Saturday, September 20, 2014        

Compost Workshop a Success!

On Wednesday, September 17th, a Compost Workshop was held at LaPerche Elementary School for those interested in recycling right in their own backyards by starting their own compost bins.

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Residents had the opportunity to learn from the experts from RIRRC on how to save money and precious landfill space through food scrap conversion into nutrient rich soil amendments. The big draw of the evening wasn’t the pudding “dirt cups” with gummy worms as snacks, but the raffle of four Earth Machine Composters to four lucky town residents who brought home not only tons of knowledge, but a great tool to create “compost magic.”

Interested in starting your own compost bin? Feel free to contact mmcmanus@smithfieldri.com for “do it yourself” and low cost options or to place an order for an Earth Machine Compost Bin at the Town discounted rate.

Above photos (L-R): One of the four Earth Machine Compost Bins that were raffled off – Town Manager Dennis Finlay & his wife, Renee Finlay. Town Recycling Coordinator Maureen McManus in the center (and in the compost bin) – the theme of the night.

Wine and Beer Tasting Fundraiser – Friday, September 26th

Friends of the Smithfield Police Department 	Wine and Beer Tasting Fundraiser by Friends of the Smithfield Police Department

Friday, September 26th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Smithfield Senior Center
1 William J Hawkins, Jr Trail, Smithfield, Rhode Island 02828
map & directions

$25.00 per ticket
Hosted by The Friends of Smithfield Police Department
Tickets sales are limited and will not be sold at the door

For tickets please contact:
Barry Sutcliffe 949-3500
Detective Sergeant Michael Smith 231-2500 ext. 120
Lisa DiSciullo 231-2500 ext. 114

All proceeds to support the approval of Local Question 8 – Police Station Renovation and Expansion

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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

The Updated 2014 Recycling Calendar Has Been Posted

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.

Poll Workers Needed

Smithfield Voter InformationPoll Workers Needed For The Primary and General Elections 

The Smithfield Board of Canvassers is seeking Poll Workers for the following upcoming elections for the year 2014 

Primary Election:  September 9, 2014

General Election:  November 4, 2014 

Polling places are open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.  If you are available to work and are currently a registered voter in the Town of Smithfield, please call the Board of Canvassers at 233-1000 Ext. 114. 

Poll Worker Application Form (.pdf)

Poll Worker Information from the RI Board of Elections

You can download voter registration forms through the Rhode Island Secretary of State’s website. Mail the form to the Smithfield Board of Canvasser’s Office, 64 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, R.I. 02917.  You can also visit the Town Clerk’s Office during our regular business hours of 8:30 – 4:30 Monday through Friday and register to vote. 

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