Town of North Smithfield

 

April 16, 2021

 

 

 

On Friday April 9th the last doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered from the North Smithfield/Woonsocket community vaccination clinic held at Monsignor Gadoury School.

 

We would like to recognize all who gave of their time over the last eight weeks. Without all the support from, Town and City leaders, the volunteers at the clinics and in the call centers, vaccinators, Town and City employees, the North Smithfield and Woonsocket Police Explorers and the students from Mount St. Charles, we would have never been able to provide such a well-run, efficient, and friendly venue. Each and every person played an important part in the overall effort of providing much needed vaccines to our town and city residents.

 

We would also like to recognize and thank Father Sweet, Pastor of Holy Trinity Church. Without his generosity in giving us full use of the parish school building, our mission would have been much more difficult to accomplish. No words can express how appreciative we are for his thoughtfulness and we are grateful to have had him and his staff as part of our team.

 

The past several weeks have been hectic and challenging at times but, along the way we met new people and made new friends. This experience was a prime example of how two communities can come together to accomplish one goal!

 

Thank you all very much for all you did to make this mission a success!

 

David Chartier, North Smithfield Fire Chief

Paul Shatraw, Woonsocket Fire Chief

Timothy Walsh, Woonsocket E.M.A. Director/Limerock Fire Chief

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteers Invited to

 

"Restore North Smithfield"

 

with Town Wide Cleanup

 

 

During the weekend of April 24-25, residents of North Smithfield are invited to take an hour or two to get outside for some fresh air and “Restore North Smithfield” by picking up and bagging trash that is accumulated in these pre-selected locations:

 

Providence Pike/Route 5

Industrial Drive

Greenville Road

Hanton Road

Black Plain Road

Route 146 Exit Ramps at Greenville Road 

Route 146 Exit Ramps at Pound Hill Road

 

More detailed locations outlined here.

 

“This effort is an opportunity to bridge the gap during the pandemic until we can safely resume holding another Clean & Green/Earth Day event,” said Town Administrator, Paul Zwolenski. “The town’s school and park properties are in good shape; however, these seven areas in particular are in need of a cleanup.”  

 

Residents interested in volunteering can go to the town’s website, www.nsmithfieldri.org and click the “Restore North Smithfield” link on the main page. Follow the instructions to sign a participation liability waiver form and indicate which area you plan to clean. On Saturday, April 24, volunteers can also go to the North Smithfield Town Hall at 83 Green Street between 8:00am and 12:00pm to sign the waiver form and get assigned a location. A limited supply of collection bags and gloves will be available there.

 

 For safety, volunteers are encouraged to wear bright, weather-appropriate clothing, gardening or work gloves and sunscreen. Volunteers should work within their “pod” or group of individuals they live with and protective Covid face masks should be worn in case of interactions with individuals outside their pod. It is recommended that volunteers bring drinking water. Adult supervision of minors is mandatory.

 

Filled bags should be securely tied off and left at the side of the road.

 

If volunteers plan to cleanup a site not listed above, they should contact the Department of Public Works at 401-767-2200, Ext. 348, to notify them for roadside bag pickup.

 

The cleanup effort mirrors the International Earth Day Network’s 2021 “Restore Our Earth” campaign. Earth Day is Thursday, April 22.

 

 

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North Smithfield – Full Revaluation Project for 2021 The Town of North Smithfield is preparing to visit and inspect all improved properties in the Town as part of the 2021 Revaluation Project. The state of Rhode Island mandates that cities and towns revalue all property every three years, (RIGL 44-5-11.6). The town has hired Northeast Revaluation Group, LLC, a municipal revaluation vendor located in Warwick, RI to assist with the project. The process is expected to begin mid-April 2021. Data collectors from Northeast Revaluation will have identification badges, will be wearing red vest, and their automobiles will be registered with the North Smithfield Police Department. When visiting a property, inspectors will place a specialized door hanger on the appropriate door, knock, and step back a minimum of six feet. The door hanger will explain that the data collector will be inspecting the outside of the home. It is important to note that no valuation decisions are made at the time of inspection. At a later date, the property owner will receive an Interior Data Verification letter that will provide an opportunity to review the interior features and make adjustments. The assessing department has additional details regarding this process should homeowners have a question. Since all assessed valuations are based on sales as of a certain date, later changes in the market will gradually make assessments out of step with the real estate marketplace. The rise and fall of real estate values make certain properties more valuable or less valuable, in relation to each other. It’s for these reasons that the State settled on the three-year schedule for property revaluations. The project is scheduled for completion in early 2022 and property owners can expect to receive a new assessment notice at that time. The notice will include the new property assessment and information regarding informal appeals. For any questions regarding this process, please call the Assessor’s office at 401-767-2200 ext. 325. A helpful description of the revaluation process can be found on the Northeast website – www.nereval.com. Click on the “Revaluation Explained” presentation icon. The town will also be informing residents of the whereabouts of the inspectors throughout the town, which streets, or section they will be working in. This will be posted every few weeks in the Valley Breeze, on the town website, and in the town’s newsletter.

 

 

 

 

Topic: Pumpkin Fest 2021 Meeting

 

Date: 4/21/2021

Time: 6:00-7:00p

 

Join Zoom Meeting:

 

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8595352356...

 

Meeting ID: 859 535 2356

Passcode: 2bGmsc

 

 

 

 

 

The Town of North Smithfield, is seeking volunteer members for the following committees:

 

  • Asset Management Committee (2 vacancies, appointed by Town Council)

     

  • Economic Development Commission (1 vacancy, appointed by Town Administrator)

     

  • Municipal Building Review Task Force (1 vacancy, appointed by Town Council)

    Sewer Commission (1 vacancy, appointed by Town Council)

 

If you are interested in volunteering, you can contact Joanne Buttie at 401-767-2260 ext. 321 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Submit your application and letter of intent to:

 

The Town Clerk

83 Greene Street

North Smithfield, RI 02896

 

 

 

 

DID YOU KNOW?

You can bring your worn American Flag to the Town Hall for proper disposal. When your flag is worn and no longer fitting for display, bring it to the North Smithfield Town Hall, we have a flag disposal box that was made by an Eagle Scout. Your flag will be disposed of in a proper ceremony.

 

 

 

 

 

Tax Payment Information

 

  • If you pay your taxes through your online banking, please make sure you have the correct address: 83 Greene Street, North Smithfield, RI 02896

     

  • Currently, our system that allows you to make a payment with your credit card online is down, we are in the process of getting this issue remedied.

 

 

 

 

DOG LICENSES

 

All dogs within the town must be licensed by April 30, 2021 to avoid a late fee. The cost is $6.00 per dog and proof of rabies immunization is required. 

 

Due to COVID-19, for your convenience and safety, we have obtained a new online dog license program. We encourage you to use this online program.

 

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

(Cash or check only)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food Pantry

 

April pick up dates:

 

Saturdays, April 17th & 24th from 10:00-10:30 A.M.

Tuesdays, April 20th & 27th from 5:30- 6:00 P.M.

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. 

Due to the pandemic, the food is distributed through a drive through at the church. Please stay in your car and line up on Green Street and you will be welcomed and instructed. 

 

Questions? Call 401-678-0356

 

Your generosity is always appreciated by both the North Smithfield Food Pantry and the clients they serve. Thank you for your continued support.

In addition the Food Pantry happens because of its amazing volunteers. Many thanks to all those who give continuously of their time and talents. They are a very dedicated group!

 

April needs are:

 

Canned Pasta, Canned Soup, Pancake Mix and Syrup

 

Financial donations are always appreciated and can be sent to:

 

North Smithfield Food Pantry

PO Box 283

Slatersville, RI 02876

 

 

 

 

 

Information for Homebound Vaccinations

 

We want to make everyone aware that the three vendors that were contracted by the

State to conduct homebound vaccinations have begun scheduling and performing homebound vaccinations this week. We want to make you all aware that your residents who completed the online survey may receive calls from one of these three vendors: MedTech, Alert Ambulance, and PACERI, in order to schedule at date/time

to receive their vaccination at the address they provided. We know that some individuals are skeptical of receiving cold calls, especially those who are elderly and have been targeted by scammers in the past, so we appreciate you reassuring them that if they completed the survey and are contacted by one of these vendors it is legitimate and they should go ahead and work with the vendor to schedule their appointment as soon as possible.

 

Please also be aware that these three vendors should not be contacted directly to set up a homebound vaccination appointment but rather people must complete the online survey to get on the list of people to be served, the survey is located here: http://bit.ly/homeboundvax .

 
 
 
 
 

The U.S. Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is reopening to new applicants and offering more flexibility within the program. It is also offering a second round of funding for qualifying recipients.

 

In 2020, the PPP helped nearly 18,000 Rhode Island businesses secure more than $1.8 billion in funding, and we hope these new resources will help Rhode Island's small businesses in need of assistance.

 

Here are a few updates and opportunities we want to make sure you are aware of:

 

Reopening for new applicants. If you have not yet received PPP you will be able to apply. "First draw" PPP forgivable loans will be available for 2.5x your monthly payroll. We invite you to learn about eligibility requirements here. To learn more about the application process and how to apply, please contact your bank.

 

Those who have already received PPP may be eligible for a second round of funding. Qualifying businesses that experienced at least a 25% reduction in gross receipts between comparable quarters in 2019 and 2020 may apply for a "second draw" forgivable loan for 2.5x your monthly payroll (or 3.5x your monthly payroll for accommodation and food service businesses). Contact your original PPP lender to learn how to apply. More information on this can be found here.

 

Starting Tuesday, January 19. The SBA application portal recently opened for certain smaller lenders, including community banks and credit unions, and will open to all participating lenders on Tuesday, January 19. For more information, click here.

 

Lender list available. R.I. Commerce has reached out to lenders to determine which are open to new R.I. applicants. Please consult this growing list of lenders that are receiving inquiries from new applicants.

 

Other updates for existing PPP recipients. The recent federal stimulus legislation includes several important updates for existing PPP recipients, including increased forgiveness flexibility and updated tax treatment.

 

Commerce and our partners stand ready to assist. If you have questions about PPP, please fill out the form here.

 

Additionally, the Rhode Island Small Business Development Center is available to answer additional questions you may have about SBA loans at no cost. You can learn more, and register for free, confidential business advice here.

 

Click here for more information from the SBA

 
 
 

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Agendas can be found on the Secretary of State Website by

CLICKING HERE

 

Town Council Meeting

Zoom Meeting

April 19, 2021 @ 6:45PM

Agenda

 

Asset Management Meeting

Zoom Meeting

April 20,2021 @ 6:30PM

Agenda

 

Sewer Commission Meeting

Zoom Meeting

April 21, 2021 @ 7:00PM

Agenda



Conservation Commission Special Meeting

Zoom Meeting

April 27, 2021 @ 6:30PM

 

 

 

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