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

PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES
April 19, 2000
7:30 PM
Jamestown Town Hall

The meeting was called to order at 7:38 and the following members were
present:
Betty Hubbard       Gary Girard
Victor Calabretta      Mary Brennan
Rob Lambert         Dennis Webster
Sue Barker       Michael Schnack

Also present:
Cinthia Reppe - Recording Secretary
Crystal Fonseca - Planning Intern

I.  Reading and Approval of Minutes from April 5, 2000
A motion was made by Commissioner Girard and seconded by Commissioner
Brennan to approve the minutes with the following amendments;

Page 1, I. Reading and Approval of Minutes from April 5, 2000, change to
March 15.

Page 2, III.
     Citizens Non Agenda, add to end of paragraph the sentence, The board
recommended that Mr. Wright work with the Affordable Housing Committee and
attend the Comprehensive Plan workshop on housing.

      Page 2, V. Old Business #3 strike The Ambulance Corporation requests
that the town remove the light.

      Page 3, V. Old Business #3, 1. Strike Commissioner Webster, 2.
Strike Commissioner Hubbard and add a shade instead of another.
     3. Strike Commissioner Calabretta.  In the last paragraph of this
section it should read Motion passes by a vote of 8-0.

      Page 4, second to the last paragraph "recommended to the Zoning
Board to approve the variance for nonconformity of area to lot 267 and
nonconformity of area to frontage on lot 146 if this solves the properties
ISDS issues with the DEM."

      Pages 4 & 5  Cole-Poucher / Dupee-Farrell Minor Subdivision, change
the numbering under A. Findings of Fact to show 1-10 and under B.
Conditions of Approval change the numbering to 1-8.

      Page 5 , under 5. Comprehensive Plan, first paragraph should say,
During the discussion of the Comprehensive Plan Update, Commissioner
Lambert etc.  So voted:
Betty Hubbard - Aye       Gary Girard - Aye
Victor Calabretta - Aye      Mary Brennan - Aye
Rob Lambert - Aye         Dennis Webster - Aye
Sue Barker - Aye       Michael Schnack - Aye
                       Motion carries by a vote of 8-0

II.  Correspondence

1.  CRMC - Experimental aquaculture application 00-2-60-To conduct
temporary, small scale, temporary, small scale, aquaculture activity.
     Received and Acknowledged

2.  CRMC - Letter of Authorization for Experimental Aquaculture (File No.
00-2-12) in the Dutch Island Harbor area of Narragansett Bay.
     Received and Acknowledged

3.  DEM - Insignificant Alteration Permit Re: Application No. 98-0408 in
reference to the property and proposed project located: 100 feet east of
Seaside Drive; approximately 120 feet south of the intersection of Seaside
Drive and Catamaran Street; Assessor's Plat 16, Lot 246; Jamestown, RI.
     Received and Acknowledged

III.  Citizen's Non Agenda Item - nothing at this time

IV.  Reports

a.  Town Planner's Submitted Report

b.  Town Committees

Commissioner Barker from the Waste Water Management Committee reported on
the essay and poster contest sponsored by the Jamestown Rotary Club on the
topic  "The Importance of Clean Water" that the children in Jamestown are
participating in.
      Commissioner Barker also informed the board that there will be a
meeting with Fred Brown on the topic on What we can do to control the
Rapid Growth in the Shores Area.
Commissioner Webster reported on the last Harbor Management meeting where
he passed out a copy of the proposed Zoning Ferry Ordinance related to
Businesses operating from Marina Slips, Docks and or Moorings including
Ferry Service and Parking.
     A motion was made by Commissioner Girard and seconded by Commissioner
Webster to resubmit the definitions to the Town Solicitor Mr. Parks with
the changes that the board recommended, adding- or operating from a slip,
dock or mooring, under Floating Restaurant.
     Add at the end of Excursion/Tour Boat- that may include a meal.
                    So voted:
     
Betty Hubbard - Aye       Gary Girard - Aye
Victor Calabretta - Aye         Mary Brennan - Aye
Rob Lambert - Nay         Dennis Webster - Aye
Sue Barker - Aye          Michael Schnack - Nay
Motion passes by a vote of 6-2

c.  Sub Committees
Commissioner Hubbard suggested that we take VI.
     New Business - Kennels - Definitions before Old Business and the
board agreed.

VI. New Business

1.  Zoning Amendment - Kennels - Definition
       Commissioner Hubbard asked the board if this issue should be put on
the next Agenda for further discussion at which time a discussion ensued
and it was decided that this issue would take a great deal of time away
from the Comprehensive Plan.
      A motion was made by Commissioner Webster and seconded by
Commissioner Schnack for the Town Planner, Lisa Bryer to send a letter to
the Town Council stating that the Planning Commission will look at this
issue and any other proposed Ordinance changes when the Comprehensive Plan
is completed.  So voted:

Betty Hubbard - Aye          Gary Girard - Aye
Victor Calabretta - Aye         Mary Brennan - Aye
Dennis Webster - Aye            Rob Lambert - Aye
Sue Barker - Aye          Michael Schnack - Aye
                       Motion Passes by a vote of 8-0

V.  Old Business

1.  Comprehensive Plan - Update - Future Needs, Action Plan 

      Commissioner Hubbard brought up the parking survey figures and
reported that The Planning Office will recheck original data, at which
time it was discussed that the Right of Ways study the Parking Committee
completed seemed more accurate and the board members would like a copy of
it.
       Commissioner Hubbard stated that Commissioner Schnack will be
combining her comments, his comments and the current Economic section of
the Comprehensive Plan, the chair also asked for comments from the other
board members.
      Commissioner Calabretta commented that the first sentence in the
last paragraph of Commissioner Hubbard's comments on page 3 should not be
included, because it is a matter of opinion.
      Commissioner Calabretta brought up that the Comprehensive Plan
should be coordinated with the Harbor Management Plan.
       Commissioner Webster stated that there should be an explanation
included to explain why we were pro development back in the 1970's and
what has changed now.
       Commissioner Girard stated that each Commissioner needs to set
goals or visions for Jamestown.
      Commissioner Hubbard said that each Commissioners assignment is to
make a wish list for Vision and bring to the next meeting.
      A motion was made by Commissioner Girard and seconded by
Commissioner Calabretta to adjourn the meeting at 10:10 p.m.  All in
Favor.

Attest: Cinthia L. Reppe