PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES
  MAY 21, 1997    
  7:30 PM 
  Jamestown Town Hall

NOTE - THESE MINUTES HAVE NOT BEEN APPROVED

Meeting was called to order at 7:31 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:    William Murphy, Town Council
        Kimberly Turcone, Recording Secretary

I.   READING AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES from the meeting of May 7, 1997.
A motion was made by Commissioner Smith and seconded by Commissioner
Travisono to approve the minutes of the May 7th meeting as corrected. 
Corrections made are:
  Page 3 - Old Business #1; under "Decision letter" (#4) change "gardens"
to "gardeners".
       Page 4 - (first roll call vote) Commissioner Smith's vote should
read "Michael Smith -             Aye".
So voted:
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

Motion carried 9-0

II.     CORRESPONDENCE
1.   RIDEM to Steven Goslee, Town of Jamestown, Town Offices, 44 Southwest
Avenue,    Jamestown, RI  RE: Insignificant Alteration - Permit
Application # 97-0083 in reference   to approximately 30 feet north of
Intrepid Lane, approximately 650 feet east-southeast of    the
intersection of Weatherly Court and Intrepid Lane, Assessor's Plat #2, Lot
#216,      Jamestown, RI.  Received and Acknowledged
2.   CRMC Assent Modification to Paul and Sandra Edgerly of 163
Marlborough St.
     Apt #5,  Boston, Ma  RE: Modification of CRMC Assent # 96-5-93 --
Modify stormwater runoff   conveyance from roof galleys to a level
spreader.
      Located at plat 8, lot 645; 90 Bay     View Drive, Jamestown.
      Received and Acknowledged
3.   CRMC to John H. Stoddard, Jr. of 450 East Shore Road, Jamestown, RI
FINDING NO   SIGNIFICANT IMPACT RE: Strip and re-roof existing dwelling
located at 450 East      Shore Road Plat 4, Lot 15.
      Received and Acknowledged
4.   CRMC FINDING NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT to Dutch Harbor Boat Yard, Inc. of
252  Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown, RI.
      RE: replace damaged/worn pilings and decking   and add clam shells
to parking area.  Received and Acknowledged
5.   CRMC FINDING NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT to Clare Graham, PO Box 89,   
Jamestown, RI  RE: construct renovations & additions to an existing
dwelling to consist   of: replace windows, doors, roof & siding shingles,
install gabled roof on the north &    south ends, and a breezeway with
foundation repair, Plat 7, Lot 123.  Received and     Acknowledged 
6.   Copy of letters to Jane Weidman from Patrick O'N. Hayes, Jr. 
Received and          Acknowledged
7.   Copy of letter to Patrick O'N. Hayes, Jr. from Jane Weidman. 
Received and          Acknowledged
8.   Copy of letter to Ronald F. Dimauro from Jane Weidman.  Received and
Acknowledged
9.   Copy of letter to John P. Caito from Jane Weidman.  Received and
Acknowledged
10.  Copy of letter to the Town Administrator from Commissioner Hubbard. 
Received and   Acknowledged
11.  Copy of letter to Nancy Beye from Police Chief Thomas P. Tighe. 
Received and       Acknowledged

III. CITIZENS NON-AGENDA ITEM
A citizen stated he would like to address the Commission but asked the
Clerk if he could remain anonymous.
      Citizen stated he has owned a piece of property that abuts Mackerel
Cove Heights for 10 years.
      Several years ago he started to rebuild a fallen old wall that abuts
his piece of property and Mackerel Cove Heights.
      The wall is part of the property line and the citizen then showed
the Commission photographs of the wall.
      The citizen stated a concern about the brush and the thicket in the
area of the wall.
      The citizen considered it a fire hazard so decided to clean that
part of the citizens property and to rebuild the old wall using only the
stones that had fallen from it.
      The citizen then stated that Mr. Quattrocchi was aware of rebuilding
the old wall because the citizen and Mr. James Quattrocchi were discussing
the large trees on Mr. Quattocchi's property.  Mr. Quattrocchi never said
anything at that moment about the wall.

On May 17th the citizen reported he saw 2 individuals at a portion of the
rebuilt wall.
      At that time the citizen went to talk to the 2 men which turned out
to be the Quattrocchi brothers.
      One of the men stated that a letter was sent to the Town stating
that the citizen was in violation of the Historical Zoning District by
rebuilding the wall.
      The Quattrocchi's stated that the citizen was trespassing on their
property (in order to rebuild the wall) which the citizen does not deny.
      Then one of the Quattrocchi brothers started to knock down the wall
the citizen rebuilt himself and said that he had other plans for the rocks
in the wall.

The citizen asked the Planning Commission what he could do about this
situation.

Commissioner Smith stated surveying in New England is done by metes and
bounds.
      Either abutter has the position of maintaining the line in which the
stone wall lies and that it is the abutter's duty and right to do so.
      The line belongs to both abutter's, but this seems to be a civil
dispute.

Commissioner Butterfield stated there is only one historic zone in
Jamestown and that is the Windmill on North Main Road.
     Commissioner Butterfield then stated the citizen should talk to the
Building Official.

Commissioner Bryer stated the citizen should also contact the Historical
Society.

Commissioner Smith stated the citizen should get a cease and desist order
against the Quattrocchi's so they stop tearing down the wall.

Councilman William Murphy stated the citizen should call the Town
Administrator because she has done some research on this issue.
      Also to call Chief Tighe before the citizen has to pay for a lawyer.

Commissioner Hubbard stated the citizen and other abutter's will be
notified at the time of final review for Mackerel Cove Heights.
      Presently the Quattrocchi's are at the preliminary stage.

IV.  REPORTS
  a. Town Planner's Report 
  b. Subcommittees  
     Harbor Management - Commissioner Butterfield reported the JHMC is in
the      process of reviewing bids. 

  c. Town Committees
     Water Committee - Commissioner Butterfield reported Anne Veeger is on
vacation      and final report is still due in August.

Commissioner Foley stated it would be helpful for the Planning Commission
to meet with the new Town Council.

Councilman Murphy stated the new Council is still gathering information
and that the Council intends to meet with the Commission.
  
V.   OLD BUSINESS
1.   Tree Ordinance
The Planning Commissioner reviewed document and were concerned with the
following items:
  a. The Conservation Commission and not a subcommittee, should enforce
the Tree      Ordinance (for the time being).  
  b. The action of a quick decision for removing a tree (or part of one)
should be       established.
  c. Who pays for the stump removal?
  d. Permit location should be located at the Town Offices or Town Hall.

VI.  NEW BUSINESS
1.   Planning Commission Agenda - Planning next 2 years a Citizens Survey
Summary
Commission discussed a revision of the Comprehensive Plan Survey.
      Commissioner Butterfield stated he felt January 1998 would be a good
time to circulate the survey.  

Commissioner Travisono stated the Commission should contact the Department
of Planning at URI for help.

Commission asked the Clerk to find old copies of past surveys.

2.   Consider designating PC meetings 
  a. Hearing/Formal Session
  b. Work Session
Commission discussed having the first meeting of the month formal and the
second meeting a work session.

A motion was made by Commissioner Foley and seconded by Commissioner
Brennan to write a letter to the Town Council requesting them to meet with
the Planning Commission.
So voted:
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

Motion carried 9-0

A motion was made by Commissioner Foley and seconded by Commissioner
Waters to adjourn the meeting at 10:20 pm.

Attest:

Kimberly Turcone
Recording Secretary