PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES
  FEBRUARY 5, 1997    
  7:30 PM 
  Jamestown Town Hall

Meeting was called to order at 7:34 pm.
Roll was called and the following were present:
Betty Hubbard             Richard Waters
David Butterfield            Anthony Travisono
Arthur Milot              Thomas Foley
Michael Smith             Mary Brennan
Lisa Bryer

Also present:    Jane Weidman, Planner
           Frances Shocket, Town Administrator
           James Donnelly, Town Solicitor
           Richard Allphin, Zoning Board
           James Quattrocchi, Mackeral Cove Heights
           John Quattrocchi, Mackeral Cove Heights
           Gerard Decelles, Attorney
           Ronald Dimauro, Architect

I.   READING AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES from the meeting of January 15, 1997.
A motion was made by Commissioner Waters and seconded by Commissioner
Travisono to approve the minutes as written.  So voted:  9-0.
Betty Hubbard - Aye          Richard Waters - Aye
David Butterfield - Aye         Anthony Travisono - Aye
Arthur Milot - Aye           Thomas Foley - Aye
Michael Smith - Aye          Mary Brennan - Aye
Lisa Bryer - Aye

II.  CORRESPONDENCE
1.   CRMC Modification of Assent A94-12-19 -- "AS BUILT" approval   of
modification to a residential boating facility to consist   of: 1) a 4' x
4' landing and ramp previously approved for the  southwest side of the
dock (by assent modification on 10/6/95)    was installed on the northeast
side of the dock, and the    landing was constructed to 5' x 5'.
      2) the originally   approved 5' x  30' float has been constructed as
an 8' x 20'   float.
      The residential boating facility now extends to 68  feet beyond mean
low water (MLW) instead of 65-feet beyond  MLW.
      3) Two previously approved float restrain piles have  been relocated
northeast and southwest of the as built float   and are to be used as
tie-off piles.
      To John and Elizabeth    Perez 27 Aquidneck Court, Jamestown, RI 
02835 n, MA 02116     Plat 2, Lot 106, 27 Aquidneck Court, Jamestown.
      Received and  Acknowledged.
2.   CRMC to William J. Geib 76 Quaker Lane, West Warwick, RI    02893 
RE: CRMC Preliminary Determination - File 97-1-4 (see   New Business #3
for complete attached documentation). Move to  New Business #3  
3.   CRMC Residential Assent File #96-10-28 Assent #A96-10-28    Whereas,
Linda Malouin 827 East Shore Road, Jamestown, RI   02835 has applied to
CRMC thereto: construct additions and  renovations to an existing single
family dwelling.
      Remove an  existing driveway and construct a new permeable, crushed
stone    driveway with a retaining wall.
      Construct a new, timber, bank    walkover structure and associated
landscaping on the property;    located at plat 15, lot 212; 205 Seaside
Drive, Jamestown, RI.    Received and Acknowledged
4.   Copy of Correspondence from Richard Allphin to the Town  Council cc:
Planning Commission  RE: underground propane tanks Mr. Allphin stated the
present Zoning Ordinance allows the use of underground propane tanks.
      A person does not need the Town's permission to install underground
propane tanks.
      Jim Donnelly stated this was true because propane is not considered
a toxic material.
      Mr. Allphin stated because propane is heavily regulated by the
Federal Government it has nothing to do with Zoning.
      Planning Commission took this under advisement.  
5.   Copy of Correspondence to the Town Council from Richard  Allphin cc:
Planning Commission  RE: parking downtown Received    and Acknowledged    
  
6.   Copy of the Ground Water Study report to the Board of Water    and
Sewer.  Received and Acknowledged     

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

IV.  REPORTS
  Town Planner's Report 
Commissioner Hubbard introduced Jane Weidman the new interim Town Planner
who officially started 1/17/97. 

1.   Memorandum RE: Mackerel Cove Heights - Planner stated she had 
reviewed the Quattrocchi's application and found it   incomplete.

2.   Planner reported she has a new Certificate of Completeness  form for
the Planning Office.

3.   Planner has reviewed Cumberland Farm plans with Commissioner  
Hubbard and Mr. Murphy.  Updated plans should be in the  Planning Office
by 1/19/97.    

4.   Planner reported she has completed two administrative   
subdivisions, the Easton subdivision and the Jamestown Family  Practice
subdivision.
      She has 3 other projects involving   Development Plan Review.
           
  b. Subcommittees - Deferred
  c. Town Committees - Deferred

V.   OLD BUSINESS
1.   Town Administrator to discuss Planner position.
Planning Commission and Town Administrator discussed what they needed in a
Planner and if the position should be a full time, part time or on a
consultant basis.

A motion was made by Commissioner Brennan to recommend the Town hire a
full time Planner as soon as possible.  

Commissioner Travisono made a motion to table the discussion because he
and others felt the topic should be discussed further at another meeting,
Commissioner Foley seconded the motion.
      So voted:  4-5.  Motion did not carry.
Betty Hubbard - Nay             Richard Waters - Nay
David Butterfield - Aye            Anthony Travisono - Aye
Arthur Milot - Nay              Thomas Foley - Aye
Michael Smith - Aye             Mary Brennan - Nay
Lisa Bryer - Nay

A motion was made by Commissioner Brennan and seconded by Commissioner
Bryer to recommend the Town hire a full time Planner as soon as possible.
      So voted:  5-3.  Motion carried.
Betty Hubbard - Aye             Richard Waters - Aye
David Butterfield - Nay            Anthony Travisono - Nay
Arthur Milot - Aye              Thomas Foley - Nay
Michael Smith - Abstain            Mary Brennan - Aye
Lisa Bryer - Aye

Commissioner Hubbard suggested the Commission move directly to Mackeral
Cove Heights.

I.   NEW BUSINESS
1.   Letter to the Planning Commission from John Murphy RE:   Jamestown
Learning Center. Withdrawn without prejudice

2.   Mackerel Cove Heights request for major subdivision application to be
continued under old regulations after Commissioner Hubbard stated she
would hold voting until the Quattrocchi's were heard from.  

Mr. DeCelles stated that Mackeral Cove Heights has been going on for 10
years and this petition is a continuation of the petition in 1986.
      Minor details needed to be completed before coming back to the
Commission.
      Then the Quattrocchi's had to go to court for water and sewer.
      After litigation the subdivision was then involved with the
Narragansett Indian tribe because archeological artifacts were found on
the site.  Now the subdivision can finally be completed.

Mr. Donnelly stated the litigation with the Board of Water and Sewer had
nothing to do with the Planning Commission.
      An extension should have been written by the Quattrocchi's and given
to the Planning Commission.
      Nothing was followed through with.
      Mr. Donnelly also stated it was in his belief that the Quattrocchi's
should have to file their application to follow the new Subdivision
Regulations.

After more discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Waters and
seconded by Commissioner Milot to recommend Mackeral Cove Heights apply
under the new Subdivision Regulations.  So voted: 8-1.
Betty Hubbard - Aye             Richard Waters - Aye
David Butterfield - Aye            Anthony Travisono - Aye
Arthur Milot - Aye              Thomas Foley - Nay
Michael Smith - Aye             Mary Brennan - Aye
Lisa Bryer - Aye

Commissioner Hubbard told the Quattrocchi's they have the option of coming
back and proving in a public meeting that their traditional subdivision is
best for the Town but at the same time they must have complete cluster
plans to prove that cluster type development is inappropriate.

Mr. James Quattrocchi stated he would talk to his engineer and surveyor. 
He asked if he could be scheduled for the next agenda.
      Commissioner Hubbard stated he would be placed on the agenda
providing all application items are in on time, complete, and reviewed by
the Planner.

The Quattrocchi's thanked the Planning Commission for hearing them on this
matter.

V.   OLD BUSINESS (cont.)
2.   Proposed East Ferry DOT Ferry Service
Commission discussed the issue of parking downtown.
      Commission requested the Planner find communities that may be
dealing with the same issues and find out how they have been addressed. 
Planner stated she would have that for the Commission as soon as possible.

VI.  NEW BUSINESS (cont.)
3.   Copy of Correspondence and attached documentation to the Town 
Administrator from Harbor Management  RE: CRMC Aquaculture  Permit
Application (CRMC File #97-1-14 PD) Proposed by   William Geib, 76 Quaker
Lane, West Warwick, RI.  
A meeting was scheduled for February 3 at 2:30 pm.
      Commissioner Hubbard thanked all that attended.

Meeting adjourned at 10:05pm

Attest:

Kimberly Turcone
Recording Secretary