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PUBLIC NOTICE
Transfer Application for Beverage (Liquor) License
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m.
The New Shoreham Town Council will meet via Zoom pursuant to State of Rhode Island Executive Order 20-46 dated June 12,
2020.
Zoom access: dial toll free for cellular phone or landline 877 853 5247 (Toll Free) or 888 788 0099 (Toll Free) or 833 548 0276
(Toll Free) or 833 548 0282 (Toll Free). Meeting ID: 834 9069 8230 Passcode: 999999. We do not have bandwidth to support
a video link for members of the general public. To participate, “Raise your hand” on your phone by pressing *9; mute and unmute
by pressing *6. To see supporting documents for this agenda, go to: Clerkbase https://clerkshq.com/NewShoreham-RI Please dial in or watch YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/ channel/UCmvoSBIQ0bsFRg1kxPgNVCA
NOTE: In the event that the governor's executive order (which expires prior to this meeting) permitting meetings by Zoom is not extended by act of the legislature or by the governor, the New Shoreham Town Council meeting will occur in person and members of the public may attend in person at the Town Hall. Updates on the extension of the order permitting Zoom meetings will be posted on the Town's website.
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Chapter 2013 of the Public Laws of Rhode Island, approved in April 1956 as amended, that the following application for a transfer of Beverage License has been made to the New Shoreham Town Clerk as follows:
Transfer of Class BV Liquor License
Transfer of Class BV liquor license from Ernie’s Old Harbour Restaurant, Inc. Stockholders: Frederick J. Howarth, Jason Howarth & Deborah B. Howarth to Tail Finns, LLC, Member John J. Franchi d/b/a Finn’s Seafood Restaurant, 212 Water Street, Plat 6, Lot 157
Before acting on the foregoing applications, the Board of License Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing via Zoom on Tuesday,
July 6, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m., or in person (see NOTE above) at which time remonstrants are entitled to be heard before the granting of said licenses.
Attest: Millicent A McGinnes
Deputy Town Clerk
New Shoreham Board of License Commissioners

PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice of Public Hearing
Proposed Amendment to TNS Zoning Section 514 Residential Structures in the RA and RB Zones.
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 

Via Zoom
Town Hall, Old Town Road,
Block Island RI
7:00 p.m.

Zoom Access: Meeting ID: 842 7576 2778;
Passcode: 999999
Toll Free: (877) 853-5247 or (888) 788- 0099 or (833) 548-0276 or (833) 548-0282 The New Shoreham Town Council will consider amendments to the Zoning Ordinance related to Residential Structures in the RA and RB Zones, as follows. Deletions appear
crossed out and additions are underlined. The proposed language may be altered or amended prior to the close of the public hearing without further advertising, as a result of further study or because of the views expressed at the public hearing. Any alteration or amendment must be presented for comment in the course of the hearing.
Section 514. - Residential Structures in the RA and RB Zones.
A. Purpose. The purpose of this section is to provide limitations on the massing and size of residential structures to ensure that new development is designed in a manner that complements traditional construction styles and in particular, protects the viewshed and
quality of life of island neighbors, residents and visitors.
B. Applicability. This section shall apply to all single-family dwellings, accessory structures, accessory residential structures and
secondary dwelling units proposed within the RA and RB Zones for which a building permit is issued after the effective date of October 6, 2008. Where there is a conflict between the standards contained in this section and those in any other applicable section of this ordinance, the most restrictive standard shall apply.
C. Standards. The following standards shall apply (See Section 202, Definitions: "Plane, Building," "Plane, Wall," "Building
Footprint," “Floor Area Living,” "Building Volume"):
1. No residential structure shall have a wall plane in excess of 45 feet in length (See Appendix I, Figures 4 and 5).
2. No residential structure shall be constructed with a building plane in excess of 75 feet in length (See Appendix I, Figures 5
and 6).
3. In no case shall a building footprint of any residential structure, principal or accessory, exceed 5,000 3,500 square feet (See Appendix I, Figure 6).
4. In no case shall a residential structure exceed 4,500 square feet of living floor area.
4. 5. In no case shall the volume of any residential structure, principal or accessory, exceed 80,000 65,000 cubic feet.
5. 6. The roof design and pitch of all new residential structures constructed at a height greater than 28 feet shall comply with the
following standards:
a. Hip roofs and Gable roofs, including gable dormers but excluding porch roofs, shall be constructed at a minimum pitch of 7 inches vertical over 12 inches horizontal.
b. Shed dormers shall be constructed at a minimum distance of two feet horizontally from exterior gable end walls.
c. Gambrel roofs shall be constructed so that they are compatible with the pitch and proportion of historic gambrel roofs on the island.
d. Mansard roofs shall be constructed so that they are compatible with pitch and proportions of historic mansard roofs on the island.
e. Flat roofs shall not be permitted.
(Entire Section Added October 6, 2008)
Posted: June 29, 2021
Public Hearing: July 21, 2021
Fiona Fitzpatrick, Town Clerk

PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice of Public Hearing
Proposed Amendment to TNS Zoning Section 111, General Prohibitions (Living Floor Area)
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Via Zoom
Town Hall, Old Town Road,
Block Island RI
7:00 p.m.

Zoom Access: Meeting ID: 842 7576 2778;
Passcode: 999999
Toll Free: (877) 853-5247 or (888) 788- 0099 or (833) 548-0276 or (833) 548-0282
The New Shoreham Town Council will consider amendments to the Zoning Ordinance related to Living Floor Area, as follows.
Deletions appear crossed out and additions are underlined. The proposed language may be altered or amended prior to the close of the public hearing without further advertising, as a result of further study or because of the views expressed at the public hearing. Any alteration or amendment must be presented for comment in the course of the hearing.
Section 111. General Prohibitions.
The following uses are prohibited in all (except as noted) zoning districts:
A. Any structure or building or any use of any structure, building, premises or land which is injurious, obnoxious, offensive, dangerous or a nuisance to the community or to the neighborhood through noise, vibration, concussion, odors, fumes, smoke, gases, dust, harmful fluids or substances, danger of fire or explosion, or other objectionable features detrimental to the community or neighborhood health, safety, convenience, morals or welfare, including but not limited to the following:
5. Residential structures in the RA and RB Zone which meet any of the following criteria (See Section 202, Definitions, “Plane, Building,” “Plane, Wall,” “Building Footprint,”, “Floor Area, Living,” “Building Volume”): (Added October 6, 2008)
a. A wall plane in excess of 45 feet; (Added October 6, 2008)
b. A building plane in excess of 75 feet; (Added October 6, 2008)
c. A building footprint in excess of 5,000 3,500 square feet; and/or (Added October 6, 2008)
d. A living floor area in excess of 4,500 square feet; and/or
de. A building volume in excess of 80,000 65,000 cubic feet. (Added October 6, 2008)
Posted: June 29, 2021
Public Hearing: July 21, 2021
Fiona Fitzpatrick, Town Clerk