MESSAGE TO RESIDENTS OF NORTH KINGSTOWN
-Municipal Office Building reverting back to “By Appointment Only”-
As we approach and celebrate a very different Thanksgiving holiday, I want to wish you and your families a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. I hope this message finds you and your families well and you stay safe and healthy.
Our thoughts continue to go out to those members of our community who have lost someone they care about due to COVID or have experienced hardships as a result of this pandemic.
As a result of State Government announcing they will be entering a “Pause” effective Monday, November 30th, we are making some corresponding adjustments to our operations here at the Municipal Office Building at 100 Fairway Drive.
Effective Monday, November 30th, the Municipal Office Building will be reverting back to “by appointment only” during the hours of 8:30am – 4:30pm. Our local government is fully operational, however in an attempt to maintain the safety and health of our residents, employees and families, the Municipal Office Building will be by appointment only.
We ask that all visitors needing to utilize our services please access the many on-line, mail and drop box services the Town offers. Visit www.northkingstown.org and click on the department you wish to access. You can also visit the COVID-19 Information and Resource page on our website which has a complete listing of all on-line, mail and drop box services.
If an in-person service is required, we are happy to schedule an immediate appointment. Please call the Department you need to talk to. Department contact information can be found on-line. In an effort to assist you, the following are some frequently called #’s:
• Town Clerk 268-1551
• Water Department 268-1521
• Building Inspector 268-1581
• Planning Department 268-1570
• Tax Collector 268-1514
• Tax Assessor 268-1530
• Recreation 268-1540
• Bid Information/questions 294-3331
Please note that our Town Library and Transfer Station both remain open and fully operational at this time. Our Senior Center continues to be open on a limited basis offering virtual services and food distribution services. Please feel free to contact the Senior Center directly if they can be of any assistance.
If you own a business in North Kingstown and need our assistance in remaining open under the current State guidelines or “taking your business outside”, please contact us via our viewpoint application process or by calling or emailing us. Also contact the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce for assistance or access to potential grant funds.
If there are individuals or families in need of food services, please call the North Kingstown Food Pantry at 401-885-3663 and leave a message with your name and telephone number. The North Kingstown Food Pantry is located at 445 School Street.
If anyone is in need of assistance relative to COVID testing, please visit https://health.ri.gov/covid/testing/.
The State of Rhode Island has announced the following changes that will be in place from November 30 – December 13:
As you can imagine, many small businesses are struggling during these difficult times. I encourage our residents to SHOP LOCAL this year. Many of our local businesses are offering a pleasant shopping experience, online ordering, personal shopping assistance or curbside pick-up.
Our Parks and Playgrounds remain open for you to TAKE IT OUTSIDE. Please take advantage and enjoy the fabulous recreational areas we have here in North Kingstown.
We hope this information is helpful. North Kingstown continues to be at the forefront in moving forward and providing the valuable services our residents have come to expect in a safe and enjoyable manner. We hope these positive steps along with this information are helpful as we look forward to assisting you during these challenging times.
All the best,
A Ralph Mollis, Town Manager