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Public Notices - May 4, 2013

May 31, 2013

Public Notice
Financial Town Meeting
Financial Town Meeting will be Monday, May 6, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Block Island School on High Street.  Copies of the Warrant have been posted at Town Hall, the Island Free Library, the Police Station and the Block Island Grocery.  The Warrant and other Financial Town Meeting documents will be available at the meeting, they are available at Town Hall, and they are on the Town’s website at new-shoreham.com.  Individuals requesting interpreter service for the hearing impaired must contact the Town Clerk’s Office 48 hours in advance of the meeting date. Public 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, May 22, 2013 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. Gay, Charles and Michele. Plat 7 Lot 76. Application for a Variance from Section 308(C) for construction of an outside shower.
2. Wall, Robert and Tara. Plat 18, Lot 45-2. Application for a Variance from Section 306(C) for construction of a deck and exterior stairs.

 

Public Notice
The Planning Board Meeting
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
5:00 P.M. @ Community Center, Chapel Street    
Block Island, RI 02807

The Town of New Shoreham Planning Board will be in session for a meeting on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 5:00 P.M. at the Community Center, Chapel Street, Block Island, RI.
AGENDA
1. Review of proposed Zoning amendments
to Section 506 regarding galley drain fields for onsite wastewater treatment systems.
2. Warden’s Pond of BI, LLC and Block Island Holdings, LLC. Plat 13, Lots 14-1 and 14-2. Pre-application for an Administrative Subdivision off Cooneymus Road.
3. Gaffett, Lewis and Nathaniel. Elimination of ROW on Plat 10 Lot 68-6 and Plat 7, Lot 159-1; creation of relocated Right of Way on Plat 7, Lot 159-1 to access Plat 10 Lot 68-7. Application for a Minor Subdivision for a relocation of a Right of Way.
4. Merkler, William and McAloon, Shannon. Plat 9. Lot 58. Public Informational Hearing for the Master Plan stage for a Major Subdivision to create six (6) lots. The property is located off Payne Road and Mohegan Trail.
5. Discussion of a letter from the Old Harbor Task Force regarding merchandise displays outside downtown stores.
6. Review of proposed amendments to the subdivision regulations regarding flexible design residential development.
7. Approval of Minutes
THE PLANNING BOARD’S POLICY IS TO ADJOURN AT 7:30 P.M.  Individuals requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired must call 466-3200 forty-eight hours in advance of the meeting date. TTY:711   JBB 4/30/13

 

Public Notice
NEW SHOREHAM SEWER DISTRICT
NEW SHOREHAM WATER DISTRICT
BUDGET WORK SESSION FY 2014

Members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Wednesday, May 1st, 3:00 p.m. worksession CANCELLED.
The next financial worksession is scheduled for Tuesday, May 7th, 3:00PM, Town Hall.
JZ Posted: April 30, 2013, 1:30PM
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.

 

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 Clerk .  fee 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
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 17
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.

 

Public Notice
NEW SHOREHAM SEWER DISTRICT
NEW SHOREHAM SEWER DISTRICT
ANNUAL FINANCIAL MEETING
JUNE 17, 2012
VOTER ELIGIBILITY

You must be a Registered Elector of the Town of New Shoreham
AND
• a municipal SEWER user  ...or
• reside in the SEWER District  ...or
• an owner or leaseholder of property connected to the sewer collection system,
includes agents or representative of the owner or leaseholder.
If you are not a registered voter in the Town of New Shoreham, you have until May 17th
to sign up at Town Hall.

 

NEW SHOREHAM WATER DISTRICT
NEW SHOREHAM WATER DISTRICT
ANNUAL FINANCIAL MEETING
JUNE 17, 2012
VOTER ELIGIBILITY

You must be a Registered Elector of the Town of New Shoreham
AND
• a municipal WATER user  ...or
• reside in the WATER District  ...or
• an owner or leaseholder of property connected to the municipal water system,
includes agents or representative of the owner or leaseholder.
If you are not a registered voter in the Town of New Shoreham, you have until May 17th
to sign up at Town Hall.
JZ_POSTED:  April 29, 2012.

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