7:00 pm Monday, May 2, 2022







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1.         Call to Order


2.         Pledge of Allegiance


3.         Land Acknowledgement:    (TM)

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.         Resolutions Honoring:    (TM)

     Barbara Lee Fiscal Clerk

     Barrington High School State Champion Swimming Teams


5.         Announcements: (Town Manager)    (TM)

     Arbor Day Foundation Recognizes Barrington, RI as a Tree City USA and honor its commitment to effective urban forest management.

     Beach Parking Pass Sales:  Will begin May 2nd at Noon

     Budget Hearing:  Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 7:00pm HYBRID:

     30th Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive: Saturday, May 14, 2022 Please place a non-perishable and NON-EXPIRED food item at your mailbox.

     Camp Out at Barrington Beach:  Saturday, May 21-22, 2022 Advance Registration required $20 per tent:

     Financial Town Meeting:  Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at High School Auditorium at 7:00pm IN-PERSON ONLY

     Memorial Day Parade May 30, 2022 at 8:30am Opening Ceremony at Victory Gates Barrington High School and immediately following parade the closing ceremony will take place at the Town Hall.

     Board and Commission Openings:

   Committee on Appropriations:  2 vacancies:  The vote will occur at the FTM on May 25, 2022.  Deadline to submit application:  Wednesday, May 18, 2022

   Economic Development Commission:  1 vacancy:  1 full member

   Planning Board:  2 vacancies, 1st and 2nd alternates

   Resilience and Energy Committee:  1 vacancy:  1st alternate


     Tree Planting & Removal:

   April 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022– 75 trees removed/ 110 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.


6.         *Accept Resignation(s):    (TM)

     Planning Board:  Mariana Silva-Buck, effective immediately.


7.         *Approve Reappointments to Boards and Commissions:

     Planning Board:  Richard Simms to be reappointed as a full member with a term ending May 31, 2025.

     Planning Board:  Brian Rua from 1st alternate to full member with a term to expire on May 31, 2023


8.         *Accept the Minutes of the Town Council meeting on April 4, 2022.


9.         *Accept Monthly Department Reports (March ‘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


10.        *Approve Abatement List


11.        *Approve Surplus Property (none)


12.        *Acknowledge Correspondence:

     BAY Team Monthly Report

     BCWA Monthly Reports

     Barrington’s Prevention Coalition:  Opioid Settlement Fund Distribution


13.        *Request to Hold the Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30, 2022


14.        Discuss and Act: Interviews and Appointments: (none)    (TM)


15.        Discuss and Act on a Resolution: Bristol County Water Authority: Water System Improvement Project (A. Klepper)    (TM)


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.


16.        Discuss and Act:  Town Council Contingency Fund:  Memorial Day Parade    (TM)


17.        Discuss and Act:  Committee on Appropriation’s Proposed Reduction in the Proposed FY2023 Municipal Budget    (TM)


18.        Discuss and Act on a Financial Town Meeting Resolution     (TM)

Resolution or Resolutions regarding the Carmelite Monastery Building and Property (T. Crean)


19.        Discuss and Act on Request to Repave Senior Center Parking Lot (Senior Advisory Board)    (TM)


20.       Discuss and Act:  Landlord Consent and Cell Tower Lease Agreement (K. Raposa)    (TM)


21.        Discuss and Act on a Resolution Reallocating Unspent Barrington Middle School Bond Balance (continued from 4-4-2022) (K. Raposa)    (TM)


22.       Discuss and Act on the RI Cannabis Act Legislation:  Resolution Authorizing a Referendum on Cannabis (continued from 4-4-2022)    (TM)


23.       Discuss and Act on Bid(s):    (TM)

     Planning Department:    Walker Farm

o    Resilience and Recreation Improvement Project

     Town Manager:    Communications

o    Communications Consultant


24.       Discuss and Act on Ordinances:    (TM)


   2022-5 An Ordinance Amendment to Chapter 144 Public Lands, Use of §144-17 Littering Prohibited and Chapter 134 Parks and Recreation Article I – General Regulations §134-3 Rubbish

   2022-11 An Ordinance Amendment to Chapter 33 Personnel Policies Article V Attendance and Leave



   2022-7 An Ordinance Amendment to Chapter 185 Zoning, Article XXXIII – Short Term Residential Rental (MAY 2, 2022)

   2022-8 An Ordinance Amendment to Chapter 185 Zoning, Article IV, Use Regulation, §185-8 (C) Open Recreation Uses, §185-9 Accessory Uses (MAY 2, 2022)

   2022-10 Renewal of Declaration of Emergency


25.       Set Agenda for the Monday, June 6, 2022, at 7:00pm Town Council Meeting    (TM)

     Discuss and Act on 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)

     PUBLIC HEARING 2022-5 An Ordinance Amendment to Chapter 144 Public Lands, Use of §144-17 Littering Prohibited and Chapter 134 Parks and Recreation Article I – General Regulations §134-3 Rubbish

     PUBLIC HEARING 2022-11 An Ordinance Amendment to Chapter 33 Personnel Policies Article V Attendance and Leave

     Invasive Species Control at Echo Lake (continued from 2-7-2022 with recommendations from Conservation and Resilience and Energy) (Ned Barton)


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 April 27, 2022 at Barrington Town Hall, Barrington Public Library, Barrington Web Site and Secretary of State Web Site. 


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