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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 02-18-2021

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6 CUMBERLAND FEBRUARY 18-24, 2021 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION CUMBERLAND โ€“ Town offi- cials have chosen six sites where ice cream trucks will be allowed to operate year-round, one of which, the Tucker Field top parking lot, will also host a food truck. The Breeze reported last March that the Town Council had approved an ordinance governing municipal food truck permits, an effort at making it easier to run popular food truck events. The ordinance allowed the town to auction off certain sites on an annual basis. According to a resolution before the council at its meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 17, in addition to the two trucks at Tucker Field on Mendon Road, another five ice cream (and lemonade) trucks would be allowed, including at the Bentley Field parking lot, Diamond Hill Park (ballfields only), the Garvin School ballfield parking lot, Cumberland Hill field, and the Razze/High Street/B.F. Norton/ Ashton fields. The year-long period for opera- tion would be May 1 to April 30, as determined by a bid coordinated by the Department of Parks and Recreation. The director of parks and recre- ation shall establish a minimum bid for each designated area. The suc- cessful bidder shall be entitled to use the property at the times designated in the request for bids, with a reser- vation of the town's right to move the mobile food establishment to a nearby secondary location when the town requires the area for an event. New areas may be designated from time to time with approval from the Town Council by resolution. Under the new ordinance approved last spring, no food truck operator is able to sell goods with- out a town permit. Food trucks are prohibited in agricultural or residen- tial areas, unless used for a private event. Food truck operators may not park on a public street for more than four hours in a day, and may not operate within 50 feet of the entrance to a restaurant. With municipal mobile food estab- lishments now licensed and regis- tered through the state instead of the town, said Councilor Scott Schmitt last year, communities can imple- ment any restrictions they see fit. Councilor Peter Bradley voted no to the original ordinance, saying it was too limiting and he would like to see a rotation of food trucks for more variety. The new rules don't impact town- sanctioned food truck events, or events such as Cumberlandfest where food trucks are a key part of the event. Cumberland selects sites for food and ice cream trucks By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor LINCOLN โ€“ The town's first batch of 150th anniversary ornaments sold so well that those who dreamed it up are initiating round two, having another 150 of them made. Richard DiMase said the ornament committee sold out its 265 initial ornaments "in no time at all." He said they were expecting good sales, but not quite that good. "I'm very pleased with what's going on here," he said. The ornaments sold in 2021 will be marketed as mementos of this anniversary year, said DiMase, with he and his group working with the Lincoln Memorial Day Parade Committee on yet-to-be-finalized cel- ebratory events. "It's now part of the anniversary for the town," he said. "Buying them not only for Christmas, but as a memento of the anniversary, that was sort of our intention." If this next batch sells out, he said, they'll probably order another 150 ornaments, and so on. "We won't do that until we know that this 150 is gone," said DiMase, but if they sell well enough, this orna- ment could still be being sold head- ing into the 2021 holiday season. "We'll continue to produce this one through 2021," he said. This year's ornament, again from ChemArt in Lincoln, features the Lincoln shield and map of the town featuring all of its villages, as well as all major roadways and bodies of water, including rivers and streams. This round of ornaments, again for $20 apiece, are being sold at Town Hall, 100 Old River Road, and Ted's Paint & Decorating, 194 Front St. There are also tentative plans for them to be sold at Lincoln Gardens. Funds raised from the sale of annual Lincoln ornaments goes to various local initiatives, including this year's anniversary events and celebrations. More ornaments ordered for town of Lincoln's 150th anniversary year By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor OSCIL accepting scholarship applications WARWICK โ€“ Ocean State Center for Independent Living is accepting applications for its 2021 Catherine T. Murray Memorial Scholarship. Applications must be postmarked by April 15. This scholarship was established in 1995 by Murray, who was a long-time educator and board member and volunteer at the OSCIL. Applicants must be Rhode Island residents with significant disability who are seeking finan- cial assistance to attend college or technical school. The award can be used toward assistive/adaptive equipment or devices to access educational opportunity, and for other educational expenses. Preference is based on career goals, merit and economic need. Applications are available at, or can be requested by sending an email to For more information,contact Carol McKenna by email at cmckenna@ . Place your classified ad online at TOWN OF LINCOLN STORM WATER MANAGEMENT PREVENTION PLAN Pursuant to the requirements established in the Rhode Island Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (RIPDES) General Permit for Storm Water Discharge from Small MS4s and from Industrial Activity at Eligible Facilities Operated by Regu- lated Small MS4s (General Permit), The Town of Lincoln must annually evaluate the compliance of the Storm Water Management Prevention Plan (SWMPP) with the conditions of the permit, as well as the appropriateness of the selected Best Management Practices and efforts towards achieving the Measurable Goals. An annual report prepared in accordance with Part IV.G of the general permit must be submitted to for each year after the permit is issued. Notice is hereby given of the intent to receive public comment and to hold a public meeting, if requested, on the Phase II Storm Water Annual Report. Notice should be taken that if the Town receives a request from twenty-five (25) people, a governmental agency or subdi- vision, or an Association having no less that twenty-five (25) members on or before 4:00PM, March 2, 2021, the public meeting will be held via zoom on: March 4, 2021 @ 7PM Lincoln Town Hall The public comment period will close at 4:00PM March 5, 2021. For more infor- mation, a copy of the annual report, and the link to the zoom meeting should one occur, see the Town of Lincoln website at: TOWN OF LINCOLN RHODE ISLAND MUNICIPAL/HOUSING COURT JUDGE REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS The Town of Lincoln is seeking attorneys to serve in the position of the Judge, as well as the Associate Judge, of the Lincoln Municipal/Housing Court. Attorneys are invited to submit qualifications for the provision of these services. Qualifications are available on the Town of Lincoln website and in the Town Clerk's office, Lincoln Town Hall, 100 Old River Road, Lincoln, Rhode Island 02865. The Municipal/Housing Court Judge shall perform all of the duties required by RIGL ยง 45-2-51.1 and Part I, Chapters 11 and 12 of the Lincoln Town Code. The Lincoln Municipal/Housing Court holds sessions on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Written proposals in hard copy and electronic copy must be submitted to the Town Clerk's office no later than Friday, February 26, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. the hard copy being in a sealed envelope, clearly marked on the outside of the envelope "Municipal/Housing Court Judge" and addressed to Erin Vaughan, Acting Town Clerk, 100 Old River Road, Lincoln, Rhode Island 02865. The Town of Lincoln reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and to re-advertise for the position if necessary. Erin C. Vaughan, Acting Town Clerk Town of Lincoln Special Statewide Referenda Election March 2, 2021 The only polling place open for this election will be at Lincoln Town Hall 100 Old River Road Lincoln, RI. On Election Day the polling place will be open from 7:00am until 8:00pm. Voting will take place in the Town Hall Chambers. We will have Early Voting starting February 10, 2021 from 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday thru Friday at Lincoln Town Hall. Proper ID is required to vote. If you have any questions or concerns please call Erin Vaughan at 401-333-1140

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