NOVEMBER 14, 2022

6:00 P.M

 

SPECIAL MEETING NORTH SMITHFIELD TOWN COUNCIL

83 GREENE STREET, NORTH SMITHFIELD 

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 Monday, November 14, 2022, at 4:00 p.m., see link here:

https://clerkshq.com/NorthSmithfield-ri

  1. I. OPEN MEETING – PRAYER – PLEDGE
  2. II. ROLL CALL
  1. III. EXECUTIVE SESSION (closed)
  2. A. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on RIGL 42-46-5(A)(2) Sessions Pertaining to Collective Bargaining or Litigation or Work Sessions Pertaining to Collective Bargaining or Litigation:
  3. 1. Donna Rovedo vs. Town of North Smithfield et al., C.A. No: 22-cv-00367
  1. IV. OPEN SESSION
  2. A. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Donna Rovedo vs. Town of North Smithfield et al., C.A. No: 22-cv-00367
  1. V. 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 8, 2022

 

Congress will receive classified briefings today on the Chinese spy balloon that was shot down off the coast of South Carolina. An F-22 U.S. military jet shot down the balloon on Saturday using a Sidewinder missile. Fox News says House lawmakers will be briefed on the incident at 8am Eastern. Senators will be briefed later in the day.        President Biden says Russian leader Vladimir Putin has "already lost Ukraine." Biden gave an interview with PBS on Wednesday and said there's "no way" Russia will succeed in its occupation of Ukraine. The President also said American aid to Ukraine is open-ended, and called it vital.        A new study suggests that over 600 doctors may have died of COVID-related causes in the early days of the pandemic. The study from Stanford University claims there was "excess mortality" among U.S. physicians from March of 2020 to December of 21, and that over 600 more doctors died than may have been expected.        The Alex Murdaugh double murder trial will resume this morning. The South Carolina lawyer is accused of fatally shooting his wife and son in June of 2021 on their estate in Moselle. Yesterday the trial ended early after the courthouse was evacuated because of a bomb threat.        A father and son who were apart for two years after illegally crossing the U.S. border are suing the government over their separation. The two Guatemalans filed a lawsuit in Illinois last week seeking damages for emotional distress and negligence. The father and his then 16-year-old son crossed the border into Texas in 2018 and were separated after they were caught.        A new study says Boston is the best city for dating this Valentine's Day. The ticketing website Eventbrite ranked cities based on how many dating events they hold, and Boston came in at number one followed by New York City. Philadelphia came in at number three on the list, followed by Denver and Seattle.