http://www.newport-now.com/articles/online-survey-solicits-residents%27-opinions/ December 28, 2012 – By Meg O’Neil The community-interest group Alliance for a Livable Newport has announced that it will conduct monthly email and Facebook surveys to get feedback on what’s going on in the city, including several major projects that will affect residents of Aquidneck Island. Anyone, from any town, who accesses the group’s website or Facebook page online can respond to the surveys. Approximately 90 people responded to the first survey, which contained three questions – about the proposed tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge, the Broadway improvement construction slated for 2013, and the wind turbine ordinance recently passed by the Newport City Council. Only the toll question requested a “Yes” or “No” response; the other two questions solicited comments only. One of the biggest local issues of 2012 has been the prospect of Sakonnet River Bridge tolls. After the state Department of Transportation turned over responsibility for the Sakonnet River and Jamestown bridges to the state Turnpike & Bridge Authority, the Authority announced that in order to maintain Aquidneck Island’s four-bridge system (including the Pell and Mount Hope Bridges), it would have to either raise the toll on the Pell Bridge to $5 or add new tolls on the Sakonnet […]
Alliance for a Livable Newport December 2012 Survey Results Survey Name: 3 Questions – 3 Minutes Dec 26, 2012 8:20:14 PM PLEASE COMMENT BELOW 3. Newport City Council passed a “Wind Turbine Ordinance” at their last meeting in 2012. The ordinance is “conservative” and considers most of Newport unsuitable for Wind Turbines. If your property qualified for a small residential turbine, would you want one? How about if a turbine was on your neighbors property? Should small residential turbines be BANNED from Newport’s Historic District properties? – Responses Answer 1 Yes, OK, No 2 I don’t know enough to have a valid opinion. My gut reaction is to say banning something that can be such a help to the residents of Newport is silly. 3 NO! 4 I actually think wind turbines are beautiful, but also feel that the landscape and views of our coast and community are more beautiful, that we should make every effort to preserve this view. Once it’s lost, it’s lost for good. Small turbines, like those pictured above would be OK, but anything mounted on a pole above the landscape would not work! 5 No 6 yes – wind turbines should be banned from historic […]
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Survey Summary can be seen online: http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e6s0r1wshana1pss/results The individual survey responses will be shown on separate pages to encourage feedback and comments. Please COMMENT below, or share on Facebook and Twitter!
Greetings! You have a voice in the community! We want to hear from you about the important issues and concerns affecting our quality of life in Newport. Beginning this month, and each month in 2013, we will ask for your input and feedback with a simple survey of issues selected by the Board of Directors of The Alliance for a Livable Newport. We will also share the results of the survey and publish them online. Do you have additional questions, concerns or suggestions? Please let us know! Take this survey Thank you for participating in this month’s survey! We really appreciate your feedback. Please be sure and visit our Facebook page where you can also post your comments! We will be announcing exciting new Public Forums for 2013 soon, so stay connected, engaged and informed with The Alliance for A Livable Newport on our website: http://newportalliance.org. *Please share this survey with your neighbors! We’d like to hear from as many Newport residents as possible and are actively seeking greater participation and new members! Sincerely, Ronald Becker, Treasurer Alliance for a Livable Newport email@example.com
Newport Proposes Turbine Ban Across 80% of City By KYLE HENCE/ecoRI News staff The broad area in red is where turbines of any size or type would be prohibited by the proposed Newport Planning Board ordinance. The proposed wind turbine ban would extend across 80 percent of the city, as reflected in the broad swath of red. NEWPORT — Less than a week after the Department of the Interior opened the Rhode Island coast to offshore wind energy development, local officials held a public workshop on a smaller-scale wind energy ordinance the city’s own Energy & Environment Commission found highly restrictive. The proposed ordinance would implement an outright ban on turbines, regardless of design or size, across about 80 percent of the city. Drafted by the Planning Board during the past year, the ordinance details requirements for property owners planning installation of small-scale wind turbines that cover height, decibel limits and safety. Board Chairman James Dring and Planning & Development staffer Andrew DeIonno, who joined City Council members and other local officials around a table in council chambers at City Hall on Dec. 5, prepared the ordinance. Rhode Island as a whole has staked a national leadership position with its Ocean SAMP to carefully […]
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