PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES

May 15, 2002

7:30 PM

Jamestown Library

The meeting was called to order at 7:34 p.m. and the following members were present:

Rob Lambert Gary Girard

Mary Brennan Victor Calabretta

Laura Aibel Betty Hubbard

Andrew Kallfelz Sue Barker

Michael Schnack

Also present:

Lisa Bryer, AICP, Town Planner

Cinthia Reppe – Recording Clerk

Douglas DeSimone – Town Solicitor

Richard Allphin

Michaela Kennedy

  1. Reading and Approval of Minutes from May 15, 2002
  2. A motion was made by Commissioner Girard and seconded by Commissioner Kallfelz to accept the minutes with the following changes:

    On page one and two change Eric Galley to Arek Galle. Page One Correspondence 2. change rase to raze.

    So unanimously voted. Commissioner Barker abstain.

  3. Correspondence
  1. CRMC – Residential Assent – Steven Evangelista & RI Yankees,LLC, 368 East Shore Rd., Jamestown, RI 02835; construct a 5 bedroom dwelling and a garage with a 3 bedroom in-law apartment – both to be serviced by a ISDS, a pool and pool house, associated patios, private well, gazebo, landscaping and driveway, etc.; located at plat 4, lot 137 & 138. Received
  2. CRMC – Residential Assent – Bradford N. Swett – 49 E. 96th St. Apt. 17 C, New York, NY - raxe & remove an existing (3,000 sq ft) residential dwelling and construct a new (2200 sq ft) residential dwelling with terraced area. The existing septic system shall be abandoned and a new sewer line installed: both dwellings on site shall be tied into the existing Town Sewage treatment facility; located at plat 9, lot 300; 45 Walcott Ave., Jamestown, RI. Received
  3. CRMC - Residential Assent – John & Grace Pagano, 47 Seaside Dr., Jamestown, RI 02835; Construct additions and renovations to an existing 3 bedroom dwelling by removing an existing carport, constructing a 2 story attached garage and master bedroom addition, a sunroom, attached shed, a new driveway and associated landscaping. The existing dwelling is serviced by a septic system and well water; located at plat 14, lot 10; 47 Seaside Dr., Jamestown, RI. Received
  4. CRMC – Assent - Town of Jamestown , Public Works Dept, 44 Southwest Ave, Jamestown, RI 02835; Construct installation of 3-2 inch observation wells adjacent to the main production well (#1) and conduct one 24 hour-hour Pump Test on Filter Station Well #1 or until Filter Station Well #1 runs dry; located at plat 6 lot 1; North Main Rd. Jamestown RI. Received
  5. CRMC – Modification Notice – J. Ferdinand and James Bishop, Sr., Trustees, 1114 Avenue of the Americas, New York NY – Construct modifications to an existing residential boating facility by adding a 3’x20’ ramp and an 8’x16’ ( elevator type) access platform supported by four pilings. The terminus of the dock is proposed to extend (an additional 32’ +/-) to 137 feet +/- beyond mean low (MLW). Located at 50 Bayview Dr. Jamestown RI Plat 8 lot 268. Received
  6. CRMC – Certificate of Maintenance -Daniel Capuano – 648 East Shore Rd., Jamestown, RI 02835; construct maintenance repairs to a failed ISDS per DEM Plan #0215-0305. Located at Plat 2 Lot 69. Received
  7. CRMC – Certificate of Maintenance- Town of Jamestown, Chris Powell, 44 Southwest Ave, Jamestown, RI 02835; Regrade road to 18’ width, fill depressions with gravel. No work to occur on coastal wetlands. Plat 9. Received
  8. CRMC – Certificate of Maintenance -Paul T. Hines 235 Seaside Dr., Jamestown RI 02835; Replace windows, door and siding on shed. Located at Plat 15 Lot 204. Received
  9. CRMC – Finding of No Significant Impact – Harrison Wright, PO Box 209, Jamestown, RI; Prune arrowood, shrubs deadwood from some trees also remove fallen debris on ground located at Plat 10 lot 59. Received
  10. CRMC – Finding of No Significant Impact – Robert & Donna M. Rizzo, 80 Orient Ave, Jamestown, RI 02835; construct a six foot radius brick or stone fire pit as shown on approved plan located at Plat 1 Lot 132. Received
  11. CRMC – Finding of No Significant Impact – Town of Jamestown – repave existing pave roads within the campground to a width of 13’ located on Fort Getty Rd. Plat 11, Lot 8. Received
  1. Citizen’s Non Agenda Item
  2. Reports
    1. Town Planner’s Submitted Report
    2. Town Planner, Lisa Bryer gave the Planning Commission a brief update on the last Town Council meeting, stating that the Council closed the hearing on Public Zones and will continue discussion at the next meeting on May 28th. The Town Council is also going to re-advertise the Comprehensive Community Plan for the June 10th meeting. The extension will expire on June 13th 2002.

    3. Town Committees
    4. Commissioner Girard reported that the parking committee has been discussing the school bus parking situation at Melrose School and also the parking on Grinnell St.

    5. Sub Committees
  1. Old Business
    1. Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment- related to High Groundwater Table Section 308.
    2. Town Solicitor Douglas DeSimone discussed the changes with the Planning Commission. A discussion ensued and Commissioner Lambert made a motion that was seconded by Commissioner Schnack to remove the words "or volume" from III. Stormwater Management item B. So voted:

      Rob Lambert – Aye Gary Girard – Nay

      Mary Brennan – Nay Victor Calabretta – Nay

      Laura Aibel – Aye Betty Hubbard – Nay

      Andrew Kallfelz – Nay Sue Barker – Nay

      Michael Schnack – Aye

      Motion fails by a vote of 3-6

      The Planning Commission will continue this issue until the next meeting after the Town Engineer Richard Pastore, Lorraine Jubert and Brenda Dillman review it.

    3. Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment – relating to Article 7 Section 709 – Adjacent non-conforming lots of Record under the same ownership.
    4. A motion was made by Commissioner Aibel and seconded by Commissioner Lambert to forward this proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment to the Town Council with the changes that were discussed. In the last paragraph of this document change the word appropriate to required. This will be done administratively. So unanimously voted.

    5. Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment – related to maximum size of accessory structures Section 311.

A discussion ensued regarding this proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment and a motion was made by Commissioner Brennan and seconded by Commissioner Calabretta to leave it as it currently reads. So voted:

Rob Lambert – Nay Gary Girard – Nay

Mary Brennan – Aye Victor Calabretta – Aye

Laura Aibel – Nay Betty Hubbard – Nay

Andrew Kallfelz – Nay Sue Barker – Nay

Michael Schnack – Nay

Motion fails by a vote of 2-7

Commissioner Hubbard stated that she feels it just needs some quick fixes regarding size and attachments. Commissioner Schnack made a motion to continue this issue until the next work session where the Planning Commission will be given a new draft with some changes. Commissioner Barker seconded the motion. Commissioner Aibel suggested that we look into other towns ordinances regarding this issue. So voted:

Rob Lambert – Aye Gary Girard – Aye

Mary Brennan – Aye Victor Calabretta – Aye

Laura Aibel – Aye Betty Hubbard – Nay

Andrew Kallfelz – Aye Sue Barker – Aye

Michael Schnack – Aye

Motion passes by a vote of 8-1

  1. New Business – nothing at this time

Commissioner Schnack made a motion to adjourn that was seconded by Commissioner Lambert at 10:03 p.m. So unanimously voted.

Attest:

Cinthia L. Reppe