Town of North Smithfield

 

April 29, 2021

 

 

 

 

Thank You

 

On behalf of the Town of North Smithfield, I am writing to thank the more than 75 volunteers, who worked to “Restore North Smithfield” on Saturday, April 24th and Sunday, April 25th.

Thank you to the many groups, scouts, DPW, EMA and members of the community for making this cleanup a success. These types of events demonstrate what can be accomplished when we come together as a community for the betterment of our town.

Thank you all for making a difference.

 

Gail Ahmed, Titu Ahmed, Kim Alves, Jill Boday, Matt Boday, Richard Boyes, Jerom Boyes, Deb Braley, Kevin Braley, Kayla Caron, Natalia Casper, Kara Chace, Harper Chace, Brandyn Chace, Debbie Chamberland, Denis Chamberland, Tracy Chiaverini, Sophia Chiaverini, Diane Connell, William Connell, Michelle Brunetti, Michele Dagesse, Noah Dagesse, Dowding Landscaping, Devon Goodwin, Leah Goodwin, David Hoghaug, Jenna Houle, Anna Houle, Paul Jones, Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful, Monika Kmiecik, Douglas LaFrance, Sean Lane, Sam Lane, Sean Lee, Sam Lee, Tracy Lowther, Charlie Lowther, Aurelie Maciejewski, Nicole Mainville, The McMahons, Madelyn McNeil, William McNeil, Brigid Murphy, Ted Murphy, Suzanne Murphy, Phong Nguyen, Rosa Nguyen, North Smithfield Department of Public Works, North Smithfield Emergency Management Agency, Debbie Papineau, Brittany Papineau, Paul Pare, Kristopher Pare, Ray Pendergast, Gayle Rapoza, Sarah Rapoza, Charles Rapoza Sr., CJ Rapoza, Carol Rowsemitt, Abygail Sevegny, Dee Simpkins, Scout Troops, Susan St. Cyr, Meghan Stevens, Concetta White and Sophia White.

 

Town Administrator

Paul Zwolenski

 

 

Time to prepare and save the date.

 

Saturday, June 5, 2021*

 

It is time to prepare for the North Smithfield Town

Wide Yard Sale, benefiting the North Smithfield

Food Pantry.

Residents can participate by holding an individual

or multi-family yard sale at their homes. When you

register with the Town Clerk, your location will be listed on the Town Web Site and in the weekly

newsletter, so that interested shoppers will have

your location.

Residents who want to take part must obtain a yard

sale permit for $5.00 from the Town Clerk’s office

at 83 Greene Street. Residents are encouraged to

contribute to the town’s Food Pantry at that time.

Yard sale addresses will be listed for permits

obtained before Friday, May 28, 2021.

 

Click here for a guideline on how to host a safe

 

yard sale during a pandemic.

 

Click here for printable safety signs.

 

*Rain date: Sunday, June 6, 2021

 

 

 

North Smithfield Senior Class of 2021

 

Flocking Flamingo Fundraiser

 

Have you been seeing Flocks of Flamingos popping up

around town? The 2021 North Smithfield Senior Class is

holding a fundraiser. Your generous contribution will go a long

way in "breaking the isolation" for the Seniors and it allows

them to spread positivity while they flock and un-flock

Flamingos throughout town (in a fun and Covid-19 safe way)

while raising funds for end of year activities! You can contact

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text 401-767-7656 if you wish to

participate and "flock" a friend or neighbor in town.

 

 

 

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)

 

 

 

The North Smithfield Athletic Association (NSAA) is a non-profit all-volunteer organization formed to support athletic sports and involvement at the North Smithfield middle & high school level. Our mission is to continue to fundraise throughout the year, to support, enhance and improve the athletic experience for the all athletes on their teams.

 

We are looking for volunteer members to become part of our Board of Directors team and one who truly enjoys and is passionate with being involved with North Smithfield’s efforts to fundraise and enhance North Smithfield’s school sports programs.

 

We have two immediate positions currently open and would welcome any adult who is passionate and enthusiastic about school athletics and would like to join and be a part of the NSAA Board of Directors dedicated group of individuals.

The two immediate open positions are:

 

NSAA – Chairperson/President

 

Objective: Ability to attend 2 meetings per month with Board Members and with Athletic Director. Looking for a qualified and passionate individual that is approachable and is an objective listener. Should be a strategist and be knowledgeable about North Smithfield School Sports.

Duties include:

 

  • Serves as the primary contact with the Athletic Director, Principles, Superintendent and school board
  • Presiding at monthly board meetings
  • Creating a purposeful agenda in collaboration with the Athletic Director
  • Serves as the main contact for all board issues
  • Sets goals and objectives with board and ensures that they are met in a timely manner
  • Holds board members accountable for attending monthly meetings
  • Reviews the Financials of the board
  • Negotiates pricing on contracts & bids

     

    NSAA – Secretary

     

    Objective: Ability to attend two meetings per month with Board Members and with Athletic Director. The board secretary must be an individual who is in control of every task and has a fluid set of goals to accomplish at each meeting. Desirable qualities include strong communication skills and the ability to organize and prioritize tasks. Should be extremely driven, detailed oriented and focused individual who is well versed and knowledgeable in administrative tasks would be ideal.

    Duties include:

  • Assures that a monthly agenda has been prepared by the Chairperson/President and is distributed to all board members in advance of each meeting
  • Oversees the distribution of background information gathered for the agenda items to be discussed
  • Prepares official minutes of each meeting and records, motions, discussion, votes and decision
  • Prepare and provides previous meeting written or typed minutes to board members before the next meeting and records any changes or corrections
  • Assures that documents (bylaws, Form-990, roster of board members) are accessible to all members
  • Schedules, coordinates and notifies board member of any upcoming meetings, changes etc.
  • Hold members accountable for their task
  • Facilitates ongoing communications with board members, Athletic Director and other school officials

     

    To learn more about the NSAA, please go to the NSAA website located at: www.nsaa.us.com.

To apply, please e-mail your interest intent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

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

 

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

     

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

     

     North Smithfield, RI 02896

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

North Smithfield 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 .

 
 
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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

 

Personnel Board Meeting

Zoom Meeting

Friday, April 30, 2021

Agenda

 

Town Council Meeting

Zoom Meeting

Monday, May 3, 2021

Agenda

 
 
 
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