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Coronavirus Updates

Yard Waste Beginning in April

The Cumberland Public Works Department is pleased to announce the start of the weekly curbside collection of yard waste beginning on Monday, April 5, 2021.  The collection of yard waste during the spring will continue until Friday, June 11, 2021.  Yard waste collection during the summer months will resume on a bi-weekly basis starting on June 21, 2021.

Residents are reminded that yard waste is collected on the same day as your trash and recycling but will be performed with a separate collection truck. Yard waste is only accepted if placed in brown paper biodegradable lawn bags.  Small bundles of branches, which are no larger than 2 inches in diameter and limited to 3 feet in length, may also be placed curbside for pick-up.  Yard waste that is placed in trash cans or plastic bags will not be collected by the town’s trash and recycling company.

Yard waste is defined as leaves, grass clippings, hedges or shrub clippings, and small branches.  No trash, stones, or sand can be mixed in.

Notice of Public Hearing

In accordance with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Rhode Island Office of Housing and Community Development, notice is hereby given that the Cumberland Planning Board will hold a Virtual Public Hearing on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

The public may remotely access the meeting on an electronic device by going to the Zoom website at https://zoom.us/ and entering the Webinar ID 862 1791 5599 and entering the password 477831. Members of the public who wish to join by phone can call 1-646-876-9923. When prompted, enter the Webinar ID 862 1791 5599 and password 477831.

The purpose of the hearing is to consider the filing of a Rhode Island Community Development Block Grant.

FULL DETAILS FOUND HERE. 

Eco Depot Event – April 17th

The Town of Cumberland Public Works Department has scheduled its annual ECO-DEPOT event on Saturday, April 17, 2021, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Cumberland Monastery. Residents are advised that this is a drive-by drop-off event, and people are encouraged not to leave their vehicles.  The workers from RI Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) will off-load your vehicle or truck.  Face coverings are also recommended for this event.

Eco-Depots are free collections for properly disposing of household hazardous waste from Rhode Island households. Household hazardous waste is anything labeled with a skull and crossbones designation, or advisory words such as “toxic’, “poison”, “flammable”, “combustible”, which are typically used to identify hazardous materials.  Examples of these items include mercury devices, automotive fluids, fertilizers, pesticides, pool chemicals, and polishes.

The RIRRC requires appointments for the Eco-Depot event, which can be made online at www.rirrc.org/ecodepot.  Appointments are made to prevent everyone from showing up at once, which reduces wait time in line. RIRRC tries to service 25 cars every 15 minutes, and residents will not be required to get out of their vehicles.

FULL PRESS RELEASE.

Credit Card Payments

At this time, due to a third-party vendor issue, the Town of Cumberland is unable to process credit card payments.

2021 Hydrant Flushing Schedule

The 2021 Hydrant Flushing schedule can be found here.

The Cumberland Water Department will begin our Hydrant Flushing Program. This is a semi-annual procedure to remove the bulk of the accumulated sediments in the water mains.  While hydrant flushing is occurring in your area you may experience some discolored water, as well as lower than normal pressure. If you experience rusty water, run your cold water for a short time to clear lines.

We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.

Town Hall is Open by Appointment ONLY

In response to COVID-19, access to Town Hall will be by appointment only effective Monday, November 23rd. Visitors will be limited to one individual per department.

Hours: M-F from 9-12 and 1-4

Make an appointment by either clicking one of the links below OR call Town Hall at 728-2400.

Board of Canvassers x131,   Building/Inspections x141,   Collections x170,    Mayor’s Office x132,   Planning x140,  Public Works x125,   Solicitor’s x130,  Tax Assessors x 165,   Town Clerk’s Office x 164,   Trash/Recycling x155,  and  Vital Records x137.

Residents will continue to enter the Town Hall through the ramp entrance on the side of the building. Please wear a mask/face covering and sign in upon entry. Once signed in, you will go to the department you wish to see.

Make an appointment with the Planning Department. 

Make an appointment with the Tax Assessors Office. 

Make an appointment with the Town Clerk’s Office. 

Make an appointment to go into the Vault.

Bulky Item Pickup – Update

In  the Town of Cumberland, bulky item pickup is going from every other Saturday to an every Tuesday pick up.  Residents are still required to call the Cumberland Trash and Recycling Department at 401-728-2400 x155 to schedule their pickup. All scheduling needs to be completed by noon on the Thursday prior to the pickup. The schedule can be found here.

Thank you.

Message to the Town of Cumberland

Upon the advice of Governor Gina Raimondo and the Rhode Island Department of Health, I have determined that extraordinary measures must be taken to reduce the spread of the Covid-19.

At this time, Town Hall is opened to the public by appointment ONLY. Hours will be from 9 to 12 and 1 to 4.  Anyone entering the building will be asked to sign in and wear a mask/face-covering. A drop box located at the ADA ramp entrance on the side of Town Hall is available to accept payments and to process requests for information.

If there is anything our office can do to be of service to you, please contact my Community Outreach Coordinator, Sarah King at 401-728-2400 x132.

We appreciate your patience during this challenging time. I firmly believe that we are better together. Our collective strengths as individuals and as a town will see us through this crisis.

Be well.

Thank you,

Mayor Jeff Mutter

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