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Mr. Erickson works for Administrator ...
Mr. Erickson works for Administrator Paulette Hamilton.
attended all the public meetings but said nothing.
The consensus was she
would say she
does not get involved in planning or zoning issues.
Administrator Hamilton should have an opinion.
is an elected official and works for us.
All one has to ask of Administrator Hamilton
, Town Planner Ericson and Planning Board member Lucien Benoit is, would you like this invasive expansion in your backyard?
Hamilton is MIA at council ...
Hamilton is MIA at council meetings
is MIA at council meetings
Town Administrator says she's
avoiding politics, not work
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Town Administrator Paulette Hamilton has stopped attending Town Council meetings in recent months, a decision that has frustrated some members of the board, who charge that her absence is holding up town business.
, meanwhile, says that she
is providing all of the information councilors need prior to the meetings, and that her
absence is a way to avoid wasting time on petty issues, criticism and arguments, and allow councilors to focus on the business at hand.
questioning why the council is using a new process for contracts and authorizing Town Council President Robert Boucher to sign them, saying that historically, the task has always fallen to the elected administrator.
According to records provided by Town Clerk Deb Todd, Hamilton was a regular at meetings throughout 2014, missing only two out of the council's 32 that year.
Hamilton, a four-term administrator, announced in June that she will not be seeking re-election this November.
But according to Hamilton
provides the information councilors need in communications prior to the meetings.
"I would say if they read their packets before they get to their meeting, they would be fully informed," she
is not the first municipal leader to make such a decision.
"I don't go to the council meetings, but I do still act on all the things requested of me," Hamilton
questions why the council recently authorized Boucher to sign a contract for the town, a job that she
says for 35 years, has gone to whoever holds the town's top office.
"I am still the administrator, unless something happened that I don't know about," she
Councilors' assertions that Hamilton
should be present came up when an item on the docket addressed the town's long-standing relationship with Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency
"It's a perfunctory annual contract done for 10 years," Hamilton
"It's a legal document with my name on it, and it has now been altered," Hamilton
"There's no reason why the normal course of action couldn't have been followed."
researched if signing is legal and has found that nothing prevents the council from authorizing someone else to sign most contracts.
"The town administrator is not needed to sign any contracts," she
Town Administrator Paulette ...
Town Administrator Paulette Hamilton announced that there would also be major changes to her administrative team, as Tax Assessor Tammy Boss was replaced by David Dolce; Finance Director Brenda Macdonald was let go to make room for Jason Parmalee; and James Cambio took over for Building and Zoning official Bob Benoit, who retired after 31 years of service.
was also the subject of sharp critism this year over her
decision to serve as chairperson on the board of RISE Mayoral Academy
, a new charter school to be opened in Woonsocket.
announced in January that she
would replace Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt in the role, after the Woonsocket mayor stepped down following pressure from her
own City Council.
In April, the North Smithfield Town Council
requested that Hamilton
name from the application as well, saying that most taxpayers did not support her
Hamilton however, refused, saying she
would remain on the board on behalf of those in town who wanted choice in education.
The town's School Committee took multiple votes against supporting the school and in August, the council strengthened their stance "directing" rather than requesting that the administrator remove her
The school ultimately opened in late August with Hamilton still serving as chairperson.
Do not insult people on this board unless you want the Valley Breeze
to spank you publicly as they did the last time you ran rampant about use of town cars for personal use by Hamilton
as was the practice of Denomme, Church, Bianchi, Andrews etc when they were Town Administrator.
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Town Administrator ...
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Town Administrator Paulette Hamilton faced heavy criticism this week over a decision to ask a member of a volunteer committee to resign over something he posted on social media.
sent a letter to the local father and Iron Mine Hill resident two days later requesting his
"It has come to my attention that your posts on Facebook
are not very complimentary to the tax assessor and the town regarding your motor vehicle tax," Hamilton
Reaction to the story was swift, with critics charging that Hamilton
had violated Soly's First Amendment rights.
A few anonymous commenters even called for her
"Seems to me the wrong person is resigning here.
Can Paulette Hamilton
Hamilton defended the action, saying that she was offended by Soly's social media post.
"I asked for his
resignation as I want to have positive sentiments about the town," she
"I just prefer that the image of the town be one of positivity."
said the assessment on Soly's vehicle had been prorated in 2013 because the vehicle was only registered for a partial year, explaining the 2014 increase.
OK with the decision.
is entitled to continue on the board," she
If Paulette Hamilton is so worried about "positivity" within the Town of North Smithfield, perhaps she should do something regarding the EX North Smithfield cop, who became a lawyer at the expense of the taxpayers of the very same town that she manages who was charged with fraudulently obtaining money under false pretenses ($42,458.00) all while collecting a Town pension on the backs of the tax payers of this town.
I would hope that she
, along with all the members of the Town Council
respectfully do their jobs by revoking this person's pension indefinitely.
In summation, if Paulette Hamilton
is so worried about negativity within this Town, she
should look at her
actions which brought not only negativity but disgrace to this Town when she
was first running for Town Administrator.
I won't go into details but does the Slatersville Congregational Church mean anything to anyone or did people somehow forget what she
I wrote to our Town Administrator, ...
I wrote to our Town Administrator, Paulette Hamilton, to express my interest in pursuing these funds for projects within North Smithfield.