February 13, 2013  Regular City Council Meeting

 

CITY OF PROVIDENCE

 RHODE ISLAND

CITY COUNCIL

 

JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS

 

 

No. 4 City Council Regular Meeting, Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 7:00 o’clock P.M. (E.S.T.)

 

PRESIDING

 

 COUNCIL PRESIDENT

MICHAEL A. SOLOMON

 

ROLL CALL

 

PRESENT:              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON, COUNCILMEN APONTE, CORREIA, HASSETT, IGLIOZZI, JACKSON, JENNINGS, COUNCILWOMAN MATOS, COUNCILMEN PRINCIPE, SALVATORE, SANCHEZ, YURDIN and ZURIER – 13.

                                               

ABSENT:              COUNCILWOMAN CASTILLO and COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI – 2.

                                               

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

 

 

INVOCATION

 

The Invocation is given by COUNCILMAN JACKSON.

 

“Lord watch over this City Council tonight as we deliberate for the needs and concerns of the citizens of Providence and also pray that everybody’s electricity comes back from the enormous storm that hit the State of Rhode Island.  Amen.”

         

                  

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 

COUNCILMAN MICHAEL J. CORREIA Leads the Members of the City Council and the Assemblage in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.

 

 

APPOINTMENTS BY HIS HONOR THE MAYOR

         

Communication dated January 17, 2013, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council that pursuant to Sections 302(b) and 1013 of the Providence Home Rule Charter of 1980, as amended and Public Law, Chapter 45-50, Sections 1 through 31 passed in 1987, he is this day appointing Victor Capellan of 125 Carr Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02905, as a General Citizenry category member of the City Plan Commission for a term to end January 31, 2018, and respectfully submits the same for your approval. (Mr. Capellan will fill the vacancy left by Andrew Cortes who has resigned)

 

Communication dated January 16, 2013, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council that pursuant to Sections 302(b) and 1102 of the Providence Home Rule Charter of 1980, as amended and Public Law, Chapter 45-50, Sections 1 through 31 passed in 1987, he is this day appointing Juan M. Pichardo of 229 Atlantic Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island 02907, as a member of the Board of Licenses for a term ending on January 31, 2016, and respectfully submits the same for your approval. (Mr. Pichardo will replace Arys Batista who has resigned)

 

Communication dated January 16, 2013, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council that pursuant to Sections 302(b) and 1103 of the Providence Home Rule Charter of 1980, as amended and Public Law, Chapter 45-50, Sections 1 through 31 passed in 1987, he is this day re-appointing Cesar A. Teo of 44 Parnell Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02909, as a member of the Human Relations Commission for a term to end January 31, 2016, and respectfully submits the same for your approval.

 

Communication dated February 4, 2013, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council that pursuant to Sections 302(b) and 1001 of the Providence Home Rule Charter of 1980, as amended and Public Law, Chapter 45-50, Sections 1 through 31 passed in 1987, he is this day appointing Ruben Flores-Marzan of 255 Promenade Street, Apartment 517, Providence, Rhode Island 02908, as Director of Planning and Development for the City of Providence, and respectfully submits the same for your approval.

 

COUNCILMAN YURDIN Moves to Dispense with the reading of the foregoing matters, seconded by COUNCILMAN JENNINGS.

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON Refers the Several Communications to the Special Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

PRESENTATION OF ORDINANCES

 

COUNCILMAN CORREIA:

 

An Ordinance Amending Chapter 3, “Advertising,” Section 3-6, “Penalties.”

 

               COUNCILMAN YURDIN:

 

An Ordinance in Amendment of Chapter 14, “Licenses,” of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Providence, Article X, “Shows and Amusements.”

 

COUNCILMAN YURDIN Moves to Dispense with the reading of the foregoing matters, seconded by COUNCILMAN JENNINGS.

 

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

 

COUNCILMAN ZURIER:

 

An Ordinance Reforming property tax exemptions to encourage compliance with state law concerning automobile registration.

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON Refers the Ordinance to the Special Committee on Ways and Means.

         

 

PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTIONS

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON (By Request):

 

Resolution Authorizing Approval of the following sole source contract award by the Board of Contract and Supply, in accordance with Section 21-26 of the Code of Ordinances.

 

Providence After School Alliance                         $300,000.00

 

 

Resolution Authorizing Approval of the following sole source contract award by the Board of Contract and Supply, in accordance with Section 21-26 of the Code of Ordinances.

 

Providence After School Alliance                         $15,000.00

 

 

Resolution Authorizing Approval of the following sole source contract award by the Board of Contract and Supply, in accordance with Section 21-26 of the Code of Ordinances.

 

Providence After School Alliance                         $7,500.00

 

 

Resolution Authorizing Approval of the following sole source contract award by the Board of Contract and Supply, in accordance with Section 21-26 of the Code of Ordinances.

 

Providence After School Alliance                         $315,549.00

 

 

COUNCILMAN YURDIN Moves to Dispense with the reading of the foregoing matters, seconded by COUNCILMAN JENNINGS.

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON Refers the Several Resolutions to the Special Committee on Education.

 

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON:

 

Resolution Authorizing the transfer of certain real estate sale proceeds from Account Fund 656 (Real Estate Sales Account), to the city’s General Fund Account.

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON Refers the Resolution to the Special Committee on Ways and Means.

 

         

COUNCILWOMAN CASTILLO:

 

Resolution Requesting the Tax Assessor to apply the Homestead Exemption to the property located on Assessor’s Plat 53, Lot 392 (64 Atlantic Avenue), for the year 2012.

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON Refers the Resolution to the Special Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

COUNCILMAN CORREIA:

 

Resolution Requesting the Director of Inspection and Standards to secure the property located at 56 Parnell Street.

 

Resolution Requesting the Director of Inspection and Standards to secure the property located at 105 Unit Street.

 

Resolution Requesting the Acting Director of Public Works to cause the Clean and Lien of the property located at 59 Parnell Street.

 

Resolution Requesting the Acting Director of Public Works to cause the removal of the basketball stand from the sidewalk located at 22 Wisdom Avenue.

 

Resolution Requesting the Acting Director of Public Works to cause the removal of the basketball stand from the sidewalk located at 51 Rushmore Avenue.

 

Resolution Requesting the Acting Director of Public Works to cause the repair of the street located in the area of 158 Rushmore Avenue.

 

Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the replacement of the faded “No Parking School Days” Signs located at 145 Beaufort Street (George J. West Elementary School).

 

Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the replacement of the faded “No Parking Anytime” Sign located at 72 Wealth Avenue.

 

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

 

The Motion for Passage of the Several Resolutions is Sustained. 

 

Resolution Requesting the Committee on Ordinances to amend the Abandoned Vehicle Ordinance to allow an owner occupied homeowner to keep one unregistered vehicle on property.

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON Refers the Resolution to the Committee on Ordinances.

 

 

COUNCILMAN HASSETT:

 

Resolution Extending Sincere Congratulations to Steven John Mercurio, Jr. and Kattia Albujar Herrera upon their marriage on January 13, 2013.   

 

Read and Passed, on Motion of COUNCILMAN YURDIN, seconded by COUNCILMAN JENNINGS.

 

The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

 

 

COUNCILMAN HASSETT, COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON, COUNCILMAN APONTE, COUNCILWOMAN CASTILLO, COUNCILMEN CORREIA, IGLIOZZI, JACKSON, JENNINGS, COUNCILWOMAN MATOS, COUNCILMEN NARDUCCI, PRINCIPE, SALVATORE, SANCHEZ, YURDIN and ZURIER:

 

Resolution Extending Sincere Congratulations to Murphy’s Deli & Bar located at 100 Fountain Street, in our capital City of Providence, for its outstanding great food and service to thousands every year since 1929. 

  

Read and Passed, on Motion of COUNCILMAN YURDIN, seconded by COUNCILMAN JENNINGS.

 

The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

 

         

COUNCILMAN IGLIOZZI:

 

Resolution Authorizing His Honor the Mayor to execute a lease agreement for the Oliver Hazard Perry School, with Achievement First Rhode Island for an initial term of twenty years at an annual rental of $1.00 and with any other such terms and conditions as may be imposed by the Committee on City Property, the City Council, His Honor the Mayor, and the City Solicitor.

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON Refers the Resolution to the Committee on City Property.

 

 

PERSONAL EXPRESSION

 

COUNCILMAN APONTE Request the privilege of the floor to speak on a Point of Personal Expression and states:

 

“I wanted to take a moment to wish the Councilwoman from the 15th Ward a very Happy Birthday.  She has a effort in her commitment to her community and to her public service.  She is here on a night where she should be home with her family.  So, I wanted to take a moment and acknowledge that and wish here a Happy Birthday.”

 

 

COUNCILMEN IGLIOZZI, APONTE, COUNCILWOMAN CASTILLO, COUNCILMEN CORREIA, HASSETT, JACKSON, JENNINGS, NARDUCCI, PRINCIPE, SANCHEZ, COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON, COUNCILWOMAN MATOS, COUNCILMEN SALVATORE, YURDIN and ZURIER:

 

Resolution Urging the United States Congress to pass Immigration Reform Legislation.

 

          COUNCILMAN PRINCIPE Moves to Amend the Resolution, second paragraph to add “documented and” undocumented immigrants living in the United States, seconded by COUNCILMAN HASSETT.

 

COUNCILMAN YURDIN Moves Passages of the Resolution, As Amended, seconded by COUNCILMAN IGLIOZZI.

COUNCILMAN IGLIOZZI:

 

Resolution Requesting the Chief Electrical Inspector to cause the inspection of Legion Memorial Drive for the purpose of requesting National Grid to install four light poles/lights from pole number 4 westward on Legion Memorial Drive.

 

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

 

         

COUNCILMAN JACKSON:

 

Resolution Requesting the Tax Assessor to apply the Homestead Exemption to the property located on Assessor’s Plat 93, Lot 12 (98 Lorimer Avenue), for the year 2012.

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON Refers the Resolution to the Special Committee on Ways and Means.

 

         

COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI:

 

Resolution Requesting Terminal Road be re-named “Adoption Way.”

 

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

 

COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI and COUNCILMAN YURDIN:

 

Resolution Urging the General Assembly to approve an amendment to state law to prohibit admittance of patrons under 21 at Class N Licensed Establishments.

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON Refers the Resolution to the Committee on Ordinances.

 

COUNCILMAN YURDIN, COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON, COUNCILMAN APONTE, COUNCILWOMAN CASTILLO, COUNCILMEN CORREIA, HASSETT, IGLIOZZI, JACKSON, JENNINGS, COUNCILWOMAN MATOS, COUNCILMEN NARDUCCI, PRINCIPE, SALVATORE, SANCHEZ and ZURIER:

 

Resolution Endorsing and Urging Passage by the General Assembly of House Bill 2013 – H 5072 – An Act Relating to Elections – Conduct of Elections. (Master Lever) 

 

Read and Passed, on Motion of COUNCILMAN YURDIN, seconded by COUNCILMAN JENNINGS.

 

COUNCILMAN APONTE and COUNCILMAN SANCHEZ Request to be recorded as voting “NO”

 

The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

 

COUNCILMAN YURDIN and COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI

 

Resolution Urging the General Assembly to approve legislation to improve regulation on sales of alcohol by the bottle for consumption on the premises.

 

               Resolution Urging the General Assembly to approve legislation to broaden penalties for liquor license violations.

 

COUNCILMAN YURDIN Moves to Dispense with the reading of the foregoing matters, seconded by COUNCILMAN JENNINGS.

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON Refers the Several Resolutions to the Committee on Ordinances.

 

COUNCILMAN ZURIER and COUNCILMAN PRINCIPE:

 

Resolution Requesting consideration of an audit of the city’s roll of tax-exempt property and a review of selected tax-exempt properties as part of the current revaluation. 

 

Read and Passed, on Motion of COUNCILMAN YURDIN, seconded by COUNCILMAN JENNINGS.

 

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 a permanent underground easement below a portion of Thayer Street. 

 

Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause Pleasant Valley Parkway from Rosebank Avenue to Fallon Avenue to be established as a “One-Way.”  

 

Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the installation of a “Valet Parking” Sign in front of Via Roma Banquet and Catering located at 308 Atwells Avenue (on the America Street side).

 

Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the installation of a “Valet Parking” Sign in front of Trattoria Roma Restaurant located at 310 Atwells Avenue.

 

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

 

The Motion for Passage of the Several Resolutions is Sustained. 

 

Communication from Nate D. Urso, Deputy City Engineer, Department of Public Works, submitting the Construction and Maintenance Agreement 1R Highway Safety Improvements to Sunset Avenue.

         

COUNCILMAN YURDIN Moves to Receive and Approve the foregoing Communication, seconded by COUNCILMAN JENNINGS.

 

COUNCILMAN IGLIOZZI Abstains from voting on the foregoing matter.

 

Communication from Nate D. Urso, Deputy City Engineer, dated October 16, 2012, submitting the Construction and Maintenance Agreement for Atwells Avenue Safety Improvements.

 

COUNCILMAN YURDIN Moves to Receive and Approve the foregoing Communication, seconded by COUNCILMAN JENNINGS.

 

COUNCILMAN IGLIOZZI Abstains from voting on the foregoing matter.

 

 

 

COMMITTEE ON URBAN REDEVELOPMENT, RENEWAL AND PLANNING

COUNCILMAN NICHOLAS J. NARDUCCI, JR., Chairman

 

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

 

Resolution Requesting that 15 LaSalle Square be re-named “One Hasbro Place.”  

 

COUNCILMAN IGLIOZZI Abstains from voting on the foregoing matter.

          

Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same Be Severally Approved:

 

Resolution Requesting that “One Cookson Place” be re-named to “One Weybosset Hill.”

 

Resolution Requesting that “Chafee Street” be re-named “YouthBuild Way.”

 

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

 

The Motion for Passage of the Several Resolutions is Sustained. 

 

 

SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS

COUNCILMAN DAVID SALVATORE, 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) (Mary Day)

 

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

 

AYES:              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON, COUNCILMEN APONTE, HASSETT, IGLIOZZI, JACKSON, JENNINGS,  PRINCIPE, SALVATORE, SANCHEZ and ZURIER – 10.

 

NAYES:              COUNCILMAN YURDIN – 1.

 

ABSENT:              COUNCILWOMAN CASTILLO, COUNCILMAN CORREIA, COUNCILWOMAN MATOS and COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI – 4.

 

The Motion for Passage the First Time, is Sustained.

 

 

Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same Be Approved:

 

Resolution Authorizing Approval of the following sole source contract   award by the Board of Contract and Supply, in accordance with Section 21-26 of the Code of Ordinances.

 

Susan L. Hawksley                                     $133,120.00

 

Read and Passed, on Motion of COUNCILMAN YURDIN, seconded by COUNCILMAN JENNINGS.

 

The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

 

COUNCILMEN IGLIOZZI, JACKSON, PRINCIPE and SANCHEZ Request to be recorded as voting “NO”

 

Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same Be Denied:

 

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

 

COUNCILMAN YURDIN Moves to Deny the foregoing Ordinance, seconded by COUNCILMAN JENNINGS, by the Following Roll Call Vote:

 

AYES:              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON, COUNCILMEN APONTE, JENNINGS, SALVATORE, YURDIN and ZURIER – 6.

 

NAYES:              COUNCILMEN HASSETT, IGLIOZZI, JACKSON, PRINCIPE and SANCHEZ – 5.

 

ABSENT:              COUNCILWOMAN CASTILLO, COUNCILMAN CORREIA, COUNCILWOMAN MATOS and COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI – 4.

 

The Motion to Deny is Sustained.

 

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS AND REPORTS

 

Communication dated January 17, 2013, from Councilman Terrence M. Hassett, Councilman Michael J. Correia, Councilman John J. Igliozzi, Councilman Davian Sanchez, Councilman Kevin Jackson, Councilman Bryan Principe, Councilwoman Carmen Castillo and Councilman Luis A. Aponte, in accordance with Rule 21 of the Rules of the Providence City Council Entitled: “Discharge of Committee”, the committee on Finance hereby discharges the following ordinances:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

          COUNCILMAN YURDIN Moves to Postpone Indefinitely the foregoing Communication, seconded by COUNCILMAN JENNINGS, by the following Roll Call Vote:

 

AYES:              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON, COUNCILMEN SALVATORE, YURDIN and ZURIER – 4.

 

NAYES:               COUNCILMEN APONTE, HASSETT, IGLIOZZI, JACKSON, JENNINGS and PRINCIPE – 6.

 

NOT VOTING:              COUNCILMAN SANCHEZ – 1.

 

ABSENT:              COUNCILWOMAN CASTILLO, COUNCILMAN CORREIA, COUNCILWOMAN MATOS and COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI – 4.

 

The Motion to Postpone Indefinitely Fails.

 

COUNCILMAN IGLIOZZI Moves to Amend the Communication for the “Discharge of Committee” to Approve the Disability Waiver Request of Steve DeConte, seconded by COUNCILMAN JACKSON.

 

COUNCILMAN IGLIOZZI Moves Passage of the foregoing Disability Waiver Request, seconded by COUNCILMAN JACKSON, As Amended, by the Following Roll Call Vote:

 

AYES:              COUNCILMEN APONTE, HASSETT, IGLIOZZI, JACKSON, PRINCIPE and SANCHEZ – 7.

 

NAYES:              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON, COUNCILMAN SALVATORE, YURDIN and ZURIER – 4.

 

ABSENT:              COUNCILWOMAN CASTILLO, COUNCILMAN CORREIA, COUNCILWOMAN MATOS and COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI – 4.

 

The Motion for Passage, As Amended, is Sustained.

 

Communication from Councilman Terrence M. Hassett, dated November 19, 2012, submitting his resignation as a member of the Special Committee on Education.

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON Receives the foregoing Communication.

 

Communication from John E. Martinelli, Esquire, Judge of the Probate Court, dated January 24, 2013, submitting the annual report of the operation of the City of Providence Probate Court for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON Receives the foregoing Communication.

 

Purchase and Sales Agreement between the City of Providence and Allen’s Park, LLC.

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON Refers the Purchase and Sales Agreement to the Committee on City Property.

 

 

FROM THE CLERK’S DESK

 

Petitions for Compensation for Injuries and Damages, viz:

 

Asterios Zisiades

Jeisel Arciliares

Dilania Inoa, Rosa Ramirez and

   Jean Inoa

   (Michael F. Campopiano, Esquire)

Alfred Curnow

   (Mark A. Fay, Esquire)

Roisin O’Mara, Ph.D.

   (Adam J. Resmini, Esquire)

Craig/is, Ltd.

   a/s/o NGM Insurance/Aniel &

   Vivianne Hertilien

Felipe Rodriguez

Nationwide Insurance

   a/s/o Adeline Giuliano

Karen Davidson

MetLife a/s/o Lorraine Ferri

Judge Howard I. Lipsey

Guina Vinas

Jeana Halstead

Christopher Ramos, Jr.

   (Cautry L. Gomes, Esquire)

Douglas Fellow

Thomas F. Conte

Grasso’s Auto Sales

 

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

 

 

 

PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTIONS “IN CONGRATULATIONS”

 

          COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON 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:

 

Andino Merola, Jr., in recognition of the celebration of the Grand Opening of Andy Jr.’s Italian Restaurant at 301 Atwells Avenue in Historic Federal Hill.

 

Lt. Jared Salinaro, in recognition of the celebration of his retirement from the K-9 Unit of the North Smithfield Police Department, and with great appreciation for his participation in the Sixth Ward Police and Community Activities. 

 

Local 1329 of the I.L.A. (International Longshoremen’s Association), in recognition of the celebration of the 80th Anniversary of the Founding of Local 1329, the First Labor Union in New England organized predominately by Cape Verdeans. 

 

Anna Logan, in recognition of the celebration of her 100th Birthday. 

 

Murphy’s Deli & Bar, in recognition of their outstanding Great Food and Service to Thousands of Rhode Islanders, every year since 1929, with sincere warm wishes to Joseph Murphy, the founder of Murphy’s, for undertaking a masterful accomplishment we can all enjoy to this day. 

 

Steven John Mercurio, Jr. and Kattia Albujar Herrera, in recognition of the celebration of their Marriage on January 13, 2013.  

 

Severally Read and Collectively Passed, on Motion of COUNCILMAN YURDIN, seconded by COUNCILMAN JENNINGS.

 

The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

 

 

 

PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTIONS “IN MEMORIAM”

 

          COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON 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:

Anna Macera

The Honorable Morphis A. Jamiel

Beverly A. Elkerton

Gilda M. Lomazzo

Severally Read and Collectively Passed, by a Unanimous Rising Vote, on Motion of COUNCILMAN YURDIN, seconded by COUNCILMAN JENNINGS.

 

The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

There being no further business, on Motion of COUNCILMAN YURDIN, seconded by COUNCILMAN JENNINGS, it is voted to adjourn at 8:20 o’clock P.M. (E.S.T.), to meet again THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2013 at 7:00 o’clock P.M. (E.S.T.)

 

 

 

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