Town Council Agenda

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New Shoreham Town Council Meeting
Monday, March 1, 2021
7:00 p.m.
The New Shoreham Town Council will meet
via telecommunication pursuant to
State of Rhode Island Executive Order
20-46 dated June 12, 2020
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Warden’s Report
Public Comment
1. Town Council Meeting as Board of
License Commissioners: Receive and
act on application for Transfer of Class
BV liquor license from W. Food Group,
LLC, Members: Jessica Wronowski
& Adam Wronowski, d/b/a Finn’s to
Ernie’s Old Harbour Restaurant, Inc.
Stockholders Frederick J. Howarth,
Jason Howarth & Deborah B. Howarth
d/b/a Finn’s Seafood Restaurant, 212
Water Street, Plat 6, Lot 157
2. Public Hearing: Proposed Amendment
to the Town of New Shoreham Zoning
Ordinances Pertaining to Solar Arrays:
Section 517 Solar Energy Systems;
Section 425 Criteria for Special Use
Permits- Solar Energy Systems. The
proposed language 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.
3. Discuss and act on possible amendment
to the “Emergency Ordinance II of the
Town of New Shoreham Adopted May
27, 2020” as amended, pertaining to
communal housing and other issues
during the COVID-19 pandemic”
4. Discuss and act on possible amendment
to the “Emergency Ordinance III of the
Town of New Shoreham Adopted June
24, 2020 Masks” as amended, pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic
5. Receive and act on Resolution in
Appreciation of Peter Greenman, Blood
Drive Coordinator of the Year
6. Discuss and act on summer transportation proposals:
-RIPTA proposal for Jitney pilot program for Summer 2021
-Communication from Taxi Licensees
and some members of the Motor
Vehicles for Hire Commission re: pilot
shuttle service
7. Discuss and act on deer and pheasant
hunting dates for 2022-2023
8. Discuss and act on Right of First
Refusal and Fair Market Value of Salt
Pond Settlement moderately priced unit
9. Receive and act on Engineer Jim
Geremia’s recommendation to award
the Roadway Improvements Project
10. Discuss and act on Memorandum
of Agreement between Town of
New Shoreham and RI Emergency
Management Agency
11. Receive and act on communication
from Dr. Peter Paton, University of
Rhode Island, Scott Comings, The
Nature Conservancy, and Lisa Nolan,
SE Light Foundation, requesting
Special Temporary Permit for two
20-foot bird tracking telemetry towers
at TNC property at Plat 12, Lot 14 and
SE Light Foundation property at Plat 8,
Lot 1
12. Discuss and act on Petition to Bureau
of Ocean Energy Management for the
Town to have Consulting Party Status
on the South Fork and Revolution
Wind Farm Projects; discuss and act on
retaining Legal Counsel
13. Receive and act on Resolution
Approving the Issuance of Boned and/
or Notes for financing the Repair,
Replacement, and/or Improvements of
Town Roads and Bridges
14. Receive and act on Resolution
Approving the Issuance of Bonds
and/or Notes for Financing Capital
Improvements at the Block Island Water
15. Receive and act on Legislative Agenda
-Resolution Regarding the Regulation
of Transportation Network Company
-Resolution Regarding the Costs of
Interconnecting the Block Island Power
-Resolution In Support of Affordable
-Discuss and act on bills before the legislature
16. Receive and act on Appointments to
Boards, Committees and Commissions
17. Receive and act on minutes
18. Discuss and act on potential acquisition
of real estate where the premature disclosure would adversely affect the public interest. This item may be held in
closed session pursuant to RIGL 42-46-
5(a)(5): Any discussions or considerations related to the acquisition or lease
of real property for public purposes, or
of the disposition of publicly held property wherein advanced public information would be detrimental to the interest
of the public; and RIGL 42-46-5(a)(7)
A matter related to the question of the
investment of public funds where the
premature disclosure would adversely
affect the public interest. Public funds
shall include any investment plan or
matter related thereto, including, but not
limited to, state lottery plans for new
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