TOWN COUNCIL
JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND
November 9, 1998

A regular meeting of the Jamestown Town Council was called to order at the Jamestown Philomenian, 26 North Road at 7:00 PM by Council President Craig A. Amerigian. The following members were present:

David E. Dolce, Vice President
Fred F. Pease
Ellicott Wright
Also present were:
Maryanne Crawford, CPA, Town Administrator/Interim Finance Director
Arlene D. Kalooski, Town Clerk
Quentin Anthony, Esq., Town Solicitor
Arthur Christman, Fire Chief
Christopher Powell, Conservation Commission Chair
Lisa Bryer, Town Planner

SITTING AS ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSING COMMISSION

1) Public hearing on renewal applications:
Council President Amerigian opened the hearing at 7:00 PM. The Town Administrator addressed the concern of an area resident regarding the Portuguese American Citizens Club outside patio. Class D license is specific in that alcohol can only be served or consumed on the premises. This precludes the use of the patio area for the purpose of the consumption or serving of alcohol, unless by special exception or the approval of a license for expansion of use. The Town Administrator stated that the Portuguese American Citizens Club has been duly notified of this.

CLASS A

Jamestown Liquors, Inc. Jean Ceppi, Inc.
dba Jamestown Liquors dba Page's
9 Ferry Wharf 30 Southwest Avenue

It was moved by Councilor Dolce, seconded by Councilor Wright to approve the renewal licenses for Jamestown Liquors, Inc. (dba Jamestown Liquors) and Jean Ceppi, Inc. (dba Page's) subject to the resolution of taxes, debt and required signatures. So unanimously voted.

CLASS B - TAVERN

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

It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Pease to approve the Class B - Tavern license renewal for Long Wharf Marina Restaurant, Inc. (dba The Bay Voyage), subject to the resolution of taxes, debt and required signatures. So unanimously voted.

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. Trattoria Simpatico, Inc.
dba Jamestown Oyster Bar dba Trattoria Simpatico
22 Narragansett Avenue 13 Narragansett Avenue

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

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

It was moved by Councilor Dolce, seconded by Councilor Wright to approve the Class B - Victualer licenses for Alexander Enterprises, Inc. (dba Narragansett Cafe), IslanDish, Ltd. (dba Chopmist Charlie's), Jamestown Oyster Bar, Inc. (dba Jamestown Oyster Bar), and Trattoria Simpatico, Inc. (dba Trattoria Simpatico), New England Golf Course Management, Inc. (dba the Caddy Shack, aka Jamestown Golf and Country Club), Oral's Specialty Food Service Management (Schoolhouse Cafe), subject to the resolution of taxes, debt and required signatures. So unanimously voted.

CLASS D - FULL

Conanicut Yacht Club Portuguese American Citizens Club
40 Bay View Drive 11 Pemberton Avenue

It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Dolce to approve the Class D - Full license for Conanicut Yacht Club and the Portuguese American Citizens Club, subject to the resolution of taxes, debt and required signatures. So unanimously voted.

CONSENT AGENDA

Councilor Wright asked that items #5 be removed. Motion by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Pease to approve the consent agenda as amended. So unanimously voted. The amended consent agenda consisted of:
1) Adoption of Council minutes:
a) 10/05/98 (Workshop with Quonset/Davisville Liaison Committee)
b) 10/26/98 (Regular Meeting)
2) Bills and Payroll
3) Copies of minutes of Boards and Committees
a) Quonset/Davisville Liaison Committee (09/28/98)
b) Harbor Management Commission (09/09/98)
c) Zoning Board of Review (07/28/98, 08/25/98 & 09/22/98)
d) Library Board of Trustees (09/15/98)
e) Tax Assessment Board of Review (09/30/98)
f) Personnel Board (10/28/98)
4) RICRMC notices
a) Residential Assent: Sydney G. Sherwood & Susan S. Izard c/o Holmes Engineering, Inc. for installation of a RIDEM approved (three (3) bedroom design) Individual Sewage Disposal System (ISDS) and an "as built well" (Plat 5, Lot 19; Seaside Drive)
b) Finding of no significant impact: Barton H. Lippincott to perform maintenance out building and add a wooden deck (Plat 10, Lot 52-A; 216 Highland Drive)
6) Notice from the RIDOT re: Listening session (11/06/98)
7) Letter of thanks from the Jamestown Rotary Club re: 23rd Annual "Round the Island Bike Race"
8) 1998 State of New England Environmental Report

5) Resolution from the Town of East Greenwich re: dumping material into water between Hog Island and Prudence Island
Councilor Wright requested an update on the resolution being prepared by Councilor Pease and Councilor Murphy regarding the dumping of material into the Narragansett Bay. Councilor Pease reported that the resolution is being worked on; however there was a question as to whether the Governor's position on this matter would make this resolution moot. This concern was discussed and it was decided that a resolution should be prepared. It was moved by Councilor Wright, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to have this resolution written and presented to the Council for their approval at the Sewer and Water meeting on November 16, 1998. So unanimously voted. Councilor Wright moved, Councilor Amerigian seconded the acceptance of item #5 on the Consent Agenda. So unanimously voted.

EXECUTIVE SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT
None

PUBLIC HEARING

1) Extended operating hours Victualing License renewal:

APPLICANT HOURS
Kenyon Oil Company, Inc. 24 hours daily
dba Jamestown Xtra mart
35 Narragansett Avenue

The Town Administrator reported that there have not been no problems reported for this location relating to the Jamestown Xtra Mart being open 24 hours daily. It was moved by Councilor Wright, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to grant the request for renewal of the Extended Operating Hours Victualing License for Kenyon Oil Company, Inc. (dba Jamestown Xtra Mart) for an indefinite amount of time, unless any problems resulting from these extended hours are brought to the attention of the Council, subject to the resolution of taxes, debt and required signatures. So unanimously voted.

OPEN FORUM

1) Scheduled Requests to Address

2) Non-Agenda Requests to Address
Christopher Powell announced that the Holiday lighting is scheduled for the first Saturday in December.

REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND TOWN OFFICIALS

1) Town Administrator's report (attached hereto)
The Town Administrator requested that the Land Bank Workshop, scheduled to be held on November 16, be delayed until sometime in December; therefore, giving the committee additional time for preparation. Additionally, the Town Administrator requested that the Elderly Tax Exemption issue and the Golf Course Committee request for financial information be put on the Agenda for the Sewer and Water meeting on November 16, 1998. It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Pease to have the Sewer and Water meeting begin at 7:30 and include on that agenda under Town Business the issues regarding elderly tax exemption and the request from the Golf Course Committee for financial information for the lessee. So unanimously voted.
2) Quonset/Davisville Liaison Committee
a) Request for joint meeting (11/24/98, 11/30/98 or 12/01/98)
b) Letter from Chair re: Committee member Varoujan Karentz
c) Copy of letter form Varoujan Karentz re: request for leave of absence
Councilor Wright requested that this item be moved to the end of the Agenda so that Dennis Webster, the Chair of the Quonset/Davisville Liaison Committee, would be present to address these issues.
3) Beavertail State Park Advisory Committee (2 vacancies; 1 term ending 12/1999 & 1 term ending 12/2000)
a) Requests for reappointment
i) Bertram Lippincott, III
ii) Timothy Scanlon
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Pease to table these appointments until the 23rd of November, at which time the Town Clerk should have additional information regarding the attendance schedule and minutes to the Beavertail State Park Advisory Committee. So unanimously voted.
4) Planning Commission (3 vacancies; if favorable, order advertised)
a) Memorandum from the Planning Commission re: terms of members
i) Mary M. Brennan (request for reappointment)
b) Memorandum from the Planning Commission re: request for Certificate of Appreciation for Commissioner Richard Waters

It was moved by Councilor Pease, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to advertise the three vacancies on the Planning Commission. So unanimously voted. It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Pease to have the Town Clerk prepare a Certificate of Appreciation to Commissioner Richard Waters for his years of service to the Town. So unanimously voted.
5) Zoning Board of Review (5 vacancies; if favorable, order advertised)
a) Memorandum from the Zoning Board of Review re: terms of members
It was moved by Councilor Pease, seconded by Councilor Wright to advertise the five vacancies for the Zoning Board of Review. So unanimously voted.
6) Memorandum from the Conservation Commission re: Southwest Avenue project
The Town Administrator reported that she spoke to RIDOT and requested that they take care of the hay bales and erosion control for the Spring Street area. Additionally, the Town Administrator stated that she would be meeting with RIDOT this week and will go over the paving surface for Spring Street. It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Pease to accept the memorandum from the Conservation Commission. So unanimously voted.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1) Southwest Avenue re: make-up of sidewalk
Discussion ensued regarding the surface for the sidewalk on the West side of Southwest Avenue. Councilor Amerigian stated that on the day of the walk-by on Southwest Avenue neighbors expressed their concern about the surface being considered for this sidewalk. With this in mind, it was moved by Councilor Wright, seconded by Councilor Pease to ask the State to change the composition of the side walk on the West side of Southwest Avenue to black top. Councilor Dolce stated his concern about the durability of this proposed surface, wherein, the sidewalk on Hamilton Avenue was used as a comparison for the durability of blacktop used on sidewalks. The discussion over, the motion was unanimously voted.
2) Fort Wetherill
a) Copy of draft letter to Andrew H. McLeod, Director of RIDEM re: Fort Wetherill
b) Letter from Robert W. Sutton, Jr., Chief of Planning & Development (RIDEM)
Councilor Pease recused from the Fort Wetherill discussion and vote. Gerald Bay and David Swain, Fort Wetherill Committee members, were present to answer the Council's questions and give additional input on the draft letter to Andrew H. McLeod, Director of RIDEM. In light of the letter from Mr. Sutton of RIDEM and various concerns from the committee and Council, it was felt that the letter to Mr. McLeod should be changed. After discussion it was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Wright to change the last sentence in the letter to read: We would like to get together with you, at your earliest opportunity to discuss the key issues of concern stated in our previous letters, as well as to begin the process of negotiating the terms in the agreement. So voted. At this point, the Town Administrator reiterated her feelings that the Town be proactive and vocal in working on a formal agreement between the State and the Town. Councilor Amerigian moved, Councilor Wright seconded that the committee come back to the Council on November 19th with a list of specific concerns that should be addressed in an agreement with the State. So voted.
Councilor Pease returned to the meeting.

COMMUNICATIONS

None

NEW BUSINESS
1) Presentation by William Burgin, Architect re: Town Hall Feasibility Study
Mr. Burgin presented the Town of Jamestown Town Hall/Offices Space Needs Feasibility Study, dated October 31, 1998. Two sites were studied. The present locations of the Town Hall and the Town Offices, both of which would have approximately the same cost for construction. Councilor Amerigian thanked Mr. Burgin for the informative presentation and stated that the study would be reviewed and the Council would contact Mr. Burgin to appear at a later date to answer questions.
2) Joint pole location (Clinton Avenue) request from New England Telephone and Telegraph Company and Newport Electric Company
It was moved by Councilor Wright, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to approve the request to relocate p. #19 contingent upon the Town Administrator discussing this with the Public Works Director. So unanimously voted.
3) Victualing license renewal applications:
Applicant
Bay Voyage Dining
Chopmist Charlie's
Coffee Bean
Cove Grille
Del's of Jamestown
East Ferry Market & Deli
Freddie Bing's Hotdog Thing
House of Pizza
Jamestown Golf and Country Club aka Caddy Shack
Jamestown Oyster Bar
McQuade's Supermarket
Narragansett Cafe
Portuguese American Citizens Club
Page's
Peking Garden
Piotti's
Schoolhouse Cafe
Spinnakers Cafe (restaurant)
" (mobile unit)
Theatre Family Restaurant
Trattoria Simpatico
Cove Grille and Del's of Jamestown were removed from the list for discussion. It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Wright to approve the remaining renewal licenses subject to the resolution of debt, taxes and required signatures. So unanimously voted. It was moved by Councilor Pease seconded by Councilor Amerigian to approve the Cove Grille renewal license contingent on the license being used for the next season and the resolution of debt, taxes and required signatures. So unanimously voted. It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Pease to approve the renewal license for Del's of Jamestown contingent on the completion of the renewal form indicating hours of operation, debts, taxes and required signatures. So unanimously voted.
4) Miscellaneous license renewal applications:
Applicant Type
Chopmist Charlie's Entertainment (full year)
Narragansett Cafe Entertainment (full year)
" Jukebox
" Pinball & Video
" Pool Table
Portuguese American Citizens Club Entertainment (full year)
" Jukebox
" Pool Table
Trattoria Simpatico Entertainment (full year)

It was moved by Councilor Pease, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to approve the renewal license for Chopmist Charlies subject to the resolution of debt, taxes and required signatures. So unanimously voted. It was moved by Councilor Pease, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to approve the renewal license for the Portuguese American Citizens Club subject to debt, taxes and required signatures. So unanimously voted. It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Pease to approve the renewal license for Trattoria Simpatico subject to debt, taxes and required signatures. So unanimously voted. It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Pease to approve the renewal license for the Narragansett Cafe subject to the review of the Zoning Official regarding seating capacity requirements, debt, taxes and required signatures. So unanimously voted.
2) Quonset/Davisville Liaison Committee
a) Request for joint meeting (11/24/98, 11/30/98 or 12/01/98)
Dennis Webster, Quonset/Davisville Liaison Committee Chair, reported that Quonset Point does not want to get involved with a full blown workshop at this time. Mr. Webster requested that the Council disregard the letter referencing a workshop. However, all the Stakeholders' Committee meetings are open to the public and Mr. Webster encouraged anyone on the Council to attend.
b) Letter from Chair re: Committee member Varoujan Karentz
c) Copy of letter form Varoujan Karentz re: request for leave of absence
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Pease to grant a leave of absence for Mr. Karentz. So unanimously voted. Councilor Wright informed Mr. Webster to let the Council know if there was any need for additional members.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

None

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business before the Council, motion by Councilor Pease, seconded by Councilor Wright to adjourn the meeting at 8:46PM. So unanimously voted.

Attest:


Arlene D. Kalooski
Town Clerk