January 5, 2012  Regular City Council Meeting

 

CITY OF PROVIDENCE

RHODE ISLAND

CITY COUNCIL

 

JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS

 

 

No. 2 City Council Regular Meeting, Thursday, January 5, 2012, 7:00 o’clock P.M. (E.S.T.)

 

PRESIDING

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT

MICHAEL A. SOLOMON

 

ROLL CALL

 

PRESENT:              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON, COUNCILMAN APONTE, COUNCILWOMAN CASTILLO, COUNCILMEN CORREIA, HASSETT, COUNCILWOMAN MATOS, COUNCILMEN NARDUCCI, PRINCIPE, SALVATORE, SANCHEZ, YURDIN and ZURIER – 12.

 

ABSENT:              COUNCILMEN IGLIOZZI, JACKSON and JENNINGS – 3.

 

              (SUBSEQUENTLY COUNCILMAN JACKSON JOINS THE MEETING)

 

ALSO PRESENT:              Ann 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 TERRENCE M. HASSETT.

 

              “Dear Lord, we ask that you continue to provide us with the guidance and love to make decisions for the people that we represent in our city and hope that all are well during 2012.  We ask this in your name.  Amen.”

             

                           

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 

              COUNCILMAN LUIS APONTE Leads the Members of the City Council and the Assemblage in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.

 

 

CERTIFICATE OF ELECTION OF MEMBER OF THE CITY COUNCIL

 

              Certificate of Election from the Board of Canvassers Certifying that Carmen Castillo has been duly elected by the Electors of the City of Providence to hold said office for the remainder of the unexpired term ending on the first Monday in January 2015, and until a successor is elected and qualified to act.

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON Receives the foregoing Certificate.

             

 

APPOINTMENTS BY HIS HONOR THE MAYOR

 

              Communication dated December 19, 2011, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council that pursuant to Sections 302(b) and 1101 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 Joseph Cataldi of 30 Hagan Street, Apartment 200, Providence, Rhode Island 02904, as a member of the Providence Water Supply Board for a term ending January 31, 2016.

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON Receives the foregoing Communication.

 

              Communication dated December 19, 2011, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council that pursuant to Sections 302(b) and 701 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 Dr. Wayne J. Montague of 51 Wabun Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island  02908, as a member of the School Board Nominating Committee for a term to end January 31, 2015.

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON Receives the foregoing Communication.

 

              Communication dated December 28, 2011, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council that pursuant to Sections 302(b) and 1107 of the Providence Home Rule Charter of 1980, as amended, and the bylaws of the Providence Housing Authority, he is this day re-appointing Dr. Hillary Silver of 250 Benefit Street, Providence, Rhode Island  02906, as a member of the Providence Housing Authority Board of Directors for a term to expire July 31, 2016.

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON Receives the foregoing Communication.

 

Communication dated December 28, 2011, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council that pursuant to Sections 302(b) and 1107 of the Providence Home Rule Charter of 1980, as amended, and the bylaws of the Providence Housing Authority, he is this day re-appointing Gilberta “JT” Taylor of 7 Whelan Road, Apt. 1-6, Providence, Rhode Island  02906 , as a member of the Providence Housing Authority Board of Directors for a term to expire January 31, 2017.

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON Receives the foregoing Communication.

 

              Communication dated December 28, 2011, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council that pursuant to Sections 302(b) and 1107 of the Providence Home Rule Charter of 1980, as amended, and the bylaws of the Providence Housing Authority, he is this day re-appointing Paul Waldman of 737 Academy Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island  02908, as a member of the Providence Housing Authority Board of Directors for a term to expire July 31, 2016.

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON Receives the foregoing Communication.

             

              Communication dated December 19, 2011, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council that pursuant to Sections 302(b) and 813(a) of the Providence Home Rule Charter of 1980, as amended, and Public Law Chapter 45-50, Section 1 through 31 passed in 1987, he is this day appointing Michael Pearis of 125Woodbury Street, Providence, Rhode Island  02906, as Finance Director, effective January 3, 2012, and respectfully submits the same for your approval.

 

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

 

              Communication dated December 19, 2011, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council that pursuant to Sections 302(b) and 1009 of the Providence Home Rule Charter of 1980, as amended, and Public Law Chapter 45-50, Section 1 through 31 passed in 1987, he is this day re-appointing Arthur Strother of 270 Willard Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island  02907, as a member of the Zoning Board of Review for a term to end January 31, 2017, and respectfully submits the same for your approval.

 

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

 

 

ORDINANCE SECOND READING

 

              The Following Ordinances were in City Council December 1, 2011, Read and Passed the First Time and are Severally Returned for Passage the Second Time:

 

              An Ordinance Establishing a Compensation Plan for the Water Supply Board and Repealing Ordinance Chapter 2011-49, Approved November 22, 2011, As Amended.

             

              An Ordinance Establishing the Classes of Positions, the Maximum Number of Employees and the Number of Employees in Certain Classes in the Water Supply Board and Repealing Ordinance Chapter 2011-50, Approved November 22, 2011, As Amended.

 

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

 

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

 

NAYES:              NONE.

 

ABSENT:              COUNCILMEN IGLIOZZI, JACKSON and JENNINGS – 3.

 

 

The Motion for Passage of the Several Ordinances the Second Time is Sustained.

 

              An Ordinance in Amendment of Section 15-2 of the Code of Ordinances, Entitled: “Penalties for Traffic Violations.”

 

              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 CORREIA, HASSETT,  COUNCILWOMAN MATOS, COUNCILMEN NARDUCCI, PRINCIPE, SALVATORE, SANCHEZ, YURDIN and ZURIER – 12.

 

NAYES:              NONE.

 

ABSENT:              COUNCILMEN IGLIOZZI, JACKSON and JENNINGS – 3.

 

              The Motion for Passage the Second Time is Sustained.

 

              An Ordinance Amending Section 802 of Chapter 27 of the Code of Ordinances. (Building Permit/Zoning Certificate Required)

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON Refers the Ordinance Back to the Committee on Ordinances.

 

              An Ordinance in Amendment of Chapter 23, Entitled: “Streets, Sidewalks and Public Places.” (Parking Bans during snow storm)

 

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 CORREIA, HASSETT,  COUNCILWOMAN MATOS, COUNCILMEN NARDUCCI, PRINCIPE, SALVATORE, SANCHEZ, YURDIN and ZURIER – 12.

 

NAYES:              NONE.

                           

ABSENT:              COUNCILMEN IGLIOZZI, JACKSON and JENNINGS – 3.

 

              The Motion for Passage the Second Time is Sustained.

 

 

PRESENTATION OF ORDINANCE

 

              COUNCILMAN SALVATORE:

 

              An Ordinance Amending Chapter 23, Streets, Sidewalks and Public Places”, Article I, In General”, Section 23-24, “Obstruction of Public Right-of-Way.”

              (Roadside Memorials)

 

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON Refers the Ordinance Back to the Committee on Ordinances.

 

 

PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTIONS

 

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

 

Resolution Requesting to name the new Municipal Building, located at 444 Westminster Street the “Mayor Joseph A. Doorley Municipal Building.”

 

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

 

 

COUNCILMAN CORREIA (By Request):

 

              Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the repair or replacement of the street signs located on various streets in the 6th Ward.

                           

              Resolution Requesting the Director of Public Works to cause the Clean and Lien of the property located at 511 Manton Avenue.

             

              Resolution Requesting the Director of Public Works to cause the Clean and Lien of the property located at 588-590 Manton Avenue.

 

              Resolution Requesting the Director of Public Works to seek a funding source to cause the installation of a sewer line on McClellan Street.

 

              Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the repair and/or replacement of the “Stop” Sign located on Sisson Street at Manton Avenue.

             

              Resolution Requesting the Director of Inspections and Standards to cause the structure at 49 Huber Avenue to be razed due to its hazardous condition.

 

              Resolution Requesting the Director of Planning and Development and the Director of Public Works to include the following streets in this year’s TIP Funding:

 

              Carleton Street

              Leah Street

              Lynch Street

              Ortoleva Drive

              Manton Avenue from Brush Hill Road to the Johnston Town Line.

 

              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.

 

 

COUNCILMAN CORREIA:

 

              Resolution Requesting to cancel the boarding liens for the property located on Assessor’s Plat 63, Lot 118 (251 Amherst Street), on behalf of Habitat for Humanity.

 

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

 

 

              COUNCILMAN PRINCIPE:

 

Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the installation of a “Handicap Parking” Sign in front of 71 Sutton Street.

 

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

 

              Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the installation of a  “15 Minute Parking” Sign in front of 163 Broadway.

 

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

 

COUNCILMAN SALVATORE:

 

              Resolution Prohibiting the use of city funds to pay for out of state travel until 2013.

 

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

 

              COUNCILMAN SANCHEZ:

 

              Resolution Requesting reports from the Department of Human Resources regarding Minority and Women Business Enterprise (MBE/WBE) Participation on city contracts.

 

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

 

              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 Approved, As Amended:

             

              Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the installation of a “No Left Turn” Sign on Lennon Street turning onto Mount Pleasant Avenue, between the hours of 8:00 o’clock A.M. and 10:00 o’clock A.M.

 

Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same be Severally Approved:

 

              Resolution Requesting the Director of Public Works to cause the repair to the sidewalk located at 48 Pomona Avenue.

 

              Resolution Requesting the Director of Public Works to cause the repair to the sidewalk located at 153 Leah Street.

 

              Resolution Requesting the Director of Public Works to cause the repair to the sidewalk and/or street in front of 238 Gray Street.

 

              Resolution Requesting the Director of Public Works to cause the repair to the sidewalk located in front of 63 Beaufort Street.

 

              Resolution Requesting the Director of Public Works to cause the repair to the sidewalk located in front of 74 Erastus Street.

             

              Resolution Requesting the Director of Public Works to cause the installation of a speed bump on Appleton Street between Chaffee Street and Delaine Street.

 

              Resolution Requesting the Director of Public Works to cause the repair to the sidewalk located at 15 Priscilla Street.

 

              Resolution Requesting the Director of Public Works to cause the repair to the sidewalk located at 244 Webster Avenue.

 

              Resolution Requesting the Director of Public Works to cause the repair to the sidewalk located at 192 Webster Avenue.

 

              Resolution Requesting the Director of Public Works to cause the repair to the sidewalk located at 121 Dora Street.

 

              Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the installation of “Four-Way Stop” Signs at the intersection of Colfax Street and Burnside Street.

 

              Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the installation of  “Four-Way Stop” Signs at the intersection of Vermont Avenue and Virginia Avenue.

 

              Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the installation of the missing “No Right Turn on Red” Sign heading west on Eaton Street to River Avenue. 

 

              Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the inspection of Burnett Street from Elmwood Avenue to Public Street for the purpose of making it a one-way from Elmwood Avenue to Public 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.

 

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

COUNCILMAN JOHN J. IGLIOZZI, Chairman 

 

              Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same be Severally Approved:

 

              Communication dated November 1, 2011, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council that pursuant to Sections 302(b) and 606 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 Serena Conley of 27 Winthrop Road, Warwick, Rhode Island 02888, as Registrar of Vital Statistics of the City of Providence, and respectfully submits the same for your approval. (In accordance with the city’s FY 2012 Budget, approved by your Honorable Body and signed into law on July 18, 2011, Ms. Conley will continue to serve in her capacity as Administrator of the Board of Licenses) 

 

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

 

              Communication dated November 1, 2011, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council that pursuant to Sections 302(b) and 1008 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 Jeffrey L. Lykins of 21 Vaughan Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02904, as Director of the Department of Inspection and Standards of the City of Providence, and respectfully submits the same for your approval. 

 

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

 

 

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 (1R and 2R), recommending the same be severally cancelled pursuant to the provisions of Section 14 and 15 of Title 44, Chapter 7 of the General Laws of Rhode Island, As Amended. (Copies are available for inspection in the City Clerk’s Department)

 

              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 CORREIA, HASSETT, COUNCILWOMAN MATOS, COUNCILMEN NARDUCCI, PRINCIPE, SALVATORE, SANCHEZ, YURDIN and ZURIER – 12.

 

NAYES:               NONE.

 

ABSENT:               COUNCILMEN IGLIOZZI, JACKSON AND JENNINGS – 3.

 

              The Motion for Passage of the Several Certificates is Sustained.

 

 

COMMITTEE ON ORDINANCES

COUNCILMAN SETH YURDIN, Chairman

 

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

 

              An Ordinance Amending Section 1, Chapter 7 of the Code of Ordinances, Entitled: “Civil Defense”, Amended August 11, 2000, Executive Order 2004-08, Dated October 12, 2004, Amending the title of the City’s Emergency Management Agency to reflect Homeland Security responsibilities. 

 

 

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, COUNCILMAN APONTE, COUNCILWOMAN CASTILLO, COUNCILMEN CORREIA, HASSETT, COUNCILWOMAN MATOS, COUNCILMEN NARDUCCI, PRINCIPE, SALVATORE, SANCHEZ, YURDIN and ZURIER – 12.

 

NAYES:               NONE.

 

ABSENT:               COUNCILMEN IGLIOZZI, JACKSON AND JENNINGS – 3.

 

              The Motion for Passage the First Time is Sustained.

 

             

              Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same Be Approved:

 

              Resolution Supporting the use of “Complete Streets” in the City of Providence. 

 

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

 

              The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

 

 

EDUCATION SUB-COMMITTEE

COUNCILMAN SAMUEL D. ZURIER, Chairman

 

              Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same Be Referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

              Report of City Council Education Sub-Committee, relative to the Achievement First Application to open two Mayoral Academy Charter Schools in the City of Providence.

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS AND REPORTS

 

              Communication from Mayor Angel Taveras, submitting the tentative agreement by and between the Providence School Department and the Rhode Island Laborers’ District Council, for the period of July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012. (B.E.S.T. Contract)

 

              Communication from Mayor Angel Taveras, submitting the tentative agreement by and between the Providence School Department and the Rhode Island Laborers’ District Council, for the period of July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2015. (B.E.S.T. Contract)

 

              Communication from Mayor Angel Taveras, submitting the tentative agreement by and between the Providence School Department and the Rhode Island Laborers’ District Council, for the period of July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012. (Public School Safety Services Officer Contract)

 

              Communication from Mayor Angel Taveras, submitting the tentative agreement by and between the Providence School Department and the Rhode Island Laborers’ District Council, for the period of July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2015. (Public School Safety Services Officer Contract)

 

              Communication from Mayor Angel Taveras, submitting the tentative agreement by and between the Providence School Department and the Rhode Island Laborers’ District Council, for the period of July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012. (Teachers Assistants Contract)

 

              Communication from Mayor Angel Taveras, submitting the tentative agreement by and between the Providence School Department and the Rhode Island Laborers’ District Council, for the period of July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2015. (Teachers Assistants Contract)

 

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

 

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

 

              COUNCILMAN JACKSON JOINS THE MEETING.

 

Communication dated November 28, 2011, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council that pursuant to the organization’s bylaws, he is this appointing James S. Bennett, the City of Providence’s Director of Economic Development, 444 Westminster Street, Providence, RI  02903, to the Heritage Harbor Corporation Board of Directors. (Mr. Bennett will replace Serena Conley who has resigned)

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON Receives the foregoing Communication.

 

              Communication from His Honor the Mayor, dated December 12, 2011, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council and Marcus Mitchell, President, Providence Community Library, that pursuant to Sections 302(b) and 203 of the Providence Home Rule Charter of 1980, as amended and Public Law, Chapter 45-50, Sections 1 through 31 passed in 1987, and the Providence Community Library’s bylaws, his is this day appointing Yamil Baez of 3 Forestry Circle, Providence, Rhode Island  02907, to the Organization’s Board of Directors.

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON Receives the foregoing Communication.

 

              Communication from Natale D. Urso, Deputy Chief Engineer, Department of Public Works, submitting the Construction and Maintenance Agreement, Downtown Providence Traffic Circulation Improvements Phase 2.

 

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

 

 

FROM THE CLERK’S DESK

 

              Petitions for Compensation for Injuries and Damages, viz:

 

Ariel Garcia

   (Christopher E. Fay, Esquire)

Deborah Garcia

   (Christopher E. Fay, Esquire)

Joseph Craveiro

   (Edward R. McCormick, III, Esquire)

Justin Benevides

Olive Fitzpatrick & Emerald Finneran

Traci Werbel

Elizabeth Blackwell

Ezequiel Quezada

   (Joseph J. Voccola, Esquire)

Eurys Villa, Rafael Mendez, Miguel

   Rodriguez and Gerard Acosta

   (Joseph J. Voccola, Esquire)

Wilma G. Gonzalez

   (James P. Creighton, Esquire)

Akeia M. Neves

James M. Holden

Wanda Corchado

   (Christopher E. Fay, Esquire)

Marta J. Santos

   (Christopher E. Fay, Esquire)

Maria Santos

   (Christopher E. Fay, Esquire)

Michael Ciufo

Cheryl Aldana

Eugene Zaydes

Ernesto Martinez

   (Keith Cardoza, Esquire)

Karen L. Nadeau

Susan Nilsen

Arabella Mutual Insurance Company

   a/s/o Luci Small

Lisa Petrone

United States Parcel Service

Christopher C. Herman

Vicenta J. Ferrer

Dr. Roger Carlsten

Washington Park Properties

   (John O. Mancini, Esquire)

Kirsten J. Annis

Andreas Hosemann

Maureen K. Kattermann

Albert C. Dorbor

Paul A. Lietar

Brian Fischer

Sharon Loferski Engler

Natalie Munoz

Shawn Draper

   (James A. Currier, Esquire)

Travelers Home and Marine Inc. Co.

   a/s/o Christopher Johnson

   (Philip E. Irons, Esquire)

Mordecai Stolk

Travelers Property Casualty Co.

   a/s/o City of Cranston

Corinne B. Tate

Manuel B. Pacheco

Amanda Hunt

Robert C. Heaton

Amica Insurance Co.

   a/s/o Robert E. Grady

Paula Coletta

John F. Allison

Matthew C. DePiero

Travelers of Massachusetts

   a/s/o Taraye Lopez

Howard Freeman

Virginia Silva

   (Richard C. Tallo, Esquire)

Steven Triedman

Susan Sampers

Progressive Insurance Company

   a/s/o Neil Alvarez

   (Mark T. Romano, Esquire)

Ryan Nilsen

Melissa Mosunic Avedisian

Lynanne Murphy

 

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:

 

Classical High School Students against Destructive Decisions (SADD), in recognition of their commitment and dedication to the families and children of the Forth Ward by participating generously in the Thanksgiving Food Drive and the Holiday Toy Drive for Children, and for their continued efforts to education their fellow students with the SADD program.

 

Carlos Spinola, in recognition of his induction as First Secretary of the Cape Verdean American Media Association, and his longstanding commitment to community empowerment. 

 

Viola Faith Clark, in recognition of the celebration of her 100th Birthday, born on December 16, 1911.

 

Stephen Riordan, in recognition of the celebration of his retirement after 11 years of dedicated service to the City of Providence.

 

Candida Valenzuela, in recognition of the celebration of her retirement after 26 years of dedicated service to the City of Providence.

 

Frank Cosenza, in recognition of the celebration of his retirement after 27 years of dedicated service to the City of Providence.

 

Patricia Long, in recognition of the celebration of her retirement after 25 years of dedicated service to the City of Providence.

 

George Lacas, in recognition of the celebration of his retirement after 20 years of dedicated service to the City of Providence.

 

Russell Gomes, in recognition of the celebration of his retirement after 37 years of dedicated service to the City of Providence.

 

Andrew Afonso, Classical High School, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III J.V. State Soccer Champions.

 

Randy Alsabe, Classical High School, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III J.V. State Soccer Champions.

 

Devon Callanan, Classical High School, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III J.V. State Soccer Champions.

 

Aljenis Candelier, Classical High School, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III J.V. State Soccer Champions.

 

Kenny Cordoba-Ilamos, Classical High School, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III J.V. State Soccer Champions.

 

Dante Correia, Classical High School, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III J.V. State Soccer Champions.

 

Guillermo Funes, Classical High School, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III J.V. State Soccer Champions.

 

Giovanni Grande, Classical High School, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III J.V. State Soccer Champions.

 

Randy Junco, Classical High School, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III J.V. State Soccer Champions.

 

Noah Kim, Classical High School, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III J.V. State Soccer Champions.

 

Ben Licht, Classical High School, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III J.V. State Soccer Champions.

 

Robert Marcolivio, Classical High School, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III J.V. State Soccer Champions.

 

Brandon Morales, Classical High School, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III J.V. State Soccer Champions.

 

Ronald Nimaja, Classical High School, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III J.V. State Soccer Champions.

 

Ayomide Olugbemi, Classical High School, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III J.V. State Soccer Champions.

 

Olumide Onamiye, Classical High School, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III J.V. State Soccer Champions.

 

Darius Ovalles, Classical High School, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III J.V. State Soccer Champions.

 

Ilan Rich, Classical High School, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III J.V. State Soccer Champions.

 

Michael Rodriguez, Classical High School, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III J.V. State Soccer Champions.

 

Carlos Vargas, Classical High School, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III J.V. State Soccer Champions.

 

Adam Young, Classical High School, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III J.V. State Soccer Champions.

 

Ryan Cafferty, Head Coach, Classical High School, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III J.V. State Soccer Champions.

 

Richard Peters, Assistant Coach, Classical High School, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III J.V. State Soccer Champions.

 

Scott Barr, Principal, Classical High School, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III J.V. State Soccer Champions.

 

Robert J. Palazzo, C.M.A.A., Athletic Director, Classical High School, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III J.V. State Soccer Champions.

 

Joshua Bergeron, Captain, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III Varsity State Soccer Champions. 

 

Jorge Blanco, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III Varsity State Soccer Champions. 

 

Nathan Callanan, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III Varsity State Soccer Champions. 

 

Aljenis Candelier, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III Varsity State Soccer Champions. 

 

Benjamin Dahn, Captain, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III Varsity State Soccer Champions. 

 

Rodney Derogene, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III Varsity State Soccer Champions. 

 

Maxx Diaz, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III Varsity State Soccer Champions. 

 

Pablo Gonzalez, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III Varsity State Soccer Champions. 

 

Giovanni Grande, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III Varsity State Soccer Champions. 

 

Emory Harkins, Captain, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III Varsity State Soccer Champions. 

 

David Hopkins, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III Varsity State Soccer Champions. 

 

Richmond Huot, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III Varsity State Soccer Champions. 

 

Julio Jimenez, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III Varsity State Soccer Champions. 

 

Julian Lotero, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III Varsity State Soccer Champions. 

 

Daniel Mota, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III Varsity State Soccer Champions. 

 

Jose Ordonez, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III Varsity State Soccer Champions. 

 

Temidayo Owoyemi, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III Varsity State Soccer Champions. 

 

Oluwatomisin Oyekan, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III Varsity State Soccer Champions. 

 

Asa Sohn, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III Varsity State Soccer Champions. 

 

Saul Talavera, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III Varsity State Soccer Champions. 

 

Griffin Thompson, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III Varsity State Soccer Champions. 

 

Nathan Vang, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III Varsity State Soccer Champions. 

 

Michael Verrechia, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III Varsity State Soccer Champions. 

 

Ryan Cafferty, Head Coach, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III Varsity State Soccer Champions. 

 

Richard Peters, Assistant Coach, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III Varsity State Soccer Champions. 

 

Scott Barr, Principal, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III Varsity State Soccer Champions. 

 

Robert J. Palazzo, C.M.A.A., Athletic Director, in recognition of being the 2011 Division III Varsity State Soccer Champions. 

 

Abosede Oshinaga, in recognition of his exemplary contributions to the Nigerian Society in Rhode Island.

 

Akin Akanji, in recognition of his exemplary contributions to the Nigerian Society in Rhode Island.

 

Timothy Rotimi Olugbode, in recognition of his exemplary contributions to the Nigerian Society in Rhode Island.

 

Yemisi Lawani, in recognition of his exemplary contributions to the Nigerian Society in Rhode Island.

 

Olabisi Agboola, in recognition of his exemplary contributions to the Nigerian Society in Rhode Island.

 

Folashade Salako, in recognition of his exemplary contributions to the Nigerian Society in Rhode Island.

 

Dennis P. Roach, in recognition of the celebration of his retirement after 25 years of dedicated service to the City of Providence.

 

Charles Ashton, in recognition of the celebration of his 80th Birthday. 

 

Rafael B. Hernandez, in recognition of the celebration of his 95th birthday, born on January 3, 1917.

 

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

 

              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:

Robert J. Beauvais

Donna J. Martin

Frank A. Reddington, Jr.

Josephine M. Capaldi

Kathleen M. Mullen

Jean Lawton

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

 

              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 7:30 o’clock P.M. (E.S.T.), to meet again UPON THE RISE OF THE 7:00 O’CLOCK REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

 

                                         

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