Town of North Smithfield 

February 23rd, 2018 Edition












What's Happening in North Smithfield











Messages from Town Administrator

Gary Ezovski



Memorial Day Parade plans are under way.  Our VFW leadership is leading the way certainty that there will be a parade this year that reflects the spirit of the day and the town.  I have been asked to assist Farrell McMillan, Ernest Frappier, Scott Gould, Linda and David Thibault and others to make this a great event.  There is plenty to do so if you or someone you know has interest, please let us know by email or a call to town hall.  May the 28th at 10:30 is the date and time.  Ernie Frappier can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.






Many have asked what is happening in the Stone Arch Bridge reconstruction project, so I have asked the RIDOT project manager if he can provide some periodic updates so I can provide information that will answer a few questions.  This is the message I received this week: "Over the next few weeks you will see us continue to excavate the fill on top of the arch.  Once that is complete, we will start rebuilding and filling the interior with re-enforced concrete to provide additional strength.  This should start happening the second or third week in March."  As I have watched the work from a distance, I have found it interesting to see just how much further they are going with removal.  The photo I took earlier this week demonstrates just how much of the bridge material the contractor has removed.  The side walls and pavement are all gone now, and the arch that creates the structure is clearly visible.  I find it fascinating to still see the excavating equipment working so close to the stone that is holding them up!  Obviously delicate work by confident people.  Stay tuned for future updates.




It was a pleasure to drop by Fire Station 1 this week for a photo with the team of people who were the driving force for acquiring our new rescue unit to replace a less reliable older vehicle that served the town well.  As I told Chief Jillson, I am happy to be even a small part of this effort and thank the members of the North Smithfield Fire Department for their patience in waiting for this replacement and their willingness to always do the best they can with the resources provided.  Hopefully, this new unit helps them maintain the pride they hold in the service they provide our people.  May they be safe in carrying out every mission in this new truck and may every call be successful.








     The North Smithfield Fire & Rescue Service, Inc. will be conducting a written competitive examination for the position of entry level Firefighter/EMT on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at North Smithfield High School, 412 Greenville Road, North Smithfield. Application sign-up period ends Friday, April 20, 2018 at 4pm. There is a $60.00 exam fee paid prior to the close of sign up period. Test time is 0900 hours and NO ONE will be allowed in after 0845 hours. Sign-up, make payment, (no personal checks) and information packet can be picked up at Department Fire Control Center, Fire Station #1, 675 St. Paul Street, North Smithfield, RI. Phone number for information, qualifications, and directions, is 401-762-1135.


"This institution is an equal opportunity provider"




ATTENTION SEWER CUSTOMERS:  Please do not put baby wipes or cleaning wipe products down your drain.  They cause damage to your grinder pump and the Town pumping system as well.  If you need a list of items that can & cannot go down your sewer drain, please contact the Sewer Department at 767-2200 x305 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Thank you!




North Smithfield Recycling -- We Now Have an App for That.


In an effort to put trash & recycling collection schedules at your fingertips, North Smithfield Recycling has paired with Recycle Coach to offer a free web and mobile app easily added to smartphones or tablets.  Now residents can see the Recycle Department calendar, details of our collection programs, and learn how to become a better recycler quickly and easily anytime they want this information.


The calendar feature displays trash collection days for your specific address and will even update for trash holiday weeks.  This feature will also display our Recycle Center hours, our curbside yard waste season, white goods Saturday dates, and Eco-Depot and other events.  


And to make things even easier, you can have Recycle Coach send you reminders.   Get an email or text message for upcoming events or special collections.  It couldn't be simpler.


"We hope with easy information and reminders sent to your phone or directly through emails, residents will understand all the recycling programs we offer and take advantage of them.  More recycling participation means more recycling in NS, and less trash being landfilled from our community.  It's a win all around," explains Donna Kaehler, recycling coordinator. 

The Recycle Coach app is free to download and available from ITunes Store and Google Play. Click here for the web app that is linked on the Town of North Smithfield website. For more information, call 767-2200 x345.




Speaking of recycling, have you ever wondered how much we send to the landfill or the recycling center each year?  Yeah, probably not!  But next week we want to encourage some thought about it by sharing some interesting information about those volumes with hope that we can reduce our future cost by targeting a higher recycling rate. 




The Town of North Smithfield Zoning Board of Review is seeking a member to sit as "2nd Alternate."


This is a volunteer position with no compensation.  Candidates for this position must live in the Town and be able to access and interpret the Zoning Ordinance. 


Board meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month provided there are cases to hear.


Interested parties please contact:

Kerry Anderson

Building Official

401-767-2200 ext 311




North Smithfield Residents Food Pantry

Slatersville Congregational Church

25 Green Street

North Smithfield, RI  02896




The flavor of the month for March is 


Any donations or monetary gifts for the food pantry can be dropped off at the Slatersville Congregational Church between 9:00 am and noon.  An additional drop box is available at the Town Hall during regular business hours. 













Upcoming Meetings










Historic District Commission Meeting

Monday, February 26th  @ 6:30 pm

Heritage Hall

101 Greene Street

Slatersville, RI  02876



Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting

Monday, February 26th @ 6:30 pm

Town Hall

1 Main Street

Slatersville, RI  02876


Personnel Board Committee Meeting

Monday, February 26th @ 6:30  PM

Primrose Fire Station

1470 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI  02896


Municipal Building Review Task Force Committee Meeting

Monday, February 26th @ 5:30 PM

Municipal Annex

575 Smithfield Road

North Smithfield, RI  02896


Zoning Board Committee Meeting

Tuesday, February 27th @ 7:00 PM

Primrose Fire Station

1470 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI  02896


Planning Board Committee Meeting

Thursday, March 1st @ 7:00 PM

Primrose Fire Station

1470 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI  02896


Budget Committee Meeting

Thursday, March 1st @ 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