August 7, 2003  Regular City Council Meeting

 

CITY OF PROVIDENCE

RHODE ISLAND

CITY COUNCIL

JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS

 

No. 22  City Council Regular Meeting, Thursday, August 7, 2003, 7:30 o’clock P.M. (E.D.T.)

 

PRESIDING

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT

JOHN J. LOMBARDI

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

PRESENT:                 ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT YOUNG, COUNCILMEN APONTE, BUTLER, DELUCA, HASSETT, JACKSON, LUNA, MANCINI, COUNCILWOMEN ROMANO and WILLIAMS – 10.

 

ABSENT:              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI COUNCILMAN ALLEN, COUNCILWOMAN DIRUZZO, COUNCILMEN IGLIOZZI and SEGAL – 5.

 

(Subsequently Councilman Igliozzi joins the meeting.)

                           

ALSO PRESENT:              Bruce D. Tedesco, Deputy City Solicitor, Michael R. Clement, City Clerk, Claire E. Bestwick, First Deputy City Clerk and Jennifer L. Emidy, Assistant Clerk.

 

 

INVOCATION

 

The Invocation is given by COUNCILWOMAN RITA M. WILLIAMS.

 

COUNCILMAN IGLIOZZI, joins the meeting.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 

              COUNCILMAN JOSEPH DELUCA 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

 

The Journal of Proceedings No. 4 of the Regular Meeting of the City Council held February 20, 2003, and posted on July 30, 2003 on the Bulletin Board located on the Ground level of City Hall, is approved, as printed, on Motion of COUNCILMAN APONTE, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS.

 

 

APPOINTMENTS BY HIS HONOR THE MAYOR

 

Communication dated July 28, 2003, 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 Rhode Island Public Law of 1980, Chapter 84, he is this day re-appointing Mr. Herbert W. Cummings of 11 West Harbor Road, Bristol, Rhode Island  02809, as a member of the Providence Tourism Council for a term to expire in July 2004.

 

              Communication dated July 28, 2003, 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 Rhode Island Public Law of 1980, Chapter 84, he is this day appointing Ms. Mercedes Mendez of 41 Arrowhead Way, Warwick, Rhode Island  02886, as a member of the Providence Tourism Council for a term to expire in December 2004. (Ms. Mendez will replace Mr. Phil Rivers who has resigned).

 

              Communication dated July 28, 2003, 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 Rhode Island Public Law of 1980, Chapter 84, he is this day appointing Ms. Bella Texeira of 48 Locust Street, Providence, Rhode Island  02906, as a member of the Providence Tourism Council for a term to expire in December 2004. (Ms. Texeira will replace Ms. Nancy Derrig who has resigned).

 

              Communication dated July 31, 2003, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council that pursuant to the Articles of Incorporation of the Providence Plan, he is this day appointing Colonel Dean Esserman of 60 President Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island  02906, as a member of the Providence Plan Board of Directors for a term to expire on June 30, 2008.

 

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

 

              ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT YOUNG Receives the Several Communications.

 

             

ORDINANCES SECOND READING

 

              The Following Ordinance was in City Council June 19, 2003, Read and Passed the First Time and is Returned for Passage the Second Time:

 

An Ordinance Establishing a Tax Stabilization Plan for Kinsley Harris, LLC on behalf of Jefferson at Providence Place.

 

              COUNCILMAN APONTE Moves Passage of the foregoing Ordinance the Second Time, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS, by the following Roll Call Vote:

             

AYES:              ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT YOUNG, COUNCILMEN APONTE, BUTLER, HASSETT, IGLIOZZI, JACKSON, LUNA, MANCINI, COUNCILWOMEN ROMANO and WILLIAMS –10.

 

NAYES:              COUNCILMAN DELUCA –1.

 

ABSENT:              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI, COUNCILMAN ALLEN, COUNCILWOMAN DIRUZZO, and COUNCILMAN SEGAL –4.

 

The Motion for Passage the Second Time, is Sustained.

 

 

The Following Ordinance was in City Council July 3, 2003, Read and Passed the First Time and is Returned for Passage the Second Time:

 

              An Ordinance in Amendment of Chapter 2002-8 Approved March 12, 2002 Entitled: “An Ordinance Amending Certain Sections of Article X of Chapter 21 of the Code of Ordinances Entitled: “Property Tax Classification for the City”.

 

              COUNCILMAN APONTE Moves to Refer the Ordinance Back to the Committee on Ordinances, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS.

 

             

              The Following Ordinances were in City Council July 28, 2003, Severally Read and Passed the First Time and are Returned for Passage the Second Time:

 

              An Ordinance In Amendment of Section 16-123 of Chapter Sixteen of the Code Ordinances Entitled:  “Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions”, As Amended.

 

              An Ordinance Amending Section 16-129 in Article IV of Chapter 16 of the Code of Ordinances Entitled:  “Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions”, As Amended.

 

An Ordinance Amending Section 13-44 of the Code of Ordinances Entitled “Reinspections by Director”, As Amended.

 

COUNCILMAN APONTE Moves to Dispense with the Reading of the foregoing matters and Move Passage of the Several Ordinances the Second Time, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS, by the following Roll Call Vote:

 

AYES:              ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT YOUNG,  COUNCILMEN APONTE, BUTLER, DELUCA, HASSETT, IGLIOZZI, JACKSON, LUNA, MANCINI, COUNCILWOMEN ROMANO and WILLIAMS – 11.

 

NAYES:              COUNCILMAN DELUCA requests to recorded voting “NO” on “An Ordinance In Amendment of Section 16-123 of Chapter Sixteen of the Code of Ordinances Entitled: “Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions, As Amended” and “An Ordinance Amending Section 13-44 of the Code of Ordinances Entitled “Reinspections by Director”, As Amended.”- 1.

 

ABSENT:              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI, COUNCILMAN ALLEN, COUNCILWOMAN DIRUZZO and COUNCILMAN SEGAL – 4.

 

The Motion for Passage of the Several Ordinances the Second Time is Sustained.

 

 

PRESENTATION OF ORDINANCES

 

COUNCILMEN BUTLER, DELUCA, HASSETT, MANCINI, and COUNCILWOMAN ROMANO:

 

An Ordinance Establishing regulations regarding recreational activities on public streets in the City of Providence.

 

              ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT YOUNG Refers the Ordinance to the Committee on Ordinances.

 

 

COUNCILMEN BUTLER, DELUCA, HASSETT, LUNA, MANCINI, and COUNCILWOMAN ROMANO:

 

An Ordinance Establishing regulations prohibiting the use of scooters, motorized skateboards and other “toy” vehicles on public streets and sidewalks in the City of Providence.

 

ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT YOUNG Refers the Ordinance to the Committee on Ordinances.

 

              COUNCILMAN HASSETT (By Request): 

 

              An Ordinance in Amendment of Ordinance No. 646, Chapter 2002-43, Approved November 22, 2002, relative to “An Ordinance Establishing a Tax Stabilization Plan for Promenade Building Associates, LLC.”

 

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

 

              COUNCILMAN IGLIOZZI (By Request):

 

              An Ordinance in Amendment of and in Addition to Chapter 1983-4 of the Ordinance of the City of Providence Approved February 18, 1983 and Entitled: “An Ordinance Approving and Adopting the Official Redevelopment Plan for the Silver Lake Revitalization Project” for the Acquisition of Lot 285 on Plat 107, 20 Ralph Street.

 

              ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT YOUNG Refers the Ordinance to the Committee on Urban Redevelopment, Renewal and Planning.

 

 

              COUNCILMAN JACKSON (By Request):

 

              An Ordinance in Accordance with Chapter 21, Section 19 of the Code of Ordinance of the City of Providence Entitled: “Capital Equipment Budget”, As Amended.

 

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

 

              COUNCILMAN SEGAL:

 

              An Ordinance requiring the purchase of fuel efficient vehicles.

 

ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT YOUNG Refers the Ordinance to  the Committee on Ordinances.

 

COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG:

 

An Ordinance in Amendment of Chapter 2003-42, Approved July 31, 2003, Establishing a Compensation Plan for the City of Providence, As Amended.

 

              COUNCILMAN APONTE Moves to Expunge the foregoing Ordinance, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS

 

PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTIONS

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI, COUNCILMEN ALLEN, APONTE, BUTLER, DELUCA, COUNCILWOMAN DIRUZZO, COUNCILMEN IGLIOZZI, JACKSON, LUNA, MANCINI, COUNCILWOMAN ROMANO, COUNCILMAN SEGAL, COUNCILWOMEN WILLIAMS and YOUNG:

 

              Resolution Extending Sincere Best Wishes for a Happy Birthday to Councilman Terrence M. Hassett on August 22, 2003.

 

              Read and Passed on Motion of COUNCILMAN APONTE, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS.

 

              The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

 

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI (By Request):

 

              Resolution Requesting to abate the taxes on Assessor’s Plat 33, Lot 52 (30 Courtland Street), in the amount of Four Hundred Fifty Six Dollars and Nineteen ($456.19) Cents and any interest accrued. (Federal Hill House Association)

 

              Resolution Requesting to abate the taxes on Assessor’s Plat 33, Lot 66 (8 Courtland Street), in the amount of Four Hundred Fifty Five Dollars and Fifty Four ($455.54) Cents and any interest accrued. (Federal Hill House Association)

 

              Resolution Requesting to abate the taxes on Assessor’s Plat 33 Lot 180 (64R Tell Street), in the amount of Five Hundred Thirty Eight Dollars and Thirty Two ($538.32) Cents and any interest accrued. (Federal Hill House Association)

 

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

 

ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT YOUNG Refers the Several Resolutions to the Committee on Finance.

 

 

              Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to prohibit motor vehicle traffic along Adrian Hall Way between Washington Street and Fountain Street on Saturday, August 2, 2003 to Friday, August 8, 2003 between the hours of 9:00 o’clock A.M. to Midnight, to accommodate the National F.O.P Convention.

 

              Resolution Amending Resolution No. 533, Approved July 15, 2003, requesting the Traffic Engineer to prohibit motor vehicle traffic along Union Street between Washington Street and Fountain Street on Friday, August 22, 2003 at 10:00 o’clock A.M. to Monday, August 25, 2003 at 10:00 o’clock A.M., to accommodate the Annual Block Party and Fundraiser for the Providence Journal Summertime Fund.

 

              Resolution Amending Resolution No. 532, Approved July 15, 2003, requesting the Traffic Engineer to prohibit motor vehicle traffic along Union Street between Washington Street and Fountain Street on Tuesday, August 5, 2003 between the hours of 10:00 o’clock A.M. to Thursday, August 7, 2003 at 10:00 o’clock A.M., to accommodate Murphy’s Deli & Bar Irish Night.

 

              COUNCILMAN APONTE Moves to Dispense with the Reading of the foregoing matters and Moves Passage of the Several Resolutions, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS.

 

The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

 

 

              Resolution Authorizing His Honor the Mayor to execute a Statewide Construction and Maintenance Agreement to the State of Rhode Island with respect to Luongo Square Streetscape and Traffic Flow Improvement Project.

 

              Resolution Requesting His Honor the Mayor to execute a Statewide Construction and Maintenance Agreement to the State of Rhode Island with respect to Downtown Providence Traffic Circulation Improvements to Washington Street.

 

              COUNCILMAN APONTE Moves Dispense with the Reading of the foregoing matters.

 

              ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT YOUNG Refers the Several Resolutions to the Committee on Public Works.

 

 

COUNCILMAN ALLEN (By Request):

 

              Resolution Amending Resolution No. 515, Approved June 27, 2003, for the abatement of taxes on Assessor’s Plat 31, Lot 229 (436 Cranston Street) for the following years: 1993, 1994, 1997 and 1998, for property owned by the Providence Plan Housing Corporation and any interest accrued.

 

 

              COUNCILMAN APONTE and COUNCILMAN HASSETT

(By Request):

 

              Resolution Requesting the Transfer of Assessor’s Plat 62, Lot 557 (86 Julian Street), in the amount of One Dollar ($1.00), to the Providence Redevelopment Agency and requesting the City Council abate all outstanding taxes in the amount of Eight Thousand Nine Hundred Forty Six Dollars and Four ($8,946.04) Cents and any taxes which will accrue while in PRA ownership.

 

              Resolution Requesting the Transfer of Assessor’s Plat 62, Lot 558 (17 Putnam Street), in the amount of One Dollar ($1.00), to the Providence Redevelopment Agency and requesting the City Council abate all outstanding taxes in the amount of Eleven Thousand Six Hundred Eighty Five Dollars and Twenty One ($11,685.21) Cents and any taxes which will accrue while in PRA ownership.

 

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

 

ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT YOUNG Refers the Several Resolutions to the Committee on Finance.

 

 

              COUNCILMAN APONTE (By Request):

 

              Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to prohibit motor vehicle traffic along Croyland Road between Oxford Street to the end of the library property on Saturday, September 27, 2003 between the hours of 1:00 o’clock P.M. to Sunday September 28, 2003 at 6:00 o’clock P.M. and along Oxford Street from Croyland Road to Gordon Avenue on Sunday, September 28, 2003 between the hours of 8:00 o’clock A.M. to 6:00 o’clock P.M., to accommodate the Annual Community Festival.

 

Read and Passed on Motion of COUNCILMAN APONTE, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS.

 

The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

 

              Resolution Requesting the abatement of a demolition lien on Assessor’s Plat 53, Lot 37 (136-138 Houston Street), in the amount of Seven Thousand Six Hundred ($7,600.00) Dollars, and interest at the rate of 8% per year since May 14, 1993.

 

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

 

 

              COUNCILMEN BUTLER, ALLEN, APONTE, DELUCA, HASSETT, IGLIOZZI, LUNA, MANCINI, COUNCILWOMEN ROMANO and WILLIAMS: 

 

              Resolution Expressing Congratulations and Sincere thanks to Colonel Richard T. Sullivan in Honor of his retirement from Public Service to the City of Providence.

             

Read and Passed on Motion of COUNCILMAN APONTE, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS.

 

The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

 

 

              COUNCILMAN DELUCA:

 

              Resolution Requesting the Chief Electrical Inspector to cause the upgrade of  street lighting along Mount Pleasant Avenue on Pole No. 10.

 

              Resolution Requesting the Chief Electrical Inspector to cause the installation of street lights on Pole Nos. 3, 4 and 5 on Obediah Brown Road.

 

              Resolution Requesting the Director of Public Works to cause the sewers to be baited around 15 Herbert Street.

 

              Resolution Requesting the Director of Public Works to put out to bid the repaving of Karen Court and Amity Street and secure payment from the 6th Ward portion of the $50 Million Dollar Bond Account.

 

COUNCILMAN APONTE Moves to Dispense with the Reading of the foregoing matters and Moves Passage of the Several Resolutions, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS.

 

The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

 

              Resolution Requesting the Providence Redevelopment Agency to cause the transfer of Assessor’s Plat 64, Lot 693 (280 Academy Avenue), to the City of Providence.

             

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

 

COUNCILMAN DELUCA and COUNCILMAN BUTLER:

 

              Resolution Requesting the Internal Auditor to compile a list of the Aggregate Principal amount of all Bonds, Notes, Master Lease, Leveraged Leases, Synthetic Leases, Sale-Lease back transactions, Operating Lease, Structures, Investment Leases and any other type of financial commitment the city is obligated to pay, including date issued, amount, purpose of use, balance due, termination date and the total of the entire debt service of the city.

 

 

              COUNCILWOMAN DIRUZZO, COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI, COUNCILMEN ALLEN, APONTE, BUTLER, DELUCA, HASSETT, IGLIOZZI, JACKSON, LUNA MANCINI, COUNCILWOMAN ROMANO, COUNCILMAN SEGAL, COUNCILWOMEN WILLIAMS and YOUNG.

 

              Resolution Extending Sincere Congratulations to the Honorable Frank X. Flaherty on his appointment to the Rhode Island Superior Court.

 

COUNCILMAN IGLIOZZI moves to amend the Resolution by deleting “Superior” and inserting “Supreme”, seconded by COUNCILMAN DELUCA.

 

COUNCILMAN APONTE Moves Passage of the Resolution As Amended seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS.

 

The Motion for Passage, As Amended is Sustained.

 

 

COUNCILMAN JACKSON (By Request):

 

              Resolution Requesting the Chief Electrical Inspector to cause the upgrade of street lighting along Tenth Street to 27,500 lumen.

 

 

COUNCILMEN LUNA , SEGAL, BUTLER, HASSETT, IGLIOZZI, JACKSON and COUNCILWOMAN ROMANO.

 

              Resolution in Support of the Affordable Energy Bargain.

 

              COUNCILMAN APONTE Moves to Dispense with the reading of the foregoing matters and moves Passage of the Several Resolutions, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS.

 

The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

 

              COUNCILMAN LUNA and COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG:

 

              Resolution Authorizing His Honor the Mayor to execute a Statewide Construction and Maintenance Agreement to the State of Rhode Island with respect to the Southside Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Project.

 

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

 

 

COUNCILMAN LUNA:

 

              Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to prohibit motor vehicle traffic along Gallatin Street between Elmwood Avenue and Melrose Street on Saturday, August 2, 2003 between the hours of 10:00 o’clock A.M. to 10:00 o’clock P.M., to accommodate a Block Party.

 

Read and Passed on Motion of COUNCILMAN APONTE, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS.

 

The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

 

              COUNCILMAN MANCINI and COUNCILWOMAN ROMANO

(By Request):

 

              Resolution Requesting that Veazie Street Park be named the “Iola French Park”.

 

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

 

             

              Resolution Requesting the Forestry Division of the Parks Department to cause the removal of that tree located at 62 Isabella Avenue.

 

Resolution Requesting the Forestry Division of the Parks Department to cause the removal of that tree located at 92 Kentland Avenue.

 

Resolution Requesting the Forestry Division of the Parks Department to cause the removal of that tree located at 15 Hazael Street.

 

Resolution Requesting the Forestry Division of the Parks Department to cause the removal of that tree located at 163 Isabella Avenue.

 

              Resolution Requesting the Forestry Division of the Parks Department to cause the removal of that tree located at 237 Nelson Street.

 

COUNCILMAN APONTE Moves to Dispense with the Reading of the foregoing matters and Moves Passage of the Several Resolutions, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS.

 

The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

 

 

              Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the installation of “Slow Children” Signs on Walton Street between Academy Avenue and Sharon Street.

 

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

 

 

              COUNCILMAN MANCINI and COUNCILWOMAN ROMANO:

 

              Resolution Extending Sincere Congratulations to Edward Coppola on the celebration of his 80th Birthday.

 

Read and Passed on Motion of COUNCILMAN APONTE, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS.

 

The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

 

 

COUNCILMAN SEGAL:

 

              Resolution In Support of the State-Wide “Clean Cars” Campaign.

 

              Read and Passed on Motion of COUNCILMAN APONTE, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS.

 

              COUNCILMAN APONTE withdraws his motion for Passage of the foregoing matter, and COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS withdraws her second of the motion.

 

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

 

 

              COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS (By Request):

 

              Resolution Requesting Narragansett Electric Company to transfer electric poles (utility poles) on Meeting Street from the South Side to the North Side between Thayer Street and Brown Street to accommodate the Gilbane Corporation Construction need.

 

Read and Passed on Motion of COUNCILMAN APONTE, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS.

 

              COUNCILMAN APONTE withdraws his motion for Passage of the foregoing matter, and COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS withdraws her second of the motion.

 

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

 

 

COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG (By Request):

 

              Resolution Requesting to abate the taxes on Assessor’s Plat 45 Lot 322

(54 Wesleyan Avenue), in the amount of One Thousand Nine Hundred Seventeen Dollars and One ($1,917.01) Cent and any interest accrued.

             

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

 

COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG and COUNCILMAN LUNA:

 

Resolution in recognition of the Olabegi Family’s 11th Annual Reunion held on August 31, 2003 in Providence, Rhode Island.

 

Read and Passed on Motion of COUNCILMAN APONTE, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS.

 

The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

 

 

REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES

 

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS

COUNCILMAN TERRENCE M. HASSETT, Chairman

 

              Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same be Severally Approved:

 

              Resolution Granting the abandonment of a portion of Bassi Lane.

 

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

 

 

              Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the installation of one “Handicapped Only” parking space (on weekends) on Hope Street or Arnold Street, so that St. Joseph’s Church, at the corner of said streets, will be more easily accessible to the disabled. 

 

              Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to extend the “No Parking Anytime” zones at the corner of Brook Street and Wickenden Street, and re-paint the curbs yellow in order that emergency vehicles will be more easily able to negotiate that corner.

 

              Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the installation of a “No Parking to Corner-Tow Zone” Sign at the corner of Holden Street and Promenade Street and all egresses of the Foundry Complex along Promenade Street.

 

              Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to improve the parking problems on the portions of Hope Street, Thayer Street, and Brook Street that are located in Ward One, via the repainting of yellow curbs at intersections, the replacement of faded “No Parking” Signs, and the placement of “No Parking” Signs where they would be appropriate but do not exist at present. 

 

              Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the installation of a “One-Way During School Hours” Sign at Roanoke Street.              

 

              Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the re-painting of curbs on South Main Street and the upgrading of “No Parking” Signage along the length of South Main Street, James Street in particular, so as to maintain lines of sight, as the closing of I-195 Exit 1 West has increased traffic flow on said street.

 

              Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the replacement of the missing street sign on Dora Street at its intersection with Webster Avenue

 

              Resolution Requesting the Forestry Division of the Parks Department to cause the removal of that tree located across from 10 April Court.

 

              Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the installation of a “Curve” Sign on April Court.

             

              Resolution Requesting the creation of a loading/unloading zone at St. Joseph’s Church, 92 Hope Street to be enforced on Sundays from 8:00 o’clock A.M. until 1:00 o’clock P.M. 

 

              Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the replacement of the missing street sign located at the corner of Kimball Street and Whitford Street to read “Kimball Street”.

 

              Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to post Speed Limit Signs on Ravenswood Avenue and Forbes Street.

 

              Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the installation of a “Handicapped Parking” Sign at 686 Chalkstone Avenue.

 

              Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the installation of a street sign indicating Arnold Street, at the intersection of Arnold Street and Benefit Street.

 

              Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the installation of a “Watch for Children” Sign within the vicinity of 35 Harold Street.

             

Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the installation of street signs indicating East Transit Street, at the intersections of said street with Governor Street and Ives Street.

 

              Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the installation of a “Loading Zone” Sign at 507 Hartford Avenue at the corner of Hartford Avenue and Melissa Street on the Melissa Street side.

 

COUNCILMAN APONTE Moves to Dispense with the Reading of the foregoing matters and Moves Passage of the Several Resolutions, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS.

 

The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

 

 

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS

COUNCILMAN TERRENCE M. HASSETT, Chairman

AND

COMMITTEE ON CITY PROPERTY, Jointly

COUNCILMAN JOHN J. IGLIOZZI, Vice-Chairman

 

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

 

              Resolution Relative to Port Security.

 

              Read and Passed on Motion COUNCILMAN APONTE, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS, by the Following Roll Call Vote:

 

AYES:              ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT YOUNG, COUNCILMEN APONTE, BUTLER, DELUCA, HASSETT, IGLIOZZI, JACKSON, LUNA, MANCINI, COUNCILWOMEN ROMANO and WILLIAMS –11.

 

ABSENT:              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI, COUNCILMAN ALLEN, COUNCILWOMAN DIRUZZO and COUNCILMAN SEGAL –4.

 

The Motion for Passage is Sustained. 

 

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

COUNCILMAN KEVIN JACKSON, Chairman

 

              Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same be Severally Approved:

 

              Resolution Requesting to abate the taxes on Assessor’s Plat 033, Lot 0023 (14 Ring Street) in the amount of Two Thousand Eighty Five Dollars and Sixty Five ($2,085.65) Cents and any interest accrued. 

 

              Resolution Requesting to abate the taxes on Assessor’s Plat 033, Lot 0018 (61 Grove Street) in the amount of One Thousand Nine Hundred Fifty Four Dollars and Thirty One ($1,954.31) Cents and any interest accrued. 

 

              Resolution Requesting to abate the taxes on Assessor’s Plat 048, Lot 0630 (424 Prairie Avenue) in the amount of Two Thousand Five Hundred Eighty Seven Dollars and Eight ($2,587.08) Cents and any interest accrued. 

 

              Resolution Requesting to abate the taxes on Assessor’s Plat 048, Lot 0633 (438 Prairie Avenue) in the amount of Three Thousand One Hundred Forty Nine Dollars and Forty Five ($3,149.45) Cents and any interest accrued.

 

              Resolution Requesting the City Assessor to abate the lien on Assessor’s Plat 49, Lot 408 (54 Laura Street), in the amount of Nine Thousand Four Hundred Forty Eight Dollars and Fifty ($9,448.50) Cents, at the request of the Elmwood Foundation.

 

              Resolution Requesting to abate the taxes on Assessor’s Plat 52, Lot 205 (188 Adelaide Avenue), in the amount of Two Thousand Three Hundred Five Dollars and Seventy Eight ($2,305.78) Cents, and any interest accrued.

 

              Resolution Authorizing His Honor, the Mayor, to execute an agreement between the City of Providence, on behalf of the Providence Water Supply Board and Fleet National Bank for a Two Million Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollar ($2,750,000.00) revolving loan for a 364 day period through August 11, 2004.

             

              COUNCILMAN APONTE Moves to Dispense with the Reading of the foregoing matters and moves for Passage of the Several Resolutions, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS, by the Following Roll Call Vote:

 

AYES:              ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT YOUNG, COUNCILMEN APONTE, BUTLER, DELUCA, HASSETT, IGLIOZZI, JACKSON, LUNA, MANCINI, COUNCILWOMEN ROMANO and WILLIAMS –11.

 

ABSENT:              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI, COUNCILMAN ALLEN, COUNCILWOMAN DIRUZZO and COUNCILMAN SEGAL –4.

 

The Motion for Passage of the Several Resolutions is Sustained.

 

 

 

COMMITTEE ON URBAN REDEVELOPMENT, RENEWAL AND PLANNING

COUNCILWOMAN BALBINA A. YOUNG, Chairwoman

 

              Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same Approved:

 

              Resolution Requesting the City of Providence to cause the transfer of Assessor’s Plat 43, Lot 744 (18 Calhoun Avenue) to the Providence Redevelopment Agency.

 

Read and Passed on Motion of COUNCILMAN APONTE, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS.

 

The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

              Communication from Mayor David N. Cicilline, dated July 7, 2003, Informing the City Clerk that pursuant to Section 42-99-4 of the Rhode Island General Laws, he is this day re-appointing Mr. Paul MacDonald of 514 Colwell Road, Harrisville, Rhode Island  02830, as a member of the Convention Center Authority for a term to expire on June 30, 2007.

 

 

              ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT YOUNG Receives the foregoing Communication.

 

Communication from Ralph P. Guglielmino, dated June 30, 2003, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council that he is this day resigning as City Sergeant for the City of Providence.

 

              ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT YOUNG Receives the foregoing Communication.

 

 

FROM THE CLERK'S DESK

 

Petition from Arrow Holdings, LLC, requesting permission to abandon Corsica Street.

 

Petition from Thomas G. Trenn, 139 Windmill Street, Providence, Rhode Island  02904, requesting permission to abandon a portion of Swift Street.

 

Petition from Mark Van Noppen, Vice President, The Armory Revival Company, requesting to abandon a portion of Rice Street.

 

Petition from Mark Van Noppen, Vice President, The Armory Revival Company, requesting to abandon a portion of Pearl Street.

 

Petition from Mark Van Noppen, Vice President, The Armory Revival Company, requesting to abandon Perkins Street.

             

Petition from Robert Gilbane, President, Gilbane Properties, 7 Jackson Walkway, Providence, Rhode Island, requesting an easement in connection with the construction by the undersigned ramp Plat 20, Lot 1 providing handicapped access to the property located at 15 Westminster Street.

 

COUNCILMAN APONTE Moves to Dispense with the Reading the foregoing matters.

 

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

 

 

Petition from Azarig Kooloian, 6 Palou Drive, North Providence, Rhode Island  02904, requesting to modify and change the land use designation for the area surrounding the intersection of Manton Avenue and Fruit Hill Avenue from Neighborhood Commercial to Limited Commercial.

 

ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT YOUNG Refers the Petition to the Committee on Ordinances.

 

              Petitions for Compensation for Injuries and Damages viz:

 

Thelma Simone

   (Robert J. Deubel, Jr., Esquire)

Jillian Conrad

MetLife Auto & Home a/s/o Nancy Correia

Lisa Kieffer

Kenneth Coelho

Joyce Saxon

Phyllis Boccanfuso

   (John N. Calvino, Esquire)

Cynthia L. Cooper

William H. Turner IV             

Donna Trudeau

Michelle St. Laurent

Melody Gambino

Kevin T. Malloy

Bonita Sharp

Amica Mutual Insurance

   a/s/o Marjorie Mann & Kenneth Gaus

   (Mark B. Morse, Esquire)

Brad Laliberte

Melissa Guillet

Frederick Marshall

   (Laura S. Cameron, Esquire)

Joseph Iaciofano, Jr.

   (Stephen C. Mackie, Esquire)

Kevin J. Manni

Jessica A. Sena

Maura & Scott Hempstead

Anna E. Banks

Frendy Perez, Jose Chapman, Ana

   Fernandez & Jovagnna Perez

   (Christopher E. Fay, Esquire)

Denise M. Davenport

Madelaine DeRobbio, Jamie Araujo, Theresa Mancini,

   Arleen Ann Pullon, Melissa Melvin, Eugenia Pattek,

   Laurie Gannon, Elsie A. Deiggins, Robin Owens,

   Donna M. Pietrunti, Sheila M. Gregelevich, Maria Bianco,

   Emilia Grover, Karen L. Tibbetts, Julia D. Goins, Linda R.

   Isherwood, Susan Harrington, Margaret Burns, Wanda M.

   Rossi, Debra L. Silva-Rocha, Sandra Manning, Sondia Bouti,

   Yvonne Giragosian and Eileen Calcagni

   (Peter J. Petrarca, Esquire)

Limary Rosario p.p.a. Paola Colon

   (Dennis H. Ricci, Esquire)

Beacon Mutual Insurance Company

   a/s/o Employment 2000 Ltd. & Nicholas Lopez    

Jennifer Antosia

Lawrence Ruggiero, Jr.

Stanley Johnson

Sovereign Bank

Joseph E. Riddensdale

Teresa Tiernan

Robert A. Allen

   (Richard B. Applebaum, Esquire)

Royal & Sunalliance a/s/o Ramon Taveras

The Hartford a/s/o Anthony Rubino

Ana Puello

   (Christopher E. Fay, Esquire)

One Beacon Insurance a/s/o Ana Puello

Keith Soriba

Jose DeJesus

Roger Rocheleau

Laurie Brown p.p.a. Jada Brown

   (Thomas E. Badway, Esquire)

Marie Prior

   (Michael A. St. Pierre, Esquire)

Steven J. Richards

Eleanor Radin

John Azarian

Travelers Insurance

   a/s/o Denise M. & Malcolm E. Davenport

 

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

 

             

PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTIONS "IN CONGRATULATIONS"

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI and the MEMBERS of the CITY COUNCIL:

 

              Resolutions Extending Congratulations.

             

              Severally Read and Collectively Passed, on Motion of COUNCILMAN APONTE, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS.

 

              The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

 

 

PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTIONS "IN MEMORIAM"

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI and the MEMBERS of the CITY COUNCIL:

 

              Resolutions Extending Sympathy.

 

              Severally Read and Collectively Passed, by a Unanimous Rising Vote, on Motion of COUNCILMAN APONTE, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS.

 

              The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

              There being no further business, on Motion of COUNCILMAN APONTE,              

seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS, it is voted to adjourn the meeting at 8:25 o’clock P.M. (E.D.T.), to meet again on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2003 at 7:30 o’clock P.M. (E.D.T.)

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                MICHAEL R. CLEMENT

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