IMPACT AVOIDANCE AND MINIMIZATION REQUIREMENTS
FOR TOWN OF WESTERLY,
STAND UP FOR ANIMALS
PLAT 59, LOT 1
LARRY HIRSH WAY, WESTERLY, RHODE ISLAND
April 3, 2012
The applicant, Town of Westerly/Stand Up For Animals, is applying for a preliminary determination for a finding of insignificant alteration under appendix 1:c.1) Construction and installation of a single new dock or single detached floats only where:
a) The dock is supported by floats or piles, extends perpendicular to the shoreline out to, but not exceeding, twenty feet and does not exceed six feet in width;
b) The float does not exceed one hundred twenty square feet in area;
c) The installation and placement of the dock or float poses no hazard to boating safety or navigation in any body of water including any pond, river, or stream;
d) The dock or float is placed no closer than twenty feet to any neighboring property line on land or superficially extending over the waterbody;
e) Any new access paths to the dock do not exceed five feet in width, and do not result in fill, road construction, or any other clearing of the wetlands for access;
f) The dock does not extend into or obstruct a floodway; and
g) Pilings or posts permit reasonably unobstructed flow of water.
Existing Site Conditions
The subject parcel consists of developed land and wooded areas. The site has been historically used as a town dump and transfer station. The existing undeveloped area that the proposed boat launch and courtesy dock will occupy generally slopes from the west to the east towards Chapman Pond. The existing freshwater wetlands to the north of the proposed boat launch and dock have been delineated with wetlands flags labeled D1-D31 and flags A-1 to A-13 to the east. The existing area drains from the west to the south and east into the freshwater wetlands and Chapman Pond. The existing road, Larry Hirsch Lane, gives access to the site, therefore no road...