June 17, 2010  Regular City Council Meeting

 

CITY OF PROVIDENCE

RHODE ISLAND

CITY COUNCIL

 

JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS

 

No. 15 City Council Regular Meeting, Thursday, June 17, 2010, 7:00 o’clock P.M. (E.D.T.)

 

PRESIDING

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT

PETER S. MANCINI

 

ROLL CALL

 

PRESENT:              COUNCIL PRESIDENT MANCINI, COUNCILMEN  APONTE, DELUCA, HASSETT, IGLIOZZI, JACKSON, NARDUCCI, SOLOMON, TEJADA, WOOD and COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG – 11.

                           

ABSENT:              COUNCILWOMAN DIRUZZO, COUNCILMEN LOMBARDI, LUNA and YURDIN – 4.

 

              (SUBSEQUENTLY COUNCILWOMAN DIRUZZO, COUNCILMEN LUNA and YURDIN JOIN THE MEETING)

                                                                                                               

ALSO PRESENT:              Anna M. Stetson, City Clerk, 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 LEON F. TEJADA.

 

                                         

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

OF THE UNITES STATES OF AMERICA

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT PETER S. MANCINI 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. 20 of the Regular Meeting of the City Council held September 3, 2009; Journal of Proceedings No. 21 of the Regular Meeting of the City Council held September 17, 2009 and Journal of Proceedings No. 22 of the Regular Meeting of the City Council held October 1, 2009, and posted on June 11, 2010 on that Bulletin board located on the ground level of City Hall, are approved, as printed, on Motion of COUNCILMAN HASSETT, seconded by COUNCILMAN DELUCA.

 

 

              COUNCILMAN LUNA JOINS THE MEETING.

 

 

APPOINTMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE CITY COUNCIL

 

              Communication dated June 11, 2010, Informing the City Clerk that in accordance with Title 42 Chapter 42-99-4 of the Rhode Island General Laws, Entitled: “State Affairs and Government – Convention Center Authority Act”, he is this day appointing Peter S. Mancini of 104 Meridian Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02908 for a period of four (4) years.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT MANCINI Receives the foregoing Communication.

 

Communication dated June 11, 2010, Informing the City Clerk of his appointment of four individuals to the Environmental Sustainability Task Force as follows:

 

              Mark Kravatz, 8 Esten Street, No. 2, Providence, Rhode Island 02908

              Nicole Poepping, 4 Theresa Court, Providence, Rhode Island 02909

              Julia Gold, 532 Kinsley Avenue, No. 502, Providence, Rhode Island 02909

              Christine West, 24 Messer Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02909

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT MANCINI Receives the foregoing Communication.

 

 

PRESENTATION OF ORDINANCES

             

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT MANCINI:

 

              An Ordinance in Amendment of Section 17-189(7) of the Code of Ordinances, Entitled: “Benefits Payable.”

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT MANCINI Refers the Ordinance to the Committee on Finance.             

 

 

              COUNCILMAN LUNA:

 

              An Ordinance Amending Section 26 of Chapter 15 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Providence, Entitled: “Motor Vehicles and Traffic – Impoundment of Vehicles – Towing, or Impoundment or Immobilization of Vehicles of Scofflaws.”

 

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

 

 

PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTIONS

 

              COUNCILWOMAN DIRUZZO:

 

              Resolution Requesting that the Wallace Street Playground a/k/a “The Flats” be re-named the “James J. Ahern Park.”

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT MANCINI Refers the Resolution to the Committee on Urban Redevelopment, Renewal and Planning.

 

              COUNCILMAN HASSETT:

 

              Resolution Supporting passage of Congressional Bill Numbers S-3227 and H.R. 2256, Entitled: “Preserving the American Historical Records Act”, currently pending in the United States Congress House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which will establish a formal program at the national level to develop programs and practices in each state and territory to ensure the historical records of this country receive the attention necessary to continue to document our heritage.

 

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

 

              The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

 

 

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

 

              Resolution Extending Sincere Condolences to the family of Anthony L. Bento.

 

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

 

              The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

              COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI:

 

              Resolution Requesting the Chief Electrical Inspector to cause the upgrade and/or replacement of the street light on Pole No. 6, located on Langdon Street.

 

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

 

              The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

 

 

              COUNCILMAN YURDIN JOINS THE MEETING.

 

 

REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

COUNCILMAN JOHN J. IGLIOZZI, Chairman

 

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

 

An Ordinance Amending a Compensation Plan for the Providence School Department and Amending Ordinance Chapter 2009-46, No. 376, Approved August 6, 2009.

 

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

 

AYES:              COUNCIL PRESIDENT MANCINI, COUNCILMEN APONTE, DELUCA, HASSETT, IGLIOZZI,  JACKSON, LUNA, NARDUCCI, SOLOMON, TEJADA, WOOD and COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG – 12.

 

NAYES:              NONE.

 

ABSENT:              COUNCILWOMAN DIRUZZO, COUNCILMEN LOMBARDI and YURDIN – 3.

 

              The Motion for Passage the First Time is Sustained.

 

An Ordinance Establishing the Classes of Positions, the Maximum Number of Employees and the Employees in certain Classes in the Providence School Department and Amending Ordinance Chapter 2009-47, No. 377, Approved August 6, 2009.

 

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

 

AYES:              COUNCIL PRESIDENT MANCINI, COUNCILMEN APONTE, DELUCA, HASSETT, IGLIOZZI,  JACKSON, LUNA, NARDUCCI, SOLOMON, TEJADA, WOOD, COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG and COUNCILMAN YURDIN– 13.

 

NAYES:              NONE.

 

ABSENT:              COUNCILWOMAN DIRUZZO and COUNCILMAN LOMBARDI  – 2.

 

              The Motion for Passage the First Time is Sustained.

 

 

                            COUNCILWOMAN DIRUZZO JOINS THE MEETING.

 

              An Ordinance in Amendment of Section 21, Article II, Section 21-26, by adding sub-section (2).

 

              COUNCILMAN HASSETT Moves Passage of the Ordinance, seconded by COUNCILMAN DELUCA, by the Following Roll Call Vote:

 

              COUNCILMAN HASSETT: I would yield to the Chair of Finance for the floor amendment, if he would endeavor to explain that.

 

              COUNCILMAN IGLIOZZI: Actually, I have to do a motion to amend it first don’t I?  Yes, because you said a motion for a roll call vote.  Don’t we have to move the roll call vote first?

 

              COUNCILMAN HASSETT: If you could give the explanation we will take care of the motion.

 

              COUNCILMAN IGLIOZZI: What I would ask is that we amend item number 15 with 15(a), every Council member should have it on their desk.  Basically, what it does is it just clarifies and makes it more specific tightening the controls on the expenditures on the Board of Contract and Supply.  More specifically there are specific issues that occur over there.  As we all know, we do have Council members that are appointed to the Board of Contract and Supply, but we’re outvoted and outgunned and basically it really doesn’t matter if we’re there or not because you just can’t get anything to change.  So, what we’re doing is we’re doing it in a different manner.  The idea is to submit this ordinance with this amendment and it delineates and becomes more specific.  Very quickly if you look at it, it says it is hereby amended by the following section:

2)              Any and all contracts entered into by the City of Providence, including the Water Supply Board and School Department, must be first approved by the Providence City Council in any of the following circumstances:

              a:                    Any and all contracts for more than $500,000, including materials, or for a duration of more than 1 year, excluding contracts for accountancy and/or legal.

              b:                   Any contract for which there is a purported “sole source” vendor award.

              c:                   Any leases entered into by the City of Providence for an amount of more than $200,000.00 or duration of more than 1 year.

              d:                   Any change order constituting an increase of 20% or more over the original bid amount or $100,000, whichever is the lesser.

              The idea is, what happens is sometimes Board of Contract and Supply in particular will approve a contract and then you don’t have to come back you just do a change order.  It’s a way to keep the contract on the payroll without going to the vetting systems.  So, it’s not perfect.  It begins the process to create more checks and balances.  I urge the support of the amendment and, of course, to support the proposed ordinance as amended, but also to see how it works.  If you need to further tighten it, then we can come back and revisit it again.  I think it’s a smart move and it will protect us all and the taxpayer and gives greater oversight over this very powerful board by the way that allocates millions and millions of dollars in contracts to vendors and private contractors of city dollars.  Thank you and I ask that it be amended. 

 

              COUNCILMAN HASSETT: We have the amendment before us, so I would move Councilman Igliozzi’s amendment to item 15, seconded by COUNCILMAN DELUCA.

 

              COUNCILMAN DELUCA: Through the Chairman of Finance.  Part “c”, any leases entered into by the City of Providence for an amount of more then $200,000 or duration of more than 1 year.”  It doesn’t matter.  There is a section of the Charter that says all leases will be approved by the City Council.  Regardless if they’re for $3.00 or $3 million.  I mean the Charter calls for all leases to be approved.  So, I don’t see this being any different. 

 

              COUNCILMAN HASSETT: Just a matter of order.  If the Solicitor could check what Councilman DeLuca has offered in terms of whether there is an associated provision in the Charter.

 

              COUNCILMAN APONTE: I was wondering if the sponsor would yield to a friendly amendment.  I would like to add a section “e” that would encompass the extension of any existing contracts beyond their initial term or more than $100,000.00.  Part of what is happening now and occurs in many of these departments is a contract is awarded for a defined period of time and the awarding authority takes it upon themselves to extend the contract without a bid or sometimes longer than the original bid was.  As was the case, the School Department recently extended the contract of Aramark for a term longer than the initial award.  Simply passed by the School Board but didn’t make it here to this Council.  When you’re not bidding out a service and you’re extending the contract for five years without any other approval other than that of the awarding authority, it’s problematic.  It’s a pretty substantial contract and the extension of those existing contracts when they exceed a certain dollar amount be it $200,000.00 or a term longer than the initial award should have to come back to this Council and be approved. 

 

              COUNCILMAN IGLIOZZI: I think “d” addresses that.  If you look at it just say that upon passage this gets passed by the Council and it goes into law anything that the city has presently the would fall under it.  If you look at “d”, it says any change order constituting an increase of 20% or more over the original bid amount or $100,000.00.  I think that encompasses what you’re saying I believe.  I don’t have a problem with the friendly amendment.  I think we’re okay with “d”, but if you want to add “e” I’m fine with that too.

             

              COUNCILMAN APONTE: A change order occurs within a contract, but what I’m suggesting here is an extension of the contract.  The contract term is either near its end or has come to its end and the awarding authority extended unilaterally without putting the matter out to bid again or without putting advertising out and extending it sometimes beyond the term of the existing award.  In my mind, that’s a new contract and that should go out to bid again.

 

              CITY SOLICITOR SOUTHGATE: Councilman, the Home Rule Charter in Section 416-(6) states that “any lease of city owned real property shall be authorized by resolution of the City Council.”  It does not, therefore, require a resolution of the City Council if the lease is not of city owned property.

 

              COUNCILMAN HASSETT: Mr. President, if there is no objection I would like to withdraw my motion of the amendment and the motion to move passage.

 

              COUNCILMAN DELUCA: I withdraw my second of the motion.

 

              COUNCILMAN HASSETT:  I make a  motion move item number fifteen to the end of the docket.

 

              COUNCILMAN DELUCA:  Second the motion.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT MANCINI: Move item fifteen to the end of the docket. 

             

 

              Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same be Approved, As Amended:

 

              Resolution Authorizing the Providence Public Building Authority to finance the acquisition, renovation, repair, replacement, improvement, furnishing and equipping of fire stations and fire and rescue apparatus and the headquarters of the Providence Water Supply Board at 522 Academy Avenue, including design and feasibility engineering or other studies which may be necessary in connection therewith and any other acts necessary or incidental thereto (the “Projects”), and to issue certain debt in an amount not to exceed Nineteen Million Five Hundred Thousand ($19,500,000.00) Dollars.

 

              Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same be Severally Approved:

 

              Resolution Requesting the Sale/Lease of Infrastructure.

 

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

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT MANCINI Refers the Resolutions Back to the Committee on Finance.

 

Communication from His Honor the Mayor dated May 24, 2010, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council that pursuant to Sections 302(b) and 1103 of the Providence Home Rule Charter of 1980, as amended, and Public Law Chapter 45-50, Sections 1 through 31, passed in 1987, he is this day re-appointing Lloyd Granoff of 470 Blackstone Boulevard, Providence, Rhode Island 02906, as a member of the Providence Public Building Authority to expire in July 2013, and respectfully submits the same for your approval.

 

              COUNCILMAN HASSETT Moves Passage of the foregoing Communication, seconded by COUNCILMAN DELUCA.

 

Communication from His Honor the Mayor dated May 25, 2010, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council that pursuant to Sections 302(b) and 1003 of the Providence Home Rule Charter of 1980, as amended and Public Law, Chapter 45-50, Sections 1 through 31 passed in 1987, he is this day appointing Stanley Weiss of 140 Prospect Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02906, as a member of the Providence Public Building Authority for a term to expire in July 2013, and respectfully submits the same for your approval.

 

              COUNCILMAN HASSETT Moves Passage of the foregoing Communication, seconded by COUNCILMAN DELUCA.

 

Communication from His Honor the Mayor dated May 24, 2010, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council that pursuant to Sections 302(b) and 1103 of the Providence Home Rule Charter of 1980, as amended, he is this day appointing Anthony Nguyen Layton of 270 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island 02907, as a member of the Human Relations Commission to fill the unexpired term of Sister Angela Daniels to expire in January 2011, and respectfully submits the same for your approval.

 

              COUNCILMAN HASSETT Moves Passage of the foregoing Communication, seconded by COUNCILMAN DELUCA.

 

              Communication from His Honor the Mayor dated May 24, 2010, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council that pursuant to Sections 302(b) and 1103 of the Providence Home Rule Charter of 1980, as amended, he is this day appointing Cesar A. Teo of 44 Parnell Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02909, as a member of the Human Relations Commission to fill the unexpired term of Rosalyn Sinclair to expire in January 2011, and respectfully submits the same for your approval.

 

              COUNCILMAN HASSETT Moves Passage of the foregoing Communication, seconded by COUNCILMAN DELUCA.

 

              Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same be Denied without Prejudice:

 

Communication from His Honor the Mayor dated May 24, 2010, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council that pursuant to Sections 302(b) and 1003 of the Providence Home Rule Charter of 1980, as amended and Public Law, Chapter 45-50, Sections 1 through 31 passed in 1987, he is this day re-appointing Dianne Witman of 64 Hazard Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island 02906, as a member of the Providence Public Building Authority for a term to expire in July 2015, and respectfully submits the same for your approval.              

 

              COUNCILMAN HASSETT Moves To Deny Without Prejudice the foregoing Communication, seconded by COUNCILMAN DELUCA.

 

 

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS

COUNCILMAN LEON F. TEJADA, Chairman

 

              Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same be Approved:

 

              Resolution in Support of Extended Producer Responsibility.

             

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

 

              The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

 

 

COMMUNICATION AND REPORTS

 

              Communication from Thomas E. Deller, Submitting the following ordinance in accordance with Section 1100 of the Zoning Ordinance, to change the Zoning of the “So called Shooters” site:

 

              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 restrict the permitted uses for the area encompassing Assessor’s Plat 18, Lots 344 and 345.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT MANCINI Refers the Communication to the Committee on Ordinances.

 

 

FROM THE CLERK’S DESK

 

              Petitions for Compensation for Injuries and Damages, viz:

 

Jose Guarcas

Cynthia Joynes

21st Century Insurance

   a/s/o Joseph & Joan Piccardi

Patricia Rossi

Theresa E. Murphy

Squire Felder

   (Gerrick van Deusen, Esquire)

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company

   a/s/o Thomas and Dawn Ferry

   (Steve Pfefferle, Esquire)

Marissa Molinaro

   (Stephen G. Linder, Esquire)

Patricia A. Lorenson

Barry W. Fain

Elizabeth Gilles

   (Richard C. Tallo, Esquire)

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company

   a/s/o Sonia’s Near East Market Deli

   (Steve Pfefferle, Esquire)

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT MANCINI 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:

 

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

 

Anthony Mosely, in recognition of the celebration of his graduation from the Youth Police Initiative.

 

Johnny Acosta, in recognition of the celebration of his graduation from the Youth Police Initiative.

 

Dylan Pierre, in recognition of the celebration of his graduation from the Youth Police Initiative.

 

Montel Johnson, in recognition of the celebration of his graduation from the Youth Police Initiative.

 

Jalon Brooks, in recognition of the celebration of his graduation from the Youth Police Initiative.

 

Jacob Brown, in recognition of the celebration of his graduation from the Youth Police Initiative.

 

Juan Tilion, in recognition of the celebration of his graduation from the Youth Police Initiative.

 

Vothavong J. Voel, in recognition of the celebration of his graduation from the Youth Police Initiative.

 

Jeremy Rodriguez, in recognition of the celebration of his graduation from the Youth Police Initiative.

 

Antwan Stuckey, in recognition of the celebration of his graduation from the Youth Police Initiative.

 

Angel Cuesto, in recognition of the celebration of his graduation from the Youth Police Initiative.

 

Chris Britto, in recognition of the celebration of his graduation from the Youth Police Initiative.

 

Andy Lopez, in recognition of the celebration of his graduation from the Youth Police Initiative.

 

Nadav Tamir, Consul General of Israel to New England, in recognition of his hard work, commitment and dedication to the State of Rhode Island.

 

Rony Yedidia, Depty Consul General of Israel to New England, in recognition of his hard work, commitment and dedication to the State of Rhode Island.

 

Anthony Sanders, in recognition of his outstanding dedication and support for the children and families of Roger Williams Day Care Center.

 

Elena Morel, in recognition of her outstanding dedication and support for the children and families of Roger Williams Day Care Center.

 

Gertrude Jones, in recognition of her outstanding dedication and support for the children and families of Roger Williams Day Care Center.

 

Joseph Vileno, in recognition of his outstanding dedication and support for the children and families of Roger Williams Day Care Center.

 

John Rollins, in recognition of his outstanding dedication and support for the children and families of Roger Williams Day Care Center.

 

Barbara Krank, in recognition of her outstanding dedication and support for the children and families of Roger Williams Day Care Center.

 

Joseph Almeida, in recognition of his outstanding dedication and support for the children and families of Roger Williams Day Care Center.

 

Dr. Wayne J. Montague, in recognition of his outstanding dedication and support for the children and families of Roger Williams Day Care Center.

 

McCormack’s Tap, in recognition of the celebration of their 50th Anniversary, operating since April 1961.

 

Erin Balbina Young, in recognition of the celebration of her Third Birthday on June 7, 2010.

 

Julio César Aragón, Jr. in recognition of the celebration of his graduation from St. Pius School. 

 

Emmet O’Rourke, in recognition of achieving the honor of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.

 

Aqua Providence Marriott, in recognition of the celebration of their Grand Opening on June 13, 2010.

 

Peter Manfredo, Jr., in recognition of winning the I.B.O. Middle Weight World Title.

 

Jessica Lynn Narducci, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from Johnston High School on June 11, 2010.

 

Sean Diego Molina, in recognition of his baptism on June 13, 2010.

 

Linda D’Ambra, Head Librarian, in recognition of her hard work, commitment and dedication by helping to make the South Providence Library’s first year a complete success.

 

Sue Gibbs, Business Director, in recognition of her hard work, commitment and dedication by helping to make the South Providence Library’s first year a complete success.

 

Maria Melvin, Human Resource Specialist, in recognition of her hard work, commitment and dedication by helping to make the South Providence Library’s first year a complete success.

 

Ethel Stewart, Library Clerk, in recognition of her hard work, commitment and dedication by helping to make the South Providence Library’s first year a complete success.

 

Thomas Frawley, Children’s Library Specialist, in recognition of his hard work, commitment and dedication by helping to make the South Providence Library’s first year a complete success.

 

Daisy Schnepel, in recognition of her many years of dedicated service to the residents of Fox Point.

 

Timothy and Erin Welsh, in recognition of the celebration of the birth of their daughter, Amelia Catherine Welsh, born on May 3, 2010.

 

The Wanskuck Library Staff, in recognition of their outstanding performance and dedication to the Providence Community Library.

 

Dana Rojas, Esek Hopkins Middle School, in recognition of being the third place state winner of the Level I B National Italian Contest Examination.

 

Oscar Morales, Esek Hopkins Middle School, in recognition of being the first place state winner of the Level I B National Italian Contest Examination.

 

Samantha Irizarrry, in recognition of being the second place state winner of the Level I B National Italian Contest Examination.

 

Alby Marin, in recognition of being the second place state winner of the Level I B National Italian Contest Examination.

 

Andrew Mook, in recognition of his commitment, dedication and support as a volunteer After Arts School Tutor for the children of the Reservoir Avenue Elementary School.

 

Meg Ford, in recognition of her commitment, dedication and support as a volunteer Homework Club Tutor for the children of the Reservoir Avenue Elementary School.

 

Rob and Katie Allyn, Sarah Smiles 4 Kids Foundation, in recognition of their commitment, dedication and support of the Children and Families of the Reservoir Avenue Elementary School.

 

Angelo Neri, in recognition of the celebration of his retirement from Esek Hopkins Middle School after 37 years of dedicated service to the Providence School Department.

 

Henry Marciano, in recognition of the celebration of his retirement from Esek Hopkins Middle School after 35 years of dedicated service to the Providence School Department.

 

              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:

Lamarr Trisvane  

Marcelino C. “Mussy” Medina

Guido R. Bert

Lorraine “Ducky” Lunden

Ann V. Lanni

Freda A. Ellison

Maria Idalia Guava

Anthony L. Bento

Thomas J. Potenza, Jr.

Frank DiBiase, Sr.

Alida Camacho

Anne M. Deware

              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.

              COUNCILMAN HASSETT Moves to Reconsider item number 15, seconded by COUNCILMAN DELUCA.

 

              An Ordinance in Amendment of Section 21, Article II, Section 21-26, by adding sub-section (2).

 

              COUNCILMAN IGLIOZZI: Mr. President and my Council colleagues I offer an amendment to item number 15.  Everyone should have gotten it, item number 15(a).  It has Section 2, then it goes a, b, c, d and e and what it does like I said is further puts additional oversight on the Board of Contract and Supply when they’re issuing these types of contracts and leases for certain dollar values and they would now have to go to the City Council for approval.  So, now it’s a way for us to have that kind of checks and balances, limit those taxpayer funds being spent without the Council knowing and without the taxpayer knowing in such a fashion because it happened so quick.  This creates checks and balances.  So, I would offer that amendment.

 

              COUNCILMAN HASSETT Moves to Amend item number 15 and replace it with 15(a), seconded by COUNCILMAN DELUCA.

 

               COUNCILMAN HASSETT Moves Passage of the Ordinance the First Time, As Amended, seconded by COUNCILMAN DELUCA, by the Following Roll Call Vote:

 

AYES:              COUNCIL PRESIDENT MANCINI, COUNCILMEN APONTE, DELUCA, COUNCILWOMAN DIRUZZO, COUNCILMEN HASSETT, IGLIOZZI,  JACKSON, LUNA, NARDUCCI, SOLOMON, TEJADA COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG and COUNCILMAN YURDIN – 13.

 

NAYES:              NONE.

 

ABSENT:              COUNCILMEN LOMBARDI and WOOD – 2.

 

              The Motion for Passage the First Time, As Amended is Sustained.

 

 

MATTERS NOT APPEARING ON THE PRINTED DOCKET

 

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

 

PRESENTATION OF ORDINANCE

 

              COUNCILMAN YURDIN:

 

              An Ordinance Amending Chapter 12, “Health and Sanitation,” Article III, “Garbage, Trash and Refuse.

 

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

 

 

PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTION

 

              COUNCILMAN HASSETT:

 

              Resolution Requesting the Tax Assessor to apply the Homestead Exemption to the property located on Assessor’s Plat 117, Lot 398 (195-197 River Avenue), for years 2007, 2008 and 2009, to accommodate an owner occupied dwelling.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT MANCINI Refers the Ordinance to the Committee on Finance.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

              There being no further business, on Motion of COUNCILMAN HASSETT, seconded by COUNCILMAN DELUCA, it is voted to adjourn in memory of Anthony J. Bento at 7:55 o’clock P.M. (E.D.T.), to meet again TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2010 at 7:00 o’clock P.M. (E.D.T.)

 

 

 

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