Legal and Public Notices

Fri, 03/04/2022 - 10:15am

Block Island Land Trust
Thursday, March 10, 2022, 3:30 p.m.
Town Hall, Old Town Road, Block Island
In-Person Meeting
The Block Island Land Trust will meet in person at Town Hall. Public attendance is welcome. Masks optional.
3:30 p.m. – Open Session:
Public Input

Discuss and Act on GIS Mapping Opportunity from RILTC

Treasurer’s Report (Monthly Receipts, Expenses, Account Balances): February 2022
Approval of Minutes: Open & Closed Minutes February 10, 2022

Discuss and Act on Update for Overlook Acquisition (Plat 19, Lot 3)

3:45 p.m. – Closed Session: Acquisitions*, Litigation*

Motion(s) as a result of closed session discussion:
Next Meeting: April 14, 2022 at 3:30 p.m.
*These items may be held in Closed Session pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5(a)(5) (acquisitions: including Plat 19, Lot 3, “Overlook,” and others being kept confidential at this time), and RIGL 42-46-5(a) (2) (litigation: including updates for Renz, Champlin’s Marina Case -Champlin’s Realty Associates v. Paul E. Lemont, et al, Supreme Court, SU-2020-00168 M.P.)

Those requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired must call (401) 466-3200 48 hours prior to meeting date. TTY: 711.
Posted: March 2, 2022

Zoning Board of Review
Meeting to be held in person at Town Hall, 16 Old Town Road, Block Island, RI.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of New Shoreham Zoning Board of Review will be in session for a meeting on March 23, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.
for a regular meeting at Town Hall, 16 Old Town Road, Block Island, RI for hearings on applications for Variances, Special Use Permits and/or 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:
Public Hearings:
1. 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. Request for a continuance until April 27, 2022
2. Rose, Judith B. Plat 7, Lot 68. Sunset Hill Lane. Application for a Variance from Article 3, Section 308(C) to construct a single-family dwelling.
To see supporting documents for this agenda go to Clerkbase: https://clerkshq. com/newshoreham-ri

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 2/24/22 JB


The Town of New Shoreham is seeking proposals for “Municipal Legal Services”. The Town currently has attorneys for employment and labor issues, Land Use, Zoning and Planning. These services are not included in the RFP. Bid packages may be obtained by email at or by contacting Shirlyne Gobern at (401) 466-3213.
Sealed bid proposals, plainly marked, “Municipal Legal Services” on the outside of the mailing envelope as well as the sealed bid envelope, addressed to Maryanne Crawford, Town Manager,16 Old Town Road, New Shoreham, RI 02807 will be accepted until 2:30 p.m. on Friday, March 25, 2022 when all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Posted: 3/3/2022 sjg

Shellfish Commission
Town Hall Meeting Room
With a Virtual Zoom Option
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 3 p.m.


The New Shoreham Shellfish Commission will meet with a telecommunication option pursuant to State of Rhode Island Executive Order 22-01 on January 6, 2022 the Town of New Shoreham
Zoom access:
833 548 0282 US Toll-free
877 853 5247 US Toll-free
888 788 0099 US Toll-free
833 548 0276 US Toll-free
Meeting ID: 820 1230 1655
Passcode: 930369
1. Public Input
2. Correspondence
3. Approval of Minutes from February 8, 2022
4. Report of the Harbormaster
5. Discuss and Act on Upweller Maintenance Schedule
6. Discussion on Invasive Crab Trapping at Docks for Public Use
7. Review and Approve Shellfish Brochure for 2022 Season
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 They will be distributed to the Shellfish Commission. The Commission 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 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. Hs 3/1/22

State of Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council
Oliver H. Stedman Government Center
4808 Tower Hill Road, Suite 3
Wakefield, RI 02879-1900
CRMC File No.: 2021-08-107
Date: February 18, 2022
In accordance with and pursuant to the provisions of the "Administrative Procedures Act",(Chapter 42-35 et. seq. of the General Laws of Rhode Island), and the Rules and Regulations of the Coastal Resources Management Council, a hearing will be held on the petition of:
Town of New Shoreham c/o Maryann Crawford, Town Manager
P.O. Box 220; New Shoreham, RI 02807
relative to Title 46, Chapter 23, of Section 6 A, B, C, D, E, Title 46 Chapter 23 Section 18(b), Title 46, Chapter 6, Section 1, Title 46, Chapter 6, Section 2 of the Rhode Island General Laws of 1956, as amended, for a State of Rhode Island
Assent to: Rehabilitate and expand the existing US Coast Guard dock. The work consists of widening the pier from 6 feet to 12 feet wide to accommodate emergency vehicles. The overall pier length remain the same. The project will also reconfigure the existing floating dock from 10 feet
wide and 35 feet long to 8 feet wide and 40 feet long. The project also contains a new floating dock to accommodate the new Coast Guard response boat. This new pier will be located 12 feet landward of the pier terminus and will be 6 feet wide and 60 feet long. This work is proposed in Type 2
waters and will require a special exception to the prohibition of commercial docks in tidal waters Redbook Section 1.3.1(C)3.
Located in the Great Salt Pond at Plat 20, Lot 12; 121 Champlin Road, New Shoreham, RI.
The hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 22, 2022 in Conference Room A of the Administration Building, One Capitol Hill, Providence, RI.
Parties interested in/or concerned with the above mentioned matter are invited to be present and/or represented by counsel at the above mentioned time and place. This meeting place is accessible to individuals with disabilities. The meeting location is accessible to handicapped persons.
Any individual requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should contact CRMC offices at 401-783-3370 at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.
Plans of the proposed work may be seen in the office of the Coastal Resources Management Council, Oliver H. Stedman Government Center, 4808 Tower Hill Road, Wakefield, Rhode Island, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Oral statements will be heard and recorded and statements may be submitted to the hearing officers at the time of hearing.
Signed this 18th day of February, 2022. Jeffrey M. Willis, Executive Director Coastal Resources Management Council


Andy's Way Great Salt Pond Access CLOSED for walkway construction, March 1, 2022 to April 15, 2022.