Tax bills, Water a tree: Five Things You Need to Know in Burrillville this week

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Town meetings

The Burrillville Recreation Committee will hold their regular meeting on Monday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Jesse Smith Memorial Library conference room for an agenda that can be found here.

The Ordinance Subcommittee will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, July 9 in the town building starting at 2 p.m. for an agenda that can be found here.

The Conservation Commission will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, July 9 at 7 p.m. in the town building.

The Zoning Board not hold a hearing for July, and the regular Town Council meeting will not be held this week as the board holds a summer schedule.

Town seeks tree lovers

The town of Burrillville acquired 16 free trees from the RI Tree Council, a non-profit citizens group dedicated to improving Rhode Island’s tree resources. The Recreation Department along with the Conservation Commission and the Lion’s Club planted all 16 trees in June. Eight trees were planted at Tarkiln Park, five at Hero Park, three at Steere Farm School and six at Bleweis Park.

According to a release from the department, the trees are tiny, but will someday provide some much needed shade at these locations. Ideally they need to be watered every day. If you are interested in helping water the trees contact Andrea Hall at the Parks and Recreation Department at 568-9470 or ahall@burrillville.org.

Patriots signups

Do you have a 4-6 year old who might be interested in Flag Football or Cheerleading? The Burrillville Patriots are accepting signups from kids ages4-14 for flag and tackle football and all levels of cheerleading. Practice starts the end of the month. To learn more visit burrillvillepatriots.com.

BPAC meeting

The Burrillville Prevention Action Coalition will hold their monthly meeting to discuss, plan, and give updates on substance use prevention initiatives occurring within town and the region on Wednesday, July 10 at the Public Safety Complex at 1477 Victory Highway.  Residents of Burrillville are always welcome.

Tax bills

Real estate and motor vehicle tax bills will be mailed out this week with the first quarter bill due July 25. Taxes unpaid after August 18 will be subject to a 12 percent penalty.  Appeals can be made within 90 days of the first due date.

Questions can be directed to the tax assessor at 401-568-4300 ext. 181.

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