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CITY OF PROVIDENCE: DOCKET FOR REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING Oct. 19

Friday, October 13, 2017

 

DOCKET OF THE Regular Meeting OF THE CITY COUNCIL 

 

ON October 19, 2017

 

ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT SABINA MATOS PRESIDING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

 

INVOCATION

 

1. The Invocation will be given by Councilwoman Carmen Castillo.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 

2. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America Led by Councilman Michael J. Correia.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

3. Journal of Proceedings No. 30 of the Regular Meeting of the City Council held September 26, 2017.

APPOINTMENTS BY HIS HONOR THE MAYOR

4. Communication from His Honor the Mayor, dated September 22, 2017, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council that pursuant to Section 302(b) of the Providence Home Rule Charter of 1980, Chapter 45-50, Sections 1 through 31 passed in 1987, and Section 16-85 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Providence, he is this day appointing Dr. Diya Das of 112 Fourth Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02906, to the Equal Pay Task Force, for a term to expire on September 1, 2020.

5. Communication from His Honor the Mayor, dated September 22, 2017, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council that pursuant to Section 302(b) of the Providence Home Rule Charter of 1980, Chapter 45-50, Sections 1 through 31 passed in 1987, and Section 16-85 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Providence, he is this day appointing Elvys Ruiz of 52 Bismark Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02904, to the Equal Pay Task Force, for a term to expire on September 1, 2020.

6. Communication from His Honor the Mayor, dated October 11, 2017, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council that pursuant to Sections 302(b) and 1011 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 Jesse Kenner of 900 Hope Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02906, as a member of the Providence Redevelopment Agency for a term to expire July 31, 2022.

APPOINTMENT BY ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT MATOS

7. Communication from Acting Council President Matos, dated October 12, 2017, Informing the City Clerk of her appointment of Patricia E. LaSalle of 49 Gallatin Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02907, to the Juvenile Hearing Board, as an alternate member, for a term to expire on December 31, 2017. (Ms. LaSalle fills the unexpired term of Alex DeRita who has resigned.

PRESENTATION OF ORDINANCE

8. Councilman Aponte

An Ordinance Amending Chapter 15, "Motor Vehicles and Traffic," Section 106

PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTIONS

9. Acting Council President Matos

Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the installation of crosswalks at Valley Street, Broadway and Westminster Street, including the installation of Pedestrian Crossing Flashing Lights and proper signage.

10. Councilman Aponte

Resolution Requesting that Recreation Department Employees Undergo Training on Sexual Assault and Child Abuse from the Department of Children, Youth, & Families.

11. Councilman Igliozzi, (By Request):

Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the installation of speed humps or other traffic calming measures on Melissa Street.

12. Councilman Igliozzi

Resolution Requesting the Department of Public Works remove all notices posted on poles and telephone poles in the Seventh Ward, and the Police Department issue fines for posting.

13. COUNCILMAN SALVATORE, (By Request)

Resolution Authorizing the Providence Parks Department to file an application for the Outdoor Recreation Bond Fund Program, administered by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM).

14. Councilman Salvatore

Resolution in Support of U.S. Senate Resolution 1916 and U.S. House Resolution 3947, The “Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act”.

15. Resolution in Opposition of U.S. House Resolution 38, known as the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, and U.S. Senate Resolution 446, known as the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017.

16. Resolution in Opposition of U.S. House Resolution 3668, known as the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act.

17. Resolution in Support of Reestablishing the Federal Assault Weapon Ban.

18. Resolution Recognizing the Month of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

19. Councilman Zurier, councilman yurdin

Resolution Authorizing the Department of Planning and Development to file an application for the River Road Small Recreation Development Grant with the State of Rhode Island's Department of Environmental Management.

REPORT(S) FROM COMMITTEE(S)

COMMITTEE ON URBAN REDEVELOPMENT,

RENEWAL AND PLANNING

ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT MATOS, Chairwoman

 

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

20. 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. (Councilman Principe, by request)

 

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS

COUNCILMAN MICHAEL J. CORREIA, Chairman

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

21. Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the installation of "Four-Way Stop" Signs at Melissa Street and Barbara Street and Barbara Street and Bowlett Street. (Sponsored by Councilman Igliozzi, by request)

22. Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause Eugene Street to be established as a "One-Way" Street in a easterly direction from Ophelia Street to Springfield Street. (Sponsored by Councilman Igliozzi, by request)

Transmits The Following with Recommendation the Same be Severally Approved:

23. Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the installation of a "Please Do Not Block Driveway" Sign located at 119 Florence Street. (Sponsored by Councilman Correia)

24. Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the implementation of a traffic study on Douglas Avenue at Candace Street and at Fillmore Street. (Sponsored by Councilmen Hassett, Jennings, Narducci and Salvatore)

25. Resolution Requesting the Director of the Department of Public Works develop Traffic Calming Measures on Seamans Street. (Sponsored by Councilman Salvatore)

26. Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the installation of "No Parking" Signs on Webster Avenue and Clarence Street. (Sponsored by Acting Council President Matos)

27. Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the installation of a “One-Way During School Hours” Sign on Clarence Street.  (Sponsored by Acting Council President Matos)

28. Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the installation of four "Be A Good Neighbor Cleanup After Your Pet" Signs along Regent Avenue from Academy Avenue to River Avenue. (Sponsored by Councilman Correia)

29. Resolution Requesting the Traffic Engineer to cause the installation of "Four-Way Stop" Signs at Sophia Street and Ethan Street. (Sponsored by Councilman Igliozzi)

30. Communication from William C. Bombard, PE, City Engineer, dated September 5, 2017, submitting the RIDOT Construction & Maintenance Agreement I-195 Corridor Bridges.

31. Communication from William C. Bombard, PE, City Engineer, Department of Public Works, dated August 31, 2017, submitting the Construction and Maintenance Agreement for 1R/Arterial Improvements to Elmwood Avenue - Contract 3.

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

COUNCILMAN JOHN J. IGLIOZZI, Chairman

Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same be Adopted:

32. 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)

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

33. Resolution Requesting to transfer any and all City interest in the property located at 19 Millard Street in Providence, Rhode Island and abating all intervening taxes, interest, and fees. (Sponsored by Councilman Aponte)

34. Resolution Requesting to abate all intervening taxes, interest, and fees for the property located at 136 Pavilion Street in Providence, Rhode Island. (Sponsored by Councilman Aponte)

35. Resolution Requesting to transfer any and all City interest in the property located at 177 Pavilion Street in Providence, Rhode Island and abating all intervening taxes, interest, and fees. (Sponsored by Councilman Aponte)

36. Resolution Requesting to transfer any and all City interest in the property located at 181 Pavilion Street in Providence, Rhode Island and abating all intervening taxes, interest, and fees. (Sponsored by Councilman Aponte)

37. Resolution Requesting to transfer any and all City interest in the property located at 184 Pavilion Street in Providence, Rhode Island and abating all intervening taxes, interest, and fees. (Sponsored by Councilman Aponte)

38. Resolution Requesting to transfer any and all City interest in the property located at 186 Pavilion Street in Providence, Rhode Island and abating all intervening taxes, interest, and fees. (Sponsored by Councilman Aponte)

40. Resolution Requesting to abate all intervening taxes, interest, and fees for the property located at 144 Rugby Street in Providence, Rhode Island. (Sponsored by Councilman Aponte)

Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same be Severally Approved:

41. Resolution Requesting the Tax Assessor to cancel or abate in whole the taxes assessed upon Assessor's Plat 29, Lot 505 (93 Cranston Street), on behalf of the Providence Redevelopment Agency, in the amount of Five Thousand Nine Hundred Fifty Two Dollars and Three ($5,952.03) Cents, and that the property is declared exempt in accordance with Rhode Island General Law 45-32-40 while under PRA ownership.  (Sponsored by Councilwoman Harris and Councilman Principe, by request)

42. Resolution Requesting the Tax Assessor to cancel or abate in whole the taxes assessed upon Assessor's Plat 32, Lot 528 (1150 Westminster Street), on behalf of the Providence Redevelopment Agency, in the amount of Twenty Four Thousand Three Hundred Ninety Four Dollars and Eighty Six ($24,394.86) Cents, and that the property is declared exempt in accordance with Rhode Island General Law 45-32-40 while under PRA ownership.  (Sponsored by Councilwoman Harris and Councilman Principe, by request)

43. Resolution Requesting the Tax Assessor to cancel or abate in whole the taxes assessed upon Assessor's Plat 35, Lot 584 (514 Broadway), on behalf of the Providence Redevelopment Agency, in the amount of Twenty Five Thousand Fifty One Dollars and Fifty Eight ($25,051.58) Cents, and that the property is declared exempt in accordance with Rhode Island General Law 45-32-40, while under PRA ownership.  (Sponsored by Councilwoman Harris and Councilman Principe, by request)

44. 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.

High Output, Inc.                $5,563.75

(Art, Culture & Tourism)

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

45. Communication from His Honor the Mayor, dated September 20, 2017, Informing the Honorable Members of the City Council that pursuant to Sections 302(b) and 1013 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 appointing Sol Taubin of 29 Winfield Road, Providence, Rhode Island 02906, as a general category citizenry  member of the City Plan Commission for a term to end January 31, 2019, and respectfully submits the same for your approval. (Ms. Taubin will replace Ms. Church who has passed away.)

FROM THE CLERK'S DESK

46. Petition from John J. Garrahy Law, LLC, 2088 Broad Street, Cranston, Rhode Island 02905, dated September 29, 2017, on behalf of Hidden Street LLC, requesting to re-zone Lot 546 on Assessor's Plat 10 from R-1 to I-2, for the property located on 234 Bowen Street.

47. Petitions for Compensation for Injuries and Damages.

COMMUNICATIONS AND REPORTS

48. Communication from Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Chair, Board of Investment Commissioners, dated September 22, 2017, submitting the Annual Report of the Providence Board of Investment Commissioners.

49. Communication from Lori L. Hagen, City Clerk, dated October 4, 2017, of all monies received, transmitted to and credited by the City Collector for fiscal quarter of July 1, 2017 to and including September 30, 2017, in a total amount of One Thousand Five Hundred Nineteen Dollars and Forty Five ($1,519.45) Cents.

PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTIONS

"IN CONGRATULATIONS"

50. ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT MATOS and MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL

Resolution Extending Congratulations.

PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTIONS
"IN MEMORIAM"

 

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, October 19, 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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