Town of North Smithfield 

August 17th, 2017 Edition

          

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

North Smithfield is expanding our efforts to support local businesses in our town.  We are in the process of creating a Business Directory on our website for all businesses in North Smithfield.  We would like to add your business to our directory.  To add your business, please follow the link below and submit the online form.  Your submission will be reviewed by the Town and added to the website.  

https://www.nsmithfieldri.org/business-directory/by-alpha/all

 

Please call or email Tami Jacques if you have any questions.  

767-2200 ext. 301  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Tax Bill Due Dates

Dear North Smithfield TaxPayer:

 

Your 2017 Excise Tax Bill (Motor Vehicles) has been mailed out later than usual due to the delay of the State of Rhode Island budget adoption. Due to this delay, the due date for your first payment of your motor vehicle tax is being granted a grace period until August 31, 2017. Your bill will still show a due date of 8/15/17 but interest won't be charged as long as the first payment is made by 8/31/17. Remaining payments are due as noted.

 

Motor Vehicle Tax Bills

*1st payment due 8-31-17

2nd payment due 10-15-17

3rd payment due 01-15-18

4th payment due 04-15-18

 

*Grace period only applies to first payment on motor vehicle tax bill

 

Real estate bills and tangible personal property bills that were mailed on July 28th are due as noted on those bills: 

Real Estate & Tangible Personal Property

1st payment due 08-15-17

2nd payment due 10-15-17

3rd payment due 01-15-18

4th payment due 04-15-18

 

We thank you for your patience.

 

 

The North Smithfield Police Department is Currently Seeking Qualified Candidates for the Position of Police Officer

 

 

Applications will be accepted August 6, 2017 through September 15, 2017 at 12:00 noon

 

Written Exam:  Saturday, September 23, 2017 

Physical Agility Screening:  Saturday, September 30, 2017

Please be sure to complete the POLICE APPLICATION and NOT the Town Application

POLICE APPLICATION PROCESS BOOKLET AND APPLICATION

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

 

 

 

Summer Concert Series on the Common

Sunday, August 20TH, 2017

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Slatersville Congregational Church 

 

Starring

POLKA PAUL

 

Generously sponsored by:

Navigant Bank

 

**Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and join family and friends under the summer skies.  **The church kitchen will be serving great food and ice cream sundaes to top off the night.  **The North Smithfield Food Pantry will be holding a 50/50 raffle to benefit the pantry and get ready for winter needs. 

 

 

11th Annual

North Smithfield

Great Pumpkin Festival

Saturday, September 16, 2017

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

North Smithfield High School Grounds

Get your admission buttons TODAY, $1 now, $2 at the gate! Buttons are available at NS Walgreens, Wright's Dairy, R & D Seafood, NS Lil General and NS Town Hall.

 

 We are still looking for Business Sponsors.

 Click Here for the Sponsorship Form

 

 the web site has been updated with the Entertainment Schedule and current Sponsors

www.greatpumpkinfestival.org

 

**The Next PumpkinFest Committee Meetings are as follows: 

Wednesday, August 23, Wednesday , August 30

 Wednesday, September 6 and Wednesday September 13th  

6:00 pm

NS Town Hall Conference Room

1 Main Street

Slatersville, RI  

 

 

 
 

 

Annual Bring-A-Friend Free Outdoor Movie Night

 

 

Sunday, August 20th @ 7:00 pm

Scouter's Hall 13 Main Street, Slatersville

  • Boys K-5 w/families
  • Snacks will be available
  • Games and activities before the movie starts at dusk.
  • Bring chairs or a blanket, bug spray, and a water bottle.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 


 

 

 

Upcoming Meetings

 

 

 

Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting

Monday, August 21 @6:30 pm

Town Hall Conference Room

1 Main St.

North Smithfield, RI 02876

Town Council Meeting 

Monday, August 21 @6:45 pm

North Smithfield Middle School

1850 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI 02896

 

Zoning Board of Review Meeting 

Tuesday, August 22 @ 7:00 pm

Primrose Fire Station

1470 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI 02896

 

PumpkinFest Committee Meeting 

Wednesday, August 23 @ 6:00 pm

Town Hall Conference Room

1 Main Street

Slatersville, RI  02876

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 

Town of North Smithfield, One Main Street, P.O. Box 248, Slatersville, RI 02876

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 
 

 

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