Town of North Smithfield

March 25, 2022

 

 

 

The Union Village bridge on Great Road will be under-construction starting at 9:00 P.M., Wednesday, March 30th through the morning of Thursday, March 31st. This will be a one-night operation. Please click on the button below for the detour map.

 

Detour Map

 

 

 

Energy-saving program offers free trees to

Rhode Islanders

Jack Perry

Providence Journal

USA TODAY NETWORK

Rhode Islanders will have the chance to get free trees again this spring through a program that's now in its 13th season, according to the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management.

The Energy-Saving Tree Program will provide 1,000 trees to Rhode Islanders in what the DEM says is a 'treemendous' opportunity.

Registration opens Friday, and trees can be picked up at several locations in April and May.

DEM Agriculture and Forestry Chief Ken Ayars says trees planted in the right location can help save money on energy costs and 'stand up to climate change.'

'Planting a tree in the right place can improve air quality, sequester carbon, and help manage storm water runoff,' Ayars said.

The trees are provided through a partnership between the DEM, the Rhode Island Tree Council , the Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association , and the Arbor Day Foundation . Funding is provided by the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

All program participants must be Rhode Island residents and must pre-register online to reserve their free tree. To reserve a tree, go to www.arborday.org/RIDEM . The trees typically go fast. Participants can arrange to pick up a tree at the following locations on the following dates:

Richmond Elementary School: 190 Kingstown Rd., Richmond, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, April 23.

Monsignor Gadoury School: 1371 Park Ave., Woonsocket, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., April 30.

Colt State Park: Route 114, Bristol, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m.-12 p,m.

The Rhode Island Tree Council: 2953 Hartford Ave., Johnston, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, May 14.

Online registration assistance is available through the Arbor Day Foundation at 1-855-234-3801.

 

 

North Smithfield residents and business owners should have received a revaluation letter stating their new assessment. A statistical revaluation is done every three years to determine current market values. A full revaluation is done every ninth year. The Town of North Smithfield had a full revaluation as of 12/31/2021. North Smithfield residents and business owners will see an average of 17% increase in value. Some will be higher than the average and some will be lower.

Municipality are not allowed to increase revenue based on a revaluation. Therefore, the rates are lowered in relation to the increase in values. The Rhode Island real estate market is experiencing large increases. Any changes in the value have no effect on the tax rate. The tax rate is determined by the budget.

Do not apply current tax rates to the new assessment.

 

 

The form can be found here.

 

 

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Habitat for Humanity West Bay is having their "6th Annual Rolling for Homes" event as well as selling wine and beer glasses to raise funds.

Please visit their website to find out more information.

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All dogs within the town must be licensed by April 30, 2022 to avoid a late fee. The cost is $6.00 per dog and proof of rabies immunization is required. 

 

For your convenience and safety, we are continuing to use our online dog license program. We encourage you to apply for dog licenses online.

 

You can also renew online at:

 

https://northsmithfieldri.viewpointcloud.com

(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 12:00 P.M.

North Smithfield Food Pantry

 

 

March Food Pantry pick-up dates;

 

Tuesdays, March 22nd and 29th @ 5:30pm

 

Saturdays, March 19th and 26th @ 10:00am

 

 

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 March we are asking for donations of canned fruit, dry pasta and soup.

 

 

Alzheimer's, Dementia and Memory Care Informatio

Alzheimer Support is a free service that assists North Smithfield families who have loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Through the link below you can search helpful tools and a database of Alzheimer’s care facilities, families in need of care for their loved ones can locate licensed care homes and communities in the North Smithfield area that are best equipped to provide care for their loved ones.

Alzheimer's Support

 

 

 

Are you interested in what the Blackstone Valley Prevention Coalition has to offer? Click on the button below to be redirected to their website.

Visit our website

 
 

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Agendas can be found on the Secretary of State Website by

CLICKING HERE

 

Personnel Board Meeting

575 Smithfield Road

Monday, March 29, 2022

Agenda

 

 

 

Live Streaming Open Meetings

 

 

LIVESTREAMING OPEN MEETINGS

A. Livestreaming for Town Council, Halliwell Review Committee, Zoning Board and Planning Board: The Town will provide livestreaming for the open meetings of the Town Council, Halliwell Review Committee, 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 proceed 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, expert s, 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, Halliwell Review Committee, Zoning Board and Planning Board will be livestreamed on the Town' s YouTube page, North Smithfield Town Meetings. https:/ / www.youtube.com/ channel l/ UCFgwSKxL950ZgZ DKz8B-MQ

Archived Meetings

 

 

 

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