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Resident suing over status with local board

August 7, 2014

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 state’s Open Meetings Act by not properly posting agendas and meeting minutes, as well as “failing to give proper notice concerning the termination of DiStefano’s appointment to the Zoning Board.”
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 Town’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 “passionate about real estate and wants to get involved in the community.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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