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It is also important to remember that because the tax bill is generated by your registration, if you did not return your plates to the DMV, you will be continued to be taxed until you do so, or until the plates expire due to non-renewal.
The Assessor’s role in this process is to verify that all the data on file is correct. For example, if the field card states that you have two full baths and you only have a bath and a half, then the Assessor will correct that information and your assessment would see a decrease. If all the information is correct, the Assessor may deny your appeal and give you the opportunity to appear before the Board of Assessment Review to state why you still believe that the assessment is still incorrect. You will be given the opportunity to state your case before the board. You will be given a finite amount of time to provide the Board with evidence which support your claims and to answer any questions that the board members may have. The Board will deliberate and you will be notified of their decision by mail.If you are still aggrieved after receiving the Board's decision, you may file inSuperior Court.
Yes, for overlay or strip and replace, however the code limits roof overlay to a maximum of two layers total.
Yes, the only code that must be followed is the new replacement window must meet a .35 U factor (U-factor is how well the window insulates. The lower the U-factor the better)
Yes, there are two criteria to determined what type of window you may need, it is classified by what wind zone you are in either 110 mph or 120 mph.
Please call the office for a determination 401-348-2547
Yes, a building and zoning permits are required regardless if it is the same size or smaller.
No, a building permit will only be required if you alter (add or remove an existing wall)
However a plumbing and electrical permit may be needed if you are adding new electrical or relocating plumbing.
No, whether tile, hardwood, vinyl or laminate no permit is needed.
Yes, any pool the can hold 24” or more of water is required to have a building and zoning permit.
Yes, building and zoning permits are required.
No, however the zoning department has height limits on fences according to your zoning district please contact the zoning office for the proper answer. 401-348-2549 * please be advised we recommend that you install the fence enough on your property that you can perform maintenance without trespassing.
Yes, permits are needed for roof mounted and ground mounted arrays. * Residential ground mounted arrays will need zoning approval, Commercial arrays whether roof or ground mounted will need zoning and local Fire District approval .
Yes, building and zoning permits will be required.
Yes, building and zoning will be needed required.
For Mail Ballot Application and information go to the RI Department of State, Secretary of State ,the State of Rhode Island Board of Elections, click link on Canvassers page or call 348-2503 for an application to be mailed.
Please visit the State of Rhode Island Board of Elections or the RI Department of State, Secretary of Stateor call 348-2503 for a registration to be mailed.
The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP), provides step-by-step guidance on how a military/overseas voter can apply for and receive their mail ballot.
We've created a "New Business Process Map" to aid you in the process of starting your new business. New Business Process Map (PDF)
Benefits: including FMLA, Health Insurance, Worker's Compensation, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Pension Benefits (401a, 457).
Talent Acquisition: including Job Postings, Vacancy Status, On-Boarding, I-9's.
Forms: if you are looking for a particular form and require assistance.
Please contact the Director of Human Resources if you have questions on the following topics:
Employee & Labor Relations: including union contracts, discipline, policies and procedures, performance management, rewards and recognition programs.
Compensation: including salary schedules, pay practices and policies.
Classification: including job descriptions, job analysis.
Compliance: including employment regulations, personnel ordinances.
HRIS: including the Human Resources modules in MUNIS, HR website.
Training & Development: including training classes.
Please send an e-mail to HR@Westerlyri.gov if you have any non-time sensitive, non-critical, or general questions.
The Town's Human Resources Departments processes and handles payroll issues for the Town of Westerly and the School Department. Please contact the Senior Payroll and HRIS Specialist at 401-348-2506 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candidates are encouraged to review the entire job announcement, and ensure their application materials clearly reflect how they meet the criteria outlined in the job description, and when listed, how they meet the preferred qualifications.
Due to the high volume of applications, the HR Department is unable to respond to application/resume receipt inquiries.
Applicants can check the status of any vacancy they have applied to by going to the Vacancy Status page under Talent Acquisition on the Human Resources Department website.
Our goal is not to proliferate the usage of single-use paper, but we recognize that the initial launch of this proposed ordinance may come with a temporary increase of alternatives, presumably paper. As a consumer based society, perhaps if we demand that new paper bags are produced in the most efficient manner, we will see dramatic improvements in the process. It is our opinion that there hasn’t been much innovation in this area. To incentivize the consumer to bring their own bag, shops and/or the ordinance could impose a small fee for providing a bag. This was done in the U.K. and within a 6-month period, the single-use bag usage dropped by 80%.
That is a different program and not part of our campaign, but is relevant to the larger topic of plastic. Our campaign solely is focused on single-use plastic bags to address a specific problem, inspire awareness of all single-use materials and build momentum for moving away from single-use items.
Single-use foam, paper, and plastic cups do need to be dealt with and it is indeed on our list of things to address, including straws and balloons. Our approach for the wide elimination of single-use plastic bags has a focus on durable, reusable bags, and less so choosing between plastic and paper. Plastic bags are a by-product of the natural gas industry and more of it comes from fracked gas which isn’t sustainable and plastic bags last a long time. There isn’t a perfect solution but we feel moving forward with a community ban will encourage people to be mindful of all single-use items and start a wave of change.
Reusable bags do in fact reach their end of life and become trash, however, one reusable bag can hold 2-3 times the amount of product that goes into a single-use plastic bag, and one reusable bag can be used hundreds of times. For every reusable bag, we probably eliminate at least 500 single-use bags, and likely many more. We never find reusable bags in the ocean and shoreline. We have not seen them become a type of litter and a huge part of what we are working towards is to protect and improve the environment. Landfills are indeed safe, but a temporary fix for waste management. While sanitary landfills are great at preventing contamination to the watershed (no air or water exchange), they are essentially mummifying all our waste for future generations to figure out.
This may take some practice, but these practices work:
1. When purchasing toilet tissue, paper towels, and paper plates, buy it in bulk and use the bag for your waste basket, or to dispose of animal waste.
2. When purchasing electronics, save the bags that most things come in and use them for cat litter.
3. If you or your neighbor gets the newspaper, use the plastic bag that the paper comes in for cat litter or dog waste.
4. Reuse your empty coffee can with re-sealable lid for cat litter and empty once a week on trash day.
1. Stop using plastic bags and get yourself a few durable reusable bags.
2. Skip the wrapping paper for gifts and give your gifts in durable reusable bags.
3. Let your favorite merchants know that you support the elimination of plastic bags.
4. Inform all elected officials that you support the elimination of plastic bags.
5. Get outside and connect with nature and let the good feeling of our island environment build a wave of momentum to protect the environment for future generations.
Mooring space in town waters is limited. If you do not currently have a mooring, apply for the Mooring waiting list. Once a space becomes available in the requested area,that is suitable for your request, you will be notified by the Harbor Master.
Apply for the waiting list on the Online Mooring website https://my.onlinemooring.com/WesterlyRI/home.aspx There is an annual application fee. Persons on the Waiting List must reapply every year.
No. Mooring rentals are not permitted. Moorings may only be occupied by the registered permittee.
No. Mooring permits are issued for the exclusive, personal use of the permittee, for a boat registered in the name of the permittee. If you do not own a boat, you are not permitted to renew a mooring permit.
Moorings must be inspected annually, with a full lift and inspections every three years.
No. Moorings must be installed by an authorized mooring service provider.
Rhode Island law requires all children aged 12 and under to wear a life jacket while on a vessel under 26 feet at all times.
All persons born after January 1, 1986, must receive a safe boating certificate from DEM, if they wish to operate a motor boat with more than 10 horsepower. Courses are available from several sources.
Yes. All persons regardless of age must complete a safe boating course and have their certificate with them at all times, while operating a PWC.
Yes, the town offers the option to pay for traffic tickets online. Click here to go to the On-line Ticket Payment System
Yes, we do allow credit card payments for traffic violations online, by phone or in person. Please note that there is a credit card convenience fee in addition to your fine if you choose this payment method. Past due violations can only be paid by phone or in person.
If you are eligible to enter a plea under the “Good Driving Record” statute, a $60 cost will be imposed.
You may appear at court on the date listed on your violation in order to explain your case to the Judge.
You may pay by cash or check in person or mail a check or money order made payable to the Westerly Municipal Court, 45 Broad St, Westerly, RI 02891 OR online at www.parkingticketpayment.com/westerly You may also pay by phone by calling 1-844-670-9913. A service charge will apply for online or phone payments. ***Please note that when paying a yellow ticket online, you must enter a ten digit number. Depending on the ticket number, preceed that number by five or six zero's. (ie ticket number 11111 should be entered 0000011111)
You may pay by cash or check in person or mail a check or money order made payable to the Westerly Municipal Court, 45 Broad St, Westerly, RI 02891 OR by credit card at www.parkingticketpayment.com/westerly. You may pay by phone by calling 1-844-670-9913. A service charge will apply for online or phone payments.
Yes. We encourage students to learn about quarry operations and geology. School officials and teachers can schedule a tour with us by calling our main office at (860) 963-6584. Please note that all individuals must complete a Waiver of Liability prior to touring the quarry and must observe all safety rules and procedures.
In order to produce aggregate (sand and stone) used in the construction of new roads, bridges, utility lines, etc., typically a large amount of earth and rock must be excavated. Blasting operations prepare the rock that cannot be removed by other means. The blasting operations break the rock into smaller pieces that can then be handled by construction equipment and hauled away.
Rawson Materials will post on their Facebook page up to a week before a blast is set to occur. The day of a blast the Facebook page will be updated and the Town Manager and Westerly Police Department will be notified of the time of the blast. Rawson also keeps a call list and provides notice of each blast up to 2 hours beforehand; if you would like to be added to Rawson’s call list please contact us at 860-481-7158.
The energy from the blast will sometimes travel through the ground in the form of airwaves. Often the airwaves are what cause you to feel your house shake. Since humans are extremely sensitive to all vibrations you may feel the shaking even though no structural damage is actually occurring.
Rawson Materials subcontracts all of their blasting work to licensed blasting professionals who are required by regulation to continually obtain training. Professional blasters are trained to plan, design, implement and monitor blasts. This training stresses safety in all aspects including protection of your property. Additionally, the licensed blasting professional must acquire a permit from the State Fire Marshal.Prior to blasting, our subcontractors perform pre-blast inspections/pre-blast surveys to review the site conditions. The subcontractor also monitors each blast using seismographs and a decibel meter to ensure that the blast is within the limits set forth by federal and state regulations. Despite federal and state limits, Rawson Materials has also voluntarily adopted levels that are below the regulations with respect to the amount of powder utilized.
In North America, safe vibration standards are based on scientific studies conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Mines (USBM). These studies recommend ground and air vibration limits based on scaled distance, peak particle velocity, air pressure and frequency. The purposes of these standards are to ensure that even cosmetic cracking will not occur in nearby structures. The standards are conservative meaning, even slightly exceeding these standards will not necessarily harm a structure.For ground vibrations, the standard is a function of frequency and peak particle velocity (ppv). Rhode Island regulations allow for 1.99 ppv at 10 hz or greater.For air vibrations, the standard is a function of pressure that is most often reported as decibels with a common limit of 133 decibels (db) with a 2Hz system.
No. The federal government, specifically the U.S. Bureau of Mines, has conducted studies where they have vibrated entire houses for several days. Their conclusions have shown that repetitive blasting at allowable standards will not cause damage.
The foundation is the strongest part of a house. Vibration standards are designed to protect the weakest parts of the house, such as plaster and drywall. Ground vibrations strong enough to crack foundations consisting of concrete and masonry would far exceed the limits set by typical standards.The U.S. Bureau of Mines published RI 8507 in 1987 detailing what happens to a home as a result of ground vibration from surface mine blasting. The study concluded that typical human activity such as slamming a door or pounding a nail into a wall creates strains in a residence well in excess of those corresponding to typical low-level blast vibrations.
Below-ground structures are confined in the ground and can only move as much as the ground itself moves. They respond less to the ground waves than a house or other buildings above-ground. Therefore, standards that protect houses will also protect below-ground structures.
Pets may be startled by the sound of a blast or warning signal; however, like humans, animals are subjected to a variety of vibration sources and events everyday with no long-term effect.
Rawson is subject to oversight by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Rawson complies with all MSHA regulations in addition to regulations set by the state. Since a majority of Rawson’s plants are located in Connecticut, Rawson complies with Connecticut regulations at all of their plants even though Rhode Island has less stringent regulations.For blasting, Rawson requires its subcontractors to operate at blasting levels that are proven by the U.S. Bureau of Mines to protect the health and safety of neighbors and employees, as well as the integrity of nearby above ground and underground structures.
Rawson will meet or exceed all applicable requirements related to obtaining and maintaining their air permits. Quality air permits generally require processing plants to utilize best available control technologies (BACT) to control dust and other emissions. The use of BACT, helps to ensure that dust and other emissions from the processing plant will be protective of public health, welfare, property and the environment. Currently, Rawson continuously runs a water truck during hours of operation at each of its locations unless it is raining. In addition to the water truck, Rawson locations use anti-tracking pads to reduce the amount dust being taken off the property by vehicle traffic. Additionally, much of the plant equipment is equipped with dust suppression apparatus (fog/spray nozzles).
Rawson is obligated to carefully monitor any potential for pollution. Dust and run-off from rainfall and any machinery can and will be mitigated and managed so that it poses minimal impact and no threat to local habitats, including the marine environment. Rawson’s plants are clean, working environments that adhere to stringent regulations to keep it that way.
Tax bills on newly acquired properties will be sent to the owner of record (as of December 31.) Only if requested by the new owner will it be mailed. Our normal schedule for mailing all bills is late-June. Any person requesting copy of a bill after this date must contact the tax office at email@example.com or 401-348-2523 or 401-348-2524, and a copy will be mailed.
You will receive a copy of your bill unless we received a request from your mortgage company, in which case, the mortgage company will be sent the bill automatically. We recommend contacting your mortgage company to verify they have received your tax bill.
Follow the instructions on the Tax Collection page. A processing fee will be charged by the credit card companies for all credit card payments.
All tax bills are mailed once a year, approximately the first week of July. In accordance with Rhode Island General Law 44-7-7, "Failure by the collector to send or failure by the taxpayer to receive a notice shall not excuse the nonpayment of the tax or affect its validity or any proceedings for the collection of the tax".
Please contact the Tax Assessor's office at (401)348-2540 or (401)348-2543
All address changes must be emailed or in writing. Address changes are handled by the Tax Assessor's office. Please email changes to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to the Assessor's Office at 45 Broad St., Westerly, RI 02891. If you have any questions regarding address changes, please give the Assessor's Office a call at (401)348-2543.
You can pay your taxes: - In person at Town Hall 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday- Friday - By mail: Town of Westerly P.O. Box 9900, Dept.101, Providence, RI 02940-4000 - 24 hour drive-up drop box located on the side of Town Hall.
No. The Town of Westerly Tax Collection Office is not associated with the fire districts in Westerly. There are seven fire districts in Westerly. Please contact your Fire Districts with any fire tax questions. For further information on the Fire Districts please go to www.WesterlyRI.gov/FireDistricts
If you pay in your taxes person at Town Hall, you can pay by cash, check, MasterCard or Visa. Water/Sewer payments in person are check or cash only, no credit cards. Credit Card payments can be made on-line for all tax and water/sewer payments. We are not able to take any form of payments over the telephone. If you need immediate clearance for DMV registration, payment must be certified check or cash.
All residential Sewer bills are charged a “Flat Fee” charge currently billed at $306.00 per year or $153.00 semi-annually. This bill is not dependent of any water that passes through the meter.