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Posted on: January 23, 2023

Public Hearing - Ordinance Amendment - Ch. 8.08 Emergency Management

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

TOWN OF RICHMOND, R.I.

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CODE OF ORDINANCES

 

The Richmond Town Council will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 6:00 P.M. at the Richmond Town Hall, 5 Richmond Townhouse Road, on proposed amendments to Ch. 8.08 of the Richmond Code of Ordinances, entitled “Emergency Management Agency.” The amendments would change the Emergency Management Director from appointed with a two-year term to hired according to the procedures for hiring department directors. The proposed amendments also defines the role to include response and purpose to include pandemics, epidemics or other public health emergencies. The proposed amendments also assign the responsibility of the Hazard Mitigation Plan to the EMA Director.

The public hearing will take place during an in-person meeting which will also be remotely broadcast on Zoom. The electronic link to the meeting is below. The link also is available in the open meetings database on the R.I. Secretary of State's website and on the Town’s website, http://www.richmondri.com. Those without access to video observation platforms may call in to listen to this public hearing by using the call-in phone number provided below. To speak during the public hearing, press *9 to raise your hand.

 

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All interested persons will be given an opportunity to be heard on the proposed amendment at the public hearings. A proposed amendment may be altered or amended during the public hearing, without further advertising, as a result of further study or because of the views expressed at the public hearing. Any such alteration or amendment will be presented for comment during the public hearing. 

Interested parties may examine or obtain a copy of the proposed amendment at the Town Clerk's Office, Richmond Town Hall, 5 Richmond Townhouse Road, Richmond, R.I., between 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays. 

Any person with sensory impairments who will require auxiliary aid during the public hearing must notify the Town Clerk at least 48 hours before the hearing by calling (401) 539-9000, ext. 9. 

BY ORDER OF THE RICHMOND TOWN COUNCIL

Erin F. Liese, CMC

Town Clerk

 

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