Thursday, February 25, 2021        

Emergency Voting Period for the Special State Referenda Election on March 2, 2021

Emergency Voting Period For The
Special State Referenda Election
To Be Held On: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

WILL BE FEBRUARY 10, 2021
THROUGH MARCH 1, 2021

The Town of Smithfield will have voting during the emergency period of February 10, 2021 through March 1, 2021 should you be unable to attend the polling location on March 2, 2021 on Election Day.

The emergency voting polling location will be open during the hours of 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. at the Smithfield Town Hall in the Town Council Chambers. You may visit our website at www.smithfieldri.com to view a sample ballot for the Special State Referenda Election. You may also contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 233-1000 x 116

*Please be advised that on March 1, 2021 emergency voting will end at 4:00 p.m.

Lyn Antonuccio, MPA, CMC, Acting Town Clerk

Polling Location for the Special Referenda Election on Tuesday, March 2, 2021

TOWN OF SMITHFIELD
VOTER INFORMATION
SPECIAL STATE REFERENDA ELECTION
TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2021

The Smithfield Board of Canvassers will use the following polling location for the Special Referenda Election:

Smithfield High School
90 Pleasant View Avenue

This polling location will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. You may view a sample ballot by visiting www.sec.state.ri.us, which is the electronic RI Secretary of State Voter Information Center, visiting www.smithfieldri.com, or by calling the Town Clerk’s Office at 233-1000 x 116 for further information.

Lyn Antonuccio, MPA, CMC, Acting Town Clerk

Town of Smithfield Employment

Town of Smithfield Employment

~ The Town of Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (E.O.E.) ~

Available Positions

Résumé and application info at the bottom of the page
Please indicate on all correspondence which position you are applying for.

Town Forum on Race and Equality

 

Virtual Town Forum on Race and Equality in Smithfield

Video and Resources

 

 


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 Outdoor Ice Rink

Smithfield Outdoor Ice Rink – Now Open

109 Pleasant View Avenue

 



Waiver Form

Sample Ballot for the Special Referenda Election on March 2, 2021

Sample Ballot for the Special Referenda Election on March 2, 2021

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Public Hearing – Zoning Map Amendment Information

NOTICE OF CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING
on Smithfield Zoning Map Amendments

The Smithfield Town Council considered amendments to the Town’s Zoning Map at a January 19th public hearing. After reviewing the proposed changes with staff and hearing from a number of residents regarding the zone changes, the Town Council voted to continue the hearing to March 2nd. You are receiving this notice because your property may be among the properties affected by the proposed zone changes. Information on the changes can be found on the Town Planner’s page of the Town’s website www.smithfieldri.com. Please review the information on the web page and contact Town Planner, Michael Phillips, or Town Manager, Randy R. Rossi, with any questions you may have. You may also attend the virtual meeting on March 2, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. via GoToMeeting https://www.gotomeet.me/RandyRossi/smithfield-town-council, at which time you will be given the opportunity to speak during the public hearing.

Michael Phillips, Director of
Planning and Economic Development
P: (401) 233-1017
mphillips@smithfieldri.com

Randy R. Rossi, MBA, CGFM
Town Manager
P: (401) 233-1010
rrossi@smithfieldri.com 

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Smithfield Town Council will hold a Virtual Public Hearing on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 at 6:00 PM. The purpose of the Public Hearing is to consider and act upon proposed amendments to the Smithfield Zoning District Map. The proposed amendments are proposed to conform the Zoning District Map to the Future Land Use Map contained in the Smithfield Comprehensive Community Plan in accordance with the provisions of Section 45-22.2-13(c) of the General Laws of Rhode Island. Notice of the public hearing is made in accordance with the provisions of Section 45-24-53 (a) and (b) of the General Laws of Rhode Island.


VIRTUAL MEETING
Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://www.gotomeet.me/RandyRossi/smithfield-towncouncil
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States (Toll Free): 1 877 568 4106
United States: +1 (646) 749-3129
Access Code: 342-830-965
For technical support dial: 401-233-1010


Public Hearing Notice with Maps

Excepts from Comprehensive Community Plan (Based on Proposed Amendments)

Comprehensive Community Plan (Full Version)

 

 

Smithfield Fire Department Selected to Participate in NFPA Community Risk Reduction Pilot Program

Smithfield Fire Department selected among 250 fire departments nationwide to participate in second phase of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) community risk reduction pilot program

January 25, 2021 – The Smithfield Fire Department has been selected by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to participate in the second phase of a pilot program to build a digital community risk assessment (CRA) tool. Aligned to NFPA 1300, Standard on Community Risk Assessment and Community Risk Reduction Plan Development, the tool, or “dashboard,” enables community leaders to gain valuable insights and make data-informed decisions around fire prevention and other risk-reduction activities in their communities. 

According to NFPA, the concept of community risk reduction (CRR) – a process that identifies and prioritizes risks and ensures impactful mitigation initiatives- has been gaining traction across North America for more than 20 years. Innovative technology, access to data, and a shifting focus on prevention have resulted in new energy around this process. Reflecting that momentum, NFPA’s CRA tool works to help fire departments aggregate and disseminate data that pinpoint where risks exist within a given community.

“Access to accurate data will allow CRR leaders to use insights and make informed decisions about where to focus efforts and resources,” said Karen Berard-Reed, community risk reduction strategist at NFPA. “While many fire departments have struggled to work with data sets, NFPA’s CRA tool will do the complex work behind the scenes to compile relevant data allowing stakeholders to create effective community risk reduction plans that incorporate five priorities – education, engineering, enforcement, economic incentives, and emergency response – in the most impactful ways possible.”

The first phase of the pilot project, which included participation from 50 fire departments across the country, helped identify features of the digital dashboard that will work effectively and those that need fine-tuning. During the second phase of the program, which involves participation from 250 departments nationwide, the Smithfield Fire Department will provide insights around the use of dashboard through June of 2021 to help continue refining and enhancing its effectiveness.

“Participation in this project allows each fire department to provide important feedback that will be used to improve future versions of the dashboard, positions the community among CRR leaders in the United States, and signals an interest in leveraging technology to drive high-quality community safety initiatives,” said Berard-Reed.

As a participant in the pilot program, Smithfield Fire Department will have free access to the dashboard, which includes customized visualizations (maps, charts, graphs) that illustrate each community’s risks and hazards across a variety of categories such as demographics, geography, building stock, economics, infrastructure, and event loss history. The dashboard also provides a snapshot of local capacity for risk reduction activities with information about public safety response agencies and community service organizations. In addition to dashboard access, participants will be provided rich networking and professional development opportunities with other communities engaged in CRR.

“We are thrilled to be participating in this important project,” said Captain John O’Rourke, Smithfield Fire Prevention Division. “Not only will access to the tool give us invaluable information about our community’s needs, but it’s rewarding to know that using the tool will increase its effectiveness and help other fire departments in the long run.” 

Follow NFPA’s CRR efforts on social media using #itstartswithinsights, or for more information online, visit www.nfpa.org/crr.

 

About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Founded in 1896, NFPA® is a global self-funded nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission. For more information, visit www.nfpa.org. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed online for free at www.nfpa.org/freeaccess.

Bulk and Metal/Appliance Collection Requests

Trash and Recycling

Bulk and Metal/Appliance Collection Requests

All requests for bulk and metal/appliance collection are accepted by our hauling company, Waste Management.  There are two ways to request a pick-up:

  1. The Waste Management Call Center- please call 1-800-972-4545.  There will be a short series of prompts.  Below is a guide to navigate the prompts.  They will first ask if you have a customer ID.  We do not use customer ID numbers in Smithfield, so hold for the next prompt.

Press 1 for residential curbside service

Press 3 for all other customers

Press 4 for all other inquiries

That will take you right to a rep.  They will ask your town, please say Smithfield (not Greenville, Esmond or Georgiaville).  Be sure to have a pen handy as they will give you a ticket number/confirmation for the pick-up.

  1. Through the Waste Management website by using the bulk item request link below: 

                https://www.wm.com/us/en/support/request-bulk-pick-up/request-a-bulk-pick-up-form

Please note:  Not all items can be accepted through curbside bulk collection.  Below are a few exceptions, other exceptions may apply:

Mattresses/ box springs- accepted at special events, by appointment.  Be sure to keep mattresses and box springs clean and dry.  Call 401-233-1034 x105 for more information and options.

Construction debris- windows, doors, toilets, sinks, wood boards, drywall, sizing, flooring, fencing and other items that are attached to a home/building.

Electronics- accepted by appointment at Smithfield DPW.  This includes televisions, computer monitors, tablets, computer towers, laptops, just about anything with a cord.  Exclusions for drop-off are items containing coolant, wood encased speakers and laser printers.  Call 401-233-1034 X105 to see if your item qualifies and to make an appointment for drop-off.

Tires- accepted at an annual event, must be rimless.

Empty propane tanks- accepted, by appointment at Smithfield DPW.

Large rigid plastics- accepted by appointment at Smithfield DPW.  Must be made completely of plastic, larger than a hard hat, smaller than a 95 gallon sized trash cart.  Common items are storage containers larger than 5 gallons in size, laundry baskets, upright plastic furniture and trash barrels.  No PVC pipes, siding or fencing.  Call 401-233-1034 X105 to see if your item qualifies and to make an appointment for drop-off.

Hazardous Waste- accepted at Eco Depot Events. 

Smithfield Youth Council’s Smithfield Snowstorm

Smithfield Youth Council's Smithfield Snowstorm