Public Notices - July 7, 2012

Tue, 07/24/2012 - 6:51pm
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Public Notice

The Planning Board Meeting
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
7:00 P.M. @ Town Hall, Old Town Road
Block Island, RI 02807
The Town of New Shoreham Planning Board will be in session for a meeting on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 7:00 P.M. at the Town Hall, Old Town Road.  AGENDA
1. Town of New Shoreham. Plat 19, Lot 1. Public Hearing for an Application for Ball O’Brien Park for Development Plan Review of a Recreational Facility for construction of a picnic shelter and bathrooms.
2. Frank C. Payne, Jr. Trust. Plat 7, Lots 153, 154 and 155. Application by Cathy Payne for an Administrative Subdivision of property on High Street.
3. Ernst, James and Wendy and Weber, Heidi Ernst Trust, Ernst James and Michael. Plat 9, Lots 93-1, 93-4 and 93-5. Public Hearing for an Application for a Major Subdivision off Payne Road.
4. Millikin, Margaret, Trust. Plat 8, Lot 194. Preliminary Plan Stage for an Application for a Minor Subdivision of property off Pilot Hill Road.  ( No Public Hearing is required)
5. Merkler, William and McAloon, Shannon. Plat 9. Lot 58. Pre-Application for a Major Subdivision to create six (6) lots. The property is located off Payne Road and Mohegan Trail.
6. Taylor, Alexander and Karan. Plat 15, Lot 30-1. Advisory to the Zoning Board for an Application for a Special Use Permit under Section 113(B)(4) and 403 and a Variance from 113(B)(1) to construct an addition to one of the dwellings and to convert the three accessory buildings to two accessory residential structures.
7. Advisory opinion on a memorandum from the Building Official and the Town Clerk regarding game regulations.
8. Discussion regarding amendments to Zoning Ordinance Section 405 and other affordable housing sections.  Discussion with the Block Island Housing Board.
9. Discussion regarding potential amendments to the Zoning Ordinance to allow reduced yard setbacks for sheds.
10. Review previously approved project Plat 6, Lot 90 Old Harbor Meadows and Block Island Economic Development Foundation.  
11. Discussion regarding the August meeting.
12. Approval of Minutes
THE PLANNING BOARD’S POLICY IS TO ADJOURN AT 10:30 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 7/2/12

 

Public Notice
Block Island Land Trust
Monday, July 9, 2012, 2:45 p.m.
(with a special closed session at 1:30 p.m.)
Town Hall, Old Town Road, Block Island, RI
AGENDA
1:30 PM – Closed Session 1:  Acquisitions*
2:45 PM – Open Session:
1.  Public Input
2.  Stewardship
a. Ocean View Foundation: Annual Stewardship Letter
b. Ball-O’Brien: Amendment to Easement
c. Gorham: mowing bid
3.   Treasurer’s Report
4.   Secretary’s Report
5.   Approval of Minutes:  June 4, 2012 (open and closed); Special Meeting June 14, 2012 (open)
3:00 PM (approximate time) – Closed Session 2:  Litigation, Acquisitions, and Fundraising*
6.   Motion(s) as a result of closed session discussion
7.  Adjournment
Next Meeting:  Monday, August 20, 2012
These items will be held in Closed Session pursuant to RI GL 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), RIGL 42-46-5(5) (acquisitions: confidential at this time), and RIGL 42-46-5(7) (discussion of investment of public funds where the premature disclosure would adversely affect the public).
Those requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired must call (401) 466-3200  
48 hours prior to meeting date.  TTY: 711.
Posted:  July 3, 2012

Public notice
FEMA and the Town of New Shoreham are updating our communities flood maps with the ultimate goal of protecting the community and its citizens from flood related losses.
FEMA develops our communities new National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Maps as floodplains are constantly changing due to construction and environmental changes such as rain, wind, poor drainage and wave action.  This information is provided to communities in the form of Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for the communities to use, better identify, assess, communicate about and mitigate flood risk.  FIRMs are used by insurance agents and lenders to determine where flood insurance must be purchased and how much that insurance will cost property owners.
The new flood maps will provide updated information about flood risk that will allow homeowners to make more informed decisions about protecting their home.  Property owners may find that their flood risk has increased, decreased or stayed the same since the last time the Town adopted the Flood Maps.
The Town and FEMA encourage citizens to review the proposed FIRMs to learn about their flood risk and identify any questions they have with the information provided.  If you own property on the western shoreline of the Island, in particular from Grace’s Cove Road north, Champlin Road (Coast Guard Road) to the North Light House and along the shoreline of the Great Salt Pond, you are located in areas of proposed velocity zone increase which may affect your flood insurance rates.  After reviewing the proposed FIRMs, there are two ways citizens can provide feedback on the FIRMs (1) submit comments or (2) make an appeal.
The proposed FIRMs are available for review at Town Hall in the Building Department weekdays 8am to 3pm.  If you have any questions after reviewing the FIRMs please contact Marc Tillson, local Floodplain Coordinator @466-3206 or 466-3216.

LEGAL NOTICE
of a hearing on an application for Master Plan Stage for a Major Subdivision:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of New Shoreham Planning Board will be in session at the Town Hall Old Town Road on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 7:00 P.M. for its regular monthly meeting.  All persons interested will be heard for or against the granting of the following application:
1.    Ernst, James and Wendy and Weber, Heidi Ernst Trust, Ernst James and Michael. Plat 9, Lots 93-1, 93-4 and 93-5. Public Hearing for an Application for a Major Subdivision off Payne Road.

LEGAL NOTICE
of hearings on applications for Development Plan Review.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of New Shoreham Planning Board will be in session at the Town Hall on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 7:00 P.M. for its regular monthly meeting.  All persons interested will be heard for or against the granting of the following application:
Town of New Shoreham. Plat 19, Lot 1. Public Hearing for an Application for Ball O’Brien Park for Development Plan Review of a Recreational Facility for construction of a picnic shelter and bathrooms

PUBLIC NOTICE
The New Shoreham School Committee, at its meeting held on Monday, May 21, 2012, approved the posting of the following policies for the required 30-day period prior to adoption:
FBF:  Graduation Requirements
GM:  School Wellness
HIA:  Student Activities Advisors
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 (blockislandschool.net).

LEGAL NOTICE
ZONING MODIFICATION REQUEST
Joseph & Rachael Caiati.  Plat 8, Lot 16. Zoning Modification request is to construct a new 12’ x 20’ addition onto a prior existing Single Family Dwelling.  The proposed addition will be located forty seven (47) feet from the western property line of Lot 16.  A fifty (50) foot setback from all property lines is required in the Residential A (RA) Zoning District.  If no written objections are received from directly abutting property owners by July 13, 2012, the Zoning Modification will be granted.
Marc A. Tillson
Building Official
Town of New Shoreham