Town of

North Smithfield

May 17, 2024

 

 

Town Hall will be closed for Memorial Day

Monday, May 27, 2024

 

Trash and recycling pick up will be delayed by ONE day the week of May 27th.

 

 Memorial Day Parade

The LeClair Kozlik Logan Bassett VFW Post 6342 will hold its annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday 27 May. We will step off from Brigidos Market at 10:30 am and march down Main Street. We will conduct a Memorial Ceremony in front of the old Town Hall at 11:00. After ceremony, we will continue down School Street and end at the Pavillion behind Lindy's in North Smithfield. The Scouts, the NS High School Band, Police and Fire Departments, Town officials, and Veterans will participate. Everyone is invited to attend. Following the end of the Parade there will be a free collation.

 

 

 

 

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.

 
 

Reports of Black Bears spotted in Town

Please read the article below from DEM or click on the link to learn more about Black Bears and what to do if you do come into contact with one

 

 

 

View Article Here

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

SEWER COMMISSION MEETING FOR JUNE 2024

    HAS BEEN MOVED UP 1 WEEK TO JUNE 12TH

       7:00PM IN TOWN COUNCIL CHAMBERS



 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Apply for the Annual Scholarship

 

YOU ARE ABOUT TO EMBARK ON A GREAT JOURNEY…

You have been a part of what makes North Smithfield an amazing town. The North Smithfield Great Pumpkin Festival is committed to giving back to the students that have supported us through the years.

If you are a high school senior that lives in North Smithfield going on to higher education after graduation, you are eligible for the Annual PumpkinFest Scholarship. Click the link below to apply on our new Online Application, all Applications must be submitted by May 1st.

 

Click here to apply!

 

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.



PumpkinFest Committee

is now accepting applications for the 2024 North Smithfield Great Pumpkin Festival which will be on September 21st from 11am - 5 pm; located behind the NS High School.

 

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.

 

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

 

Visit our website

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

May

Food Pantry pick-up dates:

 

Tuesday, May 21st & 28th @ 5:30pm

 

Saturday, May 18th & 25th @ 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 May please donate:

Tuna, Beans and Canned Pasta

 

 
 

Senior Services / Aging Well Inc.

 

 

 
 

 

Activity Calendar

 
 

Meal Menu

 
 

May 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

 
 

 

 

 

Town Council Meeting

83 Greene Street

Monday, May 20, 2024 @ 6:45 PM

Agenda

 

School Committee Meeting

1850 Providence Pike

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 @ 6:30 PM

 

 

Groundwater Protection Committee Meeting

83 Greene Street

Wednesday. May 22, 2024 @ 6:45 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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