Public Notices - February 16, 2013

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 5:23pm

Public Notice
On January 31, 2013, Astro Telecommunications Corp., licensee of WADK(AM), Newport, Rhode Island, Facility ID 48744, and WJZS(FM), Block Island, Rhode Island, Facility ID 71295, filed an for assignment of the license from Astro Tele-Communications Corp. to 3G
Broadcasting, Inc.The assignor, Astro Telecommunications Corp. (“Astro”) is wholly-owned by the Addelco Corporation (“Addelco”), which in turn is wholly-owned by the Maurice B. Polayes Revocable Trust, Amy H. Weinstein, Trustee. Roy Polayes is an officer of Astro. Gregory H.
Birne is an officer and director of Astro and Addelco. Gregory H. Birne and Andrew D. Polayes are the beneficiaries of the Maurice B. Polayes Revocable Trust. Bonnie Gomes and Kenneth Gomes are the officers and shareholder of 3G Broadcasting, Inc., the proposed assignee.
A copy of this application is on file for public inspection during regular business hours at WJZS, 9-15 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd., Newport, RI  02840.


Public Notice
The New Shoreham Sewer/Water Districts  are seeking separate sealed bid proposals for:
Emergency Sewerage Pumping and Hauling
Sludge Removal/Container Service
Road Work

Specifications are available by calling the Director of Public Works Office, 466-3213 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. or on the Town’s website @ or email  Sealed bid proposals will be received in the Office of the Director of Public Works at 10:00 AM local time on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.  All bids are to be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked with one of the above noted proposals on the outside with the bidder’s name and address.  
If forwarded by mail, the sealed envelope containing the Bid must be enclosed in another outer envelope addressed to: Nancy O. Dodge, Director of Public Works at PO Box 220, Block Island RI 02807.
The Sewer/Water Commissions reserves the right to reject any and all bids deemed to be not in the best interest of the Sewer/Water Districts.  The Sewer/Water Commissions reserves the right to reject any bid not submitted in accordance with the provisions set forth herein and may waive any informalities and all bids.  Conditional bids will not be accepted.  The Sewer/Water Commissions does not obligate itself to accept the lowest or any other bids.
The New Shoreham Sewer and Water Districts are an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.
February 13 , 2013
Nancy O. Dodge
Director of Public Works


Public Notice
Transfer Application for Beverage (Liquor) License
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 from Over Easy, Inc. Stockholders: Garry Censorio and Richard Tretheway, d/b/a G.R. Sharky’s, Corn Neck Road, Plat 5, Lot 9 to Share the Ride, LLC Member: Gregory C. Kyte, d/b/a G.R. Sharky’s, Corn Neck Road, Plat 5, Lot 9.
Before acting on the foregoing application, the Board of License Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall, Old Town Road, 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
The Block Island Housing Board is seeking sealed bids for the cleanup and removal of unwanted material and debris from property identified as Assessor’s Plat 14, Lot 55.
Sealed Bids will be received until March 6th,  2013 at 3:00 PM at New Shoreham Town Hall. Correctly submitted bids will be publicly opened and read aloud on March 6th, 2013, at 4:00PM, by the Block Island Housing Board.
Reference copies of the property Site Plan and specs for the cleanup and removal may be obtained from Bonny Ryan at the New Shoreham Town Hall.


Legal Notice
879 West Side Road New Shoreham (Block Island), RI
The premises described in the mortgage will be sold subject to all encumbrances and prior liens on March 11, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. on the premises, by virtue of the power of sale contained in a mortgage by Kurt F. Schwarzer dated May 20, 2005 and recorded in the New Shoreham (Block Island) Land Evidence Records in Book 344, Page 306, the conditions of said mortgage having been broken.
$5,000.00 in cash, certified or bank check is required to bid.  Other terms will be announced at the sale.
HARMON LAW OFFICES, P.C.    Attorney for the Holder of the Mortgage
150 California Street
Newton, MA 02458
(617) 558-0500
200905-1180 - GRY


Public Notice

Separate sealed Bids will be received by the Town of New Shoreham for:  BED & BREAKFAST ACCOMMODATIONS and ROAD MATERIALS on or before 10:00 am on Wednesday, February 20, 2013  at the office of the Town Manager and will be publicly opened and read in public.
Specifications may be obtained by calling (401) 466-3213, email or through the Town’s website at
All bids are to be submitted in separate sealed envelopes clearly marked and should also     bear on the outside, the bidder’s name and address and submit to:  
Nancy O. Dodge
Town Manager
P.O. Box 220
Block Island, RI 02807
No Bidder may withdraw his Bid within ninety (90) days after the scheduled closing time     for receipt of Bid.
The Town Manager reserves the right to reject any and all bids or any part thereof and to     waive any informalities.
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. TTY: 711
Posted: February 6, 2013            
Nancy O. Dodge
Town Manager


Public Notice
New Shoreham Town Council Public Hearing
Proposed Amendment to New Shoreham Zoning Ordinance
Relating to Affordable Housing

The New Shoreham Town Council will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at Town Hall, Old Town Road, Block Island to consider an amendment to New Shoreham’s Zoning Ordinance Article 2 Section 202 Definitions, Article 4 Section 403 Secondary Dwelling Development, Article 4 Section 404 Attached Multifamily Development,  Article 4 Section 405 Affordable Housing and Article 7 Section 712 Permits, Procedures and Enforcement.   The entire amendment was advertised in the February 2, 2013 Block Island Times.  A summary of the proposal follows.  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.
Article 2 - Section 202 – Definitions
•    Adjustment to the definitions of “affordable housing” and “low or moderate income housing”.
•    Addition of definition for “municipal government subsidy”.
Article 4 - Section 403 – Secondary Dwelling Development
Article 4 - Section 404 – Attached Multi-Family Development
•    Changes to 403F and 404C to allow modifications to the dimensional standards of these types of developments to allow them to also qualify as affordable housing.
Article 4 - Section 405 - Affordable Housing (in its entirety)
•    Rewrite of Section 405 to better organize, and to clarify review and approval procedures for affordable housing developments.
•    Replace the increase of residential density by up to 100%, and more than 100% (current Sections 405A.2 and 405A.3, respectively) with allowable reductions in minimum lot area by up to 50%, and by up to 75% (proposed Sections 405C and 405E, respectively).
•    Identify the types of affordable residential units allowed in each zoning district.
•    New expiration date for Section 405E and changes in thresholds for affordable unit attainment under that section.
•    Addition of review standards to Section 405, with consideration given to type of units, and type and location of proposed affordable housing developments.
•    Adjustment of some performance standards in Section 405, relating to parking requirements, maximum number of units in a development, number of bedrooms allowed in rental units, and requirement for flexible design.
Article 7 – Section 712 – Comprehensive Permits for Low and Moderate Income Housing
•    Replacement of the Zoning Board of Review as the local review body with the Planning Board.
Individuals requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired must call (401) 466-3200 forty-eight hours in advance of the meeting date.  TTY: 711.  
Fiona Fitzpatrick, Town Clerk