Barrington's police chief targets property owners near schools with letter reminding them of the town's sidewalk ordinance.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, February 12
Barrington Police Chief John LaCross sent out a letter on Monday, Feb. 11, to all home owners near schools who have not cleared sidewalks of snow. It reminded them of the town ordinance about clearing sidewalks. "We are expecting another storm this Friday and Saturday, possibly 4-8 inches," he said. Commercial property owners also will be notified, he said. The police chief's letter: "The Town of Barrington has 'amended' Ordinance 164-5 which states that 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 PM the day following any snowfall, cause such snow and/or ice to be removed from the sidewalk as well as areas …
Barrington's police chief and tax assessor continue to be on the lookout for vehicles registered in other states to avoid Rhode Island's tax; you want to get your name off the list of scofflaws.
You might have received a letter from Barrington’s tax assessor that your name is on a list of possible automobile-tax scofflaws. If you did receive that letter, and your vehicle is definitely registered in Rhode Island, call Tax Assessor Michael Minardi to get your name off that list. If you don’t, it could mean a summons for an $85 fine. Barrington Police Chief John LaCross said the police department has a list of more than a dozen owners of cars or SUVs or trucks that may be violating the state’s law on registration. “You must register your vehicle if it is used or parked more than 30 days a year in total in Rhode Island,” said LaCross. Even if the vehicle is a company car, he said, it must be registered in Rhode Island. “Some of the …