PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES
  JUNE 18, 1997    
  7:30 PM 
  Jamestown Town Hall

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

Also present:    Kimberly Turcone, Recording Secretary
        William Munger
        Darcy Magratten

I.   READING AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES from the meeting of June 4, 1997.
A motion was made by Commissioner Butterfield and seconded by Commissioner
Smith to accept the minutes as amended.  Amendments are as follows:
  Page 1 - Correct Spelling of Ted Smadya's name.
     - Last paragraph and sentence; change to read: "Agreed issues should
be identified       locally but survey language written by experts."
  Page 3 - Add to first paragraph: "The Chair stated that the Planner
requested that trees       with a 6" or more caliber be shown on the site
plan.
     - Change second paragraph to read: "Commissioner Hubbard stated the
report was        for the Planning Commission and since the Planner could
not be present the       report was given in written form and the
Quattrocchi's need to request a copy       of the report."
         - Last sentence change to read: "The previous report indicated
approximately 60 -       70 spaces."
So voted:
Betty Hubbard - Aye       Anthony Travisono - Aye
David Butterfield - Aye      Thomas Foley - Aye
Arthur Milot - Aye        Mary Brennan - Aye
Michael Smith - Aye

Motion carried 7-0.

II.     CORRESPONDENCE
1.   Copy of letter to the Conservation Commissioner from the Planning
Commission  RE:   Tree Ordinance.  Received and Acknowledged
2.   Copy of letter to the Town Council from the Planning Commission RE:
Meeting with    Town Council.  Received and Acknowledged
3.   CRMC to Cottrell Pier Assoc.  c/o John Murphy, 77 Narragansett Ave.,
Jamestown,  FINDING NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT RE: CRMC file #A97-5-63, to
install wood  guardrail along Racquet Road as per the approved plan.
      Location of the project is pole   #25 Racquet Road, Jamestown, Plat
9, Lot 773.  Received and Acknowledged
4.   CRMC to Paul J. Sullivan, 30 Providence Avenue, Jamestown RE: CRMC
Maintenance   Certification M97-5-35, to construct maintenance repairs to
a leaking assented, landscape    pond by pumping it dry, and installing a
clay liner, located at 30 Providence Avenue,  Jamestown, Plat 1, Lot 30.
      Received and Acknowledged
5.   Copy of letter to Commissioner Hubbard from Eastern Utilities RE:
"Trenching and    Tunneling Near Trees".  Received and Acknowledged
6.   Copy of letter to John Brooks from Jane Weidman RE: Senior Center
alterations.   Received and Acknowledged

III. CITIZENS NON-AGENDA ITEM
With nothing at this time move onto reports.

IV.  REPORTS
  a. Submitted Town Planner's Report 
  b. Subcommittees
  c. Town Committees -  Commissioner Hubbard reported that the Town
Council could meet with the Planning Commission on June 25th, June 30th or
July 1st.

Commission agreed June 30th would be the best date.
      Commissioner Hubbard asked the Planning Clerk to approve the date
with the Town Clerk.

Commissioner Hubbard reported the DOT Southwest Avenue project would be
staring shortly and asked the Commission to think about underground
utilities.
     Commissioner Brennan stated it would be nice to have underground
utilities in the Mackerel Cove area.
      Commission asked Commissioner Brennan to draft a letter to the head
of the DOT requesting if underground utilities were possible in the
Mackerel Cove area.

Harbor Commission - Commissioner Butterfield reported that Harbor Marine
will be doing the construction to the bulkhead.
      There will be a workshop on July 8th and the Harbor Commission would
like the Planning Commission to attend and have a joint session.

Commissioner Hubbard stated that Councilman Amerigian hopes the Planning
Commission will attend the joint session.
      The meeting will be held at the Community Center at 7:30 pm. 

V.   OLD BUSINESS
1.   Downtown Parking - Continuation of Discussion and Darcy Magratten
will present the  Magratten & McCarthy parking survey report.  
Darcy Magratten reported on the findings of the Parking Committee and
Commission discussed parking issue.
      Ms. Magratten will report to the Town Council on June 23rd.

William Munger presented a list of people who own town issued moorings.
      Commissioner Hubbard asked the Clerk to make a copy of Mr. Munger's
findings and mail to the each Commission member.

The Commission discussed Commissioner Hubbard's suggested changes to the
Zoning Ordinance.  Suggested changes are as follows:
  page 9 -    ADD: Ferry Service - To include "water taxi", "water
shuttle", etc. for              passengers only. [add in between #43 &
#44]
  page 16 -   ADD: Satellite Parking Lot - A parking lot which does not
abut the use        for which it is provided (allowed in CD & CL Zones
only) [add in between         #93 & #94]
  table 3-1 - ADD: #19-#22:  

#19. 0-49 Passenger Ferry   "N" in every zone except "S" in CW
#20. 50+ Passenger Ferry    "N" in every zone
#21. Passenger Ferry
  Terminal Facilities    "N" in every zone
#22. Satellite Parking       "N" in every zone except "Y" in CL & CD

  page 68 -   Article 11, Section 1102: 
ADD: *  New Construction "of building or stand alone (satellite) parking
lot".
  page 69 -   ADD to category B: * Satellite Parking Lot
  page 74 -   Change the last paragraph to read:
        "Parking spaces for all uses in CD & CL zoning districts for
residential,        multifamily, business, industrial, or institutional
purposes shall be located          in the rear portion of the property
except parking for the CW zoning          districts which shall be located
away from the waterfront itself in satellite          lot(s) that minimize
the impact on the existing commercial or residential        street scape."
  (this section was amended by Commissioner Smith, Commission agreed.)
  page 75 -   ADD: 
#13.  Water Shuttle or Ferry Service (Passenger Only)      1 space/3
person capacity
  page 79 -   ADD: Section 1210 - Satellite Parking Lot
        "Parking for CW zoning districts shall be located away from the
waterfront          itself in satellite parking lot(s) in CD or CL zoning
districts.
        Such satellite parking lot(s) shall undergo Category B Development
Plan          Review and provide the following (in addition to section
1204 - Parking          Standards):
           1. Overhead shade tree canopy between rows of parked cars with 
           three spacing no greater than 40' apart.
     (Commission asked Planner            to reword)
           2. Minimum 4' tall evergreen hedging to screen lot perimeter
from             street or from adjacent properties, unless parking or
adjacent             properties will be shared or unless building
structure of adjacent            property forms actual perimeter."

Commission asked Planner to review for correct language.

A motion was made by Commissioner Butterfield and seconded by Commissioner
Foley to write a letter to the Town Council recommending that the Town
Council go forward in purchasing the Moll's Jamestown Garage for municipal
parking with the intention of the Narragansett Avenue portion of the
building kept for viable commercial use.
      Commission asked to include in the letter the Commission members on
the Parking Subcommittee and their willingness to work on a financial plan
to make the purchase happen.

So voted:
Betty Hubbard - Aye       Anthony Travisono - Aye
David Butterfield - Aye      Thomas Foley - Aye
Arthur Milot - Aye        Mary Brennan - Aye
Michael Smith - Aye

Motion carried 7-0. 

VI.  NEW BUSINESS
With nothing to discuss at this time meeting adjourned at 10:22 pm.