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New Shoreham Town Council Public Hearing
7:00 PM Wednesday July 21, 2021 Via Zoom

Proposed Zoning Map Amendment Changing Plat 18, Lot 2-3 from Residential A Zone to New harbor Commercial Zone. The proposal may be amended or altered during the course of the public hearing as a result of further study or because of the views expressed during the public hearing.
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

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
d.e. 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

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE FOR FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
The Town of New Shoreham proposes to file an Application for Federal Financial Assistance with the USDA, Rural Development.

This application for financial assistance will be for funding under the Rural Utilities Service, Part 1780, Water and Waste Loans and Grants (CFDA 10,760) and is anticipated to be submitted on or before July 19, 2021. The specific elements of the project includes the replacement installation of a new influent bar rack, influent gates, new pumps, motors, controls, variable frequency drives, and ultrasonic level indicators, new SCA-DA RTU control panel. The exterior of the station will be upgraded by the installation of flood-proof doors, hurricane-rated windows, waterproofing the exterior block and the re-siding of the building.
The project is anticipated to cost $1,862,000.
Any comments regarding this application should be submitted to the Town Manager,
Town Hall, P.O. Drawer 220, Block Island, RI 02807 within fifteen (15) days of this publication.

LEGAL NOTICE
Zoning Board of Review

Meeting to be held virtually via Zoom pursuant to RI Executive Order 20-25 Via Video Conference Zoom

AND/OR in person at Town Hall, 16 Old Town Road, Block Island, RI.
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 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.
Webinar ID: 817 5759 7521 Passcode: 357817
Via Telephone: 1 646 558 8656 or 1 301 715 8592 or 1 888 788-0099
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of New Shoreham Zoning Board of Review will be in session on July 28, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. for a regular meeting, via virtual Zoom, AND/OR in person at Town Hall, 16 Old Town Road, Block Island, RI.

Of hearings on an applications for Variances, Special Use Permits an Appeals under the Zoning Ordinance. 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 the 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.
Overlook Realty, LLC. Plat 19, Lot 3. Application for a Special Use Permit under Sections 312(E) and 420 for Offsite Parking related to Applicant’s pending Subdivision Application before the Planning Board.
Overlook Realty, LLC. Plat 19, Lot 3. Application for a Special Use Permit under Sections 401(A) and Section 408(A) and a Dimensional Variance from Section 312(C) for an existing Inn related to Applicant’s pending Subdivision Application before the Planning Board.
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.

PUBLIC NOTICE
Application for New Outdoor Entertainment License
Monday, August 2, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
The Town of New Shoreham will hold a Public Hearing regarding the issuance of an Outdoor Entertainment License, for outdoor amplification or entertainment, pursuant to Chapter 8, Article IX. Section 8-254 of the Revised Ordinances of the Town of New Shoreham, on Monday, August 2, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall, Old Town Road, Block Island. NOTE: In the event that the Governor’s Executive Order 20-46 dated June 12, 2020 is (which expires prior to this meeting) permitting meetings by zoom is extended, the New Shoreham Town Council meeting will occur in person and via Zoom. 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: 822 3448 9114 Passcode:999999

Updates on the extension of the order permitting zoom meetings will be posted on the Town’s website.
The following named establishment has made an application with the Office of the Town Clerk:
Tail Finns LLC dba Finns, 212 Water Street, Plat 6, Lot 157
All remonstrants are entitled to be heard before the granting of said licenses at the time of the Public Hearing.
Attest: Millicent A. McGinnes
Deputy Town Clerk