LEGAL & PUBLIC NOTICES

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 3:15pm
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P U B L I C N O T I C E
Notice of Public Hearing
Proposed Amendments to New Shoreham
General Ordinances
Chapter 8 Licenses and Business Regulations
Article IV. Motorized Cycle Rental
Section 8-90 Safety
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: 830 0185 9082; Passcode: 513616
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 IV. Motorized Cycle Rental. 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.
Amendment to Sec 8-90-Safety.
A. Each licensee shall make available to persons renting motorized bicycles, motorized tricycles, and motorized scooters eye protection and helmets of the type approved by the state as set forth in rules and regulations promulgated in accordance with G.L. 1956 § 31-10.1-4. Each licensee shall comply with section 18-24 of this ordinance, and all applicable laws and regulations of the State and its agencies including, without limitation, Rhode Island General Laws §31-10.1-6 Each licensee shall ensure that no person renting a motorized bicycle, motorized tricycle, or motorized scooter shall carry any passenger in front of the driver. Each licensee shall instruct any person renting a motorized bicycle, motorized tricycle or motor scooter that no passenger shall be carried in front of the driver. Each licensee shall ensure that all passengers on motorcycles, motor scooters, or motor-driven cycles are provided with a separate rear seat, a separate foot-rest, and an appropriate handlebar or grip for his or her use, and that all passengers wear a properly fitting helmet of a type approved by the division of motor vehicles. No person shall operate a motorcycle, motor scooter, or motor-driven cycle unless any passenger on it wears a helmet and is able to rest his or her feet upon a foot-rest. Each licensee shall insure that any passenger on a motorcycle, motor scooter, or motor driven cycle under twelve (12) years of age has a properly secured back-rest or equivalent, shall have his or her feet placed upon the foot-rest, and shall be seated behind the operator unless a side car is provided. When, however, a side car is provided this age requirement shall not apply to any passenger(s) in the side car. Violations of this section are subject to fines as enumerated in § 31-41.1-4 and in applicable Town ordinances. In addition, violations of this ordinance as well as any other Town ordinance or state law or regulation, may result in suspension, revocation, and/or non-renewal of a licensee's license.
B. Each licensee shall be responsible for instructing each person renting a motorized bicycle, motorized tricycle or motor scooter in the proper operation of the vehicle, in the form of presenting a comprehensive training video, followed by a questionnaire on best operational practices and relevant Town ordinances. Each licensee shall administer a supervised test drive to each person renting a motorized bicycle, motorized tricycle or motor scooter on the licensee’s premises, or on premises obtained for such purposes.

C. Pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws §31-27-2, it is unlawful for any person to operate any vehicle in the state while under the influence of any intoxicating liquor or drugs. No licensee may allow a person who is visibly intoxicated to operate or to be a passenger upon a motorized bicycle, motorized tricycle or motor scooter..Rent a motorized bicycle, motorized tricycle or motor scooter to any person who at the time of rental is visibly intoxicated.

This amendment shall take effect upon passage.
Proposed Amendment Posted: April 27, 2021
Hearing Date: May 19, 2021
Ordinance Approved: Ordinance Posted:
Effective Date:

P U B L I C N O T I C E
Opportunity to Serve
The Town Council is looking for a diverse group to serve on a Police Advisory Commission, which is required by our Home Rule Charter. If you are interested, please send a message with your qualifications or interest to Town Clerk Molly Fitzpatrick at townclerk@new-shoreham. com or PO Box 220, Block Island RI 02807. Messages will be forwarded to the Town Council for their consideration.
Police Advisory Commission. There shall be a Police Advisory Commission of five members, appointed by the Town Council, each to serve for a term of five years, said terms to be so arranged that one term expires each year. It shall be the responsibility of the commission to meet at least quarterly with the Chief of Police to discuss any challenges faced by the Department and community related to law enforcement and community issues, and to communicate regularly with the Town Manager and the Chief of Police relating to matters pertaining to the Police Department, on the commission’s own initiative or upon requests made of it for advice.
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L E G A L N O T I C E
Zoning Board of Review
Meeting to be held virtually via Zoom pursuant
to RI Executive Order 20-25
VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE ZOOM
Webinar ID: 864 4196 8046 Passcode: 652703
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 and 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 May 26, 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:
1. 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.
2. Stinebaugh, John M. and Stinebaugh, Blakely R. Plat 4, Lot 7-1. Fire # 615 Corn Neck Road. Application for a Special Use Permit under Sections 306 (E), 401 and 406 to demolish an existing single-family dwelling and construct a single-family dwelling and an accessory structure.
3. Gelsomini, Nick and Pamela. Plat 4, Lot 63. Fire # 617 off Corn Neck Road. Application for a Special Use Permit under Sections 306 (E) and 406 to demolish an existing single-family dwelling and construct a single-family dwelling, accessory residential structure, spa and in-ground pool. The single-family dwelling exceeds the square footage and cubic feet limits set forth in Section 306 (E).
4. 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.
5. 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.

P U B L I C N O T I C E
Block Island Land Trust
Thursday, May 13, 2021, 4:00 p.m.
Meeting to be held virtually via Zoom Pursuant to RI Executive Order.
Meeting will be conducted via Zoom. Listen to the meeting by dialing this phone number: 1-877-853-5247 (toll free). When prompted, enter Meeting ID: 829 0493 5296 and Passcode: 954475.
AGENDA
4:00 p.m. – Open Session:
• Public Input (Please submit comments or questions via email to landtrust@new-shoreham.com before 2:00 p.m. on meeting day.)
• Treasurer’s Report: April 2021
• Secretary’s Report
• Approval of Minutes: Open & Closed April 8, 2021
• Request of Philip and Morgan Walsh to Subordinate BILT Lien for Refinance
Stewardship:
• Trail Monitor Program: Discuss/Authorize Expenditure for Hats
• Ocean View: Review and Act on TNC/OVF Annual Letter
• Solviken: Fountain
• K&H: Farmers Market Vendor Parking
• Ball-O’Brien: Fiber Arts Installation Request; Beach Access Maintenance
• Hull Pond
• Millikin
• *Discuss and act on pending amendment to Planning Board Subdivision Regulations related to the allowance of land subject to Conservation Easements to be considered developable land, and proposed Town Council amendment to Zoning Ordinance definition of developable land.
4:30 p.m. – Closed Session: Acquisitions*, Litigation*
• Motion(s) as a result of closed session discussion
• Adjournment
Next Meeting: Thursday, June 10, 2021
*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: updates for Renz, TNS Zoning Board/Stockman-Washington County Superior Court Case #WC2016-250, Champlin’s Marina Case - Champlin’s Realty Associates v. Paul E. Lemont, et al, Supreme Court, SU-2020-00168 M.P., TNS Planning Board/Zoning pending amendments described above).
Those requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired must call (401) 466-3200 48 hours prior to meeting date. TTY: 711.
Posted: May 5, 2021

P U B L I C N O T I C E
Shellfish Commission
Meeting via Zoom Enterprise
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.
AGENDA
The New Shoreham Shellfish Commission will meet via telecommunication pursuant to State of Rhode Island Executive Order 20-46 dated June 12, 2020.
Zoom access: 833 548 0282 US Toll-free, or 877 853 5247 US Toll-free, or 888 788 0099 US Toll-free, or 833 548 0276 US Toll-free
Meeting ID: 876 2003 8656 Passcode: 110757
Public Input
Approval of Minutes- April 13, 2021
Correspondence
Report of the Harbormaster
Update on Restocking of Quahogs for 2021 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 harbors@newshoreham.com. 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 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.

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L E G A L N O T I C E
Meeting to be held virtually via Zoom pursuant to RI Executive Order 20-25
Webinar ID: 889 2520 7094 Passcode: 451093
Via Telephone:1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or + 1 888 788-0099
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of New Shoreham Planning Board will be in session via Zoom on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. for a regular meeting. All persons interested will be heard for or against the granting of the following application:
1. Marino, Michelle. Plat 8, Lot 42. Fire # 307 Southeast Road. Public Hearing for Development Plan Review of an 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.
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 2/17/2021

L E G A L N O T I C E
Meeting to be held virtually via Zoom pursuant to RI Executive Order 20-25
Webinar ID: 889 2520 7094 Passcode: 451093
Via Telephone: 1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 + 1 888 788-0099
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of New Shoreham Planning Board will be in session via Zoom on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. for a regular meeting. All
persons interested will be heard for or against the granting of the amendment to the New Shoreham Comprehensive Plan:
PROPOSED NEW SHOREHAM COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT TO FUTURE LAND USE MAP REQUEST TO CHANGE PLAT 18 LOT 2-3 FROM LOWDENSITY RESIDENTIAL TO MEDIUMDENSITY RESIDENTIAL
The amendment 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.
A copy of the matter under consideration may be obtained through the Land Use Office at Town Hall.
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

P U B L I C N O T I C E
New Shoreham Planning Board
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 4:00 p.m. @ via Zoom
Block Island, RI 02807
The meeting will be held via telecommunication pursuant to State of Rhode Island Executive Order 20-46 via Zoom
VIA ZOOM:
Webinar ID: 889 2520 7094 Passcode: 451093
Via Telephone: 1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or + 1 888 788-0099
AGENDA
1. Capital Budget. Discussion with the Town Manager regarding the New Shoreham Capital Budget.
2. PUBLIC HEARING for a proposed New Shoreham Comprehensive Plan Amendment to Future Land Use Map Request to Change Plat 18, Lot 2-3 from Low Density Residential to Medium Density Residential. The amendment 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.
3. Block Island Housing Board. Plat 18, Lot 2-3. Act on a request to provide the Town Council with findings and a recommendation regarding an Application to Amend the New Shoreham Zoning Map. Plat 18, Lot 2-3 is located in the RA Zone and the amendment is to rezone to the New Harbor Commercial Zone.
4. BI Harborview Partners II, LLC. Plat 4, Lots 28 & 29. Application by Richard Hayes for an Administrative Subdivision of land on Corn Neck Road.
5. The Geoffrey S. Ernst Trust and The James Ernst & Michael Ernst Trust. Plat 9, Lots 93-1 & 93-4. Fire # 93 & 94. Application for an Administrative Subdivision of land on Payne Road.
6. B.I. Family L.P. Plat 19, Lot 72. Request by Phillip Owen for a Mylar to be signed off as subdivision is not required.
7. Alpert, Alan and Roberta. Plat 5, Lot 23. Request for a Mylar to be signed off as subdivision is not required.
8. Overlook Realty, LLC. Plat 19, Lot 3. Application for a Master Plan Stage review of a Major Subdivision of land off West Side Road; Public Informational Meeting. Continued from 10/14/20
9. Marino, Michelle. Plat 8, Lot 42. Fire # 307 Southeast Road. PUBLIC HEARING for Development Plan Review of an 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.
10. Marino, Michelle. Plat 8, Lot 42. Fire #307 Southeast Road. Advisory to the Zoning Board for an 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.
11. Merkler, William and Shannon. Plat 9, Lot 58-2. PUBLIC HEARING for an Application by Alexander Mitchell and Rod Mitchell for a Preliminary Plan- Level Review for a modification to an existing plan under Section 908. This is a modification to the original subdivision for Lot 58-2. Continued from 12/9/20
To see supporting documents for this agenda at https://clerkshq.com/newshoreham-ri
Raise your hand on your phone by pressing *9; mute and unmute by pressing *6.
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 5/5/21 JB

P U B L I C N O T I C E
Notice of Public Hearing
Proposed Amendments to New Shoreham General Ordinances
Chapter 8 Licenses and Business Regulations
Article VII. Motor Vehicles for Hire
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: 830 0185 9082; Passcode: 513616
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.
Proposed amendment to Sec 8-161 Commission on Motor Vehicles for Hire -
(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, 14 (fourteen) 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.
Attest: Fiona Fitzpatrick, Town Clerk
Proposed Amendment Posted: April 19, 2021
Hearing Date: May 19, 2021
Ordinance Approved: Ordinance Posted:
Effective Date:

P U B L I C N O T I C E
NEW SHOREHAM SEWER DISTRICT & NEW SHOREHAM WATER DISTRICT BUDGET WORK SESSIONS FY 2022
Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 4:00 p.m., Via Zoom
PUBLIC HEARING TO ADOPT PROPOSED BUDGETS
Monday, May 17, 2021, 4:00 p.m., Town Hall
ANNUAL FINANCIAL MEETING Monday, June 21, 2021
4:00 p.m. New Shoreham Sewer District
4:05 p.m. New Shoreham Water District
The New Shoreham Sewer and Water Districts are equal opportunity providers and employers.
Posted: 5/5/21