Update on Town Hall/WES Issues



Recent letters to the editor in the Northeast Independent provide additional information and differing viewpoints:

  • “TIF-funded project should be rejected”  Click here
  • “TIF financing is not something to fear” Click here
  • “Kinnecom has some explaining to do” Click here
  • “Group questions Wickford El plans” Click here
  • “NK was too quick to abandon Town Hall” Click here

Also of interest are a posting by the Grow and Preserve North Kingstown group about the March 31st Asset Management Meeting.  

Rickey Thompson to North Kingstown Government Fact and Fiction (April 3 at 3:30pm)

Mar 31 Asset Management Committee meeting IMPORTANT POINTS of INTEREST:
At the behest of the NK Asset Management Committee, Preserve RI Executive Director Valerie Talmage and (State Agency) RI Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission Executive Director Ted Sanderson and Historical Architect Virginia Hesse attended this meeting. Being aware of recent NK events, Ms. Talmage, Mr. Sanderson and Ms. Hesse offered much insight about our Historic Town Hall building including “manageable code violations” to potential “negative impacts” once our Town Hall is relocated out of Wickford. Their points and thoughts were interesting and educational.
One can only guess WHY – that during the Town Hall and Annex building issues and discussions, our Town Officials did not solicit assistance from these willing and readily available experts. Even more surprising was the council majority’s resolve that these concerned agencies not be allowed involvement during Town Council discussions and or decisions. They wanted to help!
PLEASE click on the below link to hear Ms. Talmage, Mr. Sanderson and Ms. Hesse concerns.
A respected friend recently offered that – “A COMMUNITY WILL FALL INTO PERPETRUAL DECLINE WHEN THE LIBRARY, SCHOOL AND TOWN HALL ARE REMOVED”.

March 31 Asset Management Commission meeting video link: http://northkingstown.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php…  Note: You may need to open in Windows Media Audio/Video File Player

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