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Date Posted:  September 14, 2018

 

CITY OF EAST PROVIDENCE

RHODE ISLAND

DOCKET OF REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

September 18, 2018

7:00 P.M.

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

7:00 P.M. Council May Call An Executive Session, Room 101

7:30 P.M. Open Session

 

I.                   EXECUTIVE 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.    Sewer Charge Abatements

1.      Diane Feather

2.      Michael Gagnon

3.      Luis Maciel

4.      Jerry Mischak & Wendy Edwards

5.      Paul L. Robert

6.      Edite M. Rodrigues

7.      Nicole Spano

8.      Sandra Tavares

9.      Winchester Wood & Park LLC

 

B.     Litigation

GeoNova Development Co., Inc. vs. City of East Providence

C.A. No. PB-09-5341

Discussion and Vote on Proposed Settlement

 

II.                OPEN SESSION

 

III.             CALL TO ORDER

 

IV.             SALUTE TO THE FLAG

 

V.                TO APPROVE THE CONSENT CALENDAR

 

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.

 

A.    Letters

1.      CRMC Semi-Monthly Meeting September 11, 2018.

 

B.     Cancellation/Abatements

 

Year

Amount

2018

$2,182.44

 

 

Total

$2,182.44

 

C.    Alcoholic Beverage Class F

St. Martha’s Church, 2595 Pawtucket Avenue, Pasta Dinner/Talent Show, September 22, 2018, Rev. David E. Green.

 

D.    Council Journals

 

1.   Council Journal September 4, 2018

2.   Council Journal Capital Budget Workshop August 29, 2018

 

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VI.             PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

A.  Presentation Recognizing Eileen Socha, former Director of Library Services – Councilwoman Sousa

 

VII.          COMMUNICATIONS

 

A.    Donald T. Cunard and Sherry A. Clarke, 3040 Pawtucket Avenue, Apartment 104-A requesting to address the Council regarding Cedarhurst Apartments - Bayview School – Bradley Children’s Hospital traffic issues, very dangerous area, speeding and running of stop signs. 

 

B.     Gary Menissian, 98 James Street (02914) requesting to address the Council regarding East Bay Road Race on 8/11/19, race starts and finishes at Pierce Field

 

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VIII.       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.

 

IX.             COUNCIL MEMBERS

 

A.    Current Budget-School Bond-5 Year Tax Impact Scenarios (by Mayor Briden)

 

B.     Update on 2779 Pawtucket Avenue Demolition (by Councilman Botelho)

 

C.     Update on Sewer Use Fee Overhaul Proposal (by Councilman Botelho)

 

D.    Update on Ordinance Request:  Utility Responsibility Regarding Road Repair (by Councilman Botelho)

 

E.     Mayoral Debate Review (by Councilman Botelho)

 

F.      Purchase and Sale Agreement to Purchase All Street Lights from National Grid (by Councilman Faria)

 

G.    City Email (by Councilman Faria)

 

H.    Constituent Issues (by Councilman Faria)

 

I.       Culvert Project Update Start Date (by Councilwoman Sousa)

 

J.       Community Recreation Building-- New construction or refurbished building (Councilwoman Sousa)

 

K.    Townie Pride Memorial Park (TPMP) Upgrades (by Councilwoman Sousa)

 

X.                PUBLIC HEARING - ORDINANCES FINAL PASSAGE

 

A.    AN ORDINANCE IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 18 OF THE REVISED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF EAST PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, 1998, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED “VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC”

 

Motion to dispense with the reading of the ordinance

 

SECTION I.  Subsection (b) of Sec. 18-269 entitled “Stop and yield intersections designated; when stops required” is amended by adding thereto the following:

 

Burgess Avenue (northbound and southbound traffic) at Mercer Street

 

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

 

Requested by:  Councilwoman Sousa

 

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XI.             NEW BUSINESS

 

A.    City Managers Report  (by Acting City Manager Christopher J. Parella )

 

1.      Purchase and Sale Agreement to Purchase All Street Lights from National Grid

 

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B.     Reports of Other City Officials

 

1.   Claims Committee Report (by City Solicitor Gregory Dias)

 

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C.    Report of School Committee Liaison

 

D.    Introduction to Ordinances

 

1. AN ORDINANCE IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 8 OF THE REVISED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF EAST PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, 1998, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED “LICENSES AND BUSINESS REGULATIONS”

 

Motion to dispense with the reading of the ordinance

 

SECTION I.  Section 8-5 entitled “Closing hours for businesses” of Article I entitled “In General” of Chapter 8 of the Revised Ordinances of the City of East Providence, Rhode Island, 1998, as amended, entitled “Licenses and Business Regulations” is amended to read as follows:

 

Sec. 8-5.  Closing hours for businesses.

 

(a)   Generally.  No shop, store or other place of trade or entertainment in the city, with the exception of licensed taverns, pharmacies, victualing houses, laundromats, gasoline stations (including gasoline stations with victualling), and bowling alleys, and such other businesses as may be approved by the city council, shall be kept open between 1:00 a.m. and 4:00 6:00 a.m. during the last six days of the week.

 

(b)   Victualing houses and bowling alleys; Permit required for extension of closing hours. No pharmacies, licensed victualing house, laundromat, gasoline station (including gasoline stations with victualling), or bowling alley, or such other business as may be approved by the city council shall be kept open between 1:00 a.m. and 4:00 6:00 a.m. during the last six days of the week without first obtaining approval a special permit from the city council extending the closing hour beyond 1:00 a.m.  Such special permit may be granted for a probationary period or with such conditions and terms as the city council may provide.  The city council shall make any inquiry, inspection and investigation as it considers reasonably required to ensure that the health, safety, welfare, peace and tranquility of the public will not be adversely affected by any such permit and the city council may fix such conditions to the permit as it deems reasonably required for the protection of the public.  The fee for such permit shall be $100.00 $125.00 per annum, payable to the city clerk.

 

(c)   Bowling alleys on Sunday.  No bowling alley shall be licensed to operate on the first day of the week between 1:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon of the first day.

 

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:  Councilwoman Sousa

 

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XII.          ADJOURNMENT

 

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