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Public Notices - April 27, 2013

May 29, 2013

Public Notice
Notice of Public Hearing
Proposed Amendments to New Shoreham General Ordinances
Chapter 17, Section 1 “Excise tax reduction”
Town Hall, Old Town Road, Block Island
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
7:00 p.m.

The New Shoreham Town Council will hold Public Hearings on May 15, 2013 to consider ordinance amendments the Town’s General Ordinances regulating motor vehicle excise tax.  Language to be eliminated is crossed out, language to be added is underlined.  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.
ARTICLE I. - IN GENERAL
Sec. 17-1. - Excise tax reduction.
For fiscal year 2011 2014 and thereafter, the tax assessor of the town shall reduce the average retail value of each vehicle assessed by $6,000.00. $1,000.00 (This amount includes the basic exemption of $500.00 plus an additional exemption of $5,500.00 $500.00 as authorized by G.L. 1956, § 44-34.1-1, as amended.) This section shall apply to all motor vehicles and trailers, including leased vehicles.
Attest:   Fiona Fitzpatrick, CMC
Town Clerk
Posted:  April 19, 2013    
Hearing: May 15, 2013

 

Public Notice
Notice of Public Hearing
Proposed Amendments to New Shoreham General Ordinances
Chapter 9 Sections 138 and/or 140 “Golden Shellfish Licenses”
Town Hall, Old Town Road, Block Island
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
7:00 p.m.

The New Shoreham Town Council will hold Public Hearings on May 15, 2013 to consider ordinance amendments the Town’s General Ordinances regulating golden shellfish licenses.  The current ordinance allows people age 65 and older to purchase a golden commercial or noncommercial shellfish license for $1 per year.  Amendment (A) removes the price of the license from the ordinance and regulate it in the Town’s fee schedule.  Amendment (B) eliminates the golden shellfish license categories. Portions of Chapter 9, Sections 137 and 140 appear below.  Language to be eliminated is crossed out, language to be added is underlined.  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.
AMENDMENT A: [changes fee regulation only, everything else stays the same]
Chapter 9, Section 140. - Issuance of shellfish licenses; license categories; fee; term

(5)Golden license. Any person 65 years of age or older may obtain a golden shellfish license valid during the period May 16 through May 15 of each year. The license must be renewed annually and the fee is on record in the office of the Town Clerkfee is one dollar and must be renewed annually. Shellfish taken under this license cannot be offered for sale or trade.
AMENDMENT  B: [eliminates golden licenses]
Chapter 9, Section 137. - Definitions.

The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this division, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
….Golden means any person 65 years of age or older. ….Noncommercial shellfish license means a license duly issued by the town authorizing an individual to harvest or take shellfish from the Great Salt Pond. Shellfish taken under this license cannot be offered for sale or trade. Noncommercial shellfish licenses include taxpayer and/or resident, and seasonal (summer) and golden licenses.
Chapter 9, Section 140. - Issuance of shellfish licenses; license categories; fee; term.
(a) The shellfish commission, the town clerk, the harbors dept., N.S.P.D. and such other persons as may be designated by the town council are empowered and authorized to issue shellfish licenses, as follows:
(1)    Commercial. An applicant for a commercial shellfish license, or a renewal thereof, shall have maintained a principal residence within the town continuously for no less than 12 consecutive months prior to the date of application or renewal. The annual fee for this license is on file in the town clerk’s office. Applicants must hold a valid state commercial shellfish license with an appropriate shellfish endorsement, or multipurpose commercial license. Applications shall be made to the shellfish commission, who will then recommend action to the town council together with proof of residence. The maximum number of Block Island commercial shellfish licenses to be sold in a given year (January 1 through December 31) shall not exceed 20 and no more than one Block Island nonresidential commercial shellfish license shall be issued. All said licenses are nontransferable. Commercial licenses shall be for a period of one year, January 1 through December 31. Any existing license not renewed by the town council prior to January 1 of each year, and not issued by the town clerk in exchange for receipt of the required fee prior to February 1 of each year shall be forfeited.
(2)   Taxpayer and/or resident. An applicant for a taxpayer and/or resident shellfish license, or renewal thereof, shall be a person who is a real estate taxpayer and/or resident. Taxpayer and/or resident licenses shall be for a period of one year; May 16 through May 15 of each year. The fee for this license is on file in the town clerk’s office. Shellfish taken under this license cannot be offered for sale or trade.
(3)    Combined total licenses not to exceed cap; exception. The combined total sale of the weekly, monthly and seasonal (this does not apply to town residents) shellfish licenses shall not exceed the cap set forth by the town council. The cap is based on the recommendation of the shellfish commission. The cap will be kept on file in the harbormaster’s office.
(4)    Seasonal (summer). Any person may obtain a seasonal license valid during the period May 16 through October 15 of each year. The fee for this license is on file in the town clerk’s office. This license is offered on a weekly, monthly and seasonal basis. Shellfish taken under this license cannot be offered for sale or trade.
(5)    Golden license. Any person 65 years of age or older may obtain a golden shellfish license valid during the period May 16 through May 15 of each year. The license fee is one dollar and must be renewed annually. Shellfish taken under this license cannot be offered for sale or trade.
(6)    Golden commercial license. The town council may, at its will, issue this license to any person 65 years of age or over. This person must meet all requirements as described in subsection (a)(1) of this section, pertaining to commercial shellfish licenses.

(b)    The shellfish commission shall recommend to the town council the maximum number of licenses to be issued.Attest:   Fiona Fitzpatrick, CMC
Town Clerk
Posted:  April 19, 2013    
Hearing: May 15, 2013

 

LEGAL NOTICE
ZONING MODIFICATION REQUEST
RVJ LLC.  Plat 3, Lot 140.
Zoning Modification request is to construct a 20’x32’ addition onto a prior existing Single Family Dwelling.  The proposed addition will be located forty five feet (45’) from the southern property line of Lot 140.  A fifty foot (50’) setback is required from all property lines in the Residential A (RA) Zoning District.  If no written objections are received from directly abutting property owners by 20 May 2013 the Modification will be granted.
Marc A. Tillson
Building Official
Town of New Shoreham

 

Public Notice
INVITATION TO BID

Separate sealed Bids will be received by the Town of New Shoreham, Block Island, RI for the Rehabilitation of the Fred Benson Town Beach Pavilion, on or before 1:00 P.M. on April 29, 2013 at the office of the Town Manager, Town Hall, Old Town Road, Block Island, Rhode Island and will be opened and read in public.
Specifications for the Rehabilitation of the Fred Benson Town Beach Pavilion may be obtained at the office of the Town Manager, Town Hall, Block Island, RI between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday, after April 17, 2013. All Bids must be submitted and clearly marked:
(Sealed Bid):     REHABILITATION OF THE FRED BENSON TOWN BEACH PAVILION
Bids must be enclosed in an opaque envelope addressed to
Town Manager
Town Hall
P.O. Drawer 220
Block Island, Rhode Island   02807
No Bidder may withdraw his Bid within one hundred twenty (120) days after the scheduled closing time for receipt of Bid.
The Town of New Shoreham reserves the right to reject any/all Bids, waive any informalities in the Bids received, and to accept the Bid deemed most favorable to the interest of the Town.
Individuals requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired must notify the Town Clerk (401-466-3200) three (3) business days prior to the Bid opening.
Minority business enterprises as defined by R.I. General Laws Section 37-14.1-3 shall have the maximum opportunity to participate in the performance of Subcontracts performed under this agreement.  The Contractor will take all reasonable steps in accordance with the regulations promulgated under Chapter 37-14.1 of the Rhode Island General Laws to ensure that minority business enterprises have the maximum opportunity to compete for and perform subcontracts under this agreement.
Date:    April 17, 2013    Nancy O. Dodge
Town Manager
New Shoreham, RI

 

LEGAL NOTICE
ZONING MODIFICATION REQUEST
Temple, Lynn E and Martha R.  Plat 8, Lot 134.
Zoning Modification request is to construct a 24’x30’ detached two car garage with a home office on the second floor thirty seven and one half feet (37..5) from the southern property line of Lot 134.  A fifty foot (50’) setback is required from all property lines in the Residential A (RA) Zoning District.  If no written objections are received from directly abutting property owners by 22 April 2013 the Modification will be granted.
Marc A. Tillson
Building Official
Town of New Shoreham

 

Public Notice
THE BLOCK ISLAND SCHOOL
New Shoreham School Department
P.O. Box 1890, High Street, Block Island, Rhode Island 02807
401-466-5600 * Fax: 401-466-5610
TTY: 1-800-745-5555
April 30, 2013
LOCAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING
New Shoreham School District
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
9 a.m.
Block Island School Library
AGENDA

1. De-escalation and Physical Restraint
2. Transition Training
3. ESY
4. Child Outreach
5. Other
New Shoreham School Department Does Not Discriminate On The Basis Of Age, Sex, Race Religion,
National Origin, Color, Or Handicap In Accordance With Applicable Laws And Regulations.

 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE
NEW SHOREHAM SEWER DISTRICT
NEW SHOREHAM WATER DISTRICT
BUDGET WORK SESSIONS FY 2014

Members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Wednesday, May 1st, 3:00PM, Town Hall
Tuesday, May 7th, 3:00PM, Town Hall
Monday, May 13th, 3:00PM, Fire Barn (if needed)
PUBLIC HEARING: Adopt for Posting the Proposed Water District and Sewer District Budgets.
May 20th, 3:00PM, Town Hall
Annual Financial Meetings June 1
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JZ Posted: April 23, 2013
Individuals requesting services for the hearing impaired must call 466-3200 forty-eight hours in advance of the meeting date.  ALD (Assistive Listening Devices) are available for use by the public. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, gender and familial status.  (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)  
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).”
The New Shoreham Sewer District and Water District are equal opportunity providers and employers.

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