The Council Roundup is a digest of licenses, appointments and other proceedings from the Johnston Town Council’s April 8 meeting.
The council unanimously approved a resolution ratifying and authorizing Mayor Joseph Polisena to enter into agreement for a Livescan Booking system for the Police Department. Polisena explained to the council why leasing was the preferable option to purchasing the system.
“One of the problems … is that technology changes so often, so if we spend X amount of dollars and it’s good for a year, we have to eat it,” the mayor said. “So sometimes leasing, although I’m not a big person to lease, I’d rather own, but sometimes leasing in that situation is better than purchasing.”
The council also unanimously approved a resolution authorizing Polisena to amend a tower lease agreement between the town and T-Mobile Northeast LLC for the tower located at 23 Golden View Drive.
The council unanimously approved used car and holiday sales licenses for Green Light Auto Sales, located at 1 Hillside Ave.
The council unanimously approved business operating and holiday sales licenses for Cross Fit Wind Rose, a personal and small group training location at 295 Scituate Ave.
The council unanimously approved a business operating license, phone calls only, for Hartford Realty Partnership, located at 7 Rowena Drive.
The council unanimously approved a private detective license change of location for Christopher L. Compopiano, located at 11 Diponte Drive.
The council unanimously approved a private detective license for Emilio J. Sabitoni, located at 369 Simmonsville Ave.
The council unanimously approved a special Class F liquor license for beer and wine for the Friends of the Johnston Senior Center for a painting and wine night on April 30 at 1291 Hartford Ave.
The council unanimously approved a petition from Verizon and National Grid for the installation of a new jointly owned pole, P-6-2, on West Scenic View Drive.
The council unanimously accepted a letter from the Rhode Island Department of Transportation for the disposition of surplus state land on Plat 1443, adjacent to Central Avenue, for referral to planning for an advisory opinion.