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

PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES
December 20, 2000
7:30 PM
Jamestown Philomenian Library

I.    Public Hearing # 4 - Proposed Jamestown Comprehensive Community Plan
Update - 

Preamble - Development History - Land Use - Population - Buildout

Commissioner Hubbard informed the audience that the public hearing for all
Comprehensive Plan Elements will be continued until January 17, 2001.
      The letters and comments from the public will be heard until the
January 17, 2001 meeting.

Lisa Bryer, AICP, Town Planner gave a presentation of the following
sections of the proposed Comprehensive Community Plan Update, Preamble,
Development History, Land Use, Population, and Buildout.
     Commissioner Hubbard asked the audience if they had any questions or
comments.

Norma Willis - North Rd. - In the Land Use section, page 3, 2nd paragraph.
Does the town plan on extending the sewer and water service to the
northern part of the Island?

Bill Munger - Cole St.
     - Land Use section, page 1.  If the Highway barn is to be built at
the transfer station site, is the zoning right?  If not will there be a
zone change?

Norma Willis - North Rd. - Agreed with encouraging pedestrians in the
downtown area on a regular basis by providing a greenways path from the
north end.
      In buildout section, most of the commercial area in the downtown
area is now residential, what would happen with parking if this were to
change to businesses?

David Swain - Narragansett Ave.
     - How can there be a 6.8% increase in population from 1990-2000, he
feels it is not realistic.
  
Commissioner Calabretta stated that he thought that those figures came
from the state.

Jack Hubbard - Emerson Rd. - Is temporarily protected farm, forest and
open space in the Land use table on page 6?  Table should include this as
a separate column which shows our Land Use goals so that we can maintain
the wonderful life we have here in Jamestown.
      Regarding buildout, Mr. Hubbard says it should be stated that a
study is going to be done on growth control and feasibility and that water
and school population would be a few of the limitations.

Commissioner Webster - How much money does the town want to spend on
protecting open space?

Commissioner Girard arrives at 8:30 p.m.

II.  Reading and Approval of Minutes from December 6, 2000

      A motion was made by Commissioner Calabretta and seconded by
Commissioner Aibel to accept the minutes as amended with the following
changes:

page 2 III. Citizens Non Agenda, first sentence change space to width.

page 2 IV.
     Reports c., change Quonset Davisville Committee to Economic
Development Corporation.
      Change had a meeting to held a public hearing, in the first
sentence.  

So voted:
Betty Hubbard - Aye    Victor Calabretta - Aye
Laura Aibel - Aye      Rob Lambert - Aye
Dennis Webster - Aye      Sue Barker - Aye
Michael Schnack - Aye  Gary Girard - Abstain

            Motion passes by a vote of 7-0. 1- Abstention

III.  Old Business

1.  Planning Budget/ Capital Budget Review

           Commissioner Hubbard asked the Commission for an informal vote
of $10,000.00 to be included in the budget for consulting fees for the
Tree Warden and also planting of more trees.
      5 in favor - Hubbard, Girard, Aibel, Webster, and Barker.
      3 opposed - Calabretta, Lambert and Schnack.
      An informal vote was taken on requesting that $5,000.00 be included
yearly for a consultant to manage town owned properties.
      All in Favor.
      The board agreed to endorse the computer budget.
     An informal vote was taken on Commissioner Webster's suggestion of
hiring a consultant to write grants for the town which was estimated at
$5,000-$6000 for 3 to 4 grants.  All in Favor.
  
Commissioner Brennan arrives at 8:45 p.m.

An informal vote was taken in support of $150,000.00 for open space
funding.  All in Favor. 

A motion was made by Commissioner Webster and seconded by Commissioner
Girard to send a memo to the Town Council and Town Administrator
requesting that these five items be included in the budget.  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

IV.  New Business

1. Comprehensive Community Plan Proofing Committee

    Commissioner Calabretta suggested that an outside editor should look
at the Comprehensive Plan to proof read it.
      Lisa Bryer, Town Planner will check to see if we can hire someone
for this.

A motion was made by Commissioner Webster and seconded by Commissioner
Calabretta to adjourn the meeting at 9:45 p.m.  All in Favor.

Attest:

Cinthia Reppe