JANUARY 17, 2023  6:45 P.M.  

NORTH SMITHFIELD TOWN COUNCIL

83 GREENE STREET, NORTH SMITHFIELD, RI 02896 

PARTICIPATION FOR THIS MEETING WILL BE IN-PERSON ONLY.

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Documents related to the meeting will be posted on the Town Council’s page of the Town’s website on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 10:00 a.m., see link here:

https://clerkshq.com/NorthSmithfield-ri

  1. I. OPEN MEETING – PRAYER – PLEDGE
  2. II. ROLL CALL
  3. III. OPEN FORUM (Non- Agenda Items Only) PURSUANT TO 42-46-6 (d) (Maximum 15 minutes)
  1. IV. EXECUTIVE SESSION (Closed)

A. Discussion by Council, Vote, or other action on RIGL 42-26-5(A)(2) Sessions Pertaining to

Collective Bargaining or Litigation or Work Sessions Pertaining to Collective Bargaining or Litigation or Potential Litigation 

1. Tech Realty, LLC v. Town of North Smithfield Zoning Board of Review and Cynthia De Jesus, in her capacity as Finance Director for the Town of North Smithfield C.A. PC-2023-00104 

2. Potential Litigation

  1. V. DISCUSSION BY COUNCIL, VOTE, OR OTHER ACTION ON PRESENTATION OF CITATIONS –
  2. A. Regina McAdam - North Smithfield High School Music Department
  3. B. Kevin Plouffe - North Smithfield High School Music Department
  4. C. Adrian Sosa – Eagle Scout Troop 1139 of Slatersville
  5. D. Nathan Wetmore – Eagle Scout Troop 1139 of Slatersville
  1. VI. DISCUSSION BY COUNCIL, VOTE, OR OTHER ACTION ON PAYMENT OF BILLS
  1. VII. DISCUSSION BY COUNCIL, VOTE, OR OTHER ACTION ON CONSENT AGENDA All items listed in this section are considered in one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a Councilor so requests, in which event the item will be removed from the consent agenda.
  2. A. Town Council Minutes of December 19, 2022, and January 3, 2023
  3. B. Communications
  4. 1. Animal Control Monthly Report for December 2022
  5. 2. NSPD Monthly Report for December 2022
  6. 3. NS Municipal Court Monthly Report for December 2022
  7. 4. NSF&R Monthly Report for December 2022
  8. 5. NSF&R Annual Report for 2022
  1. VIII. DISCUSSION BY COUNCIL, VOTE OR OTHER ACTION ON SPECIFIC ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA ABOVE
  1. IX. OLD BUSINESS
  2. A.Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Award of Bid for Class I Survey at Halliwell Property – Mr. Porter
  3. B.Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Status/Progress Report on Completion of Specific Items

1. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Sub-Station Tax Status at Iron Mine Solar

Farm- Mr. Beauregard

2. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Update on Municipal Building Review Task

Force – Mr. Nordstrom

  1. X. NEW BUSINESS
  2. A. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Abatements/Supplementals – Ms. St. George
  3. B. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Penalty/Tax Adjustments – Ms. De Jesus
  4. C. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Renewal of Municipal Court Software – Chief Lafferty
  5. D. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Staffing for the North Smithfield Fire Department – Chief Chartier
  6. E. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Amending the Resolution for Water Supply Review Committee – Mr. Osier
  7. F. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Consideration of Halliwell Review Committee Working on Scouters Hall Project – Ms. Alves and Mr. Osier
  8. G. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Appointments to Town Boards/Commissions

1. Conservation Commission (appointed by TA w/ TC approval)

a. Two (2) 3-year terms that expire 11/30/2025

2. Environmental Advocate (appointed by TA)

a. Completion of a 4-year term expiring 11/30/2024

3. Parks & Recreation Commission

a. One two-year term that expires 11/30/2024 (appointed by TA w/ TC approval)

4. Public Arts Advisory Committee (appointed by TC)

a. Two (2) 2-year terms that expire 11/30/2024

5. Water Supply Review Committee (appointed by TC)

a. One member of the Conservation Commission for a 2-year term

b. Two (2) Members of the Public for a 2-year term

  1. XI. OPEN FORUM (Agenda Items Only)
  1. XII. 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 January 12, 2023

 

 

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