SEPTEMBER 7, 2023

7:00 P.M.

 

JOINT MEETING NORTH SMITHFIELD TOWN COUNCIL/HALLIWELL REVIEW COMMITTEE/MULTI-GENERATIONAL COMMITTEE     

83 GREENE STREET, NORTH SMITHFIELD, RI 02896    

                                                          

PARTICIPATION FOR THIS MEETING WILL BE IN-PERSON ONLY.

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

 

  1. OPEN FORUM (PURSUANT TO 42-46-6 (d) Maximum 15 Minutes)

     

  2. NEW BUSINESS
  1. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Introduction and Update from BH+A
  2. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Grant Funding at Pacheco V. Halliwell
  3. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Council Direction for HRC and MAC
  4. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Relocating Playground Equipment from Halliwell to Another Location in Town – Mr. Osier

 

  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 September 5, 2023

 

Former President Donald Trump is in Washington, D.C. huddling with Republican lawmakers. Trump told reporters today Republicans are unified and he expects to take back the White House in November. He said he plans to "bring common sense back to the government" and secure the southern border if he wins the election.        The Supreme Court is keeping widely used abortion pill mifepristone [[ mif-ah-pris-tone ]] available to Americans. The high court unanimously ruled that a group of anti-abortion doctors who challenged the FDA's actions to make mifepristone [[ mif-ah-pris-tone ]] more accessible did not have legal standing to sue and threw out the case. The ruling will allow the pill to be mailed to patients without an in-person doctor's visit.       Wisconsin Republicans are coming to the defense of Donald Trump after the former President allegedly criticized Milwaukee during a meeting with Congressional Republicans. Punchbowl News reported that Trump called Milwaukee a "horrible city." Wisconsin Congressman Derrick Van Orden said Trump was specifically referring to the crime rate in Milwaukee, while Representative Bryan Steil said Trump didn't say the comment at all. This comes as Milwaukee is set to host the Republican National Convention next month.       There are growing fears in the U.S. that the Israeli-Hamas war is widening. This as attacks between Israel and the Lebanon-based terrorist group Hezbollah are increasing. The Iran-backed group has been shelling Israel's northern border in retaliation for Israel's assassination of a senior Hezbollah commander. Israel has since sent fighter jets to hit "Hezbollah military structures."       A U.S. Navy submarine is now in Cuba a day after two Russian war ships arrived at the Havana Port. The U.S. Southern Command confirmed the USS Helena arrived at Guantanamo Bay Thursday. It said it's part of a routing port visit and the vessel's location and transit were previously planned. The arrival of a Russian frigate and submarine at the Havana Port has been seen as a show of force by the longtime ally of Cuba, but both the U.S. and Cuba said it posed no threat.       The Eagles are next in line to play the Sphere in Las Vegas. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will play a total of eight shows over four weekends at the cutting edge venue this fall. The residency will kick off on September 20th and end on October 19th. U2 opened the venue last year and have been followed by residencies from Phish and Dead & Company.