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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 05-23-2019

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4 CUMBERLAND / LINCOLN MAY 23-29, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION amendment, obtained this week by The Breeze, was made by the School Committee last year in advance of a November town-wide vote on an $83 million school improvement bond. That contract tacked anoth- er five years onto the contract completion date of 2020. "There is a con- tract that goes to 2025 that was approved by the School Committee," said Mutter. "Obviously there was a lot of action to get it on the ballot for voter approval in November, and that appears to have some relevance in this approved contract. It may have precipitated some of those actions that were taken." He said he's not sure which par- ties were privy to what was going on, as he was not in office. "I took an oath to uphold the charter and code, so I'm attempt- ing to reconcile that with the pro- cess that was executed," he said. "That's kind of my dilemma." By contract, Torrado is paid fees of 7 percent of the total value of the project, said Mutter, meaning a potential for up to 7 percent of $83 million in work, or $5.8 million. A copy of last year's contract shows another $135,000 for prepa- ration of a stage 1 and 2 master plan, including $35,000 for vision- ing sessions, $50,000 for health and safety work, and $50,000 for designs making sure plans are in compliance with educational mas- ter planning. If the town does consider going back out to bid, said Mutter, "there's a legal risk to that." Torrado has already done a signifi- cant amount of work. "We need to weigh that possibil- ity as well and what that means to the overall project," he said. An architectural firm works hand in hand with the contractor on local school improvement projects, he said. Luis Torrado, owner of Torrado Architects, did not respond to a request for comment Tuesday. School board member Steve Hess, who is also on the building committee, said by email that he believes Mutter, as chairman of the committee, bears the responsibility for responding to official inquiries about meetings. The contract with Torrado states the following: "Our services are all inclusive of the educational facil- ity master planning process and all of the work identified in the document (Cumberland School Department Construction Projects Voter Bond Referendum 2018) approved by the Cumberland School Committee." It was signed by Torrado and Superintendent of Schools Robert Mitchell. It appears, said Mutter, that Torrado believes it is here for the duration of the project. The original contract seems to have been approved based on some sort of state master price bid list, said the mayor, but that was then extended from 2020 to 2025 without rebidding the work. He emphasized that there have been no negatives with Torrado and its services to the district, and that the company has done excel- lent work. CONTRACT From Page One MUTTER Hunter Insurance announces American Flag Collection Drive LINCOLN – Hunter Insurance has announced that the agency will be accepting worn, damaged or unused American flags for Boy Scout Troop 1 of Manville. Troop 1 will properly dispose of all flags collected in a ceremonial flag burning on Sunday, June 30. A col- lection box is located at the Hunter Insurance office, 389 Old River Road in Manville, through June. According to the U.S. Flag Code, a ceremonial burning is the most proper way to retire the American flag. The Boy Scouts of America are one of the only organizations in the country that has official code for the retirement of the American flag. For more information, contact Brian Hunter at 401-769-9500 or visit www. hunterinsurance.net. do you know? You're holding 1 newspaper, but we fill 5 every week! 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LIME ROCK FIRE DISTRICT AND MANVILLE FIRE DISTRICT COLLECTOR'S SALE OF ESTATES FOR TAXES AND/OR ASSESSMENTS DUE AND UNPAID e undersigned, Tax Collectors of the Lime Rock and Manville Fire Districts hereby gives notice that they will sell at public auction to the highest bidder in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, 100 Old River Road, Lincoln, Rhode Island, on the 23rd day of May, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., Local Time, the various parcels of real estate or so much thereof as may be necessary to pay the taxes and assessments which constitute a lien thereon as set forth in the original advertisement of the 2nd day of May, 2019 in e Valley Breeze to which reference is hereby made. Property, upon which taxes have been paid since the advertisement first appeared, will not, of course, be included in the sale. Be advised that if your property in which you have a substantial interest is sold at tax sale, then you have one year to redeem it through the Collector's Office or through the tax sale purchaser by tender- ing the taxes paid, plus a ten percent penalty on the tax sale amount, plus one percent interest on the tax sale amount per month from the seventh month onward. Aer the passage of one year, you may exercise your right to redeem through the tax sale purchaser or his attorney, or, if a petition to foreclose your right of redemption has been filed in Superior Court, you may redeem through the Court until a final decree is entered forever foreclosing your right of redemption. TERMS: CASH OR BANK CHECK ONLY! Respectfully, Respectfully, Lesley A. Heaton Donna Burbank Tax Collector Tax Collector Lime Rock Fire District Manville Fire District NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY the 4th day of June 2019 at 7:00 P.M. for the purpose of hearing applications for a Special Use Permit, Variance or an Appeal from the Zoning Ordinance of the Town of Lincoln, Rhode Island. This application concerns: Stephen Puget, 13 Jenks Road Cumberland – Application for Special Use Permit to allow storage of trucks and equipment for a construction business located at 1196 Smithfield Avenue, Lincoln, RI. AP 7, Lot 130 Zoned: BL-0.5 Farrukh Taba, 40 Olney Avenue, Lincoln, RI – Application for Dimensional Variance seeking side, rear and lot coverage relief for the construction of an addition for property located at 40 Olney Avenue, Lincoln, RI. AP 17, Lot 57 Zoned: RS-12 Roy A. Coulombe, 32 Cabot Street, Lincoln, RI – Application for Dimensional Variance seeking side lot relief for the location of a newly built shed. AP 10, Lots 143 and 144 Zoned: RL-9 Miller Properties, LLC, 20 Crest Avenue, Lincoln, RI – Application for Dimensional Variance seeking relief from lot area and lot width to construct a two family residential dwelling on property located at the corner of Angle and Cottage Street, Lincoln, RI. AP 35, Lot 18 Zoned: RG-7 Borges Investments, LLC, 11 Shelter Lane, Cumberland, RI – Application for Dimensional Variance seeking front, side and rear setback relief for the construction of an addition onto an auto body business located at 2 New River Road, Manville, RI. AP 37, Lot 270 Zoned: MG-0.5 Elizabeth Lasorsa, 4 Tattersall Drive, Lincoln, RI/Stephen & Lisa Walsh, 161 Old Jenckes Hill Road, Lincoln, RI – Application for Use Variance to operate an adult daycare facility located at 161 Old Jenckes Hill Road, Lincoln, RI. AP 44, Lot 046 Zoned: RS-20 David DeAngelis, Chairman Lincoln Zoning Board of Review ALL PARTIES OF INTEREST MAY APPEAR AND BE HEARD AT THIS TIME. An interpreter for the hearing-impaired may be requested for any Town meeting. Call 333-8451(TDD & voice) at least one week prior to the meeting date to request an interpreter. Amplification equipment is also available. Town of Lincoln Zoning Board of Review • PUBLIC HEARING Town Hall, 100 Old River Rd., Lincoln, RI The undersigned, Tax Collector of the Cumberland Fire District, Town of Cumber- land, hereby gives notice that he will sell at public auction to the highest bidder in the District Office, 3502 Mendon Road, Cumberland, Rhode Island, on the 31ST day of May, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. Local Time, the various parcels of real estate or so much thereof as may be necessary to pay the taxes and/or assessments which constitute a lien thereon as set forth in the original advertisement of the 2ND day of May, 2019, in THE VALLEY BREEZE to which referenced is hereby made. Property upon which taxes have been paid since the advertisement first appeared, will not be included in the sale. Be advised that if your property in which you have a substantial interest is sold at tax sale, then you have one year to redeem it through the Collector's Office or through the tax sale purchaser by tendering the taxes paid, plus a ten percent penalty on the tax sale amount, plus one percent interest on the tax sale amount from the seventh month onward. After the passage of one year, you may exercise your right to redeem through the tax sale purchaser or his attorney, or, if a petition to foreclose your right of redemption has been filed in Superior Court, you may redeem through the Court until a final decree is entered forever foreclosing your right of redemption. Tax Collector, Cumberland Fire District, 401-658-1921 CUMBERLAND FIRE DISTRICT COLLECTOR'S SALE OF ESTATES FOR TAXES AND/OR ASSESSMENTS DUE AND UNPAID

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