The Coventry Town Council approved the following Consent Agenda items at its meeting held on June 4 at Town Hall:
- Application by Greene Public Library for Class F (one day) beer and wine license on June 23, 2012 for a wine tasting event from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Application by Western Coventry Fire Department for one day Live show Entertainment license for a fundraiser on June 30, 2012. The $100 application fee will be donated by the town back to the fire department.
- Application by Johnson’s Pond Civic Association for fireworks permit on July 4, 2012 (rain date July 5, 2012).
- Change of ownership of Colwell’s Campground to Bamford Lakeside Properties, LLC (Brian and Carol Bamford).
- Renewal of Auto Salvage License, Russell L. Chatelle, dba RC Repair, 625 Hammet Road.
- Resolution approving sewer tie in at 671-673 Washington Street.
The additional agenda items were also approved:
- The renewal of a three-year contract to Rambone Disposal for use of the transfer station and the hauling of waste to the Central Landfill in Johnston. The requirements, price and specifications have stayed the same since the last contract.
- The award of a contract to PFM for financial advising services.
"We have been using them for the past several years and they have been providing excellent service," said Town Manager Tom Hoover.
- Requesting the Rhode Island General Assembly to approve Senate Bill S 2928 entitled “An Act Relating to Taxation – Taxation of Farm, Forest and Open Space Land” to enable the Tax Assessor to save postage in the first mailing of a form to landowners to confirm that space is still farm, forest or open land. The bill will save the town about $10,000 in postage, according to Tax Assessor Patricia Picard.
"We will still be receiving the information we need but we'll just be saving on postage and the way that its delivered," she said.