SEPTEMBER 6, 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 Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at 4:00 p.m., see link here:

 

https://clerkshq.com/NorthSmithfield-ri

  1. I. OPEN MEETING – PRAYER – PLEDGE
  2. II. ROLL CALL
  1. III. OPEN FORUM PURSUANT TO 42-46-6 (d) (Maximum 15 minutes)
  1. IV. PRESENTATION OF CITATIONS TO SPECIAL OLYMPICS – Mr. Beauregard
  1. V. OLD BUSINESS
  2. A. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Update of Halliwell Review Committee – Mr. Corriveau
  3. B. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Update of Municipal Building Review Task Force – Mr. Nordstrom
  4. 1. Authorization for Proposal from Tecton Architects to Satisfy RI Interlocal Trust

Recommendations for North Smithfield Police Station

  1. C. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Salaries and Wages Ordinances 2021-2022 –

Ms. DeJesus

1. 2nd Reading

2. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action

  1. VI. NEW BUSINESS
  2. A. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Appointment of Water/Sewer Superintendent – Mr. William Descoteaux (Appt by TA)
  3. B. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Abatements/Supplementals – Ms. St. George
  4. C. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Tax & Penalty Adjustments – Ms. DeJesus
  5. D. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Quote from Delta Electro Power Inc. for Improvement to Sharon Parkway Sewer Pump Station – Mrs. Beck
  6. E. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Award of Bid for North Smithfield High School Demolition and Replacement of Windows – Ms. DeJesus
  7. F. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Recommendation to Extend Contract with STV Inc. for Owner’s Program Manager Services for North Smithfield High School – Ms. DeJesus
  8. G. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on KeyScan Security System for the Elementary School – Ms. DeJesus
  9. H. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Recommendation to Utilize the State of RI Master Price Agreement No. 506 "Seasonal Equipment" to Purchase Zero-Turn Mower – Mr. Pendergast
  1. 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 August 31, 2022.

 

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