Friday, May 24, 2013
The Little Compton Town Council voted to keep the town's fire rescue boat moored at Sakonnet Point at its meeting on Thursday.
With just one spot available to use, the Little Compton Town Council voted to moor the town's fire rescue boat at Sakonnet Point instead of its police boat. Councilors agreed riparian homeowners and the town's marinas and harbors would be better served in emergency events if the boat were permanently moored throughout the season rather than dry docked. "If there's an emergency it could take considerable time to get that boat in the water depending on the tides," commented on council member. In other business, the council voted to approve a license for the Little Compton Game Club for single-day beverage license for a clambake to be held on June 2 at the Game Club facility on John Dyer Road.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Little Compton Town Council will meet tonight at 7 p.m. in the council chambers.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The Little Compton Town Council will meet tonight at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall.
The town of Little Compton is seeking elected volunteers to serve on the town's Budget Committee and on the local Beach Commission. Interested Little Compton residents must complete a declaration form and return it the the town clerk's office, located at 40 Commons, prior to April 30, at 4 p.m. The volunteers will be elected to positions by voters at the May 21 Financial Town Meeting. The Little Compton Town Council is set to discuss this matter in more detail at tonight's meeting. The Little Compton Town Council is also slated to get the final figures on the town's health and dental plans for municipal employees at its Thursday night meeting. To view the full agenda, click here. The Little Compton Town Council will meet on Thursday, April…
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
On April 8, Little Compton voters will get a chance to learn about the rules, procedures and history of the Financial Town Meeting in Little Compton.
Little Compton's Financial Town Meeting (FTM) is still two months away, but on April 8 voters will get a chance to learn about the rules, procedures and history of the annual meeting that authorizes their town's budget. Little Compton Town Moderator Larry Anderson will lead the public informational session about the FTM at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 8, at the Little Compton Town Hall, 40 Commons. Anderson's presentation will focus on the rules and procedures used during the town's FTM. In addition, he will discuss the history of the town meeting as well as FTM alternatives and reforms other communities have adopted. In November 2011 Tiverton voters stepped away from the FTM, instead voting to utilize the procedures of a Financial Town …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Little Compton Town Council will meet at 4 p.m. in Council Chambers to discuss the fiscal year 2013-14 budget.
The Little Compton Town Council will hold a budget workshop at 4 p.m. today, Feb. 26 at 4 p.m. Council President Robert Mushen reccommended the council table any discussion on the fiscal year 2013-14 budget until today because several line items were still unknown at the the Thursday night council meeting. "I think that we should not consider approval, but schedule a workshop," said Mushen on Feb. 21. "The reason I say that is because of a number of things I would like you to consider. I am not ready to reccommend this budget because I need numbers to come in." Mushen wanted to reevaluate the funding awarded to the council's advisory boards, as several committees don't utilize the money. Health care and town insurance costs were not pinned…
Monday, February 25, 2013
Local nonprofit and social service agencies are in the process of applying for federal grants that will help pay for services for local residents of low to moderate income.
As the annual application process for the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program starts up, Little Compton agencies that provide services to citizens of low-to-moderate income are asking the town to help them secure funding. During Thursday night's Town Council meeting, representatives from Church Housing Corp, St. Elizabeth's Community and East Bay Community Action Program asked Little Compton to appeal for the federal grants on their organization's behalf. Geri Manning, spokeswoman for St. Elizabeth Community, which offers an array of geriatric services, operates the Nancy Brayton Osborn Cornerstone Adult Day Health Center "We are asking for $5,000 from the Community Development Block Grant to help those individuals …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The leadership roles in Little Compton's Town Council didn't change at its first meeting since the Nov. 6 election.
Little Compton's five Town Councilors ran unopposed in the Nov. 6 election and at the council's first meeting since re-election, members voted to retain last term's leaders. Robert Mushen, the incumbent president, held the only nomination for council presidency and was unanimously elected. Alongside him, Paul Golembeske, the incumbent vice president, was also re-elected to his leadership post. Richard Humphrey's was re-elected as the town solicitor. In the first meeting after elections, councilors are historically appointed to liaison positions. "Since all five of us were re-elected, I propose the liaisons and the Town Council members previously in the position be retained," said Mushen. In other business, the Town Council authorized the …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The Little Compton Town Council announced last week that construction bids to complete the rehabilitation of the Wilbur-McMahon Schools came in $600,000 to $2.6 million over available funds.
Contractors must resubmit scaled-down versions of bids for improvement's to Little Compton's Wilbur-McMahon School by today, Oct. 9, after project costs far exceeded available funds, said town officials. The Town Council announced at last week's meeting that it would re-solicit bids for improvements to the Wilbur-McMahon School after construction bids received came in at $600,000 to $2.6 million over budget. "The current project is unexecutable with current and anticipated funding," said council President Robert Mushen. Voters approved the $11.3 million bond in May to build a new roof with a 20 to 30 year life and install modernized infrastructure to the existing building to last 50 years. At the time of the bond vote, the town was …
Monday, August 27, 2012
In a unanimous vote last week, the Little Compton Town Council passed a resolution fully opposing tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge.
The Little Compton Town Council united in full opposition against the proposed toll on the Sakonnet River Bridge at the request of residents at its Thursday night meeting. The council passed the resolution unanimously after resident Carolyn Montgomery spoke of the hardship the toll would cause for residents. "There is a lot to it and not only that, but anybody who transports goods in and out of Newport County - you and I are going to pay the difference because they are going to add it to the price," said Montgomery. She mentioned the rising cost of the work commute for residents and cost of school buses passing over the bridge as many as four times per day to transport Little Compton's high school students to Portsmouth. "If we don't at …
Friday, August 10, 2012
The unanimous vote last night by the Little Compton Town Council to reposition the temporary classroom pods for its public school students is not expected to delay the start of school.
Wilbur & McMahon School students will start the year off as they ended the last one, as the Little Compton Town Council voted to move temporary classroom pods from Veteran's to Peckham field. Since the shift in location will delay the installation of the pods, School Committee Chairman Donald Gomez said students would begin the year inside the Wilbur & McMahon School building. This will get student's into classrooms for the district's Sept. 4 start date, he said, dispelling rumors that student's would experience a weeks-long delay in returning this fall. "We hope for no delay on the contract and to try to meet the end goal," said Gomez. "There is sufficient flexibility in getting the job done by when we want it done. We want to be back in …