Town of Smithfield
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January 1, 2022 | Issue 26
Home for the Holidays
House Decorating Contest
Winners Announced!
We had a total of nineteen (19) contestants who were judged on “curb appeal”, creative design and overall presentation. After a very difficult deliberation, we are excited to announce this year’s winners below:
1st Place Winner
The DiSciullo Family
27 Meadow View Drive
2nd Place Winner
The Stori Family
6 Carltons Trail
3rd Place Winner
The Hoover Family
11 Lakeside Drive
Our Home for the Holiday’s Committee would like to extend our gratitude to all of the participants for their creativity, hard work, and dedication to lighting up the Town. The residents of Smithfield have helped to illustrate the true meaning of holiday SPIRIT that makes the season so bright and we are proud to call Smithfield our home because of it!
 
Wishing everyone a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season.
 
Smithfield Home for the Holiday’s Committee
Jessica and Geri Robitaille (2020 Winner), Kate McAdam-Prickett, Karen Armstrong, Lyn Antonuccio, Tommy Winfield, Town Councilman Michael Lawton and the Lawton Family, Town Council President Suzy Alba, Town Council Vice-President Sean Kilduff, Town Councilman David Tikoian, Town Councilwoman Angelica Bovis, and Town Manager Randy Rossi
SANTA CLAUS AND BUDDY THE ELF
VISIT SMITHFIELD
Members of the Smithfield Fire Department helped Santa Claus and Buddy the Elf make their way through Town to greet children of all ages on December 12th and 19th. Pictured from left are Private Michael Wallitsch, Santa Claus (retired Capt. Michael LeBlanc), Buddy the Elf (Town Manager Randy Rossi), Lt. Steve Carberry, and Capt. Brian Flynn.

Refuse and Recycling
Bulk and Metal/Appliance Collection Requests
All requests for bulk and metal/appliance collection are accepted by our hauling company, Waste Management. There are two ways to request a pick-up:

The Waste Management Call Center please call 1-800-972-4545. There will be a short series of prompts. Below is a guide to navigate the prompts. They will first ask if you have a customer ID. We do not use customer ID numbers in Smithfield, so hold for the next prompt.

  • Press 1 for residential curbside service
  • Press 3 for all other customers
  • Press 4 for all other inquiries

That will take you right to a rep. They will ask your town, please say Smithfield (not Greenville, Esmond or Georgiaville). Be sure to have a pen handy as they will give you a ticket number/confirmation for the pick-up.

Or

Through the Waste Management website by using the bulk item request link below: 
               

Please note: Not all items can be accepted through curbside bulk collection. Below are a few exceptions, other exceptions may apply:
  • Mattresses/ box springs- accepted at special events, by appointment. Be sure to keep mattresses and box springs clean and dry. Call 401-233-1034 x105 for more information and options.
  • Construction debris- windows, doors, toilets, sinks, wood boards, drywall, sizing, flooring, fencing and other items that are attached to a home/building.
  • Electronics- accepted by appointment at Smithfield DPW. This includes televisions, computer monitors, tablets, computer towers, laptops, just about anything with a cord. Exclusions for drop-off are items containing coolant, wood encased speakers and laser printers. Call 401-233-1034 X105 to see if your item qualifies and to make an appointment for drop-off.
  • Tires- accepted at an annual event, must be rimless.
  • Empty propane tanks- accepted, by appointment at Smithfield DPW.
  • Large rigid plastics- accepted by appointment at Smithfield DPW. Must be made completely of plastic, larger than a hard hat, smaller than a 95 gallon sized trash cart. Common items are storage containers larger than 5 gallons in size, laundry baskets, upright plastic furniture and trash barrels. 
  • No PVC pipes, siding or fencing. Call 401-233-1034 X105 to see if your item qualifies and to make an appointment for drop-off.
  • Hazardous Waste- accepted at Eco Depot Events.


Human Services Department
Dear Town of Smithfield Residents and Employees,
 
On behalf of the Department of Human Service, I would like to thank you for your generous donation of pajamas for our Holiday Drive.
 
The generous support from all of you makes it possible for our organization to exist and to make the community a great place to live. Thank you again for your support!
 
 
Sincerely,
Karen Armstrong
Director Human Service/Senior Center


Police Chief's Corner
Congratulations to SPD Officer Jon Ricciarelli and his dad, Dave, for participating in this year's Special Olympics Super Plunge. The 24 hour "Super Plunge" took place on December 4th and 5th at Salty Brine State Beach. Officer Ricciarelli and his dad were able to raise $6,500 as a result of their efforts! The money raised will be donated to Special Olympics Rhode Island.

Fire Chief's Corner
Making Fire Safety Your New Year’s Resolution
  • Have a game plan. Your plan of action needs to include a fire escape plan. Make sure everyone in your household knows where the proper exits are in case of fire. 
  • Make sure all fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are working.
  • At minimum, mount a fire extinguisher in your kitchen and garage. If you have a workshop in an area like the basement, mount a fire extinguisher there as well.
  • Keep battery-powered flashlights in designated areas.
  • Cooking remains the leading cause of fires in homes. Make sure to clean your stove top, oven and the inside of your microwave. Never leave the kitchen will cooking.
  • If you smoke, quitting smoking is always a great new year’s resolution. Smoking is the leading cause of home fire deaths in the U.S. Check ashtrays for burning cigarette butts and never smoke in bed.

Happy New Year from the Smithfield Fire Department!
Town of Smithfield
Helping Hands Fund
Donations are being accepted during the holiday season, and throughout the year, for the Town of Smithfield’s Helping Hands Fund established to help bring hope and joy to less fortunate families in our community. Contributions to the fund will be used to provide essentials including clothing, food, and gift certificates.

Please send your donation to the Town Hall, c/o The Town Manager's Office, 64 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Vacancies for Town Boards and Commissions
  • The Town is currently seeking volunteers to serve on various boards and commissions. These boards and commissions act as advisory committees to the Town Council. Town residents with an interest in serving on any of these boards or commissions are encouraged to apply.
  • Interested parties should submit a letter of interest to the Town Manager’s Office, 64 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917 along with an application form and resume. A letter of interest may contain your interest or experience in the field of each particular board or commission that you are applying for.
  • Check online for board & commission vacancies at Onboard click the “Run Report” button on the left of that page.
  • Current Openings Include (Feel free to use the links below to contact the board chairs for additional information):
  • Sewer Authority
  • Conservation Commission
  • Historic Preservation Commission
  • Smithfield Water Supply Board Advisory Commission
  • Affordable Housing Advisory Board
  • Economic Development Commission

Smithfield Samaritans
  • The Smithfield Town Council has an initiative program called “Smithfield Samaritans,” and encourages anyone in the community to self-nominate or submit a name to the Town Manager, of a Smithfield resident or business in town who is doing or has performed an act of kindness or a good deed that is notable or charitable.
  • The Town Council will review all nominations that are submitted and will each month select one individual or business to be recognized with a citation and the opportunity to speak at the council meeting explaining their good deeds “on the record.”
  • The nomination form is available online here as well as printed copies available in Town Hall.
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