Thursday, September 24, 2020        

Voting Locations For The General Election On Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Town Of Smithfield
Six (6) Voting Locations For The
General Election
On Tuesday, November 3, 2020

The Smithfield Board of Canvassers will use the following SIX (6) polling locations for the General Election

VOTING DISTRICT 1 – Raymond C. LaPerche Elementary School, 11 Limerock Road- House District 44

VOTING DISTRICT 2 – Old County Rd School Elementary School, 200 Old County Rd.-House District 44

VOTING DISTRICT 3 – Anna M. McCabe Elementary School, 100 Pleasant View Avenue- House District 44

VOTING DISTRICT 4 – Gallagher Middle School, 10 Indian Run Tr.– House District 53

VOTING DISTRICT 5 – Smithfield Senior High School, 90 Pleasant View Avenue, House District 53

VOTING DISTRICT 6 –Elks Lodge #2359, 326 Farnum Pike – House District 53

VOTING DISTRICT – Smithfield Town Hall-64 Farnum Pike– President and Vice-President Only – For residents who did not register to vote by the October 4, 2020 Deadline.

The deadline to register to vote in the November 3, 2020 General Election is October 4, 2020. Visit the RI Secretary of State Voter Information Center or by visiting smithfieldri.com (click on Election Information). Online Voter Registration is also available by visiting www.vote.ri.gov.

The polls will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. You can view your House District, your Voting Location District, the District Map, and a sample General Election Ballot by visiting www.sec.state.ri.us/vic and www.smithfieldri.com. You can also visit www.vote.ri.gov to update your voter registration; register to vote; view your sample ballot; apply for an absentee ballot; find your polling place and track the status of your mail ballot.

Early Voting– Early voting will take place at the Smithfield Town Hall from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday from October 14, 2020 to Monday, November 2, 2020. A registered voter who did not apply for an absentee by the deadline date of October 13, 2020 may visit the Smithfield Town Hall to cast their ballot for the November 3, 2020 General Election during regular business hours.

Per order of the Board of Canvassers
Carol A. Aquilante, Town Clerk, MMC
Clerk to Canvassing Board

 

Motor Vehicle Tax Bills Delayed

The Town of Smithfield has further postponed the mailing of motor vehicle tax bills amid delays in the state budget caused by the pandemic.

The 2020 real estate and personal property tax bills were mailed on July 31st, and town officials anticipate motor vehicle tax bills will follow by the end of September after state lawmakers reconvene to pass the budget.

 

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.

Smithfield Town Hall Opens with Limited Hours

Effective on Tuesday, August 11th, Smithfield Town Hall will re-open to the public with limited hours, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

  • A self-screening temperature kiosk and sign-in list are available at each of the two open entrances:
    • Use the front door entrance or the rear entrance at the top of the entrance ramp.
  • Persons entering the building are required to sign in, screen for temperature, wear a mask and maintain a social distance of 6 feet.
    • Plexiglas partitions have been set up at each counter.
  • Please have any paperwork ready and filled-out before entering the building to limit your time inside.
    • Please limit your time inside the building to 10 minutes or less if possible.
  • Please continue to use one of the two available drop boxes, or the US mail, if possible, to avoid having to come into the building.
  • All departments are currently operating and all staff will be available by phone, email, or drop box located in the front of Town Hall.

The safety of everyone entering the building, including our employees, is important to us. Your cooperation is appreciated.

How to dispose of … Electronic Waste

Electronic Waste Recycling

The Town of Smithfield does not pick-up electronic waste through curbside collection.

Electronics recycling suggestions: 

  • Schedule an appointment to drop-off at Smithfield DPW, call 401-233-1034 x105.
  • Bring electronics to Town drop off events for recycling. Check the Town Trash and Recycling Calendar for dates and times. Electronics are collected by Indie Cycle, see the link below for accepted items and a listing of statewide events. See this link for further information 
  • There are five types of electronics that are accepted for recycling, for no cost at Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation, 65 Shun Pike, Johnston, RI during their normal business hours. The accepted items are: televisions, laptops, tablets, computer towers and computer monitors. See this link for further information.
  • Contact a junk collection or moving company for a pick-up. Fees apply.

How to dispose of … Mattresses and Box Springs

Mattress and Box Spring Recycling – The Town of Smithfield does not pick-up mattresses and/or box springs curbside.

Mattress/ box spring disposal suggestions:

Please note:  It is important to keep mattresses and box springs clean and dry so that they can be recycled for no cost.

  • When purchasing a new mattress, arrange for the old mattress to be taken away upon delivery. Check with your mattress retailer for associated fees. 
  • Bring clean, dry mattresses/box springs to RIRRC, 65 Shun Pike in Johnston, for recycling, during their normal business hours. Maximum of three pieces.
  • Bring clean, dry mattresses/ box springs to Town drop off events for recycling. Mattresses/ box springs must be clean and dry to be accepted for recycling.  Check the Town Trash and Recycling Calendar for dates and times. Please be sure to call 401-233-1034 x 105 for an appointment to drop-off a mattress/ box spring.
  • Contact a junk collection or moving company for a pick-up.  Fees apply

How to dispose of … Scrap Metal

Scrap metals cannot be placed in curbside recycling.  The only metals that are accepted in curbside recycling carts are metal cans, metal lids and foil. 

  • Scrap metal can be accepted, by appointment only, at Smithfield DPW. Please call 401-233-1034 X105 to see if your item qualifies and to schedule an appointment for drop-off.
  • Large metals such as appliances, grills and exercise equipment are eligible for curbside pick-up. Please contact Waste Management at 1-800-972-4545 to schedule a pick-up. 

Restore RI Small Business Grant Program

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Commerce RI listens to RI Small Business Coalition, makes Restore RI small business grant program more inclusive and simplified, program announced today.

We spoke with Commerce Secretary Pryor and made it clear that the Coalition feels $50M is not enough, 6 weeks is too long. But gave two specific requests — change the qualifications to include sole proprietors and be inclusive to all, can’t be picking winners and losers. They have listened and announced their final program today.

  • $50M in grants to small businesses affected by COVID
    • Must demonstrate at least 30% revenue loss in severely-impacted industries, 50% revenue loss for other industries (Q2 2020)
  • Must have 1 to 20 employees, sole proprietors included
    • Restaurants and caterers are exempt from this rule
  • Must have a physical presence in RI
    • As well as open or a plan to be open within 60 days

NEXT STEPS

Gather all of your required documents ready now so you can apply right away when the grant application opens this Monday. List of documents required:

  • Business EIN/Tax ID and recent tax return
  • NAICS code for your industry
  • Income statement demonstrating year-over-year revenue loss for the second quarter of 2020
  • Verification of employment
  • Listing of eligible expenses totaling in excess of the grant amount
  • Color copy of owner’s Driver’s License
  • Federal DUNS number (note: this may take up to 24 hours to receive so request this number immediately if needed)
    • Look up DUNS number here
  • W-9 and business banking information for direct deposit

In order to show that $50M is not enough, we need to communicate this far and wide to all small business owners that are eligible and apply right away! The quicker the $50M runs out, the clearer the need for more support is to the Raimondo Administration.

We will continue to update you as we get more information, and here to help you to ensure you apply quickly and accurately. 

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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.

 

 

 

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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Esmond Street Water Main Replacement Project

The Esmond Street Water main replacement and relining project will begin on Monday, August 3rd. Providence Water Supply is upgrading their distribution system to improve service to its customers. In order to complete this work safely, and in an expedited manner, Esmond Street will be closed to through traffic.

The Department of Public Works has worked with Providence Water Supply and their contractor, Boyle and Fogarty Construction, to develop the detour plan along with notifications to the residents of the pending construction. Attached is the traffic detour plan and estimated project schedule.

The project timeline is about 2 ½ – 3 months without permanent road restoration, which would be performed in Spring 2021.