PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES
  December 3, 1997    
  7:30 PM 
  Jamestown Town Hall

The meeting was called to order at 7:35 pm.
Roll was called and the following were present:
Betty Hubbard    Richard Waters
David Butterfield      Thomas Foley
Mary Brennan

Also present:    Lisa Bryer, Town Planner
        Kimberly Turcone, Recording Secretary
        Mary Webster

I.   READING AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES from the meeting of November 19,
1997.
A motion was made by Commissioner Brennan and seconded by Commissioner
Butterfield to approve the minutes as amended.  The amendment is as
follows:
  page 3 - Reports (c): Groundwater Study Committee, second sentence,
change "charter"   to "charge"
So voted:
Betty Hubbard - Aye    Richard Waters - Aye
David Butterfield - Aye   Thomas Foley - Aye      
Mary Brennan - Aye

Motion carries 5-0.

Commissioner Smith arrives at 7:40 pm

II.     CORRESPONDENCE
1.   Copy of letter to the Town Council President from Thomas Foley  RE:
Term Expiration    Received and Acknowledged
2.   CRMC FINDING NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT RE: replace fallen cement blocks
in  seawall, fill void in back of seawall, seed and regrade drive located
at 36 East Shore Rd,   Plat 7, Lot 74 to E. Douglas Couchon, 720 Boston
Neck Rd., Narragansett.  Received  and Acknowledged
3.   Registration for a Goundwater Protection Workshop on December 2nd. 
Received and    Acknowledged

III. CITIZENS NON-AGENDA ITEM
Mary Webster spoke to the Commission regarding a regulation of tennis
court lighting in a residential district.
      The Commission agreed to discuss the issue at a later date.

IV.  REPORTS
  a. Town Planner's Report
The Town Planner reported the following:

* The Town Council has received the proposed Zoning Amendments.
      The Town Solicitor is     presently reviewing them.

* The Building Official stated that Mr. Dutra failed to apply for a
special use permit for his      mixed use building in the commercial
district.  Mr. Dutra was given a violation because of this. 
* Mackerel Cove Height's master plan was submitted to the office and was
found deficient.
      A    letter and check list were sent to David Garrigan and James
Quattrocchi stating the reasons why    the check list was incomplete.
      The Quattrocchi's are at their most important phase and will   
probably not be on the agenda until early next year.

* The Planning Commission is down 4 members as of the end of December.
      If a Commissioner    plans on not being at a meeting please call the
office.

  b. Town Committees

* Aquaculture Meeting - Commissioner Brennan reported that she attended
the meeting in         Providence concerning Mr. Gieb's aquaculture
application.
      Another meeting will be held on    December 10th in Providence to
continue the discussion.

* The Parking Committee meeting was changed to December 9th at 7 pm.

* Commissioner Hubbard stated that Commissioner Brennan agreed to serve as
the Planning      liaison to the Highway Barn Committee.

* The Commission agreed that the lighting at the Water Treatment Plant is
excessive.  
  Commissioner Smith stated that the light that shines on the bait shop at
Zeek's Creek is more    appropriate for the Town.
      The Commission asked the Planner to write a letter to the Town    
Administrator expressing the Commission's concerns.

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

(c)  There was some discussion concerning replacing the railing at East
Ferry.
      Commissioner Hubbard recommended that the 1998 budget include monies
so the project can be completed as soon as possible.
      Commissioner Butterfield stated that Don Armington has the bids that
were sent out.
      The Commission agreed that the East Ferry Amenities should be
completed since that is where the majority of people visit. 

A motion was made by Commissioner Butterfield and seconded by Commissioner
Brennan to write a letter stating the Planning Commission is in favor of
the Town Council working with the Jamestown Harbor Management Commission
to supplement the shortfalls of budgeting to complete the land based
renovation for the East Ferry area, as per existing plan.  So voted:

Betty Hubbard - Aye       Richard Waters - Aye
David Butterfield - Aye      Thomas Foley - Aye
Michael Smith - Aye       Mary Brennan - Aye

Commissioner Brennan recommended that the Town put aside $5,000 for tree
replacement and maintenance.

A motion was made by Commissioner Brennan and seconded by Commissioner
Smith to include a minimum of $5000.00 into capital improvements for tree
replacement/planting and maintenance in the commercial zone.  So voted:

Betty Hubbard - Aye    Richard Waters - Aye
David Butterfield - Aye      Thomas Foley - Aye
Michael Smith - Aye    Mary Brennan - Aye  

(b)  The Commission agreed that the Planning Office should have a fire
safe file cabinet and the cost of one should be included in the budget.
      The letter to the Town Administrator should include the additional
monies for the downtown amenities, tree replacement and
maintenance/replanting and the fire safe file cabinet.

(a)  The Commission discussed their yearly stipend.
      The majority of the Commission agreed a raise would not be
appropriate.
2.   Comprehensive Plan Survey - Planner's proposed questions

The Commission reviewed the proposed questions for the survey.
      The Commission asked the Planner to review their suggested changes
for the next scheduled meeting.

VI.  NEW BUSINESS
With no New Business at this time, a motion was made by Commissioner
Butterfield and seconded by Commissioner Waters to adjourn the meeting at
10:27 pm.

Attest:
Kimberly Turcone
Recording Secretary