February 18, 2004

7:30 PM

 Jamestown Library


The meeting was called to order at 7:35 p.m. and the following members were present:

Gary Girard                                    Andrew Kallfelz

Betty Hubbard                                Victor Calabretta

Barry Holland


Not present:

Jean MacGregor-Brown

William Kelly


Also present:

Lisa Bryer, AICP – Town Planner

Cinthia Reppe – Recording Clerk

Richard Pastore, PE – Town Engineering Consultant


I.      Approval of Minutes from February 4, 2004

A motion was made by Commissioner Calabretta and seconded by Commissioner Kallfelz to accept the minutes as written.  So unanimously voted.  Commissioner Hubbard abstains.


II.   Correspondence

1.      FYI – Zoning Board of Review Agenda February 24, 2004. Received

2.      FYI – Approval for Anita Godena. Received

3.      CRMC – Insignificant Alteration Permit- Bartholomew Catanzaro – 3 Woodcrest Dr., Johnston, RI 02919; 55 feet east of Beach Ave and approximately 115 ft southeast of its intersection with Riptide St., across from Utility Pole No 12 on Riptide St., Assessors Plat 5 Lot 164, Jamestown, RI. Received

4.      CRMC – Assent – Thomas R & Linda Pearson 15 Seaside Dr., Jamestown, RI; construct a residential boating facility consisting of a 4’x92’ fixed timber pier, 4’x10’ fixed timber stairway and 4’x15’ fixed timber “L” section with 2 tie-off piles.  The facility will extend 66’ beyond MLW(including the tie-off piles.  Licated at plat 14, lot 18, 15 Seaside Dr., Jamestown, RI. Received

5.      CRMC – Assent – Isenberg Family Ltd. Partnership, 42 Eames St. Providence, RI 02906; construct renovation to an existing residential dwelling by razing and removing the existing dwelling and constructing a new DEM approved individual sewage disposal system.  The dwelling is also serviced by an existing well.  Located at plat 2, lot 29, 5 Court St. Jamestown, RI. Received

6.      CRMC – Assent -Mark Lancaster, 175 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, RI 02835; remove an existing dwelling; construct a new 4 bedroom dwelling to be located 130 ft from the coastal feature, swimming pool and ISDS.  Located at plat 4, lot 49; 388 East Shore Rd. Jamestown, RI. Received

7.      CRMC – Certificate of Maintenance – Joan Engel/David Guiney 43 Avondale Rd., West Hartford, Ct 06117; replace failed septic system with new approved ISDS as per RIDEM Plan #0215-2372 dated 10-17-03.  Located plat 7, lot 69, 32 East Shore Rd. Jamestown, RI. Received

8.      CRMC – Certificate of Maintenance – Duncan Laurie, 275 Beavertail Rd., Jamestown, RI 02835; alteration to existing septic system in accordance to pla approved by DEM #0315-2782.  Located at plat 10, lot 124; 2 Fort Wetherill Rd. Jamestown, RI. Received

9.      CRMC – Finding of No Significant Impact – Joseph & Nancy Logan, 149 Seaside Dr., Jamestown, RI 02835; construct and maintain a 12’x12’ deck addition to their existing deck.  Located at plat 5, lot 12. Received


III. Citizen’s Non Agenda Item – nothing at this time


IV. Reports

1.   Town Planner’s Report

Town Planner Lisa Bryer informed the Planning Commission that an administrative subdivision for the Lopes property was approved and that parking will be required to be on the site.

2.   Town Committees

        3. Sub Committees




2002 Comprehensive Community Plan Public Hearing - Changes to Town approved plan based upon comments from R.I. Statewide Planning

Commissioner Girard opened the hearing at 7:39 p.m.

Town Planner Lisa Bryer went over the changes that were made to the Comprehensive plan based upon the comments from Statewide Planning.  Commissioner Girard asked if there were any questions from the members of the audience:

David Lussier – 2 Prospect Ave handed out information regarding Plat 2 Lot 47 regarding the future land use map and stated that the designation of Lot 47 being was changed from the public facility category.  The Town Planner recollected that Lot 47 was removed from the Public Zone on the Zoning Map but not from the Public Facility designation on the Future Land Use Map.

Commissioner Girard explained to Mr. Lussier that this hearing pertains to the changes that have been made to the Comprehensive Plan as suggested by Statewide Planning and nothing additional.  He suggested that Mr. Lussier discuss this with the Town Council.

Commissioner Girard asked if there were any other comments, with no additional comments being made the public hearing was closed at 8:09 p.m.

A motion to approve the changes to the town approved Comprehensive Community Plan based upon comments from RI Statewide Planning was made by Commissioner Girard and seconded by Commissioner Calabretta.  So unanimously voted.

A motion was made by Commissioner Hubbard and seconded by Commissioner Calabretta to forward the changes to the Town Council for a public hearing.  So unanimously voted.


VI. Old Business

1.      Zoning Ordinance – article 314 - protection of critical lands containing freshwater wetlands, high ground water table and/or shallow impervious layer –Amendments

A motion was made by Commissioner Calabretta and seconded by Commissioner Kallfelz to approve the amendments to Zoning Ordinance section 103 and 314 regarding the High ground water table and impervious layer overlay district and to forward the amendments to the Town Council for Public Hearing.  So unanimously voted.

2.      Downtown Parking Plan – Finalizing Conclusions and Recommendations

A discussion regarding the final changes to the Downtown Parking Plan ensued and there were some minor changes made in several sections of the document.  A motion was made by Commissioner Girard and seconded by Commissioner Calabretta to approve the plan as amended and to forward it to the Town Council.  So unanimously voted.


VII. New Business

    1. Selection of Planning Commission Liaison for Fort Getty Master Plan Committee

Commissioner Hubbard was selected to be the liaison to the Fort Getty Master Plan Committee.


    1. Selection of Planning Commission Liaison for Affordable Housing Committee – Strategic Housing Plan

New Planning Commissioner William Kelly was selected to be the liaison to the Affordable Housing Committee.


A motion to adjourn was made by Commissioner Calabretta and seconded by Commissioner Kallfelz at 9:50 p.m.  So unanimously voted.





Cinthia Reppe