TOWN COUNCIL
JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND
February 8, 1999
(As amended on February 25, 1999)

A regular meeting of the Jamestown Town Council was called to order at the
Jamestown Philomenian, 26 North Road, at 7:35 PM by Council President,
Craig A. Amerigian. The following members were present:

David E. Dolce
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
Christopher Powell, Conservation Commission
Richard Alphin, Zoning Vice Chair
Stephen J. Goslee, Public Works Director
Betty Hubbard, Planning Commission
Arthur J. Christman, Fire Chief

AWARDS, PRESENTATION AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
None 

SITTING AS ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSING COMMISSION
None

CONSENT AGENDA

It was requested that item #1a be removed from the Consent Agenda.
      It was moved by Councilor Dolce, seconded by Councilor Murphy 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) Library Board of Trustees (12/15/98)
  b) Quonset/Davisville Liaison Committee (01/19/99 & 1/26/99)
  c) Planning Commission (1/20/99)

  d) Jamestown Housing Authority (12/16/98)
4)   RICRMC notices
  a) Finding of no significant impact: Doris E. Sullivan to replace
existing failed ISDS  (Plat 4, Lot 49; 388 East Shore Road)
5)   RIDEM notices
  a) Insignificant Alteration-Permit: Town of Jamestown-request for
Preliminary Determination (Plat 3, Lot 540; Fly Jib Court)
6)   Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund Program

  a) Letter from the Honorable Governor Almond
b)   Letter from the Honorable US Representative Weygand 
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1)   Adoption of Council minutes:
  a) 1/25/99 (Regular Meeting)
Councilor Amerigian requested that item #1a under Open Forum be expanded
stating that the State program which the Town will be participating in is
the Rhode Island Site Remediation Program.
      It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Murphy to
approve the minutes as amended.  So unanimously voted.

EXECUTIVE SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT

1)   Potential litigation, pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5 (a)(2)(litigation)
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Wright to hold
an executive session, pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5(a)(2)(litigation).
      So unanimously voted.  At this time, Mr. Richard Alphin requested
that the Council inform him what potential litigation is being discussed. 
The Town Solicitor stated that the subject on the agenda is regarding a
possible refund of taxes.

PUBLIC HEARINGS
None

OPEN FORUM

1)   Scheduled Requests to Address

None
  
2)   Non-Agenda Requests to Address
Norma Willis, North Main Road expressed her concern regarding the size and
cost of highway barn.
Arthur Christman, Windsor Street informed the Council that it is his
feeling that a new highway facility is needed.  Additionally, he stated
his concern for the Town employees and the poor working conditions at the
present facility.  
Dominic Munafo, North Main Road requested that the Council consider
appointing a committee, including North End Citizens, to assist the
Department of Environmental Management in the remediation effort and
analysis of the landfill area.

REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND TOWN OFFICIALS

1)   Town Administrators report
  a) Requested action by Council
     i) Landfill Workshop - date
It was moved by Councilor Wright, seconded by Councilor Murphy to meet on
Thursday, February 25, 1999 at 7:30 PM for a workshop with Department of
Environmental Management, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of
Health and residents regarding the Jamestown Landfill.
      So unanimously voted.
     ii)   DEM re Fort Wetherill - date
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Murphy to meet
with Robert Sutton on February 16, 1999 at 8:30 after the Water Sewer
meeting to discuss the Department of Environmental Management plans for
the Fort Wetherill Aquatic Resource Center.  So unanimously voted. 
     iii)  Millennium Organizational meeting date
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Murphy to have
the town clerk inform and solicit ideas from all organizations and
interested parties regarding a Jamestown Millennium Celebration; deadline
for submission of ideas to be March 22, 1999.
       So unanimously voted.   Additionally, it was moved by Councilor
Murphy, seconded by Councilor Wright to hold an organizational meeting
with interested parties on March 29, 1999 at 7:30 PM at the Jamestown
Philomenian Library.  So unanimously voted.
     iv)   Tree Ordinance
There was a general discussion on how to enforce the permit policy within
the Tree Ordinance and how the additional duties would be handled.  The
Town Administrator notified the Council that the town clerk's office was
at capacity at present and additional duties may result in staffing
problems.
      Also discussed was the need for a Tree Warden versus the Town hiring
an independent contractor to fulfill this need.   With these issues
unresolved, it was moved by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor
Amerigian to table this item until the Town Administrator and the Planning
Commission are able to work out these issues.  So unanimously voted. 
     v) Ferry Boat Ordinance
After discussion regarding the intent of this ordinance and the impact it
would have on the East Ferry area, it was moved by Councilor Amerigian,
seconded by Councilor Murphy to have the Building Official, Town Solicitor
and Town Planner take another look at the Ferry Boat Ordinance and report
back to the Council as soon as possible.  So unanimously voted.

In consideration of the meeting with DEM on February 16, 1999, it was
moved by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Pease to reschedule the
Sewer Water meeting on that date to 7:00 PM.  So unanimously voted.

2)   Planning Commission (1 vacancy; term ending 12/2002)
  a) Letters of interest
     i) Nancy Logan
     ii)   Laszlo S. Siegmund
     iii)  Marcia A. Lindsay
     iv)   Michael F. Schnack
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Wright to
request the town clerk to schedule interviews for the Planning Commission
vacancies on February 22, 1999 at 6:30 PM before the Council meeting.
      So unanimously moved.
3)   Conservation Commission (2 vacancies; term ending 12/2001)
  a) J. Christopher Powell (request for reappointment)
  b) Letters of interest
     i) Grace M. Mariorenzi (currently serving as an associate member of
the Commission)
     ii)   Carol B. Crafts, Ph.D.
     iii)  Dick Ayen
     iv)   Marcia A. Lindsay
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Murphy to have
the town clerk schedule interviews for the two candidates not previously
interviewed; specifically, Carol Crafts, and Dick Ayen for the
Conservation Commission on February 22, 1999.   So unanimously voted.
4)   Jamestown Housing Authority (1 vacancy; term ending 12/2003)
  a) Ralph L. Misto (request for reappointment)
     i) Letter of support from the Chair
  b) Letters of interest
     i) Lianne W. Nikitas
     ii)   Marcia A. Lindsay                   
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Murphy to have
the town clerk schedule interviews for the Jamestown Housing Authority for
March 2, 1999 beginning at 6:30 PM.  So unanimously voted.
5)   Board of Canvassers (3 vacancies; 1 full member and 2 alternate
members)   
  a) Marian J. Clarke (request for reappointment)
     i) Letter of support from the Board
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Murphy to
request that the town clerk contact the Democratic and Republican
committees submit the names of the nominees for these positions.
      So unanimously voted.
6)   1998 Community Survey responses submitted by the Town Planner
The Town Planner briefly discussed the 1998 Community Survey stating that
one of the uses for this survey is to assist the Planning Commission in
the update of the Comprehensive Plan for Jamestown.
      In addition, the Town Planner informed the Council that she was
formatting the results of this survey into a more user friendly packet and
will present that to the Council as soon as it is ready.
      It was moved by Councilor Wright, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to
accept the 1998 Community Survey responses as submitted by the Town
Planner.  So unanimously voted.
7)   Tree Warden Appointment
     a) Memorandum from RIDEM, Division of Forest Environment
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Pease to table
the Tree Warden appointment until the issues with the Tree Ordinance are
resolved.  So unanimously voted.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1)   Quonset/Davisville Liaison Committee re: schedule second workshop
It was moved by Councilor Wright, seconded by Councilor Murphy to schedule
a workshop with the Quonset/Davisville Liaison Committee to be held on
March 2, 1999 at 7:30 PM , with the placed to be determined by
availability.
      So unanimously voted.  It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded
by Councilor Murphy to invite our Senator, M. Teresa Paiva-Weed and
Representative George R. Levesque.  So unanimously voted.
2)   Transfer Station/Landfill re: schedule workshop (continued from
1/25/99)
Raymond Iannetta, North Main Road, requested that concerns of the
"Citizens at the North End" be addressed at this workshop.
      Because Mr. Iannetta will not be available for this meeting it was
suggested the he write a letter regarding these concerns and the Council
will make every effort to have them addressed at the workshop scheduled
for February 25, 1999 at 7:30 PM.
      Additionally, the Town Administrator stated that she would hold off
on the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the consultant being hired to work
with the Town regarding the Landfill site until after the meeting on
February 25.
3)   Approval of Harbor Management Commission 1999-2000 Marine Development
Fund budget (continued from 01/25/99)
The Town Administrator presented the Harbor Management Commission budget
for 1999/2000 to the Council for their approval.
      It was moved by Councilor Pease, seconded by Councilor Wright to
approve the budget as submitted.  So unanimously voted.
4)   Set date for the continuation of hearing for proposed zoning
ordinance amendments re: open space (continued from 02/01/99).
The date for the hearing continuation for proposed zoning ordinance
amendments regarding open space was confirmed as being set for March 10,
1999 at 7:30 PM, as voted at the hearing on February 1, 1999.
5)   Highway Barn (per Council President Amerigian)
At this time, Councilor Wright requested that the storage for sand and
salt listed under New Business be discussed.   Councilor Wright expressed
his concern with the time schedule of relocating the sand and salt which
is now kept at the Fort Wetherill site.
      It was moved by Councilor Wright, seconded by Councilor Murphy to
request the Town Administrator and Public Works Director to locate a
temporary storage site for this material.
      Several sites were suggested by Councilor Wright, specifically, the
Waste Water Treatment Plant, behind the South West Avenue Town office
buildings, Fort Getty, the Electric Company generator site, or the
Transfer Station.   So unanimously voted.
Arek Galle, Highway Barn Committee Chairperson, informed the Council that,
as previously requested by the Council, he was in the process of compiling
a list of Town equipment and will forward the list to the Council as soon
as it is completed.

COMMUNICATIONS

1)   Grievance from the International Brotherhood of Police Officers re:
Officer Keith J. Woodbine
The Town Administrator informed the Council that the issue regarding
Officer Keith J. Woodbine has been resolved.  It was moved by Councilor
Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Wright to accept the communication from
the International Brotherhood of Police Officers.  So unanimously voted.
2)   Letter from David Bolger and Mark Lancaster re: Quonset Point
It was moved by Councilor Wright, seconded by Councilor Pease to accept
the letter from David Bolger and Mark Lancaster and refer this
communication to the Quonset/Davisville Liaison Committee.
      So unanimously voted.
3)   Letter and engineer's report submitted by North End Citizens re:
highway barn
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Pease to accept
the communication and refer it to the Highway Barn Committee and send a
copy of it to Mr. Laszlo Siegmund for his comments.  So unanimously voted.
4)   Letter from the RIDOT, Director re: projects and funding under the
Transportation Enhancement Program
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Murphy to
accept this communication from RIDOT and refer it to the Town
Administrator for her feedback.  So unanimously voted.
NEW BUSINESS

1)   Water regulation/conservation

Councilor Murphy recused himself from this discussion and left the
platform.

The Town Solicitor made a brief presentation regarding a possible rebate
program which would be designed to conserve water in the Town of
Jamestown.
      In illustrating this proposed rebate, the Town Solicitor suggested
that a qualified resident would, for example, be awarded $100.00 toward
the purchase of a water conserving 1.6 gallon low flush toilet.    Income
and residency could be used as eligibility requirements for this rebate
program.
      Additional requirements could be made on a sliding scale or a
prioritizing system.
      The second component of this water conservation program would be
centered on clothes washer conversion.
      Specifically, this conservation effort could be mirrored after the
Tumble Wash Program which is being used in Austin, Texas.
      This program issues rebates for the purchase of low water usage
tumbling washing machines.
      Following discussion on this presentation, it was moved by Councilor
Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Wright to request that Senator Teresa
Paiva-Weed and Representative George Levesque be contacted to explore all
avenues, including but not limited to the Public Utilities Commission, to
make financial rebates available for water efficient washing machines.
      So voted.   Discussion continued regarding the availability of  any
grants or funding for a project specifically designed for the conservation
of water.
      It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Pease to
direct the Town Administrator, Public Works Director and Town Solicitor to
determine the availability of any grants or other financial assistance for
the purchase of low flow toilets or water efficient clothes washers.
      So voted.

Councilor Murphy returned to the Council table.

2)   Storage for sand and salt (per Councilor Wright)
Previously discussed.
3)   Peddler license renewal applications:
     Applicant
     Cove Grill
     Freddie Bing's Hotdog Thing
     Spinnaker's Cafe
It was moved by Councilor Pease, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to
approve the Peddler licenses for the Cove Grill, Freddie Bing's Hotdog
Thing, Spinnaker's Cafe subject to the resolution of taxes, debt and
required signatures and the completion of any missing information on the
application.  So unanimously voted.
4)   Private Investigator license renewal applications:
     Applicant
     Malcolm Brown
     Santino Campo, Jr.
     Robert Jannelle
     Ronald Lewis
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Pease to
approve the Private Investigator license renewals subject to the
resolution of taxes, debt and required signatures.  So unanimously voted.
5)   Sunday Sales license renewal applications:
     Applicant
     Baker's Pharmacy
     Bay View Bar & Grille
     Bay Voyage
     Central Garage
     Chopmist Charlie's
     Coffee Bean (The)
     Conanicut Christmas Trees
     Conanicut Island Art Association Conanicut Christmas Trees
     Conanicut Store (The)
     Conanicut Yacht Club
     Cumberland Farms Store #1108
     Dutch Harbor Boatyard, Inc.
     Hodgkiss Farm
     House of Pizza
     Jamestown Boat Yard
     Jamestown Designs
     Jamestown Golf & Country Club
        aka Caddy Shack
     Jamestown Oyster Bar
     Jamestown True Value Hardware
     Jamestown Xtra Mart
     McQuade's Laundromat
     McQuade's Supermarket
     Narragansett Cafe
     North End Antique's & Bargain Center
     Ocean State Scuba
     Portuguese American Citizens Club
     R & R Gallery
     Schoolhouse Cafe
     Secret Garden (The)
     Stonecraft Sterling
     Trattoria Simpatico
     Video Showcase
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Pease to
approve the Sunday Sales license renewals as listed above subject to the
resolution of taxes, debt and required signatures and the completion of
all information required on the application.  So unanimously voted.
6)   Trash Collector license renewal application:
     Applicant
     Island Rubbish Service, Inc.     
It was moved by Councilor Pease, seconded by Councilor Murphy to approve
the Trash Collector license renewal for Island Rubbish Service subject to
the resolution of taxes, debt and required signatures.
      So unanimously voted.         

OTHER COMMUNICATIONS

None

OPEN FORUM CONTINUED

Norma Willis, North Main Rd. requested that the Council answer her letter,
which was submitted to the Council at their last meeting, in writing.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

It was moved by Councilor Wright, seconded by Councilor Murphy to adjourn
to executive session at 9:23 PM.
      So unanimously voted.   Council returned to regular session at 9:45
PM.   There being no further business before the Council, it was moved by
Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Wright to adjourn the meeting
at 9:50 PM.  So unanimously voted.

Attest:

Arlene D. Kalooski
Town Clerk