How many Austin Powers did you see in the beach parking lot this summer?

Sadly it is already August, which means another summer is coming to a close.  As we enjoy the last few weeks of the season it’s time to find out how the redesigned parking lot at second beach did. There have been plenty of complaints about the lot.  We’ve seen the carnage from accidents as people … More How many Austin Powers did you see in the beach parking lot this summer?

Congratulations on your new unpaid position, attending meeting after meeting

Congratulations you see something on an upcoming agenda that you have an opinion about.  This is great, it shows that you are a concerned citizen and want to play an active role in local government.  Then you learn in order to have your voice heard you don’t just attend one meeting and public hearing, but … More Congratulations on your new unpaid position, attending meeting after meeting

August Meetings

Town Council TC August 21 @ 5-30 2nd Beach Planning Board PB August 9 @ 9 PB Aug 24 @ 5– Grow Smart Rhode Island (Agricultural Overlay) Draft ordinance- Middletown Farm overlay district 8-11-17 Meeting at Police Station- 123 Valley Rd Zoning Board ZB Aug 22 @ 7 ZB Aug 22 @ 6

Does size matter?

The planning board has been tossing this idea around for over a year as they discuss making an amendment to Chapter 152, Article 4 of the zoning code.  This deals with the size (or bulk) or residential homes. Discussions are focused on limiting the height of buildings on lots less than 10,000 square feet to … More Does size matter?

Open space and a shopping center, how does that work?

Open space is a word used rather freely in the Middletown Comprehensive plan.  There is a great deal of talk about preserving land in the town so we have open space and scenery.  However, when tested it seems the opposite may be true. The zoning board has quite a decision to make.  Before the board … More Open space and a shopping center, how does that work?