Meeting Minutes

Jamestown Buildings & Facilities Committee

Wednesday, October 24, 2001

 

Meeting held at 7:00PM in the Jamestown Library Museum Room

Members:

Bill Kimball - present

Lisa Bryer - present

Daniel Capuano - present

Maryanne Crawford - present

Arek Galle - present

Al Iacobbo - present

Ray Iannetta - present

Nick Robertson - present

Ken Littman - present

Minutes from the October 10th meeting were approved.

Lisa Bryer requested that future minutes be expanded.

Al Iacobbo was welcomed as the new Committee member.

Steve Goslee's PW Highway Barn memo was discussed.

Motion made by Nick Robertson, seconded by Arek Galle: The size of the PW Highway Barn will be nine (9) bays (two heated, seven unheated as requested by Maryanne Crawford and Steve Goslee) at 9,120SF+/-200SF plus +/-2,000SF for office and storage. This space does not include salt storage. Motion unanimously approved.

It should be noted that at the request of Fire Chief Art Christman the Committee is recommending that a heated repair bay be 20-feet wide with 16-foot wide doors high enough to accommodate the Fire Department ladder truck. Chief Christman also requested one in-and-out storage bay for the exclusive use of the Fire Department. The Public Works Department will make space assignments within the barn.

The Recreation Department winter storage should be accommodated as outside covered storage.

Ray Iannetta presented a chart comparing PW Barn sizes for communities adjacent to Jamestown and pointed out that this was a large barn size for a community the size of Jamestown when larger communities adjacent to Jamestown are utilizing comparatively smaller facilities.

Motion made by Ray Iannetta, seconded by Maryanne Crawford: Reject the State lot adjacent to Soccer field as the cost is anticipated to be too high. Site unanimously rejected.

Motion made by Ray Iannetta, seconded by Dan Capuano: Reject the Manning lot adjacent to the cemetery on Cedar Street as the $600,000 cost is too high. Site unanimously rejected.

Motion made by Ray Iannetta, seconded by Nick Robertson: Reject the Toll Booth garage as it is unavailable. Site unanimously rejected.

Motion made by Ray Iannetta, seconded by Nick Robertson: Reject Distributor building on Narragansett Avenue as it is not available. Site unanimously rejected.

Motion made by Ray Iannetta, seconded by Nick Robertson: Reject lower Taylor Point as undesirable.

Site unanimously rejected.

Motion made by Ray Iannetta, seconded by Nick Robertson: Reject off-island location as undesirable.

Site unanimously rejected.

Motion made by Dan Capuano, seconded by Nick Robertson: Professional cost estimator to estimate cost for remaining four site locations - 1) Sewer Plant site 2) Town Offices (Southwest Avenue) site 3) Ft. Wetherill Hill site 4) Lot 47. Motion unanimously approved.

Dan Capuano expressed the need to consider the costs required for re-zoning, adding water/sewer, utilities and roads to the final site selection.

Dan O'Neill (public attendee) expressed opposition to Lot 47 as a Public Works Barn would be disruptive to the peace and harmony of this residential area.

Dan Capuano pointed out that Lot 47 area has no sewer, insufficient water and no roads.

Dave Dolce (public attendee) felt that the real estate value of the town-owned sites under consideration should be a factor in the cost consideration.

Dave Lussier (public attendee) expressed opposition to Lot 47 as it is in a residential area and the Committee should consider potential legal liability if the site were chosen.

Tot Wright (public attendee) reminded the Committee that $300,000 was set aside as an amount for the barn facility by a prior Town Council, not the total amount estimated to construct the facility.

Ray Iannetta requested information on lot sizes and lot lines. Bill Kimball responded that this information had been requested on several occasions and had not been received.

Bill Kimball specifically requested a copy of a written opinion by Town Solicitor DeSimone, representing the Town Administrator, that the roadway near the Sewer Plant was a lot line because Town Plat maps do not show a lot line.

Bill Kimball also requested the following of Maryanne Crawford: 1) A copy of the MOU between DEM and Town and 2) A copy of the lease between the Ft. Wetherill Boat Owners' Association and Town.

Bill Kimball requested the Committee review the matrix sheets for the four (4) remaining sites under consideration and fax any comments to him prior to the next meeting.

Lisa Bryer asked that the next meeting be held on Thursday, November 8th. It was agreed that the regular meeting date would be changed if the Library was available, otherwise the meeting date would be Wednesday, November 7th.

Bill Kimball, Chairman