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


The reunion committee has planned our 50 th 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, ibooth@cox.net
June Couture, couture4@aol.com
Doreen Ezovski, dmezovski@gmail.com
Christine Plume, gplume@cox.net
Carol Stevenin, cstev17191@verizon.net
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.