Barrington Town Hall

Council Chamber

283 County Road, Barrington, RI


Monday, September 11, 2023

6:30pm Amey Tucker Spencer Trust

(Separate agenda due to Spencer Trust Bylaws posted over 21 days earlier w/attachments (8-7-23) see Clerkbase)


To see attachments:


1.      Call to Order

2.      Discuss and Act on the Minutes from June 5, 2023

3.      Discuss and Act on Amendments to the Spencer Trust By-Laws

4.      Public Comment

5.      Adjourn

Separate agenda due to Spencer Trust Bylaws posted over 21 days earlier w/attachments (8-7-23) see Clerkbase)


To start immediately following Amey Tucker Spencer Trust Meeting:




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)

·       Assistant Emergency Manager Normand Menard has been named as “Emergency Management Professional of the Year” by the Rhode Island Association of Emergency Managers

·       Community Bike Path Painting Event:  The Bicycle-Pedestrian Advisory Committee will host a Community Bike Path Painting Event on Sunday, Sept. 24th, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Bike Path Connector between Waseca Avenue and the East Bay Bike Path. Activities include painting the connector, a bike safety demonstration, fun with sidewalk chalk for kids

·       Reserve a Tree:  Rhode Island DEM is excited to announce that the Fall 2023 Energy-Saving Trees Program


·       Tree Planting & RemovalAugust 1, 2022- July 30, 2023– 99 trees removed/ 98 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):      (TM)

·       Bicycle-Pedestrian Advisory Committee:  Andrew Watson

·       Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee:  Andrew Simon and Glenmore Wagner


6.      *Approve Reappointments to Boards and Commissions:

·       Bicycle-Pedestrian and Advisory Committee:

o   Sam Obstfeld (alternate), to be appointed as a full member, with a term expiration date of March 31, 2024.

·       Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee: 

o   Jonathan Leviss (2nd alternate), to be appointed as a full member, with a term expiration date of         September 30, 2026.

o   Alexandra Pastor (1st alternate) to be appointed as a full member with a term expiration date of        September 30, 2024

·       Planning Board: 

o   Richard Godfrey moving from 2nd alternate to 1st alternate.

o   Alexander Mueller (1st alternate), to be appointed as a full member, with a term expiration date of

May 31, 2024

·       Resilience and Energy Committee: 

o   Rita Moore moving from 1st alternate to full member.


7.      *Accept the Minutes from the Town Council meetings held on July 17, 24 and August 12, 2023, and accept the Executive Session Minutes from July 17, 2023.


8.      *Accept Monthly Department Reports (July ‘23): 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

·       Liquor License – Westmoreland               *Chipotle:  Chudy (2)


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


13.   Discuss and Act:  Resolution(s): (none)      (TM)


14.   Discuss and Act:  Ordinances      (TM)

·       INTRODUCTION: (none)

·       PUBLIC HEARING: (none)


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

·       Fire Department:

o   Rescue Vehicle Purchase

·       Planning Department:

o   Lincoln Avenue Complete Streets Project VHB

o   Additional Scope for Recreation Center / Field House Feasibility Study

·       BAY Team:

o   Purchase of Medication Lock Bags


16.   Presentation:  Director of HousingWorks RI to Discuss Housing Issues, 2023 Housing Factbook, and RI Zoning Atlas      (TM)


17.   Discuss and Act:  Economic Development Commission Recommendation to Remove Requirement for Additional Local Alcohol Training      (TM)


18.   Presentation:  Day of Caring      (TM)


19.   Discuss and Act:  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island to Place Donation Bin (Jen McAuslin Director of Donation Center Operations      (TM)


20.   Discuss and Act:  25 Watson Avenue      (TM)


21.   Discuss and Act:  Policy Brief – Actions to Mitigate Noise Pollution for Health and Wellness of Barrington (M. Thorsson)      (TM)


22.   Discuss and Act:  Community Center Compact      (TM)


23.   Discuss and Act:  Architectural Services for Bay Spring Community Center Compact Project      (TM)


24.   Discuss and Act:  A-Frame Signage      (TM)


25.   Discuss and Act:  Banner Program      (TM)


26.   Discuss and Act:  Expedited Massasoit Sidewalk Construction      (TM)


27.   Discuss and Act:  Council Goal-Setting Session      (TM)


28.   Discuss and Act:  Recreation Fields and Facilities (R. Humm)      (TM)


29.   Discuss and Act:  Rhode Island Legislature Update and Summary of Relevant Bills


30.   Discuss And Act:  Conservation/Climate Resiliency


31.   Update:  Liaison Reports


32.   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.


33.   Set Agenda for the Monday, October 2, 2023, at 7:00pm Town Council Meeting      (TM)

·       Resolution:  Barrington High School Students Building “Barrington by Address” (T. Crean) (October 2, 2023)

·       Discuss and Act:  Melrose and Hawthorne Avenue STOP Sign

·       Community Engagement

·       Discuss and Act:  Evaluating Resource Needs to Implement Resilience Pledges


34.   Adjourn 



The Town of Barrington will provide accommodation needed to ensure equal participation in all meetings.  Please contact the Town Clerk’s office (401-247-1900, x1) 48 hours prior to the meeting so arrangements can be made to provide such assistance.   Hearing impaired callers can dial RI Relay 1-800-745-5555 (TTY) for additional assistance.  The Barrington Town Hall, Barrington Public Library, Barrington Middle School, and Barrington Public Safety Building are accessible to the disabled.  Posted on September 7, 2023, at Barrington Town Hall, Barrington Public Library, Town of Barrington Web Site and Secretary of State Web Site.


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