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Happening This Week



  • Recycling is OFF this week (March 12th)
  • Daylight Savings begins Sunday, March 11, 2018 - Set your clocks ahead one hour Saturday night when going to bed!  This is also a great time to change the  batteries in your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors.

Meetings This Week


The Upcoming Meetings calendar toward the bottom of the home page provides a complete calendar of all open meetings that will be taking place in the coming weeks.

  • Monday, March 12, 2018 - 7:00 pm - Town Council - Town Hall
  • Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 6:00 pm - Board of Assessment Review - Town Hall
  • Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 6:00 pm - Historic District Commission - Town Hall

Agendas and Minutes are available on the website.

Town Manager

Town Manager Corrigan to Propose Expansion of Programs and Services in Departmental Reorganization


Proposal adds resources and investment to recreation, senior, and social services under one united department
 
Town Manager Gayle Corrigan on Monday will propose to the Town Council an expansion of recreation, community, and senior services in a reorganization plan that adds greater investment and resources to programs that improve the quality of life for all East Greenwich residents.
 
Under the proposed model, the Parks and Recreation Department and Human and Senior Services Department will be combined at the director level to create a unified Community Services and Parks Department. The Town’s Substance Abuse Prevention Program will also function under the new department to share resources, foster innovation, and coordinate program space.
 
The reorganization creates mid-level positions to expand the suite of services offered to East Greenwich residents of all ages and needs.  These positions serve three distinct areas—recreation programs, senior services, and social services—with a focus on quality programming and education, wraparound services, and robust outreach. The reorganization preserves the employment of all current staff members in each department. The consolidated model is based on best practices and builds upon success of other local communities, such as South Kingstown and Narragansett, RI. 
 
“This model furthers our efforts to make a meaningful investment and impact in the quality of life of every East Greenwich resident,” said Corrigan. “We have great staff and programs in place, and additional resources will allow the Town to reach and serve more populations by fostering collaboration and innovation under one united department with a focus on wraparound services, programs and support.”
 
Town Manager Corrigan will also propose to the Town Council the appointment of the Town’s current director of parks and recreation, Cathy Bradley, to serve as director of community services and parks. An East Greenwich native, Director Bradley has served the East Greenwich community in a director capacity for over 30 years and has a successful track record in managing programs, services, facilities, and staff.
 
“I’m excited to see the Town pursue a holistic and coordinated approach to delivering services and programs,” said Bradley.  “Under one department, we can work more closely together to provide the best available services to East Greenwich residents.  By bringing together our knowledge, expertise and resources, we can strengthen our services, collaborate to offer intergenerational programming, and expand our reach.”
 
“This is a great initiative that will create a unique umbrella for children, individuals and families,” said East Greenwich substance abuse director Bob Houghtaling. “From my perspective, substance abuse does not occur in a vacuum and this plan puts into place much of what I have been trying to achieve for many years. A community-based approach towards mental health and substance-related concerns has proven to be the most effective means for mitigating some of our toughest challenges. This collaboration will not only enhance services, but also embraces and broadens the entire spectrum of services we’re able to provide.”
 
The Town Manager’s proposal requires approval from the East Greenwich Town Council and will be considered in open session on Monday, March 12, 2018 at the 7:00 pm Town Council Meeting.


Dogs & Cats

Town of East Greenwich Rabies Clinic



- DOGS AND CATS -
Police Department Community Room
176 First Avenue
SATURDAY - MARCH 24, 2018 – 10 to 11:30AM.

VACCINATION FEE: $12.00 (Cash only)
* Dogs must be leashed and attended by an adult. * To be eligible for a three-year vaccine, owners must bring proof of prior three-year vaccination.
* Dogs and cats receiving their first vaccination, or those with an unknown rabies vaccination history, are given a one-year vaccine.
* You do not need to be a resident of the Town in order to attend.

ALL DOG LICENSES FOR EAST GREENWICH RESIDENTS ARE RENEWABLE DURING THE MONTH OF APRIL IN THE TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE,
AND CAN ALSO BE OBTAINED AT THE CLINIC.
LICENSE FEE: $8.00 (Cash or Check)
*Certification of vaccination must be presented when applying for dog license

Rhode Island State Law requires that ALL DOGS and CATS over the age of four months be vaccinated against rabies.


Town of East Greenwich Budget Announcement


PUBLIC NOTICE


This is to advise that pursuant to Article I, Section C-33 of the East Greenwich Town Charter that a copy of the proposed Town budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 will be available for review at the Town Hall, 125 Main Street, and on the Town website at www.eastgreenwichri.com by May 1, 2018.
                                                                
Gayle A. Corrigan
Town Manager


AARP

Free Income Tax Assistance 


Volunteers trained by AARP Tax Aide will be available at the Swift Community Center on Wednesdays until April 11th.  This is a free service for seniors and low income residents.  Reservations are required (no walk-ins will be seen).  Please bring the following documents to your appointment: social security card and photo ID for all individuals listed on the tax return, W2, SSA, any 1099 forms, any 1095 forms, brokerage statements for sale of stocks or bonds, mortgage interest, charitable donations, business and/or property taxes, records of federal and state taxes paid, educational expenses, a bank check for direct deposit and last year’s tax return. 

 

Blood drive

Egg Hunt Announcement

Driving

AARP Smart Driver Course


An AARP Smart Driver Course will be offered at Swift on Wednesday, April 25th from 1:00 - 5:30 p.m. Successful completion of the course qualifies those 55 and older for a discount on auto insurance. The fee for the class is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Pre-registration and payment are requested by Friday, April 20th.  Walk-ins will be accepted if space is available.  
 



Vote

2018 Election Calendar



For more information please see the 2018 Election brochure aavailable on the Town web site.





Vacancies on Boards and Commissions


There are vacancies on many Town Board and Commissions. Please consider serving your community. Please see the website for details.


2018 Annual Holiday Trash Delay Schedule


See the Town website for printable version of the Trash Pickup Calendar and Schedule.

Trash is delayed one day for the remainder of the week for the following weeks with these holidays.

Monday, January 1st - New Year's Day
Monday, January 15th - Martin Luther King Day
Monday, May 28th - Memorial Day
Wednesday, July 4th - July 4th!!
Monday, August 13th - Victory Day
Monday, September 3rd - Labor Day
Monday,October 8th - Columbus Day
Thursday, November 22nd - Thanksgiving
Tuesday, December 25th - Christmas



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