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The Valley Breeze & Observer 01-09-2020

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4 SMITHFIELD JANUARY 9-15, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER EDITION rescue dog, and she was inspired to take her in by friends who rescue dogs of their own. At first, Panciocco said it was apparent that Lola had never been out of her cage, nevermind on a leash. She said progress was slow but rewarding when she saw Lola enjoy her first steps on grass. "She just needed a little love," Panciocco said. Lola is still a happy girl even after the return of a pre-existing knee condition and hernia in her stomach. Panciocco said she started a GoFundMe page, Help Lola Get Better for the New Year, to help with medical bills. Following her knee operation on Jan. 3, Panciocco said Lola needs to go back into surgery to repair scar- ring due to multiple C-sections and to fix her hernia. Panciocco said any help is appre- ciated, and said donations to the Burrillville Animal Shelter or Cranston Animal Shelter are also needed. Lola originally went to the Burrillville Animal Shelter, and rescue dogs from the case were brought to the Smithfield, Glocester, and North Providence Animal Shelters as well. "The shelter has been so good with the case. If you can bring something into the shelter, they get low on supplies in the winter," Panciocco said. LOLA From Page 3 Library hosts Bookworms Book Group Knitting and Crochet group meets SMITHFIELD – East Smithfield Public Library, 50 Esmond St., will host its Bookworms Book Group on Thursday, Jan. 9, at 4:30 p.m. Children in grades 2 or 3 (and their parents/caregivers) are invited to join this book group. The group meets each month to discuss a book, enjoy a snack, and make a small craft to take home. Registration is required. For more information, call 401-231-5150, ext. 3. SMITHFIELD – East Smithfield Public Library, 50 Esmond St., will host its Thursday Knitting and Crochet Group tonight, Jan. 9, at 6:30 p.m. The group meets on the second Thursday of each month in the Reference Room of the library. This group is a drop-in, casual get-together to work on projects, help each other along, and share inspiration. All lev- els are welcome. For more information, call the library at 401-231-5150. LIBRARY NEWS TOWN OF SMITHFIELD, RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Smithfield Town Council will hold a Pub- lic Hearing at the Smithfield Town Hall, 64 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, RI on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 7:00 PM. e purpose of the Public Hearing is to consider and act upon proposed amendments to the following Article(s) and Section(s) of the Smithfield Zoning Ordinance: Amend Article 2 – Definitions, Section 2.2 – Specific Definitions by amending Item 2. Accessory Dwelling Unit by adding a new item "105. Microbrewery" and by adding new item "135. Shipping Container"; amend language in Article 3, Section 3.3 Land Non- conforming by Area, D. Merger of Multiple Nonconforming Lots of Record in Residential Zones; amend by adding and/or amending Article 4 - Use Regulations Section 4.3 Table of Uses new use categories, "B12. Farmland Residential Compounds", "2A. Office, Government, Business, Professional <=4,000"; amend F4 Restaurant with Entertainment and/or Alcohol by adding "and/or Hookah", add new use category "F6 Microbrewery" add new use Category "I7 Construction Service". Amend use provisions of I4 Personal Service Establishments and I16 Indoor Amusement, Sports Facility; Add new use catego- ry "J8 Material Processing"; Add new use category "G3b Automotive Filling, Convenience Retail with a Drive-thru"; Article 4 - Use Regulations, Section 4.4- Supplementary Use Regulations, amend B1. Accessory Family Dwelling Unit; add new use provisions "B12 Farmland Residential Compound"; "F6 Microbrewery"; add new use provisions "I7 Construction Service". Amend use provisions I4 Personal Service Establishments, and add new use provisions "J8 Material Processing". In Article 5 - Dimensional Regula- tions - Section 5.4- Table 1 Dimensional Regulations, amend by adding dimensional provisions for the Village Zone. Amending language in Article 5 - Dimensional Regula- tions - Section 5.10 Inclusionary Zoning; amend language in Article 6 - Supplementary Regulations, Section 6.5 - Mixed Use Requirements, Article 6 - Supplemental Regula- tions, Section 6.8 - Land Unsuitable for Development and add new section "6.10 Use of Dumpsters and Shipping Containers". At said Hearing opportunity will be given to all interested persons to be heard upon the proposed amendments. e proposals shown thereon may be altered or amend- ed prior to the close of the Public Hearing, without further advertising, as a result of further study or because of the views expressed at the Public Hearing. Any alteration or amendment must be presented for comment in the course of the Hearing. A complete copy of the proposed amendments are available for inspection or copying at the Smithfield Planning Office, Town Hall, 64 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, Rhode Island during regular business hours (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday) and may be viewed on the Town website, www.smithfieldri.com. Interested persons requiring special accommodations or assistance are requested to notify the Town Manager's Office (401-233-1010) 48 hours in advance of the meeting. BY ORDER OF THE TOWN COUNCIL. Suzanna L. Alba, President TOWN OF GLOCESTER ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW - PUBLIC HEARING (NOTE NEW TIME CHANGE) Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held by the Zoning Board of Review on ursday, January 23, 2020, in the Glocester Town Hall, 1145 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, RI, at 7:00 p.m. when all persons interested will be heard for or against the granting of the following application: Robert and Lorna Lyons, applicants and Robert T. Lyons et ux Lorna A., Trustees & Lyons Family Trust, owners, property located at 21 Barclay Street, further described as Recorded Plat WL, Lot 225, in an A-3 (agricultural-residential) zone. Applicants seek a Dimensional Variance in accordance with Glocester Code, Chapter 350, Article III, §350- 13, Table of Dimensional Regulations, Building Coverage required in an A-3 zone. e maximum building coverage permitted in an A-3 zone is 4%. e applicants propose to add a 320 square foot addition to an existing 884 square foot garage (accessory structure) on the property which is 10,000 square feet in size. Applicants are seeking approval of 804' of relief from the required 400' lot coverage. Gregory Meinertz Chairman of the Zoning Board e 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, not less than 48 hours in advance of the meeting date. Hearing devices are available without notice. TDD (401) 568-1422 Town of Smithfield - Zoning Board of Review PUBLIC HEARINGS e Smithfield Zoning Board of Review will hold public hearings on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., 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: Baca Realty, LLC as applicant and owner of property located at 0 Douglas Pike, listed as Plat 42 Lot 61A and Lawrence Latour as owner of property located at 264 Douglas Pike listed as Plat 42, Lot 58 seek variances to subdivide two lots into three lots in an R-80 district. e 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 accommodation to ensure equal participation, please contact the Smithfield Town Manager's Office at 401-233-1010 at lease forty-eight (48) hours prior to the meeting. BY ORDER OF THE ZONING BOARD S. James Busam, Chairman A G E N D A 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, January 28, 2020 at 7:30 pm when all persons interested will be heard for or against the granting of the following applications for Special Use Per- mits, Variances and Appeals under the Zoning Ordinance. Pledge of Allegiance Election of Officers Approval of Yearly Schedule CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS MEETING Case #1223 Colbea Enterprises, LLC (Applicant); Bee Cat Properties LLC (Owner). Location of premises 34 Hartford Avenue, Assessor's Plat 38 – Lot 75; BG under the Zoning Ordinance. Request for a 6-month extension of their Special Use Permit to exceed the allowed square footage of signage and the allowed number of signs: A.) Freestanding sign 40sq. . allowed (requesting 108 sq. .), B.) Wall sign 40 sq. . (requesting 85 sq. .) C.) Business sign 6 sq. . allowed (requesting 15.5 sq. .), D.) Business sign 6sq. . allowed (requesting 17.7sq. .), E.) Directional Sign (requesting2.1sq. .), F.) Two Canopy signs (requesting 32 sq. .), G.) Menu Board (requesting 35.9 sq. .) and H.) Directional Sign (requesting 5 sq. .). Case #1224 Colbea Enterprises, LLC (Applicant); Bee Cat Properties LLC (Owner). Location of premises 34 Hartford Avenue, Assessor's Plat 38 – Lot 75; BG under the Zoning Ordinance. Request for a 6-month extension of their Dimensional Variance for Height of Signage – One Freestanding Sign to be 25' to top of the sign (15' permitted, variance of 10'). One Wall Sign to be 19' to top of sign (15' permitted, variance of 4'). NEW APPLICATION Case #1239 Catherine MacDonald (owner), Leonard & Deborah Cotnoir (applicants); Poles 38-39 North Road, Assessor's Plat 7 – Lot 24; RSW60/80VO under the Zoning Ordinance. Request for a Special Use Permit for a two-family dwelling – Art. II – Section 2.2. Minutes – November 26, 2019 Applicants must submit all documentary evidence (i.e. expert reports, drawings, surveys, deeds, pho- tographs, etc.) to the Zoning Clerk no later than five (5) days prior to the date of the hearing. is 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 e 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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