6:30 pm Monday, June 3, 2024

Barrington Town Hall

Council Chamber

283 County Road, Barrington, RI

Agenda and attachments:




1.      Call to Order  (TM)


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.      Discuss and Act:  Resolution Honoring Police Officers:   (TM)

·       Captain Kevin Igoe, Sergeant Christopher Aylward, Detective Josh Melo, Detective Sean Murphy, Officer Cameron Rodrigues, Officer Joel Saccoccio, Officer Mark Bairos, and Dispatcher Scott Lewis



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.      *Receive Updates and Events (See Town Manager’s Memo):

·       Tree Planting & Removal:  May 1, 2023- April 30, 2024– 75 trees removed/ 126 trees planted


7.      *Accept Resignation(s):

·       Board of Assessment Review:  Doug Caito

·       Committee on Appropriations:  William DeWitt and Steve Primiano

·       DEI Committee:  Alex Pastor

·       Economic Development Committee:  Kas DeCavalho

·       Park & Recreation Commission:  Solange Morrissette

·       Zoning Board:  Doug Caito and Clark Westcott


8.      *Approve Reappointments to Boards and Commissions:

·       Planning Board:  Lawrence Bacher, to be reappointed as a full member, with a term expiration date of May 31, 2027.

·       Zoning Board:  Cara Pomeranz moving from a 2nd alternative to a full member with a term expiration date of December 31, 2027.

·       Zoning Board:  Suzanne Renaud moving from a 3rd alternative to 1st alternate with a term expiration date of December 31, 2025.


9.      *Accept Monthly Department Reports (April ’24): 

Business and Finance, Fire, Human Resources, Library, Police/Animal Control, Department of Public Works, Planning/Building and Resiliency, Recreation, Senior Services, Tax Assessor and Town Clerk


10.   *Approve Abatement List


11.   *Approve Surplus Property

(To declare the following items as surplus property and authorize the Town Manager, at his discretion, to dispose of this property (discard) if it is not practical to sell in accordance with Chapter 49 of the Town Ordinances): (none)


12.   *Acknowledge Correspondence:  BAY Team Monthly Report, BCWA Monthly Report


13.   *Receive Annual Board and Commission Annual Reports


14.   Discuss and Act:  Minutes from Town Council meeting on May 6, 2024.             (TM)


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

·       Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee: (2 vacancies:  1 full member with a term expiration date of March 31, 2027, and 1st alternate with a term expiring March 31, 2027.)

·       Interview:  Joelle Adams and Jennifer White

·       Economic Development Commission: (2 vacancies:  2 full members with a term expiration date May 31, 2027) Interview:  Azley Savell

·       Senior Services Advisory Board: (3 vacancies:  1 full member with an expiration date of February 28, 2027, and 1st alternate with an expiration date of February 28, 2026) and 2nd alternate with a term expiration date February 28, 2027.) Interview:  Betty Stoner and Arlene Treacy-Montgomery


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


17.   Discuss and Act:  Ordinances(s):     (TM)


·       2024-4 An Ordinance Amendment of the Town of Barrington Chapter 45:  Salaries and Compensation for non-union employees §45-24 Pay scale by occupational titles.

·       PUBLIC HEARING: (none)


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

·       BAY Team: (D. Alves)

·       Prevention Coordinator

·       Planning, Building and Resilience: (T. Crean)

·       Contract Extension and Request for Funds to Support Resilience Planner

·       Energy Manager Contract from RI Office of Energy Resources Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Funding

·       Police Department: (M. Correia)

·       Police Vehicle Purchase (Ford Lightning)

·       Motorola 800 MHz Handheld Radios


19.   Discuss and Act:  Recreation Fields and Facilities (Standing Agenda Item) (R. Humm)           (TM)

·       Presentation on Field House/Recreation Center Report (Victus Advisors)

·       Ballot Question for the November Election (Solicitor’s Office)

·       Barrington Middle School Synthetic Field – Agreement with Schools


20.   Update:  Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (F. Lovera)       (TM)


21.   Discuss and Act:  Conceptual Design of the South Lake Drive Area (K. Reiss/M. Thorsson)       (TM)


22.   Discuss and Act:  On Recognizing our Volunteers (K. Berard)    (TM)


23.   Discuss and Act:  RIDOT Adopt-A-Spot Signs (P. Hervey)          (TM)


24.   Discuss and Act:  Conservation/Climate Resiliency (Standing Agenda Item) (A. Conway)         (TM)


25.   Discuss and Act:  Charter Review Commission Proposed Ballot Questions (Solicitor’s Office)     (TM)


26.   General Public Comment: (Maximum one statement per speaker up to three minutes in length):    (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.


27.   Set Agenda for the next meeting of the Council:  Monday, July 22, 2024  (TM)

·       Discuss and Act:  Town Council Goal Setting Follow-up (K. Berard and B. Cloutier)

·       Discuss and Act:  DEI:  No Tolerance Condemnation and Reporting

·       Public Hearing:  2024-3 An Ordinance of the Town of Barrington amending Chapter 179 Vehicles and Traffic Article II §179-3 STOP intersections designated Fireside and Old Chimney

·       Public Hearing:  2024 An Ordinance of the Town of Barrington amending Chapter 45:  Salaries and Compensation for non-union employees §45-24 Pay scale by occupational titles.


28.   Adjournment  (TM)


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 (voice).  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 date on May 30, 2024, at Barrington Town Hall, Barrington Public Library, Town of Barrington Web Site, and Secretary of State Web Site.



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