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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Town Council Meeting Preview

The most exciting thing about it is that it will be held on Tuesday, not Monday because of Columbus Day
By Will Collette

Image result for sleepy kitten gifThis is the last full meeting, if you can call it that, of the Charlestown Town Council for this term.

The next meeting is a Special Meeting on November 9th, where this 100% Charlestown Citizens Alliance-controlled council will give way to a new CCA Party-dominated Town Council.

The only question in doubt is whether all of the five Town Council members will be CCA Party partisans, or whether the Council will contain one non-CCA member. Yes, there is one person running who is not CCA – CLICK HERE for more details.

This will be a very short meeting, with little on the agenda. Like all other Council meetings during this term, all the decisions have already been made by the CCA Party Steering Committee which meets in secret every month to actually run the town. These Council meetings are merely window dressing.

Here is the official agenda as posted on the Town website:




Charlestown Town Council
Regular Meeting
10/11/2016 7:00 PM
Council Chambers
Town Hall   4540 South County Trail   Charlestown, RI 02813
CALL TO ORDER, Moment of Silence, Pledge of Allegiance
ROLL CALL
Roll Call
PERSONS WISHING TO BE HEARD
A. Discussion and Potential Action Regarding a Presentation of the Chariho RYSE School Building Project
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COUNCIL COMMENTS
PUBLIC COMMENT for items not on the Agenda
ADMINISTRATOR and COMMISSION REPORTS
A. Administrator Report
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B. Commission Reports
ANNOUNCEMENTS
A. Board and Commission Vacancies
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ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS
A. Discussion and Potential Action Regarding a Resolution Relative to Approving and Authorizing the Acceptance of Land as a Gift from Bodo H. and Helen Fischer as Open Space
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COUNCIL SITTING AS BEVERAGE LICENSING BOARD
Motion to sit as the Beverage Licensing Board
A. Discussion and Potential Action Regarding Ordering Advertised for Public Hearing on November 14, 2016 at 7:00 P.M., the Following Applications for Beverage License:
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Motion to order the beverage license applications advertised for public hearing on November 14, 2016 at 7:00 PM in the Town Council Chambers
Motion to adjourn as the Beverage Licensing Board
CONSENT AGENDA
Motion to accept, approve and place on file the following as the consent agenda: “CA” A - “CA” N
"CA" A. Town Council Minutes:
1. September 7 (Agenda)
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2. September 12 (Regular)
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"CA" B. Reports:
1. Police Chief - August 2016, September 2016
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2. Town Clerk - September 2016
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3. Treasurer's Report - August 2016
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“CA” C. Approval of the Following Events at Ninigret Park with a Recommendation from the Parks and Recreation Commission, Subject to Review of Contracts by the Town Solicitor, Receipt of All Applicable Paperwork and Insurance and that All Event Details Are Satisfactorily Met by the Parks and Recreation Director:
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"CA" D. Reappointments to the Affordable Housing Commission: Ernest R. Morreira and Evelyn J. Smith Terms to Expire in September of 2019
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"CA" E. Reappointments to the Economic Improvement Commission: Janice E. Falcone and Donald S. Smith, Jr., Terms to Expire in September of 2019
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“CA” F. Appointment of Constables as Recommended by the Chief of Police, Terms to Expire January 2017: Charlestown Police Dispatchers – Doran Bercovici, Per-Diem Dispatcher; Luke Hogan, Full-Time Dispatcher; Bruce Law, Part-Time Dispatcher; and Corey McKenna, Per-Diem Dispatcher
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“CA” G. Appointment of Traffic Constables as Recommended by the Chief of Police, Terms to Expire January 2017: Doran Bercovici, Luke Hogan, Jamie Quattromani
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"CA" H. Approval of the Senior/Community Center Flooring Project for an Amount of $20,755.20 as Charted Below and as Budgeted in Line Item 75.000.5100, and Authorization of the Town Administrator and Town Treasurer, Each, to Take Any and All Such Actions, and Execute and Deliver Such Certificates, Receipts or Other Documents as May be Necessary to Carry into Effect the Foregoing, or Any Other Action Relative Thereto
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"CA" I. Approval of the Purchase of Two 2017 Ford Interceptor Utility Vehicles and One 2017 Ford F150 XL from MHQ Municipal Vehicles of Marlboro MA., for an Amount Not to Exceed $108,163 as Budgeted in Line 01.990.9901 and 01.990.9920, and Authorization of the Town Administrator and Town Treasurer, Each, to Take Any and All Such Actions, and Execute and Deliver Such Certificates, Receipts or Other Documents as May be Necessary to Carry into Effect the Foregoing
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"CA” J. Approval of the Purchase and Installation of a New Backstop and Footings and Removal of the Previous Backstop and Footings Located Behind Charlestown Town Hall (Puchalski Field) by R.A. DeFusco and Son Fence, Inc. a Contract Alliance Vendor with the Rhode Island Master Price Agreement for an Amount Not to Exceed $5,675 as Budgeted in Line Item 01.990.9995, and Authorization of the Town Administrator and Town Treasurer, Each, to Take Any and All Such Actions, and Execute and Deliver Such Certificates, Receipts or Other Documents as May be Necessary to Carry into Effect the Foregoing, or Any Action Relative Thereto
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"CA" K. Approval of the Request from the Tax Assessor for Rescission of Abatement in the Amount of $25.43
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"CA" L. Award of the Diesel Fuel Bid for an Amount Not to Exceed 0.39 Cents Net Mark-Up Per Gallon and 0.39 Cents Price Added Per Gallon for Winter Blend to Include Fiscal Year 2017 (And Terminate No Later Than June 30, 2017), as Budgeted in Line Item 01.620.6020, and Authorization of the Town Administrator and Town Treasurer, Each, to Take Any and All Such Actions, and Execute and Deliver Such Certificates, Receipts or Other Documents as May be Necessary to Carry into Effect the Foregoing, or Any Action Relative Thereto
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“CA” M. Approval of the Memorandum of Understanding Between the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency and the Town of Charlestown to Maintain the Statewide Communication Equipment Located in Charlestown and Authorization of the Town Council President, Town Administrator and Town Treasurer, Each, to Take Any and All Such Actions, and Execute and Deliver Such Certificates, Receipts or Other Documents as May be Necessary to Carry into Effect the Foregoing or Any Other Action Relative Thereto
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“CA” N. Approval of the Purchase of Four (4) Stalker Radar Units from Stalker Applied Concepts, Inc. an Amount Not to Exceed $11,894.00, as Budgeted in Line Item 01.990.9909, and Authorization of the Town Administrator and Town Treasurer, Each, to Take Any and All Such Actions, and Execute and Deliver Such Certificates, Receipts or Other Documents as May be Necessary to Carry into Effect the Foregoing or Any Other Action Relative Thereto
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ADJOURNMENT