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Judge Appoints Providence Attorney as Receiver of TLA/Pond View

As of Monday morning, the Attorney General's Office had not filed documents regarding the matter.

Attorney John Mancini was appointed receiver of , according to documents filed on Tuesday, March 21, with Providence Superior Court. Judge Michael Silverstein approved the order after a petition was filed in court.

"The reciever is authorized to take possession and charge of the property and assets of the defendent, and collect the debts and property belonging to it and preserve the same until further order of this court," reads the order.

As of Monday, March 26, staff members of the Attorney General's Office, had not filed any documents regarding the receivership, according Amy Kempe, public information officer. 

The Dexter Road facility has been the subject of previous Providence Superior Court hearings. East Providence officials issued a  to TLA/Pond View on May 27 for alleged zoning ordinance violations. The Dexter Road business appealed the zoning violation to the City’s Zoning Board of Review; members later issued a "letter of non-compliance." DEM then issued the violation notice on grounds that the facility was not complying with municipal ordinances that are upheld by the Refuse Disposal Act.

The R.I. Attorney General's Office had to represent the City of East Providence and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) in the proceedings. In court hearings, members citizen action group East Providence Coalition wore matching red shirts. In the past, they have protested against the recycling facility.

Brian Wagner, the attorney representing TLA/Pond View in court, wrote a letter dated Friday, March 23, to Superior Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter to request a meeting with the court and counsel to discuss "how this matter will proceed in lieu of the recievership."

He also wrote David Spinella, a hearing officer with R.I. Department of Environmental Management.

Click on the attached .pdfs to read documents filed with Providence Superior Court.

Next City Manager March 27, 2012 at 02:42 AM
I smell a civil rights lawsuit against the city of East Providence over this issue in the future. East Providence is going to need a few more lawyers and a lot of taxpayer money before this is over.
Arthur Dolloff March 27, 2012 at 07:13 PM
I think you may be right; the only problem is most attorneys will want money up front as the city has no foreseeable way to pay them. You can just imagine the caliber of lawyer that will take this on contingency. Maybe Conley can develop a third source of revenue with this one!
b1 March 30, 2012 at 12:30 AM
Hmmm, what was that wonderful song.........Time to say Good Bye........

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