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 2014 Town Council Revised 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 dated December 2, 2013.
New Shoreham Town Council
PO Box 220 ~ Block Island, RI 02807
Tel: (401) 466-3215
Fax: (401) 466-3219
Other Officials (terms expire Dec 2014)
Margaret O'Neill, Moderator
Martha Ball, Assistant Moderator
Vincent J. McAloon, 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.
Nancy O. Dodge
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.
Charter of 2010
~ Download Forms and Documents Below (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader):
Hazard Mitigation Plan
Draft Settlement - Interstate Nav
Town Schedule of Fees as of December 2, 2013
2014 Town Council Meeting Schedule