SEPTEMBER 19, 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 September 19, 2022, at 4:00 p.m., see link here:

 

https://clerkshq.com/NorthSmithfield-ri

  1. I. OPEN MEETING – PRAYER – PLEDGE
  2. II. ROLL CALL
  3. III. OPEN FORUM PURSUANT TO 42-46-6 (d) (Maximum 15 minutes)
  1. IV. DISCUSSION BY COUNCIL, VOTE, OR OTHER ACTION ON PAYMENT OF BILLS
  1. V. NORTH SMITHFIELD TOWN COUNCIL SITTING AS THE BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS
  2. A. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Mobile Food Establishment -

d/b/a Oatmiel Café - Courtney Dietz, Location at Goodwin Brothers Farm (License to be effective 9/19/2022 through 12/1/2023)

  1. B. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Firearm and/or Ammunition Sales – d/b/a KMD Sports, LLC – Keith Dulude, Online Sales (License to be effective 9/19/2022 through 12/1/2023)
  1. VI. 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.
  2. A. Town Council Minutes of July 18, August 1, 15, 29, September 6 and 8, 2022
  3. B. Communications
  4. 1. Animal Control Monthly Report for August 2022
  5. 2. NSPD Monthly Report for August 2022
  6. 3. NS Municipal Court Monthly Report for August 2022
  7. 4. NSF&R Monthly Report for August 2022
  1. VII. DISCUSSION BY COUNCIL, VOTE OR OTHER ACTION ON SPECIFIC ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA ABOVE
  1. VIII. OLD BUSINESS
  2. A. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Update of Municipal Building Review Task Force - Mr. Nordstrom
  3. B. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Update of Halliwell Review Committee - Mr. Corriveau
  1. IX. NEW BUSINESS
  2. A. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Abatements/Supplementals – Ms. St. George
  3. B. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Payment of Invoice #4256 to American Beauty Signworks for Booth Pond Conservation Area Regarding Regulations – Mr. Beauregard
  4. C. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on North Smithfield Supporting Military Service – Both Men & Woman (Active/Veteran) - Banners Presented by John Sirignano -Mr. Corriveau
  5. D. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Emergency Repair at the Memorial Town Building – Mr. Zwolenski/Mr. Keene

 

  1. X. EXECUTIVE SESSION (Closed Session)
  2. A. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action
  3. 1. RIGL 42-46-5(A)(2) Sessions pertaining to collective bargaining or litigation or work sessions pertaining to collective bargaining or litigation:

a. Dudley Development Corp. V. Jennifer St. George in Her Capacity as Tax Assessor Town

b. Robert Lepage v. Diane Duhaime and the Town of North Smithfield et al., PC-2022-5185

  1. XI. OPEN SESSION
  2. A. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action
  3. 1. Dudley Development Corp. V. Jennifer St. George in Her Capacity as Tax Assessor Town of North Smithfield C.A. NO. PC 2022-5064
  4. 2. Robert Lepage v. Diane Duhaime and the Town of North Smithfield et al., PC-2022-5185
  1. 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.

Agenda posted September15, 2022

 

 

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