March 18, 2010  Regular City Council Meeting

 

CITY OF PROVIDENCE

RHODE ISLAND

CITY COUNCIL

 

JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS

 

No. 8 City Council Regular Meeting, Thursday, March 18, 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, LOMBARDI, LUNA, NARDUCCI, SOLOMON, TEJADA, WOOD, COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG and COUNCILMAN YURDIN – 15.

 

ABSENT:              NONE.

                                                                                                               

ALSO PRESENT:              Anna M. Stetson, City Clerk, Lori L. Hagen, Second Deputy City Clerk, Tina L. Mastroianni, Assistant Clerk and Adrienne G. Southgate, City Solicitor.

 

 

INVOCATION

 

              The Invocation is given by COUNCILMAN JOHN J. IGLIOZZI.

             

                           

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 

              COUNCILMAN MIGUEL C. LUNA Leads the Members of the City Council and the Assemblage in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.

 

 

ELECTION

 

              Election of Public Members to the Providence External Review Authority.

 

              COUNCILMAN HASSETT Moves to Lay the Election on the Table seconded by COUNCILMAN DELUCA.

 

 

ORDINANCE SECOND READING

 

              The Following Ordinance was in City Council March 4, 2010, Read and Passed the First Time and is Returned for Passage the Second Time:

 

              An Ordinance in Amendment of Chapter 27 of the 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 Lot 634 on A.P. 70 (401 Douglas Avenue) from R-3 (Residential Three-Family District) to C-2 (General Commercial District), as shown on the accompanying map.

 

AYES:              COUNCIL PRESIDENT MANCINI, COUNCILMEN APONTE, DELUCA, COUNCILWOMAN DIRUZZO, COUNCILMEN HASSETT, IGLIOZZI, JACKSON, LOMBARDI, LUNA, NARDUCCI, SOLOMON, TEJADA, WOOD, COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG and COUNCILMAN YURDIN – 15.

 

NAYES:              NONE.

 

ABSENT:              NONE.

 

              The Motion for Passage the Second Time is Sustained.

 

 

APPOINTMENT BY HIS HONOR THE MAYOR

 

              Communication dated March 12, 2010, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council that pursuant to Sections 301(b) of the Providence Home Rule Charter of 1980, as amended, and Section 8-17 of the Code of Ordinances, he is this day appointing Mr. Jorge O. Elorza of 35 Deborah Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02909, to the Providence Housing Court for a term to expire on the First Monday in January 2013 and respectfully submits the same for approval.

 

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

 

 

PRESENTATION OF ORDINANCE

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT MANCINI (By Request):

 

              An Ordinance Amending Section 1, Chapter 7 of the Code of Ordinances, Entitled: “Civil Defense”. 

 

              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, NARDUCCI, SOLOMON, TEJADA, WOOD, COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG and COUNCILMAN YURDIN:

 

              Resolution Extending Sincere Best Wishes for a Happy Birthday to Councilman Miguel C. Luna on March 2, 2010.

 

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

 

              The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

 

 

              COUNCILMAN HASSETT:

 

              Resolution Requesting to abate the taxes included in the Visions II Tax Credit Project of 2010 for the Smith Hill Community Development Corporation for the period of construction commencing on or about March 1, 2010 and ending March 1, 2012.

 

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

 

 

              COUNCILMAN HASSETT and COUNCILMAN IGLIOZZI:

 

              Resolution Establishing a Special Commission to Review the Operations of the Providence Police Department.

 

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

 

COUNCILMAN IGLIOZZI:

 

              Resolution Requesting His Honor the Mayor to execute a twenty-year lease with Children’s Friend and Service for property located at 77 Ralph Street, Providence.

 

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

 

 

              COUNCILMAN LOMBARDI:

 

              Resolution Requesting the Executive Branch of Government bid for a nationally recognized consulting firm, with a stated mission to evaluate all aspects of accreditation, personnel policies, promotions, training and overall police services, in particular implementing policies and procedures for tracking drug and property seizures.

 

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

 

 

              COUNCILMEN LOMBARDI, NARDUCCI, COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG, COUNCILMEN APONTE and LUNA:

 

              Resolution Requesting to hire a public safety commissioner within the next 30 days and to form a non-partisan citizens search commission, reflecting the diversity of the City of Providence, comprised of the following:

 

              Retired State Police Colonel or Superior

              Former Attorney General

              Representative from Neighborhood Association or Social Service Agency

              Retired Police Union Representative

              Representative from a Minority Organization

              Representative from Chamber of Commerce

              Representative from Tax Exempt Institution

 

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

 

              COUNCILMAN LOMBARDI Moves Passage of the forgoing Resolution, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG.

 

              COUNCILMAN HASSETT: Mr. President.  I think the proper motion that the Councilman from the 13th Ward is requesting is challenging the rule of the Chair.  To sustain the rule and refer it to Finance would be a yes vote and if you believe it should be acted on now, which is against the ruling of the Chair you would vote no and I ask that that be by roll call.

 

              COUNCILWOMAN DIRUZZO: I don’t want to vote on something I’m not sure of.  I do believe and I always have believed that we need a Public Safety Commissioner.  I hope that’s been made very clear throughout the years that I’ve served on this Council.  There is no question about it.  However, the way you go about it is what I’m concern with.  If we do have the opportunity to create the ordinance or enact the ordinance, wouldn’t it be better to do it that way then pass this an have to appoint a commission comprised of all these different people and have them make that decision for us?  That’s my problem right now.  I want to do the right thing and I do want a Public Safety Commissioner.

 

              COUNCILMAN HASSETT: Mr. President, I would ask that we go electronically and that we move on a roll call vote.

 

              COUNCILMAN APONTE: Mr. President, through the Solicitor.  Could we have an opinion what we’re being asked to vote on.  Which motion is properly before the body.

 

              CITY SOLICITOR SOUTHGATE: My understanding is that the moment you’re voting on a motion that would not commit this matter to the Finance Committee as the Chair previously ruled.  It’s dead and the motion is to take an up or down vote on it now on the floor.  In order to get to that vote, you first need a roll call vote on whether this motion is going to take precedence over the Chair’s previous designation to committee. 

 

              COUNCILMAN HASSETT: Madame Solicitor, the vote that I made is that there is a challenge I believe to the ruling of the Chair.  If you agree with the ruling of the Chair to refer it to Finance you would vote yes to sustain the ruling of the Chair and “no” would be the opposite.

 

              COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG: Mr. President, was there actually a ruling?  I did not hear that.  Anna, can we check the records.  Did you really actually rule on item number thirteen?

 

              MS. STETSON: It was referred to Finance.

             

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT MANCINI: I referred it to Finance. 

              COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG: Okay.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT MANCINI: So, the motion it not to refer it to Finance.

 

              COUNCILMAN HASSETT: The proper context of Roberts Rules is in the context.  He is voting and it was seconded to challenge the ruling of the Chair.  That’s the vote before us.  To sustain the ruling and refer it to Finance you vote yes and if you agree with Councilman Lombardi that the vote should now take place on the floor you would vote no and I move the vote as a roll call vote.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT MANCINI: Clerk, call the roll.

 

AYES:              COUNCIL PRESIDENT MANCINI, COUNCILMEN DELUCA, COUNCILWOMAN DIRUZZO, COUNCILMEN HASSETT, IGLIOZZI, LUNA, SOLOMON, TEJADA and WOOD – 9.

 

NAYES:              COUNCILMEN APONTE, JACKSON, LOMBARDI, NARDUCCI and COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG – 5.

 

ABSENT:              COUNCILMAN YURDIN – 1.

 

              The motion of the Ruling of the Chair Fails.

 

              The motion to Refer to the Committee on Finance is hereby Sustained.

 

 

              COUNCILMAN LOMBARDI and COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG:

 

              Resolution Requesting that the Mayor suspend or terminate his congressional campaign immediately and devote the remainder of his term in office to doing the job he was elected to do, namely Mayor of the City of Providence or resign immediately.

 

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

 

              Resolution Requesting Colonel Dean Esserman to resign immediately.

 

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

 

              COUNCILMAN HASSETT: Mr. President, the context of that challenge of the Chair is that if you vote yes your sustaining the ruling of the Chair and if you vote no you’re challenging that ruling.

 

              COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG Moves to challenge the ruling of the Chair, seconded by COUNCILMAN LOMBARDI, by the Following Roll Call Vote:

 

AYES:              COUNCIL PRESIDENT MANCINI, COUNCILMEN DELUCA, COUNCILWOMAN DIRUZZO, COUNCILMEN HASSETT, IGLIOZZI, LUNA, SOLOMON, TEJADA and WOOD – 9.

 

NAYES:              COUNCILMEN APONTE, JACKSON, LOMBARDI, NARDUCCI and COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG – 5.

 

ABSENT:              COUNCILMAN YURDIN – 1.

 

              The motion of the Ruling of the Chair Fails.

 

              The motion to Refer to the Committee on Finance is hereby Sustained.

 

 

              COUNCILMAN LUNA:

 

              Resolution in Support of Financial Reform to Protect Providence Neighborhoods and Families.

 

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

 

              The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

 

              Resolution Supporting the Efforts to Bring the America’s Cup Race Back to the State of Rhode Island.

 

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

 

 

              COUNCILMAN SOLOMON:

 

              Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the feasibility of a traffic study for Cathedral Avenue due to excessive speeding.

 

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

 

 

REPORTS FROM COMMITTEE

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

COUNCILMAN JOHN J. IGLIOZZI, Chairman

 

              Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same be Adopted:

 

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

 

              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, COUNCILWOMAN DIRUZZO, COUNCILMEN HASSETT, IGLIOZZI, JACKSON, LOMBARDI, LUNA, NARDUCCI and COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG – 11.

 

NAYES:              NONE.

 

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

 

              The Motion for Passage the First Time is Sustained.

Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same be Severally Approved:

 

              Resolution Requesting the Tax Assessor to apply the Homestead Exemption to the property located on Assessor’s Plat 39, Lot 524 (9 University Avenue), for the years 2003 to 2008 in the amount of Nine Thousand Nine Hundred Ninety Three Dollars and Ninety Five Cents ($9,993.95).

 

              Resolution Requesting the Tax Assessor to apply the Homestead Exemption to the property located on Assessor’s Plat 92, Lot 87 (16-18 Ogden Street), for the years 2006 and 2007, in the amount of One Thousand Six Hundred Twenty Two Dollars and Sixty Two Cents  ($1,622.62).

 

              Resolution Requesting the Tax Assessor to apply the Homestead Exemption to the property located on Assessor’s Plat 83, Lot 29 (605 Academy Avenue), for the years 2002 to 2007, in the amount of Five Thousand Nine Hundred Eighty Five Dollars and Fifty Eight Cents ($5,985.58).

 

              Resolution Requesting the Tax Assessor to apply the Homestead Exemption to the property located on Assessor’s Plat 10, Lot 703 (2 Thomas Street, Unit 600), for the years 2006 and 2007, in the amount of Four Thousand Six Hundred Fifty Seven Dollars and Eighty One Cents ($4,657.81).

 

              Resolution Requesting the Tax Assessor to apply the Elderly Exemption to the property located on Assessor’s Plat 95, Lot 54 (28 Parnell Street), for fiscal years 2006, 2007 and 2008 in the amount of One Thousand  Three Hundred Ninety Four Dollars and Forty Five Cents ($1,394.45).

 

              Resolution Requesting the Tax Assessor to apply the Homestead Exemption to the property located on Assessor’s Plat 104, Lot 138 (166 Clarence Street), for the fiscal years 2005 and 2006, in the amount of Two Thousand Two Hundred Ninety Seven Dollars and Twenty Cents ($2,297.20).

 

              COUNCILMAN HASSETT Moves to Dispense with the Reading of the foregoing matters and Moves Passage of the Several Resolutions, seconded by COUNCILMAN DELUCA.

 

              The Motion for Passage of the Several Resolutions is Sustained.

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS AND REPORTS

             

              Communication from Mayor David N. Cicilline, dated March 12, 2010, submitting the Community Development Block Grant Budget for Year 36 (2010-2011).

 

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

 

              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 on Public Works.

 

              (REFER TO NEXT MEETING)

 

              Executive Order Number 2010-02, submitted by His Honor the Mayor, dated March 2, 2010, Entitled: “Establishing Guidelines for Election Season.”

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT MANCINI Receives the Executive Order.

 

 

 

FROM THE CLERK’S DESK

 

              Petition from John M. Kelly, President and CEO, Meeting Street, 1000 Eddy Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02905, requesting to abandon a portion of Briggs Street.

 

              Petition from John M. Kelly, President and CEO, Meeting Street, 1000 Eddy Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02905, requesting that the City of Providence grant an easement to MSC Realty, Inc., and Meeting Street, for the construction of a shed to house the water turn off, as well as a water cannon relative to the completed construction at the South Side Soccer field between Seymour Avenue and the Meeting Street campus along the side of Interstate 95 South.

 

              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.

 

              (REFER TO NEXT MEETING)

 

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

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT MANCINI Refers the Several Petitions to the Committee on Public Works.

 

              Petitions for Compensation for Injuries and Damages, viz:

 

Susan DiMeo

C. Edward Furtado

Dorothy A. Delfino

Angela Fonseca

Pedro Reyes

   (G. Eben Milne, Esquire)

Kathrine Smyth

Martha Gannon

Norton Wright, Jr.

Inussa Mane

Guisela Pinto Caballero

Ashley M. Rodrigues

Matthew Fortin

Joseph J. Vargas

Robert Schlesinger

Allen H. Cicchitelli

Kearsley Lloyd

Gardner H. Palmer, Jr.

Gren Sherman

Changchao Joanne Su

Peter Costello

David B. Casten

Providence Mutual Fire Ins. Co.

   a/s/o Steven Iozzi

Monique Mitchell

Joseph Militello

Joshua Briggs

Anthony P. Pivirotto

Christiana J. Raether

Jonna Bracken

Alissa Melvin

Patricia Moore

Moira Kyweluk

Anne W. DiMase

Paul C. Williamson

Joseph Richard Durette

Francis Ryan-Henry

Leonita A. Carosi

Rebecca Gaines

Elizabeth A. Riley

Glen Johnson

Lori G. Polacek

Linda McMahon

   (Robert W. Smith, Esquire)

Marisol Perez

Sidney Manchester

Kyle Poyar

Joseph Lombardi

Donna Simmons

Charles J. Kelley

Marcia M. Long

Arnold Ziesse

Fausto C. Anguilla

Thomas Galick

ARI a/s/o AGFA Healthcare Corp.

Christina Cota Rodrigues

Mohit S. Karibhatk

Debra Crosby

Kristy A. King

Seth A. Klaiman

Richard Levitt

 

              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:

 

Edward Cooney, in recognition of being selected as the Grand Marshal of the 2010 Providence St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

 

George Nee, in recognition of being selected as the Deputy Grand Marshal of the 2010 Providence St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

 

Alan R. Sepe, in recognition of the celebration of his fiftieth birthday on March 13, 2010 on behalf of all his friends in Providence, we wish him continued good health and happiness.

 

Margaret Pera, in recognition of her one-hundredth birthday.  As she celebrates this momentous occasion, her friends in Providence wish her continued good health and happiness.

 

William “Billy” Volpe, in recognition of the celebration of his retirement after twenty-three years of dedicated service to the Department of Recreation and his tireless commitment to the senior citizens of the City of Providence.

 

Delbert Watson, Head Coach, Providence North End 49ers, in recognition of becoming the 2009 Mitey Mite Undefeated Super Bowl Champions.

 

Christopher Lowe, Assistant Coach, Providence North End 49ers, in recognition of becoming the 2009 Mitey Mite Undefeated Super Bowl Champions.

 

Miguel Sierra, Assistant Coach, Providence North End 49ers, in recognition of becoming the 2009 Mitey Mite Undefeated Super Bowl Champions.

 

Angel Rivera, Assistant Coach, Providence North End 49ers, in recognition of becoming the 2009 Mitey Mite Undefeated Super Bowl Champions.

 

Joshua Briggs, Assistant Coach, Providence North End 49ers, in recognition of becoming the 2009 Mitey Mite Undefeated Super Bowl Champions.

 

Susan Almeida, Assistant, Providence North End 49ers, in recognition of becoming the 2009 Mitey Mite Undefeated Super Bowl Champions.

 

Freddi Ruffin, Providence North End 49ers, in recognition of becoming the 2009 Mitey Mite Undefeated Super Bowl Champions.

 

Justin P. Rapoza, Providence North End 49ers, in recognition of becoming the 2009 Mitey Mite Undefeated Super Bowl Champions.

 

Kyshaun I. Pemberton, Providence North End 49ers, in recognition of becoming the 2009 Mitey Mite Undefeated Super Bowl Champions.

 

Jalen Watson, Providence North End 49ers, in recognition of becoming the 2009 Mitey Mite Undefeated Super Bowl Champions.

 

Tyler M. Andrade, Providence North End 49ers, in recognition of becoming the 2009 Mitey Mite Undefeated Super Bowl Champions.

 

Keishawn Fontes, Providence North End 49ers, in recognition of becoming the 2009 Mitey Mite Undefeated Super Bowl Champions.

 

Jarell W. Garcia, Providence North End 49ers, in recognition of becoming the 2009 Mitey Mite Undefeated Super Bowl Champions.

 

Jolon T. O’Connor, Providence North End 49ers, in recognition of becoming the 2009 Mitey Mite Undefeated Super Bowl Champions.

 

Manee I. Castillo, Providence North End 49ers, in recognition of becoming the 2009 Mitey Mite Undefeated Super Bowl Champions.

 

Lennox A. Orellana, Providence North End 49ers, in recognition of becoming the 2009 Mitey Mite Undefeated Super Bowl Champions.

 

Rondie A. Almeida, Providence North End 49ers, in recognition of becoming the 2009 Mitey Mite Undefeated Super Bowl Champions.

 

Isaiah J. Feliciano, Providence North End 49ers, in recognition of becoming the 2009 Mitey Mite Undefeated Super Bowl Champions.

 

Deantra J. Nances, Providence North End 49ers, in recognition of becoming the 2009 Mitey Mite Undefeated Super Bowl Champions.

 

Miguel Feliz, Providence North End 49ers, in recognition of becoming the 2009 Mitey Mite Undefeated Super Bowl Champions.

 

Larry E. Lassiter, Providence North End 49ers, in recognition of becoming the 2009 Mitey Mite Undefeated Super Bowl Champions.

 

Trebor J. Cardarelli, Providence North End 49ers, in recognition of becoming the 2009 Mitey Mite Undefeated Super Bowl Champions.

 

Enrique Hernandez, Providence North End 49ers, in recognition of becoming the 2009 Mitey Mite Undefeated Super Bowl Champions.

 

Sebastian A. Sosa, Providence North End 49ers, in recognition of becoming the 2009 Mitey Mite Undefeated Super Bowl Champions.

 

Jalen S. Ngim, Providence North End 49ers, in recognition of becoming the 2009 Mitey Mite Undefeated Super Bowl Champions.

 

Delossantos Harrison, Providence North End 49ers, in recognition of becoming the 2009 Mitey Mite Undefeated Super Bowl Champions.

 

Joshua Ramos, Providence North End 49ers, in recognition of becoming the 2009 Mitey Mite Undefeated Super Bowl Champions.

 

Joseph M. Depena, Providence North End 49ers, in recognition of becoming the 2009 Mitey Mite Undefeated Super Bowl Champions.

 

Angel L. Rivera, Providence North End 49ers, in recognition of becoming the 2009 Mitey Mite Undefeated Super Bowl Champions.

 

Joshua B. Briggs, Providence North End 49ers, in recognition of becoming the 2009 Mitey Mite Undefeated Super Bowl Champions.

 

Josue E. Rosso, Providence North End 49ers, in recognition of becoming the 2009 Mitey Mite Undefeated Super Bowl Champions.

 

Adrian P. Finnin, Providence North End 49ers, in recognition of becoming the 2009 Mitey Mite Undefeated Super Bowl Champions.

 

Manuel E. Roman, Providence North End 49ers, in recognition of becoming the 2009 Mitey Mite Undefeated Super Bowl Champions.

 

John M. Sierra, Providence North End 49ers, in recognition of becoming the 2009 Mitey Mite Undefeated Super Bowl Champions.

 

Tyriq A. Lowe-Torres, Providence North End 49ers, in recognition of becoming the 2009 Mitey Mite Undefeated Super Bowl Champions.

 

Travaughn O. Famogun, Providence North End 49ers, in recognition of becoming the 2009 Mitey Mite Undefeated Super Bowl Champions.

 

Eric G. Palmer, Providence North End 49ers, in recognition of becoming the 2009 Mitey Mite Undefeated Super Bowl Champions.

 

Amelia Henkel, in recognition of winning the Rhode Island State VFW Essay Contest.

 

Paul J. DiMaio, Esquire, in recognition of being honored by Piave Lodge #364 O.S.I.A. at the thirty-fifth annual Saint Joseph’s Dinner.

 

Maria Bucci, in recognition of her visit to Providence, Rhode Island from Caserta, Italy.

 

              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:

 

Angelica Popolo

Frank A. Sisto, Sr.

Anthony DiLorenzo

Raymond S. Fortune

Reverend Monsignor Galliano J. Cavallaro

Mario J. Giusti

Josephine M. Pesce

Rene Nadeau

Irene T. Hicks

Pastor Helen Tate

Antonio Spaziano

Detective Sergeant James D. Dougherty, Rhode Island State Police

Armando “Mario” J. DiMaria

Joseph J. Lombardo

              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 8:45 o’clock P.M. (E.D.T.), to meet again THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2010 at 7:00 o’clock P.M. (E.D.T.)

 

 

 

ANNA M.  STETSON

CITY CLERK