No. Smithfield equestrian center pays back $26,000 tax bill


NORTH SMITHFIELD – One year after a 100-acre horse farm became subject to liens over unpaid tax, sewer and water bills, the owner has made good on the debt.

MCS Enterprises paid $26,325 to the town of North Smithfield to redeem full rights to two properties on Tifft Road, according to records filed this week by Finance Director Cynthia DeJesus this week.

The company is owned by Lyn Spinella, who operates Brookside Equestrian Center on the land.

According to town land records, E.T Investments LLC of Webster, Mass paid $15,404 to purchase a lien on the lot due bills at 90 Tifft Road at a tax sale in April of 2019.

On an adjoining lot also owned by MCS, Breezy Acres RIGP of West Warwick purchased a lien for $7,124 in 2019.

The payment to redeem the lots included interest accrued over the last year, for a total of $26,325.

The equestrian center was in the news in 2016 after neighbors said Spinella was selling gravel to neighboring Holliston Sand, leaving a massive crater on the lot. In 2015, the town approved installation of a 1.2 megawatt solar farm on the horse farm.

Town property records show that MCS Enterprises has owned the lots since 1997.

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