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The Valley Breeze & Observer 04-25-2019

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4 SCITUATE APRIL 25-MAY 1, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER Police Station Building Committee cautiously optimistic of end of May contruction start Station expected to be finished by late fall SCITUATE – Members of the Police Station Building Committee are hopeful that construction on the partially completed Scituate Police Station will begin by the end of May after the committee received architec- tural plans for the building last week. Richard Cardarelli provided archi- tectural design services for the build- ing, but said he was not able to deliv- er design prints at previous meetings. Town Council liaison and committee member David D'Agostino has previ- ously requested the committee give Cardarelli an extension to bring in the plans, and Cardarelli delivered at a meeting last Thursday, April 18. If all goes as planned, the police station could be completed by late fall, Cardarelli said. "I think if you get an RFP (request for proposals) in and get bids – give them two weeks – we're looking at the end of May to award the bid," Cardarelli said. The building needs several months of work, he said. Initially, the police station was slated to be complete last November after the town voted and approved a $1.7 million bond for a new facility. Construction on the station hit a wall when the previous council was removed from office at last year's election, and a new Town Council and Police Station Building Committee began the work of straightening out various issues with construction. Cardarelli delivered additional good news last week when he said reinforcing the roof trusses for higher wind speeds will be a relatively easy project. "It's really not a big issue any- more," Cardarelli said. He said the windows will still need to be reinforced, but without the review, he is only speculating on issues he is aware of. With Chief Donald Delaere's help, Cardarelli and the committee decided against using Kevlar sheeting on the walls and decreasing the size of ballistic glass in the entrance to significantly lower costs. "I'm really not interested in it. I don't think there's a need," Delaere said. Thomas Galligan, a member of the committee, said he does not believe the project can come in on or under budget. He said a comparable station in Lakeville, Mass., cost the town $8 million to construct an 11,200-square- foot facility. "The money we're working with is unrealistic," Galligan said. He said parking lot paving and tie-in to the Senior Center's septic should not fall solely on the Senior Center, and the committee is working toward finding a solution. The committee unanimously agreed to allow Cardarelli to help committee member John Racine in writing an RFP for a general contrac- tor to complete the police station. Cardarelli said he believes the work is slightly less than halfway done. Cardarelli said he will charge the town a reasonable rate for his work on the RFP and will make himself available to the general contractor or the committee whenever possible. D'Agostino said that though he did not look the prints over thoroughly, the plans are "excellent." Copies will be made available at Town Hall, according to D'Agostino. Cardarelli suggested the commit- tee approve a structural engineer review at the March 22 meeting after a report done by Municipal Code Consulting found the 7,500-square- foot project to be approximately 35 to 40 percent complete. He said he has not been to the site since his initial visit in early 2018. He said he returned once after the archi- tectural design plans were completed, but was asked to leave the property by previous council members for unknown reasons. Committee members, who have backgrounds in development and construction, say they understand that construction work usually begins in the spring and the project is losing valuable time in waiting for an RFP for the general contractor. "We're in a rush, but we're not going to rush," said Galligan. He said it is better not to rush and miss something and do the project right. The committee is still waiting on the structural engineering review approved during the March 28 meet- ing. By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer Hope Library presents public water supply talk SCITUATE – Hope Library, 374 North Road, will present "What Have They Done (and What Are They Doing) with Our Water" on Thursday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m. Join filmmaker, professor and lifelong Rhode Island resident Evan Villari, as he shares research for an upcoming documentary film on the history of the Scituate Reservoir, while drawing contemporary parallels to issues related to water usage. 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News aggregators that solicit advertising may not link TOWN OF SMITHFIELD EXTENDED HOURS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, by the Town Council of Smithfield acting as the Board of License Commissioners in said Town, that in accordance with the Smithfield Town Ordinances, Chapter 236: Licensing, Business § 263-3 Hours Generally, and RI General Laws § 5-24-1, an application for permission to extend the opening hours Monday through Sunday for: Greenville Donuts, LLC d/b/a "Dunkin' Donuts", located at 639B Putnam Pike, 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The above named application will be in order for hearing at a meeting of the Town Council on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers, Smithfield Town Hall, 64 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, at which time and place all remonstrants may make their objections. The public is welcome to any meeting of the Smithfield Town Council. If communication assistance (readers/interpreters/captions) or any other accommodation to ensure equal participation is needed, please contact the Smithfield Town Manager's office at 401-233-1010 at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the meeting. By order of the Town Council: Carol A. Aquilante, CMC, Town Clerk Notice is hereby given by the Foster Town Council, being the Licensing Board in said Town under RIGL 5-21-2 of the General Laws of RI, 1956, as amended; that the following named persons and corporations have applied to said Council for Licenses for the year ending December 31, 2019: Secondhand and Holiday Sales Lisa M. Johnston, d/b/a Old Man Mercantile & Antiques, 52 Danielson Pike, Bldg. A The above application will be in order for a Public Hearing of the Foster Town Council, May 9, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., at The Benjamin Eddy Building, 6 South Killingly Road, Foster, RI, at which time and place all remonstrates may make their objections. Hard of hearing persons attending who require the services of an interpreter should call the office of the Town Clerk at 392-9201 at least 72 hours in advance of said meeting. By Order of the Foster Town Council Susan M. Dillon Foster Town Clerk NOTICE TOWN OF FOSTER TOWN OF SMITHFIELD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Town Council to consider Adoption of an Ordinance Public Hearing Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Time: 7:00 p.m. Place: Smithfield Town Hall, 64 Farnum Pike, 2nd Floor Easement Conveyance to William R Hickey Ordinance Chapter 325-14. In accordance with Home Rule Charter Section 2.12 (5), the Town Council hereby authorizes the conveyance of a utility and driveway easement to William R Hickey on that certain parcel of property designated as Tax Assessor Plat 44, Lot 070 and which is further delineated on that plan entitled "Survey & Easement Plan, prepared International Mapping & Surveying Corp., Dated 12/27/17 in Smithfield, Rhode Island. Said Easement Area contains approximately 16,000 square feet. The public is welcome to attend any meeting of the Town Council or its subcommittees. If communication assistance (readers/interpreters/captions) or any other accommodation to ensure equal participation is needed, please contact the Smithfield Town Manager's office at 401-233-1010 at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the meeting. To view the full text of the proposed ordinance, please visit the office of the Smithfield Town Clerk during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) or visit the Town's Web Site at: By order of the Town Council: Carol A. Aquilante, MMC, Town Clerk

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