Public Notices - August 2, 2014

Issue #31
Tue, 10/07/2014 - 6:27pm

Public Notice

Not a legal posting: agenda may be amended after press time

New Shoreham Town Council Agenda

Town Hall, Old Town Road, Block Island

Monday, August 4, 2014

7:00 p.m.

Warden’s Report

Public Input

  1. Consider and act on approving language for special referendum questions for Nov. 4th, 2014 election based on reports and recommendations of the Town Manager re:

• renovations of the Doctors Residence and property to accommodate health care professionals

• renovations to the Fred Benson Town Beach Pavilion

  1. Act on Town Manager recommendation to issue a Request For Qualifications for architectural services for the Doctor’s Residence project
  2. Receive and act on International Student Workers Coalition letter re: Minimum Housing Standards
  3. Receive and act on BI Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force letter re: Bylaws change and name change
  4. Receive and act on RI DEM letter re: Hunting Regulations for the 2014-2015 Season
  5. Board of License Commissioners

• Act on Block Island Conservancy request re: F1 liquor license (P6, L3-3)

• Act on Block Island Historical Society request re: F1 liquor license & parking

  1. Receive and act on Block Island Historical Society letter re: transfer of ownership of the original statue of Rebecca
  2. Receive and act on Block Island Historical Society letter re: double ender Block Eylant
  3. Receive and act on URI Dept. of Natural Resource Science letter re: special temporary permit (3 +/- months) for a 40’ tower used to track bird migration

10.  Receive and act on Shellfish Commission memo re: setting a public hearing date for a “shellfishing without a gauge” ordinance change

11.  Act to authorize (by Town Manager signature) a “Water and Waste System Grant Agreement” between the Town of New Shoreham and US Dept. of Agriculture

12.  Act on Loan Resolution ($624,000) for Water and Waste System project, as approved at 2014 Financial Town Meeting

13.  Receive and act on Town Clerk memo re: Noise Ordinance consistency with TNS General Ordinance Sec. 8-301 “special event”

14.  Minutes: June 25, 2014 (continued); July 16, 2014 (open); July 16, 2014 (closed)

Individuals requesting interpreter services for the deaf or hard of hearing must call(401) 466-3200 forty-eight hours prior to the meeting date.   TTY: 711.  Posted: July 31, 2014/mm


Public Notice
The New Shoreham School Committee, at its meeting held on Monday, July 28, 2014, approved the posting of the following policy for the required 20-day period prior to adoption:
Policy EBC:  Negative Balance Procedures for the School Lunch Program
Copies are available for community perusal during normal business hours at the Island Free Library, the Block Island School, and on the school’s web site (


Public Notice
Election Reminders

Not a registered voter? The last day to register to vote in the September 9, 2014 Party Primary Election is Sunday, August 10, 2014.  If you are a New Shoreham resident, you may register at the Town Clerk’s Office at Town Hall, Old Town Road Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. before the deadline, or at the Police Station on Beach Avenue on Sunday August 10, 2014 between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Absentee Ballot Applications Available:  Mail (“absentee”) ballot applications for the Primary are available at the Town Clerk’s Office.  You must apply by August 19, 2014.
Call the Town Clerk’s Office at 466-3200 if you have questions!  
Posted July 24, 2014/FF


Public Notice
Block Island Land Trust
Monday, August 4, 2014, 4:00 p.m.
Town Hall, Old Town Road, Block Island, RI

4:00 PM – Open Session:
1.  Public Input
2.  Stewardship
a.  Ocean View: Annual Letter from Ocean View Foundation
b.  Ocean View: Beach Access update
c.  Spring House Pond Report
d.  Hyland Trails
e.  Solviken: Review/Approve Use & Occupancy Agreement for CGSP
3.   K&H Property & Land Management Policy Review
4.   Frisbee Golf
5.   Annual Membership Renewals: Land Trust Alliance & RI Land Trust Council
6.  Treasurer’s Report June, July 2014
7.   Secretary’s Report
8.   Approval of Minutes:  Open & Closed July 14, 2014
9.  4:30 PM– Closed Session:  Acquisitions, Litigation, *
10. Motion(s) as a result of closed session discussion
11. Adjournment
Next Meeting:  Monday, September 8, 2014
*This item will be held in Closed Session pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5(5) (acquisitions: confidential at this time), and RIGL 42-46-5(2) (litigation: updates for Champlin’s Marina Expansion –RI Supreme Court Case #2009-113,114,115-M.P.).
Those requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired must call (401) 466-3200  
48 hours prior to meeting date.  TTY: 711.
Posted:  July 30, 2014


Public Notice
Request for Qualifications for Municipal Legal Services

The New Shoreham Sewer Commission and Water Commission are seeking legal counsel to handle all legal matters relating to the operations of the sewer and water districts and Wastewater Treatment Facility and Block Island Water Company.  Experience with municipal utilities preferred.  Attendance at monthly joint meeting of the Commissions is required.
Closing date for Request for Qualifications, including proposed hourly rate, received through August 14th, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
Address all submittals to:
Mona Helterline
Clerk for NS Sewer and Water Commissions
P.O. Box 774
Block Island, RI 02807-0220
For additional information:  phone (401) 466-3231


Public Notice
Notice of Public Hearing
New Shoreham Zoning Ordinance
Proposed Amendments relating to Notice Requirements
Town Hall, Old Town Road, Block Island RI
August 20, 2014
7:00 PM

The New Shoreham Town Council will consider changes to the Zoning Ordinance at a public hearing 7:00 p.m. Monday, March 3, 2014 at Town Hall, Old Town Road, New Shoreham to add a new section to 702 (B) (2) “Permits, Procedures, Enforcements: General Procedures, Notice Requirements.”  The proposed amendment follows with language to be deleted crossed out, and language to be added underlined.  Before acting on the proposal and/or amendments to it, the Town Council will hear all persons for or against.  The proposed ordinance 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.
B.  Notice Requirements:  All notices of a public hearing shall contain the name of the owner of the subject property, the Assessor’s Plat and Lot number(s) of the subject property, the address and/or a description of the location of the subject property, and a description of the application upon which the Board is being asked to act.  All costs of notification shall be borne by the applicant.  Notification of a public hearing for a Variance or for a Special-Use Permit shall be as follows:
1.  The Zoning Board of Review (or the Planning Board in the case of a Development Plan Review application submitted pursuant Section 703, Subsection D 2) shall give public notice of the hearing, at least fourteen (14) days prior to the date of the hearing, in a newspaper of general circulation in the Town.
2.  Notice of the public hearing shall be sent to the The applicant, shall send notice of the pubilc hearing to all property owners within two hundred (200) feet of all boundaries of the subject property and the owner of the subject property and the applicant.  The Such notice shall be sent by first class certified mail, with a certificate of mailing from the United States Postal Service return receipt requested, not less than fourteen (14) fifteen (15) days before the such public hearing.  The notices shall be mailed by the applicant.  Proof of mailing shall be established by the applicant’s filing, prior to the commencement of the public hearing, an affidavit of the mailing of the such notice stating the date the notices were mailed and who mailed them.  The affidavit shall have attached to it the certificates of mailing from the United States Postal Service.  Including an affidavit that bothe the owner of the subject property and the applicant have also received a copy os such notice, and the receipts of mailing and return receipts.
3.  The applicant shall send notice of the public hearing, by first class mail, to the Associate Director of the RI Department of Administration, Division of Planning.Posted:     July 22, 2014
Hearing:    August 20, 2014


Public Notice

Separate sealed Bids will be received by the Town of New Shoreham, Block Island, RI for the Design/Build Services for the New Restroom Facility at Ball O’Brien Park on or before 1:00 P.M. on AUGUST 18, 2014 at the office of the Town Manager, Town Hall, Old Town Road, Block Island, Rhode Island and will be opened and read in public.
Specifications for the Design/Build Services for the New Restroom Facility at Ball O’Brien Park may be obtained at the office of the Town Manager, Town Hall, Old Town Road, New Shoreham, RI between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday, after JULY 21, 2014 at the office of James J. Geremia & Associates, Inc., 272 West Exchange St., Suite 201, Providence, RI 02903.
All Bids must be submitted and clearly marked:
Bids must be enclosed in an opaque envelope addressed to:
Town Manager
Town Hall
P.O. Drawer 220
Block Island, Rhode Island   02807
No Bidder may withdraw his Bid within ninety (90) days after the scheduled closing time for receipt of Bid.
The Town of New Shoreham reserves the right to reject any/all Bids, waive any informalities in the Bids received, and to accept the Bid deemed most favorable to the interest of the Town.
Individuals requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired must notify the Town Clerk (401-466-3200) three (3) business days prior to the Bid opening.
Minority business enterprises as defined by R.I. General Laws Section 37-14.1-3 shall have the maximum opportunity to participate in the performance of Subcontracts performed under this agreement.  The Contractor will take all reasonable steps in accordance with the regulations promulgated under Chapter 37-14.1 of the Rhode Island General Laws to ensure that minority business enterprises have the maximum opportunity to compete for and perform subcontracts under this agreement.
Date:    July 18, 2014
Nancy O. Dodge
Town Manager
New Shoreham, RI