The City Of Warwick Docket of the City Council
Regular Business Meeting
FOR
December 8, 2008
@ 7:00 P.M.

COUNCIL CHAMBERS
CITY HALL
3275 POST ROAD
WARWICK, RI 02886

Joseph J. Solomon, President Presiding

Roll Call Time: 8:03 p.m.

Robert A. Cushman, Bruce S. Place, Helen S. Taylor, Joseph J. Solomon, John Delgiudice, Donna M. Travis, Charles J. Donovan, Jr., Raymond E. Gallucci, Steve Merolla (Council Elect Steve Colantuano present)

Salute To The Flag: Ward 3

Solomon – Anticipate state aid to be decreased this year. Council must be proactive to address shortfalls. Emergency meeting to be held Wednesday 12/17/08 at 3:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, 3275 Post Road, Warwick, RI. The Finance Director and the Stenographer to be present.

Executive Communications
1. General Communications –
Representatives from Advocacy Solutions will come before the City Council to give a presentation regarding awareness of the issue of teenage/underage drinking in the city.
Laura Osley / Tyler Rowley / Christopher Hunter

Acceptance of minutes from council meetings held on:

November 10, 2008 -

Moved by: Merolla
Seconded by: Gallucci, Travis
Vote: 8 yes, 1 abstain (Solomon)

November 17, 2008 -

Moved by: Merolla
Seconded by: Gallucci, Place, Taylor
Vote: 9 VV

2. Consent calendar:

A. PCR-207-08 - Resolution Relative To Bids. (Councilman Donovan)

A. Committee Report (Finance) Favorable – Donovan
B. Action: Favorable
Moved by: Donovan
Seconded by: Cushman, Place, Taylor, DelGiudice

Adopted, as amended – R-08-153

PCR-219-08 – Bid No. 2007-160 – Firehydrants

A. Committee Report (Finance) Favorable – Donovan
B. Action Favorable
Moved by: Donovan
Seconded by: Cushman
Vote: 8 yes, 1 abstain (Merolla)

Adopted – R-08-154
Consent Calendar – Continued

B. PCR-208-08- Resolution Relative To Traffic Studies. (Councilwoman Taylor)

A. Committee Report (Public Safety) Favorable – Taylor
B. Action: Favorable
Moved by : Taylor
Seconded by: DelGiudice
Adopted

C. PCR-209-08 - Resolution Relative To Street Lights (Councilwoman Taylor)

A. Committee Report (Public Safety) None

D. PCR-210-08- Resolution Relative To Claims. (Councilwoman Taylor)

A. Committee Report (Public Safety) Favorable – Taylor
B. Action: Favorable
Moved by: Taylor
Seconded by: DelGiudice

Adopted – R-08-155

E. PCR-211-08- Resolution Relative To Tax Abatements. (Councilman Donovan)

A. Committee Report (Finance) Hold till 12/15/08

F. PCR-212-08 Omnibus Resolution Of Congratulations And Condolences.
(Councilman Merolla)

A. Committee Report (Community Affairs) Favorable – Merolla
B. Action: Favorable
Moved by: Merolla
Seconded by: Gallucci
Vote: 9 yes

Adopted – R-08-156

3. Announcement Of Appointments - None
4. Appointments Requiring Confirmation -

Library Board of Trustees

S. Paul DeFusco – Ward 4
120 Bellman Avenue
Warwick, RI 02889
(Re-appt) Term to expire: 12/31/11

A. Committee Report (Appointments) Hold till 12/15/08

Leo Perrone – Ward 6
66 Shand Avenue
Warwick, RI 02889
(Re-Appt) Term to expire: 12/31/11

A. Committee Report (Appointments) Favorable – Place

B. Action Favorable

Moved by: Travis

Seconded by: Donovan, Gallucci, Taylor, DelGiudice, Place

Vote: 9 yes

Appointments – Continued

Library Board of Trustees - Continued

Janet Whelan – Ward 2
115 Hiawatha Street
Warwick, RI 02888
(Re-appt) Term to expire: 12/31/11

A. Committee Report (Appointments) Hold till 1/12/09

Warwick Land Trust
Leo W. Garrity – Ward 3
Wethersfield Commons
194 Duxbury Court
Warwick, RI 02886
(Re-appt) Term to expire: 10/1/13

A. Committee Report (Appointments) Favorable – Place
B. Action Favorable
Moved by: Taylor, DelGiudice, Cushman, Place, Solomon Travis, Donovan, Gallucci, Merolla
Seconded by: DelGiudice, Place, Cushman, Taylor, Solomon, Travis, Donovan, Gallucci, Merolla
Vote: 9 yes

Accepted
Unfinished Business

1. PCO-23-07 - An Ordinance prohibiting changes to any city pension plans that will increase the unfunded liability of the plan, unless the plan is funded at least ninety (90%) percent of its current liability prior to the proposed change and funding mechanism has been approved that will contribute the future dollars necessary to fund the proposed change at one hundred percent of the new liability being created. (Councilman Cushman)

Second Passage – Continued

A. Committee Report (Ordinance) Hold till 12/15/08

2. PCO-13-08 - An Ordinance relative to the Abandonment of a portion of Access Road, New England Institute of Technology, Petitioner.
(Councilwoman Taylor)
Second Passage
A. Committee Report (Land Use) Favorable – Merolla
B. Action Favorable
Moved by: Taylor
Seconded by: DelGiudice, Merolla
Vote: 9 yes

Second Passage – 0-08-27

3. PCO-34-08 - An Ordinance amending the ordinance prohibiting smoking in all schools and on school grounds and prohibiting the delivery of
tobacco products to minors. (Councilwoman Travis)
Second Passage
Description: Amend to include possession.

A. Committee Report (Ordinance) Favorable – Donovan
B. Action Favorable
Moved by: Travis
Seconded by: Merolla
Vote: 9 yes

Second Passage – 0-08-28
Unfinished Business Continued

4. PCO-37-08 – An Ordinance relative to Docketing Procedures for the Building Department and Minimum Housing Department.
(Councilwoman Taylor)

Second Passage

Description: Day by Day docketing regarding calls and complaints in Minimum Housing
Day by Day docketing regarding individuals and companies applying for permits.

A. Committee Report (Ordinance) Hold till 12/15/08

5. PCO-22-07 - An Ordinance prohibiting lifetime health care or supplemental health coverage to any current or future city or school employee upon their retirement. (Councilman Cushman)

First Passage
Description: None

A. Committee Report (Ordinance) Hold till 12/15/08

6. PCO-2-08 - An Ordinance relative to the Station Redevelopment Agency.
(Council Pres. Solomon on behalf of the Mayor)

First Passage
Description: None

A. Committee Report (Ordinance) Hold till 1/12/09

7. PCO-27-08 - An Ordinance relative to Archaeological and Historical Burial Sites.
(Council Pres. on behalf of the Mayor)
Second Passage

Description: This ordinance would adopt regulations governing the preservation of
archaeological and historic burial sites in the City of Warwick

A. Committee Report (Ordinance) Favorable – Donovan
B. Action Favorable
Moved by: Merolla
Seconded by: Travis, Donovan, Gallucci, Taylor, DelGiudice, Place
Vote: 9 yes

Second Passage – 0-08-29

8. PCO-36-08 - An Ordinance relative to procedures regarding the location of wind towers and farms within city limits. (Council Pres. Solomon)

First Passage
Description: None

A. Committee Report (Ordinance) Hold till 1/12/09

9. PCR-171-07 - A Resolution relative to the sale of City Owned Property on
Assessor’s Plat 361, Lot 564.
(Councilwoman Travis)

Description: Plat 361, Lot 564, interested party: Mr. & Mrs. Michael Moulton

A. Committee Report (PP) Hold till 12/15/08

Unfinished Business Continued

10. PCR-63-08 - A Resolution relative to a lease agreement with the City of
Warwick. (Councilwoman Taylor)

Description: Mr. Raymond Brooks, Owner of P & Pub requests permission from the City Council to enter into a lease agreement to park cars on Savings Street, an unimproved paper street, located in the City of Warwick.

A. Committee Report (L.U.) Hold till1/12/09

11. PCR-97-08 - A Resolution requesting an RFP to hire consultants for windmill technology. (Councilman Merolla)

Description: None

A. Committee Report (I.G.) Favorable – Cushman
B. Action Favorable
Moved by: Merolla
Seconded by: Cushman, Travis
Vote: 9 yes

Adopted – R-08-157

12. PCR-125-08 Resolution relative to Sewers.
(Councilman Donovan)

Description: None

A. Committee Report (Finance) Hold till 1/12/09

13. PCR-127-08 - A Resolution relative to supporting legislative amendments to
protect Rhode Island’s Cities and Towns and their public officials / employees. (Council Pres. on behalf of Mayor)
Description: None

A. Committee Report (IG) Hold till 12/15/08

14. PCR-145-08 - A Resolution relative to a reduction in assessment value of real estate upon removal of damaged buildings. (Councilman Merolla)

Description: None

A. Committee Report (Finance) Hold till 12/15/08

15. PCR-166-08 - A Resolution amending PCR-117-08, A Resolution to the
General Assembly Relative to Legislation to Authorize City and Town Councils to Ratify School Teacher Contracts, to include all school department contracts and purchases.
(Councilwoman Taylor)

Description: None

A. Committee Report (I.G.) Cushman – to floor for discussion

B. Action Favorable

Moved by: Taylor

Seconded by: Cushman

Vote:

Move to amend: Taylor
Seconded by: Cushman
Vote: 8 yes, 1 abstain (Merolla)
Unfinished Business Continued

PCR-166-08 - Continued

Move as amended: Taylor
Seconded by: Cushman
Vote: 8 yes, 1 abstain (Merolla)

Adopted as amended – R-08-158

16. PCR-168-08 - A Resolution to the Building Official, the Director of Building
Inspection and the Planning Board relative to amending the
Zoning Ordinance of the City of Warwick.
(Councilman DelGiudice)

Description: Change Special Uses in Industrial Zones.

A. Committee Report (I.G.) Hold till 2/9/09

17. PCR-173-08 – A Resolution to the General Assembly relative to installation of a
traffic light on Centerville Road at Scott School.
(Councilman Gallucci and Councilman Merolla)
Description: None

A. Committee Report (I.G.) Favorable – Cushman
B. Action Favorable
Moved by: Gallucci
Seconded by: Merolla, Travis, Donovan
Vote: 9 yes

Adopted – R-08-159

18. PCR-174-08 - A Resolution accepting a donation of land from Louis Pucino,
Plat 214, Lots 1, 3 and 7 to the Warwick Land Trust.
(Councilman Merolla)
Description: None

A. Committee Report (L.U.) Hold till 12/15/08

19. PCR-178-08 - A Resolution accepting a donation of land for Assessor’s Plat 348
Lots 55 and 57. (Councilwoman Taylor)

Description: To the Warwick Land Trust for preservation of open space.

A. Committee Report (L.U.) Favorable – Merolla
B. Action Favorable
Moved by: Taylor
Seconded by: DelGiudice, Place, Cushman
Vote: 9 yes

Adopted – R-08-160

20. PCR-198-08 - A Resolution relative to the General Assembly regarding voting.
(Councilwoman Taylor)
Description: Show Identification before voting.

A. Committee Report (IG) Favorable – Cushman, as amended
B. Action Favorable
Moved by: Taylor
Seconded by: Cushman
Vote:

Move to amend: Taylor
Seconded by: Cushman
Vote: 8 yes, 1 no (Merolla)

PCR-198-08 – continued

Move as amended: Taylor
Seconded by: Cushman
Vote: 8 yes, 1 no (Merolla)

Adopted, as amended – R-08-161

21. PCR-201-08 - A Resolution relative to Undesignated fund balance.
(Councilman Donovan)

Description: None

A. Committee Report (Finance) Hold till 1/12/09

New Business

1. PCR-213-08 - A Resolution relative to the response to School Committee
regarding Pilgrim roof resolution. (Councilman Cushman)

Description: None

A. Committee Report (I.G.) To Floor for discussion

B. Action Hold till 12/15/08

2. PCR-214-08 – A Resolution relative to Fire Pension Preservation Resolution.
(Councilman Cushman)

Description: None

A. Committee Report (Finance) Hold till 1/12/09

3. PCR-215-08 - A Resolution relative to Police Pension Preservation Resolution.
(Councilman Merolla)

Description: None

A. Committee Report (Finance) To floor for discussion – Donovan

B. Action Hold till 1/12/09

4. PCO-38-08 – An Ordinance relative to restrictions on individuals serving on three or more city boards and commissions at the same time.
(Councilman Taylor)
First Passage

Description: None

A. Committee Report (Ord) Hold till 1/12/09

5. PCR-217-08 – A Resolution for a stop sign at the entrance/exit of Wethersfield Commons. (Councilwoman Taylor)

Description: Lori Ann Drive side.

A. Committee Report (P.S.) Favorable – Taylor
B. Action Favorable
Moved by: Taylor
Seconded by: DelGiudice
Vote: 9 yes

Adopted – R-08-162

New Business- Continued

6. PCR-218-08 - A Resolution relative to the 2009 City Council Calendar.
(Councilman Merolla)

Description: None

A. Committee Report (I.G.) Favorable – Cushman

B. Action Favorable

Moved by: Merolla

Seconded by: Donovan, Place, Gallucci

Vote: 8 yes, 1 abstain (Cushman)

Adopted – R-08-163

Unanimous Consent
For
December 8, 2008

None

Motion to adjourn: Merolla
Seconded by: Gallucci
Vote: 9 VV
Time: 9:58 p.m.
Attest: Marie T. Ahlert

City Clerk