DECEMBER 5, 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.

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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 December 5, 2022, at 4:00 p.m., see link here:
https://clerkshq.com/NorthSmithfield-ri


I. OPEN MEETING – PRAYER – PLEDGE
II. ROLL CALL
III. OPEN FORUM PURSUANT TO 42-46-6 (d) (Maximum 15 minutes)
IV. OLD BUSINESS
A. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Update of Halliwell Review Committee – Mr. Corriveau
B. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Update of Municipal Building Review Task Force - Mr. Nordstrom
C. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Status/Progress Report on Completion of Specific Items
V. NORTH SMITHFIELD TOWN COUNCIL SITTING AS THE BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS
A. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Mobile Food Truck Establishment – d/b/a Methods of a Madwoman Inc., Located at Chamberland Company off Great Road
VI. NEW BUSINESS
A. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on North Smithfield Association of Support Staff Personnel/NEARI/NEA Contract – North Smithfield School Committee 1. Public Hearing 2. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action
B. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Proposed Reservation Reclass FY 2023 – Ms. DeJesus
C. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Purchase of Three (3) Trucks - Mr. Pendergast
D. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Abatements/Supplementals – Ms. St. George
E. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Request to Draft Amendment to the 2009 Sewer Ordinance - Section 8-29(k) – Mrs. Beck
F. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on the Old Aldrich Burial Grounds and the Old Town Burial Grounds – Mr. Keene
G. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Review of Zoning Ordinance Amendment -Section 6.19 Water Supply Protection Overlay District – Mr. Beauregard/Mr. Osier
H. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Proposal for North Smithfield Police Department - IT Managed Services Agreement Renewal – Chief Lafferty
I. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Appointments of Town Council
1. Town Solicitor
2. Assistant Town Solicitor
3. Probate Court Judge
4. Municipal Court Judge
5. Municipal Court Clerk/Administrator
6. Veterans Advisor
7. Senior Citizen Advocate
J. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Appointments to Town Boards/Commissions
1. Asset Management Commission (appointed by TC) a. Completion of 5-year term that would expire 11/30/2026
b. Completion of 5-year term that would expire 11/30/2027
2. Board of Assessment Review (appointed by TC)
a. One 3-year term that would expire 11/30/2025
3. Budget Committee (appointed by TC)
a. Completion of a 3-year term that would expire 11/30/2023
b. Three 3-year terms that would expire 11/30/2025
4. Conservation Commission (appointed by TA/with TC approval)
a. Completion of a 3-year term that will expire on 11/30/2023
b. Three 3-year terms that will expire 11/30/2025
5. Economic Development Commission (appointed by TA w/ TC approval)
a. Completion of a 5-year term that would expire 11/30/2023
b. Two 5-year terms that would expire 11/30/2027
6. Halliwell Review Committee (appointed by TC, EXCEPT seat 9 appointed by TA)
a. Eight 2-year terms that would expire 11/30/2024 (appointed by TC)
b. One 2-year term that would expire 11/30/2024 (appointed by TA)
7. Historic District Commission (appointed by TC)
a. Completion of a Three 3-year terms that would expire 11/30/2024
b. Two 3-year terms that would expire 11/30/2025
8. Juvenile Hearing Board (appointed by TC)
a. Three 3-year terms that would expire 11/30/2025
9. Parks & Recreation Commission (appointed by TA w/ TC approval)
a. Seven 2-year terms that would expire on 11/30/2024
b. One non-voting term that would expire 11/30/2024
10. Planning Board (appointed by TC)
a. 1st Alternate 1-year term that would expire 11/30/2023
b. 2nd Alternate 1-year term that would expire 11/30/2023
c. One 5-year terms that would expire 11/30/2027
11. Public Art Advisory Committee (appointed by TC)
a. Eight 2-year terms that would expire 11/30/2024
12. Public Safety Commission (appointed by TC)
a. One 3-year term that would expire 11/30/2025
13. Senior Citizen Advisory Committee (appointed by TC)
a. Seven 2-year terms that would expire 11/30/2024
14. Sewer Commission (appointed by TC)
a. Completion of a 5-year term that would expire 11/30/2024
b. One 5-year term that would expire 11/30/2027
15. Zoning Board (appointed by TC)
a. 1st Alternate 1-year term that would expire 11/30/2023
b. 2nd Alternate – 1-year term that would expire 11/30/2023
c. Completion of a 5-year term that would expire 11/30/2024
d. One 5-year term that would expire 11/30/2027
VII. 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 30, 2022.

 

 

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