BCWA Appoints New Legal Counsel

The Bristol County Water Authority has hired a new legal firm.


The board of directors of the Bristol County Water Authority voted on Feb. 27 to appoint Keogh & Sweeney of Pawtucket, RI as their new legal counsel.  The vote was 6-1 with 1 abstaining. Voting for Keogh & Sweeney: Ray Palmieri, Robert Allio, Kevin Fitta, Joe DeMelo, Bill Gosselin, and Allan Klepper. Voting Against: Frank Sylvia. Abstaining: John Jannito.

The motion was made by Ray Palmieri of Warren to nominate Keogh & Sweeney as counsel, and seconded. At that point, Allan Klepper read a letter from Cameron & Mittleman asking that their firm be removed from consideration.  The vote then proceeded.

Many felt that Cameron & Mittleman had already been voted out when the firm failed to garner the five votes required in January. 

We congratulate Keogh & Sweeney on their appointment and wish them the best.



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DownTown March 03, 2013 at 02:19 AM
A minor change. The beast still lives. Shut it down.
Please volunteer March 03, 2013 at 12:25 PM
Is it even legal for Klepper to keep records in his home? Down Town, I disgree. This is not a minor change. It's a very important step towards transparency. Kudos to the Directors who made it happen.
DownTown March 03, 2013 at 12:35 PM
It's yet to be seen that it won't be business as usual. Don't count your chickens before they hatch as the saying goes.
Bristol County Anonymous March 03, 2013 at 01:37 PM
Thanks to the new directors who initiated this significant change for the good. Klepper, Jannitto, and Silvia also need to go, as they are responsible allowing the infrastructure to deteriorate, and all the other problems, and now they are an obstacle to further progress. And Mr. Klepper needs to return the BCWA records.
Jack Baillargeron March 03, 2013 at 07:34 PM
One does wonder on your records observation. They are public records, but surely some of them are not I would think. To lose those records due to this whether by mistake or accident would be tragic. In any case I cannot understand for the life of me, how they can be so far behind in the times to not have all of this on digital. If that was the case then all hard copies I see no need for hard copies to be in a private residence, actuall even digital copies which could obviously be reviewed by board members on line. Dark ages I guess as usual for the BCWA when it comes to records.


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