Survey, Flag raising & DPW auction: Five things to know in North Smithfield this week

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North Smithfield Fire & Rescue Service held an overdue swearing in ceremony over the weekend, recognizing the promotion of three officers and the addition of ten new members. Local 3984 published the photo above, congratulating Capt. Jeff Houle, Lt. Paul Levreault, Lt. Brian Bailey-Gates, Pvt. Nathan Wuorio; Pvt. Jacob Lariviere; Pvt. Patrick Robinson and Pvt. Marina Morgera, along Probationary Pvts. Michael Paul; Myles Messier; Jason Nichols; Anthony Oliveira; Kyle Medeiros and Matthew Hardrow.

Auction

The North Smithfield Department of Public Works has scheduled a vehicle/equipment auction, to be run starting this week by govdeals.com. All information about the auction will be posted on the website with bids also handled by GovDeals. Items may be viewed at the DPW property at 281 Quaker Highway during regular business hours Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

The auction link, which will go live on Thursday, Feb. 1 and remain active for two weeks is at https://www.GovDeals.com/NorthSmithfield.

Survey

The town of North Smithfield is currently updating the local hazard mitigation plan and is requesting public participation in the process. The anonymous survey will be used to help the town identify ways to make the community safer and better prepared during and after a natural disaster and can be found here.

Town officials note that resident input is crucial to this planning process. Paper copies of the survey form are available at Town Hall through Friday, Feb. 16. Questions can be directed to the Planning Department at rmoneghan@nsmithfieldri.org.

Memorial Flag Raising Ceremony

The North Smithfield Heritage Association will hold a Memorial Flag Raising Ceremony honoring William Schnorr on Saturday, Feb. 3 at Memorial Town Hall at 1 Main St. starting at 10 a.m. The ceremony will include remarks by local officials and biographical information about the life of the late veteran.

The event is part of a NSHA program honoring the town’s deceased veterans by raising a flag in their honor. Other families interested in participating are asked to email nsha@nsheritageassn.com or call (401) 651-6316.

Book club

North Smithfield Public Library is inviting residents to share their love of reading at a monthly Afternoon Book Club held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the library on Main Street in Slatersville on the second Tuesday of every month. Participants do not need to read a specific book and can share what they’re reading with others. New members are always welcome and are asked to register by contacting organizer Charlotte at (401) 767-2780 or nsmreference@gmail.com.

Town meetings

The North Smithfield Budget Committee will hold a meeting on Thursday, Feb. 1 starting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall at 83 Green St. The agenda is here.

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