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PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice of Public Hearing
Proposed Amendments to New Shoreham General Ordinances Chapter 8 Licenses and Business Regulations Article VII. Motor Vehicles for Hire Seating Capacity
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
The New Shoreham Town Council will meet via telecommunication pursuant to State of Rhode Island Executive Order 20-46 dated June 12, 2020
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
Zoom access: Toll Free (888) 788-0099, (833) 548-0276, (833) 548-0282, (877) 853-5247.
Meeting ID: 874 0665 7838; Passcode: 999999
The New Shoreham Town Council will hold a public hearing to consider amending New Shoreham’s Revised General Ordinances Chapter 8 Licenses and Business Regulations Article VII. Motor Vehicles for Hire. All persons for or against may be heard and the Town Council may act on this proposal and/or amendments hereto. Language to be added is underlined, words to be removed are crossed out.
(c) The commission shall have the following
duties:
(1) To draft and forward regulations for the operation of motor vehicles for hire in the town in keeping with public convenience and necessity, including rates for the hiring of such motor vehicles to the town council for its approval. Motor vehicles for hire are further defined as follows:
a. Taxis are herein defined as motor vehicles for hire with a seating capacity, including the driver, of no more than 12 15 (fifteen), or the
manufacturer's seating specifications, whichever is less, which may pick up or discharge upon solicitation anywhere within the town. Taxis are permitted to provide vehicular tours of Block Island. This amendment shall take effect upon passage.
b. Limousines are herein defined as motor vehicles for hire with a seating capacity, including the driver, of no more than 12, or the manufacturer's seating specification, whichever is less, that can only transport passengers at their request, and such request must be made at the office of the owner of the vehicle by phone or in person. Limousines are prohibited from providing vehicular tours of Block Island to visitors and from general pickup of passengers.
c. Charter buses are herein defined as motor vehicles for hire with a seating capacity of more than 20 that can only transport passengers by their request, and such request must be made at the office of the owner of the vehicle by phone or in person. Charter buses are permitted to provide vehicular tours of Block Island to visitors.
d. The commission has no jurisdiction over motor vehicles for hire which are not provided with a driver.
Attest: Fiona Fitzpatrick, Town Clerk
Proposed Amendment Posted: May 20, 2021
Hearing Date: June 16, 2021
Ordinance Approved:
Ordinance Posted:
Effective Date:
PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice of Public Hearing
Proposed Amendments to New Shoreham General Ordinances Chapter 8 Licenses and Business Regulations Article VII. Motor Vehicles for Hire
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
The New Shoreham Town Council will meet via telecommunication pursuant to State of Rhode Island Executive Order 20-46 dated June 12, 2020
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
Zoom access: Toll Free (888) 788-0099, (833) 548-0276, (833) 548-0282, (877) 853-5247.
Meeting ID: 874 0665 7838; Passcode: 999999
The New Shoreham Town Council will hold a public hearing to consider amending New Shoreham’s Revised General Ordinances Chapter 8 Licenses and Business Regulations Article VII. Motor Vehicles for Hire, as follows. All persons for or against may be heard and the Town Council may act on this proposal and/or amendments hereto. Language to be added is underlined, words to be removed are crossed out.
Sec. 8-162. - Definitions and license requirements.
(a) For purposes of this article pertaining to Motor Vehicles for Hire, the following definitions shall apply:
(1) Motor vehicle means every vehicle that is self-propelled or designed for self-propulsion. Except as otherwise provided, for the purposes of this article, any device which is a bicycle, electric personal assistive mobility device, electric power- assisted bicycle, or moped shall be deemed not to be a motor vehicle.
(2) Operation or use of a motor vehicle for hire means the transporting of a passenger or passengers in any motor vehicle in the Town of New Shoreham to such points as may be directed by the passenger for compensation for the service, directly or indirectly.
(3) Operation or use of a motor vehicle for hire in a Point-to-Point Program means the transporting of a passenger or passengers in any motor vehicle in the Town of New Shoreham to preset, designated drop off and pickup locations as determined by motor vehicle for hire operators for compensation for the service, directly or indirectly. This amendment shall take effect upon passage.
(b) No person shall transport passengers for hire in any motor vehicle, without first obtaining a New Shoreham taxi, charter bus or limousine license from the town clerk, upon approval of the town council. The license shall be visibly displayed in any vehicle for hire at all times the vehicle is being operated for hire, and shall be produced upon request of any law enforcement official or passenger.
Sec. 8-168. - Taxicab rates.
(a) A rate card reflecting the schedule of rates approved by the council on the recommendation of the commission shall be conspicuously displayed in every taxicab for hire.
(b) Licensees under this article are prohibited from charging passengers rates different from those approved by the commission.
(c) A list of current rates shall be conspicuously posted in the town hall by the town clerk.
(d) Taxis for hire are prohibited from taking multiple fares when there are other taxis readily available; provided, however, that this prohibition does not apply to a motor vehicle for hire while operating in a Point-to-Point Program. This amendment shall take effect upon passage.
Attest: Fiona Fitzpatrick, Town Clerk
Proposed Amendment Posted: May 24, 2021
Hearing Date: June 16, 2021
Ordinance Approved:
Ordinance Posted:
Effective Date:
PUBLIC NOTICE
NEW SHOREHAM WATER DISTRICT
Annual Financial Meeting
Monday June 21, 2021 at 4:05 p.m. at the Block Island School
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 water system; includes agents or representatives of the owner or leaseholder.
PUBLIC NOTICE
NEW SHOREHAM SEWER DISTRICT
Annual Financial Meeting
Monday June 21, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. at the Block Island School
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 system; includes agents or representatives of the owner or leaseholder.

PUBLIC NOTICE

Harbors Committee
Meeting via Zoom Enterprise
Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 12:30 p.m.

AGENDA

The New Shoreham Harbors Committee will meet via telecommunication pursuant to State of Rhode Island Executive Order 20-46 dated June 12, 2020.
Zoom access: 877 853 5247 US Toll-free, 888 788 0099 US Toll-free, 833 548 0276 US Toll-free, or 833 548 0282 US Toll-free
Meeting ID: 880 0208 3242 Passcode: 330626
Public Input
Approval of Minutes
Correspondence
Report of the Harbormaster
Listen to the meeting:
Listen using access codes above. Please dial in 2 minutes before the meeting unless you may be commenting.
Two ways to comment:
Send your comments and questions at least 12 hours before the meeting to harbors@new-shoreham.com. They will be distributed to the Harbors Committee. The Committee will be able to take time to read them before the meeting.
Register to speak by phone during the meeting by emailing the number of the phone you’ll be using, your name, and the organization (if any) you are representing to harbors@new-shoreham.com 12 hours before the meeting. Instructions will be emailed back. You must log in half an hour before the meeting starts.
Individuals requesting interpreter services for the deaf and hard of hearing must call (401) 466- 3200 forty-eight hours in advance. TTY: 711. 6/9/21
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LEGAL NOTICE
Zoning Board of Review
Meeting to be held virtually via Zoom pursuant to RI Executive Order 20-25 VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE ZOOM
Webinar ID: 833 7776 4241 Passcode: 669811
Via Telephone: 1 646 558 8656, or 1 301 715 8592, or 1 888 788-0099
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 via Zoom on June 23, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. for a regular meeting.
All persons interested will be heard for or against the granting of the following Applications under the New Shoreham Zoning Ordinance:
Trahanas, Philip and Jennifer as Trustees of the Jennifer A. Trahanas Revocable Trust. Plat 14, Lot 31. Appeal by Bluff Head, LLC, Michael Barile and Michele Ann McBride of a Decision of decision of Building Official issuing Permit to Philip P. Trahanas and Jennifer A. Trahanas as Co-Trustees of the Jennifer A. Trahanas Revocable Trust for construction of a fence. Letter dated 5/14/21 Permit No. B-21-153, dated 5/10/21.
Carol R. Tuschick Irrevocable Trust and Simkins, Beth. Plat 5, Lot 14. #445 Ocean Avenue. Application for a Variance from Sections 113(B)(1), 113(C)(1) and 313(C) for construction of an addition and front porch to a multi-family dwelling.
Carol R. Tuschick Irrevocable Trust and Simkins, Beth. Plat 5, Lot 14. #445 Ocean Avenue. Application for a Special Use Permit under 313 and 404 and for a Variance from Sections 113(B)(1), 113(C)(1) and 313(C) for construction of an addition and front porch to a multi-family dwelling.
Marino, Michelle. Plat 8, Lot 42. Fire # 307 Southeast Road. Application for a Special Use Permit under Sections 306 (E), 314(C), 415 (B) (1)(2)(3) and (5) and a Variance from Section 306(C) to provide maintenance access to proposed shoreline stabilization.