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Public Notices - April 19, 2014

Issue #16
Apr 29, 2014

Public Notice

NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE

FOR FEDERAL FINANCIAL

ASSISTANCE

The Town of New Shoreham proposes to file an Application for Federal Financial Assistance with the USDA, Rural Development.  This application for financial assistance will be for funding under the Rural Utilities Service, Part 1780, Water and Waste Loans and Grants (CFDA 10,760) and is anticipated to be submitted on or before April 15, 2014.  The specific elements of the project include the installation of a new public well.

The project is anticipated to cost $140,000.

Any comments regarding this application should be submitted to the Town Manager, Town of New Shoreham, Town Hall, P.O. Drawer 220, Block Island, RI 02807 within fifteen (15) days of this publication.

 

 

Public Notice

Historic District Commission Meeting

Monday, April 21, 2014

Town Hall, Old Town Road

7:00 pm

AGENDA

A.  Call to Order

B.  Matters from the Public not on the Agenda

C.  Approval of Minutes of March 17, 2014

D.  Sign Application:

1. Albion Condominium. Plat 6, Lot 3-2.  Application by Matthew King of Topside Café to install new signs.

2. Andiamo, LLC.  Plat 6, Lot 88.  Application by Caren Ford of Blockheads to install new signs.

E.  Preliminary Review/Final Review:

3.  BI Land Trust & BI Conservancy.  Plat 5, Lot 5-3 & 5-5.  Application by Barbara MacMullen and Bill Comings for the creation of Conservation/Recreation Area.

F.  Final Review:

1. Island Enterprises, Inc.  Plat 8, Lot 84.  Application by Frank DiBiase, Jr. to locate a seasonal tent on the south lawn.

2. Island Enterprises, Inc.  Plat 8, Lot 84.  Application by Frank DiBiase, Jr. for screening of condensing units.

3. Town of New Shoreham.  Plat 6, Lot 146.  Application by Margaret Comings to construct wooden staircase, and approval for granite marker and pavers.

4. Stanley & Barbara Nyzio.  Plat 6, Lot 131.  Application by Stanley Nyzio to replace windows.

G. Correspondence

a. Receipt of a letter dated April 3, 2014 from Marc Tillson, Building Official to Joseph Brennan for Andiamo Zeke LLC.

b. Receipt of a letter dated April 2, 2014 from Virginia Hesse, Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission to Frank DiBiase re:  Spring House Hotel Temporary Greenhouse.

H. Old Business

Update on Sign Enforcement Plan.

I. Adjournment

*Individuals requesting interpreter services for the deaf and hard of hearing must call 466-3200 forty-eight hours in advance of the meeting date.  TTY: 711

Posted:  4/14/2014 tlc

 

 

LEGAL NOTICE

of hearings on an applications for Variances, Special Use Permits an Appeals under the Zoning Ordinance.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of New Shoreham Zoning Board of Review will be in session at the Town Hall, Old Town Road on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 5:00 PM for a regular meeting.

All persons interested will be heard for or against the granting of the following applications under the Zoning Ordinances:

1. Payne’s1614 Realty, LLC. Plat 5, Lot 111. Appeal of a Notice of Violation dated July 1, 2013.

2. Saxon, Peter and Kathleen. Plat 2, Lot 12. Appeal of a Notice of Violation dated October 25, 2013.

3. BIEP, LLC. Plat 5, Lot 10. Appeal by Peckham, Inc and Lewis and Nat Gaffett of a Notice of Violation dated November 6, 2013.

4. Island Enterprises Inc. Plat 8, Lot 84-6. Application for a Special Use Permit under Sections 113(B)(4) and 309 (E) to create a twenty-seat restaurant in the barn to be open during the winter months.

5. Draper, Rita. Plat 7, Lot 33. Application by North Light Fibers for a Variance from Section 309(C) for installation of a solar electric system.

 

 

Public Notice

During the past several years, the Building Department has received numerous complaints during the summer season concerning signage in our Commercial Zoning Districts and, in particular, in our Historic District.

The Town Council, working in conjunction with the Town’s Historic District Commission, has directed the Building Department to make the enforcement of the Town’s Sign Ordinance a priority this upcoming summer season.

First, a thank you to the many members of our business community who continue to comply with the Town’s codes and sign ordinance.

Please note that when the Building Department receives a sign complaint or observes a sign in violation of the ordinance, a Notice of Violation will be sent to the property owner requiring the unlawful or unapproved sign to be removed within ten (10) days. If more than one sign on a property is found to be in violation, each sign will receive a separate Notice of Violation and will be subject to separate fines. Under the Zoning Ordinance, the fine for violation of the sign ordinance is up to five hundred dollars ($500) for each violation. Each day the violation continues is deemed to be a separate and distinct violation.

The property owner may appeal the Notice of Violation to the Zoning Board but if the Notice of

Violation is upheld by the Board, the owner will be subject to a fine for each day the sign remained in violation.

The Town Council has directed the Town Solicitor to collect the fines as allowed by law.

I recommend that you take the time to review the Zoning Ordinance Section 504, Signs.  You can find the Zoning Ordinance on line at the Town’s website, (New-Shoreham.com), or stop by the Building Department and we will provide you with a copy.  As always, we are available to answer any questions you may have concerning the signage on your property.

Marc A. Tillson

Building Official

Town of New Shoreham

 

 

Public Notice

Voter Registration Deadline for Financial Town Meeting

Financial Town Meeting will be Monday, May 5, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Block Island School, High Street.  In order to participate, you must be registered to vote in New Shoreham on or before Saturday, April 5, 2014.  You may register at the Town Clerk’s Office, Town Hall, Old Town Road, Block Island on Monday through Friday 9:00 to 3:00.  On Saturday April 5, 2014 you may register at the New Shoreham Police Station, Beach Avenue, Block Island between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. If you have questions, contact the Town Clerk’s: (401) 466-3200 or townclerk@new-shoreham.com.  Posted: March 19, 2014/FF

Public Notice

Notice of Public Hearing

Amendment to New Shoreham General Ordinances

Chapter 8 Licenses & Business Regulations

Sections 8-301 “Definitions.” & 8-302 “License Required.”

Town Hall, Old Town Road, Block Island

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

7:00 p.m.

The New Shoreham Town Council will hold a Public Hearing on May 6, 2014 to consider amending Chapter 8 Sections 301 and 302of the Town of New Shoreham General Ordinances. The proposed ordinance amendment appears below.  Proposed deletions are stricken (like this) and proposed additions appear underlined (like this).  At the public hearing, all persons for or against may be heard and the Town Council may act on this proposal and/or amendments hereto.

Sec. 8-301. - Definitions.

(a)       The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

Special event means any event that the applicant or sponsor knows or should know by promotion, public announcements, or past experience will attract more than 250 persons or 50 motor vehicles in the commercial zones, or 100 75 persons or 50 30 motor vehicles in the residential zones, or will require services beyond those that are regularly provided by the town such as additional police services, traffic control, fire and emergency and medical planning or services, street closures, or trash clean up.

(b)       Special events may include parades, dances, concerts, fairs, parties, traveling shows or exhibits, road races, fireworks display, triathlons, biathlons, decathlons, bicycle races, amplified music and performances.

(c)       Special events shall include:

(1)       An event that requires the partial or full closure of a road or street.

(2)       An event that will attract 100 or more persons at one time to use the Fred Benson Town Beach or other state- or town-owned property at one time.

(3)       A wedding, party, or other event held in a residential zone, if the owner knows or has reason to know that the event will attract more than 100 75 persons or 50 30 motor vehicles.

Sec. 8-302. - License required.

(a)       It shall be unlawful for a A person or organization shall to sponsor, promote, engage in, or hold a special event within the town only by without having first obtained obtaining a license for a special event from the office of the town clerk.

(b) (i) In a residential zone, only the owner of the property to be licensed or the authorized agent of the owner may apply for and hold a license for a special event. In the event that the owner of the property is a legal entity, only a stockholder, member, partner or other owner of such legal entity may apply on behalf of such legal entity for a license for a special event.

(ii)            In all zones other than a residential zone, only the owner of the property to be licensed or the authorized agent of the owner may apply for and hold a license for a special event.

(c)      An applicant shall file with the town clerk on a form provided the following information: name and address of the applicant; a description of the proposed event; Assessor’s Plat and Lot number and fire number, dates and times of the event; an estimate of the expected attendance and expected number of motor vehicles; the identity of the owner and agent and telephone number by which they may be contacted during the event; a statement by the owner of any private property to be used for which the owner accepts liability for violations of town ordinances and that the owner or an authorized agent of the owner will be present during the event; a statement by the applicant that he or she has made provisions for medical and emergency assistance, protection of neighboring property, litter control and cleanup, septic waste disposal, parking and traffic control, and compliance with all town ordinances including the noise ordinance and all state laws, including those on liquor sales and fire protection.

(d)      The fee for the license shall be set annually by the town council, and will be on file in the town clerk’s office. The fee is nonrefundable. There shall be no fee for nonprofit organizations. An applicant shall file the form at least 30 days before an event.

(e)       An applicant in a commercial zone may apply for and hold no more than 20 licenses for a special event in any calendar year, of which not more than four shall be open to the public. The town council reserves the right to limit events based on past history.

(f)       An applicant An owner in a residential zone may apply for and hold no more than four  licenses for special events in any calendar year; provided, however, that for good cause shown, the town council, in consideration of matters pertaining to health, safety, economics, general welfare, and such other matters as the town council shall deem appropriate, may grant an owner an additional license(s) above the four license maximum during any calendar year.

(g)       To the extent that legal pre-existing non-conforming commercial uses exist in residential zones and mixed use zones, applicants on behalf of such uses shall conform to the requirements of subsection (a) of this section 8-301, concerning the number of people expected at the event, and 8-302(e), concerning the maximum number of licenses in a calendar year.

(h)       Outdoor events open to the public for which admission is charged shall end at 5:00 p.m.

Individuals requesting interpreter services for the deaf or hard of hearing must call (401) 466-3200 forty-eight hours in advance of the meeting date.  TTY: 711.

Posted: April 15, 2014

Hearing: May 6, 2014

Fiona Fitzpatrick, Town Clerk

 

 

Public Notices

Notice of Public Hearing

Amendment to New Shoreham General Ordinances

Chapter 10 Miscellaneous Offenses

Section 10-16 “Hunting, taking of game and discharge of firearms.”

Town Hall, Old Town Road, Block Island

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

7:00 p.m.

The New Shoreham Town Council will hold a Public Hearing on May 6, 2014 to consider amending section Chapter 1 Section 15 of the Town of New Shoreham General Ordinances “General Penalty.”   The proposed ordinance amendment appears below.  Proposed deletions are stricken (like this) and proposed additions appear underlined (like this).  At the public hearing, all persons for or against may be heard and the Town Council may act on this proposal and/or amendments hereto.

Sec. 10-16. - Hunting, taking of game and discharge of firearms.

The hunting, possession or taking of deer within the boundaries of the town is prohibited except as otherwise authorized by the town council at its first meeting in April. March.  It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge a firearm, hunt, take or kill any wild bird or animal on private property without permission from the owner and any tenant in possession.

Individuals requesting interpreter services for the deaf or hard of hearing must call (401) 466-3200 forty-eight hours in advance of the meeting date.  TTY: 711.

Posted:  April 15, 2014

Hearing: May 6, 2014

Fiona Fitzpatrick, Town Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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