Town of North Smithfield

December 17, 2021

 

 

 

Hey North Smithfield! 

Did you know that North Smithfield students have an awesome opportunity to join a Ski Club this winter? This program started 8 years ago and it has been great! We have already filled one coach bus and on our way to filling another! If your child doesn’t ski, don’t worry. You can take lessons and rent equipment. High School and Middle School students can ski without a parent. If you want to bring your Elementary child, you can, but you need to come and ski with them. We go once a week on Mondays from 3pm-8pm at Wachusett Mountain, arriving back to NSMS by 9pm.

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Due to the recent surge of positive COVID-19 cases, and to protect all resident and Town Hall employees, we are asking anyone entering Town Hall, regardless of vaccination status, please wear a mask.

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North Smithfield – Full Revaluation Project for 2021

Please note the revaluation company will be working in Assessor plat 11 starting December 6, 2021.



The Town of North Smithfield is preparing to visit and inspect all improved properties in the Town as part of the 2021 Revaluation Project. The state of Rhode Island mandates that cities and towns revalue all property every three years, (RIGL 44-5-11.6). The town has hired Northeast Revaluation Group, LLC, a municipal revaluation vendor located in Warwick, RI to assist with the project. The process is expected to begin mid-April 2021.

Data collectors from Northeast Revaluation will have identification badges, will be wearing red vest, and their automobiles will be registered with the North Smithfield Police Department. When visiting a property, inspectors will place a specialized door hanger on the appropriate door, knock, and step back a minimum of six feet. The door hanger will explain that the data collector will be inspecting the outside of the home. It is important to note that no valuation decisions are made at the time of inspection. At a later date, the property owner will receive an Interior Data Verification letter that will provide an opportunity to review the interior features and make adjustments. The assessing department has additional details regarding this process should homeowners have a question.

Since all assessed valuations are based on sales as of a certain date, later changes in the market will gradually make assessments out of step with the real estate marketplace. The rise and fall of real estate values make certain properties more valuable or less valuable, in relation to each other. It’s for these reasons that the State settled on the three-year schedule for property revaluations.

The project is scheduled for completion in early 2022 and property owners can expect to receive a new assessment notice at that time. The notice will include the new property assessment and information regarding informal appeals. For any questions regarding this process, please call the Assessor’s office at 401-767-2200 ext. 325. A helpful description of the revaluation process can be found on the Northeast website – www.nereval.com . Click on the “Revaluation Explained” presentation icon.

The town will also be informing residents of the whereabouts of the inspectors throughout the town, which streets, or section they will be working in. This will be posted weekly on the town website, and in the town’s newsletter.

 

North Smithfield Food Pantry

 

 

December pick up dates:

Saturday, December 18th @ 10:00 AM

Tuesday, December 21st and 28th @ 5:30 PM

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

For the month of December the Food Pantry is asking for canned pasta, dry pasta and pasta sauce.

 

 Thank You, to the residents for your overwhelming generosity.

 

 

Curbside yard waste collection began on Monday, October 18th, and will end the week of December 13th. 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

 

 



UPCOMING MEETINGS

Agendas can be found on the Secretary of State Website by

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Town Council

83 Greene Street

Monday, December 20, 2021 @ 6:45 P.M.

Agenda

 

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TOWN OF NORTH SMITHFIELD The North Smithfield Town Council will conduct a public hearing at a special meeting scheduled on Monday December 13, 2021, beginning at 6:45 P.M. at the North Smithfield Town Hall, 83 Greene Street. Weston & Sampson, Engineering Firm for the Halliwell Review Committee project, will be presenting the final report and presentation of their findings of the property of the former Halliwell School. Persons interested are encouraged to attend.

Per the North Smithfield Town Council Joanne Buttie, Town Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

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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