Town Ordinances & Town Charter
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- Proposed Ordinance Amendment to Chapter 51 – Affordable Housing Advisory Board – Public Hearing on April 2, 2013
Ordinances are effective thirty (30) days after adoption.
Notice is hereby given that the Town Council of the Town of Smithfield, pursuant to the provisions of Article II, Section C-2.13 (b) of the Home Rule Charter of the Town of Smithfield, has adopted the following Ordinance Amendments:
2013-01 Affordable Housing Advisory Board Amended Ordinance, Chapter 51, Section 51-2 Membership (changes from seven to five members) , and Section 51-4 Quorum (changes from four members of the Board to three members). Adopted by Town Council on April 2, 2013.
2013-02 Emergency Medical Services Chapter 193: Fees, Article II – Charges for Emergency Medical Services, Ambulance Fee Schedule (Fire Department). Authorized by Town Manager on May 9, 2013.
2012-01 – Ordinance – Chapter 294, Section 294-36, Sewer Improvement Bonds: Ordinance of the Town of Smithfield, RI, approving and authorizing the issue of not to exceed $7,700,000 Sewer Revenue Bonds for the purposes of financing improvements to the Town’s Sewer System for the planning, construction, transportation, pumping, treatment and final disposition of sewer in the Town of Smithfield. Whereas, the Town has previously developed a program under which to structure its borrowings with the RI Clean Water Finance Agency, and, Whereas, the Town is proposing the upgrades of the Wastewater Treatment Facility to Tertiary Treatment, and, Whereas, the Town will finance these projects with a borrowing from the RI Clean Water Financing Agency. The period of usefulness of the Project is expected to be not less than twenty-five (25) years. Adopted by Town Council on January 17, 2012.
2012-02 – Ordinance – Chapter 350, Water Supply Board Requirements for the Extension of Water Lines and Related Capital Equipment: Article 1 – Construction of Water Lines; Article 2 – Town Construction of Water Line Extensions by Petition; Article 3 – Assessment Charges; and Article IV – Out-of-District Extensions. Adopted by Town Council on March 6, 2012.
2012-03 – Ordinance – Chapter 46 – Historic Preservation Commission, Section 46-10: The Smithfield Fire Department shall not participate in or assist with the demolition of an historic structure or conduct live fire training exercises in any of the following circumstances: 1. If structure is listed on the Smithfield Register of Historic Places; 2. If said structure is listed on the National Register or State Register of Historic Places; 3. If the Smithfield Historic Preservation Commission finds said structure has important historical significance. Adopted by Town Council on May 15, 2012.
2012-04 – Ordinance – Chapter 81 – Purchasing Policy, Sections 81-1 through 81-9: This Chapter represents the official Town policy for all purchases by and on behalf of the Town of Smithfield to include purchases by the Smithfield Water District, Smithfield Sewer Authority and Smithfield Ice Rink. 81-1 through 81-9 includes: Scope; purpose, duties of the purchasing agent and others; cooperative purchasing; School Department purchases; large purchases; exemptions; local purchasing; contracts; requisition procedures; purchase order processing; invoicing; competitive bidding, surplus and obsolete property. Adopted by Town Council on June 19, 2012.
2012-05 – Bond Ordinance – Chapter 345, Section 345-1: Water Improvement Bonds – Approving and Authorizing the Issue of not to exceed $227,000 General Obligation Bonds for the purposes of financing Water Meter Replacement: The Town of Smithfield will finance this project to replace approximately 1,200 existing water meters with radio-based water meters with automatic meter read modules in the Smithfield Water Supply Board service area, and will finance this project with a borrowing from the RI Clean Water Financing Agency. Adopted by Town Council on June 19, 2012.
2012-06 – Ordinance – Chapter 325-7 Lease to Greenville Water District: In accordance with Home Rule Charter Section 2.12(5), the Town Council hereby authorizes the lease to the Greenville Water District of a parcel of land as described in the attached Lease for a period of ninety-nine (99) years. Adopted by Town Council on August 7, 2012.
2012-07 – Ordinance Amendment – Chapter 177 Private Detectives – Section 177-9: An application for a private detective license must provide satisfactory medical releases authorizing the Smithfield Police Department to determine if the applicant has any history of psychological disorder. This amendment removes the requirement of a psychological exam to be performed by URI, which no longer offers this type of psychological testing service. Adopted by Town Council on September 4, 2012.
2012-08 – Ordinance – Chapter 69, Other Post-Employment Benefits Trust Fund, Section 69 -1 through 69-10, to include: Establishment of Fund, Composition of the OPEB Board, Responsibilities of the OPEB Board, Fiscal Powers, Consultants, Liability, Encumbrances of fund assets void, overpayments, statements of payments from fund, and severability. Adopted by Town Council on September 4, 2012.
2012-09 – Ordinance Amendment – Chapter 252, Noise – Article 1 – Noise Regulations, Section 252-9: Exemptions, which states: The provisions of this Chapter shall not apply to: Lawn care equipment, such as: leaf blowers, lawn trimmers, lawn mowers, chain saws, and the like operated between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and the later of 8:00 p.m. or sunset, or in the case of an emergency. The remainder of this Ordinance shall remain unchanged. Adopted by Town Council on October 2, 2012.
2012-10 – Ordinance – Chapter 325-8 Conveyance to Smithfield Land Trust: In accordance with Home Rule Charter Section 2.12(5), the Town Council hereby authorizes the conveyance to the Smithfield Land Trust of a certain parcel of land containing 15.35 acres of land, more or less, that is further described on Document No. 20090016, Ridgeland Hills Subdivision – Open Space, as recorded in the Land Evidence Records of the Town of Smithfield. Adopted by Town Council on October 2, 2012.
2011-01 – Chapter 225, Regulation of Illicit Discharges into the Municipal Storm Drainage System Sections 225-1 through 225-16; Adopted by Town Council on January 4, 2011.
2011-02 – Chapter 294, Ordinance Amendment: Sewers Article II, 294-12: Subdivisions, Planning Board Appeals, and Article VI, 294-40: Sewer Authority Appeals; Adopted by Town Council on January 4, 2011.
2011-03 – Chapter 53 – Asset Management Commission New Ordinance. Section 53-1 through Section 53-5; Adopted by Town Council on April 5, 2011.
2011-04 – Dejana Tax Treaty Ordinance New. Adopted by the Town Council on June 21, 2011.
2011-05 – Tobin 99-Year Lease Ordinance Section 325-6, Newly enacted Town Ordinance Section, Adopted by the Town Council on August 9, 2011.
2011-06 – Businesses; Licensing – Hours of Operation, Amended Ordinance, Adopted: September 20, 2011
2011-07 – United Rental, North America, Tax Treaty Ordinance/Agreement, Adopted: October 4, 2011
2011-08 – Taxation – Ordinance Amendment to Frozen Taxes Formula, Adopted: October 4, 2011.
2011-09 – Location of Licensed Premises: Prohibited Location Adopted: November 1, 2011
To view full-text of new ordinances and ordinance amendments, please visit the Town Clerk’s Office or click the linked titles above – documents are in .pdf format.
By order of the Town Council: Dianne L. Ady, Town Clerk