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Opportunities to serve the community

The following was sent to The Times by Town Clerk Fiona Fitzpatrick:
The Town has vacancies or upcoming vacancies on several boards, committees or commissions. People who are interested in serving should send a letter of interest with your qualifications or experience to: New Shoreham Town Council, PO Box 220, Block Island RI 02807, or email Town Clerk Fiona Fitzpatrick at [email protected]
Commission on Motor Vehicles for Hire
There is an opportunity to serve on the Motor Vehicles for Hire Commission. The individual must not hold a town taxi, bus or limousine license. The MVFH Commission’s duties include drafting regulations for the operation of motor vehicles for hire on Block Island, including rates for the hiring of such motor vehicles, receiving and investigating complaints lodged by members of the public, and maintaining a list of applicants for new licenses. The Commission has no jurisdiction over motor vehicles for hire that are not provided with a driver. The Commission meets monthly and not during the months of July and August except to receive and act on complaints.
Conservation Commission
There is an opportunity to serve on the Conservation Commission. Under state law, the purpose of the Conservation

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