NOVEMBER 20, 2023

5:45 P.M.   

   

NORTH SMITHFIELD TOWN COUNCIL ACTING AS THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING REVIEW TASK FORCE 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 Monday, November 20, 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. OPEN MEETING – PRAYER – PLEDGE
     
  2. ROLL CALL

 

  1. NORTH SMITHFIELD TOWN COUNCIL SITTING AS THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING REVIEW TASK FORCE

1. Discussion, Vote, or Other Action on Update from Tecton Regarding the North Smithfield Police  

    Station

2. Discussion, Vote, or Other Action on

 

  1.   ADJOURN

 

Individuals requesting special assistance should contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 767-2200, ext. 504 seventy-two (72) hours in advance of the meeting date.

Agenda posted November 16, 2023

 

 

Social Media companies and the way they handle online content is the focus of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court hearing today. The court is examining Republican-backed laws in Texas and Florida that were put in place over claims TikTok, Facebook, YouTube and others dislike conservative speech. The laws were enacted in 2021 after the companies banned former President Trump from their platforms. The companies say laws deciding how they operate violate their First Amendment right to free speech.        Both President Biden and Donald Trump will visit the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas this week. Biden will travel to Brownsville Thursday to meet with Border Patrol agents, law enforcement and local leaders and call for the need to pass the Senate bipartisan border security deal. Trump will reportedly visit Eagle Pass, Texas on the same day and deliver remarks.        Officials say the suspect in the death of a University of Georgia student is an illegal immigrant. Jose Ibarra was arrested for the murder of 22-year-old Laken Riley, whose body was found last week in a wooded area near the school. Ibarra is from Venezuela and reportedly came to the U.S. in 2022. He's charged with felony murder, false imprisonment and kidnapping, and concealing the death of another.        Donald Trump is appealing the verdict in his New York civil fraud case. Trump's legal team filed a notice of appeal of the judgment finding him liable for fraudulently inflating his net worth on financial statements. The judge in the case recently ordered Trump to pay more than 450-million in fines and barred the former President for three years from running a business in New York.        An active-duty United States Air Force servicemember is dead after he set himself on fire outside of the Israeli Embassy in Washington, DC on Sunday. Video from the scene shows Aaron Bushnell saying he will "no longer be complicit in genocide." Bushnell was rushed to the hospital in critical condition and later died.        There's a ton of money up for grabs this week in both the Mega Millions and Powerball drawings. No one walked away with the grand prize in Friday's Mega Millions drawing so that jackpot now stands at 563-million dollars ahead of the next chance to strike it rich on Tuesday. As for tonight's Powerball drawing, that's at an estimated 391-million with a cash value of nearly 186-million.