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Commission and Zoning today, Business After Hours Friday

Woonsocket City Hall. CREDIT: Rob Borkowski
Woonsocket City Hall. CREDIT: Rob Borkowski
Zoning Board - The Zoning Board of Review will meet Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 at 7 p.m. in Harris Hall, 3rd Floor of City Hall. Among the items on their agenda, they'll consider OLQM's request to build a larger sign, and a request for a dimensional variance to erect a 14’ X 24’ garage with less than required side and rear set-backs at 47 Steve Lopes Way.

Budget Commission - The Woonsocket Budget Commission meets for the first time this year today, according to City Council President Albert Brien, who said of the process, "We're going to try to keep this as open and transparent as we possibly can,"  at last week's City Council meeting. 

The agenda for the meeting, which will be held at 5 p.m., in Harris Hall, 3rd Floor of City Hall, is posted to MyWoonsocket.com, but not, as of late Sunday night, on the City's website or the RI Secretary of State's website. 

Among the items on their agenda, they'll discuss tax assessments for non-profit organizations in the city, requests to post a job listing for a new fire chief and city treasurer and a request for a new police cruiser.  
 
Biz After Hours - CCF is hosting the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce "Business After Hours" event on Jan. 15 from 5-7 p.m. at their offices (46 Hope St., Woonsocket).  

Special Election -The special election brewing to fill the Dist. 49 seat vacated by new Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt will pit three candidates against each other in the Jan. 21 primary.

Ghost Army - Now through Jan. 31, the Museum of Work & Culture, in conjunction with the BVTC, present a special Ghost Army Exhibit, at the Museum, located at Market Square in Woonsocket. See special interpretive display telling true story of city's connection to a secret World War II mission. Information at Rhode Island Historical Society website.  

Donate for the homeless 
- To continue Martin Luther King's work for economic justice, Youth RAP at NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley will be distributing basic need items to the homeless in Woonsocket on MLK Day Monday, Jan. 20. You can donate items at 719 Front St, Suite 103. Call 401-762-0993.

Bring out yer' trees... The City of Woonsocket's Public Services Division will be picking up discarded Christmas Trees  through Friday, Jan. 17. 

Take off the decorations before you set them at the curb.
SMD January 13, 2014 at 11:47 PM
I saw that the Budget Commission posting wasnt anywhere on the city or secretary of state's website either. So much for "transparency" Mr. Brien. And I see that they are already looking to add positions. I thought the reason Mr. Bruce was getting extra money as finance director was because he took on the job of city treasurer and now they are looking to fill that position too? Is Bruce's pay going to be lowered to pay for it? More spending!
John January 14, 2014 at 10:56 AM
Where is the outrage from the people of Woonsocket? If Mayor Fontaine added all these positions to City Hall voters would form a lynch mob. New Public Safety Director - Mayor Fontaine assumed these responsibilities New Director of Administration New - City Treasurer - Tom Bruce currently gets a stipend for this position New - Director of Human Resources And my all time favorite - A Chauffeur!!!
John January 14, 2014 at 11:25 AM
And I forgot to mention the taxpayers will now be paying for the new Mayor's Cell Phone Bill. Mayor Fontaine paid his own cell phone bill, not the city.

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