Sunday, July 5, 2015        

Smithfield Food Pantry Collecting School Supplies

backpack-donationsThe Smithfield Welfare and Food Pantry is currently collecting backpacks, lunch boxes and school supplies for those in need this fall.

If you are interested in becoming a donor, or are in need of these services, please contact the office at 401-949-4590 x27 to see if you qualify. The office is located within the Smithfield Senior Center.

 

 

Annual Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks – Sunday, July 5th

fireworks11The Town of Smithfield and Bryant University invite you to our Annual Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks!

Sunday, July 5th (weather permitting)
Bryant University Campus, 1150 Douglas Pike map

– Bryant University campus opens to the public at 6 p.m.
– The U.S. Navy Band will perform from 8 p.m.
– Fireworks at 9 p.m.

Please do not bring personal fireworks, pets or alcoholic beverages to this event.

Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged!

 

 

Georgiaville Pond Stickers Available for Purchase

Georgiaville Beach

Lifeguards are scheduled on Saturday & Sunday, July 4th and 5th.
Due to limited lifeguard availability, lifeguards will be on duty whenever available.

Lifeguards needed

Georgiaville Pond Stickers Now Available for Purchase!

Location: Smithfield Municipal Ice Rink
109 Pleasant View Avenue
Smithfield, R.I. 02917 map

Office Hours: Monday thru Friday – 11am to 5pm

 


Vehicle Sticker Fees

Resident $10 Non-Resident $20

Boat Sticker Fees
Resident $10 Non-Resident $20

Trailer Sticker Fees
Resident $10 Non-Resident $20

All Senior Citizens age 62 or older, people with physical disabilities, and/or honorably discharged Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to receive a free parking sticker, trailer sticker, and motor boat sticker.

All stickers are available for purchase at the Smithfield Municipal Ice Rink, Monday thru Friday from 11am to 5pm. A valid license and registration is required for all sticker purchases. Georgiaville Pond Seasonal Beach Passes will be available for purchase on June 15, 2015.

Please call the Smithfield Recreation Department at (401) 233-1051 with any questions.

All New Georgiaville Pond Stickers are valid until November 1, 2017.

June 2015 Edition of Chasing Arrows Recycling Newsletter

Highlights from this month’s issue:

Smithfield Earth Day Photo

Smithfield’s New Recycling Coordinator

Recycling Tidbits

 

View the newsletter here

Back issues: http://www.rirrc.org/muni-news

 

 

 

May 2015 Edition of Chasing Arrows Recycling Newsletter

May edition of Chasing ArrowsHighlights from this month’s issue:

A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words – fire at the MRF

Anti-Contamination Campaign Links

Foam Aplenty

What Doesn’t Belong in the Recycling Truck?

The MRF Corner: What Does it Look Like?

View the newsletter here

Back issues: http://www.rirrc.org/muni-news

 

Has your mailbox been damaged by a Town snow plow?

Has your mailbox been damaged by a Town snow plow?

All reports of mailbox damage should be directed to the Department of Public Works at 401-233-1034 or e-mail at dpw3@smithfieldri.com. The department will dispatch a representative to verify any claims.

Update: Use the DPW’s new online form to report mailbox damage;

Mailboxes damaged by the Town, regardless of type, will be replaced with a standard rural mailbox compliant with US Postal Service (USPS) Standard 7, Mailboxes, City and Rural Curbside. Posts will be either 1-1/2” galvanized, painted black iron or pressure treated 4” x4” wood. Wherever possible, the existing mailbox, if undamaged, will be reused as will the existing post. Installation will be performed by Town employees.

Anyone who wishes to purchase their own replacement and install same shall be reimbursed by the Town for up to $25.00 with valid receipt(s).

Has your mailbox been damaged by a Town snow plow?
Photo courtesy of Earl Snell.

Talking Trash – 10 (Non) Wasteful Tips for this Winter

Smithfield Recycles

  1. Appreciate the power of the weather
    Some things are out of our control. When dangerous weather conditions cause interruptions in service, know that your town hauler is doing their best and will try to stay on schedule as much as possible. 
  2. Spread the Warmth
    Your collection workers are collecting even in ice cold circumstances. Make their job easier by sorting properly and placing carts in accessible areas away from obstructions. You could even surprise them with a hot chocolate or coffee to spread the warmth! 
  3. Stay Safe
    Driving large vehicles in freezing conditions can be dangerous. Make sure children and animals are away from the road when your collection is expected to be on your street. Ice can make it difficult to stop quickly if needed. Again, make sure your carts are properly placed, sorted and ready for pick up so your drivers don’t have increased difficulty making your pickup.
  4. Proper sorting is essential to timely collection – Know what is recyclable and how to recycle it! 
  5. Plastics: Recycle only plastic containers, up to 2 gallons in size, in your cart. Exceptions? No foam, plastic bags, motor oil or antifreeze bottles, “compostable” cups, containers that crinkle or rip (such as plant plug trays), or containers that shatter like glass (CD cases). Put plastic tops back on plastic containers before recycling. Do not flatten containers. Take clean, dry, somewhat see-through, somewhat stretchable plastic bags and film back to any large grocery, pharmacy or big-box store in Rhode Island for recycling. Remember, clingy food wrap is trash. 
  6. Glass: Recycle only glass bottles and jars in your cart — do not recycle glass that isn’t a bottle or jar. Take metal tops off first and recycle both. Exceptions? No broken glass or Pyrex.
  7. Metal: Recycle only metal cans, foils and lids/caps from glass jars and bottles in your cart — do not recycle metal that isn’t a can, foil or lid/cap. Exceptions? Coated yogurt lids and foil-like candy/chip wrappers are trash. For scrap metal recycling, you can make an appointment online at smithfieldri.com under the Town’s next metal collection.
  8. Paper/cardboard/cartons: Recycle only paper and flattened cardboard that isn’t made to be waterproof (fridge/freezer boxes, coffee cups) or for sanitary use (paper towels) in your cart. Exceptions? DO recycle cartons (milk, juice), but don’t flatten.
  9. Textiles: Never recycle textiles in your cart. If the textile is dry and odorless — including torn or stained items and non-apparel textiles such as sheets — drop it off in any clothing donation bin in the state. Exceptions? No carpeting, mattresses or dried hazardous-waste rags (such as motor oil).
  10. Always, remember: Containers must be empty and, when possible, rinsed. Paper and cardboard must be free of food and grease. 

THANK YOU FOR HELPING SMITHFIELD REDUCE, REUSE AND RECYCLE!

Smithfield Town Council Meeting Videos Online

The Town of Smithfield is pleased to announce that Smithfield Town Council meeting videos will now be posted online.  The meetings will be posted on the Town’s Vimeo account at vimeopro.com/smithfieldri/meetings.  Videos will also be linked to individual meeting dates on the meeting agendas page on the town website, smithfieldri.com. For 2015, that page link is smithfieldri.com/2015-meeting-agendas/.

Meeting videos will be posted online as soon as possible after the meeting ends, typically within a day or two.  Users can view the meetings directly online or choose to download them directly in a variety of formats suitable for different devices. 

It is expected that, as time allows, older meetings going back to 2012 (when the town started recording meetings digitally) will be posted, as will all future Town Council meetings.

 

Smithfield Town Council meeting videos

 

Give a Second Life to Those Unloved Items Taking Up Space

Ready for a clean out?

couch-recycle

 

Please give to friends & family, and donate to those in need before sending it to the landfill!

Check out this partial list of venues that may be able to give a second life to those unloved items taking up space in your life:

Smithfield Recycling List of Donation Centers (.pdf)

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.
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