JUNE 1, 2023

6:30 P.M.

SPECIAL MEETING 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 Thursday, June 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m., see link here:

 

https://clerkshq.com/NorthSmithfield-ri

 

FOR BOARDS/COMMISSIONS VACANCIES: https://onboard.nsmithfieldri.org/

 

FOR ONLINE APPLICATIONS: https://www.nsmithfieldri.org/home/webforms/town-north-smithfield-application-boardcommission

 

  1. I. OPEN MEETING – PRAYER – PLEDGE
  2. II. ROLL CALL
  1. III. NEW BUSINESS
  2. A. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Legislation Authorizing the Town of North Smithfield to Finance the Development and Construction of a New Police Station or the Renovation, Improvement, Alteration and Repair of an Existing Building to be Used as a Police Station, as Determined by the Town Council and the Furnishing and Equipping Thereof by the Issuance of Not More Than $18,000,000 of Bonds and/or Notes Therefor
  1. B. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Resolution Memorializing the General Assembly to Enact Legislation Authorizing the Town of North Smithfield, with the Approval of the Qualified Electors, to Issue Not to Exceed $18,000,000 General Obligation Bonds, Notes and Other Evidences of Indebtedness to Finance the Development and Construction of a New Police Station or the Renovation, Improvement, Alteration and Repair of an Existing Building to be Used as a Police Station, as Determined by the Town Council and The Furnishing and Equipping Thereof
  1. IV. 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 May 26, 2023

 

 

Leaders from around the world are condemning the assassination attempt of former President Trump at a rally in Pennsylvania. Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelensky said such violence has no justification in the world. India's Prime Minister Narenda Modi said he condemns the attempt and wished Trump a speedy recovery. French President Emmanuel Macron said the shooting was a tragedy "for our democracies."       The FBI is leading a probe into the assassination attempt on former President Trump. They identified the dead gunman as 20-year-old Thomas Mathew Crooks of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania. Agents swarmed the shooter's home overnight and found explosive materials. The FBI says he acted alone although the motive for the shooting remains unclear.        The U.S. Secret Service is facing intense scrutiny following the assassination attempt on former President Trump. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are asking how a sniper was able to get on a rooftop about 400 feet from the stage and fire shots at Trump. There are also questions about the size of the rally security perimeter and what efforts agents took to sweep the shooter's building.       Lots of Houston-area residents are still sweltering in the dark after Hurricane Beryl slammed Texas last week. As of last check, over 290-thousand customers were without electricity.        The fate of New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez is in the hands of a New York jury. The veteran Democrat is accused of taking bribes to help two co-defendants win lucrative business deals.        "The Daily Show" is canceling tapings in Milwaukee during the Republican National Convention following the assassination attempt on former President Trump at a Pennsylvania rally on Saturday. In a post on X, the show cited logistical issues and the "evolving situation in Milwaukee" as the reason. The Comedy Central news-satire show sold out multiple nights in the city.