Tax rate ad, bunny pics & a scholarship: Five things to know in Glocester this week

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Members of the Glocester Republican Town Committee held a held a successful Easter Food Drive over the weekend.

Tax rate ad

Town Councilor Stephen Arnold responded this week to concerns regarding an advertisement of the proposed tax rate following the recent increase in assessed values of Glocester homes. Arnold noted that the ad – which is required by state law – was drafted prior to receipt of the new values and utilized an estimated rate of $17.25.

“The good news is that the tax rate per $1000 will be much less than what was just published,” Arnold said. “The estimated tax rate was advertised pursuant to state law and the town charter at a time when final information regarding the statistical revaluation was not available.”

A public hearing on the proposed budget will be held on Tuesday, April 18 with a budget referendum scheduled for Tuesday, May 23.

Questions or concerns can be directed to the Glocester Finance Department at (401) 568-6206 ext. 5.

Road closure

The Glocester Public Works Department has announced that Durfee Hill Road will continue to be closed to through traffic at house 668 for drainage work on Tuesday, April 4 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Drivers are advised to seek alternate routes.

Easter bunny

The Hen House will host the Easter bunny on the front lawn of the business at 1189 Putnam Pike on Saturday, April 8 from 1-3 p.m. Locals are invited to visit the business and take photos with the special guest.

Lions Club scholarship

The Glocester Lions Club is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship for graduating Glocester seniors. Applications can be picked up and returned to the Ponaganset High School guidance department by Monday, May 1.

For more information, email glocesterlions@gmail.com.

Town meetings

The West Glocester Fire District will hold a meeting on Tuesday, April 4 at 2410 Putnam Pike starting at 5:30 p.m. The agenda is here.

The Glocester School Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, April 4 in the library of Ponaganset High School at 137 Anan Wade Road starting at 6 p.m. The agenda is here.

The Foster Glocester Regional School Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, April 4 starting at 7 p.m. in the PHS library. The agenda is here.

The Glocester Economic Development Commission will hold a meeting on Tuesday, April 4 starting at 7 p.m. at Glocester Town Hall at 1145 Putnam Pike. The agenda is here.

The Glocester Town Council is scheduled to hold a meeting on Thursday, April 6 starting at 7:30 p.m. in Glocester Town Hall. The agenda is expected to be posted 48 hours in advance on the Secretary of State’s website here.

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