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

PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES
February 16, 2000
7:30 PM
 Jamestown Town Hall

The meeting was called to order at 7:35 p.m. and the following members
were present:
Betty Hubbard       Gary Girard
Arthur Milot        Michael Smith
Mary Brennan        Rob Lambert
Dennis Webster         Sue Barker

Also present:
Lisa Bryer,AICP - Town Planner
Cinthia Reppe - Recording Secretary
John Murphy - Attorney
Bill Munger - Owner Conanicut Marine Services
Mary Meagher - Designer
Jerry McIntyre
Eleanor Kinney
David Swain

I.  Reading and Approval of Minutes from February 2, 2000

A motion was made by Commissioner Smith and seconded by Commissioner
Girard to accept the minutes with the following amendments:  page 2 under
Section VI.
     New Business 1. Manning Subdivision after the 4th sentence add a new
sentence to read; The board understood that further testing will be done
to verify that ISDS and wells will permit the number of lots proposed.  So
voted:

Betty Hubbard - Aye       Gary Girard - Aye
Arthur Milot - Aye        Michael Smith - Aye
Mary Brennan - Aye        Rob Lambert - Aye
Dennis Webster - Aye         Sue Barker - Aye

Motion passes by a vote of 8-0

II.  Correspondence

1.  CRMC - Residential Assent to the estate of Carolyn F. Delmonico, 120
Longview Dr.,West Greenwich RI - to construct and maintain and 8'x 6' boat
lift to an existing  residential boating facility at 1 Seaside Dr., Plat
14,Lot 21, Jamestown. Received and Acknowledged

2.  CRMC - Residential Assent to Vanessa F. Wurman 450 East Shore Drive,
Jamestown,RI, Plat 4, Lot 15 - to construct and maintain a residential
boating facility to consist of a 3.3' x 206' fixed timber pier with a
fixed "T" section 3.3' x 24' at the seaward end of the dock.  The dock
will extend to 120' beyond mean low water requiring a 70' length variance
from the 50-foot dock standards. Received and Acknowledged

3.  FYI - Zoning Board of Review Agenda, February 23,2000 meeting. 
Received and Acknowledged

4.  FYI - Notice of Public Hearing from the Statewide Planning Council Re:
State Guide Plan - Economic Development Policies and Plan.
      Received and Acknowledged

5.  FYI - Notice of Public Hearing from the Statewide Planning Council -
Re: Proposed amendment to Rule IX "Transportation Planning and Public
Involvement Procedures".  Received and Acknowledged

III.  Citizen's Non Agenda Item

Eleanor Kinney - Cedar Hill Farm, stated her concern that the town is
considering taking land protected by a  Conservation Easement for Cedar
Hill Farm by eminent domain for the purpose of drilling a well.
      Councilor David Swain stated that this issue has not been voted on
yet and will be discussed at the next Water and Sewer meeting.
      Commissioner Smith stated that the town already has the right of way
over that easement.
      Commissioner Webster stated that the Water and Sewer meeting would
be the appropriate place to bring this up.

IV.  Reports

a.  Town Planner's Submitted Report

b.  Town Committees

Commissioner Webster stated that the Harbor Master was able to find 61
additional spots for moorings in the following places; East Ferry near the
bridge, approximately 20, Dutch Harbor, approximately 20, 1 at park dock,
15 at Cranston Cove, and 5 more at Heads Beach.

c.  Sub Committees

V.  Old Business

1.  Madden Minor Subdivision - Preliminary Plan Approval
Commissioner Hubbard Recused herself.
      Commissioner Girard took over as chair at which time Commissioner
Brennan read a letter opposing this Subdivision.
      Several members of the board questioned what the decision of the
Water and Sewer board was with regards to this issue at which time Town
Planner Lisa Bryer stated that the Water and Sewer board decided to take
No Action on this issue.
                                                                          
                                                     A motion was made by
Commissioner Webster and seconded by Commissioner Girard to change #3
Findings of Fact to read: 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 the proposed septic systems are not located within 150 feet
from the edge of any wetland.  So voted:

Gary Girard - Aye            Arthur Milot - Aye
Michael Smith - Aye       Mary Brennan - Aye
Rob Lambert - Aye         Dennis Webster - Aye
Sue Barker - Aye

Motion carries by a vote of 7-0

A motion was made by Commissioner Webster and seconded by Commissioner
Girard to add # 10 to Findings of Fact, to read:
Plat 12, Lot 48  (16 acres) was granted one municipal water connection on
January 19,1999 under Water Department regulations which permit only one
connection per existing lot, with no additional connections for future
subdivisions.
      This water connection will serve lot 1.  Any future request for a
municipal water connection for lot 2 to replace or supplement the well may
be denied by the Water and Sewer Commission based on this provision of the
regulations.  So voted:

Gary Girard - Aye            Arthur Milot - Aye
Michael Smith - Nay       Mary Brennan - Aye
Rob Lambert - Aye            Dennis Webster - Aye
Sue Barker - Aye
                    Motion carries by a vote of 6-1

A motion was made by Commissioner Webster and seconded by Commissioner
Milot to change Conditions of Approval #5 to read:
No clearing of vegetation, well drilling or other disturbance without
approval of the Conservation Commission.  So voted:

Gary Girard - Nay            Arthur Milot - Aye
Michael Smith - Nay          Mary Brennan - Aye
Rob Lambert - Aye            Dennis Webster - Aye
Sue Barker - Nay
                    Motion carries by a vote of 4-3

A motion was made by Commissioner Smith and seconded by Commissioner
Lambert to strike item 5 Conditions of Approval.  So voted:
Gary Girard - Nay            Arthur Milot - Nay
Michael Smith - Aye          Mary Brennan - Nay
Rob Lambert - Aye            Dennis Webster - Nay
Sue Barker - Aye
                    Motion does not carry by a vote of 3-4

A motion was made by Commissioner Smith and seconded by Commissioner
Barker to change #5 Conditions of Approval to read: 
No clearance or disturbance of the Wetland or Wetland Buffer shall occur
without consultation with the Conservation Commission.  So voted:

Gary Girard - Aye         Arthur Milot - Nay
Michael Smith - Aye       Mary Brennan - Nay
Rob Lambert - Aye         Dennis Webster - Nay
Sue Barker - Aye
                    Motion carries by a vote of 4-3

Commissioner Webster suggested that under Conditions of Approval #2 that
the land dedication would be favorable instead of a fee.
      An informal poll was taken at which time 4 Commissioners voted in
favor of a fee, and 3 Commissioners voted in favor of the land dedication.
      Conditions of Approval #2 stays as it is.

A motion was made by Commissioner Girard and seconded by Commissioner
Smith to grant Preliminary Plan Approval to John J. & Mary A. Madden based
on the following Findings of Fact 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;
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 the
proposed systems are not 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, Beavertail Road.
      Lot frontage on a public street without physical access shall not be
considered compliant with this requirement;
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 streets, building lots, utilities, drainage
improvements, 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.
      One lot has public water and the other lot has a private well; and,
10. Plat 12, Lot 48 (16 acres) was granted one municipal water connection
on January 19, 1999 under Water Department Regulations which permit only
one connection per existing lot, with no additional connections for future
subdivisions.
      This water connection will serve lot 1.  Any future request for a
municipal water connection for Lot 2 to replace or supplement the well may
be denied by the Board of Water and Sewer Commisioners based on the
regulations.

B.   Conditions of Approval

1. The approval is for a total of 2 lots; 
2. That payment of a fee in-lieu-of land dedication shall be required for
this subdivision in the amount required by Article IIID of the Jamestown
Subdivision Regulations.
     This fee shall be paid prior to recording of the final plan.
3. Monuments shall be placed at all corner points at the new property
line; 
4. The Coastal Resource Management Council shall be notified if any
clearing of vegetation or disturbance is to occur within the 200 foot
jurisdictional limit of the CRMC;
5. No clearance or disturbance of the Wetland or Wetland Buffer shall
occur without consultation of the Conservation Commission;
6. Prior to final approval, the applicant must provide a Physical
Alteration Permit from the Department of Transportation;
7. Prior to Final Approval, the applicant must provide a legal document,
acceptable to the Town Solicitor, for the Sewer Easement over Lot 1 in
favor of Lot 2;
8. The Planning Commission delegates Final Review to the Town Planner with
the signature of the Planning Chair to appear on the Final Record Plan;
9. This approval shall be recorded with the Town Clerk contemporaneously
with the Final Plat; and,
10. This approval shall expire one year from the date of approval by the
Planning Commission:
So voted:

Gary Girard - Aye         Arthur Milot - Aye
Michael Smith - Aye       Mary Brennan - Nay
Rob Lambert - Aye         Dennis Webster - Aye
Sue Barker - Aye
                    Motion carries by a vote of 6-1

Commissioner Hubbard returned to the table.
                                         
2.  Comprehensive Plan - Discussion - Economic Development Element, Water
Resources Element
Commissioner Smith presented the board with his review of the Water
Resources Element of the Comprehensive Plan which will be forwarded to the
Town Planner for changes.
      Commissioner Hubbard discussed Wildlife and Vegetation.
      Commissioner Schnack gave his review of the Economic Development
Element to Lisa Bryer since he was unable to attend the meeting, after a
brief discussion of this element it was decided to put off further
discussion of this element until Commissioner Schnack can present his
review.
3.  Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment - Continued Discussion  - Water
Related Businesses
      A discussion ensued regarding some changes that were previously
suggested to be added to the Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment and it
was decided to table this issue until the Town Solicitor Mr. Parks has a
chance to review the suggested changes.

VI.  New Business - nothing new at this time

Commissioner Girard made a motion that was seconded by Commissioner Barker
to adjourn the meeting at 10:42 p.m.  All in favor.

Attest:
Cinthia Reppe