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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 07-11-2019

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CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | JULY 11-17, 2019 CUMBERLAND / LINCOLN 5 CUMBERLAND – Town officials are set to consider a preliminary plan for phase two of developer Jim McKee's controversial Hidden Meadow Estates residential develop- ment. Director of Planning and Community Development Jonathan Stevens said the Hidden Meadows plan and preliminary plan from Amaresco for a solar project on a portion of the Cumberland Quarry property were both postponed from a July 2 meeting. Stevens is recommending approval of McKee's plan. Planners have made great progress in gaining control of McKee's project after numerous complaints from resi- dents, said Stevens. Owners of three homes in phase one of the project near the Diamond Hill Reservoir have agreed to form their own condo association, said Stevens. They'll be responsible for maintenance of detention basins in that part of the development. In exchange, said Stevens, McKee has agreed to turn over the roadway to the town, allowing those three families to finally get trash pickup, mail delivery at their homes and plowing services. McKee must: • Complete the detention basins in phase one; • Install streetlights; • Complete construction of the roadway; • And plant trees as required. A spokesperson for phase one neighbors declined to comment on that agreement this week. Town officials continue to work toward creating a local tree ordi- nance that developers such as McKee must abide by, said Stevens. The planner previously said the town was cracking down on McKee for his clear-cutting of trees for the 20-home phase two section of Hidden Meadows, but officials later deter- mined that the town's ordinances weren't strong enough to cite the developer. Officials have been reviewing ordi- nances in a number of other towns, said Stevens. Some don't have very strong ordinances, he said, while oth- ers have good ones that aren't prop- erly enforced. Phase one of this 23-unit housing development must be completed before McKee and his Terrapin Development can start building the 20 homes in phase two, said Stevens. Ninety-three street trees will be required, some clustered together and some on their own. A split-rail fence, stonewall and other elements will also be incorporated in phase two. The Planning Board approved a master plan for a conservation devel- opment on Hidden Meadow Drive in 2014, with each house purchased on one or two acres and about 34 acres preserved as open space. Over several meetings in the past six months, a number of outstand- ing issues have been addressed in McKee's application, said Stevens. Planners retained a landscape archi- tect to review the developer's land- scape plan. The three-home phase one por- tion of McKee's project was never explicitly authorized by the Planning Board, said Stevens, and is now sub- mitted for preliminary plan review. The Hidden Meadows plan will be considered at the Planning Board's regular July 31 meeting, giving offi- cials more time to sort the details out, said Stevens. The solar project, which has spawned little concern, will be heard on July 17, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. prior to the Town Council meet- ing at Town Hall. Planning Board will consider revised Hidden Meadows plan By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com Learn all about moths at BRWC July 20 LINCOLN – The Blackstone River Watershed Council cel- ebrates National Moth Week with a Moth Mingle on Saturday, July 20, at 8 p.m., at the Friends of the Blackstone River Environmental Center, 100 New River Road. Learn about moths and other nocturnal insects with David Gregg, director of the Rhode Island Natural History Survey. They will set out special moth lights and fermented moth bait to attract moths and identify common species. Gregg will give a brief talk and discuss the various species of moths, as they are attracted to the baits. There are more than 800 species of moths in Rhode Island. Moths are beautiful and important indi- cators of environmental health, a release states. Moth species are numerous where the plant com- munity is diverse and healthy and where there is limited pesticide use. Moths (and their caterpillars) are important food for many species of birds so a healthy moth population helps bring birds of all types. The event is free and open to the public. Participants should wear close-toed shoes and socks because of uneven terrain and plant growth. It is also recommended to wear long sleeves and pants or bring insect repellant for mosquitos and a flashlight. Rhode Island Natural History Survey connects people knowl- edgeable about Rhode Island's ani- mals, plants, and natural systems with each other and with those who can use that knowledge for research, education, and conserva- tion. For more information, contact Judy Hadley at treelady@cox.net . Lincoln Johnny Lightning Race Club hosts Diecast Jam July 20-21 LINCOLN – The Lincoln Johnny Lightning Racing Club will host its two-day Diecast Jam on Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21, at the MacColl YMCA, 32 Breakneck Hill Road. The event will be held in the gym and program rooms in the YMCA, and the hours both days are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Activities will include vendor tables with Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Johnny Lightning and other types of die cast vehicles to buy, sell, and trade. There will be live auctions to raise money for A Wish Come True and Operation Stand Down, raffles, silent auction, downhill racing with Hot Wheels and other die cast brands both days, HO Slot Car Racing on Saturday, Hot Wheels Monster Truck racing to benefit A Wish Come True, food trucks, Car Cruise outside both days, Straw Draw, Wiffle ball game on Saturday, and more. For more information, call 401-248- 1625. do you know? You're holding 1 newspaper, but we fill 5 every week! They're all at valleybreeze.com IN BRIEF Michael's Meats Family Owned and Operated Since 1972 This Week's Specials Good From Thursday, July 11 TH -Wednesday, July 17 TH , 2019 Find out what's on sale at www.Michaels-Meats.com CUMBERLAND 2130 Mendon Road, 401-305-5555 FResh PRODUce FROM OUR Deli HOURS: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; (Wed. closing at 6 p.m.); Saturday 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. LARGE, SEEDLESS CUKES SATURDAY SPECIAL SATURDAY, JULY 13 TH , 2019 only. 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