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

PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES
July 1, 1998
7:30 PM
 Jamestown Town Hall

Meeting was called to order at 7:36 pm and the following were present:
Betty Hubbard       Richard Waters
Gary Girard         Michael Smith
Arthur Milot        Rob Lambert
Dennis Webster      Sue Barker

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

I.  Reading and Approval of Minutes from June 17, 1998
A motion was made by Commissioner Girard and seconded by Commissioner
Barker to approve the minutes from June 17th as written.  So voted:
Betty Hubbard  - Aye         Richard Waters - Aye
Gary Girard - Aye         Rob Lambert - Aye
Arthur Milot - Aye        Sue Barker - Aye
Dennis Webster - Aye      
Motion carried by a vote of 7-0
  
Commissioner Smith arrives at 7:38 pm.

II.  Correspondence 
1.  CRMC FINDING NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT to David Piccoli, 38 East Shore
Road RE: repair base of stone and concrete revetment as per approved plan
to 38 East Shore Rd., Plat 7, Lot 74.  Received & Acknowledged
2.  CRMC FINDING NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT to Dr. John Mashar, 76 Highland
Dr., RE: c/m a 20'/20' family room addition to north side of dwelling
located at above address, Plat 9, Lot 792.  Received & Acknowledged
3.  CRMC ASSENT to Allen & Lois Cicchitelli, 14 Tabor Dr., Johnston to
construct a residential boating facility to consist of: a 4' x 107' fixed
timber pier, a 3' x 16' ramp, and a 8' x 18.75' float, with 4 tie-off
pilings.
      The terminus dock will extend 75' mean low water, located at 46
Seaview Ave., Plat 7, Lot 195.  Received & Acknowledged
4.  CRMC ASSENT to Donald & Ann Muir, 44 East Shore Rd., to construct a
residential boating facility to consist of: a 4' x 81' +/- fixed timber
pier, a 3' x 20' ramp, and a 150' float, with 2 tie-off pilings.
      The terminus dock will extend 65' +/- mean low water, located at
44.East Shore Rd., Plat 7, Lot 73.  Received & Acknowledged

III.  Citizen's Non Agenda Item
Quentin Anthony asked to discuss a personal matter with the Commission and
the Commission agreed.  Mr. Anthony explained that he had executed deeds
for a subdivision for his mother's lot on Grinnell Street in 1990 and
unfortunately he did not record the deed until 1995 (after the new
subdivision regulations went into effect).
      Mr. Anthony stated that the Building Official determined that the
subdivision met all current applicable zoning provisions.  

Mr. Anthony stated that the sections relating to vesting and waivers in
the subdivision regulations both apply to this case.
      The Planner stated that it creates a new lot and under the current
regulations, Mr. Anthony needs to go before the Commission for a 2 lot
subdivision without street creation.
      Commissioner Hubbard asked if Mr. Anthony wanted the Commission to
waive the fee and Commissioner Milot stated his concern for Mr. Anthony
being the Town Solicitor.
      Mr. Anthony stated that it was obvious that the Commission was
uncomfortable and that he will file an application and meet with the
Commission at a later date.

IV.  Reports
a.  Town Planner's Submitted Report
b.  Town Committees
Quonset/Davisville Committee - Commissioner Webster reported that the
first Stakeholders meeting was held and hopefully by December 31st a
resolution will be made.
Highway Barn Committee - The Planner reported that the Committee has
narrowed their decision to 2 sites, the Sewage Treatment Plant and the
Transfer Station.  

Commissioner Milot discussed an article he found in the Narragansett Times
regarding a proposal for a Rural Development Council.
      The Planner stated that she would find the proposed bill on the
Internet and have it for the Commission at the next meeting.

V.  Old Business
1.  Comprehensive Plan 
Commissioner Hubbard read the portion of the Planner's report pertaining
to the Comprehensive Plan.  

The Commission added more committees and associations to the information
resource list and a motion was made by Commissioner Hubbard and seconded
by Commissioner Girard to let the Planner go forward with the
informational update phase.  So voted:
Betty Hubbard  - Aye         Richard Waters - Aye
Gary Girard - Aye         Michael Smith - Aye
Arthur Milot - Aye        Rob Lambert - Aye
Dennis Webster - Aye         Sue Barker - Aye
Motion carried by a vote of 8-0

The Planner stated that she has ordered and received the SPSS software for
the Survey.
      She used Community Development Block Grant money to purchase the
program.
 
2.   Zoning Amendments discussion
The Planning Commission discussed the proposed zoning changes that the
Town Council verbally made through the Planner at their last meeting.

A motion was made by Commissioner Webster and seconded by Commissioner
Smith that golf courses, including clubhouses; accessory of operations of
a golf course be allowed by special use permit in OS I, OS II, RR200, R40,
& R20 and that golf courses be allowed by right in R80 and not be allowed
in the remainder of the Town.  So voted:
Betty Hubbard  - Nay         Richard Waters - Aye
Gary Girard - Nay         Michael Smith - Aye
Arthur Milot - Nay        Rob Lambert - Nay
Dennis Webster - Aye         Sue Barker - Nay
Motion does not carry by a vote of 3-5

A motion was made by Commissioner Hubbard and seconded by Commissioner
Girard to recommend all S's (Special Use Permit) for OS I, OS II, RR200,
R80, R40, and R20.  So voted:
Betty Hubbard  - Aye         Richard Waters - Nay
Gary Girard - Aye         Michael Smith - Nay
Arthur Milot - Aye        Rob Lambert - Aye
Dennis Webster - Aye         Sue Barker - Aye
Motion carries by a vote of 6-2

A motion was made by Commissioner Girard and seconded by Commissioner
Barker to include clubhouse/maintenance facility under item #1 (golf
course).  So voted:
Betty Hubbard  - Aye         Richard Waters - Aye
Gary Girard - Aye         Michael Smith - Nay
Arthur Milot - Aye        Rob Lambert - Aye
Dennis Webster - Aye         Sue Barker - Aye
Motion carries by a vote of 7-1

A motion was made by Commissioner Webster and seconded by Commissioner
Girard to amend line 6F1 under "Commercial Outdoor Recreation" to read as
"Golf Courses, including Clubhouse, Outdoor Lawn Tennis Courts
(unlighted), Accessory Maintenance Facility & Outdoor Swimming Pool
(unlighted) all accessory to operation of a golf course" be allowed as
special use permit (across board) as voted previously.  So voted:
Betty Hubbard  - Aye         Richard Waters - Nay
Gary Girard - Aye         Michael Smith - Aye
Arthur Milot - Aye        Rob Lambert - Nay
Dennis Webster - Aye         Sue Barker - Aye
Motion carries by a vote of 6-2

The commission discussed changing the Transfer Station zoning to OS II.
      Commissioner Hubbard stated that she thought the Commission would
feel more comfortable creating an institutional zone and would like to
have the discussion regarding that issue at a later date.  

A motion was made by Commissioner Hubbard and seconded by Commissioner
Webster to leave the issue (institutional zone) in the Planner's hands.
      So voted:
Betty Hubbard  - Aye         Richard Waters - Aye
Gary Girard - Aye         Michael Smith - Aye
Arthur Milot - Aye        Rob Lambert - Aye
Dennis Webster - Aye         Sue Barker - Aye
Motion carries by a vote of 8-0

The Commission agreed to table all further discussion.

VI.  New Business
1.  Wireless Communication Towers - Commissioner Webster asked to form a
subcommittee.  Commissioner Barker volunteered.
2.  Moped/Personal Water Craft Rental Business - A motion was made by
Commissioner Barker and seconded by Commissioner Girard to accept the
recommendation of the Planner for moped/personal water craft rental and
amend it to leave the definition of moped and personal water craft up to
the Planner.  So voted:
Betty Hubbard  - Aye         Richard Waters - Aye
Gary Girard - Aye         Michael Smith - Aye
Arthur Milot - Aye        Rob Lambert - Aye
Dennis Webster - Aye         Sue Barker - Aye
Motion carries by a vote of 8-0

Meeting adjourned at 10:15 pm.

Attest:

Kimberly Turcone
Recording Secretary