This Week in EG: Council, School Committee Pre-Budget Meeting

by | Feb 11, 2018

Councilman Mark Schwager with members of the East Greenwich Academy’s Class of 1942 (from left) Charlotte Dumas, Everett Lundberg, and Marian Helwig. They all attended the opening of the EG Historic Preservation Society exhibit of photos from EG Academy at the EG Free Library. Catch it while you can!

A weekly article that lists happenings in East Greenwich and nearby. If you have something you’d like to add, send your information to [email protected].

Monday, Feb. 12

Joint Town Council–School Committee meeting … and a Town Council meeting – Both panels meet in executive session at 6 p.m. – the Town Council in the back room at Swift with the town manager search advisory committee and the School Committee in the superintendent’s conference room. Then, at 7 p.m., they will meet together at Swift Community Center in a “pre-budget meeting” where the council will present revenue projections and the School Committee will present its estimates of expenditures, enrollment and staff and program requirements. They will also discuss the status of the School Department’s sewer bill and what’s to happen to joint school-town finance operations.

Tuesday, Feb. 13

EG Tree Council meeting – This volunteer-run group will be discussing spring planting plans as well as tree maintenance. All are welcome. If you can’t make it but would like to learn more or want a street tree in front of your house, contact [email protected].

Wednesday, Feb. 14

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Lunch on the Hill – If you are looking for some good food and company, stop by the dining room at St. Luke’s Church on Peirce Street where you will find both. A free lunch is offered every week, sponsored by various local churches and restaurants – a different church-restaurant combination each week.From 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Historic District Commission meeting – Six projects are on the agenda, including addition and modifications for Blu on the Water and an application to demolish the former Sunoco station at First and Main streets.


Recycling is OFF this week.

Town Boards Need You! – Here’s the list of town boards with vacancies.

  • Affordable Housing Commission
  • Board of Assessment Review
  • Cove Management Commission
  • Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission
  • Historic District Commission
  • Housing Authority
  • Juvenile Hearing Board
  • Municipal Land Trust
  • Planning Board
  • Senior and Community Center Advisory Council

In you are interested, go to for more information and an application or come to the Town Clerk’s Office at 125 Main Street. Submit applications and resumes to the same address or via email to [email protected].

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Saturday, April 7

EG Track Club’s 7th Annual Bunny Hop 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run – The East Greenwich Track Club’s 7th Annual Bunny Hop 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run is coming up on Saturday, April 7, starting at 9 a.m. at Goddard Park. Proceeds go towards fully funding the popular Summer Track Series for ages 4-14 (do not have to be an EG resident to participate) on Wednesday nights in July at the EGHS track. We’ve been able to provide the series for free for 6 years. Last summer, 300 children came out during the first week! Find out more and register here.

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