Town of North Smithfield

November 5, 2021

 

 

The Town Hall offices will be closed on Thursday, November 11th to observe Veterans Day.

 

Thank you to all our military personnel for the sacrifices you have made for our freedom.

 

 

VFW Post 6342 to hold a Veterans Day Ceremony

 

Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 11:00 A.M.

Scouters Hall

32 North Main Street

North Smithfield, R.I.

ALL ARE INVITE TO ATTEND

 

 

 

Administrator Zwolenski and the staff at the town hall welcomes Mark Carroulo, as the Director of Planning. Mark has 35+ years of experience in planning and we are looking forward to working with him.

 
 

 

 

Back to Business Program

Governor McKee and Director Weldon have announced the “Back To Business” program, for which SkillsRI serves as the intermediary between the State and small businesses eligible for the program. The State seeks to provide additional support for Covid-19 impacted small businesses struggling to recruit and retain the talent needed for business operations. The “Back to Business” program will provide grants of up to $5,000 to help eligible small businesses provide recruitment and incentive packages to get Rhode Islanders back to work while ensuring employers have the talent they need to remain competitive as we rebuild from Covid-19.

Grant monies will be available on a first-come, first-served basis; however, priority will be given to businesses who have not received funding through similar federal initiatives (such as Restaurant Revitalization Funds or Shuttered Venue Operators Grants) and who have fewer than fifty (50) employees. The application will open at 9:00 am on Thursday, November 4, 2021, and will close at 4:00 pm on Friday, November 12, 2021.  Applications will be available at Back To Business.

Rhode Island employers with fewer than 200 employers are also eligible to apply for funding through the “Back to Business” program. 

The employer must attest that it has been impacted by Covid-19 and has faced Covid-related hiring/staffing shortages. 

While nationally-owned chain businesses are not eligible to apply, an independently owned and operated Rhode Island business that is part of a regional or national franchise that includes franchisees with locations outside of Rhode Island may.

 

 

 

 

North Smithfield Police News

 

 

During the North Smithfield Town Council meeting on Monday October 18th, 2021 the North Smithfield police department received Re-Accreditation from the Rhode Island Police Accreditation Commission or (RIPAC). Accredited departments are re-assessed every three years by the Commission to maintain their certification or accreditation status. The award was presented by Executive Director Christine Crocker and RIPAC Chairman Chief Richard St. Sauveur of the Smithfield police department. Receiving the award for the North Smithfield Police from right to left are, Chief Tim Lafferty, Accreditation Manager Lt Greg Landry and Administrative Captain Russell Ridge III.

 

 

 

It’s that time of year again! You’ll notice our officers are going to be rocking some scruffy beards. The North Smithfield Police Department will be participating in No Shave/Nail Polish November. Each participating member of the department will make a donation to a charity of our choice, yet to be determined. We would love to hear any ideas you have!

Instagram is @northsmithfieldpd 

Facebook is North Smithfield Police Department 

Twitter is @NSPDRI

 

 

 

Application and Requirements

 

 

 Wednesday 11/10/21 & Wednesday 11/17/21

our weekly clinics will be for Moderna boosters only.

            Clinics will be at the same place, Monsignor Gadoury,

and at the same time, 3:00PM to 7:00PM.

Boosters are available for the following eligible residents:

              Immunocompromised, or 65 years of age or older, or

       18-64 years old with underlying medical conditions, or

               18-64 years old with an increased risk for COVID-19

due to occupational or institutional setting.

             And it has been at least 6 months since your second dose

of Moderna.

 

    Residents can register by going to

 www.vaccinateri.org

or calling

844-930-1779

 

 

 

 

 Time to review Medicare healthcare plan & benefits. Aging well Inc is pleased to announce that they will have a SHIP* Counselor available to assist North Smithfield residents navigate this confusing process.

Appointments will be held on Thursdays from 1-4pm at the Town Hall in the Town Council chambers.

Call Aging Well at (401)766-3734 to schedule your appointment.

*State Health Insurance Assistance Program

Senior Services of RI

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

North Smithfield Food Pantry

 

 

November pick up dates:

Tuesday, November 16th and 23rd @ 5:30 PM

Saturday, November 20th* @ 10:00 AM

 

The Food Pantry is for North Smithfield residents.

You must have a photo ID and a bill that confirms your North Smithfield address. You can attend the Food Pantry all four times it is open per month.

The Pantry is located at the Slatersville Congregational Church

UCC on the Common.

Due to the pandemic, the food is distributed through a drive through at the church. Please stay in your car and line up on Green Street and you will be welcomed and instructed. We are also asking clients to please return to mask wearing.

 

Questions? Call 401-678-0356

*please note only one Saturday pick up for November

 

 

 

For the month of November the Food Pantry is asking for canned chili, soup, corned beef hash, and toothpaste.

Thank you!

 

 

 

Curbside yard waste collection begins Monday, October 18, 2021. Yard waste is collected on the same day as your trash and recycling. Residents can have reasonable amount of leaf bags or cans, clearly marked, of yard waste out at the curb for weekly collection.

Drop off hours at our Highway Garage, 281 Quaker Highway will continue Saturdays from 9 am - 3 pm and Wednesdays from 3:00 PM-5PM ONLY. Residents are welcome to bring yard waste or accepted recyclables. The town offers free drop off for rigid 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.

For additional information contact 767-2200 x 348

 

 



 

 

RECYCLING CENTER WINTER HOURS

 

Starting November 1, 2021, Recycling Center drop off hours are Wednesdays from 3 PM to 5 PM and Saturdays from 9 AM to 3 PM ONLY until December 29, 2021.

The Recycling Center will be Closed on Saturday December 25, 2021, and Saturday January 1, 2022.

Starting January 2, 2022, Recycling Center drop off hours are Saturdays from 9 AM to 1 PM, until April 1, 2022. 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!

Trash & Recycling

401-767-2200 ext. 348

 
 

 
 

 

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Agendas can be found on the Secretary of State Website by

CLICKING HERE

 

Conservation Commission Meeting

83 Greene Street

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 @ 6:30 P.M.

Agenda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIVESTREAMING OPEN MEETINGS

A. Livestreaming for Town Council, Zoning Board and Planning Board: The Town will provide livestreaming for the open meetings of the Town Council, Zoning Board of Review, and Planning Board whenever feasible via YouTube, Zoom, or some other technology. If technical difficulties occur during the livestream of an open meeting, the open meeting will continue to procced as scheduled without livestreaming. (Livestreaming increases public access to public meetings in addition to the right of the public to attend open meetings in person.)

 

B. Public must be physically present to participate. Members of the public, applicants, petitioners, experts, etc. who want to participate in an open meeting in any fashion must be physically present at the meeting. Members of the public, applicants, petitioners, experts, etc. will not be allowed to participate in an open meeting remotely by offering comment, testimony, or other remarks through virtual means.

 

C. No other Board, Commission, or Committee will be livestreamed: Except as specified above, the Town will not provide livestreaming for any other Board, Commission or Committee.

 

D. Technical Difficulties: If technical difficulties occur during any livestream, the open meeting will continue to proceed as scheduled.

 

E. Meetings of the Town Council, Zoning Board and Planning Board will be livestreamed on the Town’s YouTube page, North Smithfield Town Meetings.

 

North Smithfield YouTube Channel

 

 

 

 

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