November 19, 1997    
  7:30 PM 
  Jamestown Town Hall

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 pm.
Roll was called and the following were present:
Betty Hubbard    Richard Waters
David Butterfield      Anthony Travisono
Arthur Milot        Thomas Foley
Michael Smith    Mary Brennan

Also present:    Lisa Bryer, AICP - Town Planner
        Kimberly Turcone - Recording Secretary
        Dennis Nixon
        Robert Salk

I.   READING AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES from the meeting of November 5, 1997.
After some discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Smith and seconded
by Commissioner Travisono to approve the minutes from November 5th as
written.  So voted:
Betty Hubbard - Aye       Richard Waters - Aye
David Butterfield - Abstain     Anthony Travisono - Aye
Arthur Milot - Aye        Mary Brennan - Aye
Michael Smith - Aye

Motion carries 6-0.

1.   CRMC to George Miller, 517 Seaside Drive, Jamestown, RI FINDING NO  
SIGNIFICANT IMPACT RE: Replace asphalt roof shingles to Plat 3, Lot 34.
      Received   and Acknowledged
2.   FYI: copy of the Zoning meeting for November 25, 1997.  Commission
discussed the    application of the Town of Jamestown and East Passage
Sailmakers to allow the lease of    the Country Club for recreational
use/sail making.
3.   Copy of letter to the Town Council from the Planner RE: Letter from
Alma Davenport  de la Ronde.  Received and Acknowledged

(Thomas Foley arrives at 7:37 pm)
4.   Copy of letter to Alma Davenport de la Ronde from the Planner  RE:
Town Council  Letter.  Received and Acknowledged
5.   Copy of Correspondence from Statewide Planning RE: TIP.  Received and
6.   Copy of Correspondence to the Town Administrator from the Department
of the Army    RE: Application of William Geib.
      Commission discussed the application.
      Commissioner  Hubbard stated a meeting will be held November 25th in
Providence to discuss the    application.
7.   NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING from Statewide Planning RE: Rivers Policy
&  Classification Plan.  Received and Acknowledged
8.   Copy of Correspondence to President Councilman Amerigian from the
Town Solicitor    RE: Proposed Changes to the Zoning Ordinance.
      A motion was made by Commissioner    Smith and seconded by
Commissioner Milot to forward a letter to the Town Council    reiterating
the proposed amendment and underlining the difference between the   
Commission's and the Solicitor's wording.
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

Motion carries 8-0.

9.   Copy of Correspondence to President Councilman Amerigian from the
Town Solicitor    RE: Tree Preservation and Protection Ordinance.
      Received and Acknowledged
10.  Copy of letter to the Town Solicitor from the Planning Chair  RE:
Proposed Aquaculture 
  Zoning Amendments.  Received and Acknowledged

Mr. Dennis Nixon addressed the Commission with his concerns regarding the
Ferry Service Ordinance.
      His concerns were; (1) he questioned the study done pertaining to
the number of parking spaces per person.
      As the amended ordinance stands there is a limit of 3 people per 1
parking space.
      He questioned how did the Commission arrived to this number and
why?; (2) He stated that the Town has no authority over a ferry in State
      The ferry service is operated with a PUC license which the State has
allowed them to do.
      The Ferry also never leaves State waters; and (3) He concluded, the
ferry service is a small business and that there is little money to buy a
satellite parking lot.  

Mr. Nixon asked that the Commission table the proposed ordinance until the
demand for it is needed.  Robert Salk supported Mr. Nixon's request.  The
Commission discussed Mr. Nixon's request and a motion was made by
Commissioner Smith and seconded by Commissioner Foley to reconsider the
proposed ordinance.  So voted:
Betty Hubbard - Nay    Richard Waters - Nay
David Butterfield - Aye      Anthony Travisono - Aye
Arthur Milot - Nay        Thomas Foley - Aye
Michael Smith - Aye       Mary Brennan - Nay

Motion does not carry by a vote of 4-4.

  a. Town Planner's Report 
The new Town Planner, Lisa Bryer, AICP, reported that today was her first
day as the Town Planner of Jamestown.
      She also reported that the Town Administrator had informed her of up
coming projects.
      She stated she will meet with Jane Weidman on Monday review what
Jane has done and what is up coming.
      Commissioner Smith inquired about the GIS system in the Planning
      The Planner stated that the computer needs a digitizer in order to
put the tax data into the system. 

  b. Subcommittees - none
  c. Town Committees
* Groundwater Study Committee - Commissioner Hubbard thanked Commissioner
Butterfield and Commissioner Waters for all their hard work on the
      Commissioner Butterfield stated he had resigned as Chair of the
Committee now that the Charter has been completed.

* Commissioner Hubbard stated that the Conservation Commission had their
monthly meeting and is working on a Groundwater Management Plan.
      They will send it to the Commission when it is drafted.

* Commissioner Hubbard reported that there was a meeting over the weekend
concerning the Conanicut Battery.
      She has walked the Battery site and a committee was formed called
the "Friends of Conanicut Battery".  

* Commissioner Hubbard stated there will be a meeting on December 2nd
regarding septic system issues.
      The meeting will be held from 3:30 pm to 8 pm, the location is not
yet known.  The Planner was asked to look into the matter.

* The Commission agreed that the lighting at the Water Treatment Plant is
      The Planner was asked to talk Steve Goslee why it has to be so
bright besides the reason of safety.

* Commissioner Hubbard asked the Commission to review her comments to the
questionnaire sent to her by the Eastern RI Conservation District.
      Commissioner Smith added to question #1 and the Commission agreed on
the rest of the questionnaire.

1.   Comprehensive Plan Survey - Planner's Proposed Update:  
  a. Respondent Profile   
  b. Major Substantive Issues
The Commission reviewed both (a) and (b) and went through the Jane's
proposed survey questions.
      The "general" section was tabled until the next meeting.

1.   Town Budget
  a. Planning Commission Stipend
  b. Planning Department
  c. Capital Expenditures 
              (such as: East Ferry Amenities Account to complete lighting,
benches, etc.)

New Business was tabled by the Commission until the next meeting.

Meeting adjourned at 10:20 pm.


Kimberly Turcone
Recording Secretary