Wednesday, September 26, 2018        

Smithfield Fire Department Fire Station Bond

The Smithfield Fire Department is asking the community to approve a Bond Referendum for the construction of a new fire station to service the route 7/route 116 area of the town.

Please attend one of our public presentations at the Smithfield Senior Center on:

  • Monday, October 1st – 7:00 PM
  • Monday, October 15th – 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 20th – 9:00 AM

With this bond referendum comes improvements to emergency response times, build-out of critical infrastructure to support public safety in the community, and lower homeowner and business insurance rates.

Please vote on Tuesday, November 6th to approve this important bond referendum.

Smithfield Public Schools School Bond Forums

Join us at one of the informational forums to learn more about:
– the scope of work and construction plans
– current school conditions
– the school construction bond
– reimbursement expected
– options considered

It’s Uber Easy to Get a Lyft: A Crash Course in Using Ride-Hailing Services

Boy Scout Troop 1 Greenville – Join Scouting Night

 

Troop 1 Greenville will be holding a Join Scouting Night on Wednesday September 26th, from 7-8pm, at Greenville Baptist Church, 582 Putnam Pike. Troop 1 Greenville is a Scouting program for boys ages 11-17, and provides a program that focuses on character building, leadership, citizenship, personal fitness, and outdoor adventures. While Troop 1’s chartering organization is Greenville Baptist Church, scouts are members of all faiths. For more information, please contact Troop 1 at http://troop1greenville.com/contact or at 774-275-7848

BSA Scout Troop 2359 and Cub Scout Pack One Smithfield Information

Troop 2359 Smithfield is a brand new troop in town that meets every Wednesday from 7-8:30 PM at the Elks Lodge at 326 Farnum Pike in Smithfield. Boy Scouting is for boys age 11-17, and is a community-oriented program that instills values such as citizenship, teamwork, honesty, respect, responsibility, and fitness, while being a lot of fun. We practice skills for life, from first aid to public speaking to wilderness survival, while helping our community through service projects.

We welcome you to come to a meeting and check it out for yourself. For more information, contact Troop 2359 Scoutmaster Mike at mguilmain@cox.net or call 401-578-5261.

Pack One Smithfield is a Cub Scout Pack in town that meets every Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 PM at the RC LaPerche Elementary School on Limerock Road in Smithfield. Cub Scouting is for boys and girls in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Up to age 11, and is a community-oriented program that helps our children grow up in a way that promotes mutual respect for others while understanding more about the community we live in.

We welcome you to come to a meeting and check it out for yourself. For more information, contact Pack One Cubmaster Mike at mguilmain@cox.net or call 401-578-5261.

Smithfield Water Supply Board Notice: Public Notice – Important Information About Your Drinking Water

PUBLIC NOTICE

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER 

Smithfield Water Supply Board has levels of Disinfectant by-Product (DBP’s) above drinking water standards. PWS# RI 1615616

*** PLEASE NOTE: This notice applies to customers of the Smithfield Water Supply District (not Greenville Water or Providence Water). If you have questions please call 401-233-1034 ext.101. ***

Our water system recently violated a drinking water standard. Although this is not an emergency, as our customer, you have a right to know what happened, what you should do and what we are doing to correct this situation.

We are required to monitor your drinking water for the presence of disinfection by products (DBP’s) on a quarterly basis. The DBPs test results from the last four quarters ending on 6/30/2018 showed that our system exceeded the standard or maximum contaminant level (MCL) for total trihalomethanes (TTHM) at our testing point on Thurber Boulevard by 1.3 mg/L. The total maximum acceptable limit is 80.0 mg/L with our system’s quarterly average coming in at 81.3 MG/L. The MCL for TTHM is calculated based on a locational running annual average (LRAA) of samples collected from the last four quarters. The most recent past two quarters, second quarter and third quarter readings taken on February 17, 2018 and May 22, 2018 at 27 Thurber Boulevard were 61.9 in February and 62.0 respectively. These past two quarters are far below the maximum acceptable level.

What should you do?  At this time, there is nothing you need to do. This is not an Emergency. If this had been an emergency you would have been notified immediately. There is no need to seek an alternate water supply. Some people who drink water containing TTHM in excess of the maximum contamination levels over many years may experience problems with their liver, kidneys, or central nervous system, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

What is your Water Department doing on your behalf to continue providing high quality safe drinking water?

Smithfield Water Supply is constantly monitoring the water quality within our system. Additionally, Smithfield Water has secured the services of a Consulting Engineer to submit a plan to RIDOH for continuous improvement. Specifically, Smithfield water will install water mixers inside our three water tanks to improve water circulation throughout the system. Our Consulting Engineer is evaluating our hydraulic flow throughout our system and devising a Hydrant flushing plan to continuously improve our water quality. We anticipate the additional mixers and the Hydrant flushing plan to commence over the next two months.

If you have any questions, please contact Gene Allen at (401) 233-1034 Ext 102.  Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

This notice is being sent to you by Smithfield Water Supply Board PWS# 1615616

DATED:___7/10/18___

Smithfield Transitions to Code Red Resident Emergency Notification System

 

Click the logo above to go to the registration site

The Town of Smithfield has transitioned to the Code Red Resident Emergency Notification System. Code Red replaces the Nixle emergency notification system and will allow the town to be compatible with state emergency agencies and more communities in Rhode Island.

In the event of a town-wide emergency or a localized geographical emergency, the town’s police department, fire department, emergency management agency or designated local official will be able to call, email, and text thousands of residents at once, notifying them of the emergency and also give instructions if needed. Using mapping databases Code Red can target a notification to a few residents on one street, or expand to any designated area within the town.

Messages regarding the safety, property or welfare of our residents will be disseminated using the Code Red system. These may include local AMBER alerts, locations of shelters for weather events, emergency instructions due to a large fire or chemical incident, boil water advisories, evacuation notices, etc.

Please Register Your Cell Phone
Technology plays a vital role in everyone’s day-to-day life. We know that not everyone uses a house phone today. In Rhode Island, most 9-1-1 calls are made from a cell phone. The 9-1-1 call-out database is compiled of home phone numbers, there is no 9-1-1 database for cell phones. More people use email and texting to communicate and the town wants to ensure that we can use those avenues to communicate with our residents for official information.

We encourage everyone to register with Code Red. To do so click on the Code Red logo above to go to the registration site. Users can register for emergency notifications only and can also register for general notifications as well. Residents should know that the information they provide on the link is safe. Information is not, and will not be, shared with anyone. No one has access to the account but local and state emergency officials authorized to activate warnings and alerts to the public.

Smithfield Prevention Coalition – Data Placemat

This Data Placemat from Smithfield Prevention Coalition (now part of the Southern Providence County Regional Coalition) reflects some of the data that has been collected through focus groups as well as key informant interviews that were conducted with the input from parents, community members and students from our town.

https://smithfieldri.com/pdf/communitybb/Smithfield_Placemat.pdf

Anna McCabe Basketball Court Committee Seeks Sponsorships


The Anna McCabe Basketball Court Committee is seeking individuals, families, or businesses to sponsor the renovation of the Anna McCabe Basketball Courts.

For additional information, please see the linked application. Applications must be received by Friday, June 8, 2018. If you have any questions, please call the Smithfield Town Manager’s Office at 401-233-1010.

Find the application and further information here:https://smithfieldri.com/pdf/tm/McCabe_Courts_Sponsorship.pdf

Kids! Join Bryant University’s Junior Bulldog Club!

 

Come be a part of the Bryant University Athletics Community and become a Junior Bulldog today!

The Junior Bulldog Club is the official kids club for Bryant Athletics. The club offers a unique experience for kids in 6th grade and under. A year-long membership includes free admission to home athletic events, official Junior Bulldog fan gear, access to exclusive events and activities & more.

For more information visit: http://bryantbulldogs.com/information/Marketing/JuniorBulldogClub/JuniorBulldogClub

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