October 11, 2012  Special City Council Meeting

 

CITY OF PROVIDENCE

RHODE ISLAND

CITY COUNCIL

JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS

 

 

No. 37 City Council Special Meeting, Thursday, October 11, 2012,

Upon The Rise of The 5:30 o’clock P.M. Committee on City Property Meeting

 

PRESIDING

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT

MICHAEL A. SOLOMON

 

ROLL CALL

 

PRESENT:              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON, COUNCILWOMAN CASTILLO, COUNCILMEN CORREIA, HASSETT, IGLIOZZI, JENNINGS, COUNCILMEN PRINCIPE, SALVATORE, SANCHEZ, YURDIN and ZURIER – 11.

                           

ABSENT:              COUNCILMEN APONTE, JACKSON, COUNCILWOMAN MATOS and COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI – 4.

                           

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

 

 

INVOCATION

 

The Invocation is given by COUNCILMAN SAMUEL D. ZURIER

 

 

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.

 

 

CALL FOR SPECIAL MEETING

 

COMMUNICATION FROM

COUNCIL PRESIDENT MICHAEL A. SOLOMON

 

              Request filed with the City Clerk October 9, 2012, Requesting a Special Meeting of the City Council to be Called on the 11th day of October, Upon the Rise of the 5:30 o’clock P.M. Committee on City Property Meeting, in the City Council Chamber, Third Floor, City Hall.

              Received.

 

 

WARRANT FOR SPECIAL MEETING

 

              Warrant of the City Clerk to the City Sergeant with Return Certification that he has notified each Member of the City Council of the Special Meeting Called for the 11th day of October, 2012 Upon the Rise of the 5:30 o’clock P.M. Committee on City Property Meeting, in the City Council Chamber, Third Floor, City Hall.

              Received.

 

 

REPORT FROM COMMITTEE

 

COMMITTEE ON URBAN REDEVELOPMENT, RENEWAL AND PLANNING

COUNCILMAN NICHOLAS J. NARDUCCI, JR., Chairman

 

Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same Approved:

 

              Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the dedication of the intersection of Atwells Avenue and Mount Pleasant Avenue in memory of Councilman Joseph DeLuca, who served the residents of the Sixth Ward for twenty years.

 

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

 

               The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

 

 

PERSONAL EXPRESSION

 

              COUNCILMAN IGLIOZZI Requests the privilege of the floor to speak on a Point of Personal Expression and states:

 

              “It actually wonderful, but it’s also quite sad that we’re dedicating something in memory of Councilman Joseph DeLuca.  I had the very good fortune of serving with him.  He truly was a great guy, a great American.  He was an individual who dedicated himself to his family, to his community and also to the City of Providence.  It’s with heavy heart that we are going to be dedicating something.  He was way to young, just like Councilman Luna, he was way to young.  It’s really sad.  Two individuals that really exemplified what is was to be a representative of this body.  One of the things I wanted to highlight about  Councilman DeLuca was that you could always appreciate the fact that he was a man of his word and if he gave you his word that was that.  He never played that political game that we all unfortunately see a lot of and he was a guy who understood the meaning of integrity and honesty.  He stood by his convictions and was the epitome of what honesty was and by the way someone that I think every new Councilperson and even old Council people should look up to.  The Councilmembers like Councilman DeLuca and Luna exemplified what a person should be and how they should act as and elected official.  These two individuals and this particular case Councilman DeLuca truly were a credit to this Council, to this body and they understood what it meant to be part of this republic.  I support this resolution and of course I want to once again give my condolences to his family, his friends and his constituents.  Councilman DeLuca truly deserves this honor and many others as well as Councilman Luna.  So, I look forward to the dedication, but with a heavy heart.  On another note, a neighborhood note, as you all know we are starting the new garbage system dealing with recyclables.  The city started in my ward first.  I was very fortunate, but there are some glitches and the reason why I’m bringing this up to my Council colleagues, really look for certain things where the city list that they gave to Waste Management doesn’t have all the roads on them, some of them.  They missed houses, so the city’s list to Waste Management isn’t perfect.  It has some glitches in it.  So, we really have to look for it as well as be cognoscente of the elderly folks in your neighborhood because they had a hard enough time with the big green bin and now I’m getting calls from some of my constituents, the older folks saying now I have another big bin.  So, be aware of those kinds of calls of they’re missing houses, roads not on the list to get the one stream recyclable bin and the ability for older folks to be hailing these big types of bins.  So, be aware that.  I know it’s going to be coming to your ward soon.  On a positive note it seems to be implementing in a very good fashion.  Waste Management seems to be doing a very good job.  The folks that are distributing the barrels are being kind and courteous and they’re listening to the constituents about there concerns or questions so I want to compliment them.  Watch for those other things so when it’s being implemented in your ward look for those things because it will help out with the process.  I just wanted to give you a little note on that.  With that thank you very much.”

 

 

MATTER NOT APPEARING ON THE PRINTED DOCKET

 

On motion of COUNCILMAN YURDIN seconded by COUNCILMAN HASSETT, it is voted to Suspend Rule 16(b) of the Rules of the City Council in order to allow the introduction of the following Matter Not Appearing on the Printed Docket.

 

              PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTION

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON (By Request):

 

              Resolution Requesting the Police Department to display a container suitable for use as a receptacle for used, expired or unwanted drugs or drug products, as defined in Rhode Island General Law 21-28-2.08.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON Refers the Resolution to the Special Committee on Women and Healthy Communities.

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

              There being no further business, on Motion of COUNCILMAN YURDIN, seconded by COUNCILMAN JENNINGS, it is voted to adjourn at 6:50 o’clock P.M. (E.D.T.), to meet again THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012 at 7:00 o’clock P.M. (E.D.T.)

 

 

 

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