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

PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES
June 17, 1998
7:30 PM
Jamestown Town Hall

The meeting was called to order at 7:34 pm and the following members were
present:
Betty Hubbard       Richard Waters
Gary Girard         Mary Brennan
Arthur Milot        Rob Lambert
Michael Smith       Dennis Webster
Sue Barker

Also present: Lisa Bryer, AICP - Town Planner
     Kimberly Turcone - Recording Secretary
     Richard Allphin - Zoning Board

I.  Reading and Approval of Minutes from June 3, 1998
A motion was made by Commissioner Milot and seconded by Commissioner
Girard To approve the minutes from June 3rd as amended.  The amendment is
as follows:
     page 2 - Quonset/Davisville Committee, change "State Holders" to
"Stakeholders"
So voted:
Betty Hubbard  - Aye         Richard Waters - Aye
Gary Girard - Aye         Mary Brennan - Aye
Arthur Milot - Aye        Rob Lambert - Aye
Michael Smith  - Aye         Dennis Webster - Aye
Sue Barker - Aye
Motion carried by a vote of 9-0

II.  Correspondence 
1.  CRMC to Dr. DeAlteris, URI Fisheries Center RE: CRMC  letter of
Authorization for Experimental Aquaculture (File #98-3-53) in the Dutch
Island area in Narragansett Bay.  Received & Acknowledged
2.  CRMC to George & Patricia French, 1 Neptune St., Warwick RE: CRMC
Maintenance Certification M98-5-66 - Construct maintenance repairs to an
existing vertical, 2 teared concrete seawall to consist of: forming the
upper face of the seawall and installing concrete to the top and cap it.
      Located at 110 Racquet Rd., Plat 9, Lot 328. Received & Acknowledged
3.  CRMC RESIDENTIAL ASSENT #98-2-68 to Robert & Robin Main, 170 6th St.,
Providence  to: construct a single family dwelling with a private well
serviced by Town sewers, located at Westwind Dr., Plat 8, Lot 664.
Received & Acknowledged
4.  CRMC ASSENT to Conanicut Yacht Club, 40 Bay View Drive to establish a
marina perimeter limit located at Plat 8, Lot 267. Received & Acknowledged
5.  CRMC AMENDED AQUACULTURE ASEEST to William Geib, 76 Quaker Lane, West
Warwick to conduct commercial aquaculture operations in a 330' x 600' area
located off the shores of Jamestown, north-northeast of Dutch Island.
      Up to 265-bottom cages, arranged on 24-trawl lines, will be utilized
to grow bay scallops, American Oysters, European Oysters and hard clams in
approximately 4.5 acres Narragansett Bay, located approximately 700' off
the shores of Jamestown and 2700' north-northeast of Dutch Island, in the
Town of Jamestown. Received & Acknowledged
6.  CRMC FINDING NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT to Greig, Steven & Howard Pickett,
21 Bayview Dr., Jamestown RE: Repair porch, windows, decking, reshingling,
repainting and exterior painting located at 21 Bayview Dr., Plat 8, Lot
264. Received & Acknowledged
7.  CRMC FINDING NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT to Boris Rotman, 1062 East Shore
Rd., RE: to remove 3 existing trees near dwelling located at Plat 1, Lot
204. Received & Acknowledged
8.  FYI - Zoning Board Agenda for June 23, 1998. Received & Acknowledged

III.  Citizen's Non Agenda Item
Richard Allphin informed the Commission about the software SPSS and how it
is far superior to any other program for analyzing survey data.
      The Commission discussed the software and a motion was made by
Commissioner Waters to make a requisition for the software and to fight it
out with the Town.
      After some discussion, the above motion was amended; the Planning
Commission is in support of the Planner having the best program (software)
if it be SPSS or whatever and for the Planner to investigate funding for
the software and to report back to the Planning Commission by the next
meeting.  Commissioner Smith seconded, so voted:
Betty Hubbard  - Aye         Richard Waters - Aye
Gary Girard - Aye         Mary Brennan - Aye
Arthur Milot - Aye        Rob Lambert - Aye
Michael Smith  - Aye         Dennis Webster - Aye
Sue Barker - Aye
Motion carried by a vote of 9-0

Mr. Allphin also asked the Commission if they would take Old Business #2
(Zoning Amendment Status) next.  The Commission agreed.

IV.  Old Business
1.  Zoning Amendments - Status Report
The Planning Commission discussed the status of the Open Space I & II
amendments.
      A motion was made by Commissioner Webster and seconded by
Commissioner Milot to endorse the Open Space Zoning amendments (dated
10/97) as written with a recommendation that it be forwarded to the Town
Council and for the Town Council to act on them as soon as practicable.
      So voted:
Betty Hubbard  - Aye         Richard Waters - Aye
Gary Girard - Aye         Mary Brennan - Aye
Arthur Milot - Aye        Rob Lambert - Aye
Michael Smith  - Aye         Dennis Webster - Aye
Sue Barker - Aye
Motion carried by a vote of 9-0

The Planning Commission then discussed Aquaculture and the R-8 Dimensional
Regulations & Zoning Modifications status.
      Commissioner Smith asked that the Commission revisit both
discussions due to the Commission having 4 new members.     

A motion was made by Commissioner Hubbard to go forward to the Town
Council to go with changing the 15' setback to a 30' setback from the
street.
      After some discussion the Commission agreed to table discussion for
the next meeting.  

After some more discussion, Commissioner Smith stated that he would like
to see everything that related to tonight's discussions before it went to
the Council.  
 
2.   Comprehensive Plan - tabled 

V. Reports - tabled
a.  Town Planner's Submitted Report
b.  Town Committees
 
VI.  New Business 
The Commission agreed to not to meet on August 19th.  

The Commission also asked to take up the personal water-craft and moped
issue at the next meeting.
      The Planner stated that she would discuss the issue in her next
report.
  
The meeting adjourned at 10:10 pm.

Attest:

Kimberly Turcone
Recording Secretary