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The Valley Breeze & Observer 11-08-2018

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SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | NOVEMBER 7-13, 2018 SCITUATE 5 SCITUATE – In a decision made across party lines, four members of the Scituate Town Council have approved a resolution opposing Paramount's Hope Mill development plan, also authorizing the hiring of an independent attorney to explore possible legal action against the Plan Commission's approval. During a special council meet- ing last Friday, Nov. 2, self- described "Independent Men" Scott Amaral and Michael Payette, and Republicans David D'Agostino and Brenda Frederickson, voted together opposing the Hope Mill develop- ment. Those were the only four members present at the meeting. Since the Oct. 17 Plan Commission decision granting master plan approv- al for the 175-unit development at the Hope Mill, citizens and members of the council have expressed anger and disapproval. The council signed a resolution against the development, calling it "problematic," and said it presents negative safety issues and impacts to the surrounding areas. Due to maintenance and repairs needed at the mill's dam, Frederickson said the town passed on purchasing the mill in 2015 and let it go to receivership. "They want to see more options. I'm definitely in favor of a motion to explore more options," Frederickson said. In the second part of the resolution, the council hired John Mancini, "for legal representation for guidance, specifically, exploring, research- ing and instituting any and all legal actions necessary," to ensure the interests of the town and its people. Scituate's town solicitor could not represent the town due to a conflict of interest. Mancini said he and his team will act aggressively to find out if the town can appeal the Plan Commission's decision. He said he and his team will "explore all options" for future plans at the mill. Mancini said he reduced his hourly rate from $325 to $225 for the town, and his associates will work for $175 an hour. "We think we can be of service and benefit to the town," Mancini said. "Our goal is to look at what can be done from a legal perspective and let you make that decision." Hope resident Di Hopkins, of 8 High St., said Paramount left many of her questions unanswered, and she is grateful the town is not in support of the decision. "I'm not opposed to Paramount developing the mill, I'm opposed to the amount of units," Hopkins said. The council and Mancini were warned of a restraining order against any action that would interfere with the Hope Mill's receiver, Peter Furness. Mancini said he will need to petition the court requesting relief from the restraining order before any action can be taken. Before the close of the evening, the four council members approved sending out a town-wide mailer informing residents of the Hope Mill resolution and subsequent legal rep- resentation in opposition to the Hope Mill. Amaral said it is meant to put the town at ease to know the council is attempting to stop the project. Council signs resolution opposing Hope Mill plan Hires legal counsel to explore options By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com Place your classified ad online at valleybreeze.adperfect.com Notice is hereby given by the Town Council of the Town of Glocester, RI being the Licensing Board in said Town, under Section 5-24-1 of the RI General Laws of 1956, as amended, that the below named applicants have applied to said Town Council for a license under said Act for the year ending December 1, 2019. License renewals will be heard on November 15, 2018 by the Town Council of the Town of Glocester, RI at the Town Hall, 1145 Putnam Pike at 7:30 PM. All remonstrants will be given an opportunity to be heard before any action is taken on the following: 24-HOUR VICTUALING LICENSE RENEWALS Chepachet Deli & Catering, 842 Putnam Pike Harmony Kitchen, LLC, 401 Putnam Pike VICTUALING LICENSE RENEWALS Aegean Pizza, 1195B Putnam Pike Burrillville/Glocester Youth Soccer Association, 1407 Putnam Pike (Concession Stand) Cady's Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike Chepachet Farms, 226 Tourtellot Hill Road DePetrillo's Pizza & Bakery, 1153 Putnam Pike Dino's Park N Shop, 1020 Putnam Pike Dunkin Donuts, 1006 Putnam Pike Gentleman Farmer Restaurant, 617 Putnam Pike Glocester Little League, 1011 Putnam Pike (Concession Stand) Harmony Corner Store, 365 Snake Hill Road Harmony Lodge Restaurant, 102 Putnam Pike Hill's Tavern and Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Mr. Z's By The Lake, 2400 Putnam Pike The Purple Cat!, 11 Money Hill Road Knight Farm, Farmers Omelette, 1 Snake Hill Road Melody Hill Country Club, 55 Melody Hill Lane Pinewood Pub & Pizza, 16 Terry Lane Tavern on Main, 1157 Putnam Pike The Road House Farm, 312 Chopmist Hill Road The Village Bean, 15 Money Hill Road Per Order of the Jean M. Fecteau, CMC, Town Council Town Clerk The Glocester Town Hall is accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring interpreter services for the hearing impaired must notify the Town Clerk at (401) 568- 6206, Ext. 0 not less than 48 hours in advance of the meeting date. TDD (401) 568-1422 PUBLIC HEARING TOWN OF GLOCESTER VICTUALING LICENSE RENEWALS Town of Smithfield, Rhode Island Public Hearing NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Smithfield Town Council will hold a Public Hearing at the Smithfield Town Hall, 64 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, RI on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of the Public Hearing is to consider and act upon pro- posed amendments to the following Article and Sections of the Zoning Ordinance. Amend "Article 4 – Use Regulations", §4.3 Table of Uses, by changing the use designa- tion of "F-3 Restaurant with Drive-Thru" from prohibited ("N") to permitted ("P") in the Village (V) zoning district and by adding the following language to §4.4 F-3: "A restaurant with drive-thru in a Village District shall only be permitted in a pre-existing multi-tenant commercial plaza with a pre-existing drive-thru." At said Hearing opportunity will be given to all interested persons to be heard upon the proposed amendments. The proposals shown thereon may be altered or amended prior to the close of the Public Hearing, without further advertising, as a result of further study or because of the views expressed at the Public Hearing. Any alteration or amend - ment must be presented for comment in the course of the Hearing. A complete copy of the proposed amendments are available for inspection or copying at the Smithfield Planning Office, Town Hall, 64 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, Rhode Island during regular business hours (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday). Interested per- sons requiring special accommodations or assistance are requested to notify the Town Manager's Office (401-233-1010) 48 hours in advance of the meeting. BY ORDER OF THE TOWN COUNCIL. Paul Santucci, President Town of Smithfield, Rhode Island Public Hearing NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Smithfield Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing at the Smithfield Town Hall, 64 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, RI on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 7:00 PM. The purpose of the Public Hearing is to consider and act upon a proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Community Plan. This amendment is proposed to be made in accordance with the provisions of Section 45-22.2-8 and 45-22.2-12 of the General Laws of Rhode Island. Comprehensive Plan Amendment Summary: The proposed amendment involves a change to the Future Land Use Map's designation of Assessor's Plat 46, Lot 63 - 150 George Washington Highway, from Low/Medium Density Residential (LMDR) to Planned Corporate (PC) along with the extension of the Economic Growth Overlay District (EGOD) as shown below. At said Hearing opportunity will be given to all interested persons to be heard upon the proposed amendments. The proposed amendment may be altered or amended prior to the close of the Public Hearing, without further advertising, as a result of further study or because of the views expressed at the Public Hearing. Any alteration or amendment must be presented for comment in the course of the Hearing. A complete copy of the proposed amendments are available for inspection or copying at the Planning and Economic Development Office, Town Hall, 64 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, Rhode Island during regular business hours (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday). Interested persons requiring special accommoda - tions or assistance are requested to notify the Town Manager's Office (401-233- 1010) at least 48 hours in advance of the Hearing. By order of the Smithfield Planning Board John Yoakum, Chairman

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