Public Notices - May 31, 2014

Issue #22
Fri, 05/30/2014 - 4:18pm
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Public Notice

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

New Shoreham Town Council Agenda

Town Hall, Old Town Road, Block Island

Monday, June 2, 2014

7:00 p.m.

Warden’s Report

Public Input

  1. Board of License Commissioners:

Act on American Legion Post 36 request for an F liquor license (one day, beer & wine) for annual fund raiser picnic

  1. Receive and act on Blues on the Block request re: Summer Concert Series
  2. Receive and act on Block Island Housing Board request re: Waiver of Town Fees
  3. Receive and act on TNS Shellfish Commission recommendation re: shellfishing without a gauge
  4. Receive and act on Andre Boudreau (Southeast Light Delights) request re: revision to Hawkers & Peddlers License business plan approval – specifically a change of vehicle
  5. Receive and act on proposed land lease at Settlers Rock area re: Ben Edwards’ Hawkers &  Peddlers License
  6. Act on report and discussion re: protection of dunes along Corn Neck Rd.
  7. Receive and act on Motor Vehicles for Hire Commission recommendation re: Don Thimble taxi license
  8. Boards, Committees & Commissions

• Act on appointment of Recreation Board alternate

• Announce openings

10.  Minutes: January 6, 2014, May 15, 2014, May 21, 2014

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: May 29, 2014/FF

 

Public Notice

New Shoreham Town Council Public Hearing

Application to Amend the New Shoreham Zoning Ordinance

Relating to Inoperable/Unregistered/Uninspected Motor Vehicles

The New Shoreham Town Council will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Town Hall, Old Town Road, Block Island to consider an application to amend New Shoreham’s Zoning Ordinance Section 111 “General Prohibitions” with regard to inoperable, unregistered, uninspected motor vehicles.  The proposal is below.  Words to be removed are struck through, words to be added are in italics.  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 1 – GENERAL

Section 111 – General Prohibitions

The following uses are prohibited in all (except as noted) zoning districts:

A. Any structure or building or any use of any structure, building, premises or land which is injurious, obnoxious, offensive, dangerous or a nuisance to the community or to the neighborhood through noise, vibration, concussion, odors, fumes, smoke, gases, dust, harmful fluids or substances, danger of fire or explosion, or any other objectionable features detrimental to the community or neighborhood health, safety, convenience, morals or welfare, including but not limited to the following:

1. Outside storage of inoperative or unregistered motor vehicle for over thirty (30) days Outside storage of motor vehicle which meets any of the following criteria for a period longer than thirty (30) days:

(a) vehicle is inoperable;

(b) vehicle is unregistered; and/or

(c) vehicle does not have a current inspection sticker if required by the state in which it is registered

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: May 28, 2014

Hearing: June 18, 2014

Fiona Fitzpatrick, Town Clerk

 

 

Public Notice

During the past several years, the Building Department has received numerous complaints during the summer season concerning signage in our Commercial Zoning Districts and, in particular, in our Historic District.

The Town Council, working in conjunction with the Town’s Historic District Commission, has directed the Building Department to make the enforcement of the Town’s Sign Ordinance a priority this upcoming summer season.

First, a thank you to the many members of our business community who continue to comply with the Town’s codes and sign ordinance.

Please note that when the Building Department receives a sign complaint or observes a sign in violation of the ordinance, a Notice of Violation will be sent to the property owner requiring the unlawful or unapproved sign to be removed within ten (10) days. If more than one sign on a property is found to be in violation, each sign will receive a separate Notice of Violation and will be subject to separate fines. Under the Zoning Ordinance, the fine for violation of the sign ordinance is up to five hundred dollars ($500) for each violation. Each day the violation continues is deemed to be a separate and distinct violation.

The property owner may appeal the Notice of Violation to the Zoning Board but if the Notice of

Violation is upheld by the Board, the owner will be subject to a fine for each day the sign remained in violation.

The Town Council has directed the Town Solicitor to collect the fines as allowed by law.

I recommend that you take the time to review the Zoning Ordinance Section 504, Signs.  You can find the Zoning Ordinance on line at the Town’s website, (New-Shoreham.com), or stop by the Building Department and we will provide you with a copy.  As always, we are available to answer any questions you may have concerning the signage on your property.

Marc A. Tillson

Building Official

Town of New Shoreham

 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

New Shoreham Sewer and Water Districts

ANNUAL FINANCIAL MEETINGS

Monday, June 16, 2014

FISCAL YEAR 2015 BUDGETS

New Shoreham Water District  4:00PM

New Shoreham Sewer District  4:30PM

Town Hall, Old Town Road, Block Island RI

COPIES OF Proposed BUDGETS are available at TOWN HALL (Old Town Road),

ISLAND FREE LIBRARY (Dodge Street) and SEWER/WATER OFFICE (Spring Street)

During Normal Business Hours

The New Shoreham Sewer and Water Districts are equal opportunity providers and employers

Posted:  May 20, 2014

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

NEW SHOREHAM WATER DISTRICT

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.

NEW SHOREHAM SEWER DISTRICT

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 sewer system – includes agents or representative of the owner or leaseholder.

 

 

Public Notice

New Shoreham Town Council Public Hearing

Application to Amend the New Shoreham Zoning Ordinance

Relating to Generators

The New Shoreham Town Council will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Town Hall, Old Town Road, Block Island to consider an application to amend New Shoreham’s Zoning Ordinance to add a new Section 202 Definitions “Power Generator” and to add a new Section 426 Criteria for Special Use Permits “Power Generator Greater than 20 kW Rated Capacity” The proposed additions to the Zoning Ordinance follow.   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 – DEFINITIONS

Section 202 – Definitions

Power generator: A machine which burns fuel to convert mechanical energy into electrical energy.  (Generators with a capacity over 20 kW for private use require a special use permit under Section 425).

ARTICLE 4 – CRITERIA FOR SPECIAL USE PERMITS

Proposed new section:

Section 426 – Power Generators Greater than 20 kW Rated Capacity

A. Applicability: Power generators which have a rated capacity of greater than 20 kW, with the exception of generators that are used as a back-up power source at a municipally owned or operated building; a public utility; a medical facility; a commercial business; or any other facility required by state building code to provide back-up power, are allowed only upon the granting of a special use permit by the Zoning Board of Review.  Such use shall also undergo development plan review by the Planning Board under the provisions of Section 704.

B. Application Requirements:  Any application submitted under this Section shall include the following:

1. A site plan showing the location and dimensions of the proposed generator and distances to all property lines and existing structures, including those on adjoining lots.

2. Manufacturer’s specifications including rated capacity and noise levels, specifically the anticipated dBA levels at given distances from the generator.  These must include the dBA levels at the nearest property line and, if applicable, at the location of the nearest residence on an adjoining property.

3. A description of the applicant’s intended use schedule, both seasonally and daily.

C. Standards:  Prior to the approval of an application for a power generator with a rated capacity greater than 20 kW, the Zoning Board of Review shall determine that it meets the general criteria for a special use permit.  The standards below shall also apply:

1. Screening: The generator must be adequately screened from view from nearby roads and properties by means of fencing or vegetative screening, as approved by the Panning Board.  In no case shall a generator be located within the front setback of a property, as defined in Section 202.

2. Noise Impacts: The generator shall not exceed the Town of New Shoreham Noise Ordinance at the nearest property line, or otherwise have an adverse noise impact on adjoining properties, based on evidence presented at the public hearing.

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:          May 8, 2014

Hearing:       June 18, 2014

Fiona Fitzpatrick, Town Clerk

 

 

Public Notice

TOWN/CITY

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT

DISASTER RECOVERY PROGRAM

On or about June 19, 2014, the Town of New Shoreham will be submitting an application to the Rhode Island Dept. of Administration, Office of Housing & Community Development (OHCD), for funding under the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (Hurricane Sandy) Program.  The following activities are being considered for inclusion in that application:

Project name:  Stabilization of West Beach closed landfill slope.

Grant Request:  $550,000.00.

Brief description:  Hurricane Sandy’s high winds and storm surge exposed areas of the old landfill on the edge of the shore.  The plan is to excavate the slope of the landfill in order to establish a new slope edge and move any exposed material farther back from the coastal edge.  Installation of some form of wave energy reduction will then disperse the wave energy from digging into the new edge of the landfill.

A public hearing will be held at Town Hall on June 4, 2014 at 12:00 pm, for the purpose of obtaining the views of citizens on the proposed project(s) and other disaster recovery needs.

Individuals requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired must call (401)

466-3200 forty-eight (48) hours prior to meeting date.  TTY: 711

Posted: May 29, 2014