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

 

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  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

 

A person is being questioned in connection to the death of a University of Georgia student. A UGA spokesperson said the person is currently with police. Nursing student Laken Hope Riley left for a morning run Thursday and concerned friends called police when she never returned. Officers found the 22-year-old's body in a forested area behind the school with "visible injuries."        More U.S. sanctions are being placed on Russia in response to the death of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. President Biden announced more than 500 sanctions targeting individuals connected to Navalny's imprisonment and death. The sanctions come one day before the two-year anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.       Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is vowing to stay in the presidential race regardless of the outcome of tomorrow's GOP primary in her home state. Haley trails former President Trump by as much as 35 points in polls of South Carolina GOP voters. Polls are open tomorrow from 7 a.m to 7 p.m. Eastern time.       Two National Guardsmen are dead after a military helicopter crash in Mississippi today. The helicopter was on a routine training flight and crashed in Booneville Friday afternoon. That's near the Alabama border. Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves confirmed the tragedy.        The trial for the weapons handler in the "Rust" movie shooting will continue today in New Mexico. Hannah Gutierrez, who is accused of bringing live ammunition to the movie set, has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter and evidence tampering. Prosecutors claim Gutierrez is largely responsible for the accidental shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the film in October of 2021.       A software company could become the third U.S. business to reach a value of two-trillion-dollars. If Nvidia [[ en-VID-ee-uh ]] reaches that mark by the end of today's market close, it would shatter the record for the fewest number of trading days to earn its second trillion. That means Nvidia will have accomplished the feat in 175 trading days, compared to 516 trading days for Apple and 543 trading days for Microsoft.       A former "Desperate Housewife" is joining the cast of "Only Murders in the Building." Variety reports Eva Longoria will have a recurring role in season four of the series, although there's no word about her character and storyline. Longoria is the second new cast member announced, joining Saturday Night Live alum Molly Shannon.