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CITY OF PROVIDENCE: DOCKET FOR REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING June 15

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

 

DOCKET OF THE Regular Meeting OF THE CITY COUNCIL 

 

ON June 15, 2017

 

ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT SABINA MATOS PRESIDING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

 

INVOCATION

 

 

1. The Invocation will be given by Councilwoman Jo-Ann Ryan.

 

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

2. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America Led by Councilman David Salvatore.

 

 

VETO FROM HIS HONOR THE MAYOR

 

3. Consideration of Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s VETO of the Ordinance Entitled: "An Ordinance Amending Chapter 23, "Streets, Sidewalks, and Public Places," to add Section 37, "No Smoking in the Public Way."

 

 

APPOINTMENT BY ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT MATOS

 

4. Communication from Acting Council President Matos, dated June 9, 2017, Informing the City Clerk of her re-appointment of Vanessa E. Crum, Esquire, 77 America Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, to the Providence Ethics Commission, for a term to expire on February 4, 2021.

 

 

 

ORDINANCE(S) SECOND READING

 

            The Following Ordinances were in City Council June 1, 2017, Read

and Passed the First Time and are Severally Returned for Passage the Second Time:

 

 

5. An Ordinance in Amendment of Chapter 27 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Providence, Entitled: "The City of Providence Zoning Ordinance", Approved November 24, 2014, As Amended, to Change Certain Text in Articles 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19 and 20, and to Amend the Official Zoning Map. (Sponsored by Councilman Aponte, by request)

 

 

6. An Ordinance Granting a Tax Exemption and Establishing a Tax Stabilization Plan for 68 Dorrance Street. (Sponsored by Councilman Aponte, by request)

 

PRESENTATION OF ORDINANCES

 

 

7.      ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT MATOS

 

An Ordinance Formally Establishing a Tax-Exempt Status for Jewish Family Services, Inc.

 

8. Councilwoman Ryan

 

An Ordinance Amending Chapter 16, "Licenses", to add Section 23, “Keg Sales and Regulation."

 

 

9. Councilman Zurier

 

An Ordinance regarding Observance of the first night of the Passover Holiday.

 

 

PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTIONS

 

10. ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT MATOS

 

Resolution Requesting that Rule 1 of the Rules of the Providence City Council be amended to add Rule 1(c).

 

11. Councilman Aponte

 

Resolution Expressing Strong Support for the Paris Climate Accord.

 

12. Councilwoman Harris

 

Resolution Endorsing and Urging Passage by the General Assembly of Senate Bill 2017 S-0940, An Act Relating to Alcoholic Beverages - Retail Licenses.

 

 

13. Councilman Hassett

 

Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the implementation of a traffic study on Douglas Avenue at Candace Street and at Fillmore Street.

 

REPORT(S) FROM COMMITTEE

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

COUNCILMAN JOHN J. IGLIOZZI, Chairman

 

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

 

 

14. An Ordinance Establishing a Tax Treaty Agreement for Waterfire Providence and 475 Valley Street. (Sponsored by Councilman Aponte, by request)

 

Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same be Approved:

 

15. 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)

(Sponsored by Councilman Aponte, by request)

 

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

         16. 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.

 

 

FROM THE CLERK'S DESK

 

17. Certificates from City Assessor (23M and 24M), recommending the same be severally cancelled pursuant to the provisions of Section 14 and 15 of Title 44, Chapter 7 of the General Laws of Rhode Island, As Amended.

 

 

18. Petitions for Compensation for Injuries and Damages.

COMMUNICATIONS AND REPORTS

 

19. Communication from Claudia J. Haugen, Chairperson, Board of Canvassers, dated June 2, 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, "Resolution to Post Campaign Finance Reports.", it has been determined that there are 102 signatures of qualified voters.

 

 

20. Communication from Claudia J. Haugen, Chairperson, Board of Canvassers, dated June 2, 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, "Resolution to Post Ethics Disclosure Statements.", it has been determined that there are 102 signatures of qualified voters.

 

PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTIONS

"IN CONGRATULATIONS"

 

21. ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT MATOS and MEMBERS OF THE  COUNCIL

 

Resolution Extending Congratulations.

 

 

PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTIONS

"IN MEMORIAM"

 

22. ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT MATOS and MEMBERS OF THE  COUNCIL

 

Resolution Extending Sympathy.

 

CONVENTION

 

The City Council will Convene in the Chamber of the City Council, City Hall
on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 7:00 o’clock PM.

 

LORI L. HAGEN

CITY CLERK

 

Click here to view an electronic version of the agenda with supporting documentation

 

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