MARCH 20, 2023

6:45 P.M.

REGULAR MEETING NORTH SMITHFIELD TOWN COUNCIL

83 GREENE STREET, NORTH SMITHFIELD, RI 02896

Executive Session starts at 6:45 p.m./Regular Meeting SHOULD start approximately 7:30 p.m.

The meeting will also be livestream. Please join the meeting (viewing only) from your computer, tablet, or smartphone by clicking on this link:

 

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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, March 20, 2023, at 10:00 a.m., see link here:

 

https://clerkshq.com/NorthSmithfield-ri

I. OPEN MEETING - PRAYER - PLEDGE

II. ROLL CALL

III. OPEN FORUM (Non-Agenda Items Only) PURSUANT TO 42-46-6 (d) (Maximum 15

Minutes)

IV. EXECUTIVE SESSION (Closed Session)

  1. A. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action pursuant RIGL 42-46-5(A)(2) Sessions Pertaining to Collective Bargaining or Litigation or Work Sessions Pertaining to Collective Bargaining or Litigation or Potential Litigation:
  2. 1. Donna Rovedo v. Town of North Smithfield - discrimination – 1:22-cv-00367-JJM-PAS
  3. 2. North Smithfield Town Council in its capacity as the Town Council and as the Water Commissioners for the Slatersville Water System - Potential Litigation
  4. 3. 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
  5. 4. Potential Litigation
  6. B. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action pursuant RIGL 42-46-5(a)(7) A matter related to the question of the investment of public funds where the premature disclosure would adversely affect the public interest:
  7. 1. North Smithfield Town Council in its capacity as the Town Council and as the Water Commissioners for the Slatersville Water System regarding the potential investment of public funds for the installation of a waterline in North Smithfield subject to a water connection and sales agreement with the City of Woonsocket
  1. V. OPEN SESSION
  2. A. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action by North Smithfield Town Council in its capacity as the Town Council and as the Water Commissioners for the Slatersville Water System.
  3. 1. Phillips North America LLC’s request for an extension of the existing waterline to the residential properties at 3, 19, and 25 Providence Street in Millville, Massachusetts.

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

  1. 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 so requests, in which event the item will be

removed from the consent agenda.

  1. A. Town Council Minutes of February 21, March 6 and 9, 2023
  2. B. Communications
  3. 1. Animal Control Monthly Report for February 2023

 

2. NSPD Monthly Report for February 2023

3. NS Municipal Court Monthly Report for February 2023

4. Profit & Loss Report for 2022-2023

  1. VIII. DISCUSSION BY COUNCIL, VOTE OR OTHER ACTION ON SPECIFIC ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA ABOVE

IX. OLD BUSINESS

A. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Status/Progress Report on Completion

of Specific Items:

1. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Municipal Building Review Task

Force – Mr. Nordstrom

a. Payment of Invoice #46016 to Tecton Architects

2. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on 3-5 Year Forecast

3. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Grants – Mr. Osier

B. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Amendment of Halliwell Review

Committee Resolution – Mr. Porter

C. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Ordinance to Amend Sec.15-5 of The

Code of Ordinances, Chapter 15 - No Parking at Any Time on The Southerly Side of

Ridge Road

1. Public Hearing

2. 2nd Reading

D. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Ordinance to Amend Sec. 15-5 to

Extend No Through Trucking on Pound Hill Road up to the Pine Hill Road Intersection

1. Public Hearing

2. 2nd Reading

E. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Ordinance to Amend Sec. 15-9 to

Reduce the Weight Limit for Trucks from 35,000 Pounds to 5 Tons Requiring a Special

Permit from the Town Administrator

1. Public Hearing

2. 2nd Reading

F. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Resolution for House Bill H5642 and

Senate Bill S0076 Which Seeks to Lower the State Sales Tax from 7% to 5% - Mr.

Beauregard

G. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Options for Owner’s Project Manager

for the Town – Mr. Osier

  1. X. NEW BUSINESS
  2. A. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Contract Extension with MTG Disposal for Trash & Recycling – Mr. Pendergast
  3. B. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Acceptance of Resignation from Jonathan DePault Serving on the Conservation Commission (Term from 12-1-2022 thru 11/30/2025) (Appointed by TA w/ TC Approval)
  4. C. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Amendment to the Halliwell Master Plan Funding Source (From School Building Bond to Committed Reserves)
  5. D. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Penalties/Tax Adjustments – Mr. St. Onge
  6. E. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Open Forum (Agenda Items Only) at the

end of the agenda – Mr. Beauregard

  1. F. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Request for Proposal for Grant Writer – Mr. Beauregard/Mr. Zwolenski
  2. G. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action to Retain Lisa Andoscia - Rosewood Consulting - as a Grant Writer for One Month – Mr. Zwolenski
  1. XI. OPEN FORUM (Agenda Items Only)

XII. ADJOURN.

Individuals requesting special assistance should contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 767-2200, ext. 326 seventy-two (72) hours prior to hearing date.

Agenda posted March 16, 2023

 

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