Tuesday at 7 p.m. residents will have their choice of two meetings to attend, the Town Council at Town Hall or the School Committee at Cole Middle School. The council ordinarily meets the second Monday of the month, but because it falls on Columbus Day in October, the council this year decided to move the meeting one night, to Tuesday. The School Committee meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month.
The Town Council will hear a presentation on the $4.5 million sewer bond referendum that goes before voters in an election Nov. 5 and would be used to make a variety of repairs and upgrades to the town’s sewage treatment plant on Greenwich Cove. It will also hold a public hearing on the $4.6 million sewer budget for 2020.
The council will hear the third reading and could then vote on a new ordinance to ban so-called single-use plastic bags used at retail outlets such as grocery, drug and convenience stores. The meeting will also be live-streamed by the town for the first time. Find the agenda with links to specific agenda items here. Here’s the link to the live stream: https://eastgreenwichri.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=1.
The School Committee will take up the search for a new superintendent, hear an update on the plan to raise money for field trips now that parent fees are no longer allowed, and the panel will also get a review of the district’s capital fund balance from 2013 through 2018. That third item comes after a question was raised at a recent School Committee meeting over whether or not money had been set aside to replace the turf field and, if so, what happened to those funds.
Also on the agenda, Supt. Victor Mercurio will review the “academic integrity policy standard.” A number of students were accused of cheating on an AP science test earlier in October. Find the School Committee’s agenda here.