A public meeting will be held at 7 pm on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at Primrose Hill School on plans to build and reconstruct sidewalks on Middle Highway as part of Safe Routes to School projects. The goal of the federally funded project is improvement of conditions for walking and biking to the Middle School and Primrose Hill School.
Department of Transportation staff and engineers will present and answer questions about the project.
The project is moving into the final plan stage. Construction is scheduled to start in the fall of 2018.
The work is to include:
Primrose Hill Elementary School
Approx. 2,000 feet of sidewalk on Middle Highway (new/rebuilt) - from St. Andrews Farm to Sherwood Lane)
Sixteen new pedestrian ramps
Seven new crosswalks
Barrington Middle School
Approx. 1,100 feet of sidewalk on Middle Highway - from the Bike Path to Seven Oaks Drive
Six new pedestrian ramps
Four new crosswalks
The project will be required to meet design standards in the Rhode Island Stormwater Design and Installation Standards Manual. This will require treatement for all new impervious surfaces added as part of the project.
Solarize Rhode Island seeks to expand the adoption of small-scale solar electricity in participating communities through a competitive tiered pricing structure that increases the savings for everyone as more home and business owners sign contracts. The Town of Barrington was selected as a Solarize community as part of the fall 2017 round of Solarize Rhode Island. When the Town participated in the fall 2015 campaign, more than 40 residents took advantage of the incentives offered through the Solarize program.
Sol Power, a Providence company, has been selected as the solar installer under Solarize Barrington. As of Feb. 11, 2018, total capacity of systems under contract through Solarize totaled 86 kW - which means Tier 2 pricing is now in effect.
The signup period began on October 26th; the program ends on 4/27/18.
To find out more, go to solarizeri.com/solarize-barrington/
How Solarize Works
1. Find out if your home is good for solar by signing up.
2. Request a free no-obligation site visit.
3. Receive a quote from a participating solar installer.
4. Ask about $0 down financing.
5. Sign a contract, and enjoy solar savings for years to come.
E-permitting is now available online in Barrington through Rhode Island's state web-based system.
Applicants can apply for a range of permits such as building, demolition, electrical, mechanical and plumbing as well as applying for and renewing Chicken/Hen registrations by visiting the following website: https://barringtonri.viewpointcloud.com
This streamlined permit process allows for better communication with:
Easy access: Log in anytime, any place
Intuitive setup: Simple to use
Passive updates: Status emails and notifications from the start through final inspections , and news
Enhanced data management: Submit electronic payment, upload certain documents, monitor application status, and request inspections. Building plans must still be dropped off in the Building department for review as well as with the Fire Chief, if applicable.
New users must register for a ViewPoint Cloud account in order to submit permit applications electronically and is valid with any Rhode Island town utilizing the ViewPoint e-permitting system. You may still apply for a permit in the Building office via a public computer should you need assistance and/or wish to pay by cash or check. These forms of payment and immediate processing can only be done from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
Paper applications for the above permits will no longer be accepted. Please contact Mary Ann Rosenlof at 401-247-1900, ext. 326 or via email at email@example.com for additional information.
Click here (http://permits.ri.gov/tutorials) for the statewide e-permitting system tutorials.
Barrington Budget Hearing: WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 7:00 PM BHS
Barrington Financial Town Meeting (FTM): WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 7:00 PM BHS
Statewide Primary: WEDNESDAY, September 12, 2018 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM All Precincts open.
General Election: TUESDAY, November 6, 2018 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM All Precincts open.
|Opening a Business in Barrington page provides a step-by-step guide walking you through the Town approval process.|
E-permitting is now available online in Barrington through the Rhode Island's state web-based system. Applicants can apply for a range of permits such as building, demolition, electrical, mechanical and plumbing as well as applying for and renewing Chicken/Hen registrations by visiting the following website: https://barringtonri.viewpointcloud.com
Reminder: Sidewalk Snow Removal Ordinance
A. Generally. The owner, occupant or any person having the care of any building or lot of land bordering on any street, highway, square or public place within the Town where there is a sidewalk shall, by 6:00 in the afternoon on the day following any snowfall, cause such snow and/or ice to be removed from the sidewalk as well as areas surrounding any fire hydrants.This section shall also apply to the falling of snow and/or ice from any building.
|NOTE: DO NOT use deicers (for example salt or ice melt) this winter on any of the new cement sidewalks constructed within the past year, on Maple Avenue, Cottage Street, Wood Avenue or West Street. Deicers can damage the surface. As an alternative, sand can be used for traction. Deicers can be used next winter, as the concrete will have had sufficient time to cure. Thank you for your cooperation.|
B. Enforcement. If such snow and/or ice is not removed by 6:00 in the afternoon on the day following the snowfall, such owner, occupant or any person having the duty to care for the property shall pay a fine of $50, except that a warning may be issued for a first offense. The Police Department shall be charged with the duty of enforcement.
C. Hardship. Individuals who are physically incapable of removing the snow and/or ice or who lack financial means to pay for such removal may apply to the Director of the Department of Public Works for a hardship waiver from this article.
Second Phase of Bay Spring Zoning Project Underway
Go to the Bay Spring Zoning Study website for all the latest information on the project.
The second phase, which kicked off with a public workshop in late September, is evaluating the corridor more broadly, and will include recommendations for more flexible zoning to achieve the mix of uses desired by the Town and residents while reducing the number of non-conforming uses and lots.
Barrington Public Schools Strategic Plan Focus Groups
All are welcome to participate in the Barrington Public Schools Strategic Plan Focus Groups. Part of developing our next strategic plan is to gather as much information as possible from our community. Your insight and feedback is an important part of developing our strategic goals.
The First 72 Is On You!
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RI Emergency Management Agency- Are You Prepared?
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Weather Safety-Hurricanes, Safety and Preparedness Fact Sheet
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Ready.gov - Functional Needs
Ready.gov - Senior Citizen Preparedness
RIEMA - Preparedness
Barrington has two options for shelters.
In the case of a state-wide event, East Providence High School is the designated shelter for Barrington.
In a localized event, Primrose Hill Elementary School would be the designated shelter.
These would be announced over the local media outlets and the website.
The Library, 281 County Road, is available as a warming shelter during their normal hours.
Also, the Public Safety Building, 100 Federal Road, has a generator and the lobby is always available for warming.
Rhode Island Health and Educational Building Corporation Public Schools Revenue Bond Financing Program Revenue Bonds, Series 2017 C Please view attachment
Town Budget information available on the Finance Department page
Contact the Economic Development Committee - firstname.lastname@example.org
Hunting Regulations. If you have questions regarding hunting regulations click on www.dem.ri.gov
RI Resource Recovery's new website includes tips and other information on recycling, composting, reducing and reusing, etc.
Allin’s Cove Conservation Management Plan
Agreement to Accept and Support The Allins Cove Management Plan May 11, 2017 Please view attachment
Follow Barrington on Twitter - @RI_Barrington.
Volunteer Opportunities. The Town Council is looking for volunteers to serve on various boards and commissions.
Consumer Alert / RI Office of the Attorney General - IRS Scam
See the Town of Barrington Animal Control page for the latest lost and found listing of dogs, cats and other animals in Barrington.
Eco-Depot calendar to alleviate traffic here onsite during RI Recycles Day. That’s available at: http://rirrc.org/ecodepot