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A lawsuit was recently filed by an East Greenwich resident against the town he resides in claiming his membership to the Zoning Board was unlawfully voided.
According to court documents that were filed in Kent County Superior Court back on July 7, William DiStefano alleges that the Town of East Greenwich had violated the stateâ€™s Open Meetings Act by not properly posting agendas and meeting minutes, as well as â€śfailing to give proper notice concerning the termination of DiStefanoâ€™s appointment to the Zoning Board.â€ť
Back on Nov. 4, 2013, the East Greenwich Town Council held a special meeting to interview several people for various committees and commissions, and DiStefano interviewed for a position on the Zoning Board that evening, according to the minutes that are posted on the Townâ€™s official website. DiStefano, the minutes state, was recommended to the Council by then Zoning Board Chairperson Joseph Russolino and DiStefano owns and manages 11 buildings in Providence, is â€śpassionate about real estate and wants to get involved in the community.â€ť
For more of this story pick up a copy of the East Greenwich Pendulum