Local Boards and Commissions

Several Boards and Commissions whose principal interests are regulating development, zoning enforcement, comprehensive planning, open space acquisition and conservation are centralized within the Planning Department.  The following is a listing of such entities.

 

 

Planning Commission

 

The Planning Commission reviews and approves residential, commercial and industrial subdivisions and land development projects and conducts periodic reviews of the Comprehensive Community Plan and other documents related to the quantity and quality of development in the Town of Coventry. 

 

Staff Contact: Paul Sprague, Director of Planning and Development – 401-822-6230

Commission Contact: Robert J. Thibeault, Jr., Chairman – 401-822-6230

Meeting Time:  7:00 p.m. (unless otherwise posted/advertised)

Meeting Location: Town Council Chambers (unless otherwise posted/advertised)

 

*Please direct all Planning Commission correspondence to the Department of Planning and Development

 

Members:

 

Robert J. Thibeault, Jr., Chairman

Richard Kalunian (vacant)

Ronald Flynn, Secretary

Scott R. Crowe

Jason Osenkowski

Bruce Capwell

David Florio

Josh Nunes

Girard Bouchard Jr.

 

The 2013 Planning commission Meeting Schedule is as follows:

 

January 23

February 27

March 27

April 24

May 22

June 26

July 24

August 28

September 25

October 23

November 20

December 18

 

*The Planning Commission will hear the last petition at 10:30 p.m. All remaining business will be scheduled for the next regular meeting.

 

*Public Hearing Announcements are advertised in the Kent County Daily Times

 

  

Zoning Board of Review

 

The Zoning Board hears and approves applications for variances, special use permits and appeals relating to the use of land and structures as defined by the Zoning Ordinance.

 

Staff Contact: Jacob Peabody, Assistant Planner/Zoning Enforcement Officer – 401-822-9184

Board Contact: Robert Crowe, Chairman – 401-822-9184

Meeting Time: 7:00 p.m. (unless otherwise posted/advertised)

Meeting Location: Town Council Chambers (unless otherwise posted/advertised)

 

*Please direct all Zoning Board correspondence to the Assistant Planner.

 

Members

Robert Crowe, Chairperson

Denise DeGraide, Vice-chairperson

Virginia Soucy

John D’Onorfio

Jean Kostyla

 

Alternate Members:

Russell Lacaillade

Anthony Petrarca

 

The 2013 Zoning Board of Review Agenda is as follows:

 

Application Deadline Regular Meeting
December 14, 2012 January 2, 2013
January 18, 2013 February 6, 2013
February 15, 2013 March 6, 2013
March 20, 2013 April 3, 2013
April 12, 2013 May 1, 2013
May 17, 2013 June 5, 2013
June 14, 2013 July 3, 2013
July 19, 2013 August 7, 2013
August 16, 2013 September 4, 2013
September 13, 2013 October 2, 2013
October 18, 2013 November 6, 2013
November 15, 2013 December 4, 2013

*Public hearing agendas are advertised in the Kent County Daily Times

 

 

Conservation Commission

 

The Conservation Commission provides information, studies, advisory opinions and recommendations to other Town Boards and Commissions on conservation matters related to proposed development projects and preservation of natural resources in the Town of Coventry.  The Commission engages in other projects and research that promote the conservation goals of the Town relative to development, utilization or preservation of open areas, woodlands, wetlands and associated areas.  

 

Ex Officio Staff Contact: The Assistant Planner – 401-822-9184 

Commission Contact: Diane Kowal, Secretary – 401-822-9184

Meeting Time: 6:00 p.m. (unless otherwise posted/advertised)

Meeting Location: Department of Planning and Development (unless otherwise   posted/advertised)

 

*Please direct all Conservation Commission correspondence to the Department of Planning and Development

 

Members

 

Diane Kowal, Secretary

Gerald Narkiewicz

Steven Valerio

Arthur Chapman, Chairperson

Cynthia Fagan, Vice-Chairperson

 

The 2013 Conservation Commission Agenda is as follows:

 

January 09

February 13

March 13

April 10

May 08

June 12

July 10

August 14

September 11

October 09

November 13

December 11

 

 

Land Trust

 

The Land Trust was created pursuant to State Law by the Coventry Town Council to promote preservation of the Town’s natural resources, as well as its rural and historic character for future generations.  The Coventry Land Trust protects open space through acquisition of development rights, conservation easements, acquiring title, and receiving donations of real property.  The Land Trust works in partnership with other land protection organizations, private, non-profit, and governmental, to find and preserve these lands.  Once acquired, the Land Trust manages properties for long term use and preservation. 

 

Ex Officio Staff Contact: Paul K. Sprague, Planner – 401-822-6230

Land Trust Contact: Pamela Conti, Chairperson – 401-822-6230

Meeting Time: 6:00 p.m. (unless otherwise posted/advertised)

Meeting Location: Planning Department’s Conference Room 

 

*Please direct all Land Trust correspondence to the Department of Planning and Development

 

Members:

 

Pamela Conti, Chairperson

Patricia Smith-Morgan

Alicia Pomfret

Anna Mae Lapinski

Joyce Perretta

Parker Capwell

 

Jean Pomfret, Land Trust Secretary

 

The 2013 Land Trust Agenda is as follows:

 

January 8

February 5

March 5

April 2

May 7

June 4

July 2

August 6

September 3

October 1

November 5

December 3

 

 

 

Town Engineer

 

The Town Engineer provides professional engineering services for all departments of the Town. His office is located in the Planning Department. The Town Engineer works closely with the Planning Department, Building Official and Public Works Department. He reviews all land development plans and makes recommendations respecting drainage improvements, low impact design methods, traffic and safety control measures. The Town Engineer is actively involved in road construction, stormwater control and sewer extension projects.

 

Contact:Robert E. Joyal, P.E., Town Engineer – 401-822-9182

Email: rjoyal@coventryri.org