PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES
  AUGUST 21, 1996
  Jamestown Town Hall

Meeting was called to order at 7:30 pm.  
Roll was called and the following were present:
Betty Hubbard                   Richard Waters
Arthur Milot                 Thomas Foley
Michael Smith                Mary Brennan

I.   READING AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES from the meeting of August 7, 1996.
Motion was made by Commissioner Brennan and seconded by Commissioner Foley
to correct and approve the minutes as follows:

  Add to the Aquaculture Informational Session:
     Jim Boyd, CRMC 's Aquaculture Commission
     Perry Jeffries,PhD., Professor Emeritus, URI Graduate       School of
Oceanography                             Robert Rheault, PhD., President
of the Aquaculture          Association

  Change the first sentence in #4, Old Business, to read as   follows:
"Commission asked the Town Planner to get the current    recommendations
of permitted uses in lots newly defined as  Open Space II."

So voted:  5-0  Commissioner Milot abstaining.
Betty Hubbard - I               Thomas Foley - I
Michael Smith - I               Mary Brennan - I
Richard Waters - I

II.  CORRESPONDENCE
1.   CRMC FINDING NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT to the Town of Jamestown, P.O. Box
377, Jamestown, RI  02835  RE: CRMC File Number A96-6-70 -- Repair seawall
at south apron with armor stone.
      Place stone to fill voids behind wall and cover with shells --
located at Plat 9/355, Conanicus Avenue, Jamestown, RI.
      Move to New Business
2.   CRMC File # 96-8-4 under consideration of the application of:  THE
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
  NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION 
  NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE 
  NORTHEAST REGION
One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA  01930; for the State of Rhode Island:
Federal Consistency review to construct lobster habitat enhancement
project.
      Preferred site is located in Dutch Island Harbor, Jamestown,
alternative site is located off Saunderstown, North Kingstown.
      Move to New Business

III. CITIZEN'S NON-AGENDA ITEM
With no Non-Agenda Items, move on to Reports

IV.  REPORT'S
  a. Town Planner:
(1)  Town Planner called to the attention of the Commission the results of
the Aquaculture survey.
(2)  Town Planner reported that the GIS software has been received and the
Planning Department will soon be receiving a new computer.
(3)  Planner stated starting on September 3rd there will be a graduate
student from URI interning in the office.
      She will be learning about various issues concerning the planning
process and municipal government.
(4)  Planner also stated he will mail out a memorandum concerning the
status of the town well(s) to the Planning Commissioners.

  b. Subcommittees:
Nothing to report at this time

  c. Town Committees:
Ground Water Study - Commissioner Waters reported the study shows some
wells high in nitrate and others with a high ph.
      One well was found to be contaminated.

Golf Course Committee Study - Commissioner Brennan voiced her concern
about the landscaping and fencing around the retaining pond located in the
middle of the golf course.  

A motion was made by Commissioner Brennan and seconded by Commissioner
Foley to send a letter to the Town Council stating the concerns of the
Planning Commission regarding the landscaping of the area surrounding the
pond, the potential for ice skating on the pond in winter and fencing
around the pond.  So voted:  6-0
Betty Hubbard - I            Richard Waters - I
Arthur Milot - I          Thomas Foley - I
Michael Smith - I            Mary Brennan - I

V.   OLD BUSINESS
1.   Open Space II Zoning - A motion was made by Commissioner Smith and
seconded by Commissioner Foley to adopt the Chairs suggestion of all S's
(Special exception) for Sections: V. #1 (Off Street Parking - accessory);
#5 (Special Event Parking), #6 (Ship & Boat Storage - non-commercial), and
#11 (Sewage Treatment Plant - publically owned); under VI., #3 (Tent, RV
Camps), #8 Marina/Ship, Boat Storage and Repair), and G8 (Marine Supplies,
Bait and Accessories); Under IX., #4 (Ship/Boat Building) and #12 (Wooden
Boat Building).  So Voted:  4-2

Betty Hubbard - I         Richard Waters - Nay
Arthur Milot - I       Thomas Foley - I
Michael Smith - I         Mary Brennan - Nay

A motion was made by Commissioner Foley and seconded by Commissioner Milot
to accept the proposal dated July 7, 1996 definitions and delineations of
Open Space I and II.  So voted:  
6-0
Betty Hubbard - I         Richard Waters - I
Arthur Milot - I       Thomas Foley - I
Michael Smith - I         Mary Brennan - I

2.   Memorandum from the Town Planner  RE: Commissioner's terms.  Motion
was made by Commissioner Smith and seconded by Commissioner Waters to
forward Commissioner's terms to the Town Council with an appropriate cover
letter.  So voted:  6-0
Betty Hubbard - I         Richard Waters - I
Arthur Milot - I       Thomas Foley - I
Michael Smith - I         Mary Brennan - I

3.   Copy of 42-46-7  RE: Definition of taking minutes of meetings.
Commission discussed issue and agreed to continue with current format.

4.   Copy of Correspondence to the Planning Commission from Carolyn N.
Armington, 28 West Passage Drive, Jamestown, RI  02835.
      Commission discussed the issue, and Commission decided to take no
further action .

5.   Memorandum to the Planning Commission from the Town Planner  
RE: Quentin Anthony inquiry.
      Commission recommended that Town Planner inform Mr. Anthony that
restrictions on lot line ratios are one option the Planning Commission may
use.  Commission suggested that Planner meet with Mr. Anthony to address
the specifics of the proposed subdivision.

6.   Copy of Correspondence to the Planning Commission from the  residents
of Walcott Avenue.
      Commission discussed the issue of a time limit imposed for parking
on Wallcott Avenue.  Commission discussed four topics, listed as follows:
     - the possibility of a time limit on Walcott Avenue         - the
possibility of a parking prohibition on the corners        of the streets
intersecting with Walcott Avenue.
     - parking at Taylor Point                               
     - composition of Parking Committee
Commission asked the Town Planner to relay this information to the
Committee.

7.   Sample of Correspondence to speakers at the Aquaculture Informational
Meeting on August 7, 1996.  Received and Acknowledged

VI.  NEW BUSINESS
1.   CRMC Finding No Significant Impact to the Town of Jamestown to repair
a seawall at the south apron with armor stone.
      Place stone to fill voids behind wall and cover with shells --
located at Plat 9/355.  Commission discussed issue.

2.   CRMC notice of the US Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, NE region: 
to construct a lobster habitat enhancement project located in Dutch Island
Harbor.
      The Town Planner stated the Town Council requested an extension of
the comment period.
      The project is a federal project and no permit from CRMC is needed.
      

Several Commissioners expressed concern with the time constraint.  

A motion was made by Commissioner Brennan and seconded by Commissioner
Milot to send a memorandum to the Town Council stating the concern of
inadequate comment time to CRMC.
      So voted:  5-0  Commissioner Smith abstaining
Betty Hubbard - I         Thomas Foley - I
Arthur Milot - I       Mary Brennan - I
Richard Waters - I

3.   Commissioner Brennan reported to the Commission that her husband is
willing to make a presentation on the subject of underground utilities on
Narragansett Avenue.    

A motion was made by Commissioner Foley and seconded by Commissioner
Waters to adjourn the Planning Commission meeting at 9:35 pm.
      So voted;  6-0
Betty Hubbard - I         Richard Waters - I
Arthur Milot - I       Thomas Foley - I
Michael Smith - I         Mary Brennan - I

Attest:

Kimberly Turcone
Planning Clerk