Block Island Times

Multiple motions approved for Deepwater Wind

Working with what First Warden Ken Lacoste described as a “complicated agenda,” the Town Council approved measures that will move forward two pressing needs for the town: the search for a new town manager and the project to rebury two sections of cable connected to the Block Island Wind Farm.
The Town Council met via telecommunications on Wednesday, June 10, with the council immediately turning to a closed session to address the two issues.
When the council returned to open session, Lacoste announced there had been two votes made on the agenda items in closed session.
The first vote was “based on a recommendation of the Town Manager Search Committee, the council voted to proceed with interviews with the two candidate finalists, [and] scheduling interviews with council in the near future,” said Lacoste.
The second vote “made a motion to have the negotiating team of Interim Town Manager [Jim Kern], Facilities Manager [Sam Bird], and Town Solicitor [Kathy Merolla] proceed with negotiations of National Grid for the easements for the work being done on the reconstruction at Town Beach,” said Lacoste.
Lacoste noted “councilor Willi did not join us for the rest of the closed session meetings.”

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