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

 

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

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

 

Lawmakers grilled the Secret Service director today about the failure to protect former President Trump at his Pennsylvania rally. In a House hearing, Kimberly Cheatle testified the assassination attempt on Trump was "the most significant operational failure" of the security agency in decades. To the anger of some lawmakers, Cheatle has provided few new details about the event, citing the ongoing investigation.        Vice-President Kamala Harris has yet to talk publicly about the 2024 ticket. In her first on-camera appearance since President Biden dropped out and endorsed her, Harris praised him and said his "legacy is unmatched." She made her comments at a NCAA event at the White House today.        Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is endorsing Kamala Harris's presidential bid. In a statement today, Pelosi praised Harris's "strength and courage." Pelosi said she has complete confidence Harris will lead Democrats to victory in November. Pelosi also saluted President Biden's leadership, calling him one of the nation's most consequential presidents.       The fallout continues days after a massive tech glitch triggered global computer outages. Cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike said a Microsoft update was to blame for taking businesses offline and grounding flights Friday. Fast forward to today and flights are still being impacted with over two-thousand delays or cancellations so far.       NFL teams are starting to report for training camp as the upcoming season approaches. Rookies began reporting earlier this month and some teams began fully reporting last week. The 2024 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game takes place on August 1st, which marks the first preseason game of the year. The season officially kicks off on September 5th in Kansas City when the Chiefs take on the Baltimore Ravens.       Casting is complete for The "I Know What You Did Last Summer" reboot. The movie will star Camila Mendes of "Riverdale" fame and Madelyn Cline, who starred in Netflix's "Outer Banks" series. Original cast members Freddie Prinze Jr. and Jennifer Love Hewitt are also reportedly in talks to return to the horror franchise. "I Know What You Did Last Summer" is set to hit theaters July 18th, 2025.