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

PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES
March 15, 2000
7:30 PM
 Jamestown Town Hall

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

Also present:
Lisa Bryer,AICP - Town Planner
Cinthia Reppe - Recording Secretary
Crystal Fonseca - Intern

I.  Reading and Approval of Minutes from March 1, 2000
A motion was made by Commissioner Webster and seconded by Commissioner
Barker to approve the minutes as written.  So voted:

Gary Girard - Aye      Mary Brennan - Aye
Rob Lambert - Aye   Dennis Webster - Aye
Sue Barker - Aye    Michael Schnack - Aye
Motion passes by a vote of 6-0

II.  Correspondence
1.  FYI - Notice of Public Hearing Re: Jamestown Code of Ordinances for
Creation of a New Ordinance Entitled: Tree Preservation and Protection.
      Received & Acknowledged

2.  FYI - Letter from the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce regarding Necklace
Lighting of the Newport Bridge.  Received & Acknowledged

3.  CRMC - Experimental Aquaculture application to conduct temporary,
small scale, aquaculture activity.  Received & Acknowledged

4.  CRMC - Residential Assent to George Turner, 30 Quail Run Circle,
Fairfield, Ct.
     06430 to: Maintain existing 5'(five foot) wide footpath from  upland
area through conservation easement and CRMC Buffer Zone area to the
shoreline, located at 52 Westwind Drive, Jamestown,RI; Plat 8, Lot 667.
      Received & Acknowledged

5.  FYI - Memo to Town Council Re: Zoning Amendment - Businesses Operating
from Marina Slips, Docks and/or Moorings including Ferry Service and
Parking.  Received & Acknowledged

III.  Citizen's Non Agenda Item
Lisa Bryer, Town Planner introduced the new Planning Intern, Crystal
Fonseca. 

IV.  Reports

a.  Town Planner's Submitted Report
The Planner, Ms. Bryer informed the board that  the Town Clerk is
preparing a Certificate of Appreciation for former Commissioners Milot and
Smith and would like to personalize them with input from the board
members.

b.  Town Committees
Commissioner Webster reported on the last meeting of the Harbor Management
Committee regarding the Jamestown Boat Yards plans for expanding their
current number of moorings, 54 to approximately 84.
Commissioner Hubbard arrives at 7:38 p.m.

c.  Sub Committees
      Commissioner Webster reported that a Cellular Phone Company would
like to erect an Antenna on the existing tower at Beavertail.
      The Town Council referred this issue to the Beavertail Advisory
Committee.
Steve McInnis arrives at 7:44 p.m.

III.  Citizen's Non Agenda Item (con't)
       Steve McInnis addressed the board regarding the issue of the
waterfront Infrastructure repairs that need to be done.
      He wanted to know whose jurisdiction this was and if this issue
needs to be addressed in the Comprehensive Plan.
      Commissioner Hubbard stated that this could be a topic of
consideration, at which point the Town Planner stated that it would likely
be addressed as an Action item rather than a detailed discussion that
could be addressed at the workshops.
      Its proper place within the Comprehensive Plan depends upon its
level of resolution by the public at the workshops.

V.  Old Business

1.  Estate of Mary Bicho - Subdivision - Final Plan Review
       The Town Planner, Lisa Bryer presented the Final Plan, and informed
the board that the checklist was complete and all Fee's have been
received.  A motion was made by Commissioner Girard and seconded by
Commissioner Webster to set the bond amount at $1600.00.  So voted:

Betty Hubbard - Aye       Gary Girard - Aye
Mary Brennan - Aye        Rob Lambert - Aye
Dennis Webster - Aye         Sue Barker - Aye
Michael Schnack - Aye
                    Motion passes by a vote of 7-0
A motion was made by Commissioner Hubbard and seconded by Commissioner
Girard to accept the Final Plan Subdivision for the Estate of Mary Bicho.
      So voted:

Betty Hubbard - Aye       Gary Girard - Aye
Mary Brennan - Aye        Rob Lambert - Aye
Dennis Webster - Aye         Sue Barker - Aye
Michael Schnack - Aye
                    Motion passes by a vote of 7-0

2.  Comprehensive Plan - Update - Land Use Element, Economic Development
Element, Wildlife and Vegetation, Future Needs, Action Plan 
Commissioner Webster presented the Land Use Element section of the
Comprehensive Plan to the board with the changes that he made.
      All of the items were discussed and forwarded to the Town Planner to
make the changes.
A motion was made by Commissioner Webster and seconded by Commissioner
Girard to have the Town Planner draft a letter to the state to ask for an
extension until June 1,2001 to complete the update of the Comprehensive
Plan. So voted:

Betty Hubbard - Aye       Gary Girard - Aye
Mary Brennan - Aye        Rob Lambert - Aye
Dennis Webster - Aye         Sue Barker - Aye
Michael Schnack - Aye
                    Motion passes by a vote of 7-0

Commissioner Hubbard stated that the Vegetation and Wildlife Section of
the Comprehensive Plan that she has been reviewing will be forwarded to
the Town Planner so that the appropriate changes will be made.

Commissioner Hubbard handed out the second portion of the Economic
Development Section that she has rewritten for incorporation into the
Comprehensive Plan.
      The Board should review it and get back to her or the Planner.
 
VI. New Business - nothing new at this time 

A motion was made by Commissioner Webster and seconded by Commissioner
Girard to adjourn the meeting at 10:18 p.m.  All in Favor.

Attest:
Cinthia L. Reppe