Town Council Will Discuss Cienki Comments In Executive Session

by | Aug 28, 2017

The Town Council meets Monday, Aug. 28, at Swift Community Center at 7 p.m. The agenda includes discussion of the 2018 sewer budget and a report from Bob Houghtaling, the town’s drug counselor.

In executive session, the council will take up comments made by Council President Sue Cienki to firefighter union head Bill Perry during a meeting in June. Those comments were the basis for a complaint Perry made against the town, charging harassment. Town Manager Gayle Corrigan’s response acknowledged Cienki made the comments but said no action could be taken since she was an elected official.

Councilors Mark Schwager and Andy Deutsch said last week they had requested discussion of the comments be on the Aug. 28 agenda. Schwager said Sunday that it would be discussed as part of the last item on the Executive Session agenda – 11d, which reads “sessions pertaining to collective bargaining or litigation, specifically to discuss on going labor relations matters concerning East Greenwich Firefighters Local 3328, IAFF.”

Cienki did not return requests for comment.



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