***** UNAPPROVED MINUTES *****
  

  PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES
  October 1, 1997    
  7:30 PM 
  Jamestown Town Hall
Meeting was called to order at 7:37 pm.
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, AICP, Town Planner
        Kim Turcone, Recording Secretary
        James Quattrocchi, Mackerel Cove Heights
        David Garrigan, Mackerel Cove Heights

I.   READING AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES from the meeting of September 17,
1997.
A motion was made by Commissioner Travisono and seconded by Commissioner
Brennan to approve the minutes of September 17th as amended.  The
amendments are:
  page 2 - Section IV; Lighthouse ..., second sentence change "deter" to
"detract"
  page 3 - Section V; first paragraph, second sentence change "Planer" to
"Planner"
 
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

II.     CORRESPONDENCE
1.   CRMC to David Piccoli, 38 East Shore Rd., Jamestown FINDING NO
SIGNIFICANT    IMPACT RE: repair existing roof located at 38 East Shore
Rd., Jamestown Plat 7, Lot    70.  Received and Acknowledged
2.   CRMC to Walter & Diane Wallace, 148 Smokeaidge Rd., N. Kingstown
FINDING NO   SIGNIFICANT IMPACT  RE: CRMC file #97-8-66 - Construct a 15'
x 18' sunroom    addition and a 3' x 18' addition.
      Install an in-ground swimming pool (16' x 32').
         Construct a 15' x 18' deck as per the approved plans.
      Replace roof shingles, siding and  windows; located at Plat 2, Lot
102, 32 Orient Avenue, Jamestown.  Received and  Acknowledged
3.   CRMC to Richard H. Hutchinson FINDING NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT  RE:
replace   roof shingles located at Plat 10, Lot 125, 4 Ft. Wetherill Rd.,
Jamestown.
4.   CRMC to Mr. & Mrs. Holmes, 14 Holmested Ct., Jamestown FINDING NO   
SIGNIFICANT IMPACT RE: construct a bank walkover structure approx.
     3' x 32' to   Plat 2, Lot 100, 14 Holmested Ct, Jamestown.
      Received and Acknowledged
5.   CRMC ASSENT file # 97-7-67 assent #A97-7-67 Whereas, NEWPORT ELECTRIC
  CORPORATION, 750 West Center St., W. Bridgewater, Ma has applied to:
install new    4.5" diameter, 23 KV, "Primary Backup" submarine electric
cable and new fiberoptics    communication cable, between Spring Wharf,
Newport to Ft. Adams State Park, Newport    to Ft. Wetherill, Jamestown,
spanning Newport Harbor and East Passage, Narragansett    Bay (approx.
     6,500 l.f. total); remove abandoned redundant back up cable in
Newport    Harbor (approx.
     6,000 l.f. total).  Installation requires new conduit/Hand Hole
(manhole)    construction at Spring Wharf and Ft. Wetherill, per approved
plans; located from Spring   Wharf, Newport to Ft. Adams, to Ft.
Wetherill, Jamestown; Plat 32, City of Newport;    Plat 47, lot 2, City of
Newport; Plat 10, lot 121, Town of Jamestown.
      All work  permitted must be completed by 9/10/2000.
      Received and Acknowledged
6.   Copy of a letter to Jane Weidman, AICP from Ken Froberg  RE: Buoy
Street   Subdivision.
      Commission discussed the request of Mr. Froberg and agreed that it
is    premature to name the street before receiving approval from the
Planning Commission.
       The Commission asked Jane to look into the recommendation and
determine if the street  is an extension of Buoy Street or the creation of
a new street.
7.   Copy of a letter to the Town Council from the Planning Chair  RE:
Beavertail Lighthouse   Center & Museum.  Received and Acknowledged
8.   FYI to the Planning Commission from the Chair RE: Draft of Water
Study Summary and  Report  Received and Acknowledged
9.   Memorandum from the Town Administrator RE: Lighting  Received and
Acknowledged

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

IV.  REPORTS
  a. Town Planner's Report
 * Jane has met with representatives of the Manning Subdivision, off Ceder
Hill Road.
      They     will be seeking preliminary approval from the Planning
Commission in approximately 1         month.

  b. Subcommittees - none

  c. Town Committees
Parking Committee - Commissioner Travisono asked the Clerk to pull
together all the information on parking the Commission has accomplished
over the years and send it to him so he can share it with the Parking
Committee.

V.   OLD BUSINESS
1.   Mackerel Cove Heights - Continuation of Preliminary Application
James Quattrocchi presented and explained 2 schematics, (1) a traditional
subdivision; (2) a cluster type subdivision with a curved road and 50.1%
Open Space.
      Mr. Quattrocchi explained that he is in the process of hiring an
arborist to locate all the healthy trees on his parcels of land.
      Mr. Garrigan stated he tried his best to locate the trees on the
preliminary plans.  

Mr. Quattrocchi also stated he and his brother will develop the land from
beginning to end.  
Mr. Quattrocchi explained that a buyer of schematic (2) will probably be a
first time buyer due to the fact that the land is only 16,000 square feet.
      A buyer of schematic (1) will be more of an "upscale" buyer with
approximately 1 acre of land.
      Mr. Quattrocchi also pointed out that the traditional subdivision
will generate more tax revenue for the Town.  

Commissioner Hubbard asked how the Open Space will be handled.  Mr.
Quattrocchi stated he was not sure yet and it would probably revert over
to the home owners association.

A motion was made by Commissioner Smith and seconded by Commissioner
Travisono to accept the preliminary application of Mackerel Cove Heights.
So voted:
Betty Hubbard - Aye    Richard Waters - Aye
David Butterfield - Aye   Anthony Travisono - Aye
Arthur Milot - Nay     Thomas Foley - Aye
Michael Smith - Aye    Mary Brennan - Aye
Lisa Bryer - Aye

Motion carries 8-1.
  
2.   Continuation of discussion on aquaculture; Planner's proposed
ordinance changes.
Discussion was tabled to the next meeting.

3.   Comprehensive Plan Survey - Discussion of prioritized list for
questionnaire. 
Commission discussed the list of topics and seemed to agree that the topic
of water was the most important issue the Town is facing.
      Commissioner Hubbard asked the Commission to write down 5 questions
regarding water, rural character, open space and its growth, the
commercial district and the town facilities (buildings).

A motion was made by Commissioner Butterfield and seconded by Commissioner
Foley to adjourn the meeting at 10:13 pm.

Attest:

Kimberly Turcone
Recording Secretary