May 7, 2021
The numbers are in........Whether it was a lot or a little, every piece of litter picked up makes a difference. Our volunteers made a huge difference and we really appreciated YOU!
We collected 1.67 tons of litter from the clean-up day in addition to approximately 15 tires.
Time to prepare and save the date.
Saturday, June 5, 2021*
It is time to prepare for the North Smithfield Town Wide Yard Sale, benefiting the North Smithfield Food Pantry.
Residents can participate by holding an individual or multi-family yard sale at their homes. When you register with the Town Clerk, your location will be listed on the Town Web Site and in the weekly newsletter, so that interested shoppers will have your location.
Residents who want to take part must obtain a yard sale permit for $5.00 from the Town Clerk’s office at 83 Greene Street. Residents are encouraged to contribute to the town’s Food Pantry at that time. Yard sale addresses will be listed for permits obtained before Friday, May 28, 2021.
*Rain date: Sunday, June 6, 2021
Great Road to Go Down to One Lane for
Union Village Railroad Bridge Replacement
in North Smithfield
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will take the Union Village Railroad Bridge in North Smithfield down to one lane with alternating direction controlled by a temporary traffic signal on each side of the bridge starting on Friday night, May 14. The traffic change allows RIDOT to begin replacing a portion of the bridge which carries Great Road over the Providence & Worcester rail line between Lapre Road and Meadowbrook Drive.
RIDOT expects moderate travel time delays but will monitor traffic conditions and adjust the traffic signal timing to minimize waiting at the light. The temporary traffic pattern also will prohibit access to Lapre Road at Great Road, but a signed detour will be established at the next side street, Hillview Avenue, to allow access to homes in this neighborhood.
The $5.2 million project for the Union Village Railroad Bridge will replace the structure in phases. RIDOT will demolish and replace the west side of the bridge first. In approximately six months, the Department will shift traffic onto the newly built portion so it can demolish and replace the eastern side of the bridge. Two-way traffic will be restored in summer 2022 and the entire project done in summer 2023.
The Union Village Railroad Bridge is 89 years old and structurally deficient. It carries 13,200 vehicles per day and is a popular route for travel to and from neighboring Woonsocket. RIDOT is using accelerated bridge construction methods with pre-cast concrete bridge components to shorten the duration of construction by several months.
The May 14 date is dependent on utility coordination, and if necessary would be postponed one week to Friday night, May 21.
All construction projects are subject to changes in schedule and scope depending on needs, circumstances, findings, and weather.
The Union Village Railroad Bridge Project was made possible by RhodeWorks, RIDOT's ongoing commitment to repair structurally deficient bridges and bring Rhode Island's transportation infrastructure into a state of good repair, promote economic development, and create jobs. Learn more at www.ridot.net/RhodeWorks.
North Smithfield – Full Revaluation Project for 2021
Please note the revaluation company will be moving
onto Assessor plat 2 streets between Green Street
and E. Harkness Road starting Monday 5/3/21.
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 Senior Class of 2021
Flocking Flamingo Fundraiser
Have you been seeing Flocks of Flamingos popping up
The 14th Annual North Smithfield Pumpkin
Festival will be held on
September 18, 2021, 11:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Click here to be redirected to the Pumpkin
Festival website for more information.
All dogs within the town were due to be licensed by April 30, 2021, there is now an additional $5.00 late charge for a total of $11.00, payable to the Town of North Smithfield, along with a current proof of rabies immunization.
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 $11.00. 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)
The North Smithfield Athletic Association (NSAA) is a non-profit all-volunteer organization formed to support athletic sports and involvement at the North Smithfield middle & high school level. Our mission is to continue to fundraise throughout the year, to support, enhance and improve the athletic experience for all the athletes on their teams.
We are looking for volunteer members to become part of our Board of Directors team and one who truly enjoys and is passionate with being involved with North Smithfield’s efforts to fundraise and enhance North Smithfield’s school sports programs.
We have two immediate positions currently open and would welcome any adult who is passionate and enthusiastic about school athletics and would like to join and be a part of the NSAA Board of Directors dedicated group of individuals.
The two immediate open positions are:
NSAA – Chairperson/President
Objective: Ability to attend 2 meetings per month with Board Members and with Athletic Director. Looking for a qualified and passionate individual that is approachable and is an objective listener. Should be a strategist and be knowledgeable about North Smithfield School Sports.
- Serves as the primary contact with the Athletic Director, Principles, Superintendent and school board
- Presiding at monthly board meetings
- Creating a purposeful agenda in collaboration with the Athletic Director
- Serves as the main contact for all board issues
- Sets goals and objectives with board and ensures that they are met in a timely manner
- Holds board members accountable for attending monthly meetings
- Reviews the Financials of the board
- Negotiates pricing on contracts & bids
NSAA – Secretary
Objective: Ability to attend two meetings per month with Board Members and with Athletic Director. The board secretary must be an individual who is in control of every task and has a fluid set of goals to accomplish at each meeting. Desirable qualities include strong communication skills and the ability to organize and prioritize tasks. Should be extremely driven, detailed oriented and focused individual who is well versed and knowledgeable in administrative tasks would be ideal.
- Assures that a monthly agenda has been prepared by the Chairperson/President and is distributed to all board members in advance of each meeting
- Oversees the distribution of background information gathered for the agenda items to be discussed
- Prepares official minutes of each meeting and records motions, discussion, votes and decisions
- Prepare and provides previous meeting written or typed minutes to board members before the next meeting and records any changes or corrections
- Assures that documents (bylaws, Form-990, roster of board members) are accessible to all members
- Schedules, coordinates and notifies board member of any upcoming meetings, changes etc.
- Hold members accountable for their task
- Facilitates ongoing communications with board members, Athletic Director and other school officials
To learn more about the NSAA, please go to the NSAA website located at: www.nsaa.us.com.
The Town of North Smithfield, is seeking volunteer members for the following committees:
- Asset Management Committee (1 vacancy, appointed by Town Council)
- Sewer Commission (1 vacancy, appointed by Town Council)
Submit your application and letter of intent to:
The Town Clerk
83 Greene Street
North Smithfield, RI 02896
DID YOU KNOW?
You can bring your worn American Flag to the Town Hall for proper disposal. When your flag is worn and no longer fitting for display, bring it to the North Smithfield Town Hall, we have a flag disposal box that was made by an Eagle Scout. Your flag will be disposed of in a proper ceremony.
Tax Payment Information
- If you pay your taxes through your online banking, please make sure you have the correct address: 83 Greene Street, North Smithfield, RI 02896
- Currently, our system that allows you to make a payment with your credit card online is down, we are in the process of getting this issue remedied.
North Smithfield Food Pantry May pick up dates:
Saturdays, May 22nd & 29th from 10:00-10:30 A.M.
Tuesdays, May 18th & 25th from 5:30- 6:00 P.M.
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.
Questions? Call 401-678-0356
Your generosity is always appreciated by both the North Smithfield Food Pantry and the clients they serve. Thank you for your continued support.
In addition the Food Pantry happens because of its amazing volunteers. Many thanks to all those who give continuously of their time and talents. They are a very dedicated group!
May needs are:
Cereal ,canned fruit, tuna & chicken
Financial donations are always appreciated and can be sent to:
North Smithfield Food Pantry
PO Box 283
Slatersville, RI 02876
Agendas can be found on the Secretary of State Website by
Conservation Commission Meeting
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 @ 6:30 P.M.
Planning Board Meeting
Thursday, May 13, 2021 @ 7:05 P.M.
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