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

PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES
October 21, 1998
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
Gary Girard         Mary Brennan
Michael Smith       Rob Lambert
Sue Barker       Dennis Webster

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

I.  Reading and Approval of Minutes from October 7, 1998
A motion was made by Commissioner Girard and seconded by Commissioner
Brennan to approve the minutes from October 7th as written.  So voted:
Betty Hubbard  - Aye      Richard Waters - Aye
Gary Girard - Aye      Mary Brennan - Aye
Michael Smith  - Aye      Rob Lambert - Aye
Sue Barker - Aye    Dennis Webster - Aye
Motion carries by a voted of 8-0

II.  Correspondence 
1.  RIDEM to Marjorie Kazin Boyce, 9 Mt. Hope Avenue, Jamestown RE:
application #98-0285 in reference to the property and proposed project
located: approx.
     100' east of Gondola Avenue by telephone box #3 and utility box #1C,
approx.
     1300' north northeast of its intersection with Frigate Street for a
request for Preliminary Determination for an ISDS and private well (Plat
16/Lot 356).  Received & Acknowledged
2.  RIDEM to Anna Templeton-Cotill, c/o Stephen Baker, 881 Ft. Getty Road,
Jamestown RE: Insignificant Alteration Permit application #98-0075 in
reference to the property and proposed project located: approx.
     1000' south of Ft. Getty Road, by utility pole #252-257; approx.
2600' west southwest of Beavertail and Ft. Getty Roads, A.P. 11/Lots 55,
56 & 57, Jamestown for a Request for Preliminary Determination to include
a site inspection of the referred property and an evaluation of the
proposed 3 lot residential subdivision including ISDS, utility
installation and driveway construction. Received & Acknowledged
3.  CRMC Assent File #98-2-65 whereas, Paul & Sandra Edgerly, 90 Bay View
Dr., Jamestown have applied to: construct a residential boating facility
to consist of: a 4' x 38' +/- fixed timber pier, a 3' x 24' ramp and a 150
sq. ft. (fiberglass) float.  The terminus of the dock will extend to 50'
beyond mean low water, located at 90 Bay View Dr., Plat 8/Lot 645.
4.  CRMC FINDING NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT to Maria Lopes, 509 Seaside Dr.,
Jamestown RE: Install new roof on dwelling located on 509 Seaside Dr.,
Plat 3/Lot 14. Received & Acknowledged
5.  FYI - October 27th Zoning Board Agenda. Received & Acknowledged
6.  FYI - RI Department of Health meeting RE: From Watersheds to
Watertaps. Received & Acknowledged
7.  FYI - Copy of Town Council Memorandum RE: Zoning Ordinance Amendments
related to Aquaculture. Received & Acknowledged

III.  Citizen's Non Agenda Item
With nothing at this time move onto Reports.

IV.  Reports
a.  Town Planner's Submitted Report
The Planner reported that the hearing dates for the changes to the Zoning
Ordinance are not set in stone and she would let the Planning Commission
if they change.
b.  Town Committees
Highway Barn Committee - Commissioner Brennan reported that the Committee
met last week to select an engineer for the possible 3 sites.
      The Engineer will also be able to give per unit prices to the
Committee.

V.  Old Business
a.  Tree Ordinance 
The Planning Commission discussed and reviewed the Tree Ordinance.

A motion was made by Commissioner Brennan and seconded by Commissioner
Girard to approve the Tree Ordinance with changes and to send it back to
the Town Council.  So voted:
Betty Hubbard  - Aye      Richard Waters - Abstain
Gary Girard - Aye      Mary Brennan - Aye
Michael Smith - Aye    Rob Lambert - Nay
Sue Barker - Aye    Dennis Webster - Aye
Motion carries by a vote of 6-1

b.  Maximum Size of Accessory Structures - Discussion and Recommendation
to the Zoning Board
The Planning Commission discussed the Planner's findings regarding other
towns zoning regulations.  Commissioner Smith passed out his findings.

(Commissioner Waters leaves at 10:02 pm)

The Commission discussed the Building Official's request for clarification
of Section 311 and the following 3 recommendations were made:
* It was the intent of Section 311 to regulate detached accessory
structures and not attached structures.
* It is felt that attached structures should be considered part of the
principal structure, which should not be regulated as accessory.
* Accessory uses should be regulated, but no more than they are already
regulated in the Zoning Ordinance, such as Table 3-2, Dimensional
Regulations and as defined in Section 103.

After further discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Hubbard and
seconded by Commissioner Girard to write a letter to the Zoning Board with
the appropriate revisions and to send it in time for their next meeting.
      The minutes will also reflect the 3 responses and for the letter to
go on the agenda for the meeting as FYI correspondence.  So voted:
Betty Hubbard  - Aye      Mary Brennan - Aye
Gary Girard - Aye      Rob Lambert - Aye
Michael Smith  - Aye      Dennis Webster - Aye
Sue Barker - Aye       
Motion carries by at vote of 7-0

VI.  New Business
a.  1999 - 2000 Budget
 The Planning Commission discussed the budget with the Planner.
      The Planner stated last year the Commission made budget
recommendations as stated in the letter in the packet.
      The Chair suggested it be an agenda item for discussion with a
possible recommendation to the Town Council.
  
 
b.  Planning Commission Terms ending 12/98
 Commissioner Hubbard stated that Commissioner Waters is not seeking
another term but Commissioners Lambert and Brennan would like to seek
another term.
      A motion was made by Commissioner Webster and seconded by
Commissioner Girard to recommend Commissioner Lambert and Commissioner
Brennan be reappointed.  Commissioner Smith suggested that Commissioner
Lambert and Commissioner Brennan write a letter to the Town Council asking
to be reappointed.  So voted:
Betty Hubbard  - Aye      Mary Brennan - Aye
Gary Girard - Aye      Rob Lambert - Aye
Michael Smith  - Abstain  Dennis Webster - Aye
Sue Barker - Aye       
Motion carries by at vote of 6-0
 
c.  Harbor Management Commission Liaison from Planning Commission term
ending 12/31/98
Commissioner Webster asked to discuss this matter at the next meeting.
      Planning Commission agreed and the meeting was called to adjourn at
10:37 pm.

Attest:

Kimberly Turcone
Recording Secretary