Grant zoning hearing for Bernie Wilson walker farm kayak rentals in Barrington RI

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My Name is Bernie Wilson I live and own the property at 509 County Rd Barrington RI I have lived here over 40 years. I have a small kayak renting business that I started 4 years ago. Recently I received a letter ordering me to Municipal court in Barrington I was ordered to stop renting Kayaks and fined $200.00.

I was told by Robert Speaker who is the Zoning officer in Barrington RI I needed to file a zoning variance I submitted the application the same day along with 14 copies of the plans and the 200.00 fee. and I also submitted letters of recommendation from all my neighbors in support of this.

  A few weeks later I received a letter informing me I was not going to be granted a zoning hearing. And no refund check which I do not want, I want a hearing. I have had previous variances at this location for other home run businesses in the past.

on 9/17/2017 2 weeks later I received a refund check from the town ,which I will not be cashing.

I have been told off the record the harbor master in Barrington does not want me renting kayaks. The town is violating my civil rights by not allowing me a hearing.

I pay over 14K dollars a year in property taxes here and my taxes are paid on time.

I have contacted the harbor masters office leaving messages with the assistant harbor masters that I want to speak with the chief harbor master and he has not returned my calls and its been over 5 weeks.

When we rent kayaks we give our customers life vests , bottled water and our contact number in case they have any issues I also check on the kayakers with my own boat making sure they are safe and accounted for.

please help my cause and sign my petition so I can get a hearing to obtain a zoning variance

Sincerely,

Bernie Wilson

509 County Rd

Barrington RI 02806



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