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TOWN OF SCITUATE
TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2021 @ 6:30 PM
MEETING WILL BE HELD BOTH IN-PERSON AND VIA ZOOM
High School Auditorium
94 Trimtown Road
N. Scituate, RI 02857
The Town has set up the following internet video conference and telephonic access capabilities for council members and public participation:
By internet at:
Join Zoom Meeting
Dial via telephone:
888 788 0099 US Toll-free
Meeting ID: 831 9026 4577
Please contact the Town Clerk’s Office during normal business hours with any questions.
Attachments are available to view on our website www.scituateri.org
A. The Town Council may convene into Executive Session to discuss, take possible action, and/or vote pursuant to the relevant requirements of R.I. General Laws § 42-46-5(a) Subsection (2) Potential Litigation with one or more contractors related to the completion of the police station construction project. Discussion and/or Potential action, announcement and/or vote(s) from Executive Session and/or Open Session concerning potential litigation and/or settlement thereof with one or more contractors related to the completion of the police station construction project.
A. Approval of Town Council meeting minutes:
i. Regular meeting of June 10, 2021
ii. Closed session meeting of June 10, 2021
iii. Special meeting of June 24, 2021
iv. Closed session meeting of June 24, 2021
B. Department Reports
i. Town Clerk
ii. Public Works
iii. Building Official/Zoning
vi. Senior Services
vii. Human Services
C. Abatements and Additions: See attached list.
D. Payment of Town Bills:
i. Early Town Expenses - $288,772.14
ii. Regular Town Expenses - $813,256.34
E. Authorization for the Town Council President, in consultation with the Town Council Vice President and the Emergency Management Agency Director, to continue the Town State of Emergency through August 15, 2021, unless revoked earlier; ratification of all actions undertaken pursuant to Town State of Emergency since the previous extension.
A. An update from EMA Director John Robinson on the Town’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and an update on the status of the vaccine distribution plan for the Town.
B. Authorization to conduct an archaeological investigation at the 1852 Potterville School, located at 316 Old Plainfield Pike to allow students to participate in a hands-on archaeological experience.
i. Housing Authority open position to expire 12/31/2024; resumes submitted:
a. Charles A. Collins, Jr.
b. Dorinda Browne
D. Review of resident traffic and refuse concerns regarding Rockland Road and Trimtown Road. Possible referral to Town staff for further action and/or follow-up.
E. Authorization to post position for Labor/Driver/Operator as a DPW full-time new hire.
F. Authorization for the DPW Director, in consultation with the Purchasing Agent, to utilize the State Master Pricing Agreement (“MPA”) to purchase a new Street Sweeper within the budget allocated by the electors at the Financial Town Meeting.
G. Authorization to establish a committee, to be possibly composed of Town staff, the Town Engineer, and a member or members of the Town Council, to review the responses received from the RFQ for professional architect and engineer services issued to review the infrastructure projects in town and provide a recommendation to the Town Council for a later bid award.
H. Possible vote on proposed settlement in the Purdue Pharma, L.P. bankruptcy plan as it relates to the Town’s interest in the national Opioid Multi-District Litigation (“MDL”).
I. Review and possible vote on bid award concerning the “Furnish and Install Fencing Enclosure with Gates” Request for Proposals to be installed at the Police Station. Bids received June 30, 2021 from:
All State Fence
696 Russell Woods Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24502
Sydney P. Barbour 301-91
$ 3,488.00 privacy slat vs mesh
$ 3,230.00 alternate cost gate
$ 1,085.00 alternate emergency exit panic bar
1010 Turnpike Street
Canton, MA 02021
Anthony Santagati 800-288-1184
Green Acres Landscape & Construction Co., Inc.
21 Malbone Street
Lakeville, MA 02347
$39,489.00 steel cantilever price
$46,624.00 aluminum cantilever price
United Fence & Construction
233R George Waterman Road
Johnston, RI 02919