NOVEMBER 13, 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 November 13, 2023, at 10:00 a.m., see link here:

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  1. OPEN MEETING – PRAYER – PLEDGE
  2. ROLL CALL
  1. OPEN FORUM (Non- Agenda Items Only) PURSUANT TO 42-46-6 (d) (Maximum 3 minutes per person)
  1. PRESENTATION BY NORTH SMITHFIELD TOWN COUNCIL TO MAJOR JOHN WOJCIK – Outstanding Contribution and 31 Years of Service to the Town – Ms. Hamilton 
  1. NORTH SMITHFIELD TOWN COUNCIL SITTING AS THE BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS
  2. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Holiday Sales License – d/b/a Park Square Pharmacy – Located at 65 Eddie Dowling Highway – Clutch Inc.
  3. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Change of Hours for Hercules Pizza – Located at 7 Main Street – Owner Aaron Andrews
  1. DISCUSSION BY COUNCIL, VOTE, OR OTHER ACTION ON PAYMENT OF BILLS

VII. 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

  1. Town Council Minutes of October 16 and 24, 2023
  2. Communications
  3. Animal Control Monthly Report for October 2023
  4. NS Municipal Court Monthly Report for October 2023
  5. NSPD Monthly Report for October 2023
  6. NSF&R Monthly Report for October 2023
  1. DISCUSSION BY COUNCIL, VOTE OR OTHER ACTION ON SPECIFIC ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA ABOVE
  1. OLD BUSINESS
  2. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Status/Progress Report on Completion of Specific Items

1. 3-5 Year Forecast

2. Facilities Manager

3. Grants

4. Human Resource Position

5. Town Website

B. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Salary and Wage Ordinance – Mr. St. Onge

  1. Public Hearing
  2. Second Reading

 

  1. NEW BUSINESS
  2. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Consideration for Abatement for Sewer Tax Payment – Mr. Zygmunt
  3. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Halliwell Review Committee – Mr. Porter
  4. Payment to Bargmann Henrie + Archetype, Inc.- Invoice #26495
  5. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Next Steps for the North Smithfield Police Station and the Municipal Building Review Task Force – Ms. Alves
  6. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Scheduling a Joint Meeting with the Budget Committee to Review Budget Priorities for the Upcoming Fiscal Year by 12/31/2023 – Mr. Osier
  7. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Evaluation of the Town’s Engineering Services, Including the Option of Creating a Town Engineer Position – Mr. Osier
  8. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Reservation Reclass for the Halliwell Master Plan – Mr. St. Onge
  9. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Penalty and Tax Adjustments – Mr. St. Onge
  10. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on RIDOT Municipal Rhode and Bridge Grant – Mr. Zwolenski
  1. * OPEN SESSION

A. DISCUSSION BY COUNCIL, VOTE, OR OTHER ACTION

1. Discussion by Council, Vote or Other Action on Petition filed by, Anthony DelVicario, Bel Air Realty, LLC, and Marcia I Gold to absolve, release, dismiss and withdraw the Conservation Easement recorded in the Property Book 144 at Page 508 on the property identified as Tax Assessor’s Plat 10 Lot 218 

  1. EXECUTIVE SESSION (Closed Session)

A. DISCUSSION BY COUNCIL, VOTE, OR OTHER ACTION

1. Executive Session 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. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on:

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

  1. OPEN FORUM (Agenda Items Only) PURSUANT TO 42-46-6 (d) (Maximum 3 minutes per person)
  1. 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 November 8, 2023

 

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