THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2019

WOONSOCKET CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

COUNCIL PRESIDENT DANIEL M. GENDRON PRESIDING

7:00 P.M. – SECOND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM           

169 MAIN STREET, WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND 02895

 

 

SPECIAL MEETING

 

 

  1. ROLL CALL

 

2.         Discussion / status update on the Middle School Project with the Planning Department and the Tai Group.

 

  1. Discussion of authority granted to the Library Board of Trustees and Board of Canvassers under RI general laws and how that authority affects staffing, compensation, budgetary, and other operational matters related to the operation and management of those city departments.

 

  1. Discussion of the authority over the spending decisions in funds, other than the General Fund, as described in the Woonsocket Home Rule Charter Chapter VII, Article 3, Section 9.

 

Establishment of Funds.

     

The general fund shall comprise the resources and liabilities of the city not specifically belonging to other funds.  Capital funds and other special funds may be created by ordinance and the council shall specify the source of receipts and the purposes for which expenditures from special funds shall be made.  All revenues of the city not required to be paid into other funds shall be paid into the general fund.

 

  1. Discussion of CDBG process and city council authority over spending plan.

 

  1. Discussion of draft legislation to specifically codify the sources and uses of certain special funds up to and including city council authority to approve and amend spending plans and purposes annually, or from time-to-time as funds become available;
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  4. municipal clerk or by a municipal archives);

(d)  Other funds classified as "Special Revenue Funds" in the city annual audited financial report.

 

7.Department reorganization(s).

 

8.Adjournment.

 

 

For additional information or to request interpreter services, or other special services for the hearing impaired, please contact City Clerk Christina Harmon-Duarte three days prior to the meeting at (401) 762-6400, or by the Thursday prior to the meeting.

 

Posted on April 8, 2019

Another weekend of severe weather is wreaking havoc in the Deep South. Five people are dead, including an 8-year-old Florida girl, because of the strong storm system moving east. Three people were killed in Mississippi and another in Georgia. There was also a tornado in Virginia. The storms are expected to continue through tonight.       It may be months before investigators know exactly what started the fire at Notre Dame [[ No-tra-Dahm ]] Cathedral. The latest theory is that the blaze started because of a "computer glitch." On Thursday, an electrical short-circuit was suspected. The building remains fragile, and that has hindered the investigation into how it started.        A Southern California couple is sentenced to 25-years to life in prison for torturing and abusing their children. David and Louise Turpin pled guilty to mistreating 12 of their 13 children. They were sentenced today after some of their children spoke in court about the abuse. The Turpins will be eligible for parole in 25 years.       Joe Biden is reportedly planning on kicking off his presidential campaign in the city where the nation's divide came to a head. The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that Biden will announce his candidacy next week in Charlottesville, Virginia. That's where a Unite the Right rally was held in 2017 that ended with the death of a woman after a man drove his car through a group of protesters.       Russia is claiming that the Mueller report is exonerating them too. A spokesperson for the Kremlin said the Special Counsel's 22-month investigation does not offer any reasonable proof that Russia meddled in the 2016 election. It says there was no new information released this week. Mueller's report does claim Russia hacked into Democratic emails, downloaded copies and sent them to WikiLeaks.        Two of the stars from the hit musical film "Pitch Perfect" are splitting up. Skylar Astin, who played Jesse Swanson, and Anna Camp, who portrayed Aubrey Posen, have been married for two years. They issued a joint statement to People magazine today announced they are going in separate directions, but the split is being made mutually and amicably.