PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES
  DECEMBER 18, 1996   
  7:30 PM 
  Jamestown Town Hall

Meeting was called to order at 7:33 pm.
Roll was called and the following were present:
Betty Hubbard          Richard Waters
David Butterfield         Thomas Foley, late arrival
Arthur Milot           Mary Brennan
Michael Smith          Lisa Bryer

Also in attendance:    Mark Browning, Town Planner
              Kimberly Turcone, Recording Secretary

I.   READING AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES from the meeting of December   4,
1996.  
A motion was made by Commissioner Waters and seconded by Commissioner
Brennan to approve the minutes of December 4 as amended.
Amendments are as follows:
  page 1 - delete "all", Section II; #1.
  page 2 - Section V; #1 to read as follows: "Memorandum from the Town
Planner RE: Parking at East Ferry - After discussion from the Commission,
Commissioner Travisono recommend the Commission delay any further
discussion.  Commissioner Hubbard stated...."
  page 2 - Section V; #1 last word in last sentence change from
"advertizement" to "advisement".
So voted:  6-0.
Betty Hubbard - Aye       Richard Waters - Aye
David Butterfield - Abstain  Mary Brennan - Aye
Arthur Milot - Aye        Lisa Bryer - Aye
Michael Smith - Aye

II.  CORRESPONDENCE
1.   CRMC to the Town of Jamestown RE: CRMC Maintenance    Certification
M96-9-96, to install a steel "T" pile beams and  precast concrete panels
as per the approved plans, located at  Town Pier, Eastward of Conanicus
Avenue, Jamestown, Plat 8, 9  and lots 355, 356, 595, 171, 183, 287, 291.
      
Received and Acknowledged
2.   Copy of letter to the Town Council from the Planning  Commission.
Move to New Business   
3.   Memorandum from the Town Planner  RE: Expiration of   Commissioner
Smith's term.
Move to New Business
4.   Memorandum from the Town Planner  RE: Resignation
Move to New Business

III. CITIZENS NON-AGENDA ITEM
With nothing to report at this time move on to Reports.

IV.  REPORTS
  a. Town Planner
Planner reported he has no outstanding subdivision applications or
Development Plan review.

Planner stated there are a few administrative preapplications and 1 minor
subdivision preapplication (Quatrocchi) due into the office in January.

Planner stated there was no reservoir report.

Planner reported he has talked with Derry Riding and she stated the Comp.
     Plan does not have to be revised until June 1999 because the State
passed the document in June 1994.
  
  b. Subcommittees
Ground Water Study Committee - Commissioner Butterfield stated the final
report of the Committee is not complete.
      A formal presentation will be presented to the Board of Water and
Sewer in January.

Tree Ordinance Committee - Commissioner Brennan stated the Committee has
met with the Conservation Commission and no major changes have occurred
with the ordinance. 

Joint Harbor Commission and Conservation Commission meeting - Commissioner
Butterfield reported there was some confusion about the ownership of the
East Ferry Pier.
      Commissioner Butterfield stated the Town, not State, owns the pier.
      

Town Council Meeting - Commissioner Hubbard reported she attended the Town
Council meeting on next years budget.
      Commissioner Hubbard stated she will be working with the Town
Administrator on the 3 improvements to the Planning Office and East Ferry
previously talked about at the December 4th meeting.

  c. Town Committees
With nothing to report at this time move on to Old Business.

V.   OLD BUSINESS
1.   Cumberland Farms - Development Plan Review Application
Town Planner stated Cumberland Farms has postponed the meeting with the
Planning Commission until January 15, 1997.

A motion was made by Commissioner Waters to postpone meeting with
Cumberland Farms until the second meeting in March.
      Commissioner Butterfield suggested to reschedule Cumberland Farms
until the second meeting in February because the Commission should have a
Planner by then.

A motion was made by Commissioner Waters and seconded by Commissioner
Milot to reschedule Cumberland Farms until the second meeting in February.
      So voted:  5-3 
Betty Hubbard - Aye          Richard Waters - Aye
David Butterfield - Aye         Thomas Foley - Nay
Arthur Milot - Aye           Mary Brennan - Aye
Michael Smith - Nay          Lisa Bryer - Nay

Motion passed

Donald Hunt had questions about Cumberland Farms proposed drainage.
      Commissioner Hubbard stated she felt uncomfortable answering that
question because no one from Cumberland Farms was in attendance to answer
it.

Commission invited Mr. Hunt to attend the second meeting in February when
Cumberland Farms will meet with the Commission.    

VI.  NEW BUSINESS
1.   Copy of letter to the Town Council from the Planning  Commission  RE:
1997 Budget
Refer to Reports

2.   Memorandum form the Town Planner  RE: Expiration of   Commissioner
Smith's term. 
Commissioner Smith stated he would reapply.

A motion was made by Commissioner Foley and seconded by Commissioner
Butterfield to recommend to the Town Council the reappointment of
Commissioner Smith.  So voted:  3-4  
Betty Hubbard - Nay          Richard Waters - Nay
David Butterfield - Aye         Thomas Foley - Aye
Arthur Milot - Nay           Mary Brennan - Aye
Michael Smith - Abstain         Lisa Bryer - Nay 

Motion denied

3.   Memorandum from the Town Planner  RE: Resignation
The Town Planner stated his last day in the Planning Office will be
December 24, 1996.
      He stated he has secured employment at G-Tech in the Marketing
Department.

4.   Commissioner Butterfield reminded the Commission they should
reappoint a Planning representative to the Harbor Management Commission.

A motion was made by Commissioner Waters and seconded by Commissioner
Foley to reappoint Commissioner Butterfield as the Planning representative
to the Harbor Management Commission.  So voted:  7-0
Betty Hubbard - Aye          Richard Waters - Aye
David Butterfield - Abstain     Thomas Foley - Aye
Arthur Milot - Aye           Mary Brennan - Aye
Michael Smith - Aye          Lisa Bryer - Aye

Motion was made By Commissioner Brennan and seconded by Commissioner Milot
to adjourn the meeting at 8:50 pm.  So voted:  8-0

Attest:

Kimberly Turcone
Recording Secretary