Birthday time capsule, Revaluation begins: Five things to know in No. Smithfield this week

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Revaluation begins

Data collectors from Northeast Revaluation are expected to begin visiting and inspecting all improved properties in North Smithfield as part of the town’s 2021 revaluation project. Those visiting homes will have identification badges and will be wearing red vests, and their automobiles will be registered with the North Smithfield Police Department.

When visiting a property, inspectors will place a specialized door hanger on the appropriate door, knock, and step back a minimum of six feet. The door hanger will explain that the data collector will be inspecting the outside of the home. No valuation decisions are made at the time of inspection. At a later date, the property owner will receive an Interior Data Verification letter that will provide an opportunity to review the interior features and make adjustments. The assessing department has additional details regarding this process should homeowners have a question.

The project is scheduled for completion in early 2022 and property owners can expect to receive a new assessment notice at that time. The notice will include the new property assessment and information regarding informal appeals.

For any questions regarding this process, residents should call the assessor’s office at 401-767-2200 ext. 325.

Students invited to town meetings

North Smithfield students who hope to learn how local government works are Invited to participate in any of the upcoming Town Council meetings.

The council has announced an open invitation for any student who would like to join them at the dais for a board meeting to get a first-hand look at government in action.

Students who would like to schedule a date to sit with the board should contact Council President John Beauregard at johnbforns@yahoo.com.

Northmen fundraiser at Texas Road House

Fundraising for the Class of 2021 moves to Texas Road House this week. Help out the class on Thursday, April 22 with dine-in or take out food from the restaurant at 9 Dowling Village from 5 to 9 p.m. Mention the NSHS Senior Class Fundraiser, and a portion of your bill will go to the class to help with upcoming events and activities.  

Time capsule 

To continue the celebration of North Smithfield’s 150th birthday, teacher Valerie Carnevale has engaged town schools for items to contribute to a time capsule. The North Smithfield Heritage Association plans to conduct essay, poem and illustration contests.

The NSHA Time Capsule Team has also begun collecting items from residents. Anyone who would like to donate items that depict life in 2021 is asked to use one of the NSHA drop off bins at Town Hall, at the Memorial Town Building, or at the Forestdale Schoolhouse. NSHA will seal the time capsule on March 23, 2022.

Town meetings

The North Smithfield Town Council will hold a regular meeting on Monday, April 19 starting at 6:45 p.m. Residents can participate virtually via Zoom with an agenda and link to attend here.

The North Smithfield Sewer Commission will hold a meeting on Wednesday, April 21 starting at 7 p.m. The agenda and a link to attend via Zoom can be found here.

The North Smithfield Planning Board will conduct a site walk at 52 Mattity Road on Thursday, April 22 starting at 10 a.m., where a developer has proposed 4.8-acre solar array and three lot subdivision. Participants will meet at the former radio transmitter building in Burrillville on the Burrillville side of the property at 140 Log Road. The agenda is here.

The North Smithfield Building Review Task Force will hold a meeting on Thursday, April 22 starting at 5:30 p.m. Residents can participate virtually with a link and agenda found here. 

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