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CITY OF PROVIDENCE: DOCKET FOR REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL Nov. 16

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

 

DOCKET OF THE Regular meeting OF THE CITY COUNCIL 

 

ON November 16, 2017

 

ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT SABINA MATOS PRESIDING

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

INVOCATION

 

1. The Invocation will be given by Councilwoman Mary Kay Harris.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

2. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America Led by Councilman Terrence M. Hassett.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

3. Journal of Proceedings No. 33 of the Regular Meeting of the City Council held November 2, 2017.

APPOINTMENT BY ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT MATOS

4. Communication from Acting Council President Matos, dated November 9, 2017, Informing the City Clerk of her appointment of Ashley Belanger of 879 Hope Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02906, as a member of the Juvenile Hearing Board, for a term to expire on December 31, 2018. (Ms. Belanger fills the unexpired term of Jeffrey Angelo who has resigned.)

ORDINANCE(S) SECOND READING

The Following Ordinances were in City Council November 2, 2017, Read and Passed the First Time and are Severally Returned for Passage the Second Time:

5. 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)

6. 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)

PRESENTATION OF ORDINANCES

7. Councilmen Salvatore, Hassett, Jennings, Councilwoman LaFortune, Councilmen Narducci, Yurdin and Zurier

An Ordinance Amending Chapter 21, "Revenue and Finance", of the Providence Code of Ordinances, to add Article XIX, "The Providence Tax Stabilization Investment Act."

8. Councilman Yurdin

An Ordinance Amending Chapter 14, "Licenses", to add Section 14-311, Entitled: "Board of Licenses Nominating Committee."

PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTIONS

9. Acting Council President Matos, (By Request):

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.

The Allied Group                                    $6,500.13

(Board of Canvassers)

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

Greenwood Emergency Vehicles, LLC        $816,170.00

(Fire Department)

11. Councilwoman Harris

Resolution Honoring the Life and Legacy of Lauriston "Larry" Ashe, Jr.

12. Councilman Igliozzi

Resolution Requesting the installation of cameras in all Providence Public School Classrooms and Hallways.

13. Councilman Narducci

Resolution Opposing the Proposed Concord Street Waste Transfer Station.

14. Councilwoman Ryan

Resolution calling for a public review of the newly adopted Board of Licenses Operations and Procedures Manual.

15. Councilman Salvatore

Resolution Requesting the General Assembly Increase Penalties for Assaulting Police Officers and Clarifying the Meaning of “Dangerous Weapons.”

16. Resolution Establishing the Special Committee on Off-Campus Housing, Safety, & Security.

REPORT(S) FROM COMMITTEE(S)

 

COMMITTEE ON URBAN REDEVELOPMENT,

RENEWAL AND PLANNING

ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT SABINA MATOS, Chairwoman

 

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

17. Resolution Renaming Magee Street to Bannister Street. (Sponsored by Councilman Zurier)

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

COUNCILMAN JOHN J. IGLIOZZI, Chairman

 

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

18. An Ordinance Establishing a Tax Stabilization Agreement for 345 Harris, Inc. located at 345 Harris Avenue. (Sponsored by Councilman Aponte, by request)

19. An Ordinance Establishing a Tax Stabilization Agreement for PCHC Beaman and Smith Mill, LLC, located at 335R Prairie Avenue. (Sponsored by Councilman Aponte, by request)

Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same be Adopted:

20. An Ordinance Amending Chapter 2015-61, Ordinance No. 590 of the Providence Code of Ordinances, Establishing a Tax Exemption and Stabilization Plan for PRI XXI, LP. (Sponsored by Councilman Igliozzi, by request)

Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same be Approved:

21. 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. (Sponsored by Acting Council President Matos and Councilwoman Ryan, by request)

COMMITTEE ON CITY PROPERTY

COUNCILMAN BRYAN PRINCIPE, Chairman

 

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

22. Resolution Authorizing the Mayor to Execute a Lease for 485 Charles Street to the Southside Community Land Trust. (Sponsored by Councilman Narducci)

Transmits the Following with Recommendation the Same be Approved:

23. Resolution Authorizing the Mayor to enter into a Lease Agreement with Children's Friend for the property located at 245 Althea Street. (Sponsored by Acting Council President Matos and Councilman Aponte)

FROM THE CLERK'S DESK

24. Petition from Jamie Oschefski, 7 Malony Lane, Middletown, Rhode Island 02842, requesting a Zoning Change on Assessor's Plat 122, Lot 1, for the property located on 1075 Smith Street from R1 to C-1.

25. Petitions for Compensation for Injuries and Damages.

COMMUNICATIONS AND REPORTS

26. Communication from Jeffrey Angelo, Vice-Chairman, submitting his resignation as a member of the Juvenile Hearing Board.

27. Report of the Board of Park Commissioners relative to receipts of certain gifts of moneys for the preservation and care of special burial lots in the North Burial Ground.

28. Certificates from City Assessor (27O and 28O), 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.

PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTIONS

"IN CONGRATULATIONS"

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

Resolution Extending Congratulations.

PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTIONS

"IN MEMORIAM"

30. 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 16, 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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