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CITY OF PROVIDENCE: DOCKET FOR REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING Nov. 2

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

 

DOCKET OF THE Regular Meeting OF THE CITY COUNCIL 

 

ON November 2, 2017

 

ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT SABINA MATOS PRESIDING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

 

INVOCATION

1. The Invocation will be given by Councilman Michael J. Correia

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

2. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America Led by Councilwoman Mary Kay Harris.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

3. Journal of Proceedings No. 31 of the Regular Meeting of the City Council held October 5, 2017 and Journal of Proceedings No. 32 of the Regular Meeting of the City Council held October 19, 2017.

ORDINANCE(S) SECOND READING

    The Following Ordinances were in City Council October 19, 2017, Read and Passed the First Time and are Severally Returned for Passage the Second Time:

4. An Ordinance Approving and Adopting the Special Redevelopment Plan for Vacant Houses, and Repealing Chapter 1986-53, No. 561 and 1997-3, No. 3 of the Ordinances of the City of Providence. (Sponsored by Councilman Principe, by request)

5. An Ordinance Making an Appropriation of Three Million Seventy-Five Thousand One Hundred Fifteen Dollars ($3,075,115), for the Water Supply Board Meter Replacement Fund for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2018. (Sponsored by Acting Council President Matos and Councilman Correia, by request)

PRESENTATION OF ORDINANCES

Acting Council President Matos

6. An Ordinance Amending Chapter 13, "Housing," Article VII, "Abandoned Property Registration, Security and Maintenance."

ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT MATOS, COUNCILMAN APONTE, COUNCILMAN NARDUCCI

7. An Ordinance Amending Chapter 21, "Revenue and Finance," Article XV, "Real Estate Non-Utilization Tax."

Councilman Igliozzi, (By Request):

8. An Ordinance Relating to Article IV, Chapter 17, Section 17-192(F) of the Code of Ordinances (Disability Waiver Request).

Councilman Principe

9. An Ordinance Amending Chapter 14, “Licenses,” by adding Section 234, “Predictable and Progressive Discipline for Repeated Violations.”

PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTIONS

Acting Council President Matos, (By Request):

10. 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.

LegalEdge Software                                    $51,000.00

(Information Technology)

11. Resolution Authorizing Approval of the following Change Order #1 Contract Award by the Board of Contract and Supply, in accordance with Section 21-26 of the Code of Ordinances.

Eclat Integrated Software Solutions, Inc.            $60,000.00

(Information Technology)

12. Acting Council President Matos, councilman aponte, councilman narducci

Resolution Re-Authorizing the Real Estate Non-Utilization Tax.

Councilman Salvatore

13. Resolution Calling for an increase in City-Wide Recycling Education.

Acting Council President Matos, Councilwoman Ryan, (By Request):

14. Resolution Authorizing the City of Providence to obtain not more than $2,010,000 from the Rhode Island Health Educational Building Corporation and to issue bonds and notes to finance repairs, alterations, renovation, improvements and equipping of school and school facilities in the city.

"Councilman Correia

15. Resolution Authorizing the Mayor of the City of Providence to enter into a Construction and Maintenance Agreement with the Rhode Island Department of Transportation related to the resurface of Blackstone Street as part of the I-195 Corridor Bridges Project."

16. Resolution Authorizing the Mayor of the City of Providence to enter into a Construction and Maintenance Agreement with the Rhode Island Department of Transportation related to maintenance on the School Zone Speed Limit Flashing Sign on Elmwood Ave between Daboll Street and Princeton Street.

17. Councilman Igliozzi, (By Request):

Resolution Requesting the City of Providence assign a crossing guard at the Bradley School on Broadway.

Councilman Yurdin

18. Resolution Authorizing the Department of Planning and Development to file an application for the Gano Gateway Large Recreation Development Grant with the State of Rhode Island's Department of Environmental Management.

REPORT(S) FROM COMMITTEE

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

COUNCILMAN JOHN J. IGLIOZZI, Chairman

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

19. An Ordinance Establishing a Tax Exemption and Stabilization Plan for the Aspen Group, Inc., for 220 Blackstone Street and 220 Blackstone Street Rear. (Sponsored by Councilman Aponte, by request)

Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same be Adopted:

20. An Ordinance Relating to Article IV, Chapter 17, Section 17-192(F) of the Code of Ordinances (Disability Waiver Request).  (Sponsored by Councilman Principe, by request)

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

21. Resolution Requesting to cancel or abate in whole the taxes assessed upon Assessor's Plat 62, Lot 360 (10 Benton Street), in the amount of Seven Thousand  Nine Hundred Forty Dollars and Eighty-Nine ($7,940.89) Cents, or any taxes accrued, on behalf of the Olneyville Housing Corporation and that the property is declared exempt in accordance with Rhode Island General Laws 44-7-17 and 45-44-1. (Sponsored by Acting Council President Matos)

22. Resolution Requesting to cancel or abate in whole the taxes assessed upon Assessor's Plat 62, Lot 352 (11 Benton Street), in the amount of Seventeen Thousand One Hundred Twenty-Nine Dollars and Ninety-Nine ($17,129.99) Cents, or any taxes accrued, on behalf of the Olneyville Housing Corporation and that the property is declared exempt in accordance with Rhode Island General Laws 44-7-14 and 45-44-1. (Sponsored by Acting Council President Matos)

Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same be Approved:

23. Resolution Authorizing Approval of the following Contract Award by the Board of Contract and Supply, in accordance with Section

21-26 of the Code of Ordinances.

 

Rethinking Power Management                    $25,000.00

(Office of Sustainability)

(Sponsored by Acting Council President Matos, by request)

FROM THE CLERK'S DESK

24. Petition from Peter McNally, Executive Director, I-195 Redevelopment District Commission, 315 Iron Horse Way, Suite 101, Providence, Rhode Island 02908, requesting to abandon Service Road.

25. Petition from John J. Garrahy, John J. Garrahy Law, LLC, 2088, Broad Street, Cranston, Rhode Island 02905, requesting to change the Official Zoning Map of the City of Providence by changing the zoning district for the property located at 37 South Angell Street and identified as Plat 15, Lot 327 from R-3 to C-2.

26. Petitions for Compensation for Injuries and Damages.

COMMUNICATIONS AND REPORTS

27. Communication from Raymond Two Hawks Watson, Chairman, Providence Human Relations Commission, dated October 10, 2017, informing the City Clerk of his appointment of Celeste Terry-Lo of 20 Lubec Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02904, as his designee on the Equal Pay Task Force.

PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTIONS

"IN CONGRATULATIONS"

28. ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT MATOS and MEMBERS OF THE City COUNCIL

Resolution Extending Congratulations.

PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTIONS

"IN MEMORIAM"

29. ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT MATOS 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, November 2, 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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