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Date Posted:  October 18, 2017

 

CITY OF EAST PROVIDENCE

RHODE ISLAND

DOCKET OF SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING

October 20, 2017

6:00 P.M.

Council Chambers, City Hall, 145 Taunton Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914

6:00 P.M. Open Session

 

***CONTINUED FROM REGULAR MEETING OF OCTOBER 17, 2017

 

I.                   OPEN SESSION

 

II.                CALL TO ORDER

 

III.             SALUTE TO THE FLAG

 

IV.             PUBLIC COMMENT

 

All persons wishing to make public comment shall sign a public comment sheet stating their name, address, and the subject of their comments.  Said public comment sheet shall be available on a desk at the entrance of the City Hall Chambers no later than forty-five (45) minutes before the call to order of any regularly scheduled council meeting and shall be delivered by the City Clerk to the presiding officer no earlier than five (5) minutes before the call to order of the meeting.  Each speaker will be limited to three (3) minutes.  The order of speakers will be on a first come, first serve basis and the maximum time for public comment shall be limited to thirty (30) minutes per meeting.

 

V.                PUBLIC HEARING

 

  1. ORDINANCE OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EAST PROVIDENCE APPROPRIATING $180,556,184 FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING OCTOBER 31, 2018

 

SECTION I. The general fund receipts for the fiscal year ending October 31, 2018 have been established to amount to $180,556,184 made up as follows:

 

General Fund

 

SECTION II.  To defray the expenses of the City of East Providence for the fiscal year commencing November 1, 2017 and ending October 31, 2018, the sum of  money, or so much thereof as are authorized by law indicated in the accompanying  schedule, are hereby appropriated for the objects and purposes, and in the amounts  expressed therein, provided that payments thereunder shall be subject to the provisions of the City Charter of the City of East Providence and also subject to the provisions of said City Charter relative to the manner and form of expenditures of money set forth in said Charter from the City Treasury.

 

SECTION III.  All monies appropriated are to be expended by the various departments in the manner and form approved by the Director of Finance.

 

SECTION IV.  The payment to the School Fund of the following estimated receipts, included in the appropriation of $82,572,529 for the support of the public schools for the City of East Providence fiscal year 2017-2018, shall be increased or decreased to conform to the actual amounts received from such sources during the fiscal year 2017-2018 except the appropriation of property tax.

 

School Fund

 

SECTION V.  The purpose of this ordinance is to adopt the Budget for the fiscal year 2017-2018 which begins November 1, 2017 and ends October 31, 2018 as prepared and submitted by the City Manager, and to implement the recommendations as set forth in the City Manager's Budget Message by the approval of said recommendations as contained herein, or by other ordinances or resolutions of the Council of the City of East Providence; all in accordance with the provisions of said Article.

 

SECTION VI.  This ordinance shall take effect upon its passage and all ordinances and parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

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VI.             ORDINANCES FINAL PASSAGE - PUBLIC HEARING

 

  1. ORDINANCE OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EAST PROVIDENCE ORDERING THE ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION OF PROPERTY TAX ON THE RATABLE REAL ESTATE, TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY AND AN EXCISE TAX ON REGISTERED MOTER VEHICLES AND TRAILERS

 

SECTION I.  That the Council of the City of the City of East Providence hereby orders the assessment and collection of a tax on ratable real estate, tangible personal property and an excise tax on registered motor vehicles and trailers in a sum not more than One Hundred Nine Million One Hundred Sixty Four Thousand Five Hundred and Twenty One($109,164,521) dollars.  Said tax is for ordinary expenses, for the payment of interest and indebtedness, in whole or in part, of said city, and for other purposes authorized by law.

 

The Tax Assessor shall assess and apportion said tax on the inhabitants and ratable property of said city as of the 31st day of December, 2017 at twelve o'clock Eastern Standard Time, according to law, and shall on completion of said assessment, date and sign same and shall make out and certify to the Tax Collector of the City of East Providence, who is charged with the duties for the collection of taxes, on or before the 15th day of June, 2018 a complete list of the names of the persons taxed and of the total value of all the real estate and personal property assessed against each person, and also the amount of registered motor vehicles and trailers assessed against each person, and also the total amount assessed against each person on said real estate, personal estate and registered motor vehicles and trailers, opposite the name of the person or persons assessed. Upon receipt of the certified tax list by the Tax Collector, she shall proceed and collect said tax on the persons and estates liable thereof; said tax shall be due and payable on and between the 1st day of June 2018 and the 1st day of July, 2018 and provided further that if said tangible personal property, motor vehicle, and real estate taxes are paid in full on or before the 1st day of July, 2018, a discount of one and one half per centum (1.5%) of the total taxes on said tangible personal property, motor vehicles, and real estate shall be granted, and all taxes remaining unpaid on the 1st day of July, 2018 shall carry until collected a penalty at the rate of twelve per centum (12%) per annum from the 1st day of June, 2018 upon said unpaid tax, however, said taxes may be paid in four installments; the first installment of twenty-five per centum (25%) on or before the 1st day of July, 2018, the second installment of twenty-five per centum (25%) on or before the 1st day of September, 2018, the third installment of twenty-five per centum (25%) on or before the 1st day of December, 2018 and the fourth installment of twenty-five per centum (25%) on or before the 1st day of March, 2019.

 

Each installment of taxes if paid on or before the last day of each installment period successively in order shall be free from any charge of interest.

 

If any succeeding installment of taxes is not paid by the last date of the respective unpaid balance period or periods as they occur, then the whole tax or remaining unpaid balance of the taxes as the case may be shall immediately become due and payable and carry until collected a penalty at the rate of twelve per centum, (12%) per annum.

 

SECTION ll.  That any of said taxes not paid on or before the 1st day of March, 2019 shall forthwith be collected by levy upon the sale of real estate upon which it is assessed and by that or other due process of law in case of assessment upon personal property.

 

SECTION III.  This ordinance shall take effect upon its second passage and all ordinances and parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

 

Requested by:  Director of Finance

 

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  1. AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE DIRECTOR OF FINANCE TO BORROW FUNDS IN ANTICIPATION OF TAXES

 

SECTION I.  The Director of Finance is authorized to borrow during the fiscal year ending October 31, 2018 such sums of money in anticipation of the property taxes of the year as may be permitted by law for the purpose of meeting the current liabilities and expenses of the City and that the Director of Finance is authorized to issue the note or notes of the City therefore and to refund such note or notes and any tax anticipation notes of a prior year to the extent permitted by law.

 

SECTION II.  This ordinance shall take effect upon its second passage and all ordinances and parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

 

Requested by:  Director of Finance

 

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  1. AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE DIRECTOR OF FINANCE TO BORROW FUNDS IN ANTICIPATION OF REVENUE

 

SECTION I.  The Director of Finance is authorized to borrow during the fiscal year ending October 31, 2018 such sums of money in anticipation of the sewer use fee revenue of the year as may be permitted by law for the purpose of meeting the current liabilities and expenses of the City and that the Director of Finance is authorized to issue the note or notes of the City therefore and to refund such note or notes and any revenue anticipation notes of a prior year to the extent permitted by law.

 

SECTION II.  This ordinance shall take effect upon its second passage and all ordinances and parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

 

Requested by:  Director of Finance

 

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VII.          NEW BUSINESS

 

A.    IT Deconsolidation by School Committee

 

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VIII.       ADJOURNMENT

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