Public Notices - Nov. 15, 2014

Issue #46
Mon, 01/05/2015 - 3:43pm

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

New Shoreham Town Council Agenda

Town Hall, Old Town Road, Block Island

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

7:00 p.m.

Warden’s Report

Public Input

  1. Presentation of the Joan Abrams Award to Derek Van Lent
  2. Discuss and act on proposed Special Financial Town Meeting for renovations limited to the Doctors House
  3. Receive and Act on Deepwater Wind request re: assignment of Option Agreement (8/29/12) between Deepwater Wind and Town of New Shoreham to “National Grid” per Sec. 9 of the agreement
  4. Large Capital Asset Strategy committee update
  5. Receive and act on EUTG memo re: Summary of Street Lighting Issues
  6. Receive and act on Shellfish Commission memo re: opening Cormorant Cove for taking soft shell clams
  7. Receive and act on NS Police Department monthly report: October
  8. Set Public Hearing dates for proposed Ordinance amendments:

• New Shoreham General Ordinance Sec. 6-16. - Littering

• New Shoreham Zoning Ordinance: Flagpole height and definition

  1. Annual announcement for Board, Committees and Commission openings

10.  Correspondence: Jill & Charles Townsend re: Zoning variance application

11.  Receive and act on Town Solicitor report re: Town of New Shoreham vs. Emsbo *

12.  Receive and act on Town Solicitor report re: TNS vs. Filippi et al (WCSC2004-0115) “Old Harbor Triangle”  *

* (These items may be held in closed session pursuant to Rhode Island General Law §42-46-5(a) (2) for the discussion of litigation)

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:



Legal Notice
Devol, David & Betty.  Plat 9, Lot 21.
Zoning Modification request is to construct a new ramp for accessibility into the existing Single Family Dwelling and construct a new eight foot by eighteen foot (8’x18’) exterior deck addition onto the existing Accessory Residential Structure.  The new ramp will be located thirty nine (39’) feet from the western property line of Lot 21.  The exterior deck addition will be located forty four (44’) feet from the southern property line of Lot 21.  A fifty (50’) foot setback is required from all property lines in the Residential A (RA) Zoning District.  If no written objections are received by directly abutting property owners to Lot 21 by 8 December 2014 the Modification will be granted.
Marc A. Tillson
Building Official
Town of New Shoreham


Legal 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 Monday, November 24, 2014 at 5:00 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.Townsend, Charles and Jill. Plat 4, Lot 75-3. Application for a Variance from Section 306 (C) for construction of an accessory structure.
2. Law. Ann. Plat 6, Lot 136. Application for a Special Use Permit under Section 311(E), 314 and 408 for expansion of an existing Inn.


Public Notice
Block Island Land Trust
Monday, November 17, 2014, 4:00 p.m.
Town Hall, Old Town Road, Block Island, RI
4:00 PM – Open Session:

1.  Public Input
2.  Stewardship
a. Spring House Pond
b. Heinz Field Parking/Gorham
c. K&H Wall Clearing
3.  Gorham: Recreation Request
4.  Open Records Act: Procedures for Records Requests
5.  Land Management Policy: Vote on Changes
6.  Treasurer’s Report: October 2014
7.  Secretary’s Report
8.   Approval of Minutes:  Open & Closed October 6, 2014; Special Meeting October 23, 2014
9.  Meeting Schedule for 2015
10. 4:30 PM– Closed Session:  Acquisitions, Litigation, *
11.  Motion(s) as a result of closed session discussion
12. Adjournment
Next Meeting:  Monday, December 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., and Renz).
Those requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired must call (401) 466-3200  
48 hours prior to meeting date.  TTY: 711.
Posted:  November 12, 2014


Historic District Commission Meeting
Monday, November 17, 2014
Town Hall, Old Town Road
7:00 pm

A. Call to Order
B. Matters from the Public not on the Agenda
C. Approval of October 20, 2014.
D. Preliminary and Final:
1. Island Enterprises, Inc. Plat 7, Lot 34-1. Application by Frank DiBiase to construct a new 4 car garage with accessory apartment above.
2. Helterline & Balser, LLC. Plat 5, Lot 12. Application by Mary Jane Balser of Block Island Grocery to construct a new atrium to house carriages, connect main building to warehouse, and install new outside doors.
E. Final Review
1. Maryann Simonelli. Plat 6, Lot 33. Application by Maryann Simonelli to add a window and replace a door.
2. Dennis Noreiko. Plat 6, Lot 112. Application by Dennis Noreiko to install a French door.
3. Craig & Michele Fontaine. Plat 6, Lot 37-1. Application by W. Douglas Gilpin, Jr. with the exception of the bedroom window amend previous approval allowing existing windows to remain in place and relocate the kitchen exhaust vent.
F. Old Business
1. Act on revision of the Town of New Shoreham Zoning Ordinance Article 5 – Section 504 – Signs (B).
2. Discuss/Act on trash compactors.
G. Adjournment
*Individuals requesting interpreter services for the deaf and hard of hearing must call 466-3200 forty-eight hours in advance of the meeting date. TTY: 711
Posted: 11/12/2014 tlc