November 6, 2002

7:30 PM

Jamestown Library

The meeting was called to order and the following members were present:

Rob Lambert Gary Girard

Mary Brennan Betty Hubbard

Victor Calabretta Jean Magregor-Brown

Michael Schnack Andrew Kallfelz

Also present:

Cinthia Reppe – Recording Clerk

Douglas DeSimone – Town Solicitor

Richard Pastore – Town Engineer Consultant

Sav Rebecchi

Dick Allphin

Michaela Kennedy

  1. Reading and Approval of Minutes from October 16, 2002
  2. A motion was made by Commissioner Girard and seconded by Commissioner Lambert to accept the minutes with the following amendment to page 2 under Old Business 1. Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment related to Businesses operating from Marina Slips, Docks and/or Moorings including Ferry Service and Parking eighth line down delete Boat add Dock.

    So unanimously voted.

  3. Correspondence
  1. FYI – Memo to Town Council Re: Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment related to protection of critical lands containing freshwater wetlands. Received.
  2. FYI – Jamestown Wastewater Needs Assessment – Pollution Risk Assessment Results

Commissioner Hubbard asked if this is a draft document and stated she would like it sent to the Town Council. Commissioner Hubbard asked how Lorraine Jubert came up with these figures and if theTown Planner Lisa Bryer ask for this to be done? There was discussion about this document, its purpose, content, and relevance to the proposed high groundwater ordinance. Commissioner Girard made a motion to accept this correspondence and it was seconded by Commissioner Lambert. So unanimously voted.

  1. Citizen’s Non Agenda Item – nothing at this time
  2. Reports
    1. Town Planner’s Submitted Report
    2. Town Committees
    3. Commissioner Schnack reported that the Harbor Commission is still working on the rewrite of the ordinance.

      Commissioner Girard reported that the Parking Committee is working on Park Dock and other areas regarding parking.

    4. Sub Committees
  1. Old Business
    1. Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment- related to protection of critical lands containing freshwater wetlands, high groundwater table and /or shallow impervious layer
    2. A discussion ensued with the Planning Commission and Town Solicitor Douglas DeSimone and Town Engineering Consultant Richard Pastore. They discussed some of the changes that were made to the ordinance after the first Public Hearing. Commissioner Lambert stated that this ordinance is not telling property owners that they cannot use their land, they just have to put a better designed ISDS. Commissioner Brown asked if it would cost the property owner an additional $10,000.00 or more to comply with this proposal. Town Solicitor Douglas DeSimone stated that it could potentially be that amount. The Commission discussed the applicability of the proposed ordinance to lots that have town sewer and water services and also discussed excluding the lots with town sewer and water. Commissioner Calabretta stated that if you exclude lots with water and sewer then you are accelerating pressure to bring these utilities to the Jamestown Shores. Commissioner Hubbard doesn’t want to exempt lots with town water and sewer.

      Commissioner Barker arrives at 8:12 p.m.

      There was discussion regarding the different updates of the proposed ordinance. Two draft ordinances were included in the packet for the planning commission, one was a revision with the Planning Commission recommendations suggested to the town council during the first public hearing; the other was revised based on recommendations from the Town Engineer, Planning Consultants, Town Planner and Town Solicitor. The Planning Commission discussed both revisions and presenting an agreed upon unified front to the Town Council with an ordinance draft that the Planning Commission supports.

      On page 3A. Prohibited Uses #3. add a definition of New ISDS. Town Solicitor Douglas DeSimone will clarify replacements or repair. The following issues were also discussed, keeping or deleting the prohibited use of new ISDS in the high groundwater district A, keeping or deleting stomwater drainage in the ordinance, limiting the applicability of the ordinance to lots less than 40,000 square feet, and keeping or deleting Development Plan Review by the Planning Commission as part of the variance review process.

      A motion was made by Commissioner Brennan and seconded by Commissioner Barker to leave in the requirement of Development Plan Review by the Planning Commission on page 2 B. Requests for dimensional variances and page 5 Section C Variance, in the document dated July 18,2002.

      Commissioner Calabretta questioned why this motion was made. So voted:

      Rob Lambert – Nay Gary Girard – Aye

      Mary Brennan – Aye Betty Hubbard – Aye

      Victor Calabretta – Nay Jean Brown – Nay

      Andrew Kallfelz – Nay Sue Barker – Aye

      Michael Schnack – Nay

      Motion fails by a vote of 4-5

      A discussion ensued regarding keeping the stormwater issue a separate issue and proposing a Zoning Ordinance Amendment that deals with Stormwater and run-off separately and removing stormwater from the current proposed ordinance. The Planning Commission supports this idea.

      A motion was made by Commissioner Hubbard and seconded by Commissioner Brennan to continue the meeting past 10:00 p.m. So unanimously voted.

    3. Zoning Ordinance Section 312 – Lighting – Discussion to Amend -

This item was tabled due to the late hour.

VI. New Business

1. Budget – 2003-2004 – Review and Recommendation to Town Council

A motion was made by Commissioner Lambert and seconded by Commissioner Schnack to send a letter of support to the Town Council of the proposed budget as presented, with a note indicating a salary increase higher than the 4.5% proposed for the Town Planner Lisa Bryer. So unanimously voted.

A motion to adjourn at 10:25 p.m. was made by Commissioner Schnack and seconded by Commissioner Lambert. So unanimously voted.


Cinthia L. Reppe