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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 04-04-2019

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4 LINCOLN APRIL 4-10, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION accrued vacation time on the date of her resignation and receive health coverage until Nov. 28, according to the agreement. It states that the town agreed that it would not contest an application by Allen for unemploy- ment benefits. The agreement between Allen and the town states that Town Administrator Joe Almond, "has requested that (Allen) resign from her position as Lincoln town clerk, and (Allen) hereby irrevocably resigns from her position as Lincoln town clerk." Further terms and conditions of the agreement mandate that any and all complaints, agreements, damages, liabilities, debts, claims for wages or wrongful discharge, and expenses, including attorney fees, be released by both parties. Both Allen and the town also agreed "not to disparage the other regarding the employee's resigna- tion or her job performance with the town." The contract further states that if contacted by a future employer, the town will only confirm Allen's former employment and provide her former position and dates of employment, and will not provide any additional information to the prospective employer. The substance of the agreement is not to be disclosed to any per- son or entity, including members of the media. The town, "only if necessary," will issue a statement, including any response to a public or media inquiry, stating that the employee's separation from the town is a "personnel matter." The document was released to The Breeze under the state's general laws chapter 38-2, access to public records. A new clerk has not yet been hired to replace Allen, with Deputy Clerk Monique Clauson serving in the role on an interim basis. The position is an appointed position by the admin- istrator that would be approved by the Town Council. After 15 years on the job, Allen was placed on administrative leave in February when questions were raised concerning her office's han- dling of license applications. Allen was asked to resign from her post following an investigation into the allegations by Almond. He said the results of the investigation are not public record, and would not com- ment further on the matter. Potential issues came to light when an Albion restaurant owner was awarded a liquor license without abutting neighbors being properly notified by mail, as is required by law. When it was discovered that notice was not sent, a closer look at the restaurateur's liquor license application showed he failed to dis- close his past criminal record, as is also required under the state's licens- ing laws. The situation prompted a sec- ond liquor license hearing for the restaurant in question, scheduled for March. At that meeting, Town Solicitor Anthony DeSisto said the applicant, Michael McAteer, had been in contact with him to request his liquor application be withdrawn. The Town Council voted unani- mously to deny McAteer's previ- ously approved liquor license. It also voted to redact McAteer's victualing license, which would have allowed him to serve food. After the meet- ing, McAteer told The Breeze he did not know the town would take away the victualing license as well as the liquor license because it wasn't on the meeting agenda. Reached for comment this week, McAteer said the case is now in the hands of his attorneys, declining to comment further on the situation. ALLEN From Page One TOWN OF LINCOLN ALCOHOL BEVERAGE LICENSE PUBLIC HEARING The Lincoln Board of License Commissioners hereby gives notice that the following corporation has made application to keep for sale and to sell Alcoholic Beverages in the Town of Lincoln from December 1, 2018, to November 30, 2019, and are requesting permission to increase their existing premise by utilizing space for additional food service, alcohol beverage service and entertainment, inclusive under the provisions of Section 3-5 and 3-7 of RIGL. CLASS BV ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Cinemaworld of Florida Inc. d/b/a CW Lanes and Games 622 George Washington Highway, Lincoln, RI 02865 Remonstrants are entitled to be heard before the granting of such license at a public hearing of the Lincoln Board of License Commissioners to be held at the Lincoln Town Hall, 100 Old River Road, Lincoln, on April 16, 2019 at 7:00pm. All persons interested may be heard at that time. Individuals requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired must notify the Town Clerk at 333-1100, seventy-two (72) hours prior to the hearing date. Monique L. Clauson Deputy Town Clerk NOTICE is hereby given that a public hearing of the Town Council of the Town of Cumberland, Rhode Island pursuant to the provisions of Title 45, Chapter 24 of the General Laws of the State of Rhode Island & Providence Plantations, as amended, will consider AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CUMBERLAND ZONING ORDINANCE RELATING TO SECTION 18-8 ENTITLED SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS AND FACILITIES. NATURE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT: This ordinance will permit ground-mounted major scale solar energy systems as a principle use of property in the C-2 and I-1 zoning districts, and allow 80% lot coverage in Industrial zones where trees and/or vegetation has been previously removed. AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION: The proposed change, modification, addition and amendment are available online at the Town of Cumberland website – A copy will also be available for review at the office of the Town Clerk, 45 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI 02864. DATE, TIME & PLACE OF THE HEARING: Notice is further given that said Ordinance will be considered at a Public Hearing of said Town Council, in the Council Chambers, Town Hall, 45 Broad Street, Cumberland, Rhode Island, or such other location as designated by the Town Council on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 beginning at 7:30 p.m., local time, at which time and place all persons interested may be heard. APPROVAL, AMENDMENT, ALTERATION: Notice is further given that the proposal shown herein above may be further altered or amended prior to the close of the Public Hearing thereon without further advertising, as a result of further study or because of the views expressed at the public hearing. Any alterations or amendments must be presented for comment in the course of the hearing. Individuals requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired must notify the Town Clerk at (401) 728-2400, extension 138, 48 hours in advance of hearing date. PER ORDER OF THE TOWN COUNCIL Sandra Giovanelli, Town Clerk TOWN OF CUMBERLAND LEGAL NOTICE TOWN OF CUMBERLAND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT 45 Broad Street- Cumberland, Rhode Island 02864 Sealed Bids clearly marked "Town of Cumberland, RI Proposals for Year 2019 Statistical Reappraisal Services" will be accepted at the Town of Cumberland Finance Department, Cumberland Town Hall- 45 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI 02864 until Wednesday April 16, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. and then said bids will be publicly opened and read aloud in the Town Council Chambers (Second Floor). Bid specifications will be available in the Finance Department between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. No bid may be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days subsequent to the opening thereof without permission of the Finance Director. Please include seven (7) copies of your Bid Proposal. The Town of Cumberland reserves the right to accept or reject, without prejudice, any and all bids to waive any irregularities therein, or to accept the proposal deemed to be in the best interest of the Town of Cumberland. The Town of Cumberland does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, national origin, color or disability in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. Individuals requesting interpreter service for the hearing impaired or other individuals requiring special accommodations must notify the Finance Department 72 hours in advance of this scheduled opening. For further information please call Kenneth M. Mallette, Jr., Tax Assessor at 401-728-2400 ext: 149. Raymond Chauvin Finance Director Town of Cumberland TOWN OF CUMBERLAND- TAX ASSESSOR BID # 2019-0416-07 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE STATISTICAL REAPPRAISAL OF REAL PROPERTY LOCATED WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF CUMBERLAND, RHODE ISLAND EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 31, 2019 The last day to register to vote to be eligible to attend the Town of Lincoln Financial Town Meeting is April 12, 2019. One can register to vote in person during normal business hours in the Town Clerk's Office in Town Hall or the voter registration form can be found on the Town's website, Voters can also register online at If you have any questions about registering to vote, please contact the Board of Canvassers office at 333-1140. Town of Lincoln VOTER REGISTRATION Local news. Local owners. You might think every newspaper would be like that. But they aren't. We are.

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