Town of Jamestown
Jamestown Town Council
Planning Commission
Work Session

A work session of the Jamestown Town Council was called to order at the
Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road at 7:30 PM by Council
President David J. Long.  The following members were present:

Kenneth G. Littman, Vice President
Craig A. Amerigian
Bruce W. McIntyre
David Swain

Also present were:
Maryanne Crawford, CPA, Town Administrator/Finance Director
Arlene D. Kalooski, Town Clerk
A. Lauriston Parks, Esq., Town Solicitor
Lisa Bryer, Town Planner
Cinthia Reppe, Planning Clerk

Planning Commission members present were:
Betty Hubbard, Chair
Laura Aibel
Mary Brennan
Victor Calabretta
Gary Girard
Rob Lambert
Michael Schnack
Dennis Webster

1) Zoning Ordinance Amendment related to Businesses that use marine slips,
dock space and/or moorings including ferries and related parking

Commissioner Calabretta recused himself from this discussion.
      The Town Planner reviewed the proposed ordinance and some of the
changes that it has undergone.
      The Planner noted that new case law from the Town Solicitor has been
reflected in the current proposal revised September 7, 2000.   

Discussion ensued on whether Councilor Swain should recuse himself from
discussion regarding the proposed ordinance relating to businesses using
marine slips, dock space and/or moorings including ferries and related
parking requirements.
      The Town Solicitor advised Councilor Swain to recuse from this
      Councilor Swain noted that because this is a work session and there
will be no voting, he did not think it necessary to recuse.

There was a lengthy discussion on involving the business community when
drafting ordinances that will directly affect them.
      Councilor McIntyre strongly recommended inviting the business
community to Planning Commission meetings when discussing business
community issues.
      Councilor Swain inquired as to how many businesses would be effected
by this proposed ordinance.
      The Town Planner informed the Council that this would effect future
businesses; not present businesses.
      The Town Solicitor noted that there is a grandfather clause in the
state law that protects existing ferries.  

There was a general discussion on the reduction of parking spaces in the
business community and concern over future parking needs.
       Proposed changes to the Permitted Use Table 3-1, 3. Satellite
Parking and 3A.
     Seasonal Off-Site Marina Parking was reviewed.  The addition of Ferry
Terminal not being permitted was also discussed.  

Council President Long invited comment from the audience.

2) Fees in lieu of dedication

Councilor McIntyre requested that the formula for the calculating fees in
lieu of dedication be presented in a format that is clear and
understandable to any resident.
      The Town Planner reviewed the process as outlined in the Subdivision
Regulations D.  3, 4, and 5.  

3) Annual Report

Councilor McIntyre noted that the Planning Commission is required by state
law to submit an Annual Report to the Council.
      The Planning Commission Chair informed the Council that the Planning
Commission was not aware of this requirement; however, they would comply.
      Ms. Hubbard requested guidance from the Council on information
needed in this report.
      At this time, there was a discussion on what other Commissions might
be required to submit Annual Reports to the Council.
      There was a general consensus from the Council that this issue
should be on a Council Agenda for future discussion.

Council President Long adjourned the work session at 10:15 PM.


Arlene D. Kalooski
Town Clerk
Town Council Work Session 9/14/2000