JUNE 1, 2023

6:30 P.M.

SPECIAL MEETING NORTH SMITHFIELD TOWN COUNCIL

83 GREENE STREET, NORTH SMITHFIELD, RI 02896

PARTICIPATION FOR THIS MEETING WILL BE IN-PERSON ONLY.

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 Thursday, June 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m., see link here:

 

https://clerkshq.com/NorthSmithfield-ri

 

FOR BOARDS/COMMISSIONS VACANCIES: https://onboard.nsmithfieldri.org/

 

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

 

  1. I. OPEN MEETING – PRAYER – PLEDGE
  2. II. ROLL CALL
  1. III. NEW BUSINESS
  2. A. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Legislation Authorizing the Town of North Smithfield to Finance the Development and Construction of a New Police Station or the Renovation, Improvement, Alteration and Repair of an Existing Building to be Used as a Police Station, as Determined by the Town Council and the Furnishing and Equipping Thereof by the Issuance of Not More Than $18,000,000 of Bonds and/or Notes Therefor
  1. B. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Resolution Memorializing the General Assembly to Enact Legislation Authorizing the Town of North Smithfield, with the Approval of the Qualified Electors, to Issue Not to Exceed $18,000,000 General Obligation Bonds, Notes and Other Evidences of Indebtedness to Finance the Development and Construction of a New Police Station or the Renovation, Improvement, Alteration and Repair of an Existing Building to be Used as a Police Station, as Determined by the Town Council and The Furnishing and Equipping Thereof
  1. IV. 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 May 26, 2023

 

 

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