November 18, 2010  Regular City Council Meeting

 

CITY OF PROVIDENCE

RHODE ISLAND

CITY COUNCIL

JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS

 

 

No. 29 City Council Regular Meeting, Thursday, November 18, 2010, 7:00 o’clock P.M. (E.S.T.)

 

PRESIDING

 

ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT

JOSEPHINE DIRUZZO

 

ROLL CALL

 

PRESENT:              ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT DIRUZZO, COUNCILMEN APONTE, DELUCA, IGLIOZZI, JACKSON, LOMBARDI, LUNA, NARDUCCI, SOLOMON, WOOD, COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG and COUNCILMAN YURDIN – 12.

                           

ABSENT:              COUNCIL PRESIDENT MANCINI, COUNCILMEN HASSETT and TEJADA – 3.

             

ALSO PRESENT:              Lori L. Hagen, Second Deputy City Clerk, Sheri A. Petronio, Assistant Clerk and Adrienne G. Southgate, City Solicitor.

 

 

INVOCATION

 

              The Invocation is given by COUNCILMAN JOSEPH DELUCA.

 

              “Dear Lord, we thank you for all your blessings.  We ask for your continued guidance as we deliberate on city business tonight.  Amen.”

             

                                         

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 

              COUNCILMAN MICHAEL A. SOLOMON Leads the Members of the City Council and the Assemblage in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.

 

             

APPROVAL OF RECORDS

 

              Journal of Proceedings No. 46 of the Regular Meeting of the City Council held May 20, 2004; Journal of Proceedings No. 47 of the Regular Meeting of the City Council held June 3, 2004 and Journal of Proceedings No. 8 of the Regular Meeting of the City Council held March 18, 2010, and posted on November 16, 2010 on that Bulletin board located on the ground level of City Hall, are approved, as printed, on Motion of COUNCILMAN DELUCA, seconded by COUNCILMAN SOLOMON.

 

 

PERSONAL EXPRESSION

 

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

 

              Actually, this is a message to all my Council members.  I want to bring greetings and salutations from Councilman Terrence Hassett.  I was with him the other day.  He says hello to everybody and he wants everybody to know that he is progressing remarkably well.  He’s up and about.  I barely could  contain him from staying in the hospital because he wanted to leave with me, and I said no you have to stay.  He’s doing very well.  It’s remarkable.  I can’t even express how it is.  He’s going to the next level.  He will be leaving and going to rehab and he’s going to be finishing up that.  He looks phenomenal and I want to let you know that it looks like that he will be here in January to be sworn in with the rest of us.  We talked about the Council.  We talked about when he first got on.  We talked about what’s going with the Council now, what happened with the elections.  It’s not perfect, but I have to tell you something it’s really an amazing thing.  So, I just want everybody to know that and let you know that he is doing really well.  The most important thing right now is he still has to rest and rehabilitate and get himself moving and all that wonderful stuff.  I just wanted to let you all know that.  When he moves to the new place then, of course, I will let you all know and you can forward any greetings and stuff like that.  The family also thanks all of you, by the way, for all you prayers, wishes and good fortunes.  It truly is a miracle.  I am just blown away.  All he said is I want my smokes and let’s go get a wine, and I said you have to wait, you have to hang on for a little while.  So, he’s doing well. With that I just wanted to let everybody know.  Thank you.”

 

             

VETO OF HIS HONOR THE MAYOR

 

              Consideration of Mayor David N. Cicilline’s, VETO of the Ordinance Entitled: “An Ordinance in Amendment of Chapter 4 of the Code of Ordinances, Entitled: “Animals and Fowl.”, Approved by the City Council at its meeting held October 21, 2010.

 

              COUNCILMAN DELUCA Moves to Continue the foregoing matter, seconded by COUNCILMAN SOLOMON.

 

              Mayor’s Veto was Sustained.

 

              Consideration of Mayor David N. Cicilline’s, VETO of the Ordinance Entitled: “An Ordinance in Amendment of Ordinance Chapter 2004-10, No. 67, Approved March 1, 2004, Entitled: “An Ordinance Establishing a Prohibition on Unauthorized Removal of City Vehicles from the City.”, Approved by the City Council at its meeting held October 21, 2010.

 

              COUNCILMAN DELUCA Moves to Continue the forgoing matter, seconded by COUNCILMAN SOLOMON.

 

              COUNCILMAN APONTE and COUNCILMAN LUNA “Oppose”

 

              Mayor’s Veto was Sustained.

 

 

PRESENTATION OF ORDINANCE

 

              COUNCILMAN IGLIOZZI (By Request):

 

              An Ordinance Authorizing the Issuance of General Obligation Refunding Bonds of the City of Providence to refund the outstanding portion of the City’s $29,910,000 Multi-Modal General Obligation Refunding Bonds, 2006 Series A dated August 17, 2006, due January 15, 2008-2011, inclusive, and January 15, 2026.

 

              Read and Passed the First Time and Refer to Committee on Finance, on Motion of COUNCILMAN DELUCA, seconded by COUNCILMAN SOLOMON, by the Following Roll Call Vote:

               

AYES:              ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT DIRUZZO, COUNCILMEN APONTE, DELUCA, IGLIOZZI, JACKSON, LOMBARDI, LUNA, NARDUCCI, SOLOMON, WOOD, COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG and COUNCILMAN YURDIN – 12.

 

NAYES:              NONE.

                           

ABSENT:              COUNCIL PRESIDENT MANCINI, COUNCILMEN HASSETT and TEJADA – 3.

 

               The Motion for Passage the First Time and to Refer is Sustained.

 

 

PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTIONS

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT MANCINI, COUNCILMEN LOMBARDI, APONTE, DELUCA, COUNCILWOMAN DIRUZZO, COUNCILMEN  IGLIOZZI, JACKSON, LUNA, NARDUCCI, SOLOMON, TEJADA, WOOD, COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG and COUNCILMAN YURDIN:

 

              Resolution Extending Sincere Best Wishes to Councilman Terrence M. Hassett, for a complete and speedy recovery from his recent injury.

 

              Read and Passed, on Motion of COUNCILMAN DELUCA, seconded by COUNCILMAN SOLOMON.

 

              The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

              COUNCILMAN APONTE:

 

              Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the installation of “Stop” Signs at the intersection of Rugby Street and Thurbers Avenue. 

 

              ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT DIRUZZO Refers the Resolution to the Committee on Public Works.

 

              Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the installation of “Stop” Signs at the intersection of Gordon Avenue and Oxford Street.

 

              ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT DIRUZZO Refers the Resolution to the Committee on Public Works.

 

 

              COUNCILMAN LOMBARDI:

 

              Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the necessary repairs, upgrade of street lighting and traffic enforcement along Atwells Avenue from Harris Avenue to Service Road.

 

              Read and Passed, on Motion of COUNCILMAN DELUCA, seconded by COUNCILMAN LUNA.

 

              The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

              COUNCILMAN YURDIN and COUNCILMAN IGLIOZZI:

 

              Resolution Requesting the Tax Assessor to grant the Homestead Exemption to the property located on Assessor’s Plat 15, Lot 188 (236 Medway Street), for the most recent tax year requested in the petition and to the tax year immediately prior for a maximum of two years.

 

              ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT DIRUZZO Refers the Resolution to the Committee on Finance.

 

 

REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES

 

COMMITTEE ON ORDINANCES

COUNCILMAN MICHAEL A. SOLOMON, Chairman

 

              Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same be Severally Adopted, As Amended:

 

              An Ordinance in Amendment of Chapter 27 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Providence, Entitled: “The City of Providence Zoning Ordinance”, Approved June 27, 1994, As Amended, to change the Zoning Designation of 380, 386, 388-390 Atwells Avenue also known as Lots 158, 159, 520 and 160 on Assessor’s Plat 28.

             

              Read and Passed the First Time, on Motion of COUNCILMAN DELUCA, seconded by COUNCILMAN SOLOMON, by the Following Roll Call Vote:

             

AYES:              ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT DIRUZZO, COUNCILMEN APONTE, DELUCA, IGLIOZZI, JACKSON, LOMBARDI, LUNA, NARDUCCI,               SOLOMON, WOOD, COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG and COUNCILMAN YURDIN – 12.

 

NAYES:              NONE.

                           

ABSENT:              COUNCIL PRESIDENT MANCINI, COUNCILMEN HASSETT and TEJADA – 3.

 

               The Motion for Passage the First Time is Sustained.

 

              An Ordinance in Amendment of Chapter 14, Entitled: “Licenses”, Article X, Division 4 of the Code of Ordinances, relative to Class N Liquor Licenses and Entertainment.

 

              COUNCILMAN DELUCA Refers the Ordinance Back to the Committee on Ordinances, seconded by COUNCILMAN SOLOMON.

 

              An Ordinance in Amendment of Article I of Chapter 17, Entitled: “Officers and Employees”. 

 

              Read and Passed the First Time, on Motion of COUNCILMAN DELUCA, seconded by COUNCILMAN SOLOMON.

 

              COUNCILMAN LUNA: Can we get an explanation?  If Councilman Solomon could give us an explanation of the ordinance, I would really appreciate it.  It’s my understanding that the person who assigns the police officers the for the construction is Traffic Engineering and I think it is by the Charter.  I think we’re transferring this from Traffic Engineering to the Chief.  Is that what we’re doing?

 

              COUNCILMAN SOLOMON: The ordinance basically states that any work being done on sidewalks are going to require that we have a detailed police officer for public safety.

 

              COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI: What the ordinance will do is give the opportunity and discretion of when and where police details would be needed.  It gives the opportunity for the Department of Public Works, if they’re just fixing a sidewalk then it’s not going to be mandatory for them to utilize a police officer.  Most of us are getting some sidewalks done in our neighborhoods and you know how it is with the monies.  If wouldn’t effect any of our sidewalks unless they have to shut down a lane of a road.  I just thought it was important to make sure like certain companies that do work in our streets if they’re going to utilize flaggers that the flaggers first of all be certified and if not then obviously a police detail would be put into effect.  If you read just the top part, “the Chief of Police or his designee, in consultation with the Traffic Engineer, shall have the power to assign police officers to all sidewalk and road construction projects” and it goes on to explain the rest of it.  Thank you.

 

              COUNCILMAN APONTE: There is one concern that I have and I know it may be shared by some of my colleagues, particularly in sidewalk work that is requested on many of our residential streets.  Not a lot of traffic.  There isn’t a grave threat to the public safety, but what this ordinance would require is that there be a detail on those projects.  Therefore, raising the cost of these small projects.  We’re not against there being when necessary or perhaps on more heavily traveled commercial corridors that type of requirement.  I know that Councilman Luna and Councilman Jackson, and many of us who had a lot of sidewalk work done in the last couple of years the cost of that additional detail, particularly on small streets where it really was unwarranted was burdensome.  It was a lot more than need be and it just seemed to be excessive in those cases where there wasn’t a big threat to the public safety.  I can tell you that we observed, in some instances, where the police officer sat in their car for the entire time of the detail.  So, if this ordinance does have the effect of requiring in all instances a detail, then I would have a problem with that and I know that some of my colleagues would as well. 

 

              COUNCILMAN DELUCA: Madame President, at this point I would ask if we could stand at ease for a few minutes to allow these gentleman to iron out their differences, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG.

 

AT EASE

 

RECONVENTION

 

              ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT DIRUZZO: Councilman Aponte and Councilman Luna have asked for an explanation from the City Solicitor and I would like to provide her that time.

 

              CITY SOLICITOR SOUTHGATE: The intention of the sponsors was to do two things.  The first was to spread the responsibility for determining when a detail was necessary to include the Traffic Engineer because there are certain instances in which the Police Department was automatically assigning details without regard to the question of whether public safety really required them.  So, the first initiative was to involve the Traffic Engineer in the decision as to whether a detail should be included.  During the discussion at the committee this version was amended to add the sentence that is underlined in front of you.  “No detail shall be required for sidewalk projects undertaken by city employees.” This was added because there were Council members who were concerned that when city employees went out to make minor sidewalk repairs we did not want to have to go through a process by which the Traffic Engineer and the Police Department would evaluate whether a detail would be required at that scene.  That completes my explanation. 

 

              ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT DIRUZZO: Councilman Lombardi, would you please take the Chair while I speak on this.

 

 

ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT DIRUZZO

RELINQUISHES THE CHAIR

 

ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI

IN THE CHAIR

 

 

              COUNCILWOMAN DIRUZZO: I have a problem with passing this the first time and rather than sending it back to committee particularly because I’m very concerned with all the sidewalk programs that I have been involved in over the years.  Two of my major complaints have been, number one, why do we require police details every time we do a construction project, because it’s so expensive.  I agree that Traffic Engineer should have some input with regard to whether or not a detail is required when a project is being done, and number two, the inspectors that have to inspect the sidewalks, that’s a discussion for another time and I won’t be here for those discussions.  I’m just trying to give some tips to the incoming Council members.  So, for that reason because the language here that’s underscored talks about assigning police officers to all sidewalk and road construction projects, I don’t agree with that.  It goes against what I’m feeling.  So, I just want to make it clear that I can’t support this for passage for the first time tonight because I think we ought to be sending it back for clarification of the language that’s cited in this ordinance. 

 

              COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI: First of all, I want it to be known especially to the new men and women coming that first of all the city makes money off of police details.  It’s doesn’t cost us money and I don’t think that was the question here.  I think the only problem here, by listening to Councilman Luna, is where it reads city employees with sidewalks instead of even adding outside contractors.  If I’m not mistaken that’s the biggest issue we have here.  So, can that part of it be amended on the floor and just passed or do we just pass it.  Again, I just want everybody to know that the city makes money off of police details and it’s serious money that the city gets on their end and obviously not when the Department of Public Works uses them, when private contractors use them.  They can even get more money when there is a police car involved, too.  So, it’s not costing the city money. 

 

 

ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT DIRUZZO

RETURNS TO THE CHAIR

 

              COUNCILMAN LUNA: I have to disagree with you, Councilman, on this issue.  The city does spend money because when you do sidewalk projects we do have to set aside and estimated amount of money.  In my neighborhood we have spent twenty to fifty thousand dollars for sidewalk projects for police details.  It does cost the city money and money that could be used for more sidewalks is being spent in personnel.  I think what’s happening here and this is something that’s been going on for the last eight years that I’ve been on the City Council.  They don’t have a creative way for Public Works to figure it out how we can do projects and use the human resources that we have.  I have suggested today that on streets that are small that there is not that much traffic on it that they should have employees crossing off the streets and doing the work.  I mean there are ways to do it without spending money like that.  I have nothing against the Police Department making money, but these projects and the money that we get for the sidewalks, you know, is not that much.  It’s very little and that’s a huge issue in the community.  We do spend a lot of money on that. 

 

              COUNCILMAN JACKSON: I do agree with my colleagues.  That is taxpayers money that’s used on the bonds to do the sidewalk projects and other projects in our community so that again it’s taxpayers money that is utilized to fund those projects and for the police details.  Also, as we all know it came to light that were actually owed over a million dollars in detail from companies that continued to get permits.  So, again, that sits on the taxpayer’s backs that we’re not getting over a million dollars that is owed to the City of Providence that the taxpayers have to continue to eat.  I know I put an ordinance in and I know some of my colleagues supported me in putting the ordinance in and I’m still waiting for a hearing on that ordinance so we can collect that million dollars.  Thank you.

 

              COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI: I say we send this back to the Ordinance committee and look into some amendments because I think there is only one problem with it.  What I would ask of all my colleagues that want some changes to be made please be at the Ordinance committee meeting so on the floor this doesn’t happen again and it happens in the committee meetings where it should be happening.  Thank you.

 

              COUNCILMAN APONTE: I think that would be the appropriate and prudent course of action.  I know there is a motion for first passage.  I think that needs to be withdrawn so that the suggestion by Councilman Narducci that this be referred back to committee be acted on.

 

              COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG: We still have a million dollars plus that was owed to the City of Providence and the sidewalks that are being repaired that’s city money.  We’re paying that money for these sidewalks.  So, the money is actually coming from us to pay for these police details and on a lot of these little streets they are absolutely not needed.  We need to start spending our money a little bit more wiser.  Money is getting tighter and tighter and we don’t have the money we used to have and if we want to finish doing our sidewalk program, we never had enough money to begin with to complete everything.  We need to start spending our money wisely and certainly having unnecessary detail programs or paying people we don’t have to pay because a lot of money is taken out our block grant budget and our sidewalk budget.  We don’t have enough money to pay the ones we have to pay right now and that could be thirty, forty, fifty more sidewalks that we can do for our constituents, which is the least that we could do for the people of Providence.  So, I think we really need to look at this again and I will certainly try to be at the next meeting to make sure that we add some common sense to this legislation so that is doesn’t really hurt what we intend to do.  I can certainly see the Traffic Engineer being a part of that, absolutely, but I think when we talk about having additional details and having more money from our city offices being paid to a city department might just be a little to much.  Thank you, Madame Chair. 

 

              COUNCILMAN IGLIOZZI: Actually, just so everybody realizes up at the state, the Department of Transportation, there is actually two ways to handle the public safety issue when they do these types of construction projects.  One, is they either use flaggers or the option is State Police detail.  Depending on the location, depending on the severity of the public safety issue they may be just simply be flaggers or a state trooper or both.  There is that option and I just wanted everybody to be aware of that.  So, when it does go back to committee that option should be put in your head.  By the way, just so you know, having a flagger costs a quarter of the cost.  I can tell you up at the state projects the flagger is a quarter of the cost verses having a state police officer there.  They get time and a half and then depending on the hours it escalates.  So, that may be something you may also want to look into to have that additional option.  So, with that said thank you.

 

              COUNCILMAN DELUCA Moves to Withdraw his motion for Passage of the Ordinance and COUNCILMAN SOLOMON Withdraws his second of the Motion.

 

              COUNCILMAN DELUCA Refers the Ordinance Back to the Committee on Ordinances, seconded by COUNCILMAN SOLOMON.

 

              Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same be Severally Adopted:

 

              An Ordinance in Amendment of Section 3-4 and Section 3-5 of Chapter 3 of the Code of Ordinances, Entitled: “Advertising”.

 

              Read and Passed the First Time, on Motion of COUNCILMAN DELUCA, seconded by COUNCILMAN SOLOMON, by the Following Roll Call Vote:

             

AYES:              ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT DIRUZZO, COUNCILMEN APONTE, DELUCA, IGLIOZZI, JACKSON, LOMBARDI, LUNA, NARDUCCI,               SOLOMON, WOOD, COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG and  COUNCILMAN YURDIN – 12.

 

NAYES:              NONE.

                           

ABSENT:              COUNCIL PRESIDENT MANCINI, COUNCILMEN HASSETT and TEJADA – 3.

 

               The Motion for Passage the First Time is Sustained.

              An Ordinance Accepting a Gift for Use to Support the Animal Care Center. 

 

              Read and Passed the First Time, on Motion of COUNCILMAN DELUCA, seconded by COUNCILMAN SOLOMON, by the Following Roll Call Vote:

             

AYES:              ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT DIRUZZO, COUNCILMEN APONTE, DELUCA, IGLIOZZI, JACKSON, LOMBARDI, LUNA, NARDUCCI, SOLOMON, WOOD, COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG and COUNCILMAN YURDIN – 12.

 

NAYES:              NONE.

                           

ABSENT:              COUNCIL PRESIDENT MANCINI, COUNCILMEN HASSETT and TEJADA – 3.

 

               The Motion for Passage the First Time is Sustained.

 

 

COMMISSION TO STUDY TAX-EXEMPT INSTITUTIONS

MICHAEL VAN LEESTEN, Chairman

 

              Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same be Received:

 

              Report and Recommendations of the Commission to Study Tax Exemptions Institutions.

 

              ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT DIRUZZO Receives the foregoing Report.

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS AND REPORTS

             

              Communication from Anna M. Stetson, City Clerk, dated November 4, 2010, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council that at the meeting of the Democratic City Council Caucus held Wednesday, November 4, 2010, it was voted by unanimous vote to elect Councilman Seth Yurdin as Majority Leader and Councilman Nicholas J. Narducci, Jr., as Deputy Majority Leader, for the term of 2011-2015.

 

              ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT DIRUZZO Receives the foregoing Communication.

 

              Communication from Mayor David N. Cicilline, dated October 28, 2010, Informing the City Clerk that he is withdrawing the appointment of Ms. Barbara Thornton, as an auxiliary member of the Zoning Board of Review, for a term ending January 31, 2013.

             

              ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT DIRUZZO Receives the foregoing Communication.

 

              Report from the Board of Canvassers of the final results for the General Election held November 2, 2010.

 

              ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT DIRUZZO Receives the foregoing Communication.

 

 

FROM THE CLERK’S DESK

 

              Petition from Jason Sisto, 101 Plain, LLC, The Discovery Group, Inc., requesting to abandon a portion of Frank Street.

 

              ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT DIRUZZO Refers the Petition to the Committee on Public Works.

 

              Petitions for Compensation for Injuries and Damages, viz:

 

MetLife Auto & Home

   a/s/o Norma Santos

Lori Avallone

   (Claire T. Jabour, Esquire)

Kenneth Rothermel

   (Adam J. Resmini, Esquire)

C.B. Randall & Sons Construction Corp.

Dimeo Construction Company

Robin Pickens

Patricia Foley

Amica Mutual Insurance Company

   a/s/o Gregory J. DiZoglio

   (Philip E. Irons, Esquire)

William Castro

   (Robert V. Russo, Esquire)

Ellen E. Knight

   (William T. Murphy, Esquire)

Cheryle D. Rhodes

Steven M. Finegan

GEICO

   a/s/o Angela Fonseca

Kihry Mollock

   (Stephen M. Gorman, Esquire)

Patricia Ramirez

   a/s/o Shadeya Ramirez

   (Christopher E. Fay, Esquire)

 

              ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT DIRUZZO Refers the Several Petitions to the Committee on Claims and Pending Suits.

 

 

PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTIONS “IN CONGRATULATIONS”

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT MANCINI and MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL:

 

              Resolution Extending Congratulations. 

              RESOLVED, That the Members of the City Council hereby extend their Sincere Congratulations to the following:

 

Artin H. Coloian, in recognition of the celebration of his 46th Birthday, born on November 27, 1964.

 

Jose Marcano, in recognition of the celebration of the Grand Opening of “The Waters Edge Café.”

 

Barbara Thurman, in recognition of her many years of leadership, commitment and dedication to the community, and the celebration of the naming of “Barbara Thurman Way” in her honor.

 

Michael Nero, in recognition of achieving the honor of Eagle Scout in the Boys Scouts of America and his hard work with Troop #8 in Cranston, Rhode Island.

 

              Severally Read and Collectively Passed, on Motion of COUNCILMAN HASSETT, seconded by COUNCILMAN DELUCA.

 

              The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

 

 

PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTIONS “IN MEMORIAM”

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT MANCINI and MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL:

 

              Resolution Extending Sympathy.  

              RESOLVED, That the Members of the City Council hereby extend their Sincere Sympathy to the families of the following:

Edith Bucci

Carmella Cerce Caramante

Ralph V. DeFusco

Gloria V. Folco

Brian J. Langton

Spiro Retsinas

Olga Simone

Mary Ellen Hughes

Emilia Taveras

              Severally Read and Collectively Passed, by a Unanimous Rising Vote, on Motion of COUNCILMAN HASSETT, seconded by COUNCILMAN DELUCA.

 

              The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

 

 

MATTER NOT APPEARING ON THE PRINTED DOCKET

 

              On Motion of COUNCILMAN DELUCA, seconded by COUNCILMAN SOLOMON, it is voted to Suspend Rule 16-B of the City Council Rules in order to allow the introduction of the following Matter Not Appearing on the Printed Docket.

 

             

PRESENTATION OF ORDINANCE

 

              COUNCILMAN SOLOMON (By Request):

 

              An Ordinance in Addition to Chapter 21, Article XIII of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Providence to provide for tax stabilization for certain properties.

 

              ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT DIRUZZO Refers the Ordinance to the Committee on Finance.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

              There being no further business, on Motion of COUNCILMAN DELUCA, seconded by COUNCILMAN SOLOMON, it is voted to adjourn at 8:05 o’clock P.M. (E.S.T.), to meet again THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2010 at 7:00 o’clock P.M. (E.S.T.)

 

 

 

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