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Upcoming May 22 Town Council Meeting

Monday's evening for the Town Council will begin at 6:15 pm with Senior Portfolio presentations by Chariho High School Seniors Liam Currier and Grace VanDale. The Council heard two of these portfolios on May 8 and another two will be presented on Monday.

Following that, the second Town Council meeting for May will start at 7 pm. The agenda and backup materials can be seen here.

Here are some notable topics from the agenda:

  • It can be seen, in the Consent Agenda, that Town Treasurer Irina Gorman has resigned, Effective May 26, 2023.

  • The Council will be holding a public hearing for new Zoning rules for Public Storage Facilities. Public Storage Facilities were removed as an allowed use on April 11, 2022 with that restriction set to expire on April 30, 2023. This proposal would extend that restriction for another year. The details can be read here.

  • There will be a discussion about potential amendments to the Zoning Ordinance to allow subdivision options regarding Cluster and Conservation Development. The agenda items suggests possibly scheduling a special meeting.

  • The Council will review and discuss a property monitoring report by the Conservation Commission. It is interesting reading and can be seen here.

  • The Council will discuss a Request from the Block Island Sound Bikeway Committee to Investigate Continuation of the Coastal Trail to Ninigret Park from the Matunuck Schoolhouse Road/Old Post Road Intersection. The background information can be seen here.

  • The Council will go into Executive Session to discuss the acquisition of the 2.3 acre undeveloped parcel of land at the corner of South County Trail and New Biscuit City Trail, lot 29-43-1, along the Pawcatuck River. The majority of that lot is wetlands, as can be seen in this image:

As usual public attendance in person in town hall is allowed for these meetings. They 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 sessions should be available for viewing on the morning after each meeting, on the meetings page. It will be down the page in the Past Meetings section.

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