Town of

North Smithfield

June 7, 2024

 

 

Town Hall will be closed on

Wednesday, June 19, 2024,

in observance of Juneteenth

 

There will be no Trash and Recycling pick up on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

 

 

Help us welcome our two newest hires Patrolmen Jarod Tavares and Patrolmen Aaron Catarina. Pictured is the Swearing-In Ceremony led by Police Chief Tim Lafferty and Town Administrator Paul Zwolenski.

 

 

 

 

Shredding Event

 

Saturday, June 8, 2024

8 am to 12 pm

281 Quaker Highway

North Smithfield, RI

 

 

E- Waste Event

 

Saturday, June 8, 2024

9 am to 12 pm

281 Quaker Highway

North Smithfield, RI

 
 

For any questions please contact the

North Smithfield Highway Department at

401-767-2200 ext.348 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

MADD Rhode Island is excited to announce that our 2024 Walk Like MADD event 

will be held on September 28, 2024, at the North Pavilion in Narragansett!

Last year over 200 people Walked Like MADD and raised over $21,000 for MADD Rhode Island! This year, we aim to raise $35,000 so we can continue to provide our programs and services at no cost to the community. All funds raised will stay in Rhode Island to put an end to drunk driving in our state once and for all. 

Will you join us and Walk Like MADD against drunk driving?

If you cannot attend but still want to support MADD, you can sign up as a virtual walker to walk with us in spirit or donate to the event to help us reach our $35,000 fundraising goal.

Two out of three people will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime. You can make an impact in the fight against drunk driving by signing up for Walk Like MADD. For more information visit https://www.walklikemadd.org/rhodeisland.

We appreciate your support and hope to see you at Walk Like MADD on September 28, 2024!

 

REGISTER TODAY

 

 

Town Of North Smithfield is currently hiring a Benefits and Payroll Coordinator

 

Please click on the links below to view the job description and learn how to apply.

 

Job Description

 
 

Download the Application 

 
 

Click Here To Apply Online

 
 

 

Learn the basics of how to launch your own business with this 10-step guide Learn More

 

For all Training Events please click the link below to register

View All Training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Residents will soon be receiving this information along with the new calendar by mail.

 

 

 

 

For any questions please contact the

North Smithfield Highway Department at

401-767-2200 ext.348 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
 

 

IS YOUR DOG LICENSED?

 

 

Starting January 1, 2024, all dogs within the town must be licensed by April 30, 2024, to avoid a late fee. The cost is $6.00 per dog and proof of rabies immunization is required. 

$5 LATE FEE WILL APPLY AFTER April 30th

 

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 noon

 

The Pumpkin Festival Committee has begun planning for the 17th Annual “Great Pumpkin Festival” – lovingly known as Pumkinfest in town. This year it will be on Saturday, September 21st with a rain date of Sunday the 22nd.  



PumpkinFest Meetings

Each meeting is in-person at North Smithfield Memorial Town Building (the old town hall). The Committee is meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 6pm-7pm, starting in March.

If you are interested in joining the committee or sitting in on a meeting to see and hear what it’s all about, please join us at our next meeting.



Please remember PumpkinFest Vendor Applications are first come first serve so get your application and payment in to secure your space as soon as possible. Grant applications are due by October 1st.

 

Become a Sponsor of The NS PumpkinFest

Thank you for your interest in becoming a sponsor for this year's PumpkinFest. We are very excited about the opportunity to once again share this great event with the community and surrounding towns. Donations like yours allow us to do this year after year.

 

Local Non-Profit Organization Grant

Local non-profit or not-for-profit organizations, including ad hoc clubs, are eligible to apply for the PumpkinFest Grant. All applications must be submitted by October 1st

 

THE PumpkinFest Committee WANTS TO EMPOWER YOUR LOCAL GROUP…

We’ve been a part of this community for several years and want to foster the growth of groups and organizations just like ours.

If you are a non-profit or not-for-profit organizations, including ad hoc clubs, that is local to North Smithfield, your group is eligible to apply for the PumpkinFest Grant. All applications must be submitted by October 1st.

 

Please sign up today using our online portal by clicking the button below.

 

Visit our website

 

 

 

Brian Van Howes, a member of the NS EMA, gets a CPR /AED refresher course from AHA Instructors at Scouters Hall. Brian was one of many attending this free program on May 17th.

 

 

 

 

CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT AN ONLINE APPLICATION

 

CLICK HERE FOR A PRINTABLE APPLICATION

 

 

 

Visit The Library Website

 

 

 

Lets work together to keep Rhode Island litter free!

 

 

Click Here to Visit Website

 

 

 

Yard Waste pick-ups will begin April 29th until June 21st

 

 

 

If you need assistance or additional information please contact us at

(401)767-2200 ext. 348

or email

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Town of North Smithfield

Recycling Center

 

281 Quaker Highway

 

Saturdays 8 am - 2 pm

&

Wednesdays 3 pm -6 pm

 

If you need to use the recycling center, please contact us at

(401)767-2200 ext. 348

or email

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
 

 

Click here for the Heritage Association Newsletter

 

 

North Smithfield Food Pantry

 

JUNE

Food Pantry pick-up dates:

 

Tuesday, June 18 & 25 @ 5:30pm

 

Saturday, June 22 & 29 @ 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.

Please remember to bring your own bags!

 

The Pantry is located at the

Slatersville Congregational Church

UCC on the Common.

 

Questions? Call 401-678-0356 

 

For the month of June please donate:

tomato sauce, spaghetti and tuna

 

 
 

 

Senior Services / Aging Well Inc.

 

 

 

Activity Calendar

Meal Menu

June Newsletter

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Visit our website

 
 

 

 

 

Special Town Council/Budget Public Hearing

83 Greene Street

Monday, June 10, 2024 @ 6:45 PM

Agenda

 

Special Town Council/Budget Public Hearing Continued (If needed)

83 Greene Street

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 @ 6:45 PM

Agenda

 

Sewer Commission Meeting

83 Greene Street

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 @ 7:00 PM

Agenda

 

Planning Board Meeting

83 Greene Street

Thursday, June 13, 2024 @ 7:00 PM

Agenda

 

You can access the agendas to these meetings on the Secretary of State Website 48 hours before each meeting by clicking here

 

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Agendas can be found on the Secretary of State Website by

CLICKING HERE

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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