Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Barrington Town Council interviewed attorneys Francis Connor and Dean Robinson to fill the new post; one of them will be appointed at the June 3 council meeting.
Two finalists for Barrington’s first Municipal Court judge were interviewed by the Town Council this week – one is expected to be named to the position on June 3. Francis “Frank” Connor and Dean Robinson, attorneys who live in Barrington, went before the Town Council on Monday evening. They were selected from among 10 highly qualified attorneys who applied for the post, according to MariAnn Oliveira, Barrington’s human resources director. “We expect to appoint one as the Municipal Court judge at our next meeting on June 3,” said Town Councilor Cynthia Coyne, who has been guiding the creation of a Municipal Court since she recommended it last year. “It has been a long and diligent process,” she said. “We are very fortunate to have two well…
Monday, January 28, 2013
Studies point to sharing municipal services. Why is Barrington starting from scratch?
Monday, January 28
Does Barrington really need its own municipal court? When study after study points to regionalizing and sharing municipal services instead of maintaining separate ones, why is Barrington starting from scratch, alone? Do we really understand what the costs are and what the revenue will be? After hiring a human resources manager and a full-time leisure services manager, do we now need to hire a municipal court judge, clerk and bailiff? Do we understand the full impact the court will have on Town Hall, parking, and public safety? And why will we need to pass through a metal detector to enter Town Hall? Two posted meetings and 10 minutes of open discussion, without key information, should be not enough to establish a municipal court. Once…
Monday, September 10, 2012
The Barrington Town Council mets tonight, Sept. 10, in Town Hall at 7 pm for its September session.
An ordinance to ban plastic grocery and takeout bags will be introduced at the Barrington Town Council meeting tonight, Sept. 10. The councilors also will deal with the establishment of a municipal court in Barrington. And a request to hire a consultant to determine the financial feasibility of building a community center in Barrington – a significant study that could make or break the project -- is on the agenda. So is a revision to the easement agreement with the Bayside YMCA for the town-owned parking lot next to the ‘Y’ is on the agenda. The meeting starts at 7 pm in the Council Chamber in Town Hall with interviews for vacant positions on the Committee for Renewable Energy for Barrington (CREB) and the Conservation Commission. The …