** AMENDED **
MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020
WOONSOCKET CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT DANIEL M. GENDRON PRESIDING
7:00 P.M. – HARRIS HALL – THIRD FLOOR
169 MAIN STREET, WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND 02895
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
4. PUBLIC HEARING
20 LC 11 Public hearing on application of Class BV Liquor license by Robert Monteiro, Jr., 350 River Street.
5. AGENDA FOR BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS
20 LC 11 An application of Robert Monteiro, Jr., to hold a Class BV Liquor license at 350 River Street.
20 LC 12 Application of licenses and renewal of licenses (listing attached).
20 LC 13 A request of IBPO Local 404/CopsWalk to hold a tag day license on Saturday, April 18, 2020 with a rain date of Saturday, April 25, 2020.
6. CITIZENS GOOD AND WELFARE
(Please limit comments to five minutes)
7. APPROVAL/CORRECTION OF MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING HELD MARCH 2ND
8. CONSENT AGENDA
All items on the consent agenda are indicated with an asterisk (*).
9. COMMUNICATIONS FROM MAYOR
10. COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY OFFICERS
20 CO 11* Monthly odor report from Jacobs Engineering Group.
20 CO 12* Communication from Council President appointing members of the Animal Shelter Committee.
20 CO 13* From Solicitor regarding claim of James Ruth.
11. COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS
- My February 28, 2020 request for a report on Form 1099s issued by the city for 2019.
- My March 5, 2020 email to the Finance Director regarding the hiring of independent contractors and related Woonsocket Home Rule Charter provisions that may have been violated.
- My email dated March 9, 2020 and others regarding the Woonsocket Redevelopment Agency hiring of an attorney and “Administrative Approval” of a rooftop solar installation at Highland Industrial Park.
- Tax abatements, Assessment Board of Review decisions and the failure of the tax assessor to attend board meetings to defend denial of appeals.
20 CP 09 Request of Public Works Director to address the City Council regarding the following items:
- Public notices being mailed to water consumers related to violations of RIDOH requirements in 2019 (attached).SUEZ will be represented at the meeting and available to answer any questions.
- Status update of the response to recommendations made in the report prepared following the odor study conducted at the Wastewater Treatment Facility (attached).
- Recent issues with Synagro’s operation of the sewer sludge incinerator in handling sludge during an unscheduled shutdown.
20 CP 10 A request from Vice President Brien to address the City Council regarding the following item:
- The response received on March 6th, 2020 from Finance Director Chamberland in connection with my request for information regarding Winter Wonderland.
20 CP 11 Request of Kristi Keith to address the City Council regarding the following items:
- The 2020 DWC Board and continued partnership with the City of Woonsocket.
- Granting permission to use city property for events sponsored by DWC.
- National Main Street Conference 2020.
- Accreditation by Main Street America.
12. GOOD AND WELFARE
(Five minute limit, per Council Rules of Order)
13. ORDINANCES PASSED FOR THE FIRST TIME MARCH 2ND
20 O 03 Authorizing the Fire Chief of the City of Woonsocket to purchase a 2020 Ford F550 Emergency Medical Services Rescue vehicle.-Gendron
20 O 05 Amending the Code of Ordinances, City of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, Entitled "Alcoholic Beverages", Chapter 3, Section 3.5(c).-Gendron
14. ORDINANCES TABLED UNTIL THIS MEETING
15. NEW ORDINANCES
20 O 06 Transferring Funds – from City Capital Fund to Inspection Division.-Gendron
20 O 07 Amending Chapter 13, Entitled “Licenses and Permits”, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Woonsocket.-Gendron
16. RESOLUTIONS TABLED UNTIL THIS MEETING
17. NEW RESOLUTIONS
20 R 29 In opposition to certain sections of the Governor’s 2021 Budget proposal – H7171.-Ward, Cournoyer, Soucy, Sierra, Brien & Gendron
20 R 30 Every Rhode Islander should be counted in 2020 Census – “I Count. You Count. We All Count.”-Gendron
20 R 31 Granting permission to use City property.-Brien
20 R 32 Granting permission to use City property.-Brien
20 R 33 Resolution requesting Rhode Island State Government put certain reasonable housing and employment measures in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19.-Kithes
20 R 34 In support of House Bill H-7986 Entitled, “An Act Relating to Taxation” introduced by Representatives Casey, Morin & Phillips-Gendron
For additional information or to request interpreter services, or other special services for the hearing impaired, please contact City Clerk Christina Harmon three (3) days prior to the meeting at (401) 762-6400, or by the Thursday prior to the meeting.
Posted March 12, 2020 (Amended)