TOWN OF NORTH SMITHFIELD

June 8th,

2018 Edition

 

 

 
 
 

 

Message from Town Administrator

Gary Ezovski

 

On June 18 the town council will hold a public hearing on the budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year. I want to encourage awareness of the budget that I have offered as well as that submitted by the budget committee. A copy of the document detailing each of those budgets will be posted to the town's website today.  Those recommendations have already yielded concern from some over the recommendations for schools. I am hoping residents with interest will take time to go through the details and advise if they have any questions. In this note next week, I will offer additional information to explain some key reasons for my recommendations. One detail wasn’t clear in yesterday’s Valley Breeze article. The level of spending in my recommendation and the budget committee's proposal will already result in a 2.8% tax increase. If there are questions before then, please contact me by any means that work for you.

 

 

 
 
 

 

WANT TO RUN FOR PUBLIC OFFICE?

 

Declaration for office will be available

Monday, June 25, Tuesday, June 26, & Wedneday, June 27

Offices available are:

Town Administrator

5 Council Members

2 School Committee Members

 

Anyone interested in running for political office must sign up during those three days.

Pick up papers at the Town Clerk's office, 575 Smithfield Road, North Smithfield

 

 

 
 
 

 

  Curbside Yard Waste Collection

ends today, June 8th

 

Curbside yard waste collection will conclude on Friday June 8, 2018. Yard waste can be dropped off at our Highway Garage, 281 Quaker Highway on Saturdays from 9 am- 3 pm and Wednesdays from 3 pm- 7 pm ONLY. Residents are welcome to bring yard waste or accepted recyclables. The town offers free drop off for ridged plastic and scrap metal items as well as used motor oil. Please do not leave items outside the gate after business hours. We will take notice!

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

North Smithfield Announces Inaugural Fireworks Display

 

Come join us for our Inaugural Fireworks Display

When: Saturday July 14th

Where: North Smithfield High School

Time: Sunset

 

Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets.

If you have any questions, please call Town Hall at 767-2200 ext. 301.

 

 

 
 
 

 

This is a courtesy notification that NGrid will be working at the 76 Greenville Rd site on Sunday, June 10, 2018.

 

This will be a one day event. There will be no drilling or excavation, no trucks and other heavy equipment moving around.

 

They will be doing work on a transmission line that can only be shut down on Sunday. They will use a bucket lift for workers to access the work area.

 

This activity is permitted by ordinance: Chapter 8, Art. VII, sec. 8-123 Construction (a)(1)

 

Sec. 8-123. Construction.

(a) Exceptions. This article shall not apply to:

(1) Emergency work or repair work performed by and for government entities or public service utilities or their agents; or

(2) Work for which an exemption has been obtained under section 8-115 or section 8-127.

(b) Restrictions. The use of domestic power tools or equipment is subject to the noise levels set forth in table I in section 8-118.

(Ord. of 8-18-08)

 

Please don’t hesitate to call should you have any questions.

 

Thank you,

 

Kerry Anderson

Town of North Smithfield

Building & Zoning Official

575 Smithfield Road

North Smithfield, RI 02896

401-767-2200 ext 311

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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

Camp Phoenix

Year 13: Camelot and the Search for the Holy Grail!

An 8 week traditional summer camp running June 26th - August 17th. 

 

Open House: Saturday, June 9th (1pm-3pm)

behind the NS Elementary School

(Rain Date: June 10th)

 

 

Click here for the Camp Pheonix website and Registration

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

Attention Members of the North Smithfield High School Class of 1968!

 

 

The reunion committee has planned our 50th class reunion to be held on June 9, 2018, at the Village Haven in North Smithfield. If you are a member of that class and have not been notified, please contact one of the following committee members so that they can send you the specific details. Please include your email address, mailing address, and phone number.

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 
 
 

 

12th Annual 

North Smithfield 

Great Pumpkin Festival

Saturday - September 15, 2018

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

North Smithfield High School Grounds

 

Vendor spots are still available. Due to overwhelming requests, vendor spots are larger this year. Get your application in quick before all the spots fill up.

 

The next committee meeting will be Wednesday, June 20th at 6:00 at R&R Machine Industries, Inc. 147 Industrial Drive, North Smithfield

 

Click Here for more information on the event and a list of the upcoming Committee Meetings.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Agendas can be found on the Secretary of State Website by

Clicking here

 
 

 

 

Sewer Commission Special Meeting

Monday, June 11th @ 7:00 pm

Primrose Fire Station

1470 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI 02896

 

Zoning Board Committee Meeting

Tuesday, June 12th @ 7:00 pm

Primrose Fire Station

1470 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI 02896

 

Conservation Commission Meeting

Tuesday, June 12th @ 7:00 pm

Villa at St. Antoine, Small Dining Room

400 Mendon Road

North Smithfield, RI 02896

 

Municipal Building Task Force Committee Meeting

Wednesday, June 13th @ 5:30 pm

Kendall Dean School

83 Greene St.

North Smithfield, RI 02896

 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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