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TOWN OF SCITUATE

TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

Thursday, September 8, 2022 @ 6:00 PM

 

High School Auditorium

94 Trimtown Road

N. Scituate, RI 02857

 

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AGENDA

Attachments are available to view on our website www.scituateri.org

 

1.   Pledge of Allegiance Video Icon

 

2.   Call to order – Council President

 

3.   Roll Call – Town Clerk

 

4.   Possible Motion(s) to convene into Closed/Executive Session: Video Icon

 

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) Pending Litigation (IBPO, Local 502 v. Town of Scituate RI - AAA CASE No. 01-21-0002-1777). Discussion and/or Potential action, announcement and/or vote(s) from Executive Session and/or Open Session concerning IBPO, Local 502 v. Town of Scituate RI - AAA CASE No. 01-21-0002-1777.

 

B.   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) Collective Bargaining (Union negotiations with Teamsters Local 251). Discussion and/or Potential action, announcement and/or vote(s) from Executive Session and/or Open Session concerning possible new collective bargaining agreement effective July 1, 2022 with Teamsters Local 251.

 

C.   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) Pending Litigation (Finnegan v. Przybyla et al, PC-2020-06563).  Discussion and/or Potential action, announcement and/or vote(s) from Executive Session and/or Open Session concerning Finnegan v. Przybyla et al, PC-2020-06563.

 

D.   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 (3) matter(s) of security concerning actions necessary for the safety and security at the Town’s public schools and Town-owned buildings. Discussion and/or Potential action, announcement and/or vote(s) from Executive Session and/or Open Session concerning actions necessary for the safety and security at the Town’s public schools and Town-owned buildings.

 

5.   Motion to close Executive Session / Motion to seal Executive Session minutes / Announcement of Vote(s) in Executive Session, if any. Video Icon

 

6.   Regular Meeting call to order – Council President – Beginning no earlier than 7:00 P.M. Video Icon

 

7.   Police Promotional Ceremony—Review, Discussion and/or Potential Action and/or Vote: Video Icon

 

A.   Recommendation from the Police Chief to promote Ian Noonan to Detective Sergeant with salary and benefits consistent with the collective bargaining agreement with International Brotherhood of Police Officers (“IBPO”) Local 502.

 

B.   Recommendation from the Police Chief to promote Shawn Clayton to Sergeant with salary and benefits consistent with the collective bargaining agreement with International Brotherhood of Police Officers (“IBPO”) Local 502.

 

8.   Public Hearings—Review, Discussion and/or Potential Action and/or Vote:  NONE Video Icon

 

9.   Public comment for items not on the agenda Video Icon

 

10. Consent Items—Review, Discussion and/or Potential Action and/or Vote: Video Icon

 

A.   Approval of Town Council meeting minutes:

 

i.    Executive session – August 11, 2022

ii.   Regular meeting – August 11, 2022

iii.  Executive session with School Committee – August 25, 2022

iv.  Regular meeting with School Committee – August 25, 2022

 

B.   Department Reports

 

i.    Town Clerk

ii.   Public Works

iii.  Building Official/Zoning

iv.  Police       

v.   Treasurer

vi.  Senior Services

vii. Human Services

viii. EMA

ix.  Recreation

 

C.   Abatements and Additions: See Attached List.

 

D.   Joint Pole Location(s): 

 

i.    Betty Pond Road—New J/O Pole 4

ii.   Oakwood Road—New Pole P17-2

 

E.   Appointments:

 

i.    Town Constable:

 

a.   Edward F. Rambone, Jr.

 

F.   Re-Appointments: NONE

 

G.   Resignations: NONE

 

H.   Licenses:

 

i.    Approval of Art Festival Licenses: See attached list.

ii.   Authorization for Town Clerk Long to approve late Art Festival Licenses

 

I.    Correspondence:  NONE

 

J.    Payment of Town Bills:

 

i.    Early Town Expenses - $163,358.11

ii.   General Obligation Bond - $7,152.50

iii.  Regular Town Expenses - $99,403.37

 

11. Resolutions—Review, Discussion and/or Potential Action and/or Vote:  NONE Video Icon

 

12. Town Business—Review, Discussion and/or Potential Action and/or Vote: Video Icon

 

A.   An update from EMA Director John Robinson.

 

B.   Approval of the annual lease agreement between the Town and Hope Associates governing the use of Hope Associates’ properties; authorization for the Town Council Vice President to sign any and all documents necessary.

 

C.   Recommendation from the Police Chief to hire Angel Marie Des Marais as the full-time Executive Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police with recommended salary of $25 per hour; other terms and conditions of employment consistent with the Town of Scituate Human Resource Manual.

 

D.   Request from the Police Chief in consultation with the Purchasing Agent to purchase an official audio recording hardware/software (recording 911 calls, non-emergency lines and radio audio) from the State of Rhode Island Master Pricing Agreement (“MPA”) 517 from Custom Computer Specialists, Inc. for a total of $15,345.00.

 

E.   Request from the DPW Director in consultation with the Purchasing Agent to post a request for proposals (“RFP”) to purchase a 20-ton, double-axle trailer for use with the new paver; expenditure proposed to be from the FY23 capital budget.

 

F.   Request from the DPW Director in consultation with the Purchasing Agent to post a request for proposals (“RFP”) to purchase and install fencing at Berkander Field around the baseball field and basketball courts; expenditure proposed to be from the Open Space Fund.

 

13. Adjournment of Meeting

 

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