7:00 pm Monday, July 25, 2022


Agenda and attachments:





1.   Call to Order


2.   Pledge of Allegiance


3.   Land Acknowledgement:

Aquene (Peace) We recognize the unique and enduring relationship that exists between Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories.  We acknowledge that we are in the ancestral homeland of the Pokanoket Tribe within the original territory of the Pokanoket Nation.  We commit to ongoing efforts to recognize, honor, reconcile and partner with the Pokanoket people whose ancestral lands and water we benefit from today.  Aquene (Peace)”


4.   Announcements: (Town Manager)

     Bayside Pride Festival:    Friday, July 29th (4:00pm – 8:00pm) and Saturday, July 30th (1:00 – 5:00pm) Barrington Public Library and Town Hall Grounds. Details on Barrington Public Library website. 

     Film Forward:  August 26 and 27, 2022 Barrington Public Library and the Town Hall Grounds. 

     Last Day to Register to Vote:  Sunday, August 14th at the Public Safety Building until 4:00pm. (Only if you have not previously registered.)

     Early Voting:  Begins Wednesday, August 24th in Council Chamber (usual business hours).  The last day to vote early is Monday, September 12th at 4:00pm.

     Blood Drive:  Tuesday, August 30 2:00 – 7:00pm “Pint for Pint” 21+ give a pint and receive a voucher to get a pint of beer at participating breweries. Location:  Government Center Parking Lot

     Tree Planting & Removal:

   May 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022 – 77 trees removed/79 trees planted

   July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022 – 69 trees removed/80 trees planted



All items with an asterisk (*) are routine by the Town Council and will be enacted by one motion.  There will be no separate discussion on these items unless a council member or citizen so request, and the request is for good cause in which event the item will be removed from the consent agenda and will be considered in its normal sequence on the agenda.


5.   *Accept Resignation(s):

   Housing Board of Trustees:  Shayla Simmons resigned, effective immediately.


6.   *Approve Reappointments to Boards and Commissions:

   Housing Board of Trustees:  Pamela Lauria will move from 1st alternate to a full member with a term to expire on January 31, 2025.

   Housing Board of Trustees:  Thomas Peck moving from 2nd alternate to 1st alternate, with a term expiration date of January 31, 2024.

   Housing Board of Trustees:  Colby Hansen moving from 3rd alternate to 2nd alternate, with a term expiration date of March 31, 2024.


7.   *Accept the Minutes of the Town Council meeting minutes from May 31, June 6 and 9, 2022.


8.   *Accept Monthly Department Reports

(May ’22 and June ‘22): Business and Finance Director, Fire Chief, Human Resources, Library Director, Police Chief/Animal Control Official, Public Works Director, Planner/Building and Resiliency, Recreation and Senior Services Director, Tax Assessor and Town Clerk


9.   *Approve Abatement List


10.  *Approve Surplus Property (none)


11.  *Acknowledge Correspondence:

     BAY Team Monthly Report

     BCWA Monthly Reports

     Outdoor Seating and Lighting:  M. Freij

     Stop Sign-Bowden and King Philip:  Gina/Michael Ramos

     Cannabis Sales:  J. Parcedes/Schultz

     Echo Lake:  C. Pikul

     Verizon FIOS:  M. Mullen

     Town Beach:  R. Malloy


12.  Discuss and Act on Interviews and Appointments:

o    Library Board of Trustees: (1 vacancy:  1 full member term end date:  December 31, 2022):  Interview:  Barbara Burke, Esme DeVault, Jordan Jancosek and Ethan Stein

o    Resilience and Energy Committee: (1 vacancy:  1st alternate term end date:  November 30, 2023):  Interview:  Mike Smith


Public Comment (Maximum 3-minute statement)

To the public:  This agenda item is for members of the public to speak regarding a topic that is not already on the agenda.  Please indicate that you would like to speak by raising your hand.  When you are recognized, please state your name and residency for the record.


13.  Discuss and Act: Transfer of Paper Street and Compensation at Latham Avenue and Shore Drive


14.  Discuss and Act:  Restrooms at the Town Athletic Fields (R. Humm)


15.  Discuss and Act: Barrington Middle School Safety Improvement Construction and Maintenance Agreement


16.  Discuss and Act:  ARPA Priorities and Funding


17.  Discuss and Act:  Policy for Community Event Fund for Community Events (P. Hervey) 


18.  Discuss and Act:  Flag Policy and Schedule


19.  Discuss and Act: Proposal of a Green Memo Format for Bid Memos

to Obtain a More Environmentally Friendly Option (referral to Town Manager, Town Solicitor and Resilience and Energy) (J. Brier)


20. Discuss and Act:  Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Requests the Town Council Recognize Juneteenth as a Town Holiday (B. Medlin)


21.  Discuss and Act:  Amend Zoning Ordinance to Prohibit New Gas Stations


22. Discuss and Act on Resolution(s):

     Amending Chapter A225:  Map Fee


23. Discuss and Act on Bid(s):

     BAY Team:

o    RFQ – Project Director Contract

     Department of Public Works:

o    Bay Spring Community Center – Vinyl Cedar Impressions Siding Project

o    Town Hall Painting

o    Chevy Bolt EUV for Building Official/Town Hall use, to include a trade-in of 2012 Ford Focus

o    2022 Chevrolet Pick-up Truck w/4WD (Town will provide plow for snow removal.)

     Planning Department:

o    Proposal for Engineering Services:  South Lake Drive Shared Use Path

o    Wayfinding Signage:  Authorize Grant Award Wayfinding Signage to ViewPoint Sign and Awning

o    Archaeology:  Authorize Contract with PAST Inc.


24. Discuss and Act on Ordinances:


   2022-13 An Ordinance Amendment to Chapter 144 Public Lands, Use of §144-15 Town Hall Business Hours

   2022-16 An Ordinance Amendment to Chapter 179 Vehicles and Traffic, §179-3 Stop Intersections Designated

   2022-17 An Ordinance to Adopt Chapter 80, Cannabis (J. Brier)



   2022-14 An Ordinance Amendment to Chapter 45 Salaries and Compensation for non-union employees

   2022-15 Renewal of Declaration of Emergency


25. Set Agenda for Monday, September 12, 2022, at 7:00pm Town Council Meeting

     Discuss and Act: Invasive Species Control at Echo Lake Continued from June 6, 2022 (Ned Barton)

     Discuss and Act:  Evaluating the Financial Town Meeting (J. Brier)

     Presentation:  New Website

     Presentation:  Complete Streets Plan

     Discuss and Act:  OSHEAN (K. Raposa)

     Bike to Beach:  September 17, 2022

     Discuss:  Resolutions:  Business Registration:  Support RIGL 45-2-31.6 (October)

     Sunday, October 2, 2022 RI Slave History Medallion Installation Ceremony at the Barrington Public Library with a reception to follow in Collis Gallery (A time to be determined.)


26. Adjourn


The Town of Barrington will provide accommodations needed to ensure equal participation in all meetings.  Please contact the Town Clerk’s office prior to the meeting so arrangements can be made to provide such assistance.  A request for accommodations can be made in writing to 283 County Road or by calling 401-247-1900, Ext. 301.  Hearing impaired callers can dial 711 “Relay” for additional assistance.  The Barrington Town Hall, Barrington Public Library and Barrington Public Safety Building are accessible to the disabled.  Posted on July 21, 2022 at Barrington Town Hall, Barrington Public Library, Barrington Web Site and Secretary of State Web Site. 


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