Town of North Smithfield

December 18, 2020

 

 

I would like to take a moment to speak to you regarding Covid-19 and town services.  During the past two and a half weeks, we have experienced challenges and have adjusted our processes here at Town Hall.  All staff members are working diligently to assure every employee stays safe and healthy, while we are navigating through uncharted territory. We have implemented new polices to maximize the safety of our residents, businesses and staff. 

 

 

We are aware residents and businesses would prefer to enter the building to address their needs.  Unfortunately, we are still unable to open our doors to the public.  During the winter months we are asking residents to take care of their town hall business from their home computers.  Please do not hesitate to call us if you need assistance.  If you must come to the Town Hall, if possible, call us from your car to let us know you are here, and we will assist you.  If you come to the door there is a buzzer where we can speak with you and assist you.  There is also a drop box located on the driveway side of the building for your convenience. 

 

Let us work together to keep all our residents and staff of North Smithfield safe and healthy. 

 

 

 

The State of RI Executive Order has been updated, click on the button below to be brought to the updated document.

 

Executive Order

 

 

 

The Town of North Smithfield is Seeking Volunteer Members for 

Several Committees

 

·     Assessor's Board of Review

·     Asset Management Commission

·     Budget Committee

·     Conservation Commission

·     Economic Development Commission

·     Historic District Commission

·     Juvenile Hearing Board

·     Parks & Recreation Commission

·     Personnel Board

·     Planning Board

·     Public Safety Commission

·     Senior Citizen Advisory Committee

·     Sewer Commission

·     Zoning Board of Review 

 

 

Anyone interested in volunteering, please contact

Lillian Silva Scott at 767-2200 ext. 326 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an application

or click on the link to download the application and submit it to:

83 Greene Street, North Smithfield, RI 02896.



DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS: JANUARY 6, 2021

 

 

Application

 

 

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The Makers of SLATERSVILLE: 

AMERICA'S FIRST MILL VILLAGE 

have updated this video with all of their major sponsors and donors for 2020. 

Thank You ALL!! To learn more visit us at: 

firstmillvillage.com

 

Click here to see our video

 

 

Holiday Recycling Events

 

 

 

We will be accepting cardboard and wrapping paper on: 

Tuesday, December 29, 2020.

 Cardboard and wrapping paper can be dropped off at our Highway Garage, 

281 Quaker Highway

on Tuesday December 29, 2020 from 

3 pm- 5pm ONLY.

 Residents are welcome to bring yard waste or accepted recyclables. The town offers free drop off for ridged plastic and scrap metal items as well as used motor oil. Please do not leave items outside the gate after business hours, we will take notice!

 

Christmas Trees CAN be RECYCLED

Live Trees: Are composted 

Artificial Trees: Are recycled with scrap metal. 

All trees must be free of ornaments, tinsel, lights and cannot be in plastic bags.

We will be offering a curbside pickup for live trees starting 

Thursday, December 28, 2020 through January 15, 2021. ,

Live trees will be picked up by DPW on your trash day. 

Pickups are weather permitting.

 

  Residents can also bring the trees to DPW when our recycling center is open.

 

 

RECYCLING CENTER WINTER HOURS

 

Recycling Center drop off hours are:

 Saturdays from 9 AM to 3 PM ONLY until December 19, 2020. 

The recycling Center will be closed on Saturday, December 26, 2020.

Starting January 2, 2021 Recycling Center drop off hours are Saturdays from 9 AM to 1 PM, until April 1, 2021. Residents will not be able to drop off outside those regular hours. Residents are welcome to bring yard waste or accepted recyclables. The town offers free drop off for ridged plastic and scrap metal items as well as used motor oil. Please do not leave items outside the gate after business hours, we will take notice!

 

If you need assistance or have questions please call 401-767-2200 ext 348

 

 

 

Stamina Mill Office Demolition by EPA

 

Click here for the article from NRI Now

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have received many phone calls inquiring about the car tax bills. To answer the main question, no they have not been sent out.  We are waiting for answers from the State regarding the car tax phase-out & the FY21 budget.

Here is an article that ran in the Providence Journal 

https://www.providencejournal.com/news/20200822/delayed-car-tax-bills-may-be-first-ripple-of-state-budget-tsunami

 

*Please know that ultimately these bills will go out, please budget accordingly

 

 

 

December dates are: 

Tuesday, December 22nd & 29th @5:30-6:00pm

Saturday, December 19th & 26th @10:00-10:30am

 

 Please line up in your cars on Greene Street.

 

Many thanks to everyone who provided food and financial support in November. Special thanks to our friends at Silgan Dispensing who had a food drive for us. We so appreciate their continued support . Also thanks to the Residents at Slatersville Mill for their food drive. And many thanks for the financial support donated in memory of Lucile R. McDonald.

 

Questions and to arrange drop offs - call 401-678-0356, Donations - please mail to:

North Smithfield Food Pantry 

 PO Box 283 Slatersville RI 02876. 

 

We so appreciate your generosity - it is your involvement that makes the Food Pantry possible - Thank you!

 

 

December Flavors of the Month are:

Cereal, canned tuna & canned soup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Agendas can be found on the Secretary of State Website by

CLICKING HERE

 

Town Council Meeting

Zoom Meeting

Monday, December 21, 2020 @6:45pm

Agenda

 

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