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

 

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