MAY 23, 2023

6:45 P.M

 

JOINT MEETING NORTH SMITHFIELD TOWN COUNCIL/MUNICIPAL BUILDING REVIEW TASK FORCE

83 GREENE STREET, NORTH SMITHFIELD, RI 02896 

The meeting will also be livestream. Please join the meeting (viewing only) from your computer, tablet, or smartphone by clicking on this link:

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFgw5KxL950ZgZ_DKz8B-MQ

 

or go to the North Smithfield YouTube page - North Smithfield Town Meetings

 

*If technical difficulties occur during livestream the above specified meetings will resume as scheduled.

 

Documents related to the meeting will be posted on the Town Council’s page of the Town’s website on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at 10:00 a.m., see link here:

 

https://clerkshq.com/NorthSmithfield-ri

 

  1. I. OPEN MEETING – PRAYER – PLEDGE
  2. II. ROLL CALL
  1. III. NEW BUSINESS
  2. A. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action regarding a presentation by Architect, Eric Army (appearing at no cost) to review the 2016 Police Station renovation proposal and 2016 architectural plans prepared by Mr. Army and discussion with Mr. Army regarding establishing an up-to-date analytical 2023/2024 project cost to complete a Police Station renovation based upon the 2016 Police Station architectural renovation plans.
  3. B. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on retaining the services of the Architect, Eric Army (who is prequalified on state MPA) to review the 2016 Police Station renovation proposal and 2016 architectural plans that Mr. Army prepared for the purpose of establishing the up-to-date analytical 2023/2024 project cost to complete a Police Station renovation based upon the 2016 Police State architectural renovation plans.
  1. IV. OLD BUSINESS
  2. A. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action Regarding RFP for Immediate Repairs to the Existing Police Station
  3. B. Discussion, Vote, Or Other Action in Regard to a Ballot Question for the Replacement of the Existing Police Station
  4. 1. Potential date
  5. 2. Enabling legislation General Assembly
  6. 3. Ballot language Bond Counsel
  7. 4. Secretary of State
  8. 5. Financial Advisors PFM Financial Adv.

Next Meeting Date

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 May 19, 2023

 

Hunter Biden says his father was never involved in any of his business ventures. Hunter testified behind closed doors today in the Republican-led impeachment inquiry into President Biden. In his opening statement, Hunter accused Republicans of pushing innuendo, distortion and sensationalism in their investigation, while ignoring "clear and convincing evidence" the president did nothing wrong.        Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell is stepping down as GOP leader in November. He made the announcement today on the Senate floor, saying it's time for the next generation of leadership. The 82-year-old said he'll step down from the role after the November elections, but will serve out the remainder of his term, which ends in January 2027.        A fast-moving wildfire in the Texas Panhandle is the second largest in the state's history. That's according to the Texas A&M Forest Service. The Smokehouse Creek fire has burned 500-thousand acres since Monday afternoon.        Lawmakers are "very close" to striking a deal to fund the government and avoid a shutdown by the end of the week. That's what Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said today on the floor of the Senate. This after Schumer and other top congressional leaders met with President Biden to discuss the issue.        Over 338-thousand Jeep Grand Cherokees are being recalled because of a steering wheel issue. Chrysler says the issue could cause the steering wheel to fall outward and make drivers lose control of the vehicle. The recall includes 2021-2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L and 2022-2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles.        A Willy Wonka-inspired experience is garnering attention and outrage online after police were called to the event in Glasgow, Scotland. Families at the event paid 44 US dollars per ticket for "optical marvels" and "extraordinary props." Instead, they were offered a sparsely-decorated warehouse and a small cup of lemonade. Attendees became so angry that police were called.