January 3, 2012  Special City Council Meeting

 

 

CITY OF PROVIDENCE

RHODE ISLAND

CITY COUNCIL

 

JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS

 

No. 1 City Council Special Meeting, Tuesday, January 3, 2012, 5:30 o’clock P.M. (E.S.T.)

 

PRESIDING

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT

MICHAEL A. SOLOMON

 

ROLL CALL

 

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

 

ABSENT:              COUNCILMEN APONTE, CORREIA, IGLIOZZI, JACKSON and SANCHEZ – 5.

 

              (SUBSEQUENTLY COUNCILMEN APONTE, CORREIA and IGLIOZZI JOIN THE MEETING)

 

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

 

 

INVOCATION

 

              The Invocation is given by COUNCILMAN TERRENCE M. HASSETT.

 

              “Dear Lord, as we enter 2012 in the very beginning we ask that you look over our city to make it safe and for our families to be happy.  Please watch over us as best as the city needs your assistance as well as the entire country.  I ask this in your name.  Amen.”

 

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 

              COUNCILWOMAN CASTILLO Leads the Members of the City Council and the Assemblage in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.

 

 

CALL FOR SPECIAL MEETING

 

COMMUNICATION FROM

COUNCIL PRESIDENT MICHAEL A. SOLOMON

 

              Communication filed with the City Clerk December 29, 2011, in accordance with Sections 406 of the Providence Home Rule Charter of 1980 and Rule Number 3 of the Rules of the City Council, Requesting a Special Meeting of the City Council to be Called on the 3rd  day of January, 2012 at 5:30 o’clock P.M., in the City Council Chamber, Third Floor, City Hall.

              Received.

 

 

WARRANT FOR SPECIAL MEETING

 

              Warrant of the City Clerk to the City Sergeant with Return Certification that he has notified each Member of the City Council of the Special Meeting Called for the 3rd day of January, 2012 at 5:30 o’clock P.M., in the City Council Chamber, Third Floor, City Hall.

              Received.

 

 

PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTION

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON:

 

              Resolution Authorizing His Honor the Mayor, or his designee and Thomas Deller, Director of Planning and Development to submit the Emergency Services Grant Budget and Application to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

             

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

 

              The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

 

 

REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES

 

COMMITTEE ON URBAN REDEVELOPMENT, RENEWAL AND PLANNING

COUNCILMAN NICHOLAS J. NARDUCCI, JR., Chairman

 

              Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same Be Approved:

 

              Resolution Requesting that Service Road 8 be re-named “Dave Gavitt Way.”

 

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

 

              The Motion for Passage is Sustained.

             

              COUNCILMAN APONTE JOINS THE MEETING.

 

 

COMMITTEE ON ORDINANCES

COUNCILMAN SETH YURDIN, Chairman

 

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

 

              An Ordinance Amending Chapter 11, Entitled: “Harbor and Port”, to establish a Harbor Management Commission. 

 

              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, IGLIOZZI, JENNINGS, COUNCILWOMAN MATOS, COUNCILMEN NARDUCCI, PRINCIPE, SALVATORE, YURDIN and ZURIER – 13.

 

NAYES:              NONE.

 

ABSENT:              COUNCILMEN JACKSON and SANCHEZ – 2.

 

              The Motion for Passage the First Time is Sustained.

 

Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same Be Severally Approved:

 

              An Ordinance Amending Article XV of Chapter 14 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Providence, Entitled: “Licenses.” 

 

              COUNCILMAN YURDIN Moves to amend the ordinance by adding an effective date of March 12, 2012, seconded by COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI.

 

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

 

AYES:              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON, COUNCILMAN APONTE, COUNCILWOMAN CASTILLO, COUNCILMEN CORREIA, HASSETT, IGLIOZZI, JENNINGS, COUNCILWOMAN MATOS, COUNCILMEN NARDUCCI, PRINCIPE, SALVATORE, YURDIN and ZURIER – 13.

 

NAYES:              NONE.

 

ABSENT:              COUNCILMEN JACKSON and SANCHEZ – 2.

 

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

 

              An Ordinance Amending Section 14-300 and Section 14-303 of Article XV of Chapter 14 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Providence, Entitled: “Licenses – Tobacco Dealers. 

 

              COUNCILMAN YURDIN Moves to amend the ordinance by adding an effective date of March 12, 2012, seconded by COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI.

 

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

 

AYES:              COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON, COUNCILMAN APONTE, COUNCILWOMAN CASTILLO, COUNCILMEN CORREIA, HASSETT, IGLIOZZI, JENNINGS, COUNCILWOMAN MATOS, COUNCILMEN NARDUCCI, PRINCIPE, SALVATORE, YURDIN and ZURIER – 13.

 

NAYES:              NONE.

 

ABSENT:              COUNCILMEN JACKSON and SANCHEZ – 2.

 

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

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

              There being no further business, on Motion of COUNCILMAN YURDIN, seconded by COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI, it is voted to adjourn at 5:45 o’clock P.M. (E.S.T.), to meet again THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2012 at 7:00 o’clock P.M. (E.S.T.)

 

 

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