The Ethics Commission held its 6th meeting of 2013 on May 21, 2013.
The Commission took the following actions:
Issued Advisory Opinion 2013-17 to James M. Callaghan, Esq., a Narragansett Town Council member, opining that he is not prohibited by the Code of Ethics from simultaneously serving as a Bail Commissioner/Justice of the Peace for the Town of Narragansett.
Issued Advisory Opinion 2013-18 to Reverend David F. Shire, a member of the Health Services Council, opining that he is prohibited by the Code of Ethics from participating in the Health Services Council's consideration of Care New England Health System's application to merge with Memorial Hospital, given his various connections to Butler Hospital, a Care New England operating unit.
Issued Advisory Opinion 2013-19 to Giorgio S. Gencarelli, a Westerly Zoning Board member, opining that the is not prohibited by the Code of Ethics from participating in the Zoning Board's consideration of Copar Quarries of Westerly, LLC, and Westerly Granite Co., Inc.'s appeal of the Westerly Zoning Official's Cease and Desist Order, notwithstanding that his former daughter-in-law is an abutter to the quarry under review.
Voted to approve Prosecution's Motion to Dismiss in the matter of In re: Pamela Fontaine, Complaint No. 2012-2.