July 19, 2012  Regular City Council Meeting

 

CITY OF PROVIDENCE

RHODE ISLAND

CITY COUNCIL

JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS

 

 

No. 29 City Council Regular Meeting, Thursday, July 19, 2012, 7:00 o’clock P.M. (E.D.T.)

 

 

PRESIDING

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT

MICHAEL A. SOLOMON

 

ROLL CALL

 

PRESENT:              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON, COUNCILWOMAN CASTILLO, COUNCILMEN CORREIA, HASSETT, IGLIOZZI, JACKSON, JENNINGS, COUNCILWOMAN MATOS, COUNCILMEN NARDUCCI, PRINCIPE, SALVATORE, SANCHEZ, YURDIN and ZURIER – 14.

 

ABSENT:              COUNCILMAN APONTE– 1.

 

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

 

 

 

INVOCATION

 

              The Invocation is given by COUNCILMAN SETH YURDIN.

 

              “As we gather here today as members of the Providence City Council, we pray that we are ever mindful of opportunities to render our service to fellow community members keeping in mind always the enduring values of life, exerting our efforts in those areas and on those things upon which future generations can build with confidence.  Let us continue to strive to make a better world.  Amen.”

             

                           

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 

COUNCILMAN SAMUEL D. ZURIER 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 July 11, 2012, 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 Marilyn Cepeda-Sanchez of 25 Potter Drive, Providence, Rhode Island 02907, as a member of the Board of Park Commissioners for a term to expire January 1, 2015.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON Receives the foregoing Communication.

 

              Communication dated July 11, 2012, 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 Eleanor Panichas of 32 Jacqueline Drive, Providence, Rhode Island 02909, as a member of the Board of Park Commissioners for a term to expire January 1, 2016.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON Receives the foregoing Communication.

 

Communication dated July 11, 2012, 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 Public Law, Chapter 45-50, Sections 1 through 31 passed in 1987, he is this day re-appointing Deborah Brayton of 127 Tenth Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02906, as a member of the Providence Tourism Council, also known as the Convention Authority of the City of Providence, for a term ending April 30, 2016.

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON Receives the foregoing Communication.

 

              Communication dated July 11, 2012, 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 Public Law, Chapter 45-50, Sections 1 through 31 passed in 1987, he is this day re-appointing Johnnie C. Chace of 35 Orchard Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island 02906, as a member of the Providence Tourism Council, also known as the Convention Authority of the City of Providence, for a term ending April 30, 2016.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON Receives the foregoing Communication.

 

              Communication dated July 11, 2012, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council that pursuant to Sections 302(b) and 1108 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 Jesse Kenner of 900 Hope Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02906, as a member of the Providence Redevelopment Agency for a term to end January 1, 2017.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON Receives the foregoing Communication.

 

 

PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTIONS

 

              COUNCILMAN CORREIA:

 

              Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the installation of a “Handicap” Sign located in front of 40 Leah Street.

 

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

 

 

Resolution Requesting the Acting Director of Public Works to cause the removal of the overgrowth from Baltimore Street up to 701 Manton Avenue.

 

              Resolution Requesting the Acting Director of Public Works to cause the removal of the overgrowth along Hillcrest Avenue.

             

              Resolution Requesting the Acting Director of Public Works to cause the removal of the overgrowth along Leander Street (right side).

             

              Resolution Requesting the Acting Director of Public Works to cause the removal of the overgrowth along Manton Court.

 

              Resolution Requesting the Acting Director of Public Works to cause the repair of the sink hole located in front of 50 Brinkley Street.

 

              Resolution Requesting the Acting Director of Public Works to cause the repair of the street in front of the driveway located at 28 Brinkley Street.

 

              Resolution Requesting the Forestry Division of the Parks Department to cause the brush to be cut back adjacent to 27 Brinkley Street.

 

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

 

              The Motion for Passage of the Several Resolutions is Sustained.

 

             

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

 

              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.

             

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

 

COUNCILMEN NARDUCCI, APONTE, COUNCILWOMAN CASTILLO, COUNCILMEN CORREIA, IGLIOZZI, JACKSON, JENNINGS, COUNCILWOMAN MATOS, COUNCILMEN PRINCIPE and SANCHEZ:

 

              Resolution Requesting the placement of a 2012 Ballot Question amending the Providence Home Rule Charter to create an Elected School Board.

              (VETO SEE NEXT MEETING)

 

              COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI Moves for immediate consideration for a floor vote on item number seventeen, seconded by COUNCILMAN IGLIOZZI, by the Following Roll Call Vote:

 

AYES:              COUNCILWOMAN CASTILLO, COUNCILMEN CORREIA, IGLIOZZI, JACKSON, JENNINGS, COUNCILWOMAN MATOS, NARDUCCI, PRINCIPE and SANCHEZ – 9.

 

NAYES:              COUNCILMEN HASSETT and SALVATORE – 2.

 

NOT VOTING:              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON, COUNCILMEN YURDIN and ZURIER – 3.

 

ABSENT:               COUNCILMAN APONTE – 1.

 

The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS AND REPORTS

 

              Communication from Council President Michael A. Solomon, dated July 1, 2012, Informing the City Clerk that he is this day appointing Councilman Davian Sanchez to the Committee on Claims and Pending Suits.

 

              Communication from Council President Michael A. Solomon, dated July 1, 2012, Informing the City Clerk that he is this day appointing Councilwoman Sabina Matos to the Committee on Finance’s Sub-Committee on Education.

             

              Communication from Council President Michael A. Solomon, dated July 1, 2012, Informing the City Clerk that he is this day appointing Councilman Davian Sanchez to the Committee on Public Works.

 

              Communication from Council President Michael A. Solomon, dated July 1, 2012, Informing the City Clerk that he is this day appointing Councilman Kevin Jackson to the Committee on Urban Redevelopment, Renewal and Planning.

 

              Communication from Council President Michael A. Solomon, dated July 1, 2012, Informing the City Clerk that he is this day appointing Councilman Bryan Principe to the Providence Redevelopment Agency.

 

              Communication from Councilman Terrence M. Hassett, Council President Pro Tempore, dated July 5, 2012, submitting his resignation as a member of the Committee on Finance’s Sub-Committee on Education.

 

              Communication from Councilman Seth Yurdin, Majority Leader, dated July 1, 2012, submitting his resignation as a member of the Providence Redevelopment Agency.

 

              Communication from Anna M. Stetson, City Clerk, dated July 5, 2012, of all monies received, transmitted to and credited by the City Collector for fiscal quarter of April 1, 2012 to and including June 30, 2012, in a total amount of One Thousand Nine Hundred Seventy Nine Dollars and Seventy ($1,979.70) Cents.

 

              Communication from Anna M. Stetson, City Clerk, dated July 5, 2012, of all monies received, transmitted to and credited by the City Collector for fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, in a total amount of Five Thousand Nine Hundred Twenty Seven Dollars and Eighty Five ($5,927,85) Cents.

 

COUNCILMAN YURDIN Moves to Dispense with the reading of the foregoing matters.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON Receives the Several Communications.

 

 

FROM THE CLERK’S DESK

 

              Petitions for Compensation for Injuries and Damages, viz:

             

Christopher Iannucci

   (Stephen J. Brouillard, Esquire)

Fatima Muriel

Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.

   a/s/o One Beacon Insurance/Donna Murphy

Jaycee Fascitelli

Rivera Wilson III

Peter Lawson Kennedy and

   Marie Wemyss Kennedy

Georgia Stanford

George H. Quinn

   (Stephen G. Linder, Esquire)

Khari Northrup

   (Artin Coloian, Esquire)

Maria E. Linaris

Juana Malave

   (Christopher E. Fay, Esquire)

Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.

   a/s/o One Beacon Insurance/Patrician Corp.

Joyel M. Peckham

 

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:

 

Andrew B. Hencler, in recognition of being elected 2011 Potentate/CEO of the Rhode Island Shriners.

 

David Nelson, in recognition of being elected 2012 Potentate/CEO of the Rhode Island Shriners.

 

Nicholas Hemond, in recognition of the celebration of his graduation from Roger Williams University School of Law with a Juris Doctorate. 

 

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

 

              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:

William “Billy” Jones

Yolanda Marcolivio

Frances Scandariato

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

 

              The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

              There being no further business, on Motion of COUNCILMAN YURDIN, seconded by COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI, it is voted to adjourn at 7:45 o’clock P.M. (E.D.T.), to meet again UPON THE RISE OF THE 7:00 O’CLOCK REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

 

 

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