JUNE 17, 2024

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, June 17, 2024, 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

III. OPEN FORUM (Non-Agenda Items Only) PURSUANT TO 42-46-6 (d) (Maximum 3 minutes per

person)

IV. NORTH SMITHFIELD TOWN COUNCIL SITTING AS THE BOARD OF LICENSING COMMISSIONERS 

A. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Holiday Sales – Peddler/Hawker License, d/b/a Phantom Fireworks, Located at 1148 Eddie Dowling Highway 

B. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Holiday Sales – Peddler/Hawker License, d/b/a TNT Fireworks, Located at 7 Dowling Village Blvd. 

C. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Solicitation License, d/b/a Renewal by Andersen 

V. DISCUSSION BY COUNCIL, VOTE, OR OTHER ACTION ON PAYMENT OF BILLS

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 requests, in which event the item will be removed from the consent agenda.

A. Town Council Minutes of May 20, 2024

B. Communications

  1. Animal Control Monthly Report for May 2024
  2. NSF&R Monthly Report for May 2024
  3. NS Municipal Court Monthly Report for May 2024
  4. NSPD Monthly Report for May 2024

VII. OLD BUSINESS

A. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Status/Progress Report of Specific Items

1. Facilities Manager – Mr. Osier

2. Municipal Building Review Task Force – Ms. Alves

B. Discussion By Council, Vote, or Other Action on Award of Bid for North Smithfield Middle School - Mr. Sepe 

1. North Smithfield Middle School Engineering Services for Air Conditioning

C. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Review and Amendment of Town Charter Before

Local Question Certification Deadline of August 7, 2024 – Mr. Osier

VIII. NEW BUSINESS

A. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Economic Development Commission’s Recommendation to Award Bid for Route 146 Waterline Tax Increment Financing (TIF)/ 

Request for Proposal (RFP) – Mr. Biron, Economic Development Chairman

B. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on RI Energy Installation of Pole at Iron Mine Hill Road – Mr. Pendergast 

C. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Request to Abandon a Portion of Briden Street, Assessor’s Plat 4, Lots 289 and 290 – Applicant Vincent Mesolella 

D. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on 2024-2027 Contract for North Smithfield School Committee and Teachers’ Association – Mr. St. Onge 

1. Public Hearing

2. Discussion by Council, Vote or Other Action

E. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Budget Transfers – Mr. St. Onge

1. Administration

2. Town Clerk

3. Planning

4. North Smithfield Police Department

5. North Smithfield Fire Department

6. Building & Zoning

7. Highway

8. Sewer

F. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Petition Department of Transportation to Install Guardrails on Route 5 from Veterans Memorial Stadium to the North Smithfield Middle School to Address Illegal Parking – Mr. Beauregard

G. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Legislation Opposing the Proposed Rhode Island Healthcare Payment Act S2722 & H8072 – Mrs. O’Hara 

H. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Review of North Smithfield Town Council Protocols – Mrs. O’Hara 

I. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Permission for the Town Administrator to Sign for an Executable Price for Electricity – Mr. St. Onge 

J. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Penalty & Adjustments – Mr. St. Onge

K. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Request to Authorize the Town Administrator to Sign Signal Works Update Building Assessment for the North Smithfield Police Station and to Send $5,500.00 Retainer to Begin the Project – Ms. Hamilton

IX. OPEN FORUM (Agenda Items Only) PURSUANT TO 42-46-6 (d) (Maximum 3 minutes per person)

X. EXECUTIVE SESSION (CLOSED SESSION)

Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action Pursuant to RIGL 2-46-5 (a)(5) Any discussion 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 

1. Potential Acquisition of Land

2. Potential Acquisition of Land

XI. 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 13, 2024

 

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