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.


IMPORTANT NOTICE
** Marion Irons Beach Closed Indefinitely Due to Harmful Algae Blooms **

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM)
have detected the presence of Blue Green Algae Blooms at Marion Irons Beach during their regular monitoring activities.
As a result, Marion Irons Beach will remain closed until further notice.

Blue Green Algae, also known as cyanobacteria, can produce toxins that are harmful to humans and pets.
Exposure to these toxins through swimming, ingestion, or inhalation can cause skin rashes,
stomach or liver illness, neurological effects, and other health issues.

RIDOH and RIDEM will increase monitoring and testing at Marion Irons Beach to determine when it is safe for reopening.
Please avoid contact with the water at this location until an official reopening is announced.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding as we prioritize public health and safety.
Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

Thank you for your cooperation.


GLOCESTER RESIDENTS:

The Town will hold a
SPECIAL REFERENDUM ELECTION on AUGUST 6, 2024

The poll location will be the Glocester Senior Center,
1210 Putnam Pike from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

There will be one question on the ballot:
To vote whether to support or not support the town issuing General Obligation Bonds and/or Notes for an amount
not to exceed $10,700,000 to finance renovations and an addition to the existing Glocester Police Station.

EARLY voting will be held at the Town Hall for 20 days prior, starting on
July 17, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will end on August 5, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.
Photo ID required

Mail ballot applications are available in the office of the Town Clerk, online (below), or at
vote.sos.ri.gov/.

Mail Ballot Application

Final Day to Register for Eligibility to Vote on August 6, 2024
“NEW” VOTER REGISTRATION OR CHANGE OF ADDRESS/NAME is:
Sunday, July 7, 2024
You may register on that date at the Glocester Town Hall, 1145 Putnam Pike from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Prior to the cut-off, the Town Clerk’s Office is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for voter registration
OR
You may register to vote on-line at
https://vote.sos.ri.gov/

PRINT NOTICE

Glocester Police Department Information Sessions in Support of Bond Referendum
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 6:00pm at Glocester Police Station, 162 Chopmist Hill Road, Chepachet
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 6:00pm at Glocester Police Station, 162 Chopmist Hill Road, Chepachet
More Info & Photos

At the Glocester Town Council meeting of Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 7:30pm there will be a presentation
by the architect, Saccoccio & Associates and there will be time for audience questions.


NOTICE: TOWN PROPERTY

The Town Council must make a determination regarding the structure standing on town property at 1272 Putnam Pike.

During past Council meetings the disrepair of the property has been discussed at length.

At their Council meeting of August 1, 2024 Council will consider all options recommended by the public.

If you have an idea or a recommendation to Council regarding the future of this structure you can submit it in writing to the Town Clerk, email the Clerk at
jeanfecteau@glocesterri.gov, or join us for our meeting where ideas will be discussed. We welcome your input.


Upcoming Meetings

Board of Contracts & Purchases Meeting
Monday, June 17, 2024 at 11:30am
Agenda

Glocester School Committee Meeting
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 6:30pm
Agenda

Planning Board Workshop
Tuesday, June 18, 2024
NO MEETING

Parade Committee Meeting
Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 6:30pm
Agenda

Town Council Meeting
Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 7:30pm
Agenda

Zoning Board Meeting
Thursday, June 27, 2024
NO MEETING

Town Council Meeting
Thursday, August 1, 2024
Town Property Notice

 

 

Postings & News of Interest

 


POLITICAL SIGN POLICIES  
POSTED JUNE 14, 2024


JOB POSTING: SENIOR ACCOUNTANT/FINANCIAL ANALYST  
POSTED JUNE 13, 2024
The Town of Glocester is seeking an experienced accountant who reports to the Director of Finance/School Business Manager.


GLOCESTER POLICE DEPARTMENT FULLTIME DISPATCHER  
POSTED MAY 21, 2024
The Town of Glocester is seeking a full-time dispatcher to work on a rotating schedule.


VIN CHECKS 
POSTED MAY 7, 2024
Updates effective March 1, 2024.


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS #2024-03  
POSTED MAY 2, 2024
Professional Payroll Services
The Town of Glocester, Rhode Island (Town) is requesting proposals from qualified independent payroll processing firms.


NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS
      POSTED APR 22, 2024
TOWN OF GLOCESTER FOURTH QUARTER tax payment on the 2023 Tax Bill is due on May 1, 2024. Taxes unpaid after June 3, 2024 are subject to an 8% penalty (per annum) retroactive to August 1, 2023.

Failure To Receive a Tax Bill Will Not Excuse the Non Payment Or Any Related Interest/Penalty.

Town Hall Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Visa/Mastercard
www.RIeGovernment.com or Town Website www.glocesterri.gov/departments.htm#collector 
Payment Drop Box for your convenience (checks only)


JOB POSTING: DRIVER/LABORER I    
POSTED APR 12, 2024
The Town of Glocester seeks a qualified individual for the position of Driver/Laborer I.  The position requires an individual to perform a variety of manual tasks to maintain and support the facilities and infrastructure of the Town.


CODE OF ORDINANCE AMENDMENT     
POSTED MAR 28, 2024


2024 RECREATION DEPARTMENT SUMMER JOBS    
POSTED MAR 27, 2024


HELP WITH HEATING BILLS    
POSTED FEB 26, 2024
Apply for or renew your Tri-County Community Action Heating Assistance (LIHEAP). LIHEAP helps low income households pay their heating bills, offers weatherization services, and can assist in heating crisis situations.

  • Wednesday, March 27, 2024
    11:00am to 1:00pm
    Glocester Senior Center


2023-2024 SCHOOL CALENDAR  
POSTED FEB 22, 2024
(Approved by School Committee Sept. 19, 2023; revised Feb. 14, 2024)


CODE OF ORDINANCE AMENDMENT     
POSTED FEB 21, 2024


Glocester Police Department


JOB POSTING: PROBATIONARY POLICE OFFICER  
POSTED FEB 8, 2024
The Town of Glocester is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of probationary police officer.


GLOCESTER SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE  
POSTED JAN 31, 2024


PERMITS NOTICE  
POSTED JAN 2, 2024
Effective January 2, 2024: The Town of Glocester is now on the State E-portal. For assistance, please contact the Building/Zoning Clerk Monday-Friday (8:00 am to 4:00 pm) at 401-568-6206, Ext. 1.


NEWLY ADOPTED ORDINANCES  
POSTED DEC 29, 2023
Adopted December 7, 2023; effective December 7, 2023


2024 MEETING CALENDAR


2024 STATE OF RHODE ISLAND TAX ASSESSOR’S NOTICE 
POSTED DEC 5, 2023
Whereas, the tax assessors of the state of Rhode Island are directed by the provisions of title 44, chapter 5, section 15 of the General Laws of Rhode Island 1956, to assess annually the valuation of all ratable property of their said city or town, and to make such assessment of valuations as of December 31, 2023 at twelve o’clock midnight.


RI SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY
     POSTED NOV 21, 2023
Sgt. Colin Esposito of the Glocester Police Department has recently taken over the position of managing Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification in the town. The Rhode Island Sex Offender Registry website provides up-to-date information pertaining to registered level 2 and 3 sex offenders in Rhode Island.


WILLIAMS MILLS HUNTING REGULATIONS  
POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2023


GPD BODY WORN CAMERA POLICY  
POSTED MAY 3, 2023
The Glocester Police Department has enacted a Body Worn Camera Program. Several Officers are currently wearing cameras with the remaining department members by September. The cameras, equipment and all costs of this program are being funded as part of a five year legislative grant administered by the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!
      POSTED JAN 26, 2023
If you would like to get involved in your community and can spare at least one night a month, please consider joining a Board or Commission for the Town of Glocester.



PROTECT OUR ENVIRONMENT!  
POSTED JUNE 3, 2022
Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful


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.


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.


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.


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.

  • More Info


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
RED® REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE!
The Town is now partnering with Emergency Communications Network, Inc. to provide our residents with Code
RED, which enables our local government officials  to communicate time-sensitive, personalized messages via voice, email and text.

 

 

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 1/2 Day Christmas Eve
Closed 1/2 Day New Year’s Eve
Closed All Holidays
Closed All Snow Events

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. 218
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
568-6206, ext. 0
Town Solicitor
781-1100
Assistant Solicitor
949-2228
Transfer Station
568-1130
Treasurer/Finance
568-6206, Ext. 5





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