2009-05-21 / About Town

Volunteers needed for two town committee vacancies

One vacancy exists on the Jamestown Fire Department Compensation Committee for a citizenat large for a three-year term ending May 31, 2012.

In accordance with Section 4 of an ordinance providing tax relief for the members of the Jamestown Volunteer Fire Department, it shall be the duty of said committee to make annual recommendations to the Tax Assessor regarding the eligibility for an exemption hereunder of each member. Pursuant thereto, said committee shall promulgate rules and regulations for the maintenance and safekeeping of such attendance records as are reasonably calculated to provide suitable evidence of eligibility hereunder.

One vacancy exists on the Jamestown Planning Commission for a term ending Dec. 31, 2011. 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 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.

Any resident who is a qualified elector and is interested in serving should contact the Town Clerk, 93 Narragansett Ave. by submitting a letter of interest and background. Applications can be found on the Internet at www.jamestownri.net or at the Jamestown library, 26 North Rd., and Town Clerk's Offi ce. Persons who have submitted letters in the past are encouraged to do so again. Respond prior to Monday, June 8, 2009.

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