TOWN COUNCIL
JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND
June 28, 1999

A regular meeting of the Jamestown Town Council was called to order at the
Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, at 7:09 PM by Council
President David J. Long. The following members were present:
Kenneth J. Littman, Vice President
Craig A. Amerigian
Bruce W. McIntyre
David Swain
Also present were:
Maryanne Crawford, CPA, Town Administrator/Finance Director
Arlene D. Kalooski, Town Clerk
Quentin Anthony, Esq., Town Solicitor
Richard Allphin, Zoning Vice Chair
Arthur J. Christman, Fire ChiefChristopher Powell, Conservation Commission
Chair
Dennis Webster, Quonset Davisville Liaison Chair

CONSENT AGENDA

Councilor Amerigian asked that item #1 be removed from the consent agenda.
     Motion by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Littman 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) Library Board of Trustees (05/18/99)
  b) Planning Commission (06/02/99)
  c) Quonset/Davisville Liaison Committee (06/09/99)
  d) Zoning Board of Review (06/01/99)                  
4)   RICRMC notices
  a) Corrected residential dock assent: Estate of Anne A. Ewing to
maintain a private residential boating facility (Plat 9, Lot 330; 90
Racquet Road)   
  b) Finding of no significant impact:
     i) Judith and Peter Twombly to replace existing deck and construct
and maintain stairs to grade level (Plat 9, Lot 428; 43 Marine Avenue)
     ii)   Regina Gagne to replace existing siding (Plat 7, Lot 135;14
Seaview Avenue)
  c) Notice of modification to assent: Robert T. and Marcia J. Gallucci to
conduct modifications to an existing residential boating facility (Plat 7,
Lot 98; 52 East Shore Road)
  d) Meeting notice (06/29/99)
5)   RIDEM notices: 
  a) Department of Water Resources re: Narragansett Bay Estuary Program
  b) Annual Report-1998      
6)   Copy of resolutions from other municipalities: 
  a) Town of South Kingstown re: development of port at Quonset
Point-Davisville
  b) Town of Glocester re: grants for used motor oil
7)   The Visionary, Spring 1999 edition
8)   Letter of congratulations from Gale Marks
9)   Copy of Harbor Management Commission reply re: State of RI, No
Discharge Area.
10)  Abatement/Addenda of taxes report of Tax Assessor filed 06/24/99
+++++++++++++++++++

1)   Adoption of Council minutes:
  a) 06/14/99 (regular meeting)
Councilor Littman informed the Clerk that it was he that was appointed to
the Parking Committee as Council liaison, not Councilor Amerigian.
      It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Long to
accept the minutes with the change to page 5 stating that Councilor
Littman was appointed to the Parking Committee.  So unanimously voted.

EXECUTIVE SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT

None
The Town Solicitor requested that the Council authorize settlement of the
law suit against CIGNA for the amount mentioned in his correspondence.
      It was moved by Councilor McIntyre, seconded by Councilor Long to
accept the offer of the insurance company regarding counsel fees incurred
as a result of litigation.  So unanimously voted.

OPEN FORUM

1)   Scheduled Requests to Address

None

2)   Non-Agenda Requests to Address
Councilor McIntyre noted that parking at Mackerel Cove has become a
problem.
      Discussion ensued as to whether the possibility of angle parking or
one way travel in the parking area would help alleviate the problem.
      The Conservation Chair, Christopher Powell stated that the
Department of Transportation did design the parking scheme; however, it
was noted that due to road work there may have been a loss of parking
space.
      The Town Administrator requested that she have the opportunity to go
over this with the Recreation Director and report back to the Council. 

John Doty, 17 Union Street, informed the Council that the Highway
Department did not finish trimming the grass at the Cemetery.
      In addition he reported that the Cemetery on Narragansett Avenue was
not trimmed behind the stone wall.
      The Town Administrator was asked to check into this by Councilor
Long.

REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND TOWN OFFICIALS

Lisa Bryer, Town Planner arrived at 7:23 PM

1)   Town Administrator's report (attached hereto)
Town Administrator's report
  a) Requested action by Council (for details, please see posted Town
Administrator's report, for Council consideration/action)
The Town Administrator reported on the status of the reservoir.
      She stated that the Director of Public Works informed her that there
were some problems over this weekend.
      The reservoir is down 21 inches and we have pumped over 400,000
gallons this weekend, even with the water ban in effect.
      Additionally, the Town Administrator reported that she spoke to the
North Kingstown Town Manager and has been assured that they will help
supply Jamestown with water in an emergency.
      The Public Works Department is preparing the pipe from North
Kingstown to Jamestown to make sure that if a water emergency should
arise, we are ready.
      Several suggestions concerning notification of the public regarding
the water status in Jamestown were discussed; such as, signage, and a
press release in the Jamestown Press showing graphics of reservoir and
water status.
      The Town Administrator informed the Council that the Public Works
Director is having special signs made which will be posted in public view.
      John Doty, 17 Union Street, stated that bushes and grass are growing
up the sides of the reservoir and have not been trimmed in a very long
time.
      Councilor Swain noted that he understood that there was a problem
with the Water Treatment Plant getting water to the Jamestown Golf Club.
      The Town Administrator was directed to follow up on the Water
Treatment Plant.
  a) Committee work sessions
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Littman to
schedule a work session with the Conservation Commission at 8:30 PM on
July 19, 1999 and meet with the Quonset Davisville Liaison Committee at
7:00 PM on July 6, 1999.  So unanimously voted.
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor McIntyre to
meet with the Planning Commission at 8:00 PM on July 6, 1999.
      So unanimously voted.  It was moved Councilor Amerigian, seconded by
Councilor McIntyre to schedule a work session with the Highway Barn
Committee at 7:00 PM on July 14, 1999.
      So unanimously voted.  It was noted that all these meetings are
pending the availability of committee members and site.
      At this time, Councilor McIntyre moved to increase the size of the
Highway Barn Committee by an additional resident.
      Councilor Amerigian stated that this was not an appropriate time to
increase this committee; it should be looked at again after the Council
meets with the Highway Barn Committee.
      Former Council member Ellicott Wright suggested that  if the
committee is increased, the position should be advertised and interested
residents interviewed.  Motion was withdrawn.  
It was moved by Councilor Swain, seconded by Councilor Littman to attend
the Planning Commission's work session to discuss the Downtown Improvement
project on July 29, 1999 at the Library.
      So unanimously voted.   It was moved by Councilor Amerigian,
seconded by Councilor Littman to cancel the meeting on July 6th with the
Planning Commission.
      So unanimously voted.  It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded
by Councilor Littman to meet with the Planning Commission prior to the
Downtown Improvement Workshop on July 29, 1999 at 6:30 PM.  
  b) Appointment of a council member to serve on the sub-committee for
Wastewater Management Program
It was moved by Councilor Littman, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to
appoint Council President David Long to the sub-committee for the
Wastewater Management Program.  So unanimously voted. 
  c) Attend the Planning Commission's workshop to discuss the Downtown
Improvement Project on July 29th at the Library
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Littman to have the
Council attend the Downtown Improvement Project workshop on July 29, 1999.
      So unanimously voted.

The Town Solicitor suggested that the Council may want to decide if they
would like the ISDS variances to be handled administratively, with only
the variances that the Council should be concerned with put on the agenda,
or if, as presently handled, all variances be put on the agenda for the
Council to review.
      Discussion continued, bringing about areas of concern, such as, some
of the variances may be trivial while others may be of great importance to
the community, and the short time frame for replies to the State.
      The possibility of requests for a distance variance being reviewed
by the Town Administrator and Building Official before being put on the
Agenda was also discussed.    It was suggested that Town Administrator
request input from the Wastewater Management Consultant to assist the
Council in the adoption of a policy for this issue.
      The Town Administrator will report back to the Council with
additional information regarding this issue.
2)   Beavertail State Park Advisory Committee (1 vacancy; term ending
12/2000)
  a) Letters of interest
     i) James E. Doorley
     ii)   J. Peter McGuirl
     iii)  Agnes Rarity Curtis
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Swain to have
the clerk set up interviews for the position available on the Beavertail
State Park Advisory Committee for  July 12, 1999, beginning at 6:15.
      So unanimously voted.
3)   Planning Commission (1 vacancy; term ending 12/2002)
  a) Letters of interest from those previously interviewed
     i) Marcia A. Lindsay    
     ii)   Michael F. Schnack
     iii)  Laszlo S. Siegmund
  b) If favorable, set date for interviews
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to
interview the candidates for the Planning Commission vacancy prior to the
Water & Sewer meeting on July 19, 1999, beginning at 6:15.
      So unanimously voted.
4)   Letter from the Quonset/Davisville Liaison Committee re: letter dated
04/12/99 from John Swen, RI Economic Development Corp.
Dennis Webster, Quonset Davisville Liaison Committee Chair, reviewed three
draft letters that his committee submitted to the Council for their
consideration.
      Mr. Webster suggested that, if these letters are adopted, the
Council allow Council President David Long to make changes if necessary.
       It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Swain to
authorize the sending of these letters and to request that Council
President David Long make any necessary changes.
      So unanimously voted.  It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded
by Councilor Long that draft letter #2 be sent to the eight cities and
towns that have taken a position, and that this letter also be sent to any
additional towns or cities that may take a position in the near future.
     So unanimously voted.
5)   Memorandum from the Planning Commission re: current projects and
issues 
Previously discussed.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1)   Jamestown Oyster Bar re: proposed handicap ramp
  a) Report from Solicitor re: ownership 
The Town Solicitor notified the Council that a State law mandates that the
RIDOT make these decisions; therefore, it is believed that the Town will
not be involved in this.  
2)   Town of North Kingstown resolution re: 1999 Summer Youth Litter Corps
grant money 
The Town Administrator requested that she be allowed to talk to the
Recreation Director regarding this and report back to the Council.
      It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Long to
table this item to the next Council meeting.  So unanimously voted.
3)   Water Resource Protection Committee
  a) Establish responsibilities
The Town Solicitor noted that he continues to work on this; however,
because of vacation schedules, he was unable to contact other solicitors
that have dealt with this issue.
      The Conservation Commission Chair noted that he believes there is
some confusion on the name and charge of this committee.
      It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Long to
table this item for the next Council meeting.  So unanimously voted.
4)   Selection of Town Solicitor (Per Council President Long)
The clerk was instructed to contact all applicants and begin setting up
interviews on July 7 and July 8.  Interviews will be posted and held at
the Police Station, lasting approximately 45 minutes each.
5)   Highway Barn
Previously discussed
6)   Proposed expansion of Conanicut Marina 
  a) Request and information from William and Marilyn Munger (hand
delivered at special meeting on 06/21/99)
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Littman to
accept the information from William and Marilyn Munger.
      So unanimously voted.
  b) Letter from Mark Liberati (hand delivered by clerk at meeting on
06/14/99)  
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor McIntyre to
accept the letter from Mark Liberati.  So unanimously voted.

COMMUNICATIONS

1)   Letter from Marilyn Heller re: Lawn Avenue ballfield
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Littman to have
the Town Administrator discuss this issue with the Recreation Department.
      So unanimously voted.
2)   Letter with attachments from Ann and Donald Muir re: cease and desist
order
Resident Donald Muir inquired if and when the Town would get involved with
notices from CRMC regarding issues, such as the modification assent to a
resident on East Shore Road.
      Conservation Commission Chair Christopher Powell stated that his
committee does reply to CRMC if they have any concerns.
     Councilor Swain informed Mr. Muir of his right to contact CRMC
regarding this issue.
      It was moved by Councilor Swain, seconded by Councilor Long to
accept this letter.  So unanimously voted.
3)   Letter from Thomas F. Ginnerty re: request for stop signs
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor McIntyre to refer
this matter to the Town Administrator and request that she check with the
Chief of Police and report back to the Council.  So unanimously voted.
4)   Letter with attachments from Mark A. Cote re: ISDS variance request
by Michael Veltri (Spindrift Street) 
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor McIntyre to
refer this to the Building Official for his response to the Council.
      So unanimously voted.
5)   Copy of letter from Robert D and Margaret A. Grenier to RIDEM re:
ISDS variance request (Plat 14, Lot 96; Stern Street) 
It was moved by Councilor Swain, seconded by Councilor McIntyre to request
that the Town Solicitor ask for an extension on this so that the Town can
adequately respond.
      So unanimously voted. McIntyre. So unanimously voted.  Councilor
Swain suggested we begin to work on a policy of how we want to handle
these issues.
      It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Long to
accept this communication.  So unanimously voted.

NEW BUSINESS

1)   Solid Waste and Recycling Service Agreement between the Town of
Jamestown and the RI Recovery Corp. (July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2001)  
Councilor Amerigian asked the Town Administrator if we have received any
income from this in the past?  The Town Administrator reported that we
have received a small amount in the past.
      Following a short discussion, it was moved by Councilor Amerigian,
seconded by Councilor McIntyre to authorize the Council President to sign
the contract between the Town of Jamestown and the RI Recovery
Corporation.  So unanimously voted.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

None
ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business before Council, motion by Councilor
Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Littman to adjourn the meeting at 8:34
PM. So unanimously voted.

Attest:

Arlene D. Kalooski
Town Clerk