Monday, May 16, 2022        

Smithfield Fire Department Conducting Exercise at Stump Pond, May 12, 2022

The Smithfield Fire Dept. will be conducting an exercise in Stump Pond today, May 12, 2022, between the Pleasant View Avenue bridge and the shoreline at the Log Road Fire Station.  This is only a drill and there is no emergency.

Community Conversation about Mental Health and Substance Use in Smithfield

Join the Smithfield Mental Health and Substance Use Task Force in connecting our Smithfield community with resources to combat the continuing public health crisis of mental health and addiction is a challenge facing our community and our nation. Reaching residents afflicted by the epidemic of addiction and mental health remains a priority of our town in an effort to breakdown the stigma of addiction and connect people with pathways to recovery. 
 
As with any crisis, we seek new ways to ensure that Smithfield families know how to connect with available resources. We are pleased to invite you to a Facebook Live / Zoom event on Thursday, May 12th at 7:00 PM. Listen to a panel of experts on fighting addiction and anonymously ask questions during the session. To join, please click: here

Construction and alternating lane closures on Route 44/Putnam Pike and Route 7/Douglas Pike

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is currently performing I-295 bridge projects in Smithfield. Due to these projects, Route 44 and Route 7 over I-295 will reduce travel from two lanes to one.

  • Construction and alternating lane closures on Route 44/Putnam Pike

    The Rhode Island Department of Transportation will begin construction on Putnam Pike bridge that overpasses Route 295 on April 22.  The overnight construction project begins at 9:00PM and continues until 5:00AM until the project is complete later this summer.  The project is part of the statewide rehabilitation of Rhode Island’s aging bridges. 

 

  • Construction and alternating lane closures on Route 7/Douglas Pike

    Additionally, RIDOT has closed the I-295 on-ramp from Route 7/Douglas Pike southbound. This closure will remain in place until the Fall of this year. Motorists will follow a signed detour that will lead them to the following exit, which will then lead them to an immediate exit on I-295 northbound, returning back on to Route 7 northbound, and getting back on to I-295 southbound from there. Please refer to the map image in this article below, or also view it here. RIDOT recommends that drivers plan additional travel time and reduce speeds through the work zone, which has begun in April and will end in November.

Smithfield Heritage Hall of Fame Requesting Nominations

Smithfield Heritage Hall of Fame

Office of the Town Manager

64 Farnum Pike

Smithfield, R.I. 02917

401-233-1000

 

The Smithfield Heritage Hall of Fame Committee is requesting nominations from the community for its 2022 Induction. The purpose of the committee is to select and induct any individual, family, or a former or present resident of the Town of Smithfield, who contributed to the history and heritage of the Town of Smithfield. The committee is seeking distinguished individuals who have made contributions to enrich the quality of life in the Town of Smithfield through education, public service, recreation, business or community service.

 

A nomination packet may be obtained at the Town Managers Office, the Smithfield Senior Center or on the Town’s website here. All nomination packets must be received in the Town Manager’s Office by June 30, 2022. Please contact Karen Armstrong, Committee Chair at 949-4590 with any questions.

Free COVID 19 Vaccination Clinic

Poll Workers Needed for the Future Elections

POLL WORKERS NEEDED FOR THE

FUTURE ELECTIONS

 

The Smithfield Board of Canvassers is seeking Poll Workers for Future Elections

 

Polling places are open from 7:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.  If you are available to work and are currently a registered voter in the State of Rhode Island, please call the Board of Canvassers at 233-1000 Ext. 112.

 

You can register to vote in the Town of Smithfield through the Town of Smithfield website www.smithfieldri.com or the Rhode Island Secretary of State’s website www.state.ri.us by downloading a voter registration form and mailing it to the Smithfield Board of Canvasser’s Office, 64 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, R.I. 02917. 

 

You can also register to vote online through the Secretary of State’s website at www.state.ri.us or visit the Town Clerk’s Office during our regular business hours of 8:30 – 4:30 Monday through Friday and register to vote at that time. 

 

STUDENTS AND RETIREES ARE WELCOME TO WORK ON ELECTION DAY AND PARTICIPATE IN THE ELECTION PROCESS:

 

The rate of pay is between $160 – $185 for the day. 

 

The State Board of Elections and the Smithfield Board of Canvasses will be holding training classes, which you will be required to attend in order to operate the Elections Voting Equipment. 

 

The Town Clerk’s office staff welcomes any questions or concerns you may have.

 

                                                                                    Lyn Antonuccio, MPA, CMC

                                                                                    Acting Town Clerk

 

 

New Tax Assessment Values Now Available

Dear Smithfield Property Owners,

Notices giving the new assessment of your property were mailed out the week of February 21, 2022.  Please do not multiply your new assessment by the current tax rate, as this will result in an inaccurate tax amount.  While we are currently working on finalizing rate calculations, be assured the residential tax rate will be less than $14 per thousand from the current level of $17.13 which is a drastic reduction. 

You can review the property data used to develop the assessed values at our online database by visiting http://gis.vgsi.com/smithfieldri.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding the new assessment, please follow the instructions in the letter or use the contact information provided below.  You may schedule an appointment simply to ask questions about how these values are determined or you may also dispute this assessment through providing evidence supporting your estimate of the fair market value of your property, such as comparable properties in your area or a recent appraisal.

Please note that the informal hearing process is the best time to discuss the assessment.  Once the bills are issued, changes can only be made through the formal appeal process and discussions can only occur through a hearing by the Board of Assessment Review.

Schedule a hearing with the online scheduler by visiting https://www.vgsi.com/schedules

Schedule a hearing by contacting the call center at (888) 844-4300, between 9am and 4pm, Monday through Friday.

Town of Smithfield Launches Fraud Alert to Notify Property Owners of New Transactions

The Smithfield Town Clerk is providing a free new tool to help property owners protect one of their most valuable assets.

With Fraud Alert, you can sign up to receive alerts whenever a document, such as a deed or mortgage, is recorded under your name. Documents can be viewed online or at the Town Clerk’s Office.

You can sign up now at https://searchiqs.com/fraudalert/?CC=RISMI.

*Please note there may be other property owners in the town that share the same name.

Land Records

Smithfield Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force 

 

Smithfield Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force 

 

 

 


On April 20, 2021 the Smithfield Town Council created the Smithfield Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force with a vision of a dynamic community embracing its future while respecting its past with core values of civility, sustainability, diversity, inclusivity through full participation, partnership, and resiliency as a guide to approaching the work of the Town.



Goals of the Smithfield Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force are as follows:

  1. Engage with Smithfield residents, interest groups, and businesses to seek feedback on their experiences that can improve life in our community.
  2. Identify strategies that help the Town to be more inclusive in engaging our residents and businesses that will better promote unity, equality and understanding in Smithfield
  3. Work with a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant to develop a comprehensive plan and long-term vision of diversity, equity and inclusion goals for the community. The plan should include methods of both short- and long-term monitoring and evaluation that consider several areas, including but not limited to policies and procedures, community partnership engagement and ongoing education.
  4. Present recommendation to the Smithfield Town Council on how to achieve the goals above.
  5. Subcommittees may be formed to focus on issues or subjects meriting more detailed discussion.

Task Force Information

Task Force Meeting Minutes Minutes
A Discussion in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Presentation

 


Committee Members

T Michael Lawton (Town Council Member)

Benjamin Caisse (School Committee Member)

Randy R. Rossi (Town Manager)

Judith Paolucci (Superintendent of Schools)

Sara Monaco (Assistant Superintendent of Schools)

Richard St.Sauveur (Police Chief)

Robert Caine (Director of Park & Recreation)

John Burns (Vice-Principal Gallagher Middle School)

Dorothy Chin Gerding (Town Resident)

Stan Dorsey (Town Resident)

Rob Mecunas (Town Resident)


Town Meetings – 2021-02-17 Town Forum on Race and Equality on Vimeo

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The Smithfield Town Council Invites the Community to a Virtual Town Forum on Race and Equality in Smithfield Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 6:00 PM. Including leaders…


Available Resources 

Smithfield Launches New Citizen Reporting Tool Powered by SeeClickFix

The Town of Smithfield has partnered with SeeClickFix to announce a new platform that will allow citizens to report quality-of-life issues and request town services.

With the free SeeClickFix mobile app and web tools, Smithfield citizens will now be able to provide town staff with pictures, videos, specific descriptions, and more valuable information needed to get the job done efficiently. In addition, the SeeClickFix platform provides Smithfield officials with a centralized issue management system to manage issues from creation to resolution — engaging citizens throughout the process.

This partnership not only allows Smithfield citizens to report problems, but also to view and comment on problems submitted by their neighbors. Citizens can even create their own “watch areas” to receive notifications about all the issues reported in their community, enabling them to follow the progress of all service requests — not just the ones they report.

The SeeClickFix mobile app is available for download on Android and iPhone. In addition to the mobile apps, citizens can send reports to Smithfield’s website, and seeclickfix.com.

Click the “New Request” button on the map below to get started

 

 

 

About SeeClickFix
SeeClickFix was founded in 2008 to empower citizens with tools to publicly document quality of life concerns in their neighborhoods. By radically improving the quantity and quality of this data, SeeClickFix was quickly adopted by local governments, who needed a better way to receive information from citizens.
This exchange helped to build one of the largest neighborhood networks in the world — upon which public agencies and public citizens engage to improve communities. Today, SeeClickFix has official partnerships with hundreds of cities, engaging hundreds of thousands of citizens in the resolution of millions of issues.
SeeClickFix has worked with government partners to develop municipal management tools on top of this citizen network. As SeeClickFix is adopted into the everyday lives of government users, the benefit of the engaged citizen base continues to grow.

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