THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2019

WOONSOCKET CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

COUNCIL PRESIDENT DANIEL M. GENDRON PRESIDING

7:00 P.M. – SECOND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM           

169 MAIN STREET, WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND 02895

 

 

SPECIAL MEETING

 

 

  1. ROLL CALL

 

2.         Discussion / status update on the Middle School Project with the Planning Department and the Tai Group.

 

  1. Discussion of authority granted to the Library Board of Trustees and Board of Canvassers under RI general laws and how that authority affects staffing, compensation, budgetary, and other operational matters related to the operation and management of those city departments.

 

  1. Discussion of the authority over the spending decisions in funds, other than the General Fund, as described in the Woonsocket Home Rule Charter Chapter VII, Article 3, Section 9.

 

Establishment of Funds.

     

The general fund shall comprise the resources and liabilities of the city not specifically belonging to other funds.  Capital funds and other special funds may be created by ordinance and the council shall specify the source of receipts and the purposes for which expenditures from special funds shall be made.  All revenues of the city not required to be paid into other funds shall be paid into the general fund.

 

  1. Discussion of CDBG process and city council authority over spending plan.

 

  1. Discussion of draft legislation to specifically codify the sources and uses of certain special funds up to and including city council authority to approve and amend spending plans and purposes annually, or from time-to-time as funds become available;
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  4. municipal clerk or by a municipal archives);

(d)  Other funds classified as "Special Revenue Funds" in the city annual audited financial report.

 

7.Department reorganization(s).

 

8.Adjournment.

 

 

For additional information or to request interpreter services, or other special services for the hearing impaired, please contact City Clerk Christina Harmon-Duarte three days prior to the meeting at (401) 762-6400, or by the Thursday prior to the meeting.

 

Posted on April 8, 2019

The Trump Campaign is taking a victory lap after the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's [[ MULL-er's ]] report. A campaign says "President Trump has been fully and completely exonerated yet again." Adding that an investigation should be opened against those who "instigated this sham investigation into President Trump." Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign concluded the Trump campaign did not collude with the Russians.       The final report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller [[ MULL-er ]] cites numerous attempts by President Trump to influence the Russia investigation. The report says the efforts were largely unsuccessful, mainly because people around the President declined to carry out orders. One of Trump's demands was to remove Mueller.        Former Vice President Joe Biden is at a rally in support of striking Stop & Shop workers in Southern New England. He will speak outside a store in Boston. Today is day eight of the walkout by 31-thousand employees at more than 240 stores in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.        The National Enquirer is being sold for 100-million-dollars to the CEO of Hudson News. James Cohen has reportedly purchased the tabloid, along with two sister publications, from parent company American Media. Parent company American Media has faced criticism over the Enquirer's efforts to help President Trump, led by CEO David Pecker, a longtime friend of Trump.        The last surviving member of the Doolittle Raiders is being honored with a memorial service today. Richard Cole's funeral is at Randolph Air Force Base in Texas. Cole passed away this month at the age of 103. The Dayton, Ohio native was Jimmy Doolittle's co-pilot in the famous bombing raid on Tokyo in 1942.