Town Council Meeting, January 23 2023
Highlights from the January 23 North Kingstown Town Council meeting include:
A discussion on legislative priorities with three elected officials: Representative Robert E. Craven (D - District 32); Representative Julie A. Casimiro (D - District 31); and Senator Alana DiMario (D- District 36). The group agreed that school funding is a top priority, as well as other local issues including traffic lights on Route 4.
Historic Wickford presented five paintings depicting North Kingstown that will be used to decorate the newly restored Town Hall.
An introduction to the town's new website (northkingstownri.gov), redesigned for ease and clarity.
A funding update that shows the town is exceeding its budget expectations, due largely to higher interest rates and lower-than-anticipated energy costs.
Passing a resolution recognizing and supporting victims of gun violence.
Agreeing to the need to revise the town's procedures for monitoring whistleblower complaints.
Conceptual designs for modifications to the Fairway Drive Town Hall that, at a minimal cost, would make the space more efficient and pleasant.
Submitted by Larry Mandel