NOVEMBER 20, 2023

6:45 P.M. 

NORTH SMITHFIELD TOWN COUNCIL

                                  83 GREENE STREET, NORTH SMITHFIELD, RI                                     

 

PARTICIPATION FOR THIS MEETING WILL BE IN-PERSON ONLY.

*Amended

*Executive Session will begin at 6:45 p.m. The regular council meeting will follow at approximately 7:00 p.m.

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 Monday, November 20, 2023, at 10:00 a.m., see link here:

https://clerkshq.com/NorthSmithfield-ri

 

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FOR ONLINE APPLICATIONS:  https://www.nsmithfieldri.org/home/webforms/town-north-smithfield-application-boardcommission

 

  1. OPEN MEETING – PRAYER – PLEDGE
     
  2. ROLL CALL

     

  1. OPEN FORUM (Non- Agenda Items Only) PURSUANT TO 42-46-6 (d) (Maximum 3 minutes per person)

     

  2. EXECUTIVE SESSION (Closed Session)
  1. Discussion by Council, Vote or Other Action Pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5(a)(2) Sessions Pertaining to Collective Bargaining or Litigation or Work Sessions Pertaining to Collective Bargaining or Litigation or Potential Litigation
    1. Tomasetti v. Town of North Smithfield, RICHR No. 24 EMP 051 and EEOC No. 16-J-2023-00285
    2. IBPO v. Town of North Smithfield, A.A.A. Case Numbers 23-6737 and 23-8497

 

  1. NEW BUSINESS

    A.  Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Halliwell Review Committee – Mr. Porter

          1. Payment to Bargmann Henrie + Archetype, Inc.- Invoice #26495

  1. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Resignation from Municipal Building Review Task Force – Mr. Beauregard
  2. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Ordinance Amending Zoning Ordinance (Appendix A), Section 6 – Supplementary District Regulations – Section. 6.19 – Water Supply Protection Overlay District Proposed Changes to Code of Ordinance 6.19 – Water Supply Protection Overlay District – Mr. Osier

    1.  Public Hearing

    2.  2nd Reading

  3. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Adoption of the Revised and Reorganized Code of the Town of North Smithfield, Including Schedule A and Zoning – Town Clerk
  1. Public Hearing
  2. 2nd Reading

     

  1. NORTH SMITHFIELD TOWN COUNCIL SITTING AS THE BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS
  1. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Renewal of Yearly Licenses (2023-2024)

 

  1. OPEN FORUM (Agenda Items Only) PURSUANT TO 42-46-6 (d) (Maximum 3 minutes per person)

 

  1. 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 November 16, 2023

 

Hunter Biden is accusing Republicans of pushing innuendo, distortion and sensationalism in their investigation into his father. During closed-door testimony today, Hunter Biden said his father was never involved in any of his business ventures. Republicans are searching for evidence Biden used his time as vice president to benefit his family financially.        Mitch McConnell's time as Senate GOP leader will end 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.        The political world is now turning its focus to Super Tuesday in the race for the White House. President Biden and former President Trump both won their parties' primaries in Michigan easily on Tuesday. Voters in 15 states and one U.S. territory will head to the polls on March 5th to cast their ballots for who they want to be the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees.        The second-largest wildfire in Texas history is burning in the state's panhandle. The Smokehouse Creek fire has burned 500-thousand acres since Monday afternoon. The fire remains completely uncontained and is expected to grow even more.        Comedian Richard Lewis is dead at the age of 76. Lewis died yesterday at his home in Los Angeles after suffering a heart attack. Lewis revealed he had been living with Parkinson's disease last year. He recently played a fictional version of himself on the hit series "Curb Your Enthusiasm."        Wendy's is clarifying it has no plans to introduce surge pricing. The fast food chain said its 20-million dollar investment into digital menu boards will allow it to offer discounts to customers during slower parts of the day. It also said it will let restaurants change menu offerings throughout the day.