April 1, 2010  Regular City Council Meeting

 

CITY OF PROVIDENCE

RHODE ISLAND

CITY COUNCIL

 

JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS

 

No. 9 City Council Regular Meeting, Thursday, April 1, 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, COUNCILWOMAN DIRUZZO, COUNCILMEN HASSETT, IGLIOZZI, JACKSON, LUNA, NARDUCCI, SOLOMON, COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG and COUNCILMAN YURDIN – 12.

 

ABSENT:              COUNCILMEN LOMBARDI, TEJADA and WOOD – 3.

                                                                                                               

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

 

 

INVOCATION

 

              The Invocation is given by COUNCILMAN JOSEPH DELUCA.

             

                           

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 

              COUNCILMAN NICHOLAS J. NARDUCCI, JR. Leads the Members of the City Council and the Assemblage in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.

 

 

AT EASE

 

RECONVENTION

 

APPOINTMENT BY HIS HONOR THE MAYOR

 

              Communication dated March 23, 2010, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council that pursuant to Section 302(b) of the Providence Home Rule Charter of 1980, as amended, and Section 46-25-6 of the Rhode Island General Law, he is this day re-appointing Mr. Angelo S. Rotella of 4 Pond View Court, Smithfield, Rhode Island 02917, as a member of the Narragansett Bay Water Quality Management District Commission for a term to expire in January 2013.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT MANCINI Receives the foregoing Communication.

 

 

ORDINANCE SECOND READING

 

              The Following Ordinance was in City Council March 18, 2010, Read and Passed the First Time and is Returned for Passage the Second Time:

 

              An Ordinance Relating to Article IV, Chapter 17, Section 17-189(5) of the Code of Ordinances. (Disability Waiver Request)

 

              Read and Passed the Second Time, on Motion of COUNCILMAN HASSETT, 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, COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG and COUNCILMAN YURDIN – 12.

 

NAYES:              NONE.

 

ABSENT:              COUNCILMEN LOMBARDI, TEJADA and WOOD – 3.

 

              The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

 

 

PRESENTATION OF ORDINANCE

 

              COUNCILMAN SOLOMON (By Request):

 

              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 certain lots on Cedar and Dean Street.

 

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

 

 

PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTIONS

 

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

 

              Resolution Extending Sincere Best Wishes for a Happy Birthday to Councilman Leon F. Tejada on April 11, 2010.

             

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

 

              The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

 

 

              COUNCILMAN HASSETT:

 

              Resolution in Support of the Apeiron Summer Institute.

 

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

 

              The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

 

 

              COUNCILMAN LOMBARDI:

 

              Resolution Requesting the General Assembly and the Governor not to pursue a plan to strip the sales tax exemption status from non-profit organizations to help fix Rhode Island Government’s budget problems.

 

              COUNCILMAN HASSETT Moves the Question, seconded by COUNCILMAN DELUCA.

 

 

              COUNCILMAN HASSETT: I rise in opposition of the particular resolution.  The state is trying to deal with these budget problems.  The Governor along with the Chair of Finance, Representative Costantino, are doing their best to try to find other ways to raise revenue.  Tax-exempts are currently exempt from states sales tax.  It doesn’t mean it’s going to be 7%.  It could be 3% or 4%.  The fact is that there needs to be money raised and these tax-exempt institutions have the exemption from the state sales tax.  I certainly don’t want to interrupt whatever is going on at the State House in terms of trying to raise money fairly to gather our budget problems and certainly for the City of Providence to enjoy whatever revenue may be generated as a result of it.  So, I will be voting no on this.  I think it’s the wrong thing to do.  I don’t think that we should be interrupting that kind conversation.  They’re trying to get innovative and creative at the State House and I think we should not send the wrong message up there.  Send a message that somehow we should be second guessing them in terms of getting some revenue out of tax-exempt institutions.  So, I would urge my colleagues to vote no on this.  Thank you.

 

              COUNCILMAN LUNA: We have had a lot of discussions about this and this resolution is about the tax-exempt organizations and there are a lot of good organizations out there that are doing a good job and they’re small and there are other ones that are large and actually, we have to express our dissatisfaction with some of them.  I would like to recommend that we send this to the Finance Committee.  Let’s work this out and come up with some type of guidelines because I think that if you have a three or four million dollar non-profit organization, I mean I don’t want to go after those little ones, but there are other ones that they’re making a lot of profits.  They’re using their tax-exempt to acquire properties and on top of that they have private offices in some of those buildings.  In the summer time I know that some of the non-profits rent the rooms as a hotel.  So, there are a lot of things going on with the non-profits that probably would require from us to send this to committee and work it out.  I agree with the idea of Councilman Lombardi’s presenting this, but I think we need to separate it a little bit.  That’s just a suggestion.

 

              COUNCILMAN APONTE: With all due deference to my brother from the 9th Ward, it’s about three sentences that talks about a comprehensive analysis or look at what tax policy for tax-exempts should be.  If we really want to engage in a discussion it should be about sales tax and shares going back to the communities where those taxes would be generated to support the cuts that have been heaped upon the cities and towns in the last budget.  Let’s recall for a second if we might all the revenue that’s been lost by this city during the last two budget cycles.  So, if we’re going to entertain a discussion about removing the exemption for tax-exempt, for sales tax, let’s have a conversation about how much of that comes back to our local cities and towns.  If that is a debate that this Council wishes to engage in, that public discussion, then I think that’s a discussion that requires a lot more than three sentences.  So, I would urge my colleagues to vote their conscience on this one, but if we’re going to start discussing this and involving ourselves in this debate let it be a substantive debate.  Thank you, Mr. President.

 

              COUNCILMAN DELUCA: I just want to point out that the actual affect this resolution will have whichever way it goes will be equivalent to me and a roll of bounty towels trying to dry up the town yesterday.  I mean personally, if we can get a nickel out of the tax-exempts I for it.  So, I will be voting no on this issue for that reason.  At the same time I’m not going to have any pipe dreams over what effect this resolution is going to have on those guys up there because they wouldn’t hear us if they we’re standing right around that table there.  Thank you.

 

              COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI: As my colleague said earlier, I have a problem with this only because I know a lot of small non-profit organizations could be hurt by this.  I think I’m right to say how many times have we gone to the state reps and senators and asked them for help with the colleges and the hospitals, if I’m right to say is what we call a PILOT Program to get maybe a higher percentage of taxes paid from the hospitals and the colleges.  I find it odd that the Governor and even some of our General Assembly members would worry so much about, you know, again it doesn’t say just what tax-exempt people are going to hurt.  I got some organizations in my neighborhood that it could really hurt that are smaller tax-exempt organizations.  So, if we’re going to go after people I think it’s time we start going after the hospitals and the colleges.  I’ve been here almost a full term now.  It’s been talked about and talked about but then it seems like nobody wants to hear how much trouble the City of Providence is actually in because once again of the hospitals and the colleges.  Millions and millions of dollars of waterfront property was bought by Johnson & Wales, not a dime in taxes.  My house, I pay almost $5,000.00 a year in taxes.  I think if maybe we can tell the Governor I will tell you what, we will give you this and you give us a little bit from the hospitals and the universities maybe we can make some types of deals with the big White House. 

 

              COUNCILMAN IGLIOZZI: I just want to say that I represent a very wide spectrum of individuals in my neighborhood who come from many different levels of economic background.  From people who are well off to people who are just getting by and one thing they all have in common is they pay the sales tax when they buy something.  The people in this city who have the least to live on, the people in the city who are barely getting by pay more taxes whether it’s a sales tax or property tax.  Then our fearless leaders from the East Side like Brown University, who as you all know has reached the one billion dollar mark of property they own in the City of Providence.  So, I have no problem with those big non-taxable, non-profit entities, which by the way are businesses.  Their board of directors and their workers get paid very good money so having them pay a sales tax, I don’t think that’s to much to ask.  Everything has to be on the table because what I am tired of is that every time they do balance their budget they balance it by cutting from our cities and towns.  So, if they can get a little sales tax from the big guys up the street I don’t think that’s to much to ask and I think it makes it a little bit fairer.  I know there are some small non-taxable organization.  I understand that aspect, but you know my constituents in my neighborhood don’t have the lobbying effort, they don’t have the strong voices, they don’t have the money to lobby and change the minds of representatives, senators and governors.  We’re all here, as you know, on our level to be their voice and I think they’ve about had it.  They had it being taxed, their cars being taxed, their property being tax and their paying the sales tax while the biggest in the state get to every year keep buying up property, taking property off the tax rolls, putting more pressure on them to keep the city and the government moving and going while they get all the benefit of the services of the city, but don’t pay any of their costs and expenses to keep it going.  Councilman DeLuca is correct.  I know this doesn’t mean too much, but I do know one thing, if we did send the resolution up saying we support the idea not to do this or to do it, for me I wouldn’t want this body sending a resolution up to the State House to all those reps and senators telling them well we support not to tax them.  We all talk about how these non-taxable institutions especially the big guys Brown, hospitals and universities should be paying something it sends the wrong message and they do read it.  What always is concerning is although it may not mean something in a court of law they always use when they want to hit us over the head, they say well you sent us a resolution not to do this, we did it and that’s why we cut your PILOT money or we cut your school money.  Well, we didn’t raise the sales tax, but we had to balance our budget.  I don’t want to give them a reason to give us another excuse why they’re not going to help support us.  So, I’m not going to be voting to support this.  I think they should be paying some tax.  I think the people in my neighborhood pay their fair share so these groups can at least pay a little sales tax for God sakes.  I don’t think that’s to much to ask at all.  So, I’m voting against it.  Thank you.

 

              COUNCILMAN LUNA Moves to Refer the Resolution to the Committee on Finance, seconded by COUNCILMAN JACKSON. 

 

              COUNCILMAN SOLOMON: Just to let my colleagues know that I’m going to abstain from voting on this matter.  I think some good points have been made by Councilman Narducci and Councilman Igliozzi.  This could go either way.  The small non-profits that can’t afford it, some kind of restitution has to be made and the larger ones that can afford it should be paying it.  So, there has to be a happy medium somewhere and that shouldn’t have to fall on the shoulders of the Council.  I think that has to fall on the shoulders of our legislators.  I don’t want to be the one, like Councilman Igliozzi said to take the tools away from them to raise revenues because the first thing they’re going to do is come back to the City of Providence and say listen this is what we’re doing.  We’re trying to raise revenue and you guys want to pull our legs out.  So, I’m urging my colleagues to abstain from voting on this resolution.

 

              COUNCILMAN HASSETT: I agree with my colleague from the 10th Ward.  This is three lines.  I mean this is an idea, perhaps even a footnote.  If this were something comprehensive in terms of statistics and that kind of thing maybe we could discuss it further in Finance.  I don’t see this as a candidate to refer to Finance.  The body of it is insufficient.  It’s a nice thing to be able to say you object, but it doesn’t have any substance to it.  That conversation is happening in the State House.  I don’t think there is anything to refer to committee.  We’re kind of like taking a poll here.  Do you think we should send a message up to the State House not to charge sales tax to tax-exempts.  I agree with the comments that have been made that that discussion is happening at the State House and I agree with Councilman DeLuca.  I don’t think it’s going to have a great impact.  I wouldn’t want to spend a lot of time talking about it, but I would like to register my vote as no and have them continue their discussion.  So, I would urge my colleagues to vote no on referring it to committee.  I simply don’t agree with that.  I’d rather have an up and down vote and we can move onto the next item.

 

              COUNCILMAN LUNA Withdraws his Motion to Refer the Resolution to the Committee on Finance and COUNCILMAN JACKSON Withdraws his second.

 

              COUNCILMAN HASSETT: I’m just moving the question on the item I’m asking that we move for a vote.  I just don’t want to misinterpret that Roberts Rules says that a motion has to be in the positive.

 

              COUNCILMAN APONTE Moves to deny, seconded by COUNCILMAN LUNA.

 

              COUNCILMAN HASSETT:  Mr. President, there are two motions.  My motion was already to move the question.  A motion is supposed to be made in a positive motion.  You can’t really move to deny.  So, I would move the question and it’s been seconded and we can take the vote.

 

              COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG: I just don’t understand why we’re not sending this to committee to further discuss this.  Why are we just going to deny it right now and not go the normal route that we usually use for issues like this and be able to flush it out in committee up or down. 

 

              COUNCILMAN HASSETT: Mr. President, I think I stated my position.  I don’t know if everybody shares that, but Councilman Aponte is correct.  It’s a three liner.  It’s an idea and I wouldn’t want to spend an exorbitant amount of time talking about this.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT MANCINI: The motion is not to refer it to the Finance Committee.

 

              COUNCILMAN HASSETT: Mr. President, that motion was withdrawn. 

 

              COUNCILMAN LUNA: I withdrew my motion.

 

              COUNCILMAN HASSETT: Mr. President, moving the question has been made and seconded and we just need to take a vote.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT MANCINI: Okay.  Voting to do what?

 

              COUNCILMAN HASSETT: In favor would be aye and the negative would be no.  Why don’t we do a roll call vote because there are different views. 

             

              MS. STETSON: The vote is motion to deny.

 

              COUNCILMAN APONTE: Clarification.  The Clerk stated the motion was to deny.

              COUNCILMAN HASSETT: No, that was your motion.  My motion was to move the question and that was seconded.  That’s on the floor so now we vote.  I move for a roll call vote.

             

              COUNCILMAN DELUCA: Point of clarification.  There is a motion to approve and seconded because all motions should be made in the positive motion.  In reality if you want non-exempt institutions to pay sales tax vote no that means you’re not supporting it.

 

              COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI: Can I ask a question then, Mr. President.  I think some should and some shouldn’t.  So how do I vote.

 

              COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG: Send it to committee.

             

              COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI: I agree with sending it to committee.  Either that or I believe in what Councilman Solomon says abstain from voting. 

 

              COUNCILMAN HASSETT: The motion is to vote up or down.  If you support the effort you vote yes on number nine and if you don’t you vote no.

 

              On motion COUNCILMAN HASSETT, seconded by COUNCILMAN DELUCA, it is voted to Approve the Resolution, by the following Roll Call Vote:

 

AYES:              COUNCILMAN JACKSON and COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG – 2.

 

NAYES:              COUNCIL PRESIDENT MANCINI, COUNCILMEN APONTE, DELUCA, COUNCILWOMAN DIRUZZO, COUNCILMEN HASSETT, IGLIOZZI and LUNA – 7.

 

NOT VOTING:              COUNCILMEN NARDUCCI and SOLOMON – 2. ABSTAIN

 

ABSENT:              COUNCILMEN LOMBARDI, TEJADA, WOOD and YURDIN – 4.

 

              The motion to Approve Fails.

 

 

              COUNCILMAN SOLOMON (By Request):

 

              Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the installation of “No Thru Traffic” Signs at both ends of Leslie Drive and Mount Pleasant Avenue.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT MANCINI Refers the Resolution to the Committee on Public Works.

 

              Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the implementation of a traffic study around LaSalle High School between the hours of 7:30 o’clock a.m. to 8:30 o’clock a.m. and 2:30 o’clock p.m. to 3:30 o’clock p.m.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT MANCINI Refers the Resolution to the Committee on Public Works.

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS AND REPORTS

             

              Communication from Carissa Richard, Board Secretary, dated March 11, 2010, informing the City Council President that the Water Supply Board has approved the request to grant a sewer easement to the City of Cranston on land owned by Providence Water (Assessor’s Plat 10, Lot 116).

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT MANCINI Refers the Communication to the Committee City Property.

 

 

              Communication from Paul C. Dolan, Deputy Chief, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, dated March 10, 2010, informing the City Clerk of his approval of the appointment of Douglas Still as Tree Warden for the City of Providence.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT MANCINI Receives the foregoing Communication.

 

 

PERSONAL EXPRESSION

 

              COUNCILWOMAN DIRUZZO Requests the privilege of the floor to speak on a Point of Personal Expression and states:

 

              “This has been a very difficult week for the entire State of Rhode Island.  In particular I wish to speak to the Valley Street area.  The Woonasquatucket River overflow and flooding.  I’m sure we can all say this is worst flooding that we’ve ever seen.  Five years ago we had the flooding in this area and it was bad, but this time I can’t really describe it.  It was like the river on the street.  I would be remised if I didn’t stand to thank the people who helped.  First of all my constituents are devastated.  It’s a very poor area and we have people there who don’t have a lot of money.  They live with little means and a lot of them don’t have the flood insurance because they can’t afford it.  Now I believe they don’t even offer it anymore, but I want to thank especially the Providence Fire Department.  They did a phenomenal job with evacuating the people in that area and also the Providence Police Department working jointly.  I can’t thank them enough for all the goodness that they expressed and what they did for the people in the area whom I represent.  I especially want to thank Providence Emergency Management as well.  They did an absolutely wonderful job.  They relocated people to emergency shelters.  In this instance the Neutaconkanut Recreation Center.  People stayed there and they provided them with carts.  The Red Cross provided them with food and we provided them with shelter and a warm place to stay and bathe.  There were a lot of children that were forced to stay there because they had no where else to go.  The people who had families and friends who took them in, I thank them as well.  The Red Cross has been outstanding.  I tried to provide some food to the people.  I walked the area today, it’s devastating.  There are houses off the foundations and there are homes that have been condemned.  They have no electricity, gas, no water.  They can’t really move back into their homes.  It’s going to be a while before that happens if they can move in at all.  I also want to thank National Grid, the electric company and the gas company.  They’ve been very kind to all these people.  All these people.  Public Works, the Building Department, the inspectors have done an absolutely wonderful job in helping the people as best as they can.  We can’t help them with everything, but I didn’t want to miss the chance of saying thank you so very much for taking the care of the people whom I represent in my particular area.  I don’t know how else to say it, but especially the Providence Fire Department.  They are still down.  It’s full of mud.  If you want to take a walk down their you’re certainly welcome to go.  It’s a total mess and I feel very sad.  Also, I wanted to express my sadness for the people throughout the State of Rhode Island especially in Warwick and Pawtucket.  It’s a disaster if I’ve ever seen one.  So, without belaboring anymore thank you all of the people who have participated in helping.”

 

 

FROM THE CLERK’S DESK

 

              Petition from Azarig Kooloian, Green Light Properties, 6 Palou Drive, North Providence, Rhode Island 02904, requesting the City Council to re-zone the property located at 919 Manton Avenue (Assessor’s Plat 80, Lot 892), from R-2 to C-2.

 

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

 

              Petitions for Compensation for Injuries and Damages, viz:

 

Jay S. Buechner

Lori A. Izzi

Kimberly Nusco

Marcia Smith

Shana Newman

Yamirka Nunez Perez

Dana Goodman

Warren W. Cusworth

Emily Seddon

David Cionfolo

Diana M. Christian

   (Peter M. Iascone, Esquire)

Juan Otero

Melissa Hannan

Rebecca R. Preston

Angelita Carpenter

Antonio M. Custodio

Donalee V. Golomb

Ferrellgas, Inc.

George J. Lewis

Donald Cassola and Daniel Kane

David Pari

Elaine Roderick

Renata Tejada

Glen Hardy

Anthony F. Ciolli

Craig J. Pollak

Christiansen E. Beatty

Francisco R. Cruz

Vincent Girardi

Mia Brickhouse

Jorge Farin

Anthony Scarcella

Melissa Saurageau

Susan M. Kelly

Joseph Ercolano

Dennis Ortiz

Frank Joseph

Elyse Kaprielian

David Dildine

Calvin E. Turner III

Algenis Martinez

Juliane Fargnoli Coelho

 

              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:

 

              Resolution Extending Congratulations. 

 

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

 

St. Casimir Church, in recognition of the celebration of the special occasion of their ninetieth anniversary.

 

Sabina Matos and Patrick Michael Ward, in recognition of the celebration of the birth of their baby girl, Annemarie Salome Ward, born Tuesday, March 2, 2010.

 

Roxana Riviera and Charles Walker, in recognition of the celebration of the birth of their baby girl, Elisa Maria Riviera Walker born February 9, 2010 weighing eight pound, nine ounces.

 

Thomas Calcagni, in recognition of the celebration of his sixtieth birthday.

 

Bessie Sarganis Gomes, in recognition of the celebration of her one hundred and second birthday, born December 25, 1907.

 

Karen Baldi, in recognition of the celebration of her fiftieth birthday.

 

Leanna Perry, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from the Youth Worker Program in collaboration with the Workforce Investment Act and Traveling Theatre.

 

Janet Lopez, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from the Youth Worker Program in collaboration with the Workforce Investment Act and Traveling Theatre.

 

Karen Rollins, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from the Youth Worker Program in collaboration with the Workforce Investment Act and Traveling Theatre.

 

Marissa Williams, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from the Youth Worker Program in collaboration with the Workforce Investment Act and Traveling Theatre.

 

Philip Randall, in recognition of the celebration of him graduation from the Youth Worker Program in collaboration with the Workforce Investment Act and Traveling Theatre.

 

Brandon Wood, in recognition of the celebration of him graduation from the Youth Worker Program in collaboration with the Workforce Investment Act and Traveling Theatre.

 

Melissa Weeden, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from the Youth Worker Program in collaboration with the Workforce Investment Act and Traveling Theatre.

 

Yansinette Merced, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from the Youth Worker Program in collaboration with the Workforce Investment Act and Traveling Theatre.

 

Jose Allende, in recognition of the celebration of him graduation from the Youth Worker Program in collaboration with the Workforce Investment Act and Traveling Theatre.

 

Stephanie Delgado, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from the Youth Worker Program in collaboration with the Workforce Investment Act and Traveling Theatre.

 

Maria Carrion, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from the Youth Worker Program in collaboration with the Workforce Investment Act and Traveling Theatre.

 

Betsy Merced, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from the Youth Worker Program in collaboration with the Workforce Investment Act and Traveling Theatre.

 

Ciara Collins, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from the Youth Worker Program in collaboration with the Workforce Investment Act and Traveling Theatre.

 

Micaela Chester, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from the Youth Worker Program in collaboration with the Workforce Investment Act and Traveling Theatre.

 

Gregg Caouette, Jr., Blessed Sacrament School, in recognition of being the Catholic Athletic League Boys Midget A-1 State Champions.

 

Joseph Palazzo, Blessed Sacrament School, in recognition of being the Catholic Athletic League Boys Midget A-1 State Champions.

 

Luis Carlos Tenas, Blessed Sacrament School, in recognition of being the Catholic Athletic League Boys Midget A-1 State Champions.

 

Matthew Bevilacqua, Blessed Sacrament School, in recognition of being the Catholic Athletic League Boys Midget A-1 State Champions.

 

Nathan Potter, Blessed Sacrament School, in recognition of being the Catholic Athletic League Boys Midget A-1 State Champions.

 

Rahi Koul, Blessed Sacrament School, in recognition of being the Catholic Athletic League Boys Midget A-1 State Champions.

 

David Duke, Blessed Sacrament School, in recognition of being the Catholic Athletic League Boys Midget A-1 State Champions.

 

Kyle Nelson, Blessed Sacrament School, in recognition of being the Catholic Athletic League Boys Midget A-1 State Champions.

 

Peter Wilson, Blessed Sacrament School, in recognition of being the Catholic Athletic League Boys Midget A-1 State Champions.

 

Evan Alarcon, Blessed Sacrament School, in recognition of being the Catholic Athletic League Boys Midget A-1 State Champions.

 

Jacob Casale, Blessed Sacrament School, in recognition of being the Catholic Athletic League Boys Midget A-1 State Champions.

 

Robert Palazzo, Coach, Blessed Sacrament School, in recognition of being the Catholic Athletic League Boys Midget A-1 State Champions.

 

Robert Bevilacqua, Coach, Blessed Sacrament School, in recognition of being the Catholic Athletic League Boys Midget A-1 State Champions.

 

Stephanie Nacci, Coach, Blessed Sacrament School, in recognition of being the Catholic Athletic League Boys Midget A-1 State Champions.

 

Debbie Nacci, Co-Director of Basketball, Blessed Sacrament School, in recognition of being the Catholic Athletic League Boys Midget A-1 State Champions.

 

Anthony Boccio, Director of Basketball, Blessed Sacrament School, in recognition of being the Catholic Athletic League Boys Midget A-1 State Champions.

 

Theresa A. Holliday-Delves, in recognition of the celebration of her retirement after many years of dedicated service to the City of Providence School Department.

 

Sinath Nhok, in recognition of the first appearance in Providence, Rhode Island for the Cambodian Refugee Poetry & Smot Project, part of the National Tour and Community Readings of the “O Maha Mount Dangrek: Poetry of Cambodian Refugee Experiences”, at various Cambodian American communities across the United States of America during the month of April, 2010.

 

Srey Peou Phoeun, in recognition of the first appearance in Providence, Rhode Island for the Cambodian Refugee Poetry & Smot Project, part of the National Tour and Community Readings of the “O Maha Mount Dangrek: Poetry of Cambodian Refugee Experiences”, at various Cambodian American communities across the United States of America during the month of April, 2010.

 

 

              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:

 

Mary Funaro

Gabrielle T. Ando

Robert H. Quinn

Thomas K. Olsson

Oswaldo “Al” DiPietro

Gena C. Ricci

Robert A. Varone

              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.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

              There being no further business, on Motion of COUNCILMAN HASSETT, seconded by COUNCILMAN DELUCA, it is voted to adjourn at 7:45 o’clock P.M. (E.D.T.), to meet again THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2010 at 7:00 o’clock P.M. (E.D.T.)

 

 

 

ANNA M.  STETSON

CITY CLERK