Town of Barrington Announces New Town Manager
The Town of Barrington announced today that, by unanimous vote of the Town Council, Mr. James J. Cunha of Barrington has been appointed as the new Town Manager effective October 15, 2016.
Mr. Cunha comes to the Town with a wealth of experience having retired from the Navy after 30 years. His impressive career includes working for the Chief of Naval Operations as his Anti-Terrorism / Force Protection Branch Head where he oversaw the Navy’s strategic antiterrorism program, and emergency services across 14 installations and six states. During his tenure with the Navy he was awarded numerous personal and military awards for significant achievement including 4 Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, 1 Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and 1 Expeditionary Service Medal.
Originally from Rumford, Mr. Cunha spent the last 4 years as the Commanding Officer of the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport.
“I’m humbled and honored to have been selected for the positon, and look forward to serving the people of Barrington” said Jim Cunha as he accepted the position offered by President June Sager Speakman on behalf of the Town Council.
Mr. Cunha received his Bachelor of Science in Resource Development and Education from the University of Rhode Island, a Masters of Public Administration with a concentration in Education from Troy University and a Masters of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.He has two sons and lives in Barrington with his wife Josie.
Councilman Mike Carroll said “We’re very excited that Mr. Cunha has accepted the position. When we began this process, his resume stood out from the others for me. His experience and the recognition he’s received for exceptional leadership impressed me, and that impression was confirmed through this process. I believe Barrington is lucky to have as our new Town Manager a man who has dedicated his life to public service, and I know he’ll serve our Town well.”
The Town of Barrington is a partner in the Rhode Island Energy Challenge: Find Your Four.
You can join the Rhode Island Energy Challenge by signing up and taking four simple energy actions in your home to save money and energy. One action, signing up for an energy audit, can provide you with many energy-saving ideas and freebies. There are other energy saving tips on the web site below.
Here’s how you can join the Challenge:
Go to http://www.FindYourFour.com and enter your name/email/town.
Under “Affiliation” make sure you select “Town of Barrington”.
Get the whole household to sign up and start saving energy and invite your friends and neighbors to do the same.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can assist in signing up 10 more residents.
Then start “finding your four.”
Email email@example.com to submit requests to list an upcoming event on Community Calendar
- Reminder: Sidewalk Ordinance. Please note the Town has a new Ordinance 164-5 requiring any person having care of a building or house where there is a paved sidewalk in front to remove the snow by 6 PM the day following any snow storm.
For every day that the snow shall remain on a sidewalk, such owner, occupant or any person having the duty to care for the property shall pay a fine of not more than $50.00/day.
If you claim a physical hardship and are incapable of removing the snow or lack financial means to pay for snow removal, you may apply for a hardship waiver from this article with the Director of the Department of Public Works. Please call 247-1907 if you have any questions.
We ask for your cooperation in this matter of safety, especially of those residents near our local schools and businesses with walk-in customers.
- Warming Center Information for Barrington Residents
Barrington Public Library: 281 County Rd
Monday to Thursday: 9 AM - 9 PM
Friday & Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday: 1 PM - 5 PM
For Barrington residents seeking warming centers outside of above hours please contact 401-437-3930.
For more information, please view State of Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency at www.riema.ri.gov
- Town Budget
Certified Budget for FY 2016-2017
Committee on Appropriations Budget Hearing PowerPoint Presentation for FY 2016-2017
Certified Budget for FY 2015-2016
Tax Stabilization Agreement between the Town of Barrington and Shineharmony
Barrington Middle School Building Project - for more information, visit: wwwbmsproject.com
Civil Air Patrol Week - Founded 1941 during World War II. 1948 Civil Air Patrol was designated as the U.S. Air Forces official auxiliary with three missions - emergency services, cadet programs and aerospace education. Civil Air Patrol provided exceptional educational and growth opportunities for youth through its nearly 24,000 member strong cadet program. The Aerospace Education Program annually touches more than 12,800 educators and more than 150,000 youths. Please see attachment for more information on the Civil Air Patrol.
Contact the Economic Development Committee - firstname.lastname@example.org
Allin’s Cove Conservation Management Plan
Barrington 300 - 1717 to 2017. Your interest in Barrington 300 is welcome!
the currents COMMUNITY 7 PM on Saturday, Janaury 14 / Bay Spring Community Center
After a grueling election year, our communities are more important than ever. That is why The Currents, Bay Spring Community Centers popular speakers program, is celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend with an look at the topic of Community. Sharing their thoughts and stories will be Barrington Town Manager Jim Cunha, Greek ex-pat and marketer Anna Amiradaki, TAPIN co-president Joyce Marabello, and educators Carolyn and Michael Obel-Omia-Omia.
Where: Bay Spring Community Center
When: Saturday, January 14; 7 to 9 pm
Cost: $5 suggested donation for adults, kids 12 and under free
More Info: www.bsccri.org
Employment Opportunities - Latest openings are posted on the Employment Opportunities page.
Volunteer Opportunities. The Town Council is looking for volunteers to serve on various boards and commissions.
Consumer Alert / RI Office of the Attorney General - IRS Scam
Hunting Regulations. If you have questions regarding hunting regulations click on www.dem.ri.gov .
See the Town of Barrington Animal Control page for the latest lost and found listing of dogs, cats and other animals in Barrington.
Eco-Depot calendar to alleviate traffic here onsite during RI Recycles Day. That’s available at: http://rirrc.org/ecodepot