Public Notices - July 16, 2011

Thu, 01/05/2012 - 9:48pm

Public Notice
Historic District Commission Meeting
Monday, July 18, 2011
Town Hall Meeting Room, Old Town Road.
7:00 pm
A. Call to Order
B.  Matters from the Public not on the Agenda
C.  Approval of Minutes of June 20, 2011 and June 28, 2011
D.  Review of the Informational Meeting on the Open Meetings Act
E.  Final Review – Certificate of Appropriateness:
1.  Coastal Resorts International.  Plat 6, Lot 117-2.   Application by Christopher Sereno of National Hotel to construct fire pits and a patio area.
2.  Craig & Michele Fontaine.   Plat 6, Lot 37-1.  Application by Craig & Michele Fontaine for placement of an architectural fence.
3.  Joseph P, Jr. and Hollie R Lawton.  Plat 7, Lot 16.  Application by Joseph and Hollie Lawton for window replacements.
4.  Town of New Shoreham.  Plat 6, Lot 148.  Application by Margaret B. Comings for construction changes to the Concept Plan to renovate Esta’s Park.
5.  Empire Productions, Inc.  Plat 6, Lot 98.  Application by Gary Pollard of Empire Theatre to replace asphalt shingles.
6.  Ballards Inn Realty, LLC.   Plat 7, Lot 023.  Application by Sharon Cattera of Ballards Inn Realty,  LLC to change covered porch, railings and posts.
7.  Ballards Inn Realty, LLC.  Plat 7, Lot 023.   Application by Sharon Cattera of Ballards Inn Realty, LLC to add brick/stone façade to the lower level of the porch.
F.  Tabled Items / Old Business
1.     Act on the Town of New Shoreham Historic District Commission Guidelines Cover Page.
2.     Update on issues regarding enforcement of violations.
G.  New Business
1.  Discussion of the Historic District Commission Procedures and Standards Guidebook, Section II. Application Procedures, Minor Changes to the Exterior
2.    Discussion of the Rules and Regulations of the Historic District Commission
H.    Secretary’s Report
1.  Election of Secretary.
I.   Adjournment
*Individuals requesting interpreter services for the Hearing Impaired must call 466-3200 forty-eight hours in advance of the meeting date.  TTY: 711 Posted:  07/13/2011 tlc


Public Notice
Block Island School
July 18, 2011
7:00 P.M.
Call to Order  Roll Call
Approval of Minutes
A.    School Committee
B.    Superintendent
1.    WCRPC Energy Program Update
2.    Math Curriculum Project
Old Business
A.    School Committee Policies – Review and Approve
1.    Policy FBF-1: High School Proficiency Based Graduation
2.    Policy HJ: Professional Staff Hiring and Placement
New Business
A.    Organizational Meeting
1.    Appointments – Auditor, Clerk, Attendance Officer, Attorney, School Physician and Dentist, Delegate to RIASC
2.    Designation of Bank Depositories, Official Newspaper, Authorized Signatures of Checks
B.    Annual Review of Policies
C.    Appointments
D.    Finance Director Contract – Review and Approve
Calendar of Events
Some portions of this meeting may go into Executive Session in accordance with 42-46-4 and 5 of the Rhode Island General Laws, as amended.
Block Island School is a handicapped accessible facility.  Those individuals requiring interpretive or hearing impaired services should contact the Block Island School via Relay Rhode Island at 1-800-745-5555 (TTY) at least 72 hours before the meeting date.
Posted:  July 13, 2011


Public Notice
Notice of Request for Proposals
The New Shoreham School Department is soliciting proposals to renovate and repair the solar electric system at the Block Island School.  Sealed proposals will be accepted until 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 1, 2011, and will be publicly opened immediately thereafter. All proposals will be in force for 30 days following opening.  A copy of the proposal may be received from the Office of Superintendent, New Shoreham School Department, High Street, Block Island, RI  02807, or at the school website -



Public Notice
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 Block Island Sales Corp. Officers: Kristen Kiley, R. Michael Kiley, Melissa Kiley, Allisong K. Nasin, d/b/a Yellow Kittens, Corn Neck Road, Plat 6, Lot 135 to the Kamm Group, LLC, Membership: Block Island Sales Corp. d/b/a Yellow Kittens, Corn Neck Road, Plat 6, Lot 135.
Before acting on the foregoing applications, the Board of License Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, August 1, 2011 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
of hearings on an applications for Variances, Special Use Permits an Appeals under the Zoning Ordinance.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of New Shoreham Zoning Board of Review will be in session at the Town Hall, Old Town Road on Wednesday July 27, 2011 at 5:30 PM for a regular meeting.  
All persons interested will be heard for or against the granting of the following applications under the Zoning Ordinances:
1.    1.    Papa, Steve. Leone, Aldo. Plat 6, Lot 89. Appeal of a Historic District Commission denial of shade system for outdoor dining area. Historic District Commission decision dated January 26, 2011.
2.    2.    Southeast Light Foundation. Plat 8, Lot 1. Appeal by Michael Delia of a letter from the Building Official dated January 28, 2010 and May 4, 2011 Constructive Notice.
3.    3.    Capuciati, Peter and Karen. Plat 9, Lot 51. Application for a Variance from Section 306(C) to install solar power to the single family dwelling.



Public Notice
Separate sealed Bids will be received by the Town of New Shoreham for: Installation of a new roof at the CHIEF’S HOUSE at the COAST GUARD STATION (excluding the small shed roof over the oil tank) until 2:00 pm, Monday, August 1, 2011 at the Office of the Town Manager and then publicly opened and read aloud.
Specifications may be obtained by contacting the Town Manager’s Office at P.O. Box 220, Block Island, RI 02807, (401) 466-3213 or or the Town’s website @  Each sealed envelope containing a PROPOSAL must be plainly marked on the outside as CHIEF’S HOUSE at the COAST GUARD STATION (excluding the small shed roof over the oil tank)  and the envelope should bear on the outside the BIDDER’S name and address.  BIDS are to be addressed to the Town Manager.
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 of New Shoreham.
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
Nancy O. Dodge
Town Manager
Posted: July 6, 2011


Public Notice
The New Shoreham School Committee, at its meeting held on Monday, June 13, 2011, approved the posting of the following policies for the required 30-day period prior to adoption:
FBF-1: High School Proficiency Based Graduation
HJ: Professional Staff Hiring and Placement
GG-1: Police, School, and Students
GR: Student Search and Seizure
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 (