January 16, 2003  Regular City Council Meeting

 

CITY OF PROVIDENCE

RHODE ISLAND

CITY COUNCIL

JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS

 

No. 2 City Council Regular Meeting, January 16, 2003, 7:30 o’clock P.M. (E.S.T.)

 

PRESIDING

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT

JOHN J. LOMBARDI

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

PRESENT:                 COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI, COUNCILMEN ALLEN, APONTE, BUTLER, COUNCILWOMAN DIRUZZO, COUNCILMEN HASSETT, IGLIOZZI, JACKSON, LUNA, MANCINI, COUNCILWOMAN ROMANO, COUNCILMAN SEGAL, COUNCILWOMEN WILLIAMS and YOUNG – 14.

 

ABSENT:              COUNCILMAN DELUCA – 1.

                           

ALSO PRESENT:              Michael R. Clement, City Clerk, Ralph Guglielmino, City Sergeant, Raymond Dettore, Jr., Deputy City Solicitor, Anna M. Stetson, Second Deputy City Clerk and Sheri A. Petronio, Assistant Clerk.

 

 

INVOCATION

 

              The Invocation is given by COUNCILWOMAN CAROL A. ROMANO.

 

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 

              COUNCILMAN LUIS A. APONTE 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. 114, of the Regular Meeting of the City Council held October 17, 2002 and Journal of Proceedings No. 115, of the Regular Meeting of the City Council held November 7, 2002, and Posted December 20, 2002 on that Bulletin Board located on the Ground Level of City Hall, are approved, as printed, on Motion of COUNCILMAN APONTE, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS.

 

             

ELECTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS OF CERTAIN CITY OFFICERS

 

ELECTION OF CITY TREASURER

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI, calls for Nominations for the Office of City Treasurer for the term 2003-2007.

 

              COUNCILWOMAN ROMANO nominates STEPHEN T. NAPOLITANO and this Nomination is seconded by COUNCILMAN APONTE.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI calls for further Nominations and there being none, on motion of COUNCILWOMAN ROMANO, seconded by COUNCILMAN APONTE, it is voted that Nominations be closed and the Clerk is directed to cast One Ballot for STEPHEN T. NAPOLITANO.

 

              The Clerk casts one ballot as directed.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI thereupon declares STEPHEN T. NAPOLITANO duly Elected as City Treasurer for the ensuing term of Four Years ending on the first Monday in January, 2007.

 

 

ELECTION OF THREE JUDGES OF PROVIDENCE MUNICIPAL COURT

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI calls for Nominations for the Office of Three Judges of Providence Municipal Court for the Term

2003-2007.

 

COUNCILMAN BUTLER nominates ANTHONY GIANNINI, ESQUIRE and this nomination is seconded by COUNCILMAN APONTE.

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI calls for further Nominations and there being none, on motion of COUNCILMAN BUTLER, seconded by COUNCILMAN APONTE, it is voted that Nominations be closed and the Clerk is directed to cast One Ballot for ANTHONY GIANNINI, ESQUIRE.

 

The Clerk casts one ballot as directed.

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI thereupon declares ANTHONY GIANNINI, ESQUIRE duly Elected Judge of Providence Municipal Court for the ensuing term of Four Years ending on the first Monday in January, 2007.

 

 

COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG nominates FRANK CAPRIO, ESQUIRE and this nomination is seconded by COUNCILMAN BUTLER.

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI calls for further Nominations and there being none, on motion of COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG, seconded by COUNCILMAN BUTLER, it is voted that Nominations be closed and the Clerk is directed to cast One Ballot for FRANK CAPRIO, ESQUIRE.

 

The Clerk casts one ballot as directed.

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI thereupon declares FRANK CAPRIO, ESQUIRE duly Elected Judge of Providence Municipal Court for the ensuing term of Four Years ending on the first Monday in January, 2007.

COUNCILMAN HASSETT nominates CATHERINE GRAZIANO, ESQUIRE and this nomination is seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS.

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI calls for further Nominations and there being none, on motion of COUNCILMAN HASSETT, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS, it is voted that Nominations be closed and the Clerk is directed to cast One Ballot for CATHERINE GRAZIANO, ESQUIRE.

 

The Clerk casts one ballot as directed.

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI thereupon declares CATHERINE GRAZIANO, ESQUIRE duly Elected Judge of Providence Municipal Court for the ensuing term of Four Years ending on the first Monday in January, 2007.

 

 

ELECTION OF CHIEF JUDGE OF PROVIDENCE MUNICIPAL COURT

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI calls for Nominations for the Office of Chief Judge of Providence Municipal Court for the Term 2003-2007.

 

              COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG nominates FRANK CAPRIO, ESQUIRE and this nomination is seconded by COUNCILMAN BUTLER.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI calls for further Nominations and there being none, on motion of COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG, seconded by COUNCILMAN BUTLER, it is voted that Nominations be closed and the Clerk is directed to cast One Ballot for FRANK CAPRIO, ESQUIRE.

 

              The Clerk casts one ballot as directed.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI thereupon declares FRANK CAPRIO, ESQUIRE duly Elected Chief Judge of Providence Municipal Court for the ensuing term of Four Years ending on the first Monday in January, 2007.

 

CHIEF JUDGE FRANK CAPRIO IS ESCORTED

TO THE PODIUM BY RALPH GUGLIELMINO, CITY SERGEANT

 

 

ELECTION OF CLERK OF PROVIDENCE MUNICIPAL COURT

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI calls for Nominations for the Office of Clerk of Providence Municipal Court for the Term 2003-2007.

 

              COUNCILMAN MANCINI, nominates LOUIS PAVAO, and this nomination is seconded by COUNCILMAN BUTLER.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI calls for further Nominations and there being none, on motion of COUNCILMAN MANCINI, seconded by COUNCILMAN BUTLER, it is voted that Nominations be closed and the Clerk is directed to cast One Ballot for LOUIS PAVAO.

 

              The Clerk casts one ballot as directed.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI thereupon declares LOUIS PAVAO duly Elected Clerk of Providence Municipal Court for the ensuing term of Four Years ending on the first Monday in January, 2007.

 

             

ELECTION OF INTERNAL AUDITOR

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI calls for Nominations for the Office of Internal Auditor for the Term 2003-2007.

 

              COUNCILMAN BUTLER nominates JAMES LOMBARDI, and this nomination is seconded by COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI calls for further Nominations and there being none, on motion of COUNCILMAN BUTLER, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG, it is voted that Nominations be closed and the Clerk is directed to cast One Ballot for JAMES LOMBARDI.

 

              The Clerk casts one ballot as directed.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI thereupon declares JAMES LOMBARDI duly Elected Internal Auditor for the ensuing term of Four Years ending on the first Monday in January, 2007.

 

 

ELECTION OF SUPERINTENDENT OF BURIAL OF DECEASED SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI calls for Nominations for the Office of Superintendent of Burial of Deceased Soldiers and Sailors for the Term 2003-2007.

 

              COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS nominates LYMAN J. WILLIAMS, and this nomination is seconded by COUNCILMAN BUTLER.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI calls for further Nominations and there being none, on motion of COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS, seconded by COUNCILMAN BUTLER, it is voted that Nominations be closed and the Clerk is directed to cast One Ballot for LYMAN J. WILLIAMS.

 

              The Clerk casts one ballot as directed.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI thereupon declares LYMAN J. WILLIAMS duly Elected Superintendent of Burial of Deceased Soldiers and Sailors for the ensuing term of Four Years ending on the first Monday in January, 2007.

 

 

ELECTION OF TWO COUNCILMANIC MEMBERS TO THE PORT COMMISSION

 

              COUNCILMAN APONTE Moves to Amend the words ProvPort to the Port Commission, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI calls for Nominations for the Office of Two Councilmanic Members to the Port Commission for the term 2003-2007.

 

              COUNCILMAN APONTE nominates COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG and COUNCILMAN APONTE and this nomination is seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS.

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI calls for further Nominations and there being none, on motion of COUNCILMAN APONTE, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS, it is voted that Nominations be closed and the Clerk is directed to cast One Ballot for COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG AND COUNCILMAN APONTE.

 

              The Clerk casts one ballot as directed.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI thereupon declares COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG AND COUNCILMAN APONTE duly Elected as Members of the Port Commission for the ensuing term of Four Years ending on the first Monday in January, 2007.

 

             

ELECTION OF TWO COUNCILMANIC MEMBERS TO THE PROVIDENCE HOUSING AUTHORITY.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI calls for Nominations for the Office of Two Councilmanic Members to the Providence Housing Authority for the term 2003-2007.

 

              COUNCILMAN APONTE nominates COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS and COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG, and this nomination is seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI calls for further Nominations and there being none, on motion of COUNCILMAN APONTE, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS, it is voted that Nominations be closed and the Clerk is directed to cast One Ballot for COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS AND COUNCILMAN YOUNG.

 

              The Clerk casts one ballot as directed.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI thereupon declares COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS AND COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG duly Elected as Members of the Providence Housing Authority for the ensuing term of Four Years ending on the first Monday in January, 2007.

 

 

ELECTION OF TWO COUNCILMANIC MEMBERS TO THE PROVIDENCE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI calls for Nominations for the Office of Two Councilmanic Members to the Providence Redevelopment Agency for the term 2003-2007.

 

              COUNCILMAN APONTE nominates COUNCILMAN HASSETT and COUNCILMAN APONTE, and this nomination is seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI calls for further Nominations and there being none, on motion of COUNCILMAN APONTE, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS, it is voted that Nominations be closed and the Clerk is directed to cast One Ballot for COUNCILMAN HASSETT AND COUNCILMAN APONTE.

 

              The Clerk casts one ballot as directed.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI thereupon declares COUNCILMAN HASSETT AND COUNCILMAN APONTE duly Elected as Members of the Providence Redevelopment Agency for the ensuing term of Four Years ending on the first Monday in January, 2007.

 

 

ELECTION OF TWO COUNCILMANIC MEMBERS TO THE DUNKIN DONUTS CENTER AUTHORITY.

 

              COUNCILMAN APONTE Moves to Amend the words Dunkin Donuts Center to the Providence Civic Center Authority d/b/a Dunkin Donuts Center, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI calls for Nominations for the Office of Two Councilmanic Members to the Providence Civic Center Authority d/b/a Dunkin Donuts Center for the term 2003-2007.

 

              COUNCILMAN APONTE nominates COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS and COUNCILMAN BUTLER, and this nomination is seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI calls for further Nominations and there being none, on motion of COUNCILMAN APONTE, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS, it is voted that Nominations be closed and the Clerk is directed to cast One Ballot for COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS AND COUNCILMAN BUTLER.

 

              The Clerk casts one ballot as directed.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI thereupon declares COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS AND COUNCILMAN BUTLER duly Elected as Members of the Providence Civic Center Authority d/b/a Dunkin Donuts Center for the ensuing term of Four Years ending on the first Monday in January, 2007.

 

 

ELECTION OF TWO COUNCILMANIC MEMBERS TO THE WATER SUPPLY BOARD

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI calls for Nominations for the Office of Two Councilmanic Members to the Water Supply Board for the term 2003-2007.

 

              COUNCILMAN APONTE nominates COUNCILMAN MANCINI and COUNCILMAN DELUCA, and this nomination is seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI calls for further Nominations and there being none, on motion of COUNCILMAN APONTE, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS, it is voted that Nominations be closed and the Clerk is directed to cast One Ballot for COUNCILMAN MANCINI AND COUNCILMAN DELUCA.

 

              The Clerk casts one ballot as directed.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI thereupon declares COUNCILMAN MANCINI AND COUNCILMAN DELUCA duly Elected as Members of the Water Supply Board for the ensuing term of Four Years ending on the first Monday in January, 2007.

 

ELECTION OF ONE COUNCILMANIC MEMBER TO THE BOARD OF CONTRACT AND SUPPLY

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI calls for Nominations for the Office of One Councilmanic Member to the Board of Contract and Supply for the term 2003-2007.

 

              COUNCILMAN APONTE nominates COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS, and this nomination is seconded by COUNCILMAN BUTLER.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI calls for further Nominations and there being none, on motion of COUNCILMAN APONTE, seconded by COUNCILMAN BUTLER, it is voted that Nominations be closed and the Clerk is directed to cast One Ballot for COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS.

 

              The Clerk casts one ballot as directed.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI thereupon declares COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS duly Elected as A Member of the Board of Contract and Supply for the ensuing term of Four Years ending on the first Monday in January, 2007.

 

 

ELECTION OF TWO COUNCILMANIC MEMBERS TO THE BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI calls for Nominations for the Office of Two Councilmanic Members to the Board of Park Commissioners for the term 2003-2007.

 

              COUNCILMAN APONTE nominates COUNCILMAN BUTLER and COUNCILMAN MANCINI, and this nomination is seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI calls for further Nominations and there being none, on motion of COUNCILMAN APONTE, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS, it is voted that Nominations be closed and the Clerk is directed to cast One Ballot for COUNCILMAN BUTLER AND COUNCILMAN MANCINI.

 

              The Clerk casts one ballot as directed.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI thereupon declares COUNCILMAN BUTLER AND COUNCILMAN MANCINI duly Elected as Members of the Board of Park Commissioners for the ensuing term of Four Years ending on the first Monday in January, 2007.

 

 

ELECTION OF ONE COUNCILMANIC MEMBER TO THE HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI calls for Nominations for the Office of One Councilmanic Member to the Historic District Commission for the term 2003-2007.

 

              COUNCILMAN APONTE nominates COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI, and this nomination is seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI calls for further Nominations and there being none, on motion of COUNCILMAN APONTE, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS, it is voted that Nominations be closed and the Clerk is directed to cast One Ballot for COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI.

 

              The Clerk casts one ballot as directed.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI thereupon declares COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI duly Elected as A Member of the Historic District Commission for the ensuing term of Four Years ending on the first Monday in January, 2007.

 

ELECTION OF TWO COUNCILMANIC MEMBERS TO THE RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI calls for Nominations for the Office of Two Councilmanic Members to the Recreation Advisory Board for the term 2003-2007.

 

              COUNCILMAN APONTE nominates COUNCILMAN BUTLER and COUNCILMAN JACKSON, and this nomination is seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS.

             

COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI calls for further Nominations and there being none, on motion of COUNCILMAN APONTE, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS, it is voted that Nominations be closed and the Clerk is directed to cast One Ballot for COUNCILMAN BUTLER AND COUNCILMAN JACKSON.

 

              The Clerk casts one ballot as directed.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI thereupon declares COUNCILMAN BUTLER AND COUNCILMAN JACKSON duly Elected as Members of the Recreation Advisory Board for the ensuing term of Four Years ending on the first Monday in January, 2007.

 

 

APPOINTMENT BY FORMER ACTING MAYOR JOHN J. LOMBARDI

 

              Communication dated January 3, 2003, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council that pursuant to Sections 302(b) and 1101 of the Providence Home Rule Charter of 1980, he is this day appointing Anne T. Quinterno of 79 Metropolitan Road, Providence, Rhode Island, as a member of the Water Supply Board for a term to expire in January, 2007.  Ms. Quinterno will replace Mr. Armando Parillo, whose term expired January 1, 2003.

 

              Received.

 

             

APPOINTMENT BY HIS HONOR THE MAYOR DAVID N. CICILLINE

 

              Communication dated January 6, 2003, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council that pursuant to Sections 302(b) and 603(a) of the Providence Home Rule Charter of 1980, as amended, he is this day appointing Joseph M. Fernandez, of Providence as City Solicitor of the City of Providence and respectfully submits the same for your approval.  (Pending the approval of this appointment by the City Council, he hereby appoints Mr. Fernandez as Acting City Solicitor for a period not to exceed 90 days).

 

              Received.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI Receives the Communication and Refers the Same to the Committee on Finance.

 

 

APPOINTMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE CITY COUNCIL

 

              Communication dated January 10, 2003, Informing the City Clerk of His appointments of Certain Members of the City Council to the Standing Committees for the term January 6, 2003 to January 1, 2007.

 

              Received.

             

              COUNCILMAN APONTE Moves to Amend the Communication to replace the name of Councilwoman Rita M. Williams on the Committee on Urban Redevelopment, Renewal and Planning and replace it with the name Councilman David A. Segal, seconded by COUNCILMAN BUTLER.

 

              On Motion of COUNCILMAN ALLEN, seconded by COUNCILMAN BUTLER, it is voted to move Passage of the Amendment.

 

 

ORDINANCE SECOND READING

 

              The Following Ordinance was in City Council December 19, 2002, Read and Passed the First Time and is Returned for Passage the Second Time:

 

              An Ordinance in Amendment of Chapter 2001-33, Appropriating $50 Million Dollars and Authorizing the Issuance of $50 Million Dollars in Bonds for Neighborhood and Capital Improvements, As Amended.

 

              Read and Passed the Second Time, on Motion of COUNCILMAN APONTE, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS, by the following Roll Call Vote:

 

AYES:                 COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI COUNCILMEN ALLEN, APONTE, BUTLER, COUNCILWOMAN DIRUZZO, COUNCILMEN HASSETT, IGLIOZZI, JACKSON, LUNA, MANCINI, COUNCILWOMAN ROMANO, COUNCILMAN SEGAL, COUNCILWOMEN WILLIAMS and YOUNG – 14.

 

NAYES:              NONE.

 

ABSENT:              COUNCILMAN DELUCA – 1.

 

The Motion for Passage the Second Time is Sustained.

 

 

PRESENTATION OF ORDINANCES

 

              COUNCILMAN ALLEN and COUNCILMAN APONTE (By Request):

 

              An Ordinance in Amendment of and in Addition to Chapter 1986-53 of the Ordinance of the City of Providence Approved October 23, 1986 and Entitled:  “An Ordinance Approving and Adopting the Official Redevelopment Plan for the Special Vacant Lot Project” for the Acquisition of Lots 560 & 555, Plat 63, 2 & 60 Curtis Street, Respectively.

 

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

 

 

COUNCILMAN JACKSON (By Request):

 

              An Ordinance in Amendment of Chapter 2002-27, Approved August 29, 2002, of the Ordinances of the City of Providence making an Appropriation of Five Hundred Fifteen Million, Four Hundred Fifty Two Thousand and Twenty Seven ($515,452,027) for the Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2003, As Amended.

 

              An Ordinance in Amendment of Chapter 2002-29, Approved August 29, 2002, Establishing a Compensation Plan for the City of Providence, As Amended.

 

              An Ordinance in Amendment of Chapter 2002-28, Approved August 29, 2002, Establishing a Classification Plan for the City of Providence, As Amended.

 

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

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI Refers the Several Ordinances to the Committee on Finance.

 

COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS (By Request):

 

              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. (Creation of Conservation District)

              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.  (Technical Amendments)

 

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

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI Refers the Several Ordinances to the Committee on Ordinances.

 

PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTIONS

 

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

 

              Resolution Extending Sincere Best Wishes to Mr. Jose Delossantos for a complete and speedy recovery from his recent injury.

 

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

 

              The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

             

              Resolution Extending Sincere Best Wishes to Mr. Philip F. Addison, Jr. for a complete and speedy recovery from his recent illness.

 

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

 

              The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

 

COUNCILMAN BUTLER and COUNCILMAN MANCINI

(By Request):

 

              Resolution Relative to the Improvement of City Roads.

 

COUNCILMAN BUTLER (By Request):

 

              Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the installation of “No Overnight Parking” Signs on the dead end portion of Hooker Street between Basswood Avenue and Rhode Island College.

 

              Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the installation of a “Stop” Sign on Justice Street where it meets Fallon Avenue and Pleasant Valley Parkway.

 

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

 

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

 

 

COUNCILWOMAN DIRUZZO and COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI:

 

Resolution Extending Sincere Congratulations to Ronald W. DelSesto for winning the ProBono Publico Award from the National Italian American Bar Association of Washington, D.C., and for helping the victims of an earthquake in the Assisi region of Italy through the UMBRIA Relief Fund.

 

              Resolution Extending Sincere Congratulations to Laura Gallagher, Fourth Grade Student at Webster Avenue School, upon winning the Silver Medal in Nan Quan and a Bronze Medal in Barehand Style at the U.S. Nationals Chinese Martial Arts Tournament held in Orlando, Florida.

 

              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 of the Several Resolutions is Sustained.

 

             

COUNCILMAN JACKSON (By Request):

 

              Resolution Authorizing the Issuance of Refunding Certificates and additional Certificates of the Port of Providence.

 

 

COUNCILMAN MANCINI:

 

              Resolution Requesting Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence College and Johnson and Wales University to jointly purchase two (2) Fire Rescue Squad vehicles for the City of Providence in lieu of property taxes.

 

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

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI Refers the Several Resolutions to the Committee on Finance.

 

 

              COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS (By Request):

 

              Resolution Requesting the City Council to cause the transfer of properties located on Assessor’s Plat 10, Lots 199, 203 and 213, 19 Wheaton Street, 143 Benefit Street and 2 Wheaton Street, respectively, from the City of Providence to the Providence Redevelopment Agency.

 

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

 

             

              Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the installation of “Four-Way Stop” Signs at the intersection of Prospect Street and Bowen Street.

 

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

              COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS:

 

              Resolution Amending Resolution No. 48, Approved February 18, 1997, relative to the Creation of an Education Committee.

 

              COUNCILWOMAN YOUNG:

 

              Resolution Requesting the Director of Public Works to cause all potholes within the 11th Ward to be repaired.

 

              Resolution Extending Sincere Best Wishes to Mr. Elliot “Tippy” Clement for a complete and speedy recovery from his recent surgery.

 

 

              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 of the Several Resolutions is Sustained.

 

 

REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

COUNCILMAN KEVIN JACKSON, Chairman

 

              Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same be Adopted:

 

              An Ordinance to Adopt the Eagle Square Tax Increment Project Plan.

 

 

              COUNCILWOMAN DIRUZZO, Moves to Amend page two by adding a new Section 5 and making Section 5, Section 6 and Section 6, Section 7 and the new Section 5 will read:  “All proceeds from the implementation of the Eagle Square Tax Increment Project Plan, in excess of the amount due to the City in property taxes and the amount necessary to pay down the interest and principal of the tax increment financing loan, shall be transferred to the Providence Redevelopment Agency for eligible activities in the project area, subject to approval by the Ward Councilperson”, seconded by COUNCILMAN APONTE.

 

              The Motion to Amend is Sustained.

 

              COUNCILMAN APONTE Moves for Passage of the Ordinance for the First Time, As Amended, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS, by the following Roll Call Vote:

 

AYES:                 COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI COUNCILMEN ALLEN, APONTE, BUTLER, COUNCILWOMAN DIRUZZO, COUNCILMEN HASSETT, IGLIOZZI, JACKSON, LUNA, MANCINI, COUNCILWOMAN ROMANO, COUNCILMAN SEGAL, COUNCILWOMEN WILLIAMS and YOUNG – 14.

 

NAYES:              NONE.

 

ABSENT:              COUNCILMAN DELUCA – 1.

 

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

 

 

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS

COUNCILWOMAN RITA M. WILLIAMS, Chairwoman

AND

COMMITTEE ON CITY PROPERTY, JOINTLY

COUNCILWOMAN JOSEPHINE DIRUZZO, Chairwoman

 

              Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same be Severally Approved:

 

              Resolution Granting the execution of that certain maintenance agreement by and between the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations acting by and through the Rhode Island Department of Transportation and the City of Providence for highway maintenance and access with respect to various highway bridges and overpasses over certain streets as described in said maintenance agreement.

 

              Resolution Granting the acquisition, for nominal consideration, of an easement from the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations acting by and through the Rhode Island Department of Transportation for the erection and maintenance of a dam or barrier over and across the property in connection with the operation of the Providence Hurricane Barrier; such relocation of the existing easement being made necessary by the relocation of Interstate Route 195; and upon the relocation of such easement to extinguish a portion of the existing Hurricane Barrier easement with Narragansett Electric Company dated April 10, 1961 and recorded in the City of Providence Land Evidence Records in Book 1108 at page 61.

 

              Resolution Granting the waiver of compensation with respect to the condemnation by the State of Rhode Island of certain property owned by the City of Providence for highway purposes in connection with the relocation of Interstate Route 195 or, in the alternative, to authorize the conveyance, for nominal consideration, of fee title to said property to the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations acting by and through the Rhode Island Department of Transportation for highway purposes.

 

              Resolution Granting a waiver of compensation with respect to the condemnation by the State of Rhode Island of certain property owned by the City of Providence for a temporary and permanent sewer easement near India Street, or in the alternative, to authorize the granting, for nominal consideration, of a temporary and permanent sewer easement to the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations acting by and through the Rhode Island Department of Transportation to install, construct, use, operate, repair, replace and maintain sewer facilities and appurtenant structures in, under, through, over and upon the property described in the proposed grant of easements.

 

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

 

              COUNCILMAN IGLIOZZI is recorded as “Not Voting”

 

              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 be Severally Adopted:

 

              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 161 on Plat 110, 692 Plainfield Street.

 

              An Ordinance in Amendment of and in Addition to Chapter 1986-53 of the Ordinance of the City of Providence Approved October 23, 1986 and Entitled, “An Ordinance Approving and Adopting the Official Redevelopment Plan for the Special Vacant Lot Project” for the Acquisition of (Assessor’s Plat 63, Lots 548, 549 and 550) 57, 63, & 65, Aleppo Street and (Assessor’s Plat 63, Lot 553) 14 Pelham Street.

 

              An Ordinance in Amendment of and in Addition to Chapter 1984-17 of the Ordinance of the City of Providence Approved March 9, 1984, Entitled, “An Ordinance Approving and Adopting the Official Redevelopment Plan for the Upper South Providence Revitalization Project” for the Acquisition of Lots 386 & 387 on Plat 45, 25 & 29 Milk Street.

 

              An Ordinance in Amendment of Chapter 1987-10 of the Ordinances of the City of Providence, As Approved May 11, 1987, As Amended in Chapter 1988-45, November 23, 1988, Entitled “An Ordinance Creating and Establishing an Economic Development Zone within the City of Providence Pursuant to 3-7-16.4 of the General Laws of the State of Rhode Island,” As Amended.

 

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

 

AYES:                 COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI COUNCILMEN ALLEN, APONTE, BUTLER, COUNCILWOMAN DIRUZZO, COUNCILMEN HASSETT, IGLIOZZI, JACKSON, LUNA, MANCINI, COUNCILWOMAN ROMANO, COUNCILMAN SEGAL, COUNCILWOMEN WILLIAMS and YOUNG – 14.

 

NAYES:              NONE.

 

ABSENT:              COUNCILMAN DELUCA – 1.

 

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

 

 

Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same be Severally Approved:

 

              Resolution Requesting that the Potters Avenue and Niagara Street Park be named after Jennifer Rivera.

 

              Resolution Requesting “Wheaton” Street, which runs between Pratt Street and South Court to be re-named to “Pratt” 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 of the Several Resolutions is Sustained.

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS AND REPORTS

 

              Communication from Michael R. Clement, City Clerk, dated January 10, 2003, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council that pursuant to Section 601(b) of the Providence Home Rule Charter of 1980, entitled:  “Division of Archives and History”, he is this day re-appointing Mr. John T. Myers as City Archivist.

              Communication from Michael R. Clement, City Clerk, dated January 10, 2003, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council that pursuant to Section 1201(b) of the Providence Home Rule Charter of 1980, entitled:  “Deputies, Appointments”, he is this day re-appointing Mrs. Claire E. Bestwick as First Deputy City Clerk and Ms. Anna M. Stetson as Second Deputy City Clerk.

 

              Communication from Alex Prignano, Director of Finance, submitting the Finance Department’s 2002 Annual Report.

 

              Communication from Former Mayor John J. Lombardi, submitting the RIPEC Management Task Force Report.

 

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

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI Receives the Several Communications.

 

             

 

FROM THE CLERK'S DESK

 

              Petition from Thomas Drew, MD, President, 116 Chestnut Street Condominium Association, requesting permission for the partial abandonment of a right of way, namely the sidewalk on the North side of Bassett Street between Chestnut Street and Ship Street.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI Refers the Petition to the Committee on Public Works.

 

 

              Petition from Carl S. Levin, Esquire, Calenda & Iacoi, Ltd., requesting permission to abandon a portion of Bassi Lane.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI Refers the Petition to the Committee on Public Works.

 

 

              Petitions for Compensation for Injuries and Damages, viz:

 

Anna Alvarez

Daniel Morgan 

   (Christopher E. Fay, Esquire)

Helena Saddler p.p.a. Shaquenia Saddler

Eve Glidden

   (Christopher E. Fay, Esquire)

   (Clinton L. Poole, Esquire)

William Michaels

Samuel K. Dunlap

John-Henry Doucette

Martin Reeves

Geraldine Tamborelli

Stacey A. Keenan

Renee Loiselle

Peerless Insurance Company

Mary Anne Moniz

   a/s/o Jack Williams

Jessica L. Carrera

MetLife Auto & Home

Carlton Amaral

   a/s/o Blake Dreiman

Scott C. Pena

Ramona Nunez

Stephen E. Chorney

Jason C. Ullom

Paula Samos

Philadelphia Insurance Company

Paul Andrus

   a/s/o Blackstone Valley Arc

Michael Barber

Emanuel Hernandez

Dana Paquette

Matthew B. Shields

David G. Higham

Robert P. Whirlow

Reverend Thomas J. Lamb

John Twomey

Evelyn DeMarco

   (Elizabeth Elmasian Traina, Esquire)

   (Alan Leslie Rosenfield, Esquire)

John Paul Biancuzzo

Rachel Moran

Mary D. Collins

Carl S. Garland

John Partridge

Amy Punchak

Nancy E. Goulding

Mary Keenan

Lisa D. Smith

   (William A. Poore, Esquire)

Glendy Jerez & Julia Abreu

Jose Ordonez & Lucrenza Salas

   (Robert V. Russo, Esquire)

   (Robert V. Russo, Esquire)

Gerald M. Capozzi

Mellissa McCormick

   (Joseph-Anthony DiMaio, Esquire)

Robert D. Carman

Wayne Domenicone

Prospero J. Castro

   (Joseph-Anthony DiMaio, Esquire)

   (Christopher E. Fay, Esquire)

Teresa Dias

Noemie Wiggett

Beacon Mutual Insurance Company

E’Zee Car Rental

   a/s/o Blue Cross & Blue Shield and Cynthia Barile

Lynne R. Agar

Isabel A. Laboissonniere

Sandi Seltzer

Anthony L. Bagaglia

James J. Lombardi III

   (David C. Moretti, Esquire)

Ian Clemmey

Dorabelle Smith

Ronald Bonsante

Paul A. Young

Margaret K. Miller

John M. Tarrats

Christopher D. Fournier

Charles E. Teasley, Jr.

Karen H. Quinn

Judith Chorney

Jeannette Wright

Christine Previe

   (Michael D. Collins, Esquire)

   (Christopher E. Fay, Esquire)

James Berard

Wanda M. Miglus

 

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT LOMBARDI Refers the Several Resolutions 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.

 

 

MATTER NOT APPEARING ON THE PRINTED DOCKET

 

              On Motion of COUNCILMAN APONTE, seconded by COUNCILMAN BUTLER, it is voted to Suspend Rule 16 of the Rules of the City Council in order to allow the introduction of the following matter not appearing on the Printed Docket.

 

              COUNCILMAN APONTE Moves to Amend Resolution Number 358, by  changing the name of the “Special Commission to Study the Effect of Non-Taxable Institutions on Providence’s Tax Base”, to the “Special Commission to Study Tax Exempt Institutions” and also request the Council President to empanel said commission for the term ending 2007, seconded by COUNCILMAN WILLIAMS.

 

              The Motion to Amend is Sustained.

 

              On Motion of COUNCILMAN ALLEN, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS it is voted to move Passage of the Amendment.

 

              The Motion for Passage, As Amended is Sustained.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

              There being no further business, on Motion of COUNCILMAN APONTE, seconded by COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS, it is voted to adjourn at 8:25 o’clock p.m. (E.S.T.), to meeting again on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2003 at 7:30 o’clock p.m. (E.S.T.)

 

 

 

                                                                                                  MICHAEL R. CLEMENT

                                                                                                  CITY CLERK