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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 04-01-2021

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CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | APRIL 1-7, 2021 CUMBERLAND / LINCOLN 11 CENTRAL FALLS – After Western Oil's request for additional storage tanks was denied by the Central Falls Zoning Board last fall, the com- pany has filed an appeal in hopes of reversing the decision. Western Oil, located on the bor- der of Central Falls and Lincoln off Lonsdale Avenue, sought permission to add nine, 30,000-gallon storage tanks on the property at 1 Dutchess Way in Lincoln. The tanks would be used for Western Oil's environmental and hazardous waste management services. Representatives from the company told the Zoning Board last fall that COVID-19 made it more difficult to move and store additional oil, neces- sitating the company's expansion. There are currently eight above- ground tanks on the property, includ- ing four 30,000 gallon tanks and four smaller tanks. Nearby residents said the existing tanks have sparked safety concerns, particularly if there were ever a fire or a spill at the site. One neighbor, former Sen. Dan Issa, said the project could endanger both Scott Pond and Valley Pond, and wreak irreparable damage on the area in the case of a small leak. On a regular basis, Issa asserted that there are "odors emanating from the burning of used oil," ranging from "smells of Chinese food to foul burning smells." "Efforts to get an air quality inspector over the last few years has been more than difficult. In addition, the tanks would be very visible from the street when entering or leav- ing Central Falls, Cumberland and Lincoln," he said. After touring the Western Oil site last October, the Zoning Board agreed with neighbors and unani- mously denied the company's request for dimensional variance and a spe- cial use permit to add the additional storage tanks. Months later, Western Oil is tak- ing the City of Central Falls Zoning Board to court. The company filed a formal appeal of the denial decision in superior court last month. The appeal also cites Ernest Almonte, the city's finance director, as an appellee; and PFR Realty LLC, the second owner of the Western Oil property, as an appellant. In a copy of the complaint obtained by The Valley Breeze, the company alleges that the Zoning Board vio- lated Western Oil's rights in denying its application, continuing that the board's decision was unlawful and erroneous. Western Oil, via its legal repre- sentatives, is requesting that the court review and reverse the Zoning Board's decision. Western Oil appealing Zoning Board denial By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer Join Yellow Bag Day April 10 CUMBERLAND – For what- ever reason, trash continues to be dumped along local roadways in higher than usual volumes during this pandemic, but residents now have a chance to undo much of that mess. The annual Yellow Bag Day in Cumberland is scheduled for next Saturday, April 10, from 8 a.m. to noon, but those hours are flexible based on people's schedules. From Mendon Road to Diamond Hill Road, Reservoir Road to the area of McCourt Middle School, many of the most messy areas of town will be cleaned up. Anyone who would like to be assigned to an area should email Tom Ward, retired Breeze publisher, at tomward96m@yahoo.com. To volunteer for Yellow Bag Day in Manville, email Town Councilor Ken Pichette at kenpichette@ gmail.com. Ward is hoping to have a finalized list by this weekend. If someone can no longer volunteer, they should also send an email update. Yellow bags can be picked up in the foyer of The Breeze office, 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite 204 Cumberland Mayor JEFF MUTTER received his COVID vac- cine from CEMS Paramedic PETER MCINTYRE at the Cumberland Senior Center in March. "When you're eligible, I highly suggest reg- istering for a vac- cine," he said, add- ing that he was impressed by the hard work, dedica- tion, and efficiency by the paramedics in getting shots in arms. See YELLOW BAG, Page 19 fresH Grade a chicken cUTLeTS $ 2.99 lB. Michael ' s Meats ' M M A Family Tradition Since 1972 www.Michaels-Meats.com Thursday, April 1st thru April 7th, 2021 2130 Mendon Road, CuMbeRland 401-305-5555 HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. fresH ASPARAGUS $ 1.77 LB. 5-lB. 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