NORTH SMITHFIELD TOWN COUNCIL AUGUST 1, 2022
83 GREENE STREET, NORTH SMITHFIELD, RI 02896 6:45 P.M.
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I. OPEN MEETING – PRAYER – PLEDGE
II. ROLL CALL
III. OPEN FORUM PURSUANT TO 42-46-6 (d) (Maximum 15 minutes)
IV. DISCUSSION BY COUNCIL, VOTE, OR OTHER ACTION ON PAYMENT OF BILLS FOR JULY
V. EXECUTIVE SESSION (Closed Session)
A. Discussion By Council, Vote, or Other Action on RIGL 42-46-5(A)(2) Sessions Pertaining to Collective Bargaining or Litigation or Potential Litigation
1. Potential Litigation
VI. PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE NORTH SMITHFIELD ZONING ORDINANCE SECTION 13 TITLED “AMENDMENTS” - Jeffrey Harris
A. Continuation of Public Hearing
B. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on 2nd Reading
VII. OLD BUSINESS
A. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Update of Halliwell Review Committee – Mr. Corriveau
B. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Update of Municipal Building Review Task Force – Mr. Nordstrom
VIII. NEW BUSINESS
A. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Abatements/Supplementals– Ms. St. George
B. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on 2022-2023 Rhode Island Low-Income Home Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) Contractor Agreement – Ms. DeJesus
C. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on North Smithfield Fire and Rescue Contract and Addendum (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2025)
1. Authorization of Signature – Contract
2. Authorization of Signature – Addendum
D. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on National Grid Pole Installation - Located on Pine Hill Road, Plat 7- Lot 38 – Mr. Pendergast
E. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Public Works Purchase of Loader Forks – Mr. Pendergast
F. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Departmental Budget Transfer – Ms. DeJesus
G. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Appointments to Boards/Commissions
1. Sewer Commission– Completion of a Five Year Term Ending 11/30/2026 (Appt by TC)
IX. ADJOURN


Individuals requesting special assistance should contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 767-2200, ext. 326 seventy-two (72) hours in advance of the meeting date. 

Agenda posted July 28, 2022.

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