Public Notices - August 18, 2012

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 3:05pm
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Public Notice
THE ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW
Wednesday, August 22, 2012    
5:00 P.M. @ Town Hall, Old Town Road
AGENDA
The Town of New Shoreham Zoning Board of Review will be in session for a regular meeting on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 5:00 P.M. at the Town Hall, Old Town Road.
THE AGENDA IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY THE CHAIRMAN OR UPON MOTION OF ANY MEMBER
Applications:
1.    Brouillard, James. Plat 6, Lot 31. Application by John Spier for a Variance from Section 313 (C) for construction of a shed.   
Hearings:
1.    1870, LLC. Plat 14, Lot 30. Application by Joseph Lipscomb for a Variance from Sections 306(C) and 511 (A)(2) for the conversion of an existing accessory structure to an Accessory Residential Structure and a contingent application to amend the Zoning Decisions dated March 27, 2002 and August 27, 2007.
Approval of Minutes
THE ZONING BOARD'S POLICY IS TO ADJOURN AT 8:00 P.M.
Individuals requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired must call 466-3200 forty-eight hours in advance of the meeting date. TTY: 711 Jbb 8/14/12

 

Public Notice
AMENDED
PUBLIC NOTICE
Historic District Commission Meeting
Monday, August 20, 2012
Town Hall Meeting Room, Old Town Road.
7:00 pm
AGENDA
A. Call to Order
B.  Matters from the Public not on the Agenda
C.  Approval of Minutes
D.  Preliminary Review:
1.  James Brouillard.  Plat 6, Lot 31.  Application by Spier Construction to remove existing collapsed shed, construct new outbuilding.
2.  Ann Law.  Plat 6, Lot 136.  Application by Geoffrey Rigby-Leather for alterations and additions to Avonlea.
E.  Ratify the modification of the Rose Cottage Fence.  
F.  New Business
1.  Establish Solar Panel Guidelines.
G.  Secretary’s Report
H.  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:  08/15/2012 tlc

Block Island Land Trust
Monday, August 20*, 2012, 2:45 p.m.
(Closed Session to be held at 1:30 p.m.)
Town Hall, Old Town Road, Block Island, RI
(*Third Monday this month only)
AGENDA
1:30 PM – Closed Session:  Acquisitions, Fundraising, and Litigation**
2:45 PM – Open Session:
1.  Public Input
2.  Stewardship
a. Gorham: mowing bid
b. Fresh Pond mowing update
c. Ballard’s ROW
3.   Treasurer’s Report
4.   Secretary’s Report
5.   Approval of Minutes:  July 9, 2012 (open & closed); Special Closed Meeting July 19, 2012
6.   Motion(s) as a result of closed session discussion
7.  Adjournment
Next Meeting:  Monday, September 10, 2012
**This item will be held in Closed Session pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5(5) (acquisitions: confidential at this time), RIGL 42-46-5(7) (discussion of investment of public funds where the premature disclosure would adversely affect the public), and RIGL 42-46-5(2) (litigation: updates for Champlin’s Marina Expansion –RI Supreme Court Case #2009-113,114,115-M.P. and Champlin’s Partnership Inquiry).
Those requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired must call (401) 466-3200  
48 hours prior to meeting date.  TTY: 711.
Posted:  August 15, 2012

 

Public Notice
Notice of Public Hearing
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Town Hall, Old Town Road, Block Island
Proposed Amendment to New Shoreham’s Revised Ordinances
Chapter 8 Licenses and Business Regulations, Article II. AMUSEMENTS

The Town Council will hold a public hearing to consider deleting Chapter 8, Article II AMUSEMENTS in its entirety and replacing it with the following:  Sec. 8-16. Definitions.When used in this Article, the following words and phrases shall have the following meaning:
Game Room: A public place, building or room where three (3) or more gaming devices, machines, or apparatuses, including but not limited to pinball machines, computer gaming devices, electronic gaming devices, and video game machines, are available for the use and entertainment of the public and where public use of the devices, machines, or apparatuses for a fee is the principal source of income.
Gaming device: A machine, apparatus, computer component or electronic equipment, connected to an electrical outlet by one cord, on which a mechanical, electronic, video, or other game or amusement is played for a fee, and that is available for the use and entertainment of the public.
Table game: A game played on a horizontal surface, including but not limited to a billiard table, a bagatelle table, a pool table, or a scippio table, that is available for the use and entertainment of the public.
Sec. 8-17  License required. No person, corporation, or business shall keep or allow to be kept a gaming device or a table game for public use without first obtaining a license for each such gaming device or table game from the town council, except any games licensed by the state.
Sec. 8-18  License conditions.
(a)    The term of each license shall be one year. Each license shall expire on the 30th day of June.
(b)    The fee for each license shall be $200.
(c)    No more than three licenses shall be issued for one establishment, business, or premises.
(d)    No license shall be transferrable to a different location, a different gaming device or table game, or a different licensee.  
Sec. 8-19  Application. The application for such license shall contain the following information:
(a)    Name, address, and telephone number of the applicant;
(b)    Place where the gaming device or table game will be located  and the type of business conducted at that location;
(c)    A description of each gaming device or table game, including the manufacturer and serial number.
Sec. 8-20  Inspections required.  No license shall be issued until the premises has been inspected by the zoning enforcement officer and determined to be in compliance with the zoning ordinance.
Sec. 8-21  License Restrictions.
(a)    No license shall be issued for a gaming device until the applicant has obtained a special use permit from the zoning board of review for the gaming device. The town council may approve a license application subject to the granting of a special use permit, and in such a case the license term will not commence until the special use permit is granted.  
(b)    No licensee under this Article shall permit a person under sixteen (16) years of age to use or operate a gaming device or table game unless the minor is accompanied by a parent or guardian.
(c)    No licensee under this Article shall permit a person under eighteen (18) years of age to use or operate a gaming device or table game at a location where alcoholic beverages are sold.
(d)    No license shall be issued for any game room or for any electronic game of chance or sweepstakes played on computer hardware.    
Sec. 8-22  Suspension or revocation of license.
(a)    If a licensee violates any terms or conditions of this Article or of the license, the town council may compel the licensee to show cause why the license should not be suspended or revoked.
(b)    The town clerk shall notify the licensee by certified mail of the date, time, and location of the show cause hearing. The hearing shall be advertised in a newspaper in general circulation in the town at least seven (7) days in advance.
(c)    The licensee shall be allowed to present any evidence or testimony on his or her behalf. If the town council determines that such a violation has occurred, it may take whatever action it deems appropriate, including but not limited to suspension or revocation of the license.  
Sec. 8-23  Violation and penalties. Every person who operates a gaming device or table game without a license issued in accordance with this Article may be punished by a fine of twenty dollars ($20) for each offense. Each day the gaming device or table game is operated without a license shall constitute a separate offense.

At the time of the hearing all persons for or against may be heard and the Town Council may act on this proposal and/or amendments hereto.
Attest:  Fiona Fitzpatrick, CMC, Town Clerk
Posted:    August 10, 2012
Hearing:  September 4, 2012

 

Public Notice
Poll Worker Training
The RI Board of Elections will have a poll worker training session at the Town Hall on Old Town Road at 9:30 a.m. Friday, August 24, 2012.   Anyone interested in working the polls for the September 11, 2012 Primary and the November 6, 2012 General Election is welcome to attend the free training by registering in advance with Town Clerk Molly Fitzpatrick at 466-3200.  
Public Notice
2012 New Shoreham Tax Books are now available at Town Hall.  They can be picked up during regular business hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Tax Books are free to tax payers, all others are $6.00.
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Public Notice
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for Washington County, Rhode Island 
(All Jurisdictions)
The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued a preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), and where applicable, Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report, reflecting proposed flood hazard determinations within Washington County, Rhode Island 
(All Jurisdictions). These flood hazard determinations may include the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations, base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway.  Technical information or comments are solicited on the proposed flood hazard determinations shown on the preliminary FIRM and/or FIS report for Washington County, Rhode Island (All Jurisdictions). These flood hazard determinations are the basis for the floodplain management measures that your community is required to either adopt or show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program.  However, before these determinations are effective for floodplain management purposes, you will be provided an opportunity to appeal the proposed information.  For information on the statutory 90-day period provided for appeals, as well as a complete listing of the communities affected and the locations where copies of the FIRM are available for review, please visit FEMA’s website at www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fhm/bfe, or call the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) toll free at 1-877-FEMA MAP (1-877-336-2627).

 

 

Public Notice
Notice of Public Hearing
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Town Hall, Old Town Road, Block Island
Proposed Amendment New Shoreham Zoning Ordinance
Game Rooms, Gaming Devices
The New Shoreham Town Council will hold a public hearing to consider adopting a new Section 516 “Gaming Devices” to New Shoreham’s Zoning Ordinance and amending Sections 111 “General Prohibitions,” Section 202 “Definitions,” Section 311 “Old Harbor Commercial Zone (OHC Zone),” Section 312 “New Harbor Commercial Zone (NHC Zone),” and Section 313 “Service Commercial Zone (SC Zone).”  The changes follow, with proposed new language in underlined italics and language to be removed is shown stricken out (like this).  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 1 GENERAL
Article 1 Section 111 General Prohibitions
(add the following uses)
15.  video game parlorsgame rooms;
28.electronic games of chance or sweepstakes played on gaming devices or computer hardware that is available for the use and entertainment of the public.

Article 2   DEFINITIONS
Article 2 Section 202 Definitions
(add the following definitions)
78.    Game Room:  A public place, building or room where three (3) or more gaming devices, machines, or apparatuses, including but not limited to pinball machines, computer gaming devices, electronic gaming devices, and video game machines, are kept for the use and entertainment of the public and where public use of the devices, machines, or apparatuses for a fee is the principal source of income.
79.    Gaming device:  A machine, apparatus, computer component or item or items of electronic equipment, connected to an electrical outlet by one cord, which upon the insertion of a coin, slug, token, plate, disc, or card may be operated by the public generally for use as a mechanical, electronic, video, or other game or amusement, whether or not it registers a score and whether or not the operation involves skill.

Article 3 ZONING DISTRICTS AND REGULATIONS
Section 311 Old Harbor Commercial Zone (OHC Zone)

D. Permitted Uses:(Add the following use)
Accessory Uses/Gaming devices (See Section 516 Gaming Devices)
Section 312 New Harbor Commercial Zone (NHC Zone)
D. Permitted Uses: (add the following use)
Accessory Uses/Gaming devices (See Section 516 Gaming Devices)
Section 313 Service Commercial Zone (SC Zone)
D. Permitted Uses: (add the following use)
Accessory Uses/Gaming devices (See Section 516 Gaming Devices)

Article 5 PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
Section 516 Gaming devices

A. Gaming devices are permitted as an accessory use to a restaurant or retail trade establishment provided that the following standards are satisfied:
1.    No more than three (3) gaming devices may be located in one establishment.
2.    No gaming device shall be visible from the exterior of the building in which it is located.
3.    A license issued by the Town Council is required for each gaming device.

Individuals requesting interpreter service for the hearing impaired must call (401) 466-3200 forty-eight hours in advance of the meeting date.  TTY: 711.
Posted:        August 10, 2012
Hearing:    September 4, 2012

 

Public Notice
New Shoreham Board of Canvassers Meeting
Town Hall, Old Town Road, Block Island
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
9:00 a.m.
1.    Conduct the final canvass and correct list of qualified voters for September 11, 2012 Party Primary
2.    Planning Session
Individuals requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired must call (401) 466-3200 forty-eight hours in advance of the meeting date.  TTY: (800) 745-5555.  Posted: March 30, 2012

 

Public Notice
The Building Official will be available Monday through Thursdays for the summer.  Please schedule your appointments and inspections accordingly.  The Building Department will remain open Monday through Friday.