Tuesday, October 23, 2018        

Mattress & Box Spring Recycling – Saturday, November 3rd

Mattress & Box Spring Recycling for Smithfield Residents (proof of residency required)
Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location: Smithfield DPW, 3 Spragueville Rd.

Veterans Town Hall Meeting – Saturday, November 17th

VETERANS TOWN HALL MEETING
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
Come and share your concerns and ask questions
• Bring family and friends
• Join us in a relaxed atmosphere
• Enjoy refreshments
• You matter to us!

WHO: Kasim J. Yarn, RI Director of Veterans Affairs
RI General Assembly Members
Smithfield Municipality Leadership
VFW Post 2929

WHAT: A “Town Hall Meeting” for our Veterans & the
RI Director of Veterans Affairs

WHERE: Smithfield Senior Center
1 William J Hawkins Jr Trail, Greenville, RI 02828

WHEN: Saturday, November 17th, 2018 (10:00-11:30 am)

WHY: Message from Director Yarn: “The RI Office of Veterans Affairs’ commitment to serving veterans and their families must be unwavering. The State of Rhode Island will always be indebted to our veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice, but for my office to be a success, we need your help to define the problem and find solutions. Moreover, we need your help to strengthen our partnerships locally, regionally, and throughout the state. That’s why I have relaunched the “I Hear You” outreach initiative so we can have an active presence in all 39 municipalities. We’ll be meeting with Veterans in each city and town to discuss your concerns and learn about the resources available to you. Please join us so I can hear your voice! “

Snowball Drop Raffle – Saturday, November 17th

The Smithfield’s All Lit Up Christmas Parade Committee will be hosting The “Snowball Drop Raffle”. 500 numbered golf balls will be dropped and the closest to the targets will win! Cash prizes, gift certs and more! Tickets are only $5. Please contact the Committee for tickets.

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

East Smithfield Public Library Used Book Sale – November 8-13th

The East Smithfield Public Library Used Book Sale is taking place at the library on November 8-13th.

All proceeds from the sale will go towards library programming and services.

Tri-County Community Action Agency Seeks a Prevention Coalition Coordinator

The Tri-County Community Action Agency is seeking a full time Prevention Coalition Coordinator. The position is responsible for carrying out the provisions of prevention and education services in the areas of substance misuse and other identified topics in prevention to promote and support positive lifestyle choices.

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

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___

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