TOWN COUNCIL
JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND
July 12, 1999

A regular meeting of the Jamestown Town Council was called to order at the
Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, at 7:03 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
Steven J. Goslee, Public Works Director
Richard Allphin, Zoning Vice Chair
Thomas P. Tighe, Chief of Police
Arthur J. Christman, Fire Chief
AWARDS, PRESENTATION AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

None

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSING COMMISSION

1)   Application of the Holy Ghost Society c/o Portuguese American
Citizens Club for a Class F-1 (19 hour; full) alcoholic beverage license
(08/07/99; Outside patio and exterior grounds)
Joseph Perry, President of the Holy Ghost Society, appeared before the
Council to answer questions regarding the application for a one day Class
F-1 alcoholic beverage license for the Feast of the Holy Ghost (Festa do
Espirito Santo).
      Mr. Perry informed the Council that this request is for a special
event license to cover the use of the patio and exterior grounds of the
Portuguese Americian Club located on Narragansett Avenue.
      Additionally, Mr. Perry stated that his present insurance will cover
this event and that there will be a security committee to police the
event.
     The Chief of Police stated that through the years there have been
very few problems at that location.
      It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor McIntyre
to approve the Class F-1 alcoholic beverage license, subject to the
resolution of any debts, taxes and appropriate signatures.
      So unanimously voted.

CONSENT AGENDA

It was requested that item #7 be removed from the consent agenda.
      Motion by Councilor Swain,  seconded by Council President Long to
approve the consent agenda as amended. So unanimously voted. The amended
consent agenda consisted of:

1)   Adoption of Council minutes:
  a) 06/21/99 (special meeting)
  b) 06/28/99 (regular meeting)    
2)   Bills and Payroll
3)   Copies of minutes of Boards and Committees
  a) Quonset/Davisville Liaison Committee (06/22/99)
  b) Planning Commission (06/16/99)                     
4)   RICRMC notices
  a) Finding of no significant impact:
     i) David L. Piccoli, II to install (3) 8 foot sections of fence along
property line, install a concrete pad for hot tub and construct and
maintain storage, changing and shower area (Plat 2, Lot 84; 584 East Shore
Road) 
     ii)   John Perrotti to construct and maintain an above ground pool
(Plat 5, Lot 16;133 Seaside Drive)
     iii)  James Bishop, Jr., Trustee to construct and maintain a shed
(Plat 8, Lot 268;50 Bay View Drive)
     iv)   Joseph Ciabattoni to construct and maintain 2nd story dormer,
replace existing windows and re-side house (Plat 7, Lot 50; 16 East Shore
Road) 
  b) Assents:    
     i) Application: Adele Beck to construct and maintain a residential
boating facility (Plat 14, Lot 6; 63 Seaside Drive)
     ii)   Modification: Peter A. DiBiase to install ISDS (Plat 5, Lot 3;
185 Seaside Drive)
5)   RIDEM, Insignificant alteration-permit: Richard Wing-request for
preliminary determination (Plat 4, Lot 147; 844 North Main Road)         
6)   Ethics Today newsletter-Spring/Summer 1999 issue
8)   Letter of thanks from the Quononocott Garden Club re: proclamation
9)   Letter and booklet entitled,"Community Partnership Program" from the
National Organization on Disability
10)  Letter of thanks from US Representative, Patrick J. Kennedy re: Land
and Water Conservation Fund
11)  Abatement/Addenda of taxes report of Tax Assessor filed 07/08/99

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7)   Letter from the Honorable Governor Almond re: awarding of grant in
the amount of $42,000 from the RI Small Cities Community Development Block
Grant Program

The Town Planner informed the Council that this award represented
Jamestown's portion of money received by five Towns and Cities in Newport
and Bristol Counties.
      A portion of his money was targeted for the demolition of buildings
in Newport and the construction of a Newport County campus of the
Community College of Rhode Island.
     It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Long to
accept item #7. So unanimously voted.

EXECUTIVE SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT

Motion by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Swain to enter into
executive session as scheduled to discuss the Town Solicitor selection
status, in accordance with RIGL 42-46-5(a)(1)(personnel).
      So unanimously voted.

The Town Solicitor reminded the Council that the negotiations that he
recently wrote to them about is an appropriate subject for executive
session.
      The Town Solicitor requested that this item, further explained as
the acquisition of land on Eldred Avenue, be put on the agenda under
executive session for the Town Council meeting on July 26, 1999. 
 
OPEN FORUM

1)   Scheduled Requests to Address

2)   Non-Agenda Requests to Address
Nick Robertson of 109 Carr Lane, member of the Affordable Housing
Committee, informed the Council that the Beavertail Lighthouse caretaker
position has, in the past, gone before the Affordable Housing Committee
and that the tenants should meet HUD guidelines and be responsible for
community service, such as grounds and building maintenance.
      Mr. Robertson stated that there hasn't been any notification to this
committee regarding any of the applicants.
      The Town Administrator stated that she was unfamiliar with this
stipulation; however, she would look into it.
      It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Long to
request that the Town Administrator communicate with Mr. Robertson and
gather information that he has, and Council minutes addressing this issue
and report back to the Council.  So unanimously voted.
REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND TOWN OFFICIALS

1)   Town Administrator's report (attached hereto)
  a) Requested action by Council (for details, please see the attached
Town Administrator's report)
The Town Administrator reported to the Council that the north reservoir is
down by 31 inches and seems to be dropping fairly significantly at this
time.
      Additionally, the Town Administrator informed the Council that she
has met with the Recreation Director and the Chief of Police regarding the
parking at Mackerel Cove and there is a plan in place to help correct
parking problems by switching the entrance to the west end and the exit to
the east end of the beach.

  i) New date for joint workshop with the Planning Commission
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Littman to
reschedule the Planning Commission work session from July 29 to August 18,
1999.  So unanimously voted.

     ii)   Authorize the Town Administrator to proceed with the
arrangement for the donation of land to the Town
Discussion ensued regarding environmental issues that may effect a
property being donated to the Town of Jamestown.
      The Town Solicitor stated that in many instances like this a "mini
study"  could be conducted to ensure that the property is as presented. 
The Town Administrator informed the Council that the Director of Public
Works is presently being consulted.   It was moved by Councilor Long,
seconded by Councilor Swain to proceed with the arrangements for the
donation of this property.  So unanimously voted.

     iii)  Authorizing the use of the Community Center and the recreation
department's PA system by "No Port Coalition" for a rally.
The Town Administrator informed the Council that Veteran's Memorial Square
is being requested for the site of this rally.
      Hazel Turley, a Jamestown resident, notified the Council that the
date was changed to July 27, 1999 so as not to conflict with the Circus.
      It was moved by Councilor 
Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Long to authorize the use of the
Community Center, in case of rain, for the No Port Coalition rally and
approve the use of the communication system for this event.
      So unanimously voted.

     iv)   Appoint a Councilman to serve on the committee to select the
environmental engineer for the landfill.
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Swain to appoint
Councilor Amerigian to serve on the committee to select the environmental
engineer for the landfill. So unanimously voted.

Regarding other issues mentioned in the Town Administrator's report, 
Councilor McIntyre requested additional information on parking at Mackerel
Cove.
      The Town Administrator stated that she would provide the Council
with additional information including the amount of parking places and a
configuration of this parking area.

Councilor Littman requested additional information on the bid for the
ladder truck for the Fire Department.
      The Town Administrator reiterated from her report that the ladder
does not comply with bid specifications.
      The Fire Chief requested that the Council consider the low bid for
the ladder truck because the ladder included in this bid meets the
specifications of the NFPA.
      Captain Rezendes of the Jamestown Fire Department reinforced the
feeling of the Chief, stating that these ladders are rated the same, the
difference is in the tip load.
      The ladders are almost the same, with a difference of approximately
3/4 inch in height, width and length.
      Captain Rezendes informed the Council that in review of the
committee, it was felt that the ladder presented with the low bid is a
better piece of apparatus than the original.
      The Town Solicitor stated that it would be in the best interest of
the Town to review this material before making a decision.
     It was moved by Councilor Swain, seconded by Councilor McIntyre to
have the Fire Chief review the material with the Town Administrator and
the Town Solicitor and continue this to the Water and Sewer meeting on
July 19, 1999.

Mark Rotondo requested that the Council consider the request of stop signs
for America Way.
      The Town Administrator stated that based on the recommendation of
the Police Chief, it was decided not to put stop signs on America Way.
       Discussion ensued on the study that the Police Chief conducted and
the information gathered regarding the use of stop signs.
      Mr. Rotondo restated the position of the residents in the area of
America Way and their reasons for requiring stop signs.
      The Police Chief felt that if stop signs are put in areas that do
not warrant them, which has been substantiated by the study done in the
America Way area, it leaves the Town with a tremendous liability of
policing those stop signs.
       Mary Webster of Mt.
     Hope Avenue, stated that there are other ways of controlling traffic
and requested that the Town investigate the use of traffic control devices
which are being used by several other communities and perhaps consider a
study committee to research this issue.
      It was the consensus of the Council that they agree with the Chief
of Police's recommendations.
      The Chief stated the he will investigate other traffic control
devices and report back to the Council.  No Council action taken.

It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Littman to accept
the letter hand delivered by Arthur Christman, expressing his feelings
regarding the proposed highway barn.  So unanimously vote.

2)   Beavertail State Park Advisory Committee (1 vacancy; term ending
12/2000)
  a) Letters of interest
     i) James E. Doorley (withdrew 07/08/99)
     ii)   J. Peter McGuirl
     iii)  Agnes Rarity Curtis

It was moved by Councilor Littman, seconded by Councilor Long to appoint
Agnes Rarity Curtis to serve on the Beavertail State Park Advisory
Committee, term ending 12/2000.  So unanimously voted.

3)   Planning Commission
  a) Memorandum re: joint work session with the Town Council (07/29/99)
Previously discussed.

  b) Memorandum: proposed zoning ordinance amendment submitted by SAI
Corporation (Paws and Claws)
Following a brief discussion, it was moved by Councilor Amerigian,
seconded by Councilor Long to schedule a public hearing on this proposed
amendment for the Town Council meeting on Tuesday, August 10, 1999.
      So unanimously voted.

4)   Water Resource Protection Committee (unspecified # of vacancies)

  a) Letters of interest (none received; if favorable, readvertise)
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Littman to
readvertise the position for service on the Water Resource Protection
Committee.  So unanimously voted.

5)   Letters from the Quonset/Davisville Liaison Committee
  a) Request for special town council meeting (07/19/99) re: draft letter
to RI Economic Development Corporation 
  b) Draft letter to Senator Paiva-Weed and Representative Levesque
It was moved by Councilor Swain, seconded by Councilor Long to accept the
draft letter to Senator Paiva-Weed and Representative Levesque.
      So unanimously voted.  It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded
by Councilor McIntyre to request that these letters be signed by Council
President Long.  So unanimously voted.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1)   Letter from Mark Rotondo, Representing Citizens Encouraging Safety on
America Way re: request for stop sign (continued from 05/24/99)
Previously discussed.  It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by
Councilor to accept this communication.  So unanimously voted.

2)   Town of North Kingstown resolution re: 1999 Summer Youth Litter Corps
grant money (continued from 06/28/99)
Town Administrator notified the Council that all communities did receive
their full funding and the litter corps was put into service this month.

3)   Water Resource Protection Committee
  a. Establish responsibilities 
The Town Solicitor suggested some language changes to make the committee's
charge more IRS compatible.
      It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Swain to
discuss these changes at the next Council Meeting on July 26, 1999.
      So unanimously voted.

COMMUNICATIONS

1)   Letter from Arthur C. Milot re: proposed expansion of Conanicut
Marina
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to accept
the letter from Arthur C. Milot.  So unanimously voted.

2)   Letter from David S. Martin, Chair of the No Port Coalition re:
Quonset/Davisville
It was moved by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to accept
the letter from David S. Martin.  So unanimously voted.

3)   Letter from the Holy Ghost Society of Jamestown re: request for
permission to  conduct a parade/procession on Narragansett Avenue
(08/07/99)
It was moved by Councilor Swain, seconded by Councilor Long to approve the
parade on Narragansett Avenue on August 7, 1999, subject to the approval
of the State Traffic Commission.  So unanimously voted.

4)   Letter and estimate from Jean Britton re: damage claim   
It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor McIntyre to
refer this damage claim from Jean Britton to the Town Solicitor.
      So unanimously voted.

NEW BUSINESS

1)   One-day license request:
  Applicant         Type/Location        Date
  Bridges, Inc.*    Entertainment/Rembijas Pavilion  08/13/99
  *Request waiver of pavilion rental fee and license fee
It was moved by Councilor Swain, seconded by Councilor Littman to grant
the one-day license request of Bridges, Inc. and to waive the fees,
subject to the resolution of debts and taxes and appropriate signatures.
      So unanimously voted.
  
2)   New license request:
  Applicant            Type           Location       
  Take Time Cafe-Jamestown, LLC 
  Take Time Cafe'         Entertainment        32 Narr. Ave.

John O'Connell, principal officer of Take Time Cafe, informed the Council
that this entertainment license would only be for two nights of each week,
those being Saturday and one other evening from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM.
      Mr. O'Connell stated that this would be background music for people
having coffee and dessert or ice cream.
      The Police Chief stated that an officer will be on a walking patrol
through Town and would be able to monitor the noise level of the
entertainment in the downtown area.
      It was moved by Councilor Swain, seconded by Councilor McIntyre to
grant the entertainment license for no more than two nights between the
hours of 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM for three months, limited to no excessive
amplification, subject to the resolution of debts, taxes and applicable
signatures.  So unanimously voted.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor McIntyre to adjourn
to executive session, pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5(a)(1)(personnel).
     at 8:30 PM. So unanimously voted. 

Council returned to regular session at 9:35 PM.
     Motion by Councilor Long, seconded by Councilor Amerigian to seal the
minutes of the executive session to the public. So unanimously voted.

It was moved by Councilor Amerigian, seconded by Councilor Long to
reinterview the firms of Hanson, Curran, Parks & Whitman, and Ursillo,
Teitz & Ritch, Ltd. on July 22, 1999 at the Police Station at 6:30,
requesting additional information; that being, name of attorney that would
be assigned to Jamestown, fee schedule; name of attorney that would be
assigned to handle labor relations.
      So unanimously voted.  It was moved by Councilor Swain, seconded by
Councilor Long to request the town clerk to contact the law firms of
Hanson, Curran, Parks & Whitman, and Ursillo, Teitz & Ritch, Ltd. to
inform them of the need for an additional interview.
      So unanimously voted.  

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business before Council, motion by Councilor by
Councilor McIntyre, seconded by Councilor Long to adjourn the meeting at
9:40 PM. So unanimously voted.

Attest:

Arlene D. Kalooski
Town Clerk