Tag Archives: Tiverton Town Council

Tiverton council to choose one of two for budget post

TIVERTON — The Town Council was expected Monday night to make an appointment to the town budget committee to fill a vacancy created when David Perry, the committee chairman, resigned after being elected to the council. The meeting took place after this paper went to press. Two candidates for appointment to the vacant position have

Randy Lebeau holds scale model of metal gun range building he proposes to install on Main Road at Haskins Avenue. It will have a green roof, he said. Photo by Tom Killin Dalglish

Tiverton Council okays one indoor gun range, delays another

TIVERTON — Following a 15-minute hearing, the Town Council Monday, Sept. 29 unanimously approved a license for the Tiverton Rod & Gun Club to operate an indoor shooting range on the club’s property at 1529 Fish Road. After an hour and a half more of debate, however, the council postponed until at least its meeting

Stock image of an indoor shooting range. Two are proposed to be licensed in Tiverton.

Shooting range hearing on Monday; three council candidates state views, most decline

TIVERTON — Of three candidates (out of 12 running) for Town Council, who responded to survey questions about licensing two specific indoor shooting ranges in town, two candidates supported the licensing of both organizations that had applied, and one split his vote, favoring the licensing of one, but not the other. The remaining nine candidates

Chief Robert Lloyd (left) responded a few years ago, with an unidentified police officer, to a Stafford Road truck accident that downed a utility pole sand cut off power.

Tiverton Council votes to probe fire department; complaints, personnel issues cited

TIVERTON — By unanimous vote in executive session Monday night, Tiverton’s Town Council has launched what it is calling “an investigation into issues in the Fire Department.” After the closed-door vote, the council made the announcement of its action public,and said it had hired Providence lawyer Marc DeSisto to lead the investigation. The only hint

Tiverton Town Administrator James Goncalo will leave his office Nov.15.

Tiverton town administrator retires suddenly

TIVERTON — Tiverton Town Administrator James Goncalo announced his retirement “effective immediately” following a two-hour-and-forty-minute executive session meeting with the full town council Monday night. The announcement was made in the form of a letter from Mr. Goncalo that Council President Ed Roderick read aloud in its entirety in public session after the closed door

Seven boats and contestants from Team RI Bassmasters ready to begin fishing on Stafford Pond minutes before the 7 a.m. tourney start time on Sunday, April 21. Photo by Tom Killin Dalglish

DEM threatens Tiverton with lawsuit about fishing tourneys

TIVERTON — The Town Council Monday night postponed until May 28 consideration of a proposed town ordinance that would regulate fishing tournaments taking place on Stafford Pond. Technically, the council continued until that date, a public hearing that it had began on the the measure at Monday night’s meeting. A second ordinance — one that

Greg Jones, Commodore of the Tiverton Yacht Club, stands on the club's grounds in 2010, uphill of the site proposed for the new septic system that is the subject of a new zoning proposal.

Recusals stall Tiverton Yacht Club zoning bid

TIVERTON — Recusals by five members of the town planning board — a majority — have halted board consideration of a zoning change sought by the Tiverton Yacht Club (TYC). Because the nine-member board has determined that it can’t take action at all on the zoning amendment, it notified the town council of the impasse

Town Clerk Nancy Mello (left) swears in school committee members Jerome Larkin, Sally Black, and Carol Herrmann (right).

Tiverton officials choose Roderick and Black as new board leaders

TIVERTON — In back-to-back meetings more celebratory that business-oriented, Tiverton’s newly elected school committee and town council members were sworn in last Tuesday evening. They thenconvened for short agendas that included electing officers. Sally Black, starting her third term on the school committee, was unanimously re-elected by her colleagues to serve as chairwoman, the second