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The North Providence Breeze 01-08-2020

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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4 NORTH PROVIDENCE JANUARY 8-14, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION planned to make it his family home- stead, only to sell the property after he had his approvals. "I'm not happy about it," he said. "The place is a mess." At the Jan. 16 Zoning Board meet- ing, the only matter on the agenda for discussion is Lombardi's planned questioning of the North Elmore project. The Breeze reported a week before Christmas on town officials' harsh criticism about a decision early last year by the Zoning Board to allow a home to be built on a 3,800-square- foot lot in Greystone. The paper had been tipped off that a founda- tion permit had been issued for the home. Several town officials, including Lombardi, Town Planner David Westcott, and Building Official Mike Carnevale questioned why the undersized lot was declared a lot of record and why the board approved front and rear yards of 10 feet or less. The minimum lot size for a home in North Providence is 8,000 square feet, and yard setbacks are 20 feet or longer. Carnevale previously said appli- cant Louis Giuliano misled the board "with a false sob story" about his intention to make this the family home, then flipping it for a profit to someone else. Giuliano bought the property at tax sale for $10 and sold it for $38,000 right after winning his approvals for a home, according to officials, then used his profit to pay the $20,000 in back taxes owed on it. "He sold the lot that he didn't own because he needed the money from the builder to pay the taxes," said the mayor. Like Carnevale, Lombardi noted that the developer who purchased the property from Giuliano, Sathuan Sa, has a good reputation in town. Neither Giuliano nor Sa have returned calls for comment. Lombardi said he isn't happy that earth and stone on the town's park property behind the lot have been so disturbed and that no fence has been put up yet as required. He's also not pleased that construction of the home began without a building permit. "Those things will be addressed," he said. Westcott said there's been no resolution yet on the North Elmore lot issue, and he's not sure what Lombardi intends to say during the Jan. 16 meeting. He said he would like to see the existing town walking path, which has been disturbed and cut off by construction, relocated, HOUSE From Page One BREEZE PHOTOS BY ETHAN SHOREY A STOP WORK ORDER has been placed on the framing of a North Elmore Avenue home until at least after Mayor Charles Lombardi questions the Zoning Board on Jan. 16 about why it was approved. Construction of the home is taking place in the middle of a town walking path. Continues on next page S STANLEY TREE • Professional High Quality Service At Reasonable Rates • Licensed Arborists • Serving RI & Nearby M ass. • Our Team Of Professionals Is Fully Equipped To Handle Your Job In A Safe Efficient Manner Fully Insured Free Estimates N. Smithfield, Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8-4 401-765-4677 Since 1986 Affordable Solutions for Your Tree Problems TREE REMOVAL EXPERTS Plant Health Care Spraying/Fertilization Tree Removal Tree Removal Pruning Pruning Cabling Cabling Brush Mowing Brush Mowing Stump Grinding Stump Grinding Crane Service Crane Service Northern Rhode Island Animal Hospital Since 1983 We're close, just 15 minutes from Providence off Rt. 146. 152 School St., North Smithfield Open 6 days: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Our philosophy: (401) 762-2400 • We're attentive, grateful, well-behaved (mostly), and always happy to see you. Visit our full-service animal hospital with a team approach to quality veterinary care. • New or Used Autos (includes refinanced autos from other institutions) • ¼% (.25%) off of qualifying rate (rate is determined by credit worthiness) Members can also save an additional ¼% (.25%) off if loan is paid with BRFCU payroll or automatic transfer • Membership eligibility is required • Please mention this coupon or bring it in to receive the additional savings! Main Office 10 Monument Square Woonsocket RI, 02895 (401) 767-1990 Branch Office 100 Old River Rd., Lincoln RI, 02865 (401) 333-0780

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