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The City of Warwick

Docket of the City Council


Regular Business Meeting
For
October 15, 2014
@
Council Chambers
Warwick City Hall
3275 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886
@ 7:00 P.M.
Donna Travis, President

Roll Call:

9/0 Steven Colantuono, Thomas Chadronet, Camille Vella- Wil


kinson, Joseph J. Solomon, Ed Ladouceur, Donna Travis,
Charles J. Donovan Jr., Joseph Gallucci, Steve Merolla

Time:
8:31pm
Salute To The Flag: Chadronet
Executive Communications
TRAVIS- Welcome back to Councilman Chadronet, and Councilman Gallucci
Quarterly Reports
1. Dan ORourke Water Department
2. Janine Burke WSA
1. General Communications a. Announcement of Appointments none
b. Appointments Requiring Confirmation none
2. Consent Calendar 1. PCR -114-14 Resolution Relative to Bids
(Councilwoman Vella-Wilkinson)
Committee Report: (Finance):
Action:
Moved by:
Seconded by:

FA Vella-Wilkinson

FAVORABLE
VELLA-WILKINSON
COLANTUANO, CHADRONET
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2. PCR-115-14 Resolution Relative to Claims


(Councilman Gallucci)
Committee Report: (Public Safety): FA GALLUCCI
Action:
Moved by:
Seconded by:

FAVORABLE
GALLUCCI
COLANTUANO

3. PCR -116-14 Resolution Relative to Tax Abatements


(Councilwoman Vella-Wilkinson)
Committee Report: (Finance):
FA VELLA-WILKINSON
Action:
FAVORABLE
Moved by:
VELLA WILKINSON
Seconded by:
COLANTUANO, CHADRONET

Consent calendar vote:

9/0

PCR-117-14 Bid 2015-126


Committee Report: (Finance):
FA VELLA-WILKINSON
Action:
FAVORABLE
Moved by:
VELLA WILKINSON
Seconded by:
COLANTUANO, CHADRONET
Vote: 8/0/1
MEROLLA -ABSTAIN
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
1. PCO -20-14 Amendment to Warwick City Ordinance 20-4 Open Fires
(Councilwoman Vella-Wilkinson)
FIRST PASSAGE
Committee Report: (Ordinance)

GALLUCCI

HOLD 12-8-2014

2. PCO-21-14 Update and Amend the City of Warwick Harbor Management


Plan and Ordinance entitled: City of Warwick RI Harbor Management Plan
1996-2001 (Council President Travis)
FIRST PASSAGE
Not Drafted
Committee Report: (Ordinance) GALLUCCI
HOLD 12-8-2014
3. PCO-27-14 Requesting No Parking Signs
(Councilman Donovan)
FIRST PASSAGE
Not Drafted
Committee Report: (Ordinance)
GALLUCCI

HOLD 11-12-2014

4. PCO-28-14 Food Truck Permitting and Operation in the City of Warwick


(Councilwoman Vella-Wilkinson)
FIRST PASSAGE
Not Drafted
Committee Report: (Ordinance)
GALLUCCI
HOLD 11-12-2014
5. PCR-96-14 Solar Powered Trash Receptacles and Recycling Receptacles
(Councilman Colantuono at the request of Mayor Avedisian)
Committee Report: (Intergovernmental) COLANTUANO MOVE TO PENDING
6. PCR-97-14 Resolution Establishing a Warwick Heritage Institute
(Councilman Donovan)
Not Drafted
Committee Report: (Intergovernmental) COLANTUANO HOLD 11-17-2014
NEW BUSINESS
1. PCR-106-14 Request Mayor to Increase Road Paving Budget Line Item to
1.25 Million immediately for Repairing and Repaving Roads Immediately
(Councilman Ladouceur)
Committee Report: Finance VELLA-WILKINSON FLOOR FOR DISCUSSION
Action:
FAVORABLE
Moved by:
LADOUCEUR
Seconded by:
MEROLLA
Action :
LADOUCEUR HOLD 10-20-14
Seconded by:
COLANTUANO, VELLA-WILKINSON
Vote:
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2. PCR-107-14 Requesting City Council Auditor provide the City Council all
Auditor Finance Committee Bid Information Sheets a Minimum of 72 Hours
before each meeting (Councilman Merolla)
Committee Report: Intergovernmental FAVORABLE COLANTUANO
Action:
Moved by:
Seconded by:
Vote:

FAVORABLE
MEROLLA
GALLUCCI, LADOUCEUR
8/1 SOLOMON

3. PCR-108-14 Requesting City Council Auditor Answer Councilman


Merollas Email dated May 1st, 2014 regarding the Pension Plans and
Healthcare Costs (Councilman Merolla)
Committee Report: Intergovernmental COLANTUANO HOLD 10-20-2014
4. PCR-109-14 Resolution in regards to the Confirmation of the City Council
Auditor Unanimous Consent (Council President Travis)
Committee Report: Intergovernmental COLANTUANO HOLD 10-20-2014
Not Drafted
5. PCR-110-14 A Resolution Opposing the City of Warwicks Participation in
the Kent County Prep Mayoral Academy
Councilwoman Vella-Wilkinson
Committee Report: Finance VELLA-WILKINSON HOLD 10-20-2014
6. PCR-111-14 Resolution in regards to 2015 Council Calendar
(Council President Travis)
Committee Report: Intergovernmental FAVORABLE COLANTUANO
Action:
FAVORABLE
Moved by:
COLANTUANO
Seconded by:
CHADRONET
Vote:
9/0
7. PCR-112-14 Resolution in regards to Stop Signs on Algonquin Drive
(Councilman Colantuono)
Committee Report: Public Safety FAVORABLE GALLUCCI
Action:
FAVORABLE
Moved by:
COLANTUANO
Seconded by:
VELLA-WILKINSON, CHADRONET, GALLUCCI
Vote:

9/0

8. PCR-113-14 Resolution regarding Use Agreement of the Former Christopher Rhodes Elementary School (Councilman Chadronet on Behalf of Mayor
Avedisian)
Committee Report: Public Property MERROLLA HOLD 11-12-2014
FOR REFERRAL AND ADVERTISING
None
Unanimous Consent for October 15, 2014
COLANTUANO

DOCKET FOR 10-20-2014 CLEAN WATER IG PCR-118-14

Motion to Adjourn:
Time:

GALLUCCI
10:01 PM

DOCKET SESSION
LADOUCEUR, COLANTUANO LITTERING
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COLANTUANO
WARWICK TECH CTR
PCR-130-14
VELLA-WILKINSONGRANTS
PCR-127-14
VELLA-WILKINSONRESTRICTED FUND
PCO-29-14
SOLOMONSTREET LIGHTS
PCR-129-14

The City of Warwick


Docket of the City Council
Regular Public Hearing Meeting
For
October 20, 2014
@
Council Chambers
Warwick City Hall
3275 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886
@ 7:00 P.M.
Donna Travis, President

Roll Call:

9/0

Steven Colantuono, Thomas Chadronet, Camille Vella- Wil


kinson, Joseph J. Solomon, Ed Ladouceur, Donna Travis,
Charles J. Donovan Jr., Joseph Gallucci, Steve Merolla

Time: 7:30pm
Salute To The Flag: Vella Wilkinson
Executive Communications
1. General Communications - None
Public Hearings
RULE 41.
After the General Communications and prior to the Consent
Calendar at each City Council Public Hearing meeting there shall be a fifteen
minute period during which citizens may comment about Warwick city government issues subject to the following stipulations:
a) The total period of time for public comment shall be 15 minutes. Comments need to be brief in order to allow as many citizens as possible to
participate.
b) The topics for comment shall be issues directly affecting City government.
c) City Council members will not respond to questions during the public
comment period.
d) The public comment session will terminate at the expiration of 15 minutes.
Waiver of this provision requires unanimous consent.
Roger Durand - Quick point regarding City Council Auditor previous auditors not voted on, but had CPAs. Qualifications not spoken
of during Budget Hearings. Situation a flawed process. Ordinance
violated. No sense of urgency - needs to be clarified quickly. Current Auditor has no CPA.
Roy Dempsey - Retired CPA. Recognizes Mr. Cushman for infor[Type text]

mation that came out during Republican Primary. His numbers accurate. Numbers show financial problem that was politically ignored
during campaign. Cushmans numbers should be recognized. Line
Item Lease Purchase includes all vehicles. Why no addendum to
Lease Purchase numbers.
Stacia Petri - Reads email in full from Council Auditor to Councilman
Merolla regarding Mr. Cushmans analysis and Actuarial report. No
5 million dollar bond available to pave roads. Active City workers
who have not had pay increase, union contracts in February. Billion
dollar debt. Taxes gone up 14 years. Warwick tax payers need to
see leadership.
Warren Powers - $160 Conceal Carry Permit should be eliminated.
Law states $40 and thats all it should be.
Daria Bruno - Addresses Councilwoman VW proposed legislation regarding $40.00 Conceal Carry Permit. Bring it down to $40.00 as according to law.
Steve Hogan - Reiterates that by law, Conceal Carry Permit should
be $40.00.
1. Announcement of Appointments
Westbay Community Action- Board of Directors
Bernadette McDowell Med, BSN, RN
66 Baywood Street
Warwick, RI 02886

Ward 3

(Vice: Gloria Fairbanks)


2. Appointments Requiring Confirmation None
3. Consent Calendar
1. PCR-119-14 Resolution Relative to Bids
(Councilwoman Vella-Wilkinson
Committee Report: (Finance)
Action:
Moved by:
Seconded by:
Vote:
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Favorable
Colantuono
Gallucci
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Favorable

Colantuono

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
1. PCR-103-14 Claim Tanya Ferrara

(Councilman Gallucci)

Committee Report: (Public Safety)


Action:
Moved by:
Seconded by:
Vote:

Denied Gallucci

Denied
Gallucci
Chadronet
9/0

2. PCO-5-14 Ordinance regarding interest charges on taxes


(Councilman Ladouceur)
FIRST PASSAGE
Committee Report: (Finance):

Hold 11-17-2014

3. PCO-10-14
Ordinance related to concealed weapons permits issued by
the City of Warwick (Councilwoman Vella-Wilkinson)
SECOND PASSAGE- AS AMENDED
Committee Report (Ordinance): Favorable - Ladouceur
Action:
Favorable
Moved by:
Vella- Wilkinson
Seconded by :
Colantuono, Chadronet
Vote:
9/0
4. PCO-23-14 City Paving Program Bond Referendum (Council President Travis,
Councilman Colantuono, Councilman Donovan, Councilman Gallucci)
SECOND PASSAGE AS AMENDED
Committee Report (Finance):
Action:
Moved by:
Seconded by:
Vote:
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Favorable
Colantuono
Gallucci
9/0

Favorable

Colantuono

5. PCO-24-14 Tax payments (Councilman Ladouceur)


FIRST PASSAGE
Not Drafted
Committee Report: (Finance)
Hold 11-17-2014
6. PCO-25-14 Bonfires (Councilman Ladouceur)
FIRST PASSAGE
Not Drafted
Committee Report: (Ordinance) Ladouceur

Move to Pending

7. PCO-26-14
Planning Board Recommendation/Zone Change for Robert J. Carberry III. Petition for a change in Zoning: Plat 361 Lot 838 107 Lloyd Ave. Zone change
requested: Open Space to A-7 Residential (Council President Travis)
SECOND PASSAGE
Committee Report: (Land Use)
Favorable Merolla
Action:
Favorable
Moved by:
Merolla
Seconded by: Colantuono, Chadronet
Vote:
8/0/1 Gallucci
(Gallucci notes not present at First Passage therefore abstains from
vote)
8. PCR-106-14 Request Mayor to Increase Road Paving Budget Line Item to 1.25
Million immediately for Repairing and Repaving Roads Immediately (Councilman Ladouceur)
Committee Report: Finance Move to Floor
Action:
Favorable
Moved by:
Ladouceur
Seconded by: Vella-Wilkinson
Vote:
6/3
(Travis, Colantuono, Donovan)

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9. PCR-108-14 Requesting City Council Auditor Answer Councilman


Merollas Email dated May 1st, 2014 regarding the Pension Plans and
Healthcare Costs (Councilman Merolla)
Committee Report: Intergovernmental
Withdraw Merolla
Action:
Withdrawn
Moved by:
Merolla
Seconded by: Colantuono, Chadronet
Vote:
9/0
10. PCR-109-14 Resolution in regards to the Confirmation of the City Council Auditor Unanimous Consent (Council President Travis)
Committee Report: Intergovernmental To Floor Colantuono
Action:
Favorable
Moved by:
Colantuono
Seconded by: Merolla
Action
Moved by:
Seconded by:
Vote:

Hold 11-12-2014
Merolla
Solomon
8/1
Gallucci

11. PCR-110-14 A Resolution Opposing the City of Warwicks Participation in the


Kent County Prep Mayoral Academy
(Councilwoman Vella-Wilkinson)
Committee Report: Finance Favorable Vella -Wilkinson
Action:
Hold 11-12-2014
NEW BUSINESS
1. PCR-118-14 Resolution in Support of Clean Water, Open Space and
Healthy Communities Bonds (Colantuano)
Committee Report: Intergovernmental Favorable Colantuono
Action:
Favorable
Moved by:
Colantuono
Seconded by:
Chadronet
Vote:
9/0
2. PCR-120-14 Bid # 120-14 Police Interceptors
Committee Report: Finance
Floor for Discussion
Action:
Favorable
Moved by:
Colantuono
Seconded by:
Gallucci
Vote:
9/0

3. PCR-121-14 Bid #2014-162 Police Vehicles


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Ladouceur

Committee Report:
Action:
Moved by:
Seconded by:
Vote:

Finance
Floor for Discussion
Favorable
Colantuono
Gallucci
9/0

Ladouceur

4. PCR-122-14 Bid #2015-134 Fire Station Potowomut


Committee Report: Finance
Floor for Discussion Ladouceur
Action:
Favorable
Moved by:
Colantuono
Seconded by:
Gallucci
Vote:
9/0
5. PCR-123-14 Bid #2015-146 Water Dept Install Line Stops and Valves
Committee Report: Finance
Floor for Discussion Ladouceur
Action:
Favorable
Moved by:
Colantuono
Seconded by:
Gallucci
Vote:
9/0
6. PCR-124-14 Bid #2015-148 Tax Exempt Lease/Purchase
Committee Report: Finance
Floor for Discussion Ladouceur
Action:
Favorable
Moved by:
Colantuono
Seconded by:
Gallucci
Vote:
9/0
7. PCR-125-14 Bid #2015-151 City of Warwick Website Design
Committee Report: Finance
Floor for Discussion Ladouceur
Action:
Favorable
Moved by:
Colantuono
Seconded by:
Gallucci
Vote:
9/0
Unanimous Consent for October 20, 2014
Motion to Adjourn: Gallucci
Time: 11:15pm

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THE CITY OF WARWICK


STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS

CHAPTER 20
FIRE PREVENTION AND PROTECTION
ARTICLE I: IN GENERAL
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Approved............................................................................Mayor
Be it ordained by the City of Warwick:
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Section I. Chapter 20 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Warwick is hereby amended to
add the following:
Sec. 20-4. Open fires.
PREAMBLE: Open burning of materials can release into the environment many kinds of toxic
fumes. Air pollution regulations prohibit burning garbage, dead animals, asphalt, petroleum
products, paints, rubber products, plastics, paper (other than enough to start a fire), cardboard,
treated wood, construction or demolition debris (including untreated milled lumber), metal or
any substance other than natural vegetation. Burning of leaves and plant materials sends aloft
millions of spores causing many people with allergies to have difficulty breathing. In addition,
gases released by open burning can corrode metal siding and damage paint on buildings.
(a) Prohibited. No person shall set or maintain an open fire within the city
.
(b) Definition. For the purposes of this section the term "open fire" shall be held to mean any fire
from which the products of combustion are emitted directly into the open air without passing
through a stack or chimney or emits smoke or odors that are offensive or objectionable or when
atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous or violates any of the
provisions of this ordinance. No type of fire is allowed on public property or in public rights-ofway (except in designated parks in approved, pre-constructed fireplaces or fire pits).
(c) Fire Safety Requirements for allowable fires.
! No fire is allowed when air pollution warnings, alerts or emergencies are in effect.
! Fires or smoke therefrom cannot obscure visibility on streets, railroad tracks or runways.
! The fire shall not be used for waste disposal purposes and the fuel shall be chosen to
minimize the generation of air contaminants.
! Fires cannot be used as a means to dispose of construction debris, household trash, or
leaves.
! Recreational fires in a standard fire pit or chiminea may be no more than 3-feet wide by 2feet high.
! Fuel for a recreational fire within an approved chiminea or fire pit must consist only of
seasoned dry firewood or similar clean burning wood. Chemically or pressure-treated wood
is expressly prohibited. No flammable liquids may be used to ignite the fire; it may only be
ignited with a small quantity of paper.
! A fires must be constantly attended by an adult until it is extinguished.
! At least one fire extinguisher having a rating of 4-A must be on site during the fire. A
charged garden hose is acceptable provided its long enough to cover the fire plus any area a
fire is likely to spread to. Other approved on-site fire-extinguishing equipment such as dirt,
sand or water barrel may also be used.
(d) Fire Location.
Recreational fires must be located at least 25' away from structures or combustible
material (this can include landscaping, storage, overhead trees, etc). Any conditions that could
cause a fire to spread to within 25' of a structure must be removed prior to igniting a fire (i.e:

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grass, tree litter/debris, turf, etc). Combustible material such as turf/roots must be removed from
the edge of the chiminea or fire pit so that only non-combustible mineral soils are exposed to the
heat of a fire.
(ce) Exceptions. The provisions of this section shall not apply to open fires set or maintained by
or at the direction of the city fire department or to fires used for cooking. In addition, cotton or
synthetic flags may be burned during Flag Retirement Ceremonies.
(f) Enforcement. The Warwick Police Department will be the enforcement agency for this
ordinance. The Municipal Court may impose some or all of the following for violations of this
ordinance:
-Progressive fines may be issued ranging from $75 to $300.
- In addition to fines, violators may also be charged for the costs of equipment and
personnel required to extinguish a non-compliant fire.
- If Police are called for a complaint to the same location three times within a thirty-day
period, the offending party/resident will be prohibited from using the fire
pit/chiminea for the next sixty-days.
Section II. This Ordinance shall take effect upon passage and publication as prescribed by law.

SPONSORED BY:

COUNCILWOMAN VELLA-WILKINSON

COMMITTEE:

ORDINANCE

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THE CITY OF WARWICK


STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS

CHAPTER 76
TRAFFIC
ARTICLE IV
STOPPING, STANDING AND PARKING
No.....................................

Date.................................

Approved............................................................................Mayor
Be it ordained by the City of Warwick:
Section I. Chapter 76 Article IV of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Warwick is hereby
amended to add the following:
Sec. 76-192. Parking restrictions generally.
(c) No Parking allowed. It shall be unlawful for any operator of any vehicle to park the
same:
On the north side of Packard Avenue from Post Road along the entire length of the side
yard of property located at 2960 Post Road with signs to be placed at each end of that section of
the street and arrows added to the signs to indicate the specific area on the street where no
parking is permitted.
Section II. This Ordinance shall take effect upon passage and publication as prescribed by law.

SPONSORED BY:

COUNCILMAN DONOVAN

COMMITTEE:

PUBLIC SAFETY

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THE CITY OF WARWICK


STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS

RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL


NO.................................

DATE......................................

APPROVED....................................................................MAYOR
RESOLUTION OPPOSING THE CITY OF WARWICKS PARTICIPATION IN THE
KENT COUNTY PREP MAYORAL ACADEMY
Resolved that,
WHEREAS, the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Warwick are
matters of paramount importance to the City Council; and
WHEREAS, the Rhode Island State funding formula significantly underfunds the City of
Warwick; and
WHEREAS, the fiscal resources allocated to the Warwick School district through the
Warwick budget process should be used to further the education and development of our children
as they reside within the City limits; and
WHEREAS, the Warwick School District currently expends over one million dollars for
children whose parents choose to have them educated in specialized charter schools located
outside of the City of Warwick; and
WHEREAS, the funding apportioned for each student follows the child to his/her
enrolled school but remains with the school should the child transfer out after the October
deadline which creates further underfunding for the schools; and
WHEREAS, the Warwick School Committee has passed a Resolution opposing the City
of Warwicks participation in the Kent County Prep Mayoral Academy because it has a
detrimental effect on the education of our children in that the removal of these funds from the
Warwick Public Schools will have a negative impact on existing programs for students, on
maintaining of our public school facilities and on extracurricular activities.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Warwick City Council joins the
Warwick School Committee in opposing the City of Warwick involvement in the Kent County
Prep Mayoral Academy, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Warwick City Council supports a progressive,
robust academic environment within our Public Schools that affords all of our students a
blended learning opportunity within the local community.
The City Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this Resolution to the Mayor and the

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Warwick School Committee.


This Resolution shall take effect upon passage.

SPONSORED BY:

COUNCILWOMAN VELLA-WILKINSON

COMMITTEE:

FINANCE

PCR-113-14
THE CITY OF WARWICK
STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS

RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL


No. .

Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Approved. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mayor

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE A LEASE FOR THE


CHRISTOPHER RHODES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BY GATEWAY TO CHANGE,
INC., d/b/a ARTISTS EXCHANGE
RESOLVED THAT:
WHEREAS, the City of Warwick (City) is the owner of the Christopher Rhodes
Elementary School, so-called, located in the Pilgrim neighborhood off Post Road (the Rhodes
School); and
WHEREAS, the Mayor executed Executive Order 2012-03 to establish a Study Committee to
consider re-use options for the Rhodes School since its return to the City by the School Department;
and
WHEREAS, the re-use study committee considered several re-use options for the Rhodes
School that best benefit the neighborhood and the City; and
WHEREAS, the study committee issued an RFP to solicit proposals for the re-use of the
Rhodes School and after careful consideration and extensive investigation of several options
unanimously recommends a lease between the City and Gateway to Change, Inc., d/b/a Artists
Exchange; and
WHEREAS, Artists Exchange envisions re-use of the Rhodes School for visual and
performing arts activities, theatrical productions, instructional classes and summer art camps, to
mention a few intended activities; and
WHEREAS, the City and Gateway to Change, Inc. wishes to execute a lease for the use of
the Rhodes School to allow for the use of the building as set forth in Artists Exchange detailed
response to RFP 2014-299; and
WHEREAS, the parties have drafted a lease which outlines the obligations and rights of the
parties; and

WHEREAS, execution of the lease is in the best interest of the taxpayers, the neighborhood
and the general public.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Warwick,
Rhode Island that:
SECTION 1. The Warwick City Council assents to the Mayor executing the lease
between the City and the Gateway for Change, Inc., d/b/a Artists Exchange for
the re-use of the Rhodes School in the form and substance on the attached Exhibit
A.
SECTION 2. This Resolution shall take effect upon its passage.
SPONSORED BY: COUNCILMAN CHADRONET ON BEHALF OF
MAYOR AVEDISIAN
COMMITTEE: Public Property

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THE CITY OF WARWICK

STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS

RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL


NO....................................

DATE..................................

APPROVED...............................................................................MAYOR
RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
TO REPAIR THE DRAINAGE AREAS AT THE INTERSECTION OF
LOVE LANE AND COWESETT ROAD
Resolved that,
WHEREAS, the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Warwick are
matters of paramount importance to the City Council; and
WHEREAS, around 1996, the State of Rhode Island built drainage structures on
Cowesett Road (Route 3) in the vicinity of Love Lane and Country Lane; and
WHEREAS, the drainage work caused a dip in the roadway near Country Lane and Love
Lane and also near Love Lane and Cowesett Road; and
WHEREAS, the dip in the roadway has caused a very dangerous situation for motor
vehicle drivers because drivers attempting to avoid the depression in the roadway cross the
centerline of the road into the path of oncoming traffic; and
WHEREAS, the Warwick City Council desires that the State Department of
Transportation repair the drainage work to remove the hazardous situation that currently exists.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council hereby requests the
Rhode Island Department of Transportation to repair the drainage work to remove the hazardous
situation that currently exists on Cowesett Road (Route 3) in the vicinity of Love Lane and
Country Lane.
The City Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this Resolution to the Director of
the State Department of Transportation.
This Resolution shall take effect upon passage.

SPONSORED BY:

COUNCILMAN MEROLLA

COMMITTEE:

INTERGOVERMENTAL

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THE CITY OF WARWICK


STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS

RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL


NO.................................

DATE......................................

APPROVED....................................................................MAYOR
RESOLUTION RELATIVE TO PLACING STOP SIGNS ON
VARNUM DRIVE AT HERITAGE DRIVE
Resolved that,
WHEREAS, the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Warwick are
matters of paramount importance to the City Council; and
WHEREAS, it has come to the attention of the City Council that a very dangerous
situation exists at the intersection of Varnum Drive and Heritage Drive; and
WHEREAS, a traffic survey was conducted by the Police Department which
recommended that a yield sign be removed from Varnum Drive at the intersection of Heritage
Drive; that stops signs be erected on Varnum Drive at the intersection of Heritage Drive to
control the traffic traveling in both directions on Varnum Drive; and
WHEREAS, the City Council, by virtue of the authority of Chapter 76 Article 1 Section
76-13 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Warwick, may determine that certain traffic signs
are required for the protection of the public safety.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Director of Public Works is hereby
directed to remove a yield sign from Varnum Drive at the intersection of Heritage Drive; to erect
stops signs be erected Varnum Drive at the intersection of Heritage Drive to control the traffic
traveling in both directions on Varnum Drive.
The City Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this Resolution to the Director of
Public Works and the Chief of the Police Department.
This Resolution shall take effect upon passage.
SPONSORED BY:

COUNCILMAN MEROLLA

COMMITTEE:

PUBLIC SAFETY