JUNE 24, 2024

6:45 P.M.

CONTINUATION OF SPECIAL MEETING

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, June 24, 2024 at 10:00 a.m., see link here:

https://clerkshq.com/NorthSmithfield-ri

 

FOR BOARDS/COMMISSIONS VACANCIES: https://onboard.nsmithfieldri.org/

 

FOR ONLINE APPLICATIONS: https://www.nsmithfieldri.org/home/webforms/town-north-smithfield-application-boardcommission

 

  1. OPEN MEETING – PRAYER – PLEDGE
  2. ROLL CALL

III. DISCUSSION BY COUNCIL, VOTE, OR OTHER ACTION ON CONTINUATION OF PUBLIC HEARING ON F/Y 2024-2025 PROPOSED BUDGET 

IV. DISCUSSION BY COUNCIL, VOTE, OR OTHER ACTION ON ADOPTION OF F/Y 2024/2025 PROPOSED BUDGET 

V. DISCUSSION BY COUNCIL, VOTE, OR OTHER ACTION ON METHOD OF TAX COLLECTION 

VI. 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 11, 2024

The Republican National Convention night session is starting, but there are already plenty of headlines from its first day. Former President Trump picked Ohio Senator JD Vance as his running mate and he was officially nominated on the convention floor. Vance was elected to the Senate in 2022, and represents a key swing state in the 2024 race.        Congress is gearing up for a multi-committee investigation into the attempted assassination of Donald Trump. House Oversight Committee James Comer announced Monday Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle will appear at a public hearing Monday, as the agency is facing intense scrutiny following the shooting. Members will also be briefed by Secret Service.        President Biden will sit down for a one-on-one interview with NBC News anchor Lester Holt today. This planned interview comes after the assassination attempt on former President Trump over the weekend. Biden has been under growing scrutiny from Democrats over his age and whether he can defeat Trump in November.        Lots of Houston-area residents are still without power after Hurricane Beryl slammed Texas last week. As of last check, over 180-thousand customers were without electricity. CenterPoint Energy has restored power to around one-point-nine-million people since the storm hit, or about 85-percent of those affected by outages.        The attorney for the armorer on the set of the movie Rust is filing a motion for her release from jail. Just hours after the judge in New Mexico threw out the case against Alec Baldwin Friday, the lawyer for Hanna Gutierrez-Reed said she should be released on the same grounds. Both Baldwin and Gutierrez-Reed were charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death in 2021 of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the movie set.        The majority of Americans say inflation is a "very serious problem." That's according to a recent YouGov poll, which found that voters are more likely to approve of Donald Trump's handling of the issue rather than President Biden's. The survey also found that for Democrats, the most serious issues that the country faces are gun violence and climate change.