an executive session to do that, that is better than continuing not
to release them because of any ambiguity in the Open Meetings Act.
     Motion by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Wright to schedule
an executive session on May 11 for review of previous executive session
minutes for the purpose of releasing them to the public.
     So unanimously voted. 

2)   Quattrocchi amended consent agreement (per Councilor Wright): Mr.
Anthony: I  recommend continuing this to May 11 also, due to the extent of
items on this agenda and the fact that Councilor Dolce is absent.
     Motion by Councilor Wright, seconded by Councilor Murphy to schedule
an executive session on May 11 for review of the amended consent agreement
for the Quattrocchi property. So unanimously voted.
By consensus, the Council amended the order of the agenda.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1)   Peddler license renewal applications:
     Applicant               Location
  a) Alfred B. Bingell          Mackerel Cove Beach
     dba Cove Grill
     fka Snack Shack
John A. Murphy, Esq. (representing Alfred B. Bingell): Sunset is an
appropriate time to close; there is a public interest in having this
available at this site.
     Mr. Bolles: I do not think we should have lifeguards at the beach
beyond regular hours; we should not tie this operation to the beach hours
or our water use; there is no power available; the RI Interlocal Risk
Management Trust (Town's insurer) and RIDEM said there was no exposure or
liability beyond what we have already have, as long as we adequately post
the hours of guard duty; I have no objection as long as it is entirely
separate from the Town's operation.
     Councilor Wright: I initially objected as I considered it an
expansion of the commercial district; Del's has more service locations
without  limitation of hours; if this is a self-contained walk up
operation like that, I would be much more inclined to consider it, as long
as there are no furniture or utility hook ups.
     Mr. Powell: It is prohibited by zoning; that needs to be resolved. 
Mr. Anthony: The Zoning Officer has indicated he would consider this to be
expanded hours of operation and an enlargement or expansion of a
nonconforming use, therefore, he would compel the applicant to apply to
the Zoning Board; Council's decision only goes to the hours of operation
of the peddler's license.
     Motion by Councilor Pease, seconded by Councilor Wright to approve
the request to operate a normal peddler operation from 11:00 AM until
sunset, subject to resolution of taxes and debts and obtaining all
appropriate signatures of local officials.
     Discussion about additional restrictions followed, without specific
action.
     Councilor Murphy noted the applicant wants to operate  through the
end of September and on January 1. Motion so unanimously voted.

  b) Del's Lemonade & Refreshments, Inc. Mackerel Cove Beach,
     dba Del's of Jamestown        Fort Getty, Jamestown
                       Shores Beach, Taylor's
                       Point & Jamestown Boat
                       Yard

  c) Memorandum from Deputy Town Clerk re: history of hours and licensed
locations for Cove Grill/Snack Shack and Del's of Jamestown
Motion by Council President Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Pease to
approve the license renewal subject to same hours (11:00 AM until sunset),
resolution of taxes and debts and obtaining the signatures of all
appropriate local officials.
     So voted by 3 in favor, none opposed, Councilor Wright absent from
the discussion and vote.

2)   Proposed skate park
a)   Invited guests: Paul Robinson (Principal Historical Preservation
Specialist and Archeologist, RI Historical Preservation and Heritage
Commission) and John Brown (Tribal Archeologist, Narragansett Indian
Tribe)
Mr. Robinson: I was initially contacted by 1 or 2 proponents of the park,
who were concerned about the impact on burial grounds, if any, the
proposal would have; we met with Mr. Brown at the site; a great deal of
the island, especially the center, is a burial ground, especially behind
the school; I recommended an archeological survey; a survey was done in
1989 for the school placement, but not in the same spot as the proposed
skate park; Indian burials have been disturbed on this island for
generations; (map displayed) a major concentration and several small
clusters have already been confirmed; I recommend surveying before
proceeding; there are archeological firms that do the work, and the cost
could be between $2,000 and $5,000.
     Mr. Brown: The area of Lawn Avenue school had been disturbed
previously, so the Tribe allowed the building of the school with an
understanding with the Town and School; back then, there was no law or
language to protect burial grounds as there are now; this island was used
as a very special burial ground; the Indians who lived here took care of
the grounds; when agreements were made with the settlers, it was
understood the land would only be used for grazing; that agreement has
been violated throughout the years, but protections now exist; we
forfeited a piece of one of our sites to protect one of yours during the
Route 138 construction; we ask that you find another way and not disturb
our ancient, sacred burial place; if there is no meeting of the minds,
then there are other courses left to us; we come here with the hope that
the Council will understand what we are saying by respecting our ancient,
sacred places; I am a tribal subchief, and tribal preservation officer; 
under various federal acts, my authority is tremendous; you have to decide
which is more important: a modern skate facility or the ancient burial
ground of the original residents.
     Councilor Pease: Are all activities looked upon with disfavor? Mr.
Brown: When we allowed the school, my people understood the school would
benefit the young; this is more than that; we know you will find contact
if you perform a survey; this activity is different, and is not as
essential; there were a lot of surface burial indicators that were
subsequently used for stone walls and such; we discovered one burial under
a large rock under the swing set; I was told of this place when I was 4 or
5 years old;  this is an issue of morality and respect; it should be left
alone at this time; we have given enough; please do not do this.

(Donald T. Armington, Harbor Management Commission Chair arrived at this
point; 9:00 PM.)

Steven M. Garfinkle: Matthew Callaghan, Esq. is now representing our
interests.
     Council President Amerigian: It is not my desire to disrespect any
burial ground; I wonder why there isn't concern when someone paves a
driveway nearby.
     Councilor Murphy: I am looking at another site; this location is not
satisfying all concerns; I would like to hear from the committee.
     Beth Weibust: We made it clear that we were in no position to finance
an archeological dig, nor pit the children against the Indians.
     Mary Lovegreen: I was the person who called the Indians; we will do
whatever Council leads us to do, except raise money for a dig.
     Susanne Reynolds: We came back because the Town is the zoning
applicant.
     Councilor Wright: I support a skate park wholeheartedly but could not
support a dig or use of this site.
     Motion by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Wright to withdraw
Council approval for a skate park at the school site.
     So unanimously voted.  Councilor Murphy: For me to give approval for
any site, I need to see a site plan and budget; the committee should go
back and do its homework and come back with another proposal; I will give
you my site on May 11 if I can work it out by then.
     Motion by Council President Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Pease to
ask the committee to go back to reviewing its criteria against the
remaining sites and that which may become available, then return to
Council and make a presentation. So unanimously voted.

OPEN FORUM

1)   Scheduled Requests to Address (none)

2)   Non-Agenda Requests to Address
Thomas Orr, Esq. representing Surprise Valley Farm (see New Business #1):
If you might be requesting more information for a future meeting, please
let us know now; otherwise, we will wait until that point on the agenda.
     Council President Amerigian: We will get input from various
officials, but are not ready to make a decision tonight.

Mr. Bolles: I want to clarify my reasons for supporting the school site;
for five years, I having taken part in the search, acquisition and
development of the Eldred Avenue recreation site with extensive
cataloguing of all site and input from all parties, and I do not think the
remaining sites will be found acceptable due to neighbor opposition,
environmental considerations, and intrusion of a single active recreation
activity in a passive area.

Chief Christman: The attendance tonight (at least 60 people) far exceeds
the safe limit of the room; consider having meetings elsewhere.

REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND TOWN OFFICIALS

1)   Town Administrator's report (attached hereto)
Equipment bids: Motion by Councilor Pease, seconded by Councilor Wright to
award the bid for a used street sweeper to C. N. Wood for $24,900 as the
only bidder, subject to compliance with bid specifications and the budget.
     So unanimously voted. Motion by Councilor Pease, seconded by
Councilor Wright to award the bid for a dump truck to Gates Ford for
$35,500, subject to compliance with bid specifications and the budget.
     So unanimously voted.

Elderly tax exemption: Motion by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor
Wright to place this matter on the May 11 agenda. So unanimously voted.

2)   Ambulance Association Compensation Committee
a)   Resignation of Francis J. Stephenson: Motion by Council President
Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Pease to accept the resignation, with
thanks for his service. So unanimously voted.

b)   Request for replacement members: Ms. Donovan: I am preparing a report
and ask that Council continue this until May 11.
     Motion by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Wright to advertise
one vacancy for a public member.
      Following some discussion, Councilor Murphy withdrew his motion.
     Motion by Council President Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Wright
to ask the Clerk for a report and clarification for the May 11 meeting.
     So unanimously voted.

3)   Memorandum from Town Planner, Conservation Commission Chair and
Conanicut Island Land Trust President re: priority list for open space
grants: Motion by Council President Amerigian, seconded by Councilor
Murphy to accept the memorandum and recommendation and put the matter on
the May 11 agenda for executive  session in accordance with RIGL
42-46-5(a)(5), acquisition of real property for public purposes.
     So unanimously voted.

4)   Memorandum from Affordable Housing Committee re: proposed acquisition
of RIDOT owned houses: Ms. Bryer: In 1994, the Town received $30,000 in
CDBG funds for affordable housing acquisition, then received another
$60,000 this year; Church Community Housing (CCH) has devised a plan for
acquisition and renovation; we are seeking official support to pursue the
proper procedures for acquisition.
     Steven Ostiguy, CCH Executive Director: We have done 5 houses to date
in Jamestown; for these properties, the State gets an appraisal and puts
it out to bid; each property is ten offered first to its prior owner at
the highest bid; if they reject it, it is then offered to the Town; we are
asking the Town to accept it if it comes to that, if it meets our analysis
for making it affordable housing; there will be no cost to the Town; we
have done this successfully in North Kingstown with RIDOT properties; the
Town would acquire title, then pass it through to CCH.
     Motion by Councilor Wright, seconded by Councilor Pease to proceed as
Mr. Ostiguy recommends. So unanimously voted.

5)   Appointments to Quonset/Davisville Liaison Committee: Councilor
Murphy: Cornelia Mueller could not be here, but is well qualified. Council
consensus: there will be one Harbor Management Commission (HMC) appointee,
preferably the Harbor Master.
     Motion by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Pease to appoint
Dennis Webster as Planning Commission representative, subject to Planning
Commission approval.
     So unanimously voted. Motion by Council President Amerigian, seconded
by Councilor Pease to appoint Samuel Patterson as the HMC representative.
     So unanimously voted. Motion by Councilor  Pease, seconded by Council
President Amerigian to appoint Arthur Lemke, Jr..  So unanimously voted.
Motion by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Council President Amerigian to
appoint Fire Chief Arthur Christman as local emergency planner.
     So unanimously voted. Motion by Councilor Pease, seconded by
Councilor Wright to appoint Bruce C. Banks. So unanimously voted. Council
consensus: choose three more after interviewing Ms. Mueller; Mr. Webster
is to schedule the first meeting.
     Motion by Councilor Wright, seconded by Councilor Murphy to schedule
an interview  for Ms. Mueller, and appointments on May 11. So unanimously
voted.

6)   Harbor Management Commission's draft letter to RIDOT re: water
transportation infrastructure development: Motion by Council President
Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Pease to approve the letter for
transmittal to William Alves at RIDOT. So unanimously voted.

7)   Conservation Commission's reports
a)   Proposed wastewater management ordinance: Mr. Powell: Lorraine
Guilbert of the URI cooperative extension has volunteered to help; Richard
Tyre will get some type of timetable for a work shop schedule.
     Motion by Council President Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Murphy
to ask Mr. Powell to report back on a potential time table, cost, etc. on
May 11. So unanimously voted.

b)   Proposed tree ordinance: (Mr. Powell distributed a draft to the
Council, Solicitor and Clerk.) Mr. Powell: We have made amendments per
Council's earlier recommendations; all references to shade trees should be
taken out.
     Lengthy discussion following; "ownership" in part 3 needs to be
better defined (the cutter is responsible for determining ownership).
     Norma Willis, RI Tree Council Community Coordinator: I suggest more
citizens be on the committee.
     Councilor Murphy: This needs legal and zoning review.
     Mr. Anthony will work with Ms. Hubbard. Councilor Wright: There
should be a caveat that the ordinance would not become effective until
rules and regulations are adopted. Motion by Councilor Murphy, seconded by
Council President Amerigian to refer this to the Solicitor for legal
review and the Zoning Official for his review, and place this item on the
May 11 agenda.
     Mr. Anthony: The Town Administrator should confer with the
Building/Zoning Official. So unanimously voted.

c)   Proposed zoning ordinance amendments re: open space: Mr. Powell
distributed letters of no objection from the Conanicut Island Land Trust
and the Audubon Society of Rhode Island.
     Motion by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Wright to table
discussion until May 26. So unanimously voted.

8)   Selection of Council liaison to Highway Barn Committee: Nomination by
Council President Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Pease that Councilor
Wright serve as Council liaison. So unanimously voted.

9)   Solicitor re: Wolanski litigation: Mr. Anthony: I am asking for
Council's authorization to commence suit against the Insurance Company of
North America, which was the Town's insurer in the 1980s; we would be
asking the court to declare what the Town's rights and obligations are
under the policy; there is a disagreement between the insurer and me as to
the extent of coverage under that policy; if the Town prevails, the
insurer will be responsible for all legal fees incurred right up to the
date of the decision; it should cost about $3,000 to commence action.
     Motion by Councilor Pease, seconded by Councilor Murphy to approve
commencement of legal action against Insurance Company of North America.
     So unanimously voted.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1)   Peddler license renewal applications: all previously addressed

2)   Proposed skate park: previously addressed

3)   Legislative review (Council President Amerigian; list  distributed at
beginning of meeting): Motion by Councilor Wright, seconded by Councilor
Murphy to place this on the May 11 agenda. So unanimously voted.

COMMUNICATIONS

1)   RIDEM's project priority list request for projects (State fiscal year
1999): Mr. Goslee: There are a lot of new categories this year. Motion by
Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Pease to refer this matter to the
Public Works Director for action as he sees fit. So unanimously voted.

2)   Sobstad Northeast re: agreement and revised floor plan: Sean
McCarthy: My insurance is in jeopardy because there is no separation of
space; the Town says it cannot use a temporary ramp and cannot lock the
door; I need to know what will be put in and when so I can inform
insurance company.
     Ms. Crawford: I visited site with the Public Works Director, Fire
Chief and Building/Zoning Official; the concern is accessibility for
handicapped persons; a temporary ramp will not be feasible; the total ramp
length is 12', plus a handrail.
     Mr. McCarthy: That is unacceptable; it intrudes on needed space; I
have built an office, but it is not as depicted on the drawing you have.
     Mr. Goslee: We have an estimate of $28,000 to build a ramp on the
northeast side; the Building Official says we cannot move the existing
ramp and reconfigure.
     Mr. McCarthy: There are elevation differences. Councilor Wright:
Allow him to put up walls and install a door.
     Chief Christman: There have to be two opposite ways out.
     Councilor Murphy: We need to move forward with the Town's commitment
to build walls.
     Ms. Crawford: We are trying to address the ramp issue in the best
interest of all parties; we do not want to install any doors until we know
what is happening with the ramp; recreation programs are scheduled to
start tomorrow; we will start to put the wall up where the restrooms are,
and I will inspect again tomorrow for ramp possibilities.
     Mr. McCarthy: I will check with my insurer as to what they consider
"separation".

NEW BUSINESS

1)   Request of Surprise Valley Farm to operate horse-drawn carriage rides
  a) Memorandum from Town Clerk
Motion by Council President Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Murphy to
seek  input from the Police Chief, Zoning Official and Public Works
Director for May 11. So unanimously voted.

2)   One-day license requests:
     Applicant         Type/Location     Date
  a) Narr. Water Pollution   Victualing        08/05/98
     Control Association     (Rembijas Pavilion)
Motion by Council President Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Pease to
grant the license, subject to obtaining the signatures of all appropriate
local officials. So unanimously voted.

  b) Jamestown School PTO Peddler        05/16/98
                 (Lawn Avenue playground)
Motion by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Pease to grant the
license subject to obtaining the signatures of all appropriate local
officials, and to waive the fee. So unanimously voted.

3)   Request to amend Zoning Ordinance from James J. Thompson re:
Jamestown Bay View Condominiums: Mr. Anthony: There was a very deliberate
designation of an area for public use of that building when it was
developed in the early 1980s; this was not an aberration.
     Motion by Councilor Pease, seconded by Councilor Murphy to refer the
matter to the Solicitor. So unanimously voted.

Legislation: Mr. Anthony: I am asking Council to create a liaison to be
ready to go when notification for a hearing is given.
     Council consensus: Town Administrator to coordinate.
     Motion by Councilor Wright, seconded by Councilor Murphy to ask the
Town Administrator to plan a way to deal with the three bills sent to the
General Assembly, to include the Town Planner, Solicitor, Public Works
Director, and representatives of the Planning Commission, Conanicut Island
Land Trust and Town Council.
     Council President Amerigian agreed to represent Council.
     Motion so unanimously voted.

4)   Joint poles (2) and joint anchor guys (2) location requests from Bell
Atlantic re: East Shore Road near Eldred Avenue: Motion by Councilor
Wright, seconded by Councilor Murphy to approve the request, subject to 
the supervision of the Public Works Director. So unanimously voted.

OTHER COMMUNICATIONS

1)   Copy of letter from Irene K. Weaver to Tax Collector re: excise taxes
owed: Ms. Crawford: The Deputy Tax Collector responded in writing on the
20th; it was for a trailer; she included an explanation of resolution
possibilities.
     Motion by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Wright to refer the
matter to the Tax Assessor. So unanimously voted.

2)   Copy of letter from Ambulance Association to Town Clerk re: election
of officers: Motion by Council President Amerigian, seconded by Councilor
Murphy to accept the communication. So unanimously voted.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business before Council, motion by Councilor
Wright, seconded by Councilor Pease to adjourn the meeting at 12:01 AM.
     So unanimously voted.

Attest:

Theresa C. Donovan, CMC
Town Clerk