Public Notices - May 3, 2014

Issue #18
Fri, 05/09/2014 - 6:51pm
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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

TUESDAY, May 6, 2014

7:00 p.m.

Warden’s Report

Public Input

  1. Public Hearing: act on proposed amendment to the Town of New Shoreham General Ordinances Chapter 8 Licenses & Business Regulation re: Special Events
  2. Public Hearing: act on proposed amendment to the Town of New Shoreham General Ordinances Chapter 10 Miscellaneous Offenses, Section 10-16 re: change of date for deer hunting discussions
    1. Receive and act on recommendations of the Commission on Motor Vehicles for Hire:

• Taxi License renewals

• Bus License renewals

• Bus License waiting list

• Taxi License waiting list

• $1 fuel surcharge if/when gas price reaches $4.75/gallon

  1. Receive and act on TNS Police Dept. monthly report: March 2014
  2. Act on Finance Director request re: banking resolution for an Old Harbor Task Force money market account.
  3. Review and act on Planning Board memo re: solar energy zoning amendments relating to generators; and outside storage of motor vehicles
  4. Act on proposed resolution re: Municipal Road and Bridge Revolving Fund
  5. Receive and act on BI Health Services letter re: co-sponsorship of annual Beach Fun Run/Walk
  6. Receive and act on TNS Board of Assessors letter re: abatements to the tax roll

10. Receive and act on New Shoreham Sewer Commission and Block Island Water Board requests that Town Council reconsider appointments made on April 16, 2014

11. Town Council reports:

• Councilman Warfel report on meeting regarding SNAP benefits/opportunities on Block Island

• First Warden report on information re: pheasant rearing

12. Receive EUTG summary: Update on Electricity Costs for Block Island Under Various Alternative Supply Scenarios

13. Receive CRMC Meeting Notice re: Full Council Review of Deepwater Wind Block Island, LLC application (file # 2012-09-065), and SAMP Subcommittee recommendations

14. Receive RI KIDS  COUNT memo re: annual Factbook and Profile of New Shoreham, RI

• Act on Recreation Board appointments

15. Minutes

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: April 30, 2014/FF

 

Public Notice

The New Shoreham Sewer Commission and New Shoreham Water Commission adopted the following Regulations, Rules and Bylaws for the Award of Sole Source Contracts:

(A) Prior to the award of a contract involving more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for construction, or five thousand dollars ($5,000) for the purchase of materials or equipment, to a sole source vendor without first conducting competitive sealed bidding, the purchasing officer shall certify in writing:

(i) That the vendor is the only source that can meet the District’s needs;

(ii) How it was determined that only the vendor can meet the District’s needs;

(iii) Why the price is considered reasonable; and

(iv) The efforts made to obtain the best possible price.

(B) These regulations, rules and bylaws govern sole-source procurement only, and shall not limit the Districts’ ability to award contracts without competitive sealed bidding as otherwise permitted.

Hearing: 4/29/14

Adopted: 4/29/14

BI Times Publication Date: 5/2/14

 

 

Public Notice

The New Shoreham Sewer and Water Districts hereby request sealed bid proposals for the following services:

MOWING & TRIMMING –SEWER AND WATER DISTRICT PROPERTIES

Information is available on the above bid by calling the New Shoreham Sewer Commission office at (401) 466-3231 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., M-F, or email nssc@new-shoreham.com.  Proposals must be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked “BID FOR MOWING AND TRIMMING: NEW SHOREHAM SEWER AND WATER DISTRICT PROPERTIES” and must bear the Bidder’s name, address and license number.  Bids will be received by the New Shoreham Sewer and Water Districts, 20 Spring St, Block Island, RI until 10:00 a.m. local time on Friday, May 16, 2014 and then shall be opened and read aloud at that address.

If forwarded by mail, the sealed envelope containing the Bid must be enclosed in another outer envelope addressed to: New Shoreham Sewer and Water Districts, PO Box 774, Block Island, RI 02807.

The New Shoreham Sewer and Water Commissions reserve the right to reject any and all bids or any part thereof and to waive any informalities.

Individuals requesting interpreter services for the deaf and hard of hearing must call (401) 466-3200 forty-eight hours in advance of the meeting date.  TTY: 711.  Posted: April 30, 2014

 

Public Notice

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Separate sealed Bids will be received for the MISCELLANEOUS WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENTS (SEWER GRANT 2013), on or before 1:00 P.M. on JUNE 4, 2014. Bids will be received by the Town of New Shoreham at the office of the Finance Director, Town Hall, Old Town Road, Block Island, RI and then at said office publically opened and read aloud.

Plans and specifications for the MISCELLANEOUS WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENTS (SEWER GRANT 2013) may be obtained at the office of the Engineer (James J. Geremia & Associates, Inc., 272 West Exchange St., Suite 201, Providence, RI 02903) on or after APRIL 30, 2014 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday upon payment of a non-refundable deposit of $50.00 for each set (checks shall be made payable to “James J. Geremia & Associates, Inc.”).  Bidders requesting Contract Documents by mail (via Federal Express only) shall forward a separate, non-refundable check (payable to the “James J. Geremia & Associates, Inc.”) in the amount of $25.00 per set to cover costs of handling.  The Federal Express shipping fee will be borne by the Bidder; Bidder is to provide their Federal Express account number.  Plans and specs will not be shipped until the $25.00 fee and Federal Express account number is received by the Engineer.

The plans and specifications may be examined on or about April 30, 2014 at the office of:

1. James J. Geremia & Associates, Inc., 272 West Exchange St., Suite 201, Providence, RI between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; and

2. Town Manager, Town Hall, Old Town Road, Block Island, RI between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

A pre-Bid conference will be held at 9:30 A.M. on MAY 22, 2014 at the Wastewater Treatment Facility on Spring St., Block Island, RI.  A representative of the Engineer will be present to discuss the Project.

All Bids must be submitted and clearly marked:

(Sealed Bid):  MISCELLANEOUS WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENTS (SEWER GRANT 2013)

Bids must be enclosed in an opaque envelope addressed to:

Finance Director

Town Hall

P.O. Drawer 220

Block Island, Rhode Island   02807

No Bidder may withdraw his Bid within one hundred twenty (120) 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.

Date: April 30, 2014

Nancy O. Dodge

Town Manager

New Shoreham, RI

 

 

Public Notice

Early Notice and Public Review of a Proposed

Activity in a 100-Year Floodplain

To:  All interested Agencies all Federal, State, and Local entities including the RI Department of Environmental Management, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Fish and Wildlife, RI Coastal Resources Management Council Groups, and Individuals

This is to give notice that the Town of New Shoreham under Part 58 has conducted an evaluation as required by Executive Order 11988, in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management, to determine the potential affect that its activity in the floodplain and wetland will have on the human environment for Block Island Landfill under HUD grant B-13-DS-44-0001.  To effectuate restoration of the Block Island Landfill interface with the Coastal Barrier Resources System located on West Beach Road.  The land is in the 100 year Flood Plain in Zone AE base elevation eleven (11’) feet and has opened to the beach and ocean buried trash.  Approximately ten (10) acres of Flood Plain land will be involved with six (6) acres likely to be disturbed in the Flood Plain.  The proposed project(s) is located at the end of West Beach Road in New Shoreham, Washington County.

There are three primary purposes for this notice.  First, people who may be affected by activities in floodplains and those who have an interest in the protection of the natural environment should be given an opportunity to express their concerns and provide information about these areas.  Second, an adequate public notice program can be an important public educational tool. The dissemination of information about floodplains can facilitate and enhance Federal efforts to reduce the risks associated with the occupancy and modification of these special areas. Third, as a matter of fairness, when the Federal government determines it will participate in actions taking place in floodplains, it must inform those who may be put at greater or continued risk.

Written comments must be received by the Town of New Shoreham at the following address on or before May 27, 2014.  The Town of New Shoreham, #16 Old Town Road, P.O. Drawer 220, Block Island, RI  02807 and 401-466-3200, Attention:  Nancy O. Dodge, Town Manager, during the hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Comments may also be submitted via email at townmanager@new-shoreham.com.

Date: April 28, 2014

 

 

Public Notice

Transfer Applications 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 Harry’s Café, Inc., Stockholders: Harrison H. Pearce, III and Debra A. Alosi d/b/a Harry’s, Ocean Avenue, Plat 5, Lot 12 to Cecil’s Blackrock Grille, LLC Members: Kimberly Ward and Norman Ward d/b/a Kimberly’s, Ocean Avenue, Plat 5, Lot 12

Before acting on the foregoing application, the Board of License Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 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

Voter Registration Deadline for Financial Town Meeting

Financial Town Meeting will be Monday, May 5, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Block Island School, High Street.  In order to participate, you must be registered to vote in New Shoreham on or before Saturday, April 5, 2014.  You may register at the Town Clerk’s Office, Town Hall, Old Town Road, Block Island on Monday through Friday 9:00 to 3:00.  On Saturday April 5, 2014 you may register at the New Shoreham Police Station, Beach Avenue, Block Island between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. If you have questions, contact the Town Clerk’s: (401) 466-3200 or townclerk@new-shoreham.com.  Posted: March 19, 2014/FF

 

 

Public Notice

Notice of Public Hearing

Amendment to New Shoreham General Ordinances

Chapter 8 Licenses & Business Regulations

Sections 8-301 “Definitions.” & 8-302 “License Required.”

Town Hall, Old Town Road, Block Island

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

7:00 p.m.

The New Shoreham Town Council will hold a Public Hearing on May 6, 2014 to consider amending Chapter 8 Sections 301 and 302of the Town of New Shoreham General Ordinances. The proposed ordinance amendment appears below.  Proposed deletions are stricken (like this) and proposed additions appear underlined (like this).  At the public hearing, all persons for or against may be heard and the Town Council may act on this proposal and/or amendments hereto.

Sec. 8-301. - Definitions.

(a)       The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

Special event means any event that the applicant or sponsor knows or should know by promotion, public announcements, or past experience will attract more than 250 persons or 50 motor vehicles in the commercial zones, or 100 75 persons or 50 30 motor vehicles in the residential zones, or will require services beyond those that are regularly provided by the town such as additional police services, traffic control, fire and emergency and medical planning or services, street closures, or trash clean up.

(b)       Special events may include parades, dances, concerts, fairs, parties, traveling shows or exhibits, road races, fireworks display, triathlons, biathlons, decathlons, bicycle races, amplified music and performances.

(c)       Special events shall include:

(1)       An event that requires the partial or full closure of a road or street.

(2)       An event that will attract 100 or more persons at one time to use the Fred Benson Town Beach or other state- or town-owned property at one time.

(3)       A wedding, party, or other event held in a residential zone, if the owner knows or has reason to know that the event will attract more than 100 75 persons or 50 30 motor vehicles.

Sec. 8-302. - License required.

(a)       It shall be unlawful for a A person or organization shall to sponsor, promote, engage in, or hold a special event within the town only by without having first obtained obtaining a license for a special event from the office of the town clerk.

(b) (i) In a residential zone, only the owner of the property to be licensed or the authorized agent of the owner may apply for and hold a license for a special event. In the event that the owner of the property is a legal entity, only a stockholder, member, partner or other owner of such legal entity may apply on behalf of such legal entity for a license for a special event.

(ii)            In all zones other than a residential zone, only the owner of the property to be licensed or the authorized agent of the owner may apply for and hold a license for a special event.

(c)      An applicant shall file with the town clerk on a form provided the following information: name and address of the applicant; a description of the proposed event; Assessor’s Plat and Lot number and fire number, dates and times of the event; an estimate of the expected attendance and expected number of motor vehicles; the identity of the owner and agent and telephone number by which they may be contacted during the event; a statement by the owner of any private property to be used for which the owner accepts liability for violations of town ordinances and that the owner or an authorized agent of the owner will be present during the event; a statement by the applicant that he or she has made provisions for medical and emergency assistance, protection of neighboring property, litter control and cleanup, septic waste disposal, parking and traffic control, and compliance with all town ordinances including the noise ordinance and all state laws, including those on liquor sales and fire protection.

(d)      The fee for the license shall be set annually by the town council, and will be on file in the town clerk’s office. The fee is nonrefundable. There shall be no fee for nonprofit organizations. An applicant shall file the form at least 30 days before an event.

(e)       An applicant in a commercial zone may apply for and hold no more than 20 licenses for a special event in any calendar year, of which not more than four shall be open to the public. The town council reserves the right to limit events based on past history.

(f)        An applicant An owner in a residential zone may apply for and hold no more than four  licenses for special events in any calendar year; provided, however, that for good cause shown, the town council, in consideration of matters pertaining to health, safety, economics, general welfare, and such other matters as the town council shall deem appropriate, may grant an owner an additional license(s) above the four license maximum during any calendar year.

(g)       To the extent that legal pre-existing non-conforming commercial uses exist in residential zones and mixed use zones, applicants on behalf of such uses shall conform to the requirements of subsection (a) of this section 8-301, concerning the number of people expected at the event, and 8-302(e), concerning the maximum number of licenses in a calendar year.

(h)       Outdoor events open to the public for which admission is charged shall end at 5:00 p.m.

Individuals requesting interpreter services for the deaf or hard of hearing must call (401) 466-3200 forty-eight hours in advance of the meeting date.  TTY: 711.

Posted: April 15, 2014

Hearing: May 6, 2014

Fiona Fitzpatrick, Town Clerk

 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

NEW SHOREHAM SEWER DISTRICT

Budget Work Sessions

May 6, 2014 at 3 PM at Town Hall

May 13, 2014 at 3 PM at Town Hall (if needed)

Adoption of Proposed Budget

May 19, 2014 at 4 PM at Town Hall

Annual Financial Meeting

June 16, 2014 at 4:30 PM

at Town Hall, Old Town Rd

VOTER ELIGIBILITY

You must be a Registered Elector of the

Town of New Shoreham

AND

• a Municipal SEWER user  ...or

• reside in the SEWER District  ...or

• an owner or leaseholder of property

connected to the water system,

includes agents or representative of

the owner or leaseholder.

If you are not a registered voter in the Town of New Shoreham, you have until May 16 to sign up at Town Hall.

 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

NEW SHOREHAM WATER DISTRICT

Budget Work Sessions

May 6, 2014 at 3 PM at Town Hall

May 13, 2014 at 3 PM at Town Hall (if needed)

Adoption of Proposed Budget

May 19, 2014 at 4 PM at Town Hall

Annual Financial Meeting

June 16, 2014 at 4 PM

at Town Hall, Old Town Rd.

VOTER ELIGIBILITY

You must be a Registered Elector of the

Town of New Shoreham

AND

• a Municipal WATER user  ...or

• reside in the WATER District  ...or

• an owner or leaseholder of property

connected to the water system,

includes agents or representative of

the owner or leaseholder.

If you are not a registered voter in the Town of New Shoreham, you have until May 16 to sign up at Town Hall.

 

 

Public Notices

Notice of Public Hearing

Amendment to New Shoreham General Ordinances

Chapter 10 Miscellaneous Offenses

Section 10-16 “Hunting, taking of game and discharge of firearms.”

Town Hall, Old Town Road, Block Island

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

7:00 p.m.

The New Shoreham Town Council will hold a Public Hearing on May 6, 2014 to consider amending section Chapter 1 Section 15 of the Town of New Shoreham General Ordinances “General Penalty.”   The proposed ordinance amendment appears below.  Proposed deletions are stricken (like this) and proposed additions appear underlined (like this).  At the public hearing, all persons for or against may be heard and the Town Council may act on this proposal and/or amendments hereto.

Sec. 10-16. - Hunting, taking of game and discharge of firearms.

The hunting, possession or taking of deer within the boundaries of the town is prohibited except as otherwise authorized by the town council at its first meeting in April. March.  It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge a firearm, hunt, take or kill any wild bird or animal on private property without permission from the owner and any tenant in possession.

Individuals requesting interpreter services for the deaf or hard of hearing must call (401) 466-3200 forty-eight hours in advance of the meeting date.  TTY: 711.

Posted:  April 15, 2014

Hearing: May 6, 2014

Fiona Fitzpatrick, Town Clerk