June 6, 2001
7:30 PM
 Jamestown Library

The meeting was called to order and the following members were present:
Betty Hubbard       Gary Girard
Victor Calabretta      Dennis Webster
Sue Barker       Michael Schnack

Also present:
Lisa Bryer, AICP, Town Planner
Cinthia Reppe - Recording Secretary
Andrew Tietz - Attorney
Carolyn Doyle - P.E. Cherenzia & Associates Ltd.
John Murphy, Attorney
Andrew Johnston, P.E. NE Engineers
Mr. Joe Manning
Dick Allphin
Crystal Fonseca
Rick Topp
Perry Scott
John Dudley

I.  Reading and Approval of Minutes from May 16, 2001
A motion was made by Commissioner Calabretta and seconded by Commissioner
Girard to accept the minutes as written.  So voted:

Betty Hubbard - Aye    Gary Girard - Abstain
Victor Calabretta - Aye      Dennis Webster - Aye
Sue Barker - Aye       Michael Schnack - Aye

Motion passes by a vote of 5-1 Abstain

II.  Correspondence

1.  CRMC - Residential Assent - Barbara & Mike Infantolino, 360 Kent Rd.,
East Greenwich, RI 02818; construct a single family four bedroom
residential dwelling with associated ISDS (DEM ISDS #8915-0098), 16x32
foot pool, and driveway access.
     Also, perform buffer zone management on the western buffer zone
consisting of a 50 foot wide view corridor, six foot wide access path,
wooden walkover structure and 10 x 12 foot wooden recreational area;
located at plat 3, lot 485; North Main Rd., Jamestown, RI.  Received

2.  CRMC - Residential Assent - Jagdish & Nita Shah, 10 Brookway Rd.,
Providence RI 02906; construct an addition and deck to an existing
residential dwelling; located at plat 5, lot 9; 161 Seaside Dr.,
Jamestown, RI. Received

3.  CRMC - Residential Assent - Robert Rizzo, 1730 Mineral Spring Ave,
North Providence, RI 02921; raze and remove an existing dwelling and
construct a new 3 bedroom dwelling, detached garage and permeable
      The dwelling will be serviced by a private well and a DEM approved
individual sewage disposal system, located at 80 Orient Ave, Jamestown,
RI.; Plat 1, Lot 132.  Received

4.  CRMC - Assent - Town of Jamestown c/o Public Works; conduct a pump
test at the Town of Jamestown Pump Station.
      The project will include discharging 75 gallons of water per minute
for a period of 72 hours to determine quantity and quality of the water.
      All  water will flow non-erosively to the Town's backwash ditch,
located at North Main Rd, Jamestown, RI; Plat 6, Lot 1. Received

5.  CRMC - Finding of No Significant Impact - Robert Settipane, 311
Seaside Dr., Jamestown, RI; replace decking on existing deck located at
311 Seaside Dr. Jamestown RI. Received

6.  CRMC - Finding of No Significant Impact - John Howard, 7 Grey Gull
Rd., Jamestown, RI; re-roof house and repair decks ( 12x12 & 12x16).

7.  FYI - Memo to Town Council Re; House Bill H01-6109. Received

8.  FYI - Memo to Zoning Board Re; MCF Communications. Received

III.  Citizen's Non Agenda Item

Dick Allphin informed the Commission that the Town Council wrote to the
state in support of Bill H01-6109.

IV.  Reports

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

c.  Sub Committees - 

Commissioner Webster reported that there is a bill in the House regarding
funding for EIS.
      Commissioner Hubbard confirmed that there is a hearing on Monday
June 11, between the House & Senate.

V.  Old Business

1.  MCF Communications Inc. - Telecommunications Tower Proposal -
Development Plan Review - Continued

Commissioner Hubbard suggested that this issue be continued because the
drainage calculations were not available.
      Attorney Andrew Tietz representing MCF Communications Inc. asked if
he could address the Commission on the items that are complete.
      The majority of the board agreed.

1. The area marked "natural vegetation to remain" shall extend a minimum
400' east from the limits of disturbance and west to the property line; 

  In general compliance but board decided it is no longer a requirement

2. The limits of disturbance will be a maximum 100' x 100' excluding
access and utility easement on the plans;


3. There will be no blasting on site;

  noted on each plan.

4. The access driveway will be gravel and the contours will be realigned
on the plan to direct runoff onto the subject property;

  this was addressed

5. Propane, and not gasoline or diesel, shall be used as fuel for this

  will note on plan.
     Mr. Tietz thought the Commission should not be concerned about
ethylane glycol and oil because they are similar in quantity to a lawn
mower and they are contained (sealed) within the generator and it is on a
concrete pad.

6. An evergreen screen planting around the limit of disturbance is
required for additional soil stabilization.
      The plant type shall be changed from Pyramidal Arborvitae, Thuja
occidentalis pyramidalis to Giant Arborvitae, Thuja plicata;

  they will plant thuja plicata.

7. The applicant is required to calculate the entire upstream watershed
area that will be intercepted by this construction and review by the Town
Engineer shall be required; and,

  Carolyn Doyle, P.E. submitted the drainage report.  Commissioner Hubbard
questioned that the watershed is 1.6 acres when graphically it looks
similar to size of 5 acre site.
      The board agreed and Ms. Doyle agreed to verify the size of the area
because the calculations are based on the size of the watershed.
8. The Town Engineer shall review any and all construction plans and give
the approval for this site prior to issuance of any building permit.

  Commissioner Hubbard would like the town engineer "sign" final
construction plans.

Commissioner Webster  questioned the steep slope on several points of the
driveway - up to 20% in one point.
      Commissioner Hubbard asked the planner what recourse we have to
insure that the road holds up.
      Lisa Bryer responded that they could post a bond for 1-2 years to
insure performance of the road.
      Commissioner Calabretta wants them to show how they trench, backfill
and compact so that we can be comfortable with minimal disturbance in the
utility trench, he also suggested a certain type of trenching that would
minimize disturbance. 
Carolyn Doyle, engineer agreed. 

Commissioner Brennan arrives at 8:00 p.m.

 Commissioner Webster suggested that we recommend to the Zoning Board that
the road be maintained so that it does not erode.
      The building official can inspect and direct repairs to correct
erosion and prevent future erosion for the life of the project.
      Commissioner Calabretta would like to hold off on the final approval
until they get zoning approval.
      Attorney Andrew Tietz agreed but requested that we give the zoning
board a revised status.
      Mr. Teitz consented to an extension of time until July 18, 2001. 
Commissioner Webster suggested wording for the road condition regarding

The following comments were made by members of the community:

Crystal Fonseca - 5 Steamboat - 25 years ago there was a requirement for a
paved road for that property, why is it different now?

Rick Topp - 15 Steamboat - Will the zoning board be advertising the
  Lisa Bryer responded to this question by stating that it has already
been advertised.

Perry Scott - 4 Top O' the Mark - he stated that this can be seen from his
property and questioned whether or not he will be able to feel the
vibration from the generator on his property.
      Mr. Teitz responded by stating that the generator is on a concrete

Mr. Teitz stated that he cannot say 100% that there will be no lighting on
the tower but he thinks at 93 feet that the FAA won't require lighting.

This will be on the agenda for the July 18, 2001 meeting.

1.  Manning Major Subdivision - review of scope of work of work for
hydrogeological study

  Commissioner Hubbard agreed with the Town Planner Lisa Bryer that the
surrounding house wells need to be monitored.  Commissioner Calabretta
stated that the baseline should include inventory of surrounding wells and
history of performance and correlation to rainfall patterns.
      Commissioner Girard asked what would be a reasonable number of

Andrew Johnston P.E. sees it fitting into Desktop studies #2 and Field
study #2.
      Attorney John Murphy asked that phase 1 would be part of the master
plan and phase II at a later stage.
      The planning commission could not commit at this time they want to
see the results of the desktop studies.
      A motion was made by Commissioner Calabretta and seconded by
Commissioner Webster to approve the scope of work submitted by GZA with
the following additions:

Desktop Studies - 2.  Add - Levels of groundwater for ISDS.

5.  Rewrite
      Field Study -    1.  Clarify 500
      Table 1 - Analytical Testing - add Coloform 
So voted:
Betty Hubbard - Aye    Gary Girard - Aye
Victor Calabretta - Aye   Mary Brennan - Aye
Dennis Webster - Aye      Michael Schnack - Aye
Sue Barker - Aye    
                 Motion passes by a vote of 7-0

John Dudley and Perry Scott volunteered to have their wells part of the

Commissioner Hubbard asked the board if New Business could be discussed
before Old Business.  The Commission agreed.

VI.  New Business

1.  Election of Officers - formation of nominating committee 

Commissioners Aibel and Lambert called Town Planner Lisa Bryer to say that
they would volunteer for the nominating committee.  All in Favor. 

2.  Discussion of Meeting Time and Agenda

  Commissioner Girard stated that the majority of the Planning Commission
agrees that the meetings are lasting too long and that to much time is
spent on each  item and the Planning Commission should utilize the Planner
for the minute details and the board should be looking more at the larger
      The Town Planner recommended implementing a Consent Agenda for the
simple items and amending the Technical Review Committee to include a
rotating member of the Planning Commission as well as the applicant.
     This will allow them to work out the details prior to the Planning
Commission meeting.
      Commissioner Calabretta volunteered to start this.  All in Favor.

V.  Old Business

2.   Comprehensive Community Plan -Review of  Maps, and the following
elements, Natural and Cultural Resources, Open Space and Recreation,
Economic Development, Housing, & Public Services and Facilities - Approval
of Final Drafts - Continued
A motion was made by Commissioner Schnack and seconded by Commissioner
Girard to have the Town Planner Lisa Bryer review the maps
administratively.  So voted:

Betty Hubbard - Aye    Gary Girard - Aye
Victor Calabretta - Aye   Mary Brennan - Aye
Dennis Webster - Aye      Michael Schnack - Aye
Sue Barker - Aye    

                 Motion passes by a vote of 7-0

A motion was made Commissioner Webster and seconded by Commissioner
Schnack to adjourn the meeting at 10:15 p.m.  All in Favor.