TOWN COUNCIL
JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND
January 11, 1999

A regular meeting of the Jamestown Town Council was called to order at the
Jamestown Philomenian, at 7:30 PM by Council Vice President, David E.
Dolce. The following members were present:

William H. Murphy
Fred F. Pease
Ellicott Wright

Also present were:
Maryanne Crawford, CPA, Town Administrator/Finance Director
Arlene D. Kalooski, Town Clerk
Quentin Anthony, Esq., Town Solicitor
Lisa Bryer, Town Planner
Stephen J. Goslee, Public Works Director
J. Christopher Powell, Conservation Commission
Richard Allphin, Zoning Vice Chair
Thomas P. Tighe, Chief of Police

AWARDS, PRESENTATION AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
None 

SITTING AS ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSING COMMISSION
None

CONSENT AGENDA

The Council requested that item #1a be removed from the Consent Agenda.
      It was moved by Councilor Dolce, seconded by Councilor Wright to
approve the consent agenda as amended. So unanimously voted.  The approved
Consent Agenda consisted of:2)  Bills and Payroll
3)   Copies of minutes of Boards and Committees
  a) Zoning Board of Review (11/24/98)
  b) Library Board of Trustees (11/04/98)
  c) Planning Commission (12/02/98 & 12/16/98)
  d) Quonset Davisville Liaison Committee (12/07/98 & 12/21/98)           
4)   RICRMC notices
  a) Application for assent: Stephen Evangelista to construct and maintain
a residential boating facility (Plat 4, Lot 33; 368 East Shore Road)
  b) Finding of no significant impact: Robert Gallucci to replace windows
an doors as needed (Plat 7, Lot 98; 52 East Shore Road)

5)   Public notice from US Army Corps of Engineers (New England District)
re: Application of James D. Bishop, Sr. to construct and maintain timber
pier (Plat 8, Lot 268; 50 Bay View Drive)
6)   RIDEM notice of request for preliminary determination application:
Town of Jamestown (Plat 4, Lot 6; North Main Road)   

1)   Adoption of Council minutes:
  a) 12/14/98 (Regular Meeting) 
Councilor Murphy corrected page 5, item #5 Civic group signs, second
sentence should read:  Councilor Murphy stated that he would provide the
Town Administrator with the written request from the Jamestown Lion's Club
the next morning (December 15).
It was moved by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Dolce to approve
the minutes as amended.
EXECUTIVE SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT
None

PUBLIC HEARINGS
None

OPEN FORUM

1)   Scheduled Requests to Address
  a) Edwin W. Connelly, Chair, Friends of Conanicut Battery re: Conanicut
Battery Historic Preservation and Treatment Plan
Mr. Connelly informed the Council that the past seven months of planning
was the first step towards a comprehensive Historic Landscape Treatment
Plan and Vegetation Management Plan for the Battery and the 22 acres of
Town land on Prospect Hill off Battery Lane.
      Mr. Connelly requested that the Town Council endorse this plan for
the preservation of this significant historic site.
      Additionally, Mr. Connelly advised the Council that the Jamestown
Historical Society, in cooperation with the Friends of Conanicut Battery,
have submitted an application for a grant to assist in the funding of this
project.
      At this point, Mr. Connelly felt that there would be no need for
Town funds for this project.
      Upon completion of the presentation, it was moved by Councilor
Pease, seconded by Councilor Murphy to endorse the plan as submitted by
the Friends of Conanicut Battery.   So unanimously voted
  b) Norma B. Willis re: transfer station
Ms. Willis began her presentation regarding dumping on the former landfill
by delivering a memo with nine attachments to the Council.
      Mr. Raymond Iannetta went through the memo and the attachments and
requested that the Council and the Town Administration answer questions
put forth in these documents.
      There was additional discussion and concern by other residents
regarding the disposal of grit from the water tower and whether this
sandblasted material contained paint with lead.
      The Public Works Director reassured the Council that there was no
lead based paint used on the water tower; therefore, this material was
thought to be cover that could be used at the landfill.
      Town Administrator reiterated that this was an incorrect assumption
and the Public Works Director is making plans to move this material, which
has been tested and found to be non-hazardous, within the next week to the
Johnston Landfill.
      After additional discussion, it was moved by Councilor Wright,
seconded by Councilor Murphy to accept these documents and  request that
the Town Administer provide a report to the Council regarding the
questions and concerns contained in these documents.
      So unanimously voted.
2)   Non-Agenda Requests to Address

REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND TOWN OFFICIALS

1)   Town Administrators report
  a) Requested action by Council
The Town Administrator informed the Council of a change in the schedule
for budget hearings.
      The School Committee budget will be discussed on Saturday, January
16th at 9:00 AM in the Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road. 

Town Administrator left at 8:35 PM

2)   Harbor Management Commission (2 vacancies [1 from each of the
following categories: West Harbor Riparian Owner & Interested; Otherwise
Unaffiliated]; term ending 12/2001)
  a) Letters of interest representing West Harbor Riparian Owner
     i) Irving Jennings
     ii)   David M. Ryan
It was moved by Councilor Pease, seconded by Councilor Murphy to appoint
David M. Ryan to serve as the West Harbor Riparian Owner on the Harbor
Management Commission, with a  term ending in December 2001.
      So unanimously voted.
  b) Letters of interest representing Interested; Otherwise Unaffiliated
     i) Eric T. Lexow (previously interviewed for Personnel Board) 
  ii)   William Hahn      vi)   Stephen H. Garnett
     iii)  Alex Bronovitsky     vii)  David Welsh
     iv)   John B. Parsons      viii) Mary Ann Joyce
     v) Richard Hutchinson      ix)   Steve Moreau         
  c) Letter of support from Richard C. Gallagher, M.D. re: Mr. Parsons and
Mr. Hutchinson
The Council requested that the two remaining applicants representing the
interested; otherwise unaffiliated be interviewed on Tuesday before the
Water and Sewer meeting, January 19, 1999. 
3)   Planning Commission (3 vacancies; term ending 12/2001)
  a) Requests for reappointment
     i) Robert H. Lambert, Jr.
     ii)   Mary M. Brennan
  b) Memorandum of support from the Planning Commission dated 11/05/98
  c) Letters of interest (none received) 
It was moved by Councilor Wright, seconded by Councilor Murphy to
reappoint Robert H. Lambert Jr. and Mary M. Brennan to the Planning
Commission, terms ending December 2001 and to readvertise for the one
remaining vacancy.   So unanimously voted.
4)   Zoning Board of Review (5 vacancies; 3 terms ending 12/1999
(alternate members) & 2 terms ending (full members) 12/2003)
  a) Requests for reappointment
     i) Thomas F. Ginnerty (full member)
     ii)   Dennis T. Grieco, II (full member)
     iii)  Guy J. Settipane (1st alternate)
     iv)   Don E. Wineberg (2nd alternate)
     v.)   Raymond W. Iannetta (3rd alternate)
  b) Letter of support from the Zoning Board of Review  
  c) Letters of interest (none received)
It was moved by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Wright to
reappoint Thomas F. Ginnerty (full member) and Dennis T. Grieco, II (full
member); and to reappoint the alternates, Guy J. Settipane (1st
alternate), Don E. Wineberg (2nd alternate) and Raymond W. Iannetta (3rd
alternate).  So unanimously voted.
5)   Conservation Commission (2 vacancies; if favorable, order advertised)
  a) Letter of resignation from Robert S. L. Kinder, M.D.
  b) Request for reappointment from J. Christopher Powell        
  c) Letters of interest 
     i) Grace M. Mariorenzi (associate member appointed 03/23/98)
     ii)   Carol B. Crafts, Ph.D.
It was moved by Councilor Pease, seconded by Councilor Murphy to advertise
for the two vacancies on the Conservation Commission.
      So unanimously voted.  It was moved by Councilor Murphy, seconded by
Councilor Dolce to have the town clerk send a letter from the Council to
Dr. Kinder thanking him for his years of service and dedication.  So
unanimously voted.
6)   Jamestown Housing Authority (1 vacancy; if favorable, order
advertised)
  a) Request for reappointment from Ralph L. Misto, Jr.
It was moved by Councilor Pease, seconded by Councilor Murphy to advertise
one vacancy for the Jamestown Housing Authority.  So unanimously voted.
7)   Highway Barn Committee Report with the following attachments:
  a) Copies of minutes (08/27/98, 10/01/98, 10/15/98, 10/29/98 & 12/21/98)
  b) Siegmund & Associates Report
  c) Cost Analysis
  d) Highway barn selection matrix
  e) Tax Assessor's listing of properties
It was moved by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Dolce to authorize
Councilor Wright and Councilor Pease to attend the Turnpike Authority
meeting on January 13th at 8:30, at which time they will discuss the
possibility of land being available for sale to the Town.
      It was moved by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Wright to
authorize the Highway Barn Committee to evaluate a third site pending the
outcome of the January 13th meeting.
      So unanimously voted.  The Council will be prepared to discuss the
Highway Barn Committee report at the next Town Council meeting on January
25, 1999.
      Councilor Murphy requested a matrix of the equipment, where it is
presently stored now, and where it will be stored in the new facility.
      The Public Works Director stated that he would provide this
information to the Council.
      Norma Willis, North Road,  requested that a concerned group of
residents be allowed to submit questions regarding the highway barn to the
engineer, which then could be addressed at the next Highway Barn Committee
meeting on the 21st of January.
      Councilor Wright suggested that Ms. Willis put these questions in
writing and the committee and the engineer will address them.
      It was moved by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Pease to
accept the Highway Barn Committee report.  So unanimously voted.
8)   Memorandum from the Town Planner re: Land and Water Conservation Fund
It was moved by Councilor Wright, seconded by Councilor Murphy to send a
letter of support to each of our Congressional Delegates and Governor
Almond for restoring the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
      So unanimously voted.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1)   EMT daytime coverage
Previously discussed.  However, at this time Fire Chief Christman
encouraged citizens to participate in this urgently needed program.
2)   Removal of tree from Highland Drive
The Public Works Director informed the Council that this tree, located on
town property, is dying but it is not in fear of falling; however it
should be removed soon.  No Council action taken on this item.
3)   Golf Course Committee re: appointment/replacement of Council
representative
It was moved by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Wright that this
issue and the following issue, Transfer Station regarding recycled
material, be tabled until the next Council meeting on January 25, 1999, at
which time it can be discussed with the Town Administrator present.
      So unanimously voted.
4)   Transfer station re: recycled material
Previously discussed.
5)   Quonset/Davisville Liaison Committee workshop (02/01/99 or 02/02/99)
Nancy Logan, Quonset/Davisville Liaison Committee member announced that
the committee is planning a presentation for the Council and residents on
Tuesday, February 2nd at 7:30 PM at the Jamestown Philomenian Library.
      Ms. Logan stated that the committee will be including some
alternative suggestions and is looking for input from the residents and
Council.
      It was moved by Councilor Dolce, seconded by Councilor Pease to set
the date for this workshop on either February 2nd or February 4th,
contingent on the availability of the Library.  So unanimously voted.
6)   Copy of letter from RIDEM to the Planning Commission re: Open Space
proposed amendments
It was moved by Councilor Dolce, seconded by Councilor Murphy to accept
the letter from RIDEM.  So unanimously voted.

COMMUNICATIONS

1)   Letter from Neptune Street residents re: paving of road
It was moved by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Pease to accept
the letter from the Neptune Street residents and refer this communication
to the Town Administrator and Public Works Director.
      So unanimously voted.
2)   Notice of filing and public hearing from Eastern Utilities (Eastern
Edison Co & Montaup Electric Company)
It was moved by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Dolce to accept
the Notice from Eastern Utilities.  So unanimously voted.
3)   Letter from Roberta Mudge Humble, Professor of English (CCRI) re:
Report by Technical Writing class regarding best/worst features of the
town
It was moved by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Dolce to refer
this request to the Town Planner.  So unanimously voted.
4)   Copy of letter from the Jamestown Shores Association to RIDEM re:
ISDS variance application of Thomas Bray
It was moved by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Pease to accept
this communication and request that the Building Official provide the
Council with a copy of the plan referenced.  So unanimously voted.
5)   Letter from Mary M. Webster re: proposed Taylor Point highway barn
site
It was moved by Councilor Wright, seconded by Councilor Pease to accept
this letter from Ms. Webster.  So unanimously voted.
6)   Letter from B.J. Whitehouse (Rocket Dawg) re: request for permission
to use Mackerel Cove Beach for the 1999 Independence Day fireworks display
(tentatively set for 07/02/99) 
It was moved by Councilor Wright, seconded by Councilor Murphy to defer
the decision on this request until the Town Administrator can give the
Council a report on how this has been handled in the past.
      So unanimously voted.
7)   Letter from the Conanicut Island Art Association re: request for
permission to use the Jamestown Community Center for the annual arts and
craft show (07/26-08/01/99 and 08/06-08/08/99)
It was moved by Councilor Dolce, seconded by Councilor Wright to give
permission to the Conanicut Island Art Association to use the Community
Center for their annual arts and craft show under the same conditions as
in previous years.  So unanimously voted.
8)   Letter from the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce re: request for
permission to use the Jamestown Community Center for the 1999 Taste of
Jamestown fund-raiser (April, 1999)
Charlotte Richardson, Jamestown Chamber of Commerce committee member,
informed the Council that funds generated by this function are dispersed
to civic organizations in our community.
      Additionally, Ms. Richardson informed the Council that there would
be complimentary beer and wine available to adults attending.
      With this in mind, it was moved by Councilor Wright, seconded by
Councilor Pease to approve the request from the Jamestown Chamber of
Commerce to hold a fundraiser in April, 1999 at the Jamestown Community
Center subject to the application and approval of any required licenses
and the availability of the Community Center.  So unanimously voted.

Harbor Management Commission  
In recognition of the efforts that Donald Armington, Harbor Management
Commission Chairperson, has put into the Commission, it was moved by
Councilor Wright, seconded by Councilor Pease that the town clerk write a
letter from the Council expressing their sincere appreciation for his
service.  So unanimously voted.

1)   Legal budget re: police and court expenses
With the 1999 - 2000 Budget in mind, the Council entertained discussion on
the possibility of a need in the Town of Jamestown for a Municipal Court.
      It was moved by Councilor Pease, seconded by Councilor Wright to
have the Town Administrator poll other communities with the similar
population and size of Jamestown to see if they have Municipal Courts and
to report these findings to the Council.  So unanimously voted.
2)   Change of budget workshop dates re: school budget
Previously addressed
3)   Computer study
  a) Reactivation of Computer Study Committee
  b) Consultant
It was moved by Councilor Dolce, seconded by Councilor Pease to refer this
item to the next 
Town Council meeting on January 25, 1999.  So unanimously voted.
4)   Open space acquisition
Discussion ensued on appropriating budgeted funds to a special segregated
account as a way of holding these funds until needed for the purchase of
open space property.
      It was moved by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Wright to
have the Town Solicitor draft a proposition regarding the open space
acquisition for the Financial Town Meeting.  So unanimously voted.

OTHER COMMUNICATIONS
None

EXECUTIVE SESSION
None

OPEN FORUM (continued)

Discussion on the transfer station continued with several area residents
requesting a commitment from the Town Council to clean up the transfer
station.
      Additionally, Norma Willis inquired if it was legal to change the
contract used for the work done on the water tower.

There being no further business, it was moved by Councilor Murphy,
seconded by Councilor Dolce to adjourn the meeting.
      So unanimously voted.  The meeting was adjourned at 10:15 PM.

Attest:

Arlene D. Kalooski
Town Clerk