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Monday, January 17, 2022

HOPKINTON TOWN COUNCIL MEETING – December 6, 2021

BUSINESS AGENDA

Town Hall, 1 Town House Road, Hopkinton, RI 02833

 

NOTICE

MEETING BEING HELD IN-PERSON

ALSO AVAILABLE TO STREAM ON YOUTUBE

 

As of July 23, 2021, all public bodies in Rhode Island are required to return to in-person meetings in accordance with the Open Meetings Act, but live-streaming of meetings in addition to in-person meetings is still permitted.

 

Understanding the people have a vested interest in the operation of their government and may not be able or willing to attend in-person, the Hopkinton Town Council will be broadcasting this meeting on the Town of Hopkinton, Rhode Island’s YouTube Channel. 

 

Residents that cannot attend in-person are urged to join by computer to see and hear the meeting in real time. Please note that this is a live-stream of the meeting and virtual participation is not available.

 

To view this meeting, please connect in by 7:00 PM.  Note: Participants will not be able to connect before the host begins the broadcast, and anyone trying to connect who are unable to do so should try again after 7:00 PM.

 

The meeting being broadcasted will be shown as “Live” and can be selected and made full screen for easier viewing.         

To view the meeting by computer:

https://www.youtube.com/hopkintonri/videos

 

Please note: Because of ever-changing regulations due to the COVID-19 virus, and the close proximity of participants, the Town is requesting that in-person attendees wear a face mask if not vaccinated.  Please check the Town of Hopkinton website www.hopkintonri.org for updates on these meetings and other important Town or COVID-19 information.

 

Elizabeth J. Cook-Martin

Council Clerk/Town Clerk


Download a PDF Version below:

December 6 2021 Town Council Agenda

Full Video of December 6, 2021 Meeting

Hopkinton Town Council Meeting – December 6, 2021 

 

6:15 P.M. – Convene in Open Session and Recess to Executive Session under: 

      1. RIGL sec. 42-46-5 (a)(2) Litigation & RIGL sec. 42-46-5(a)(1) Interviews: Boards & Commissions: Charter Commission.

Reconvene in Open Session. 

Statement by the Council President that no votes were taken in Executive Session relative to RIGL sec. 42-46-5(a)(1) Interviews: Boards & Commissions: Charter Commission.

Affirm all votes taken in Executive Session relative to RIGL sec. 42-46-5 (a)(2) Litigation.

ε42-46-4(b) – All votes taken in closed sessions shall be disclosed once the session is reopened; provided, however, a vote taken in a closed session need not be disclosed for the period of time during which its disclosure would jeopardize any strategy, negotiation or investigation undertaken pursuant to discussions conducted under § 42-46-5(a).

 Consider and vote on Motion to Seal the minutes of the Executive Session.

 

7:00 P.M. – Call to Order – Moment of silent meditation and a salute to the Flag.

HEARINGS              

  1.  2022 RIDEM LARGE RECREATIONAL GRANT

Open a hearing to consider an application for a 2022 RIDEM Large Recreational Grant for public access improvements at Crandall Field located at 22 Ashaway Road identified as

AP 2 Lot 3A; 188 Main Street, identified as AP 24 Lot 5 and 190 Main Street identified as AP 24 Lot 4 and to entertain public comment on the

Crandall Field Public Access Improvement Project. 

Town Council comments, questions and discussion. 

Public comments, questions and discussion.

Discuss, consider and vote to authorize Town Planner James M. Lamphere to sign and submit an application for a RIDEM 2022 Large Recreational Grant in the amount of $400,000 to assist in the funding of the Crandall Field Public Access Improvement Project.  

 

MOTION TO SIT AS A LICENSING BOARD

 

      1. LIQUOR LICENSE TRANSFER

Open a hearing on an application for the transfer of a Class B Liquor License from Brick Oven Restaurant of Ashaway, Inc.; Keith Knott, 28 Old Richmond Townhouse Rd., Carolina, RI 02812 and Eva Platt, 450 Saugatucket Rd., Peace Dale, RI 02879 for property identified as Brick Oven Restaurant located at 209 Main St., Ashaway, RI 02804 transferring to Brick & Grills, Inc.; Pamela Grills Naccarato and Peter A. Naccarato, 556 Pendleton Hill Rd., North Stonington, CT 06359.

Applicant or representative present.

Filing fees paid/notice posted.

Discussion.

Anyone wishing to speak for, or against.

Discuss, consider and vote to grant approval to the license subject to all state and town regulations being met and all town taxes current prior to issue.

 

      1. VICTUALLING LICENSE

Open a hearing on an application for a Victualling License filed by Brick & Grills, Inc.; Pamela Grills Naccarato and Peter A. Naccarato, 556 Pendleton Hill Rd., North Stonington, CT 06359.

Applicant or representative present.

Filing fees paid/notice posted.

Discussion.

Anyone wishing to speak for, or against.

Discuss, consider and vote to grant approval to the license subject to all state and town regulations being met and all town taxes current prior to issue.

 

      1. HOLIDAY SALES LICENSE

Open a hearing on an application for a Holiday Sales License filed by Brick & Grills, Inc.; Pamela Grills Naccarato and Peter A. Naccarato, 556 Pendleton Hill Rd., North Stonington, CT 06359.

Applicant or representative present.

Filing fees paid/notice posted.

Discussion.

Anyone wishing to speak for, or against.

Discuss, consider and vote to grant approval to the license subject to all state and town regulations being met and all town taxes current prior to issue.

 

MOTION TO ADJOURN AS LICENSING BOARD AND RECONVENE AS COUNCIL

 

CONSENT AGENDA

Approve Town Council Meeting Minutes of November 15, 2021; Set January 3, 2022 January 6, 2022 as the hearing date for renewals of Campground Licenses; Set January 18, 2022 as the second Town Council Meeting in January due to Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday; Set January 18, 2022 as the hearing date for renewals of Commercial Haulers Licenses; Set February 22, 2022 as the second Town Council Meeting in February due to President’s Day Holiday; Approve refund due to overpayment on 2021 real property tax submitted by the Tax Collector.

 

MOTION TO APPROVE CONSENT AGENDA

OLD BUSINESS

      1. Discuss and consider approval of draft Communications Committee Charge.

 NEW BUSINESS

      1. Announcement re: Tri County Community Action Agency Heating Oil Assistance and Weatherization Assistance – Public Welfare Director Joseph Moreau.
    1.  

    2. Discuss and consider scheduling a workshop to discuss draft Town Council By-Laws.
    3.  

 

BOARDS & COMMISSIONS

      1. Discuss, consider & possibly vote to appoint one of three applicants to the Police Commission:  Richard Longolucco, Howard Mills or Steven Weil.
      2. Discuss, consider & possibly vote to appoint Sylvia Thompson to the Chariho Finance Committee.
      3. Discuss, consider & possibly vote to appoint Sylvia Thompson to the Chariho Audit Subcommittee.
      4. Discuss, consider & possibly vote to reappoint Holly Greene to the Animal Control Commission.

PUBLIC FORUM – To participate you must be present in the Meeting Room

ADJOURN

 

If communication assistance (readers/interpreters/captions) is needed or any other accommodation to ensure equal participation by any person, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 377-7777 (V) or 377-7773 (TDD) at least two (2) business days prior to the meeting.

 

Posting Details: Town Hall, Police Station, Hopkinton Website, Secretary of State Website. Posting date:  December 2, 2021