The Bristol Town Council, Bristol County Water Board, the Warren Zoning Board and a rescheduled Warren Recreation Commission meeting are on this week's schedule.
Public Meetings for Wednesday, Dec. 19: Warren Zoning Board 7 pm. Warren Town Hall Agenda: Tri-Town Meeting — Bristol, Warren, and Barrington Town Councils 7 pm, Barrington Town Hall, 283 County Rd., Barrington Agenda: Warren Recreational Board 7 pm, Warren Community Center, 790 Main St. Agenda: Thursday, Dec. 20: Bristol County Water Authority 6 pm, Mt. Hope High School, 199 Chestnut St. Agenda: Note: Information taken from agendas filed with the Rhode Island Secretary of State's office, which are attached to this article.
Not all believe the town is friendly to businesses.
The Warren Zoning Board gave two businesses permission to install signs larger than allowable by town ordinance. After considerable negotiation, Advanced Auto Parts on Metacom Avenue and Countrywide Gold Buyer and Gallery on Main Street were granted relief from an ordinance requiring businesses to keep signage to less than 20 feet per site. The businesses are not the first in town to seek signage that deviates from town code. The issue has become a hot topic since the town's Economic Development Board began working with the Warren Town Council on the issue. As Ben Ferrazzano III, chairman of the zoning board frankly noted, "We're in ... a very difficult period for sign ordinance." On Tuesday night, the Warren Town Council voted to refer …