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Town Council meeting Preview for Monday, Feb 13

February's regular Town Council meeting on Monday, February 13, will have some interesting topics.

As usual, Monday's meeting will start at 7 pm in the town hall council chambers. The agenda and backup materials can be seen here.

Here are some notable points from the agenda:

  • They will hold the swearing in of new police officer Nicole Knapp and the promotion of Sergeant William Scott Campbell.

  • There will be discussion of proclamations honoring Frank "Frankie Pallets" Glista and Arnold Lumber for 15 years of contributions to the New Year's Eve bonfire.

  • There will be some discussion about Charlestown Fire District's federal government grant to convert the old Cross' Mills fire station property to a Firefighters Memorial Park and the donation of the property to the town.

  • There will be consideration of increasing the number of members on the Parks and Recreation Commission.

  • The Council will discuss awarding a consulting contract to analyze maintenance alternatives for the oceanfront portion of Charlestown Beach Road, as recommended by the Climate Resiliency Commission.

  • There is a Fiscal Matters agenda item to consider paying a bill of $30,400 from our auditors for "Out of Scope Services." The support materials (here) do not contain any information on what those services were who how they were authorized.

  • The Council will consider a request by the Parks and Recreation Director to use $35,000 of Federal ARPA funds to pay for creation of a 2023 Ninigret Park Master Plan.

  • The Council will establish the Ad Hoc Town Administrator Search Committee and formally announce the openings.

As usual public attendance in person in town hall is allowed. The session will be offered as a live stream to view through WebEx as described in the agenda. People watching online will not be able to comment or ask questions. The video of the session should be available for viewing at your leisure sometime on Tuesday on the meetings page. It will be down the page in the Past Meetings section.

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