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

PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES
December 2, 1998
7:30 PM
 Jamestown Town Hall

Meeting was called to order at 7:32 pm and the following members were
present:
Betty Hubbard       Michael Smith
Arthur Milot        Rob Lambert
Mary Brennan        Sue Barker
Dennis Webster

Also present: Lisa Bryer, AICP - Town Planner
     Warren Hall - Town Engineer
Kimberly Turcone - Recording Secretary
     John & James Quattrocchi - Mackerel Cove Heights
     George Gifford - Mackerel Cove Heights
     Robert Angilli - Mackerel Cove Heights
     David Garrigan - Mackerel Cove Heights
     Norma Willis - RI Tree Council
     Sarah Baines
     
I.  Reading and Approval of Minutes from November 18, 1998
A motion was made by Commissioner Smith and seconded by Commissioner
Webster to approve the minutes from November 18th as amended.  The
amendment appears on page 2, Section V. Old Business (b): add the word
"not" in between the words "in defining" in the second sentence.
      So voted:
Betty Hubbard  - Aye         Michael Smith - Aye
Arthur Milot - Aye        Rob Lambert - Aye
Mary Brennan - Abstain    Sue Barker - Aye
Dennis Webster - Aye
Motion carried by a vote of 6-0

II.  Correspondence 
1.  CRMC FINDING NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT to Robert Settipane, 311 Seaside
Drive, Jamestown RE: c/m a fence approximately 180' +/- on southerly side
of property running east to west located at 311 Seaside Drive, Plat 16/Lot
9.  Received & Acknowledged
2.  CRMC FINDING NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT to Settipane Family Trust, 311
Seaside Drive, Jamestown RE: c/m 160' +/- of 6' fence on northerly side of
property line running east to west located at 301 Seaside Drive, Plat
16/Lot 11.  Received & Acknowledged

III.  Citizen's Non Agenda Item
Sarah Baines voiced her concerns to the Commission regarding a tree on the
Baptist Church property that Newport Electric has expressed an interest in
cutting down.
      She asked the Commission write a letter to the Church in support of
the tree, one of the only trees left standing on the corners of
Narragansett and Southwest Avenue.  

The Commission discussed the issue and a motion was made by Commissioner
Webster and seconded by Commissioner Milot to authorize the Chair to send
a letter to the Central Baptist Church regarding saving the tree and to
address it to the pastor.  So voted:
 Betty Hubbard - Aye         Michael Smith - Nay
Arthur Milot - Aye        Rob Lambert - Aye
Mary Brennan - Aye        Sue Barker - Aye
Dennis Webster - Aye
Motion carried by a vote of 6-1

Norma Willis added that the RI Tree Council will also write a letter in
support of saving the tree.

IV.  Reports
a.  Town Planner's Submitted Report
The Commission discussed the first section of the Planner's Report
regarding the Rural Development Council and a motion was made by
Commissioner Hubbard and seconded by Commissioner Webster to write a
letter to the Town Council asking for their recommendation for the Planner
to represent the Town on the new Rural Development Council.
      After some discussion the Chair amended the motion to add that the
Planner would draft the letter from the Council for their approval.
      So voted:
Betty Hubbard  - Aye         Michael Smith - Aye
Arthur Milot - Aye        Rob Lambert - Aye
Mary Brennan - Aye        Sue Barker - Aye
Dennis Webster - Aye
Motion carried by a vote of 7-0

b.  Town Committees
Harbor Management Commission - Commissioner Webster reported that the
Council is in agreement that they do not want to receive ferry grant money
from the State.
      He also added that the Solicitor is in the process of reviewing the
proposed Ferry Ordinance and it will probably come back to the Planning
Commission for some changes.
  
c.  Sub Committees
Cellular Tower Sub Committee - Commissioner Webster stated that he and
Commissioner Barker are in the process of reviewing material given to them
by the Planner. 
 
V.  Old Business
a.  Mackerel Cove Heights
James Quattrocchi presented the plan and then introduced his Landscape
architect, George Gifford.
      Mr. Gifford reviewed and explained the submitted plans.

The following is a list of concerns and/or agreements between the
developers and the Planning Commission regarding the submitted plans:
*  a large concern regarding the stump dump, the Commission would prefer
the stumps to be removed from the site so the dump does not create a
depression in the future.
* the addition of street trees on the east entry side of the road.
      On the west entry side of the road a mixture of deciduous/coniferous
trees, maybe even shrubs were agreed to be added.  The developers were
asked by the Commission to contact the existing abutter to the west and
asked what they would prefer.
      The tall proposed pines were not well-liked by the Commission.
* on next plan show where existing trees are located especially concerning
the northeast to west portion of the property.
      If there are none then it show where trees will be planted (size and
species).
* a defeasible easement should be shown for possible future road, bike and
pedestrian connection at the cul-de-sac (also for utilities and
sewer/water connection) to the abutting property to the south.
      (Easement would run from the cul-de-sac to the eastern property
line)
* the Town Engineer suggested that the Commission require a State
Underground Interjection Control Permit for drainage.
* applicant will produce a copy of the denial letter from the State DOT
regarding the developers request to tie into the State's drainage on
Hamilton Avenue with a copy of the submitted plan that was sent with the
application.
* need to see the Open Space calculations (including the road) to see
exact square footage.
* concrete sidewalks to be located on one side of the road only.
* the street should be not larger than 20 feet of actual road surface (22
ft. with curbs).
* language concerning homeowners owning the Open Space as a corporation.
      (The Planner will consult with the Solicitor on this item and she
will set up some kind of model for the developers).
* indicate style, amount and location of the phone/electric boxes.
* Planning Commission agreed with no street lighting.
* check with Post Office regarding preferred door to door service rather
than a communal box.
      A motion was made by Commissioner Hubbard and seconded by
Commissioner Webster for the Post Office to deliver mail door to door.
      So voted:
Betty Hubbard  - Aye         Michael Smith - Aye
Arthur Milot - Aye        Rob Lambert - Aye
Mary Brennan - Aye        Sue Barker - Aye
Dennis Webster - Aye
Motion carried by a vote of 7-0
* there will be no subdivision entry signage.
* reword pages 1 and 2 of the plans because the stone wall is a
significant landmark.
* recognize on the plan that Mackerel Cove Beach is within the 1/2 mile.

b.  Open Space I & II discussion
The Planning Commission tabled the discussion and added that the Town
Council will be invited to meet with the Planning Commission on December
16th to discuss the proposed amendment at the Library.

VI.  New Business
With nothing at this time the meeting adjourned at 10:23 pm.

Attest:

Kimberly Turcone
Recording Secretary