***** UNAPPROVED MINUTES *****

PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES
January 5,2000
7:30 PM
 Jamestown Town Hall

The meeting was called to order at 7:34 p.m. and the following members
were present:
Betty Hubbard       Arthur Milot
Mary Brennan        Rob Lambert
Dennis Webster      Sue Barker
Michael Schnack

Also present:
Lisa Bryer,AICP - Town Planner
Cinthia Reppe - Recording Secretary
John Murphy - Attorney
Alan Eagles
Lynne Eagles
Robert Cournoyer - Surveyor; RC Cournoyer Enterprises, Inc.
William Dowdell - Engineer; Dowdell Engineering Associates
Mary Meagher - Designer
Richard Allphin
Dale Ketchum

I.  Reading and Approval of Minutes from December 15,1999
A motion was made by Commissioner Brennan and seconded by Commissioner
Webster to accept the minutes as written.  So voted:
Betty Hubbard - Aye    Arthur Milot - Aye
Mary Brennan - Aye     Dennis Webster - Aye
Rob Lambert - Aye      Sue Barker - Aye
Michael Schnack - Aye
Motion passes by a vote of 7-0

II. Correspondence

1. CRMC - Cease and Desist Order - Donelson Glassie, 7 High Street,
Jamestown, RI - Unauthorized fence within 200 feet of a coastal feature at
the area known as High Street abutting Plat 9, Lot 296, Jamestown, RI.
     Received and Acknowledged

2. CRMC - Residential Assent  to John R. and Althea K. Leyon, 541 Seaside
Dr., Plat 3, Lot 121 Jamestown, RI.- Install  flow and outflow lines to
desalinization unit.
      The lines, 1" pipes, will require temporary disturbance to the
coastal features. Received and Acknowledged

3. CRMC - Finding of no significant impact to George and Susan
Bohnenberger,20 Connie Dr.,Foxboro Ma. - Re: Repair Individual sewage
disposal system as per the approved plan.
     Install erosion control to 26 Coultier Dr., Plat 7,Lot 33 Jamestown,
RI. Received and Acknowledged

4. CRMC - Residential Assent to Larry and Elizabeth Allen, 418 East Shore
Rd, Jamestown,RI - Construct new stairs to existing dwelling, install
cisterns (one 1,750 or  two 1,250 gallon) in lawn tied to down-spouts and
to grade lawn with six(6") inches of loam and seed, located at 418 East
Shore Rd, Jamestown, RI: Plat 4, Lot 28. Received and Acknowledged

5. CRMC - Full Council Decision to the petition of Donald and Ann Muir, 44
East Shore Rd., Jamestown,RI. Received and Acknowledged

6. CRMC - Residential Assent to Theodore H. Petit, 415 Seaside Drive,
Jamestown, RI., plat 3, lot 129, Construct buffer zone management and
relocate a deck located at 415 Seaside Drive. Received and Acknowledged

7. CRMC - Residential Assent to Eric A. and Suzanne L. Simonsen, 6 Apple
Tree Lane, Barrington, RI .
     Re: to construct additions to an existing residential dwelling and
install a DEM-ISDS approved septic system, located at 86 Highland Drive,
Jamestown, Plat 9, Lot 349. Received and Acknowledged

8. CRMC - Residential Assent to Harry F. Kurz and Gloria J. Scott-Kurz,
388 East Shore Road, Jamestown, RI.
     Re: Restoration of buffer zone in accordance with submitted "Consent
Agreement Plan" by Gates, Leighton and Associates, Inc., located at 388
East Shore Road, Jamestown, RI; Plat 4, Lot 11 & 49.
     Received and Acknowledged

9. FYI - Letter to the Town Council from Town Solicitor A. Lauriston Parks
Re: Tree Wardens. Received and Acknowledged

10.  FYI - Revised Schedule for Budget Hearings. Received and Acknowledged

III.  Citizen's Non Agenda Item - with nothing new at this time move on to
reports.

III. Reports

a.  Town Planner's Submitted Report
The Planner reported that the Town Council will be receiving the Tree
Ordinance at their next meeting on January 10th,2000.
      The hearing regarding the Off- Site Marina Parking Issue will be
held on January 24th,2000 and the Town Council will hear the applicants
proposal and not the Planning Commissions recommendation.
      Discussion regarding the State Transportation Improvement Program
will take place after New Business.

b.  Town Committees
Commissioner Webster reported the Harbor Management Commission was told
that the Town Council has decided to take up the proposed amendment for
mooring rates at the 1st meeting in February.
     They will decide after CRMC looks at it what to do about the rate
increase. 
Commissioner Smith arrives at 7:42.

c. Sub Committees

IV. New Business

1.  Madden Minor Subdivision - Review and Action
Commissioner Hubbard Recused herself and Commissioner Milot took over as
chair and told the board that Town Solicitor Mr. Larry Parks is reviewing
this subdivision and Commissioner Milot recommends that the board should
put off making a decision until after they receive Mr. Parks'
recommendation relating to the municipal water hook up.
      The board agreed with Commissioner Milot and allowed Mr. John Murphy
to give his presentation on behalf John and Mary Madden with the
understanding that the final decision would not be made until after the
Town Solicitors recommendation.
      William Dowdell of Dowdell Engineering Associates presented the plan
to the board and Mary Meagher was also introduced as the Designer of the
plan.
      Discussion ensued and a motion was made by Commissioner Webster and
seconded by Commissioner Brennan to continue this discussion until the
next meeting on January 19th, 2000 if the Town Solicitors recommendation
is received by then.  So voted:

Betty Hubbard - Aye       Arthur Milot - Aye
Michael Smith - Aye       Mary Brennan - Aye
Rob Lambert - Aye         Dennis Webster - Aye
Sue Barker - Aye          Michael Schnack - Aye
Motion passes by a vote of 8-0  

2.  Eagles Minor Subdivision - Review and Action
Robert Cournoyer, Land Surveyor of RC Cournoyer Enterprises Inc.
representing Alan C. and Lynne C. Eagles presented the plan to the board
for review.
      Discussion ensued regarding waiving of fee's.
      A motion was made by Commissioner Webster and seconded by
Commissioner Smith to change B. Conditions of Approval # 2 second sentence
to read " The subdivision fees for this subdivision shall be waived
because the lots were merged in 1994 at the recommendation of the tax
assessor ." . So voted:
Betty Hubbard - Nay       Arthur Milot - Aye
Michael Smith - Aye       Mary Brennan - Aye
Rob Lambert - Nay         Dennis Webster - Aye
Sue Barker - Aye             Michael Schnack - Aye
Motion passes by a vote of 6-2

A motion was made by Commissioner Smith and seconded by Commissioner
Schnack granting preliminary approval in accordance with the plans
entitled Minor Subdivision Plan of Land Owned by ALAN C. & LYNNE C.
EAGLES; Plat 4 Lot 126, East Shore Road, Jamestown, Rhode Island; Property
Owner Alan C. and Lynne C. Eagles, 543 East Shore Road, Jamestown, RI 
02835; prepared by RC Cournoyer Enterprises, Inc., 297 Cowesett Avenue,
Suite 7, West Warwick, RI  02893 (401-826-8811; dated revised 12-27-99
based upon the following findings of fact (with the following change to
number 3, Findings of Fact- change the proposed to no septic) and subject
to the following Conditions of Approval:

A.   Findings of Fact
The Board makes the following findings:

1. The subdivision is consistent with the requirements of the Jamestown
Comprehensive Plan and/or shall satisfactorily address the issues where
there may be inconsistencies:

2. Each lot in the subdivision conforms to the standards and provisions of
the Jamestown Zoning Ordinance.
      This property was originally known as Plat 4 Lots 126 and 128 and
were merged by the Tax Assessor for tax relief purposes related to the
Farm Forest and Open Space Program;

3. No building lot is designed and located in such a manner as to require
relief from Article 3, Section 308 of the Zoning Ordinance as long as no
septic system is located within 150 feet from the edge of any wetland;

4. There will be no significant negative environmental impacts from the
proposed development as shown on the plans, with all required conditions
for approval;

5. The subdivision as proposed will not result in the creation of
individual lots with such physical constraints to development that
building on those lots according to pertinent regulations and buildings
standards would be impracticable.

6. All subdivision lots have adequate and permanent physical access to a
public street, namely, East Shore Road.
      Lot frontage on a public street without physical access shall not be
considered compliant with this requirement, however, both lots have access
to the building areas through a joint Access Easement;

7. The subdivision provides for safe circulation of pedestrian and
vehicular traffic, for adequate surface water runoff, for suitable
building sites and for preservation of natural, historical, or cultural
features that contribute to the attractiveness of the community;

8. The design and location of building lots, utilities, and other
improvements in the subdivision minimize flooding and soil erosion;

9. All lots in the subdivision have access to sufficient potable water for
the intended use.
      Both lots have existing wells, one well is currently being used by
the existing house.

B.   Conditions of Approval

1. The approval is for a total of 2 lots.  One lot has an existing house;

2. That payment of a fee in-lieu-of land dedication shall be waived for
this subdivision.
      The subdivision fees for this subdivision shall be waived because
the lots were merged in 1993 at the recommendation of the tax assessor;

3. Monuments shall be placed as shown on the preliminary plan; 

4. Prior to Final Approval, the applicant must provide a legal document,
acceptable to the Town Solicitor, for the Access Easement over both lots;

5. The Planning Commission delegates Final Review to the Town Planner with
the signature of the Planning Chair to appear on the Final Record Plan;

6. This approval shall be recorded with the Town Clerk contemporaneously
with the Final Plat; and,

7. This approval shall expire one year from the date of approval by the
Planning Commission.

So voted:
Betty Hubbard - Nay       Arthur Milot - Aye
Michael Smith - Aye       Mary Brennan - Nay
Rob Lambert - Aye         Dennis Webster - Aye
Sue Barker - Aye          Michael Schnack - Aye
Motion passes by a vote of 6-2

V. Reports

a.  State Transportation Improvement Program
Commissioner Lambert is in favor of a bike path but would like to see
underground utilities on Narragansett Avenue first if possible, the
majority of the board was in agreement.
      A motion was made by Commissioner Hubbard and seconded by
Commissioner Barker for the Planner to endorse the two TIP proposals and
forward them  to the Town Council on January 10th, 2000.

VI. Old Business

1.  Comprehensive Plan-Housing and Public Services and Facilities Sections
Commissioner Milot presented the board with current statistics regarding
affordable housing in Jamestown.
      The state would like all towns to provide at least 10% low and
moderate income housing and Jamestown is at 6.9% which also includes
senior housing.
      The consensus of the board is that they would like to see Jamestown
achieve the 10% level by the next Comprehensive Plan.
      Several of the Commissioners made mention of certain changes that
they want the Planner to make to the draft of the Comprehensive Plan.
Commissioner Lambert presented the board with his review of the Public
Services and Facilities Section of the Comprehensive Plan with the
following comments.
      Attorney John Murphy mentioned the lack of a public restroom at the
Community Playground, and Commissioner Lambert mentioned the fact that the
Council and several Commissions meet at the Library instead of the Town
Hall due to space restrictions.
      The chair would also like to see the draft of the Plan re-evaluated
as to when projects  have been completed.  Commissioner Lambert stated
that policy #1 of the Action Plan should be for improved drinking water in
town.
At the next Planning Commission meeting Circulation, and Cultural and
Historical sections of the Comprehensive Plan will be discussed.
Commissioner Barker brought up that there should be a time limit set for
the Planning Commission meetings at which point the Planner informed the
board that a 10:00 p.m. ending time had been set previously. 
 
2.  Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment-Continued Discussion of Water
Related Businesses
      Commissioner Schnack recommended that the board table this issue
until after we are done with the Comprehensive Plan.
      The chair recommended that the remaining 6 Commissioners give their
input to the Planner regarding Commercial water uses.

       A motion was made by Commissioner Brennan and seconded by
Commissioner Barker to adjourn the meeting at 10:55 p.m.  All in Favor.

                       
Attest: Cinthia Reppe