North Smithfield Town Hall – Memorial Town Building

North Smithfield Town Hall – Memorial Town Building

1 Main Street, P.O. Box 248, Slatersville, RI 02876

(401) 767-2200

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North Smithfield Town Hall – Memorial Town Building TOWN OF NORTH SMITHFIELD STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS In accordance with Section 13 of the North Smith eld Zoning Ordinance, notice is hereby given of a public hearing of the North Smith eld Town Council scheduled for Monday, November 18, 2019 at 6:45 P.M. at the North Smith eld Middle School, 1850 Providence Pike, North Smith eld, RI to consider the following general amendments to the North Smith eld Zoning Ordinance. Section 5 District Use Regulations Section 5.4 District use regulations Section 5.7 Ground-mounted Solar Photovoltaic Installations Collectively, the changes would encourage accessory use (behind the meter) of solar arrays to supplement electrical use for existing commercial and industrial buildings, including commercial, for pro t systems, if scale affords, such as in big box areas, as a matter of right. Residential use of solar that is ground-mounted still requires a special use permit. All other commercial, for pro t solar arrays, may allow for subdivision activity to house all panels, infrastructure and appurtenances entirely on the vacant lot being created provided all subdivision lots are conforming by area and dimension. Lastly, additional exibility was provided to decommissioning with an emphasis on cash bonds with amounts determined by peer review engineering expertise. These proposals may be altered or amended 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 hearings. Any alteration or amendment must be presented for comment in the course of the hearing. Persons interested in the above amendments are requested to attend said meeting and be heard. The amendments are available for review in the Town Clerks of ce at the Municipal Annex. Individuals requiring assistance should call the Town Clerks of ce at 767-2200, ext. 326 seventy-two (72) hours in advance of the hearing date. Per order of the North Smith eld Town Council, Lillian Silva Scott, Town Clerk