Welcome to the Town of Glocester, RI
Established 1639 ~ Organized 1731

This web site is designed to offer our residents a dynamic way to stay in touch with town and community events, meetings, and happenings, and a comprehensive means of learning about our town's history, laws, and government. Non-residents are cordially invited to browse this site and discover why Glocester, RI is prized as a beautiful place in which to live, work, and play. Can't find what you're looking for on this website? Please call the Glocester Town Hall at 401-568-6206 Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm or use our site's Contact Us form. We hope you enjoy your visit, and we welcome your comments or suggestions.

Residents, business owners and stakeholders are invited to share ideas
for the Town’s utilization of American Rescue Plan Act funds

The American Rescue Plan Act, which was signed into law in March 2021, provides several funding programs to support the public health response and lay the foundation for a strong and equitable economic recovery. One of these programs is the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds which provide emergency funding for eligible local governments to respond to the COVID-19 emergency and bring back jobs. As part of this program, the Town of Glocester anticipates receiving a total of $2,545,368.48.

There are four primary objectives for this funding:

  1. Support urgent COVID-19 response efforts to continue to decrease the spread of the virus and bring the pandemic under control.
  2. Replace lost revenue for eligible state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments to strengthen support for vital public services and help retain jobs.
  3. Support immediate economic stabilization for households and businesses.
  4. Address systemic public health and economic challenges that have contributed to the unequal impact of the pandemic.

The Town may use the funds to:

  1. Support public health expenditures, by, for example, funding COVID-19 mitigation efforts, medical expenses, behavioral healthcare, and certain public health and safety staff.
  2. Address negative economic impacts caused by the public health emergency, including economic harm to workers, households, small businesses, impacted industries, and the public sector.
  3. Replace lost public sector revenue, using this funding to provide government services to the extent of the reduction in revenue experienced due to the pandemic.
  4. Provide premium pay for essential workers, offering additional support to those who have and will bear the greatest health risks because of their service in critical infrastructure sectors.
  5. Invest in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure, making necessary investments to improve access to clean drinking water, support vital wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, and to expand access to broadband internet.

The survey will be available through Friday, October 15, 2021.
Any questions can be emailed to
karenscott@glocesterri.org

Take the survey using the link below:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G2PTRTV

Make your voice heard!


Upcoming Meetings

Effective July 26th, 2021 all meetings held on behalf of the Town of Glocester
will be “in person” only meetings at the Glocester Town Hall.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Historic District Commission
No Meeting

Thursday, September 23, 2021
Zoning Board of Review
No Meeting

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 @ 6:30pm
School Committee Meeting
Agenda


 


Postings & News of Interest

 


TAX ASSESSOR’S OFFICE CLERK  
POSTED SEP 22, 2021
The Town of Glocester has an immediate opening for a clerk in its Tax Assessor’s Office.


TOWN OF GLOCESTER INVITATION FOR BID #2021-05  
POSTED SEP 10, 2021
Land Evidence/ Records Management System


STRIPED MAPLE HIKE  
POSTED SEP 7, 2021
Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 10:00 AM (weather permitting)
Meet at the new Klutz Woodland parking area, across from 162 Joe Sweet Road in the Chepachet area of Glocester. It will be a 2 mile walk on five new trails in the Klutz Woodland area of the 1278-acre Sprague Farm Town Forest. The walk will take about two hours. Among the sights will be lots of stone walls, a mid 1800’s farmhouse foundation and chimney, groups of the rare Striped Maple tree, and old gravel roads unchanged for 200 years. Some of the walk will pass through muddy areas, so everyone should wear appropriate footwear. Dogs are welcome, but they must be leashed and social. No aggressive dogs. It is not yet hunting season, so orange clothing is not necessary. The walk will be led by Roy Najecki. Call him at 647-3631 with any questions.


2021-2022 SCHOOL CALENDAR  
POSTED JUL 27, 2021


TAX APPEALS  
POSTED JUL 23, 2021
Tax bills were mailed July 21, 2021. Per RIGL 44-34-8, the appeal period for Motor Vehicles is 45 days from the date the bills were mailed (July 21, 2021 – September 4, 2021).

Per RIGL 44-5-26, the appeal period for Real Estate/Tangible is 90 days from the first due date (August 2, 2021 – October 31, 2021).

From RIGL 44-5-26, “WHEN AND WHERE APPLICATION MUST BE FILED. Your application must be filed with the local office of tax assessment within NINETY (90) days from the date the first tax payment is due. THESE DEADLINES CANNOT BE EXTENDED OR WAIVED BY THE ASSESSOR FOR ANY REASON. IF YOUR APPLICATION IS NOT FILED ON TIME, YOU LOSE ALL RIGHTS TO AN ABATEMENT AND THE ASSESSOR CANNOT BY LAW GRANT YOU ONE. AN APPLICATION IS FILED WHEN RECEIVED BY THE ASSESSOR'S OFFICE.”

If you intend to file an appeal, please plan accordingly. Applications will be available online and in office beginning August 2, 2021.


SENIOR CENTER NOTICE   
POSTED JUL 23, 2021
The Center is now fully reopened including in-house dining as of August 1st.


2021-2022 TOWN BUDGET - Approved  
POSTED JUL 13, 2021

2021-2022 SCHOOL BUDGET - Approved   POSTED APR 12, 2021


ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT   
POSTED MAY 14, 2021
Table of Dimensional Regulations (Effective May 6, 2021)


TAX COLLECTOR NOTICE  
POSTED APR 22, 2021
TOWN OF GLOCESTER FOURTH QUARTER tax payment, on the 2020 REAL ESTATE AND MOTOR VEHICLE Tax bill, is due on MAY 3, 2021.


TOWN BREAKS GROUND ON HALF MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT  
POSTED FEB 25, 2021
Following a 24-month development process, the Town of Glocester broke ground this week, February 23, on its $620,000 renovation of Glocester Memorial Park (GMP). Primarily funded by a $400,000 matching grant from the Rhode Island Department of Environment Management (DEM), Glocester Memorial Park is set to see its first major renovation since its initial development in 1997.

DEM's 2020 Outdoor Recreation Grant was available to all local municipalities to acquire, develop or renovate outdoor recreational areas. Applications were submitted December 2019 and 21 communities, including Glocester, were awarded funds, April 2020.

Glocester’s application featured improvements to the park that appeal to various age groups. Key upgrades and developments include the relocation and installation of a new playground for ages ranging from preschool to adolescence, as well as the construction of an all-ages fitness obstacle course.

On the opposite end of the age spectrum, a new bocce ball area will be created near the senior center. This oasis for the elderly will feature a bocce ball court, benches, picnic tables and several sail shades.

The basketball courts will also see an upgrade. In addition to a new playing surface, the current four-hoop configuration will increase to a six-basket layout. The improved basketball playing area will remain located next to the recently renovated tennis and pickleball courts.   

Additional details about the scope of the Glocester Memorial Park project and other information about DEM's Outdoor Recreation Grant are available at:
www.dem.ri.gov/programs/planning/grants/

Stay tuned for additional information and updates as they become available.


2021 ANNUAL TAX ASSESSOR’S NOTICE 
POSTED JAN 8, 2021


2021 TOWN MEETING SCHEDULE 
POSTED JAN 5, 2021
Please see Calendar for all meetings and major town events.


BUSINESSES INVITED TO JOIN SHOPLOCALRHODEISLAND   
POSTED NOV 29, 2020
Rhode Island Commerce now offers a one-stop-directory for local, online holiday shopping. Business owners can opt-in to create a free listing on the website, where they can post links to their websites or e-commerce platforms; highlight upcoming sales; or introduce specialty items or services to their potential customers. The site also features an expansive list of local restaurants across the state that are offering curbside pickup, delivery or dine-in options.


NEWLY ADOPTED ORDINANCES AMENDMENTS
Revisions to Code of Ordinances relative to Historic District Commission Rules and Regulations and Historic District Zoning.


TWENTY PROMISES CAMPAIGN   
POSTED NOV 3, 2020
Glocester Police Department takes part in “Twenty Promises to All Rhode Islanders from Their Police Departments,” a state-wide campaign to help improve the relationship between the police and the public.


DOG LICENSES  
POSTED APR 9, 2020
Dogs are required to be registered every April. A valid rabies certificate is required. Glocester residents are entitled to register no more than three dogs per residence. The fee is $7.00 per dog. Click on the link below for a mail-in Dog License Application.


MEALS FOR STUDENTS  
POSTED MAR 31, 2020
If you are in need of meals, please contact either the Middle School, High School (401) 710-7500 or the Elementary School (FMS at 401-568-6211 or WG at 401-567-0360) and arrangements can be discussed. You may also access meals at any of the locations listed on the RI DOH's Food Sites for Children.


GPD RIPAC RE-ACCREDITATION NOTICE 
POSTED AUG 26, 2019
Comments by agency employees and members of the community are welcome.


VIN CHECKS 
POSTED JAN 29, 2018
New times effective Monday, February 5, 2018.


PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT POLICIES 
POSTED JAN 12, 2018
Town policies on winter snow removal (sanding, plowing, parking bans, mailboxes and driveways) and damage claim form.


ATTENTION: ALL GLOCESTER RESIDENTS     
POSTED MAY 5, 2017
Due to the growing amount of trash and litter on our town roads and in our ponds and streams, all trash being hauled in open truck beds or trailers must be secured (R.I.G.L. 31-25-10). Many of our residents have voiced a concern to the Town Council regarding the trash/litter problem in Glocester. The Council believes that asking residents to secure their trash when hauling to the transfer station will help eliminate the amount of trash on the roads and in our ponds.

Please do your part to KEEP GLOCESTER CLEAN AND GREEN. Help us clean up our roadways and ponds by doing your part and be sure your trash is secure.

Thank you to all residents who actively pick up litter on our roads and properties. Let’s all work together and continue to KEEP GLOCESTER CLEAN AND GREEN.

The Glocester Town Council


Code
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The Town is now partnering with Emergency Communications Network, Inc. to provide our residents with Code
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TOWN HALL HOURS
Mon-Fri: 8:00am-4:30pm
Sat-Sun: Closed

TRANSFER STATION
Mon: Closed
Tue-Fri: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sat-Sun: 8:00am to 4:00pm
Closed during snow/ice conditions

EMERGENCY INFO
Any Emergency
911
Crime Hotline
401-568-1599
Domestic Violence
1-800-494-8100
Poison Hotline
1-800-222-1222
Power Outage
1-800-465-1212
School Closures
 
Channel 6
Channel 10
Channel 12
For early dismissals ONLY:
Cancellations.com

TOWN DIRECTORY
Town Clerk
401-568-6206, Ext. 0
General Information
401-568-6206, Ext. 9
Dial by Name Directory
401-568-6206, Ext. 411
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Animal Control
568-3885
Board of Canvassers
568-6206, Ext. 0
Building/Zoning Official
568-6206, Ext. 1
 Emergency Management
568-2533
Emergency Services
568-1879
Finance Director
568-6206, Ext. 5
Glocester Home Repair
568-6206, Ext. 2
Hearing Impaired
568-1422
Highway
568-5540
Housing Authority
568-5100
Human Services
568-6206, Ext. 222
Human Resources
568-6206, Ext. 5
Planning
568-6206, Ext. 2
 Police Station
568-2533
Probate Judge
647-1400
Public Works
568-5540
Recreation
568-6206, Ext. 224
Senior Center
567-4557
 Senior Center Dining Room
567-4557
Senior Transportation Van
568-2533
Tax Assessor
568-6206, Ext. 3
Tax Collector
568-6206, Ext. 4
Town Clerk
568-6206, Ext. 0
Town Council President
568-6206, Ext. 0
Town Planner
568-6206, Ext. 2
Town Sergeant
568-3333
Town Solicitor
781-1100
Assistant Solicitor
949-2228
Transfer Station
568-1130
Treasurer/Finance
568-6206, Ext. 5





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