PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES
                         AUGUST 7, 1996
                            7:30 PM 
                        Jamestown Library

Meeting was called to order at 7:35pm.
Roll was called and the following members were present:
Betty Hubbard                Anthony Travisono    
David Butterfield               Thomas Foley
Michael Smith                Mary Brennan
Richard Waters                  Lisa Bryer

I.   READING AN APPROVAL OF MINUTES from the meeting of July 17, 1996.
Motion was made by Commissioner Waters and seconded by Commissioner
Butterfield to approve the minutes of the meeting on July 17, 1996.
      So voted:  7-0
Betty Hubbard - approve            Anthony Travisono - approve
David Butterfield - approve        Thomas Foley - approve
Michael Smith - approve            Mary Brennan - abstain
Richard Waters - approve           Lisa Bryer - approve

II.  CORRESPONDENCE
1.   CRMC to Mr. Felix Porcaro, 5 Lori Ellen Drive, Lincoln, RI  02865 
RE: CRMC Maintenance File No.
     M96-4-3 -- Replace a failed three (3) bedroom septic system with a
DEM approved four (4) bedroom ISDS -- located at Plat 7, Lot 67, 2 Coulter
Street, Jamestown, RI  02835.  Received and Acknowledged
2.   CRMC FINDING NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT to the Town of Jamestown, 44
Southwest Avenue, Jamestown, RI  02835  RE: CRMC File Number A96-7-46 --
Replace damaged pilings as proposed -- located ar Plat 10, Lot 36, Fort
Wetherill Boat Basin, Wetherill Road, Jamestown, RI.
      Received and Acknowledged
3.   CRMC FINDING NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT to Varoujan Karentz, 2 Clark
Village Lane, Jamestown, RI  02835  RE: to enclose an existing 2 floor
deck with a 8' x 5.5' solarium at Plat 12, Lot 86.  Received and
Acknowledged
4.   COPY OF CORRESPONDENCE to the Planning Commission from Jim Donnelly
RE: Planning Commission Voting Procedure.  Received and Acknowledged
5.   COPY OF CORRESPONDENCE to the Planning Commission from the Town
Planner  RE: Jeffrey McDonough of the Jamestown Press reprinting a
transcription of a letter from Arthur Milot.  Received and Acknowledged

III. CITIZEN'S NON-AGENDA ITEM
With no Citizen's Non-Agenda Items move on to Report's.

IV.  REPORT'S
  a. Town Planner - Town Planner stated he would defer his report due to
the Aquaculture discussion.
  b. Subcommittees - Subcommittees agreed to defer their report until the
next scheduled meeting.
  c. Town Committees - Town Committees agreed to defer their report until
the next scheduled meeting.

V.   OLD BUSINESS
1.   Memorandum from the Town Planner  RE: Commissioner's terms.  Motion
was made by Commissioner Butterfield and seconded by Commissioner
Travisono to move Commissioner's terms to next agenda.  So voted:  8-0
Betty Hubbard - agreed          Anthony Travisono - agreed
Davis Butterfield - agreed         Thomas Foley - agreed
Michael Smith - agreed          Mary Brennan - agreed
Richard Waters - agreed            Lisa Bryer - agreed

2.   Memorandum from the Town Planner  RE: April 3, 1996 minutes.  Motion
was made by Commissioner Smith and seconded by Commissioner Butterfield to
accept Memorandum and place with old minutes of the meeting on April 3,
1996.  So Voted:  8-0
Betty Hubbard - approve            Anthony Travisono - approve
David Butterfield - approve        Thomas Foley - approve
Michael Smith - approve            Mary Brennan - approve
Richard Waters - approve        Lisa Bryer - approve

3.   Draft Planning Commission's Rules of Procedure - Commissioner
Travisono stated the following corrections should be made to the document:
page 2:
Article 1 
   Section 6 - Elections, paragraph 3, first sentence the word "shall"
change to "may".
   Section 7 - Term of Office, Second sentence the word "ability" change
to "authority".
page 3:
Article 3
   Section 1 - Agenda, Letter B change "termination" to "Determination".
      Letter F change "A", "B", "C" to "1", "2", "3".
page 4:
Article 4
   Section 1 - Votes, First paragraph change to read as follows:
        All votes of the Planning Commission shall be madepart of the
permanent record and shall show themembers present and their votes.
      A decision by thePlanning Commission to approve any land
developmentor subdivision application shall require a vote forapproval by
a majority of the current PlanningCommission membership.
 
           Second paragraph, first sentence change "then" to "than".

A motion was made by Commissioner Travisono and seconded by Commissioner
Brennan to approve the Planning Commission's Rules of Procedure and accept
the Rules as corrected as of 8/7/96.  So voted:  8-0
Betty Hubbard - approve            Anthony Travisono - approve
David Butterfield - approve        Thomas Foley - approve
Michael Smith - approve            Mary Brennan - approve
Richard Waters - approve           Lisa Bryer - approve

4.   Open Space Zoning - A motion was made by Commissioner Smith and
seconded by Commissioner Butterfield to postpone all business until after
the Aquaculture meeting.  So voted:  8-0
Betty Hubbard - agreed          Anthony Travisono - agreed
David Butterfield - agreed         Thomas Foley - agreed
Michael Smith - agreed          Mary Brennan - agreed
Richard Waters - agreed            Lisa Bryer - agreed

                                                                  
                AQUACULTURE INFORMATIONAL SESSION

Speakers present:

Sue Barker, Small Business Development Center, Bryant College
Jim Boyd, CRMC
Sam Carr, SBDC, Bryant College
Perry Jeffries, PhD.,URI Graduate School of Oceanography
Eileen Naughton, State Representative
Robert Rheault, PhD., RI Aquaculture Association
                                                                   

OLD BUSINESS
4.   Open Space Zoning (Continued) - Commission asked the Town Planner to
get the current recommendations of the Conservation Commission concerning
the issue of Open Space.

A motion was made by Commissioner Butterfield and seconded by Commissioner
Smith to defer all business to the next scheduled meeting on August 21,
1996.  So voted:  8-0
Betty Hubbard - agreed          Anthony Travisono - agreed
David Butterfield - agreed         Thomas Foley - agreed
Michael Smith - agreed          Mary Brennan - agreed
Richard Waters - agreed            Lisa Bryer - agreed

A  motion was made by Commissioner Foley to adjourn the Planning
Commission meeting at 10:35pm.  So voted:  8-0
Betty Hubbard - adjourn            Anthony Travisono - adjourn
David Butterfield - adjourn        Thomas Foley - adjourn
Michael Smith - adjourn            Mary Brennan - adjourn
Richard Waters - adjourn           Lisa Bryer - adjourn

Attest:

Kimberly Turcone
Recording Secretary