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.