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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 04-01-2021

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NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | APRIL 1-7, 2021 NORTH SMITHFIELD 5 RICHARD KEENE, president of the North Smithfield Heritage Association, speaks at the party celebrating the town's 150th birthday. The event was livestreamed online. BREEZE PHOTOS BY ROBERT EMERSON North Smithfield Town Council President JOHN BEAUREGARD lights the three candles on the cake celebrat- ing the town's 150th birthday last Wednesday, March 24, at North Smithfield Town Hall. Notice of Public Hearing City of Woonsocket, RI | Planning Board Amendment of Subdivision Regulations Notice is hereby given that the Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing. Date & Time: Tue, April 6, 2021 at 6 p.m. Location: Zoom (remote meeting) Zoom Access: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83051287222?pwd=anJhU05Od2dxZkQ5ZTJIcqQWNQUT09 Phone Access: (929) 436-2866 Meeting ID: 830 5128 7222 Passcode: 12345 e purpose of the Public Hearing is to consider the adoption of a proposed amendment to the City's Subdivision Regulations. Substantive proposed changes include the allowance for certain administrative subdivisions to be based on Class IV surveys (Section 4.1.2 Class IV Surveys Allowed), the allowance for the Administrative Officer/Planning Board to waive the street tree requirement for small subdivisions/land development projects (Section 8.8.1 Street Trees), the requirement that developers implement dust control measures at develop- ment sites (Section 9.0.1), and the addition of a process for determining whether a change to a recorded plat is "minor" or "major" (Sections 12.5.1 Minor Changes and 12.5.2 Major Changes). Various technical changes have also been proposed to Section 3 & 6 (corrects sec- tion numbering), Sections 4.1, 5.1, 5.3, 6.1, 6.3, & 6.5 (alters number of plan copies required from applicants during review stages), 5.2.4 (adds section title), 6.1.2 (deletes redundant language), 12.2 (alters number of plan copies required from applicants for recording), and 12.4 (clarifies who should be notified following approved subdivision). Aer further study or due to the views expressed at the Public Hearing, the proposed amendment may be altered prior to the close of the hearing without further advertising. Any such alterations will be presented for comment in the course of the hearing. e Planning Board intends to approve or reject the amendment at this meeting. All persons interested in the above are encouraged to attend the hearing and express their views. e proposed amendment may be reviewed by visiting https://www.woonsocketri. org/planning-board/pages/meeting-files. Questions concerning this hearing or amendment may be directed to the City Planner at 767-1418 or kpro@woonsocketri.org. If you are hear- ing impaired and need interpreter services, please contact the City Clerk's Office at 767-9247 not less than 72 hours in advance of the hearing date. Woonsocket Planning Board Notice of Public Hearing Amendments to Comprehensive Plan & Zoning Ordinance Date & Time: Tue, April 6, 2021 at 6 p.m. Location: Zoom (remote meeting) Zoom Access: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83051287222?pwd=anJhU05Od2dxZkQ5ZTJIcThqQWNQUT09 Phone Access: (929) 436-2866 Meeting ID: 830 5128 7222 Passcode: 12345 Notice is hereby given pursuant to R.I.G.L. 45-22.2 and 45-24 that a Public Hearing will be held by the Planning Board to provide study and recommendation to the City Council on the following matters: 1. An amendment to the City's Comprehensive Plan. The Planning Board will consider an ordinance to amend the 2012 Comprehensive Plan of the City of Woonsocket, RI by changing the future land use map designation of lots 10-13, 10-18, and 10-22 from High Density Residential to Mixed-Use Residential/Commercial. Maps of the existing and proposed future land use map may be found in an advertisement published in the Valley Breeze on March 18, 2021. 2. An amendment of the City's Zoning Ordinance. The Planning Board will consider an ordinance to amend the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Woonsocket, RI to modify the zoning map to rezone lots 10-13, 10-18, and 10-22 from R-4 – high-density residential to MU-1 – mixed-use residential/commercial. Maps of the existing and proposed zoning map may be found in an advertisement published in the Valley Breeze on March 18, 2021. After further study or due to the views expressed at the public hearing, the Planning Board may propose recommended alterations to the amendment be sent to the City Council as part of its recommendation without further advertising. Any such alterations will be presented for comment in the course of the hearing. All persons interested in the above are encouraged to join the remote hearing and express their views. The proposed amendment may be reviewed on the Planning Board's webpage (https://www.woonsocketri.org/planning-board/pages/meeting-files). Questions concerning this hearing or amendment may be directed to the City Planner at 401-767-1418 or kproft@ woonsocketri.org. If you are hearing impaired and need interpreter services, please contact the City Clerk's Office at 401-767-9247 not less than 72 hours in advance of the hearing date. CITY COUNCIL - WOONSOCKET, RI Application to hold a 1st Class Victualing License has been made at the office of the City Clerk as follows: Taquitos Restaurants Inc d/b/a Antojitos Taqueria, 1188 Cumberland Hill Road. e City Council will hold a public hearing on this application via ZOOM, on Monday, April 19, 2021 at 6:50 PM. All persons interested and wishing to be heard are invited to attend via the following website: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89902624137 or by phone: 12532158782 / Meeting ID: 89902624137 / Password: 024022. Christina Harmon, Clerk of the City Council CITY OF WOONSOCKET OFFICE OF THE ZONING OFFICIAL REQUEST FOR MODIFICATION UNDER THE ZONING ORDINANCE Pursuant to Section 45-24-46 of the Rhode Island Zoning Enabling Act and in accordance with Sections 14 and 14.3 of the Woonsocket Zoning Ordinance (the "Ordinance") notice is hereby given that the Zoning Official has received a Request for Modification from Tory Builders LLC (Owner/Applicant) concerning property located at 54 Simonne Avenue, also known as Lot 46 on the Tax Assessor's Plat 32 (the "Property") located in an R-2 Low Density Single-family Residential District. The Applicant proposes to construct a new single-family dwelling on the Property. As per Sections 14.1 and 14.2 of the Ordinance, the Zoning Official may consider a request for not more than a twenty-five (25) percent modification of any dimensional requirement. The Applicant is requesting a modification from the following Sections: 7.3-5.1 (Front Setback, northwesterly) and 7.3-5.2 (Side Setback, northerly) seeking to reduce the required front setback from 20-feet to 19.3-feet, and to reduce the required side setback from 10-feet to 9.6-feet. Both setback modifications requested are less than the 25 percent cap set forth in said Sections. The front setback modification is 3.5 percent, and the side setback modification is 3.0 percent. As per Section 14.4 of the Ordinance said requested modifications will be granted by the Zoning Official unless written objection from an abutting property owner is received within 30 days of this public notice. Carl J. Johnson, Zoning Official 401.597.5359 cjjohnson@woonsocketri.org The North Smithfield Public School District is seeking Requests for Proposals to provide School Photography Services. Specifications are available at the Business Office of the North Smithfield Public Schools, 450 Greenville Road, North Smithfield, RI 02896 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. beginning on Thursday, April 1, 2021. Alternatively, RFP documents can be obtained online at https://www.nsps.us/business-office.html Proposals must be submitted to the Business Office of the North Smithfield Public Schools, 450 Greenville Road, North Smithfield, RI 02896 by 2:00 p.m. local time on Friday, April 16, 2021. Proposals received after that time will be returned to the sender. Proposals must be placed in a sealed envelope bearing the name of the proposer, their address, date, and clearly labeled: North Smithfield Public Schools School Photography Services RFP Attention: Lisa Marcotte 450 Greenville Road North Smithfield, RI 02896 Proposals will be opened at the North Smithfield Middle School Cafeteria, 1850 Providence Pike, North Smithfield, RI 02896 at 2:30 p.m. local time on Friday, April 16, 2021. The North Smithfield Public Schools reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to waive irregularities in any proposal, or to accept any bids, or to accept that proposal deemed in the best interest of the School District. COVID-19 Protocol - In accordance with the Governor's Executive Order(s) and Department of Health emergency regulations, all social distancing recommendations must be adhered to and a cloth mask which covers the nose and mouth must be worn at all times when obtaining RFP documents, dropping off the RFP, and/or attending the bid opening. North Smithfield Public SchoolS Requests for Proposals School Photography Services

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