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Town of Cumberland, RI
Providence County
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[Added 5-1-2019 by Ord. No. 19-13]
The purpose of this article is to establish standard rates of reimbursement or replacement, as the case may be, for damages to motor vehicles and private property caused by town vehicles during the course of work in cleaning and maintaining Town-owned streets and roads, and to provide such standard rates that are consistent with those provided for by the State of Rhode Island.
This article shall apply to streets owned and maintained by the Town of Cumberland. State roads do not fall within this article.
(a) 
If any person or entity shall incur damage to his/her/its motor vehicle by reason of a pothole on any Town road, which damage would not have occurred without the existence of a pothole, he/she it may recover from the Town the amount of damages sustained up to and not more than the sum of $300. All claims shall be made within a period of seven days from the date on which the damage was sustained by filing a written claim as prescribed by the Office of the Solicitor, who shall forward such claim to the Department of Public Works for investigation and determination of the merits of any such claim submitted, such determination shall be provided within seven days of receipt.
(b) 
Upon receipt of a determination, the Solicitor's Office shall submit the claim with all supporting documentation to the Finance Subcommittee of the Town Council for approval. Upon approval, the Finance Director shall pay the claim within 30 days.
(a) 
If any person or entity shall incur damage to his/her/its mailbox by reason of a Town vehicle or private vendor hired by the Town, he/she it may recover from the Town the amount of damages sustained up to and not more than the sum of $60. All claims shall be made within a period of seven days from the date on which the damage was sustained by filing a written claim as prescribed by the Office of the Solicitor, who shall forward such claim to the Department of Public Works for investigation and determination of the merits of any such claim submitted, such determination shall be provided within seven days of receipt.
(1) 
Upon receipt of a determination, the Solicitor's Office shall submit the claim with all supporting documentation to the Finance Subcommittee of the Town Council for approval. Upon approval, the Finance Director shall pay the claim within 30 days.
(b) 
Alternatively, a person may submit a claim directly to the Highway Department and, if the Department determines that the claim has merit, the Highway Department will replace the mailbox and post with a standard mailbox and pressure treated wood post; a temporary post may be installed if the ground is frozen and will be secured into the ground when appropriate.