June 21, 2012  Regular City Council Meeting

 

CITY OF PROVIDENCE

RHODE ISLAND

CITY COUNCIL

JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS

 

 

No. 25 City Council Regular Meeting, Thursday, June 21, 2012, 7:00 o’clock P.M. (E.D.T.)

 

 

PRESIDING

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT

MICHAEL A. SOLOMON

 

ROLL CALL

 

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

                           

ABSENT:              COUNCILMAN CORREIA – 1.

                           

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 DAVID SALVATORE.

 

“Heavenly Father, we ask that you look over our city during these troubled times and to keep in our thoughts and prayers the victims of the families of the most recent round of violence in our city.  We ask that you give them the strength and the courage for them not to perform any acts of retaliation at this time.  I would also like to keep in our thoughts and prayers our public safety officials who work on the police and fire side.  They’re out there working for us hard every day.  Amen.”

             

                           

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 

COUNCILMAN DAVIAN SANCHEZ 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 June 12, 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 appointing Matthew Moritz of 29 Burlington Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02906, to the Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Commission.

 

              Communication dated June 12, 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 appointing Jef Nickerson of 36 Weeden Street, #3, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, to the Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Commission.

 

              Communication dated June 12, 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 appointing Jenn Steinfeld of 27 Maplehurst Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island 02908, to the Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Commission.

 

              Communication dated June 12, 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 appointing Eric Weiss of 31 Oriole Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island 02906, to the Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Commission.

 

              Communication dated June 12, 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 appointing Jenna Yu of 17 Sycamore Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02909, to the Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Commission.

 

              Communication dated June 12, 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, and Providence Code of Ordinances, Chapter 2007-51, Ordinance No. 504, he is this day appointing Carissa Richard, Manager of Intergovernmental Relations for the Providence Water Supply Board, 552 Academy Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island 02908, to the Environmental Sustainability Task Force.  (Ms. Richards will replace Mr. Spremulli who has resigned)

 

              Communication dated June 14, 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, and Providence Code of Ordinances, Article II, Sec. 21-52(I), he is this day appointing Stan Cameron, President of the Black Contractors Association of Rhode Island, 570 Broad Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02905, to the Providence Commission on Minority and Women Business Development.

 

              Communication dated June 14, 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, and Providence Code of Ordinances, Article II, Sec. 21-52(I), he is this day appointing Channavay Chhay, Executive Director of the Socio Economic Development Center for South East Asians, 270 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island 02905, to the Providence Commission on Minority and Women Business Development.

 

              Communication dated June 14, 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, and Providence Code of Ordinances, Article II, Sec. 21-52(I), he is this day appointing Carmen Diaz-Jusino of the Center for Women and Enterprise, 132 George M. Cohen Boulevard, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, to the Providence Commission on Minority and Women Business Development.

 

              Communication dated June 14, 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, and Providence Code of Ordinances, Article II, Sec. 21-52(I), he is this day appointing Edward Santos, Vice-President of the Rhode Island Latino Contractors Association, 35 Greenwich Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02907, to the Providence Commission on Minority and Women Business Development.

 

              Communication dated June 14, 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, and Providence Code of Ordinances, Article II, Sec. 21-52(I), he is this day appointing Michael Van Leesten, Executive Director of OIC Rhode Island, 500 Broad Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02907, to the Providence Commission on Minority and Women Business Development.

 

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

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON Receives the Several Communications.

 

 

PERSONAL EXPRESSION

 

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

 

“Thank you, Mr. President.  First of all, I need to acknowledge someone who’s actually across the bar here, a very good friend of mine and family friend, my goodness, all my life actually and I think his life.  As a note, I actually remember way back when my mom and dad talks about the story when there was a Representative seat opening and it was still open, John was a police officer in Providence, one of the finest, if I might add, and there was a battle in the neighborhood; who should we endorse?  I can remember to this day the story how my mother, at the time his brother Buddy Carnevale, who by the way, a Providence teacher who actually taught me at Perry, who became eventually a legislator and a judge, and my mother and my father stood up and stood by and said Anthony Buddy Carnevale is going to become our next Representative and that’s how it all began, and of course, his brother died and served honorable and we all miss him, I miss him today.  As you know, Councilman Hassett was there, Councilman Jackson and Councilman Aponte was there when we got to name the new school in my neighborhood after his brother, but even more exciting was that as Representative Steve Smith stepped down after a long and honorable service, his brother stepped up to the plate and said I want to run for my brother’s former spot.  I just want to make a note to say that Representative John Carnevale is here, someone who’s been an unbelievable friend of the City of Providence up in the State House, pushing legislation for us, pushing legislation to get the tax-exempts to help up, pushing positive legislation in the past and on his tenure up there.  He is the mover and shaker up in the State House for the City of Providence and I want to give him a round of applause and acknowledge him, John Carnevale, Representative.  Also, just to finish my personal expression, I just want to also make a note.  As you know, last few months have been pretty chaotic over in the Finance Committee and dealing with the whole Chairmanship stuff.  During all that, by the way, we still were able to get a budget done, get it done on time and unfortunately for some of our tax payers they received their tax bills today so that’s not always good news but at least we got it done to help save the city.  We were able to avert several financial problems with the financial team we put together of Gary Sasse, Matt Clarkin, Jimmy Lombardi and Lance Cardillo.  Those folks were indispensible during this process and they helped with the budget and I want to make a note of that and let’s not forget the work that our Treasurer and our Internal Auditor, our Deputy Treasurer, Deputy Internal Auditor has been doing for us, as well as, our consultant Gary Sasse.  So, I want to make a note of that.  As well as, I also want to make a note, I want to also take a point, as you know, last week I had a conversation with my committee and said, you know, I’m considering or I’m going to step down as Chair as of July 1st, I did say that and then post that, I received an overwhelming response that I didn’t expect, it hit me really emotionally because this whole process has been so emotional dealing with all this backroom drama and then trying to get a budget through and raise a family and maintain relationships.  I appreciate the overwhelming support that I received from my Representative, my Senator, my family, my friends, my constituents on Saturday.  I also want to make a note to my Council colleagues who came out and said I should reconsider.  I want to make a note of that, I appreciate that because a body is only as strong as its weakest link and this body needs to stand together, all together, all fifteen of us as a true body, as a true Council for the City of Providence.  We cannot stay divided, we need to join and be together, we need to work on that, put our differences aside, our hurt feelings aside and start moving forward.  That is what we need to do and with that, I want you all to know that I appreciate what you said, your well wishes and ask me to reconsider.  Per my own representatives and you folks here I want you to know I have reconsidered and yes, I am going to stay as Chair of Finance and I’m going to work with each and every one of you in this Council, as well as, this Administration to keep moving the city in a positive light because we have a very daunting task.  We still have a massive cash flow problem, we still have a deficit that we need to secure in this present budget and we need to keep our eye on the ball.  We need to put the politics aside and we need to keep the finances focused.  The previous administration, that’s what killed the city, they were making political decisions not financial decisions.  We cannot fall into that trap.  We need to keep focusing on financial decisions to make this city stronger, better for us all and we need to join together.  With that, I thank you again for your support.  Thank you very much and God bless.”

 

              Communication dated May 25, 2012, 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 appointing Mercedes Betty Bernal of 27 Cumerford Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02909, as a member of the Human Relations Commission for a term to end January 31, 2015, and respectfully submits the same for your approval. (Ms. Bernal will replace Marilyn Cepeda-Sanchez whose term has expired)

 

Communication dated June 15, 2012, 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 Jodi L. Glass of 254 Fourth Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02906, as a member of the Human Relations Commission for a term to end January 31, 2015, and respectfully submits the same for your approval. 

 

              Communication dated June 15, 2012, 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 Sister Ann Keefe of 100 Lexington Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island 02907, as a member of the Human Relations Commission for a term to end January 31, 2015, and respectfully submits the same for your approval. 

 

Communication dated June 15, 2012, 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 Raymond Watson of 193 Vinton Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02909, as a member of the Human Relations Commission for a term to end January 31, 2015, and respectfully submits the same for your approval. 

 

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

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON Refers the Several Communications to the Committee on Finance.

 

 

ORDINANCES SECOND READING

 

              The Following Ordinances were in City Council June 7, 2012, Read and Passed the First Time and are Severally Returned for Passage the Second Time:

 

              An Ordinance Amending Chapter 4 and Chapter 18 of the Code of Ordinances Entitled “Animals and Fowl” and “Parks and Recreation” Respectively.

 

              COUNCILMAN YURDIN Moves to Amend the Ordinance, page 3, Section 4-20, strike “utilization of” and insert “regulations for dogs in.”  Section (a) should be inserted and it reads as follows: Every owner or keeper of a dog using the municipal parks and conversation areas designated by the Board of Parks Commissioners for such purposes shall obtain a permit for such use.  The permit shall be acquired annually through the Animal Control division at the time of licensing or at any time in advance of use of a designated park or conservation area.  Every owner or keeper of a dog must show evidence of licensure in the owner’s place of residence.  Applications for licenses and permits shall be available at the Animal Control office and the city website, seconded by COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI.

 

 

 

AT EASE

 

RECONVENTION

 

 

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

 

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

 

NAYES:              NONE.

                           

ABSENT:   COUNCILMAN CORREIA – 1.

 

The Motion for Passage the Second Time, is Sustained.

 

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

 

              An Ordinance in Amendment of Chapter 14, “Licenses,” Article IX, “Peddlers and Hawkers” of the Ordinances of the City of Providence.

 

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, COUNCILMAN  COUNCILWOMAN CASTILLO, COUNCILMEN HASSETT, JENNINGS, COUNCILWOMAN MATOS, COUNCILMEN NARDUCCI, PRINCIPE, SALVATORE, YURDIN and ZURIER – 10.

 

NAYES:              COUNCILMEN APONTE, IGLIOZZI, JACKSON and SANCHEZ – 4.

                           

ABSENT:   COUNCILMAN CORREIA – 1.

 

The Motion for Passage the Second Time, is Sustained.             

             

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 Change Certain Text in Articles III, IV, VI, IX, X and XI.

 

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, COUNCILMAN APONTE, COUNCILWOMAN CASTILLO, COUNCILMEN HASSETT, IGLIOZZI, JACKSON, JENNINGS, COUNCILWOMAN MATOS, COUNCILMEN NARDUCCI, PRINCIPE, SALVATORE, SANCHEZ, YURDIN and ZURIER – 14.

 

NAYES:              NONE.

                           

ABSENT:   COUNCILMAN CORREIA – 1.

 

The Motion for Passage the Second Time, is Sustained.

 

              An Ordinance Amending Article I, “In General,” of Chapter 23, “Streets, Sidewalks and Public Places”, by adding additional sections.

 

              COUNCILMAN YURDIN Moves to Amend the Ordinance, page two, Section 23-36 (a)(1) to add the following sentence.  Applications for events with one hundred (100) or fewer participants may apply for an expedited application as established by regulation for a fee of $25.00, seconded by COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI.

 

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

 

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

 

NAYES:              NONE.

                           

ABSENT:   COUNCILMAN CORREIA – 1.

 

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

 

 

PRESENTATION OF ORDINANCE

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON (By Request):

 

              An Ordinance in Amendment of Chapter 8, Section 15 of the Code of Ordinances.

 

COUNCILWOMAN CASTILLO:

 

              An Ordinance Amending Chapter 3, “Advertising,” to remove Sections 3.1-3.3.

 

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

 

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

 

 

PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTIONS

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON:

 

              Resolution Requesting to extend the expiration date of the Open Providence Commission for Transparency and Accountability for an additional six month period.

 

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

 

               The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

 

              Resolution Authorizing His Honor the Mayor to grant permanent easements on Park Street in the City of Providence to the State of Rhode Island.

 

COUNCILMAN CORREIA:

 

              Resolution Requesting the Acting Traffic Engineer to cause the installation  of a “10 Minute Parking Limit” Sign at ABD Mart located at Mount Pleasant Avenue and Chalkstone Avenue.

 

Resolution Requesting the Acting Traffic Engineer to cause the installation of a “Dead End” Sign at Manton Court.

 

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

 

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

 

              Resolution Requesting the Acting Traffic Engineer to cause the repair of the pedestrian walk lights at Academy Avenue and Chalkstone Avenue.

 

              Resolution Requesting the Acting Director of Public Works to cause the repair of the sidewalk located in front of 901 Atwells Avenue. (Our Lady of Lourdes Church)

 

              Resolution Requesting the Acting Director of Public Works to cause the installation of five speed bumps along Amherst Street from Bowdoin Street to Manton Avenue using Civic Center funds.

 

              Resolution Requesting the Forestry Division of the Parks Department to remove the tree located in front of 1417 Chalkstone Avenue due to sewer problems.

 

              Resolution Requesting Rhode Island Resource Recovery to waive the dumping fee for the Department of Public Works, not to exceed $10,000.00, to clean certain abandoned properties located in the Sixth Ward.

 

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 HASSETT:

 

              Resolution Requesting to re-name Nolan Street Extension to “Francis Smith Way.”

 

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

             

 

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

 

              Resolution Commemorating the 85th Anniversary of the New York System, located at 424 Smith Street – opened July 12, 1927.

 

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

 

               The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

 

 

REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

COUNCILMAN JOHN J. IGLIOZZI, Chairman

 

              Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same be Severally Approved:

 

Communication dated May 23, 2012, 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 Elvys Ruiz of 52 Bismark Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02904, as a member of the Human Relations Commission for a term to end January 31, 2014, and respectfully submits the same for your approval. (Mr. Ruiz will replace Everett Brooks who has resigned) 

 

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

 

Memorandum of Agreement by and between the City of Providence and Brown University. (Additional PILOT payments)

 

              COUNCILMAN YURDIN Moves to Receive and Approve the foregoing Memorandum , seconded by COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI, by the Following Roll Call Vote:

 

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

 

NAYES:              NONE.

                           

ABSENT:   COUNCILMAN CORREIA – 1.

 

The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

 

              Parking License Agreement by and between the City of Providence and Brown University. (Parking Spaces)

 

              COUNCILMAN YURDIN Moves to Receive and Approve the foregoing Memorandum , seconded by COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI, by the Following Roll Call Vote:

 

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

 

NAYES:              NONE.

                           

ABSENT:   COUNCILMAN CORREIA – 1.

 

The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

 

 

COMMITTEE ON CLAIMS AND PENDING SUITS

COUNCILMAN NICHOLAS J. NARDUCCI, JR., Chairman

 

              Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same be Severally Approved:

 

              Certificates from City Assessor (5T and 6T), recommending the same be severally cancelled pursuant to the provisions of Sections 14 and 15 of Title 44, Chapter 7 of the General Laws of Rhode Island, As Amended.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON Refers the Several Certificates to the Committee on Finance.

             

              Certificates from City Collector No. 68, recommending the cancellation of taxes (Tangible Tax), for various years, pursuant to Section 44-7-14 of the General Laws of Rhode Island, 1956, As Amended, as the same are determined to be uncollectible, in the amount of Five Million Seven Hundred Sixty One Thousand Nine Hundred Thirty Two Dollars and Fifty Seven ($5,761,932.57) Cents.

 

              COUNCILMAN YURDIN Moves Passage of the Several Certificates, seconded by COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI, by the Following Roll Call Vote:

 

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

 

NAYES:              NONE.

                           

ABSENT:   COUNCILMAN CORREIA – 1.

 

The Motion for Passage of the Several Certificates, is Sustained.

 

              Certificates from City Collector No. 69, recommending the cancellation of taxes (Tangible Tax), for various years, pursuant to Section 44-7-14 of the General Laws of Rhode Island, 1956, As Amended, as the same are determined to be uncollectible, in the amount of Five Million Two Hundred Three Thousand One Hundred Thirty Two Dollars and Fifty Nine ($5,203,132.59) Cents.

 

              COUNCILMAN YURDIN Moves Passage of the Several Certificates, seconded by COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI, by the Following Roll Call Vote:

 

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

 

NAYES:              NONE.

                           

ABSENT:   COUNCILMAN CORREIA – 1.

 

The Motion for Passage of the Several Certificates, is Sustained.

 

              Certificates from City Collector No. 70, recommending the cancellation of taxes (Tangible Tax), for various years, pursuant to Section 44-7-14 of the General Laws of Rhode Island, 1956, As Amended, as the same are determined to be uncollectible, in the amount of Four Hundred Eighty Nine Thousand Five Hundred Seventy Five Dollars and Ten ($489,575.10) Cents.

 

COUNCILMAN YURDIN Moves Passage of the Several Certificates, seconded by COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI, by the Following Roll Call Vote:

 

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

 

NAYES:              NONE.

                           

ABSENT:   COUNCILMAN CORREIA – 1.

 

The Motion for Passage of the Several Certificates, is Sustained.

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS AND REPORTS

 

              Executive Order Number 2012-1, submitted by His Honor the Mayor, dated May 18, 2012, Creating the “Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission.”

 

              Communication from His Honor the Mayor, dated May 29, 2012, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council and James S. Bennett, Executive Director, Providence Economic Development Partnership, 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 appointing Doris Blanchard of One Chestnut Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, as a member of the Providence Economic Development Loan Committee for a term ending January 31, 2014. (Ms. Blanchard will fill a vacant seat on the committee)

 

Communication from His Honor the Mayor, dated June 14, 2012, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council and Richard R. Spies, Chairman, The Providence Plan, that he is this day re-appointing Susan F. Lusi, Superintendent of the Providence Public Schools, as a member of the Providence Plan Board of Directors for a term to expire on June 30, 2017.

 

              Communication from Council President Michael A. Solomon, dated June 15, 2012, Informing the City Clerk that he is submitting the following appointments the following members to the MBE/WBE Commission.

 

              Leroy Balona, 63 West Clifford Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02907

              Vicmary Fernandez, 242 Nelson Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02908

              Colin Hanrahan, 1179 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island 02907

              Lisa Ranglin, 100 Cathedral Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island 02908

 

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

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON Receives the Executive Order and Several Communications.

 

              Certificates from City Collector, No. 71, recommending the cancellation of the taxes for the years 1998-2004, (Excise Tax – Bankruptcies) pursuant to Section 44-7-14 of the General Laws of Rhode Island, 1956, As Amended, as the same are determined to be uncollectible.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON Refers the Several Certificates to the Committee on Finance.

 

              Certificates from City Collector, No. 72, recommending the cancellation of the taxes for the years 2001-2006, (Real Estate Taxes) pursuant to Section 44-7-14 of the General Laws of Rhode Island, 1956, As Amended, as the same are determined to be uncollectible.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON Refers the Several Certificates to the Committee on Finance.

 

              Final Report of the Charter Review Commission, submitted by Clifford Wood, Chairman of the Charter Review Commission.

 

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

 

 

FROM THE CLERK’S DESK

 

              Petitions for Compensation for Injuries and Damages, viz:

 

John Chu

Dianne Balasco

   (Richard B. Applebaum, Esquire)

Gloria M. Iacobellis

Angelo Costabile

Mark-Alan Lynch

Juan Henriquez

   (John S. Coughlin, Esquire)

Lauren Pannone

Iliana Oleo

John E. Sawyer

Leslyvanna Espinal

   (Frank L. Orabona, Jr., Esquire)

Tiffany Luna

   (Frank L. Orabona, Jr., Esquire)

Carol Luff

Damion A. Gros

Christine Capozzi

Marvin Homonoff

   (Paul S. Cantor, Esquire)

 

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:

Hefziba Morales, Veazie Street, School, in recognition of being a member of the 2011-2012 Veazie Safety Patrol and your commitment and dedication to maintaining a safe environment for your peers.

 

Augustin Chevez, Veazie Street, School, in recognition of being a member of the 2011-2012 Veazie Safety Patrol and your commitment and dedication to maintaining a safe environment for your peers.

 

Yuleidi DeLacruz, Veazie Street, School, in recognition of being a member of the 2011-2012 Veazie Safety Patrol and your commitment and dedication to maintaining a safe environment for your peers.

 

D’Ante Adams, Veazie Street, School, in recognition of being a member of the 2011-2012 Veazie Safety Patrol and your commitment and dedication to maintaining a safe environment for your peers.

 

Jose Ploude, Veazie Street, School, in recognition of being a member of the 2011-2012 Veazie Safety Patrol and your commitment and dedication to maintaining a safe environment for your peers.

 

Laura Rosario, Veazie Street, School, in recognition of being a member of the 2011-2012 Veazie Safety Patrol and your commitment and dedication to maintaining a safe environment for your peers.

 

Kelley Sellers, Veazie Street, School, in recognition of being a member of the 2011-2012 Veazie Safety Patrol and your commitment and dedication to maintaining a safe environment for your peers.

 

Jason Aguirre, Veazie Street, School, in recognition of being a member of the 2011-2012 Veazie Safety Patrol and your commitment and dedication to maintaining a safe environment for your peers.

 

Tatiana Matthers, Veazie Street, School, in recognition of being a member of the 2011-2012 Veazie Safety Patrol and your commitment and dedication to maintaining a safe environment for your peers.

 

Tanner McCarty, Veazie Street, School, in recognition of being a member of the 2011-2012 Veazie Safety Patrol and your commitment and dedication to maintaining a safe environment for your peers.

 

Lizette Rodriguez, Veazie Street, School, in recognition of being a member of the 2011-2012 Veazie Safety Patrol and your commitment and dedication to maintaining a safe environment for your peers.

 

Destiny Sanchez, Veazie Street, School, in recognition of being a member of the 2011-2012 Veazie Safety Patrol and your commitment and dedication to maintaining a safe environment for your peers.

 

Jenny Morales, Veazie Street, School, in recognition of being a member of the 2011-2012 Veazie Safety Patrol and your commitment and dedication to maintaining a safe environment for your peers.

 

Samantha Daniels, Veazie Street, School, in recognition of being a member of the 2011-2012 Veazie Safety Patrol and your commitment and dedication to maintaining a safe environment for your peers.

 

Paola Perez-Hidalgo, Veazie Street, School, in recognition of being a member of the 2011-2012 Veazie Safety Patrol and your commitment and dedication to maintaining a safe environment for your peers.

 

Joshua Sanchez, Veazie Street, School, in recognition of being a member of the 2011-2012 Veazie Safety Patrol and your commitment and dedication to maintaining a safe environment for your peers.

 

Yasira Rodriguez, Veazie Street, School, in recognition of being a member of the 2011-2012 Veazie Safety Patrol and your commitment and dedication to maintaining a safe environment for your peers.

 

Cristobal Rincon, Veazie Street, School, in recognition of being a member of the 2011-2012 Veazie Safety Patrol and your commitment and dedication to maintaining a safe environment for your peers.

 

Sheyla Bernabe, Veazie Street, School, in recognition of being a member of the 2011-2012 Veazie Safety Patrol and your commitment and dedication to maintaining a safe environment for your peers.

 

Madeline Crews, Veazie Street, School, in recognition of being a member of the 2011-2012 Veazie Safety Patrol and your commitment and dedication to maintaining a safe environment for your peers.

 

Catherine Gagnon, Veazie Street, School, in recognition of being a member of the 2011-2012 Veazie Safety Patrol and your commitment and dedication to maintaining a safe environment for your peers.

 

Ashla Siharaj, Veazie Street, School, in recognition of being a member of the 2011-2012 Veazie Safety Patrol and your commitment and dedication to maintaining a safe environment for your peers.

 

Mariah Deal, Veazie Street, School, in recognition of being a member of the 2011-2012 Veazie Safety Patrol and your commitment and dedication to maintaining a safe environment for your peers.

 

Joel Matos, Veazie Street, School, in recognition of being a member of the 2011-2012 Veazie Safety Patrol and your commitment and dedication to maintaining a safe environment for your peers.

 

Michael Noriega, Veazie Street, School, in recognition of being a member of the 2011-2012 Veazie Safety Patrol and your commitment and dedication to maintaining a safe environment for your peers.

 

Denisse Larsen, Veazie Street, School, in recognition of being a member of the 2011-2012 Veazie Safety Patrol and your commitment and dedication to maintaining a safe environment for your peers.

 

Robert Dwyer, Veazie Street, School, in recognition of being a member of the 2011-2012 Veazie Safety Patrol and your commitment and dedication to maintaining a safe environment for your peers.

 

Danielle Rennie, Veazie Street, School, in recognition of being a member of the 2011-2012 Veazie Safety Patrol and your commitment and dedication to maintaining a safe environment for your peers.

 

Reverend Brian J. Shanley, President and the Providence College Community, in recognition of breaking ground on the Ruane Center for the Humanities. 

 

Peter O’Chieng, Central High School, in recognition of being the recipient of the 2012 ARAMARK Scholarship Award.

 

Ryan Cardoso, Providence Academy of International Studies, in recognition of being the recipient of the 2012 ARAMARK Scholarship Award.

 

A’Lantra Briggs, E-Cubed Academy, in recognition of being the recipient of the 2012 ARAMARK Scholarship Award.

 

David Piseth, Mount Pleasant High School, in recognition of being the recipient of the 2012 ARAMARK Scholarship Award.

 

Danny Alba, Hope High School, in recognition of being the recipient of the 2012 ARAMARK Scholarship Award.

 

Elizabeth Rue, Hope High School, in recognition of being the recipient of the 2012 ARAMARK Scholarship Award.

 

Monica Phav, Dr. Jorge Alvarez High School, in recognition of being the recipient of the 2012 ARAMARK Scholarship Award.

 

Noel Puello, Providence Career and Technical Academy, in recognition of being the recipient of the 2012 ARAMARK Scholarship Award.

 

Michelle Ea, Academy for Career Exploration, in recognition of being the recipient of the 2012 ARAMARK Scholarship Award.

 

Robinson Adames, Classical High School, in recognition of being the recipient of the 2012 ARAMARK Scholarship Award.

 

Justin M. Bilyj and Nicole L. Parenteau, in recognition of the celebration of their wedding on June 9, 2012.

 

Ariana Cordova, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from Roger Williams Day Care Center on June 14, 2012.

 

Amari Ashley, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from Roger Williams Day Care Center on June 14, 2012.

 

Shawn Gbodai, in recognition of the celebration of his graduation from Roger Williams Day Care Center on June 14, 2012.

 

Keyara Lender, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from Roger Williams Day Care Center on June 14, 2012.

 

Shane Miller Jr., in recognition of the celebration of his graduation from Roger Williams Day Care Center on June 14, 2012.

 

Anabella E. Montufar, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from Roger Williams Day Care Center on June 14, 2012.

 

Reuben Tillman IV, in recognition of the celebration of his graduation from Roger Williams Day Care Center on June 14, 2012.

 

Jasmine Alvarez-McLellan, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from Roger Williams Day Care Center on June 14, 2012.

 

Charlize Bonah, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from Roger Williams Day Care Center on June 14, 2012.

 

Sincere Duffaut, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from Roger Williams Day Care Center on June 14, 2012.

 

Ny-leiha McCants, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from Roger Williams Day Care Center on June 14, 2012.

 

Jordy Barrientos, Grade 3, Veazie Street School, in recognition of achieving academic excellence in the NECAP testing for Math (4) and Reading (4).

 

Jada Arel, Grade 3, Veazie Street School, in recognition of achieving academic excellence in the NECAP testing for Math (4) and Reading (4).

 

Wilmarie Cruz, Grade 3, Veazie Street School, in recognition of achieving academic excellence in the NECAP testing for Math (4) and Reading (4).

 

Abraham Tay, Grade 3, Veazie Street School, in recognition of achieving academic excellence in the NECAP testing for Math (4) and Reading (4).

 

Tiffany Im, Grade 3, Veazie Street School, in recognition of achieving academic excellence in the NECAP testing for Math (4) and Reading (4).

 

Freddy Canido, Grade 3, Veazie Street School, in recognition of achieving academic excellence in the NECAP testing for Math (4) and Reading (4).

 

Giselle Diaz, Grade 3, Veazie Street School, in recognition of achieving academic excellence in the NECAP testing for Math (4) and Reading (4).

 

Jayvon Arel, Grade 4, Veazie Street School, in recognition of achieving academic excellence in the NECAP testing for Math (4) and Reading (4).

 

Joel Matos, Grade 4, Veazie Street School, in recognition of achieving academic excellence in the NECAP testing for Math (4) and Reading (4).

 

Jade Cyrus, Grade 4, Veazie Street School, in recognition of achieving academic excellence in the NECAP testing for Math (4) and Reading (4).

 

Mariah Deal, Grade 4, Veazie Street School, in recognition of achieving academic excellence in the NECAP testing for Math (4) and Reading (4).

 

Isabella Debarros, Grade 4, Veazie Street School, in recognition of achieving academic excellence in the NECAP testing for Math (4) and Reading (4).

 

Denisse Larsen, Grade 4, Veazie Street School, in recognition of achieving academic excellence in the NECAP testing for Math (4) and Reading (4).

 

Michael Noriega, Grade 4, Veazie Street School, in recognition of achieving academic excellence in the NECAP testing for Math (4) and Reading (4).

 

Cameron Robinson, Grade 4, Veazie Street School, in recognition of achieving academic excellence in the NECAP testing for Math (4) and Reading (4).

 

Imani Mobley, Grade 5, Veazie Street School, in recognition of achieving academic excellence in the NECAP testing for Math (4) and Reading (4).

 

Donovan Paiva, Grade 5, Veazie Street School, in recognition of achieving academic excellence in the NECAP testing for Math (4) and Reading (4).

 

Juwan Greene, Grade 5, Veazie Street School, in recognition of achieving academic excellence in the NECAP testing for Math (4) and Reading (4).

 

Laura Rosario, Grade 5, Veazie Street School, in recognition of achieving academic excellence in the NECAP testing for Math (4) and Reading (4).

 

Enzo Cuseo, Grade 5, Veazie Street School, in recognition of achieving academic excellence in the NECAP testing for Math (4) and Reading (4).

 

Hefziba Morales, Grade 5, Veazie Street School, in recognition of achieving academic excellence in the NECAP testing for Math (4) and Reading (4).

 

Jenny Morales, Grade 5, Veazie Street School, in recognition of achieving academic excellence in the NECAP testing for Math (4) and Reading (4).

 

Jose Santiago, Grade 5, Veazie Street School, in recognition of achieving academic excellence in the NECAP testing for Math (4) and Reading (4).

 

Jason Aquirre, Grade 5, Veazie Street School, in recognition of achieving academic excellence in the NECAP testing for Math (4) and Reading (4).

 

Robert Dwyer, Grade 5, Veazie Street School, in recognition of achieving academic excellence in the NECAP testing for Math (4) and Reading (4).

 

Jady Orellana, Grade 5, Veazie Street School, in recognition of achieving academic excellence in the NECAP testing for Math (4) and Reading (4).

 

Father Raymond Luft, in recognition of 44 years of dedicated service as a Priest and your retirement from service at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.

 

Mary Izzo, in recognition of the celebration of her 90th Birthday, born on June 11, 1922.

 

Arnold Aceto, in recognition of the celebration of his 91st Birthday.

 

Sasha Zacarias, Miss Rhode Island Latina, in recognition of being crowned 2012 Miss Latina US.

 

Olivia Culpo, Miss Rhode Island, in recognition of being crowned Miss USA 2012. 

 

Barry Fain, in recognition of his commitment, dedication and service as President of the Rotary Club of Providence.

 

Barbara Harris, in recognition of her election as President of the Rotary Club of Providence.

 

Yasabel Suazo, in recognition of the celebration of the Grand Opening of Ysanel’s Creations. 

 

Yesi Suero, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from the International School for Nursing Studies.
 

Yurmerlen Fernandez, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from the International School for Nursing Studies.

 

Keila M. Lopez, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from the International School for Nursing Studies.

 

Benita Martinez, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from the International School for Nursing Studies.

 

Yaneth Bejerano, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from the International School for Nursing Studies.

 

Nilsia Arias, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from the International School for Nursing Studies.

 

Maria Solano, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from the International School for Nursing Studies.

 

Damaris Mercado, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from the International School for Nursing Studies.

 

Yrene Santana, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from the International School for Nursing Studies.

 

Inocencia Olivo, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from the International School for Nursing Studies.

 

Mari Sousa, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from the International School for Nursing Studies.

 

Enriquetta Hernandez, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from the International School for Nursing Studies.

 

Bianca M. Samayoa, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from the International School for Nursing Studies.

 

Lourdes Milagros Luciano, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from the International School for Nursing Studies.

 

Carmen Garcia, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from the International School for Nursing Studies.

 

Milagros Jimenez de Acosta, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from the International School for Nursing Studies.

 

Felicita Hernandez, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from the International School for Nursing Studies.

 

Angela Garcia, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from the International School for Nursing Studies.

 

Tania Encarnacion, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from the International School for Nursing Studies.

 

Isabel Ramirez, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from the International School for Nursing Studies.

 

Yanilda Perez, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from the International School for Nursing Studies.

 

Kiara Melissa Santos, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from the International School for Nursing Studies.

 

Raquel Cotto, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from the International School for Nursing Studies.

 

Valerie Derroa, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from the International School for Nursing Studies.

 

Jacqueline Gomez-Urbaez, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from the International School for Nursing Studies.

 

Mercedes de Jesus, in recognition of the celebration of her graduation from the International School for Nursing Studies.

 

 

 

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:

Ivan Taveras

Florence C. Mackin

John B. Romano

Vina Bonanni

Detective John J. Coughlin, Jr. 

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.

 

 

 

MATTERS NOT APPEARING ON THE PRINTED DOCKET

 

On motion of COUNCILMAN YURDIN seconded by COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI, 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 ORDINANCE

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON:

 

              An Ordinance Amending Chapter 12 of the Code of Ordinances, Entitled: “Health and Sanitation”.

 

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

 

 

PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTION

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON:

 

              Resolution Authorizing His Honor the Mayor to Execute Financing Documents for Uncollected Parking Tickets and Fines with PFS III.

 

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

 

 

COMMUNICATION

             

              Lease Agreement by and between the City of Providence and the Highlander Charter School, a Rhode Island not-for-profit corporation having an address of 42 Lexington Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island 02907.

 

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

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

              There being no further business, on Motion of COUNCILMAN YURDIN, seconded by COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI, it is voted to adjourn at 7:50 o’clock P.M. (E.D.T.), to meet again THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2012 at 7:00 o’clock P.M. (E.D.T.)

 

 

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