The following letter appeared in local newspapers and is shared with us here by the author Ruth Platner ————————- In 2011, the RI Department of Environmental Management’s new stormwater regulations went into effect. These new regulations came out of a 2007 law that required DEM and the Coastal Resources Management Council to amend the 1993 […]
Charlestown Subdivision Regulations
This spring the House and Senate passed bills taking away a town’s right to deduct steep slopes from the calculation of development potential on a parcel of land. Our State Representatives Walsh and Valencia and State Senators Algiere and Cool-Rumsey voted against the legislation, but it passed anyway. This bill was opposed by the Charlestown […]
This spring the House and Senate passed bills taking away a town’s right to deduct steep slopes from the calculation of development potential on a parcel of land. Our State Representatives Walsh and Valencia and State Senators Algiere and Cool-Rumsey voted against the legislation, but it passed anyway. Now it is headed to the Governor’s […]
Last night the bill allowing steeply sloped land to be used in calculating the number of buildable lots passed the Rhode Island Senate. It had already passed the House on May 14. This will allow an increased number of building lots in some subdivisions in Charlestown.
Guest Post by George Tremblay —————— I thought to share this exchange with a voter who stopped by to endorse the CCA candidates, but voiced specific concerns about the reach of UN Agenda 21, which is the product of a study group on global sustainability. I promised to get back to her, and my response […]
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The General Assembly closed out the 2012 legislative session WITHOUT passing the Dry Lands Bill!
Thank you to everyone who took the time to email or call legislators. We covered the bill at our website. The legislation was opposed by the Charlestown Town Council and Planning Commission and by similar boards from many other towns and many other organizations. The legislation is introduced yearly and each year it is strong opposition that stops passage. The legislation is bad for the environment and would cause our taxes to increase.
Town Council Meeting Monday, June 11, 7 p.m. Charlestown Town Hall Charlie Vandemoer, the Manager of Rhode Island’s five National Wildlife Refuges will speak. The mission of Rhode Island’s National Wildlife Refuges is primarily to protect migratory birds, some of which are endangered. Elyse LaForest of the National Parks Service (NPS) will give a brief […]
This is the first of a three-step process for liberating proposals for construction of commercial facilities from inflexible zoning ordinances by transferring authority to the more flexible subdivision regulations.
We should stay focused on what the agenda was designed to accomplish, and not be side-tracked by using this as an occasion to debate the content of the ordinances affected by the transfer. Debate over content can be initiated at anytime, by requesting revisions be put on the agenda.