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

PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES
August 16, 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       Gary Girard
Victor Calabrettta     Laura Aibel
Mary Brennan        Rob Lambert
Dennis Webster      Sue Barker
Michael Schnack

Also present:
Jane Weidman - Acting Town Planner
Cinthia Reppe - Recording Secretary
Crystal Fonseca - Planning Intern
Mr. Larry Parks - Former Town Solicitor
Dennis Nixon - Attorney
Darcy Magratten

Commissioner Hubbard informed the board that Mr. Parks was present to
inform the board for information purposes only about the legal decision in
the case of The Town of Warren vs. The Chairperson for the Coastal
Resources Management Council.
      Mr. Parks stated that the zoning ordinance cannot regulate what is
on the water but you can regulate the shore side impact of what goes on.
      Commissioner Hubbard stated that at the next meeting of the Planning
Commission which will take place on September 6, 2000 Mr. Parks will be
present to answer questions from the Planning Board members regarding the
Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment related to businesses that use marina
slips, dock space and/or moorings including ferries and related parking
requirements.

A memo from the Town Council to the Planning Commission was handed out to
the members regarding the joint workshop on the Proposed Zoning Ordinance
Amendment scheduled for September 14, 2000.
      All of the members except Commissioners Webster and Barker will be
able to attend. 

I.  Reading and Approval of Minutes from August 2, 2000
A motion was made by Commissioner Calabretta and seconded by Commissioner
Webster to accept the minutes with the following amendments:
Page 1, Also present, and page 2,  IV.
     Reports a. Town Planners report change James Lyman to Hyman.  

      Page 2, IV.
     Reports a. Town Planners report strike after if there were category B
accessory setbacks  add after if this was a category B Development Plan
Review Application,.

     Page 3, V. New Business 1.Proposed Skate Park, third paragraph, third
sentence add after made a motion and Commissioner Schnack seconded the
motion.
      VI.
     Old Business 1. Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment, first paragraph,
second sentence change suggests to suggested that the Planning Commission
allocate time at a future meeting to review and discuss the Zoning
Ordinance Proposal prior to the joint meeting with the Town Council, and
strike discussion regarding a meeting with the Council at next meeting
with a time limit.  So voted:

Betty Hubbard - Aye       Gary Girard - Aye
Victor Calabretta - Aye      Laura Aibel - Abstain
Mary Brennan - Aye        Rob Lambert - Aye
Dennis Webster - Aye         Sue Barker - Aye
Michael Schnack - Aye
                 Motion passes by a vote of 8-0, 1 Abstain

II.  Correspondence 

1.  CRMC - Assent - Dr. Robert Salk, 20 Sea View Avenue, Jamestown, RI.
02835; Construct and maintain a residential boating facility to consist
of: 4'x 115' +/- fixed timber pier, 3' x 25' +/- ramp and a (150 square
foot) float.
      The terminus of the dock will extend to 62-feet +/- beyond mean low
water (MLW).
     Plat 7, Lot 88, 20 Sea View Avenue, Jamestown, RI.
     02835. Received & Acknowledged

2.  CRMC - Notice of Violation - Settipane Family Trust, 311 Seaside Dr.,
Jamestown, RI 02835; installation of a fence on a coastal feature and in
nonconformance with CRMC Assent 98-11-22 and associated approved plans at
property located Plat 16, Lot 11; 301 Seaside Dr., Jamestown, RI. Received
& Acknowledged

3.  DEM Office of Water Resources - Public Notice of Proposed Permit
Actions - John R. & Althea K. Leyon, 541 Seaside Dr., Jamestown, RI 02835.
Received & Acknowledged

4.  DEM Office of Water Resources - Announcement of Availability of Draft
2000 303(d) list of Impaired Waters. Received & Acknowledged

5.  FYI - Memo to Town Council Re: Skate Park. Received & Acknowledged

6.  FYI - Letter to Rhode Island Bridge and Turnpike Authority Re:
Necklace Lighting. Received & Acknowledged

7.  FYI - Memo to Town Council - Re: Request to Purchase Town Property
from Somyk. Received & Acknowledged

8.  FYI - Memo- Town Hall Meeting Capacity - Move to New Business # 2.

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

IV.  Reports

a.  Town Planner's Submitted Report - 
 
Jane Weidman gave an update to the board regarding an administrative
subdivision on Battery Lane.

b.  Town Committees -

Commissioner Webster said that the Quonset Davisville Committee will soon
be back in operation.
      There is a new master plan for development of the Industrial Park
and that this is Jamestowns opportunity to be heard.
Commissioner Girard said that the Parking Committee has had two meetings
since the last Planning meeting with the main topic being that of the old
bridge.
      The gates are back up to keep people off the bridge.
      The bridge will be removed in 2003-2004.
      The Committee thanked Chief Tighe for his departments help in this
matter.  
The Parking Committee also discussed the parking problems at Shores beach,
Lincoln, Brook and Union Ave, and briefly discussed off site parking.

c.  Sub Committees

                  Commissioner Calabretta stated that the Open Space Grant
Committee is moving forward.

V.  New Business

1.  Draft of Standard Letter - Re: ISDS Application
After a brief discussion this issue was tabled until the town planner Lisa
Bryer can take a look at it.

2.  Memo - Town Hall Meeting Capacity -
 
A motion was made by Commissioner Hubbard and seconded by Commissioner
Lambert for the Planning Commission to move their meetings from the Town
Hall to another site with greater capacity.  So voted:

Betty Hubbard - Aye       Gary Girard - Aye
Victor Calabretta - Aye         Laura Aibel - Aye
Mary Brennan - Aye        Rob Lambert - Aye
Dennis Webster - Aye         Sue Barker - Aye
Michael Schnack - Aye     
Motion passes by a vote of 9-0        

VI.  Old Business

1.  Ocean State Scuba - Revised Drainage/Site Plan

      Commissioner Hubbard gave the board an update on Ocean State Scuba.
      She had a conversation with Mr. David Swain regarding the loading
zone, lack of lines connecting parking spaces, gravel drive, fence,
spacing of graphic symbols of screen across front and the building
elevations.
      The corrections to the plan will be submitted to the Planning Office
after the meeting with Zoning.

2.  Comprehensive Plan - Update - Land Use, Preamble, General Land Use and
Action Plan.
      Vote on version 1 or 2 of Description & Development History.
      Present 3 maps (Water Quality & Water Use Classifications, State
Highway Functional Classification, Public Facilities and Public Water and
Sewer Service Areas). 
      A motion was made by Commissioner Hubbard and seconded by
Commissioner Webster to accept version 2 of the Description & Development
History.  So voted:

Betty Hubbard - Aye       Gary Girard - Aye
Victor Calabretta - Aye      Laura Aibel - Aye
Mary Brennan - Aye        Rob Lambert - Aye
Dennis Webster - Aye         Sue Barker - Aye
Michael Schnack - Aye
                    Motion passes by a vote of 9-0

Commissioner Webster would like a copy of Description & Development
History sent to the Historical Society to be viewed by Sue Madden if she
has time.

It was decided by the members of the Commission to each take a section of
the Action Plan to review before the next meeting.
      The following sections were assigned:

Commissioners Hubbard and Webster - Economic Development
Commissioner Calabretta - Open Space
Commissioner Barker - Recreation
Commissioner Girard - Agriculture
Commissioner Brennan - Circulation
Commissioner Schnack - Housing
Commissioner Aibel - Public Services and Facilities

A motion was made by Commissioner Girard and seconded by Commissioner
Hubbard to adjourn the meeting at 10:09 p.m.  All in Favor

Attest:

Cinthia Reppe