Alba praises colleagues, highlights accomplishments

Alba praises colleagues, highlights accomplishments

SMITHFIELD –Town Council President Suzy Alba, a Democrat, says Smithfield residents should feel confident knowing those they voted for have worked hard and done so together with honesty and integrity.

“It has been an honor to work alongside my colleagues and to serve as president,” she said.

Alba provided a snapshot of what the council accomplished this year by working together in what she called a non-partisan way.

• Passing a budget that produced no tax increase by freezing pay raises and finding savings to minimize the impact on residents, especially during COVID-19;

• Repairing neglected infrastructure including town roads, bridges, water tanks, and buildings;

• Creating a town e-newsletter and citizens reporting app;

• Appointing more than 15 residents to serve on town boards and commissions;

• Hiring a grant writer, who secured more than $500,000;

• Creating a youth council to provide opportunities for youth leadership and citizenship;

• And supporting the new basketball courts near McCabe School.