Public Safety

Emergency Management

In the event of a town-wide emergency: The Little Compton Emergency Management Agency will use the Connect-CTY Emergency Notification System and activate the Emergency Operations Center at the Public Safety Complex. 60 Simmons Road, phone number (401) 635-2311.

To become part of the Connect-CTY Emergency Notification System go to: portal.nticonnectcty.com/3227002.

Emergency Management Director: Robert L. Mushen

Contact at: Town Hall, 40 Commons, P.O. Box 226; Little Compton, RI 02837

T: (401) 635–4529

After hours please contact dispatch at: (401) 635–2311

For information about the Little Compton Hurricane Evacuation Plan Map go to: hmap.pdf

In a Poison Emergency, call 1–800–222–1222. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call 911 for an ambulance.

To report a power outage call the National Grid at 1–800–322–3223

RIDEM Environmental Police Phone: (401) 222–3070

Police Department

Police Chief: Antone Marion III

Contact at: Public Safety Complex, 60 Simmons Road; Little Compton, Rhode Island 02837.

T: (401) 635–2311

F: (401) 635–8782

Fire Department

Fire Chief: Richard G. Petrin

Contact at: Public Safety Complex, 60 Simmons Road; Little Compton, Rhode Island 02837.

Website: littlecomptonfirerescue.com

T: (401) 635–2323

F: (401) 635–2013

Links

Public Works

Building Official & Director of Public Works

Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8 am to 3 pm for office hours

with inspections to occur 7 – 8 am and 3 – 5 pm

Building Official & Director of Public Works: William L. Moore

Contact at: Town Hall; 40 Commons; P.O. Box 226; Little Compton, RI 02837

T: (401) 635–8384

F: (401) 592–0076

Email: wmoore@tlcri.com

Transfer Station

Hours:

SUMMER HOURS | May 1st through October 31st

Monday and Friday: 1 PM to 7 PM

Tuesday and Thursday: 8 AM to 6 PM

Saturday: 8 AM to 4 PM

WINTER HOURS | November 1st through April 30th

Monday and Friday: 10 AM to 6 PM

Wednesday and Saturday: 8 AM to 4 PM

NOTE: If the dump is closed due to a holiday it will be open the next day the same hours as the day of the holiday; except when the following day is a Sunday.

T: (401) 680–2503

Agricultural Conservancy Trust

The LCACT is a seven member board appointed by the Town Council that fulfills several functions assigned to it by State Law and the Town Charter. These duties include:

Members:

Board of Canvassers

The Board of Canvassers acts as the local election authority in conformity with State Law and the Town Charter. Its duties include:

Members:

T: (401) 635–4400

Budget Committee

The Budget Committee is charged by the Town Charter to aggregate information, investigate all requests for town funds, and recommend a level of funding to the voters so that they can be better informed at the Financial Town Meeting. The Committee produces a report once a year and mails it to each voter in the town detailing the requests the Town has received and the recommendations the Committee has made.

Members:

T: (401) 635–4400

Conservation Commission

The Conservation Commission is a seven member board appointed by the Town Council. Members are appointed to staggered 3-year terms so that two members’ terms expire every year with a third expiring every third year.

The purpose of the Commission shall be to promote and develop the natural resources, to protect the watershed resources, and to preserve the natural esthetic areas within the Town. To these ends the Commission shall conduct research into its local land areas and seek to coordinate the activities of unofficial bodies organized for similar purposes, and shall keep an index of all open spaces within the Town, publicly or privately owned. It may recommend to the Council and other Town bodies a program for the better use of the Town’s land and natural resources.

Members:

Harbor Commission

The Harbor Commission shall be the local advisory body concerning the implementation of the Harbor Management Plan and related ordinances. The Harbor Commission consists of seven (7) members who are residents of Little Compton as follows:

T: (401) 635–4400

Little Compton Housing Trust

The Little Compton Housing Trust is a nonprofit corporation which serves as an advocacy group for any person or group desiring to address the problem of housing affordability or housing for the elderly, those with special needs and families of low and moderate income. The trust:

The Trust is funded by federal and state grants, and gifts and bequests from individuals and corporations.

Members:

Planning Board

The Planning Board fulfills several functions assigned to it by State Law and the Town Charter. These duties include:

The Planning Board is a nine member board appointed by the Town Council.

Members:

Recreation, Conservation and Open Space Committee

The responsibility of the RCOS Committee is to update, maintain and implement the Town’s plan for the interrelated development of recreation areas and facilities, land conservation and the preservation of open space in the Town, and to review at least annually the Recreation, Conservation and Open Space Plan of the Town and recommend such changes as it feels appropriate in writing to the Council.

Members:

Zoning Board of Review

The Zoning Board of Review fulfills several functions assigned to it by State Law. These duties include:

The Zoning Board of Review is a five member board appointed by the Town Council. Each member serves a five year term and the terms are staggered so that one term expires each year. The Board also has three alternates that serve five year terms. Alternates sit and participate in meetings, but only vote if another member is not present or voting.

Regular Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month in the Town Council Chambers at 7:00 p.m. on the 2nd Floor of the Town Hall.

Please contact the Town Clerk’s Office to correspond with the Zoning Board.

Members:

Contact at: Town Hall; 40 Commons; P.O. Box 226; Little Compton, RI 02837

T: (401) 635–4400

Town Hall Offices

Board of Tax Assessors

The Board of Tax Assessors performs all of the duties and discharges the responsibilities of Tax Assessors as is set forth in State law. These duties include the assessment of the value of properties within the Town and the determination of the amount of property taxes due from property owners.

Assessors:

Contact at: Town Hall; 40 Commons; P.O. Box 226; Little Compton, RI 02837

T: (401) 635–4509

The Assessors’ office is closed for lunch between 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm

Announcements

PLAT Maps

Town Business Manager

Thomas G. Dunn III

The Town Business Manager serves at the pleasure of the Town Council performing duties as assigned by the Council.

T: (401) 635–8373

F: (401) 635–2470

E: tdunn@tlcri.com

Probate Court

Probate Court Sessions for the Town of Little Compton are held at 2:00 pm on the third Monday of each month.

For more information contact the Town Clerk’s Office at (401) 635–4400

Judge Richard P. D'Addario

Contact at: Town Hall; 40 Commons; P.O. Box 226; Little Compton, RI 02837

Town Council

The Town of Little Compton is governed by a five member Town Council. The members are elected at a general election to a two-year term. The President of the Council is chosen from among the five members and serves as the chief executive of the Town.

The members of the Little Compton Town Council are:

Meetings are normally held the first Thursday after the first Monday of every month at 7:00 pm in the Town Council Chambers and two weeks thereafter.

All members can be reached by emailing: towncouncil@little-compton.com

The Town Council Members also serve other functions as listed below:

Contact at: Town Hall; 40 Commons; P.O. Box 226; Little Compton, RI 02837

T: (401) 635–4529

Office of the Town Clerk

Hours: Monday through Friday. 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Town Clerk’s Office serves as the main point of contact between the Town’s Administration and the public. The Clerk’s Office performs various duties as set by State Law, the Town Charter, and common custom. Among these services include:

Below is a schedule of fees for the Office of the Town Clerk:

The Town Clerk is elected every two years at the general election in November. The Town Clerk’s duties and responsibilities are set by the Town Charter and by state law.

Town Clerk: Carol A. Wordell

Contact at: Town Hall; 40 Commons; P.O. Box 226; Little Compton, RI 02837

T: (401) 635–4400

F: (401) 635–2470

Email: cwordell@TLCRI.com

Office of the Town Treasurer & Tax Collector

Hours: Monday through Friday. 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

In addition to coming into our office you can now pay your taxes online at: https://www.paybill.com/townoflittlecompton.

Real Property Taxes are due in the Town of Little Compton quarterly on the following dates:

Tangible property taxes are due annually on September 15th

Passport fees – There is a $25 processing fee plus:

It is recommended that you call ahead with any questions.

The Town Treasurer also serves as the Town’s Tax Collector. The Treasurer is elected every two years at the general election in November. The Town Treasurer’s duties and responsibilities are set by state law and include:

Tax Collector and Treasurer: Mary-Jane Harrington

Contact at: Town Hall; 40 Commons; P.O. Box 226; Little Compton, RI 02837

T: (401) 635–4219

F: (401) 635–2470

Email: maryjane@TLCRI.com

Wilbur & McMahon School

Superintendent: Kathryn M. Crowley

Superintendent’s Secretary: Cheryl Sylvia

For more information about the Little Compton Public Schools please go to: lcsd.k12.ri.us.

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