Greg Mancini opened the meeting by addressing the allegations of sexual assault within the North Kingstown high school athletics. He spoke as a father of three children who played sports. He urged anyone who was a victim to speak to the police. He further stated that he hoped the Town Council would work in a bipartisan way and hire an independent professional to review the recommendations that come out of the current two investigations. During citizens' comments, four citizens came forward to comment on the allegations of sexual assault at the high school and their displeasure with how it was being handled.
The consent agenda approved the acceptance of a grant for the town police to attain a police dog.
The fire department purchased portable radio equipment.
The Town Manager and our attorney are working to bring a homestead tax exemption to the council for approval. This should be on our Nov. 22nd agenda.
The library has hired a new director, Ryan Brennan, after the former director resigned.
The Town is hosting their Second Annual Holiday Decorating Grant Program, providing funding for Post Road business owners and tenants who wish to decorate their property. Allocations of up to $1,000 will be available subject to appropriate criteria.
The Veteran’s Day wreath laying at Veteran’s Memorial Park and parade through Wickford were discussed.