2006-10-12 / News

Town volunteers needed

Two vacancies exist on the Jamestown Harbor Management Commission. Each carries a threeyear term. A member of the nonriparian recreational boating community representative and member of the riparian property resident (coastal waters) are needed. Anyone with an interest in harbor management can apply, but the Town Council will give preference to these particular representatives. The Harbor Management Commission is the local advisory and regulatory body authorized by the Town Council to manage the coastal waters and harbor areas of the town through the implementation of the Comprehensive Harbor Management Plan and subsequent ordinances. The harbor commission enforces the provisions and ordinances of the Harbor Management Plan as well as adopts additional policies, rules, and regulations for the implementation of the Harbor Management Plan and such ordinances, subject to the approval of the Town Council and the state Coastal Resource Management Council.

One vacancy exists on the Beavertail State Park Advisory. This appointment is for a three-year term. The Committee is charged with overseeing the use and operation of the park. Meetings are conducted twice a year.

Three three-year vacancies exist on the Library Board of Trustees. Trustees act as legal guardians and custodians of the Jamestown Philomenian Library. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month.

One vacancy exists on the Jamestown Housing Authority. This position is for a five-year term. Meetings are conducted at the Pemberton Apartments located at 45 Pemberton Ave. on the second Wednesday of each month. Responsibilities of members include investigations into the living, dwelling and housing conditions at the apartments and finding the means and methods of improving such conditions.

One vacancy exists on the Jamestown Planning Commission. This is a four-year term. Meetings are conducted twice a month on the first and third Wednesday of the month, with members receiving a small stipend at the end of the year. The commission is governed by both state and local laws. Responsibilities of the commissioners include consideration of growth development, preservation and land-use in the town of Jamestown, along with updating the Comprehensive Community Plan, Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations.

Three vacancies exist on the town Tree Preservation and Protection Committee. Each is for a three-year term. The tree committee meets monthly to promote conservation, planting, health and growth of public trees on the island.

One vacancy exists on the Water Resource Protection Committee. This committee is charged with the acquisition of open space land or the development rights that protect or preserve the water resources of the town of Jamestown.

Four vacancies exist on the Jamestown Zoning Board of Review. One is for a regular member with a five-year appointment. Three are for alternate members, each with one-year appointments. These alternate members shall sit and may actively participate in hearings and shall vote if a regular board member is unable to serve. Meetings are conducted once a month.

Any resident who is a registered voter in Jamestown and wants to serve on any of these panels should submit an application and letter of interest and background prior to Oct. 23 to the Town Clerk , 245 Conanicus Ave., Jamestown, RI 02835.

Applications can be found on the Internet at www.jamestownri. net, at the Jamestown library, 26 North Main Rd., or Town Clerk's Office located at 245 Conanicus Ave.

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