In a scathing 8 page letter to the Woonsocket City Council, Woonsocket Zoning Board Member Roland Michaud has responded to Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt's demand that the council demand his resignation, the subsequent placing of such a resolution on the agenda by City Councillor Melissa Murray, and his reasons for his statements and actions that the Mayor has found so objectionable.

Michaud said in the letter he has no intention of stepping down from the Zoning Board of Appeals.

Tonight's Regular Meeting of the Woonsocket City Council will be broadcast live, starting at 7pm, on WOON 1240 Radio over the air, and on WoonsocketRadio.com on the internet.  Council President Dan Gendron tells us that he expects a motion to take Murray's resolution out of normal order and address it early in the meeting, in defference to the interest it has generated.

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