NOVEMBER 21, 2022

 6:45 P.M.

NORTH SMITHFIELD TOWN COUNCIL
83 GREENE STREET, NORTH SMITHFIELD, RI 02896
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 17, 2022, at 4:00 p.m., see link here: https://clerkshq.com/NorthSmithfield-ri

I. OPEN MEETING – PRAYER – PLEDGE
II. ROLL CALL
III. OPEN FORUM PURSUANT TO 42-46-6 (d) (Maximum 15 minutes)
IV. EXECUTIVE SESSION (closed)
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:
1. Donna Rovedo vs. Town of North Smithfield et al., C.A. No: 22-cv-00367
V. DISCUSSION BY COUNCIL, VOTE, OR OTHER ACTION ON PRESENTATION OF
CITATIONS

A. Christian de Rezendes in recognition of the Historical Documentary Series “Slatersville-
America’s First Mill Village” – Mr. Beauregard

B. Matthew Lagasse – Eagle Scout Troup 1139 – Mr. Beauregard
VI. DISCUSSION BY COUNCIL, VOTE, OR OTHER ACTION ON PAYMENT OF BILLS
VII. NORTH SMITHFIELD TOWN COUNCIL SITTING AS THE BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS
A. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Victualing License - d/b/a Lwin Family
Company, LLC, Located at 595 Smithfield Ave (In Stop & Shop) (License to be effective
11/21/2022 through 12/1/2023)
B. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Renewal of Yearly Licenses (2022-2023)
VIII. DISCUSSION BY COUNCIL, VOTE, OR OTHER ACTION ON CONSENT AGENDA
All items listed in this section are considered in one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a Councilor so requests, in which event the item will be removed from the consent agenda.
A. Town Council Minutes of October 17, 2022
B. Communications
1. Animal Control Monthly Report for October 2022
2. NSPD Monthly Report for October 2022
3. NS Municipal Court Monthly Report for October 2022
4. NSF&R Monthly Report for October 2022

IX. DISCUSSION BY COUNCIL, VOTE OR OTHER ACTION ON SPECIFIC ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA ABOVE
X. OLD BUSINESS
A. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Update of Municipal Building Review Task
Force - Mr. Nordstrom
B. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Update of Halliwell Review Committee - Mr.
Corriveau
C. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Status/Progress Report on Completion of
Specific Items
1. Status of Rules of Order for Conservation Commission – Mr. Vadenais

2. Progress of Demolition of Halliwell Buildings – Mr. Beauregard
3. Progress of Road Resurfacing – Mr. Vadenais
D. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on IBPO Contract, Local 410, Police Contract

1. Continuation of Public Hearing
2. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action
XI. NEW BUSINESS
A. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Approval of Contract with HCH Enterprises,
LLC for 1 Year of Grant-Seeking Services – Mr. Dorry
B. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Central Street Building – Mr. Beauregard
C. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Street Light Issue on Industrial Drive – Mr.
Beauregard
D. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Appointments to Town Boards/Commissions
1. Board of Assessment Review (appointed by TC)
a. Resignation from Gary Lapierre (Term Ending 11/30/22)
b. One appointment for a 3-year term that would expire 11/30/2025
E. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Tax & Penalty Adjustments – Ms. DeJesus
XII. 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.

 

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