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

Town of Jamestown
Planning Commission Minutes
January 7, 1998
Town Hall

Meeting was called to order at 7:32 pm.
The following were present:
Betty Hubbard       Richard Waters
Arthur Milot        Mary Brennan
Michael Smith       Rob Lambert
Gary Girard         Dennis Webster

Also present:    Lisa Bryer - Town Planner
        Kimberly Tucone - Recording Secretary
        Jim Estes - Hamilton Avenue Subdivision

I.  Reading and Approval of Minutes from December 17, 1997.
A motion was made by Commissioner Smith and seconded by Commissioner
Brennan to approve the minutes from December 17th as written.  So voted:
Betty Hubbard - Aye       Richard Waters - Aye
Arthur Milot - Aye        Mary Brennan - Aye
Michael Smith - Aye       Rob Lambert - Aye
Gary Girard - Aye         Dennis Webster - Aye

II.  Correspondence
1.  CRMC AQUACULTURE ASSENT to William Geib of 76 Quaker Lane, Warwick, RI
 RE: Conduct commercial aquaculture operations in a 330'x600' area located
off the shore of Jamestown, north-northeast of Dutch Island.
      Received and Acknowledged.
2.  CRMC FINDING NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT to Donald & Ann Muir, 44 East Shore
Road, Jamestown, RE: Erect a fence along northerly and southerly property
lines.
      Erect landscape retaining wall in location as shown on plans.
      Enlarge and repair existing driveway to Plat 7, Lot 73.
      Received and Acknowledged
3.  FYI: Copy of article "Rhode Island Gets It Right"
4.  FYI: Copy of Planning Commission 1997 attendance
5.  FYI: Planning Commission Members

III. Citizens Non Agenda Items
With nothing at this time the Chair requested the Planning Commission hear
New Business item #1.  Commission did not oppose.

IV.  New Business
1.  Hamilton Avenue - Minor Subdivision, Preliminary Discussion
Jim Estes explained his proposed 6.7 acre parcel subdivision of three lots
off Hamilton Avenue.
      He also stated he is seeking relief from the Subdivision
Regulations.
      He asked the Commission to access one lot from Clinton Avenue and
the other 2 parcels from Hamilton Avenue, thus forgoing the required
cul-de-sac off Hamilton Avenue.
      He also stated that he is waiting to hear back from DEM regarding
the wetlands delineation on the property.

The Planning Commission asked for more time to review the situation.
      The Planner explained that if the Commission is in favor of
requested waiver then the application will have to be reassigned to a
major subdivision for the purpose of granting waivers and the checklists
for major subdivision would apply unless waived or modified.  The
Commission asked Mr. Estes to work with the Planner and the discussion was
tabled until the next meeting.

A motion was made by Commissioner Milot and seconded by Commissioner
Girard to proceed with the Planner's recommendations as stated in her
submitted report (this is to  reassign the application to major review).
      So Voted:
Betty Hubbard - Aye       Richard Waters - Aye
Arthur Milot - Aye        Mary Brennan - Aye
Michael Smith - Aye       Rob Lambert - Aye
Gary Girard - Aye         Dennis Webster - Aye
 Motion carries 8-0

V.  Reports

a.  Town Planner's Report - Submitted

A motion was made by Commissioner Waters and seconded by Commissioner
Smith to start at the end of the Community Survey.  So voted:
Betty Hubbard - Aye       Richard Waters - Aye
Arthur Milot - Aye        Mary Brennan - Aye
Michael Smith - Aye       Rob Lambert - Aye
Gary Girard - Aye         Dennis Webster - Aye
Motion carries 8-0

VI.  Old Business
a.  Comprehensive Plan Survey - Planner's Proposed Survey Questionnaire
The Planning Commission reviewed and discussed the proposed changes to the
survey.
      The Commission referred their suggestions over to the Planner for
the next meeting.

IV.  New Business (cont.)
b.  Election of a Vice Chair - Commissioner Waters and Commissioner Girard
asked to represent the Planning Commission as the Vice Chair.
      A paper vote was made.  Gary Girard won by a 5-3 vote.

c.  Parking Committee - Commissioner Hubbard asked if anyone was
interested in serving as the liaison for the Parking Committee.
      Commissioner Girard stated he presently sits on the committee and
would for the Planning Commission.
      The Planning Commission was in agreement with Commissioner Girard.

d.  Harbor Commission - Commissioner Webster stated he would be the
liaison from the Planning Commission to the Harbor Commission.  

Commissioner Hubbard reminded the Commission that the budget sessions were
underway.
      She suggested some of the members show their support for the capital
budget items they included such as the downtown amenities and East Ferry
improvements.

The meeting adjourned at 10:17 pm.

Attest:

Kimberly Turcone
Recording Secretary