JUNE 5, 2023

6:45 P.M

 

NORTH SMITHFIELD TOWN COUNCIL
83 GREENE STREET, NORTH SMITHFIELD, RI 02896 .
PARTICIPATION FOR THIS MEETING WILL BE IN-PERSON ONLY.

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Documents related to the meeting will be posted on the Town Council’s page of the Town’s website on Monday, June 5, 2023 at 10:00 a.m., see link here:
https://clerkshq.com/NorthSmithfield-ri

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I. OPEN MEETING – PRAYER – PLEDGE
II. ROLL CALL
III. OPEN FORUM (Non-Agenda Items Only)
IV. PRESENTATION OF CITATIONS FOR WRIGHT’S DAIRY FARM & BAKERY FOR 2023 RHODE
ISLAND WOMAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS AND 2023 NEW ENGLAND WOMAN-OWNED
SMALL BUSINESS – Co-Owners Ellen Puccetti, Jennifer Ann Roberts & Elizabeth Dulude
V. NORTH SMITHFIELD TOWN COUNCL SITTING AS BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS
A. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Class BV Liquor License at Hercules Pizza located
at 7 Main Street – Owner Aaron Andrews
1. Public Hearing
2. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action
B. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Holiday Sales and Peddler/Hawker Licenses
1. TNT Fireworks – Located at 7 Dowling Village Boulevard (Walmart) – Virginia Hightower
2. Phantom Fireworks – Located at 0 Victory Highway (Vacant Lot Next to Home Towne Auto) - Applicant Bill Williams
VI. PRESENTATION OF BUDGET COMMITTEE’S PROPOSED 2023-2024 BUDGET
VII. OLD BUSINESS
A. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Status/Progress Report on Completion of Specific Items:
1. Municipal Building Review Task Force
2. 3-5 Year Forecast
3. Grants
4. Website
VIII. NEW BUSINESS
A. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Renewal of Contract with Coastline Employee
Assistance Program (EAP) – Mr. St. Onge
B. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Agreement by and Between the State of Rhode Island Department of Transportation and the Town of North Smithfield – Town Administrator Zwolenski
1. Gratis Transfer of Streetlights Facilities
2. Bill of Sale Agreement
3. Consent to Transfer Facilities
C. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Resolution for Easement Extension - RIDOT
Union Village Bridge Replacement Project – Mr. Carruolo
D. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Resolution Designating Town Owned Land
(Plat 9, Lots 163 & 165, and Plat 12, Lots 2-6, 13, 13A, 181 & 256) as Land Protected in
Perpetuity as Open Space – Mr. Soares
E. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Status of Retiring Bonds – Mr. Beauregard
F. Discussion by Council, Vote, Or Other Action on Presentation from URI (Lorraine Joubert) Related to The Water Supply Protection Overlay District Provided In Section 6.19 (Including Maps/Plans/Et
Al), Article V of The North Smithfield Comprehensive Plan, and any Other Matters Related to Groundwater. -Mr. Osier
1. Presentation from Ms. Joubert
G. Discussion By Council, Vote, Or Other Action on Hiring a Facilities Manager to Oversee all Building and Facility Operations Including, But Not Limited To, The Development And Implementation Of A Maintenance Management System, (Prevention, Predictive, Corrective And Routine Maintenance) Aimed At Controlling And Reducing Cost, Overseeing Repairs And Renovations, Assessing The Quality Of Work Performed, And Ensuring All Quality Standards Are Met. – Ms. Alves And Mr. Osier
H. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Moving Town Council Packets to Digital Only - Mr. Osier
I. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Grant Writer – Mr. Beauregard
J. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Amendment to Sec. 6-4 of the North Smithfield Code of Ordinances in Chapter 6, Article I entitled “Purchasing and competitive bidding procedure” (1st reading). - Mr. Osier
IX. OPEN FORUM (Agenda Items Only)
X. EXECUTIVE SESSION
A. 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:
1. Rhode Island Superior Court C.A. No. PC-2022-00446; BEL AIR REALTY, LLC, ANTHONY J. DELVICARIO vs. TOWN OF NORTH SMITHFIELD ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW;ROBERT NAJARIAN, in his capacity as Chairman of the Town of North Smithfield Zoning Board of Review; SCOTT MARTIN, in his capacity as Vice Chairman of the Town of North Smithfield Zoning Board of Review; PAUL PASQUARIELLO, in his capacity as a Member of the Town of North Smithfield Zoning Board of Review; MICHAEL AMALFITANO, in his capacity as a Member of the Town of North Smithfield Zoning Board of Review; GAIL DENOMME, in her capacity as a Member of the Town of North Smithfield Zoning Board of Review; CYNTHIA DEJESUS, in her capacity as Town Treasurer for the Town of North Smithfield; TOWN OF NORTH SMITHFIELD, as a municipal entity, C.A. No. PC-2022-00446
2. Collective Bargaining – Revised Changes for the Recording Clerk’s Job Description/Pay and
Memorandum of Understanding with RI Council 94, AFSCME, AFL-CIO on behalf of local 937.
a. Revised/Corrected - Adoption of Memorandum of Understanding with RI Council 94,
AFSCME, AFL-CIO on behalf of local 937 removing the position/job description/pay for the existing position entitled “Recording Clerk” and creating a new position/job description/pay for a new position entitled “Clerical/ Financial Specialist.”
b. Revised/Corrected Approval and ratification of amendment to Agreement between the Town
of North Smithfield and Rhode Island Council 94, AFSCME AFL, CIO on behalf of the North Smithfield Town employees Local 937 - July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2024, removing the position/job description/pay for the existing position entitled “Recording Clerk” and creating a new position/job description/pay for a new position entitled “Clerical/ Financial Specialist.”
3. Dominic Pratt vs. Town of North Smithfield, et al, Superior Court C.A. No. PC-2013-4527 and Mark Morris vs. Town of North Smithfield, et al, Superior Court C.A. No. PC-2013-4528
4. Potential Litigation Regarding the Town Retirement Funds
5. Potential Litigation
B. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5(A)(5) Any Discussions or Considerations related to the acquisition or Lease of Real Property for Public Purposes, or of the Disposition of Publicly Held Property Wherein Advanced Public Information Would be Detrimental to the Interest of the Public
a. Discussion, Vote, or Other Action on the Acquisition of Real Property for Public Purposes
XI. OPEN SESSION
A. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on:
1. Revised/Corrected Adoption of Memorandum of Understanding with RI Council 94, AFSCME, AFL-CIO on behalf of local 937 removing the position/job description/pay for the existing position entitled “Recording Clerk” and creating a new position/job description/pay for a new position entitled “Clerical/ Financial Specialist.”
2. Revised/Corrected - Approval and ratification of amendment to Agreement between the Town of North Smithfield and Rhode Island Council 94, AFSCME AFL, CIO on behalf of the North Smithfield Town employees Local 937 - July 1, 202, to June 30, 2024, removing the position/job description/pay for the existing position entitled “Recording Clerk” and creating a new position/job description/pay for a new position entitled “Clerical/ Financial Specialist.”
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 June 1, 2023

 

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