***** UNAPPROVED MINUTES ***** Jamestown Comprehensive Community Plan Hearing # 1 Natural and Cultural Resources Open Space and Recreation (including Agriculture) October 18,2000 Jamestown Philomenian Library 7:30 The following comments were made by members of the community: David Martin - How is Open Space defined? He suggested that more time be spent on the definition. He suggested that the definition be more like the way the Farm, Forest and Open Space Act defines it. Farm, Forest and Open Space should be included under Conservation and Open Space in addition to the Agriculture Section. Craig Amerigan - Cultural & Historical Questioned sustaining a rate of growth. Eleanor Kinney - Natural Resources and Open Space. She suggested that the Town of Jamestown put forth some funds to maybe match the money received from state grants. What is the criteria for sustainability? How is it determined? Grace Mariorenzi - stated that Housing permits have been about the same for the last few years but there have been more permits issued for re-modeling and enlarging homes. Bobby Schauss - stated that starting with the availability of water will determine how the Island is going to grow. Jim Estes - stated that more progressive zoning codes are needed. Also Land Area ratio should be used instead of building lot coverage in the Zoning Ordinance. Suggested adding a policy on pg 9 Goal 2, Encourage strong Town Center - Discourage creeping outside of Town Center. Bill Murphy - Questioned Buildout #. How many lots had been merged. Andy Weicker - Short term cluster zoning and the town would have control of developing the land. Jack Hubbard - stated that the temporary protected land has gone down and the permanently protected open space land is 1500 acres. He suggested that land use data presented last time and this time be compared in a table. David Swain - Sustainable Growth topic- # of students in school could be used to determine this. Nick Schauss - Questioned Goal 2 from the Cultural and Historical section, is it there from the survey? Page 17 of Action Plan should say residents instead of residential with respect to Fort Getty. Walter Broaden - How many undeveloped lots are in the shores area? Dennis Webster - Suggested a proposal for a policy under the Natural Resources Section of the Action Plan on non-native invasive plant species. Tot Wright - stated that the town should thank the Town Planner and the Planning Commission for doing a wonderful job on the update. Motion to adjourn at 9:18 p.m. All in Favor.