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

  PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES
  October 15, 1997    
  7:30 PM 
  Jamestown Town Hall

Meeting was called to order at 7:40 pm.
The following were present:
Betty Hubbard    Richard Waters
David Butterfield      Thomas Foley
Arthur Milot        Mary Brennan
Michael Smith    

Also present:    Kimberly Turcone, Recording Secretary

I.   READING AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES from the meeting of October 1, 1997.
A motion was made by Commissioner Butterfield and seconded by Commissioner
Waters to approve the minutes form October 1st as written.  So voted:
Betty Hubbard - Aye    Richard Waters - Aye
David Butterfield - Aye   Thomas Foley - Aye
Arthur Milot - Aye     Mary Brennan - Aye
Michael Smith - Aye

Motion carries 7-0.

II.     CORRESPONDENCE
1.   CRMC to Mr. & Mrs. Clyde R. Byerly, 68 East Shore Rd., Jamestown to
construct and   maintain: construct 80-linear feet of (reenforced
concrete) seawall, structural shoreline    protection, as per the attached
plans.  Received and Acknowledged
2.   CRMC to Donald & Ann Muir, 44 East Shore Road, Jamestown, FINDING NO 
  SIGNIFICANT IMPACT  RE: conduct filling of 10 to 14 cubic yards of
clean, crushed   stone gravel over a filter mat.
      DEM-ISDS permit shall be obtained if necessary prior to 
construction; located at Plat 7, Lot 73.  Received and Acknowledged
3.   CRMC CORRECTED 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
4.   Copy of a letter to Dennis Nixon from the Town Administrator  RE:
Potential Ferry   Service and parking.
      Commission discussed the letter and asked the clerk to obtain a 
copy of the Mr. Nixon's letter to the Town. 
5.   FYI copy of a Zoning Board Agenda for October 28, 1997.  Received and
Acknowledged
6.   Copy of correspondence from Mr. & Mrs. Clifford to the Planning
Commission  RE:  Appeal to the Zoning Board regarding CYC paddle tennis
court.  Received and   Acknowledged

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

IV.  REPORTS
  a. Town Planner's Report 
  b. Subcommittees
  c. Town Committees
*Commissioner Butterfield reported he had faxed a copy of the Wellhead
Protection Plan to Dr.   Anne Veeger.  The Groundwater Workshop will be
held on November 17th.

*Commissioner Hubbard reported that the Town Administrator is requesting
architecture          proposals for the Ambulance Barn addition.
      The location of the Barn is still undetermined.

*Commissioner Hubbard stated that Alma Davenport attended the Town Council
meeting on     Monday night and submitted a letter to them.
      Commissioner Hubbard read a letter from Alma   Davenport regarding
the high fees to subdivide her lot.
      Commissioner Hubbard stated Ms.     Davenport's application could be
processed in only 1 application and also a question of a lack   of the
required frontage.
      The Commission agreed to turn the matter over to Jane and have her  
send a letter to the Town Council regarding her input and past meetings
with Ms. Davenport.

A motion was made by Commissioner Milot and seconded by Commissioner
Waters to revert the matter back to the Planner and for the Planner to
write a letter to the Town Council reiterating the request of Ms.
Davenport's subdivision.  So voted:
Betty Hubbard - Aye    Richard Waters - Aye
David Butterfield - Aye   Thomas Foley - Aye
Arthur Milot - Aye     Mary Brennan - Aye
Michael Smith - Aye

Motion carries 7-0.

*Commissioner Hubbard reported that DEM will make an effort to work with
the Town          regarding the Fort Wetherill Plan.
      A workshop will be held on November 3rd with DEM and   the Town
Council. 

V.   OLD BUSINESS
1.   Continuation of discussion on aquaculture; Planner's proposed
ordinance changes.
Commission discussed changes to proposed ordinances and asked the Planner
to check the following:
  a. RI Coastal Resources Management Program Section 300.11 definition of 
     aquaculture.  Also add "aquatic plants" to definition.
  b. Check Tiverton's experience with their odor ordinance.
  c. Large refrigerator trucks may run over night.  Is there a noise
ordinance and if       so what is the acceptable decibel range?  (May want
to check with the Police     Department).
  d. Should parking (page 2) be further defined by land-based and
water-based?
  e. There should be a set of standards applicant can follow regarding
noise, odor,      lighting and hours of operation.
      Note wording change to Planner's proposed      Section
602.2A...aquaculture activity will not exceed the standards delineated.
  f. change the following permitted uses:
# & TITLE
OS I 
OS II
RR 200
RR 80
R 40
R 20
R 8
CL
CD
CW
DM
(PAGE 3)
6. Aquaculture,          water-based
N
*N
*N
*N
*
7. Aquaculture, land
   based
N
(PAGE 4)
9. Storage or              Transfer of              Fishery Products
N
*N
*N
N
(*changes made by Commission)
  
  g. Where are the 10+ acre lots located on the island or a lot large
enough to hold     a land-based facility.
      Is it economically feasible to conduct aquaculture on 10+      acre
lots?
  h. Is 4 acres enough to support a land-based facility?   
  i. Where are ponds suitable for aquaculture located on the island?
  j. What are the water issues for land-based aquaculture?

2.   Comprehensive Plan Survey  
  a. Proposed Wellhead Protection Plan 
  b. Pumping Report & Toilet Consumption graphs
  c. Discussion of prioritized questions for questionnaire 
  d. Suggestions for Comprehensive Plan Survey
All discussion on the Comprehensive Plan was tabled until the next
meeting.

VI.  NEW BUSINESS
With nothing at this time a motion was made by Commissioner Butterfield
and seconded by Commissioner Foley to adjourn the meeting at 10:20 pm.

Attest:

Kimberly Turcone
Recording Secretary