Budget hearing, town cleanup: Five things to know in Glocester this week

Resident Peter Ruggieri posted this picture after a fishing trip at Keech Pond in Chepachet.

Proposed budget

The Glocester Town Council has announced a proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year, with a spending increase of 3.89 percent and the residential tax rate set to decrease to $12.94 per thousand of assessed value, down from $18.69 per thousand.

A public hearing on the proposed spending plan will be held on Tuesday, April 18 starting at 7 p.m. at Glocester Town Hall.

The budget proposal can be found online here.

Earth Day cleanup

The town’s annual Earth Day Cleanup will take place Saturday, April 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. rain or shine. Participants will meet at the Kent Field pavilion on Main Street in Chepachet to be assigned an area, and bags and gloves will be provided. The first 50 people will receive a free Glocester Earth Day t-shirt.

For more information, contact Bruce Payton at ri4str@verizon.net or Tom Yanni at yanni210@cox.net

The cleanup is sponsored by the Glocester Conservation Commission, Dunkin’ Donuts, E.M.A., the Glocester Business Association, Glocester Public Works, Navigant, Recreation Commission and Smithfield Plumbing & Heating.

Boy Scout breakfast

Boy Scout Troop 44 Glocester will host their annual May breakfast at Chepachet Union Church on Saturday, May 13 from 7 to 10 a.m. Tickets cost $8 with ages five and under free and can be purchased by stopping by a scout meeting any Tuesday night from 7 to 8 p.m. at the church at 1138 Putnam Pike.

Fall soccer

Registration is now open for the Burrillville/Glocester Youth Soccer Association’s fall season, to begin mid-August. The early registration costs $100 through May 5 and can be found here. For more information, email registrar@bgysa.org.

Town meetings

As mention above, the Glocester Town Council will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, April 18 at 1145 Putnam Pike to include a public hearing on the budget. The agenda is here.

The Town Council is also expected to hold a regular meeting on Thursday, April 20 starting at 7:30 p.m. at Glocester Town Hall. The agenda should be posted. on the Secretary of State’s website 48 hours in advance.

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