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The Valley Breeze & Observer 10-18-2018

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SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | OCTOBER 18-24, 2018 SMITHFIELD 3 SMITHFIELD – Uncertainty was the theme at Tuesday's Town Council meeting, the final gathering of elected leaders before a Nov. 6 election that will bring changes to the council's lineup. Council President Paul Santucci will not be seeking re-election to the five- member council, a decision he says will give the town the opportunity to keep advancing forward. New stewards officials have imple- mented will make the political process more appealing to new candidates, he said, offering blessings and prayers for the future of the town, its staff, and elected officials. "The next chapter of the town of Smithfield is already being written, with a new slate of candidates await- ing election," Santucci said. "It's imperative for this body to do some new things, and do them with great intention." Santucci advised the next council to schedule a workshop to review the town's comprehensive plan, and to find out what's working and begin finding answers on what is not. He said he will pray for solutions to major initiatives, such as water infrastructure upgrades and equitable tax strategies. "My hope is that our Town Council will have a smooth transition process," he said. Council members Suzy Alba and T. Michael Lawton thanked Santucci for his hard work and dedicated service to the town. Businessman Jackson Despres, who's often disagreed with Santucci during his tenure, said he was sorry to see him leaving, and hopes he will con- tinue participating in town politics. "This town is going to lose a good public servant. I hope in the future you come back. And I hope in the interim, when you're not on the stage, you come and join us to try and make this a better town," he said. Reluctant to put issues on the new council's agenda soon after they're elected, the council decided against scheduling a workshop on spending issues at the Waterman Tavern. Alba made the motion to table the contro- versial item "due to upcoming elec- tions." Katie Law, of the Preservation Commission, said Tuesday that the commission does not fund restora- tion of the Tavern. Rather the non- profit private entity, the Smithfield Preservation Society has ownership of the building and funds the repairs. Preservation Commission Chairman Robert Leach said prior to Tuesday's meeting that a work session and pub- lic presentation is a waste of time for the commission, and members would rather continue work on the East Smithfield Neighborhood Center or other projects. One related project that the council approved during Tuesday night's meeting was naming October the Historic Farms and Apple Appreciation Month. Law presented the history of Apple Valley to the council, reminding members of the flourishing orchards and farms still in the region. "The purpose of the resolution is to bring attention to the agricultural community in Smithfield that still thrives here, and to honor the his- toric farms and orchards of the past that helped put our little town on the map," Law said. Law said information on the his- toric apple orchards and farms of Smithfield will be posted on the Preservation Commission's page on the town's website. In other business Tuesday: • A public hearing to change the zoning ordinance and comprehensive plan from low-medium density resi- dential to planned corporate for the Planning Board-approved Mowry Hill Commons, at 150 George Washington Highway, was scheduled for Dec. 4. • The council tabled approval on changes to the Land Trust's policy, procedures and bylaws until a repre- sentative from the Land Trust can be present at a meeting. Departing Santucci: New council must be intentional on big issues By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com TOWN OF SMITHFIELD SIX (6) VOTING LOCATIONS FOR THE TUESDAY GENERAL ELECTION ON NOVEMBER 6, 2018 The Smithfield Board of Canvassers will use the following SIX (6) polling locations for the General Election VOTING DISTRICT 1 – Raymond C. LaPerche Elementary School , 11 Limerock Road- House District 44 VOTING DISTRICT 2 – Old County Rd. School Elementary School, 200 Old County Rd.-House District 44 VOTING DISTRICT 3 – Anna M. McCabe Elementary School, 100 Pleasant View Avenue- House District 44 VOTING DISTRICT 4 – Gallagher Middle School, 10 Indian Run Tr.– House District 53 VOTING DISTRICT 5 – Smithfield Senior High School, 90 Pleasant View Avenue, House District 53 VOTING DISTRICT 6 –Elks Lodge #2359, 326 Farnum Pike – House District 53 The deadline to register to vote in the November Election is October 7, 2018. Visit the RI Secretary of State Voter Information Center or by visiting smithfieldri.com (click on Election Information). Online Voter Registration is also available by visiting www.vote.ri.gov. You may also register to vote after office hours and weekends at the Smithfield Police Department, 215 Pleasant View Avenue, Smithfield, R.I. 02917. The polls will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. You can view your House District, your Voting Location District, the District Map, and a sample General Election Ballot by visiting www.sec.state.ri.us/vic and www.smithfieldri.com. Per order of the Board of Canvassers Carol A. Aquilante, Town Clerk, CMC Clerk to Canvassing Board NORTH PROVIDENCE HOUSING AUTHORITY (NPHA) REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) Physical Needs Assessment and Energy Audit SOLICITATION #: NPHA RFP 2018-08 PROPOSAL DEADLINE: All documents will be ready for pickup at the following address on October, 15, 2018. A preliminary bid must be received at the following address on October, 22, 2018. All proposals must be received at the following address no later than 2:00 p.m. NPHA local time, October 30, 2018. PROPOSAL SUBMISSION: An original and four (4) copies of the proposal must be submitted in a sealed package to NPHA. The package must be clearly marked with the words "RFP Response Documents." All proposals must be received at the following address by the proposal deadline stated above: William Malloy, Administrative Assistant North Providence Housing Authority 945 Charles Street North Providence, RI, 02904 All responses submitted are subject to these instructions and the Instructions to the Offerors, Non-Construction for HUD 5369-B, contained in Appendix 2. NPHA reserves the right to reject any or all proposals for cause and to waive any informality in the submission process if it is in the public interest to do so. During the period between issuance of this RFP and the proposed due date, no oral interpretation of the RFP's requirements will be given to any prospective Offeror. Requests for interpretation (and other questions) must be made in writing at least 7 days before the submission due date and time to: William Malloy, Administrative Assistant North Providence Housing Authority 945 Charles Street North Providence, RI, 02904 During the period of advertisement for this RFP, NPHA may wish to amend, add to, or delete from the contents of this RFP. In such situations, NPHA will issue and addendum to the RFP setting forth the nature of the modification. All addenda will be posted on the NPHA website at northprovidencehousing.com or distributed to the prospective vendors, if known, via email. Ocean State Foot & Ankle Specialists Welcome to our practice! 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