TOWN COUNCIL
JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND
April 12, 1999
(as amended on April 26, 1999)

A regular meeting of the Jamestown Town Council was called to order at the
Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, at 7:37 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:
Maryanne Crawford, CPA, Town Administrator/Finance Director
Arlene D. Kalooski, Town Clerk
Quentin Anthony, Esq., Town Solicitor
Kellsey Hyman, Deputy Finance Director
Richard Allphin, Zoning Vice Chair
Steven J. Goslee, Public Works Director
Dennis Webster, Quonset/Davisville Liaison Committee Chair
Duncan Laurie, Fort Wetherill Committee, Chair

CONSENT AGENDA

It was requested that items 1a, 7, 8 and 9 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 amended
consent agenda consisted of:
  
2)   Bills and Payroll
3)   Copies of minutes of Boards and Committees
  a) Zoning Board of Review (01/26/99)   
  b) Quonset/Davisville Liaison Committee (03/15/99 & 03/18/99)
  c) Planning Commission (03/17/99)                  
4)   RICRMC notices
  a) Corrected assent: Neil and Doris E. Sullivan to maintain the existing
residential boating facility (Plat 4, Lot 49; 388 East Shore Road)
  b) Assent: Stephen Evangelista to construct a residential boating
facility (Plat 4, Lot 33; 368 East Shore Road
  c) Application for assent: Dominic and Patricia Manufo (Munafo) to
construct and maintain a residential boating facility (Plat 3, Lot 484;
1163 North Main Road)
  d) Maintenance Certification: Neil and Doloris (Doris) Sullivan to
replace worn or damaged pilings, stringers and decking (Plat 4, Lot 49;
388 East Shore Road)
  e) Finding of no significant impact
     i) Paul and Sandra Edgerley to pave existing driveway and install
infiltration trenches (Plat 8, Lot 645; 90 Bayview Drive)
     ii)   John Shaw to replace existing malfunctioning Individual Sewage
Disposal System (Plat 5, Lot 9; 161 Seaside Drive)
  f) Memorandum and proposed rules and regulations re: Protection and
Management of Freshwater Wetlands in the Vicinity of the Coast  
5)   RIDEM public notice re: Draft RIPDES general permit for discharges
associated with the treatment of groundwater contaminated by #2 fuel oil
6)   Conference (04/23/99) re: "The Future of Quonset Point"
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1)   Adoption of Council minutes:
  a) 03/22/99 (Regular Meeting)
Councilor Murphy requested that we strike the sentence from page 2 of 9
stating that It was moved by Councilor by Councilor Murphy, seconded by
Councilor Amerigian to have the Town Mapper......, as this motion is
repeated towards the end of this paragraph.
      Councilor Murphy requested that the following be added to page 3 of
9 after the statement by the Town Administrator add, these results were
given to the North end resident that complained.  On Page 4 of 9 Council
Murphy stated that the words in the downtown area were struck from this
motion.
      Councilor Murphy stated that he felt it was important to include the
Quonset Davisville Committee was not making a recommendation; however,
they would be sending 24 principles to the Governor. 
7)   Letter from the Humane Society of Jamestown, Inc. re: Animal Control
Officer
It was moved by Councilor Wright, seconded by Councilor Murphy to send a
copy of this communication from the Humane Society to the new Animal
Control Officer.  So unanimously voted.  
8)   Copy of resolution from the Town of Barrington re: Alcohol Awareness
Month
The Town Administrator stated that she would contact our Police Chief to
see if his department would be interested in taking a stand on this issue.
      It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Wright to
approve item 1a as amended and items 7 and 8.  So unanimously voted.
9)   Abatements/Addenda of taxes report of Tax Assessor filed 04/08/99
It was moved by Councilor Dolce, seconded by Councilor Murphy to approve
the Abatements/Addenda of taxes report.
      So voted by four in favor, none opposed, and Councilor Wright
recused.  

EXECUTIVE SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT

Motion by Councilor Dolce, seconded by Councilor Murphy to enter into
executive session, as scheduled, to discuss potential litigation regarding
marina expansion, in accordance with RIGL 42-46-5(a)(2).
     So unanimously voted.

OPEN FORUM

1)   Scheduled Requests to Address

2)   Non-Agenda Requests to Address
Sandy Kane, North Main Road requested information regarding three letters
sent to the Public Works Director, dated February 4, 1999, February 19,
1999 and March 8, 1999.
      Additionally, Mr. Kane requested answers to three specific
questions:  1)  there have been two plans requested for removal of the
sludge; has a formalized plan been approved to dispose of sludge?  2) 
what is being done about the overall drainage problem at the former
landfill?  and 3)  regarding the improper drainage which goes across North
Road, has a plan been implemented with proper advisory people assisting
the Public Works Director?  It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded
by Councilor Murphy to have the Town Administrator reply directly to Mr.
Kane regarding these issues.
      So unanimously voted.  There was further discussion on the need for
communication between Town Administration, Council and concerned
residents.
      Additionally, concern was raised regarding the road location and
structure to access the proposed highway barn if it is located on lot 47.
      Both Summit Avenue access and access across the former landfill were
also discussed.
REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND TOWN OFFICIALS

1)   Town Administrator's report (attached hereto)
a)   Requested action by Council
  i) Software recommended by the computer study committee
It was moved by Councilor Wright, seconded by Councilor Murphy to award
the bid for the tax administration and collection software to Opal (Opal
was the lowest qualified bidder), for an amount not to exceed $44,250.00 
So unanimously voted.
  ii)   Authorization to enter a three year contract with Delta Dental
It was moved by Councilor Pease, seconded by Councilor Murphy to authorize
the Town Administrator to enter into a three year contract with Delta
Dental.
      So unanimously voted. iii)  Quonset Point Partners, Martin Grasso 
No action was taken on this.
2)   Memorandum from the Town Clerk re: May, 1999 Town Council schedule   
Although this Council is prepared to meet on May 10, 1999, it was moved by
Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Pease to schedule a special
Council Meeting prior to the Water and Sewer meeting, at which time the
newly elected Council and appointed officials will be sworn in.
      So unanimously voted.  It was moved by Councilor Murphy, seconded by
Councilor Amerigian to cancel the regular Town Council meeting scheduled
for May 10, 1999.  So unanimously voted.
3)   Quonset/Davisville Liaison Committee
  a) Summary re: clarification and facts concerning the committee
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Murphy to
accept the communication from the Quonset/Davisville Liaison Committee.
      So unanimously voted.
  b) Letter re: Stakeholders' Principles
It was moved by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Pease to accept
the communication regarding the 24 principles agreed on at the March 22,
1999 Stakeholders meeting at Quonset.  So unanimously voted.
  c) Letter re: Conference (04/23/99) re: "The Future of Quonset Point"   
It was moved by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Wright to request
that someone from the Quonset/Davisville Liaison Committee attend the
conference on April 23, 1999, with expenses for this to come from the
Council's budget under materials and supplies.
      So unanimously voted.    d) Letter re: draft Stakeholder's Report to
the Governor
Discussion ensued regarding the Resolution by the Jamestown Town Council
on the potential port and the impact it will have on Jamestown and the
Narragansett Bay, and requests from other communities regarding this
Resolution.
     With permission from Dennis Webster, Quonset/Davisville Liaison
Committee Chair, it was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by
Councilor Murphy to give Mr. Webster's name to communities requesting
additional information on the potential port.  So unanimously voted.
4)   Memorandum from the Conservation Commission re: proposed town highway
facility sites
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Murphy to
accept the memorandum from the Conservation Commission.
      So unanimously voted.
5)   Memorandum and report from the Parking Committee/R.O.W. Subcommittee
re: public shoreline access and rights-of-way in Jamestown
It was moved by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to
accept the memorandum and report from the Parking Committee regarding
shoreline access and rights-of-way in Jamestown and to place it on the
agenda for the next Council meeting.  So unanimously voted.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1)   Water and Sewer issues (continued from 03/15/99)   
  a) Water and Sewer Budget
Councilor Amerigian requested further explanation from the Public Works
Director regarding several items on the Capital Budget portion of the
Water and Sewer budget.
      It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Pease to
table the budget until the next Water and Sewer meeting.  
  b) Water Conservation Regulations
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Wright to table
this until the next Water and Sewer meeting.
      So voted with four in favor, none opposed, and Councilor Murphy
recused.
2)   Tax Relief for the elderly (continued from 03/22/99)
  a) Set date for public hearing (Memorandum from the Town Clerk)
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Pease to
schedule hearing for the legislation regarding Tax Relief for the Elderly
on April 26, 1999 with an advertisement in the Jamestown Press.
      So unanimously voted.
3)   Highway Barn
  a) General discussion (continued from 03/22/99)
The Town Administrator advised the Council that the magnetic survey on lot
47 has been completed and she anticipates receiving the results of this
survey before the next Council meeting.
      Donald Forest, 84 Summit Avenue inquired as to whether the Council
made a decision on where this highway barn will go.
      Councilor Amerigian stated that, at present, all testing has not
been completed; therefore a decision may not be made until that testing
and evaluation has been completed.   There was a lengthy discussion
regarding where the access road to the highway barn would be located if
lot 47 was used.  Councilor Wright stated that the Highway Barn Committee
did not recommend the use of Summit Avenue and also that Councilor Murphy
stated that no one on the Council had stated that Summit Avenue be used.
Norma Willis, North Main Road asked for an update on the consultant being
hired by the town to assist in the site remediation plan for the former
landfill.
      The Town Administrator informed the Council that she has consulted
with two engineering firms to assist her in putting together the bid
specifications for the project, noting that Jamestown is one of the first
communities in Rhode Island to enter into this program.
Rosemary Woodside, 23 Skysail Court requested information on the bidding
process and the hiring of  Dr. Frohlich to do the magnetic survey of lot
47.  The Town Administrator went over the bidding policy and procedure
that was followed for the selection of Dr. Frohlich.
Bruce McIntyre, 49 Clarke Street expressed his concerns regarding any test
results which may be immediately reported and the possibility that testing
may not inform us of the pollution which may  be found in future years.
       Additionally, Mr. McIntyre suggested that the Town equipment should
be located mid-town so that the equipment would be accessible in the event
of an emergency.
Raymond Iannetta, North Road initiated discussion on the buffer zone
(Holly Lane) and access to lot 47.
      Additionally, Mr. Iannetta inquired where the school buses would be
parked if the highway barn is located on lot 47.
       As the discussion continued, it was noted by Councilor Amerigian
that the site location for the highway barn has not as yet been decided. 
With the concern expressed by several residents regarding the legality of
constructing a road across the former landfill, it was moved by Councilor
Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Murphy to have the Town Administrator
research this possibility and to put this on the Agenda for the next
Council meeting.  So unanimously voted.
  b) Revisiting Southwest Avenue as potential site (per Councilor Wright)
Councilor Wright stated that he felt until the size of the highway barn is
determined, and the possibility of storing sand, salt and other items
offsite, we should keep the Southwest Avenue site as a potential site.
  c) RIDEM test results re: water runoff from former landfill (continued
from 03/22/99)
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Murphy to
accept the communication from RIDEM.  So unanimously voted.
  d) Copy of letter from Councilor Murphy to the Administrator
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Wright to
accept the communication from Councilor Murphy.
      So unanimously voted.  Discussion ensued regarding the estimated
cost of building a highway barn.
      Many factors were considered in the discussion of cost estimate,
such as, size of building needed, storage material, and site costs.
      It was moved by Councilor Wright, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to
request that the highway barn committee chairperson state what type of
building could be built for approximately $300,000.00.  There was no vote
on this motion and it was withdrawn.
      In consideration of the size of the building needed, it was moved by
Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to request that the Town
Administrator work with the department heads to establish what equipment
must be stored inside and what can be stored outside and come back to the
Water and Sewer meeting. So unanimously voted.
At the request of Alek Galle, Chair of the Highway Barn Committee, it was
moved by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Wright to reappoint
Gerard Barrette to the Highway Barn Committee.  So unanimously voted.
Robert Sutton, 28 Rosemary Lane, suggested to the Council that the town
consider hiring an architect consultant that would assist the town in
developing a step by step plan for the development and construction of a
site and facility for the proposed highway barn.
      Gerard Barrette stated that he believes what is needed at this time
is a site engineer, which in the long run, will save the Town money.  
4)   Land bank (continued from 03/22/99)
  a) Proposed composition of committee
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Murphy to table
this item until the next Council meeting.  So unanimously voted.
5)   New Peddlar License application:(continued from 03/22/99)
     Applicant               Location
     Horizon Meat and Seafood         Island wide(door to door)
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Pease to
request the town clerk to advise the representative for Horizon Meat and
Seafood to appear before the Council on April 26, 1999 to answer questions
from the Council.  So unanimously voted.
6)   Aqua Fund
  a) Updated material        
It was moved by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to table
this item until the Town Administrator receives updated material.
      So unanimously voted.

COMMUNICATIONS

1)   Grievance submitted by the International Brotherhood of Police
Officers, Jamestown Local 305 re: Sergeant William G. Donovan
It was moved by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to
accept the grievance submitted by the International Brotherhood of Police
Officers, Jamestown.  So unanimously voted.
2)   Letter from the Conanicut Island Art Association re: extension of
show schedule  
It was moved by Councilor Wright, seconded by Councilor Pease to approve
the extension of show schedule for the Conanicut Island Art Association.
      So unanimously voted.
3)   Copy of letter from Hazel B. Turley to Army Corps of Engineers re:
proposed expansion of the Conanicut Marina
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Murphy to
accept the communication from Hazel Turley.  So unanimously voted.

4)   Letter from the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census re:
Census 2000
It was moved by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to
accept the Communication from the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of the
Census.  So unanimously voted.
5)   Letter of thanks from the Quononoquott Garden Club and request for
permission to change location for planting of Golden Chain Tree (from Town
Cemetery to Town Hall)
It was moved by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to
approve the change in location for the planting of the golden Chain tree
to the Town Hall.  So unanimously voted.
6)   Letter from Milton Bickford re: proposed expansion of Conanicut
Marina
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Pease to accept
the communication regarding the expansion of the Conanicut Marina.
      So unanimously voted.
7)   Letter from the US Environmental Protection Agency re: request for
proposals for Wetland Protection Grants
Motion moved and seconded to forward the letter from US Environmental
Protection Agency to the Town Planner was withdrawn.
      It was moved by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Pease to
accept the letter from the US Environmental Protection Agency and forward
this communication to the Conservation Commission.  So unanimously voted.

NEW BUSINESS

1)   Millennium celebration
  a) Narragansett Avenue (State road) re: possibility of closing road
  b) Town's role
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Murphy to table
this agenda item until the next Council meeting.  So unanimously voted.  

Councilor Pease left the meeting at 11:10 PM

2)   Fort Wetherill memorandum of understanding with the State of RI
Mr. Sutton presented a rendering of the state facility to be housed at
Fort Wetherill.
      In addition, Mr. Sutton presented an agreement that was produced
with input from the Town Solicitor as a memorandum of understanding with
the State of RI and exhibits and site plan, as part of this agreement.
       Mr. Sutton informed the Council that the design process is expected
to be completed sometime in July and construction should begin in early
Fall.
      This memo of understanding has been approved by the National Park
Service.
      Additionally, Mr. Sutton discussed that the floor plans included in
the memorandum of understanding.
      David Swain, Fort Wetherill Committee member and Patrick Bolger,
Harbor Management Commission Chair requested that the Town Council go over
the suggestions made by the Fort Wetherill Committee and the Harbor
Management Commission before this memorandum is accepted.  Duncan Laurie,
Fort Wetherill Committee Chair requested that issues that were presented
to the Town Administrator be addressed in this memorandum of
understanding.  
Lastly, Mr. Sutton referenced that the parking for this site will be
public parking and not specific to the marina.
      It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Murphy to
refer this memorandum of understanding, along with the exhibits, to the
Fort Wetherill Committee and the Harbor Management Commission, and request
that they communicate to the Town Solicitor so that we can have a final
draft of this agreement by the next Council meeting.
      So voted, with four in favor and Councilor Pease absent for this
vote.
3)   One-day license requests:
     Applicant               Type/location  Date
     Jamestown Chamber of          Entertainment  04/25/99
          Commerce           (Community Ctr.)
It was moved by Councilor Murphy, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to
approve the one day entertainment license, with the fee waived, for the
Jamestown Chamber of Commerce for April 25.  So unanimously voted.
     Jamestown PTO*          Bingo       04/30/99
                       (Melrose Ave. School)
     *Request waiver of license fee
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Murphy to
approve the license for the Jamestown PTO and waive the fee.
      So unanimously voted.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Murphy to adjourn to
executive session at 11:52 PM.
     So unanimously voted. Council returned to regular session at 12:16
AM. Motion by Councilor Dolce, seconded by Councilor Wright to seal the
minutes of the executive session to the public.
     So voted by four in favor and Councilor Pease absent from this
session.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business before Council, motion by Councilor
Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Murphy to adjourn the meeting at 12:18
AM. So unanimously voted.

Attest:

Arlene D. Kalooski
Town Clerk