Ty’s City Council News: March 1st, 2022 – 6th edition

Tonight, the entire city council met. The highlights were:

Approval of $15,000 to purchase a new prefabricated ticket booth for the Capron Park Zoo. This allows the zoo to have separate entrance and exit points, reduces wait time to enter, and helps us hold birthday parties at the zoo. Sounds like a great return to normalcy. Enjoy our zoo this year.

Approved a Capron Park Zoo grant from the Massachusetts office of business development: $125,000.

Approved a Department of Energy Mass. grant of $186,629 to weatherize:

     1. City Hall

,    2. South Attleboro fire station

     3. Briggs fire station.

     4. APD police station.

     5. Recreation department: Bartek center.

     6 The annex building.

This weatherization project was awarded because the city of Attleboro previously joined the governor’s Green Community Project. 

The city council voted 10 to 0 in favor of State Rep. James Hawkins resolution in support of the South Attleboro train station renovation project. Date of completion is unknown at this time.

Voted unanimously to accept the generous donation of 20 laptop computers for the Attleboro public library.

Voted 10 to 0 for reappointments to a variety of city positions, commissions, councils. included are:    

1. Dorothy Brissette: Community Development Director

2. Cindy Amara: City Solicitor

3. Dr. Christopher Quinn: Health Officer

4. Derek Corsi: Superintendent of Park & Forestry Department

5. Catherine Rego: Parking Administrator

6. Ben Quelle: Director of Veteran’s Services

7. Randall Vincent; Inspector of Wiring

8. Kathi Gariepy: Conservation Commission

9. Doug Greene: Cultural Council

Approved a new class 2 license for the Blasius Auto Group at 800 Washington Street, South Attleboro.

I am excited to announce that the FY22 funding for Attleboro’s first Solid Waste Manager was approved, 9 to 1. The individual has not been selected yet. The interview process must be concluded prior to the public announcement. This manager position will be within the Health Department.

New public parking fees were approved. This includes a variety of discounts if paid in advance. Details to be announced.

Regards,

Ty

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