December 5, 2001
7:30 PM
Jamestown Library

The meeting was called to order at 7:36 p.m. and the following members
were present:

Rob Lambert         Gary Girard
Victor Calabretta      Laura Aibel
Mary Brennan        Betty Hubbard
Dennis Webster      Sue Barker
Michael Schnack     

Also present:

Lisa Bryer, AICP, Town Planner
Cinthia Reppe - Recording Clerk
Doug DeSimone - Town Solicitor
Richard Allphin
Sav Rebecci
Michaela Kennedy

I.  Reading and Approval of Minutes from November 14, 2001

A motion was made by Commissioner Girard and seconded by Commissioner
Barker to accept the minutes with the following change: page 2 V. Old
Business, last paragraph, add after Commissioner Lambert to allow the
planner to administratively approve the bollards for the front of McQuades
market. So voted:

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

II.  Correspondence

1. CRMC - Residential Assent - Jonathan & Mary E. Kalander, 59 Seaside
Dr., Jamestown, RI 02835; construct and maintain a residential boating
facility to consist of a 4'x 4' landing to 4'x 6' access stairway to a 4'x
121' fixed timber pier.
      A boat lift system is proposed at the southern end of the dock.
      The terminus of the dock will extend to 50 feet beyond mean low
water (MLW). Plat 14, Lot 7. Received

2. FYI - Letter to Robert Lambert, Planning Chair, from Anne Vegar.

3. FYI - Memo to Town Council Re: Term Expirations. Received

4. FYI - Memo to Town Council Re: Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment
Section 607. Received

5. FYI - Letter to Town Council Re: Public Buildings and Facilities
Committee. Received

6. FYI - Letter to McQuades Re: Landscape Plans. Received

III.  Citizen's Non Agenda Item

IV.  Reports

a.  Town Planner's Submitted Report

Town Planner Lisa Bryer stated that the Town Council has advertised the
meeting for the Comprehensive Plan as a workshop, not a public hearing,
and therefore it will be handled as such with no public comment.

            b.   Town Committees 

Commissioner Webster stated that his term will be up at the end of
December so a new Harbor Management liaison will need to be appointed. 
Commissioners Calabretta and Schnack have showed interest in the position.
      Commissioner Barker made a motion that was seconded by Commissioner
Aibel to appoint Commissioner Schnack to the Harbor Management Commission.
      So voted:

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

Commissioner Webster reported that Mooring Fees will be discussed in
January or February and they might come down.
      Commissioner Webster reported that the Harbor Management Commission
still has some comments regarding the Action Plan section of the
Comprehensive Community Plan.
c. Sub Committees

Commissioner Barker reported that the Tree Committee has $13,000.00 in
this years budget that will be used for the Tree Wardens salary and also
      Several trees have been planted already.
      The Tree Warden has been educating the Committee and they are
developing a brochure.

Commissioner Webster asked the Planning Commission if they would like to
receive updates regarding the Quonset Davisville meetings, he will drop
them by the office to be included in their packets.

V.   Old Business

1. High Groundwater Table Ordinance

A discussion about the proposed High Groundwater Table Ordinance.
      Brenda Dillman will be working on certain sections of this
      Town Solicitor Doug DeSimone stated that this can be written in such
a way that innovative systems can be required.  The Municipality does not
have the right to approve systems, but they can give input and ideas.
      This can be regulated in zoning because of the relationship to
Public Health.
     Commissioner Hubbard stated that she would like to see what can be
done about the filling and earth movement issues.

2. Open Space/ Public Zoning - Discussion

The Commission reviewed ideas that were included in the packet from
Commissioner Webster as well as the planners draft Zoning Amendment
regarding Open Space and Public Zoning.
     A discussion ensued.  The Planning Commission favored the Public Zone
over allowing public uses in many zones.

A motion was made by Commissioner Schnack and seconded by Commissioner
Girard to table this discussion until another meeting.
      Commissioner Calabretta stated that Commissioner Webster will only
be here for a little bit longer and he thinks we should not put this off.
      So voted:

Rob Lambert - Nay      Gary Girard - Aye
Victor Calabretta - Nay      Laura Aibel - Nay
Mary Brennan - Nay     Betty Hubbard - Nay
Dennis Webster - Nay      Sue Barker - Nay
Michael Schnack - Aye
                 Motion fails by a vote of 7-2

It was suggested that this be advertised as separate amendments.
      This issue will be on the agenda for the next meeting.

3. 2002-2003 Capital Budget - Discussion

A discussion ensued regarding the past recommendations to the Town Council
regarding the Capital Budget and no action was taken.
      A grant writer was suggested but that would come out of operating
and not the capital budget, Town Planner Lisa Bryer reported that the Town
Administrator put a grant writer in the operating budget.
      A letter regarding sidewalks and curbing along Narragansett Ave.
     will be drafted by Commissioner Brennan.

VI.  New Business - nothing at this time

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


Cinthia Reppe