Town of North Smithfield 

November 9th, 2017 Edition

          

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What's Happening in North Smithfield

 

 

 

 

Message from Town Administrator,

Gary Ezovski

 

STONE ARCH BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION UPDATE:

 

Based on conversations with DOT representatives, we expect that the schedule for the next closure of the bridge may change to a shorter duration than expected.

More news on the bridge to come as soon as we have confirmation!

 

 

 

 

 

Town Hall and the Town Hall Annex offices will be closing at 4:00 pm on Thursday, November 9, 2017 instead of 7:00 pm, and will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2017 in observance of Veteran's Day.  

Please note the time change for any business that needs to be conducted. The trash and recycling schedule will remain the same for the week. 

 

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The VFW will be holding a Veterans Day Remembrance Ceremony on Saturday, November 11th at 11:00 am at the monument at Carpenter's Corner, across from the Slatersville Plaza (Brigido's on Victory Highway).  A collation will follow. 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOWN NEWS

 

 

Maintenance to the North Smithfield/Slatersville Water system will be performed on 

Monday, November 20th, from 9:00pm to 11:00pm.  This work may cause temporary reduction in water pressure throughout the water system. Some discoloration of water may occur. This is not harmful.  Department officials recommend limited water use during this operation, including water to wash clothes and dishes.  Check your water before use. If it is discolored, run the cold water until it clears.  Questions or concerns can be directed to the North Smithfield Water Department at 767-2200 x305.

 

 

 

Local Studio Owner and Award Winning Photographer Launches 2018 North Smithfield Calendar

 

Artistic Images has been donating to local non profits and organizations since the studio began in 2008. The proceeds from the sale of the calendar will be used to continue those donations for the years to come. All images were created by photographer and artist, Pamela Bhatia and all images were taken in our beautiful town of North Smithfield, RI. Thank you for supporting my art and our town. As a small business and artist, your purchase is very much appreciated!!

Calendars will be available for pick up at the Artisan Fair on Nov. 11, or I will arrange local delivery or pickup. If you are not from town, an extra thanks for supporting our town. There is a shipping option. 

To Purchase

Click Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Town Of North Smithfield Accepting

Used Motor Oil Again

 

 

The North Smithfield Highway Garage, 281 Quaker Highway, is now ready to accept used motor oil again at our facility.

 

Individuals can bring used motor oil and filters to the garage during our Saturday open hours of 9 am - 3pm.  Motor oil should be oil only and should not be mixed with water, gasoline or other liquids.

 

The highway garage also accepts scrap metal items, rigid plastic items (free of metal handles, bolts etc.) and for a short time, excessive yard waste residents have because of our recent wind storm.  Yard waste can be in brown lawn bags or loose, but branches must be less than 2 inches in diameter. 

 

Residents with larger branches from the storm, the town is offering chipping service until November 17th.  Branches up to 7 inches in diameter are accepted and long branches are fine.  For chipping, longer branches are easier to handle, so please to do not cut into small sections. 

 

Households needing chipping service can schedule service by calling the Public Works department, 767-2200 x 348. Leave the branches with the thick end to the street which  allows our crew to easily grab them.

 

For bags of yard waste, our town curbside yard waste pickup collection will continue until Friday, December 1st.   This allows households to have yard waste in lawn bags or cans collected weekly right at their home.  Smaller bundles of branches under 2 inches in diameter and less than 3 feet are also allowed.

 

 

 


 

 

 

Click here for Recycling Survey Link

Click here for America Recycles Day Event Details 

 

 

 

 

North Smithfield Heritage Association 

Releases 2017 

CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT

CLICK HERE 

FOR INFORMATION ON THE ORNAMENT

AND WHERE TO PURCHASE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Meetings

 

 

 

 

 

 

Municipal Building Task Force Meeting

Thursday, November 9th @ 5:30 pm

Town Annex

575 Smithfield Rd

North Smithfield, RI  02896

 

Economic Development Meeting 

Monday, November 13th @ 6:00 pm

Town Hall 

1 Main Street

Slatersville, RI  02876

 

Zoning Board Meeting

Tuesday, November 14th @ 7:00 pm

Primrose Fire Station

1470 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI  02896   

 

Conservation Commission Meeting

Tuesday, November 14th @7:00 pm

Villa at St. Antoine

400 Mendon Road

North Smithfield, RI  02896

 

Sewer Commission Meeting

Wednesday, November 15th @7:00 pm

Primrose Fire Station

1470 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI  02896

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

 

Town of North Smithfield, One Main Street, P.O. Box 248, Slatersville, RI 02876

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 
 

 

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