Philip Hervey is the town planner. He implements the town's Comprehensive Community Plan, prepares grant applications…More and bid documents, reviews and processes planning board applications and administers the federal Community Development Block Grant funds received by Barrington.
Hervey also works with professional consultants to implement projects like improvements at schools and the town's beach and parks. A particular focus is the Community Plan, which guides land use decisions and must be updated every five years with state approval. The plan involves several other town boards and commissions and includes public input throughout its preparation. Hervey shares office space with the building official.
Town of Barrington Public Library 281 County Rd, Barrington, RI02806 The library is recognized as one of the finest in Rhode Island with a mission to provide free, diverse and easily…More accessible materials, services and programs that educate, inform, enrich and entertain Barrington residents, according to Director Debbie Barchi. It is a member of the Ocean State Lending consortium of libraries, which share an online catalog. It offers databases that can be accessed online at the library or from a home or business. The library strives to serve all age groups and their special needs. One of its most popular adult programs is a film series in an auditorium that boasts state-of-the-art visual equipment, a wide screen and padded stadium seating. Meeting space is available for a small fee. The library offers copy machines and homedelivery of materials. Hundreds of story hours for children from babies to pre-teens draw thousands of participants each year. The picturesque two-story library occupies most of the square footage of the retrofitted and refurbished former high school next to the Town Hall.