7:00 pm Monday, November 7, 2022

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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)    (TM)

·       Tuesday, November 8, 2022:  General Election. All Polls are open from 7:00am – 8:00pm.

·       Saturday, November 26, 2022:    Trot off Your Turkey St. Luke’s School 9:30-11:30am

·       Tree Lighting:  Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm at Town Hall,

·       Swearing-In Ceremony of Elected Officials:  Monday, December 5, 2022 at 7:00pm in-person at the Barrington Town Hall Council Chamber

·       Tree Planting & Removal:

§  October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022– 73 trees removed/ 90 trees planted


5.      Resolution:  Honoring     (TM)

·       Robert Faulkner

·       Allan Klepper

·       Councilor Jacob Brier

·       President Michael Carroll



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):

a.      Bristol County Water Authority:  Allan Klepper effective December 31, 2022

b.      Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee:  Tonya Maselli effective immediately.


7.      *Approve Reappointments to Boards and Commissions:

·       Cemetery Commission: 

o   Raymond Morris, Jr. reappointed as a full member for a term to expire November 30, 2025.

·       Juvenile Hearing Board: 

o   Kara Humm reappointed as a full member for a term to expire November 30, 2025.

o   Philip Swintak reappointed as a full member for a term to expire November 30, 2025.

·       Resilience and Energy Commission: 

o   Rickie Sonpal reappointed as a full member for a term to expire November 30, 2025.


8.      *Accept the Minutes of the Town Council meeting on October 3 and 13, 2022.


9.      *Accept Monthly Department Reports (September ’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


13.   *Approve Entertainment, Private Detective and Victualling Licensing Renewals


14.   *New Victualling License:  DPP LLC, 296 County Road, Barrington, Owner:  Dino Passaretta/DPP LLC


15.   Discuss and Act:  Interviews and Appointments:    (TM)

o   Committee on Appropriations: (1 vacancy:  1 full member to be appointed as a full member, with a term expiration date of May 31, 2023.) 

o   Interview: Lisa Daft and John Stafford


16.   Public Comment (Maximum 3-minute statement)    (TM)

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.


17.   Public Hearing:  Discuss and Act on Liquor License Renewals    (TM)

Class A Retail

a.    Grapes & Grains, Inc. d/b/a Grapes & Grains, Inc., 24 Bosworth Street

b.   Brickyard Wine & Spirits LLC d/b/a Brickyard Wine & Spirits LLC, 250 County Road

Class D Full

c.    American Legion Post #8, Inc. d/b/a American Legion Post #8, Inc., 2 Legion Way

d.   Barrington Democratic Club d/b/a Barrington Democratic Club, 186 Roffee Street

e.    Barrington Yacht Club d/b/a Barrington Yacht Club, 25 Barton Avenue

f.    Rhode Island Country Club d/b/a Rhode Island Country Club, 150 Nayatt Road

Class BV Full

g.   Tyler Point Inc. d/b/a Bluewater Bar and Grill, 32 Barton Avenue

h.   The 286 Club, 286 Maple Avenue

i.    Stock Food Group, Inc. d/b/a East Bay Oyster Bar, 308 County Road

j.    Kee-Aree LLC d/b/a Tong-D, 156 (Rear) County Road

k.   New Sushi Express, Inc. d/b/a Miku Japanese Cuisine, 306 County Road

Class BVL Limited

l.    Pepperoni’s LLC d/b/a Piezoni’s Pizza, 222 County Road

m.  Leon’s Kitchenworx LLC d/b/a Leon’s Café and Catering, 230 Waseca Avenue

n.   J & A Restaurant Enterprises Ltd. d/b/a Nacho Mamma’s,18 Maple Avenue, Unit 3

o.   Spaghetti Lane, LLC d/b/a Spaghetti Lane, 8 Anoka Avenue

p.   Sowams A. M. Inc. d/b/a Prince Ali’s Kebab, 305 Sowams Road


18.   Discuss and Act:  Proposal for a Marker to be Installed at Osamequin Regarding the History of Massasoit Osamequin and the Pokanoket (T. Bruekner)    (TM)


19.   Discuss and Act:  Approval for Reaffirming the Original Town Seal (N. Taylor)    (TM)


20.   Presentation:  BAY Team (D. Alves)    (TM)


21.   Discuss and Act:  Barrington Resilience Education Center Pilot (M. Thorrson)    (TM)


22.   Discuss and Act:  URI Energy Fellow for 2023 (T. Crean)    (TM)


23.   Discuss and Act:  Abandonment of a Portion of Smith Street (T. Crean)    (TM)


24.   Discuss and Act: Bid(s):    (TM)

·       On Call Services Engineering and Design Services (A. Corvi)

·       Amend Contract with PAST, Inc. (P. Hervey)

·       Walker Farm Resilience & Recreation Improvement Project – Fuss & O’Neill (T. Crean)

·       Design Services Haines Park Phase 1 Project - K. Alverson (P. Hervey)


25.   Discuss and Act on Ordinances:    (TM)


v 2022-27 An Ordinance Amendment to Chapter 63-8 License class, number and fee



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

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

v 2022-23 An Ordinance Amendment to Chapter 185 Zoning; Article XVII Signs (Continued to January 9, 2023)

v 2022-25 An Ordinance Amendment to 185 Zoning Cannabis Sales

v 2022-26 Renewal of Declaration of Emergency


26.   Set Agenda for Monday, January 9, 2023, at 7:00pm Town Council Meeting    (TM)

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

·       Discuss and Act:  Resolution:  Business Registration:  Support RIGL 45-2-31.6

·       Discuss and Act:  Bay Spring Community Center Lease Agreement

·       Public Hearing:  2022-23 An Ordinance Amendment to Chapter 185 Zoning; Article XVII Signs

·       Discuss and Act:  OSHEAN (fiber optic) (K. Raposa)


27.   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 November 3, 2022 at Barrington Town Hall, Barrington Public Library, Barrington Web Site and Secretary of State Web Site. 


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