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CITY OF PROVIDENCE: DOCKET FOR REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING May 17

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

 

DOCKET OF THE Regular Meeting OF THE CITY COUNCIL 

ON May 18 2017

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT LUIS A. APONTE PRESIDING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

INVOCATION

 

1. The Invocation will be given by Councilman Nicholas J. Narducci, Jr.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

2. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America Led by Councilman Bryan Principe.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

3. Journal of Proceedings No. 16 of the Regular Meeting of the City Council held May 4, 2017 and Journal of Proceedings No. 17 of the Special Meeting of the City Council held May 4, 2017.

 

APPOINTMENTS BY HIS HONOR THE MAYOR

 

4. Communication from His Honor the Mayor, dated April 30, 2017, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council that pursuant to Section 302(b) of the Providence Home Rule Charter of 1980, as amended and Public Law, Chapter 45-50, Sections 1 through 31 passed in 1987, he is this day re-appointing Rick Simone of 83 Jenckes Hill Road, Lincoln, Rhode Island 02865, as a member of the Providence Tourism Council, also known as the Convention Authority of the City of Providence, for a term to expire on April 30, 2020.

 

5. Communication from His Honor the Mayor, dated May 5, 2017, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council that pursuant to Section 302(b) of the Providence Home Rule Charter of 1980, as amended and Public Law, Chapter 45-50, Sections 1 through 31 passed in 1987, he is this day re-appointing Meg Clurman of 69 Weymouth Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02906, as a member of the Providence Tourism Council, also known as the Convention Authority of the City of Providence, for a term to expire on April 30, 2020.

 

6. Communication from His Honor the Mayor, dated May 5, 2017, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council that he is this day appointing Chief of Policy, Courtney Hawkins, as his designee to represent him at all meetings of the Community Safety Act Working Group.

 

7. Communication from His Honor the Mayor, dated May 11, 2017, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council that pursuant to Section 302(b) of the Providence Home Rule Charter of 1980, as amended and Public Law, Chapter 45-50, Sections 1 through 31 passed in 1987, and Executive Order 2016-1, he is this day appointing Edward H. Raff of 190 Eighth Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02906, to the Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Commission, for a term to expire on June 11, 2019. (Mr. Raff will replace Mr. Weiss who has resigned.)

 

8. Communication from His Honor the Mayor, dated May 11, 2017, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council that pursuant to Section 302(b) of the Providence Home Rule Charter of 1980, as amended and Public Law, Chapter 45-50, Sections 1 through 31 passed in 1987, and Executive Order 2016-1, he is this day appointing Wilfred Zapata of 127 Unit Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02909, to the Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Commission, for a term to expire on March 30, 2020. (Mr. Zapata will replace

Mr. Krogh-Grabbe who has resigned.)

 

9. Communication from His Honor the Mayor, dated May 11, 2017, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council that pursuant to Section 302(b) of the Providence Home Rule Charter of 1980, as amended and Public Law, Chapter 45-50, Sections 1 through 31 passed in 1987, and Providence Code of Ordinances, Chapter 2007-51, Ordinance No. 504, he is this day appointing Carlos Garcia-Quijano of 117 Waller Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02908, to the Environmental Sustainability Task Force. (Mr. Garcia-Quijano will replace Melissa Sanzaro who has resigned.)

 

10. Communication from His Honor the Mayor, dated May 12, 2017, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council that pursuant to Section 302(b) of the Providence Home Rule Charter of 1980, as amended, Ordinance 2017, Chapter 2017-4, No. 58 and Public Law, Chapter 45-50, Sections 1 through 31 passed in 1987, he is this day appointing Heather Kilkenny of 11 Cady Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, to the position of License Administrator/Registrar of Vital Statistics, and respectfully submits the same for your approval.

 

 

APPOINTMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE CITY COUNCIL

 

11. Communication from Council President Luis A. Aponte, dated May 4, 2017, Informing the City Clerk of his appointments of Councilwoman Mary Kay Harris and Councilman Bryan Principe as members of The Community Safety Act Working Group.

 

12. Communication from Council President Luis A. Aponte, dated May 4, 2017, Informing the City Clerk of his appointment of the following members to serve on The Community Safety Act Working Group.

 

Shannah Kurland, 149 Lenox Avenue, Providence, RI 02907

Justice Gaines, 304B Wickenden Street, Providence, RI 02903

Martha Yager, 99 Morris Avenue, Providence, RI 02906

 

ORDINANCE(S) SECOND READING

 

            The Following Ordinances were in City Council May 4, 2017, Read and Passed the First Time and are Severally Returned for Passage the Second Time:

 

 

13. An Ordinance in Amendment of Chapter 15 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Providence Entitled: "Motor Vehicles and Traffic", to Add Section 17, “Designation of Intersections Subject to Section 31-15-12.2 of Rhode Island General Laws”. (Sponsored by Councilman Salvatore)

 

 

14. An Ordinance Amending Chapter 23, “Streets, Sidewalks, and Public Places,” to add Section 37, “No Smoking in the Public Way.” (Sponsored by Council President Aponte and Councilman Hassett, by request)

 

 

15. An Ordinance in Amendment of Chapter 16, Article IV of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Providence, Entitled: "Security Alarm Systems." (Sponsored by Council President Aponte, by request)

 

 

PRESENTATION OF ORDINANCE

 

16.     Council President Aponte, (By Request):

 

An Ordinance Establishing a Tax Exemption and Stabilization Plan for the Aspen Group, Inc., for 220 Blackstone Street and 220 Blackstone Street Rear.

 

 

PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTIONS

 

17. Council President Aponte, (By Request):

 

Resolution Authorizing Approval of the following Contract Extension Award by the Board of Contract and Supply, in accordance with Section 21-26 of the Code of Ordinances.

 

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island                 $3,210,536.00

(Human Resources)

 

 

18. Resolution Authorizing Approval of the following Contract Renewal Award by the Board of Contract and Supply, in accordance with Section 21-26 of the Code of Ordinances.

 

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island                 $870,000.00

(Human Resources)

 

 

19. Resolution Authorizing Approval of the following Change Order Contract Award by the Board of Contract and Supply, in accordance with Section 21-26 of the Code of Ordinances.

 

Hulafish Creative                                                $20,500.00

(Planning & Development)

 

 

20. Resolution Authorizing Approval of the following Change Order #2 Contract Award by the Board of Contract and Supply, in accordance with Section 21-26 of the Code of Ordinances.

 

FirstWorks                                                        $93,000.00

(Art, Culture & Tourism)

 

 

21. Resolution Authorizing Approval of the following Contract Extension Award by the Board of Contract and Supply, in accordance with Section 21-26 of the Code of Ordinances.

 

XEROX                                                        $2,978.00 per month

(Public Property)

 

 

22.     Resolution Declaring a vacancy in the office of a member of the City Council from the Third Ward of the City of Providence, and ordering that a Special Election be held for the purpose of filling said vacancy in accordance with Section 206 of the Providence Home Rule Charter of 1980. 

 

23. Council President Aponte

 

Resolution Expressing Support for Providence Promise, a Financial Aid Program for Providence Public School Students.

 

 

24. Councilwoman Ryan

 

Resolution Requesting a study of the feasibility of allowing Police Officers who are Providence Residents to take work vehicles home.

 

 

25. Councilman Zurier

 

Resolution Regarding the reduction of gas leaks in the city.

 

 

26. Councilmen Zurier, Jennings,  Narducci, Salvatore AND Yurdin

 

Resolution to restore the public's trust in the Providence City Council.

 

 

REPORT(S) FROM COMMITTEE(S)

 

COMMITTEE ON ORDINANCES

COUNCILMAN TERRENCE M. HASSETT, Chairman

 

Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same be Severally Adopted, As Amended:

 

27. An Ordinance Amending Chapter 4, “Animals and Fowl”, Article II, “Dogs”, to add Section 22, “Dog Breeding.” (Sponsored by Councilman Narducci)

 

 

28. An Ordinance in Amendment of Chapter 16 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Providence, Entitled: "Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions," to create Section 85, "Equal Pay Task Force". (Sponsored by Councilmen Salvatore, Hassett and Yurdin)

 

Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same be Received and Approved:

 

29. Communication from Susann G. Mark, Chairwoman, Providence Ethics Commission, dated January 8, 2016, submitting the Providence Ethics Commission's complaint process for the City Council's consideration.

 

 

30. Communication from Susann G. Mark, Chairwoman, Providence Ethics Commission, dated April 14, 2016, submitting the Providence Ethics Commission's Regulation 2016-3, "Commission Initiation of Investigation", approved by the Commission during its April 6, 2016 meeting.

 

 

SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON STATE LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS

COUNCILMAN TERRENCE M. HASSETT, Chairman

 

         Transmits the following with Recommendation the same be Severally Approved:

 

 

31. Resolution Endorsing and Urging Passage by the General Assembly of House Bill 2017 H-5055, An Act Relating to Motor and Other Vehicles - Driver Education Requirements. (Sponsored by Councilman Salvatore)

 

 

32. Resolution Endorsing and Urging Passage by the General Assembly of House Bill 2017 H-5057, An Act Relating to Labor and Labor Relations - Minimum Wage. (Sponsored by Councilman Salvatore)

 

 

33. Resolution Endorsing and Urging Passage by the General Assembly of House Bill 2017 H-5107, An Act Relating to Labor and Labor Relations - Minimum Wages. (Sponsored by Councilman Salvatore)

 

 

34. Resolution Endorsing and Urging Passage by the General Assembly of House Bill 2017 H-5120, An Act Relating to Education - Curriculum. (Sponsored by Councilman Salvatore)

 

 

35. Resolution Endorsing and Urging Passage by the General Assembly of House Bill 2017 H-5177, An Act Relating to Education. (Sponsored by Councilmen Salvatore and Zurier)

 

 

36. Resolution Endorsing and Urging Passage by the General Assembly of House Bill 2017 H-5212, An Act Relating to Motor and other Vehicles - Passing, Use of Lanes, and Rules of the Road. (Sponsored by Councilmen Salvatore and Zurier)

 

 

37. Resolution Endorsing and Urging Passage by the General Assembly of Senate Bill 2017 S-0022, An Act Relating to Education - Health and Safety of Pupils. (Sponsored by Councilmen Salvatore and Zurier)

 

 

38. Resolution Endorsing and Urging Passage by the General Assembly of House Bill 2017 H-5345 and Senate Bill 2017 S-0187, An Act Relating to Criminal Offenses - Weapons.  (Sponsored by Councilmen Salvatore and Yurdin)

 

 

39. Resolution Endorsing and Urging Passage by the General Assembly of House Bill 2017 H-5423, An Act Relating to Taxation - Personal Income Tax Credit.  (Sponsored by Councilman Salvatore)

 

 

40. Resolution Endorsing and Urging Passage by the General Assembly of Senate Bill 2017 S-0230, An Act Relating to Criminal Offenses - Assaults. (Sponsored by Councilman Salvatore)

 

 

41. Resolution Endorsing and Urging Passage by the General Assembly of House Bill 2017 H-5315, An Act Relating to Labor and Labor Relations - Minimum Wage - Gratuities. (Sponsored by Councilwomen Harris, Castillo and Councilman Yurdin)

 

 

42. Resolution Endorsing and Urging Passage by the General Assembly of House Bill 2017 H-5453, An Act Relating to Education - All Students Count Act. (Sponsored by Councilwomen Harris, Castillo and Councilman Principe)

 

 

43. Resolution Endorsing and Urging Passage by the General Assembly of Senate Bill 2017 S-0261, An Act Relating to Labor and Labor Relations - Minimum Wages. (Sponsored by Councilman Salvatore)

 

 

44. Resolution Endorsing and Urging Passage by the General Assembly of Senate Bill 2017 S-0306, An Act Relating to Education - Curriculum. (Sponsored by Councilman Salvatore)

 

 

45. Resolution Endorsing and Urging Passage by the General Assembly of House Bill 2017 H-5510 and Senate Bill 2017 S-0405, An Act Relating to Courts and Civil Procedure - Courts - Domestic Assault - Protect Rhode Island Families Act. (Sponsored by Councilmen Salvatore and Yurdin)

 

 

46. Resolution Endorsing and Urging Passage by the General Assembly of Senate Bill 2017 S-0261, An Act Relating to Labor and Labor Relations - Minimum Wages. (Sponsored by Councilman Salvatore)

 

 

47. Resolution Endorsing and Urging Passage by the General Assembly of Senate Bill 2017 S-0403, An Act Relating to Criminal Offenses - Weapons. (Sponsored by Councilman Salvatore)

 

 

48. Resolution Endorsing and Urging Passage by the General Assembly of Senate Bill 2017 S-0421, An Act Relating to Criminal Offenses - Trafficking of Persons and Involuntary Servitude. (Sponsored by Councilman Salvatore, Councilwoman Matos, Councilmen Principe and Yurdin)

 

 

49. Resolution Endorsing and Urging Passage by the General Assembly of Senate Bill 2017 S-0583, An Act Relating to Labor and Labor Relations - Fair Employment Practices. (Sponsored by Councilman Salvatore, Councilwomen Castillo, Harris, Councilman Igliozzi, Councilwomen Matos and Ryan)

 

 

50. Resolution Endorsing and Urging Passage by the General Assembly of Senate Bill 2017 S-0587, An Act Relating to Criminal Offenses - Weapons. (Sponsored by Councilman Salvatore)

 

 

51. Resolution Endorsing and Urging Passage by the General Assembly of House Bill 2017 H-5948, An Act Relating to Elections - Campaign Finance. (Sponsored by Councilmen Zurier and Salvatore)

 

 

52. Resolution Endorsing and Urging Passage by the General Assembly of House Bill 2017 H-6115, An Act Relating to Elections - Nomination of Party and Independent Candidates; Rhode Island Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting; Criminal Offenses - Theft, Embezzlement, False Pretenses, and Misappropriations. (Sponsored by Councilmen Zurier and Salvatore)

 

 

53. Resolution Endorsing and Urging Passage by the General Assembly of House Bill 2017 H-5277 and Senate Bill 2017 S-0267, An Act Relating to Health and Safety - Department of Health. (Sponsored by Councilwoman Matos)

 

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

COUNCILMAN JOHN J. IGLIOZZI, Chairman

 

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

 

 

54. An Ordinance Establishing a Tax Stabilization Agreement for 100 North Main Street, LLC located at 169 Canal Street and 100 North Main Street. (Sponsored by Council President Aponte, by request)

 

Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same be Severally Approved:

 

55. Resolution Requesting to cancel or abate in whole, the taxes assessed upon Assessor's Plat 48, Lot 825 (44 Lillian Avenue), in the amount of Two Thousand Seven Hundred Ninety Dollars and Eighty ($2,790.80) Cents, or any taxes accrued, on behalf of Community Works Rhode Island.  (Sponsored by Council President Aponte, by request)

 

 

56. Resolution Authorizing His Honor the Mayor to execute a Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Providence and the Providence Water Supply Board to direct and oversee the maintenance of the Providence Police Department’s Firing Range. (Sponsored by Councilman Correia and Councilwoman Matos)

 

FROM THE CLERK'S DESK

 

57. Petition for Compensation for Injuries and Damages.

COMMUNICATIONS AND REPORTS

 

58. Communication from Jeffrey Dana, City Solicitor, dated April 30, 2015, submitting the Annual Report on Civil Suits and Legal Proceedings.

 

 

59. Communication from Claudia J. Haugen, Chairperson, Board of Canvassers, dated May 10, 2017, submitting the official results from the May 2, 2017 Special Referendum Recall Election pursuant to R.I.G.L. 17-22-5.2.

 

 

60. Communication from Claudia J. Haugen, Chairperson, Board of Canvassers, dated May 12, 2017, Informing Lori L. Hagen, City Clerk, that in accordance with Section 411 of the Providence Home Rule Charter relative to Public Hearings and the petitions received regarding, "An Ordinance Amending Section 17-33 of the Code of Ordinances (Code of Ethics)”, it has been determined that there are 101 signatures of qualified electors. 

 

 

61. Communication from Councilwoman Jo-Ann Ryan, dated May 12, 2017, submitting her resignation from the Historic District Commission.

 

 

 

PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTIONS

"IN CONGRATULATIONS"

 

62. COUNCIL PRESIDENT APONTE and MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL

 

Resolution Extending Congratulations.

 

 

PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTIONS

"IN MEMORIAM"

 

63. COUNCIL PRESIDENT APONTE and MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL

 

Resolution Extending Sympathy.

 

 

CONVENTION

 

The City Council will Convene in the Chamber of the City Council, City Hall
on Thursday
, May 18, 2017 at 7:00 o’clock PM.

 

LORI L. HAGEN

CITY CLERK

 

 

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