July 30, 2012  Special City Council Meeting

 

 

CITY OF PROVIDENCE

RHODE ISLAND

CITY COUNCIL

JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS

 

No. 32 City Council Special Meeting, Monday, July 30, 2012, 5:30 o’clock P.M. (E.D.T.)

 

PRESIDING

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT

MICHAEL A. SOLOMON

 

ROLL CALL

 

PRESENT:              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON, COUNCILMEN CORREIA, HASSETT, JACKSON, JENNINGS, COUNCILWOMAN MATOS, COUNCILMEN NARDUCCI, SALVATORE, YURDIN and ZURIER – 10.

                           

ABSENT:              COUNCILMAN APONTE, COUNCILWOMAN CASTILLO, COUNCILMEN IGLIOZZI, PRINCIPE and SANCHEZ – 5.

 

              (SUBSEQUENTLY COUNCILMEN APONTE and SANCHEZ JOIN THE MEETING)

 

ALSO PRESENT:              Anna M. Stetson, City Clerk, Sheri A. Petronio, Assistant Clerk and Adrienne Southgate, Senior Assistant City Solicitor.

 

 

INVOCATION

 

The Invocation is given by COUNCILMAN KEVIN JACKSON.

 

“Lord, watch over us tonight an guide us as we make decisions that we know will hopefully help our constituents and the citizens in Providence and not hinder them.  Allow us to make those right decisions in the mind that all our decisions should be based on what benefits them the most.  This I ask through you 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.

 

 

CALL FOR SPECIAL MEETING

 

COMMUNICATION FROM

COUNCIL PRESIDENT MICHAEL A. SOLOMON

 

              Request, filed with the City Clerk, July 27, 2012, Requesting a Special Meeting of the City Council to be Called on the 30th of July, 2012 at 5:30 o’clock P.M., in the City Council Chamber, Third Floor, City Hall.

              Received.

 

 

WARRANT FOR SPECIAL MEETING

 

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

              Received.

 

 

ORDINANCES SECOND READING

 

              The Following Ordinances were in City Council July 26, 2012, Read and Passed the First Time and are Severally Returned for Passage the Second Time:

 

An Ordinance Authorizing the City of Providence to finance the design, construction, repair, rehabilitation and improvement of streets and sidewalks in the city, including but not limited to drainage, traffic control devices, safety improvements and landscaping by the issuance of not more than $40,000,000 bonds and notes therefore.

 

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

 

AYES:              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON, COUNCILMEN APONTE, CORREIA, HASSETT, JACKSON, JENNINGS, COUNCILWOMAN MATOS, COUNCILMEN NARDUCCI, SALVATORE, SANCHEZ, YURDIN and ZURIER – 12.

 

NAYES:              NONE.

 

ABSENT:              COUNCILWOMAN CASTILLO, COUNCILMEN IGLIOZZI and PRINCIPE – 3.

 

The Motion for Passage the Second Time, is Sustained.

 

 

              An Ordinance Amending Providence Tomorrow: The Comprehensive Plan as the City’s Official Comprehensive Plan, by changing the future land use map for certain lots bounding on Cedar Street. 

 

Read and Passed the Second Time, on Motion of COUNCILMAN APONTE, seconded by COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI, by the Following Roll Call Vote:

 

AYES:              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON, COUNCILMEN APONTE, CORREIA, HASSETT, JACKSON, JENNINGS, COUNCILWOMAN MATOS, COUNCILMEN NARDUCCI, SALVATORE, SANCHEZ and ZURIER – 11.

 

NAYES:              NONE.

 

RECUSE:              COUNCILMAN YURDIN – 1.

 

ABSENT:              COUNCILWOMAN CASTILLO, COUNCILMEN IGLIOZZI and PRINCIPE – 3.

 

The Motion for Passage the Second Time, is Sustained.

 

 

              An Ordinance in Amendment of Chapter 27 of the Code of Ordinances entitled “The City of Providence Zoning Ordinance” to modify the zoning map for certain lots on Cedar Street, Brayton Avenue, Jones Street and Bond Street. 

 

Read and Passed the Second Time, on Motion of COUNCILMAN APONTE, seconded by COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI, by the Following Roll Call Vote:

 

AYES:              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON, COUNCILMEN APONTE, CORREIA, HASSETT, JACKSON, JENNINGS, COUNCILWOMAN MATOS, COUNCILMEN NARDUCCI, SALVATORE, SANCHEZ and ZURIER – 11.

 

NAYES:              NONE.

 

RECUES:              COUNCILMAN YURDIN – 1.

 

ABSENT:              COUNCILWOMAN CASTILLO, COUNCILMEN IGLIOZZI and PRINCIPE – 3.

 

The Motion for Passage the Second Time, is Sustained.

 

 

REPORTS FROM COMMITTEE

 

COMMITTEE ON ORDINANCES

COUNCILMAN SETH YURDIN, Chairman

 

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

 

              An Ordinance in Amendment of Chapter 27 of the Ordinances of the City of Providence, Entitled: “The City of Providence Zoning Ordinance”, Approved June 27, 1994, As Amended, to modify Articles III, X and Appendix A. (Incidental Entertainment)

 

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

 

AYES:              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON, COUNCILMEN APONTE, CORREIA, HASSETT, JACKSON, JENNINGS, COUNCILWOMAN MATOS, COUNCILMEN NARDUCCI, SALVATORE, SANCHEZ, YURDIN and ZURIER – 12.

 

NAYES:              NONE.

 

ABSENT:  COUNCILWOMAN CASTILLO, COUNCILMEN IGLIOZZI and PRINCIPE – 3.

 

The Motion for Passage the First Time, is Sustained.

 

 

              Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same Be Several Adopted:

             

              An Ordinance Amending Providence Tomorrow the Comprehensive Plan as the City’s Official Comprehensive Plan, by changing the future land use map for the area bounded by Cushing, Brook, Angell, and Thayer Streets.

 

              An Ordinance in amendment of Chapter 27 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Providence entitled “The City of Providence Zoning Ordinance” Approved June 27, 1994, As Amended, to create a new zoning district that would support high density residential and limited commercial development and to modify the zoning map for a nine lot area bounded by Meeting, Brook, Euclid and Thayer Streets. 

 

COUNCILMAN YURDIN Moves to Dispense with the Reading of the foregoing matters and Moves Passage of the Several Ordinances the First Time, seconded by COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI, by the Following Roll Call Vote:

 

AYES:              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON, COUNCILMEN APONTE, CORREIA, HASSETT, JACKSON, JENNINGS, COUNCILWOMAN MATOS, COUNCILMEN NARDUCCI, SALVATORE, SANCHEZ, YURDIN and ZURIER – 12.

 

NAYES:              NONE.

 

ABSENT:              COUNCILWOMAN CASTILLO, COUNCILMEN IGLIOZZI and PRINCIPE – 3.

 

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

 

             

Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same Be Adopted,

 

              An Ordinance in Amendment of Chapter 27 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Providence, Entitled: “The City of Providence Zoning Ordinance”, Approved June 27, 1994, As Amended, to modify Articles III, IV, X and Appendix A. (Entertainment, Nightclubs) 

 

              COUNCILMAN YURDIN Moves to substitute a new document for the foregoing ordinance, seconded by COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI.

 

              COUNCILMAN YURDIN Moves Passage of the Ordinance the First Time, As Amended, seconded by COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI, by the Following Roll Call Vote:

 

AYES:              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON, COUNCILMEN CORREIA, HASSETT, JACKSON, JENNINGS, COUNCILWOMAN MATOS, COUNCILMEN NARDUCCI, SALVATORE, YURDIN and ZURIER – 10.

 

NAYES:              COUNCILMEN APONTE and SANCHEZ – 2.

 

ABSENT:              COUNCILWOMAN CASTILLO, COUNCILMEN IGLIOZZI and PRINCIPE – 3.

 

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

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

              There being no further business, on Motion of COUNCILMAN YURDIN, seconded by COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI, it is voted to adjourn at 5:55 o’clock P.M. (E.D.T.), to meet again WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2012 at 6:00 o’clock P.M. (E.D.T.)

 

 

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