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.
Glocester's 94th Ancients & Horribles
Independence Day Festivities
Friday, July 3rd at 3:00pm
Social distancing won't get in the way
of our enjoyment of the Fourth of July!
Glocester Residents and Businesses...
Join in the spirit of the Ancients & Horribles 94th Independence Day
Celebration by turning your yard or the exterior of your home or business
into your float! Parade your artistic talents for all to enjoy!
To have your property judged, email us at email@example.com and send us your name, address, and phone number no later than Thursday, July 2nd.
Judging will take place at 3:00pm on Friday, July 3rd.
Certificates to be awarded:
Most Ancient & Horrible
Best Spirit of '76
Best Current Event
More info at www.facebook.com/ahparade
TOWN OF GLOCESTER
AMENDMENT TO THE 2020 TOWN COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE
The Glocester Town Council hereby amends its annual meeting schedule
to eliminate their regularly scheduled meeting of July 2, 2020
and August 6, 2020. The Council will meet on July 16, 2020
and August 20, 2020 during the summer of 2020.
Jean M. Fecteau, CMC
We are still available by appointment only.
Call us after July 7th to determine if our status has changed.
MAIN NUMBER IS 401-568-6206
See numbers listed below if you need to contact a certain office.
We ask your patience when ours door open in the coming days.
The number of customers in each office will be limited; therefore, you
may have to wait your turn in the hallway, and practice social distancing.
We want to attempt to open fully, but we will still continue
to protect our employees and our residents.
TOWN CLERK - EXT. 0
(If you are unsure of who can assist, feel free
to call the Town Clerk with questions)
We will still accept recordings from drop box if you would rather not wait.
You may also find applications online for Dog licenses & copies of
Vital Records at www.glocesterri.org which can be completed, mailed
or inserted in drop box if you would rather not wait.
If you would like to check your voter status or get election information,
you can also go to https://vote.sos.ri.gov/
BUILDING/ZONING - EXT. 1
Permit applications may be found on line at www.glocesterri.org
and inserted in drop box, if possible.
TAX COLLECTOR - EXT. 4
You may leave your tax payment in the drop box outside
the Douglas Hook Drive entrance (no cash allowed).
FINANCE/PERSONNEL - EXT. 5
TAX ASSESSOR - EXT. 3
PLANNER - EXT. 2
RECREATION DIRECTOR - EXT. 224
HUMAN SERVICES - EXT. 222
GLOCESTER SCHOOL DEPARTMENT - EXT. 237
FOR ADDITIONAL TOWN INFORMATION,
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO LOOK THROUGH OUR WEBSITE
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Postings & News of Interest
ELECTIONS 2020 FOR GLOCESTER RESIDENTS SEEKING TO RUN FOR OFFICE
Due to the current closure of Town Hall and soon to be implemented “soft opening”, which will be by appointment for entry, please note the following information as it relates to:
Candidate filings for placement on the 2020 Ballot
The Declaration of Candidacy filing period is
Monday, June 22nd to Wednesday, June 24th at 4:00 p.m.
You may print the Declaration online at
Complete, print, and call us at the Town Clerk’s Office at 401-568-6206 ext. 0. to set up a time to drop off Declaration. There are no exceptions to the deadline of June 24th, at 4:00 p.m. to file for candidacy, per state law.
As noted on the declaration we can accept
State and Local Office declarations only.
After Declarations are received we will begin to prepare each declared candidate’s nomination papers (also referred to as signature papers). You may call to arrange to pick up your papers starting June 30th.
The Nomination period is Tuesday, June 30 to Friday, July 10 at 4:00 pm.
There are no exceptions to the deadline of July 10th, at 4:00 p.m.
to return your signatures, per state law.
SPECIAL TOWN COUNCIL MEETING POSTED JUN 30, 2020
SPECIAL TOWN COUNCIL MEETING POSTED JUL 3, 2020
PLANNING BOARD MEETING REVISED JUL 2, 2020
- Monday, July 13, 2020
The Regular Planning Board Meeting scheduled for the 1st Monday in July has been rescheduled to Monday, July 13, 2020.
TOWN COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING REVISED JUL 2, 2020
Re: proposed amendments to Charter and proposed amendments to the Glocester Code of Ordinance (Chapter 157 Disorderly Conduct)
NOTE: This hearing may be a virtual hearing where you have access by telephone or computer.
News of Interest...
TOWN OF GLOCESTER DRIVER/LABORER POSTED JUN 20, 2020
The Town of Glocester seeks a qualified individual for the position of Driver/Laborer. The position requires an individual to perform a variety of manual tasks to maintain and support the facilities and infrastructure of the town.
SUMMER TENNIS CAMP POSTED JUN 17, 2020
Due to the current health concerns associated with the COVID-19 health crisis, the summer 2020 tennis camp has been modified to meet current regulation. Below is the registration for tennis camp. Registration is now open and will close Saturday, June 27. There will be NO registration or drop-in participants after this date.
FINANCE DIRECTOR POSTED JUN 11, 2020
The Town of Glocester, RI seeks applicants for the position of Finance Director/School Business Manager. Application period closes June 26, 2020.
PART-TIME ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER POSTED MAY 28, 2020
The Town of Glocester is seeking applicants for a part-time as-needed position in our Animal Control department.
BUILDING MAINTENANCE WORKER POSTED MAY 28, 2020
The Town of Glocester is seeking a highly motivated individual to oversee and participate in the repair and maintenance of town buildings and facilities.
4TH OF JULY VIRTUAL ROAD RACE POSTED MAY 28, 2020
In observance of Memorial Day and to pay respect to our deceased military men and woman, Chief Joseph DelPrete and Walter Steere, Town Council Vice-President, have arranged a “moving” commemoration with the help of Glocester Police and Fire Departments. Leaving at 10:00 a.m. on Monday from the Glocester Senior Center, there will be a motorcade through Town. Along the way, they will stop at the Lt. W. Schanck Jr. Memorial Bridge; the WWII Memorial Stone, the Korea & Viet Nam Grist of Freedom monuments in front of the Town Hall, the WWI Memorial Stone at the Glocester Manton Library. The motorcade will end at Acotes Cemetery.
In this troubling time we are all living in, we want our residents to know that we have not forgotten; however, we must be concerned with the safety of all.
If you see the motorcade on Monday, feel free to pull over, blow the horn, and give a salute.
If you stop along the route to pay your respects, please stay in your vehicle. If you cannot stay in your vehicle, please follow social distancing protocol and wear face coverings.
God bless our country and those that fought to protect us and our freedoms.
NOTICE RE: EMERGENCY RESOLUTION #2020-01 POSTED MAY 22, 2020
Restaurant Reopening and Outdoor Dining Expansion
RECREATION DEPARTMENT JOB OPENINGS POSTED MAY 20, 2020
The Glocester Recreation Department is hiring for the summer. Please see Job Descriptions and apply online if interested.
TAX ASSESSOR’S NOTICE REVISED MAY 15, 2020
The deadline for requesting a hearing regarding your new assessment value has been extended until 12:00 noon on May 19. Please contact Vision Government Solutions at (888) 844-4300 Monday – Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm to request a hearing. Due to COVID-19, the hearings will be done via the phone.
NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT POSTED APR 27, 2020
The Notice of Assessment Letters will be mailed beginning April 30, 2020. Instructions to appeal the value with the revaluation company will be provided in the letter. Further details will be provided once the letters have been mailed.
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.
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.
NOTICE REGARDING PUBLIC MEETINGS UPDATED APRIL 22, 2020
DUE TO THE TOWN OF GLOCESTER’S EMERGENCY DECLARATION STATUS, ALL TOWN MEETINGS (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF EMERGENCY TOWN COUNCIL MEETINGS) ARE CANCELLED.
The Declaration is currently in place until June 19, 2020 but may be extended by the Town Council.
NOTICE OF CLOSURE UPDATED APRIL 1, 2020
EMA FLYER ON CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19)
NOTICE - DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK
The Town of Glocester has DECLARED a State of Emergency
effective March 16th, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.
The Glocester Town Hall & Highway Dept. Office are CLOSED
for walk in customers effective immediately
and will remain closed until the situation is reviewed
and reopening or closure continued.
Employees only are allowed to enter these buildings.
The Transfer Station will remain OPEN at this time.
FOOD PANTRY: POSTED MAR 25, 2020
The food pantry will be open next Wednesday, April 1st
for Glocester families with children from 9:00 to 11:00 AM
and for Glocester adults from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Please call before you come at 401-568-6206 ext 222.
The Glocester Senior Center is closed indefinitely.
The Town of Glocester Human Services Medical Transportation
Service is cancelled indefinitely.
BOXED LUNCHES FOR SENIORS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PICK-UP
CLICK HERE FOR MENU & INSTRUCTIONS
ZOOM CLASSES NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS
IMPACT LETTERS/HEARINGS DELAYED POSTED MAR 30, 2020
Due to the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19, the mailing of the Notice of New Assessment (Impact) letters and appeal hearings for the assessments has been delayed until April 7, 2020.
TAX EXEMPTION FILING DEADLINE EXTENDED
The deadline to file for a tax exemption has been extended to April 30, 2020. If you do not file by April 30, 2020, you will not be eligible until the 2021 Tax Roll. Please contact the Tax Assessor’s Officeat 401-568-6206, ext. 3 for additional information or questions.
RABIES CLINIC CANCELLED POSTED MAR 25, 2020
The Rabies Clinic scheduled for Saturday, April 4th, 2020 at the Chepachet Fire Station is cancelled. The Clinic will be rescheduled and re-advertised at a later date.
While Town Offices are closed to the public, contact us for assistance at the following numbers:
- 401-568-6206 ext. 0 – Town Clerk
Land Evidence recordings can be mailed in or call above number to make arrangements; you will not be allowed in building. To search records go to www.uslandrecords.com
- ext. 1 – Building Official
Call to discuss inspection requests. Permit applications may be found on line at www.glocesterri.org. Call for further information on electronic capabilities.
- ext. 4– Tax Collector
You may leave your tax payment in the drop box outside the Douglas Hook Drive entrance (no cash allowed)
- ext. 5 - Finance
- ext. 3 - Tax Assessor
The deadline to file for a tax exemption has been extended to April 30, 2020
- ext. 2 - Planner
- ext. 222 - Human Services
Human Services Dept., including the Food Pantry, will be closed this week. See “Food Pantry” notice above.
- 568-5540 - Highway Dept.
- ext. 224 - Recreation Dept.
INVITATION FOR BID POSTED FEB 27, 2020; REVISED MAR 17, 2020
Due to the suspension of all meetings, we are not having the Bid opening for the OWTS bid. This will be cancelled indefinitely. Vendors may submit sealed bids BY MAIL through the US post office or carrier. For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that the Glocester Town Hall is closed. However, bid documents may be accessed online by clicking on the “More Info” link below.
Please check this website for future information regarding this bid.
Sealed bids, in quadruplicate, plainly marked “Sealed Bid - IFB 2020-01 “REPAIR OF ONSITE WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEM (OWTS) AT THE GLOCESTER POLICE DEPARTMENT” will be received until 1:00 pm prevailing time, March 19, 2020 at the Office of the Treasurer, Town of Glocester, 1145 Putnam Pike, PO Drawer B, Chepachet, RI 02814-0702. They will be opened publicly at 1:30 p.m. prevailing time, March 19, 2020 in the Glocester Town Hall Council Chambers. Bid documents can be obtained at the above office on or after February 27, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. or online by clicking on the link below:
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER A423 ZONING ORDINANCE:
Historic District Commission Rules and Regulations POSTED MAR 9, 2020
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 350 ZONING ORDINANCE:
Article IX. Historic District Zoning POSTED MAR 2, 2020
2020 TOWN MEETING SCHEDULE JAN 6, 2020
Please see Calendar for all meetings and major town events.
BUSINESS TANGIBLE/PERSONAL PROPERTY DECLARATION JAN 3, 2020
Please use the form below to declare your Business Tangible/Personal Property. If you are no longer in business, please state the date the business closed and the disposition of the former assets of the business. Return the form to the Tax Assessor’s Office. Failure to respond by January 31, 2020 will result in a 2020 Tax Bill.
TAX ASSESSOR’S NOTICE POSTED DEC 3, 2019
The Town of Glocester will be conducting a town-wide tangible personal property revaluation for all business owners commencing December 4, 2019.
SEPTICSMART WEEK POSTED SEP 18, 2019
Help Glocester participate in SepticSmart Week by maintaining your septic system.
GLOCESTER POLICE RIPAC RE-ACCREDITATION NOTICE POSTED AUG 26, 2019
Comments by agency employees and members of the community are welcome.
NOTICE TO ALL TOWN OF GLOCESTER RESIDENTS POSTED MAY 13, 2019
The Town of Glocester will be conducting a Town-Wide Property Revaluation commencing mid-May 2019. In accordance with RI General Laws 44-5-11.5 and 44-5-11.6, a full revaluation is required every nine years. The purpose of the revaluation is to reconcile property assessments to their full and fair cash value as of December 31, 2019.
The Town of Glocester, RI has hired Vision Government Solutions to conduct the revaluation, and they will have data collectors visiting and inspecting every property in Town as part of the revaluation process. All Vision Data Collectors will carry photo identification, as well as a letter from the Town Assessor stating the nature of their work.
Residents having any questions about this process should contact the Tax Assessor's Office at 401-568-6206 ext. 3.
NEW EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PAGE POSTED SEP 14, 2018
The Glocester Emergency Management Department page has been updated with many useful resources, links, forms, and volunteer information. We are actively recruiting volunteers. Please consider joining.
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
ANNUAL PUBLIC SAFETY REPORT POSTED APR 6, 2018
Annual Report for the Glocester Police Department, Animal Control, and Emergency Management.
TV & ELECTRONICS RECYCLING POSTED APR 2, 2018
The Transfer Station is now accepting TV’s and other electronic waste.
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