Town of Smithfield, RI
Providence County
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[Adopted 3-19-1996 (Ch. 2, Art. III, Div. 4, of the 1985 Code of Ordinances)
Pursuant to § C-4.16 of the Town Charter, there is hereby created a Capital Projects Committee, whose responsibility shall be to supervise the construction of public buildings and facilities for the Town as well as the acquisition of equipment or real property, which is financed by a bond issue approved by Town voters or if the total cost exceeds $250,000.
In addition to the Director of Public Works, Finance Director, a member appointed by the Town Council, and two representatives from the department or agency for which the improvement is to serve, where capital projects are financed through voter-approved bond issues, the referendum ballot language shall include the election of two additional members who shall be qualified voters of the Town. Candidates for Capital Projects Committee member shall be nominated on a nonpartisan basis through submittal of nomination papers to the Town Clerk, signed by at least 25 qualified voters of the Town. The nomination papers shall be submitted to the Town Clerk's office pursuant to a deadline established by that office which provides sufficient time to print the ballot. If nomination papers are not received for at least two candidates, the Council shall nominate the remaining candidates by resolution.
The terms of the Capital Projects Committee who are elected and agency members shall cease upon the completion of the capital projects which are financed under the proposed bond issue. Prior to the completion of the project, if a member resigns, becomes disabled, or ceases to be a resident of the Town, the Council shall appoint that member's replacement by resolution.