Town of North Smithfield 

March 9th, 2018 Edition

          

 
 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

What's Happening in North Smithfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOWN NEWS

 

 

 

Message from Town Administrator

Gary Ezovski

 

 

It certainly has been a stressful week in North Smithfield with the impact of back to back storms.  Many have managed to get through two or three days of power loss on the weekend and then another day or more between Wednesday and Friday.  Let's hope we have seen the last of these events for a while. 

 

Over the entire period our police, fire and DPW personnel responded to many urgent needs to guard against accidental contact with downed wires, clear trees from blocked roads and communicate our conditions to National Grid personnel.  Their work coupled with the determined crews from National Grid, Stanley Tree and others working for National Grid erased the effects of mother nature's seemingly unlimited power in what amounted to a matter of hours.  We can all find something to comment upon as it relates to our utility services, but I hope we can recognize how much of a challenge it is to have the people, equipment and materials available to handle hundreds of unknown events in a matter of hours. 

 

 From the triage that Grid leaders do to establish the order of the work to be done, to the people in the bucket trucks, the police and fire personnel who were first on many scenes, the plow drivers and chain saw operators (some being both) who were around town for as much as 32 straight hours, thank you for all your work.  We got hit hard twice, we got back up and to the best of my knowledge there were no injuries.

 

Sharing thoughts on how our systems can be better is something we must do, so if people have suggestions on how we in town or National Grid can do better, please let us know.  Whether people call with a smile or a grumble, we benefit from the information because we cannot fix what we don't know has happened and there are ideas out there that we don't already have.  During a storm or long after, your comments help us to help you.

 

 

A REMINDER:

Gusto's Pizzeira, Quick Stop Deli, One on One Hair Salon, and Slater Clothing Co. are all open for business during the Stone Arch Bridge closure.  

While we encourage support for every local business, our hope is to do all we can to sustain "downtown Slatersville" during this difficult year.

 

 

 

FIRE/MEDIC EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

 

 

     The North Smithfield Fire & Rescue Service, Inc. will be conducting a written competitive examination for the position of entry level Firefighter/EMT on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at North Smithfield High School, 412 Greenville Road, North Smithfield. Application sign-up period ends Friday, April 20, 2018 at 4pm. There is a $60.00 exam fee paid prior to the close of sign up period. Test time is 0900 hours and NO ONE will be allowed in after 0845 hours. Sign-up, make payment, (no personal checks) and information packet can be picked up at Department Fire Control Center, Fire Station #1, 675 St. Paul Street, North Smithfield, RI. Phone number for information, qualifications, and directions, is 401-762-1135.

 

"This institution is an equal opportunity provider"

 

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PART TIME EMERGENCY FIRE & RESCUE DISPATCHER OPPORTUNITY

 


 


 

  • The North Smithfield Fire & Rescue Service, Inc. is looking for "part time" emergency Fire and Rescue dispatchers.  
  • Paid training will be provided. 
  • Flexible schedule and hours.  $14.72 an hour with overtime on Holidays worked. For further details, call Deputy Fire Chief Brayton Round at 762-1135.

 

 

 

The Town of North Smithfield Zoning Board of Review is seeking a member to sit as "2nd Alternate."

 

This is a volunteer position with no compensation.  Candidates for this position must live in the Town and be able to access and interpret the Zoning Ordinance. 

 

Board meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month provided there are cases to hear.

 

Interested parties please contact:

Kerry Anderson

Building Official

401-767-2200 ext 311

 

 

 


 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

 

 

TIME TO PREPARE &

SAVE THE DATE

SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2018

RAIN DATE:  SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2018

 

It's time to start decluttering and get ready for our annual North Smithfield Town Wide Yard Sale, benefiting the NS Food Pantry.

 

Residents can participate by holding an individual or multi-family yard sale at their homes.  When they register with the Town Clerk, their location will be listed on the Town Web Site and in publicity, so that interested shoppers will have their location.

  

Residents who want to take part must go to the Clerk's office at the Town Annex at 575 Smithfield Road to obtain a yard sale permit for $5.00.  Residents are encouraged to make a contribution to the town's Food Pantry at the same time. Yard sale addresses will be listed for permits obtained before Noon on Friday, May 25th, 2018. 

If anyone has feedback on how to improve the upcoming event, please contact Town Hall at 767-2200, ext. 301.

Stay tuned for more information.  

 

 

NORTH SMITHFIELD

LITTLE LEAGUE

 

Online Registration for the 2018 season is now open at:

www.northsmithfieldll.com

 

Cost: $110

If you register before April 1, $30 discount

$80 registration fee prior to April 1!

 

Players ages 8 and up trying out for AAA & Majors Baseball and 12U Softball MUST register online by 3/12/18.

 

Tryouts will be held on March 13 for Baseball and March 20 for Softball

 

Instructional divisions, please register

by 3/31/18 to receive discount.

 

No discount after 4/1.

 

Please note the NSLL refund policy: Refunds shall be granted ONLY if the program is cancelled or the program is
changed since time of registration.
Refunds will not be granted for any other reason.

"Like" us on Facebook and check the website for updates.
 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

It is with great pleasure that the 2018 PumpkinFest Committee officially steps up and begins their game plan this year. 
  
We begin by first having you mark your calendars for our 
  

12th Annual 
North Smithfield 
Great Pumpkin Festival

Saturday - September 15, 2018

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

North Smithfield High School Grounds

 

The next committee meeting will be Wednesday, March 21st 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.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

Upcoming Meetings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Economic Development Committee Meeting

Monday, March 12th @ 6:00pm

Town Hall Conference Room

1 Main Street

Slatersville, RI  02876

 

Public Safety Committee Meeting

Monday, March 12th  @ 7:00 PM

Primrose Fire Station

1470 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI  02896

 

 

Zoning Board Committee Meeting

Tuesday, March 13th @ 7:00 PM

Primrose Fire Station

1470 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI  02896

 

 

Conservation Committee Meeting

Tuesday, March 13th  @ 7:00 PM

Villa at St. Antoine, Small Dining Room

400 Mendon Road

North Smithfield, RI  02896

 

 

Budget Committee Meeting

Thursday, March 15th @ 6:00 PM

Town Hall Conference Room

1 Main Street

Slatersville, RI  02876

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

 

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

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 
 

 

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