Town of North Smithfield

May 13, 2022

 

 

 

 

The Town of North Smithfield is Seeking Volunteer Members for Several Committees

* Asset Management Commission                 * Economic Development Commission

* Historic District Commission                      * Parks & Recreation Commission

* Planning Board                                              * Public Art Advisory Committee

* Sewer Commission *Conservation Commission

*Zoning Board

Anyone interested in volunteering, please contact Joanne Buttie at 767-2200 ext. 504 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an application or go to www.nsmithfieldri.org to download the application and submit it to 83 Greene Street, North Smithfield, RI 02896.

 

 

The North Smithfield Police Department has recently been made aware of a scam, in which people are receiving emails notifying them of a traffic citation that has been issued. This email has a link to pay the fine associated with the ticket. These emails appear to come from a traffic court or the town. These are fraudulent emails. The North Smithfield Police Department does not notify people by email when summons have been generated. If you think you may have been a victim of fraud please contact the station.  

 

 

 

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:

 

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.

 

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Click below for the North Smithfield Heritage Association Newsletter

 

Click here to view

 
 

 

The form can be found here.

 

 

 

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.

 

Visit our website

 
 

 

 All dogs within the town were due to be licensed by April 30, 2022, 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.



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

 

 

May Food Pantry pick-up dates;

 

Saturday, May 21st @ 09:00am

 

Saturday, May 28th @ 10:00am



Tuesdays, May 24th and 31st @ 5:30pm

 

 

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.

 

Starting in the month of May we will be opening our pantry for indoor shopping. We are asking that all clients to please wear a mask while inside.

 

Questions? Call 401-678-0356

 



For the month of May we are asking for donations of snacks, canned fruit and canned pasta.

 

 

Alzheimer's, Dementia and Memory Care Information

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

 

Town Council Meeting

83 Greene Street

Monday, May 16, 2022 @ 6:45 P.M.

Agenda

 

Joint Meeting Town Council/Municipal Building Review Task Force

83 Greene Street

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 @ 6:45 P.M.

Agenda

 

Art Committee Meeting

83 Greene Street

Thursday, May 19, 2022 @ 5:00 P.M.

 

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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