June 7, 2012  Special City Council Meeting

 

CITY OF PROVIDENCE

RHODE ISLAND

CITY COUNCIL

JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS

 

 

No. 23 City Council Special Meeting, Thursday, June 7, 2012, 7:40 o’clock P.M. (E.D.T.)

 

PRESIDING

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT

MICHAEL A. SOLOMON

 

ROLL CALL

 

PRESENT:              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON, COUNCILMAN APONTE, COUNCILWOMAN CASTILLO, COUNCILMEN CORREIA, IGLIOZZI, JACKSON, JENNINGS, COUNCILWOMAN MATOS, COUNCILMEN NARDUCCI, PRINCIPE, SALVATORE, YURDIN and ZURIER – 13.

 

ABSENT:              COUNCILMEN HASSETT and SANCHEZ – 2.

 

              (SUBSEQUENTLY COUNCILMAN SANCHEZ JOINS THE MEETING)

                           

ALSO PRESENT:              Anna M. Stetson, City Clerk, Lori L. Hagen, Second Deputy City Clerk, Sheri A. Petronio, Assistant Clerk and Jeffrey Padwa, City Solicitor.

 

 

INVOCATION

                                     

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

COUNCILMAN YURDIN Moves to Dispense with the Reading of items one and two, seconded by COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI.

 

 

CALL FOR SPECIAL MEETING

 

COMMUNICATION FROM

COUNCIL PRESIDENT MICHAEL A. SOLOMON

 

              Request, filed with the City Clerk, June 5, 2012, Requesting a Special Meeting of the City Council to be Called on the 7th of June, 2012, at 7:40 pm. in the City Council Chamber, Third Floor, City Hall.

              Received.

 

 

WARRANT FOR SPECIAL MEETING

 

              Warrant of the City Clerk to City Sergeant with Return Certification that he has notified each Member of the City Council of the Special Meeting Called for the 7th day of June, 2012 at 7:40 pm. in the City Council Chamber, Third Floor, City Hall.

              Received.

 

 

PERSONAL EXPRESSION

 

COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI Requests the privilege of the floor to speak on a Point of Personal Expression and states:

 

“I think it’s proper at this time that we congratulate Councilman Wilbur Jennings on his daughter Sasha Zacarias winning the Miss Rhode Island Latina U.S.A. competition last week and actually is on her way to the world competition which is this Saturday.  I want to wish her and her family the best of luck.  Councilman, Congratulations.”

 

 

PRESENTATION OF ORDINANCE

 

COUNCILWOMAN MATOS, COUNCILMAN PRINCIPE, COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON, COUNCILMAN APONTE, COUNCILWOMAN CASTILLO, COUNCILMEN CORREIA, HASSETT, IGLIOZZI, JACKSON, JENNINGS, NARDUCCI, SALVATORE, SANCHEZ, YURDIN and ZURIER:

 

              An Ordinance in Amendment of Chapter 13 to add Article XIV, “Foreclosed and Abandoned Property Registration, Security and Maintenance.”

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON Refers the Ordinance to the Committee on Ordinances.

 

REPORTS FROM COMMITTEE

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

COUNCILMAN JOHN J. IGLIOZZI, Chairman

 

              Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same Be Adopted, As Amended:

 

              An Ordinance in Amendment of Chapter 2011-25, No. 415, Approved July 18, 2011, of the Ordinances of the City of Providence, making an Appropriation of Six Hundred Thirteen Million Eight Hundred Thirty Three Thousand Nine Hundred Forty One ($613,833,941) Dollars, for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2012, As Amended.             

 

Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same Be Severally Adopted:

               

                    An Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 414 of Chapter 2011-24, Adopted July 18, 2011, Providing for the Assessment and Collection of 2012 taxes in a sum not less than Three Hundred Seventeen Million One Hundred Sixteen Thousand One Hundred Seventy Five ($317,116,175) Dollars and not more than Three Hundred Thirty Five Million Four Hundred Ninety Two Thousand Five Hundred Eighty Four ($335,492,584) Dollars, being based on a One Hundred Percent (100%) of the 2012-2013 Fiscal Year Tax Collections, Amending Section 21-182 of the Code of Ordinances to reflect the Tax Classification Plan Approved by the Rhode Island General Assembly, Amending Section 21-126 of the Code of Ordinances to raise the Personal Exemptions and setting the Homestead rates for Fiscal Year 2013.

 

              An Ordinance Establishing a Compensation Plan for the City of Providence and Repealing Ordinance Chapter 2012-10, No. 118, Approved February 20, 2012 and Amending Chapter 2011-26, No. 416, Approved July 18, 2011. 

 

              An Ordinance Establishing the Classes of Positions, the Maximum Number of Employees and the Number of Employees in Certain Classes in the City Departments and Repealing Ordinance Chapter 2012-11, No. 119, Approved February 20, 2012, Amending Ordinance Chapter 2011-27, No. 417, Approved July 18, 2011. 

 

              An Ordinance Making an Appropriation of Three Hundred Twenty Nine Million Seventy Five Thousand Nine Hundred Fifty Six ($329,075,956) Dollars, for the support of the Providence School Department for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2013, and Repealing Ordinance Chapter 2011-44, No. 512, Approved November 10, 2011.

 

              An Ordinance Amending a Compensation Plan for the Providence School Department and Repealing Ordinance Chapter 2011-42, No. 510, Approved November 10, 2011. 

 

              An Ordinance Establishing the Classes of Positions, the Maximum Number of Employees and the Employees in certain classes in the Providence School Department and Repealing Ordinance Chapter 2011-43, No. 511, Approved November 10, 2011. 

 

COUNCILMAN YURDIN Moves to Dispense with the Reading of the foregoing matters and Moves Passage of the Several Ordinances the First Time, seconded by COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI, by the Following Roll Call Vote:

 

AYES:              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON, COUNCILMAN APONTE, COUNCILWOMAN CASTILLO, COUNCILMEN CORREIA, IGLIOZZI, JACKSON, JENNINGS, COUNCILWOMAN MATOS, COUNCILMEN NARDUCCI, PRINCIPE, SALVATORE, SANCHEZ, YURDIN and ZURIER – 14.

 

NAYES:              NONE.

                           

ABSENT:              COUNCILMAN HASSETT – 1.

 

The Motion for Passage of the Several Ordinances the First Time is Sustained.

 

Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same Be Severally Approved:

 

              Resolution Together with the accompanying copy of the Collective Bargaining Agreement by and between the Providence School Department and the Rhode Island Laborers’ District Council on behalf of Local Union 1033, for the period of July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012. (B.E.S.T. Contract) 

 

              Resolution Together with the accompanying copy of the Collective Bargaining Agreement by and between the Providence School Department and the Rhode Island Laborers’ District Council on behalf of Local Union 1033, for the period of July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2015. (B.E.S.T. Contract)

 

              Resolution Together with the accompanying copy of the Collective Bargaining Agreement by and between the Providence School Department and the Rhode Island Laborers’ District Council on behalf of Local Union 1033, for the period of July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012. (Public School Safety Services Officer Contract)

 

              Resolution Together with the accompanying copy of the Collective Bargaining Agreement by and between the Providence School Department and the Rhode Island Laborers’ District Council on behalf of Local Union 1033, for the period of July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2015. (Public School Safety Services Officer Contract)

 

Resolution Together with the accompanying copy of the Collective Bargaining Agreement by and between the Providence School Department and the Rhode Island Laborers’ District Council on behalf of Local Union 1033, for the period of July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012. (Teacher Assistants Contract)

             

              Resolution Together with the accompanying copy of the Collective Bargaining Agreement by and between the Providence School Department and the Rhode Island Laborers’ District Council on behalf of Local Union 1033, for the period of July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2015. (Teacher Assistants Contract)

 

              COUNCILMAN YURDIN Moves to Dispense with the Reading of the foregoing matters and Moves Passage of the Several Resolutions, seconded by COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI, by the Following Roll Call Vote:

 

AYES:              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON, COUNCILMAN APONTE, COUNCILWOMAN CASTILLO, COUNCILMEN CORREIA, IGLIOZZI, JACKSON, JENNINGS, COUNCILWOMAN MATOS, COUNCILMEN NARDUCCI, PRINCIPE, SALVATORE, SANCHEZ, YURDIN and ZURIER – 14.

 

NAYES:              NONE.

                           

ABSENT:              COUNCILMAN HASSETT – 1.

 

The Motion for Passage of the Several Resolutions the Second Time, is Sustained.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

              There being no further business, on Motion of COUNCILMAN YURDIN, seconded by COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI, it is voted to adjourn at 7:50 o’clock P.M. (E.D.T.), to meet again MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012 at 5:30 o’clock P.M. (E.DT.)

 

 

 

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