Town of North Smithfield

February 26, 2021






Budget Committee

The North Smithfield 

Budget Committee is seeking one member to serve a partial term until November 30, 2021.

If you are interested, please submit an application and your resume to the Town Clerks Office 

83 Green St. 

North Smithfield, RI 02896


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Click here for an application






The Town of North Smithfield is Seeking Volunteer Members

for the


Anyone interested in volunteering, please contact Joanne Buttie at 767-2200 ext. 321 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an application. You may also mail the application to :

Joanne Buttie

Town Clerk's Office

83 Greene Street

North Smithfield, RI 02896.


*Please be advised that any applications that were previously submitted for the Halliwell Review Committee need to be be resubmitted. Thank you for your cooperation. 







The Town of North Smithfield would like to Congratulate Scott Goodwin, Animal Control Officer, on his retirement. 

Scott, we wish you the best with your future endeavors as well as a long and healthy retirement.

Thank you for 27 Years of Service to The Town of North Smithfield.




ATTENTION SEWER USERS: The Sewer Department asks that you do NOT flush wipesdown the drain. These include baby wipes and sanitizing/cleaning wipes, very popular with today’s fight on germs. These wipes are not biodegradable and cause clogs in sewer lines and sewer pumps (including individual grinder pumps).  Any questions, feel free to contact the Sewer Department at 401-767-2200 x305






The U.S. Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is reopening to new applicants and offering more flexibility within the program. It is also offering a second round of funding for qualifying recipients. 


In 2020, the PPP helped nearly 18,000 Rhode Island businesses secure more than $1.8 billion in funding, and we hope these new resources will help Rhode Island's small businesses in need of assistance. 


Here are a few updates and opportunities we want to make sure you are aware of:


• Reopening for new applicants. If you have not yet received PPP you will be able to apply. "First draw" PPP forgivable loans will be available for 2.5x your monthly payroll. We invite you to learn about eligibility requirements here. To learn more about the application process and how to apply, please contact your bank. 


• Those who have already received PPP may be eligible for a second round of funding. Qualifying businesses that experienced at least a 25% reduction in gross receipts between comparable quarters in 2019 and 2020 may apply for a "second draw" forgivable loan for 2.5x your monthly payroll (or 3.5x your monthly payroll for accommodation and food service businesses). Contact your original PPP lender to learn how to apply. More information on this can be found here.


• Starting Tuesday, January 19. The SBA application portal recently opened for certain smaller lenders, including community banks and credit unions, and will open to all participating lenders on Tuesday, January 19. For more information, click here.


• Lender list available. R.I. Commerce has reached out to lenders to determine which are open to new R.I. applicants. Please consult this growing list of lenders that are receiving inquiries from new applicants. 


• Other updates for existing PPP recipients. The recent federal stimulus legislation includes several important updates for existing PPP recipients, including increased forgiveness flexibilityand updated tax treatment.


Commerce and our partners stand ready to assist. If you have questions about PPP, please fill out the form here.


Additionally, the Rhode Island Small Business Development Center is available to answer additional questions you may have about SBA loans at no cost. You can learn more, and register for free, confidential business advice here.


Click here for more information from the SBA




Click the link below for this weeks update from the

Rhode Island Department of Health COVID-19 Response Data Hub


Click the button below for Frequently Asked Questions regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine


COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions




The payment drop box located at the Town Hall has been relocated.

It is now located near the back entrance.











Seven statewide referenda questions were certified for the Special Referenda Election on March 2, 2021. 

The bond issues total $400 million for projects ranging from higher education, state beaches, recreational

facilities, transportation, early childhood care, and industrial infrastructure.   


Voters will have three options to cast their ballot: by mail, early in-person (up to 20 days before the

Election), or at the polls on Election Day. The number and locations of polling places will be

determined by the State Board of Elections. The Secretary of State’s Office will once again send all

active voters a mail ballot application. Below is a list of key dates for the March 2nd Statewide

Special Election. 


Sunday, January 31, 2021 - Deadline to register to vote.              


Register to vote by mail, on the Secretary of State’s website at at the

North Smithfield Police Department at 575 Smithfield Road on Sunday, January 31, 2021 from 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. 


Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - Deadline to apply for a mail ballot. (Mail ballot applications will be mailed out by the Secretary of States office next week)


Wednesday, February 10, 2021 – Early in-person voting period begins.


Monday, March 1, 2021 – Early in-person voting period ends at 4:00pm.


Per Order of the Board of Canvassers


Click here for the Voter Registration Handbook






Topic: PumpkinFest 2021 Meeting


Date: 3/17/2021

Time: 6:00-7:00p

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 859 535 2356

Passcode: 2bGmsc









Recycling Center drop off hours are:


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






All dogs within the town must be licensed by April 30, 2021 to avoid a late fee. The cost is $6.00 per dog and proof of rabies immunization is required. 


Due to COVID-19, for your convenience and safety, we have obtained a new online dog license program. We encourage you to use this online program.


You can also renew online at:

(Credit Card optional)


If you are unable to access this program, we strongly suggest that you mail us a new or updated rabies certificate along with a check for $6.00. In return, our office will send your original rabies certificate back to you with your license to the mailing address provided.


If none of the options above work for you, licenses are available at the Town Clerk’s office located at 

83 Greene Street


Monday through Wednesday from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Thursday from 8:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Friday from 8:00 A.M. to noon

(Cash or check only)







Remaining February Pick up Date



Saturday, February 27th from 10-10:30 am

The Food Pantry is for North Smithfield residents. 

You must have a photo ID and a bill that confirms your North Smithfield address. 

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. 

Questions? Call 401-678-0356


Thanks to all who have been so generous.


February needs are: 

Canned Protein (Tuna, Chicken, Turkey), Canned Fruit, Cereal, and 

Baked Beans.







Agendas can be found on the Secretary of State Website by



Town Council Meeting

Zoom Meeting

March 1, 2021 @6:45pm




Zoning Board of Review Meeting

Zoom Meeting

March 9, 2021 @7:00pm



School Committee/Budget Committee

Special Joint Meeting 

Zoom Meeting

April 8, 2021 @6:00pm












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