Established in 1664 and incorporated by Home Rule Charter on October 30, 1672, the Town of New Shoreham (named after Shoreham in Sussex County, England) has a Council-Manager form of government.
The Town Council is comprised of a First Warden, Second Warden and three Town Councilors, elected each even numbered year for a two-year term. Regular Town Council meetings are generally held on the first Monday and third Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm, at the Town Hall or other designated location. View or download the 2017 Town Council Meeting Schedule. Check the website News section for meeting cancellations or other changes or contact the Town Clerk's Office at 466-3200 to confirm the meeting schedule.
Use the link below to access Town Council agenda and minutes, as well as other Town documents.
Town of New Shoreham ClerkBase Home Page
View or download the Council approved Town Schedule of Fees as of January 18, 2017.
View or download the Guideline and Form for Public Records Requests.
New Shoreham Town Council
PO Box 220 ~ Block Island, RI 02807
Tel: (401) 466-3215
Fax: (401) 466-3219
Other Officials (terms expire Dec 2016)
Margaret O'Neill, Moderator
Martha Ball, Assistant Moderator
Thomas Durden II, Town Sergeant
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The Town Manager, chosen by the Town Council for an indefinite term, is responsible to the Town Council for the execution of its policies and laws for the administration of the town government.
Shirlyne Gobern, Interim
Town Manager Assistant:
An important provision of the Town Charter is the annual financial town meeting, generally held on the first Monday in May of each year for the purpose of adopting a budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which runs from July 1 through June 30.
The Town Hall is located at 16 Old Town Rd. The mailing address is PO Box 220, Block Island, RI 02807.
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Charter of 2010
Hazard Mitigation Plan
Town Schedule of Fees as of January 18, 2017
Public Records Request Guidelines & Form
Pocketbook Issues for Ratepayers and Taxpayers
Once in a Generation Opportunity
BI Times FAQs BIPCo 2016-08-19
Buying BIPCo - FAQs of the EUTG Aug 2016
Answers to Questions Submitted by K HoytQ&A
BIPCo FERC 2012
BIPCo FERC 2013
BIPCo FERC 2014
BIPCo FERC 2015
BIPCo Audited Financials 2012-2013
BIPCo Audited Financials 2014-2015
BIPCo High Level Pro Forma Financials
BIPCo SGC Engineering Review
BIPCo Informational Meeting Notice #1
Tilson BIPCo Synergies and Benefits
Tilson BIPCo Price Estimate
BIPCo Valuation and Cost Savings
BIPCo Stock Purchase Agreement
BIPCo Municipal Broadband Benefits
BIPCO Environmental Assess Executive Summary
BIPCO Environmental Assessment Report
Special Financial Town Meeting Warrant
BIPCO Environmental Assessment Addendum
Town Film Production Protocol
BIPCo Groundwater Sampling Report
BIPCo Environmental Costs
Legal Opinion on Environmental Impact
Town Council Meeting Broadband Presentation
2017 Town Council Meeting Schedule
Broadband Project FAQs
Fiber Broadband Network Map