September 25, 2020
Town Manager's Weekly COVID-19 Update
Dear Barrington Residents, Businesses, and Community Partners:
I hope you are doing well and staying safe. With the forecast showing beautiful weather this weekend, we remind residents to Take It Outside!
A reminder to local businesses to apply for Restore RI grant funding. The program has been expanded to include sole proprietors and business with no other employees; and requirement have been reduced, including the lost revenue requirement from 50% to 30%; and an increase the size of businesses that can apply, from 20 employees or fewer to up to 50. Additional information is available at https://commerceri.com/about-us/restore-ri/.
If you are currently looking for a job or job training opportunity, visit the Back to Work RI Jobcase Group here.
As a reminder:
All gatherings must be limited to 15 people or less;
Violations are punishable by a fine of up to $500 per person.
Limit your circle of contacts to 15 people or less;
Masks and face coverings should be worn when distancing is not possible;
Common surfaces should be cleaned frequently; and
Hands should be washed or sanitized often.
For more guidance on Phase III, visit: https://reopeningri.com/
Please support our local Barrington businesses!
As always, thank you for your continued patience and cooperation.
Events, Alerts, Job Openings, Etc.
Email email@example.com to submit requests to list an upcoming event on Community Calendar
For the latest information on voting please visit https://vote.sos.ri.gov/Voter/VoterCalendar
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
All Polls Open: 7:00 am to 8:00 pm
Mail Ballot Application: vote.sos.ri.gov
Questions? Contact Town Clerk’s office: 247-1900 ext. 1
Support Barrington Businesses During “First Thursdays"
On behalf of the Barrington Economic Development Commission, we encourage Barrington residents to support their local businesses by participating in the upcoming “First Thursdays” promotion organized by the East Bay Chamber of Commerce.
Beginning August 6 from 5:00 -7:00 pm, and continuing on the first Thursday of each month, the East Bay Chamber will be promoting participating local businesses to help bring foot traffic back into their stores and restaurants and show the community that they are safely open and ready for business.
Participating businesses might run specials or have discounted items available for shoppers on the First Thursdays. We hope everyone can visit the participating businesses on the First Thursdays (and any other day) to shop and learn more about the businesses in your community.
See East Bay Chamber First Thursday Information about which businesses will be participating on August 6 and in the months that follow. We also encourage all Barrington businesses to participate in this wonderful opportunity for exposure.
Please continue to support your local businesses during this challenging and unprecedented time, and continue to support each other.
Economic Development Commission:
Rob Humm, Dick Wilbur, Matt Amaral, Frank Capizzo, Dan Horowitz, Carl Kustell
Community Electricity Aggregation Plan - Review Plan
A community electricity aggregation program will create a new default electricity supply for Barrington residents and businesses. The Town Council held a public hearing on June 8th and approved the Aggregation Plan prepared for the Town by Good Energy. Public Utilities Commission approval required. Email comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accessing Town Clerk Services During Covid-19
Urging Residents to Use Online and Mail Services. As you know, the Coronavirus (Covid-19) is in RI and diligence must be made to prevent the spread. In that effort, the Town of Barrington is advising residents and businesses to take advantage of its Online, Mail-in services and utilization of the Town’s Drop Box located at the left front door of Town Hall. For more information, please visit the Town Clerk's page.
Barrington Village: Neighbors helping neighbors remain in their community as they age
Please contact us at 401-400-5599 or email@example.com to learn more.We hope you will join us!
Age-Friendly Barrington Report to the Community - February 2019: Attachment
Eco-Depot - Disposal of Household Hazardous Waste
Eco-Depot is a free service for properly disposing of household hazardous waste from RI households (for non-residential hazardous waste disposal click here). You can make an appointment for an Eco-Depot collection via http://rirrc.org/ecodepot. Appointments are made to minimize wait times at the facility.
Town of Barrington Animal Control
Animal Control page has the latest lost and found listing of dogs, cats and other animals in Barrington.
E-Permitting Available: Building, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, and More
E-permitting in Barrington is available through the Rhode Island's state web-based system.
Applicants can apply for a range of permits such as building, demolition, electrical, mechanical and plumbing as well as applying for and renewing Chicken/Hen registrations by visiting the following website:
Paper applications for the above permits will no longer be accepted. Please contact Caroline Joyce at 401-247-1900, ext. 326 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Recycling, Composting, Reduce & Reuse Tips
RI Resource Recovery's website includes tips and other information on recycling, composting, reducing and reusing, etc.