**** UNAPPROVED MINUTES **** 

  PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES
  SEPTEMBER 17, 1997    
  7:30 PM 
  Jamestown Town Hall

Meeting was called to order at 7:38 pm.
Roll was called and the following members were present:
Betty Hubbard    Richard Waters
David Butterfield      Anthony Travisono
Arthur Milot        Thomas Foley
Michael Smith    Mary Brennan
Lisa Bryer

Also present:    Kimberly Turcone, Recording Secretary

I.   READING AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES from the meeting of September 3,
1997.
A motion was made by Commissioner Travisono and seconded by Commissioner
Milot to approve the minutes as amended.

Amendments are:
  page 3 - Section V., 5th paragraph change "caliber" to caliper".
  page 4 - Section V., Strike the first paragraph.
            5th paragraph (in the motion) change the word "digression" to 
            "discretion".
So voted:
Betty Hubbard - Aye    Richard Waters - Abstain
David Butterfield - Aye   Anthony Travisono - Aye
Arthur Milot - Aye     Thomas Foley - Aye
Michael Smith - Aye    Mary Brennan - Aye
Lisa Bryer - Aye

Motion carries 8-0.

II.     CORRESPONDENCE
1.   Copy of letter to Mr. John Quattrocchi from Quentin Anthony  RE:
Subdivision  regulations.  Received and Acknowledged 
2.   Copy of Zoning Board Agenda for September 23, 1997.  Commission
discussed why the   West's did not come before the Planning Commission.
      Because the Planner could not  attend the meeting the Commission
asked the Clerk to ask the Planner to respond.
3.   FYI to Planning Commission from the Planning Chair  RE: Jamestown's
Real Estate  Market  Received and Acknowledged

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

IV.  REPORTS
  a. Town Planner's Report - Nothing at this time
  b. Subcommittees - Nothing at this time
  c. Town Committees
Water Study Committee - Commissioner Butterfield reported the Committee
will be presenting a summary to the Town Council on September 22nd.

Lighthouse Center and Museum - Commissioner Hubbard reported on Senator
Chafee's letter regarding as lighthouse museum at Beavertail.
      The Commission discussed what the project would entail.
      The Commission also discussed how the museum would deter from the
Town's rural appeal.

A motion was made by Commissioner Milot and seconded by Commissioner
Travisono that the project is inappropriate for the Town of Jamestown.

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.
      Commissioner Hubbard asked the Clerk to write a letter to the Town
Council regarding this motion.

Commissioner Hubbard reported that the Town received 10 applications for
the position of Town Planner.  The final selection process is underway.

Commissioner Hubbard stated that Jane is looking into the Ambulance Barn
issue.
      She is researching the expense of moving the building to the lot
near the fire station vs. fixing the building.

V.   OLD BUSINESS
1.   Continuation of discussion on aquaculture; Planner's proposed
ordinance changes.
Commission discussed the proposed ordinances.

A motion was made by Commissioner Hubbard to accept Jane's definition and
for the moment to not accept any land based aquaculture facilities.
So voted:
Betty Hubbard - Aye       Richard Waters - Nay
David Butterfield - Nay      Anthony Travisono - Nay
Arthur Milot - Aye        Thomas Foley - Nay
Michael Smith - Nay    Mary Brennan - Aye
Lisa Bryer - Nay

Motion does not carry 6-3.

Commissioner Butterfield stated aquaculture should be split in to (1)
Water-based facility and (2) Land-based facility.
       The commission agreed to refer to the Planer for development and
research for the want of 2 definitions.

After reviewing the proposed ordinance changes the Commission agreed to
revisit the subject after hearing back from the Planner.
 
2.   Comprehensive Plan Survey; Define Issues and Review 1990 Survey  RE:
Items to Keep  vs. Change and Add
Commissioner Foley stated he would like to hear from Jane regarding the
issue of a poll vs. a survey.  Commissioner Hubbard suggested the topic be
tabled until the next meeting and that the Commission review the 33
suggested topics and place them in priority for the next meeting.
  
VI.  NEW BUSINESS
With nothing at this time a motion was made by Commissioner Foley and
seconded by Commissioner Smith to adjourn the meeting at 10:10 pm.

Attest:

Kimberly Turcone
Recording Secretary