Monday, September 1, 2014        

Town Manager Dennis Finlay Took The Ice Bucket Challenge on August 27th

On Wednesday, 8-27-2014 Smithfield Town Manager Dennis Finlay took the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for ALS.

On Wednesday, 8-27-2014 Smithfield Town Manager Dennis Finlay took the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for ALS.

Watch the video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/oU51hDc9CQQ

See the photos on Flickr: https://flic.kr/s/aHsk2toaa9 

The Town Manager’s Office is collecting donations, and donations payable to the “ALS Association” are greatly appreciated. 

The ALS Association is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. http://www.alsa.org/

Smithfield Land Records are now Available Online

Smithfield Land Records

Smithfield Land Records are now available online at www.uslandrecords.com.

Select Rhode Island -> Smithfield.

Recorded Land index and images are available from January 1975 to present. Plans index and images are available from January 1871 to present. 

Fees:

  • Searching and document viewing is provided as a free service. Printing and/or downloading will incur the following charges:
  • Commercial Users – Our commercial user will be charged $1.50 per page and a $50.00 per year subscription fee. To become a commercial user simply fill out the registration form and choose a Member ID and Password for future visits
  • Pay-Per Access Members/Search - For our Pay-Per Access members the charges will be $2.50 per page (no yearly charge). When printing and/or downloading pay-per access users will be prompted with a credit card form
  • Search Results - Search results may be printed for $1.50 per page with a $75.00 maximum. Please be aware of this fee before printing search results.

Trash & Recycling Call Center

Call the MTG Call Center – (866) 420-6342Our vendor, MTG,  has established a call center for certain trash & recycling issues.

Please call the MTG Call Center at (866) 420-6342 ONLY for these specific issues:

- Missed trash & recycling collections (regular, leaf, special appointment),
- Driver safety issues, 
- Damages to property due to trash collection operations.

 

Call the MTG Call Center – (866) 420-6342 ext 302

 

Greenville Public Library Expanded Hours

Greenville Public Library

Beginning September 2nd, 2014 Greenville Public Library will be opening at 9 a.m.
Monday through Saturday.

New Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9-8
Friday and Saturday: 9-5
Sunday (September through May): 1-5

Boy Scout Troop 1 Greenville Join Scouting Night

Boy Scout Troop 1 Greenville Join Scouting NightTroop 1 Greenville will be holding a Join Scouting Night on Wednesday September 3rd, from 7-8pm, at Greenville Baptist Church, 582 Putnam Pike.  

Boy Scouting is for boys age 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 401-741-0359

Compost Workshop – September 17th

Compost Workshop at LaPerche Elementary School Wednesday, September 17thGot Compost?!

Interested in starting your own compost bin, but need a little direction?

Compost Workshop at LaPerche Elementary School

Wednesday, September 17th

6pm-7pm

11 Limerock Road, Smithfield, RI

Come join us at LaPerche Elementary for a compost workshop given by Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC).

Learn from the experts on how to convert food scraps into a nutrient rich soil amendment right at home! You’ll be able to use your final product to improve your garden and soil, as well as, saving much needed landfill space!

Learn all the different ways to compost, how to get started, how to harvest your compost, see and hold actual samples, and you’ll even get a chance to test your knowledge in our pop quiz!

ALL participants who register and attend will receive the chance to win 1 of 4 free Earth Machine Composters ($100 retail value), which will be raffled off and given a new home at the end of the workshop.

http://www.earthmachine.com/

And, guess what kids…there will be worms and snacks!

To register, please email mmcmanus@smithfieldri.com

The Updated 2014 Recycling Calendar Has Been Posted

Central Landfill Tour for Smithfield Residents – Tuesday, August 26th

“Mr.” SMITHFIELD goes to the landfill!

Have you ever wondered what happens to trash and recyclables when they leave the curb? Come visit the Central Landfill in Johnston and see for yourself! Tour scheduled for Smithfield residents on Tuesday, August 26th at 11:30amemail now to reserve your spot!

We will visit the Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) for an up-close look at how your recyclables are sorted and made ready for market. You will also be able to ask questions about what to do with your materials, how they can be reused and recycled into other products! The tour meets in Johnston at The Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation at 65 Shun Pike.  map & directions

If you can’t make it, check out the video! A Virtual Tour of The MRF at RIRRC

Household Hazardous Waste Event a Success

Household Hazardous Waste EventThe Annual Household Hazardous Waste Event held on March 22nd was a great success!

The Town of Smithfield disposed of 15,585 pounds of household hazardous waste (HHW), included in that number was 22 pounds of Mercury! All of these materials were disposed of properly and kept out of our landfill.

For more information and a listing of other HHW events in Rhode Island, please visit http://rirrc.org/ecodepot

See more photos on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/townofsmithfield – no Facebook account needed

The IRS Warns of Fake Emails and Phone Calls

Beware of Fake IRS Emails and Phone Calls

Tax scams that use email and phone calls that appear to come from the IRS are common these days. These scams often use the IRS name and logo or fake websites that look real.

Scammers often send an email or call to lure victims to give up their personal and financial information. The crooks then use this information to commit identity theft or steal your money. Some call their victims to demand payment on a pre-paid debit card or by wire transfer. But the IRS will not initiate contact with you to ask for this information by phone or email.

If you get this type of ‘phishing’ email, the IRS offers this advice:

  • Don’t reply to the message.
  • Don’t open any attachments or click on any links. They may have malicious code that will infect your computer.
  • Don’t give out your personal or financial information.
  • Forward the email to phishing@irs.gov. Then delete it.

If you get an unexpected phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS:

  • Ask for a call back number and an employee badge number.
  • If you think you may owe taxes, call the IRS at 800-829-1040. IRS employees can help you.
  • If you don’t owe taxes or have no reason to think that you do, call the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 800-366-4484 to report the incident.
  • You should also report it to the Federal Trade Commission by using their “FTC Complaint Assistant” on FTC.gov. Please add “IRS Telephone Scam” to the comments of your complaint.

Be alert to scams that use the IRS as a lure. The IRS will not initiate contact with you through social media or text to ask for your personal or financial information.

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