Date Posted: February 17, 2017
CITY OF EAST PROVIDENCE
DOCKET OF REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
February 21, 2017
Council Chambers, City Hall, 145 Taunton Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914
7:00P.M. Council May Call An Executive Session, Room 101
7:30 P.M. Open Session
The City Council of the City of East Providence may meet in Executive Session pursuant to RI General Laws § 42-46-5 (a)(2).
A. New Claims
1. Teresa D. Lebeau
B. Claims for Reconsideration
1. Christine Shepherd
C. Sewer Charge Abatements
1. Julie Bailey
2. Jonathan Baptista
3. Maria Bicho
4. Edward Cox
5. Charlene DeMello
6. Charles Golden
7. Gary and Kathy McCusker
8. Dennis Patricio
9. Deborah J. Phillips
10. Clayton S. Scott
All items under “CONSENT CALENDAR” are considered to be of a routine and noncontroversial nature by the City Council and will be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion on these items unless a Council member so requests, in which event, the item will be removed from the “CONSENT CALENDAR” and will be considered in its normal sequence on the docket.
1. Jamestown Council letter of support for the Resolution in Opposition of the Siting of the Clear Rivers Energy Center Power Plant in Burrillville.
2. CRMC Letter of Public Notice for Proposed Rule-Making and Public Hearing.
3. Barrington Town Council Resolution in favor of a Bridge Replacement Projects pertaining to the East Bay Bike Path.
4. Westerly Town Council Resolution opposing the Federal Railroad Administrations Proposal for an alternate route for the Northeast Corridor.
C. Council Journals
1. Council Journal Regular Meeting February 7, 2017
2. Council Journal Special Meeting February 13, 2017
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 to the presiding officer no earlier than five (5) minutes before the call to order of the meeting.
A. City Manager – Richard Kirby, 85 Hoyt Avenue (02916) (by Councilman Botelho)
B. Economic Development (by Mayor Briden)
Dominic Leonardo, 16 Prescott Avenue (02915)
C. Council Liaison to the Carousel Park Commission
D. Charter Review Commission – Replacement (by Assistant Mayor Britto)
To replace the previously appointed Sandra Barone, 12 Weeden Avenue (02916) with John Faria, 20 Rowley Street (02914)
E. East Providence Police Tow List (by Councilwoman Sousa)
Jeremy Reis DBA All Mobile Towing, PO Box 14544 (02914)
A. Vict/Not Over 50
Ebraham Ghraieb DBA Papa Pasquale’s Pizzeria, 521 Bullocks Point Avenue (02914)
A. City Managers Report (by Acting City Manager Timothy Chapman)
1. 2017 East Providence Hazard Mitigation Plan Approval
2. Water/Sewer Workshop – Request for New Date
3. February 9 and February 12 Snow Storms
4. Office Moves and Receptionist Status
5. Past-Due Water/Wastewater Collection and Shutoff Policy Implementation
B. Council Members
1. Charter Review Commission (by Mayor Briden)
2. Follow-up on the Fire Academy (by Assistant Mayor Britto)
3. Risho Avenue Extension (by Councilman Botelho)
4. Live Nation Update (by Councilman Faria)
5. Status of Revaluation Lawsuit (by Councilman Faria)
6. Status of Fire Test/Personnel Hearing Board Decision (Councilman Faria)
7. Sewer Plant Update (by Councilman Faria)
C. Reports of Other City Officials
1. Report of Solicitor on Fire Fighters Test Issue (by City Solicitor Greg Dias)
2. Claims Committee Report (by City Solicitor Greg Dias)
D. Report of School Committee Liaison
RESOLUTION RE-NAMING HONOR FLIGHT PARK TO TOWNIE PRIDE PARK
WHEREAS, the former Jones Pond is a renovated park located near Pierce Field in the center of East Providence; and
WHEREAS, the park was previously re-named Honor Flight Park, however, there is a consensus that the name Honor Flight Park would more aptly describe the Veterans Park at Sqantum Woods; and
WHEREAS, the park is located near a residential area adjacent to the Pierce Field recreational park and is a community area to be used by all City residents; and
WHEREAS, the pond could be used for winter ice skating by all City residents; and
WHEREAS, the area is ideal for picnics, family events, school outings, outdoor concerts and other community gatherings; and
WHEREAS, the renovation of this area reveals the townie pride of its students, residents and the whole East Providence community.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council for the City of East Providence wishes to celebrate and acknowledge the pride of the residents of the City of East Providence and its heritage by renaming Honor Flight Park to Townie Pride Park.
This resolution shall become effective upon its passage.
Requested by: Councilwoman Sousa
F. Introduction to Ordinances
AN ORDINANCE IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 5 OF THE REVISED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF EAST PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, 1998, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED “FIRE PREVENTION”
A motion to dispense with the reading of the Ordinance
SECTION I. Article II entitled “Inspections, Compliance and Violations of Fire Safety Code” of Chapter 5 of the Revised Ordinances of the City of East Providence, Rhode Island, 1998, as amended, entitled “Fire Prevention” is amended by deleting therefrom the following:
Sec. 5-51. Zoning certificate required for smoke detector/carbon monoxide inspection appointment.
Prior to any homeowner, realtor, or seller requesting a smoke detector/carbon monoxide detector certificate appointment from the East Providence Fire Department pursuant to R.I.G.L. § 23-28.35-1 et seq., said homeowner, realtor or seller shall first obtain a zoning certificate from the East Providence zoning official and present said certificate to the East Providence Fire Department and any buyer of the subject property prior to or at the closing of the sale.
SECTION II. This ordinance shall take effect upon its second passage and all ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.
Requested by: Councilman Botelho and Councilwoman Sousa
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