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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Town Manager issues 7th Executive order

The Town Manager issued Executive Order 2020-07 today, authorizing a suspension of the "Plastic Bag Ban" for the duration of the local state of emergency.

The full Executive Order can be accessed using the link below.

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Executive Order 2020-07 1. Front Page News
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Town Manager issuses 6th Executive Order

The Town Manager issued Executive Order 2020-06 today to authorize the following emergency measures, effective immediately:

  • The timeframe for the Stay at Home order, initially authorized in EO 2020-05 paragraph 1 is extended through May 8th, 2020
  • T...
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Press Release: Executive Order 2020-06 1. Front Page News
Posted on: April 3, 2020

UPDATED RESTRICTIONS for Town Parks

The Town of South Kingstown has made the difficult decision to close additional South Kingstown Parks and Recreation facilities in order to minimize the risk of overcrowding at municipal parks. 

Please be advised of the following CLOSURES AND REST...

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Press Release - Updated Facility Restrictions 1. Front Page News
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Residential Bulky Waste and Bulky Yard Waste Closure

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and in an effort to reduce exposure to RHRTS employees and the general public, effective Saturday, April 4, 2020, the Rose Hill Regional Transfer Station (RHRTS) will no longer be accepting residential bulky waste or b...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Construction to Begin for Middlebridge Stormwater Improvements

Construction to Begin for Middlebridge Stormwater Improvements

In an effort to reduce pollutant loading to Narrow River and in order to comply with a total maximum daily load (TMDL) that was promulgated by the RI Department of Environmental Management for ...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Additional Parks & Rec Facilities CLOSED

The Town of South Kingstown has made the difficult decision to CLOSE, effective immediately, the following South Kingstown Parks and Recreation facilities; the South Kingstown Dog Park; the South Kingstown Skate Park; all athletic fields and basketball co...

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PRESS RELEASE: Additional Parks & Rec Closures 1. Front Page News
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Governor's Executive Order 20-14 March 28th, 2020

The Governor signed Executive Order 20-14 on Saturday March 28th, 2020, issuing several significant orders, including:

  • a Stay at Home Order to all Rhode Islanders effective immediately, 
  • directives to Rhode Island residents who commute to other sta...
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Governor's Executive Order 20-14 1. Front Page News
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Letter to Seasonal Residents & Visitors

The Town Manager has released a letter to seasonal residents and visitors to South Kingstown, which will also be distributed on Saturday March 28th by members of the South Kingstown Police Department to the homes of many seasonal residents in Town. The le...

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Letter to Seasonal Residents & Visitors 1. Front Page News
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Town Manager Amends Executive Order

The Town Manager amended Executive Order 2020-03 today, in light of the Governor’s recent Executive Order 20-12, in order to provide additional information and further directives to Seasonal Residents and Visitors regarding the need to self-quar...

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Press Release: Amended Executive Order 2020-03 1. Front Page News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Town Manager issues 4th Executive Order

The Town Manager issued a fourth Executive Order today, which becomes effective 5pm Thursday March 26th, 2020, and provides directives to Retail and Grocery stores to prevent crowding. The full Executive Order is linked below for ease in reference.&nb...

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Executive Order 2020-04 - Prevent Crowding 1. Front Page News
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Town Manager issues 3rd Executive Order

The Town Manager issued a third Executive Order today providing a directive to Seasonal Residents and Visitors to South Kingstown regarding the need to self-quarantine, and directives on travel to South Kingstown by non-residents, and resident travel in S...

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Press Release: March 25, 2020 with Executive Order 1. Front Page News
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Governor moves Presidential Preference Primary to June 2

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Governor issued an Executive Order on March 23rd, 2020 to delay the Presidential Preference Primary from April 28th, 2020 to JUNE 2nd, 2020 and to prepare for a predominantly mail ballot election...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

FY 2020-2021 BUDGET MESSAGE FROM THE TOWN MANAGER...

FY 2020-2021 BUDGET MESSAGE FROM THE TOWN MANAGER...

The Town Finance Director and I have committed to providing a briefing for the Town Council on April 15th to address wide-ranging concerns and potential impacts arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. The br...

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

Town Manager issues 2nd Executive Order

In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order 20-8 issued March 20th, 2020 and the recent directive issued by the Governor relative to gatherings, the Town Manager has issued an Executive Order today amending emergency measures initially aut...

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Press Release: March 21, 2020 with ExecutiveOrder 1. Front Page News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Updates on Municipal Operations, Public Meetings, and Playground Closures

Please read the attached press release which includes a number of updates from the Town regarding Municipal operations including SKPD, upcoming Public Meetings and virtual participation, and the difficult decision to close playgrounds.

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PRESS RELEASE: Muni Ops, Public Mtgs, Playgrounds 1. Front Page News
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Group and Team Use of Town Athletic Fields Prohibited Until Further Notice

The Town of South Kingstown Parks and Recreation Department is following all CDC and RIDOH advisories regarding COVID-19.  Effective immediately, all field use permits are void until further notice and all leagues, teams, groups of ten or more, a...

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PRESS RELEASE - Field Use Restricted 1. Front Page News
Posted on: March 17, 2020

COVID-19 Notice to Older Adults and At Risk Residents

The Town of South Kingstown is monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, and is following State and Federal guidance to help promote the health and safety of our community.

If you are over the age of sixty or have an underlying medical condit...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Town Manager issues Executive Order Effective March 17th, 2020

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the recent Declaration of Emergency by the Town Council (March 15th, 2020), and in accordance with a directive issued today by the Governor, the Town Manager has authorized by Executive Order the following ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Executive Order eff. March 17, 2020 1. Front Page News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Town Hall & Municipal Offices open by APPOINTMENT ONLY

Effective Monday March 16, and until further notice, Town Hall and all municipal offices that  remain open to the public are no longer allowing walk ins, and are open by appointment only.  

Please call (401) 789-9331 to schedule an appoin...

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Muni Offices Open By Appointment Only Sign 1. Front Page News
Posted on: March 15, 2020

Notice Regarding Public Meetings

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the recent Declaration of Emergency by the Town Council, the Town has cancelled several public meetings that were scheduled the week of March 16th, 2020.  Please read the attached Press Release for...

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PRESS RELEASE: Notice Regarding Public Meetings 1. Front Page News
Posted on: March 15, 2020

DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY Authorized by Town Council

At an emergency meeting of the Town Council, held Sunday March 15th, 2020 the Town Council voted to approve an Ordinance to declare an emergency in the Town of South Kingstown, based on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Based on this Ordinance, sev...

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PRESS RELEASE: Declaration of Emergency 1. Front Page News
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Notice Regarding CLOSURE TO THE PUBLIC of Some Town Facilities

PRESS RELEASE: In response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Town has made the difficult decision to close, effective Saturday March 14th, 2020 through Sunday March 22nd, 2020 the following buildings to the public: Peace Dale Library, Kingston Free L...

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PRESS RELEASE: Facility Closures 1. Front Page News
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Notice Regarding Library, Senior Center, and Recreation Programming Suspension

To help promote the health and safety of our community and reduce the opportunities for COVID-19 transmission in our community, the Town has suspended the majority of programming for the next 2 weeks at the Libraries, the Senior Center, the Guild, and the...

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PRESS RELEASE: Programming Suspension 1. Front Page News
Posted on: March 9, 2020

COVID-19 (coronavirus) Information and Resources

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The Town has developed a webpage to provide members of the public with information and resources from the CDC and RIDOH on COVID-19 (coronavirus) to promote awareness, prevention, and preparedness in our community. It is important to note that th...

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COVID-19 Information & Resources 1. Front Page News
Posted on: March 3, 2020

Town Manager releases FY 2020-2021 Proposed Budget

The Town Manager has presented the Town Council with the FY 2020-2021 Proposed Municipal Budget Program.  The Town Council’s work sessions to discuss the proposed budget are on Monday March 2nd, 2020 at 6:30pm (joint work session with t...

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Proposed FY 2020-2021 Municipal Budget 1. Front Page News
Posted on: February 11, 2020

Planning Board and Zoning Board of Review meetings to be live streamed

 Click here to watch the LIVE VIDEO.

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