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

PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES
October 4, 2000
7:30 PM
Lawn Avenue School Cafeteria

The meeting was called to order at 7:35 p.m. and the following members
were present:
Betty Hubbard       Victor Calabretta
Mary Brennan        Rob Lambert
Dennis Webster      Laura Aibel
Sue Barker       Michael Schnack

Also Present:
Lisa Bryer, AICP, Town Planner
Cinthia Reppe - Recording Secretary
Philip and Norma Willis
Sterling Graham

I.  Reading and Approval of Minutes from September 20, 2000
A motion was made by Commissioner Webster and seconded by Commissioner
Aibel to approve the minutes as written.  So Voted:

Betty Hubbard - Aye       Victor Calabretta - Aye
Mary Brennan - Aye        Rob Lambert - Aye
Dennis Webster - Aye         Laura Aibel - Aye
Sue Barker - Abstain         Michael Schnack - Aye

Motion passes by a vote of7-0

II.  Correspondence

1.  FYI - Letter to Jamestown Harbor Commission. Received & Acknowledged

2.  FYI - Correspondence between RIDOT and Nancy Logan - Bicycle Access.
Received & Acknowledged

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

IV.  Reports

a.  Town Planner's Submitted Report 
 
b.  Town Committees 

Commissioner Webster stated that the Harbor Management Commission will
hold a joint follow up workshop with the Town Council in mid October.

c.  Sub Committees

V.  Old Business

1.  Willis Subdivision - Preliminary Review and Action

A motion was made by Commissioner Calabretta and seconded by Commissioner
Lambert to accept the Plan for the Willis Subdivision.  So voted:

Betty Hubbard - 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 8-0

Mr. And Mrs. Willis requested that the filing fee of $50.00 per acre be
applied to the one lot of 7.2 acres that they are proposing to develop.  A
discussion ensued and it was decided that the Planning Commission will
revisit this issue when the Comprehensive Plan is completed for future
subdivisions.
      A motion was made by Commissioner Hubbard and seconded by
Commissioner Schnack to maintain the filing fee of $50.00 per acre for the
Willis Subdivision.  So voted:

Betty Hubbard - 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 8-0

A motion was made by Commissioner Hubbard and seconded by Commissioner
Lambert to grant Preliminary Plan Approval for the Willis Subdivision with
the following changes made to the draft motion.
      Findings of Fact # 6, add Main to North Road to read as follows;
North Main Road.
     # 9 correct the spelling of bipenyls to biphenyl's.
      Conditions of Approval # 4 add at the end or within Wetland Buffer. 

A.   Findings of Fact

The Board makes the following findings:

1. The subdivision is consistent with the requirements of the Jamestown
Comprehensive Plan:

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 sewage disposal system is located as shown on the plan;

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, North Main Road.
      Due to a large wetland complex adjacent to North Main Road there is
no direct street access from the parcel's legal frontage; both lots will
make use of a private road on existing easements across adjacent lots for
access to North Main Road;

7. The subdivision provides for safe circulation of pedestrian and
vehicular traffic, for suitable building sites and for preservation of
natural features that contribute to the attractiveness of the community;

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

9. All lots in the subdivision have access to sufficient potable water for
the intended use.
      The well yields 12 gallons per minute, well over the required 1 GPM.
      The water quality tests show no unacceptable levels of volatile
organic compounds (VOC's), semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOC's),
pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyl's (PCB's), metals, total coliform
bacteria, nitrate, ammonia, choride, cyanide and phenol.
      One lot is developed and currently serviced by a private well and
the other lot, to be developed, will be serviced by this new private well.

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 of $3,348 as required by Article IIID of
the Jamestown Subdivision Regulations.
      This fee shall be paid prior to recording of the final plan.

3. A granite monument shall be placed at appropriate location along the
the new common property boundary (outside of wetland area) and a new drill
hole set in the stone wall at the southeast corner of the parcel, both as
shown on the plan;

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 or within the wetland buffer;

5. A deed of Easement, acceptable to the Town Solicitor, shall be recorded
with the Final Plan which grants access by easement over Parcel 1 to
access Parcel 2;

6. The Water quality test shall be reviewed and approved by the Director
of Public Works;

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

8. This approval shall be recorded with the Town Clerk contemporaneously
with the Final Plan; and,

9. This approval shall expire one year from the date of approval by the
Planning Commission.
      Approval of the Final Plat shall expire 90 days from the date of
Final Approval unless recorded with the Town Clerk and all applicable fees
paid."

 So voted:

Betty Hubbard - 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 8-0

2.  Comprehensive Plan - Action Plan - Public Services and Facilities,
Circulation, Housing, Land Use and Preamble

A discussion of the Public Services and Facilities, Circulation and
Housing Sections of the Action Plan ensued with the changes to be
forwarded to the Town Planner, Lisa Bryer and she will update the plan.
      Lisa Bryer informed the Planning Board of a few changes that were
made to the Table of Contents. 
 Commissioner Webster made a motion to send his comments regarding
non-native invasive plant species in the Natural Resources Section of the
Action Plan to the Conservation Commission for their next meeting.
      Commissioner Calabretta seconded the motion.
      All in Favor.
      Lisa Bryer, Town Planner stated that the proposal should be sent to
the Town Administrator Maryanne Crawford because she had voiced some
concerns regarding this issue.

3.  Tree Preservation and Protection Committee - Appointment of Planning
Commission Member
      A motion was made by Commissioner Hubbard and seconded by
Commissioner Schnack to appoint Commissioner Sue Barker to the Tree
Preservation and Protection Committee.  All in Favor.

VI.  New Business - nothing at this time

Commissioner Hubbard asked the Planning Commissioners to forward their
concerns on the Post Office Issue to Lisa Bryer, Town Planner.
      It was stated that most of the Commissioners would like the Post
Office to remain at its current site. 
                                                                          
                                                                          
   The Planning Commission would like to have a joint workshop with all
parties involved to be updated on the Downtown Improvement Project for
Narragansett Avenue.

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

Attest:

Cinthia L. Reppe