Public Notices August 19, 2017

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:00am
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LEGAL NOTICE
of hearings on an applications and appeals
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, August 23, 2017 at 6:00 PM for a regular meeting.  
All persons interested will be heard for or against the granting of the following Applications/appeals under the Zoning Ordinances:
    •    Gaffett, Lewis. Plat 6, Lot 3-3. Appeal of a memorandum from the Building Official to the Planning Board dated July 11, 2017 and July 26, 2017.
    •    Island Marine Corp. Plat 5 Lot 66. Application for a Special Use Permit under Section 312, Section 401, and Section 408 and a Variance from Section 408 (2), and Section 502 (A)(6) for addition of second floor to an existing cottage for employee housing.
    •    The Dorothy S. McCluskey Personal Residence Trust. Plat 19, Lot15. Application for a Special Use Permit under Sections 306(E) and 406 for construction of a connector structure between the existing single family dwelling and the existing accessory dwelling.

LEGAL NOTICE
of hearings on applications for Development Plan Review.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of New Shoreham Planning Board will be in session at the Town Hall on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 5:00 P.M. for a special meeting.  All persons interested will be heard for or against the granting of the following application:
    •    Block Island School/Town of New Shoreham. Plat 10 Lot 1. PUBLIC HEARING on an Application for Development Plan Review under the Public Education Zone (Section 320) to install a solar panels on the roof of the Block Island School.  
    •    Gaffett, Lewis. Plat 6, Lot 3-3. PUBLIC HEARING for an Application for Development Plan Review for the construction of a Commercial Use Structure.  (continued from 8/9/17)

PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice of Public Hearing
Proposed Amendment to New Shoreham General Ordinances
Chapter 6. Health and Sanitation, Add Section - Plastic Bags
Town Hall, Old Town Road
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
7:00 p.m.
The New Shoreham Town Council will hold a public hearing to consider amending New Shoreham’s Revised General Ordinances Chapter 6 Health and Sanitation, at add a new Article IV - Plastic Bags. The proposed language appears underlined below.
ADD – Article IV. - Plastic Bags
Findings.
    •    The production, use and disposal of single use plastic carryout bags, which are commonly not recycled, has been shown to have significant detrimental impacts on the environment, including but not limited to contributing to the pollution of the terrestrial, near shore marine, and coastal environment, clogging of storm water drainage systems and injury and death of terrestrial and marine life through ingestion and entanglement.
    •    The manufacture, transport and recycling of single use plastic carryout bags requires substantial energy consumption and contributes to greenhouse gases, one of the major causes of climate change.
    •    Single use plastic carryout bags create a burden to solid waste recycling facilities.
    •    Prohibiting the use of single use plastic carryout bags is necessary to protect the environment of Block Island and the public health, safety and welfare of all residents and visitors.
    •    Plastic was the number one trash found on Block Island beaches as determined by The Ocean Conservancy’s Marine Debris Monitoring Study (1992-2007).  
    •    Plastics pollution puts at risk the health of the local economy of Block Island, as it is fundamentally dependent upon the health and beauty of the island’s natural resources.
    •    Similar ordinances have been passed in the City of Newport, Town of Middletown, Town of Barrington and throughout the United States.
Purpose.
The purpose of this ordinance is to protect the wildlife and coastal ecosystems of Block Island, the enjoyment of nature, and the health, safety, and welfare of Block Island’s residents and visitors by: encouraging the use of reusable carryout bags, banning the use of single use plastic carryout bags for retail checkout of goods, and reducing the number of single use carryout bags that enter our environment.
Definitions.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
Carryout Bag.  A bag used by the customer at the point of sale for the purpose of removing products purchased from retail establishment. "Carryout bag" does not include plastic barrier bags, double-opening plastic bags, or plastic bags measuring larger than 28 inches by 36 inches.
Double-Opening Plastic Bag.  Any thin plastic bag with a double opening (top and bottom) to protect clothing or other items for transport.
Paper Bag. A paper bag that is fully recyclable overall and contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content and contains no old growth fiber.
Plastic Bag.  A bag where any portion of the bag is made of plastic, including but not limited to those called "biodegradable, "compostable" or "oxo-biodegradable."
Plastic Barrier Bag.  Any thin plastic bag with a single opening used to: (1) Transport fruit, vegetables, nuts, grains, small hardware items, or other items selected by customers to the point of sale; (2) Contain or wrap fresh or frozen foods, meat, or fish, whether prepackaged or not; (3) Contain or wrap flowers, potted plants, or other items where damage to a good or contamination of other goods placed together in the same bag may be a problem; or (4) Contain unwrapped prepared foods or bakery goods.
Recyclable Plastic.  Plastic that meets the current Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation's standards.
Business Establishment.  Any commercial enterprise, including sole proprietorship, join ventures, partnerships, corporations, or any other legal entity, and includes all employees of the business and any independent contractors associated with the business.  For the purposes of this ordinance, business establishment shall also include farmers markets.  Business establishment does not include sales of goods at yard sales, tag sales, other sales by residents at their homes.
Reusable Carryout Bag.  A bag that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse. The bag must be made of washable cloth, other durable woven or nonwoven fabric, or durable plastic film that is recyclable plastic with a minimum thickness of four mils.
Regulations.
    •    No business establishment shall make available any plastic carryout bags, either complementary or for a fee, for any sales transaction or other use to members of the public.
    •    Nothing in this section shall preclude business establishments from making reusable bags or paper bags available to customers, by sale or otherwise.
Enforcement; violations and penalties.
Refer to Sec.1-15 – General Penalty.
Implementation.
This ordinance shall take effect on January 1, 2018.
Before acting on the foregoing, the New Shoreham Town Council will hold a Public Hearing at the time and place referenced above at which time all persons for or against may be heard.
Attest:
Fiona Fitzpatrick,
Town Clerk
Posted: August 15, 2017
Hearing: September 5, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE  
Historic District Commission Meeting
Monday, August 21, 2017
Town Hall, Old Town Road
 7:00 pm
AGENDA
A. Call to Order
After presentations by the Applicant, members of the Public will be allowed 2 opportunities to speak on Agenda items.  The Chair will ask if anyone from the Public has questions of the Applicant in an attempt to understand the project.  After questions are closed, the Chair will ask if anyone from the Public has comments.  Members of the Public will have up to 3 minutes per person to comment.  Comments should be limited to the exterior design of the building and site.  Comments will not be allowed as to the interior design or use of the project, etc.  Thank you for participating.
B. Matters from the Public not on the Agenda
C. Approval of June 19, 2017 Minutes
D. Signs
    •    Beachead III, LLC. Plat 05 Lot 7-2.  Application to remove old “Beachead” Sign and install a new 6 foot diameter sign with new logo in its place.
    •    BI Maritime Institute. Plat 5, Lot 64.  Application to alter sign locations of previously approved sign plan as well as present new business “Smitty’s” wall mounted sign and A Frame.
E.Preliminary
    •    Rosman, Lowell and Jane. Plat 5 Lot 46.  Application to install new roof, siding, and windows on storage shed.
    •    Rosman, Lowell and Jane. Plat 5 Lot 46. Application to install new roof, siding, new windows, and an addition on the kite store building.
    •    Cass LLC. Plat 6 Lot 89.  Application to install Paradigm double hung windows between the outdoor terrace and the sunken covered porch.
    •    Gaffett, Lewis H. Plat 6, Lot 3-3.  Application to construct new 2 story building. Request by the Planning Board to review updated plans which include 2 retaining walls and a sand filter area.
 F. Final Review
    •    Traz Capital Partners II. Plat 6, Lot 99.  Application to install figurehead on the front of building.
    •    251 Spring Street LLC. Plat 7, Lot 27.  Application to install a flagpole on the Manisses property.
G. 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 KSC 8/16/17

PUBLIC NOTICE
THE ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
6:00 P.M. @ Town Hall, Old Town Road
AGENDA
The Town of New Shoreham Zoning Board of Review will be in session for a meeting on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. at the Town Hall, Old Town Road.
THE AGENDA IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY THE CHAIRMAN OR UPON MOTION OF ANY MEMBER
Application:
    •    Gaffett, Lewis. Plat 6, Lot 3-3. Application for a Variance from Section 313(C) for a utility device containing a sand filter located within the eastern setback line.
Hearings:
    •    Gaffett, Lewis. Plat 6, Lot 3-3. Appeal of memorandums from the Building Official to the Planning Board dated July 11, 2017 and July 26, 2017.
    •    Island Marine Corp. Plat 5 Lot 66.  Application for a Special Use Permit under Section 312, Section 401, and Section 408 and a Variance from Section 408 (2), and Section 502 (A)(6) for addition of second floor to an existing cottage for employee housing.
    •    The Dorothy S. McCluskey Personal Residence Trust. Plat 19, Lot15. Application for a Special Use Permit under Sections 306(E) and 406 for construction of a connector structure between the existing single family dwelling and the existing accessory dwelling.
Decision:
    •    LL Block House LLC. Plat 4, Lot 70. Application for a Variance from Sections 113(B)(1) and 113(C)(1) for construction of an addition to the single family dwelling (cottage) . The application includes construction of an accessory structure.  
Approval of Minutes
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 8/15/17 jb