April 23, 2012  Special City Council Meeting

 

CITY OF PROVIDENCE

RHODE ISLAND

CITY COUNCIL

JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS

 

 

No. 16 City Council Special Meeting, Monday, April 23, 2012, 6:00 o’clock P.M. (E.D.T.)

 

PRESIDING

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT

MICHAEL A. SOLOMON

 

ROLL CALL

 

PRESENT:              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON, COUNCILWOMAN CASTILLO, COUNCILMAN CORREIA, JACKSON, JENNINGS, COUNCILWOMAN MATOS, COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI, PRINCIPE, SALVATORE, SANCHEZ, YURDIN and ZURIER – 12.

                           

ABSENT:              COUNCILMEN APONTE, HASSETT and IGLIOZZI – 3.

 

              (SUBSEQUENTLY COUNCILMEN HASSETT and IGLIOZZI JOINS THE MEETING)

             

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

 

 

INVOCATION

 

The Invocation is given by COUNCILWOMAN SABINA MATOS.

             

              “Dear God, today we want to ask you to please open our minds and our understanding to the tuff decisions we have to make for the benefit of the City of Providence.  You put us here to make these decisions and we need your guidance on making what is the best for the City of Providence.  Thank you for everything that you have given us and thank you for keeping us and our families well.  Amen.

             

                           

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 

COUNCILMAN WILBUR W. JENNINGS Leads the Members of the City Council and the Assemblage in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.

 

                                             

CALL FOR SPECIAL MEETING

 

COMMUNICATION FROM

COUNCIL PRESIDENT MICHAEL A. SOLOMON

 

              Request, filed with the City Clerk, April 20, 2012, Requesting a Special Meeting of the City Council to be Called on the 23rd day of April, 2012 at 6:00 o’clock P.M., in the City Council Chamber, Third Floor, City Hall.

              Received.

 

 

WARRANT FOR SPECIAL MEETING

 

              Warrant of the City Clerk to David Tassoni, City Sergeant with Return Certification that he has notified each Member of the City Council of the Special Meeting Called for the 23rd day of April, 2012 at 6:00 o’clock P.M., in the City Council Chamber, Third Floor, City Hall.

              Received.

 

              COUNCILMAN HASSETT and COUNCILMAN IGLIOZZI JOIN THE METING

 

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON Declares the City Council to stand at Ease at 6:10 o’clock P.M. to Reconvene at the Call of the Chair and Appoints COUNCILMAN NICHOLAS J. NARDUCCI, JR. and COUNCILMAN WILBUR W. JENNINGS to escort HIS HONOR THE MAYOR ANGEL TAVERAS to the Chamber of the City Council.

 

AT EASE

 

BUDGET ADDRESS

 

              Presentation of Budget Address by Mayor Angel Taveras for Fiscal Year 2012-2013.

 

 

INSERT SPEECH

 

RECONVENTION

             

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON Reconvenes the City Council Meeting at 6:35 o’clock P.M.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

SUBMISSION OF PROPOSED BUDGET

FOR

REVENUE AND EXPENDITURES

HIS HONOR, MAYOR ANGEL TAVERAS

 

PRESENTS

 

BUDGET AND APPROPRIATION ORDINANCES SETTING FORTH DETAILED ESTIMATES FOR THE FISCAL PERIOD BEGINNING JULY 1, 2012 AND END JUNE 30, 2013

 

              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 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.

 

              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 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 Making an Appropriation of Three Hundred Twenty Eight Million Two Hundred Ninety Six Thousand and Twenty Nine Dollars ($328,296,029), 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.

 

              COUNCILMAN YURDIN Moves to Dispense with the Reading of the foregoing matters.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON Refers the Several Ordinance to the Committee on Finance.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

              There being no further business, on Motion of COUNCILMAN YURDIN, seconded by COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI, it is voted to adjourn at 6:40 o’clock P.M. (E.D.T.), to meet again THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012 at 7:30 o’clock P.M. (E.D.T.)

 

 

 

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