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The Valley Breeze & Observer 06-06-2019

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6 SCITUATE JUNE 6-12, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER EDITION Residents approved a $1.7 mil- lion bond in January 2018 for the construction of the police station, and committee members say they're concerned there may not be enough funds left to build it. The decision on another delay was made during a May 28 meeting of the Police Station Building Committee. Members agreed that the May 29 deadline for proposals for the comple- tion of construction for the new sta- tion was too soon after the May 20 mandatory site visit where interested parties were given complete site plans. Commission member Thomas Galligan, a professional contractor, said he's personally avoided rushed projects at the beginning of the sea- son. "Or put a crazy number on it and see what happened," said Committee member John Racine. The Valley Breeze & Observer reported in March that construction of the sta- tion was not up to code. Nine area general contractors have now shown interest in completing the project, and went to the site walk- through. Still, committee members said it's better to give contractors more time to review plans. The request for proposals looking for a general contractor to complete the police station went out to bid on May 16. At an April meeting, the committee was "cautiously optimistic" on a May restart for construction on the build- ing, but as more issues have arisen, the construction date continues to be pushed back. "It's another three weeks and we'll read them aloud and pick a winner. Then, it's awarded and they can go ahead and start working," committee member Thomas Marcello said. Richard Cardarelli, who provided architectural design services for the station building, said plans given to contractors were accurate except for the site grading plans. Cardarelli said that the site has changed grading from the original plans, and will need to be surveyed again. "The toughest bid is the site. The site is a big package," Cardarelli said. The committee agreed and said updated plans will be made available after the site is surveyed for existing conditions. The extended request for proposals will also have an amendment for an added water barrier on the concrete floor to prevent moisture from reach- ing the surface as well. Racine said it is an issue that is better dealt with now to avoid needing to do it in the future, and to lessen heating costs. "It will most likely be worth it to fix it now to avoid the energy loss over a number of years," Racine said. Committee member Al Durand agreed with Racine. He said the building's plans for insulation are not great, and the extra step to protect the floors from being cold from mois- ture will help lower costs in the long run. "Do the extra work to protect the investment. I would say let's find out how much that's going to cost and put it into the budget," said Durand. Durand said the original building cost projections seemed to be off, and said it seemed like the estimates by former Chairman John Mahoney were "rough." The committee appeared skeptical the project can be completed at the $1.7 million budget. "What he did was move numbers around," Durand said of Mahoney. POLICE STATION From Page One Raise the Woof event set for Saturday SCITUATE – A Raise the Woof Craft & Gift Fair Quarter Auction will be held on Saturday, June 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the North Scituate Community House, 546 West Greenville Road. Admission is free for shopping. Auction begins at noon. Cost is $5 for five bidding paddles, plus entry into the door prize shopping spree. Bring dog or cat supplies and receive a door prize entry. A portion of the proceeds will ben- efit the Scituate Animal Shelter. TOWN OF SMITHFIELD INTOXICATING BEVERAGE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, by the Smithfield Town Council of Smithfield serving as the Smithfield Licensing Board, that an application for a License to sell intoxicating beverages under the provisions of Title 3, of the General Laws of R.I., 1956, and any amendments thereto has been made to said Council as follows: CLASS B-VICTUALLER BEVERAGE LICENSE (To include outdoor seating and bar service) Armenucci, LLC d/b/a "Blackie's Bulldog Tavern", 280 George Washing- ton Highway in the Town of Smithfield, The above named application will be in order for a hearing at a meeting of the Town Council on June 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber, 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 ac- commodation to ensure equal participation is needed, please contact the Smithfield Town Manager's office at 401-233-1010 at least forty-eight hours prior to the meeting. By order of the Town Council: Carol A. Aquilante, MMC, Town Clerk TOWN OF GLOCESTER PUBLIC HEARING Special Event License Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held by the Glocester Town Council at the Town Hall, 1145 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, RI on June 20, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at which time all remonstrants will be heard on the following application. Hill's Tavern and Grill, LLC d/b/a Hill's Tavern and Grill 417 Putnam Pike, Glocester, RI Applicant has filed a request for a Special Event proposed at above location on June 29, 2019. Per Order of the Town Council Jean Fecteau, CMC, 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. Town of Smithfield Zoning Board of Review PUBLIC HEARINGS The Smithfield Zoning Board of Review will hold public hearings on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM, at the Smithfield Town Hall, 64 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, Rhode Island. All persons entitled to be heard will be heard for or against the granting of the following applications: William Hickey as applicant and owner of property located at 0 Smith Avenue, listed as Plat 2, Lot 7 seeks variances to construct a single family dwelling. Blue Water Realty, LLC & Tristan Development, LLC as applicant and owner of property located at 150 George Washington Highway, listed as Plat 46, Lot 63 seek a dimen- sional variance to construct a mixed use development. ISM Solar Development, LLC as applicant and Daniel T. and Nancy Coolong as owners of property located at 512 Log Road, listed as Plat 50, lot 29 seek a special use permit to construct a large scale solar energy system. The public is welcome to any meeting of the Smithfield Zoning Board of Review. Complete applications are available for review in the Building and Zoning Department (401) 233-1039. If communication assistance (readers/interpreters/captions) is needed or any other accommo- dation to ensure equal participation, 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 ZONING BOARD. S. James Busam, Chairman AGENDA TOWN OF SCITUATE ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW Of Hearing on Applications for Special Use Permits, Variances and Appeals under the Zoning Ordinance: Notice is hereby given that the Zoning Board of Review will be in session at the Town Council Chambers, 195 Danielson Pike, N. Scituate on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 7:30 pm when all persons interested will be heard for or against the granting of the following applications for Special Use Permits, Variances and Appeals under the Zoning Ordinance. Pledge of Allegiance CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS MEETING: Case #1230 Gaglione, Frank (owner MJV Enterprises., LLC). Location of premises east of 17 Field View Road; Assessor's Plat 10 – Lot 159; RS60/80 under the Zoning Ordinance. Request for a Dimensional Variance for rear yard setback of 47' (60' required; 13' variance) and a Dimensional Variance for a front yard setback of 25' (50' required; 25' variance) to build a new home, pursuant to Art. III Section 2(E). Case #1231 Gaglione, Frank (owner MJV Enterprises., LLC). Location of premises west of 17 Field View Road; Assessor's Plat 10 – Lot 154; RS60/80 under the Zoning Ordinance. Request for a Dimensional Variance for rear yard setback of 47' (60' required; 13' variance) and a Dimensional Variance for a front yard setback of 25' (50' required; 25' variance) to build a new home, pursuant to Art. III Section 2(E). Case #1235 D'Angelo, Tom (owner James Poole). Location of premises William Henry Road, Assessor's Plat 14 – Lots 12 & 13; RR120 under the Zoning Ordinance. Request for a Dimensional Variance for Lot #12 for Lot Width 200' (300' allowed; 100' variance) and Dimensional Variance for Frontage 200' (270' allowed; 70' variance). Lot #13 Lot Width Variance of 166.3' (300' allowed; 133.7' variance) and Frontage of 166.3 (270' allowed; 103.7' variance). Case #1236 Scituate Preservation Society (owner/applicant). Location of premises 706 Hartford Pike, Assessor's Plat 30 – Lot 1; RR120 under the Zoning Ordinance. Appeal of the Letter/Notice of Violation issued by the Zoning Official on April 10, 2019 and the Building Official on April 17, 2019. NEW APPLICATIONS: Case #1237 Trinity Episcopal Church. Location of premises 247 & 251 Danielson Pike, Assessor's Plat 53 – Lot 001-001; W under the Zoning Ordinance. Request for a Special Use Permit for an Early Learning Center, Pursuant to Art. II, Section 4.1 and Section 15 (application under RR120). Meeting Minutes –April 23, 2019 & May 28, 2019. Applicants must submit all documentary evidence (i.e. expert reports, drawings, surveys, deeds, photographs, etc.) to the Zoning Clerk no later than five (5) days prior to the date of the hearing. This also applies to objectors (abutters) who seek to introduce documentary evidence for the Zoning Board of Review to consider at the hearing. Abutters shall be provided with a copy of this requirement as part of the notification they receive in advance of the hearing. If the applicant or objector fails to submit documentary evidence in advance of the hearing, the Zoning Board of Review may, in its sole discretion, continue the hearing to a later date to allow for a review and evaluation of the proffered documentary evidence. By order of the Zoning Board of Review, Kenneth P. Borden, Chairman Individuals Requesting Interpreter Services For The Deaf Or Hard Of Hearing Must Call 647-2822 Seventy Two (72) Hours In Advance Of Said Hearing. TTY #1-800-745-5555.

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