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

PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES
September 16, 1998
7:30 PM
 Jamestown Town Hall

Meeting was called to order at 7:34 pm and the following were present:
Betty Hubbard       Richard Water
Gary Girard         Mary Brennan
Michael Smith       Rob Lambert
Dennis Webster

Also present: Lisa Bryer, AICP - Town Planner
     Kimberly Turcone - Recording Secretary
     Jim Estes - Hamilton Avenue
     Norma Willis 

I.  Reading and Approval of Minutes from September 2, 1998
A motion was made by Commissioner Smith and seconded by Commissioner
Brennan to approve the minutes from September 2nd as amended.  The
amendments are as follows:
  page 3 - VI. (b): change title "Ferry Parking" to "Ferry Ordinance".
                    change last motion to "...to send the Ferry Ordinance
along to the Town
               Council." 
  Page 4 - VI. ( c ): Change the word "nest" to "next".
So voted:
Betty Hubbard  - Aye         Richard Water - Aye
Gary Girard - Abstain        Mary Brennan - Aye
Michael Smith  - Aye         Rob Lambert - Aye
Dennis Webster - Aye
Motion carries by a vote of 6-0

II.  Correspondence 
1.  FYI copy DEM Guidance to ISDS Designs Rhode Island
innovated/Alternative Technology Program.  Planning Commission discussed
2.  FYI copy of the Zoning Board agenda for September 22, 1998.  Received
& Acknowledged
3.  CRMC notice to James Bishop, Sr., Trustee, 50 Bay View Dr., Jamestown
for a State of RI assent to construct and maintain: a 4' x 164' fixed
timber pier.
      The terminus of the pier will extend to 75-feet beyond mean low
water.
      The applicant is requesting relief from two variances.
      On request is for a 25-foot length variance and the other is due to
sub aquatic vegetation (SAV), eel grass as per attached plans; located at
50 Bay View Dr., Plat 8/Lot 268.  Received & Acknowledged
4.  CRMC notice of a Public Hearing; Applicant: Town of Jamestown for a
Right of Way located on High Street.
      A Public Hearing on the High Street ROW application will be
continued on October 1, 1998, Jamestown School, Multi-purpose room, 76
Melrose Avenue at 7:30 pm.  Received & Acknowledged

III.  Citizen's Non Agenda Item
With no non agenda items move onto Reports.

IV.  Reports
a.  Town Planner's Submitted Report
b.  Town Committees
Quonset/Davisville Committee - Commissioner Webster reported that the
Committee will hold a workshop at the library October 5th at 7:30 pm.

Harbor Management Commission - Commissioner Webster reported that the
Commission will not make a recommendation to the Town Council regarding
the Ferry Ordinance until the proposed ordinance goes through to the
Council. 

c.  Sub Committees
Communication Tower Sub Committee - Commissioner Webster stated that he
and Commissioner Barker have met twice and are currently collecting sample
ordinances.
      He also stated that they will contact URI and ask if they can offer
any help.
 
V.  Old Business
a.  Hamilton Avenue Subdivision - Set Bond
 The Planning Commission reviewed the Town Engineer's report and the
explanation for the
  bond which appeared in the Planner's report.
 
 The Planner stated that there will be 3 separate bonds posted for the
detention pipes for lots
  (a), (b), and ( c  ).  Mr. Estes explained the bond would be a cash
escrow.
 
 A motion was made by Commissioner Webster and seconded by Commissioner
Girard to set
  the bond for the Hamilton Avenue subdivision at $8110.00 and for the
Planner to oversee the
  breakdown of the bond in item 3.  So voted:
Betty Hubbard  - Aye         Richard Water - Aye
Gary Girard - Aye         Mary Brennan - Aye
Michael Smith  - Aye         Rob Lambert - Aye
Dennis Webster - Aye
Motion carries by a vote of 7-0

The Chair stated that she would sign the mylar copy at the end of the
meeting and that Mr. Estes can record the subdivision when he turns the
bond over to the Planner.

b.   Tree Ordinance - Review proposed ordinance
The Planning Commission and Norma Willis reviewed and amended the Tree
Ordinance.

(Commissioner Waters left at 10 pm)

The Commission agreed to continue the discussion at the next meeting.

VI.  New Business
With no New Business to discuss the meeting adjourned at 10:18 pm.

Attest:

Kimberly Turcone
Recording Secretary