There is a very important meeting tomorrow night at BCWA. They will be re-doing their ILLEGAL vote to award the RFP for Legal Counsel to Ms. Mack. I have printed the agenda below.
Please try to come to this meeting. They need to know that people are watching. I do not know which 3 of the five original candidates will be reapplying but two of them are being interviewed in executive session.
Please call your BCWA director and let him know that you are very concerned about this vote. Twenty years of one law firm is more than enough and can hide a multitude of sins. Please note that this infraction was originally denied in writing by Ms. Marchand, then when questioned again at the Warren Meeting it was denied again by Ms. Marchand and Mr. Klepper, but they agreed to look into it, then when they did look into it with the AG's office, they apparently did not give all of the facts so that they could manipulate the response that they wanted.
The irony of this is that they have had a long history of thwarting the open meetings laws... and should know the rules by now. And to break the rules to award a LEGAL contract is over the top! They are completely out of control.
I know the first meeting is at a very awkward time and it may be hard to attend, but please try to attend the open session at 6:00pm where public input is allowed.
Ray Palmieri - 245 6039
Robert Allio 316 4240
Allan Klepper 245 4662
Joe Demelo - 347 3585
Bill Gosselin - 245 4662
I don't have all of their numbers but I am sure you can get them by calling the executive director at BCWA - Pam Marchand 245-2022. We have suggested many times that the numbers for our directors should be on the website to make contact easier.
Also, please call your Town Councilors and ask that they attend this very important meeting.
3 candidates are being interviewed. One in open session and 2 in closed session. Special Board Meeting
Wednesday ~ January 16, 2013 ~ 4:15 PM
~ 450 Child Street, Boardroom ~ Warren, Rhode Island ~
1. Call to Order
Legal Services Interviews & Discussion
1. Open Session - 4:20 pm
2. Closed Session – per RIGL 42-46-5 (a)(1) – 4:45 pm
Open Session – 6:00 pm
1. Legal Services Selection
2. Operation & Maintenance Budget
January 23, 2013