Next week: Whalerock Returns and Town Budget Referendum

Charlestown Financial Referendum
Monday, June 3 – 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Charlestown Town Hall

If the budget is approved, the property tax rate is estimated to be $9.46 per thousand dollars of assessed property value. This increase is 1.7% over the current rate of $9.30. Charlestown has one of the lowest tax rates in Rhode Island. Please take the time to vote. Follow this link to read the full budget.


Next Whalerock Hearing
Wednesday, June 5 – 7:00 p.m.
Charlestown Elementary School

Two utility scale wind turbines with a blade tip height of approximately 410 feet are proposed for land abutting residential neighborhoods, and near the National Wildlife Refuge, and State, Tribal and Private Conservation Areas in Charlestown. The Charlestown Zoning Board will continue the hearing for a special use permit to build and operate the two wind turbines at the time and place above. June 19 has also been set aside for more hearing time.