February 25, 2020

East Providence City Council Meeting Agenda for Tonight 7:00 City Hall

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CITY OF EAST PROVIDENCE
DOCKET-REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2020
CALL TO ORDER: 7:00 P.M.
Council May Call Executive Session in Room 101
145 TAUNTON AVENUE - CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
EAST PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND
 
City Council:
Council President, Robert Britto - Ward 1
Council Vice-President: Bob Rodericks - At Large
Councilwoman Anna Sousa - Ward 2
Councilman Nate Cahoon - Ward 3
Councilman Ricardo Mourato - Ward 4
 
I.          CALL TO ORDER
II.         INVOCATION
The City Council of East Providence may meet in Executive Session pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws §42-46-5 (a) (2)
 
 a)   Claims – FOR VOTE
1.   Diane Morissette – Claim No. 19-076
Rhode Island General Laws §42-46-S (a) (2)
 
b)   Water and Sewer Abatements – FOR VOTE
1.   Cheryl Dery
2.   James Hopkins, Jr.
 
c)   Litigation
1.   Collective Bargaining Agreement: Dependent health care beneifts under East Providence Fire Fighters Local 850, International Association of Firefighters, AFL-CIO
Rhode Island General Laws §42-46-S (a) (2)
FOR VOTE
 
2.   Collective Bargaining Agreement: Dependent health care benefits under East Providence International Brotherhood of Police Officers Local 569
Rhode Island General Laws §42-46-S (a) (2)
FOR VOTE
 
3.   Status Update: LED Streetlight/PUC Litigation Update
 
III.        OPEN SESSION
IV.        PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
VII.       CONSENT CALENDAR
All items under, "Consent Calendar" are considered to be of a routine and noncontroversial nature by the City Council and will be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion on the items unless a Council members so requests, in which event the item will be  removed from said Consent Calendar and will be considered in its normal sequence in the docket.
 
a)   TAX ABATEMENTS
YEAR - AMOUNT
2019 - (Board of Assessment Review Meeting-Put To Decision) $539.00
 
YEAR - AMOUNT
2014 -  $37.36
2015 -  $27.41
2016 -  $23.93
2019 - $433.77
TOTALS - $522.47
 
b)   Council Journals: Executive Session for January 7, 2020, Regular Session for January 7, 2020.
           
 IX.        LICENSING AND EVENT APPROVALS
 
1.   La Tavolo – Application for Victualing License
99 Hicks Street
Joseph Kilduff
 
2.   La Tavolo – Application for Holiday Sales License
99 Hicks Street
Joseph Kilduff
 
XI.        COMMUNICATIONS
1.   Billy Lewis – Sewer Fees and Usage for Restaurants 
 
PUBLIC COMMENT
All persons wishing to make public comment shall sign a public comment sheet stating their name, address and the subject of their docket related item to speak on. This sheet shall be available on a desk at the entrance of the City Hall Chambers no later than forty five (45) minutes before the call to order of any regularly scheduled council meeting and shall be delivered by the City Clerk to the presiding officer no earlier than five (5) minutes before the call to order of the meeting. Each speaker will be limited to three (3) minutes. The order of the speakers will be on a first come, first serve basis and the maximum time for public comment shall be limited to thirty (30) minutes per meeting.
 
XII.       MAYORAL APPOINTMENTS WITHOUT COUNCIL APPROVAL
 
1.   Ronald Narwoki – Tree Warden, City of East Providence
Reappointment for one year term: 01/01/2020-12/31/2020
No vote needed by the Council.
(Letter of Appointment to Council from Mayor DaSilva)
 
XIII.      COUNCIL COMMUNICATIONS
 
1.   Discussion: Synchronization of the Budget Year to the Tax Collection Cycle
Councilman Mourato
2.   Discussion: 2019-2020 Budget Item Discrepancies of the Certified Budget
Human Resources
Councilman Mourato
3.   Update and Discussion: Watchemoket Square Meeting, January 15, 2020
Council Vice President Rodericks
4.   Discussion: “Is Your Number Up” Public Safety Program in East Providence
Councilman Mourato
5.   Discussion: Additional Street Lights on Newport Avenue
Council President Britto
6.   Announcement for Community Meeting on January 23, 2020 regarding Grassy Plains Park
Councilman Mourato
7.   Ward 2 Community Meeting: February 25, 2020 at Weaver Library 6:00 p.m.
8.   (Topics include but not limited to: 1. Rodents/Infestation, 2. Traffic/Speeding, 3. Roads and Sidewalks)
Councilwoman Sousa
 
XIV.     CONTINUED BUSINESS
 
1.   Discussion and Vote Regarding Hunt’s Mills Dog Park
Council Vice President Rodericks
 
2.   Discussion and Vote Regarding Jones’ Pond/Townie Freedom Park
Council Vice President Rodericks
 
3.   Discussion and Update on Juvenile Hearing Board Appointments
Council Vice President Rodericks
 
XV.      NEW BUSINESS
 
a)   Reports of Other City Officials
 
1.   Dylan Conley, Assistant City Solicitor- Claims Committee Report
 
2.   Request for Approval: 480,722.00 from the FY 19-20 Capital Account for the purchase of Physio Control heart monitor/defibrillators and NFPA 1221 compliant mobile and portable radio for the East Providence Fire Department
 
 3.   Resolutions
 
a)   RESOLUTION REGARDING TRAFFIC CONTROL AND SPEED CAMERAS
Council President Britto
 
b)   RESOLUTION REGARDING SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION FOR EXPANSION OF AUTOMATED TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNALS/SPEEDING
Councilwoman Sousa
 
c)   RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO PAY INVOICES FOR PRESCONSTRUCTION EXPENSES FOR THE NEW EAST PROVIDENCE HIGH SCHOOL
Councilman Cahoon
 
4.   Introduction of Ordinances
 
1.   INTRODUCTION AND FIRST PASSAGE
 
A)  AN ORDINANCE IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 2 OF THE REVISED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF EAST PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, 1998, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED, “ADMINISTRATION”
(Article VII. Budget Ordinance)
Sponsored by: Councilman Mourato, Councilwoman Sousa and Councilman Cahoon
Full ordinance on Clerkbase, under 01/21/2020 agenda:
https://clerkshq.com/EastProvidence-ri
 
2)   SECOND PASSAGE AND PUBLIC HEARING
 
A)  AN ORDINANCE IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 8 OF THE REVISED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF EAST PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, 1998, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED “LICENSES AND BUSINESS REGULATIONS” (MOBILE FOOD TRUCKS)
Sponsored by: Council President Britto and Councilman Mourato
Full ordinance on Clerkbase, under 01/21/2020 agenda:
https://clerkshq.com/EastProvidence-ri
  
XVI.     RECONVENE IN EXECUTIVE SESSION (if necessary)
 
XVII.    ADJOURNMENT
 
If communication assistance is needed or any other accommodations to ensure equal participation, please contact the City Clerk, Samantha Burnett at 401.435.7596

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