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Letter: Responsible Growth Begins with Responsible Leadership

"Responsible growth begins with responsible leadership and I urge you to get involved with the process," Ellen Waxman writes.

The favorable vote for sewers has provided a gateway for an exciting time of change for North Kingstown. Our Town Council, along with North Kingstown's boards and commissions will lead the way and make important decisions about the town's future. 

It's my hope that this will be done in a way that considers public sentiment, improves our economic health, preserves our open spaces and environment, and preserves the historic character and quaint feel of Wickford and North Kingstown's eight other villages. Responsible growth begins with responsible leadership and I urge you to get involved with the process. 

If you attend Town Council meetings you will become informed and have an opportunity to voice your opinion. You could also consider a more formal role as an elected official or serving on a board or commission. Contact the Deputy Town Clerk at 401-268-1550 for information on public service appointments and running for public office. The days to submit the Declaration of Candidacy application are June 23, 24, 25.

Sincerely, Ellen Waxman

North Kingstown Economic Development Advisory Board

Chair, Wickford Economic Development Advisory Board

Jeff Crawford June 20, 2014 at 01:22 PM
When is the Economic Development Plan being developed by the Board going to be presented to the community?
Nkr June 20, 2014 at 03:01 PM
NK is a quant little ghetto up North
CompassCarrier June 21, 2014 at 08:06 AM
@EllenWaxman: You reference: "North Kingstown's eight other villages." I had no idea we had eight villages....in a town this size....go figure. What are they????
ellen waxman June 21, 2014 at 09:54 AM
The other North Kingstown villages are Allentown, Belleville, Davisville, Hamilton, Lafayette, Quidnesset/ Quonset, Slocum, and Saunderstown.
Rickey Thompson June 21, 2014 at 11:47 AM
@ellen waxman: while I respect your tireless efforts and letter thoughts, you failed to include the proposed Rolling Greens –Rural Gateway village at the RT102- RT2 western intersection in your last comment. Perhaps you did not include this proposal in your comment because: 1- This proposal is not being done in a way that considers public sentiment. 2- This proposal contradicts your hope of preserving open space and the environment. 3- If the Town Council votes for this proposal, the Rolling Green – Rural Gateway commercial growth will surely detract from your aspirations for Wickford, sewers and all. Me, I am hopeful that residents will take your letter to heart and attend the public hearings for the Rolling Green – Rural Gateway scheduled for this Monday June 23 at 7:00PM at the NK Senior Center (44 Beach St.).

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